Bayern held by Man United

Manchester United’s Nemanja Vidic, center, scores the opening goal during the Champions League quarterfinal first leg soccer match between Manchester United and Bayern Munich at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Tuesday, April 1. (AP Photo)   MANCHESTER, April 2 (AP): Manchester United confounded grim pre-game predictions by drawing 1-1 with Bayern Munich in the first […]

Nets defeat Rockets, clinch playoff spot

Brooklyn Nets forward Paul Pierce (34) looks to pass against Houston Rockets forward Omri Casspi (18) and forward Chandler Parsons (25) during the first half of their NBA basketball game at the Barclays Center, Tuesday, April 1 in New York. (AP Photo)   NEW YORK, April 2 (AP): The Brooklyn Nets are so good at […]

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 sanction, which covers the summer and January transfer windows, followed an investigation into the Spanish […]

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. The game ended a 2-2 draw. (AP Photo)   SEOUL, APRIL 1 (AP): Rafael Costa […]

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 too little, as Australia cruised to 158-3 in 17.3 overs. Finch top-scored with 71 off […]

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, which has already been terminated by its international parent body, AIBA.  "The matter has been […]

'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 match on April 2. (AP Photo)   PARIS, April 1 (REUTERS): Paris St Germain are […]

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 runs Monday at the World Twenty20.The Dutch bowlers came up with an excellent performance to […]

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 T20 Super 10 match. After Martin Guptill got run out at the score of 18, […]

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 a rubber band to hit a backhand. He sprinted into the other corner and scooped […]

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 25. (AP Photo)   MANCHESTER, March 31 (AP): Six past winners, three domestic league leaders […]

Messi penalty lifts Barca back to La Liga summit

FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, left, duels for the ball against Espanyol’s Diego Colotto during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Espanyol at Cornella-El Prat stadium in Cornella Llobregat, Spain, Saturday, March 29. (AP Photo)   MADRID, March 30 (AFP): Barcelona rounded off a fine week to move top of La Liga as they overcame […]