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BCCI lauds Indian women's cricket team for winning Asia Cup
New Delhi, Dec 4 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Sunday congratulated the Indian women's team for winning the Asia Cup T20 tournament. Read Full Story

Asif may ask ICC if it has directed PCB not to pick him
Hyderabad (Pakistan), Dec 4 : Frustrated at being ignored for selection, former pacer and convicted spot-fixer Mohammad Asif is contemplating asking the International Cricket Council (ICC) if the world body has instructed the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) not to consider him for the national team. Read Full Story

Chelsea must improve in order to win EPL: Conte
Manchester, Dec 4 : Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has warned his players that they need to improve their performance in order to win the English Premier League (EPL). Read Full Story

South Africa win first-ever golf Test series vs India
Kolkata, Dec 4 : South Africa won the first-ever golf Test series against India with a total of score of 11.5-4.5 at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Air India organises chess tournament
New Delhi, Dec 4 : In a bid to promote sporting culture in the country, Air India here on Sunday organised a Chess-O-Mania tournament. Read Full Story

O'Sullivan, Selby to meet in UK snooker Championship final
London, Dec 4 : Ronnie O'Sullivan reached the United Kingdom (UK) Championship final for the sixth time after edging Marco Fu of Hong Kong 6-5 at the Barbican Centre. Read Full Story

Armaan wins Lamborghini Super Series
Valencia (Spain), Dec 4 : Indias racing sensation Armaan Ebrahim and his teammate Dilantha Malagamuwa of Sri Lanka concluded their 2016 racing season in style, winning the Pro Am championship in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Series here on Sunday. Read Full Story

India defeat Pakistan to lift Women's T20 Asia Cup
Bangkok [Malaysia], Dec. 4 : Mithali Raj struck an unbeaten half-century before Indian bowlers come out with a stupendous performance to defeat Pakistan by 17 runs and win the Women's T20 Asia Cup 2016. Read Full Story

Would have stayed if not won F1 title, says Rosberg
Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec. 4 : Nico Rosberg, who recently shocked the world by announcing his retirement, has revealed that he would have remained in Formula 1 for the next season had he not won this year's World title. Read Full Story

England must let Stokes unleash himself to save Test series in India: Collingwood
London [UK], Dec. 4 : Former England skipper Paul Collingwood has insisted that if the Alastair Cook-led side wants to save the ongoing Test series against India, they should let loose all-rounder Ben Stokes. Read Full Story

Real Madrid coach Zidane happy after Clasico draw
Barcelona, Dec 4 : FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique made no apologies for his debatable decisions as his Real Madrid counterpart Zinedine Zidane emerged happier of the two after a 1-1 draw in "El Clasico" La Liga derby football match Read Full Story

Barcelona deserved to beat Real Madrid: Enrique
Barcelona, Dec 4 : FC Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has asserted that his team deserved to win and blamed the players for wasting chances following the draw against arch-rivals Real Madrid at the Nou Camp Stadium here. Read Full Story

IAAF Special Congress passes president Coe's reforms
Monaco, Dec 4 : A Special Congress of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has overwhelmingly adopted a reform package drawn up by President Sebastian Coe. Read Full Story

India beat Pakistan to lift Women's Asia Cup title
Bangkok, Dec 4 : India defeated Pakistan by 17 runs to retain the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup title at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground here on Sunday Read Full Story

Boxer Gassiev beats Lebedev to become IBF cruiserweight world champ
Moscow, Dec 4 : Russian boxer Murat Gassiev beat fellow countryman cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev to win the International Boxing Federation (IBF) title. Read Full Story

Real Madrid, Barcelona play 1-1 draw in La Liga
Barcelona, Dec 4 : A late goal by defender Sergio Ramos helped table-toppers Real Madrid force a 1-1 draw to maintain their six-point lead over FC Barcelona in the La Liga football standings. Read Full Story

Snooker UK Championship deal extended for two years
London, Dec 4 : The United Kingdom (UK) Championship will remain at the York Barbican until 2018 due to an extension of the current agreement for an extra two years, World Snooker has announced. Read Full Story

The 3 `memorable-for-all-wrong-reasons` conversations Haddin had with Arthur
Melbourne [Australia], Dec. 4 (ANI): Former Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has opened up about the rocky relationship he shared with ex-team coach Mickey Arthur, saying he had three "memorable-for-all-the-wrong-reasons conversations" with the South African before the latter was sacked before the 2013 Ashes. Read Full Story

PCB officials splurged millions on foreign tours
Karachi [Pakistan], Dec. 4 (ANI): According to a Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) report, it has been revealed that the board officials have wasted millions of rupees on international tours, with chairman Shahryar Khan alone spending Rs. 5.5 million on 14 tours. Read Full Story

IAAF adopts Sebastian Coe's reforms for `transparent, accountable` sports administration
Monaco [France], Dec. 4 (ANI): In a bid to end corruption that has rocked the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF), the track and field's governing body has adopted constitutional reform suggested by president Sebastian Coe. Read Full Story

