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         French Open: Paes wins, Bopanna loses in mixed doubles    
 
 
PARIS: Indian tennis player Leander Paes, partnering Swiss Martina Hingis, entered the second round while his compatriot Rohan Bopanna, with Kazakh Yaroslava Shvedova, crashed out from the first round of mixed doubles at the French Open here.

 
         Saina loses to Shixian in Australian Open quarters    
 
 
SYDNEY: India's campaign in the $750,000 Australian Open Super series ended as World No.1 women's singles shuttler Saina Nehwal was outplayed 15-21, 13-21 by China's Shixian Wang in the quarter-finals here on Friday.

 
         Swiss Authorities Say No Plans to Question FIFA Chief Sepp Blatter For Now    
 
 
ZURICH: Swiss authorities said Thursday there were no plans as yet to question FIFA's veteran leader Sepp Blatter in their investigation of money laundering and corruption allegations against football's main international body.

 
         Calls for FIFA's Blatter to quit as global anger builds    
 
 
ZURICH: FIFA president Sepp Blatter today faced angry demands to step down after US indictments and the dawn arrests of top officials engulfed world football in the biggest crisis yet of his 17-year reign.

 
         Football officials arrested ahead of FIFA Congress    
 
 
ZURICH: Six football officials were arrested and detained by the Swiss police on Wednesday before FIFA holds its congress. The Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) said that the case involves bribes totalling more than $100 million linked to commercial deals dating back to the 1990s for football tournaments. It also confirmed that FIFA president Sepp Blatter was not among those arrested, reports Xinhua.

 
         Bolt fails to break 20 seconds at Golden Spike meet    
 
 
OSTRAVA: Six-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt registered a facile win in his first race of the year in Europe, but the Jamaican failed to break 20 seconds in the 200m at the Golden Spike meet in Ostrava.

 
         Rupinder, Uthappa dropped from Indian hockey team    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh and midfielder S.K. Uthappa were on Tuesday dropped from the Indian hockey team which will take part in the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Final to be played in Antwerp, Belgium, from June 20 to July 5.

 
         Rahane conferred Indian Cricketer of the Year award    
 
 
MUMBAI: Consistent in-form Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane was conferred with CEAT Indian Cricketer of the Year, former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara was given the International Cricketer of the Year award, while former Indian skipper Kapil Dev was honoured with the International Lifetime Achievement Award here on Monday.

 
         Basil, Sathwika lose in French Open wildcard tournament    
 
 
NEW DELHI: Indian tennis players Basil Khuma and Sathwika Sama could not make it to the junior French Open singles main draw following defeat in the Rendez-Vous, a tournament which offered wild card entry to the prestigious Clay Court Grand Slam event.

 
         Rashid Khan tips Siddikur as favourite in B'desh Open    
 
 
DHAKA: Indian golfer Rashid Khan, a two-time winner in 2014, will be among the favourites as Bangladesh gets ready to host its first-ever Asian Tour event at the Kurmitola Golf Club from Wednesday.

 
         No decision on Sourav's appointment yet    
 
 
KOLKATA: Amidst heavy speculation that Sourav Ganguly is being considered for a coaching role with the Indian cricket team, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur Monday said the Board is yet to take a decision on the matter.

 
         Mumbai erupts in joy after team wins IPL 2015 crown    
 
 
KOLKATA: Mumbai erupted in joy on Sunday night as exuberant fans celebrated Mumbai Indians' Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 triumph as team beats Chennai Super Kings (CSK) convincingly by 41 runs in the final at the historic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.

 
         Pakistan chief Shahryar Khan proposes home matches in India    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The south Asian neighbours may not share the best of relations but Pakistan would like to play their home matches in India, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Shahayar Khan said.

 
         Roger Federer brings curtain up on French Open    
 
 
PARIS: Roger Federer begins his 62nd consecutive Grand Slam tournament at the French Open on Sunday against a man who once almost condemned him to his worst loss at a major.

 
         IPL raids: CM promises action against cops 'alerting' bookie    
 
 
KOLHAPUR/MUMBAI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Sunday said action will be taken against police officials who allegedly alerted a bookie ahead of Friday's ED raid in connection with IPL matches.

 
         We have to be at our best to beat Mumbai: CSK's Hussey    
 
 
RANCHI: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) batsman Michael Hussey on Saturday said his team needs to be in top form and at its best to beat an in-form Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 final at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.

 
         Sharapova wants to stay focussed on tennis    
 
 
PARIS: French Open defending champion Maria Sharapova said that she is happy to see other players get married or have a baby but wanted to stay focussed on tennis as it comes to herself.

 
         Not easy for fast bowler to win many MOM in one season: Nehra    
 
 
KOLKATA: He has already won a few Man-of-the Match awards for his superlative performance with the ball in IPL-8 and experienced campaigner Ashish Nehra says it is difficult for a fast bowler to regularly emerge as the top performer in one season. With 22 wickets so far, the 36-year-old out-of-favour India bowler is one of the top wicket-takers in the eighth edition of Indian Premier League.

 
         Gillespie set to become England coach, say reports    
 
 
LONDON: Former Australia pacer Jason Gillespie is reportedly poised to accept the vacant post of England coach after the sacking of Peter Moores.

 
         Mohun Bagan aim to maintain top slot against Sporting in I-League    
 
 
BARASAT (WB): Aiming to hold on to their top spot, leaders Mohun Bagan face Sporting Clube de Goa in a crucial I-League encounter at the Barasat District Sports Stadium here on Saturday.

 
         Saina regains top spot in world rankings    
 
 
HYDERABAD: Star Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal today regained the number one spot in the latest BWF world rankings released today. Saina, who secured the numero uno spot for the first time early last month, slipped from the coveted position subsequently.

 
         CSK, RCB in battle for IPL final berth    
 
RANCHI: The Qualifier 2 clash here on Friday between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royals Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will not only be a battle between two heavyweight Indian Premier League (IPL) teams but also of high-profile skipper duo of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli.

 
         It's going to be very difficult against CSK: De Villiers    
 
PUNE: Notwithstanding the comprehensive win against Rajasthan Royals in their IPL Eliminator, AB de Villiers says Royal Challengers Bangalore will be wary of Chennai Super Kings in tomorrow's qualifier 2 as they are a tough team to beat.

 
         Ministry issues guidelines to SAI list after Kerala tragedy    
 
 
NEW DELHI: The Sports Ministry has asked the Sports Authority of India (SAI) to set up a 24-hour helpline among implementing other corrective measures for well being of the trainees in the wake of suicide attempt by four girl athletes at SAI's Alappuzha centre.

 
         Feels like a new beginning for me, says Harbhajan    
 
NEW DELHI: It's hard to be in the wilderness for more than two years but Harbhajan Singh was always "very confident" of once again donning the Indian cricket team's jersey and termed his latest comeback a "fresh beginning" in a career that has spanned over 16 years.

 
         Bangalore opt to bat against Rajasthan in Eliminator    
 
 
PUNE: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium here on Wednesday.

 
         Harbhajan returns to India’s Test squad after two years    
 
 
MUMBAI: Sidelined for more than two years, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Wednesday returned to India’s Test squad for the cricket tour of Bangladesh.

 
         Zimbabwe arrive in Pakistan amid heavy security    
 
 
KARACHI: The Zimbabwe cricket squad landed in Lahore in the wee hours of Tuesday in an unprecedented security cover, which is a clear indication that the PCB is taking no chance to have a repeat of the 2009 incident.

 
         New ODI rules to end batting dominance    
 
 
The International Cricket Council (ICC) looks set to make a string of changes to the rules of the 50-overs game to redress the balance between bat and ball in favour of the fielding team.

 
         Fight of century becomes fight in court as fans sue Pacquiao    
 
 
LAS VEGAS: Boxing fans across the country and their lawyers are calling the hyped-up fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. a fraud and want their money back, and then some.

 
 
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