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  • 'Naga wrestling is for the purification of man'

    Jamshedpur: If the Western world resorted to duels when two "honorable" men found their egos slighted, similar dispute-resolution can be found in one of India's own warrior tribes -- though the preference is for closer combat. They sorted out differences with a wrestling match. The tribals of N...

  • Foreigners in ISL can learn from Indians: Ex-Kerala coach Phelan

    New Delhi: Former Kerala Blasters coach Terry Phelan feels that foreign footballers in the Indian Super League (ISL) can learn a lot from Indian players both on and off the field. Phelan, who played 42 internationals for Ireland as a defender, believes the ISL should be more about the national ...

  • Former Wimbledon champ Jana Novotna passes away

    Prague: Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna passed away at her home in the Czech Republic on Monday following a long battle with cancer. She was 49. Novotna won the 1998 women's singles at Wimbledon, beating Nathalie Tauziat in the final, to then become the oldest first-time Grand...

  • Dimitrov downs Goffin, wins ATP Finals in London

    London: Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov won the most important tennis tourney of his career after defeating Belgium's David Goffin 7-5, 4-6 and 6-3 to win the Nitto ATP Final at London's O2 Arena.The third-ranked Dimitrov needed two hours 30 minutes, with the third set being by far the longest, to win hi...

  • Pujara achieves rare feat in opening Test vs Sri Lanka

    Kolkata, Nov 20 (IANS) India's Test ace Cheteshwar Pujara achieved a rare feat on Monday when he came out to bat with Lokesh Rahul on the final day of the first Test against Sri Lanka.The in-form Saurashtra man became only the third Indian cricketer, after head coach Ravi Shastri and M.L. Jaisimha...

  • ISL: Second-half goals a lesson for us, says FC Goa coach

    Chennai: FC Goa chief coach Sergio Lobera felt that having a three-goal cushion before winning 3-2 against Chennaiyin FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) contest here on Sunday was a way of learning for them. Ferran Corominas Telechea (25th minute), Manuel Lanzarote Bruno (29th) and Mandar Rao Des...

  • ISL: Chennaiyin FC, Goa set to renew rivalry

    Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) Chennaiyin FCs battles with FC Goa in the first three seasons have produced plenty of drama and excitement. Think of the Indian Super League (ISL) final in 2015 when Stiven Mendoza produced magical goals in the dying minutes of the match or the last clash between these two te...

  • India skittled out for 172 in 1st innings

    Kolkata: Sri Lankan off-spinner Dilruwan Perera and pacer Lahiru Gamage shared two wickets each as India were skittled out for 172 in their first innings at lunch on the third day of the first Test at the Eden Gardens here on Saturday.For the hosts, in-form top order batsman Chesteshwar Pujara top-s...

  • Ronaldo's goal: Seven children, seven Ballon d'Or awards

    Madrid: Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo has said he wants to win seven Ballon d'Or awards before retiring.The 32-year-old already has four Ballon d'Or awards to his name in a career spanning 15 years. However, the Real Madrid forward, who recently became father to his fourth child said he...

  • World champion Kirui sets eyes on Delhi Half Marathon title

    By Ajeyo BasuNew Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) On top of the world after enjoying a near perfect run this year, Kenyan star Geoffrey Kirui exuded the supreme confidence of a world champion as he geared up to take on a strong field at the 2017 edition of the Delhi Half Marathon.The 24-year-old has been in sup...

  • Nadal wins damages over doping claim

    Paris, Nov 17 (IANS) A Paris court has ordered former French Sports Minister Roselyne Bachelot to pay $14,000 to tennis star Rafael Nadal over a doping allegation.Nadal sued her for damages, saying her comments were harmful to his image. He had sought 100,000 euros ($117,798.27) in damages. The w...

  • Lakmal takes two wickets to reduce India to 17/2 at tea

    Kolkata, Nov 16 (IANS) Pacer Suranga Lakmal took two wickets on a green top track to keep the more fancied India batsmen at bay and reduce the hosts to 17/2 after 8.2 overs at tea in a rain-truncated opening day of the first cricket Test here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.Play was stopped for ...