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7-foot-2-inch Satnam Singh becomes first Indian to be drafted in NBA

19-year-old Satnam Singh Bhamara has become the first-ever Indian basketball player to be drafted into the National Basketball Association (NBA) when he was roped in by the Dallas Mavericks for next s

‘Injured’ Riaz ruled out of Sri Lanka Test series

Pakistan pace spearhead Wahab Riaz has been ruled out of the remainder of the Test series in Sri Lanka after he suffered a hairline fracture on his left-hand on the opening day of the second Test in C

Maradona’s father ‘Don Diego’ passes away at 87

The father of legendary Argentine footballer Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 87 in Buenos Aires.

Kiwi-skipper McCullum commits another year to New Zealand

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum has committed himself to the national side for another year, thus confirming his stay until at least the 2016 T20 World Cup.

Inzamam-ul-Haq lauds ‘hard-working’ Younis for earning 100th Test cap

Former Pakistan cricketer Inzamam-ul-Haq heaped praise on Younis Khan for earning his 100th test cap during the second Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka in Colombo.

Kaushal’s five-wicket haul puts Sri Lanka in charge against Pakistan

Off-spinner Tharindu Kaushal claimed his first five-wicket haul as Sri Lanka bundled out a lackluster Pakistan batting line-up for 138 on the opening day of the second Test on Thursday.

Centre to introduce Bill to check match fixing

The Centre is slated to introduce a Bill to check irregularities like match and spot fixing in sports.

Graeme Swann says Aussie batting ‘not as strong’ in England

Former English cricketer Graeme Swann believes that the Australian batting line-up will not emerge as a formidable force in the upcoming Ashes series, which starts on July 8 at Cardiff.

Satnam Singh becomes the first Indian to be picked in NBA

Satnam Singh Bhamara on Friday became the first Indian basketball player to be drafted in the National Basketball Association (NBA) after being picked by Dallas Mavericks.

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England, Italy crash out of Under-21s’ European Championships

England have been eliminated from the Under-21s' European Championship after incurring a 3-1 defeat against Italy at the Ander stadium in the Czech Republic.

Angel Di Maria vows to stay at Manchester United despite ‘struggling’ first Premier League season

Putting speculation to rest, Manchester United winger Angel Di Maria has expressed that he has no intention to leave the club this summer despite enduring as troublesome first season at Old Trafford.

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis advance to Aegon International semis

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis produced a resilient performance as they beat Hao-Ching Chan and Flavia Pennetta in their doubles event to reach the semi-finals of t

Isla helps Chile sink Uruguay 1-0 to reach Copa America semis

Hosts Chile progressed to the Copa America semi-finals with a 1-0 win over defending champions Uruguay, thanks to a late strike from Mauricio Isla.

Michael Hussey warns Oz to be wary of ‘dangerous’ Root ahead of Ashes

Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey has lavished praise on Joe Root, describing the England batsman as a 'dangerous' and a key player for his team ahead of next month's Ashes series.

Uruguay’s Cavani likely to miss Copa America quarters after father’s arrest

Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani may miss the upcoming Copa America quarter-final clash against Chile after his father was detained by police over a fatal car crash, the national team coach Oscar Taba

Novak Djokovic, Serena Williams named top seeds for Wimbledon

Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams have been named as top seeds for Wimbledon while 14-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal is seeded 10th in wake of his recent struggles with form.

Sania Mirza-Martina Hingis advance to Aegon International quarters

Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis cruised into the quarterfinals of the Aegon International after thrashing Karolina Pliskova and Michella Krajicek in straight sets in

Copa America prize money not in doubt: Paraguay FA chief

South American soccer's governing body CONMEBOL has enough prize money to get through the Copa America but might struggle to meet its commitments for future tournaments, the head of Paraguay's APF sai

Napoli sign goalkeeper Pepe Reina from Bayern Munich

Napoli have signed Bayern Munich reserve goalkeeper Pepe Reina with the Spaniard returning for a second spell with the Serie A team, both clubs said in statements on Tuesday.

Oscar De La Hoya considers return to boxing at 42

American boxer Oscar De La Hoya has hinted that he may return to boxing at the age of 42, while admitting that he feels emotionally and physically 'great' after he overcame his long-standing battle wi

Tom Brady’s appeal of four-game NFL suspension begins

Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game National Football League suspension for participating in a scheme to deflate footballs during last season's playoffs began on Tuesday at NFL headquarters on swanky

NHL player Jarret Stoll charged with cocaine possession

Sportscaster Erin Andrews' NHL player boyfriend Jarret Stoll has been charged with cocaine possession in connection to his April arrest in Las Vegas.

Paris launches 2024 Olympics Games bid

Paris officially launched its bid for hosting the 2024 Olympic Games on Tuesday, a century after it last staged the global sports' pinnacle event.

Mandzukic signs four-year deal with Juventus for 13.6 mn pounds

Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic has signed a four-year deal with Italian club Juventus for 13.6 million pounds.

Rory Mcllroy needs to respond to Jordan Spieth’s challenge, says McGingly

Former Ryder Cup captain Paul McGingly believes that Rory Mcllroy needs to respond to the challenge posed by US Open winner Jordan Spieth.

India cruise past Poland in Hockey World League Semifinal

The Indian men's hockey team displayed a clinical performance on Tuesday as they outclassed lower-ranked Poland 3-0 in their second group match of the Hockey World League Semifinals in Antwerp.

Marcos Baghdatis stuns David Ferrer to reach third round of Nottingham Open

Marcos Baghdatis advanced to the third round of the Aegon Open Nottingham after defeating top seed David Ferrer in straight sets on Tuesday.

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