Dubai Open: Roger Federer Eases into Round Two
Roger Federer breezed back into action to reach the second round of the Dubai Open with a straightforward 6-1 6-3 over erratic Frenchman Benoit Paire on Monday.
Real Madrid, Barcelona Set to Resume Race to La Liga Glory
Real host Las Palmas while Barca, a point behind in second place, are at home to Sporting.
Kidambi Srikanth Eyes German Open Crown
On a comeback trail after recovering from an ankle injury, India's Kidambi Srikanth will be looking for his first title of the season when he begins his campaign at the German Grand Prix Gold starting here from Tuesday.
JK Himalayan Drive: Asgar Ali Leads After Second Leg
Overnight leaders Asgar Ali and his navigator Muhammad Mustafa held on to their lead after the second leg of the JK Tyre Himalayan Drive here on Monday.
I Want to Help Indian Players Become More Professional: Sharath Kamal
Sharath Kamal, one of the finest table tennis players India has ever produced, wants budding talent to approach the sport more professionally and is prepared to extend a helping hand after he calls time on his illustrious career.
ISSF World Cup 2017: Ankur Mittal Wins Silver in Men's Double Trap
The 24-year-old scored 74 points in the final to stand second on the podium.
Confused Crystal Palace Fans Accidentally Vandalise Own Team Bus
Crystal Palace supporters inadvertently vandalised their own team's bus thinking it belonged to Middlesbrough prior to the Premier League clash between the relegation rivals on Saturday.
ISSF World Cup: Jitu Rai, Heena Sidhu Win 10m Pistol Mixed Team Gold
India's ace shooters Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu gave India its second medal in the ongoing ISSF World Cup in New Delhi by clinching gold in 10m pistol mixed team event at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range on Monday.
Yaya Toure Unsure Over Manchester City Future
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has no doubts he will carry on playing next season but the 33-year-old is unsure whether he will still be at the Etihad Stadium.
Mature Cesc Fabregas Enjoys Challenge of Fighting for Place
Cesc Fabregas is not one to shy away from a challenge and the Chelsea midfielder says he will bank on his experience to nail down a first team spot after making his 300th Premier League appearances in Saturday's 3-1 win over Swansea City.
Mohamed Hussamuddin Wins Silver at 68th Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament
Mohamed Hussamuddin lost a closely-contested final to settle for a silver medal as India signed off with three medals at the 68th Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.
Austrian Dominic Thiem Takes Rio Open in Straight Sets
Austrian Dominic Thiem secured his eighth ATP title with a 7-5 6-4 win over Pablo Carreno Busta in the final of the Rio Open on Sunday.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Dispatches Lucas Pouille to Win Open 13 Title
Second-seeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won a second title in as many weeks by defeating fellow Frenchman Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-4 Sunday in the Open 13 final.
La Liga: Zinedine Zidane Hails Isco and Alvaro Morata After Real Madrid's win Over Villarreal
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hailed the impact of Isco and Alvaro Morata off the bench as the European champions came from 2-0 down at Villarreal on Sunday to win 3-2.
Jack Sock Takes Delray Beach Title as Injured Milos Raonic Withdraws
Jack Sock claimed his second ATP title of 2017 on Sunday as top-seeded Milos Raonic withdrew before the Delray Beach Open final with a torn hamstring.
Rickie Fowler Closes Deal, Wins Honda Classic By Four Strokes
American Rickie Fowler flirted with a late disaster before clinching a four-stroke victory at the $6.4 million Honda Classic in Florida on Sunday.
Ronaldo and Bale Help Madrid Stage Villarreal Fightback
Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo hauled Real Madrid back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Villarreal on Sunday and regain top spot in La Liga from Barcelona.
Benched Wayne Rooney Happy to Celebrate League Cup Glory
Manchester United forward Wayne Rooney might have been left on the bench for Sunday's League Cup final against Southampton, but that did not stop the star from taking to Twitter to post a celebration picture with his teammates after the victory.
'I Keep Doing It' Declares Wembley Hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic celebrated his League Cup final heroics in typically bullish style as the Manchester United star insisted he never doubted he would thrive in England.
Jose Mourinho Demands United Trophy Charge After League Cup Glory
Jose Mourinho has challenged his Manchester United stars to use their dramatic League Cup final win against Southampton as a springboard to bigger prizes.
Zlatan Powers Manchester United to League Cup Glory
Zlatan Ibrahimovic sealed the first major silverware of Jose Mourinho's Manchester United reign and broke Southampton's hearts as the Swedish star's late goal clinched a dramatic 3-2 victory in Sunday's League Cup final.
Lionel Messi on Target as Barcelona Edge Atletico Madrid
All the goals came in the final half hour as Rafinha put Barcelona in front before Diego Godin's header quickly restored parity.
Harry Kane Nets Hat-Trick as Tottenham Go Second in League
Kane's treble took his tally to 17 league goals this season, while his first of the day at White Hart Lane was his 100th club goal.
HIL 2017: Kalinga Lancers Thrash Dabang Mumbai to Lift Maiden Title
Captain Moritz Furste's penalty corner brace powered Kalinga Lancers past Dabang Mumbai 4-1 in the final to clinch their maiden title in Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.
ISSF World Cup: Sanjeev Rajput, Chain Singh Disappoint
Sanjeev Rajput finished fifth in the mens 50m Rifle 3 Positions event on a disappointing day for Indians at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup here on Sunday.
HIL 2017: Mazzilli's Late Goal Gives UP Wizards Bronze Medal
Agustin Mazzilli's late strike helped Uttar Pradesh Wizards beat Delhi Waveriders 5-4 in the bronze medal match of the India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Sunday.
