Virat Kohli Receives Padma Shri Award at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Indian cricket skipper Virat Kohli, Paralympian Deepa Malik and hockey captain P.R. Sreejesh were honoured with the Padma Shri by President Pranab Mukherjee.
India Open 2017: It's Saina Nehwal Versus PV Sindhu In Quarters
Olympic medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal will clash in the quarter-finals of the India Open 2017 Superseries event after both won their respective round two clashes.
India Open 2017: Sameer Stuns Hu Yun to Enter Quarters, Srikanth Out
The Hong Kong Open finalist, Sameer reached the quarterfinals with a shocking 21-17 21-15 win in a 40-minute match.
Cricket Could Become an Olympic Sport by 2024
The time is right for cricket to return to the Olympics and a decision on applying for inclusion in 2024 will have to be made within months, the head of the sport's governing body said on Thursday.
Cristiano Ronaldo Statue in Madeira: Carved By a Lionel Messi Fan?
Cristiano Ronaldo may be the best player in the world, but the sculptor who carved out his bronze bust in his hometown Madeira (Portugal) is not so by any stretch of the imagination.
Injured Gael Monfils Out of France Davis Cup Squad
France made two changes as injured Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Gael Monfils were sidelined for a highly-anticipated clash with Britain in next month's Davis Cup quarter-finals.
Winning Events More Satisfying Than Being World No. 1: Saina Nehwal
A former world number one, Saina Nehwal on Thursday said she is not worried about regaining the numero uno status as winning tournaments is "more satisfying" for the Indian badminton ace.
Bastian Schweinsteiger Eager to Start MLS Career
German star Bastian Schweinsteiger said he is ready to make an immediate start to his Major League Soccer career with Chicago Fire at a formal presentation before journalists on Wednesday.
Miami Open: Konta Into Semis After Halep Battle
Britain's Johanna Konta fought back from a set down to beat Romania's Simon Halep 3-6, 7-6 (9/7), 6-2 on Wednesday and claim a spot in the Miami Open semi-finals.
Jose Mourinho 'Totally Against' International Friendlies
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is "totally against" international friendlies following injuries to key central defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones on England duty.
Miami Open: Venus Downs Kerber to Set Up Semi-final Clash With Konta
Venus Williams rolled back the years to send world number one Angelique Kerber crashing out of the Miami Open on Wednesday and advance to a semi-final showdown with Britain's Johanna Konta.
Miami Open: Fognini Stuns Nishikori to Enter Semis
Unseeded Italian Fabio Fognini upset second ranked Kei Nishikori 6-4, 6-2 on Wednesday to earn a Miami Open semi-final clash with Rafael Nadal.
India Open 2017: PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal Storm Into Second Round
Olympic medallists P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal made a resounding start to their women's singles campaign but it was Sameer Verma who hogged the limelight with a stunning straight-game win over Korean Son Wan Ho in men's event in the opening round of India Super Series
Madeira Airport Renamed After Portugal Star Cristiano Ronaldo
"To see this airport bear my name is a very special thing," said Ronaldo, who skippered Portugal to victory in the European championships last year.
India Open 2017: Injury Fears for Defending Champ Ratchanok Intanon
The Thai star had a dream run ahead of the Rio Games when she won consecutive titles in India, Malaysia and Singapore.
Barcelona Backs Lionel Messi, Calls Four-Match Ban 'Unfair'
Lionel Messi's four-match international ban for swearing at an assistant referee was "unfair and totally disproportionate", his Spanish club Barcelona said Wednesday.
International Friendlies: Video Replay Aids Spain as Sweden Down Ronaldo's Portugal
Spain twice benefited from the use of video assistance to defeat France 2-0 on Tuesday, while Sweden rallied from two goals down to beat Portugal 3-2 and spoil Cristiano Ronaldo's homecoming in Madeira.
2018 FIFA World Cup: Brazil Become First Team to Qualify For Russia
Brazil became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday after beating Paraguay to clinch an eighth consecutive victory as Argentina's campaign stumbled after the shock suspension of Lionel Messi.
Miami Open: Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal Reach Quarters, Stan Wawrinka Falls
Roger Federer survived a stern test from Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut on Tuesday to reach the Miami Open quarter-finals while top-seeded Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka was eliminated on his birthday.
World Cup Qualifiers: Brazil Almost There After 2-0 Win Over Paraguay
Brazil put one foot in next year's World Cup finals on Tuesday with a 2-0 victory over Paraguay.
World Cup Qualifiers: Lionel Messi-less Argentina Slump to Bolivia Loss
An Argentina side reeling from the shock suspension of captain Lionel Messi crashed to a 2-0 defeat against Bolivia on Tuesday, dealing a fresh blow to their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign.
World Cup Qualifiers: Sanchez Stars as Chile Down Venezuela
Arsenal star Alexis Sanchez powered Chile to a 3-1 victory over Venezuela on Tuesday as the South American champions edged ahead of Argentina in the battle for places at the 2018 World Cup.
World Cup Qualifiers: Colombia Edge Closer After Ecuador Defeat
Real Madrid star James Rodriguez shrugged off his obscene gesture controversy with a match-winning display as Colombia beat Ecuador 2-0 to edge closer to the 2018 World Cup on Tuesday.
Lionel Messi Handed Four-match Ban for Insulting Referee
Argentina forward Lionel Messi has been banned from their next four competitive internationals starting with Tuesday's World Cup qualifier away to Bolivia, FIFA said on Tuesday.
AFC Asian Cup: Sunil Chhetri Scores as India Beat Myanmar 1-0
Sunil Chhetri, the 'go-to person' of Stephen Constantine proved his worth again as his solitary goal in the 90th minute broke a 64-year jinx of beating Myanmar on the Myanmar soil.
