Beijing, Oct 7 : The Indo-Swiss tennis combine of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis earned a hard-fought victory to move into the women's doubles quarterfinals of the China Open, being played on the hard courts of the Beijing Olympic Green Tennis Center here on Wednesday.
Karachi, Oct.7 : England's assistant coach Paul Farbrace has admitted that it will be very tough for his side to play against Pakistan, when the two nations square-off in the upcoming tour at United Arab Emirates.
Johannesburg, Oct.7 : FIFA presidential candidate Chung Mong-Joon has described Sepp Blatter as a 'hypocrite and a liar', insisting that he is planning to sue the latter over allegations of embezzlement.
Beijing, Oct.7 : Third-seed Rafael Nadal defeated Vasek Pospisil of Canada in straight sets to reach the quarterfinals of the China Open on Wednesday.
Kolkata, Oct 7 : India might have lost the series but spinner Harbhajan Singh is upbeat about a good showdown in the final T20 encounter at Eden Gardens on Thursday.
Kolkata, Oct 7 : After winning the first two Twenty-20 matches and taking up an unassailable lead in the series, South African cricketer David Miller expressed his hope for a '3-0' result, here on Wednesday.
Dubai, Oct 7 : The ICC Board will gather at the ICC headquarters in Dubai on Oct 12 and 13 for the final round of meetings of 2015, according to their website.
Kolkata, Oct 7 : Ola, a personal transportation app, is expected to take the football fever to a new high this season with the Indian Super League (ISL). The company has announced that it is the 'Official Cab Partner' of four teams playing in ISL namely, Mumbai City FC, FC Pune City, Delhi Dynamos FC and Atletico de Kolkata.
New Delhi, Oct 7 : The NCC National Games-2015 was formally declared open by the Director General NCC Lt Gen Aniruddha Chakravarty at DG NCC Camp, Delhi Cantt on Wednesday.
Ashgabat, Oct 7 : Ahead of India's Russia 2018 World Cup Preliminary Joint Qualification Round 2 match against Turkmenistan, National Coach Stephen Constantine mentioned about the "difficult task at hand."
Beijing, Oct 7 : Top Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna, partnering American John Isner, lost his men's doubles first round in straight sets at the USD 2.7 million China Open here on Wednesday.
New Delhi, Oct 7 : Alex Solanki used his strong forehand to good effect as he defeated fifth seed Anvit Bendre to enter the men's singles quarterfinals of the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championships here on Wednesday.
Margao (Goa), Oct 7 : Ten-man Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) defended dourly to grind out a 1-1 draw against hosts FC Goa in an India Super League (ISL) match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Wednesday.
Pune, Oct 7 : Top Indian tennis players Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman, along with Saketh Myneni, Ramkumar Ramnathan, Sanam Singh and Junior Wimbledon doubles champion Sumit Nagal will spearhead the Indian charge at the ATP Challenger that will be played at the Shiv Chhatrapati Mahalunge Balewadi Tennis Complex here from October 24 to 31.
Kolkata, Oct 7 : A documentary on South African anti-apartheid revolutionary Nelson Mandela will be beamed during the mid-innings break of the third T20 International featuring SOuth Africa and India at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
Goa, Oct.7 : Atletico de Kolkata continued their scintillating performance as they secured their second win of the Indian Super League (ISL) campaign by sweeping aside FC Goa 1-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Wednesday.
Manchester, Oct.7 : 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh met face-to-face with his opponent Sonny Whiting on Wednesday and both are promising an explosive fight this Saturday at the Manchester Arena.
Kolkata, Oct.7 : Despite losing their first two T20 matches against South Africa, Indian ace spinner Harbhajan Singh said on Wednesday that it will be really difficult to beat his side once they start winning the matches.
Kolkata, Oct 7 : After the batting debacle at Cuttack, the Indian willowers on Wednesday focussed on sharpening their skills at the nets ahead of their third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) against South Africa at the Eden Gardens here.
Kolkata, Oct 7 : Bhubaneshwar Hostel thrashed Canara Bank 8-1 in a Beighton Cup quarterfinal league game at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) grounds here on Wednesday.
Sao Paulo, Oct 7 : Brazil attacking midfielder Kaka, who is on the verge of becoming the country's leading goal-scorer in FIFA World Cup qualifying, believes Neymar will just break the record sooner rather than later anyway.
New Delhi, Oct 7 : The International Basketball Federation (FIBA) has once again asked the Indian government to grant recognition to the country's member federation ratified by it.
Mumbai, Oct 7 : Sportswear brand Puma announced its association with the Indian Super League (ISL) as the official ball and boot partner.
Kolkata, Oct 7 : As the Eden Gardens ground gears up to host the India-South Africa Twenty20 International on Thursday, late cricket czar Jagmohan Dalmiya - for whom the ground was his second home - seems omnipresent in pictures, banners and recollections.
Beijing, Oct.7 : Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis continued their sublime form as they progressed through to the China Open quarterfinals in the doubles event on Wednesday.
Bhubaneswar, Oct 7 : After BCCI asked the Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) for a report on the unruly behaviour of the crowd at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack during the India vs South Africa T20 match, OCA secretary Ashirwad Behera on Wednesday said water bottles would not be allowed inside the stadium henceforth.
Kanpur, Oct.7 : After the unruly and shameful crowd behaviour at Cuttack during the second T20 international between India and South Africa, the Kanpur Police has barred fans from carrying water bottles and cold drinks to the Green Park Stadium, which will be hosting the opening ODI on October 11.
Zurich, Oct 7 : Outgoing FIFA president Sepp Blatter has labelled the uproar over a criminal investigation into his activities as "outrageous" and insisted that he will only leave his role on the day of the election to find his successor.
