Melbourne, Jan 31 : Neither illness, nor second-ranked Maria Sharapova could stop the unyielding titan of women's tennis, Serena Williams, from getting her hands on her 19th Grand Slam crown after a straight sets win in the Australian Open final here Saturday.
Sydney, Jan 31 : It was a game where both sides deserved to win but it was Australia which triumphed 2-1 in extra time to win the country's most prestigious football trophy since entering international matches in 1922.
Kolkata, Jan 31 : Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma Saturday called upon veteran administrators Jagmohan Dalmiya and Sharad Pawar to cleanse the Indian cricket board that has been "vitiated" by sidelined president N. Srinivasan.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 31 : The biggest cheers as always were reserved for cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar who was one of the chief guests at the opening ceremony of the 35th National Games that got underway here Saturday night.
Pune, Jan 31 : Pune FC will be keen to maintain their impressive form when they take on arch-rivals Mumbai FC in an I-League Round 4 encounter at the Shree Shivchhatrapati Sports Complex in Balewadi here Sunday.
Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 31 : Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday inaugurated the 35th National Games in Kerala and said sports should be promoted in the country not only to win medals but also to ensure better health of our youth.
Melbourne, Jan 31 : American Tennis icon Serena Williams clinched sixth Australian Open title by beating Russian star Maria Sharapova in the women's singles final here on Saturday.
Sydney, Jan 31 : In an attempt to raise funds, the McGrath Foundation, one of Australia's leading breast cancer support organizations, has launched an online cricket game.
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 31 : The Indian girls and boys settled for bronze medals at the Asian Junior Squash Team Championship here Saturday after losing 1-2 to Malaysia in both the semi-finals.
Melbourne, Jan 31 : Serena Williams has clinched her 19th career Grand Slam and sixth Australian Open title by trouncing second seed Maria Sharapova in straight sets in Melbourne.
Wellington, Jan 31 : Pakistan's tour of New Zealand, in preparation of the World Cup, started on a losing note, as the visitors lost the first match of the two-match ODI series by seven wickets at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington.
Bengaluru, Jan 31 : Champions Karnataka secured a massive 499-run first innings lead over Uttar Pradesh, who managed a meagre 220 as the hosts decided against enforcing a follow-on and were eight without loss at stumps on the third day of the Group A Ranji Trophy league match here Saturday.
New Delhi, Jan 31 : Delhi Waveriders captain Sardar Singh was Saturday handed a one-match suspension for "inappropriate physical contact with the opponent player" during a Hockey India League (HIL) match.
New Delhi, Jan 31 : A strong contingent from Europe, which has more than 60 titles in their collective kitty, besides another heavy field of Asian Tour golfers who have won more than 100 titles, have entered for the 2015 Indian Open, which becomes a co-sanctioned event between the European and Asian Tours for the first time.
Melbourne, Jan 31 : American star Serena Williams held off a determined Maria Sharapova of Russia to win her sixth Australian Open title and the 19th Grand Slam title of her career, separating herself from Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova for the second-most Grand Slam titles in the Open Era.
Melbourne, Jan 31 : Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova in straight sets in the women's singles final to win her sixth Australian Open title here Saturday.
Sydney, Jan 31 : A weary but upbeat West Indies side arrived here to begin preparations for the 2015 cricket World Cup.
Castries (St. Lucia), Jan 31 : Current West Indies coach Stuart Williams will be in charge of St. Lucia Zouks for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL).
London, Jan 31 : Czech tennis fans have expressed their anger against Britain number one Andy Murray's fiancee Kim Sears after she was filmed apparently aiming an outburst at the Czech's team when Murray broke back in a tense first set against Tomas Berdych.
London, Jan 31 : England batsman James Taylor has said that he was delighted to score crucial runs under pressure to anchor his side to a three-wicket win over reigning world champions India in Perth.
London, Jan 31 : England cricket team captain Eoin Morgan has said that the team is growing in confidence ahead of the World Cup, after they reached the final of the Carlton Mid Tri-series tournament in Australia.
London, Jan 31 : Manchester United football team manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that the club needs to turn on the style and become more attractive to start entertaining fans with their goals again.
London, Jan 31 : Manchester City football team boss Manuel Pellegrini has insisted that Chelsea striker Diego Costa should change his game after the Spaniard earned a three-match ban for stamping.
Johannesburg, Jan 31 : India cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has insisted that his team would be ready and come back stronger for the defence of their World Cup title, despite ending a miserable tour of Australia without securing a single win.
Sydney, Jan 31 : Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson has said that that he is eager to play against England in the Tri-series final in Perth, adding that he would want to perform well and venture confidently into the World Cup.
London, Jan 31 : Manchester City football team manager Manuel Pellegrini has claimed that there is no campaign against Chelsea, in contrast to Jose Mourinho's claims.
London, Jan 31 : McLaren chairman Ron Dennis has claimed that there is no possibility that their driver Fernando Alonso could join Mercedes for 2016 as Lewis Hamilton's replacement.
Sydney, Jan 31 : Legendary Indian batsman Sunil Gavaskar has criticized Indian batsmen, describing them as escapist following a three wicket loss to England, as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men were knocked out of the Tri-series without securing a single win.
