Werdum defeats Velasquez to become heavyweight champion

Werdum defeats Velasquez to  become heavyweight champion

Carlos Rodriguez Associated Press   Fabricio Werdum of Brazil defeated a rusty Cain Velasquez by tap-out in the third round to become the undisputed heavyweight champion at UFC 188 on Saturday night.   With 2:13 left in the third round, Werdum (20-5-1) took down Velasquez, who was coming of a 20-month layoff after suffering injuries […]

India-B’desh rain-marred Test ends in tame draw

India-B’desh rain-marred  Test ends in tame draw

Fatullah, June 14 (IANS): The frustrating, rain-marred one-off cricket Test between India and Bangladesh ended in a tame draw as the hosts finished at 23 for no loss in their second innings after being forced to follow-on on Day 5 at the Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium here on Sunday.   After showers washed out […]

Ganguly backs Kohli for preferring Rohit over Pujara

Kolkata, June 14 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday defended Test skipper Virat Kohli’s call to play Rohit Sharma ahead of Cheteshwar Pujara in the ongoing one-off Test match against Bangladesh in Fatullah.   “Virat wants to play five bowlers and in that case you have to sacrifice a batsman. Rohit played at […]

Brazil beat Spain 1-0 in Women’s World Cup

Montreal (Canada) June 14 (IANS) A sole goal from Andressa Alves just before the break earned Brazil a 1-0 win over Spain in a group E match and a berth in the Round 16 at the Women’s World Cup here .   An 89th-minute equalizer from Karla Villalobos saved Costa Rica as they drew 2-2 […]

Have shown I’m the best when it mattered most: Bolt

New York, June 12 (IANS): Six-time Olympic champion Usain Bolt on Friday dismissed suggestions that he is ‘afraid’ of facing in-form American Justin Gatlin, adding that he has shown he is the best when it mattered most. Gatlin ran 2015’s fastest 100 metres and 200 metres races in 9.75 and 19.68 seconds, but is yet […]

Norway draws top-ranked Germany

Norway draws top-ranked Germany

OTTAWA, June 12 (AP): Norway’s Maren Mjelde scored from a free kick in the second half to secure a fortunate 1-1 draw against Germany in Thursday’s clash of former champions at the Women’s World Cup. [google_ad_728_90_text] In other results, China scored the sole goal in stoppage time to beat the Netherlands, host Canada was held […]

India end at 462/6 in rain-marred day

India end at 462/6 in rain-marred day

Fatullah (Bangladesh), June 12 (IANS) Following an uninterrupted morning session, heavy showers first stopped play twice in the post-lunch session and then completely washed out the final session of play as India ended the third day at 462/6 in their first innings of the lone cricket Test against Bangladesh here on Friday. [google_ad_728_90_text] Just after […]

Challengers Cup Open Basketball Championship

Challengers Cup Open Basketball Championship

Ravens (Blue Jersey) and Rünümole (White Jersey) vie for the ball during the Challengers Cup Open Basketball Championship, which started on June 9 will continue till June 12. Altogether 23 teams are participating in the Championship including six girl teams. (Morung Photo) [google_ad_728_90_text]

FIFA’s communications chief quits

Zurich, June 11 (IANS) FIFA’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs Walter De Gregorio resigned with immediate effect on Thursday. [google_ad_728_90_text] The former Swiss journalist joined FIFA in 2011 and will continue to serve the international sports body on a consultancy basis until the end of this year.   He worked on Blatter’s campaign team […]

Dhawan-Vijay put India on top on rain-marred day

Dhawan-Vijay put India on top on rain-marred day

Fatullah (Bangladesh), June 10 (IANS): It was a perfect toss to win for captain Virat Kohli as India openers Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan piled on runs at a good rate to end at 239 for no loss in what turned out to be a rain-marred first day of the lone Test against Bangladesh here […]

FIFA to kick off Blatter succession process in July

ZURICH, JUNE 10 (REUTERS): Scandal-hit FIFA will hold an extraordinary executive committee meeting in July to discuss dates for the election to replace president Sepp Blatter, who announced his resignation last week.   Soccer’s governing body said in a statement that there were “various date options” for the extraordinary Congress and did not confirm a […]

Marta breaks scoring record at Women’s WCup

MONTREAL, JUNE 10 (AP): Marta scored her 15th career Women’s World Cup goal to become the all-time leader in tournament history, leading Brazil to a 2-0 win over South Korea on Tuesday.   In the day’s other games, France dominated play and beat England 1-0, Costa Rica and Spain played out a 1-1 draw in […]