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Shanghai Open: Nadal battles past Dimitrov to reach semis
Shanghai [China], Oct 13 : World number one Rafael Nadal kept alive his hopes of clinching his first Shanghai Rolex Masters title by booking his place in the semi-finals of the tournament with a win over Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov in a three-set thriller here on Friday. Read Full Story

FC Goa go down to FC Cartagena in first pre-season friendly
Panaji [Goa], Oct 13 : FC Goa slumped to a 1-4 defeat at the hands of FC Cartagena in their first pre-season friendly at the La Manga Club in Murcia, Spain on Friday. Read Full Story

I am ready for Asian Boxing Championship: Mary Kom
New Delhi , Oct 13 : Indian star boxer and five-time world champion MC Mary Kom on Friday said that she is working really hard for the upcoming South Asian Women's Boxing Championship in Vietnam and is all set for the challenge ahead. Read Full Story

There is still no decision over F1 future: Alonso
Johannesburg [South Africa], October 13 : McLaren driver Fernando Alonso has confirmed that he has still not taken any decision on his Formula One future and is keeping other categories as option. Read Full Story

Aguero's return from injury may light up Manchester City
Manchester [England], October 13 : Argentinian star footballer Sergio Aguero's possible return in Manchester City after the fatal injury could be the much-needed push for the club to retain the top spot on the points table of the Premier League after the last game victory against Stokes City on Saturday. Read Full Story

Tyson Fury announces return, plans 'three big fights' for 2018
Johannesburg [South Africa], October 13 : Former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury has announced his return to boxing, saying that he is looking forward to three big fights in 2018. Read Full Story

World Youth Archery Championship Winners call on Sports Minister
New Delhi : Medal Winners of World Youth Archery Championship called on Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore here today. The Indian Team won 1 gold, 1 silver and 1 bronze medal in team events at the Championship which was held at Rosario, Argentina from 2 to 8 October 2017. Read Full Story

Hockey Asia Cup 2017: India look to carry on momentum against B'desh
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Oct 13 : Boosted by a thumping win over Japan, the Indian men's hockey team will look to continue their momentum when they take on hosts Bangladesh in their second Pool A match of the Asia Cup here on Friday. Read Full Story

Shanghai Masters: Nadal, Federer eye semi-final berths
Shanghai [China], Oct 13 : World number one Rafael Nadal and Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer will fight for a place in the semi-finals of the Shanghai Rolex Masters when they play their respective last-eight clashes here later today. Read Full Story

ICC approves Test Championship, ODI League
Dubai [UAE], Oct 13 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday gave the green light to a nine-team Test league and a 13-team ODI league aimed at bringing context and meaning to bilateral cricket. Read Full Story

India, Australia to lock horns for series decider in Hyderbad
Hyderabad (Telangana) , Oct. 13 : For the first time in this limited-overs tour, Australia are on an even footing with India, having bounced back to level the three-match T20I series at 1-1 after losing the ODI series 1-4. Read Full Story

'FIFA U-17 WC experience will help India in the long run'
New Delhi , Oct. 13 : India might not have been able to make it to the knockout stage of the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup, but skipper Amarjit Singh believes the experience that he, and his team, got at the tournament will prove to be beneficial in the long run. Read Full Story

Esther Staubli: First female referee to officiate at FIFA U-17 WC
New Delhi , Oct. 13 : Switzerland's Esther Staubli is all set to create history as she will become the first female referee to officiate a match at the FIFA U-17 World Cup. Read Full Story

Ireland to make Test debut against Pakistan in May, 2018
New Delhi , Oct. 13 : Ireland's first Test match will be on home soil against Pakistan in May next year, following an agreement which was signed between the two side during the International Cricket Council (ICC) meeting in Auckland this week. Read Full Story

Difference was 'too big' between India, Ghana: De Matos
New Delhi , Oct. 13 : India U-17 chief coach Luis Norton de Matos has admitted that there was too much of a difference between India and Ghana and the result against the Black Starlets was on expected lines. Read Full Story

