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Brazil’s teenage archer dreams of Olympic glory

Olympic medal prospect Marcus D’ Almeida hopes this week’s Brazilian Archery Championships can kickstart his quest for gold at the Rio 2016 Games.

Federer, Murray ousted from Paris Masters

World No.2 Roger Federer was stunned at the BNP Paribas Masters quarterfinals here by Canada’s sole representative in ATP rankings top 10

Schalke beat Augsburg 1-0 in German Bundesliga

Schalke’s Dutch striker Klaas Jan Huntelaar secured his side the third win on home soil with a 1-0 win over Augsburg to open the 10th round of the German Bundesliga.

North Korea, South Korea to play football match

The South Korean government has given its approval to a visit from under-15 soccer players from North Korea to play in an international tournament, in a bid to reduce tension and strengthen bilateral ties.

New Zealand PM invites Indian cricket fans to 2015 World Cup

With 100 days to go before the commencement of the 2015 ICC World Cup, New Zealand Prime Minister John Key Friday invited Indian cricket fans to visit his country during the Feb 14-March 29 event

Hend confident of retaining Chiangmai Golf Classic title

Long-hitting Scott Hend hopes to continue his fantastic form when he defends his title at the $750,000 Chiangmai Golf Classic from Nov 13 to 16.

President congratulates Pankaj Advani

President Pranab Mukherjee Friday congratulated cueist Pankaj Advani on winning his 12th world title in World Billiards Championship in Leeds, Britain.

Soria named coach of Bolivian national team

The Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) has named Mauricio Soria as coach of the national football team for the 2014-2018 period

’Form CARICOM panel to solve Windies contract dispute’

Caribbean island St. Vincent’s Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has advocated the assembling of a three-member Caribbean Community (CARICOM) panel to help resolve the ongoing contract dispute in West Indies cricket.

Sachin revisits memories of meeting Bradman

Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Warne were so daunted by the prospect of meeting Austalian cricketing legend Donald Bradman for his 90th birthday that they could not decide who should speak first

Bayern, Leverkusen advance; Frankfurt out of German Cup

Ten-man Bayer Leverkusen avoided an upset against fourth division Magdeburg, winning on penalties, while holders Bayern Munich eliminated Hamburg 3-1 and Borussia Monchengladbach defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in the German Cup football tournament.

’No Kolkata, no ISL’ for Shah Rukh Khan

While Bollywood biggies may flaunt their newfound status as football team owners, superstar Shah Rukh Khan has revealed how he refused to be a part of the Indian Super League (ISL) for not being able to lay hands on the team from his beloved Kolkata.

Flamengo take control of Copa do Brasil semi-final

Defending champions Flamengo took a big step towards reaching the final of the Copa do Brasil football competition after winning their semi-final first leg against Atletico Mineiro 2-0 here.

Federer, Murray move into Paris Masters last 16

Roger Federer stayed on course for the year-end No.1 battle with Novak Djokovic after rallying past Jeremy Chardy to advance to the BNP Paribas Masters round of 16 here

Advani: first ever player to bag triple double

Pankaj Advani outplayed England’s Robert Hall 1928-893 in the final of the IBSF World Billiards championship (timed format) here Wednesday night to complete a grand double

Brazilian women’s cycling champions suspended for doping

Brazilian women’s road race cycling champions, Marcia Fernandes Silva and Nayara Gomes Ramos, have been suspended for doping.

Easy King’s Cup win for Real Madrid

Reigning champions Real Madrid moved a step closer to the last 16 of the King’s Cup, thanks to a comfortable 4-1 first leg away win against Barcelona-based club, Cornella.

Golfer Chikka sets early pace at India Masters

Indian golfer S. Chikka took advantage of his home course knowledge by firing a flawless eight-under-par 64 to grab the opening honours at the inaugural India Masters here Wednesday.

Hannover, Berlin knocked out of German Cup

Lower league football clubs flabbergasted top-flight teams Hannover and Berlin but other heavyweights Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund cruised into the last 16 with expected victories at the German Cup.

Djokovic, Berdych advance, Simon crashes out

World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic won his first match after becoming a father and Czech Tomas Berdych also triumphed but local favourite Gilles Simon was the first seed to crash out of Paris Masters here.

Golfer Lahiri aims to maintain run at CIMB Classic

Indian star Anirban Lahiri believes he now has the game to go toe-to-toe with golf’s top names at the cash-rich CIMB Classic, starting here Thursday.

National selectors keep an eye on Duleep Trophy final

Indian cricket team hopefuls, who are playing in the ongoing Duleep Trophy final here, saw reasons for extra motivation when two national selectors

Unaware Messi was injected painkiller: Coach

FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has said he did not know that star striker Lionel Messi had played in Saturday’s Clasico match against Real Madrid after been given a pain-killing injection.

2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia to be on time: Putin

Hosts Russia will carry out all preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup on time and at the top level, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said.

Australia name six pacemen in 13-man squad against South Africa

Australia look to take advantage of a bouncy Perth pitch nad has named six pacemen in its 13-man squad announced Wednesday for the first two matches of the upcoming One-Day series against South Africa.

Trinidad cricket board condemns W Indies players pull out

The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) has condemned the recent decision by the West Indies cricketers to abort their tour of India.

’Confident West Indies will appear in 2015 World Cup’

John Harden, 2015 Cricket World Cup chief executive, has said he is confident that the former champions West Indies will appear at next year’s event in Australia and New Zealand.

2018 FIFA World Cup logo unveiled

FIFA President Sepp Blatter has revealed the 2018 World Cup logo.

Brazil turn to youth to revive football fortunes

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 28 Brazil’s football federation has announced plans to build 15 training centres designed to develop young players.

AC Milan eyeing Brazil under-20 defender

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 28 AC Milan is set to make a move for Brazil under-20 defender Marlon in the January transfer window, according to media reports.

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