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Chennayin thrash Mumbai 3-0, consolidate top spot in ISL

Mumbai: Chennaiyin FC produced a clinical performance and pumped in goals in the second half to thrash Mumbai City FC 3-0 to consolidate their position at the top of the table in Indian Super League at the DY Patil Stadium here on Sunday. After much prodding and probing, Bruno Pelissari gave his side the lead in the 71st minute when he slotted the ball [Full Article...]

NorthEast United aim for fourth spot against Delhi Dynamos

Guwahati: NorthEast United FC will hope to jump to the fourth spot in the Indian Super League (ISL) standings with a win against bottom-placed Delhi Dynamos FC in the 40th match of the inaugural tournament at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here Sunday. NorthEast United are currently just above Delhi with 10 points from nine matches but such is the intense competition in the league [Full Article...]

Australia win against South Africa

SYDNEY: Australia scrambled over the line for a two-wicket victory in the fifth one-day international against South Africa today to move back to the top of the world rankings less than three months before the World Cup. What looked like being a stroll to a convincing 4-1 series triumph when Steve Smith departed for 67 with Australia 11 runs from their target of 275 [Full Article...]

Delhi beat Mumbai in interesting CTL tie

Mumbai: Delhi Dreams took a commanding 2-1 lead over Mumbai Tennis Masters in the best-of-five tie between the two teams in the Champions Tennis League encounter at the Kalina University Sports Complex here on Sunday. Delhi, who went into the game with two wins and a loss under their belt, were given a 1-0 lead by Juan Carlos Ferrero when he defeated Mumbai’s Sergi [Full Article...]

Ronaldo well on the way to smashing La Liga record

MADRID: While Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was busy breaking the all-time La Liga scoring record on Saturday, Cristiano Ronaldo took a step closer to smashing the best for a single season of 50 goals also held by his Argentine rival. Ronaldo struck twice in a 4-0 win for leaders Real Madrid at Eibar and the Portugal forward has now scored an incredible 20 goals [Full Article...]

Shillong stadium needs facelift

  SHILLONG: Shillong known for its huge football passion has every reason to host the matches of the Indian Super League (ISL) but it is the infrastructure which probably hinders Shillong’s chances of hosting such national-level tournament. Speaking to reporters, Sports and Youth Affairs minister Zenith Sangma asserted that tournament of ISL standard should be held in Shillong but it is the infrastructure which [Full Article...]

Anand loses 11th game; Carlsen retains World title

Sochi: Magnus Carlsen asserted his supremacy over Viswanathan Anand for the second year in running as the Norwegian retained his World Championship title after defeating the Indian Challenger in the 11th game, here on Sunday. The Norwegian world champion closed the 12-game match with a 6.5-4.5 scoreline, courtesy his win in the penultimate game. While this may have been closely fought in the eyes [Full Article...]

Ethiopian Adola wins Delhi Half Marathon

New Delhi: Ethiopian Guye Adola demolished the course record to win the men’s race while Kenyan Florence Kiplagat became the first runner to defend the women’s crown in the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon here on Sunday. Adola stopped the clock at 59.06 minutes to lower by six seconds the course record of 59.12, set by countryman Atsedu Tsegay last year. Adola’s winning time took [Full Article...]