Davis Cup: Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna Kept in Reserves
In a bold decision, India's non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi on opted for four singles players in the squad, keeping veteran Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna as reserve members, for the Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan.
World Cup Qualifiers: Okazaki, Kagawa Score as Japan Crush Thailand 4-0
Leicester City's Shinji Okazaki celebrated his 50th international goal Tuesday as Japan brushed aside Thailand 4-0 to edge closer to a sixth successive World Cup.
World Cup Qualifiers: Australia End Run of Draws With 2-0 UAE Victory
Jackson Irvine and Mathew Leckie headed home corners as Australia got their World Cup qualifying campaign back on track with a 2-0 victory over the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday, ending a run of four successive draws.
Cristiano Ronaldo Nicknamed 'Cry Baby' by Childhood Teammates
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was nicknamed "cry baby" by his childhood teammates due to the temper tantrums he threw when the team lost or if he did not receive the ball.
Andy Murray Out of Britain's Davis Cup Clash With France
Britain will have to make do without world number one Andy Murray for their Davis Cup quarter-final in France after he was omitted on Tuesday from captain Leon Smith's team due to injury.
'Club vs Country' Debate Resurfaces As Rummenigge Questions 48-Team World Cup
The decision-making process that led FIFA to increase the number of teams at the World Cup to 48 starting with the tournament in 2026 is unacceptable, European Club Association chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Tuesday.
Swansea's Sigurdsson Deserves Greater Recognition: Clement
Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson does not get the credit he deserves and would be recognised as one of the Premier League's best players if the club were higher up the table, manager Paul Clement has said.
Iheanacho Keen for Manchester City to Take Fight to Arsenal
Manchester City will need to show the same fighting spirit they produced against Liverpool when they visit Arsenal in a Premier League clash on Sunday, striker Kelechi Iheanacho has said.
Philippe Coutinho Unconcerned by 'Improved' Everton Ahead of Derby
Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho cannot see his side slipping below local rivals Everton by the end of the season as the teams gear up for a Premier League Merseyside derby on Saturday.
No Bernard Tomic for Australia's Davis Cup Tie With the United States
Australia captain Lleyton Hewitt left out Bernard Tomic on Tuesday as he named an unchanged team for the Davis Cup World Group quarter-final clash with the United States.
Murray, Federer, Nadal, Djokovic Sign Up for Madrid Masters
World number one Andy Murray and Australian Open champion Roger Federer will be amongst a stellar field for May's Madrid Masters, the ATP said on Monday.
India Open 2017: Marin, Sindhu Headline Event; Saina Also in Fray
2016 Rio Olympics finalists - Carolina Marin and PV Sindhu – are two of the biggest names who will be competing in the capital at the seventh edition of the India Open 2017, starting Wednesday.
Miami Open: Kerber Advances as Cibulkova, Muguruza Ousted
World number one Angelique Kerber reached the quarter-finals of the Miami Open after swiftly dealing with Japanese qualifier Risa Ozaki in a 6-2, 6-2 victory.
Miami Open: Federer Blows Past Del Potro into Fourth Round
In-form Roger Federer powered his way into the fourth round of the Miami Open with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro on Monday.
World Cup Qualifiers: James Rodriguez Causes Middle Finger Storm
Controversy engulfed Real Madrid star James Rodriguez in his native Colombia on Monday after he was photographed making an obscene gesture to journalists covering a Colombian national team training session.
Cristiano Ronaldo Beats Lionel Messi in Race to the Bank
Real Madrid's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo was the best paid footballer in 2016-17, with 87.5 million euros ($95.3m) in earnings, ahead of his Argentinian rival at Barcelona, Lionel Messi (76.5m), according to figures to appear in Tuesday's edition of France Football.
Manchester City Fined 35,000 Pounds Over Liverpool Protest
Manchester City have been fined £35,000 ($44,000, 40,000 euros) by the Football Association for a failure to control their players against Liverpool earlier this month.
Davis Cup Team Combination to be Announced on Tuesday
The AITA is set to prune the six-member squad to four for next month's Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan even as the combination, to be announced on Tuesday, could change hours before the April 7-9 rubber.
ISSF Shotgun World Cup: India Finish Third in Acapulco
India finished the ISSF Shotgun World Cup on third position even as the skeet shooters endured a shoot-off heartbreak in the men's event in Acapulco, Mexico.
India Open: Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu Aim for Title
Olympic medallists Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu will be the cynosure of all eyes when the seventh India Super Series badminton tournament gets underway with the qualifiers here on Tuesday.
BWF Extends India Open Hosting Rights by Four Years
In a good news for Indian fans, the Badminton World Federation (BWF) has extended the hosting rights of the Indian Super Series tournament by four years.
India Take on Myanmar in AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers
The Indian football team would look to open its AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers campaign on a positive note when it takes on Myanmar in a potentially tricky match on Tuesday.
My Knee Still Hurts When I Play on Hard Courts: Saina Nehwal
On a comeback trail, Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal on Monday said her knee still hurts sometimes and a fear of injury has gripped her mind.
Andy Murray a Doubt for Davis Cup With Elbow Injury
World number one Andy Murray is likely to miss Great Britain's Davis Cup quarter-final trip to France due to an elbow injury, his brother Jamie Murray has said.
A Dangal With A Cause In Haryana's Wrestling Heart
Keeping the tradition of wrestling alive, the Bharat Kesari Dangal, came into existence last year when it was held in Gurugram. This year the venue shifted to Ambala Cantonment. Thousands gathered at War Heroes Memorial Stadium in Ambala to cheer for their favourite wrestlers.
