Rahil Gangjee tied 11th at midway stage in Taipei Masters
Rahil Gangjee tied 11th at midway stage in Taipei Masters

On a rather windy day, Rahil Gangjee (71) rode on three birdies on the front nine to move into tied 11th position at the end of the halfway stage of the USD650,000 Mercuries Taiwan Masters here on Friday.

Ex-rubber tapper Silva out to land Brazil presidency

Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva only learned to read at 16 and endured a tough childhood as a rubber tapper in the Amazon before considering whether to become a Catholic nun.

Ex-rubber tapper Silva out to land Brazil presidency

Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva only learned to read at 16 and endured a tough childhood as a rubber tapper in the Amazon before considering whether to become a Catholic nun.

Ex-rubber tapper Silva out to land Brazil presidency

Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva only learned to read at 16 and endured a tough childhood as a rubber tapper in the Amazon before considering whether to become a Catholic nun.

FC Goa's Indian players ready to go: Zico
FC Goa's Indian players ready to go: Zico

FC Goa's newly-appointed marquee coach Zico Thursday oversaw his first training session at the Tilak Maidan Stadium here.

Ronaldinho misses penalty on Mexican debut
Ronaldinho misses penalty on Mexican debut

Ronaldinho missed a penalty on his debut for Mexican side Queretaro who lost 1-0 at home to UANL on Wednesday, frustrating a packed crowd who had turned out to watch the 34-year-old Brazilian.

Sania Mirza enters US Open mixed doubles final
Sania Mirza enters US Open mixed doubles final

Indian tennis ace, Sania Mirza has entered the mixed doubles final at the 2014 US Open. The 27-year-old partnered with Brazilian Bruno Soares to beat the Taiwanese-British pair of Yung Jan Chan and Ross Hutchins in three sets.

Brazil president declares mourning, halts campaign after rival`s death

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff declared three days of national mourning and suspended her re-election campaign after one of her opponents, socialist ex-governor Eduardo Campos, died in a plane crash Wednesday.

Brazil presidential candidate Campos dies in plane crash: Report

Brazilian presidential candidate Eduardo Campos was killed in a plane crash on Wednesday, local television channel GloboNews reported, throwing the country`s October election into disarray and knocking local financial markets lower.

Brazilian striker Brandao`s Bastia move collapses

Brazilian striker Brandao`s move to Ligue 1 club SC Bastia collapsed after the Corsicans claimed that Saint-Etienne demanded a transfer fee for the player at the last minute.

Eduardo bids farewell to Croatia

Eduardo da Silva, the Brazilian-born Croatian striker, on Tuesday announced his retirement from international football, saying he was unhappy with the way he had been treated.

Castroneves gives Penske a Detroit sweep

Brazil`s Helio Castroneves won for the first time in nearly a year, capturing Sunday`s Indycar Dual in Detroit race to give team owner Roger Penske a Motor City weekend sweep.

FIFA launch `Favela World Cup` in Brazil

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke took to the pitch Tuesday with Brazilian great Ronaldo in a Rio de Janeiro favela to launch a project promoting sporting opportunities for disadvantaged youths during the World Cup.

Pele backs Brazil to rise above all problems and put on `fantastic` World Cup show

Brazilian football legend Pele is of the opinion that his nation would rise above all the problems, which are hampering its preparations for footballs most spectacular showpiece and put on a `fantastic` World Cup this summer.

UEFA calls for action against racist attacks in Spanish football league

European football`s governing body UEFA has blasted racist attacks in the Spanish football league and has called for action after footie fans subjected foreign league players to monkey taunts and banana-throwing.

Ex-Cosmos star Pele still considers himself to be part of New York

Football legend Pele has said that he still considers himself a part of New York, although the Brazilian star might be seen cheering his native country in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Hamilton, Alonso salute legacy of tragic Senna

Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso have paid emotional tributes to Ayrton Senna on the 20th anniversary of the death of the maverick Brazilian superstar and three-time world champion.

Nicolas Anelka may face FIFA probe for dodging Atletico Mineiro move

French striker Nicolas Anelka may reportedly face a FIFA probe after he calls off his move to Brazilian club Atletico Mineiro.

AC Milan beat Chievo, thanks to Kaka`s brace

AC Milan midfielder Kaka scored twice at his 300th appearance for Milan in the 3-0 win over Chievo at San Siro Saturday.

US television show apologises after falsely declaring Pele dead

A US television show has reportedly applogised and said that Pele is `alive and very well` after they falsely declared that the football legend is dead.