Federer advances into Shanghai Masters quarters
Shanghai [China], Oct 12 : 19-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer continued his pursuit of a second Shanghai Rolex Masters title with a straight sets win over Ukraine's Alexandr Dolgopolov to storm into the quarter-finals of the tournament here on Thursday. Read Full Story

Footballers from Northeast make mark in FIFA U-17
Imphal (Manipur) , Oct 12: People from North East India are known for their love and passion for sports, as well as music. Their passion for sports has created wonders and brought laurels to the nation. Read Full Story

Nippon Paint Announces Asia Young Designer Award 2017 Contest for Aspiring Designers and Architects
Chennai : Nippon Paint (India), Asia's real no. 1 paint manufacturer, announces Asia Young Designer Award (AYDA) contest for aspiring designers and architects. The contest aims to identify talent among students of Architecture and Interior Design across 15 countries in Asia including India. The theme for this year's contest is "You for Tomorrow". Read Full Story

Nadal marches into Shanghai Masters quarters
Shanghai [Chennai], Oct 12 : World number one Rafael Nadal continued his rich vein of form as he swept aside Fabio Fognini of Italy in straight sets to storm into quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters here on Thursday. Read Full Story

Suresh Raina pays tribute to `retiring` Ashish Nehra
Mumbai , Oct 12 : Indian left-handed batsman Suresh Raina has paid tribute to veteran pacer Ashish Nehra, who confirmed that he will bid adieu to all forms of cricket after the opening T20I of the three-match series against New Zealand in Hyderabad on November 1. Read Full Story

Expect barrage of bouncers in Ashes: Cummins warns England
Sydney [Australia], Oct 12 : Right-arm Australian pacer Pat Cummins, who is all set to play his first Test match on home soil, has warned England batsmen to prepare themselves for the barrage of short-pitched bouncer that awaits them in this summer's Ashes series, which begins next month. Read Full Story

Nehra confirms his retirement from all forms of cricket on Nov. 1
Hyderabad , October 12 : Veteran Indian pacer Ashish Nehra on Thursday confirmed that he would be retiring from all forms of cricket after the opening Twenty20 International of the three-match series against New Zealand, which is to be held at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi on November 1. Read Full Story

Hong Kong, Nepal chasing qualification for ICC World Cup Qualifier
Dubai [UAE], Oct 12 : The final fixtures of round six in the ICC World Cricket League Championship are about to get underway as Hong Kong host Nepal, with both teams still in contention for a top-four direct qualification spot to the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier (CWCQ) next year. Read Full Story

Shanghai Masters: Nadal, Federer eye quarter-final berths
Shanghai [China], Oct 12 : World number one Rafael Nadal and Swiss maestro Roger Federer will aim to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Shanghai Masters when they play their respective last-16 rounds here later today. Read Full Story

Track Asia Cup: India add two more golds to their tally on Day 2
New Delhi , Oct 11 : Indian cyclists continued their good show at the Track Asia Cup 2017 as they added two more golds, three silvers and as many bronze medals on the penultimate day of the event here in Cycling Velodrome at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here last evening. Read Full Story

FIFA U-17 WC: India face do-or-die clash against Ghana
New Delhi , October 12 : After a gallant display against Colombia, the Indian U-17 national team, which won hearts all over, will face Read Full Story

'Telecast of women's matches essential to create interest in women's cricket'
New Delhi , Oct. 12 : India skipper Mithali Raj feels that the interest for women's cricket has seen a significant rise since the 2017 ICC Women's World Cup and has, therefore, called for telecast of more women's matches. Read Full Story

PV Sindhu to support breast cancer awareness campaign
New Delhi , Oct. 12 : Rio-Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu will support Bridgestone Pink Valve Cap Donation Drive Campaign to create awareness against breast cancer. Read Full Story

Stokes tenders apology to Katie Price over video
London, Oct. 12 : Ben Stokes has apologised to TV personality Katie Price and her son Harvey for a video that showed the England all-rounder imitating a TV clip of the disabled youngster. Read Full Story

