Djokovic, Biles win Laureus Sports awards(04:34) Monaco, Feb 19 (IANS) Tennis world No. 1 Novak Djokovic of Serbia won his fourth Laureus World Sportsman of the Year here on Monday, and American record-holding gymnast Simone Biles bagged the World Sportswoman of the Year Award thanks to her dominant world championship performance last year.
East Bengal, Mohun Bagan join fight to seek clarity on I-League future(22:46) Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Eight I-League clubs, including giants Quess East Bengal and Mohun Bagan, on Monday shot off a letter to All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel seeking an "urgent appointment" to discuss the future of teams after the ongoing season.
Odisha gets its first high-performance centre(22:24) Bhubaneswar, Feb 18 (IANS) Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance Centre, the first high-performance centre in Odisha, was on Monday inaugurated by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik at Kalinga Stadium here.
Liverpool coach expects tough match against Bayern Munich in CL(22:16) London, Feb 18 (IANS) Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp on Monday said he expects a difficult encounter against Bayern Munich in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League last-16 tie, despite the German side's somewhat unstable set of recent results.
I-League: Manzi's late strikes put Chennai City in driver's seat(22:00) Shillong, Feb 18 (IANS) Pedro Manzi, now the 12th I-League's joint highest scorer with 18 goals to his credit, scored two and set up another, all in the space of 12 minutes, to help table-toppers Chennai City FC beat Shillong Lajong FC 4-2 in a return leg fixture at the JLN Stadium, here on Monday.
India are the best at home, feels Australia skipper Finch(20:30) Brisbane, Feb 18 (IANS) Australia's limited overs captain Aaron Finch feels India are the best in their own conditions and they have to be at their best to beat them in the limited overs games, starting with two T20 internationals from February 24.
FIDE VP Nigel Short takes aim at AICF again(20:28) Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Global chess body FIDE's Vice-President and chess Grand Master (GM) Nigel Short targeted the All India Chess Federation (AICF) again by expressing disappointment at the disenfranchisement of the Maharashtra Chess Association and several others.
Pakistan shooters granted visa for ISSF World Cup(20:18) New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Ending speculation over the participation of Pakistani shooters in the ISSF World Cup at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range starting on Wednesday, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) on Monday said that the Pakistani shooters have got visas.
Djokovic maintains ATP rankings' top spot, Nadal second(20:06) Madrid, Feb 18 (IANS) Serbia's star Novak Djokovic - winner of 15 grand slams - maintained the No. 1 spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday with 10,955 points, ahead of Spain's Rafael Nadal with a difference of more than 2,500 points.
After CCI & PCA, RCA pulls down portraits of Pakistani cricketers(19:52) Jaipur, Feb 18 (IANS) Following in the footsteps of Mumbai's Cricket Club of India (CCI) and Punjab Cricket Association (PCA), the Rajasthan Cricket Association on Monday removed pictures of a number of Pakistan players to record its protest against the terrorist attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama that claimed the lives of 49 troopers.
RSPB crowned champions of senior women's Hockey Nationals(19:26) Hisar (Haryana), Feb 18 (IANS) The Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) were crowned champions for the sixth straight time after they outclassed Hockey Madhya Pradesh 5-0 in the final of the 9th Hockey India senior women Nationals at the Astroturf International Stadium here on Monday.
I-League teams planning court route to stall Srinagar matches(14:36) New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) With uncertainty continuing over the I-League encounter between Real Kashmir and Minerva Punjab FC, the fate of the February 28 Real Kashmir match against East Bengal, also scheduled to be played in Srinagar, has come under the cloud.
Violence mars Brazil's Guanabara Cup final(14:14) Rio de Janeiro, Feb 18 (IANS) A late goal from midfielder Danilo Barcelos gave Vasco de Gama a 1-0 victory over Fluminense in a Guanabara Cup final that was marred by violence and confusion.
Mexico's Queretaro FC sack coach Puente(14:04) Mexico City, Feb 18 (IANS) Mexico's Queretaro sacked manager Rafael Puente after the football team suffered their seventh straight top flight defeat.
Sports and politics should be kept separate: PCB MD(14:02) Lahore, Feb 18 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has expressed "extreme" disappointment over the removal of posters of Pakistan Prime Minister and World Cup-winning skipper Imran Khan in the Cricket Club of India, Mumbai, and elsewhere and IMG Reliance pulling out of the deal to produce and broadcast PSL 2019 in the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attacks.
Pray for peace instead of spreading more hate: Sania Mirza(23:22) Hyderabad, Feb 17 (IANS) Terming February 14, the day of the Pulwama attack when over 40 CRPF jawans were killed, as black day for India, tennis star Sania Mirza on Sunday called for praying for peace instead of spreading more hate.
Gayle to retire from ODIs after World Cup(23:14) Jamaica, Feb 17 (IANS) The West Indies cricket board on Sunday announced that Chris Gayle will retire from One-day Internationals after the ICC Cricket World Cup to be held in England and Wales later this year.
ISL: Delhi hand Bengaluru another defeat(22:10) New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Daniel Lalhlimpuia scored twice in three minutes as Delhi Dynamos FC pipped Bengaluru FC 3-2 in a closely fought Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, here on Sunday.
Girona upset Real Madrid 2-1, ends winless skid(22:10) Madrid, Feb 17 (IANS) Girona stunned Real Madrid with two second-half goals that gave it a 2-1 victory, ending the Catalan team's 10-match winless streak in La Liga, at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium here on Sunday.