IPL 2015: Kings XI Punjab spoil Royal Challengers Bangalore's party in 10-over a side match
IPL 2015: Kings XI Punjab spoil Royal Challengers Bangalore's party in 10-over a side match

Kings XI Punjab made tougher for Royal Challengers Bangalore to reach the Indian Premier League play-offs as they outsmarted the visitors by 22 runs in a match that was reduced to 10 overs a side due to rain here on Wednesday.

Highly-rated young Danish basketball player Rasmus Larsen dies

Danish basketball player Rasmus Larsen became the third sportsman to die in Belgium in a matter of weeks after the 20-year-old was found dead at home on Wednesday, according to his club Spirou Charleroi.

Most interesting IPL of all, says Wasim Akram
Most interesting IPL of all, says Wasim Akram

With no team as yet assured of a last four play-off berth, Kolkata Knight Riders mentor Wasim Akram described this IPL season as the most interesting in its eight-year history.

Ireland to host 2017 Women`s Rugby World Cup
Ireland to host 2017 Women`s Rugby World Cup

Ireland will host the women`s rugby World Cup in 2017, the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) announced on Wednesday.

Norway's Solveig Gulbrandsen overcomes injury to secure World Cup spot
Norway's Solveig Gulbrandsen overcomes injury to secure World Cup spot

Midfielder Solveig Gulbrandsen has been selected for Norway`s World Cup squad despite playing only seven league matches in the last two seasons. Capped 178 times, the 34-year-old will be making her fourth appearance in the World Cup after overcoming a knee injury that threatened to rule her out of next month`s tournament in Canada.

Giro d`Italia: Alberto Contador takes lead as Jan Polanc wins fifth stage
Giro d`Italia: Alberto Contador takes lead as Jan Polanc wins fifth stage

Race favourite Alberto Contador took the Giro d`Italia`s overall leader`s pink jersey after Wednesday`s fifth stage won by Slovenian Jan Polanc.

Table tennis presses for extra Olympic gold
Table tennis presses for extra Olympic gold

The international table tennis leader has pressed Olympic chief Thomas Bach for the sport to get an extra gold medal in the already crowded timetable for the 2020 Tokyo Games.

Mathieu Castagnet hoping to make it France`s best British Open
Mathieu Castagnet hoping to make it France`s best British Open

Mathieu Castagnet hailed the effect of France`s breakthrough capture of the European team title in Denmark a week ago as he became an unexpected quarter-finalist in the British Open.

Ian Botham wants Strauss to drop Alastair Cook as England captain
Ian Botham wants Strauss to drop Alastair Cook as England captain

Former England all-rounder Ian Botham believes that newly appointed director of cricket Andrew Strauss should drop Alastair Cook as the team captain and replace him with Joe Root.

Manchester United new boy Memphis Depay wants to be world`s best
Manchester United new boy Memphis Depay wants to be world`s best

Manchester United`s new signing Memphis Depay declared on Wednesday that his ambition is to become the best player in the world during his time at Old Trafford.

Pep Guardiola set to shake up Bayern Munich after Champions League exit
Pep Guardiola set to shake up Bayern Munich after Champions League exit

Bayern Munich`s star-studded squad is set for a shake-up following their Champions League semi-final defeat to Barcelona as Pep Guardiola prepares to fulfil the final year of his contract.

Spanish court orders Barcelona trial over Neymar signing
Spanish court orders Barcelona trial over Neymar signing

A Spanish judge Wednesday ordered Barcelona football club to stand trial over alleged tax fraud linked to the signing of Brazilian star striker Neymar.

Ivory Coast sports minister sacked over CAN bonus row
Ivory Coast sports minister sacked over CAN bonus row

A row over unpaid Africa Cup of Nations winning bonuses estimated at around one million euros cost Ivory Coast sports minister Alain Lobognon his job on Wednesday.

Leicestershire recruit Umar Akmal for T20 Blast
Leicestershire recruit Umar Akmal for T20 Blast

Leicestershire have signed Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal as cover for part of this year`s domestic T20 Blast competition, the English county announced on Wednesday.

Hot tub fire at home of Manchester United`s Chris Smalling
Hot tub fire at home of Manchester United`s Chris Smalling

Firefighters were required to put out a fire in a hot tub at the home of Manchester United and England defender Chris Smalling, according to British media reports on Wednesday.

FIFA bans Tahitian football head for eight years
FIFA bans Tahitian football head for eight years

FIFA on Wednesday banned Reynald Temarii, General Director of the Tahiti Football Association, for eight years for breaking the world body`s ethics code by accepting more than 300,000 euros from former Qatari official Mohamed bin Hammam.

AFC general secretary suspended over `cover up`
AFC general secretary suspended over `cover up`

Asian Football Confederation general secretary Alex Soosay was suspended on Wednesday over allegations he tried to hide documents during an audit that was prompted by corruption claims.

Roger Federer, Andy Murray roll on in Rome
Roger Federer, Andy Murray roll on in Rome

Roger Federer defeated Uruguay`s Pablo Cuevas for the second time this month as the Swiss legend began his campaign at the Italian Open with a 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 win on Wednesday.

Spain court to rule Thursday on league strike
Spain court to rule Thursday on league strike

A Spanish court said it would rule on Thursday whether footballers can legally push ahead with a strike which threatens to shut down the country`s top league this weekend.

Lawrence Dallaglio says England right to turn back on Kevin Pietersen
Lawrence Dallaglio says England right to turn back on Kevin Pietersen

Dressing room harmony is crucial if England are to have a chance of reclaiming the Ashes even if it means discarding the country`s most destructive batsman, according to former England rugby skipper Lawrence Dallaglio.