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Red Bull's Max Verstappen ahead of the Russian Grand Prix.(REUTERS)

Penalty for Max Verstappen, Daniil Kvyat to start from back of Russian GP grid

Sochi | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 10:26 PM IST
Honda said Kvyat and his Toro Rosso team mate Pierre Gasly, along with Red Bull’s Verstappen and Alexander Albon would all have grid drops after being given new engines for the race in Sochi.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks on television after voting in a presidential election in Tehran, June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz//File Photo(REUTERS)
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks on television after voting in a presidential election in Tehran, June 12, 2009. REUTERS/Caren Firouz//File Photo(REUTERS)

There will be no war with US: Ayatollah Khamenei

By Agencies
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2019 12:10 AM IST
In comments carried by state TV, Khamenei reiterated Iran won’t negotiate with the US on a nuclear deal.
Russian President Vladimir Putin being welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of 17th India-Russia annual summit meet in Benaulim, Goa.(PTI File Photo)
Russian President Vladimir Putin being welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of 17th India-Russia annual summit meet in Benaulim, Goa.(PTI File Photo)

In phone call, Vladimir Putin invites Narendra Modi to Russia, adds good wishes for elections 2019

UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2019 11:39 PM IST
Narendra Modi and Vladimir Putin also confirmed their mutual willingness to increase cooperation in fighting international terrorism and “solving other pressing world issues”.
Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel steers his car during the first practice session of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom circuit in Sochi on September 28, 2018. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)(AFP)
Ferrari's German driver Sebastian Vettel steers his car during the first practice session of the Formula One Russian Grand Prix at the Sochi Autodrom circuit in Sochi on September 28, 2018. (Photo by Alexander NEMENOV / AFP)(AFP)

Vettel on top in Russia opening practice, Hamilton third

Sochi | By AFP
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2018 04:18 PM IST
The four-time champion German, who trails Hamilton by 40 points in the title race, clocked a best lap in 1min 34.488sec round the medium-speed Sochi circuit on the shores of the Black Sea.
Utair Boeing 737-800 registration VQ-BJI lands at Vnukovo airport outside Moscow, Russia July 17, 2013.(REUTERS)
Utair Boeing 737-800 registration VQ-BJI lands at Vnukovo airport outside Moscow, Russia July 17, 2013.(REUTERS)

Russian passenger jet goes off runway in Sochi, 18 injured

Moscow | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2018 05:14 PM IST
A Russian passenger plane ran off an airport runway outside Russia’s southern city of Sochi early on Saturday and caught fire injuring 18 people
Uruguay's Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring their second goal with Luis Suarez.(REUTERS)
Uruguay's Edinson Cavani celebrates scoring their second goal with Luis Suarez.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Sons of Salto Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez drive Uruguay’s campaign

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Shayne Dias
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 07:50 PM IST
In their hometown of Salto, Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani are looked up to by locals who want to emulate them and become the next big thing in Uruguayan football.
Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay defeated Portugal in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Saturday.(REUTERS)
Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay defeated Portugal in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Saturday.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Edinson Cavani brace sends Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal home early

Omnisport | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 01:41 AM IST
Edinson Cavani scored twice as Uruguay shattered Cristiano Ronaldo’s FIFA World Cup 2018 dream with a 2-1 victory over Portugal in Sochi on Saturday.
Edinson Cavani brace is enough to take Uruguay through to the quarter-final against France at Portugal’s expense . Get highlights of Uruguay vs Portugal FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 match here.(REUTERS)
Edinson Cavani brace is enough to take Uruguay through to the quarter-final against France at Portugal’s expense . Get highlights of Uruguay vs Portugal FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 match here.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018 Uruguay vs Portugal highlights: Cavani brace dumps out Ronaldo’s Portugal

Hindustan Times | By Himanshu Dhingra
UPDATED ON JUL 01, 2018 01:40 AM IST
Edinson Cavani brace is enough to take Uruguay through to the quarter-final against France at Portugal’s expense . Get highlights of Uruguay vs Portugal FIFA World Cup 2018 Round of 16 match here.
Peru defeated Australia in FIFA World Cup 2018 to register their first win in the tournament since 1978.(AP)
Peru defeated Australia in FIFA World Cup 2018 to register their first win in the tournament since 1978.(AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Paolo Guerrero on target as Peru beat Australia

Omnisport | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2018 11:24 PM IST
Peru ended Australia’s hopes of advancing to the knockout round at the FIFA World Cup 2018 with a 2-0 victory on Tuesday.
Germany's defender Mats Hummels controls the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.(AFP)
Germany's defender Mats Hummels controls the ball during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group F football match between Germany and Mexico at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.(AFP)

Germany defender Mats Hummels unlikely to play against Sweden, says coach Joachim Loew

