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.


BCCI announce squads for Women's T20 Challenge match

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:38

Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced the squads for the upcoming Women's T20 Challenge match to be played ahead of the IPL Qualifier 1 at the Wankhede Stadium here.


Boca Juniors beat Alianza Lima

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:30

Buenos Aires, May 17 (IANS) Argentina's Boca Juniors beat Peru's Alianza Lima 5-0 and secured second place in Group H thanks to the victory of Brazil's Palmeiras over Colombia's Junior in Sao Paulo, which qualified the Argentine team for the round-of-16 in the 2018 Copa Libertadores.


Sharapova rallies to defeat Cibulkova at Italian Open

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 13:10

Rome, May 17 (IANS) Three-time champion Maria Sharapova came back from a set down to defeat Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova 3-6, 6-4, 6-2 and advance to the third round of the Italian Open.


Djokovic advances at Italian Open

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:30

Rome, May 16 (IANS) Four-time champion Novak Djokovic of Serbia on Wednesday reached the third round of the Italian Open tennis tournament after defeating Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-4, 6-2.


AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC through with an assist from Aizawl

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:22

Dhaka, May 16 (IANS) It took a bit of everything -- a good show in Dhaka, drama in Guwahati and a big push from a resolute Aizawl FC -- as Bengaluru FC finished as champions of the South Zone and booked a place in the knock-out stages of the AFC Cup for a fourth straight season.


IPL: Pollard's timely fifty lifts Mumbai to 186/8 vs Punjab

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:18

Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) West Indian power-hitter Keiron Pollard finally found his groove with a fiery 50 to bail Mumbai Indians out of trouble and post a challenging 186/8 against Kings XI Punjab in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.


Hart, Wilshere left out of England's World Cup squad

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 22:04

London, May 16 (IANS) England coach Gareth Southgate on Wednesday unveiled the final list of 23 players for the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, with the presence of Trent Alexander-Arnold and playmaker Ruben Loftus-Cheek and the absence of Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere.