Confident Royals look to tame Bengaluru today

Royal Wahingdoh coach Santosh Kashyap and Bengaluru FC coach Ashley Westwood during a pre- match press conference in Shillong on Friday . (ST) SHILLONG: On a brilliant run after three wins on a trot in their debut season, hosts Royal Wahingdoh FC will take on defending champions Bengaluru FC in a Round 4 Hero I-League match at the JN Stadium in Shillong at 4.30 PM today. The table toppers, who come to the match after taming city rivals Shillong Lajong, Goan side Salgaocar and first timers Bharat [Full Article...]

Shillong Cricket league: Lumdiengjri SC beat Venom Speed

Shillong: Lumdiengjri SC defeated Venom Speed by 62 runs in the league match of the First Division Shillong Cricket League 2015 organised by the Shillong Cricket Association at the SCA Cricket Ground, Polo on Friday. Lumdiengjri won the toss and chose to bat first. They scored 166 runs losing 9 wickets in allotted 35 overs. In reply, Venom Speed were all out for 104 [Full Article...]

Chelsea’s Costa to miss City game after losing appeal

LONDON: Chelsea striker Diego Costa will miss his side’s top-of-the-table Premier League clash against Manchester City after losing his appeal against a charge of violent conduct, the English Football Association said on Friday. The Brazilian-born Spain striker has been banned for three matches after treading down on Liverpool’s Emre Can in the first half of the League Cup semi-final, second leg at Stamford Bridge [Full Article...]

Djokovic masters Wawrinka to reach Open final

To face Murray for Grand Slam title on Sunday Melbourne: World number one Novak Djokovic fought off Stan Wawrinka over five tense sets to master the defending champion and reach his fifth Australian Open final on Friday, where he will meet Andy Murray. The Serb top seed won 7-6 (7/1), 3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 6-0 in 3hr 30mins and will face the British sixth seed [Full Article...]

Paes and Hingis storm into mixed doubles final

Sania, Soares bow out after losing semis Melbourne:  Leander Paes kept himself in line for his 15th Grand Slam title by reaching the Australian Open mixed doubles final with Martina Hingis but Sania Mirza bowed out with Bruno Soares after losing the semifinal, here on Friday. The seventh seeded Indo-Swiss pair recorded a comfortable 7-5 6-4 win over the unseeded Taipei-Uruguay combine of Su-Wei [Full Article...]

IPL 8 auction on February 16

New Delhi:  The auction for the eighth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) will be held on February 16 in Bangalore, where some of the world’s leading cricketers will converge to go under the hammer. The auction will be conducted by Richard Madley, a professional auctioneer from England, who has conducted each of the previous IPL player auctions. “The 2015 Pepsi IPL Player Auction [Full Article...]

India knocked out of tri-series after losing to England

Perth: India were on Friday knocked out of the tri-series cricket tournament after yet another spineless display as England recovered from a top-order collapse to record a three-wicket victory and secure a place in the final here. In a do-or-die game, India’s batsmen let the team down badly as they frittered away a good start to be bundled out for 200 in 48.1 overs, [Full Article...]

Ronaldo accepts his mistake: Ancelotti

Madrid: Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Friday that Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo admitted he made a mistake and would accept his two-match ban. “He made a mistake and knows it,” Ancelotti said after the World Player of the Year was banned after being sent-off for lashing out at Cordoba defender Edimar during Real Madrid’s 2-1 win last weekend. Ronaldo apologised after the [Full Article...]