Sam Allardyce Quits as Crystal Palace Manager
Sam Allardyce has resigned as Crystal Palace manager days after ensuring the club's Premier League survival, British media reports said on Tuesday.
French Open 2017: Tournament will Have 1,200 Security Staff
Security staff numbers have been increased for Roland Garros, which starts on Sunday, officials announced in the wake of a suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left at least 22 dead.
Real Madrid Rope in 'Next Neymar', Vinicius Junior
Real Madrid have agreed a deal reportedly worth up to 40 million euros to sign teenage Brazilian prodigy Vinicius Junior from Flamengo once he turns 18, the Spanish champions said on Tuesday.
Sania Mirza- Yaroslava Shvedova Crash Out of Nurnberg WTA event
The top seeded pair of Sania Mizra and Yaroslava Shvedova crashed out of the Nurnberg WTA event following a shock first round defeat against Chia-Jung Chuang and Misaki Doi, here on Tuesday.
Leander Paes-Scott Lipsky Pair Advances to Second Round of Geneva Open
Leander Paes and Scott Lipsky progressed to the second round of the ATP Geneva Open after battling past Tommy Robredo and David Marrero, here on Tuesday.
Indian Football Set to Play 15 Internationals in 13 Months
The Indian national football team is set to play 15 internationals - including eight at home -in a 13-month period, including some which have already been held, the All India Football Federation announced on Tuesday.
Sudirman Cup: India Stun Indonesia 4-1 to Stay In the Hunt
India dished out a dominating show to notch up a stunning 4-1 win over former champions Indonesia to keep themselves afloat for a knockout berth in the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship here on Tuesday.
Mourinho says Manchester Bomb Attack Victims are in 'Minds and Hearts' of Squad
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said the victims of a deadly bomb attack in Manchester were in the "minds and hearts" of his squad as they prepared for Wednesday's Europa League final against Ajax in Stockholm.
Di Maria, Javier Pastore Houses Raided in PSG Tax Fraud Probe
Investigators raided the headquarters of Paris Saint-Germain and the homes of the club's Argentinian stars Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore on Tuesday in a tax fraud probe, legal sources said.
Vidal Urges Bayern Munich to Rope in Alexis Sanchez
Arturo Vidal has urged Bayern Munich's bosses to sign his Chile international team-mate Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal after the Gunners missed out on a Champions League place next season.
David Beckham to Play 7 Matches Across 7 Continents in 13 Days
Legendary English football player David Beckham is all-set to play seven matches across seven continents over a period of 13 days for his new TV show David Beckham - For the Love of the Game which is scheduled to air on May 28.
Wrestling Taught Me There Are No Shortcuts to Success: Sakshi Malik
Aspiring to win another Olympic medal, Rio Games bronze medallist Sakshi Malik on Tuesday said wrestling for her was like offering a prayer.
Petra Kvitova Will Make a 'Last-Minute Call' on French Open
Petra Kvitova will make a "last-minute decision" whether to compete in the French Open as she prepares a comeback five months after her playing hand was badly injured in a knife attack, her spokesman said on Tuesday.
Antoine Griezmann Says 6/10 He Will Be at Manchester United Next Season
Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Greizmann has teased the Red Devils faithfuls once again by saying that there is a 6/10 chance of him playing for English giants Manchester United next season.
Manchester Attack: Man Utd Cancel Europa League Press Conference
Manchester United have cancelled their news conference ahead of the Europa League final in Stockholm following Monday's suicide attack at a pop concert in their own city which killed 22 people.
FA Demands Betting Information on Terry Substitution
The English Football Association (FA) have asked betting companies to provide information on wagers placed on John Terry's stage-managed substitution during Chelsea's 5-1 win over Sunderland last weekend, British media reported on Monday.
Europa League: Van Der Sar backs Ajax Youngsters to Shine on Big Stage
Ajax Amsterdam's youthful squad will not be overawed by the occasion when they face Manchester United in the Europa League final on Wednesday, former Ajax and United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has said.
Former Barcelona President Arrested in Money Laundering Probe: Police
Former Barcelona president Sandro Rosell was arrested on Tuesday in a money laundering operation related to image rights in the Brazilian national football team, a police spokesman told AFP.
'Double bonus' Awaits Manchester United in Stockholm, says Mata
Manchester United have had a long, hard season but the prospect of winning a European trophy and booking a spot in next season's Champions League will be enough to revitalise tired minds and bodies for one more match, midfielder Juan Mata has said.
Petra Kvitova Set for Wimbledon Return After Stabbing
Twice champion Petra Kvitova is set to play at Wimbledon this summer, less than seven months after she was stabbed by an intruder in her home, a member of her support team told Reuters on Tuesday.
Manchester Arena Attack: Beckham, Rooney, Hamilton Show Solidarity
As the shocking details of a terror attack in Manchester emerged, sports stars from around the world paid their tributes, and expressed their displeasure about the shocking attack.
Arsenal Should Ensure Sanchez and Ozil stay: Cech
Arsenal must focus on keeping Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil at the club before trying to strengthen other areas of the team for next season, goalkeeper Peter Cech has said.
AIFF Says No Commonwealth Shambles at U17 World Cup
India has promised that this year's U17 football World Cup will avoid the errors of New Delhi's 2010 Commonwealth Games, which were notorious for shoddy facilities and corruption.
Azarenka Plans Return to Tennis Before Wimbledon
Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Monday announced she is ready to return to the tennis court after maternity leave and is set to play in a grass-court event before Wimbledon.