Mo Farah Insists 'I am a Clean Athlete'
Britain's four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah on Sunday insisted he was "a clean athlete" after a leaked United States Anti-Doping Agency report suggested that his coach had "almost certainly" broken anti-doping rules.
HIL 2017 Final, Kalinga Lancers vs Dabang Mumbai: As It Happened
Dabang Mumbai and Kalinga Lancers entered the finals of the fifth edition of Hockey India League by winning their respective semi-finals against Delhi Waveriders and Uttar Pradesh Wizards.
Boxing Federation of India to Host First Ever AIBA Commissions In India
Continuing India's return to the international boxing fold after the formation of a new federation, the sports world governing body AIBA has reached India for the 71st Commissions Meeting, which is all set to start on Sunday in Greater Noida.
Manny Pacquiao to Fight Britain's Amir Khan in 'Super Fight'
Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and British fighter Amir Khan confirmed separately on Sunday that they would face each other on April 23 after weeks of conflicting reports.
Heartbreak for Harika, 3rd Bronze at World Championship
Indian GM Dronavali Harika won her third bronze medal in a row after a heartbreaking defeat against Tan Zhongyi of China in a semi-final tie-breaker at the World Women's Chess Championship.
Sevilla Beat Rivals Betis to go Joint Top of La Liga
Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli hailed his side's second-half "rebellion" to take the spoils once more in the Seville derby with a 2-1 win over Real Betis on Saturday and move joint top of La Liga.
PV Sindhu Says All England is Like Any Other Super Series for Her
Rio Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu doesn't want to attach any special significance to the upcoming All England Championship and said she would be treating the prestigious premier event like any other Super Series tournament.
Irrepressible Lukaku Reaches Everton Landmark
Romelu Lukaku became Everton's joint highest Premier League scorer on Saturday and the powerful striker is showing no signs of slowing down as he leads his team's bid to qualify for European competition.
US Anti-Doping Agency Confirms Salazar Dossier
The United States Anti-Doping Agency on Saturday confirmed it had compiled a dossier on controversial coach Alberto Salazar following a report accusing the athletics guru of dangerously using drugs to boost the performance of his athletes.
Jamie Vardy Denies Rift With Axed Ranieri
Jamie Vardy has slammed claims a breakdown in his relationship with Claudio Ranieri played a key role in the Leicester manager's shock sacking.
Chelsea Surge 11 Points Clear at the Top of the Premier League
Chelsea surged 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League as Pedro inspired a 3-1 win over Swansea, while Leicester's gloom deepened as the troubled champions plunged into the relegation zone on Saturday.
Lewandowski Nets Hat-Trick As Bayern Munich Thump Hamburg 8-0
Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski scored a hat-trick as the Bundesliga leaders obliterated Hamburg SV 8-0 on Saturday to stay five points clear at the top and equal their opponents' heaviest league defeat.
I-League 2017: Robin Singh's Brace Helps East Bengal Thrash Bengaluru
Robin Singh struck twice as East Bengal trounced hosts Bengaluru FC 3-1 in an ill-tempered match in the tenth round of Hero I-League at Sree Kanteerava Stadium here on Saturday.
HIL 2017: Dabang Mumbai to Face Kalinga Lancers in Final
Dabang Mumbai and Kalinga Lancers entered the finals of the fifth edition of Coal India Hockey India League by winning their respective semi-finals against Delhi Waveriders and Uttar Pradesh Wizards at the Sector 42 Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
Paul Scholes Wants Pep Guardiola to Coach England
Former England midfielder Paul Scholes would like Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola to take charge of the England team one day, he said in an interview published on Saturday.
HIL 2017: Goalkeeper Charter Propels Kalinga into the Final
Andrew Charter put up a superb show under the bar to guide Kalinga Lancers to their second consecutive final of the Hockey India League (HIL) as they prevailed over Uttar Pradesh Wizards 4-3 (4-4) via penalty shoot-out at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
HIL 2017, Dabang Mumbai vs Delhi Waveriders, Semi-final: As It Happened
Catch all the action from the second semi-final of the Hockey India League between Mumbai and Delhi with our Live blog.
HIL 2017, Kalinga Lancers vs UP Wizards, Semi-final: As It Happened
Catch all the action from the first semi-final of the Hockey India League between Kalinga Lancers and UP Wizards with our Live blog.
'Are You Muslim?' Official Asks Boxer Muhammad Ali's Son at Airport
A lawyer says the son of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali was detained by immigration officials at a Florida airport.
Football Legend Pele's Son to Serve Drug-related Prison Sentence
The son of soccer great Pele turned himself in to police on Friday after a court ruled he must serve almost 13 years of a 33-year drug-trafficking sentence, his lawyer said.
Milos Raonic Defeats Kyle Edmund to Reach Delray Beach Semis
Top seed Milos Raonic booked his semi-final berth at the ATP Tour's Delray Beach Open by rallying to beat Britain's Kyle Edmund 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 on Stadium Court Friday.
League Cup Glory Key to Jose Mourinho's Manchester United Revolution
Jose Mourinho has challenged Manchester United's stars to prove his revolution is on track by winning the first major silverware of his reign in Sunday's League Cup final against Southampton.
Ryan Palmer, Wesley Bryan share halfway lead at PGA National
With things looking up on the home front, where his wife is rebounding from cancer, Ryan Palmer is eyeing a reversal of fortunes at PGA National as well.
Jose Mourinho Won't Let Emotion Cloud Wayne Rooney Decision
Jose Mourinho won't let his heart rule his head as the Manchester United manager ponders handing Wayne Rooney a start in the League Cup Final against Southampton on Sunday.