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Kolkata's Iconic Salt Lake Stadium to Host Final
The international football governing body FIFA announced on Monday that the Salt Lake Stadium here will host the final of the U-17 World Cup on October 28 while the two semi-finals will take place in Guwahati and Navi Mumbai.
Mary Kom Eyes Comeback at Asian Championship
Five-time world champion and London Olympics bronze-medallist woman boxer MC Mary Kom is eyeing a comeback to the ring at this year's Asian championship in Vietnam before deciding her future course of action.
Top-ranked Dustin Johnson Beats Jon Rahm for WGC Match Play Crown
World number one Dustin Johnson defeated Spain's Jon Rahm 1 up on Sunday to win the World Golf Championships Match Play crown in Austin, Texas.
Bhubaneswar To Host 2017 Hockey World League Final and 2018 World Cup
The International Hockey Federation and Government of Odisha on Monday officially confirmed that the Men's World League Final 2017 and Men's World Cup 2018 will be held here.
Lewis Hamilton And Mercedes Vow To Strike Back In China
Lewis Hamilton's Mercedes are vowing to come back hard in China after being ambushed by resurgent Ferrari in the Formula One season-opener in Australia.
Mats Hummels Unhappy With 'Arrogant' Germany Despite Easy Win
Mats Hummels has accused his Germany team-mates of being 'arrogant' in Sunday's 4-1 win away to Azerbaijan which left the defending champions with five straight wins in World Cup qualifiers.
Danny Blind Sacked As Dutch Coach After World Cup Qualifying Flop
Danny Blind was sacked as Netherlands coach on Sunday after a 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria left the team's chances of reaching the World Cup finals hanging by the slenderest of threads.
Miami Open: Angelique Kerber Storms into Round Four
On a day when Svetlana Kuznetsova and Venus Williams also won their third-round matches, Kerber did not have it all her own way against 61st-ranked American Shelby Rogers.
Miami Open: Rafael Nadal Wins in 1000th Match, Enters Round Four
Rafa Nadal celebrated his 1,000th tour level match with a come-from-behind victory over German veteran Philipp Kohlschreiber to reach the fourth round of the Miami Open on Sunday.
World Cup Qualifiers: Defoe Scores on Return as England Beat Lithuania
England striker Jermain Defoe made a scoring return to the international stage and substitute Jamie Vardy added a second goal as the hosts laboured to a 2-0 victory over Lithuania in World Cup qualifying Group F on Sunday.
World Cup Qualifiers: Schuerrle Nets Twice as Germany Win 4-1
Germany leaked a first goal since July but extended their perfect record in World Cup qualifiers to five straight wins as Andre Schuerrle scored twice in Sunday's 4-1 victory in Azerbaijan.
Australian GP: Daniel Ricciardo Crushed After Home Race Ruined
A tough week for Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo ended in despair on Sunday as the home hero came to a stop midway through the Australian Grand Prix with smoke billowing out of his car.
Rooney Still Has Role to Play for Club and Country: Scholes
England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney can still play an useful role for both his country and club Manchester United, his former team-mate Paul Scholes told the BBC on Sunday.
Roger Federer Tips Teen Frances Tiafoe as Future Star
Swiss superstar Roger Federer tipped American teenager Frances Tiafoe to have a great future in the game after beating the Miami Open qualifier on Saturday.
Jorge Linares Defeats Anthony Crolla to Retain Lightweight Title
Venezuela's Jorge Linares retained his WBA lightweight title on Saturday on a unanimous points decision against big-hearted Anthony Crolla of Britain.
Miami Open: Pliskova Advances, Radwanska Ousted
Fifth-seed Agnieszka Radwanska had her bid to repeat her 2012 success at the Miami Open ended by Croatian veteran Mirjana Lucic-Baroni at Crandon Park on Saturday.
World Cup Qualifiers: Giroud Earns France 3-1 Win Against Luxembourg
Olivier Giroud struck twice as France stayed top of World Cup qualifying Group A with an efficient 3-1 victory in Luxembourg on Saturday.
Sebastian Vettel Wins Australian Grand Prix, Lewis Hamilton Finishes 2nd
Vettel won by almost 10 seconds from Hamilton and Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas in a commanding victory of tactics and speed around the Albert Street circuit.
Miami Open: Roger Federer Enters Third Round
But it was far from a cakewalk for Federer, who came within two points of losing the first set before breaking twice in the second for a 7-6(2) 6-3 triumph over American teenager Frances Tiafoe.
World Cup Qualifiers: Bulgaria Stun Netherlands to Stay in the Mix
Bulgaria stayed on course to reach the World Cup finals for the first time since 1998 after Spas Delev gave them a 2-0 win over toothless Netherlands in a Group A qualifier on Saturday with his first international goals.
World Cup Qualifiers: Cristiano Ronaldo Slams Brace in Hungary Rout
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two stunning goals and took his international tally to 70 as he led Portugal to an emphatic 3-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.
Australian GP: Ricciardo Sorry as Home Title Hopes Spin Out
Daniel Ricciardo was left apologising to the Red Bull garage after his hopes of becoming the Australian Grand Prix's first home winner spun out during qualifying on Saturday.
Australian GP: 'Fired up' Ferrari in the Hunt, Says Vettel
Sebastian Vettel has seen a number of false dawns since crossing to Ferrari but the German could see good times ahead for the 'scuderia' after putting his car on the front row of the Australian Grand Prix on Saturday.
Fit-Again Kidambi Srikanth Eyes India Open Title to Regain Lost Ground
Former World number three Kibambi Srikanth is currently on a comeback trail after an injury at the Japan Open 2016 kept him out of the game for five months last year.
