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Star India wins rights for IPL, domestic cricket (12 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Star India Pvt. Ltd on Monday won the rights for audio-visual production services for the Indian Premier League (IPL) and BCCI domestic cricket for the 2018-19 season.

Northeast coach Grant urges AIFF to improve refereeing standards (15:42)
Guwahati, Feb 19 (IANS) Unhappy with the standard of refereeing during their Indian Super League (ISL) matches, Northeast United head coach Avram Grant on Monday urged the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to conduct a thorough feedback procedure and analyse the performance of the referees for the betterment of the tournament.

Federer claims top spot, becomes oldest ever ATP World No. 1 (15:34) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Feb 19 (IANS) Switzerland's Roger Federer became the oldest ever World No. 1 in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals world singles rankings released on Monday after his victory at the Rotterdam Open.

Wozniacki stays on top of WTA rankings (15:32) IANS Photo Service
Madrid, Feb 19 (IANS) Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark maintained the top spot for the fourth consecutive week in the Women's Tennis Association rankings released on Monday, 45 points ahead of Romania's former World No. 1 Simona Halep.

Reported doping case may affect Russian athletes' flag future (14:24)
PyeongChang, Feb 19 (IANS) A reported doping case involving a Russian athlete could affect whether or not his team will march behind the Russian flag at the closing ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics.

Ajax trail PSV by 5 points in Dutch league (14:08)
Amsterdam, Feb 19 (IANS) AFC Ajax narrowed the gap to Dutch football league leaders PSV Eindhoven to five points after a 1-0 win over PEC Zwolle.

Real Madrid stages strong second-half comeback over Betis (14:06) IANS Photo Service
Seville (Spain), Feb 19 (IANS) Real Madrid mounted a second-half comeback to defeat Real Betis 5-3 as they remained fourth in the La Liga football championship on Sunday.

Ice hockey body to consider keeping joint Korean team for next Olympics (14:06)
Gangneung (South Korea), Feb 19 (IANS) Ice hockey's global governing body said on Monday that it will consider keeping the joint Korean women's team for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Ronaldinho reveals post-retirement plans (14:04) IANS Photo Service
Rio de Janeiro, Feb 19 (IANS) Ronaldinho has outlined plans to focus on music, his football academy and a new mystery project as he prepares for life after football.

Thiem wins 2nd Argentina Open; Molteni-Zeballos prevail in doubles (14:04) IANS Photo Service
Buenos Aires, Feb 19 (IANS) Austria's Dominic Thiem claimed his second Argentina Open title, defeating Slovenia's Aljad Bedene 6-2 and 6-4, while Argentina's Andres Molteni and Horacio Zeballos topped Colombians Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah in doubles.

FIFA chief warns corrupt football officials (13:44) IANS Photo Service
Kampala, Feb 19 (IANS) The President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, has warned football association leaders not to use money meant for the sport for their own gain.

ISL: Mumbai keep playoffs hopes alive with 2-1 win over ATK (23:10)
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Mumbai City FC kept their playoffs hopes alive with a 2-1 win over hapless ATK who were handed their fifth defeat at home this Indian Super League (ISL) season at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Sunday.

Norway takes two golds to top medals table at Winter Olympics (22:10) IANS Photo Service
PyeongChang, Feb 18 (IANS) Snow sports powerhouse Norway grabbed two gold medals on Sunday to top the medals table at the Winter Olympic Games here.

In the beginning we never got partnerships, says Duminy (22:06) IANS Photo Service
Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) South Africa skipper Jean-Paul Duminy on Sunday blamed the lack of partnerships for a 28-run loss to India in the first first Twenty-20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here.

Ostapenko-Dabrowski win Qatar Open title (22:04) IANS Photo Service
Doha, Feb 18 (IANS) Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko and Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski on Sunday won the doubles final of the Qatar Open tennis tournament, beating Spain's Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez and Slovenia's Andreja Klepac.

This was one of our most balanced performances, says Kohli (21:58) IANS Photo Service
Johannesburg , Feb 18 (IANS) After beating South Africa by 28 runs in the first Twenty-20 International match on Sunday, India skipper Virat Kohli termed the performance as one of their most balanced ones.

Release dues, share plans, improve refereeing: Mohun Bagan to AIFF (21:56)
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Alleging "sub-standard" refereeing in the ongoing I-League, Mohun Bagan have asked the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to release the subsidy for hosting the current I-League's home matches, pay their dues from previous seasons and share future plans.

India vs South Africa 1st T20I scoreboard (21:46) IANS Photo Service
Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the first Twenty-20 International match between India and South Africa here on Sunday.

India beat S. Africa by 28 runs in 1st T20I (Lead) (21:44) IANS Photo Service
Johannesburg, Feb 18 (IANS) A brilliant all-round show helped India beat South Africa by 28 runs in the first Twenty-20 International (T20I) at the New Wanderers Stadium here on Sunday.

Chennaiyin remain 3rd after 1-1 draw with Jamshedpur in ISL (21:16) IANS Photo Service
Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC on Sunday earned a valuable point after forcing Jamshedpur FC to a 1-1 draw as they held their third position in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) table.

Kodaira breaks Olympic record to win women's 500m speed skating (21:02) IANS Photo Service
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) Nao Kodaira of Japan broke the Olympic record here on Sunday on her way to winning the women's 500 meters speed skating at the Winter Games.

Czech, Russia, Sweden, Canada power into men's hockey quarter-finals (21:00)
PyeongChang (South Korea), Feb 18 (IANS) The Czech Republic, the Olympic Athlete from Russia (OAR), Canada and Sweden reached the quarter-finals of the men's ice hockey at the PyeongChang Olympics on Sunday.

Kohli set to break all records, Indian cricket on right path: Viswanath (20:56) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Heaping praise on skipper Virat Kohli and the entire Indian team, batting great and former India captain Gundappa Viswanath on Sunday said cricket in the country is on the right track with the U-19 team also winning the World Cup and the eves on an upward spiral.

Juventus regain Serie A lead with 1-0 win over Torino (20:50)
Turin, Feb 18 (IANS) Six-time defending champions Juventus on Sunday won the derby against Torino 1-0 to provisionally jump to the top of the Serie A table.

Sociedad extend Levante's winless run with 3-0 victory in La Liga (20:46)
San Sebastian (Spain), Feb 18 (IANS) Real Sociedad on Sunday defeated Levante 3-0, extending their winless run to 12 matches in the La Liga football championship.

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