ISL 3: Mumbai City FC finish on top after goal-less draw against Delhi Dynamos
Mumbai [India], Dec. 4 (ANI): Mumbai City FC ended their league engagements with a goalless draw against Delhi Dynamos to finish on top in the ongoing Indian Super League at Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday. Read Full Story

Nothing `special` about current Pakistan pace attack, says Mohammad Asif
Karachi [Pakistan], Dec. 4 (ANI): Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif, who was convicted in the 2010 spot-fixing scandal, believes there is nothing "special" about the pace attack of the current national team. Read Full Story

Junior Hockey WC 2016: Team eager for a good start, insists England manager
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Dec. 3 (ANI): On their arrival for the Hockey Junior World Cup Men 2016, England Team Manager Paul Gannon expressed that his team is eager to get started with the tournament. Read Full Story

India beat Pakistan in Women's Asia Cup final
Bangkok, Dec 4 : India defeated Pakistan by 17 runs in the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup final at the Asian Institute of Technology Ground here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Monaco rout Bastia, PSG flop at Montpellier
Monaco, Dec 4 : Monaco went top in Ligue-1 after routing Bastia 5-0 at home, while Paris Saint-Germain suffered a shock 3-0 defeat. Read Full Story

Leipzig regains top spot in German Bundesliga
Berlin, Dec 4 : Leipzig extended their eight-game winning streak after edging Schalke 2-1 and Dortmund came from behind to beat Monchengladbach 4-1 in the 13th round of Bundesliga. Read Full Story

Real Madrid, Barcelona play 1-1 draw in La Liga
Barcelona, Dec 4 : A late goal by defender Sergio Ramos helped Real Madrid play to a 1-1 draw to maintain their six-point lead over FC Barcelona in the La Liga standings. Read Full Story

Atletico Madrid, Espanyol play goalless draw
Madrid, Dec 4 : A match that had seemed promising for Atletico Madrid ended in pure disappointment as they played out a goalless draw with an impenetrable Espanyol squad at the Vicente Calderon Stadium here. Read Full Story

Santos eyeing Hamburg defender Cleber
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 4 : Hamburg centre-back Cleber Reis could join Santos in January as the Brazilian club seeks to bolster its defence, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Australia to take on Black Caps in first ODI of Chappell-Hadlee series
Sydney [Australia], Dec. 4 (ANI): Having snapped its losing streak in Tests by winning against South Africa in Adelaide, Australia will be looking as well to ending its five-match barren run in ODIs when they take on New Zealand in the first of three one day internationals of the Chappell-Hadlee series to be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here today. Read Full Story

HWL Semi-Finals 2017: India, Pakistan clubbed in same pool
New Delhi [India], Dec. 3 : India, the current Asian champions, have been clubbed alongside arch-rivals Pakistan in the same pool in the men's Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Finals 2017 to be held in London from June 15 to 25 June. Read Full Story

Premier League title `maybe` out of Man Utd's reach, concedes Mourinho
London [UK], Dec. 3 : Jose Mourinho, Manchester United manager, has conceded that his team, which is trailing Chelsea by 11 points after 13 games in the Premier League, "maybe" out of title race this season. Read Full Story

ISL: Delhi, Mumbai in goalless draw
Mumbai, Dec 3 : Mumbai City FC ended their league engagements with a goalless draw against Delhi Dynamos to be at the top of the Indian Super League (ISL) standings at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Enjoyed watching Sehwag bat the most: Sachin
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday said he enjoyed watching former India opener Virender Sehwag bat the most, while admitting that he feared facing former South Africa captain Hansie Cronje as a bowler. Read Full Story

India, Pakistan placed in same pool in HWL Semi-Final
London, Dec 3 : Arch-rivals India and Pakistan have been placed in the same pool in the 2016-17 Men's FIH Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final to be held here next June. Read Full Story

Two different pitches, balls in same match will improve Indian cricket: Sachin
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday gave a radical suggestion of introducing two different balls and two pitches in the same match in domestic cricket to improve the standard of the game in the country. Read Full Story

Kirti Azad, Bedi depose before panel probing 'DDCA scam'
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Former cricketers and DDCA members Kirti Azad, Bishan Singh Bedi and Surinder Khanna made their statements on Saturday before the Special Inquiry Committee probing alleged irregularities in cricket and hockey governing bodies. Read Full Story

Delhi shine in table tennis tourney
Siliguri (West Bengal), Dec 3 : Delhi beat Gujarat 3-1 to claim the sub-junior boys' team trophy for the first time, while West Bengal retained the sub-junior girls' crown after defeating Delhi 3-2 at the 78th Cadet and Sub-Junior Nationals here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Kreim shines in India Rally
Chikkamagaluru (Karnataka), Dec 3 : Fabian Kreim of Team MRF set the early pace by topping the time charts in the Super Special Stage ahead of team-mate Gaurav Gill as the India Rally got off to a thrilling start here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Tennis ace Becker to be present at Kolkata 25k marathon
Kolkata, Dec 3 : Tennis legend Boris Becker will be present during the third edition of the Kolkata 25K marathon which will take place here on December 18, a statement from the organisers said on Saturday. Read Full Story