England Goalkeeper Hart Gives Thumbs Up to New-look England
England goalkeeper Joe Hart hailed the experimental 3-4-3 formation that manager Gareth Southgate adopted against Germany on Wednesday, saying that it was good to see them try "something new".
Hamilton Takes Pole Position for Mercedes at Australian GP
Lewis Hamilton will start off the pole in the season-opening Australian Grand Prix after winning qualifying on Saturday.
Miami Open: Venus Survives Scare, Vesnina Stunned in 2nd Round
Venus Williams overcame windy weather and an unfamiliar opponent in Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maia to reach the third round of the Miami Open on Friday.
Miami Open: Nadal, Nishikori and Raonic Through to Third Round
Big-serving Canadian Milos Raonic made a strong return to competition on Friday by beating Viktor Troicki 6-3 7-5 to reach the third round of the Miami Open.
Melbourne GP: Sebastian Vettel Quickest in Final Aussie Practice
Vettel unleashed a best lap of one minute 23.380 seconds to finish top of the timesheets in FP3 in the final hit-out before qualifying to decide the grid positions for Sunday's season-opening race.
World Cup Qualifiers: Coleman Suffers Horrific Injury in Draw with Wales
Ireland's Seamus Coleman broke his leg after a scything challenge from Wales defender Neil Taylor, who was immediately dismissed in the goalless Group D qualifier at Dublin's Aviva Stadium on Friday.
World Cup Qualifiers: Spain Thrash Israel to Stay Top of the Pile
Diego Costa was among the scorers as Spain strolled to a 4-1 win at home to Israel in a World Cup qualifier on Friday to stay top of Group G.
World Cup Qualifiers: Flares Can't Halt Italy as Immobile Helps Down Albania
Lazio striker Ciro Immobile headed a superb second goal for Italy as the Azzurri maintained their 2018 World Cup qualifying bid with a controversial, interrupted 2-0 win over Albania on Friday.
Date Set for Lionel Messi Appeal Against Tax Fraud Sentence
That date is three days before the "Clasico" between Barca and Real Madrid which could go a long way to deciding this season's La Liga title.
Father Used to Sell Garments for a Living, Daughter Wins 10 Lakhs in Wrestling
Divya Kakaran thrashed fellow wrestler Pinki in the 69+ kg category to take the numero uno spot and also took home the designated Rs 10 lakh prize money.
Tottenham's Dele Alli Suspended for Three European Games
Alli received a straight red card in the 2-2 draw at Wembley for his horror tackle on Gent's Brecht Dejaegere, which saw the Premier League club knocked out of the Europa League with a 3-2 aggregate loss.
World Cup Gold Shooter May Have to Change Discipline For Olympics
Double World Cup medallist shooter Ankur Mittal could be forced to leave his per event (double trap) in order to keep his 2020 Olympic hope alive.
Formula 1: Lewis Hamilton Bosses Season's First Practice
Lewis Hamilton laid down a marker as he led a Mercedes one-two in the new Formula One season's first free practice at the Australian Grand Prix on Friday.
World Cup Qualifiers: Paulinho Scores Hat-trick as Brazil Thrash Uruguay
China-based midfielder Paulinho scored a hat-trick as Brazil thrashed Uruguay 4-1 to move to the brink of the World Cup finals on Thursday.
World Cup Qualifiers: Spot on Lionel Messi Fires Argentina over Chile
Lionel Messi scored from the penalty spot as Argentina revived their World Cup qualifying campaign with a battling 1-0 win over rivals Chile on Thursday.
FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Goa Unlikely to Get Marquee Matches
One of the traditional hubs of Indian football alongside Kolkata and Kerala, Goa's chances of hosting marquee matches in the FIFA U-17 World Cup appear to have taken a hit owing to low attendance in the AFC U-16 event last year.
Formula 1: Sebastian Vettel Not Paying Heed to Hype Surrounding Ferrari
Ferrari's fast lap times and good reliability during winter testing has raised hopes of a challenge to Mercedes' three-year dominance of Formula One but the excitement is yet to infect four-times champion Sebastian Vettel.
Asian Cup Berth Crucial For Indian Football: Coach Stephen Constantine
Qualifying for the 2019 Asian Cup finals is essential for India if football in the country is to continue to develop in the wake of the success of the Indian Super League, coach Stephen Constantine said.
Giggs Confident United Can Claim Champions League Spot
CNN-News18 caught with Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs in an exclusive chat.
ISSF World Cup: Ankur Mittal Wins Double Trap Gold in Mexico
Extending his good form, Ankur Mittal clinched the gold medal at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup in the double trap event, pipping his Australian rival James Willet in the final in a world record equalling effort.
Formula One: Let's See More Women in Paddock, Says Hamilton
Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he wants to see more women and fewer "dudes" in the paddock at Formula One grands prix.
Formula One: Ricciardo Seeks End to 37-year Aussie Drought
Daniel Ricciardo called his strong support at the Australian Grand Prix "kind of overwhelming" Thursday, but said it gave him extra motivation to become the race's first Aussie winner in 37 years.
Formula 1: Hamilton, Vettel Expected to Be Protagonists As Season Begins
Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he wanted a season-long world title joust with Sebastian Vettel and declared Ferrari as the team to beat in this weekend's Australian Formula One Grand Prix.
Gareth Bale Seeks World Cup Lift-off Against Ireland
Gareth Bale's Wales hope to recapture the spirit of Euro 2016 when they attempt to revive their flagging World Cup qualifying campaign against Ireland in Dublin on Friday.
