Mustafizur returns in Test squad for Sri Lanka tour, Kayes dropped (14:24)
Dhaka, Feb 21 (IANS) Left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman on Tuesday made his come-back to Bangladesh's Test squad for the Sri Lanka tour, starting from March 7.

Kazakhstan's skier Mukhin wins men's 15km cross-country (14:00)
Sapporo (Japan), Feb 21 (IANS) Kazakhstan pocketed another gold at the Asian Winter Games here on Tuesday when skier Rinat Mukhin claimed the men's 15km cross-country free title.

Malaga end their slump with 2-1 comeback win over Las Palmas (12:50)
Malaga (Spain), Feb 21 (IANS) Malaga came from behind to edged past Las Palmas 2-1, the hosts' first win in 10 matches in the ongoing La Liga season.

Brazilian Football Confederation fires coach (12:44)
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 21 (IANS) The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) fired Rogerio Micale as the youth coach, six months after he directed the national side to its first-ever Olympic gold.

France to host Britain in Davis Cup quarters (12:04)
Paris, Feb 21 (IANS) Nine-time winners France will host 10-time titleholders Britain in the quarter-final of the Davis Cup tennis tournament at the north-western city of Rouen.

T20 World Cup Cricket for Blind-winning team felicitated (21:52)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday felicitated the national team on winning T20 World Cup Cricket for the Blind earlier this month here.

Spanish court orders Barcelona, Neymar to face graft charges over signing (21:52)
Barcelona, Feb 20 (IANS) A Spanish court on Monday ordered that Football Club Barcelona and its star Neymar must appear in court to face fraud and corruption charges over the signing of the Brazil forward.

HIL: Punjab Warriors pip UP Wizards 1-0 but out of semis race (21:32)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors edged Uttar Pradesh Wizards 1-0 but couldn't keep themselves in contention to reach the semi-finals of the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Shivaji Stadium here on Monday.

Second-string Bagan face Club Valencia in AFC Cup play-off (Preview) (20:44)
Male (Maldives) Feb 20 (IANS) Sans head coach Sanjoy Sen on the touchline and a raft of first team players, Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan will take on Club Valencia of the Maldives in their Asian Football Confederation's (AFC) Cup play-off round at the National Stadium here on Tuesday.

Vani's return adds colour to 4th leg of women's golf meet (20:06)
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) With one win each for Neha Tripathi, Amandeep Drall and Gaurika Bishnoi in the first three legs, and the return of Vani Kapoor from her overseas commitments, the fourth Leg of the Hero Womens Professional Golf Tour at the Tollygunge Club promises to be an exciting contest that will begin from Tuesday.

Kolkata mourns legendary goalkeeper Shibaji's death (19:52)
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) A pall of gloom descended on the football fraternity here on Monday as Kolkata paid homage to famed former India and Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Shibaji Banerjee who died on Sunday night.

Teamwork is key to beating Man City, says Monaco's Moutinho (18:48)
Paris, Feb 20 (IANS) Monaco midfielder Joao Moutinho emphasised teamwork was the key to victory over English football giants Manchester City in UEFA Champions League last-16 first-leg on Tuesday.

Tata Motors T1 Prima Truck Racing meet on March 19 at BIC (18:46)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The fourth edition of the Tata Motors T1 Prima Truck Racing Championship will be held on March 19 at the Buddh International Circuit (BIC) in Greater Noida, it was announced on Monday.

Australian golfer Rumford to compete at Hero Indian Open (18:42)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Australian golfer Brett Rumford, who completed a remarkable return from injury and loss of form over the last two seasons with a brilliant win at the ISPS Handa World Super Sixes tournament in Perth on Sunday, confirmed on Monday his participation at the Hero Indian Open, to be held from March 9.

We have plans for every Australian player: Rahane (18:38)
Pune, Feb 20 (IANS) In a riposte to Australia captain Steve Smith's jibe that the visitors won't shy away from sledging, India batsman Ajinkya Rahane revealed that the hosts have designed plans for every single player.

Murray maintains top spot in ATP rankings (18:36)
London, Feb 20 (IANS) Scot Andy Murray stayed at the top of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) men's singles rankings released on Monday, with 11,540 points.

I-League: Aizawl FC stun East Bengal at home (18:14)
Aizawl, Feb 20 (IANS) Aizawl FC maintained their unbeaten record at home with a 1-0 win over East Bengal in a 10th round I-League match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here on Monday.

10 sentenced to death for Egypt stadium massacre (17:42)
Cairo, Feb 20 (IANS) An Egyptian court on Monday sentenced to death 10 persons over charges of murder and violence for the 2012 stadium massacre that left over 70 people dead.

AIFF condoles death of Mohun Bagan goalkeeper Shibaji (17:00)
New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The All India Football Federation on Monday condoled the death of former international goalkeeper and Mohun Bagan legend Shibaji Banerjee, who died on Sunday night in Kolkata following a massive heart attack. He was 68.

Mamata promises Rs 5 lakh each to Bengal sports bodies (16:38)
Kolkata, Feb 20 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced financial aid of Rs 5 lakh each to all sports bodies in the state nurturing Olympic talents.

IPL 10 will be better than other editions, says a confident Shukla (16:22)
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) Wishing all the franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL) after the player auction here on Monday, the tournament's Chairman Rajeev Shukla hoped the 10th edition of the cash-rich league will be better than the previous editions.

England cricketers emerge hot buys at IPL auction; Tahir, Ishant unpicked (Roundup) (15:54)
Bengaluru, Feb 20 (IANS) English cricketers led by all-rounder Ben Stokes and pacer Tymal Mills turned out to be the hottest purchases at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction here on Monday, which also saw No. 1-ranked T20 International bowler Imran Tahir and India pacer Ishant Sharma failing to find any takers.

South Korea beat China in Winter Asiad women's curling (15:38)
Sapporo (Japan), Feb 20 (IANS) South Korea beat China 8-6 in the women's curling competition at the ongoing Winter Asian Games here on Monday.

Senior Judo Nationals on February 26-27 in Chennai (15:38)
Chennai, Feb 20 (IANS) The Senior National Judo Championships will be held on February 26 and 27 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here, it was announced on Monday.

Afridi announces international retirement (15:32)
Sharjah, Feb 20 (IANS) One of the most flamboyant and controversial cricketers of his generation, former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has finally called time on his international career.

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