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  • Lukaku worry for Red Devils

    Roberto Martinez revealed that Romelu Lukaku is an injury doubt for Belgium's World Cup blockbuster tie against England after the in-form striker picked up an ankle injury on Saturday.

  • Sri Lanka charged by ICC for delay

    Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal, coach Chandika Hathurusingha and manager Asanka Gurusinha were charged by ICC.

  • 'I'm the coach - get used to it!', says Hierro

    Celebrating a first win just one week into the job, Spain's new boss Fernando Hierro said he was happy with the narrow 1-0 defeat of Iran - and people had better get used to him being in charge.

  • Kane breaks Tunisian hearts

    A stoppage-time header from two-goal Harry Kane gives England a 2-1 win over Tunisia in their opening World Cup Group G match on Monday.

  • Argentina need to sort things out

    The Spartak Moscow Arena turned into a theatre of dreams for World Cup debutants Iceland when they held two-time champions Argentina to a 1-1 draw.

  • VIDEO for Official 2018 FIFA World Cup Song Released

    The official video clip to the World Cup 2018 song - ‘Live It Up’ -release featuring superstar Will Smith, DJ Nicky Jam and singer Era Istrefi with clips of some of the world’s top football stars.

  • German Fan Driving Tractor to World Cup in Russia

    A 70-year-old German fan is hoping he can reach Russia to enjoy the World Cup on a 30kph tractor within 10 days.

  • Toure says Guardiola has problem with African players

    Midfielder Yaya Toure accuses Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola of having "problems with Africans" in an interview by France Football magazine.

  • Lionel Messi and Neymar

    Each Messi, Neymar goal to feed 10,000 children

    From Thursday onwards, each goal scored by Argentine genius Lionel Messi and Brazilian sensation Neymar in competitive matches including the upcoming FIFA World Cup, will feed 10,000 school children in Latin America and the Carribean.

  • Cilic, Thiem battle into French Open last 32

    Title challengers Marin Cilic and Dominic Thiem struggles into the French Open last 32 on Thursday as Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Rafael Nadal waited to join them.

  • AB de Villiers Retirement

    Farewell, Mr.360

    “I have had my turn and, to be honest, I am tired.” On Wednesday, the world of cricket suffered a great loss. That was when AB de Villiers announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket.

  • Nadal racks up 80th French Open win

    Nadal racks up 80th French Open win

  • Ireland's Ed Joyce retires from cricket

    Dual international Ed Joyce retires from all forms of cricket.

  • Which IPL cricketer are you?

    While everyone is busy with UEFA Champions League hype as it draws to a close, cricket fans have their own Indian Premier League (IPL) to be excited about. Featuring some of the best players in international and domestic cricket, the games are always exciting and a good way to spend your evenings.

  • “Merci Arsène”

    Back in 1996, when a French individual with the look of a college professor was appointed as Arsenal's next manager, the football world was confused to say the least. A man with a surface-level recognition

  • UEFA Champions League teams as people: 2018 Semifinals Edition

    Another year, another edition of the UEFA Champions League. And of course, it means singing "...THE CHAMPIOOOOOOONS!" and readying your meme game to roast your poor buddy whose team is gonna get knocked out all the while praying your team doesn't.What if such teams were like us people? What would be their stereotypes? Let's find out.

  • Good badminton rules we need

    Street badminton is a dog-eat-dog sport. There's no referee, no reviews, and most importantly, no mercy. There is more to the game than just hitting a shuttlecock and winning points.

  • Klopp praises Firmino

    Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp hails the ever-present influence of Roberto Firmino after the Brazilian capped an impressive all-round display with two goals in Tuesday's 5-0 Premier League win over Swansea City.

  • Antoine Griezmann

    Griezmann apologises for painting himself black

    Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann apologises after receiving criticism on social media for posting a picture of himself on his official Twitter account dressed as a Harlem Globetrotter, covered in black paint and wearing a wig.

  • Things to know before attending your first cricket match

    Things to know before attending your first cricket match

    Now that BPL is back, many of you will be setting foot inside a cricket stadium for the first time. If you're a part of this lucky bunch, read on for the do's and don't's of a cricket stadium, young padawan.

  • Stages of watching a Bangladesh cricket match

    The match starts pretty well, with our bowlers keeping a check on the runs. Mashrafe does what he does best (being economical), and even Taskin manages to bowl a few decent overs.

  • Dhakas' contrasting fortunes

    Dhaka Division staged a comeback against Khulna on the second day of their third round encounter in the 19th National Cricket League yesterday.

  • Imrul Kayes

    Bangladesh collapse after Imrul fifty

    A changed batting order in Bangladesh’s second innings against Cricket South Africa Invitation XI apparently backfired on the third and final day of their lone practice game today.

  • SL to play day-night Test against Pak

    Sri Lanka will play its first day-and-night Test match later this month when they meet Pakistan for a two-match series in the United Arab Emirates.

  • Pensive Neymar stirs renewed PSG fever

    Neymar's decision to post a photo of himself in thoughtful contemplation sparked a fresh wave of speculation that he is on the verge of sealing a world record 222-million-euro ($256.8 million) move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain.


    I have been quite sombre for the past few days. It pains to watch you lose in the semis. So close, yet so far.

  • Lehmann wants ODIs to be more 'liberal' during rain delays

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann wants one-day international matches to continue as long as conditions are safe, even if not ideal, after back-to-back washouts left his team's Champions Trophy campaign in complete disarray.

  • Juve seal Italian Cup title

    Dani Alves and Leonardo Bonucci strikes one apiece as treble-chasing Juventus secure a record third successive Italian Cup with a 2-0 victory over Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday.

  • India women Sharma, Raut set record 320-run stand

    India's Deepti Sharma and Punam Raut smashed centuries against Ireland and combined in a stand of 320 runs to record the highest partnership in a women's one-day international on Monday.

  • Pakistan press for victory

    Departing stalwarts Younis Khan and captain Misbah ul Haq failed to make an impact in their farewell international innings but Pakistan were poised to press for a series-clinching victory over the West Indies at stumps on the fourth day at Windsor Park in Dominica on Saturday.