Bayern injury crisis leaves Guardiola guessing
Bayern injury crisis leaves Guardiola guessing

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has no idea who will play against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final this week as injuries take a mounting toll.

Roger Federer battles past Daniel Gimeno-Traver to Istanbul semis
Roger Federer battles past Daniel Gimeno-Traver to Istanbul semis

Swiss world number two Roger Federer on Friday survived a serious challenge from Daniel Gimeno-Traver of Spain to edge into the semi-finals of the Istanbul Open after a three set battle lasting almost two-and-a-half hours.

Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski suffers broken cheek, Arjen Robben`s season over
Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski suffers broken cheek, Arjen Robben`s season over

Bayern Munich`s Robert Lewandowski is doubtful for next Wednesday`s Champions League semi-final at Barcelona with a fractured cheek-bone from their cup defeat to Dortmund while Arjen Robben`s season is over.

Barcelona need 'god-like Messi' to progress in Champions League, says Franz Beckenbauer
Barcelona need 'god-like Messi' to progress in Champions League, says Franz Beckenbauer

Ahead of the high-octane UEFA Champions League semi-final clash between Barcelona and Bayern Munich, Franz Beckenbauer fired first salvo saying “god-like Messi” will need to perform if the Catalans are to progress in the final.

Italian clubs have good chance for earning silverware in Europe
Italian clubs have good chance for earning silverware in Europe

Italy's Serie A clubs have grabbed the oppurtunity to finally shine on European soil as it marks a sense of respite given their absence at the big stage in recent years. Italian domestic champions Juventus led the way in booking a berth in the semi-final of the Champions League and it was followed by the success of Fiorentina and Napoli who registered qualification for the semis of the Europa League.

Steven Gerrard slams nervous Reds after Cup exit
Steven Gerrard slams nervous Reds after Cup exit

Steven Gerrard has accused his Liverpool team-mates of letting nerves affect them in their lacklustre FA Cup semi-final defeat against Aston Villa.

FA Cup: Arsene Wenger warns Arsenal to expect Reading test
FA Cup: Arsene Wenger warns Arsenal to expect Reading test

Arsene Wenger has warned his Arsenal stars to heed the lessons of last season`s narrow escape at Wembley when the holders face Reading in the FA Cup semi-finals on Saturday.

Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis in semis of Family Circle Cup
Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis in semis of Family Circle Cup

India's Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis battled past defending champions Medina Garrigues and Yaroslava to not only reach the semifinals of the WTA Family Circle Cup semifinals but also secure the top place in the team rankings in the 'Road To Singapore'.

It took me a day or two to get over WC disappointment: Quinton de Kock
It took me a day or two to get over WC disappointment: Quinton de Kock

It's difficult for professional players brood over defeats for a lengthy period, says talented South African opener Quinton de Kock, who wants to come out all guns blazing for Delhi Daredevils in the upcoming eighth edition of Indian Premier League.

World Women's Chess semi-final: Harika draws against Mariya in first game
World Women's Chess semi-final: Harika draws against Mariya in first game

India's Grandmaster (GM) Harika Dronavalli on Sunday drew her first game in the World Women's Chess Championship 2015 semi-final round against Ukraine's Women GM (WGM) Mariya Muzychuk in 60 moves at Sochi in Russia.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: I was never concerned about my spot, says Australia's Aaron Finch
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: I was never concerned about my spot, says Australia's Aaron Finch

Australia opener Aaron Finch said he never feared for his place in the side during his lean spell at the World Cup and having found some runs will be raring to go in Sunday`s final at his home ground.

Sex talk stumps Michael Clarke
Sex talk stumps Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke was momentarily stumped by a bungled question which appeared to be about his sex life as he celebrated World Cup semi-final win over India.

Cricket World Cup: Indian fan sacrifices tongue seeking divine intervention
Cricket World Cup: Indian fan sacrifices tongue seeking divine intervention

Fanaticism drove an Indian cricket fan to the extremes during India's semi-final defeat to Australia, according to reports.

President, Sports Minister laud Indian cricket team
President, Sports Minister laud Indian cricket team

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday lauded the Indian cricket team for its brave showing despite being knocked out by Australia in the semifinals of the World Cup in Sydney.

Pressure of semi-finals got to India: Sunil Gavaskar
Pressure of semi-finals got to India: Sunil Gavaskar

Dejected with Indian batsmen's poor shot selection in their 329-run chase, former skipper Sunil Gavaskar said that the pressure of the cricket World Cup semi-final got to the team as it was outplayed by Australia here on Thursday.

Unfair to blame Anushka for Kohli's poor form: Ganguly
Unfair to blame Anushka for Kohli's poor form: Ganguly

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly Thursday lashed out at people who attacked Anushka Sharma for Virat Kohli's failure with the bat in the cricket World Cup semifinal against Australia, saying that it showed their immaturity.

India lost half the match when we lost the toss: Ajit Wadekar
India lost half the match when we lost the toss: Ajit Wadekar

India were let down by their pace bowlers and losing the toss was a big blow to the defending champions, who went down tamely to Australia in the semi-final of the Cricket World Cup today, said former captain Ajit Wadekar.

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.

India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan's dismissal was the turning point, says MS Dhoni
India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan's dismissal was the turning point, says MS Dhoni

A crestfallen Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said opener Shikhar Dhawan's dismissal was the turning point in the cricket World Cup semi-final against Australia, which his team lost by 95 runs at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Thursday.

Indian skipper MS Dhoni avoids retirement talk
Indian skipper MS Dhoni avoids retirement talk

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni refused to give an indication whether he will retire from one-day cricket after his team lost the World Cup semi-final to Australia in Sydney on Thursday.