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Ferrari have 'all reasons to be confident': Vettel
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct 6 : Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel has exuded confidence on his team Ferrari's chances of achieving success this weekend at the Suzuka Circuit. Read Full Story

Nadal cruises to China Open semis
Beijing [China], Oct 6 : World number one Rafael Nadal progressed through to the semi-finals of the China Open after dismantling sixth-seeded American John Isner in straight sets in the men's singles event here on Friday. Read Full Story

Azhar Ali rested for Sri Lanka ODIs
Karachi [Pakistan], Oct. 6 : Pakistan middle-order batsman Azhar Ali has been rested for the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka beginning October 13 in UAE. Read Full Story

Japanese GP: Hamilton dominates rain-hit second practice session
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct 6 : Three-time world champion and Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton produced a rich vein of form as he emerged out as a quickest driver in a rain-hit second practice session for the Japanese Grand Prix on Friday. Read Full Story

Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets engaged to `better-half` Nupur Nagar
New Delhi , Oct 6 : Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has confirmed that he recently got engaged to his would be 'better-half' Nupur Nagar on Wednesday in a ceremony in Greater Noida, which was a closed affair and was attended by family members and friends. Read Full Story

Asad Shafiq 'determined to turn things around' against Lanka
Karachi [Pakistan], Oct. 6 : Pakistan batsman Asad Shafiq, who couldn't perform well in the Abu Dhabi Test against Sri Lanka, has insisted that he is determined to leave the disappointment behind and concentrate on the task in the second and final match starts in Dubai, beginning Friday. Read Full Story

Argentina on brink of World Cup elimination post Peru draw
Buenos Aires [Argentina], Oct. 6 : Argentina's hopes of reaching the 2018 World Cup suffered a major blow after a shock goalless draw against Peru on a nail-biting day of South American qualifying action on Thursday. Read Full Story

Aged Nehra still committed to play and deliver
New Delhi , Oct. 6 : Veteran Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra, who has been recalled for the T20 series against Australia, has admitted that he his body has let him down in the recent years but he will continue to play and perform as long as he can. Read Full Story

John Hastings announces retirement
Melbourne [Australia], Oct. 6 : Australian fast bowler John Hastings on Friday announced his retirement from first-class and one-day cricket, following a succession of grueling injuries that took toll on him. Read Full Story

Sania-Peng to play for semi-final spot in China Open
Beijing [China], Oct. 6 : The third seeded pair of Sania Mirza and Peng Shuai will today look to book their place in the semi-finals of the China Open when they take on the Czech duo B Strycova and K Siniakova in the quarter-final of women's doubles event in Beijing. Read Full Story

FIFA U-17 WC: 'Go India, enjoy your game and chase the dream'
New Delhi , Oct 6: As India U-17 football team gears up for FIFA U-17 World Cup that begins today, master blaster Sachin Tendulkar shared his best wishes for the team. Read Full Story

Will try to deliver our best: India U-17 skipper assures fan
New Delhi , Oct. 5 : India U-17 football team captain Amarjit Singh has assured fans that they will play as a unit and will try to perform at their menacing best in the FIFA U-17 World Cup beginning tomorrow. Read Full Story

India's First Portal Dedicated to Para-sports Launched
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India : In a bid to create awareness about para-sports and provide a platform to para-sportspersons to narrate their stories of triumph and adversity, thenationspride.com, the country's first portal dedicated to para-sports was launched here today. Read Full Story

Danushka Gunathilaka suspended for six matches due to misconduct
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Oct. 5 : Opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been handed over a six-match suspension from Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) due to misconduct. Read Full Story

Rafael Nadal marches into China Open quarters
Beijing [China], Oct 5 : World number one Rafael Nadal produced a rich vein of form as he saw off Karen Khachanov of Russia in straight sets to sail into the quarter-finals of the China Open here of Thursday. Read Full Story

Meet India's first Wushu World Champion-Pooja Kadian
New Delhi , Oct. 5 : 26-year-old Pooja Kadian scripted history as she became the first Indian sportsperson to win a gold medal at the Wushu World Championships on Wednesday. Read Full Story

FIFA U-17 WC: Sports Minister holds final inspection at Delhi's JLN Stadium
New Delhi , Oct 5 : With just a day left for the commencement of FIFA U-17 World Cup in India, Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Thursday made a final inspection of security arrangements at the Jawaharlal Nehru (JLN) stadium here in the national capital. Read Full Story

Jason Behrendorff all geared up to seize opportunity in India T20s
Ranchi (Jharkhand) , Oct. 5 : With James Pattinson re-aggravating his back injury, the chances of Western Australian pacer Jason Behrendorff to make his international debut in the opening T20 of the three-match series against India to be played on Sunday have been boosted by many folds. Read Full Story

Bopanna-Cuevas crash out of China Open
Beijing [China], Oct 5 : Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Argentine partner Pablo Cuevas suffered a huge blow as they got knocked out of the China Open after going down in the quarter-finals of the men's doubles event on Thursday. Read Full Story

