IPL 2015: Washim Akram credits Gautam Gambhir for Brad Hogg's emergence
IPL 2015: Wasim Akram credits Gautam Gambhir for Brad Hogg's emergence

Hailing Chinaman exponent Brad Hogg for ably replacing spin ace Sunil Narine in the side, Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling coach Wasim Akram on Tuesday credited skipper Gautam Gambhir for effecting a seamless change in the slow-bowling department.

Missing key players won't be excuse for Bayern Munich: Diego Simeone
Missing key players won't be excuse for Bayern Munich: Diego Simeone

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone believes missing key players in the crucial Champions League semi-final tie will be no excuse for Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola when they visit Barcelona.

Washim Akram, Dilip Vengsarkar bat for home-grown coach for Indian team
Wasim Akram, Dilip Vengsarkar bat for home-grown coach for Indian team

With the Indian cricket team currently looking for a coach, Pakistani pace legend Wasim Akram and former India skipper Dilip Vengsarkar batted for a home grown expert for the job, citing their knowledge about domestic cricketers on Tuesday.

Bopanna-Mergea advances in Madrid Open doubles
Bopanna-Mergea advances in Madrid Open doubles

Rohan Bopanna and Florin Mergea defeated Marin Draganja and Henri Kontinen 5-7, 7-6(5), 10-6 in the Round of 32 at the $4,660,678 Madrid Open tennis tournament here.

Lionel Messi `unstoppable` in this form: Pep Guardiola
Lionel Messi `unstoppable` in this form: Pep Guardiola

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola believes Lionel Messi is unstoppable on current form as he prepares to face his old club Barcelona for the first time in their Champions League semi-final, first-leg on Wednesday.

Bharat FC shock Mohun Bagan 1-0 in I-League
Bharat FC shock Mohun Bagan 1-0 in I-League

A blunder by skipper Shilton Paul cost table toppers Mohun Bagan dear as wooden spooners Bharat FC beat them 1-0 in an I-League football encounter here on Tuesday.

India outplay Japan in second match of hockey test series
India outplay Japan in second match of hockey test series

After a drab draw in the opener, India dispatched Japan 2-0 in the second game of the four match hockey test series here on Tuesday.

Arrested German TV crew had no permits, say Qataris
Arrested German TV crew had no permits, say Qataris

Qatari authorities say they arrested a German television crew for filming a documentary without permission, not because of corruption allegations or the building conditions for the 2022 World Cup it exposed.

Quick-change Andy Murray working to acclimate to Madrid
Quick-change Andy Murray working to acclimate to Madrid

Andy Murray was working on Tuesday to make a one-day turnaround from slow, heavy conditions in Munich to the high-altitude, faster-bouncing clay of the Spanish capital in order to be ready for an opening challenge at the Madrid Masters.

No Oscar for Brazil at Copa America
No Oscar for Brazil at Copa America

Brazil coach Dunga on Tuesday unveiled a squad shorn through injury of Chelsea`s Oscar for the Copa America in Chile as the five-times world champions look to return to winning ways after last year`s World Cup failure.

Clermont full-back Nick Abendanon named European Player of the Year
Clermont full-back Nick Abendanon named European Player of the Year

Clermont`s English full-back Nick Abendanon has been elected European Player of the Year for 2015, European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) announced on Tuesday.

Star line-up for CAF Cup play-offs
Star line-up for CAF Cup play-offs

Three ties between former African champions highlighted the CAF Confederation Cup play-offs draw made Tuesday in Cairo.

Pep Guardiola doesn`t leave anything to chance: Lionel Messi
Pep Guardiola doesn`t leave anything to chance: Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi believes former Barca boss Pep Guardiola will not leave anything to chance when he takes his Bayern Munich side to the Camp Nou for the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday.

Uganda runners hit by HIV scare
Uganda runners hit by HIV scare

Ugandan runners have been hit by a major health scare after it emerged that a coach accused of sexually abusing young athletes was infected with HIV.

PCB chief to visit India in another bid to restore ties
PCB chief to visit India in another bid to restore ties

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that he will be going to India later this week to convince the Indian government to allow restoration of bilateral cricket between the two countries.

Waqar Younis faces ouster if Pakistan return winless from Bangladesh: Reports
Waqar Younis faces ouster if Pakistan return winless from Bangladesh: Reports

Pakistan's head coach Waqar is likely to face the axe if the national cricket team fails to win the Test series against Bangladesh.

Europa League: Sevilla bullish ahead of Fiorentina visit
Europa League: Sevilla bullish ahead of Fiorentina visit

Sevilla’s 34-match unbeaten home run may be over but the attacking flair they showed against Real Madrid leaves them full of confidence ahead of their Europa League semi-final against Fiorentina on Thursday.

Petra Kvitova struggles again in Madrid but survives
Petra Kvitova struggles again in Madrid but survives

Fourth seed Petra Kvitova`s stuttering form continued at the Madrid Open as she reached the third round with a 6-4 2-6 6-3 win against CoCo Vandeweghe on Tuesday.

Barcelona ready for tactical surprises from Pep Guardiola
Barcelona ready for tactical surprises from Pep Guardiola

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique is ready for surprises when he comes up against Pep Guardiola’s Bayern Munich on Wednesday in what he believes will be an open and attractive game.

Striker Anthony Ujah joins Werder Bremen on four-year deal
Striker Anthony Ujah joins Werder Bremen on four-year deal

Striker Anthony Ujah, who scored 10 goals in the Bundesliga this season to virtually ensure Cologne`s survival in the top flight, has signed a four-year contract with Werder Bremen.