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London, Dec 25 : Portugal football team captain Cristiano Ronaldo has been voted as the number one footballer in the world overtaking Argentina skipper Lionel Messi for the top spot.
London, Dec 25 : Tembva Bavuma will make history as he is set to become the first black African specialist batsman who would play for South Africa in the second Test against West Indies that gets underway at St George's Park on Boxing Day.
Sydney, Dec 25 : Australia's stand-in captain Steve Smith has revealed that veteran seamer Ryan Harris would replace left-armer Mitchell Starc, while Queensland opener Joe Burns would come in at number six for the hosts in his debut Test on Boxing Day in Melbourne against India.
Sydney, Dec 25 : Former Australian Test great Matthew Hayden has tipped Australia to win the Boxing Day Test within four days and has backed Ryan Harris to come into the side for Mitchell Starc and make a huge difference.
London, Dec 25 : Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has claimed that his team holds the edge in the Boxing Day Test, saying that India's failure to intimidate the hosts has given his team a psychological advantage ahead of the match in Melbourne.
Johannesburg, Dec 25 : Australia's opening batsman David Warner has claimed that he has no plans to hold himself back from the chirpy exchanges with the opponents despite, as he branded his side's mental battles with the opposing team as banter, not sledging.
London, Dec 25 : Chelsea football team midfielder Nemanja Matic has backed his side to win a record quadruple, although no club has won the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup in the same season.
London, Dec 25 : British two-time world champion Amir Khan arrived in Pakistan on Wednesday to fulfill his promise of helping the victims who were attacked by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terrorists in a school in Peshawar.
Kolkata, Dec 24 : City football giants East Bengal has left behind all other clubs - both in ISL and I-League - in terms of "likes" on its official Facebook page.
New Delhi, Dec 24 : The Delhi High Court Wednesday issued notice to Boxing India on a PIL seeking directions to file an appeal against the International Boxing Association (AIBA) ban on boxer L. Sarita Devi.
Kolkata, Dec 24 : City football giants Mohun Bagan Wednesday roped in midfielder Denson Devadas on loan from Indian Super League (ISL) club Chennaiyin FC to boost their supply line ahead of their new season.
New Delhi, Dec 24 : Karnataka pacers Abhimanyu Mithun(5-31) and Vinay Kumar (2-37) shared seven wickets among them to bowl out Railways for a paltry 114 in their 2nd innings to set up a 136-run victory for their team in a Ranji Trophy Group B match here.
Rajahmundry (Andhra Pradesh), Dec 24 : The Petroleum Sports Promotion Board Academy (PSPBA) boys team retained its sub-junior section title beating Telangana 3-1 in the final of the 76th Cadet and Sub-Junior National Table Tennis Championships at the Cherukuri Convention Centre here Wednesday.
Mumbai, Dec 24 : Indian tennis star Leander Paes underwent a routine dope test conducted by National Anti-doping Agency (NADA) officials Wednesday.
Kolkata, Dec 24 : With an eye on developing infrastructure for the 2017 Under-17 World Cup, to be hosted by India, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday said her government was willing to give land to build an 'international standard' football stadium.
Johannesburg, Dec 24 : Veteran West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has extended his support towards his team following their dismal performance against South Africa in the first Test in Centurion last week.
London, Dec 24 : David Beckham has recently admitted that he loves Christmas and all the rituals attached to the festival.
By Sanu George, Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 24 : Barely a few weeks before the opening of the 35th National Games early next year in Kerala, Games' chief commissioner Jacob Punnoose has said the "practical difficulties" about the smooth organisation of the event are numerous, but not insurmountable.
Kolkata, Dec 24 : Iconic Indian footballer Bhaichung Bhutia and Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) director general Avinash Chander were conferred with honorary degrees by Jadavpur University at its 59th Annual convocation here.
Sydney, Dec 24 : Australian opener Chris Rogers, who would play his second home Test on Boxing Day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), has claimed that it is something one dreams of and cannot take away.
Johannesburg, Dec 24 : Manchester City football team manager Manuel Pellegrini has claimed that one never wins the title in December, as the Chilean is in a relaxed mood for Christmas with his side trailing current Premier League leaders Chelsea by three points.
Wellington, Dec 24 : Australia Opening batsman Chris Rogers has admitted that he was deeply affected in Brisbane after being struck on the back of the head while fielding at short leg during the second Test against India at the Gabba.
London, Dec 24 : With just seven weeks left for the Cricket World Cup to start, Zimbabwe all-rounder Malcolm Waller has been suspended from bowling over illegal action.
Johannesburg, Dec 24 : Pakistani-origin leg-spinner Imran Tahir has reportedly earned a recall to South Africa's Test squad ahead of the second match against the West Indies following an injury to Robin Peterson.
Johannesburg, Dec 24 : Suspended Pakistan off-spinners Saeed Ajmal and Mohammad Hafeez will come to India later this week to undergo an unofficial test in a bid to rectify their illegal bowling actions.
Sydney, Dec 24 : Disgraced former US cyclist Lance Armstrong has claimed that he would never cheat at golf because the sport has a code of honour which they never had in cycling.
Melbourne, Dec 24 : Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood Wednesday began playing mind games ahead of the crucial third Test beginning Boxing Day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground here, saying his team has the psychological edge over India.
Wellington, Dec 24 : New Zealand legend Sir Richard Hadlee feels that there is no need for sledging and abuse of players and officials in the modern-day cricket but the solidarity and spirit shown in the wake of Australian batsman Phillip Hughes' tragic demise has heartened him.
Sydney, Dec 24 : Australia batsman David Warner has asked his teammate Shane Watson to push on after being struck on the helmet during a training session for the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Melbourne, Dec 24 : Injured Australian opener David Warner, despite admitting he was yet not entirely pain-free, has declared himself fit for the Boxing Day Test against India.
Sydney, Dec 24 : Australia wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin is confident of returning to his run-scoring best at Boxing Day Test despite displaying a lackluster batting performance during the first two Tests.
Sydney, Dec 24 : Australian batsman Shaun Marsh hit his hand during net-practise for the Boxing Day Test and was led away by the team doctor as the cricketer became the latest injury scare for the hosts.
Wellington, Dec 24 : Veteran Australian batsman Michael Clarke's hopes of leading his country at next year's World Cup are still alive as the cricketer revealed that his recovery from surgery on his torn hamstring is still progressing as expected.
Sydney, Dec 24 : Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke has claimed that he hopes out of form veterans Brad Haddin, Shane Watson and Chris Rogers are on the plane to England for next year's Ashes series.
Mumbai, Dec 24 : I-League football side Mumbai FC Wednesday confirmed the signing of midfielders Amoes and Reisangmei Vashum for the 2014-15 season.
Melbourne, Dec 24 : The Australian team received a fresh injury scare when middle-order batsman Shaun Marsh was struck on the hand at a practice session Wednesday.
Melbourne, Dec 24 : Australian opening batsman David Warner says the tragic loss of Phillip Hughes still haunts him every time he sees a batsman struck on the head by a cricket ball.
Melbourne, Dec 24 : Australia's injured skipper Michael Clarke will join the Wide World of Sports commentary team for the Boxing Day Test against India starting here Friday.
Melbourne, Dec 24 : It was business as usual for Shane Watson at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) Wednesday, with the all-rounder showing no ill-effects from Tuesday's scare when he was struck on the helmet by a bouncer from fellow squad member James Pattinson.
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Dec 24 : An executive member of the Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB), Patrick Rampersad, has blasted the appointment of 23-year-old fast bowler Jason Holder as the new captain of the West Indies ODI side.
Port Elizabeth (South Africa), Dec 24 : West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul has expressed confidence in his team's ability to bounce back against South Africa in the second Test match at St. George's Park starting here Friday.
