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Saina climbs to No. 5 in rankings
India's leading shuttler Saina Nehwal climbed a place to be ranked No. 5 in women's singles in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.Back-to-back quarterfinal appearances at Denmark and French Open this month, where she lost to Chinese Shixian Wang both times, has helped her re-enter the top-5 in the world. Meanwhile, compatriot P.V. Sindhu retained her...
Broad denies Pietersen 'bullying' claims   
England bowler Stuart Broad dismissed claims by former teammate Kevin Pietersen that there was a bullying culture in the changing room during their time as international colleagues.In Pietersen's recently-published autobiography, he alleges that Broad was a member of a group of senior players who abused less-experienced squad members if they made fielding errors. But Broad told BBC Sport in...
'No Kolkata, no ISL' for King Khan   
While Bollywood biggies may flaunt their new-found status as football team owners, superstar Shah Rukh Khan has revealed how he refused to be a part of the Indian Super League (ISL) for not being able to lay hands on the team from his beloved Kolkata.Shah Rukh, who co-owns Indian Premier League (IPL) team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), expressed his regret about his inability to own the city...
Advani becomes first player to bag triple double   
Pankaj Advani outplayed England's Robert Hall 1928-893 in the final of the IBSF World Billiards championship (timed format) on Wednesday night to complete a grand double.The 29-year-old, Bangalore-based Advani had won the title in the points format (150-up) last week.Advani, who took a stranglehold of the match leading 746-485 at the half-way mark, thus became the first player ever to win...
Maradona accuses girlfriend of theft   
Former Argentine soccer star Diego Maradona filed a theft complaint against his girlfriend, Rocio Oliva, after a video was released that allegedly shows him hitting her."I spoke to Diego and he filed the complaint," Oliva told Argentine television. Oliva, 22, has a turbulent relationship with 53-year-old Maradona. He lives in Dubai and has a sports promotion contract. Argentine...
Delhi, NorthEast play out barren draw   
'IPTL will take tennis to new regions'   29 October, 2014
Not reluctant to play India but lack preparation: Mathews   29 October, 2014
Sania excited to be in Federer's team   29 October, 2014
Kotla press box in a mess   29 October, 2014
FIFA eases Ebola fears for Club World Cup   29 October, 2014
Want funds, stay available for India: Ministry to athletes   29 October, 2014
IPTL: Santoro to be Indian team's coach   28 October, 2014
Raptors strongest team in CTL: Amritraj   28 October, 2014
Kohli drops to third in ODI rankings   28 October, 2014
Samuels maintains he wasn't in favour of pull-out   28 October, 2014
Germany dominates controversial Ballon d'Or list   28 October, 2014
WI board, players meet to resolve row   28 October, 2014
Brazil turns to youth to revive fortunes   28 October, 2014
Tevez returns to Argentina squad   28 October, 2014
'Learnt to play game that suits me'   27 October, 2014
BI requests AIBA to be lenient on Sarita   27 October, 2014
Injured Shami out of Lanka ODI series   27 October, 2014
Para-swimmer Sharath creates history at Asiad   27 October, 2014
FC Pune City beats FC Goa 2-0   27 October, 2014
Kerala Blasters holds Atletico de Kolkata 1-1   27 October, 2014
Biting is appalling but harmless: Suarez   25 October, 2014
Qualifier postponed by a day due to rain   27 May, 2014
Sarita remains hopeful of WC participation   25 October, 2014
Dhoni new owner of HHIL's Ranchi franchise   25 October, 2014
AIFF suspends ATK coach, two players   25 October, 2014
Advani clinches World billiards title   25 October, 2014
Shiv Kapur qualifies for US Open   27 May, 2014
NorthEast United drubs Mumbai City   25 October, 2014
Dhoni not innovative, proactive: Holding   24 October, 2014
We need to look in the mirror: Duminy   26 May, 2014
Md Sporting makes U-turn, decides to play   24 October, 2014
India drops to 159 in FIFA rankings   24 October, 2014
IOA, ministry to discuss Sarita ban   24 October, 2014
PCB releases Saqlain from Ajmal duty   24 October, 2014