FIFA launches Hindi Twitter account for U-17 World Cup
New Delhi , Oct 5 : The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has launched a new Hindi Twitter account- the first global sports federation to do so-for the U-17 World Cup, which begins here tomorrow. Read Full Story

Malinga dropped for Pakistan ODIs due to poor form
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Oct 5 : Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga has been left out of the 15-member ODI squad for the five-match series against Pakistan, beginning October 13 in Dubai. Read Full Story

Queensland shine in India ahead of 2018 CWG
New Delhi , Oct. 5 : The Queen's Baton Relay for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is in India where its arrival coincides with Trade 2018 - the Games' trade and investment program. Read Full Story

Jacqueline Fernandez announced as brand ambassador of Delhi Dynamos F.C
New Delhi , Oct 5 : Delhi Dynamos FC on Wednesday announced Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez as the club's brand ambassador for the upcoming Indian Super League season. Read Full Story

Men's 4x100m relay team probable selected for CWG, Asiad 2018
New Delhi , Oct 4 : Focusing on two big 2018 events-the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the Jakarta Asian Games , the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has identified seven sprinters who will form Indian men's 4x100m relay team for these Games. Read Full Story

Pooja Kadian hands India its first gold in Wushu World C'ships
New Delhi , Oct. 4 : Pooja Kadian on Wednesday created history as she bagged India's first ever gold medal at Wushu World Championships in Russia. Read Full Story

Queen's Baton for 2018 CWG arrives in Agra
Agra (Uttar Pradesh) , Oct 4 : The Queen's Baton Relay arrived in Agra on Wednesday during its India leg as it tours the globe ahead of next year's Commonwealth Games in Australia. Read Full Story

Mumbai City FC leave for 33-day pre-season camp in Spain
Mumbai , Oct 4 : Even as football fever grips the country, Indian Super League (ISL) team Mumbai City FC set off for a 33-day long pre-season camp in Spain early on Wednesday morning. Read Full Story

Dejected Australia hope to start afresh in T2oIs
Ranchi (Jharkhand), Oct. 4 : Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques is hopeful that his side would keep the ODI series debacle behind and will start afresh when they take on India in the three-match T20I series beginning Sunday. Read Full Story

Racer Mahaveer Raghunathan becomes first Indian to claim European title
Imola [Italy], Oct. 4 : Racer Mahaveer Raghunathan became the first Indian to win a European Racing Championship, when he sped to victory in the last two races of the Boss GP Championship (Formula Class) here at Imola late on Sunday night. Read Full Story

Tamim Iqbal to miss second Proteas Test with thigh injury
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct. 4 : Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal will miss the second and final Test against South Africa after aggravating an injury on his left thigh he sustained during the pre-series warm-up match in Benoni. Read Full Story

Dane Paterson earns maiden ODI call-up
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct 4 : South Africa fast bowler Dane Paterson has earned a maiden call-up in the 14-member squad for the three-ODI series against Bangladesh, beginning October 15 at Diamond Oval in Kimberley. Read Full Story

Dane Paterson in for injured Morne Morkel for second Test against B'desh
Bloemfontein [South Africa], Oct 4 : South Africa fast bowler Dane Paterson has been called in as replacement for injured Morne Morkel for the second Test of the two-match series against Bangladesh, beginning at Manguang Oval in Bloemfontein on Friday. Read Full Story

FC Goa signs MoU with EBTC to promote football in Goa
New Delhi , Oct 4 : Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with European Business and Technology Centre (EBTC) in an effort to continue to promote the sport of football in the state, especially its grassroots program and football infrastructure development. Read Full Story

Kyrgios crawls into China Open quarters
Beijing [China], Oct 4 : Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios booked his place in the quarter-finals of the China Open after rebounding strongly from a set down against Germany's Mischa Zverev in the men's singles clash here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

MCC in favour of continuing with five-day Tests
Melbourne [Australia], Oct. 4 : Joining the debate over the duration of Test matches, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has said that it will continue backing the five-day format for the game. Read Full Story

Pattinson ruled out of Ashes with back injury
Melbourne [Australia], Oct 4 : In a major blow to Australia, pacer James Pattinson has been ruled out of the upcoming Ashes against England after re-aggravating his back injury. Read Full Story

Windies name unchanged squad for Zimbabwe Tour
Barbados [West Indies], Oct. 4 : West Indies have named the an unchanged squad for the upcoming two-Test series against Zimbabwe, retaining the same 16-member squad who featured in the 1-2 loss against England in the three-match series. Read Full Story

Will fight until the last breath, says midfielder Komal Thatal
New Delhi , Oct. 4 : Fleet-footed midfielder Komal Thatal is looking to emulate his wonder goal against Brazil in the BRICS Championship last year in the FIFA U-17 World Cup when India take on US in the opening game and said that the team will fight until its last breath. Read Full Story

Faf, Elgar not in favour of four-day Test
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct. 4 : South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis and bastman Dean Elgar have expressed their disapproval for the four-day Test cricket even though Cricket South Africa (CSA) wants to trial the concept later this year. Read Full Story

