Tough test awaits inconsistent Germany

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | Karthik Raman | New Delhi

An in-different German side take on a confident Colombian team in the opening round-of-16 clash in the under-17 World Cup here on Monday. After a less than convincing opening match victory against Costa Rica, the favourites for the title Germany were blanked 0-4 by Iran in the following game. They did...

Happy to play in Delhi: Wueck

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | Aditya K Halder | New Delhi

After playing in hot and humid conditions in Kochi and Goa, Germany finished second in the group behind Iran and are pegged to face Colombia in a mouthwatering clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Monday. The German coach Christian Wueck is glad to play a match in much-drier...

Another Latin American challenge for USA

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | Aditya K Halder | New Delhi

After finishing third in the group A behind Ghana and Colombia, United States of America qualified for the round of 16 as one of the four lucky losers and will face group B winners Paraguay in the first knockout phase at their favourite Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Monday. The John Hackworth-led...

Federer bests Rafa once again to clinch Shanghai title

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | AP | SHANGHAI

Roger Federer extended his winning streak over Rafael Nadal this year to four matches after beating the top-ranked Spaniard 6-4, 6-3 to win the Shanghai Masters on Sunday. The Swiss 19-time grand slam winner, who still trails Nadal 23-15 in their overall head-to-head record, didn't face a break point and started...

Barca salvage draw through Suarez

Monday, 16 Oct 2017 | AP | Madrid

Atletico Madrid was able to contain Lionel Messi and yet still couldn't top Barcelona in the Spanish league on Saturday. Atletico was a few minutes away from ending a seven-year winless streak against Barcelona in the league until Luis Suarez produced an 82nd-minute equalizer for 1-1. Suarez had been ineffective at Wanda...

Dhawan in; Ash, Jaddu still out

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

On a day when they slogged it out in the Ranji Trophy with contrasting results, Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were ignored by the national selectors for the third time in a row as they continued with the younger crop for the ODI series against New Zealand. While MSK Prasad had...


Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Agencies

India lose to Indonesia to finish 6th New Delhi: India went down fighting to second seeded Indonesia 1-3 in the 5th-6th place play-off to finish sixth in the BWF World Junior Mixed Team Championships at Yogjakarta, Indonesia. The Indian team had earlier lost to Malaysia in the quarterfinals. India, who...

France triumph, face Spain next

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | PTI | Guwahati

European powerhouse France rallied from a goal down to hand a 5-1 drubbing on Honduras and qualify for the knock-out stage as group toppers in the FIFA U-17 World Cup here on Saturday. France had already booked a Round of 16 berth before Saturday's game but they now go into the...

De Villiers, Shakib return for ODI series

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | AFP | Kimberley

The return of leading all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan provides encouragement for Bangladesh ahead of a three-match one-day international series against South Africa starting at the Diamond Oval on Sunday. But Bangladesh, outplayed in two Tests against the hosts, will have to contend with a South African team strengthened by the inclusion...

England defeat Iraq, both qualify

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | PTI | Kolkata

England colts continued their domination crushing Iraq 4-0 in their final group F league encounter to set up a pre-quarterfinal date with Japan in the FIFA Under-17 World Cup, here on Saturday. Having won all their three matches, the Young Lions topped group F with nine points while the Lions of...


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I am with you, Pawar tells victims of social media trolls

15 Oct 2017 | IANS | Mumbai

Coming out in support of young victims of social media trolls, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Saturday exhorted them to speak out against the wrong policies of the Government and oppose growing incidents of intolerance and fascism across India. In an unique initiative, Pawar met around 35 youngsters who have been threatened on social media and/or booked by police for speaking out their minds against the Government and...

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23 lakh farmers registered under Bhavantar Bhugtan

17 Oct 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Around 23 lakh farmers have got registered so far in Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana launched today in Madhya Pradesh. The registration process was started from September 1...

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