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Trump pardons late Jack Johnson (02:54)
Washington, May 25 (IANS) US President Donald Trump on Thursday pardoned former world boxing champion Jack Johnson, who was convicted in 1913 of engaging in a relationship with a white woman and saw his career destroyed.

Zidane calls entire squad for Champions League final vs Liverpool (22:50) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane on Thursday summoned all of his 24 players to compete against Liverpool in the upcoming final of the UEFA Champions League in Kiev.

Evra, Collins leave West Ham United (22:24) IANS Photo Service
London, May 24 (IANS) French veteran full back Patrice Evra is set to leave West Ham United only three months after joining the English Premier League (EPL) club, the Hammers announced on Thursday.

Red Bull's Ricciardo sets pace in 2nd free practice of Monaco GP (22:12) IANS Photo Service
Monaco, May 24 (IANS) Australian Formula One driver Daniel Ricciardo (Red Bull) on Thursday had the fastest time in the second free practice of the Monaco Grand Prix.

IPL-Playoffs: We need two-three good overs to change course of game: Saha (21:18) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Despite coming into the Qualifier 2 on the back of four straight losses, Sunrisers Hyderabad wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha feels "two-three overs" can change their fortunes in the big-ticket game against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here on Friday.

FIFA announces 2018 World Cup national slogans (21:18) IANS Photo Service
Moscow, May 24 (IANS) The worlds governing football body, FIFA, published on Thursday a list of official logos for each of 32 participating teams in the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup and the logo of hosts Russia is "Play With an Open Heart."

S. Korean legend tells football to stay confident at World Cup (21:18) IANS Photo Service
Jeonju (South Korea), May 24 (IANS) South Korean football legend Hong Myung-bo said on Thursday that the national team players need to stay confident even though they will face difficult opponents at next month's 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Zambia national football team's coach resigns (20:14)
Lusaka (Zambia), May 24 (IANS) Zambian national team head coach Wedson Nyirenda has resigned from his position, the country's football governing body said on Thursday.

Neuer trains with German team ahead of Russia World Cup (19:36) IANS Photo Service
Eppan (Italy), May 24 (IANS) Defending FIFA World Cup champions Germany stretched their legs Thursday in a training exercise in the north of Italy, with just over three weeks until they embark on a campaign to defend their title when Russia hosts the competition next month.

2nd Division League: Hindustan FC leave it late against TRAU (19:34)
Bengaluru, May 24 (IANS) SHindustan FC edged past TRAU FC 1-0 to begin their campaign in the 2nd Division League final round at the FSV Arena here on Thursday.

Atletico Madrid sign Hernandez from Villarreal (19:34) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) Atletico Madrid have signed a five-year contract with Villarreal's Spanish midfielder Rodrigo Hernandez, both La Liga sides said on Thursday.

River Plate win in Copa Libertadores (19:34) IANS Photo Service
Buenos Aires, May 24 (IANS) Argentine club River Plate took the lead in Group D in the Copa Libertadores football tournament with 12 points after a scoreless draw against Brazilian outfit Flamengo.

Klopp names Liverpool's 24-man squad for Champions League final (19:32) IANS Photo Service
London, May 24 (IANS) Liverpool's head coach Jürgen Klopp on Thursday named the 24-man team traveling to the Ukrainian capital Kiev to take on Spanish giant Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final.

Kondogbia to play in Valencia until 2022 (19:26) IANS Photo Service
Valencia (Spain), May 24 (IANS) French midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia is to play in Valencia until 2022, after the football club on Thursday executed the option of buying the player who was on loan from Inter Milan.

Prasidh Krishna one of those talents IPL has unearthed: Streak (18:46) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, May 24 (IANS) Heaping praise on pacer M. Prasidh Krishna, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowling coach and former Zimbabwe captain Heath Streak on Thursday said he is one of those talents unearthed by the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is making a name for himself.

Real Madrid completes last practice before heading to Kiev (18:46) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, May 24 (IANS) Real Madrid on Thursday completed a light practice that lasted less than 50 minutes in Ciudad Real Madrid, Los Blancos' training facility in Madrid's Valdebebas suburb.

Uber Cup: China beat Chinese Taipei to enter semis (18:12) IANS Photo Service
Bangkok, May 24 (IANS) The Chinese men's badminton team advanced to semi-finals of the Uber Cup after beating Chinese Taipei 3-0 here on Thursday.

Ankle injury forces Chung to withdraw from French Open (17:50) IANS Photo Service
Paris, May 24 (IANS) South Korea's promising tennis star Chung Hyeon was forced to withdraw from the French Open due to an ankle injury that has dogged him throughout the clay season.

Skipper Henderson confident of Liverpool's chances (17:40) IANS Photo Service
Liverpool, May 24 (IANS) Admitting that Real Madrid are the overwhelming favourites for this season's Champions League final, Liverpool FC captain Jordan Henderson asserted that his teammates may upset the defending champions if they play to their full potential.

Online tickets sale for Hero Intercontinental Cup starts (16:36) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) The sale of online tickets for the forthcoming Hero Intercontinental Cup which kicks-off at the Mumbai Football Arena from June 1 has started, All India Football Federation (AIFF) announced on Thursday.

Neck injury shelves Kohli's county stint (16:36) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Virat Kohli's much-hyped stint for English county side Surrey has been shelved after the India skipper suffered a neck injury and will subsequently undergo a fitness test at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru on June 15.

Iniesta signs for J-League's Vissel Kobe (16:00) IANS Photo Service
Tokyo, May 24 (IANS) Spanish international Andres Iniesta on Thursday signed a contract with Japanese football club Vissel Kobe here.

US city police apologises for NBA player's arrest (16:00)
Washington, May 24 (IANS) The police in US city of Milwaukee have apologized to NBA player Sterling Brown for his January arrest that started with a parking violation and escalated to include use of a stun gun, saying some members of the force had been disciplined.

BBC is official radio broadcaster for ICC World Cup (15:28) IANS Photo Service
Dubai, May 24 (IANS) BBC Test Match Special has secured rights to broadcast ball-by-ball coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, to be held in England and Wales next year.

Argentina recommends vaccination before going to Russia (14:40)
Buenos Aires, May 24 (IANS) Argentina's Ministry of Health recommended that those traveling to Russia for the World Cup get vaccinated against measles before departing, according to a statement from the Football Association of Argentina (AFA).

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