Windies star to play in fundraiser match for hurricane victims
Barbados [West Indies], Oct. 3 : A charity match themed 'Rebuilding the Caribbean one over at a time' between a Caribbean Select XI and a Trinidad side will be held in Port of Spain on October 14 to raise funds for the victims of recent hurricanes in the Caribbean. Read Full Story

BCCI announces fixtures for home series against Sri Lanka
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , October 03 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the schedule of Sri Lanka's tour of India, 2017. Read Full Story

FIFA signs up NTPC Limited for FIFA U-17 World Cup
New Delhi , Oct. 3 : The FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 has added another national supporter to its portfolio, with NTPC Limited coming on board for the tournament. Read Full Story

2018 Commonwealth Games, Queen's Baton Relay, India leg,
New Delhi , Oct. 3 : The Queen's Baton Relay has arrived in New Delhi for its India leg as it tours the globe ahead of next year's Commonwealth Games in Australia. Read Full Story

Amla, Elgar move up in Test Rankings
Dubai [UAE], Oct. 3 : South Africa batsmen Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar have moved up the ICC Test Player Rankings after notching fine centuries in the first Test against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom, which their team won by 333 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series. Read Full Story

Australia can use IPL experience to topple India in T20s: Kasprowicz
New Delhi , Oct. 3 : Former Australian pacer Michael Kasprowicz has backed Steve Smith's men to topple India in the three-match T20I series beginning Sunday, saying their experience in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will play a key role. Read Full Story

England can challenge in Ashes even without Stokes: Starc
Sydney [Australia], Oct. 3 : Pacer Mitchell Starc believes England can pose a challenge in the upcoming Ashes even if star all-rounder Ben Stokes is not in the squad that travels to Australia in November. Read Full Story

Serena may lack 'intimidation factor' on return: Evert
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct 3 : Issuing a warning to Serena Williams, US great Chris Evert has said the former world number one and new mom would lack some of her trademark intimidation factor when she makes a return to the tennis court. Read Full Story

Indian goalie Dheeraj Singh ready to go for FIFA U-17 WC
New Delhi , Oct 3 : Goalkeepers are the last line of defence and possibly one of the most important elements in the game of football. Indian U-17's goalkeeper Dheeraj Singh admits that a goalkeeper's job is of staying in the moment and believes that it takes one moment for a custodian to become a hero. Read Full Story

India strengthen fourth spot in ICC ODI Women's Rankings
Dubai [UAE], Oct. 3 : Making significant gains in ratings points, India, the Women's Cricket World Cup 2017 runners up, have strengthened their fourth spot in the latest ICC ODI Rankings. Read Full Story

FIFA U-17 WC 'good chance for India to prove mettle': Rathore
New Delhi , Oct 3 : With India all set to take part in FIFA U-17 World Cup for the first time, Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday said that it will be a good opportunity for the country to prove its mettle in the biggest football event in the world. Read Full Story

Nadal stays top in unchanged ATP rankings
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct 3 :16-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal continues to remain at the top as the latest men's world top 10 rankings remained unchanged. Read Full Story

Chelsea's Alvaro Morata likely to be sidelined with hamstring injury
London [U.K], Oct 3 : Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata could be out of action for six weeks after scans revealed a hamstring injury. Read Full Story

Appoint observer for India-Aus Ranchi T20I: Aditya Verma to CoA
New Delhi , Oct 3 : Aditya Verma, secretary of the 'unclaimed' Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB), has written to the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), asking to elect administrator/observer for a T20I match against Australia scheduled to be held in Ranchi on October 7. Read Full Story

Odisha: District level football player dies after collapsing mid-game
Rairangpur (Odisha) , October 2 : In a tragic incident, a district level football player of Odisha, died on Monday after collapsing on the field during a match held at Balahada School in Rairangpur. Read Full Story

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Good luck boys, make us proud, Kohli tells Indian Colts
New Delhi , Oct. 2 : Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli on Monday extended his best wishes to the Indian U-17 football team for the upcoming FIFA Under-17 World Cup. Read Full Story

'U-17 World Cup can be dawn of a new era in Indian football'
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [Mumbai], Oct. 2 : The All India Football Federation (AIFF) believes that the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, beginning later this week in the country, can be a catalyst for the sport and wake up the sleeping giant called India. Read Full Story

Herath drives Sri Lanka to thrilling win in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi [UAE], Oct. 2 : Veteran spinner Rangana Herath picked up an 11-wicket haul as Sri Lanka pulled off a dramatic win over Pakistan in the first Test of the two-match series at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Monday. Read Full Story

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Indian Colts find support in Blue Pilgrims
New Delhi , Oct. 2 : The FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 India will see a lot of firsts and one of them is the advent of a dedicated fan base for the Indian football team, the - Blue Pilgrims. Read Full Story

I respect selector's decision: Rahane on T20 axing
Mumbai , Oct 2 : Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who has been dropped for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Australia, has said that he has no complaints over losing his starting spot as it is the national selectors' decision and he respects the same. Read Full Story

Sri Lanka to begin packed India Tour from November 16
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Oct. 2 : Sri Lanka will be playing three Tests, three ODIs and three T20Is over a period of 37 days on their tour to India. Read Full Story


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