Daily Archives: Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Asia Cup: India blame umpiring for loss

South Korea lift trophy with 4-3 victory Ipoh (Malaysia): India fought valiantly before losing 3-4 to defending champions South Korea in the final of the ninth Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Sunday and the players felt that a bad umpiring decision at the fag end of the match cost them the title. Australian umpire Murray Grime awarded Korea a penalty corner just two [Full Article...]

Sachin to play landmark 200th Test at home

Kolkata: Sachin Tendulkar is set to play his landmark 200th Test match before his home fans with the BCCI making a surprise announcement on Sunday that the West Indies team have been invited for two Tests and five ODIs in November. The iconic batsman, who has already played a record 198 Tests, was earlier expected to become the first player in the history of [Full Article...]

Birthday boy Sturridge torpedoes Man United

LONDON: Daniel Sturridge sent Liverpool top of the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Manchester United on Sunday, while Arsenal clipped Tottenham Hotspur’s wings in the north London derby. New United manager David Moyes was without Wayne Rooney due to a head injury that looks set to rule him out of England’s World Cup qualifiers and in his absence, the Scot’s poor record [Full Article...]


Dortmund go top of Bundesliga BERLIN: Borussia Dortmund knocked Bayern Munich off top spot in the Bundesliga on Sunday as new signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored both goals in their 2-1 win at Eintracht Frankfurt. The 24-year-old attacking midfielder was playing in only his third Bundesliga appearance. It means Dortmund go into the international break for the forthcoming World Cup qualifiers two points clear of [Full Article...]

Real’s Isco troubles Bilbao with double

MADRID: An Isco double plus a Cristiano Ronaldo strike ensured focus returned to matters on the pitch for Real Madrid following a comprehensive 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao. Gareth Bale’s impending move to Madrid has stolen the headlines in recent days but Isco put in another outstanding performance to capture the headlines. The former Malaga man broke the deadlock midway through the first half, [Full Article...]

Lacklustre India pip Pakistan 1-0 in SAFF Cup opener

Kathmandu: Defending champions India dished out a listless performance but still managed to beat arch-rivals Pakistan 1-0 and take three points in the opening game of the South Asian Football Federation Championship here on Sunday. It took an own goal from Pakistan captain Samar Ishaq in the 14th minute to ensure three points for the Sunil Chhetri-led team. The Indians will take on Bangladesh [Full Article...]

Hyd Hotshots clinch inaugural IBL title

Mumbai: Saina Nehwal outclassed PV Sindhu for the second consecutive time as Hyderabad Hotshots crowned themselves champions of the inaugural Indian Badminton League by downing Awadhe Warriors 3-1 in the finals here on Saturday. Saina brought the Hotshots on level terms by trouncing her young challenger in straight games 21-15, 21-7 after K Srikanth gave the Warriors an unexpected 1-0 lead by stunning top-20 [Full Article...]

BCCI bars players from accepting gifts during CLT20

Kolkata: The BCCI on Sunday barred players from accepting gifts during the upcoming Champions League Twenty20, and decided to appoint an anti-corruption official along with a dedicated security person for each team. An emergency working committee meeting of the Board took these decisions in the wake of the spot-fixing and betting scandal in the Indian Premier League (IPL). It also decided to restrict movement [Full Article...]