Bayern Munich earns biggest share of FIFA compensation
Bayern Munich earns biggest share of FIFA compensation

German giants Bayern Munich has earned the biggest share of FIFA's compensation package for releasing players to the World Cup.

Centenary of Christmas truce remembered in poetry
Centenary of Christmas truce remembered in poetry

The 100th anniversary of the Christmas truce during World War I has been remembered with a video featuring a poem recited by past and present players, managers and officials across England.

Huge outpouring for Australia`s tragic Phillip Hughes
Huge outpouring for Australia`s tragic Phillip Hughes

Flags flew at half-mast and thousands of fans and players paid tribute Friday as Australia and the world cricket community united in an outpouring of grief for the tragic death of batsman Phillip Hughes.

WICB officials must go to India to salvage situation: Andy Roberts
WICB officials must go to India to salvage situation: Andy Roberts

Legendary West Indies fast bowler Andy Roberts feels that the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) should immediately send representatives to India and salvage the situation by speaking to the BCCI bosses as paying huge damages could end cricket in the Caribbean.

Himachal government to give 20 lakh each to gold-winning kabaddi players
Himachal government to give 20 lakh each to gold-winning kabaddi players

Himachal government on Saturday announced cash prizes of Rs 20 lakh each to three kabaddi players from the state who were members of the gold medal-winning Indian men and women's teams at the 17th Asian Games in South Korea.

Juventus greeted by 500 fans in Sydney

Hundreds of football fans swarmed Sydney Airport Friday to catch a glimpse of their favourite Juventus players as they touched down in Australia for their A-League All-Stars match Sunday.

No Brazil `blacklist` for new coach Dunga

New Brazil coach Dunga declared on Friday that competence is all that matters to him and added that there is no "blacklist" for players who underperformed at the World Cup.

Main focus must be Windies cricket: Richie Richardson

Team manager Richie Richardson believes regional players must make West Indies cricket their top priority.

PCB to award central contracts based on fitness

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) will introduce penalties and points system for its players who will be given fitness-based central contracts for this year.

Pele says `evil people` behind Brazil`s `disgraceful` World Cup preparations

Brazilian football legend Pele has slammed his country`s preparations for the FIFA World Cup as `a disgrace` ahead of the tournament, which is set to begin this June.

No World Cup dream till after group phase: Prandelli

Italy coach Cesare Prandelli said he does not expect his players to harbour big World Cup dreams until they make it out of a "particularly tough" group phase in Brazil.

Brit artist creates `handwritten` Fergie portrait from Man Utd players` names

A British visual artist has reportedly produced a handwritten portrait of Sir Alex Ferguson, which is made up from the names of every player to have played under the Scot at Manchester United during his 26-year reign.

Ex-Pak cricketers advise current players not to `bother with` IPL

Former Pakistani Test cricketer Wajahatullah Wasti has advised the current players of the team not to bother about playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the seventh edition of which is underway at the UAE.

Ex-Proteas cricketers slam sports minister`s `obsession with quotas`

Two former South African cricket ers have slammed at sports minister Fikile Mbalula after he threatened to withdraw national teams from competing internationally if they do not agree to 60-40 quotas in sports favouring black players.

Massive opposition to `60-40` quotas in SA sports favouring black players

A South African civil rights body and trade union have said that they will oppose the implementation of 60-40 quotas in sports favouring black players.

Former Pakistan greats criticise Bangladesh flag ban

Former Pakistani players Wednesday hit out after Bangladesh banned their own fans from waving non-Bangladeshi flags at the ongoing World Twenty20 tournament.

Teams cope with calm before Super Bowl storm

Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos players and coaches counted on routines to get them through the final hours before Super Bowl 48 kickoff on Sunday night.

Channel Nine wants `greater say` in Oz team selection despite CA stance

Fresh tensions have erupted between Cricket Australia (CA) and Channel Nine after a leading Nine executive reportedly said that the network expected to have a greater say not only in scheduling but also in team selection.

I am not in the rat race, says Sonam Kapoor

With her last few films tanking at the box office, Sonam Kapoor says she has learnt her lesson and would select only those projects that satisfy her as a performer.

Work keeping Neil Nitin Mukesh busy

Ever since the release of ‘Players’, Neil Nitin Mukesh has been keeping a low profile but the actor reveals it`s his work that is nowadays keeping him busy.