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Want to be number 1 before I retire: Sania Mirza

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Saturday said she wants to reach No. 1 position in the world rankings before bidding adieu to the game.

German league chief backs World Cup boycott calls

Bundesliga chief executive Christian Seifert told the Suddeutsche Zeitung daily that a 'boycott would be the most efficient arm' if Europe could unite to take on global governing body FIFA.

Tendulkar autobiography: Once Sachin played with tissues in underwear!

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has revealed in his autobiography that due to an upset stomach he played with tissues inside his underwear one day!

World Chess Championship: Anand faces must-win situation against Carlsen

Trailing by a full point with just two games remaining, Indian chess ace Viswanathan Anand would desperately need a victory to stay afloat against Norwegian Magnus Carlsen in the World Championship match on Sunday. Last game

Federer bloodied but not bowed after Davis Cup shocker

For a player who had just endured his worst ever Davis Cup defeat, Roger Federer sounded surprisingly upbeat. Clobbered 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 by fiery Frenchman Gael Monfils, the 33-year-old Swiss champion opted to dismiss the downsides and ponder the positives.

Boxing India to issue show cause notice to Sarita Devi's husband, coach

Under pressure from AIBA, Boxing India on Friday said it has decided to issue a show cause notice to boxer Sarita Devi's husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence at the ringside during the Incheon Asian Games in South Korea.

Action against CSK would be disastrous for IPL: India Cements to SC

India Cements Limited - owner of IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings - told the Supreme Court on Friday that any action against it would have disastrous consequences for the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament.

India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Fleming

Title holders India are not among the front-runners to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, feels former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming.

Kumar Sangakkara asked to review retirement: Reports

Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara has been asked to review his retirement plans after he had told national selectors in April of hanging up his boots post the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

Srinivasan seeks reinstatement as BCCI chief

N Srinivasan on Friday passed the buck to his colleague Shashank Manohar for not acting against the player, referred as Individual 3 in the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee's report, allegedly found to have indulged in illegal activity.

In hostile territory Down Under, pace will be key for India

The upcoming Australian tour will the most challenging assignment in recent times for the young Indian team as they will have to match the intimidating pace attack.

ISL: Atletico de Kolkata denied a point as Kerala Blasters win

Atletico de Kolkata were robbed of a point due to poor refereeing as Luis Garcia's injury time equaliser was disallowed as Kerala Blasters won their Indian Super League encounter in Kochi.

India thrash Nepal 6-0 to clinch SAFF Women's Championship

The Indian women's football team routed Nepal in the final of the 3rd SAFF Championship to win their third title on the trot and maintain their supremacy in the regional tournament in Islamabad.

Pakistan salvage draw against New Zealand after Taylor's century

Pakistan salvaged a draw in the second Test after New Zealand set a challenging target of 261 off 72 overs on the back of a brilliant hundred from Ross Taylor in Dubai on Friday.

Inspired Smith leads Australia to victory over South Africa

Steve Smith smashed a brilliant century to lead Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) on Friday.
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