London, Dec 24 : English Premier League club Southampton have agreed to sign Dutch international Eljero Elia from Werder Bremen on loan until the end of the season.
Islamabad, Dec 23 : Former Pakistani wicket keeper Moin Khan says that the current Pakistani team has what it takes to be the champions in the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup,.
Kolkata, Dec 23 : City football giant Mohun Bagan Tuesday said a city court has stayed an ex parte decision by the FIFA directing the club to pay compensation to its Australian recruit Okwy Okonkwo Diamondstar who had alleged nonpayment of salaries.
Pune, Dec 23 : Ankita Raina and Prarthana Thombare entered the second round of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) women's $25,000 tennis tournament at the Deccan Gymkhana here Tuesday.
New Delhi, Dec 23 : Unmukt Chand hit his fifth first-class century (146 runs) and half-centuries from Mithun Manhas (53) and Sumit Narwal (59) helped Delhi seize the initiative against Rajasthan on the third and penultimate day of their Ranji encounter at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Tuesday.
Wellington, Dec 23 : Australian fast bowler Peter Siddle has promised that he would do everything he can to help the next generation of pacers reach their potential as he faces the prospect of missing a Boxing Day Test for first time in six years, but has also admitted that he is disappointed.
Johannesburg, Dec 23 : South Africa fast bowling spearhead Dale Steyn, who finished a six wicket haul against the West Indies in the first Test in Centurion on Saturday, is set to overtake Makhaya Ntini as the second-highest wicket-taker in Test for his country.
Melbourne, Dec 23 : Shane Watson will be monitored for concussion after selector Mark Waugh has revealed that the allrounder was "off-colour" after he was struck by a bouncer while batting in the nets Tuesday ahead of the third Test against India, which starts here on Boxing Day.
Kathmandu, Dec 23 : India clinched the first South Asian Women's Volleyball Championship title here Tuesday.
Wellington, Dec 23 : An Indian-origin British citizen is reportedly on cricket officials radar as the World Cup looms up next year after being evicted from Australia's Big Bash League matches at the Sydney Cricket Ground and ANZ Stadium over the past four days for a doubtful live betting method.
Washington, Dec 23 : American golf superstar Tiger Woods' skier girlfriend Lindsey Vonn suffered a minor elbow injury during her failed run at the World Cup Super-G Race in France on Sunday after falling about 45 seconds into her session.
Wellington, Dec 23 : New Zealand cricketers Kane Williamson and Adam Milne have reportedly donated thousands of dollars in match fees from their recently concluded successful ODI series against Pakistan to the families of the terrorist attack victims in Peshawar.
Mumbai, Dec 23 : I-League side Mumbai FC Tuesday confirmed the services of Nigerian defender Chika Wali for the 2014-15 season.
Port Elizabeth, Dec 23 : South Africa's left-arm spinner Robin Peterson is doubtful for the Boxing Day Test against the West Indies here after picking up an injury during a fielding session Tuesday, according to media reports.
Wellington, Dec. 23 : Australia swashbuckling all-rounder Shane Watson has left the MCG nets after being struck by a bouncer delivery on the helmet during a training session for the upcoming Boxing Day Test against India.
London, Dec. 23 : Sacked England ODI captain Alastair Cook has finally hit a century in a darts special challenge match on the oche at Alexandra Palace against teammate Jimmy Anderson.
Wellington, Dec 23 : An adamant Australia's opening batsman David Warner has claimed that a sore thumb would not keep him out of the squad for the Boxing Day Test against India.
Sydney, Dec 23 : Former Indian cricket team bowling coach Joe Dawes has warned Mahendra Singh Dhoni's struggling men to ignore sledging if they want to beat Australia, claiming that the tourists have a good, young group of men at the centre of the team.
Washington, Dec 23 : The formerly intersex woman named Taylor Lianne Chandler, who claims to have dated Olympian Michael Phelps, would soon be starring in her first porn film.