Sports

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...

CBI interrogates Odisha cricket officials over chit fund scam

Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) honorary secretary Asirbad Behera was Tuesday interrogated by the CBI for his...

Prosecutor examines racism against Dutch footballers

The Dutch public prosecutor Tuesday began investigations into allegations of...

Wenger dubs coaching France ’a waste of time’

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said that the majority of international football is largely "a waste of time".

Nicaragua, El Salvador to play friendly

The Nicaragua football team is set to play El Salvador in a friendly match at the Independence Stadium in Esteli Tuesday.

10 countries to compete in blind judo event

The 2015 European Games organisers confirmed that 10 countries will participate in the blind judo competition, which is a part of the event to be held here June 12-28.

Paris Saint-Germain, Inter Milan to play friendly

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) will play Inter Milan in a friendly match in Marrakech Dec 30, the Moroccan football federation announced.

Neymar on track to surpass Messi: Romario

Brazilian striker Neymar is on track to surpass Argentine goal-poacher Lionel Messi in football’s list of all-time greats, according to former Barcelona and Brazilian star Romario.

Suarez to miss Uruguay friendly against Chile

Uruguay will be without ace striker Luis Suarez during their upcoming friendly against Chile.

Dunga hits back at Thiago Silva over Brazil captaincy

Brazil coach Dunga has hit back at Thiago Silva, who criticised coach’s decision to strip the central defender of the Selecao captaincy.

Top footballers join global fight against Ebola

Some of the world’s top football players, including Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Neymar Jr, have decided to join the UN effort to help raise global awareness in the fight against Ebola, a UN spokesperson said here Monday.

Mercedes put psychiatrist on standby if Hamilton loses F1 title

Formula One team and 2014 constructor standings leaders, Mercedes have readied New Zealand sports psychiatrist Ceri Evans if their British driver Lewis Hamilton

ADT hopefuls prepare for final battle at KLGCC Championship

The final battle for the Asian Development Tour (ADT) Order of Merit crown and the five coveted Asian Tour cards will take place when the 2014 season heads towards its finish at the PGM MIDF KLGCC Championship, which is slated to take place from Dec 3-6.

Indian golfers on a roll in Asian Tour merit chase

Indian golfers put up a stellar show with S.S.P. Chowrasia and Rashid Khan coming off impressive wins in India and Thailand respectively in...

Modric suffers muscle injury against Italy

Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric limped off injured after playing just 26 minutes in the Euro 2016 qualifying match against Italy played at Milan’s San Siro stadium

Cristiano Ronaldo launches his collection of shirts

Real Madrid and Portugal star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has launched his collection of shirts.

Italy held 1-1 by Croatia

Italy were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Croatia in a heated Euro2016 qualifier which was halted in each half as fans threw missiles onto the pitch.

WWE

Former German goalkeeper makes WWE debut

Former Germany goalkeeper Tim Wiese made his professional wrestling debut after he stepped into the ring at the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) live show here.

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