Kolkata, Oct 7 : Seasoned India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday said he would ideally want to retire from cricket after playing a Test match here at the Eden Gardens.
Buenos Aires, Oct 7 : World No.7 David Ferrer of Spain and world No.16 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France have confirmed their presence at the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Buenos Aires tournament which will take place in February 2016.
Johannesburg, Oct.7 : Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao has admitted that he is considering calling time on his boxing career after his last fight next year.
London, Oct.7 : FIFA's embattled president Sepp Blatter has described Swiss criminal investigation against him as 'outrageous', and insisted that he will fight for himself until next year's presidential election.
Nairobi, Oct 7 : Former New York marathon champion Edna Kiplagat is seeking to win that elusive gold missing in her collection, the Olympic marathon title.
Dubai, Oct 7 : West Indies cricket icon Sir Garfield Sobers will be honoured during the upcoming Test Series between West Indies and Sri Lanka.
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), Oct 7 : After three consecutive defeats, India will have a tough task ahead of them against Turkmenistan when the two teams clash in the 2018 World Cup qualification match at the Ashgabat Stadium here on Thursday.
Nairobi, Oct 7 : Italian athletics coach Claudio Berardelli has insisted that he opted not to renew his contract with Rosa and Associati, the athlete management firm at the centre of a doping crisis as opposed to being terminated.
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 7 : Rio Olympic Games 2016 organisers have outlined plans to slash spending by about 10 percent to prevent next year's quadrennial extravaganza from running over budget.
London, Oct 7 : Chelsea football club's manager Jose Mourinho will publish his first book next week at a time when his side is undergoing a dismal start to the English Premier League (EPL) season.
Buenos Aires, Oct 7 : With Argentina's star footballer Lionel Messi injured and unable to represent his national team in the upcoming World Cup 2018 qualifiers, the South American side is no longer the most valuable team in the region in terms of its players' market value.
New Delhi, Oct 7 : Delhi Dynamos and Chennaiyin FC will begin their second matches of the India Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Thursday on an even keel after suffering demoralising defeats in their opening games of the competition.
New Delhi, Oct 7 : Acknowledging the tall order they are faced with, Delhi Dynamos marquee player-coach Roberto Carlos identified Chennaiyin FC as "one of the favourite" teams of the India Super League (ISL) and warned his side of expecting a backbreaking evening when the two teams meet here on Thursday.
Nelson (New Zealand), Oct 7 : After losing their opener, the Indian hockey team came back strongly to beat New Zealand 3-1 in the second game to level the four-match bilateral Test series 1-1 here on Wednesday.
Nelson (New Zealand), Oct 7 : The Indian hockey team beat New Zealand 3-1 in the second game of the four-match bilateral Test series here on Wednesday.
Kolkata, Oct 7 : Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday said his side will comeback strong after the two consecutive defeats and play their best game against South Africa in their third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
Nelson, Oct. 7 : The Indian men's hockey produced a much-improved performance on Wednesday as they defeated New Zealand in the second match to level the four-Test series 1-1 in Nelson.
Johor Bahru (Malaysia), Oct 7 : Indian junior hockey team coach Harendra Singh has said that his team will start afresh in the fifth Sultan of Johor Cup and the results of the past will have no bearing on the current tournament.
Shimla, Oct 7 : Cycling in India is generally not considered a sport but a mode of transport. But some not only take it as a sporting discipline but also race in it.
Montevideo, Oct 7 : Uruguay's national football team kick-off their World Cup Russia 2018 Qualifiers with no other ambitions except to retain the fifth place in the South America league table. This will allow the team to compete in a play-off which they have entered into consecutively since 2002.
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 7 : Colombian Juan Carlos Osorio has left Sao Paulo to coach Mexico's national team.
London, Oct 7 : The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has named Steve Simon as its new chief executive.
Melbourne, Oct 7 : Australian umpire Simon Fry has been called up to make his Test debut when he officiates in the upcoming series between Sri Lanka and the West Indies this month.
Kolkata, Oct 7 : South Africa may be 2-0 up in the three-game Twenty20 series against India, but swashbuckling batsman David Miller asserted on Wednesday that the visitors would not want to lose momentum by losing the dead rubber at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday.
Incheon (South Korea), Oct 7 : Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri, dubbed the 'funny man' in the International Team, hopes to enjoy the last laugh with his teammates by wresting the Presidents Cup from the United States this week.
Melbourne, Oct. 7 : Former Australian captain Michael Clarke believes that Shaun Marsh should open the batting in the upcoming three-Test match home series against New Zealand.
Leverkusen (Germany), Oct 7 : The British media is caught up in frenzied speculation about the possibility of his taking over as the next manager at Liverpool Football Club, but Jurgen Klopp remains non-committal about a move to the English Premier League (EPL).
Karachi, Oct. 7 : Former England captain Alec Stewart believes that Pakistan will start as favourites in the upcoming series against his nation's side in the United Arab Emirates.
Islamabad, Oct 7 : It appears that Pakistan and India are using cricket as "a metaphor to convey just how determined they are to stay at a distance from and hostile to one another", said a leading Pakistani daily on Wednesday.
London, Oct 7 : Former England star David Beckham believes Ryan Giggs can be a big success as manager of English Premier League (EPL) giants Manchester United in the future.
Sochi (Russia), Oct 7 : Formula One might be sold this year to one of three interested buyers, according to the sport's boss Bernie Ecclestone.
Johannesburg, Oct. 7 : Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone has revealed that the motor-racing sport is likely to have new ownership by the end of the year.