NBA Superstar Kenneth Faried Rues Lack of Facilities in India
Denver Nuggets National Basketball Association (NBA) player Kenneth Faried has expressed displeasure over lack of facilities for growth of the hoop game in India.
An Opportunity For Manchester United To Provide Healing Touch to Their City
Hours before they take on Ajax Amsterdam in the final of the Europa League in what is perhaps their biggest match in the season, Manchester United are having to deal with the distressing news of a bomb blast, that ripped through the heart of the city of Manchester on Monday night.
French Open: Zverev Plays Down German Expectations
It's been 80 years since a German man won Roland Garros but despite his stunning demolition of Novak Djokovic in Rome, Alexander Zverev insists he is not the French Open champion in waiting.
Pro Kabaddi League Auction: Nitin Tomar Becomes Highest Paid Player
Nitin Tomar became the highest paid player after Day 1 of the Pro Kabaddi League auctions.
Juventus sign Cuadrado on permanent deal
Champions League finalists Juventus have signed Colombian winger Juan Cuadrado on a permanent deal from Chelsea, the Italian champions has announced.
Manchester Arena Attack: Man City Offers Support
Manchester City football club expressed sadness over the Manchester Arena attack which has left 19 people dead and 50 injured.
Antonio Conte Wins LMA Manager of the Year
Chelsea's Antonio Conte was named Manager of the Year at a League Managers Association awards ceremony on Monday after leading his side to the Premier League title and FA Cup final.
After Federation Cup success, Bengaluru FC eye AFC Cup glory
Fresh from the Federation Cup triumph, Bengaluru FC coach Albert Roca today expressed confidence in his side's ability to pull off a win in its upcoming AFC Cup assignment, despite the likelihood of missing some of his key players.
David Moyes Resigns As Sunderland Manager
Sunderland manager David Moyes has resigned following their relegation from the Premier League this season, the north-east club said in a statement on Monday.
Shooting World Cup: Jitu Rai Fails to Make it to 10m Air Pistol Final
Ace shooter Jitu Rai failed to make it to the final of the men's 10m Air Pistol at the International Shooting Sport Federation World Cup (Rifle/Pistol), here on Monday.
Former MotoGP Champion Nicky Hayden Dies After Cycling Accident
American former MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden has died of severe brain damage five days after he was hit by a car while cycling in eastern Italy, Italian media reported on Monday.
Manipur's Neroca FC Clinch I-League Second Division Title
Manipur's Neroca FC today won the second division league beating Lonestar Kashmir FC 4-1 to become the first team from north-eastern state to achieve the feat.
Task Force Recommends Setting Up of a Steering Committee for 2020 Olympics
Sports Ministry's task force, constituted to prepare an action plan for the next three Olympic Games, on Monday recommended setting up an empowered steering committee to take charge of 2020 Games in Tokyo.
Aubameyang Leads the List Of In Demand African Footballers in Europe
Gabon star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was pondering his future Monday after finishing the German Bundesliga season as leading scorer with 31 goals.
Pentala Harikrishna Finishes 12th at Moscow Grand Prix
Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna finished 12th on the leader board at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix with a total of 4.5 points after nine rounds to gain 10 Grand Prix points.
Nobody in the Team Can Take Their Place for Granted, says Constantine
Indian football coach Stephen Constantine on Monday stressed on the need to have intensecompetition for places in the team, adding no individual can take his spot for granted.
Pakistan Players Won't be Allowed in Pro Kabaddi League: Govt
The government on Monday made it clear that it will not allow Pakistani players to compete in the Pro Kabaddi League, slated for next month, unless the neighbouring country stops "sponsoring terrorism".
Alexander Zverev Breaks Into the Top 10 of the ATP Rankings
Germany's Alexander Zverev broke into the Top 10 of the latest ATP rankings released on Monday a day after stunning world number two Novak Djokovic to win the Rome Masters.
Mali and Niger Seal Remaining Two Berths for the FIFA U-17 World Cup
Mali and Niger booked the remaining two places at the end of the CAF qualifiers to complete the 24-team line up for the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 to be held in October.
Arsenal Shares are Not for Sale says Owner Kroenke
Arsenal majority owner Stan Kroenke's KSE (Kroenke Sports & Entertainment) UK Inc said on Monday its shares in the Premier League club were not for sale after media reports that the club's second-largest investor had made an offer to buy out Kroenke.
Luis Enrique Says Inconsistency Cost Barcelona the La Liga Title
Barcelona's inconsistency over the season had cost them the La Liga title, coach Luis Enrique has said.
Real Madrid Set to Sign 16-Year-Old Vinicius Junior For $50.4m
Brazilian football club Flamengo's wonderkid Vinicius Junior is set to join Spanish supergiants Real Madrid, according to reports in the Brazilian media.
Mahaveer Raghunathan Clinches Another Podium Finish in Netherlands
Indian racer Mahaveer Raghunathan ended his outing in the second round of the Boss GP series on a high in Zandvoort, the Netherlands, by clinching yet another podium finish.
Guardiola Promises Improvement after First English Season
Manchester City are already working on how they can improve next season after sealing a spot in the Champions League, manager Pep Guardiola said as he mulled over potential targets in the summer transfer window.
Spurs Must Now Win Trophies, Says Pochettino
Tottenham Hotspur have laid solid foundations over the last three years but must now start winning trophies, manager Mauricio Pochettino has said.
Europa League: Blind Warns Man United Against Underestimating Ajax
Manchester United must not underestimate Ajax Amsterdam in the Europa League final on Wednesday, defender Daley Blind has said.
