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By Rob Hughes
The English football season is over but, with any luck, the best is yet to come in Europe.It is fair to say that, for all the riches in the English Premier League, and for all the television exposure it gets around the world, it is not currently on the same level as the top Spanish, German or, more surprisingly, the leading Italian club.The Champions League is the ultimate measure of quality, and...
Game of groans   
The Indian contingent is back from the Doha International Tournament with seven medals (four gold, one silver and two bronze). The winners—Devendro Singh, Shiva Thapa, Manoj Kumar, Manish Kaushik, Gaurav Bidhuri, Mandeep Jangra and Vikas Krishan—are now preparing for the World Boxing Championship in Doha in October. Meanwhile, five teenage girls—Savita, Mandeep Sandhu, Sakshi,...
Tsonga lights up Paris to reach last eight, Cornet out   
Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga illuminated a grey day in Paris with a thrilling win over Tomas Berdych to reach the French Open quarter-finals on Sunday but Maria's Sharapova's title defence was put on hold by the rain.Roger Federer, the 2009 men's champion, was another player kept waiting by the weather and although the Swiss did get on court, he walked off in the gathering gloom...
Re-elected Blatter faces an uphill task   30 May, 2015
Zurich:  The world soccer's governing body FIFA has been embroiled in a deep crisis as several senior officials, including FIFA vice president Jeffery Webb, were arrested on May 27 in Zurich, Switzerland ahead of the 65th FIFA Congress.Amid the biggest storm that has hit the 111-year-old organisation, Sepp Blatter was re-elected for the fifth time as the FIFA president at the congress on...
Champion Sharapova bounced out by Czech Safarova   01 June, 2015
Maria Sharapova's impressive sequence of French Open results ended when the defending champion was knocked out 7-6 (3) 6-4 by 13th-seeded Czech Lucie Safarova in the fourth round on Monday.The second-seeded Russian had reached the previous three finals at Roland Garros, winning in 2012 and 2014, but could not handle her opponent's steely forehand.Safarova, who had never progressed to the...
Blatter slams US interference   31 May, 2015
Football world rocked by arrests of officials for graft   28 May, 2015
Tendulkar, Ganguly, Laxman join BCCI's advisory panel   01 June, 2015
FIFA officials arrested in corruption cases   27 May, 2015
Blatter calls for unity at opening address to FIFA   29 May, 2015
Real sack coach Ancelotti   26 May, 2015
Prince William wades into FIFA controversy   01 June, 2015
S.Africa football chief admits $10 m payment   01 June, 2015
Mumbai Indians lift second IPL title   25 May, 2015
Rajasthan knocked out, RCB sets up clash with CSK   21 May, 2015
Talking stops as England braces for Kiwi test   20 May, 2015
Wickets of Raina, Dhoni changed the game: Fleming   20 May, 2015
Langer rules out India, England jobs   19 May, 2015
SAI of despair   16 May, 2015
Barcelona wrap up 23rd La Liga crown   18 May, 2015
We want India-Pak series: Sonowal   17 May, 2015
Mumbai erupts in joy after team wins crown   25 May, 2015
Sania-Martina lose Rome Masters final   17 May, 2015
China beats Japan, wins Sudirman Cup   17 May, 2015
Franchises retain 41 Indian footballers   17 May, 2015
Australian Haddin retires from ODIs   17 May, 2015
Sania-Martina reach Rome Masters final   16 May, 2015
NRAI hails 'powerhouse' Narang   16 May, 2015
Qualifier postponed by a day due to rain   27 May, 2014
D/L method needs to be revised: Moody   16 May, 2015
Policeman blinded after being struck by sixer   16 May, 2015
Nadal upset by Wawrinka   16 May, 2015
Warne, Tendulkar back new 'greats' T20 league   15 May, 2015
Dravid bats for series from cricketing angle   14 May, 2015
Shiv Kapur qualifies for US Open   27 May, 2014
Injured Pietersen aborts SRH return   14 May, 2015
ICC Committee to meet in Mumbai   14 May, 2015
We need to look in the mirror: Duminy   26 May, 2014
India knocked out of Sudirman Cup   13 May, 2015
'Dejected' Pietersen ready for IPL return   13 May, 2015
Beaten Pacquiao gets hero's welcome   13 May, 2015
Ministry to request elite sports stars to be mentors   13 May, 2015
Van Gaal has massive task: Scholes   22 May, 2014
IPL snub to Pak players dented India's image: Afridi   24 May, 2014
Second round of talks in coming weeks: Thakur   14 May, 2015
Pietersen will not be recalled: Strauss   12 May, 2015
India faces Korea test in Sudirman Cup   12 May, 2015
Powell overwhelmed by response to his return   12 May, 2015
Tevez named in preliminary Argentina squad   12 May, 2015
Nadal to fight to reclaim top four ranking   11 May, 2015
Asafa Powell runs year's fastest 100m   10 May, 2015
Sreesanth blessed with baby girl   10 May, 2015
Dunga to coach Brazil Olympic team   10 May, 2015
Pele discharged from hospital   10 May, 2015
All-weather Floyd   09 May, 2015
Condition of three SAI athletes stable   09 May, 2015
Girls with goals   11 May, 2015
Finch expects early return to cricket   09 May, 2015
Mumbai Indians climbs to fourth spot   09 May, 2015
Gambhir raises toast to KKR spinners   08 May, 2015
BCCI clears Narine's bowling action   07 May, 2015
IWF joins chorus for IOA chief's ouster   07 May, 2015
Pacquiao undergoes shoulder surgery   07 May, 2015
4 athletes attempt suicide, Ministry launches inquiry   07 May, 2015
Will answer critics with my bat: Yuvi   06 May, 2015
Brazil drops Oscar on Mourinho's call   06 May, 2015
Mayweather willing for rematch with Pacquiao   06 May, 2015
Move to oust IOA chief gathers steam   05 May, 2015
Police recover suicide note of athletes   07 May, 2015
Sri Lanka elects to bat first   18 March, 2015
Akram, Vengsarkar bat for home-grown coach   05 May, 2015
India favourites in quarterfinal   18 March, 2015
Pacquiao to undergo shoulder surgery   05 May, 2015
Run feast on cards in Lanka vs Proteas clash   17 March, 2015
Trott calls time on England career   05 May, 2015
Dravid suggests 14-team World Cup   16 March, 2015
Warner rues top-order collapse   05 May, 2015
RCB seek to cement top-four spot   05 May, 2015
Kickass van Ass   04 May, 2015
Shapoor is a sign   06 March, 2015
Mayweather beats Pacquiao in megabout   03 May, 2015
Relay king Bolt ready to hit new highs   02 May, 2015
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