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Murray beats Raonic as Federer records second win

Local hero Andy Murray kept alive his chance of entering the semi-finals from Group B by beating Milos Raonic while second seed Roger Federer recorded his second victory with a defeat of fourth seed Kei Nishikori in the ATP World Tour Finals

India look to clinch top ODI slot, Sri Lanka keen to salvage pride

Having already pocketed the series, a rampaging India would like to continue their dominance and clinch the number one ODI spot as a hapless Sri Lanka look to salvage some pride during the penultimate game of the five-match

Guardiola rules out future Barcelona return

Former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola has said that he has no intention of returning to the club.

Soriano replaces injured Fabregas in Spain squad

Villarreal mid-fielder Bruno Soriano replaced injured Cesc Fabregas in the Spain’s 23-member squad that will face Belarus and Germany.

Paulinho denies Tottenham exit talk

Unsettled Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho has denied speculation linking him with a return to Brazilian club Corinthians.

Kenyan cricket team to tour Pakistan

Kenya will tour Pakistan to play five one-day matches as part of their build-up ahead of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2, planned for January 2015 in Windhoek, Namibia.

Tests not a priority for India: Stuart Clark

Former Australian Test seamer Stuart Clark Tuesday said the decision to rest skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni from the first Test against Australia shows that India place greater emphasis on the 2015 World Cup

Goalkeeping has evolved rapidly in last 10 years: Van Hout

Delhi Dynamos FC Belgian custodian Kristof van Hout Tuesday said the art of goal-keeping has evolved significantly in the last 10 years with modern shot-stoppers having "two contrasting yet equally effective styles".

ISL

Lone Indian in ISL scorer’s list at halfway stage

Conceptualised for the development of football in the country, official statistics question the purpose for which the Indian Super League (ISL) was launched with just one Indian among the top-10 scorers at the halfway stage of the competition.

Australia women beat West Indies

The Australian women’s cricket team defeated the West Indies women by three wickets in the first One-Day International (ODI) at Hurstville Oval here Tuesday.

Badminton great Lee Chong Wei provisionally suspended

Malaysian great Lee Chong Wei was Tuesday provisionally suspended by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) due to an apparent anti-doping regulation violation.

I was sledging, not chatting with Azhar Ali: Smith

Australian batsman Steve Smith says his captain Michael Clarke may have misinterpreted his sledging with Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali during the second Test in Abu Dhabi as a friendly chat.

Spanish club Real Sociedad confirms Moyes’ appointment

La Liga side Real Sociedad appointed former Everton and Manchester United coach David Moyes as their new manager, the Basque outfit revealed on their website.

Luuk de Jong included in Dutch squad

Netherlands coach Guus Hiddink has included striker Luuk de Jong for the forthcoming football matches against Mexico and Latvia to replace midfielder Nigel de Jong.

Dhawan, Jadeja rested for last two Sri Lanka ODIs

Opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja have been rested for the last two One-Day Internationals (ODI) of the five-match India-Sri Lanka series.

IPL

SC adjourns hearing on Mudgal committee report to Friday

The Supreme Court Monday said it will go through the Mudgal committee report that probed the allegations of betting and spot fixing and also examine whether it could be made public or parts of it could be withheld.

Hockey India sets up annual awards for players

National hockey federation Monday announced the first-ever ’Hockey India Annual Awards’, honouring the top players in the men’s and women’s categories with a prize money of Rs.25 lakh each.

Real, Barca win to stay ahead of the pack in La Liga

Real Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano 5-1 to remain leaders of the Primera Liga while substitute Luis Suarez inspired second-placed Barcelona to a 2-1 win against Almeria in the 11th round of matches this weekend.

Cuban baseball Hall of Fame reopens after half a century

Cuban baseball’s Hall of Fame was reopened here, after a 54-year gap.

Federer, Nishikori win in Group B at ATP World Tour Finals

World No. 5 Kei Nishikori of Japan beat British number one Andy Murray while six-time former champion Roger Federer avenged his recent loss to Milos Raonic of Canada in Paris in their Group B matches

Australia women clean-sweep T20 series against Windies

Australia’s women cricket team, also known as the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars, defeated the West Indies by eight wickets in the fourth and final Twenty20 International at Stadium Australia here Sunday

’Indecision on strategy against Carlsen will be disaster for Anand’

Former world chess champion and currently the title challenger, India’s Viswanathan Anand has not only to decide on his play style but also score an early win to have any chance of regaining the title he lost to champion Magnus Carlsen, say experts.

Australian board let players down during ’Monkeygate’: Border

Former captain Allan Border said the country’s cricket board, Cricket Australia (CA), abandoned its players during the infamous ’Monkeygate’ incident

Bayern march on, Schalke struggle in Bundesliga

Thomas Mueller scored a hat-trick as Bayern Munich thrashed Frankfurt 4-0 while Freiburg reaped their second successive win as they upset Schalke 2-0 in the 11th round of the German Bundesliga.

ANOC approves creation of world beach games

The Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) general assembly has approved the creation of the world beach games, but the hosting city is yet to be decided.

Postpone 2015 Africa Cup: Morocco

Morocco once again asked the African Football Confederation (CAF) to postpone the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to be held in the North African country January because of Ebola epidemic.

Czech Republic lead Germany 2-0 in Fed Cup final

The Czech Republic took a 2-0 lead over Germany in the women’s tennis Fed Cup final here.

Real Madrid score 5 to remain top in Spain

Spanish football giants Real Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano 5-1 to remain top of the BBVA Primera Liga.

Hamilton focussed on win despite missing pole

With a second World title within touching distance, Lewis Hamilton has trained his sights on winning Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix, despite conceding pole position to Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg

Brazil coach Dunga calls up uncapped Fred

Rio De Janeiro, Nov 8 Brazil coach Dunga has called up uncapped Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred...

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