Del Potro joins Federer in BNP Paribas Open final

INDIAN WELLS: Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro joined No.1 Roger Federer in the BNP Paribas Open final in Indian Wells, California, rolling past Milos Raonic of Canada in straight sets, 6-2, 6-3, in just over an hour for his 400th career win.

Santosh Trophy: Under-cooked Bengal look to defend crown against odds

KOLKATA:  Deprived of preparation due to unavailability of key footballers, hosts West Bengal will begin their title defence in not the most ideal manner when they take on Manipur in the Santosh Trophy final round Group A opener here on Monday.

Australia women whitewash India in ODI series

VADODARA:  Australia women shone with the bat and ball to defeat India in the final rubber by 97 runs and whitewash the hosts 3-0 in the One-Day International (ODI) series at the Reliance Stadium here on Sunday.

Karthik aware of Bangladesh's prowess in T20Is

COLOMBO:  On the eve of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series final against Bangladesh here, veteran India wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik on Saturday refused to take the opponents lightly despite the men-in-blue starting as clear favourites.

Supersized Messi smiles on Moscow to promote World Cup

MOSCOW:  Visitors and Moscow residents may have been surprised to see Argentina's Lionel Messi smiling down on them from a giant mural on the side of a building as part of the promotion for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

India face rejuvenated Bangladesh in Nidahas Trophy final

COLOMBO:  Fresh from a thrilling win in their last league game against hosts Sri Lanka, Bangladesh will have their tails up as they prepare to take on a confident India in the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series at the R. Premadasa Stadium here on Sunday.

Morocco submits bid to host 2026 football World Cup

RABAT: The Moroccan 2026 World Cup Bid Committee has submitted its bid book at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich.

Bangladesh's Shakib, Nurul penalised for ICC code breach

DUBAI: In the aftermath of Friday's ugly final over drama between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series in Colombo, Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan and reserve Nurul Hasan have both been fined 25 percent of their match fees and also received one demerit point for breaching Level 1 of the ICC code of conduct.

FIFA approves video assistant referees for 2018 World Cup

BOGOTA: FIFA has approved the use of video assistant referees (VARs) in this year's World Cup in Russia, the international football governing body has said.

India's fixtures for Asian Youth Olympics Qualifiers announced

NEW DELHI: India Under-18 men's team are grouped with South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong China and Cambodia in Pool A while the eves will take on Korea, Thailand and Singapore in Pool B at the mens and womens Asian Youth Olympic Games Qualifiers, beginning from April 25 in Thailand, it was announced on Thursday

India finish top of shooting World Cup medals tally

Guadalajara (Mexico): India topped the medals tally for the very first time in an International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) competition, after finishing the World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage here with four gold, one silver and four bronze for a total of nine medals.

Mumbai Indians sign Goibibo as principal sponsors for IPL 2018

NEW DELHI: Indian Premier League (IPL) defending champions Mumbai Indians on Monday signed up with online travel company Goibibo as their principal sponsors for one year, according to a statement from the franchise.

Indian hockey eves draw South Korea 1-1, clinch 5-match series 3-1

SEOUL: The Indian women's hockey team played out a 1-1 draw against hosts South Korea, ending the bilateral five-match series with a 3-1 victory at the Jinchun National Athletic Centre here on Sunday.

Indian women's cricket enters golden phase

NEW DELHI: In a landmark announcement, the BCCI has revised the annual central contract of Indian women cricketers, making it the highest ever annual retainer fee in the womens category globally.

India, Sri Lanka aim to push for final spot S. Korean para Nordic skier proud to make history at Winter Paralympics Sheoran strikes gold at shooting World Cup Venus Williams moves into third round at BNP Paribas Open Messi-less Barcelona cruise home in Malaga Azlan Shah Cup: India thrash Ireland to finish 5th Ashwin replaces Jadeja in RoI squad Injured Gago still in Argentina's World Cup plans: Sampaoli Minerva Punjab win I-League title Hockey: South Korea edge past India eves in third match I-League: East Bengal, Neroca harbour title hopes in key clash India lose to Australia, still winless in Azlan Shah Hockey camps begin to prepare for Youth Olympics qualifiers Women's football league to start on March 25 Manu Bhaker strikes two gold medals at shooting World Cup Hockey: Resilient Indian eves beat South Korea in 1st match Sony acquires media rights from England and Wales Cricket Board India, England play 1-1 draw in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Will try and emulate Virat in leading from the front: Karthik Shooter Rizvi sets world record, wins World Cup gold Sevilla remain in hunt for Champions League berth with 2-0 win over Bilbao IPL: Karthik named KKR captain ISL: Rudderless ATK aim to end on high against NorthEast India lose to Argentina in Sultan Azlan Shah Cup ISL: Rudderless ATK aim to end on high against NorthEast Top-seed Ramos-Vinolas enters Brasil Open quarters Brazil, Argentina in Group B of women's Copa America Olympic champion Chalmers qualifies for Commonwealth Games Para swimmer Prasanta Karmakar suspended for recording videos of female swimmers India placed in easy pool at Hockey World Cup
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