FIFA lifts ban on Beckenbauer

A 90-day provisional ban by FIFA on World Cup-winning player and coach Franz Beckenbauer has been lifted after only 15 days with world soccer`s governing body saying on Friday the German was now welcome at the tournament.

Federer takes Halle title for seventh time

Switzerland`s Roger Federer won the Halle grasscourt tournament for the seventh time on Sunday with a 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/3) victory over Colombia`s Alejandro Falla.

Fit-again Vidal arrives in Brazil with Chile squad

A 23-man Chile squad, including midfielder Arturo Vidal, has arrived in Brazil as the team starts preparations for its opening FIFA World Cup match against Australia.

Brazil ready for World Cup: Blatter

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has insisted Brazil is ready to host the World Cup, less than a week before football`s showpiece event kicks off in Sao Paulo.

All three Indians crash out from BMW PGA Championships

A disastrous finish saw Indian golfer Shiv Kapur crash from a decent position to out of the tournament as he ended the second round with a seven-over 79 at the BMW PGA Championship here.

Mistake to award World Cup to Qatar, says Blatter

Awarding the 2022 soccer World Cup to Qatar was a `mistake` and the tournament will probably have to be held in the winter because of the heat, FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said.

Blatter repeats backing for winter 2022 World Cup

FIFA president Sepp Blatter reiterated Sunday his desire for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to be played at the end of the year in the winter rather than in the searing heat of a Gulf summer.

Du Plessis planning `key decision-making during pressure` for T20 semi-final against India

South African Twenty20 captain Faf du Plessis is reportedly planning to play key moments well and make the right decisions at crucial times to have success in the World Twenty20 semi-final against India on Friday

Demand for soccer World Cup tickets soars

More than 87 percent of tickets offered during the 2014 World Cup`s penultimate sales phase were purchased, said football`s governing body FIFA.

ICC World T20: Lack of quality spinners a concern for Australia

With quality batsmen in their squad, Australia looked a force to reckon with ahead of the ICC World Twenty20. They suffered a major blow when Mitchell Johnson was ruled out of the tournament due to a toe infection.

Ukraine still hosts of Euro 2015: FIBA

Ukraine will still host the 2015 European basketball championships, organisers said Wednesday, despite earlier indications that the tournament would be switched due to the tense political situation in the country.

IOC confirm venues for 2016 football tournament

The International Olympic Committee on Wednesday confirmed Sao Paulo, Salvador, Brasilia, Belo Horizonte and Rio as host cities for the 2016 Olympic Games football tournament.

Tahir Zaman rues absence of Pak players in HIL

Former Pakistan hockey skipper Tahir Zaman on Thursday rued the absence of his country`s players from the Hockey India League, starting in two days` time, and felt their inclusion would have added lustre to the tournament.

FIFA to decide on Qatar 2022 World Cup dates in 2014

FIFA will take a decision over whether to switch the dates for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in December 2014.

23 teams confirm participation in IWF Grand Prix

As many as 23 teams have so far confirmed their participation in the IWF Grand Prix & 2nd Baku International Cup that is expected to swing off here Dec 5-8, National Weightlifting Federation of Azerbaijan announced Wednesday.

Misbah horrified with team`s disastrous batting performance in Champions Trophy

Pakistan captain Misbahul Haq has expressed his disappointment over the team`s performance in the ICC Champions Trophy.

Katrina Bowden wins Esquire’s Sexiest Women Alive Madness tournament

Star of ‘30 Rock’ Katrina Bowden has been named as the winner of Esquire’s Sexiest Women Alive Madness tournament.

13th All India Police Golf tournament at Karnal from Nov 18

The three-day 13th All India Police Golf tournament will be organised by the Haryana Police at Madhuban in Haryana`s Karnal district from November 18.

13th All India Police Golf tournament at Karnal from Nov 18

The three-day 13th All India Police Golf tournament will be organised by the Haryana Police at Madhuban in Haryana`s Karnal district from November 18.