Nathan Lyon backs umpires, says both teams need to calm down


Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni might feel that umpiring in the ongoing Test series... »

Afridi to quit ODIs after 2015 World Cup

Pakistan all—rounder Shahid Afridi.


In a bid to concentrate on his T20 career, Pakistan all—rounder Shahid Afridi today announced th... »

Ishant fined 15% of match fee for poor conduct


Indian speedster Ishant Sharma has been fined 15 per cent of his match fees for breaching ICC’s... »

Indian Super League: Kolkata celebrates win

Atletico de Kolkata players celebrate with Trophy after winning the Indian Super League final match against Kerala Blaster FC in Navi Mumbai on Saturday. PTI

Abhishek Law

The wintry chill sets in Kolkata at this time of December. Fires are lit in some street corners... »

Chess: Abhijeet bounces back in Al-Ain Classic


Defending champion Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta fought back after an insipid draw to beat compatri... »

ISL will keep Sept-Dec window: AIFF


The Hero Indian Super League football tournament, the inaugural season of which ended yesterday with Athletico de Kolkata crowned as champions, will have September 15-December 15 window kept open... »

Expect another close encounter against ATK: David James of Kerala Blasters


Kerala Blasters’ player-cum-mentor David James promised exciting display against Atletico de Kolkata in the grand finale of the Indian Super League football tournament, here on Saturday.The... »

Golf: Bhullar placed 10th after first round at Dubai Open


Gaganjeet Bhullar, who was forced to take a nearly three-month break due to injury, got off to a steady start with a three-under 69 to remain at 10th spot at the inaugural Dubai Open despite a lat... »

Kenya's Moses Kiptanui wants tough doping laws


Kenya's three-time world 3,000 metres steeplechase champion Moses Kiptanui has called for tough sanctions on athletes who fail doping tests, saying "big money" was behind the cheating.Dozen... »

Australia 221/4 at close

A file photo of Chris Rogers in action.


Australia were 221 for four in their first innings at the end of the second day of the second cricket Test against India here today. Earlier, India picked up three crucial wickets in the... »

AIBA bans boxer Sarita Devi for one year

Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi


Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi was today handed a one-year ban by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) for refusing to accept her bronze medal at the Asian Games but the punishment is unl... »

Vijay flays ailing Australia with Brisbane ton

A file photo of Murali Vijay


Indian opener Murali Vijay put Australia to the sword in their Brisbane fortress with a brilliant 144 to help drive the tourists to 311 for four at the close of play on the opening day of the seco... »

India looks to bounce back as Dhoni returns

 Mahendra Singh Dhoni


Bolstered by the return of regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India will look to regroup and fight their way back into the four-match series when they face Australia on a lively Gabba wicket... »

Jayawardene to bid final goodbye to home ODIs on Dec 16

A file image of former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene


Making it obvious that he will retire after the 2015 World Cup, former Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardene today revealed on social media that the seventh and final ODI against England tomorrow... »

Steve Smith becomes Australia’s 45th Test captain

Steve Smith


Young all-rounder Steve Smith was today named Australia’s captain for the second cricket Test against India, replacing an injury-ravaged Michael Clarke who is unlikely to play in the remaining mat... »

Hockey: FIH suspends Pakistani players for indecent behaviour

Clarke fears for future after new injury setback

Warner hits another ton as Australia dominate

Jittery Aussies rattled after Kohli hit by bouncer

Growing Facebook `likes’ for National Games page

India vs Australia 1st Test match: Statistical highlights

India take late wickets after Warner sparkles

Australia captain Clarke injures back, retires hurt

India lose 2nd Cricket Test against Australia by four wickets


A listless India capitulated to a four-wicket defeat in the second Cricket Test against Australia with an inept batting display by the top-order to give the hosts an invincible 2-0 lead in the fou... »

Smith, tail-enders give Australia vital 97-run lead

Australia's Steven Smith in action (file photo). - S Subramanium


Steve Smith continued to torment India with his second successive century as Australia relied on their tail-enders to stage an amazing recovery and gain a vital 97-run first-innings lead in the se... »

SAI to set up middle, long distance running academy in Bhopal


Sports Authority of India (SAI) is set to launch the national academy for medium and long distance races here on December 23, its Director General Jiji Thomson said on Thursday.Thomson also... »

ISL semi-final records 1.1 mn views on Star Sports website


The Hero Indian Super League football semi-final between Chennaiyin FC and Kerala Blasters FC recorded 1.1 million online video views on »

Players, administrators with interest in IPL should not run cricket: Apex Court


The BCCI today submitted a list of players including former greats Sunil Gavaskar, Ravi Shastri and Saurav Ganguly and administrators with commercial interest in the IPL to the Supreme Court which... »

Neighbourhood sports facilities

K V Kurmanath

SportsCult, a start-up, is planning to build sports infrastructure in the neighbourhood. The Hyderabad-based firm sees business opportunity in providing sports infrastructure in an urban environme... »

Security beefed-up for Brisbane Test after Sydney siege


Security for the second cricket Test between India and Australia has been tightened with more police being deployed around the Gabba in the wake of the Sydney cafe siege, officials said today. »

Clarke's immediate future still no clearer


Australian cricket officials are still no closer to knowing whether Michael Clarke will be fit enough to play in next year's World Cup.Clarke's future remains uncertain after he badly tore... »

Germany beat Pakistan 2-0 to bag Champions Trophy title

German team won the Champions Trophy Hockey Tournament at Kalinga Stadium at Bhubaneswar on Sunday. - Photo:Sandeep Saxena


Olympic champions Germany clinched the Hero Champions Trophy title with a convincing 2-0 win over Pakistan in the summit clash, snapping their five-year old jinx in the elite eight-nation... »  

Gabba strip will help Australian pacers: Curator Kevin Mitchell


After a high-scoring first Test in Adelaide, which India lost by 48 runs in the five test series, a green-top awaits the visitors at the Gabba, here starting December 17.After off-spinner N... »

National sports meet for the blind inaugurated

Lyon bowls Australia to epic victory

Captain Kohli scores ton to keep India in game

Srinivasan agrees to keep away from IPL

Smith shines on gloomy day at Adelaide Oval

Overwhelmed Federer says he would be back in India

IOC clears way for more than one Games host city

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