River Plate beat San Lorenzo, finish 8th in Superliga

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 22:36

Buenos Aires (Argentina), May 15 (IANS) River Plate beat San Lorenzo 2-0 in the last round of Superliga Argentina, finishing a disappointing 8th in the standings, 13 points behind champions Boca Juniors.


IPL: Kuldeep four-for helps KKR restrict Royals to 142

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 22:16

Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav scalped four wickets to help Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) recover from a Powerplay blitz by Rajasthan Royals (RR) openers and skittle them out for 142 in 19 overs in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Eden Gardens here on Tuesday.


Vantika upsets two-time national champion Karthikeyan in chess meet

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 21:34

Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Teenaged Women International Master Vantika Agarwal of Delhi provided the biggest sensation of the ongoing Kolkata International Grandmaster Open Chess tournament when she defeated two-time national champion and Grandmaster Murali Karthikeyan of ONGC in the second round at the Newtown School here.


England recall Buttler for first Test vs Pakistan

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:36

London, May 15 (IANS) England selectors on Tuesday gave a surprise recall to explosive wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler to the Test squad for the first Test against Pakistan at Lords, starting on May 24.


Harmanpreet, Mandhana to lead teams for Women's T20 Challenge

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:20

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana will lead the two teams that will play the Women's T20 Challenge game ahead of the Indian Premier League Qualifier 1 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, the BCCI announced on Tuesday.


Keeper Neuer, uncapped striker Nils in Germany's provisional squad

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 20:00

Dortmund, May 15 (IANS) Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and uncapped striker Nils Petersen on Tuesday made it to Germany's 27-member provisional football squad for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, whereas attacking midfielder Mario Goetze and striker Sandro Wagner were excluded by head coach Joachim Löew.


IPL: KKR ask Royals to bat first

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 19:44

Kolkata, May 15 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik won the toss and elected to field against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) match here on Tuesday.


IOA signs Li-Ning as apparel partner till Tokyo 2020

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 18:04

New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Tuesday announced Asia's leading sports apparel brand Li-Ning as the Indian contingent's official sports apparel partner till the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


Nigeria unveils 30-man provisional list for FIFA World Cup

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 18:00

Lagos, May 15 (IANS) Nigeria head coach Gernot Rohr has named the country's league leading top scorers Junior Lokosa and Simeon Nwankwo as the new faces in the 30-man provisional list for the FIFA World Cup.


Brazil's Temer calls for World Cup title

Tue, 05/15/2018 - 17:48

Rio de Janeiro, May 15 (IANS) Brazil's President Michel Temer has told the country's national football team to win the upcoming FIFA World Cup.