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India claim No. 1 spot in T20 rankings

DUBAI, April 2 (PTI): Riding on their superb unbeaten run in the World Twenty20 Championships so far, the Indian cricket team toppled Sri Lanka to clinch the top spot in the ICC rankings issued on Wednesday. "India has moved ahead…

‘West Indies aiming for World T20 history’

MIRPUR, APRIL 2 (AP): Buoyant captain Darren Sammy says his West Indies is highly motivated to become the first team to retain the World Twenty20 title as it prepares for the first semifinal against Sri Lanka on Thursday. "That’s something…

Barcelona banned from signing players for a year

Regularize the situation of all minor players concerned, demands FIFA BARCELONA, APRIL 2 (AP): Barcelona has been banned by FIFA from signing any players for next season after being found guilty on Wednesday of repeatedly breaching transfer regulations. The heavy…

Seoul salvages draw with late penalty in ACL

Yojiro Takahagi, left, of Japan’s Sanfrecce Hiroshima fights for the ball against Kang Seung-ho of South Korea’s FC Seoul during their AFC Champions League Group F soccer match at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, April 1.…

Finch, Warner star in easy Australia win

MIRPUR, APRIL 1 (AP): Openers Aaron Finch and David Warner produced well-paced knocks as Australia finally won at the World Twenty20 at the expense of host Bangladesh with an easy seven-wicket win on Tuesday. Bangladesh notched 153-5 and it was…

Sports Ministry derecognizes IABF

NEW DELHI, APRIL 1 (PTI): Livid with the suspended Indian Amateur Boxing Federation’s (IABF) refusal to comply with its directives, the sports ministry on Tuesday derecognized the IABF with immediate effect. It comes as another massive jolt to the IABF,…

'PSG improved but Chelsea favourites'

Paris Saint Germain’s Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, smiles during press conference prior to a training session at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Paris Saint Germain will face Chelsea FC in a Champions League quarterfinal soccer…

Djokovic beats Nadal to win Key Biscayne title

Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, holds his trophy after winning the Sony Open Tennis tournament defeating Rafeal Nadal, of Spain, 6-3, 6-3, Sunday, March 30, 2014, in Key Biscayne, Fla. (AP Photo)   KEY BISCAYNE, March 31(AP): Novak Djokovic stretched like…

Powerful quarterfinal lineup in Champions League

Bayern’s Arjen Robben of the Netherlands, right, Bayern’s Franck Ribery of France, left, and their teammates celebrate winning the German soccer championship after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hertha BSC Berlin and Bayern Munich in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, March…

Dutch beat England by 45 runs

Netherlands players celebrate their victory against England during their ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup match in Chittagong, Bangladesh, Monday, March 31, 2014. Netherlands won by 45 runs. (AP Photo)   CHITTAGONG, MARCH 31 (AP): The Netherlands stunned England by 45…

Sri Lanka crush New Zealand by 59 runs to reach semis

NEW DELHI, March 31 (TNN): Rangana Herath revived Sri Lankan hope for a semifinal berth claiming four quick wickets as New Zealand were half down even before crossing 30-mark during their chase of a moderate 120 in their last World…

Serena defeats Li Na for Sony Open title

Serena Williams, right, of the United States, and Li Na, of China, pose for photos after the trophy presentation for the women’s final at the Sony Open Tennis tournament in Key Biscayne, Fla., Saturday, March 29. (AP Photo)   MIAMI,…