Brazil's Lucas Lima set for Barcelona move

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 12:18

Rio de Janeiro, June 23 (IANS) Brazil international midfielder Lucas Lima has agreed to join Spanish football giants Barcelona on a free transfer in January, according to media reports.


Confed Cup: Germany hold Chile to 1-1 draw

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:54

Kazan (Russia), June 23 (IANS) Germany was sorely tested here by Chile but managed to eke out a 1-1 draw and keep pace with the South American side in Group B of the 2017 Confederations Cup.


Sanctity of dressing room should be maintained: Kohli

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:10

Port of Spain, June 22 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday took a dig at former national team coach Anil Kumble's comments in his resignation letter, asserting that sanctity of the dressing room has to be maintained.


Malaysia knock India out of HWL Semi-Finals

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 22:02

London, June 22 (IANS) Rahim Razie struck a brace as Malaysia defeated India 3-2 in the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Finals here on Thursday.


Shuttler Srikanth jumps to 11th spot in BWF Rankings

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:58

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who won the Indonesia Open title last week, jumped 11 places to be at the 11th spot in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) ranking on Thursday.


Ireland, Afghanistan become Test-playing nations

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:54

London, June 22 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday inducted Afghanistan and Ireland as full members after a unanimous vote at the ICC Full Council meeting at The Oval here.


Pakistan eves should take inspiration from men's team: Afridi

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:48

Dubai, June 22 (IANS) Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi on Thursday advised the country's women's cricket team taking part in the ICC Women's World Cup in England, to emulate their male counterparts -- the newly-crowned Champions Trophy winners.


Banned drugs in food supplement major challenge: FSSAI

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:42

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The FSSAI on Thursday said presence of doping substances in food supplements posed a major challenge and efforts were needed to save the reputation of the supplements industry.


Alpha Cueists win, Black Panthers stay afloat in snooker meet

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:42

Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) After their convincing 6-1 win against Snookin Shooters, Alpha Cueists continued their winning streak to record a second straight victory, edging past Black Panthers 4-3 on the third day of the Bengal Snooker League at the Saturday Club here on Thursday.


Kumble's decision to resign at last moment a personal choice: Ganguly

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:28

Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly, who is part of the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) responsible for selecting the India cricket team coach, on Thursday said Anil Kumble's decision to resign from his position as the head coach at the last moment before the West Indies tour was a personal choice.


Over 1,500 athletes to take part in Himachal Olympic Games

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 20:24

Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh), June 22 (IANS) More than 1,500 athletes will take part in the four-day Himachal Pradesh State Olympic Games that began here on Thursday amidst fanfare, the event organisers said.


Russia's Khachanov advances to Halle Open quarters

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:42

Halle (Germany), June 22 (IANS) Russian tennis player Karen Khachanov on Thursday reached the Halle Open quarter-finals after the withdrawal of Japan's Kei Nishikori due to injury.