Dunga, Mourinho share meal in London

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil coach Dunga met Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho as part of a short European tour by the Selecao hierarchy.

Rio 2016 one of my biggest dreams: Djokovic

Rio de Janeiro, Serb Novak Djokovic has described the prospect of winning gold at the Rio 2016 Olympics as one of his "biggest dreams".

Shuttlers Pawar, Saili reach Scottish Open semis

Glasgow, Indian shuttlers Anand Pawar and Saili Rane have entered the semi-finals ...

Davis Cup final: Monfils upsets Federer, brings France level

Gael Monfils of France stunned Swiss great Roger Federer 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 Friday to even up the Davis Cup final...

Spanish La Liga standings

Following are the standings of the Spanish first division soccer league after Friday’s match (tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points).

ISL: Kerala Blasters pip Atletico De Kolkata 2-1

Riding on two first-half strikes, Kerala Blasters FC Friday pipped Atletico De Kolkata 2-1 in an Indian Super League encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here.

World Chess Championship: Anand unable to breach Carlsen’s defence, splits point

Overcoming some anxious moments, Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen Friday played out the 10th game of the world chess title match to a 32-move draw against...

Chandhok confident ahead of second Formula E race

Indian driver Karun Chandhok will once again climb into his Mahindra Racing electric car as Formula E action returns for the second race of the calendar here Saturday.

Saina goes down in Hong Kong Open quarters

Top Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal could not replicate her last week’s China Open title win as she went down in straight games in the women’s singles quarterfinals of the...

Bulgaria sack national football team coach

The Bulgarian Football Union (BFU) fired the national team coach Lyuboslav Penev, five days after a disappointing draw at home against Malta in a qualifying round for the European Championship 2016.

HIL appoints Indian umpires for 2015 edition

Hockey India League (HIL) Friday announced a panel of Indian umpires for its 2015 edition scheduled from Jan 22 to Feb 22.

Egypt’s Ashour, Shorbagy in World squash final

Ramy Ashour and Mohamed El Shorbagy have made Friday’s World Squash Championship final an Egyptian affair.

Brown extends contract with Celtic

Scott Brown has extended his contract with Scottish champions Celtic.

Mascots from previous Olympic, Paralympic Games arrive

Five mascots from previous Olympic and Paralympic Games arrived in here to meet the Rio 2016 mascots, who will make their first public appearance next Monday.

Cruzeiro edge closer to Brazil Serie A title

Brazil internationals Everton Ribeiro and Ricardo Goulart each scored second-half goals as Cruzeiro defeated Gremio 2-1 in Brazil’s Serie A championship.

Bangladesh, Zimbabwe chase ODI rankings points

Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have the opportunity to gain vital rankings points when they go head-to-head in a five-match One-Day International (ODI) series starting Friday in Chittagong.

Portugal’s Ronaldo deserves Ballon d’Or, says Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo deserves to win the FIFA Ballon d’Or award for the third time, according to Brazil legend Ronaldo.

Cote d’Ivoire qualify for Africa Cup

Cote d’Ivoire qualified for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) after playing a goalless draw against Cameroon in Abidjan.

Gaultier reaches squash semis

Frenchman Gregory Gaultier made it to the semi-finals of the men’s world squash championships at the Aspire Academy here.

Ghana beat Togo to qualify for Africa Cup

Ghana defeated Togo 3-1 at the Tamale Sports Stadium to secure a place at next year’s Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) to be held in Equatorial Guinea Jan 17-Feb 8.

Atletico defender Miranda injured

Atletico Madrid’s defender Miranda injured his left leg in Brazil’s 2-1 win over Austria and will be out of action for a week.

T20 cricket tastes sweet: Gideon Haigh

Twenty20 cricket tastes sweet but is "like empty calories", says Gideon Haigh, one of the foremost cricket writers in the world.

Atletico Mineiro sink Flamengo, rise to fourth

Atletico Mineiro rose to fourth in Brazil’s Serie A standings after Flamengo’s 4-0 rout.

Nigeria out of Africa Cup

Defending champion Nigeria was held to a 2-2 draw by already qualified South Africa to miss out on the 2005 Africa Cup of Nations Wednesday.

’Wheelchair-bound Schumacher paralysed and speechless’

Legendary Formula 1 Michael Schumacher is paralysed and in a wheelchair, who cannot speak and has memory problems, former racing driver Philippe Streiff said Wednesday.

Swimming Australia unhappy with Magnussen’s choice of coaches

Australia’s best swimmer James Magnussen is at loggerheads with Swimming Australia over his selection of coaches to guide him through to the 2016 Olympic Games.

Varane fires France to win over Sweden

Thanks to a late header from Rafael Varane, France nipped a 1-0 victory over Sweden in an international friendly at Stade Velodrome, Marseille.

Bayern skipper Lahm fractures right ankle

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm fractured his right ankle during training and will be out of action for up to three months.

Delhi Dreams down Mumbai Tennis Masters to win second straight tie

Delhi extended their impressive start to the inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL), winning their second consecutive...

World Chess Championship: Anand, Carlsen draw their 8th round

Belying expectations of chess fans across the world for a positive result, Norwegian world chess champion Magnus Carlsen and...

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