Thousands Flock to Madrid as Real Celebrate Title
Thousands of Real Madrid fans, many decked in the famous white team jersey, converged in the centre of the Spanish capital to celebrate the club's 33rd league title after a 2-0 win over Malaga on Sunday.
Sir Alex Ferguson Gives His Verdict on Premier League Managers
Former Manchester United manager and one of the biggest names in football, Sir Alex Ferguson gave his verdict on all the big teams, and also how the managers have fared in an interview to Sky Sports.
Sudirman Cup: Sindhu Saves Pride as Denmark Beat India 4-1
Star shuttler P.V. Sindhu's win was the only bright spot on a dismal day as India suffered a 1-4 loss to Denmark in their opening match of the Sudirman Cup mixed team championship here.
Antonio Conte Says Arsenal Are Favourites to Win FA Cup
Arsenal are favourites to beat Chelsea in the FA Cup final as they will be motivated to end their season on a high after failing to qualify for the Champions League, the Premier League champions' manager Antonio Conte said.
Antonio Conte Breaks Jose Mourinho's Record in Chelsea's Title Win
The previous record was held by Mourinho, whose title winning side in the 2004-05 season as well as 2006-06 season won 29 matches.
Harry Kane Sets 100 Goal Target for Next Season
Tottenham Hotspur's Golden Boot winner Harry Kane had not even finished this season's work when he set his next target -- reaching 100 league goals by the end of next season.
Feels Incredible to Win the La Liga: Zidane
Zinedine Zidane declared that leading Real Madrid to their first La Liga title in five years, and 33rd overall, was one of the happiest days of his glittering sporting career.
Fernando Alonso To Start 5th in Debut IndyCar Race
The two-time Formula One champion conquered an unexpected engine change and Indianapolis' usually tricky 2 1/2-mile oval with the fastest four-lap qualifying average in 15 years. Then reality set in when four of the last five drivers went even faster.
Consistent Madrid Deserved to Win the Title, says Ramos
Real Madrid's consistency and hard work made them worthy La Liga champions, captain Sergio Ramos said after their 2-0 win at Malaga on Sunday ended a five-year wait for the title.
Wenger Blames Hostile Envirionment for Top-Four Failure
Arsene Wenger refused to end speculation over his Arsenal future as his side finished outside the Premier League's top four for the first time in 21 years on Sunday but admitted the uncertainty had affected his players.
Zidane's Squad Rotation Key to Madrid Triumph
Zidane has reaped the benefits of his rotation system in Europe as his well-rested first-choice players outgunned Napoli, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid to reach the Champions League final against Juventus on June 3 where they could seal their first European Cup and Liga double since 1958.
Cristiano Ronaldo Leads Real Madrid to 33rd La Liga Title
Real Madrid won their 33rd La Liga title and first for five years as Cristiano Ronaldo's 40th goal of the season helped seal a 2-0 victory at Malaga on Sunday.
Vineeth Brace Helps Bengaluru FC Win Federation Cup Title
India international CK Vineeth showed his predatory skills with double strike in the extra-time as Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan 2-0 to win the 38th Federation Cup football tournament here on Sunday.
Paul Pogba Stars in Manchester United's 2-0 Win Over Crystal Palace
Paul Pogba set up one goal and scored another as Manchester United beat Crystal Palace 2-0 at Old Trafford in their final Premier League game of the season on Sunday.
Novak Djokovic Pulls Off A Coup, Names Andre Agassi As New Coach
Novak Djokovic confirmed American great Andre Agassi as his new coach Sunday, but said they did not yet have a "long-term commitment".
Harry Kane Bags the Premier League Golden Boot after 7-1 Romp
Harry Kane won the Premier League Golden Boot for the second successive year after scoring a second hat- trick in four days as Tottenham thrashed relegated Hull City 7-1 on Sunday.
EPL Round-up: Misery For Arsenal As Liverpool, Manchester City Seal Champions League Berth
Arsene Wenger's torrid year reached a calamitous climax as Arsenal failed to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in 20 years after Manchester City and Liverpool wrapped up the remaining top four places on the final day of the Premier League season.
Zverev Beats Djokovic to Clinch Italian Open Title
German youngster Alexander Zverev pulled off the biggest win of his career on Sunday when he beat world number two Novak Djokovic 6-4 6-3 to win the Italian Open on Sunday.
John Terry Ends Chelsea Career In Style At Stamford Bridge
John Terry was given an emotional farewell by fans at Stamford Bridge on Sunday as record-breaking Chelsea beat Sunderland 5-1, including two goals from substitute Michy Batushuayi, on the day they were presented with the Premier League trophy.
Juventus Seal Serie A Title - Five Key Reasons
Five keys to Juventus's title success this season
Juventus Seal Record Sixth Straight Serie A Title With Win Over Crotone
First-half goals from Mario Mandzukic and Paulo Dybala, and a late header from Alex Sandro sealed a 3-0 win over Crotone to hand Juventus a record sixth consecutive Serie A title Sunday.
Shiv Kapur, Bhullar Finish Joined Second in Thailand Open
Shiv Kapur produced a magnificent finish for the second straight time with a closing eight-under 63, which almost brought him second win in a row.
Celtic Become Scottish Premiership Champion, Remain Unbeaten
Champions Celtic became the first side to go through a 38-game Scottish Premiership season unbeaten when they defeated Hearts 2-0 at home on Sunday, with goals from Leigh Griffiths and Stuart Armstrong.
Elina Svitolina Downs Simona Halep to Win Italian Open Title
Ukraine's Elina Svitolina stunned Romanian favourite Simona Halep 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to win the WTA event at the Rome Masters on Sunday.
