World Cup spurs soccer trading card frenzy in Peru

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:40

Lima, April 21 (IANS) The return of the Peruvian national team to the World Cup after a 36-year absence has spurred a boom in sales of player trading cards and stickers across this South American nation.


Mönchengladbach thrash clueless Wolfsburg

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:38

Mönchengladbach (Germany), April 21 (IANS) Borussia Mönchengladbach remained in the hunt for European slots with a 3-0 win against Wolfsburg, who sit uncomfortably close to the Bundesliga drop zone.


Leganes, Deportivo in goalless stalemate

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 12:34

Leganes (Spain), April 21 (IANS) Leganes will have to wait at least another week to assure themselves of staying in the top tier of Spanish football after managing only a 0-0 draw against 18th-place Deportivo La Coruna here.


Indian boxers will improve medals tally at Asiad: Boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 11:24

New Delhi, April 21, Praising his fellow boxers for their performance at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, star pugilist and gold medal winner Vikas Krishan Yadav asserted that the Indian squad will improve their medal haul at the Asian Games later this year.


Stolen UEFA Europa League trophy recovered

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:52

Mexico City, April 21 (IANS) The UEFA Europa League trophy has been recovered, two days after it was stolen, after a private exhibition in Mexico's Guanajuato state, officials said.


IPL: Chennai crush Rajasthan by 64 runs

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 00:22

Pune, April 21 (IANS) Opener Shane Watson hit a fantastic 106-run knock as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) thrashed Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 64 runs here on Friday to register their third win in four games in the Indian Premier League (IPL).


India favourites to win 2019 World Cup: Sehwag

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:18

Kolkata, April 20 (IANS) Celebrated former opening batsman Virender Sehwag on Friday said India are favourites to lift the 2019 ICC World Cup to be held in England.


IPL: Watson's ton lifts Chennai to 204/5 vs Rajasthan

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:56

Pune, April 20 (IANS) A fantastic 106-run knock by opener Shane Watson propelled Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to 204/5 against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 17th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Friday.


London's Crystal Palace given green light to redevelop Selhurst Park stadium

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:50

London, April 20 (IANS) South London's Croydon Council on Friday gave Crystal Palace Football Club its approval to go ahead with the redevelopment of its home ground, Selhurst Park, and convert it into a state-of-the-art football-coliseum with a capacity of over 34,000 spectators.


Istanbul football derby suspended amid violence

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:34

Istanbul, April 20 (IANS) A Turkish Cup semi-final between two of the country's biggest clubs was abandoned amid unprecedented chaos, after the Besiktas coach was struck by an object thrown from the stands, an incident that shows violence is still common in Turkish football stadiums despite police efforts.


Surya, Rudresh selected for Football For Friendship programme

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:50

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Twelve-year-old football enthusiasts Surya Varikuti and Rudresh Gaudnour have been selected as Indias representatives at the sixth edition of the global Football For Friendship (F4F) social programme in June, it was announced on Friday.


591 Russian hotels fined for inflating prices ahead of World Cup

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 20:36

Russia, April 20 (IANS) Russias consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor reported on Friday that a total of 591 cases of inflating hotel accommodation prices had been registered across the country in host cities of the 2018 football World Cup.