Heat rout Pacers to keep top seeding in sight

Miami Heat’s Udonis Haslem (40) shoots during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Friday, April 11, in Miami.  (AP Photo)   MIAMI, April 12 (AFP): The NBA champion Miami Heat routed the Indiana Pacers 98-86 to position themselves to nab the number one seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs […]

Atletico beats Barcelona to reach CL semis

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi kicks the ball in front of Atletico players during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)   MADRID, APRIL 10 (AP): Atletico Madrid finally got the better of Spanish rival […]

Kerala football fans want Tendulkar to bid for Kochi in ISL

NEW DELHI, April 10 (PTI): Sachin Tendulkar has mesmerised millions of cricket fans during his 24-year-long illustrious international career and the Indian batting legend has now become the source of hope for some young sports enthusiasts, this time from football, in Kerala. A group of 16 young football fans, under the banner of World Malayalee […]

Wisden names Steyn world’s leading player

PRETORIA, APRIL 10 (AGENCIES): Dale Steyn joined an exclusive club in being named “Leading Cricketer in the World” for last year in the 2014 edition of Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack, published on Wednesday. Jacques Kallis, who got the award in 2007, is the only other South African honoured in this way.Steyn is the 11th winner of […]

Bayern beats Manchester United 3-1 in CL

Manchester United’s goalkeeper David de Gea reacts after Bayern’s Arjen Robben scored his sides 3rd goal during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Bayern Munich and Manchester United in the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, April 9. (AP Photo)   MUNICH, APRIL 10 (AP): Bayern Munich needed a bit of a […]

Reeva 'died while I was holding her', says Oscar

(LEFT) Sister of Oscar Pistorius, Aimee Pistorius, second from right, cries as she listens as her brother testifies in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 9. 9 (RIGHT) Oscar Pistorius arrives at the high court in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. Pistorius is charged with murder for the shooting death of his […]

Australia's former Olympic champion Stephanie retires

FILE – In this July 30, 2012 file photo, Australia’s Stephanie Rice smiles after competing in a women’s 200-meter individual medley swimming heat at the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Triple Olympic champion Stephanie Rice officially retired from competitive swimming on Wednesday, April 9. (AP Photo)   […]

Saina crashes out of Singapore Open

SINGAPORE, April 9 (PTI): India’s ace shuttler Saina Nehwal’s poor form in the international arena continued as she crashed out of the $300,000 Singapore Super Series after losing to Eriko Hirose of Japan in a hard-fought three-game battle in her opening round women’s singles match on Wednesday. However, other Indians in the fray — B […]

Ba helps Chelsea eliminate PSG

Chelsea’s Demba Ba scores his side’s 2nd goal during the Champions League second leg quarterfinal soccer match between Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain at Stamford Bridge Stadium  in London, Tuesday, April 8. (AP Photo)   LONDON, APRIL 9 (AP): Growing up, Demba Ba dreamed about scoring big goals for Paris Saint-Germain. With the team he supported […]

GHSS Bhandari Annual Sports Meet

DIMAPUR, APRIL 9 (MExN): The Annual Sports Meet of GHSS, Bhandari was conducted from 19 to 21 March  at the Bhandari public ground. A press note informed that the inauguration programme of the sports meet was graced by Masudong N.P.S, Deputy Commandant , 7th NAP Battalion , Bhandari as the Chief Guest. Masudong took the […]

Don't crucify Yuvraj: Tendulkar

MUMBAI, APRIL 8 (Reuters): Batting great Sachin Tendulkar has come out strongly in support of the beleaguered Yuvraj Singh after the left-hander’s poor performance with the bat during India’s loss to Sri Lanka in the World Twenty20 final on Sunday. Yuvraj has been made something of a scapegoat for India’s defeat after he used up […]

Israel bars Palestinian Olympian from leaving Gaza

GAZA CITY, APRIL 8 (AP): Israel’s high court on Tuesday upheld a decision to prevent an Olympic runner from leaving the Gaza Strip to participate in a marathon, highlighting Israel’s tight restrictions on travel in and out of the Hamas-ruled territory. Nader Masri, who participated in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, had hoped to run […]