Harikrishna Beats Ian Nepomniachtchi in Moscow Grand Prix
Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna beat Russian GM Ian Nepomniachtchi in his eighth round tie in the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix here.
Coaches Depose Before BFI Panel On Vikas Krishan's Asian Forfeiture
The disciplinary hearing into boxer Vikas Krishan's forfeiture of his Asian Championship semifinal bout continued today with the national coaches deposing before the inquiry committee.
Justin Gatlin Wins 100 meters at Golden Grand Prix in Japan
Veteran American sprinter Justin Gatlin fended off the challenge of a host of Japanese hopes when he won the men's 100 metres at the Golden Grand Prix in Kawasaki on Sunday, crossing the line first in 10.28 seconds.
Kerala CM Voices Support for Footballer CK Vineeth
Indian footballer C K Vineeth, whose service was terminated by Kerala Accountant General's office here, got support from Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who said such an action will hurt the morale of sports persons.
Boxer Amir Khan's SBL Ties Up With PBOI
The Amir Khan-backed Super Boxing League has entered into an agreement with the Professional Boxing Organisation of India, which will provide officials for the event starting July 7.
N'Golo Kante Named Premier League Player of the Year
Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante was named Player of the Year by the Premier League on Sunday, adding a third individual accolade to a list of achievements this season that includes winning a second consecutive Premier League title.
Indian Woman Scales Everest Twice in Week, Breaks Record
An Indian climber Sunday reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in less than a week, her expedition team said, setting a women's record for a double ascent of the world's highest mountain in a single season.
Real Madrid Look to End Barca's Domestic Dominance
Real Madrid can only throw away a first La Liga title in five years on Sunday with a shock defeat at Malaga as they look set to depose rivals Barcelona's run as Spanish champions.
Italian Open: Zverev Defeats Isner to Reach Final
Germany's Alexander Zverev won a battle of the giants to down unseeded American John Isner 6-4 6-7(5) 6-1 and reach the Italian Open final on Saturday.
Did India U17 Really Beat Italy U17? AIFF's Faux Pas Revealed
In what was supposed to be a historic occasion and a "new chapter in Indian Football" might actually turn out to be one of Indian football's most embarrassing moment.
Federation Cup: Mohun Bagan Holds Slight Edge Against Bengaluru FC
Defending Champions Mohun Bagan will be favourites when they cross swords with JSW Bengaluru FC in the final of the Hero Federation Cup football tournament here on Sunday.
Alexander Zverev Beats Isner to Enter Rome Final
Germany's Alexander Zverev won a battle of the giants to down unseeded American John Isner 6-4 6-7(5) 6-1 and reach the Italian Open final on Saturday.
Late Aubemayang Penalty Sends Dortmund Into the Champions League
Bundesliga top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a last-gasp winner to give Borussia Dortmund a 4-3 win over Werder Bremen on Saturday and secure their automatic Champions League group stage spot.
Halep Storms Into Italian Open Final After Beating Bertens
Romania's Simona Halep made light of heavy conditions to cruise into the Italian Open final with a 7-5 6-1 victory over Dutch 15th seed Kiki Bertens on Saturday.
Bomb-blast Victim Marc Bartra Back in Dortmund Team
Defender Marc Bartra played his first game on Saturday since fracturing his wrist in a bomb attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus on April 11.
Sania, Bopanna Crash Out Of Rome Event
Rohan Bopanna made a quarterfinal exit from the ATP Rome Masters while Sania Mirza exited from the WTA event, being run simultaneously, following a semifinal defeat here.
Zinedine Zidane Feels Title is Real Madrid's to Lose
Real Madrid have all they can ask for with just one La Liga game of the season to go and that is the destiny of the title in their own hands, coach Zinedine Zidane said on Saturday.
Manager Enrique Promises to Return to Camp Nou as a Fan
Luis Enrique promised to return to the Camp Nou as a fan next season as he prepares to take charge of Barcelona for the final time at home on Sunday against Eibar.
Rome Masters: Djokovic Ousts Del Potro to Seal Thiem Clash in Semis
Serbia's Novak Djokovic, the second seed, cruised into the semi-finals of the Rome Masters on Saturday after a rain-interrupted 6-1, 6-4 win over Juan del Potro.
Jose Mourinho Backs Pogba to Cope with Father's Death
Jose Mourinho has praised Paul Pogba for his response to his father's death as he prepares to recall him for Manchester United's final Premier League game of the campaign.
Trophyless Guardiola Hopes To Seal Champions League Berth
One point at Watford on Sunday will make certain of Manchester City's place in next season's Champions League, while a victory will take them into the group stages without the need for a play-off.
Axed Allardyce Reveals Watching England Play Hurts Him
Sam Allardyce says he could not bear watching England play even on television after he lost his job as manager of the national side following a newspaper sting.
PV Sindhu Confident Of India's Chances At Sudirman Cup
Spearheaded by Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu, India are in for a tough challenge as they seek to end the agonising wait for a medal at the Sudirman Cup mixed team championship beginning here on Sunday.
More Than 100 Defective Rio Olympics Medals Returned
More than 100 medals won at the Rio Olympics have been returned to organisers because they have rusted or developed black spots on them, the games' spokesman said on Friday.
Players Belong on Field, Not In Offices, Says Sacked Footballer Vineeth
n a strong protest and condemnation of his sacking from the Kerala Accountant General’s office due to lack of attendance, Indian footballer CK Vineeth has lashed out at the authorities saying that a player's job is to play for the country and not sit in office.
Conor McGregor Applies for Boxing License
Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor took another step toward setting up a megafight with undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather by applying for a professional boxing license in Nevada, according to multiple reports.
Bundesliga Set to Get its First Woman Referee
A 38-year-old police officer will become the first woman to referee a top-flight soccer match in Germany next season after being promoted to the Bundesliga, the country's football association (DFB) said on Friday.
Indian Eves Thrashed 2-6 By New Zealand; Lose Series 0-5
There was no end to the Indian women's hockey team's misery as it went down 2-6 to New Zealand in the final match for a 0-5 whitewash in the series, which concluded here on Saturday.
Compound Archers Win Gold at World Cup Stage I
The Indian men's compund archery team today won the gold medal at the World Cup Stage-I, beating Colombia in the final here.
WADA Could Lift Russia Anti-Doping Suspension
World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie said the body could lift its suspension of Russia's drug-testing authority later this year after nearly two years on the blacklist.
Two Doctors Sent to Rio Olympics Face CBI Probe
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has started a probe against two doctors who were allegedly sent to Rio Olympics 2016 with the contingent of Indian athletes without having the requisite qualifications.
Usmanov Made $1.3 billion Offer For Control of Arsenal
Arsenal's second-largest investor, Alisher Usmanov, made a $1.3 billion offer to buy out the soccer club's majority owner Stan Kroenke, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters, confirming earlier reports.
India U17 Defeat Italy in Friendly Ahead of FIFA U-17 World Cup
The India U-17 World Cup Squad stunned their fancied Italian counterparts 2-0 in Arizo, Italy on Friday.
Muguruza Defeats Venus to Reach Italian Open Semis
Garbine Muguruza flashed some impressive form ahead of her French Open title defence with a 6-2 3-6 6-2 win over Venus Williams on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the Italian Open in Rome.
Rome Masters: Zverev Outclasses Raonic to Enter Semis
Rising German star Alexander Zverev reached his first ATP Masters 1000 semi-final with a 7-6(4) 6-1 defeat of world number six Milos Raonic at the Italian Open on Friday.
Rome Masters: Dominic Thiem Upsets Rafael Nadal In Quarters
Austria's Dominic Thiem dumped seven-times champion Rafael Nadal out of the Italian Open 6-4 6-3 on Friday to reach the semi-finals.
Neymar Left Out Of Brazil's Squad For Argentina Friendly
Neymar and several other top Brazilian players have been left out of the national squad for friendlies next month against Argentina and Australia, coach Tite said on Friday, giving them a long summer break for the first time since 2013.
Antonio Conte Backs Gary Cahill To Become Next Chelsea Captain
Chelsea defender Gary Cahill is in line to succeed John Terry as captain of the Premier League champions next season, manager Antonio Conte said on Friday.
Sevilla Coach Sampaoli Says He Wants to Coach Argentina
Sevilla manager Jorge Sampaoli said Friday it had been a childhood dream to coach his native Argentina, but acknowledged any move from the La Liga club was "not in my hands".
Juergen Klopp Hints Liverpool Might Shop Heavily In Summer Transfer Window
Liverpool are a more attractive destination for top players than a few years ago and clinching Champions League football for next season would be the "icing on the cake", manager Juergen Klopp said on Friday.
Maria Sharapova Not To Request For Wimbledon Wild Card
Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova said she will not request a wildcard for this year's championships after failing to gain a high enough ranking for direct entry to the main draw.
Footballer C K Vineeth Sacked Due to Low Attendance, Ministry Steps In
The sports ministry has stepped in after Indian footballer CK Vineeth was sacked from his job with the Kerala Accountant General’s office due to lack of attendance.
Murray, Wawrinka Will Be Ready At French Open Despite Form Dip - Novak Djokovic
World number two Novak Djokovic expects Stan Wawrinka and Andy Murray to lift their game at the French Open despite failing to make an impact so far in the clay court season.
Bundesliga Last Week: Bayern Munich All Set For Fifth Trophy In A Row
Bayern Munich bid farewell to two giants of the game and the race to be Bundesliga's top-scorer goes to the wire. Here are five things to look for in Saturday's final round of German matches:
Yelena Isinbayeva Removed As Russian Anti-doping Agency Chair
Russia is making progress but more work lies ahead, including the removal of Yelena Isinbayeva as chair of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), before the country can be ruled compliant, the World Anti-Doping Agency said on Thursday.
Formula One: Alonso 'Triple Crown of Motorsports' ?
If Fernando Alonso were to beat the odds and win the Indianapolis 500 on May 28, the double Formula One world champion will be one step away from the 'Triple Crown of Motorsport'.
Alonso Not Comfortable With Oval Racing, Still at Indy 500
Alonso, 35, had his first test session in an IndyCar two weeks ago and on Monday during his first official practice.
Formula One: Lance Stroll Under Pressure as Monaco Challenge Looms
With five races done, a quarter of the season, the youngest driver on the grid has yet to score a point for his Williams team.
Fourth Defeat in a Row for Indian Women Hockey Team
Failing to arrest it's slide yet again, the Indian women hockey team today suffered its fourth straight defeat of the tour, losing 0-3 to hosts New Zealand in the penultimate contest of the five-match series, here.
Italian Open: Rohan Bopanna, Pablo Cuevas Enter Quarters
Rohan Bopanna and Pablo Cuevas came from behind to knock out seventh seeds Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez, sealing a quarterfinals berth at the ATP Rome Masters.
Philipp Lahm, Xabi Alonso Bow Out With Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich will farewell two giants of the game on Saturday when World Cup winners Philipp Lahm and Xabi Alonso retire from professional football.
Italian Open: Rafael Nadal Thumps Jack Sock to Enter Quarters
Rafael Nadal, enjoying his best season on clay in two years, booked a quarter-final clash against Austria's Dominic Thiem, whom he beat in the Madrid Masters final last week, after an "aggressive" 6-3, 6-4 win over American Jack Sock, seeded 13th.
Harry Kane Slams Four as Tottenham Thrash Leicester
A rampant Harry Kane netted four goals and livewire Son Heung-Min scored twice as Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Leicester City 6-1 in an action-packed Premier League clash on Thursday.
Italian Open: Djokovic, Zverev Progress to Quarterfinal
Four-time champion Novak Djokovic beat Roberto Bautista Agut 6-4, 6-4 Thursday to ease into the quarterfinals of the Italian Open.
Sharapova granted Birmingham wildcard
Maria Sharapova has been granted a wildcard for next month's WTA grasscourt event in Birmingham, a key Wimbledon warm-up, organisers said today.
Qatar to Unveil Air Conditioned World Cup Stadium
With a little under 2,022 days until the Qatar World Cup kicks-off, the tiny yet hugely ambitious Gulf state will officially unveil the tournament's firstcompleted venue tomorrow.
English FA Approves Retrospective Bans For Diving
Players will face a two-match retrospective ban for diving from the start of next season after the English Football Association (FA) approved a new rule to combat simulation in an annual general meeting on Thursday.
Italian Open: Venus Williams Defeats Johanna Konta to Enter Quarterfinals
Venus Williams powered into the Italian Open quarterfinals on Thursday with a dominant 6-1 3-6 6-1 victory over fifth seed Johanna Konta.
Kochi Declared Fit for FIFA U17 World Cup: LoC Boss Javier Ceppi
The Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi was today declared fit for hosting the prestigious FIFA U-17 World Cup.
Vijay Mallya to Remain India's Top Representative In World Body FIA
Vijay Mallya remains India's top representative in world motorsport body FIA at a time when he is facing extradition to India over charges of unpaid debtsand money laundering.
Arsenal, Manchester City, Liverpool Take Battle For Champions League Spots to Final Day
With the title and relegation issues decided, three teams will scrap for the two remaining Champions League places on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.
Ajay Jayaram Credits Improved Fitness For Career-Best Ranking
Ajay Jayaram says he never felt more fitter in his decade-long career soon after attaining a career-best ranking of world no. 13, which means he is currently the best Indian shuttler in men's singles.
Federer Focusing On Quicker Surfaces, Says Djokovic
Roger Federer made a smart decision by pulling out of this month's French Open, where he has less chance of adding to his 18 grand slam titles than on the sport's quicker surfaces, world number two Novak Djokovic said on Thursday.
AFC Cup: Late Goals Earn Mohun Bagan Win Over Bengaluru FC
Mohun Bagan rode on a late surge to defeat Bengaluru FC (BFC) 3-1 in an AFC Cup Group E tie at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium here on Wednesday.
Manpreet Singh to Lead India in Hockey World League Semis
Young mid-fielder Manpreet Singh on Thursday replaced injured P.R. Sreejesh as the captain of the Indian hockey team that will leave for Germany's 3 Nations Invitational Tournament, followed by England's World League Semi-final.
Sweden Postpones Game After Match Fixing Attempt
Swedish football authorities postponed Thursday's top-flight game between IFK Gothenburg and AIK following a match-fixing attempt that included "veiled threats".
Arsenal Must Not Underestimate Europa League, Says Petr Cech
Arsenal must respect the Europa League next season and take the tournament seriously if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, goalkeeper Peter Cech has said.
Nadal Expects Tough Challenge From Murray in French Open
World number one Andy Murray will be ready for Roland Garros despite his poor recent form, nine-time French Open champion Rafa Nadal has said.
MMA Champion McGregor Signs Deal For Mayweather Bout
The long-rumoured bout between undefeated American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor is halfway to becoming a reality after the Irish signed a deal for the fight, it was announced on Wednesday night.
Do Not Kill Me if I Have To Play Youth Players: Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho says the Premier League's unwillingness to help Manchester United prepare for their Europa League final will force him to pick youth players against Crystal Palace on Sunday.
MotoGP: Sylvain Guintoli to Return With Suzuki in France
Sylvain Guintoli is currently competing in the British Superbike Championship, which does not clash with MotoGP.
Juventus Win Coppa Italia to Keep Treble Dream Alive
Juventus beat Lazio to win a third successive Italian Cup final as goals from Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonucci kept them on course for a treble this season with a 2-0 victory in the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday.
Manchester United Held by Southampton in 0-0 Stalemate
Southampton missed a penalty as they held a makeshift Manchester United side to a 0-0 draw in a tepid Premier League clash on Wednesday.
Monaco Claim Ligue 1 Title After 17 Years With St Etienne Win
Monaco claimed their first Ligue 1 title in 17 years with one game to spare when they beat St Etienne 2-0 at home on Wednesday to bring an end to Paris St Germain's four-year reign as champions.
Real Madrid on Verge of Title After Cristiano Ronaldo Inspires Win at Celta
An insatiable Cristiano Ronaldo fired Real Madrid to a 4-1 win over Celta Vigo on Wednesday to take Zinedine Zidane's side three points clear at the top of La Liga and within touching distance of winning a first league title in five years.
Angelique Kerber Crashes Out of Rome Masters
World number one Angelique Kerber crashed out of the Rome Masters on Wednesday, the top seed beaten 6-4 6-0 in the second round by Anett Kontaveit of Estonia.
Valbuena Accuses 'Impotent' Benzema Over Sex-Tape 'Slander'
Lyon midfielder Mathieu Valbuena on Wednesday launched an emotional attack on Karim Benzema over the sex-tape saga, accusing the Real Madrid star of "slander".
ISL: East Bengal Pick Up Bid Document; Mohun Bagan Expected To Follow Suit
East Bengal today picked the bid document to compete in the Indian Super League while Mohun Bagan were expected to follow suit signalling their eased stance against the IMG-Reliance owned lucrative meet.
Indian Shooters Brace Up for Year's Fourth World Cup
A 25-member Indian contingent, including Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu, is bracing up to compete in the year's fourth ISSF World Cup for rifle and pistol disciplines at the Olympic Shooting Range here.
Rafael Nadal Progresses to Last 16 of Rome Masters
Rafael Nadal eased into the last-16 of the Italian Open on Tuesday when his second-round opponent Nicolas Almagro retired after sustaining a knee injury early in the first set.
India to Face Nepal in Friendly After Lebanon Pullout
The Indian football team will play against Nepal in an international friendly in Mumbai on June 6 after Lebanon pulled out of the match due to visa issues.
Watford Manager Walter Mazzarri to Leave At End of Season
Italian Walter Mazzarri will step down as manager of Watford after the final game of the season against Manchester City on Sunday, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.
Maria Sharapova Vows to "Rise Up Again" After French Open Snub
Maria Sharapova said on Wednesday she remains fully committed to making a successful comeback from her doping ban following a decision by the French Open to deny her a wild card entry.
India Women go Down 2-3 To New Zealand
Indian women's hockey team fought till the final hooter but went down 2-3 to New Zealand in the third game of the five-match series.
Andy Murray Puzzled by Early Rome Exit
World number one Andy Murray is unsure what caused his recent slump after his Italian Open title defence ended with a 6-2 6-4 defeat by home favourite Fabio Fognini in the second round.
WTA Chief Attacks Maria Sharapova's French Open Snub
The head of women's tennis on Wednesday attacked the French tennis federation's refusal to grant Maria Sharapova a wildcard for the French Open as "groundless".
Asian C'ship Gold an Incentive to Achieve More: Bajrang Punia
Bajrang Punia has come of age having finally won a gold medal at a major international event and the wrestler is eager to keep the juggernaut rolling at the World Wrestling Championship later this year.
Striker Benzema is Still Hopeful of a France Return
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has not given up hope of a return to the French national team despite being frozen out by coach Didier Deschamps in the wake of a sextape scandal 18 months ago.
Marcus Rashford Delighted to Have Earned High Praise From Mourinho
Manchester United forward Marcus Rashford is delighted to receive the backing of Jose Mourinho and says he has worked hard to get in the manager's good books.
Spain Prosecutor Accuses Radamel Falcao, Fabio Coentrao Of Hiding Millions
The Spanish prosecutor in Madrid said on Tuesday it had filed a lawsuit against soccer players Radamel Falcao and Fabio Coentrao, accusing them of hiding almost 7 million euros ($7.7 million) from the tax office between 2012 and 2014.
Manchester City Will Have to be Better Next Season, Says Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola said Manchester City's home form must improve next season if they are to challenge for honours after they beat West Bromwich Albion in their last home game.
Jose Mourinho Bemoans Fixture Congestion Ahead of Saints Clash
Manchester United's squad has been stretched to the breaking point by the demands placed on the club by an extended run in Europe's second-tier club competition, according to manager Jose Mourinho.
Man City Beats West Brom 3-1; At the Brink Of UCL Spot
Manchester City moved back into third place and almost guaranteed Champions League qualification thanks to a 3-1 home victory against West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday at the Etihad Stadium.
Arsenal Take Top-Four Race to Last Day of Season
The race for the final two tickets to next season's Champions League will go to the wire after Arsenal retained their slim hopes of finishing in the Premier League's top four thanks to a late burst from Alexis Sanchez against Sunderland on Tuesday.
Italian Open: Andy Murray Ousted, Novak Djokovic Eases Through
Defending champion and world number one Andy Murray was swept aside by home favourite Fabio Fognini at the Italian Open on Tuesday, being completely outplayed in a 6-2 6-4 defeat.
French Open had "Moral Responsibility" to Deny Sharapova Wildcard, Says Federation President
The president of the French tennis federation (FFT) said he had a moral responsibility to deny Maria Sharapova a wild card invitation to this month's French Open as the sport continues its fight against doping.
Maria Sharapova Denied French Open Wildcard
Twice former champion Maria Sharapova was surprisingly denied a wildcard into the French Open on Tuesday - ending intense speculation about her place in the claycourt slam since she returned from a 15-month doping ban.
Former National champion Boxer Dennis Swamy Passes Away
Former national champion boxer Dennis Swamy today passed away in Hyderabad after suffering a stroke.
Brawn Willing to Work with MotoGP on F1 Calendar
Formula One has sounded out MotoGP for cooperation and advice as the sport embarks on a period of change under new owners Liberty Media.
SAFF Championship in Hot Water After India Seeks Postponement
The SAFF Championship football tournament is in hot water after India, one of the participants, requested the competition's organisers to postpone the meet by a few months due to the Indian Super League (ISL).
Zidane Insists Real Madrid Aren't Taking La Liga Triumph for Granted
Zinedine Zidane insisted his Real Madrid stars don't feel like champions yet, as his side close in on a potential double.
Harikrishna Settles for Draw With Inarkeiv
Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna put up a spirited show to share the spoils with Russian GM Ernesto Inarkeiv in the fourth round of the Moscow FIDE Grand Prixplayed here today.
Fight For 2024 Olympic Set to Go To the Wire
The fight between Los Angeles and Paris to host the 2024 Summer Olympics is set to go down to the wire after the head of the IOC's inspection team heapedlavish praise on both cities.
Manchester United Raise Profit Forecast, With Champions League In Sight
English Premier League soccer club Manchester United raised its full-year revenue and profit forecast for 2016-17 as it prepares for the Europa League final next week.
Hockey: New Zealand thrash India 8-2 in second match
New Zealand showed class as they thrashed India eves 8-2 in the second match of the five-match series here on Tuesday.
Mohun Bagan to Face Bengaluru FC in AFC Cup Before Big Fed Cup Final
In what will be pre-cursor to the high-octane Federation Cup final, Mohun Bagan and Bengaluru FC will have an ideal 'dress rehearsal' when they square off inan inconsequential AFC Cup group league encounter on Wednesday.
PV Sindhu to be Andhra's Sports Ambassador, Hints Government
The Andhra Pradesh Legislature today passed a Bill to appoint Olympics silver medal winning shuttler P V Sindhu as a Group-1 officer in the government, by amending the state public services Act.
John Terry to Consider Retirement after Chelsea's Title Triumph?
Chelsea captain John Terry is assessing whether to retire from football after the Premier League champions' final game of the season against Sunderland on Sunday.
Bayern, Barcelona Would have Sacked Me By Now: Guardiola
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola believes Bayern Munich and Barcelona would have sacked him if he had overseen a similar campaign to the one his Manchester City team have had at either of the European powerhouses.
Lebanon Pulls Out of Football Friendly Against India
Indian football team's international friendly against Lebanon to be played in Mumbai on June 7 has been cancelled after the West Asian nation pulled out of the contest, citing problems in the procurementof visas of its players.
Lewis Hamilton Loving the Intensity of Duel With Sebastian Vettel
Lewis Hamilton is enjoying the intensity of his Formula One rivalry with Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel, even if the Mercedes driver recognises that the smiles could suddenly turn sour.
J&K Goverment to Provide Rs 50 Lakh To Set Up Football Clubs
In a bid to boost sports activities, Jammu and Kashmir government will provide Rs 50 lakh each for establishment of football clubs in villagesacross the state.
Edinson Cavani Voted the Best Ligue 1 Footballer by Fellow Professionals
Paris St Germain striker Edinson Cavani was named the best Ligue 1 player of the season by his fellow professionals on Monday.
Ben Johnson Ad Slammed For 'Glorifying Drug Cheats'
A controversial commercial by an Australian sports betting company featuring disgraced sprinter Ben Johnson has been slammed by the government for glorifying drug cheats.
Terry In The Limelight For Good And Bad as His Chelsea Career Nears End
John Terry has had many highs and a few lows in his two decades at Chelsea, so it was fitting that he was both hero and villain in what was possibly his last full appearance for the club he joined as a 14-year-old schoolboy.
Alonso Begins IndyCar Crash Course With Practice Session
Fernando Alonso was back in an IndyCar and briefly at the top of the timing charts on Monday as the twice Formula One champion continued his buildup to the Indianapolis 500 later this month.
Chelsea Celebrate EPL Title Triumph By Defeating Watford
Departing captain John Terry led his Chelsea champions to a rip-roaring 4-3 victory over Watford on Monday, scoring the first goal on an evening of celebration, fireworks and streamers rather than vintage football at Stamford Bridge.
Maria Sharapova Targets Top Spot After Return To Action
Former world number one Maria Sharapova says she is not looking too far ahead after returning from a doping suspension but concedes she is eager to be competing for the biggest titles in tennis again.
Roger Federer to Skip French Open And Focus on Wimbledon
Roger Federer has pulled out of this month's French Open as he feels he needs to avoid playing on clay this season in order to prolong his career, the 18-times grand slam champion said on Monday.
Anas Smashes National Record, Qualifies for World Championships
Kerala quartermiler Muhammed Anas smashed the national record in men's 400m race en route to winning a gold medal at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix Athletics Meet on Monday.
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Carles Puyol Hands First Ticket
Spanish football legend Carles Puyol, on expected lines, attracted all the attention as the local organising committee of the FIFA U-17 World Cup kick-started the ticket sales.
World Number One Kerber Gets Injury Boost Ahead of French Open
World number one Angelique Kerber is confident the left hamstring injury she picked up at last week's Madrid Open will not threaten her French Open hopes.
Lewis Hamilton Win Set Up by 'Magic Call': Mercedes Chief
Mercedes team chief Toto Wolff says "a magic call" in strategy set up Lewis Hamilton's dramatic Spanish Grand Prix victory over Sebastian Vettel.
Guardiola Wants Winning Send-off for City Stalwart Zabaleta
Pablo Zabaleta deserves a victorious finale to mark the end of his nine-year Manchester City career, manager Pep Guardiola said on Monday.
Rome Masters: Maria Sharapova Wins Opening Match
Maria Sharapova broke seven times to win her opening match at the Rome Masters on Monday, with the Russian wild card advancing over American Christina McHale 6-4, 6-2.
Djokovic Searches For Lost 'Mojo' Ahead Of Rome Masters
World number two Novak Djokovic said he lost motivation after winning the French Open to complete a career grand slam last year, but now feels he is on the right path to rediscover his "mojo".