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I-League: Mohun Bagan eager to return to winning ways (Preview) (7 minutes ago)
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Mohun Bagan will be eager to get back to winning ways when they host I-League newcomers Neroca FC at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Tuesday.

Ranji Trophy: Nair's unbeaten ton gives Karnataka control vs Vidarbha (7 minutes ago)
Kolkata, Dec 18 (IANS) Karnataka rode Karun Nair's brilliant unbeaten ton to be in the driver's seat by posting 294/8 against Vidarbha who struggled despite Rajneesh Gurbani's five-wicket haul on the second day of their Ranji Trophy semi-final here on Monday.

Police probe Man City's Sterling racial abuse case (17:04)
Manchester, Dec 18 (IANS) Greater Manchester Police (GMP) on Monday started their investigation into the alleged racial abuse of Manchester City midfielder Raheem Sterling which occurred before their English Premier League (EPL) clash with Tottenham.

Russia, Syria play basketball friendly in Damascus (16:16)
Damascus, Dec 18 (IANS) Veterans of the Russian and Syrian national basketball squads played a friendly match at Al-Fayhaa Stadium here.

India women's U-15 team ready to face Nepal: coach Rocky (16:14)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) After a thumping 3-0 victory in the SAFF U-15 Womens Championship opener against Bhutan, the team's head coach Maymol Rocky said her side is ready to face Nepal in their second fixture in Dhaka on Monday.

Ex-Italian winger Zambrotta to join fans for El Clasico screening in New Delhi (15:50)
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) Former Italian winger Gianluca Zambrotta will join La Liga fans for the El Clasico screening at the NSIC grounds in Okhla here on December 23.

Australia defeat England in third Test, regain Ashes (Lead) (15:46)
Perth, Dec 18 (IANS) Australia reclaimed the coveted Ashes urn after defeating England by an innings and 41 runs on the final day of the third cricket Test at the WACA stadium here on Monday.

Brazilian football legend Kaka retires (Lead) (15:36)
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 18 (IANS) Brazil legend Kaka, a 2002 FIFA World Cup winner, has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35, more than two months after playing his last match for Orlando City.

Dutch coach Van Gaal plots revenge over Man Utd (15:06)
Amsterdam, Dec 18 (IANS) Dutch coach Louis van Gaal said he will only resume his coaching career if an English football club approaches him and he gets a chance to take revenge on Manchester United.

Lukaku still loves West Brom: Mourinho (14:44)
London, Dec 18 (IANS) Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho defended striker Romelu Lukaku for not celebrating his goal against West Brom and said he still loves his former club somewhere in the back of his mind.

Rohit Sharma enters top 5 spot in ODI rankings (13:44)
Dubai, Dec 18 (IANS) India opener Rohit Sharma has climbed to the fifth spot amongst batsmen in the latest International Cricket Council (ICC) One-Day International (ODI) player rankings released here on Monday.

Australia rout England, regain Ashes trophy (13:40)
Perth, Dec 18 (IANS) A dominant Australia regained the Ashes trophy after crushing England by an innings and 41 runs on the fifth day of the third Test here on Monday.

Barcelona, Atletico take advantage of Real's absence in La Liga weekend (13:26)
Madrid, Dec 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona enjoyed an easy 4-0 win at home against Deportivo la Coruna to stretch their lead at the top of the La Liga football championship to six points over second placed Atletico Madrid, eight over Valencia and 11 over Real Madrid.

Berlin win, Leverkusen tie in Bundesliga (13:04)
Berlin, Dec 18 (IANS) Ten-men Hertha Berlin overpowered Leipzig 3-2 owing to the brace from Davie Selke while Bayer Leverkusen shared the spoils with Hannover following a 4-4 draw at the closer of the 17th round in Bundesliga football championship.

Ajax beat AZ, PSV lead in Dutch league (12:52)
The Hague, Dec 18 (IANS) AFC Ajax defeated AZ 2-1 in Alkmaar, winning the battle for the second place in the Dutch Eredivisie football league behind leaders PSV Eindhoven halfway through the season.

Brazilian football legend Kaka retires (12:44)
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 18 (IANS) Brazil legend Kaka, a 2002 FIFA World Cup winner, has announced his retirement from football at the age of 35.

One loss will strengthen you more: Big B to P.V. Sindhu (12:20)
Mumbai, Dec 18 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has encouraged Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu, who lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the season-ending BWF World Superseries Finals, by saying that one loss will strengthen her more.

After cricket, Australian football can build bridges with India (Comment: Special to IANS) (11:04)
By Andrew Hunter
With Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Malcolm Turnbull approving a Memorandum of Understanding on sports between the two governments, it is time to explore the potential of sports diplomacy between Australia and India.

Sushil wins gold as Indians dominate Commonwealth wrestling (Third Lead) (22:36)
Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to international wrestling a memorable one, outclassing Akash Khullar of New Zealand in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday.

ISL: ATK taste first victory, beat Mumbai City (22:34)
By Gaurav Sharma
Mumbai, Dec 17 (IANS) Defending champions ATK tasted their first win in the Indian Super League (ISL) football tournament, defeating hosts Mumbai City FC 1-0 at the Mumbai Football Arena here on Sunday.

Sushil wins gold as Indians dominate Commonwealth wrestling (Second Lead) (22:08)
Johannesburg, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star Sushil Kumar made his return to international wrestling a memorable one, outclassing Akash Khullar of New Zealand in the final of the men's 74 kilogram freestyle category to clinch gold at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship here on Sunday.

My twin strike changed match's momentum, says Kuldeep (22:02)
Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav felt that his two wickets in an over changed the complexion of the match as India thumped Sri Lanka by eight wickets in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday.

Superseries Finals: Sindhu loses to Yamaguchi in final (Second Lead) (21:42)
Dubai, Dec 17 (IANS) Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost to Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the women's singles final of the season-ending BWF World Superseries Finals here on Sunday.

India clinch ODI series against Sri Lanka (Lead) (21:10)
Visakhapatnam, Dec 17 (IANS) India eased to an eight-wicket win against Sri Lanka in the decisive third and final One-Day International (ODI) to clinch the series 2-1 here on Sunday.

Modern multi-purpose indoor stadium, Olympic Bhavan in Itanagar: Khandu (20:56)
Itanagar, Dec 17 (IANS) Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Sunday announced setting up of a modern multi-purpose indoor stadium, besides constructing an Olympic Bhavan here.

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