Zimbabwe recruits Rajput as interim head coach

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 19:40

Harare, May 17 (IANS) Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Thursday named former India opener Lalchand Rajput as the interim head coach after ex-national skipper Heath Streak was sacked from the position in March.


Flamengo advances to Copa Libertadores knockouts

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:40

Rio de Janeiro, May 17 (IANS) Brazilian club Flamengo advanced to the knockout stage of the Copa Libertadores, South America's premier club football competition, with a 2-0 victory here over Ecuadorian side Emelec in Group D action.


BWF to decide on new scoring system

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:32

Beijing, May 17 (IANS) The future of badminton and the prospect of change will be in focus at the Badminton World Federation's meeting in Bangkok this weekend.


Iconic goalkeeper Buffon to leave Juventus after 17 years

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:30

Rome, May 17 (IANS) Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon announced on Thursday that he will be leaving the Italian football club after 17 years, a long career that has seen him become one of the world's most recognizable faces in the sport.


Halep advances to Italian Open quarterfinals

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 18:30

Rome, May 17 (IANS) Romanian tennis player Simona Halep, world No. 1, on Thursday advanced to the quarterfinals of the Italian Open, a WTA clay court tournament held in Rome, as American Madison Keys had to retire with a right rib injury.


Sarma elected BAC vice-president

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 16:18

Bangkok, May 17 (IANS) Badminton Association of India (BAI) chief Himanta Biswa Sarma was unanimously elected vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) during the annual general meeting of the continental body here on Thursday.


IPL: Chennai to face bottom-placed Delhi (Preview)

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:58

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Chennai Super Kings will eye the top spot on the points table when they face bottom-placed Delhi Daredevils in a dead rubber Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Friday.


Rai replaces Ganesh in India squad

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 15:56

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Vineet Rai has been called up to the national squad as a replacement for midfielder Dhanapal Ganesh, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced on Thursday.


Sporting Lisbon officials arrested for corruption

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:12

Lisbon, May 17 (IANS) Two officials from Sporting Lisbon were arrested while the club's players were still reeling from being physically attacked by fans at a training session.


Nishikori battles past Dimitrov at Italian Open

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:08

Rome, May 17 (IANS) Japan's Kei Nishikori needed nearly three hours to pull out a 6-7 (4-7), 7-5, 6-4 victory over fourth-ranked Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in second-round action at the tennis Italian Open.


Hockey: India women beat Malaysia

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:52

Donghae City (South Korea), May 17 (IANS) Defending Champions India registered their third consecutive victory at the fifth Women's Asian Champions Trophy as they best Malaysia 3-2 in a closely-fought encounter at the Sunrise Stadium here on Thursday.


Peru coach wants Guerrero ban to be revised urgently

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:48

Lima, May 17 (IANS) Peru coach Ricardo Gareca has called on the international players union FIFPro to intervene to allow banned striker Paolo Guerrero to play in this summer's World Cup.