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Novak Djokovic managing wrist issue, ATP Finals remains his goal

Published on Sep 26, 2022 05:09 PM IST

His Wimbledon victory guarantees him a spot in the Tour-ending Finals if he remains ranked in the world's top 20.

 Novak Djokovic in action (Action Images via Reuters)
 Novak Djokovic in action (Action Images via Reuters)
Reuters |

Nations League: Spain seeks elusive win in Portugal

Beating Portugal isn’t something Spain has been able to do recently. The Iberian neighbors have drawn their last four matches, and Spain has not won at Portugal in nearly two decades.

Football representational image.(AIFF)
Football representational image.(AIFF)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 04:52 PM IST
AP |

Women face safety risk at World Cup, risk jail or flogging in Qatar

Female football fans are at risk of getting flogged or jail during the 2022 FIFA World Cup, if raped in Qatar.

The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar.(REUTERS)
The 2022 FIFA World Cup will be held in Qatar.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 12:53 PM IST

Nations League: France survive relegation; Croatia, Netherlands enter semis

Croatia and the Netherlands booked their places in the last four of the Nations League as holders France needed a favour to avoid relegation from the top tier on Sunday.

Denmark's Simon Kjaer, center back, lifts France's Christopher Nkunku, during the UEFA Nations League match between Denmark and France at Parken Stadium (AP)
Denmark's Simon Kjaer, center back, lifts France's Christopher Nkunku, during the UEFA Nations League match between Denmark and France at Parken Stadium (AP)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 07:50 AM IST
AFP | , New Delhi

We’re a good team too, will fight for our lives: Thomas Dennerby

If you are a little weaker but have a good day you will have a chance, says India under-17 women’s World Cup coach.

Thomas Dennerby(AIFF)
Thomas Dennerby(AIFF)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 08:09 PM IST
By, Kolkata

Ex-Barca star reveals he had 'scuffle' with Ronaldo at Ballon d'Or ceremony

Ballon d'Or arch-rivals Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have lifted the famous trophy a combined 12 out of 13 times between 2008 and 2021.

Messi and Ronaldo also dominated the Ballon d'Or awards for 10 years(Getty Images)
Messi and Ronaldo also dominated the Ballon d'Or awards for 10 years(Getty Images)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 07:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Watch: PSG's Neymar walks out of interview over question about Kylian Mbappe

Neymar decided to cut short his interview after the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) superstar was quizzed about French forward Kylian Mbappe.

PSG's players Neymar, left, and Kylian Mbappe, celebrate after Mbappe scores the second goal during the group H Champions League match (AP)
PSG's players Neymar, left, and Kylian Mbappe, celebrate after Mbappe scores the second goal during the group H Champions League match (AP)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 06:08 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Ronaldo improves relationship with ‘surprised’ Man United teammate Rashford

Cristiano Ronaldo has reported improved his relationship with Marcus Rashford, which has left the England forward ‘surprised’ after pipping the veteran into Erik ten Hag's Manchester United plans.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford during a match for Manchester United.(REUTERS)
Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford during a match for Manchester United.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 03:28 PM IST

Ronaldo suffers horrific injury as CR7 leaves pitch covered in blood - Watch

Portugal captain Ronaldo was left bloodied after the nasty incident in the first half of the one-sided contest. Ronaldo finished the game with an assist.

Cristiano Ronaldo is treated on the pitch during the UEFA Nations League match between the Czech Republic and Portugal(AP)
Cristiano Ronaldo is treated on the pitch during the UEFA Nations League match between the Czech Republic and Portugal(AP)
Published on Sep 25, 2022 01:57 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Arsenal have 'good chance' to win Premier League: Arsene Wenger

Arsenal are on 18 points from the opening seven matches of the season with defending champions Manchester City a point behind and London rivals Tottenham Hotspur also on 17 points.

File image of Arsene Wenger(Getty Images)
File image of Arsene Wenger(Getty Images)
Published on Sep 24, 2022 12:00 PM IST
Reuters |

Spanish women's football in turmoil after player revolt

Late Thursday, the federation announced that the 15 players had sent identical letters by email, citing coach Jorge Vilda as the reason for the problems.

Football representational image.(AIFF)
Football representational image.(AIFF)
Published on Sep 23, 2022 08:35 PM IST
AP |

Barca star Robert Lewandowski takes brutal 'Ballon d'Or' dig at Bayern Munich

Taking a sly dig at Bayern Munich, Barcelona star Robert Lewandowski has come up with an outrageous Ballon d'Or claim.

Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski, left, challenges for the ball with Bayern's Marcel Sabitzer (AP)
Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski, left, challenges for the ball with Bayern's Marcel Sabitzer (AP)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 12:31 PM IST
By, New Delhi

ATKMB player Ashutosh Mehta fails dope test, banned for 2 years

Mehta tested positive for morphine (narcotics) -- specified substance -- in the in-competition test conducted on February 8 during an ISL match played in Goa.

Ashutosh Mehta(Instagram)
Ashutosh Mehta(Instagram)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 07:44 AM IST
PTI |

KFC distances itself from executive comments on Mbappe's sponsorship stance

KFC France distanced itself from comments from a senior executive saying the fast food chain may take legal action over forward Kylian Mbappe's refusal to take part in some of the French national team's sponsorship commitments.

