Gloom shrouds India after World Cup exit
Gloom shrouds India after World Cup exit

A pall of gloom descended on the Indian dressing room after the team's campaign in the World Cup came to an agonising end here on Thursday, and the pain of losing the semi-finals engulfed the entire cricket-crazy nation that was left grief-stricken.

ICC World Cup: Cricketing fraternity commend India despite defeat
ICC World Cup: Cricketing fraternity commend India despite defeat

India lost the World Cup semifinal to Australia by 95 runs but that did not stop cricketers and other athletes the world over from acknowledging their good work in the mega event.

Cricket World Cup: Pakistan to head home in batches
Cricket World Cup: Pakistan to head home in batches

Despite being no strong reaction to the defeat in the World Cup quarter finals to Australia, the Pakistan squad will return home in batches from Sunday.

Mixed reactions to Pakistan's World Cup loss
Mixed reactions to Pakistan's World Cup loss

The reactions from former players to Pakistan's defeat to Australia in the cricket World Cup quarterfinals was a mixed one with some of them blaming captain Misbah-ul-Haq, head coach Waqar Younis and the Pakistan Cricket Board for their failed campaign.

All England championship: I lost focus and got nervous, says Saina Nehwal
All England championship: I lost focus and got nervous, says Saina Nehwal

After her dreams of winning All England badminton championship ended in agony with a defeat in the final, a crestfallen Saina Nehwal on Sunday said it was her lack of focus and nervousness which led to her loss.

Tottenham Hotspur are back on track, says Ryan Mason
Tottenham Hotspur are back on track, says Ryan Mason

Ryan Mason believes Tottenham have overcome the disappointment of last week`s cup failures and are back on track in the race to qualify for the Champions League.

World Cup history offers hope to defeated Afghanistan
World Cup history offers hope to defeated Afghanistan

Afghanistan`s World Cup debut may have seen them go down to a crushing 105-run defeat by Bangladesh, but they can take comfort from how once emerging cricket nations have gone on to thrive on the global stage.

Rafael Nadal shrugs off Andy Murray loss in Abu Dhabi
Rafael Nadal shrugs off Andy Murray loss in Abu Dhabi

Rafael Nadal shrugged off his 6-2, 6-0 defeat to Andy Murray at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships on Friday, insisting he`ll be fighting fit when his 2015 season starts in Qatar next week.

I`ll keep quiet in future, says Yannick Noah
I`ll keep quiet in future, says Yannick Noah

Former star player Yannick Noah has offered an apology of sorts for criticising France`s defeated Davis Cup team saying that he would keep quiet in the future.

Loss against Pakistan was haunting us, says Roelant Oltmans
Loss against Pakistan was haunting us, says Roelant Oltmans

Indian players lacked energy in the bronze medal match against Australia as the heart-breaking defeat against Pakistan kept haunting the side, High Performance Director Roelant Oltmans said on Sunday.

AS Roma still well short of European elite
AS Roma still well short of European elite

AS Roma`s premature Champions League exit, following Wednesday`s home defeat to Manchester City, was a painful reminder that they are still well short of the European elite despite their domestic upturn in the last 18 months.

Davis Cup Final: Beaten Roger Federer consoled by shaking "ghost" off his back
Davis Cup Final: Beaten Roger Federer consoled by shaking "ghost" off his back

Despite his defeat by Gael Monfils in Friday`s second singles rubber of the Davis Cup final, Roger Federer found something to smile about as the Swiss got "a ghost" off his back.

Claudio Ranieri looks finished in Greece
Claudio Ranieri looks finished in Greece

Greece`s embarrassing defeat by the tiny Faroe Islands looks likely to cost coach Claudio Ranieri his job as the Greek football federation said it would hold an emergency meeting on Saturday.

Seven-year low as Borussia Dortmund hit rock bottom
Seven-year low as Borussia Dortmund hit rock bottom

Borussia Dortmund went bottom of the Bundesliga for the first time in seven years on Saturday with Jurgen Klopp`s team now desperate to avoid a sixth straight league defeat.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers defends team changes after defeat in Madrid
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers defends team changes after defeat in Madrid

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers defended his team selection for Tuesday`s 1-0 Champions League defeat at Real Madrid, saying his side deserved more from the game after what he called "an excellent performance".

Borussia Dortmund slip further after fourth defeat
Borussia Dortmund slip further after fourth defeat

Borussia Dortmund`s horror run of Bundesliga results continued on Saturday as they lost 1-0 at home to Hanover 96 to drop to 15th after a fourth straight defeat.

Lazio slump to third defeat in four matches in Serie A
Lazio slump to third defeat in four matches in Serie A

Lazio slumped to their third defeat in four Serie A matches when they lost 1-0 at home to Udinese in a scrappy, unattractive game on Thursday. Cyril Thereau scored the only goal in the 26th minute when he got in between two Lazio defenders to fire in from Silvan Widmer`s cross.

Niko Kranjcar leaves it late to rescue QPR against Stoke
Niko Kranjcar leaves it late to rescue QPR against Stoke

QPR narrowly avoided their fourth Premier League defeat of the season as a fine late equaliser from Croatia midfielder Niko Kranjcar rescued a 2-2 draw against Stoke on Saturday.

Scolari not to blame for Germany debacle: Silva

Brazil captain Thiago Silva on Friday spoke out in defence of coach Luiz Felipe Scolari, who has come in for a barrage of criticism in the wake of the World Cup hosts` embarrassing semi-final defeat to Germany.

Not the end of world for Brazil, says Kevin Pietersen

According to former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen, "it is not the end of the world" for Brazil. The South African born middle-order batsman added that "sport deals some dreadful hands at times.’