Diego Simeone Seeks First La Liga Win over Barcelona in His 300th Game
The toughness and guile that made Diego Simeone a great player has been there for all to see in his time as manager of Atletico Madrid, and the Argentinian marks his 300th game at the club with a major challenge on Sunday against Barcelona.
My Dream Has Died, Says Sacked Claudio Ranieri
The Italian was fired on Thursday with Leicester one place and one point above the relegation zone.
HIL 2017: Dabang Mumbai Eye Delhi Scalp in Semi-Finals
Maiden semi-finalists Dabang Mumbai will look to extend their dream campaign into the final of the Hockey India League (HIL) when they face former champions Delhi Waveriders in a last four battle at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
Jose Mourinho happy With Wayne Rooney's Decision to Stay
United manager Mourinho was impressed with the way England forward Rooney handled rumours of a possible lucrative move to the Chinese Super League.
HIL 2017: UP Wizards Aim to Break Semi-Final Jinx, Face Kalinga
Roelant Oltmans-coached UP Wizards have lost three semi-finals in the first three editions and against last edition's runners-up Kalinga, they will be desperate to seal a final spot for the first time.
Europa League Draw: Manchester United to Face Rostov in Last-16
Jose Mourinho's side beat French club Saint-Etienne 4-0 on aggregate in the last 32. The English club will travel to Russia on Thursday, March 9 with the second leg a week later on March 16.
Claudio Ranieri Sacking Shows How Heartless Modern Day Football Is
The foxes are languishing just above the relegation zone, out of the League and FA cup, on the verge of exit in the Champions League and 'The Tinkerman’ has been relieved of his duty. Yes, Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri is gone! The league winning coach has got the boot with few months still to go in the season.
Indian Athletes Can Dominate Kenyans, Ethiopians in Future: Haile Gebrselassie
Two-time Olympic gold medallist long distance runner Haile Gebrselassie on Friday predicted that Indian atheltes will outshine their Kenyan, Ethiopian and other African counterparts on the track in the coming days.
Harika Dronavalli Loses First Game, Faces Ouster Threat at World Chess Championship
Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli lost momentum and went down to Tan Zhongyi of China in the first semifinal game of the world women's chess championship.
ISSF World Cup: Pooja Ghatkar Clinches Bronze in 10m Air Rifle Event
Pooja Ghatkar overcame some technical issues to clinch the women's 10m air rifle bronze medal as India opened their account on a positive note in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup here on Friday.
Delray Beach Open: Juan Martin Del Potro Books Quarter-final Clash With Sam Querrey
Juan Martin Del Potro turned back a challenge by Damir Dzumhur Thursday to book a quarter-final clash with defending champion Sam Querrey at the ATP Delray Beach Open.
Antonio Conte Hopes Eddie Jones Talk Will Benefit Chelsea
Chelsea manager Antonio Conte will hope to take inspiration from England rugby union coach Eddie Jones when his Premier League leaders face Swansea City at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.
Eden Hazard Warns Chelsea; Leicester Face Liverpool Storm
Eden Hazard has warned Chelsea not to lose their focus as the runaway Premier League leaders approach the final furlong in the title race, while crisis-torn champions Leicester face up to life without sacked boss Claudio Ranieri.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United Top Chinese Internet Tables
Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo is comfortably the most influential soccer player online in China, while Manchester United are the most dominant club, according to a report.
Ten-man Tottenham Hotspur Exit Europa League, Lyon in Seventh Heaven
Tottenham Hotspur's Europa League hopes were crushed by mid-table Belgian side Gent, who booked their spot in the last 16 with a 2-2 draw at Wembley on Thursday as the hosts paid the penalty for Dele Alli's first-half red card.
Gary Lineker Laments 'Unforgivable' Claudio Ranieri Exit
Former Leicester City and England striker Gary Lineker said the club had taken an "unforgivable" decision in sacking manager Claudio Ranieri on Thursday, less than a year after he led them to a shock Premier League title success.
Angelique Kerber Into Dubai Semis, Stays on Target for Top Spot
Angelique Kerber hammered out a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of Ana Konjuh on Thursday to stay in contention for a return to the top WTA ranking at the Dubai Tennis Championships.
Lewis Hamilton Says F1 Must Embrace Social Media
Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton urged Formula One's new rulers Liberty Media to bring the sport up to date on Thursday by opening it up to social media.
Premier League Champions Leicester City Sack Manager Claudio Ranieri
Claudio Ranieri has been sacked as manager of Leicester City just months after leading the club to a remarkable Premier League title triumph, the Midlands side announced Thursday.
Wayne Rooney Ends China Rumours, to Stay at Manchester United
Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will stay at the club, he said in a statement on Thursday, ending speculation that he could move to China.
ISSF World Cup: New-Look Indian Shooting Team Eyes Glory
For years, it has been the hugely successful duo of Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang that would, on most occasions, start India's campaign in major international tournaments.
Lewis Hamilton Hails 'Awesome' New Mercedes W08 Car
"It felt incredible," added the Briton, who finished runner-up last season behind now-retired team mate Nico Rosberg despite winning more of the 21 races.
AIFF Panel Member Not Happy With U-17 Coach Selection Process
The All India Football Federation has named Portuguese Luis Norton de Matos as its "number one choice" to succeed Nicolai Adam who was sacked earlier this month following complaints of physical and verbal abuse by the players.
FIFA U-17 World Cup: 'No Question of Delhi Not Hosting Matches'
With Diwali slated October 19 this year, the air quality is a big concern for FIFA local organising committee after smog led to cancellation of two national championship cricket matches last year.
