Fast finishing Mardan Mamat keeps pace in Manila
Fast finishing Mardan Mamat keeps pace in Manila

Singaporean Mardan Mamat birdied five of his closing six holes to remain in a share of the lead at the halfway stage of the Asian Tour`s $1 million Manila Masters on Friday.

Stricken Brooks Koepka recovers from dodgy burger with 68 in Dubai
Stricken Brooks Koepka recovers from dodgy burger with 68 in Dubai

American Brooks Koepka bounced back with a four-under-par second round 68 at the DP World Tour Championship on Friday after severe food poisoning led to him carding an opening 78 at the season-ending Dubai event.

India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Stephen Fleming
India not among front-runners for 2015 World Cup: Stephen Fleming

Title holders India are not among the front-runners to win the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, feels former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming.

Mithali Raj retained as ODI, T20 India captain
Mithali Raj retained as ODI, T20 India captain

Mumbai, Nov 21 (PTI) Indian veteran Mithali Raj was on Friday retained as the Indian ODI and T20 captain for the upcoming limited-overs series against South Africa starting November 24.

Shamim Khan jumps into contention, shares lead with Shankar Das
Shamim Khan jumps into contention, shares lead with Shankar Das

Delhi's Shamim Khan fired a an impressive six-under-66 to throw his hat in the ring and share the lead with Shankar Das after three rounds of the Indian Oil Servo Masters Golf 2014, here on Friday.

India has a good tradition in tennis, says Venus Williams
India has a good tradition in tennis, says Venus Williams

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams feels that the success of Vijay Amritraj, Leander Paes and Sania Mirza at the international stage proves that India has a "good tradition" in the sport.

Boxer Manoj Kumar to receive Arjuna Award on Nov 26 from Sports Minister
Boxer Manoj Kumar to receive Arjuna Award on Nov 26 from Sports Minister

Forced to take the legal route after being denied the honour initially, boxer Manoj Kumar will be bestowed the Arjuna Award by sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal here on November 26.

ISL: FC Goa hope for home comfort ahead of FC Pune City clash
ISL: FC Goa hope for home comfort ahead of FC Pune City clash

Back home after a fairly successful brief spell away, a resurgent FC Goa will be eager to earn three points as they prepare to lock horns with FC Pune City in a Hero Indian Super League match here on Saturday.

Hockey India League announces panel of Indian officials for 2015 event
Hockey India League announces panel of Indian officials for 2015 event

With the third edition of the Hero Hockey India League fast approaching, the organisers on Friday announced the panel of Indian officials for the tournament scheduled from January 22 to February 22.

New Zealand set Pakistan 261 to win second Test after Ross Taylor hundred
New Zealand set Pakistan 261 to win second Test after Ross Taylor hundred

Ross Taylor completed his 12th test century before New Zealand set Pakistan a victory target of 261 on the final day of the second match in Dubai on Friday.

Pacquiao-Mayweather showdon doubtful: Freddie Roach
Pacquiao-Mayweather showdon doubtful: Freddie Roach

Trainer Freddie Roach played down hopes of a Manny Pacquiao showdown with Floyd Mayweather and said unbeaten two-belt world champion Danny Garcia could be next for "Pacman" after he fights Chris Algieri on Sunday.

Real Madrid giants enter land of Eibar`s little people
Real Madrid giants enter land of Eibar`s little people

Real Madrid`s superstars, flying high at the top of La Liga, enter the land of Spanish football`s little people on Saturday when they take on humble Eibar in the Basque country.

Saina Nehwal bows out of Hong Kong Super Series
Saina Nehwal bows out of Hong Kong Super Series

India's campaign in the women's singles of the USD 350,000 Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was stunned by Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals here on Friday.

CTL: Leander Paes-led Punjab Marshalls suffer second straight loss
CTL: Leander Paes-led Punjab Marshalls suffer second straight loss

Mumbai Tennis Masters defeated Punjab Marshalls 27-21 in a group match of Champions Tennis League (CTL) here.

RCB acquire Iqbal Abdulla in IPL trading window
RCB acquire Iqbal Abdulla in IPL trading window

Royal Challengers Bangalore have acquired Iqbal Abdulla from Rajasthan Royals as a part of the first Indian Premier League trading window, which was opened on October 6.

Jagmohan Dalmiya taking his time in support of N Srinivasan
Jagmohan Dalmiya taking his time in support of N Srinivasan

With decks cleared for the election of next president of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), the prominence of Jagmohan Dalmiya has risen like never before. But, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president is treading a safe path, opting to stay quite instead of going overboard and losing his cards.

Mary Kom hints at retirement after Rio Olympics
Mary Kom hints at retirement after Rio Olympics

Celebrated boxer MC Mary Kom on Thursday hinted that the Rio Olympics may be her swan song. The Manipuri pugilists admitted that it will be difficult for her to continue boxing after the 2016 Summer Games.

Crisis-hit Italian football set for reforms in 2016
Crisis-hit Italian football set for reforms in 2016

Serie A chiefs have welcomed a new package of reforms by the Italian football federation (FIGC) that will see squads limited to 25 players in a move designed to boost the flagging Italian game.

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews wants settled side for England series
Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews wants settled side for England series

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews wants a settled side to face England in their limited-overs series starting next week, and avoid the wholesale changes that resulted in a woeful tour to India in which his team lost all five of its matches.

Roma`s Leandro ​Castan set for brain surgery
Roma`s Leandro ​Castan set for brain surgery

Roma defender Leandro Castan will undergo neurosurgery next month after complaining of dizziness during a Serie A match.