More Woe for Eugenie Bouchard With Miami Exit
Eugenie Bouchard's poor run of form continued on Wednesday as the Canadian suffered a first-round exit at the hands of Australia's Ashleigh Barty at the Miami Open.
Podolski Hits Germany Winner Against England to Sign Off in Style
Lukas Podolski signed off his Germany career in style on Wednesday smashing home the winning goal with his trusty left boot to seal a 1-0 friendly victory over England.
After PSL Final, Ex-WWE Stars Set to Brawl in Pakistan
Pakistani firm Pro Wrestling Entertainment said the fighters would take to the ring in the cities of Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad starting in May.
Paris Joins Los Angeles in Rejecting 2028 Olympic Bid
Paris 2024 Olympic bid directors rejected on Wednesday the notion of hosting the 2028 Games, saying their target was the 2024 edition, reflecting the position of rival bidders Los Angeles.
Liverpool Mourn 'Boot Room' Great Ronnie Moran
Known as 'Bugsy', he had two spells as caretaker manager during the early 1990s and had spent 49 years at the club by the time he retired in 1998.
International Football Friendly: India Edge Cambodia 3-2 in a Thriller
India will play Myanmar in their AFC Asian Cup qualifiers opener on March 28, and this game was billed as a dress rehearsal.
Marc Wilmots Named Head Coach of Ivory Coast
The 48-year-old, who was sacked by Belgium in July after failing to take their highly-rated team beyond the Euro 2016 quarter-finals, has replaced Frenchman Michel Dussuyer.
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Football Greats to Visit India Ahead of Tournament
Argentine great Maradona and Aimar participated in the draw for the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Korea on March 15.
Manchester United Must Aim to Win Europa League: Sir Alex Ferguson
United are fifth in the Premier League and sit four points behind fourth-placed Liverpool, though they have two games in hand on the Merseyside club.
Formula One 2017: Five Big Talking Points Ahead of the Season
The new Formula One season begins with the Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne on Sunday. Here are five talking points ahead of the new campaign:
Argentina Face Chile Test in South America World Cup Race
The unthinkable prospect of a World Cup without Argentina or Lionel Messi could move a step closer to becoming reality on Thursday as the South American giants prepare to face arch-rivals Chile in a crucial battle on the road to Russia 2018.
Stan Wawrinka Believes Roger Federer on Course for No.1 Ranking
Roger Federer's comeback from injury has been so successful that his compatriot Stan Wawrinka believes he can become the oldest world number one in history at the age of 35.
Manchester United to Start US Tour With Galaxy Clash
Manchester United will play Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester City during a five-match pre-season tour of the United States which will kick off in Los Angeles in July, the club said on Tuesday.
Gary Cahill Privileged to Follow John Terry as Chelsea Captain
Chelsea legend John Terry's captaincy of the Premier League giants is an impossible act to follow admitted his successor Gary Cahill in Tuesday's Evening Standard.
International Football Friendly: Ozil, Gomez & Draxler to Miss England Clash
Loew said the trio were nursing minor injuries and would need a few days to recover with the world champions taking on Azerbaijan in a World Cup qualifier in Baku on Sunday.
International Football Friendly: Gurpreet's India Take On Cambodia
Preparing for the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers, the Indian football team will get a chance to assess its strengths and weaknesses in a match situation when it plays Cambodia in an international friendly here on Wednesday.
FIFA U-17 World Cup: 200 Days To Go
India is hosting its biggest-ever FIFA tournament, which is set to be played from October 6-28 across six cities.
Both Junior and Senior Players Will Have to Push for Spots: Sreejesh
India hockey captain PR Sreejesh says it is heartening to see healthy competition for spots in the national team between juniors and seniors.
FIFA U-17 World Cup: All Six Venues Will Be Ready in Time, Says Joy Bhattacharya
India is hosting its biggest-ever FIFA tournament, which is set to be played from October 6-28 across six cities.
Bastian Schweinsteiger Signs for MLS Outfit Chicago Fire
The 32-year-old German, who signed for United at the start of last season, has fallen out of favour since manager Jose Mourinho arrived at the club at the start of the current campaign.
Sir Alex Ferguson to Manage Manchester United for One Last Time
Ferguson will take charge of Manchester United 2008 XI while Carrick's West Ham boss Harry Redknapp will lead the All-Star XI at the Theater of Dreams.
Jamie Vardy Received Death Threats After Claudio Ranieri Sacking
England and Leicester striker Jamie Vardy says his alleged role in getting Claudio Ranieri sacked after a terrible slump in form placed the champions in danger of relegation has earned him and his family death threats.
Manchester City Charged With Failing to Control Players Against Liverpool
Referee Michael Oliver was surrounded by City players after he awarded Liverpool a spot kick following a Gael Clichy foul on Roberto Firmino.
Referee Banned for Life for Match-fixing in FIFA World Cup Qualifier
Ghanaian referee Joseph Lamptey has been banned for life for match manipulation in a World Cup qualifier, soccer's governing body FIFA said Monday.
Angelique Kerber Tops WTA Rankings
Germany's Angelique Kerber ousted Serena Williams from top spot in the WTA rankings Monday despite her fourth-round exit from Indian Wells.
Federer Leapfrogs Nadal to Climb to Sixth in ATP Rankings
Roger Federer jumped four places to sixth in the latest ATP rankings released Monday, leapfrogging rival Rafael Nadal following his Indian Wells Masters triumph.
Greatness Cannot be Measured Only on Olympic Showing: Advani
Ace cuiest Pankaj Advani believes the greatness of athletes cannot be solely measured on their performance in quadrennial events like the Olympics.
