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HindustanTimes Thu,17 Apr 2014

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Barca facing first trophyless season in six years

Barcelona's painful reverse to arch rivals Real Madrid in Wednesday's King's Cup final brings to an end a hellish week and leaves them facing their first season without major silverware in six years.

Real fans jam streets to celebrate Copa del Rey win

Thousands of fans took to the streets of Madrid on Thursday, setting off fireworks and waving flags, to celebrate Real Madrid's 2-1 win over arch rivals Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.

French Open kitty goes up to $34.5 million, up by over 10%

Prize money for this year's French Open will top €25 million ($34.5 million), more than 10% up on 2013, the French Tennis Federation announced on Tuesday.

Srinivasan, 12 players named in Mudgal report: SC

The Supreme Court on Wednesday said N Srinivasan has been named in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing probe report and thus can't discharge any function inside the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Let's try laundry! Dhoni on how to keep IPL clean

Mahendra Singh Dhoni preferred to look at the lighter side of the IPL spot-betting controversy and his involvement in it by suggesting that perhaps a laundry service could be tried to keep the event clean.

Ferrari keep up the noise against new-look F1

Formula One's new look makes no sense and is tantamount to self-harm, the head of the Italian Olympic Committee has said in comments highlighted by Ferrari as supportive of their own criticism.

BCCI units might be richer by Rs. 15 crore after ICC revamp

The affiliated units of the BCCI might have a reason to rejoice in the coming months as the ICC's revamp in the revenue distribution structure will mean an additional cash bonanza to the tune of Rs. 15 crore for them to develop the game.

India full of brilliant fielders now: Rhodes

There was a time when he felt that Indians were just not comfortable diving to stop a ball but Jonty Rhodes says the current Team India is full off "brilliant" fielders who have taken their standard to a new level.

Our win was for Hillsborough victims: Gerrard

Steven Gerrard has dedicated Liverpool's crucial win against title rivals Manchester City to the victims and families of the Hillsborough disaster. Tuesday is the 25th anniversary of the tragedy and Anfield will host the annual memorial service.

Injuries mar Barca, Real Copa del Rey final preparations

Barcelona and Real Madrid face off for the first major title of the Spanish season in the Copa del Rey final at the Mestalla in Valencia on Wednesday.

Keeping Indian coaches out in IPL leaves Venky fuming

"It’s disappointing in a way. Every franchise needs to look at the role of Indian coaches as part of the team management," lamented Prasad, who has not been given a coaching role with any franchise despite being a part of the IPL in all the previous six seasons.

IPL-7: Too foreign in own league

In IPL 7 that gears up to start on Wednesday, seven of the eight franchisees have foreign head coaches. Sanjay Bangar, at the helm of Kings XI Punjab, is the odd man out. Indian coaches are also rare in supporting roles.

Indian judokas strike gold at South Asian Championships

Indian judokas dominated andnotched up an impressive haul of 10 gold, a silver and a bronze medal at the seventh South Asia Judo Championships held in Kathmandu.

Schumacher showing 'small signs of progress': spokeswoman

Michael Schumacher is "showing small signs of progress", his spokeswoman said Sunday, with the Formula One legend slowly recovering from devastating brain injuries suffered in a ski accident.

Indian football league gets push from former cricket captains, Bollywood stars

Given that football in India struggles from a lack of fans and finance, the cash-rich Indian Super League with its stated emphasis on grassroots development could be the push it needs. Among owners of eight franchises of the league are former cricketers Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly and a few Bollywood actors.
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