Yuvraj Singh named Laureus' first Indian ambassador
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Oct. 12 : Flambouyant Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has vowed to give back to the next generation in his new role as a Laureus Ambassador. Read Full Story

Nadal, Federer advance to third round of Shanghai Masters
Shanghai [China], Oct. 12 : Tennis stars Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer advanced through to the third round of the Shanghai Masters after winning their respective second round clashes on Wednesday. Read Full Story

India thrash Macau 4-1 to qualify for 2019 AFC Asian Cup
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , Oct. 12 : India confirmed their berth in the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 after snatching a 4-1 victory against Macau in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 Qualifiers at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Asia Cup 2017: Abu Mahmood scores three as Pakistan outclass Bangladesh 7-0
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Oct. 12 : Abu Mahmood scored three scintillating goals as Pakistan thrashed hosts Bangladesh 7-0 on the opening day of the Asia Cup 2017 at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Ashish Nehra set to retire from cricket on Nov. 1 at Kotla
New Delhi , Oct. 12 : Veteran Indian pacer Ashish Nehra will retire from all forms of cricket after the first T20I of the three-match series against New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla, his home ground, on November 1. Read Full Story

Throwing rock is not in good taste: Mithali Raj on recent attack on Aussie team bus
New Delhi , Oct 11 : Following the recent attack on the Australian cricket team bus in Guwahati last night, Indian Women's cricket captain Mithali Raj on Wednesday said it is not in a good taste. Read Full Story

Asia Cup 2017: India men's hockey team beat Japan 5-1
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Oct 11 : Indian Men's Hockey Team started off their Asia Cup 2017 campaign with a 5-1 win over Japan here at the Maulana Bhashani National Stadium on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Indian U-17 captain Amarjit Singh doubtful for his side's third clash against Ghana
New Delhi , Oct 11 : India Under-17 football captain Amarjit Singh's is doubtful for his side's third clash against Ghana due to his injury. Read Full Story

Rabada surges to career-best third spot in ICC Test rankings
Dubai [UAE], Oct 11 : South Africa pace bowler Kagiso Rabada has gained two slots to reach a career-best third position in the ICC Test Rankings for bowlers following his player of the match performance against Bangladesh in Bloemfontein which helped them complete a 2-0 win in the two-match Test series. Read Full Story

FIFA suspends Pakistan from international football
Zurich [Switzerland], Oct 11 : The Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on Wednesday said that it has decided to suspend the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) with immediate effect because of undue third-party interference. Read Full Story

Indian U-17 ready to 'fight for survival' against Ghana in FIFA WC
New Delhi , Oct 11 : After a gallant display against Colombia, the Indian U-17 national team, which won hearts all over, gear up to face Ghana in their third Group A stage match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 here at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium tomorrow. Read Full Story

Shouldn't be getting all the credit: Jeakson, India's first goal-scorer at FIFA WC
New Delhi , Oct 11 : After having etched his name into the history books by scoring first goal for India at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, midfielder Jaekson Singh described his goal scoring exploit as a great feeling. But the lanky midfielder was not willing to bask in glory all for himself. Read Full Story

India still 'one of the most gracious hosts': Rajyavardhan Rathore
New Delhi , October 11 : Condemning the attack on the Australian cricket team bus in Guwahati last night, Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhar Rathore on Wednesday insisted that India was still one of the most gracious hosts in world. Read Full Story

Nadal, Federer to begin Shanghai Open campaign today
Shanghai [China], Oct 11 : World number one Rafael Nadal will aim to begin his Shanghai Masters campaign on a winning note when he takes on America's Jared Donaldson in the men's singles event later today. Read Full Story

Ashwin condemns stone pelting on Aussie team bus
New Delhi , October 11 : Indian all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin has condemned the stone pelting incident on the Australian team bus, saying that it was not at all acceptable. Read Full Story