Arsene Wenger Wants to Stay on at Arsenal: Reports
Beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has decided to stay at the club, according to British media reports on Monday.
When Wawrinka Used Expletive After Losing To Compatriot Federer At Indian Wells
World Number 3 Stanislas Wawrinka lost to compatriot and friend Roger Federer in the final of Indian Wells on Sunday and during the post-match presentation emotions got the better of the Swiss.
Indian Football Team to Play Friendlies Against Lebanon, Palestine
The Indian football team will compete in international friendlies against Lebanon and Palestine as part of their preparations for the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers, UAE 2019.
Mourinho Wants Man Utd Europa League Glory Over EPL Top 4 Finish
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said he would rather win the Europa League this season than finish in the top four of the Premier League, even if his side will be fighting their hardest to do both.
Diego Costa Has Calmed Down For Good, Says Chelsea Mate Courtois
Chelsea striker Diego Costa is unlikely to win any 'fair play' awards this season but goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois says the fiery forward has become much better at controlling his temper despite relentless heavy treatment from opposing defenders.
Thomas Muller Shines As Bayern Munich Go 13 Points Clear in League
The Germany international, who has had an unusually barren league season so far with just two goals, beautifully controlled a Thiago Alcantara chip in the box to score the winner in the 63rd minute for Bayern's fourth straight league win.
Manchester United Accused After Tunnel Row at Middlesbrough
United remain in contention for Champions League qualification after a hard-fought victory on Sunday, which ended with rival players separated by security staff in the tunnel when punches were reportedly thrown.
Miami Open: Novak Djokovic Withdraws Due to Elbow Injury
The injury is the latest setback for Djokovic, who has suffered a drop in form since completing a sweep of the grand slam titles at last year's French Open.
Tottenham Down Southampton In Harry Kane's Absence
First half goals from Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli at White Hart Lane gave Mauricio Pochettino's side the cushion they needed to hold onto victory after James Ward-Prowse halved the deficit early in the second half.
Manchester City Hit Back to Earn a Draw with Liverpool
City, in third place, stayed a point ahead of the Merseysiders with a game in hand thanks to Sergio Aguero's equalising goal.
Lionel Messi Brace Helps Barcelona Beat Valencia 4-2
Barcelona closed to within two points of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as Lionel Messi scored twice in a thrilling 4-2 win over 10-man Valencia at Camp Nou on Sunday.
Indian Wells: Vesnina Beats Kuznetsova to Lift WTA Title
Elena Vesnina capped a stellar Indian Wells campaign with a hard-fought 6-7 (6/8), 7-5, 6-4 triumph over fellow Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova on Sunday.
Indian Wells: Roger Federer Beats Wawrinka to Lift Fifth Title
Roger Federer claimed a record-equalling fifth ATP Indian Wells Masters title on Sunday, continuing his career resurgence with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Stan Wawrinka.
Fellaini, Valencia Score as Manchester United Beat Middlesbrough 3-1
Marouane Fellaini scored his first Premier League goal for 15 months as Manchester United extended their unbeaten Premier League run to 18 games to move up to fifth with a 3-1 victory at relegation-threatened Middlesbrough on Sunday.
KT Irfan Wins Bronze in Asian Racewalking Championships
India's KT Irfan clocked an impressive 1:20:59 to win bronze in the 20 km men's event at the ongoing Asian Racewalking Championships in Japan on Sunday.
Rooney Still Has Lot to Offer to Manchester United: Neville
Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville feels out-of-favour striker Wayne Rooney might reconsider his potential decision of leaving the city-based football club going by the ongoing English Premier League (EPL) season.
FIFA Promises to Deliver 'Magnificent' U-17 World Cup
India's vast size and diversity posed as obstacles in the initial preparatory stage, but having crossed the hurdles, FIFA's head of events Jaime Yarza has promised to deliver a "magnificent" U-17 World Cup football.
Sweden's Santiago Nieva to be India's New Boxing Coach
The International Boxing Association's coaches commission vice chairman Santiago Nieva will be India's new foreign coach for men boxers, filling a position left vacant by Cuban B I Fernandes in 2014.
Muslim Basketball Player Benched for Wearing Hijab in US
A 16-year-old Muslim high school girl in the US was not allowed to compete in the regional basketball finals despite playing a full season of games because of her hijab.
Roger Federer Takes Aim at Fifth Indian Wells Title
Roger Federer's resurgence has already out-stripped his expectations, but the Swiss great says relishing the game is more important now than chasing a ranking.
Andy Murray Out of Miami Open With Elbow Injury
World number one Andy Murray will not play in the Miami Open Masters hardcourt tournament starting next week because of a right elbow injury.
Jamie Vardy Scores as Leicester City Beat West Ham 3-2
Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez revived memories of Leicester's title-winning campaign Saturday as the recovery under Craig Shakespeare continued with a 3-2 victory at West Ham that eases the champion's relegation fears.
Arsene Wenger Promises Decision on Future 'Very Soon'
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has made a decision on his future and will make it public very soon.
Indian Wells: Roger Federer, Stan Wawrinka to Meet in All-Swiss Final
Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka set up an all-Swiss final at the Indian Wells Masters on Saturday with straight-sets semi-final victories.
Casemiro Sends 'Suffering' Real Madrid Five Points Clear of Barcelona
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hailed his side's character to hold off an Athletic Bilbao onslaught as Casemiro proved their unlikely hero in a vital 2-1 win on Saturday.
Gary Cahill Turns Hero From Zero as Chelsea Down Stoke 2-1
Gary Cahill kept Chelsea's title charge on track as the defender's 87th-minute winner gave the Premier League leaders a hard-fought 2-1 victory at Stoke on Saturday.
