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BUENOS AIRES: Juventus striker Carlos Tevez has denied suggestions that a falling out with Lionel Messi is behind his ongoing absence from the Argentina side, saying that the two players "get on well". "I don't know where they got such nonsense from! Everyone publishes it but the truth is that we get on well. We have shared moments together, training sessions, matches and there has never been ...
MONTE CARLO: Former men's tennis world number one Roger Federer hinted on Wednesday the upcoming birth of another child for him and wife Mirka Vavrinec could prevent him playing in the French Open next month. While the family have kept all details of the birth a tight secret - the actual date has never been revealed - the father of four-year-old twins said his family life would take precedence ...
New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Wednesday stayed the city government's demand that the Delhi Daredevils IPL team deposit 15 percent of its sponsorship amount as entertainment tax for approval to hold its five matches in the capital. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul stayed the April 11 letter issued by the entertainment tax officer to GMR Sports Private ...
Abu Dhabi: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels adjusting to the conditions in UAE will be the biggest challenge for his team though he expects the two-time champions to at least reach the semifinals of the seventh Indian Premier League (IPL) beginning on Wednesday."There are players who are coming from the Asia Cup in Dhaka, some even from New Zealand. The challenge is the ability ...
Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski struck twice in a laboured 3-1 win over West Ham United on Tuesday as the FA Cup finalists maintained their push for a Champions League place by moving back into the top four.Germany international Podolski equalised before the break and capped a fine display with the third goal, after Olivier Giroud had put Arsenal in front 10 minutes into the second half, as Arsene Wenger's ...
The national team's two top footballers, Syed Rahim Nabi and Ishfaq Ahmed, on Tuesday welcomed Sourav Ganguly's decision to co-own the Kolkata franchise in the much-anticipated Indian Super League, and said his presence will attract more number of people into the stadia.The iconic Sachin Tendulkar won the bid for the Kochi franchise in the IPL-style league, while former captain Sourav Ganguly bagged ...
​Mumbai: Tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi on Wednesday declared his availability for India's Davis Cup World Group play-off match at home against Serbia later in the year, saying that doubles rubber could be crucial against a strong opposition."I am always available. I know the captain's (Anand Amritraj) talk about the same just like coach (Zeeshan Ali) has. I think it is important because the doubles ...
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza has dismissed reports that her marriage with Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik is in trouble.The news of differences and separation of Shoaib and Sania had been making rounds on the media for many months, but the Indian tennis player, who was on a private visit to Sialkot, the hometown of her in-laws, clarified that reports about her marriage being on the rocks were incorrect."Our ...
Force India reached the giddy heights of second place in the Formula One constructors' championship on Sunday after Mexican Sergio Perez secured only the second podium finish in the team's history.The McLaren discard's third place in the floodlit Bahrain Grand Prix brought the added satisfaction of knocking his former employers into third place overall.The only other time the Silverstone-based team ...
​Seven-times Formula 1 motor racing world champion Michael Schumacher, who suffered serious head injuries in a December skiing accident, is making progress and showing signs of waking from an artificial coma, his agent said on Friday."Michael is making progress on his way. He shows moments of consciousness and awakening," Sabine Kehm said in a statement.Schumacher, 45, slammed his head on a rock ...
New Delhi: India is likely to come back to the Olympic fold later this month as the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Sunday elected a new body, with N.Ramachandran as its president in a free and fair elections on the guidelines of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). World Squash Federation (WSF) chief Ramachandran, brother of BCCI boss Narayanaswami Srinvasan, was elected unopposed while Kho ...
The opening of the Winter Olympics was supposed to be a triumph for Vladimir Putin that ended months of criticism of the Russian president over gay rights and talk of corruption surrounding the Games.But a technical glitch and the choice of an athlete who tweeted what was widely seen as a racist photo of U.S. President Barack Obama to light the Olympic flame meant it ended up stoking controversy.Efforts ...
Chennai: Five-time World Chess champion Viswanathan Anand Wednesday promised a couple of surprises in his team of seconds when he faces defending champion Magnus Carlsen in the World Chess Championship later this year.Anand at a press briefing here after arriving from Russia, where he won the Candidates Tournament, said he was mulling to re-jig his team of seconds, or players who help a champion player ...
​Taking a practical decision, Indian ace Viswanathan Anand let Russia’s Dmitry Andreikin off the hook as he settled for a draw to maintain his full-point lead in the Candidates Chess tournament here.It turned out to be an exciting day for Anand who had things running for him once again. The five-time World Champion benefitted from results on other boards to maintain his lead with just two ...
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