Moscow | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 09:58 PM IST
A likely replacement for Mats Hummels is Antonio Rudiger but Low said he would wait until Saturday to see Hummels’ condition.
Get highlights of Brazil vs Costa Rica, FIFA World Cup 2018 Group E match, here.Brazil win their first World Cup match in four as Costa Rica are eliminated.(REUTERS)
Get highlights of Brazil vs Costa Rica, FIFA World Cup 2018 Group E match, here.Brazil win their first World Cup match in four as Costa Rica are eliminated.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018, St Petersburg, highlights, Brazil win,Cost Rica eliminated

Hindustan Times | By Himanshu Dhingra
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2018 07:40 PM IST
Get highlights of Brazil vs Costa Rica, FIFA World Cup 2018 Group E match, here.Brazil win their first World Cup match in four as Costa Rica are eliminated.
Diego Costa (R) scored the only goal of the match as Spain defeated Iran in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Wednesday.(AFP)
Diego Costa (R) scored the only goal of the match as Spain defeated Iran in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Wednesday.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Fernando Hierro relieved Spain survived tough test against Iran

Agence France-Presse, Kazan | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2018 07:38 AM IST
Spain overcame a resilient performance from their opponents to beat Iran 1-0 thanks to a deflected Diego Costa goal, putting them on course to qualify for the last 16 of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick during Portugal’s FIFA World Cup 2018 opener against Spain.(AFP)
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick during Portugal’s FIFA World Cup 2018 opener against Spain.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Portugal ‘privileged’ to have Cristiano Ronaldo, says Pepe

Agence France-Presse, Moscow | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 10:22 AM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo scored the 51st hat-trick of his career as Portugal and Spain played out a thrilling 3-3 draw in their opening group game at the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Neymar’s injury is a big worry for Brazil ahead of their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Costa Rica.(AFP)
Neymar’s injury is a big worry for Brazil ahead of their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Costa Rica.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar limps out of Brazil football team training

Agence France-Presse, Sochi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 07:53 AM IST
Neymar, who sat out Monday’s session, suddenly hobbled off the pitch in a worrying sight for Brazil ahead of their crucial FIFA World Cup 2018 Group E match against Costa Rica on Friday.
Brazil's Neymar leaves training after feeling pain in his right ankle on Tuesday.(REUTERS)
Brazil's Neymar leaves training after feeling pain in his right ankle on Tuesday.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Neymar leaves training session with sore ankle

Reuters, Sochi | By Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2018 09:24 PM IST
Brazil’s Neymar stopped training in Sochi after a few minutes, leaving his team mates to continue preparations for their second World Cup game against Costa Rica in St Petersburg on Friday.
Cristiano Ronaldo will look to continue his fine run in FIFA World Cup 2018 when Portugal take on Morocco.(AFP)
Cristiano Ronaldo will look to continue his fine run in FIFA World Cup 2018 when Portugal take on Morocco.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo-Andre Silva strike team keeps Portugal hopes high

Moscow | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2018 07:12 PM IST
The European champions are often seen as Ronaldo and 10 others, but Silva’s skills promise to prove that impression wrong in the FIFA 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their second goal against Panama with Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens.(REUTERS)
Belgium's Romelu Lukaku celebrates scoring their second goal against Panama with Eden Hazard and Dries Mertens.(REUTERS)

You’ll see best of Eden Hazard later - Belgian predicts strong World Cup

Omnisport, Moscow | By Omnisport
PUBLISHED ON JUN 19, 2018 01:17 AM IST
Eden Hazard combined with Kevin De Bruyne to set up Romelu Lukaku’s first goal aganinst Panama and teed up the Manchester United striker for his second, as title contenders Belgium opened their Group G campaign with 3-0 win
Eden Hazard started the game while Thorgan came off the bench against Tunisia for Belgium at FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)
Eden Hazard started the game while Thorgan came off the bench against Tunisia for Belgium at FIFA World Cup 2018.(REUTERS)

Eden and Thorgan Hazard join list of brothers to play at same FIFA World Cup

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2018 11:40 PM IST
Eden and Thorgan Hazard join short list of brothers to have played at same FIFA World Cups
Spain's defender Sergio Ramos (R) hugs Spain's goalkeeper David De Gea at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 15, 2018.(AFP)
Spain's defender Sergio Ramos (R) hugs Spain's goalkeeper David De Gea at the end of the Russia 2018 World Cup Group B football match between Portugal and Spain at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 15, 2018.(AFP)

Spain captain Sergio Ramos backs David de Gea following error

Sochi | By Omnisport
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 08:02 PM IST
Spain captain Sergio Ramos has offered support to goalkeeper David de Gea after his error in the 2010 champions’ World Cup bow in Russia.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his hat-trick during the FIFA World Cup 2018 encounter against Spain.(REUTERS)
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his hat-trick during the FIFA World Cup 2018 encounter against Spain.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick against Spain breaks multiple records