People's mindset is changing due to T20: Tendulkar
New Delhi, Dec 3 : India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday said the mentality of people had changed due to the popularity of Twenty20 cricket and technology. Read Full Story

Golfer Mukesh takes lead on Day Two of Panasonic Open
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Indian golfer Mukesh Kumar carded three-under-par 69 in the second round to grab the lead at the Panasonic Open India here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Will focus on playing our best against Australia: Williamson
Sydney [Australia], Dec. 3 (ANI): Ahead of the three-match Chappell-Hadlee ODI series against Australia starting at the SCG from tomorrow, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has said that his side would focus on playing their best, and insisted they can beat anyone if they succeed in doing so. Read Full Story

2022 FIFA WC: Qatar invite Indian investments
New Delhi [India], Dec. 3 : With Qatar all set to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup, visiting Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani has invited Indian investments. Read Full Story

Johnson offers support to `honest` Maxwell over Wade spray
Melbourne [Australia], Dec.3 : Former Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson has offered his support to embattled all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who was sanctioned an undisclosed amount by the team leadership group following his recent comments about Bushrangers teammate and captain Matthew Wade. Read Full Story

Current Indian team reminds me of the one in 2002-03: Sachin
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday rated the current Indian team as the best in the world, asserting that the national squad reminds him of the batch of 2002-03. Read Full Story

Manchester United still far away from EPL title: Mourinho
Manchester, Dec 3 : Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that the English Premier League (EPL) title is still far away but his team is working in the right direction to achieve it. Read Full Story

Golfer Peradol takes lead at Thai tourney
Hua Hin (Thailand), Dec 3 : Peradol Panyathanasedh of Thailand clinched a birdie putt on the last hole to grab a three-shot lead in the third round of the ADT Thongchai Jaidee Foundation here on Saturday. Read Full Story

Two different pitches, balls in same match will improve Indian cricket: Sachin
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday gave a radical suggestion of introducing two different balls and two pitches in the same match in domestic cricket to improve the standard of the game in the country. Read Full Story

Sachin refuses to comment on Lodha panel, says changes needed for improvement
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Refusing to comment on the R.M. Lodha Committee's recommendations, former India batsman and captain Sachin Tendulkar asserted on Saturday that "everything is not perfect and changes are needed to be made to ensure India remains the leading side in the world." Read Full Story

Palpreet needs to work on his anticipation: NBA official
New Delhi, Dec 3 : Carlos Barroca, senior director of the NBA's basketball operations in India, has advised upcoming Indian star Palpreet Singh Brar to work on his anticipation in order to do better on the professional stage. Read Full Story

People's mindset is changing due to T20: Tendulkar
New Delhi, Dec 3 : India's batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar on Saturday said the mentality of people had changed due to the popularity of Twenty20 cricket and technology. Read Full Story

Manchester United still far away from EPL title: Mourinho
Manchester, Dec 3 : Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has admitted that the English Premier League (EPL) title is still far away but his team is working in the right direction to achieve it. Read Full Story

Paralympian Aditya Mehta gets Human Spirit Award
Mumbai, Dec 3 : Para-athlete Aditya Mehta was conferred the M.G. Mehta Human Spirit Award of the Ratna Nidhi Charitable Trust (RNCT) here. Read Full Story

Neroca FC pick up I-League bid documents
Kolkata, Dec 3 : Neroca FC have become the fourth football team this season to pick up bid documents for direct entry into the upcoming I-League, starting from January 7. Read Full Story

Maxwell fined for disrespectful remarks against Matthew Wade
Sydney, Dec 3 : Australia skipper Steven Smith on Saturday said all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been fined for 'disrespectful' comments on his limited-overs team-mate Matthew Wade. Read Full Story

`Sad, not stunned` by Rosberg's surprise retirement: Hamilton
Johannesburg [South Africa], Dec.3 (ANI): Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has insisted he is sad, but not surprised by newly-crowned world champion and his team-mate Nico Rosberg's sudden announcement to retire from Formula One. Read Full Story

Lay off Stokes or risk making the game boring: Bayliss warns ICC
London [UK], Dec. 3 (ANI): England coach Trevor Bayliss has warned the International Cricket Council (ICC) to spare his all-rounder Ben Stokes, who has been involved in verbal spat in the recent past, or else the cricket body would be making the game too boring and sterile for the fans to watch. Read Full Story

KP gives 'thumbs up' to Strauss as ECB director
Melbourne [Australia] Dec. 3 (ANI): Maverick England batsman Kevin Pietersen has heaped praise on Andrew Strauss, saying the former left-handed batsman has done a good job as director of the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Read Full Story

Smith criticises Maxwell for `disrespectful` comments about Wade
Sydney [Australia], Dec. 3 (ANI): Australian skipper Steve Smith has criticised Glenn Maxwell for his comments about Mathew Wade, dubbing them as "very disrespectful" and the mercurial all-rounder has been fined an undisclosed amount by the team leadership group. Read Full Story

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