London, Jan 31 : Former world number one Tiger Woods has hit a new low in his career as he recorded the worst round as a professional golfer with an 11-over-par 82 in the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Sydney, Jan 31 : As the World Cup looms up; the International Cricket Council (ICC) Board has revealed that it would make the 'line of decency', that separates appropriate sledging from unacceptable behaviour, explicitly clear to the players.
New Delhi, Jan. 31 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday gave his best wishes to all the athletes participating in the 35th National Games that commence today in Kerala.
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 31 : Reigning Order of Merit champion David Lipsky of the US and Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri will spearhead the Asian Tour charge at the Malaysian Open golf tournament next week.
Sydney, Jan 31 : Australia's ICC Cricket World Cup skipper Michael Clarke has registered a half-century in his comeback match in Sydney Grade cricket.
New Delhi, Jan 31 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday gave his best wishes to all athletes participating in the 35th National Games 2015 in Kerala.
Perth, Jan 30 : England defeated India by by three wickets to reach the final of the tri-series as the Asian side were knocked out here on Friday.
Mumbai, Jan 30 : Mumbai FC has announce its association with the Vile Parle Premier League (VPPL), which one of the biggest youth football league in Mumbai.
New Delhi, Jan 30 : Three goals in final quarter helped Punjab Warriors defeat Delhi Waveriders 3-1 and maintain their position at the top of the Hero Hockey India League (HIL) standings at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Friday.
Mumbai, Jan 30 : Experienced midfielder Vijith Shetty was Friday appointed captain of the Maharashtra football team which will participate in the 35th National Games in Kerala from Feb 1-9.
Bengaluru, Jan 30 : Opener Lokesh Rahul slammed a triple century (337, 448b, 47x4, 4x6) as defending champions Karnataka flogged Uttar Pradesh attack to pile up 719 for nine declared in their first innings on the second day of the Group A Ranji Trophy league match, here Friday.
Kuala Lumpur, Jan 30 : India assured themselves of a medal in both the boys and girls sections at the Asian Junior Team Squash Championship by reaching the semi-finals here Friday. India play Malaysia in both the semi-finals scheduled for Saturday.
Mumbai, Jan 30 : The players' auction for the eighth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held in Bengaluru Feb 16.
Kolkata, Jan 30 : Kiran Matharu played a cautious round in tricky conditions to emerge victorious at the Hero-RCGC Women's Pro Golf Championship.
Mumbai, Jan 30 : Several leading cricketers from across the world will be up for grabs at the 2015 Pepsi IPL Player Auction, to be held on Monday, Feb 16, at the ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru.
Sydney, Jan 30 : Australian swashbuckling all-rounder Shane Watson and his wife Lee have bought an eye-catching luxurious four bedroom home in Bronte, a beach side suburb of Sydney, for a whooping sum of nine million dollars.
London, Jan 30 : Peter Crouch has revealed his secret wish to have a baby boy this time with wife Abbey Clancy.
Sydney, Jan 30 : England bounced back from a shaky start to claim a three-wicket victory over reigning world champions India in what was virtually a semifinal contest of the Mid-Carlton Tri-series at Perth.
Karachi, Jan 30 : Former Pakistan pace bowler Sarfraz Nawaz believes that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) should have taken a strong stand on banned pace bowler Mohammad Amir by not allowing him to return to competitive cricket.
London, Jan 30 : Chelsea star forward Diego Costa is reportedly planning to challenge the violent charge against him over an alleged stamp on Liverpool midfielder Emre Can during their Capital One cup semifinal match at Stamford Bridge.
Washington, Jan 30 : Tennis star Madison Keys has revealed that she prefers not to be identified by her race.
Bhubaneswar, Jan 30 : Kalinga Lancers will have revenge on their minds when they encounter Uttar Pradesh Wizards in a Hero Hockey India League (HIL) match at the Kalinga Stadium here Saturday.
New Delhi, Jan 30 : Spaniard Miguel Angel Jimenez, who is poised to make his debut at the Indian Open next month, moved into winning mode by emerging victorious at the Tournament of Champions on the Seniors Tour this weekend.
Perth, Jan 30 : Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the batsmen for Friday's loss against England in the virtual semi-final of the tri-series here.
Perth, Jan 30 : Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson is set to return to One-Day International (ODI) cricket after a break of over a month and will play in the tri-series final here Sunday.
Brisbane, Jan 30 : Australia batsman Joe Burns said Friday that he is not keen on playing in the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) and instead wants to focus on the longer format of the game.
Perth, Jan 30 : In what was being being touted as the dress rehearsal for the World Cup, India miserably failed to reach the tri-series final Down Under as they lost the virtual semi-final by three wickets to England at the WACA here Friday. England will now play the final against hosts Australia here Sunday.
Beijing, Jan 30 : There is a strong move to have billiards included in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Perth, Jan 30 : Scoreboard of an ODI tri-series match between India and England at the WACA here Friday:
Perth, Jan 30 : England booked a berth in the final of the ODI tri-series against Australia, courtesy a three-wicket win over India at the WACA here Friday.
New Delhi, Jan 30 : Former Dutch national coach Paul van Ass and Anthony Thornton of New Zealand were Friday named the new coaches of the Indian men’s and women’s hockey teams, respectively.
Sydney, Jan 30 : Australia will be focusing on their performance when they take on South Korea in the final of the Asian Cup Saturday.