Never wanted to abandon India tour: Samuels   24 October, 2014
Van Gaal has massive task: Scholes   22 May, 2014
IPL snub to Pak players dented India's image: Afridi   24 May, 2014
Allegation of assault on Pires to be probed   24 October, 2014
ICC 'concerned' by India-WI dispute   22 October, 2014
AIBA suspends pugilist Sarita Devi   22 October, 2014
Walsh was anguished over HI working: SAI   22 October, 2014
'Embarrassed' WICB seeks meeting with BCCI   22 October, 2014
Walsh to continue as India's coach   22 October, 2014
Chennaiyin defeats Kerala Blasters 2-1   22 October, 2014
No IPL bar on West Indies players   21 October, 2014
BCCI to take legal action against WICB   21 October, 2014
Dhoni rested, Kohli to lead India   21 October, 2014
SLC defends decision to tour India   21 October, 2014
Mohammedan Sporting temporarily shuts football activities   21 October, 2014
Saina to lead Indian challenge at French Open   21 October, 2014
Pistorius to spend five years in jail for girlfriend's death   21 October, 2014
Back on the hunt   18 October, 2014
Atletico manager criticises scheduling   20 October, 2014
NorthEast United, Goa play out a draw   20 October, 2014
Delhi Dynamos, Kolkata share points   19 October, 2014
World Cup unfair protest target: FIFA   13 May, 2014
Moritz' hat-trick helps Mumbai thrash Pune   19 October, 2014
Ferdinand to leave Manchester United   13 May, 2014
Paes denies allegations by wife Rhea   12 May, 2014
Was left with no option, says WICB   18 October, 2014
BCCI to review West Indies players' participation in IPL   17 October, 2014
Cole quits England after World Cup axe   12 May, 2014
KCA officials quizzed over reports of payment to WI   18 October, 2014
BCCI has suffered huge losses: Patel   18 October, 2014
India to take on Lanka after WI pull-out   17 October, 2014
WI pulls out of tour, BCCI shocked   17 October, 2014
HI recommends 4 players for Arjuna Award   08 May, 2014
Second win for Atletico de Kolkata   17 October, 2014
Crisis of talent in Indian boxing: Qamar   08 May, 2014
Blatter not serving football anymore: Platini   17 October, 2014
Swann denies Gooch's 'criminal' charge   16 October, 2014
Sethi, Miandad engaged in war of words   07 May, 2014
IOA serious about hosting 2019 ASIAD   06 May, 2014
'Questioning Qatar's right to host 2022 WC premature'   16 October, 2014
Ajmal practises with revamped action   16 October, 2014
Chennaiyin FC register first away win   16 October, 2014
Victory signs   11 October, 2014
August company   11 October, 2014
Relay medals in jeopardy after Gay's ban   05 May, 2014
Murray ponders hiring McEnroe as coach   05 May, 2014
Gooch rubbishes KP's allegations   15 October, 2014
Delhi, Pune play out drab draw   15 October, 2014
Tyson Gay returns Olympic medal   03 May, 2014
Marsh named chief Australia selector   02 May, 2014
ISL will answer critics soon: AIFF Director   14 October, 2014
NorthEast United starts with nervy win   14 October, 2014
Kolkata trounces Mumbai in ISL opener   13 October, 2014
F1 to make changes after Bianchi crash   11 October, 2014
Strauss laments 'madness' of Pietersen fall-out   10 October, 2014
Pietersen blames Flower for 'choking' Eng   09 October, 2014
SC reserves order on setting up probe panel   29 April, 2014
Document surfaces outlining Pietersen's misbehaviour   08 October, 2014
'I was naive, stupid but not a villain'   07 October, 2014
Moin named Pak team manager, chief selector   22 April, 2014
'Bullying' hurt England, says Pietersen   06 October, 2014
KomBack & setback   04 October, 2014
Disillusioned with WC meeting: Manohar   21 April, 2014
Goldfinger   27 September, 2014
Anti-Srini faction opposes Shastri's inclusion   21 April, 2014
Slippery shine   27 September, 2014
Federer to lead Indian franchise of IPTL   22 September, 2014
Going for glory   18 September, 2014
'Federations have a hand-to-mouth existence'   18 September, 2014
BCCI should probe IPL fixing scandal: SC   16 April, 2014
Evolution of a revolution?   13 September, 2014
Target practice   13 September, 2014
IOA forms ad-hoc panel to run boxing   03 April, 2014
Sports Ministry derecognises IABF   01 April, 2014
Speed up 2016 planning: IOC tells Brazil   22 March, 2014
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