Four Spanish sides in last 32 of Europa League

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 15:00

Madrid, Dec 8 (IANS) Spain will have four teams in the knockout stage of the Europa League when the competition begins again in February 2018 following the last game of the group stage.


My son wants to win Ballon d'Or: Ronaldo

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:50

Paris, Dec 8 (IANS) Football star Cristiano Ronaldo said his son wants to win the Ballon d'Or, after the Real Madrid forward was awarded the prestigious award for the fifth time.


Visa presents new payment technology for Olympics

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:16

New York, Dec 8 (IANS) Technology will be a key factor during the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 in South Korea, where thousands of fans and athletes will be able to experience a quicker way of paying for their purchases with wearable payment devices such as payment-enabled gloves, commemorative stickers, Olympic Winter Games pins or a decal on their mobile phones.


Hoffenheim, Berlin held in UEFA Europa League

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 13:12

Berlin, Dec 8 (IANS) Hoffenheim secured one point following a 1-1 draw against Ludogrets while Berlin held Oestersund 1-1 in the last round of the Europa League's group stage.


Bolivia to revamp country's largest stadium

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:24

La Paz (Bolivia), Dec 8 (IANS) The Bolivian government has approved plans to redevelop the Hernando Siles stadium in La Paz, the country's largest sports venue.


Cristiano Ronaldo collects 5th Ballon d'Or

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 12:12

Paris, Dec 8 (IANS) Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo was honoured here with his fifth Ballon d'Or trophy as the world's best soccer player, bringing him level with Argentine striker Lionel Messi, who finished second in the voting for this year's prize.


ATK's position in the league table is false: Chennaiyin coach

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 23:48

Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) Despite edging out reigning champions ATK 3-2 in a second-half thriller, Chennaiyin FC coach John Gregory said their opponents on the night are by no means makeweights and can come back hard with a win.


ISL: Chennaiyin ride Jeje brace to edge past ATK in thriller

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:10

Chennai, Dec 7 (IANS) Jeje Lalpekhlua scored a second-half double to help Chennaiyin FC go top of the table by edging past ATK 3-2 in a topsy-turvy Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday.


Wembley to host 7 matches of UEFA Euro 2020 matches

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:06

London, Dec 7 (IANS) London's Wembley stadium will host seven games at UEFA Euro 2020 after Brussels lost the right to host matches for the tournament, European football governing body UEFA announced on Thursday.


HWL Final: Argentina to face India in semis; Germany advance

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:04

Bhubaneswar, Dec 7 (IANS) Argentina defeated England 3-2 to set up a semi-final against hosts India, while Germany edged past the Netherlands 4-3 via penalty shootout to advance at the Hockey World League (HWL) Final here on Thursday.


Afghanistan stumper Shahzad banned for doping

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 21:46

Dubai, Dec 7 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday handed a retrospective one-year ban to Afghanistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Shahzad after he pleaded guilty to breaching Article 2.1 of the ICC Anti-Doping Code, having ingested the banned substance Clenbuterol.