FIH Awards: Dohmen, Naomi Van As Win Player of the Year Awards
Belgium captain and Olympic silver medallist John-John Dohmen and Netherlands' Naomi van As won the International Hockey Federation's (FIH) male and female Player of the Year (2016) awards respectively
Wayne Rooney Edges Closer to Chinese Super League
Rooney, 31, has been sidelined by manager Jose Mourinho heightening expectations he could leave United for the mega-rich Chinese Super League.
Harika Dronavalli Enters Semis of World Chess Championship
Indian Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli came out strongly yet again in the rapid tiebreaker and put it across Nana Dzagnidze of Georgia to enter the semi-finals of the World Women Chess Championship for the third time in a row.
Budapest 2024 Games Bid 'Dream' Dropped
Budapest has become the latest city to drop out of the race to host the 2024 Olympic Games, after a petition garnered enough signatures to force a referendum on their bid.
Stephen Constantine and Indian Team Go Go-Karting
With an aim to manage stress and allow the young footballers to have some fun time, head coach of the Indian senior national team Stephen Constantine took the Under-17 World Cup probables for a Go Karting session.
Africa Tells FIFA It Wants 10 Places at Expanded World Cup
Africa wants at least 10 spots in the 48-team World Cup that FIFA president Gianni Infantino has proposed from 2026 as the continent gave a ringing endorsement to the expansion plans.
Jose Mourinho Unhappy About Timing of United's FA Cup Chelsea Clash
Jose Mourinho's delight at Manchester United's progress to the last 16 of the Europa League has been tempered by the timing of their FA Cup quarter-final against Chelsea, with the manager criticising the tie being scheduled for a Monday.
Manny Pacquiao 'In Negotiations' To Fight Amir Khan
Philippine boxing hero Manny Pacquiao on Thursday said he was "in negotiations" to face British fighter Amir Khan, after weeks of conflicting reports over his next bout.
Jose Mourinho Worried About Distant Euro Draw
As Manchester United continue to battle on four fronts, wracking up too many air miles is proving a concern to manager Jose Mourinho.
Lionel Messi Happy at Barcelona, Says Argentina Coach
Lionel Messi could not be happier than at Barcelona, and can crown his status as an all time great by winning the World Cup with Argentina, national coach Edgardo Bauza said.
Adam Lallana Extends Liverpool Deal
England midfielder Adam Lallana has signed a contract extension with Liverpool, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.
Europa League: Mkhitaryan Secures Manchester United Progress Despite Injury
Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored but was then forced off with a hamstring injury as Manchester United cruised into the Europa League last 16 with a 1-0 win at St Etienne on Wednesday.
Vijay Mallya Dreams Big as Force India Eye Top Three Finish
Vijay Mallya has promised Force India will "dream big" as they look to break into the top three of Formula One this season.
Leaders Real Madrid Stunned by Struggling Valencia in La Liga
Real Madrid suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat at struggling Valencia on Wednesday as they missed the opportunity to extend their lead at the top of La Liga after losing for only the second time in the league this season.
Champions League: Pjaca, Alves Strikes Lift Juventus Past Depleted Porto
Croatian starlet Marko Pjaca and Dani Alves came off the bench to strike late as Juventus overcame 10-man Porto 2-0 in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Wednesday.
Champions League: Vardy Gives Leicester Hope in Sevilla Defeat
Jamie Vardy's first Champions League goal gave Leicester City a lifeline in their last 16 tie despite going down 2-1 to Sevilla in Wednesday's first leg.
HIL 2017: UP Wizards Seal Semi-final Spot After 4-4 Draw Against Dabang Mumbai
Uttar Pradesh Wizards and Dabang Mumbai played out a 4-4 draw as the hosts sealed a spot in the semi-finals of the Hockey India League (HIL) here on Wednesday.
Liverpool Announce Plans to Leave Melwood for Kirkby
English Premier League side Liverpool announced plans on Wednesday that will see the first team leave their long-time training base in Melwood and move to a redeveloped site in Kirkby, where their youth academy is located.
New Zealand, New Caledonia Qualify for FIFA U-17 World Cup
New Zealand and New Caledonia will represent Oceania at the Under-17 Football World Cup to be held in India in October after the pair won their respective semifinals at the OFC Championship in Tahiti.
Gaurav Chaudhary Wins, Shiva Thapa Loses at Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament
The Indian boxers' campaign was off to a mixed start with one win and two losses on the opening day of the 68th Strandja Memorial Tournament in Sofia, Bulgaria.
FIFA U-17 World Cup: Delhi May Lose Out On Mega Event Due to Pollution
FIFA could pull Under-17 World Cup matches out of New Delhi because of concerns over air quality in the world's most polluted capital city, the tournament director said.
AFC Cup: Mohun Bagan Hold Club Valencia of Maldives
Mohun Bagan rode on Darryl Duffy's early strike to garner a point against the Maldivian Club Valencia in an AFC Cup playoff football game here on Tuesday.
Manchester City will learn from Monaco thriller: Pep Guardiola
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said the experience of Tuesday's exhilarating 5-3 Champions League victory over Monaco would stand his side in good stead in the competition.
Champions League: Griezmann scores as Atletico beat Leverkusen 4-2
Antoine Griezmann was among the scorers for Atletico Madrid as they weathered a late storm against Bayer Leverkusen on Tuesday to claim a 4-2 victory in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
Champions League: Sergio Aguero stars as Man City sink Monaco in 8-Goal Thriller
Sergio Aguero starred as Manchester City beat Monaco 5-3 in a breathless and dizzyingly end-to-end Champions League last 16 first-leg encounter at a rocking Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.
HIL 2017: Delhi Waveriders Enter Semis Despite 2-6 Loss to Ranchi Rays
Ranchi Rays hammered Delhi Waveriders 6-2 but couldnt stop the capital outfit from entering the semi-finals of the Hockey India League (HIL) on better goal difference at the Shivaji Stadium here on Tuesday.
