Bayern Munich down Freiburg 2-1 in Bundesliga (7 minutes ago)
Munich, Jan 21 (IANS) Striker Robert Lewandowski's late goal helped Bayern Munich secure a 2-1 comeback win over Freiburg away in the curtain raiser of the second half of the Bundesliga football league.

Bairstow replaces Hales in England's T20I squad (11 minutes ago)
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow has replaced injured Alex Hales in the cricket squad for the three Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) to be played against India from January 26.

Former Brazil football team coach Carlos Alberto Silva dies (21 minutes ago)
Rio de Janeiro, Jan 21 (IANS) Former Brazil football team chief coach Carlos Alberto Silva has died at the age of 77, his former club Guarani said.

Dhoni centre of attraction in optional practice session (29 minutes ago)
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) With the three-match One-Day International (ODI) cricket series already in India's pocket, the third rubber against England on Sunday has little importance. But not to former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who was seen in full tilt during the team's optional training session at the Eden Gardens on Saturday.

IPL experience helped me bowl death overs: Bhuvneshwar (12:22)
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar on Saturday said death bowling has become difficult nowadays with 350 being a par score but added that the experience he gained during the Indian Premier League (IPL) has helped him a lot.

Champions Trophy preparation on India's mind ahead of final ODI against England (Preview) (11:10)
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Ironing out deficiencies and building on a formidable squad will be top of the agenda when India take on England in their last One Day International (ODI) ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.

England opener Hales out of India tour with fractured hand (07:56) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 21 (IANS) Already down 0-2 in the ongoing ODI series against India, England were dealt another blow before the third and final rubber here on Sunday as opener Alex Hales was ruled out of rest of the tour with a fractured hand.

Chirag's unbeaten 136 lifts Gujarat to 300-8 in Irani Cup (22:10) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Middle-order batsman Chirag Gandhi plundered unbeaten 136 to lift Ranji Trophy champions Gujarat to 300 for eight against Rest of India (RoI) on the opening day of the Irani Cup at the Brabourne Stadium here on Friday.

Three Eden stands to be unveiled on Sunday (21:26)
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is to unveil on Sunday three Eden Gardens stands to be named after eminent personalities involved with the game in the state, a source said on Friday.

Germany to present candidacy to organise Euro 2024 (21:12)
Berlin, Jan 20 (IANS) The German Football Association (DFB) on Friday announced it will apply to host the 2024 Euro tournament.

Iniesta to miss match against Eibar (20:48) IANS Photo Service
Barcelona, Jan 20 (IANS) FC Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta will miss their La Liga match on Sunday against Eibar due to a minor injury to his left leg, the Catalan football giants said.

Dhoni's family, relatives expected to be present during Eden ODI (20:40) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Mahendra Singh Dhoni's family is expected to be present during India's third and final One-Day International (ODI) against England at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.

Bengaluru to host final of T20 World Cup for Blind (20:38)
Bengaluru, Jan 20 (IANS) The Cricket Association for the Blind (CABI) will host the final of the Twenty-20 World Cup at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on February 12, it was announced on Friday.

Saina moves into semis, Jayaram exits Malaysia Masters (20:30) IANS Photo Service
Sibu (Malaysia), Jan 20 (IANS) Indian star shuttler Saina Nehwal entered the semi-finals of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold with a triumph over Indonesian Fitriani Fitriani, while Ajay Jayaram lost to unseeded Anthony Sinisuka Ginting in the quarter-finals here on Friday.

SC allows officials to serve state bodiess, BCCI for 9 years each (Second Lead) (20:26) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday modified its earlier order to allow any official to be an office bearer of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) or state association for nine years each.

New captain Fuchs ready to inspire Dabang Mumbai to maiden HIL glory (20:04)
By Abhishek Purohit
New Delhi, Jan 20 (IANS) Striker Florian Fuchs was the youngest member of the German squad that clinched the gold at the 2012 London Olympics. Four years later, he bagged another medal, a bronze in Rio. Over the past four years, he has emerged as a leader. With the German team experiencing a transformation phase, responsibility came early for him. Witnessing him deliver under pressure as the leader of the German attack, his Hockey India League (HIL) franchise Dabang Mumbai too has cashed it on him, naming him their captain in the absence of injured Matthew Swann.

Ethiopian icon Gebrselassie urges athletes to shun doping (19:54)
Nairobi, Jan 20 (IANS) Ethiopian running legend Haile Gebrselassie has called upon athletes to shun doping and compete with a clean slate.

India, England teams buses stranded on way to hotel (19:48) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) The India and England cricket teams buses were stranded for almost one and a half hours en route to the team hotel from the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Airport here on Friday.

Federer, Murray advance at Australian Open (19:46) IANS Photo Service
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) Tennis stars Roger Federer and Andy Murray surged through to the fourth round of Australian Open here on Friday.

Third seed Sunish gets past Naow in ITF junior tennis meet semis (19:26)
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Dhruv Sunish, seeded third and the only Indian surviving among all the other Indian boys, brushed aside Syria's Hazem Naow in the semi-final of the ongoing ITF Juniors tennis tournament at the red clay courts of the Dakshin Kalikata Sansad on Friday.

Australian Open: Kerber wins, Kuznetsova outlasts Jankovic, Bouchard out (19:18)
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) World No.1 Angelique Kerber kept her hopes of a second straight Australian Open tennis title alive with a 6-0, 6-4 win over Kristyna Pliskova here on Friday.

Dhawan battles sore left thumb injury, not ruled out of third ODI (Lead) (19:14) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Jan 20 (IANS) Out-of-form India opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan is battling a left thumb injury which he picked up during New Zealand's cricket tour of India last October at the Eden Gardens here. But according to sources, the Delhi southpaw will be ready before the third ODI match against England at the same venue on Sunday.

Evans knocks out Tomic, advances to Australian Open (19:12) IANS Photo Service
Melbourne, Jan 20 (IANS) British tennis player Daniel Evans defeated local boy Bernard Tomic to enter the fourth round of the Australian Open here on Friday.

Kenya's Kipchoge to skip 2017 London Marathon (19:06)
Nairobi, Jan 20 (IANS) Kenya's Olympic marathon champion Elud Kipchoge said he will not take part in this year's London Marathon scheduled for April.

I-League: Bagan plot win vs Chennai, DSK face Churchill (Preview, Lead) (18:48)
Chennai, Jan 20 (IANS) Kolkata football giants Mohun Bagan will eye their fourth straight win in the I-League when they face debutants Chennai City FC here on Saturday.

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