We didn't perform 'good enough' with the bat: Kohli
Guwahati (Assam) , Oct. 11 : Indian skipper Virat Kohli admitted that his team's performance with the bat was just not good enough during his side's eight-wicket defeat to Australia at Guwahati's Barsapara Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Portugal, France secure 2018 World Cup berths
Lisbon/Paris [Portugal/France], Oct. 11 : Portugal and France secured their places for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to be played in Russia after winning their respective qualifying matches. Read Full Story

Mithali Raj praises social media's role in surge of women's cricket
New Delhi , Oct. 11 : Mithali Raj, the India captain who led her side to the final of the ICC Women's World Cup against England, has praised the role social media has played in increasing visibility for the women's game. Read Full Story

Pakistan plummet to seventh spot in Tests
Dubai [UAE], Oct. 11 : Thirteen months after lifting the prestigious ICC Test Championship mace for topping the ICC Test Rankings, Pakistan slumped to the seventh spot after their home series defeat against Sri Lanka Read Full Story

'Feeling great,' says Jeakson, India's first goal scorer in FIFA WC
New Delhi , Oct. 11 : With just 10 minutes remaining in India's second Group A fixture against Colombia at the packed Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday, the football fans across the nation were hoping for something that nearly two FIFA U-17 World Cup matches had yet to yield - a goal from the tournament hosts. Read Full Story

Rodrigues, Santosh record best ever finish at OiLibya Rally 2017
Rabat [Morocco], Oct. 11 : The OiLibya Rally of Morocco 2017 is in the books. After five eventful stages the Hero MotoSports Team Rally, riders Joaquim Rodrigues and CS Santosh crossed the finish line in Erfoud to achieve an encouraging result. Read Full Story

17 underprivileged kids to get training at CAP for two years
New Delhi/Noida , Oct. 11 : Cricket Academy of Pathans (CAP) and OPPO Mobiles have come together to provide scholarship and promote cricket skills to the less privileged kids. Read Full Story

South Africa's T20 Global League postponed till next year
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct. 11 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) have postponed the inaugural edition of the T20 Global League, which was due to start on November 3, to November 2018. Read Full Story

Behrendorff shines in Australia's series-leveling win in Guwahati
Guwahati (Assam) , Oct. 11 : Left-arm pacer Jason Behrendorff's four-wicket burst sparked an Indian collapse and Moises Henriques and Travis Head then smoked India out to help Australia to an easy eight-wicket win in the second T20 of the three-match series Guwahati's Barsapara Cricket Stadium on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Track Asia Cup 2017: India win five gold on the opening day
New Delhi , October 10 : India Junior's brought cheers to the hosts' camp by winning nine medals including five golds on the opening day of the Track Asia Cup at the IG Stadium Complex Velodrome here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Our soul focus is to qualify for Asian Cup: Sunil Chhetri
Bengaluru (Karnataka) , October 10 : Before taking on Macau in the fourth match of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 Qualifiers, striker Sunil Chhetri said that there is no option but to win the game to to qualify for the Asia Cup. Read Full Story

Ronaldo, Messi lead 30-man Ballon d'or list
Paris [France], Oct 10 : Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona's Lionel Messi have been selected among the 30-man shortlisted players for this year's Ballon d'or award. Read Full Story

Dean Jones appointed interim Afghanistan head coach
Johannesburg [South Africa], Oct 10 : Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has been roped in as the interim coach of the Afghanistan cricket team for the upcoming Hong Kong tour. Read Full Story

Inaugural T20 Global League likely to be postponed
Johannesburg [South Africa], October 10 : The inaugural edition of the T20 Global League, which was due to start on November 3, is most likely to be postponed due to numerous logistical challenges. Read Full Story

ICC Women's Championship gets underway with Windies-Lanka series
Dubai [UAE], Oct 10 : The second edition of the ICC Women's Championship will get underway with the series between the West Indies and Sri Lanka from October 11 to October 15 in Trinidad. Read Full Story

Being racially abused by Aussies was norm, recalls Khawaja
Johannesburg [South Africa], October 10 : Australia batsman Usman Khawaja has revealed that he was racially abused so much growing up in Sydney that he led to support other countries rather than the national side. Read Full Story


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