Sochi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 02:21 AM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo completed his maiden World Cup hat-trick when he curled in a brilliant 88th-minute free kick to earn Portugal a 3-3 draw with Spain in a superb World Cup Group B game on Friday.
Get highlights of Portugal vs Spain, FIFA World Cup 2018 here. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal played out a thrilling 3-3 draw vs Spain in their Group B match on Friday.(REUTERS)
Get highlights of Portugal vs Spain, FIFA World Cup 2018 here. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal played out a thrilling 3-3 draw vs Spain in their Group B match on Friday.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018, Portugal vs Spain, highlights: ESP, POR play out thriller

Hindustan Times | By Shayne Dias
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 01:55 AM IST
Get highlights of Portugal vs Spain, FIFA World Cup 2018 here. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick as Portugal played out a thrilling 3-3 draw vs Spain in their Group B match on Friday.
Spain will look to forget the crisis surrounding their head coach situation as they face Portugal in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Friday.(AFP)
Spain will look to forget the crisis surrounding their head coach situation as they face Portugal in the FIFA World Cup 2018 on Friday.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Crisis-hit Spain face Portugal in battle of Iberians

Agence France-Presse, Sochi | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2018 07:29 PM IST
Spain enter Friday’s opener against Portugal in Sochi on a particularly uneven keel after Julen Lopetegui’s shock departure ahead of the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Morocco's Romain Saiss, middle, with teammates, warm-up during their training on the eve of the Group B match vs Iran at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in the St. Petersburg Stadium on Thursday.(AP)
Morocco's Romain Saiss, middle, with teammates, warm-up during their training on the eve of the Group B match vs Iran at the FIFA World Cup 2018 in the St. Petersburg Stadium on Thursday.(AP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Iran, Morocco aim to impress

St. Petersburg | By Indo-Asian News Service
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2018 10:46 PM IST
Iran will face Morocco on Day 2 of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia in Sochi on Friday.
People gather near decorations for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018, with St. Basil's Cathedral seen in the background in Moscow.(REUTERS)
People gather near decorations for the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2018, with St. Basil's Cathedral seen in the background in Moscow.(REUTERS)

Why FIFA World Cup 2018 can be a perfect image rebuilding exercise for Russia

Hindustan Times, Moscow | By Bhargab Sarmah
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2018 05:11 PM IST
Russia has managed to get work completed in time and now awaits well over 1 million fans, according to various estimates, from all over the globe this summer for the FIFA World Cup 2018.
Brazil's forward Neymar gestures upon the team's landing at Sochi airport, in Russia on June 11, 2018, ahead of the FIFA World Cup.(AFP)
Brazil's forward Neymar gestures upon the team's landing at Sochi airport, in Russia on June 11, 2018, ahead of the FIFA World Cup.(AFP)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Big guns limber up in Russia as atmosphere builds

Agence France-Presse, Moscow | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2018 11:53 PM IST
Brazil and Neymar arrived in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in the early hours in buoyant mood after hammering Austria 3-0 in their final warm-up match on Sunday.
The acceptance of the conclusions of the McLaren report was one of the last two conditions for WADA to lift their suspension of Russia’s anti-doping agency, RUSADA.(Getty Images)
The acceptance of the conclusions of the McLaren report was one of the last two conditions for WADA to lift their suspension of Russia’s anti-doping agency, RUSADA.(Getty Images)

Russian officials admit to ‘systemic doping scheme’

Agence France-Presse, Paris | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON MAY 26, 2018 04:08 PM IST
The letter from senior Russian sports officials describes the doping as “systemic” but does not use the word “institutional,” a key conclusion of the WADA inquiry led by Richard McLaren.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, May 21, 2018(AP)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin, during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, May 21, 2018(AP)

The Modi-Putin Sochi meet reinforces India’s striving for multi-polarity

By Arun K Singh
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2018 07:56 PM IST
However, one meeting will not resolve the problems that will inevitably arise on account of difficulties in Russia’s relations with the US and Europe, and its search for its own interests in equations with Pakistan and China
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sochi, Russia, May 21(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sochi, Russia, May 21(PTI)

Sochi informal summit: India, Russia in one mind about global uncertainty

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2018 08:46 AM IST
New Delhi-Moscow ties are one that require constant attention and should not be taken for granted
Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in Russia on May 21.(AP Photo)
Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Prime Minister Narendra Modi during their meeting in the Bocharov Ruchei residence in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in Russia on May 21.(AP Photo)

At Sochi meet, Modi, Putin vow to work towards multipolar world, step up economic cooperation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 11:27 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India and Russia have been friends for a long time and thanked Vladimir Putin for inviting him for the first-ever informal meeting at Sochi.

Narendra Modi in Russia Highlights: PM Modi wraps ‘successful’ Sochi summit, invites Vladimir Putin to visit India

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 22, 2018 12:00 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s informal summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Monday focused on a range of bilateral topics, including defence cooperation as well as global issues of common concern. Below are the highlights.
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