Wayne Rooney Returns to Manchester United Training
Manchester United's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney returned to training on Tuesday having missed the last four matches with a muscular injury.
Age-defying Iker Casillas, Gianluigi Buffon Renew Rivalry
Goalkeeping icons Iker Casillas and Gianluigi Buffon will renew a rivalry going back almost two decades when Porto host Juventus in Wednesday's Champions League last 16.
I Was Shaken But I Know I Am Innocent: Sanjeev Rajput
India's ace rifle shooter Sanjeev Rajput has finally broken his silence on an allegation of rape against him and said he has been falsely implicated in a case which has shaken his world.
Boxers Diwakar Prasad, Pawan Maan Follow Vijender's Footsteps, Turn Pro
After big names like Beijing Olympians Vijender Singh and Akhil Kumar turned professional boxers, two more pugilists have joined the list.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: A Hero That Old Trafford Longed Since Eric Cantona
Such has been Ibra’s impact that Manchester United’s most decorated player — Ryan Giggs — was forced to compare him to former United captain Eric Cantona.
Champions League: Manchester City to Miss Kompany Against Monaco
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany will miss their Champions League last-16, first leg clash at home to Monaco on Tuesday because of injury, said manager Pep Guardiola.
Wayne Rooney Could Miss League Cup Final Due to Injury
Rooney, United's all-time top scorer, has not played since the start of February and missed Sunday's FA Cup fifth-round win over Blackburn Rovers.
Federer wants Nadal as Laver Cup doubles partner
Roger Federer has revealed that he wants to join forces in doubles with arch rival Rafael Nadal at the inaugural Laver Cup.
Gerard Pique annoyed by Barca fans' booing of coach Luis Enrique
Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has criticised the fans who booed manager Luis Enrique and the players in Sunday's laboured 2-1 home win over Leganes in La Liga as having a short-term memory.
Ton-up Walcott Ends Sutton's FA Cup Dream
Theo Walcott scored his 100th Arsenal goal as Arsene Wenger's side ended non-league minnows Sutton United's FA Cup fairytale with a 2-0 victory in the FA Cup on Monday.
HIL 2017: Punjab Warriors Pip UP Wizards 1-0 But Out of Semis Race
Defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors edged Uttar Pradesh Wizards 1-0 but couldn't keep themselves in contention to reach the semi-finals of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Shivaji Stadium here on Monday.
Dani Alves Says Barcelona Directors Have 'No Idea How To Treat Players'
Brazilian right back Dani Alves has slammed Barcelona directors for their treatment of him during his final seasons with the Spanish club.
Pep Guardiola Keen to Keep Peace With Sergio Aguero
Pep Guardiola insists his relationship with Sergio Aguero remains strong despite mounting speculation over the Manchester City striker's future since the arrival of Gabriel Jesus.
Carlo Ancelotti Must Explain Explicit Gesture
Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has been asked to explain how he lost his calm and stuck a finger up at a group of Hertha Berlin fans at the weekend.
Former Mohun Bagan Goalkeeper Shibaji Banerjee Passes Away
Former Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Shibaji Banerjee on Monday passed away at his Kolkata residence after suffering a massive cardiac arrest.
Manchester United's Marcus Rashford Targets Chelsea Revenge Mission
Marcus Rashford insists Manchester United will be on a revenge mission when they face Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals at Stamford Bridge.
Andy Murray Maintains Top Spot in ATP Rankings
Andy Murray stayed at the top of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) men's singles rankings released on Monday, with 11,540 points.
Egypt's Top Court Upholds 10 Death Sentences Over Football Violence
Egypt's top court upheld death sentences for 10 men on Monday for their part in Egypt's worst violence at a football stadium, in which more than 70 fans were killed in February 2012.
Barcelona Captain Andres Iniesta Backs Coach After Fans Vent Frustration
Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta and the club's president have rallied behind coach Luis Enrique after fans vented their frustration at a tough week with boos during their 2-1 home win in La Liga on Sunday.
Williams Retain Paul Di Resta as Reserve Driver
Britain's Paul Di Resta will continue as reserve driver for Williams this season, the Formula One team announced on Monday.
Mercedes Boss Toto Wolff Signs New Deal
Mercedes Formula One team boss Toto Wolff and Niki Lauda have extended their deals with the world champions until at least 2020.
Dronavalli Harika in Quarterfinals of World Women's Chess Championship
Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika made it to the quarterfinals of World Women's Chess Championship after defeating Sopiko Guramishvili of Georgia 3.5-2.5 in the second set of tie-break games.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Powers Manchester United to FA Cup Quarters
Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic came off the bench to score the winner as they recovered from an early deficit to beat Championship strugglers Blackburn Rovers 2-1 away in the FA Cup fifth round on Sunday.
Harry Kane Hat-Trick Puts Tottenham in FA Cup Quarters
Harry Kane's hat-trick turned Tottenham Hotspur's potentially tricky FA Cup fifth-round tie at Championship side Fulham into a Sunday stroll by the River Thames as they sauntered to a 3-0 victory at Craven Cottage.
Lionel Messi Scores Brace Against Leganes to Keep Barcelona Title Hopes Alive
Lionel Messi's late penalty saw bedraggled Barcelona scrape a 2-1 victory over Leganes on Sunday at a divided Nou Camp as the La Liga champions looked as if they had still not recovered from their harrowing midweek defeat against Paris St Germain.
HIL 2017: Delhi, UP Wizards Play Draw, Move Closer Towards Semis
Delhi Waveriders and Uttar Pradesh Wizards played out a 1-1 draw as they moved towards qualifying for the semi-finals of Hockey India League (HIL) at the Shivaji Stadium here on Sunday.
