Dhyan Chand deserves Bharat Ratna: Milkha Singh
Dhyan Chand deserves Bharat Ratna: Milkha Singh

While reiterating that Major Dhyan Chand should be conferred the Bharat Ratna, legendary athlete Milkha Singh conveyed his congratulations to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late freedom fighter-educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya on being named for India's highest civilian honour.

Ghana's Emmanuel Tagoe wins WBA Intercontinental Lightweight title
Ghana's Emmanuel Tagoe wins WBA Intercontinental Lightweight title

Ghanaian boxer Emmanuel Tagoe secured a knockout victory over his Tanzanian opponent Sadiki Momba to take the WBA Intercontinental Lightweight title at the Accra Sports Stadium Saturday.

India to continue bouncing tactics on Aussie Brad Haddin
India to continue bouncing tactics on Aussie Brad Haddin

India have vowed to continue bowling short-pitch deliveries to Brad Haddin as the visitors believe the wicketkeeper remains vulnerable to the bouncer after watching him fend meekly in the second innings of the second Test even though he scored 55 here Saturday.

Crystal Palace sack manager Neil Warnock
Crystal Palace sack manager Neil Warnock

Neil Warnock has been sacked as manager of Crystal Palace after just four months in charge at Selhurst Park.

India vs Australia: Dhoni sets record for most stumpings in international cricket
India vs Australia: Dhoni sets record for most stumpings in international cricket

Indian skipper and wicketkeeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday set a record for the most number of stumpings in international cricket on day two of the third Test against Australia at the Melbourne Cericket Ground (MCG) here.

Brazilian Neymar dyes beard blonde
Brazilian Neymar dyes beard blonde

Not one to be left behind, Brazil's star footballer Neymar got into the festive mood by dying his beard blonde.

Saeed Ajmal doubtful for Cricket World Cup over action problem
Saeed Ajmal doubtful for Cricket World Cup over action problem

Suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal`s chances to feature for Pakistan in next year`s World Cup were further hit Saturday after authorities decided he needed more time to remodel his bowling action.

South Africa vs West Indies: Faf du Plessis reaches hundred before rain
South Africa vs West Indies: Faf du Plessis reaches hundred before rain

Faf du Plessis completed his fourth Test century and was dismissed immediately afterwards on a rain-hit second morning of the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies at St George`s Park on Saturday.

Olivier Giroud deserved a red card: Arsene Wenger
Olivier Giroud deserved a red card: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger vented his anger on his striker Olivier Giroud saying the Frenchman deserved the red card in their Boxing Day encounter against the Queen’s Park Rangers (QPR) in an English Premier League (EPL) encounter in which Arsenal won 2-1.

Rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looking to improve on outstanding 2014
Rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looking to improve on outstanding 2014

 Not content with four titles in 2014, including his second Champions League, prolific Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to make next year an even bigger success.

Japan coach Javier Aguirre denies Spain match fixing allegations
Japan coach Javier Aguirre denies Spain match fixing allegations

Japan coach Javier Aguirre on Saturday denied allegations that he was part of a match-fixing scandal that has rocked world football.

Dean Elgar claims patience behind consistent batting on first day of Boxing Day Test
Dean Elgar claims patience behind consistent batting on first day of Boxing Day Test

South African batsman Dean Elgar claimed that patience was the best practice for his sides batsmen on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test against West Indies at St George's Park on Friday.

Ex England batsman Pullar passes away at 79
Ex England batsman Pullar passes away at 79

Former England batsman Geoff Pullar, who was voted one of the Wisden's Cricketers of the Year in 1960, has passed away at the age of 79.

Paul Scholes backs United to put pressure on Chelsea, City in title race
Paul Scholes backs United to put pressure on Chelsea, City in title race

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes that his former club could still upset the pace setters Chelsea and Manchester City for the Premier League title, signaling that Louis van Gaal's men could take advantage of both teams' involvement in the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho claims John Terry playing `as well as` skipper was in 2004
Jose Mourinho claims John Terry playing `as well as` skipper was in 2004

Chelsea football team manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that veteran centre-back John Terry is playing as well as when the Englishman led the club to Premier League glory almost 10 years ago.

Louis van Gaal heaps praise on midfielder Wayne Rooney post stellar win over Newcastle
Louis van Gaal heaps praise on midfielder Wayne Rooney post stellar win over Newcastle

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has praised Wayne Rooney for his new role as an attacking midfielder following a 3-1 triumph over rivals Newcastle at Old Trafford.

Shahryar Kahn says suspended Saeed Ajmal needs to decide himself over official ICC test
Shahryar Kahn says suspended Saeed Ajmal needs to decide himself over official ICC test

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has said that suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal needs to decide for himself whether he can pass the official International Cricket Council ( ICC) test or not.

Cristiano Ronaldo's agent claims Portuguese star will retire at Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo's agent claims Portuguese star will retire at Real Madrid

Ruling out a return for Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United, the forward's agent has claimed that the star footballer would retire at Real Madrid.

India didn't have an answer for us: Steve Smith
India didn't have an answer for us: Steve Smith

Skipper Steven Smith on Saturday said that India were clueless against Australia's lower-order batsmen who helped the hosts post 530 runs in their first innings on the second day of the third cricket Test.

Ankita Raina wins maiden USD 25,000 ITF singles title
Ankita Raina wins maiden USD 25,000 ITF singles title

Continuing her steady progress in the WTA circuit, India's Ankita Raina overwhelmed British teenager Katy Dunne in straight sets in a one-sided final to lift her maiden USD 25,000 ITF singles title at the Deccan Gymkhana here on Saturday.