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Shuttler Prannoy enters Denmark Open quarters (01:14)
Odense (Denmark), Oct 20 (IANS) Indian shuttler H.S. Prannoy stormed into the men's singles quarter-finals of the Denmark Open World Superseries Premier here on Thursday.

India crush Malaysia to sit on top of 2nd round in Asia Cup (21:32)
Dhaka, Oct 19 (IANS) India thrashed Malaysia 6-2 in a second-round clash to take a big step towards qualification for the final of the Asia Cup hockey championship here on Thursday.

Huge Kolkata crowd won't put pressure on us: Germany U-17 coach (20:36) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Germany Under-17 football team coach Christian Wueck on Thursday said playing in front of an expected full house at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan will not pressurise them, rather it will be a "pleasure" to play in that atmosphere.

U-17 teams easier to manage, says German FA Vice President (20:14)
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) German Football Association (DFB) Vice President Hans-Dieter Drewitz on Thursday said it is easier to manage U-17 teams during major tournaments than the U-20 lot due to club commitments and the players turning professional.

Neymar injury helped us win 7-1 in 2014: German FA official (19:50)
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) One of the reasons Germany managed to annihilate Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final was because their star forward Neymar was injured, German football association (DFB) Vice President Hans-Dieter Drewitz said on Thursday.

U-17 World Cup: Iran, the Leicester City in quarters group (19:02)
Kochi, Oct 19 (IANS) Less-fancied Iran will look to do a Leicester City when they take on three-time runners-up Spain in a quarter-final clash of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup here on Sunday.

US Open champion Stephens heads to China (18:42)
Guangzhou (China), Oct 19 (IANS) US Open tennis tournament champion Sloane Stephens will lead the charge to the year-ending WTA Elite Trophy China, along with in-form Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Elena Vesnina and Latvian Anastasija Sevastova.

Liverpool competitive team: Chamberlain (18:20)
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Thursday said his club is competitive and he will have to fight for getting a regular place in the side.

Snap, Discovery Eurosport collaborate for 2018 Winter Olympics content (17:48)
Cannes, Oct 19 (IANS) Snap Inc -- the parent company of photo-sharing platform Snapchat -- has signed a strategic advertising and content deal with Discovery Communications' Eurosport to develop and deliver mobile content for Snapchat platform for 2018 Winter Olympics.

Golfer Bhullar holds joint lead at Macau Open (17:44)
Macau, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar carded a flawless seven-under 64 to share the opening-round lead with South Koreans Yikeun Chang and Giwhan Kim at the Macau Open here on Thursday.

Manchester City should set high standards: De Bruyne (17:40) IANS Photo Service
Manchester, Oct 19 (IANS) Manchester City star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne on Thursday asserted the club should maintain high standards constantly in order to win more games and titles.

Dzeko born to score, says Roma coach (17:38)
London, Oct 19 (IANS) AS Roma chief coach Eusebio Di Francesco heaped praise on his star forward Edin Dzeko following his club's three-all draw against Chelsea in the Champions League tie at the Stamford Bridge here.

Bhullar to bid for 3rd Indonesia Open title next week (17:30)
Jakarta, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian Gaganjeet Bhullar will be bidding to become the first golfer to win the Indonesia Open three times when the $300,000 full-field Asian Tour event returns next week.

Keitany bracing for New York Marathon title defence (14:46)
Nairobi, Oct 19 (IANS) World marathon record holder Mary Keitany is not under pressure to improve on her personal best time as she puts her title on the line in the New York marathon on November 5.

India lose top ODI spot to South Africa (14:28)
Dubai, Oct 19 (IANS) India lost their top One-Day International spot to South Africa in the latest team rankings released by International Cricket Council (ICC).

New Zealand aim for improved play vs President's XI (Preview) (13:50)
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) After a poor outing in the first practice match against Board President's XI, New Zealand will look for an improved performance in the second cricket match at the Brabourne Stadium here on Friday.

Mourinho should focus on Man United: Conte (13:48)
London, Oct 19 (IANS) Chelsea chief coach Antonio Conte has lashed out at his Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho, saying the Portuguese should concentrate on himself and his club instead of advising others.

Madjer to coach Algeria football team (13:46)
Algiers, Oct 19 (IANS) Former star Rabah Madjer has been appointed the new coach of the Alegerian football team, replacing Spaniard Lucas Alcaraz.

Shuttler Sindhu bows out of Denmark Open (13:02)
Odense (Denmark), Oct 19 (IANS) Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost her opening round match to Chen Yufei of China and bowed out of the Denmark Open World Superseries Premier here.

Atletico struggle as Barca, PSG, United keep winning (Lead) (12:28)
Madrid, Oct 19 (IANS) Atletico Madrid remain winless in the 2017-18 Champions League group stage after drawing 0-0 with Qarabag while Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United each moved closer to clinching berths in the round of 16.

NZ spinner Sodhi to replace Astle for India tour (12:24)
Wellington, Oct 19 (IANS) Leg-spinner Ish Sodhi will replace injured Todd Astle for the upcoming One-Day International (ODI) and Twenty20 International (T20I) series against India, the New Zealand Cricket announced on Thursday.

Fluminense maintain hopes of Libertadores berth (12:22)
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 19 (IANS) Fluminense kept alive their hopes of securing a berth in next year's Copa Libertadores with a 3-1 home victory over Sao Paulo in Brazil's Serie A football championship.

Pique off but easy win for Barcelona (12:00)
Madrid, Oct 19 (IANS) FC Barcelona played with one man less for almost 50 minutes in their Champions League group tie at home to Olympiakos after Gerard Pique was sent off for two yellow cards but still ran out easy 3-1 winners to make it three wins out of three games in Europe.

Flamengo coach Rueda rules out Chile job (11:56)
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 19 (IANS) Reinaldo Rueda has distanced himself from Chile's vacant coaching position, insisting that he is focused on seeing out his contract with Brazilian side Flamengo.

Argentina has mistreated Higuain: Batistuta (10:16)
Rio de Janeiro, Oct 19 (IANS) Former Argentine international striker Gabriel Batistuta has urged national team coach Jorge Sampaoli to recall striker Gonzalo Higuain ahead of next year's World Cup.

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