West Brom Thump Arsenal 3-1 as Arsene Wenger's Misery Worsens
Dawson headed home from corners either side of half-time to book-end the goalscoring action in West Brom's eighth win in their last 10 Premier League home games.
Pro, Anti-Wenger Planes Duel During Arsenal's Premier League Clash
Rival groups of Arsenal fans paid for planes trailing both critical and supportive Arsene Wenger banners to fly over The Hawthorns during Saturday's game against West Bromwich Albion.
Team Named for Cambodia Friendly & AFC Asian Cup Qualifier
The international friendly against Cambodia is slated to be held at Phnom Penh next Wednesday. India hit the road again to face Myanmar on March 28 in their AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifiers opener.
Pep Guardiola's Manchester City Under Fire, Chelsea on Title March
Pep Guardiola has urged Manchester City to ease their Champions League pain by securing a vital win against Liverpool, while leaders Chelsea aim to move a step closer to the Premier League title this weekend.
Manchester United Fined for Failing to Control Players at Chelsea
Manchester United have been fined 20,000 pounds ($24,784.00) for failing to control their players in Monday's FA Cup quarter-final defeat at Chelsea, the governing body said on Friday.
Indian Wells: Kuznetsova, Vesnina Set Up All-Russian Final
Kuznetsova played exceptional defense and used her strong serve and a varied groundstroke attack to edge third seed Karolina Pliskova 7-6(5) 7-6(2) in a tense showdown following Vesnina's 6-3 6-4 win over Kristina Mladenovic.
Racing Champ Ashwin Sundar, Wife Killed as BMW Hits Tree, Catches Fire
Professional car racer Ashwin Sundar and his wife Nivedhitha died on Saturday after their BMW car rammed into another car in Chennai.
Indian Wells: Federer to Face Sock After Ailing Kyrgios Withdraws
Roger Federer reached the 10th Indian Wells Masters semi-final of his career by walkover on Friday as Australian Nick Kyrgios withdrew from their highly anticipated quarter-final with food poisoning.
Indian Wells: Sock Gives Nishikori the Boot, Books Federer Clash in Semis
Jack Sock thinks Roger Federer is the best tennis player in history, but that doesn't mean the 18th-ranked American is discounting his chances against the Swiss great in the Indian Wells semi-finals.
Abhinav Bindra Says He Was Not Up To The Mark at the Rio Olympics
Abhinav Bindra has disclosed that in 2014 he suffered from a serious neurological-medical condition, the after effects of which left his hands in complete tremors. But added that he was not good enough for the third spot at the Rio Olympics.
Nuclear-Hit Fukushima to Host Baseball During Tokyo Olympics
Chief organiser Yoshiro Mori said the International Olympic Committee's executive board had agreed to hold baseball and softball in Fukushima at a meeting in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
IOC Exploring All Options For 2024/28 Hosting Decision
Bach, speaking at the conclusion of the IOC Executive Board's meeting in Pyeongchang, said it would explore all options to make the candidature procedure "more proactive, more collaborative and also less expensive in the future".
UEFA Europa League: Manchester United Draw Anderlecht in Last Eight
Jose Mourinho's side are the only English club left in the competition after labouring to a 2-1 aggregate win over Russian side FC Rostov in the last 16.
We Have to Set a Benchmark, Says Sunil Chhetri
India are preparing for the Asian Cup Qualifiers, and first up will be Myanmar, who had emerged winners in the last meeting between the two sides -- in the 2014 edition of AFC Challenge Cup.
UEFA Champions League: Real Madrid Take On Bayern Munich in Quarters
The UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw is out and holders Real Madrid will take on German giants and old rivals Bayern Munich. FC Barcelona will take on Italian champions Juventus in a re-matchof the 2015-16 title clash.
UEFA Champions League Draw Quarter-Final Fixtures: As It Happened
Catch all the live action of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw in Nyon with our live blog.
Viswanathan Anand Confident of Bouncing Back After Mixed 2016
Confident of bouncing back after enduring a mixed 2016, former world chess champion Viswanathan Anand says he will compete in the Grand Chess Tour, which includes five tournaments and the World Cup, this year.
Injured Paul Pogba Ruled Out of Manchester United's Trip to Middlesbrough
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba will miss Sunday's Premier League trip to Middlesbrough with a hamstring injury, manager Jose Mourinho has said.
Indian Wells: Wawrinka Holds Off Thiem to Reach Semis
World number three Stan Wawrinka out-lasted rising star Dominic Thiem 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7/2) on Thursday to reach the semi-finals of the Indian Wells Masters for the first time.
Jose Mourinho Not Convinced, Says Manchester United Can't Dominate Yet
Manchester United are not ready yet to become the dominant force in English football they were during the trophy-laden years of the Alex Ferguson era, manager Jose Mourinho has said.
Elena Vesnina Edges Past Venus Williams to Reach Indian Wells Semis
Elena Vesnina denied Venus Williams another great escape, beating the seven-time Grand Slam champion 6-2, 4-6, 6-3 Thursday to reach the semi-finals at Indian Wells.
Europa League: Juan Mata Fires Manchester United Into Quarter-finals
Juan Mata scored the only goal as Manchester United recorded an underwhelming 1-0 victory over FC Rostov on Thursday to reach the Europa League quarter-finals.
India Getting Close to Top Sides, Says Hockey Coach Oltmans
Oltmans' comments came after Germany and Kalinga Lancers skipper Moritz Fuerste's recent statement post the Hockey India League (HIL) that India can be top three in world hockey soon.
