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US investor Frank McCourt to buy Olympique de Marseille

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 16:52
Paris: French side Olympique de Marseille has announced its current owner Margarita Louis-Dreyfus has started "exclusive negotiations" with US investor Frank McCourt to sell the football club, a transaction which should be finalised by the end of the year.According to…

Russian paralympians may have to miss 2018 Winter Games

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 07:53
Moscow: Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) Vice President Rima Batalova has said the country's paralympians may have to miss the 2018 Winter Games as the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) did not communicate the criteria for Russia's membership recovery.Russian paralympians will not…

ISL: FC Goa off to Rio for pre-season training

Tuesday, 30 August 2016 07:49
Panaji: FC Goa on Monday left for Rio de Janeiro for their pre-season training and conditioning ahead of the forthcoming third edition of Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament.Twelve Indian footballers from the squad departed from Dabolim International Airport, while…

PM Modi meets Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa and other athletes

Monday, 29 August 2016 12:12
New Delhi, Aug 28: Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu and bronze medal winner Sakshi Malik at his residence here on Sunday.Sports Minister Vijay Goel was also present at the meeting. Along with Sindhu and…

New Zealand beat India 1-0 in six nation hockey tournament

Friday, 01 July 2016 11:12
Valencia (Spain): New Zealand defeated India 1-0 in the Six Nations Invitational Hockey Tournament 2016 here on Thursday.Stephen Jenness scored the only goal in the 18th minute to guide New Zealand to a much-needed win over India.Jenness made it look…

Indian shuttlers sail into Canada Open pre-quarters

Thursday, 30 June 2016 16:30
Calgary (Canada): India had an easy outing at the $55,000 Canada Open badminton tournament as all the shuttlers entered the third round of their respective categories here.In men's singles, top seed Ajay Jayaram came back from a game down to…

India beat Ireland 2-1 in Six Nation Hockey Tournament

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 10:34
Valencia (Spain): A defiant India managed to hold back minnows Ireland 2-1 in the second match of the Six Nation Hockey Tournament here on Tuesday.After a below-par show in the opening game against Olympic gold medallists Germany, India put on…

Bagnaia secures Mahindra Moto3 team's maiden GP win

Monday, 27 June 2016 11:00
Assen (The Netherlands): Italian teenager Pecco Bagnaia made history by claiming not only his first win in the MotoGP World Championships but also the first win for the Mahindra Moto3 team in the Dutch MotoGP race here on Sunday.The 19-year-old’s…

Shooters Narang, Bindra disappoint at World Cup

Thursday, 23 June 2016 16:01
Baku: Rio-bound shooters Abhinav Bindra and Gagan Narang on Thursday finished sixth and seventh respectively in the 10 meter Air Rifle final at the ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup here.Narang, who had missed the 10m event in…

Boxers Manoj, Sumit advance at Olympic qualifiers

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 11:12
Baku (Azerbaijan): Indian boxers Manoj Kumar (64kg) and Sumit Sangwan (81kg) won their respective pre-quarterfinals bouts at the World Qualifying Tournament here on Tuesday.Manoj defeated Smetov Ayrin Smetov of Bulgaria 2-1, while Sumit thrashed Mongolia's Sandagsuren Erdenebayar 3-0. Both will…