Aditi Ashok Finishes Tied-52 at Australian Open
Aditi, who is making her first LPGA appearance in 2017, had rounds of 74-70-78-73 to finish at three-over 295.
I-League 2017: Minerva Beat Churchill Brothers in Nine-Goal Thriller
Top division newcomers Minerva Punjab FC recorded the second victory of their campaign, edging past former champions Churchill Brothers 5-4 in a rip-roaring I-League encounter at the Tilak Maidan here on Sunday.
Kompany Report Buoys Guardiola After Cup Stalemate
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted Vincent Kompany had not suffered a serious injury setback after the captain missed Saturday’s goalless FA Cup draw at Huddersfield Town.
Arsene Wenger Says He'd Prefer to Stay at Arsenal
Arsene Wenger has revealed he wants to stay in football management long-term and has indicated for the first time he would like to extend his spell as Arsenal's manager.
Chelsea's Pedro, Costa Muzzle Wolves in FA Cup
Second-half goals from Pedro and Diego Costa earned Premier League leaders Chelsea a 2-0 win in a difficult FA Cup fifth-round tie at second-tier Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix: Mo Farah Bows Out With European Record
Farah, Britain's four-times Olympic champion, plans to focus on road racing after the outdoor world championships in London in August when he will say his final farewell to the track.
FA Cup: Lacklustre Manchester City Held by Huddersfield
Pep Guardiola's side struggled to find any tempo against Huddersfield and must now try again at the Etihad Stadium to book their place in the quarter-finals.
Gareth Bale Back With a Bang as Real Madrid Extend Lead
Gareth Bale made an instant impact on his return from injury as Real Madrid extended their lead at the top of La Liga to four points with a 2-0 win over Espanyol on Saturday.
FA Cup: Third-Tier Millwall Upset Premier League Champs Leicester
Third-tier Millwall's FA Cup fairytale continued on Saturday as they stunned struggling Premier League champions Leicester City 1-0 in a major fifth-round upset.
Robert Lewandowski Strikes Late to Rescue Bayern Munich in Berlin
Bayern were seconds away from only their second league defeat this season when Lewandowski fired home his 24th goal in all competitons to cancel out Vedad Ibisevic's first-half strike at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.
I-League 2017: Bengaluru Draw With Mumbai FC to Continue Winless Run
Bengaluru, currently fourth on the table, are now without a win in six games, having garnered 13 points from nine outings.
HIL 2017: Kalinga Thrash Punjab 7-0 to Enter Semis
A determined Kalinga Lancers qualified for the semi-finals of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) as they whipped past defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors 7-0 at the Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
FA Cup: Lincoln City Stun Burnley to Enter Quarters
Minor league Lincoln City produced a huge FA Cup shock to beat top-flight Burnley 1-0 and reach the quarter-finals for the first time in their history on Saturday.
Kevin Gameiro Slams Hat-Trick in Five Minutes as Atletico Beat Gijon
Kevin Gameiro came off the bench to score a hat-trick in the space of five minutes to fire Atletico Madrid to a 4-1 win over struggling Sporting Gijon in La Liga on Saturday that kept them fourth in the standings.
India Open: Achanta Sharath Kamal Storms Into Semis
The seven-time national champion and World No. 62 had to pull out his prime defensive game to outwit and outlast Drinkall, a multiple medal winner in the last two Commonwealth Games.
Akhil Kumar, Jitender Kumar Set for 6 Professional Bouts This Year
While Akhil would be competing in the super lightweight category, Jitender would be seen fighting in the super featherweight division.
Former Manchester United Star Yorke Denied Entry Into US
Former Manchester United's treble winning striker Dwight Yorke has been denied entry to the United States due to a visa problem stemming from an Iranian stamp on his passport received after having represented the "World Stars" in a charity football match against "Iranian Stars" in Tehran in 2015.
Ex-US Gymnasts Detail Abuse Accusations Against Doctor
Three former members of the US national gymnastics team, including an Olympic medalist, have come forward to detail the sexual abuse they say was inflicted upon them by a former team doctor, CBS News reported.
Mo Farah Says Birmingham Will Be His Last Indoor Race
Mo Farah will end his indoor running career with a 5,000 metres at Saturday's Birmingham grand prix, the British Olympic champion said.
Jose Mourinho Says Foreign Managers Devalue FA Cup
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has suggested foreign managers are devaluing England's FA Cup by fielding under-strength teams that expose them to the risk of upsets.
Pep Guardiola Rules Out Barcelona Return
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he will never go back to Barcelona as their coach amid growing uncertainty about present incumbent Luis Enrique's future.
India Open: Achanta Sharath Kamal Enters Quarters
Indian star Achanta Sharath Kamal thrashed Yuto Muramatsu of Japan to cruise into the quarter-finals of the India Open table tennis tournament here on Friday.
HIL 2017: Delhi Hammer Punjab 6-1; Jump to Third Spot
Delhi Waveriders hammered Jaypee Punjab Warriors 6-1 to jump to the third spot and consign the defending champions to the bottom of the Hockey India League (HIL) at the Hockey Stadium here on Friday.
Luis Suarez says Barcelona Have Not Given Up on Champions League
"We are the best team in the world. If there is a team that can overturn this situation, it's Barcelona," added the Uruguayan.
Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus Out for 'Two to Three Months'
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola warned on Friday that teen sensation Gabriel Jesus could be out of action for up to three months and might not play again until next season.
PV Sindhu Attains Career-Best World No. 5 in BWF Rankings
Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu continued to reach new heights as she became the second Indian woman to break into the top 5 in the latest BWF World Rankings.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic Says He is Football's Indiana Jones
Zlatan Ibrahimovic compared himself to the action movie hero Indiana Jones after scoring his first hat-trick for Manchester United.
