Germany`s World Cup hangover concerns coach Joachim Loew
Germany`s World Cup hangover concerns coach Joachim Loew

Eight months after the champagne corks popped following their World Cup triumph in Rio de Janeiro, head coach Joachim Loew has cause for concern as Germany`s Brazil 2014 hangover continues.

Japanese teen Yoshihito Nishioka reaches Delray quarter-finals
Japanese teen Yoshihito Nishioka reaches Delray quarter-finals

Japanese qualifier Yoshihito Nishioka booked his first ATP quarter-final on Thursday with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Marinko Matosevic at Delray Beach.

Qualifier Aljaz Bedene knocks out Bautista Agut; sets up final with Stan Wawrinka
Qualifier Aljaz Bedene knocks out Bautista Agut; sets up final with Stan Wawrinka

Continuing his giant-killing spree, Slovakian qualifier Aljaz Bedene knocked out third seed and world number 15 Roberto Bautista Agut to reach his maiden ATP tour singles final, here on Saturday.

Qualifier Aljaz Bedene packs off Feliciano Lopez to reach Chennai Open quarters
Qualifier Aljaz Bedene packs off Feliciano Lopez to reach Chennai Open quarters

Qualifier Aljaz Bedene from Slovakia defied the ATP rankings and reputation to knock out second seeded and World No.14 Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-4 to enter the quarter-finals of the Aircel Chennai Open here Thursday.

Gordon Strachan hails Scots` little big men, now for England
Gordon Strachan hails Scots` little big men, now for England

Gordon Strachan hailed his Scotland side after they edged a pulsating Euro 2016 duel with the Republic of Ireland in Glasgow.

Kolo Toure recalled to plug Ivory Coast holes for Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers
Kolo Toure recalled to plug Ivory Coast holes for Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers

Liverpool`s Kolo Toure and fellow 33-year-old defender Didier Zokora were recalled to the Ivory Coast squad on Friday for back-to-back Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Sierra Leone and Cameroon.

Rafael Nadal crashes out of China Open
Rafael Nadal crashes out of China Open

Rafael Nadal crashed out of the China Open Friday, tiring at the end of a gruelling three-set quarter-final against qualifier Martin Klizan, while reigning women`s champion Serena Williams withdrew injured.

Pelle's big boost after flirtation with Italian squad
Pelle's big boost after flirtation with Italian squad

Southampton`s new powerhouse striker Graziano Pelle has hit the Premier League running and is full of confidence after four goals in five competitive matches propelled him to the fringes of the Italian squad, Saints boss Ronald Koeman told reporters.

Pankaj Advani enters Indian Open snooker qualifiers knockout
Pankaj Advani enters Indian Open snooker qualifiers knockout

Ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani once again mesmerised the green baize to top the league round and enter the knockout phase of the Indian Open snooker qualifier, here on Wednesday.

Tactics not the problem, Dutch coach says after Czech loss
Tactics not the problem, Dutch coach says after Czech loss

An angry Guus Hiddink said the Dutch need to learn a lesson from the last-minute loss to the Czech Republic in their opening Euro 2016 qualifier during which the coach surprisingly stuck to a formation unpopular with his team.

Spain will fight to bitter end for Vicente Del Bosque: Sergio Ramos
Spain will fight to bitter end for Vicente Del Bosque: Sergio Ramos

Spain`s dethroned world champions will give their all for coach Vicente del Bosque despite the fiasco of their title defence at the World Cup said veteran defender Sergio Ramos on Wednesday.

Emmys are not valid qualifier of talent: Kurt Sutter

Director Kurt Sutter, whose television series `Sons of Anarchy` did not score any nomination in any major category of this year`s Primetime Emmy Awards, said the award show has never been a valid qualifier of talent.

Our bowlers did a real good job: Dhoni

After sealing a place in the second qualifier with a comfortable seven-wicket win, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday heaped praise on his bowlers for putting up a good show on a wicket that was favourable to batting.

My critics don`t know how hard I work: Yusuf Pathan

On a high after smashing the fastest fifty in the IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders all-rounder Yusuf Pathan slammed his critics saying that they have no clue how hard he works.

Qualifier Klizan and Berlocq grab unexpected titles

Outsiders Carlos Berlocq and Martin Klizan picked up unexpected ATP titles on Sunday as the claycourt season continued to throw up surprises.

Same format retained for 2016 World Twenty20 in India

Following the success of 2014 ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced that the same format will be used for the next edition too.

German FA planning friendly against Spain

The German Football Association (DFB) are negotiating with their Spain counterparts to play an away international friendly against the world and European champions later this year.

Ricciardo, Magnussen, Kvyat set to create new world order in Formula One

The new Formula One era started with few visible signs of a new world order arriving. On Saturday, the 2014 Australian Grand Prix qualifier witnessed the quadruple champion Sebastian Vettel struggling and finished a disappointing thirteenth on the grid. The prodigious German latter conceded that the Red Bull Racing`s new chassis RB10 lacked `drivability`.

Second-seeded Radwanska wins Indian Wells opener

Second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska reached the third round of the WTA and ATP Masters hard court tournament at Indian Wells on Friday with a straight-sets win over British qualifier Heather Watson.

Wozniacki crashes out in Melbourne

Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki made an early exit from the Australian Open on Saturday with a 4-6 7-5 6-3 loss to rising Spanish talent Garbine Muguruza in the third round.