Brazilian Neymar dyes beard blonde
Brazilian Neymar dyes beard blonde

Not one to be left behind, Brazil's star footballer Neymar got into the festive mood by dying his beard blonde.

Saeed Ajmal doubtful for Cricket World Cup over action problem
Saeed Ajmal doubtful for Cricket World Cup over action problem

Suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal`s chances to feature for Pakistan in next year`s World Cup were further hit Saturday after authorities decided he needed more time to remodel his bowling action.

South Africa vs West Indies: Faf du Plessis reaches hundred before rain
South Africa vs West Indies: Faf du Plessis reaches hundred before rain

Faf du Plessis completed his fourth Test century and was dismissed immediately afterwards on a rain-hit second morning of the second Test between South Africa and the West Indies at St George`s Park on Saturday.

Olivier Giroud deserved a red card: Arsene Wenger
Olivier Giroud deserved a red card: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger vented his anger on his striker Olivier Giroud saying the Frenchman deserved the red card in their Boxing Day encounter against the Queen’s Park Rangers (QPR) in an English Premier League (EPL) encounter in which Arsenal won 2-1.

Rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looking to improve on outstanding 2014
Rampant Cristiano Ronaldo looking to improve on outstanding 2014

 Not content with four titles in 2014, including his second Champions League, prolific Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to make next year an even bigger success.

Japan coach Javier Aguirre denies Spain match fixing allegations
Japan coach Javier Aguirre denies Spain match fixing allegations

Japan coach Javier Aguirre on Saturday denied allegations that he was part of a match-fixing scandal that has rocked world football.

Dean Elgar claims patience behind consistent batting on first day of Boxing Day Test
Dean Elgar claims patience behind consistent batting on first day of Boxing Day Test

South African batsman Dean Elgar claimed that patience was the best practice for his sides batsmen on the opening day of the Boxing Day Test against West Indies at St George's Park on Friday.

Ex England batsman Pullar passes away at 79
Ex England batsman Pullar passes away at 79

Former England batsman Geoff Pullar, who was voted one of the Wisden's Cricketers of the Year in 1960, has passed away at the age of 79.

Paul Scholes backs United to put pressure on Chelsea, City in title race
Paul Scholes backs United to put pressure on Chelsea, City in title race

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes that his former club could still upset the pace setters Chelsea and Manchester City for the Premier League title, signaling that Louis van Gaal's men could take advantage of both teams' involvement in the Champions League.

Jose Mourinho claims John Terry playing `as well as` skipper was in 2004
Jose Mourinho claims John Terry playing `as well as` skipper was in 2004

Chelsea football team manager Jose Mourinho has claimed that veteran centre-back John Terry is playing as well as when the Englishman led the club to Premier League glory almost 10 years ago.

Louis van Gaal heaps praise on midfielder Wayne Rooney post stellar win over Newcastle
Louis van Gaal heaps praise on midfielder Wayne Rooney post stellar win over Newcastle

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has praised Wayne Rooney for his new role as an attacking midfielder following a 3-1 triumph over rivals Newcastle at Old Trafford.

Shahryar Kahn says suspended Saeed Ajmal needs to decide himself over official ICC test
Shahryar Kahn says suspended Saeed Ajmal needs to decide himself over official ICC test

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shahryar Khan has said that suspended off-spinner Saeed Ajmal needs to decide for himself whether he can pass the official International Cricket Council ( ICC) test or not.

Cristiano Ronaldo's agent claims Portuguese star will retire at Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo's agent claims Portuguese star will retire at Real Madrid

Ruling out a return for Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United, the forward's agent has claimed that the star footballer would retire at Real Madrid.

India didn't have an answer for us: Steve Smith
India didn't have an answer for us: Steve Smith

Skipper Steven Smith on Saturday said that India were clueless against Australia's lower-order batsmen who helped the hosts post 530 runs in their first innings on the second day of the third cricket Test.

Ankita Raina wins maiden USD 25,000 ITF singles title
Ankita Raina wins maiden USD 25,000 ITF singles title

Continuing her steady progress in the WTA circuit, India's Ankita Raina overwhelmed British teenager Katy Dunne in straight sets in a one-sided final to lift her maiden USD 25,000 ITF singles title at the Deccan Gymkhana here on Saturday.

Ind vs Aus, 3rd Test: Gave away too many runs but we will score too, says Ashwin
Ind vs Aus, 3rd Test: Gave away too many runs but we will score too, says Ashwin

Disappointed they might be after conceding "too many runs" to the Australians, but Indian off-spinner R Ashwin on Saturday said the tourists will pile up their own share tomorrow in the ongoing third cricket Test as the wicket has become flat now.

Abhijeet Gupta best Indian in Al Ain Classic
Abhijeet Gupta best Indian in Al Ain Classic

Riding on three back-to-back victories, Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta emerged as the best performing Indian as he finished seventh in the Al Ain Classic International chess tournament that concluded here.

Consistent Murali Vijay keeps India's hope alive in Australia
Consistent Murali Vijay keeps India's hope alive in Australia

Brilliance of Murali Vijay continues to hog the limelight in Australia. The Indian opener on Saturday posted yet another half-century to help the tourists close Day 2 at 108 for 1, keeping themselves in the match and series.

India's tour of Australia: Steven Smith's tryst with greatness
India's tour of Australia: Steven Smith's tryst with greatness

Australian stand-in-skipper Steven Smith is the man of the moment. On Saturday, he became the fifth batsman to get centuries in each of his first-two Tests as captain.

Quincy Acy gets one-game ban after altercation with John Wall
Quincy Acy gets one-game ban after altercation with John Wall

New York Knicks forward Quincy Acy was suspended for one game Friday after a foul that sparked an altercation with Washington`s John Wall in a Thursday loss.