Formula One Live Streaming: Full Schedule & Where to Watch
The live broadcast of all the Formula One races will be shown across the Star Sports network, while the live streaming of the races can be caught on Hotstar.com.
Sunil Chhetri Eyes AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualification
India football captain Sunil Chhetri is of the view that the country needs to focus more on qualifying for the AFC Asian Cup on a consistent basis before dreaming about playing in the World Cup.
Prannoy, Pranaav-Sikki Enter Swiss Open Third Round
Defending champion H S Prannoy and Subhankar Dey advanced to the prequarterfinals of the men's singles competition at the USD 120,000 Swiss Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here.
Struggling Middlesbrough Sack Manager Aitor Karanka
Aitor Karanka has been sacked as Middlesbrough manager, the Premier League strugglers announced on Thursday.
Neymar On Same Level as Messi and Ronaldo: Ronaldinho
Neymar is ready to assume the mantle of the world's best player and is now the equal of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Brazil great Ronaldinho.
Jwala Gutta Appointed SAI Governing Body Member
The 14-time national champion said she is looking forward to play her role in the development of sports in the country.
Samir Nasri Brands Jamie Vardy 'A Cheat' After Red Card
Sevilla midfielder Samir Nasri has accused Jamie Vardy of cheating after the Frenchman was sent off for squaring up to the Leicester forward and bumping foreheads in their Champions League clash on Tuesday.
Formula 1: Ferrari Look to Bring Back Glory Days With New Car
The Italian stallion has a spring in its step as Ferrari, Formula One's oldest and most successful team, start a new season with fresh hope of returning to the top in the carmaker's 70th anniversary year.
Indian Wells: Pliskova Sees Off Muguruza to Reach Semis
Third-seeded Czech Karolina Pliskova turned back a late charge by French Open champion Garbine Muguruza to reach the Indian Wells WTA semi-finals with a 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/5) victory.
Same Old Problems For New-look McLaren
Fernando Alonso, as frustrated as any double Formula One world champion would be in a slow and unreliable car, summed up McLaren's testing woes in terms guaranteed to make Honda executives wince.
Rostov Ground Shut After Jose Mourinho Pitch Complaint
Russia's Premier League has closed Rostov's stadium because of the poor condition of the pitch, a week after Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho slammed the surface as unplayable.
We Remain Committed to Africa, Says Commonwealth Games Chief
Africa will host a Commonwealth Games one day despite the blow of Durban being stripped of hosting the 2022 edition, David Grevemberg, the chief executive of The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) said.
Boris Becker Puts Weight Behind 'Wildcard' Maria Sharapova
German tennis legend Boris Becker has put his weight behind Maria Sharapova who is supposedly in line to get a wildcard entry at the French Open 2017.
Indian Wells: Wawrinka Holds Off Nishioka to Reach Quarters
World number three Stan Wawrinka rallied for 3-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7/4) victory over Japanese lucky loser Yoshihito Nishioka Wednesday to reach the ATP Indian Wells Masters quarter-finals.
Valtteri Bottas Steps Calmly Into The Mercedes Hot Seat
Valtteri Bottas is learning fast but Lewis Hamilton's new Mercedes team mate will only really find out what he is up against when the Formula One season starts in Australia next week.
Indian Wells: Svetlana Kuznetsova Cruises Into Semi-finals
Eighth-seeded Svetlana Kuznetsova steamed into the semi-finals of the Indian Wells WTA tournament on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over fellow Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.
Champions League: Poor First Half Killed Us, Says Guardiola
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola lamented a dreadful first-half display after crashing out of the Champions League last 16 on away goals following Wednesday's 3-1 defeat at Monaco.
Gareth Bale Wants Wales to Build on Euro 2016 Glory
Gareth Bale is determined that Wales's success in getting to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 won't be a one off as they try to qualify for a first World Cup finals in 60 years.
Champions League: Oblak Shines as Atletico March Into Quarters
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak was the hero as the Spanish side reached the Champions League quarter-finals for the fourth year in a row after drawing 0-0 with Bayer Leverkusen in an open last-16 second leg on Wednesday.
Monaco Dump Manchester City Out of Champions League
Tiemoue Bakayoko's superb header fired Monaco into the Champions League quarter-finals as Wednesday's 3-1 victory condemned Pep Guardiola's Manchester City to a painful exit on away goals.
Indian Wells: Roger Federer Sweeps Past Rafael Nadal into Quarters
Roger Federer reprised his Australian Open triumph over Rafael Nadal on Wednesday, sweeping past the Spaniard 6-2, 6-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters.
Indian Wells: Nick Kyrgios Topples Defending Champ Novak Djokovic
Nick Kyrgios ended three-time champion Novak Djokovic's reign at Indian Wells on Wednesday, toppling the world number two in the fourth round of the year's first Masters event.
Liverpool Set to Expand The Kop During Anfield Renovations
The capacity of the stadium will remain at 54,000 but the number of wheelchair bays will increase by more than 250.
Jose Mourinho Says Under-Fire Paul Pogba Deserves 'Respect'
Pogba has been under an understandably intense spotlight since his world record £89.3 million ($108.9 million, 102.4 million euros) pre-season return to United from Italian side Juventus.
Elabdellaoui Believes Hull City Can Get Rare Win at Everton
Hull City's 2-1 win over Swansea City in the Premier League last weekend has given the relegation-threatened team a confidence boost ahead of Saturday's tough trip to seventh-placed Everton, on-loan defender Omar Elabdellaoui said.
Momentum Key for Ward-Prowse as Southampton Look to Upset Spurs
Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse hopes to carry the momentum gained from securing back-to-back Premier League victories for only the second time this season into Sunday's clash against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane.