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Sharmila, Vani to spearhead Indian challenge

harmila Nicollet and youngster Vani Kapoor will spearhead the Indian challenge at the Hero Women’s Indian Open to be played at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) Dec 4-6.

T&T players involved in contracts dispute free to play

Trinidad and Tobago’s cricket authorities have assured that their national players involved in the abandoned tour of India will not face censure and will be considered for selection in the upcoming regional first class season

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IPL 2015 to be played Apr 8-May 24

The 2015 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be played Apr 8-May 24, its governing council announced Tuesday.

Younus, Misbah, Azhar move up in ICC rankings

After piling up a huge number of runs in the second Test against Australia, Pakistan batsmen Younus Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali have improved their Test rankings and are now sixth

Ancelotti open to contract extension talks

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti said that he would be delighted to extend his contract with the reigning Champions League holders.

Juventus reignite interest in Brazil midfielder

Italian football club Juventus have reignited their interest in Brazil international midfielder Everton Ribeiro.

French club Bastia fires coach Makelele

French Ligue 1 strugglers SC Bastia have sacked coach Claude Makelele after less than six months in charge of the football club.

Chile interested in co-hosting 2030 World Cup

Chile is keen to co-host the 2030 World Cup. Both Uruguay and Argentina have already expressed their interest in a joint bid for football’s showpiece event in 2030.

Rio 2016 medals to contain recycled metal

The medals that will be awarded at the Rio 2016 Olympics will be produced by Brazilian Mint from materials including recycled electronic equipment.

Durand Cup: Pune FC face Vasco SC for semis berth

Buoyed by their 3-0 win over Churchill Brothers, Pune FC will face Vasco SC in the final Group-IV Durand Cup quarterfinal league encounter at the Raia Sports Complex here Tuesday

Hariharan, Javed Akhtar team up for National Games theme song

Lyricist Javed Akhtar and composer-singer Hariharan are working together to bring out the theme song of the 35th National Games, starting Jan 31.

IPL

IPL probe: Mudgal panel submits final report to SC

The Supreme Court appointed Justice Mukul Mudgal committee Monday submitted its final report of its investigation into allegations of betting and spot fixing in the 2013 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Pakistan jump to 3rd in ICC Test rankings

Following their 2-0 series win over Australia, Pakistan leapfrogged England, Sri Lanka and India to take third position in the latest ICC Test Team rankings released Monday.

Pakistan decimates Australia to win series

Pakistan beat Australia by 356 runs in the second and final test in Abu Dhabi on Monday to complete a 2-0 series whitewash.

Monchengladbach, Paderborn win in Bundesliga

German football club Borussia Monchengladbach inflicted on Hoffenheim their first defeat of the season

Ready to bat in any position: Shane Watson

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, poised to return to the national team after a prolonged injury layoff

Real Sociedad sack manager Arrasate

Spanish football club Real Sociedad have sacked manager Jagoba Arrasate following the team’s 0-1 home defeat to Malaga.

Petkovic wins WTA Tournament of Champions

Andrea Petkovic of Germany won the WTA Garanti Koza Tournament of Champions here after beating Flavia Pennetta of Italy 1-6, 6-4, 6-3.

WRT scores first win at World Challenge 2014

The Belgian Audi Club Team WRT, represented by the race car drivers Cesar Ramos and Laurens Vanthoor, took its first Main Race win of the season

San Lorenzo defeat Boca Juniors in Argentine tournament

San Lorenzo won their fourth consecutive match by defeating Boca Juniors in the 14th matchday of Argentina’s Transicion football tournament.

Hamilton takes victory in Texas to extend championship

Lewis Hamilton snatched victory at the US Grand Prix in Austin, Texas, to reel off his fifth straight win, tenth of the season, and extend his lead at the top of the Formula One drivers standings.

Central stun South by nine runs, win Duleep Trophy

Central Zone staged a dramatic comeback to stun South Zone by nine runs to clinch the Duleep Trophy crown at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Sunday.

Bayern beat Dortmund, Wolfsburg crush Stuttgart

Bayern Munich reaped a 2-1 comeback win over Dortmund while Ivan Perisic’s brace helped Wolfsburg to crush Stuttgart 4-0 in the 10th round of Bundesliga.

Need to improve running technique: Arpinder Singh

Glasgow Commonwealth Games bronze medal winning Indian triple-jumper Arpinder Singh Sunday said he is focusing on improving his running technique that affected his performance at the 17th Asian games in Incheon.

Nishikori down, Raonic through to final against Djokovic

Top-rated Asian player Kei Nishikori lost to World No.1 Novak Djokovic in the semi-final of the Paris Masters, while Canadian sensation Milos Raonic continued his stunning run by booking his place in the final against the Serb.

Fred, Conca raise Fluminense top-four hopes

Fred and Dario Conca got their names on the scoresheet as Fluminense defeated Goias 2-0 in a Brazil’s Serie A championship football match.

Gill, Musa top in Rally de Bengal

Gaurav Gill and co-driver Musa Sherif of Team Mahindra Adventure and in a XUV 500, scripted their 20th win together as they shrugged off a 16.6 second overnight deficit to annex the Overall title in the Rally de Bengal

Gear up for tennis: CTL team co-owner Ajay Devgan

Bollywood actor-producer Ajay Devgn, who is the co-owner of the Delhi franchisee of the Champions Tennis League (CTL), says everyone should be ready for a lot of tennis this month.

Deep to lead Indian junior women’s hockey team

Defender Deep Grace Ekka will lead the junior Indian women’s hockey team to New Zealand for a six-match Test series Nov 5-13.

European Games opens ticketing sign-up page

Baku 2015 European Games opened a sign-up page on its website to allow fans to register their interest in purchasing tickets for next summer’s event.

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