• Colombia announce squad for FIFA U-17 World Cup

    New Delhi: Colombia on Thursday announced their 21-man squad for the FIFA U-17 World Cup scheduled to start here from October 6.According to the Colombian Football Federation, Coach Orlando Restrepo made some significant changes to his squad, which finished third in the South American championship. ...

  • 'Hilsa 11' versus 'Prawn 11': Bengal to celebrate football with fish

    Kolkata: Ahead of the U-17 World Cup, a culinary battle is about to unfold for fish and football lovers this Durga Puja in the football-mad city of cricket crazy India.Aligned with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's vision of promoting the city and its ties to the sport, stalls stocking fi...

  • Former captain Dhoni's popularity in evidence at Eden

    Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) As Manish Pandey departed with India at 131/3 during the second One-Day International (ODI) here on Thursday, chants of "Dhoni, Dhoni" filled the Eden Gardens.The noise died down soon enough with Kedar Jadhav coming out to bat and Mahendra Singh Dhoni sitting in the pavilion...

  • Sindhu, Saina crash out; Srikanth, Prannoy advance in Japan Open

    Tokyo: India's campaign in the women's singles category of the $325,000 Japan Open Superseries ended after P.V. Sindhu and Saina Nehwal lost in straight games to local favourite Nozomi Okuhara and Spain's Carolina Marin, in their respective matches here on Thursday.However, there was good news from ...

  • Women's cricket matches must be telecast more: Harmanpreet Kaur

    By Kishori SudMysuru: If women's cricket matches get as much visibility on television and media coverage as the men's matches do, it will be game-changing as the masses will get to know what the girls can do, says India women's team's star all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur.In India, the craze for a major...

  • Sehwag, Jhulan ring bell at Eden

    Kolkata: Former India women's team captain Jhulan Goswami and opener Virender Sehwag rang the bell ahead of the first ball of the second One Day International (ODI) between India and Australia here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.Unlike batting great Sunil Gavaskar, who completed the ritual in front...

  • Kohli, other stars slated to take part in charity event during India-SL Test

    Kolkata: India skipper Virat Kohli is expected to participate in a charity programme for cancer patients on the 225th anniversary celebration of the Calcutta Cricket and Football Club (CC&FC) here on November 18 among a host of other former and current stars.The programme, in all likelihood, wil...

  • U-17 World Cup: Tempered expectations

    By Novy KapadiaLong-term preparation of age-group national teams is now a regular and welcome feature in Indian football and can lead to a better future. For the U-17 World Cup to be held in six cities in India for the first time in October 2017, a squad of talented youngsters has been training for ...

  • At 36, Dhoni still going strong

    Kolkata: There was a time when ageing warhorse Mahendra Singh Dhoni would be popped a question at every media conference on whether he was contemplating retirement. A year-and-a-half down the line, those queries have been swept aside by Captain Cool himself thanks to his display with the bat. B...

  • Bengaluru-born former Celtic footballer Wilson dies

    Glasgow: Bengaluru-born former Celtic FC star footballer Paul Wilson has passed away at the age of 66, the Scottish club confirmed. "Everyone at Celtic is saddened to hear of the death of former player, Paul Wilson, who passed away earlier today at the age of 66," the club said in a statement o...

  • The Czech Locomotive's long run into our hearts

    If sport epitomises human grace, then look elsewhere. For when running, he looked as he was "wrestling with an octopus on a conveyor belt". But if it reflects endurance, he was the standard. The only one with a long-distance "grand slam" -- golds in 5,000 m, 10,000 m and the marathon (the first of h...

  • PSV Eindhoven pip Feyenoord, Ajax held in Eredivisie

    Eindhoven, Sep 18 (IANS) PSV Eindhoven handed Feyenoord Rotterdam their first defeat of the Eredivisie football season, beating the defending champions and league leaders 1-0 in Eindhoven, while AFC Ajax were held by ADO Den Haag.After conceding two early goals against Manchester City on Wednesday i...