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Raider Nitin Tomar emerges costliest buy in Pro Kabaddi history (Second Lead) (23:14)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Raider Nitin Tomar on Monday shattered all records to emerge the costliest-ever player to be bought in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auction.

US motorcycling legend Nicky Hayden dies in Italy (22:48)
Rome, May 22 (IANS/AKI) American motorcycling champion Nicky Hayden has died from injuries he sustained in an accident on his road bike last week, the Maurizio Bufalini hospital in eastern Italian city of Cesena tweeted on Monday.

2 bookies arrested during IPL final, 77 mobiles recovered (21:52)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Police arrested two bookmakers while they were organising betting during the IPL final on Sunday night, and also recovered 77 mobiles from their rented flat in east Delhi, officials said.

Azarenka hastens to tennis court after son's birth (21:50)
Minsk, May 22 (IANS) Former world No.1 Victoria Azarenka of Belarus on Monday announced she is ready to return to the tennis court after maternity leave and is set to play in a grass-court event before Wimbledon.

Manjeet, Surjeet emerge top buys in kabaddi auctions (Lead) (21:22)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Star all-rounder Manjeet Chillar and defender Surjeet Singh emerged the costliest players to be sold for a whopping Rs 75.5 lakh and Rs 73 lakh respectively in the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auctions here on Monday.

Top names pull out but Kenya fields strong world marathon team (21:10)
Nairobi, May 22 (IANS) Kenya will still present a strong team to the World Athletics Championships despite the withdrawal of some seasoned runners like Olympic marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge and former world marathon record holder Wilson Kipsang.

Kenya's javelin champ Yego to compete in Germany (21:00)
Nairobi, May 22 (IANS) World javelin throw champion Julius Yego from Kenya has a point to prove as he makes his second appearance in competition this season in Rehlingen athletics meeting in Germany on June 5.

Delhi Police officer misbehaves with journalist (20:38)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) In yet another case of misbehaviour of policemen against the public, an officer of Mandawali police station misbehaved with a journalist when he went to enquire about the progress of investigations into the theft of his car.

Rumours say Dortmund striker Aubameyang is off to Paris (20:28)
Berlin, May 22 (IANS) If the rumors are true, striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will have one more week in a Borussia Dortmund shirt. The 2012 German football champions and the 27-year-old Gabon international are expected to announce the departure of the Bundesliga's top goal-scorer next week after this coming Saturday's cup final here against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Indonesia offers $1mn prize money in badminton Superseries (20:28)
Jakarta, May 22 (IANS) Indonesia has put on a $1 million prize money for the upcoming Badminton World Federation (BWF)-sanctioned Superseries Premier championships slated here from June 12 to 18 here.

Harikrishna finishes 10th at Moscow chess meet (Second Lead) (20:26)
Moscow, May 22 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna finished 10th on the leader board at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix with a total of 4.5 points after nine rounds to gain 10 Grand Prix points.

Yamaha registers 500th victory in motorsports (20:12)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) An intense race at Le Mans in France saw Maverick Vinales (25 titles) emerge victorious as Yamaha is crowned with the 500th win in the history of motorsports.

Iranians in high demand in first round of PKL auction (20:06)
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Iranian players were the most sought after in the ongoing Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) auction here on Monday, with defender Abozar Mohajermighani emerging the costliest buy in the first round. He was sold at a whopping Rs 50 lakh to Team Gujarat.

Harikrishna finishes 12th at Moscow chess meet (Lead) (19:54)
Moscow, May 22 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna finished 12th on the leader board at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix with a total of 4.5 points after nine rounds to gain 10 Grand Prix points.

Big hits of IPL-10 (19:26)
By Abhishek Purohit IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) The following is the list of top performers of the 10th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) which concluded in Hyderabad on Sunday.

P. Harikrishna finishes 12th at Moscow chess meet (19:12)
Moscow, May 22 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna finished 12th on the leader board at the Moscow FIDE Grand Prix with a total of 4.5 points after nine rounds to gain 10 Grand Prix points.

Black Eyed Peas set to perform at Champions League final (18:46)
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) The American group Black Eyed Peas are set to perform at the final of the Champions League between Real Madrid and Juventus in Cardiff on June 3, football's governing body announced on Monday.

Nothing special if Pakistanis allowed or rejected in PKL, says Anup Kumar (18:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) Indian Kabaddi team captain Anup Kumar on Monday said he has no problems playing with or against a player from across the border adding that it was the government's call to allow or deny any Pakistan player from taking part in the upcoming fifth season of the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League (PKL).

Sports lottery to boost Australia's Olympic funding, says minister (16:48)
Canberra, May 22 (IANS) The Australian government is a step closer to introducing a British-style Olympic lottery which could raise 50 million AU dollars ($37.2 million) annually for the development of elite sports, according to a plan outlined by Sports Minister Greg Hunt on Monday.

Bayern ready to splash out over $100 million on transfers (16:24)
Berlin, May 22 (IANS) After a disappointing football season with only one title, Bayern Munich have announced they are considering to invest a record over $100 million into new footballers.

Ukraine's Svitolina in women's top 10 tennis rankings (15:50)
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina now ranks among the Women's Tennis Association top 10 list released Monday after her 4-6, 7-5 and 6-1 win over Romanian Simona Halep in the Italian Open final, while Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza rose to the fifth place.

Murray continues to lead ATP rankings, Zverev enters top 10 (15:24)
Madrid, May 22 (IANS) Briton Andy Murray continued to lead the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released on Monday, while Germany's Alexander Zverev jumped to 10th place.

Striker Fabiano helps Vasco beat Bahia (14:42)
Rio de Janeiro, May 22 (IANS) A second-half goal from former Brazil international striker Luis Fabiano helped Vasco da Gama to a 2-1 victory over Bahia in Brazil's Serie A football championship.

India beaten 1-4 by Denmark in Sudirman Cup (14:40)
Gold Coast, May 22 (IANS) India were beaten 1-4 by Denmark in their opening match of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship at the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium here on Monday.

Barcelona battles back to 4-2 win over Eibar (14:28)
Barcelona, May 22 (IANS) Barcelona almost dropped a key match to Eibar in the La Liga football championships, going down by two goals before battling back to a 4-2 win at Camp Nou here.

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