Sania Mirza Slams Media for Focusing on Tax Notice and Not Her Play
A day after she denied service tax evasion in response to notices last week issued by the Central Board of Excise and Customs, tennis ace Sania Mirza came down heavily on sections of the media for choosing to focus on negative news rather than her entry into the semi-finals in the ongoing Qatar Open.
Late Eagle Ensures Plucky Aditi Ashok Make Cut at Australian Open
India's Aditi Ashok turned in a plucky performance to make the halfway cut in her first LPGA event of 2017, as she shot three-under 70 to place herself in tied 39th place at the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open golf tournament, here.
India Go Down to Thailand in Asia Mixed Team Championship
H S Prannoy and the men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy won their respective matches but India still suffered a narrow 2-3 loss to Thailand in the quarterfinals of the ROBOT Badminton Asia Mixed Team Championships here on Friday.
Usain Bolt Teammate Carter Appeals Against Olympic Doping Ruling
Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter, whose positive doping test cost Usain Bolt a relay gold medal in the 2008 Beijing Olympics, has appealed to the Court of Arbritration for Sport (CAS) asking that the Jamaican team be reinstated as 4x100m relay winners.
NBA Superstar Kevin Durant to Visit the Taj Mahal
Durant is currently in New Orleans for the 2017 All-Star weekend where he will make his eighth successive appearance at the 66th NBA All-Star Game on February 19.
World Women's Championship: Padmini, Harika Enter Pre-Quarters
Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika and International Master Padmini Rout remained on course for creating history by winning the tiebreaks of the second round and advanced to the last-16 stage of World Women's Chess Championship here.
India Open Table Tennis: Harmeet Desai Advances, Manika Batra Bows Out
Promising Indian paddler Harmeet Desai started his 2017 ITTF World Tour India Open table tennis tournament campaign on a positive note, registering a hard-fought 4-3 victory over 16th seeded Tristan Flore of France at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here on Thursday.
Memphis Open: Nikoloz Basilashvili Stuns Top Seed Ivo Karlovic To Enter Quarters
Georgia's Nikoloz Basilashvili upset Croatian top seed Ivo Karlovic 7-6 (7/2), 6-3, Thursday to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Memphis Open.
Chelsea Look to Avoid FA Cup Savaging by Wolverhampton Wanderers
Chelsea will look to avoid an FA Cup upset at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday with the mood still upbeat despite being held to a disappointing 1-1 draw at Burnley last Sunday.
Jose Mourinho Upbraids Unfocused Manchester United
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho accused his players of not showing an appropriate level of mental preparation during their 3-0 Europa League victory over Saint-Etienne.
Marin Cilic Downs Borna Coric to Make Rotterdam Last-eight
Top seed Marin Cilic reached his first quarter-final of 2017 on Thursday when he overcame Croatian compatriot Borna Coric 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 at the Rotterdam World Tennis event.
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil Is Being Made Scapegoat, Says Agent
German playmaker Mesut Ozil is not happy at being singled out for criticism over Arsenal's abject 5-1 thrashing by Bayern Munich in Wednesday's Champions League last 16 first leg, his agent said.
Europa League: Zlatan Ibrahimovic Nets Hat-trick as Manchester United Beat St Etienne 3-0
The goals continued to flow for Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and AS Roma's Edin Dzeko as they bagged hat-tricks to help their teams take commanding leads in the first legs of their Europa League last 32 ties on Thursday.
English Giants Manchester City Fined for Doping Rules Breach
Manchester City have been fined £35,000 ($44,000, 41,000 euros) after accepting they breached Football Association rules on anti-doping.
HIL 2017: Uttar Pradesh Wizards Beat Ranchi Rays 4-0
Uttar Pradesh Wizards defeated Ranchi Rays 4-0 in India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium here on Thursday.
Davis Cup 2017: Bengaluru to Host India, Uzbekistan Tie
Bengaluru will host the second round of the Asia/Oceania Group 1 tie between India and Uzbekistan which is due to start on April 7, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) announced on Thursday.
FIFA Plays Down Violence Fears at 2018 World Cup in Russia
The comments came ahead of the broadcast of a television documentary in Britain on Thursday in which Russian hardline fans are said to threaten trouble against English fans who go to the World Cup.
Table Tennis: Manika Batra Eyes India Open Glory
Manika Batra's Rio Olympics appearance was short-lived but India's young table tennis star is keen to make a mark at the ITTF World Tour India Open 2017, the country's biggest international event.
Pakistan Women's Rugby Team To Make International Debut
Pakistan's women's rugby team will make their international debut at the Asian Women's Rugby Sevens in Laos this weekend, determined to succeed despite a lack of funding.
Arsene Wenger's Arsenal Future to be Decided at Season End
Arsene Wenger's future as Arsenal manager will be decided at the end of the season, the BBC reported on Thursday without citing sources.
Lee Dixon Senses Arsene Wenger's Time at Arsenal Nearing End
Lee Dixon has joined the growing list of former Arsenal players sensing manager Arsene Wenger will call time on his 21-year spell at the north London club after yet another rollercoaster season.
Bayern Munich Played 'Fantastic' Football, Says Carlo Ancelotti
Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti heaped praised on his team after their 5-1 demolition of Arsenal in their Champions League round of 16 first leg on Wednesday following their most dominant performance of the season.
John Isner Fires 26 Aces to Beat Yoshihito Nishioka at Memphis Open
US second seed John Isner blasted 26 aces Wednesday in rallying to defeat Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 and advance to the ATP Memphis Open quarter-finals.
