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Afghans launch first professional football league

Afghans launch first professional football league

Afghanistan is launching its first professional football championship with the ambitious goal of bringing peace to the war-torn country — and with teams chosen on a groundbreaking reality television show.…

We will not come back empty-handed: Vijender

We will not come back empty-handed: Vijender

Beijing Games bronze-medallist boxer Vijender Singh has assured that “we will not come back empty-handed” from the forthcoming London Olympics and said that they were very positive about their chances.…

London 2012: The golden generation of Indian shooters

London 2012: The golden generation of Indian shooters

Speculation can often be a futile exercise but Indian shooters` success stories in recent years have ensured that they head into the London Olympics with bright hopes of adding on…

Murray to take a break from tennis after Wimbledon heartache

Murray to take a break from tennis after Wimbledon heartache

British tennis star Andy Murray would take some time off from tennis after defeat in the Wimbledonfinal at the hands of Swiss great Roger Federer. Murray suffered bruises all over…

Johnson reveals how England taunts hit home

Johnson reveals how England taunts hit home

Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has admitted the jibes he’d received from England fans during successive Ashes series defeats had dented his often fragile confidence. But as he prepared for…

Kevin Pietersen ponders one-day return

Kevin Pietersen ponders one-day return

Kevin Pietersen has said there is still a chance he could play ‘white ball’ cricket for England again despite retiring from limited overs internationals. However, the South Africa-born batsman —…

Federer returns to world No 1 ranking

Federer returns to world No 1 ranking

Roger Federer began a record-equalling 286th week at the top of the world rankings on Monday after claiming a seventh Wimbledon title. The accepted theory is that male tennis players…

Sunil Chhetri to play for Portuguese club

Sunil Chhetri to play for Portuguese club

Indian football captain and ace Indian striker Sunil Chhetri has been roped in by top Portuguese club Sporting Clube de Portugal. Chhetri, 27, will play for the club’s reserve team.…

What next for Arsenal’s Robin van Persie?

What next for Arsenal’s Robin van Persie?

Arsenal captain Robin van Persie, who has been with the northLondonclub since 2004, confirmed that he will leave the club next season. He has made more than 250 appearances since…

Paes-Vesnina falter at final hurdle in Wimbledon

Paes-Vesnina falter at final hurdle in Wimbledon

Leander Paes and Elena Vesnina will have to wait a little longer for their first Grand Slam title together as they finished runners-up in the Wimbledon mixed doubles event, losing…