Kylian Mbappe reacts after missing a goal opportunity (AP)
Kylian Mbappe reacts after missing a goal opportunity (AP)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 12:23 AM IST
Reuters | , Paris

World Cup captains want to wear rainbow armbands in Qatar

Armbands are the latest battleground for players to push political messages linked to the World Cup hosted in Qatar, where homosexual acts are illegal and the treatment of migrant workers building projects for the tournament has been a decade-long controversy.

A general view shows the Al Bayt stadium, built for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup (REUTERS)
A general view shows the Al Bayt stadium, built for the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup (REUTERS)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 09:06 PM IST
AP |

'The boy hardly speaks English': Ferguson's x-rated rant for Cristiano Ronaldo

A journalist revealed how Sir Alex Ferguson once defended Cristiano Ronaldo after the attacker was accused of diving during a Manchester United vs Middlesbrough match.

Cristiano Ronaldo during his first stint for Manchester United.(REUTERS)
Cristiano Ronaldo during his first stint for Manchester United.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 05:49 PM IST

‘My journey is…’: Ronaldo breaks silence on retirement talks ahead of World Cup

Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has cleared the air about his international future ahead of the upcoming edition of the FIFA World Cup.

Cristiano Ronaldo during the warm up before a match (Reuters)
Cristiano Ronaldo during the warm up before a match (Reuters)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 04:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Eric Dier says family don't attend away games due to fan behaviour

Eric Dier said some of his family and friends faced problems at Stamford Bridge during Tottenham's 2-2 draw with Chelsea in the Premier League last month.

Eric Dier during training(Reuters)
Eric Dier during training(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 04:36 PM IST
Reuters |

Chelsea sack commercial director over sexual misconduct allegations

Damian Willoughby has been sacked as Chelsea's commercial director due to sexual misconduct allegations.

Chelsea have sacked their commercial director.(Action Images via Reuters)
Chelsea have sacked their commercial director.(Action Images via Reuters)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 12:53 PM IST

Ronaldo defeats Messi as Instagram's most influential footballer. Check top-10

Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo defeated Lionel Messi to become Instagram's most influential football player.

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Manchester United.(AFP)
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Manchester United.(AFP)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 10:36 AM IST

Qatari ambassador faces LGBT-rights appeal before World Cup

Major General Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Ansari, a senior leader overseeing security for the tournament, previously told The Associated Press that rainbow flags could be taken from fans at the World Cup in Qatar to protect them from being attacked for promoting gay rights.

The FIFA World Cup will be played in Qatar this year.(via REUTERS)
The FIFA World Cup will be played in Qatar this year.(via REUTERS)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 09:21 PM IST
AP |

Poland's Robert Lewandowski taking symbol of Ukraine to World Cup

The two-time FIFA world player of the year received his gift from Ukraine great Andriy Shevchenko at Poland’s national stadium in Warsaw.

 Robert Lewandowski in action (REUTERS)
 Robert Lewandowski in action (REUTERS)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 09:02 PM IST
AP |

Kalvin Phillips out of England squad, in concern ahead of FIFA World Cup

In what could be a major concern for Gareth Southgate ahead of the FIFA World Cup, Kalvin Phillips has pulled out from the England squad due to a shoulder injury.

Kalvin Phillips in action for Manchester City.(AFP)
Kalvin Phillips in action for Manchester City.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 04:33 PM IST
AP |

Liverpool's Henderson added to England squad for Nations League games

Jordan Henderson has been named in Gareth Southgate's England squad for the UEFA Nations League matches against Italy and Germany.

England's Jordan Henderson and England team mates during training.(Action Images via Reuters)
England's Jordan Henderson and England team mates during training.(Action Images via Reuters)
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 04:27 PM IST
Reuters |

Watch: Messi, Neymar relive Barcelona days to combine for stunning PSG goal

Lionel Messi and Neymar combined for a brilliant team goal as PSG secured a crucial 1-0 win against Lyon in Ligue 1.

Lionel Messi and Neymar celebrate PSG's goal vs Lyon.(AFP)
Lionel Messi and Neymar celebrate PSG's goal vs Lyon.(AFP)
Updated on Sep 20, 2022 04:03 PM IST

Manchester United decide on Ronaldo replacement, target La Liga striker

Manchester United have reportedly found a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo, who is expected to depart in January.

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Manchester United.(Getty)
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Manchester United.(Getty)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 03:00 PM IST

La Liga condemns hate speech after Vinicius Jr racially abused

La Liga has condemned hate speech after Vinicius Jr was racially abused out Atletico Madrid's Metropolitano Stadium ahead of Sunday's match.

Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior in action.(REUTERS)
Real Madrid's Vinicius Junior in action.(REUTERS)
Published on Sep 20, 2022 11:45 AM IST
Reuters |

Hugo Lloris out of France squad with thigh injury

The French football federation said the Tottenham goalkeeper will miss the games against Austria and Denmark because of a right thigh injury. Nantes goalie Alban Lafont was called up as a replacement.

Hugo Lloris makes a save (AP)
Hugo Lloris makes a save (AP)
Published on Sep 19, 2022 11:18 PM IST
AP | , Paris

FIFA president Infantino likely to meet PM Modi next month

The meeting is likely during Infantino's visit to India during the U-17 Women's World Cup in late October.

PM Modi and Infantino
PM Modi and Infantino
Published on Sep 19, 2022 10:38 PM IST
By, Kolkata
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