Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps has thrown cold water on a report that he would come out of retirement with a view to swimming at the 2016 Rio Games.
Roger Federer will meet great rival Rafa Nadal in the Italian Open final after the Swiss held off a spirited challenge by unseeded Frenchman Benoit Paire on Saturday.
With the Beatles ringing in his ears and tears in his eyes, David Beckham admitted that his starring role in Paris Saint-Germain's French title party was the last chapter of his colourful career.
Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson will bid an emotional farewell to his trophy-laden career on Sunday as the curtain falls on another roller coaster English Premier League season.
Investigation into the spot-fixing scam has revealed that Amit Singh, a cricketer-turned-bookie, was not only instrumental in approaching and inducting players into spot-fixing but was also tasked to take ‘extra care’ of the requirements of Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan. Karn Pratap Singh
N Srinivasan sits in the president's chair at the Indian cricket board office; he's also the vice-chairman and managing director of India Cements, apart from owning the Chennai Super Kings. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
The success of the T20 league appears to have led to, among many outcomes, an upsurge in cricket betting in smaller cities and towns across India. HT
reports. Between the lines: Fixing's call centre
The Delhi police have approached Sony Set Max, the official broadcaster of Indian T20 league matches, asking them to provide raw footage of the three matches in which spot-fixing allegedly happened. Karn Pratap Singh
English football will witness the end of an era on Sunday when Alex Ferguson takes charge of Manchester United for the 1,500th and final time in their last game of the season.
Its origin is unknown but when the epithet, ‘faster than God’, started to do the rounds of the online media, Esapekka Lappi would respond with a shrug and sheepish grin. Robin Bose reports.
Mikel Arteta started at Barcelona but it was at Arsenal that he seems to have found his calling, being appointed vice-captain of the Gunners last August. Excerpts from an interview. HT
If the Indian T20 League were a drama, the Sunrisers Hyderabad would be its standout artist. For, at the start of the season, only the optimistic fan would have given the team a chance of holding its own in the league. Anand Sachar reports.
Pune Warriors and Delhi Daredevils have a lot to answer to their fans. With only three wins each this season, both teams have come up with one of their worst performances in the league. Kushal Phatarpekar reports.
India’s domestic T20 league unites warring politicians, while also bringing together once international rivals Harbhajan Singh and Ricky Ponting. It has everyone’s interest at heart. Cricketers and commentators alike have gone to any extent to let it rip at detractors.
The arrest of seven bookies in Gujarat in the spotfixing scam unearthed by Delhi /Mumbai police has stunned the Gujarat police, who completely failed to get even a slight inkling of the entire operation which has shocked the cricket-crazy country. Mahesh Langa