Eugenie Bouchard Pays Off Blind Date Bet at NBA Game
Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard paid off her lost Super Bowl bet Wednesday by joining blind date John Goehrke at a Brooklyn Nets NBA home game against Milwaukee.
Karim Benzema Makes Real Madrid Click: Zinedine Zidane
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane hailed the impact of Karim Benzema after his compatriot lifted the European champions from the early blow of conceding to beat Napoli 3-1 on Wednesday.
Carlo Ancelotti Backs Arsene Wenger to Beat Arsenal Slump
Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti has backed under-fire Arsene Wenger to lead Arsenal out of their slump, despite their "sensational" 5-1 Champions League thrashing in Germany.
We Collapsed, No Excuses, Says Arsenal Manager Arsene Wenger
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger admitted his side had "collapsed mentally" in their 5-1 Champions League rout by Bayern Munich on Wednesday.
Eugenie Bouchard Keeps Promise, Pays Off Blind Date Bet
Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard paid off her lost Super Bowl bet on Wednesday by joining blind date John Goehrke at a Brooklyn Nets NBA home game against Milwaukee.
Champions League: Bayern Munich Hand Arsenal 5-1 Rout
Arsene Wenger's future was plunged into further doubt on Wednesday as Thiago Alcantara inspired Bayern Munich to a 5-1 rout of hapless Arsenal to leave the Gunners facing a seventh straight Champions League last-16 exit.
Champions League: Real Madrid Bounce Back to Beat Napoli 3-1
Real Madrid shrugged off conceding an early away goal to take a huge step towards a seventh straight Champions League quarter-final as goals from Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos and Casemiro sealed a 3-1 win over Napoli on Wednesday.
Europa League: Pogba Brothers Turn Rivals in Last 32 Clash
A family football story born on the pitches of Paris's eastern suburbs arrives at Old Trafford on Thursday as brothers Paul and Florentin Pogba face off in the Europa League.
Tiger Woods Nursing Back Spasms, Advised to Limit Activities
Tiger Woods has been advised to limit his activities as he battles back spasms that have hindered his return to competition.
HIL 2017: Skipper Fuchs' Goal Guides Mumbai to 3-2 Win Over Delhi
German striker Fuchs' deflection from point-blank angle gave the visitors 3-2 win after Mandeep Singh's 44th-minute field goal had given the hosts the lead after the visitors were put ahead by a penalty corner conversion from Kieran Govers in the 24th minute.
Beyond The Hype, Unai Emery is Stoking a 'French Revolution' in Europe
Two majestic goals from Angel Di Maria, one from a free-kick, and poacher's finish from Edinson Cavani meant both the birthday boys had delivered a present not just to themselves but to their manager as well. Another one from Draxler, meant PSG and Emery had completed 4-0 thrashing of Barcelona and completed their comeback.
Police Called to Diego Maradona's Madrid Hotel
Spanish police were called to a Madrid hotel by concerned staff on Wednesday over an argument between former Argentine footballer Diego Maradona and his girlfriend.
Anthony Martial Impresses Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Manchester United
Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has heaped praise on team mate Anthony Martial for the professional and mature manner in which the forward has responded to recent criticism from manager Jose Mourinho.
Sadio Mane Urges Liverpool to Finish Season on the Front Foot
Liverpool must not dwell on their woeful start to 2017 but instead use it as motivation to turn their faltering season around, forward Sadio Mane has said.
Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier Refuses to Give Up on Premier League Title
Tottenham Hotspur will not give up on the Premier League title race midfielder Eric Dier has said, despite Saturday's loss at Liverpool leaving them 10 points behind table-toppers Chelsea.
I'm Leading a United Dressing Room, Says Leicester's Claudio Ranieri
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri said on Tuesday he was not unsettled by speculation about his future as the Premier League champions slip towards the relegation zone.
Champions League: Barcelona's Sergio Busquets Blames Tactics, Fitness for PSG Nightmare
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has criticised their tactical and physical frailties after a 4-0 thrashing at Paris St Germain in the last 16 left them on the brink of their earliest Champions League exit in a decade.
I Have No Reason to Stay in Athletics, Says Usain Bolt
Jamaican sprint great Usain Bolt says he has no regrets about his decision to retire from athletics in 2017 as he has accomplished everything he wants to in the sport.
Mesut Ozil Highly Focused for Bayern Game, Says Arsene Wenger
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil may be struggling for form but his manager Arsene Wenger would not be drawn into speculation that the Germany midfielder could be dropped for Wednesday's Champions League last 16, first leg at Bayern Munich.
Valtteri Bottas Believes He Can Beat Team-mate Lewis Hamilton
New Mercedes Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas has no intention of playing second fiddle to team mate Lewis Hamilton this season and believes he can emulate retired predecessor Nico Rosberg and beat the Briton.
Maria Sharapova Deserves Second Chance, Says Boris Becker
Boris Becker believes Maria Sharapova has paid her dues and deserves a second chance when she returns to tennis in April at the end of her 15-month doping ban.
Memphis Open: Darian King Upsets Bernard Tomic
Darian King of Barbados won his opening match at the Memphis Open, surprising fifth seeded Bernard Tomic 6-4, 6-4 to become the first player from his country to win an ATP Tour match.
Footballers Prone to Brain Damage: Study
Professional footballers are at heightened risk of developing a brain disease that can cause dementia and is usually found in boxers and American football players, a study published on Wednesday suggests.
PSG Defeat 'Disastrous' for Barcelona: Luis Enrique
Barcelona coach Luis Enrique admitted his side need a "heroic performance" in the return to stand any chance of overturning a humiliating 4-0 defeat to Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League last 16 first leg on Tuesday.