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India cancel warm-up tie, opt for practice in South Africa (8 minutes ago)
Johannesburg, Dec 11 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Monday announced that India's two-day warm-up match ahead of their three-Test series against the Proteas, has been cancelled.

Green becomes Asia's top golfer (10 minutes ago)
Sentosa (Singapore), Dec 11 (IANS) Gavin Green made history by becoming the first Malaysian to win the Asian Tour Order of Merit after an intense 12-month battle with several of the regions best golfers.

Indian schoolgirl drowns in Australia (Lead) (10 minutes ago)
Adelaide, Dec 11 (IANS) An Indian schoolgirl who was in this Australian city to play football at the Pacific School Games drowned off a city beach, police said.

PCB bans Nasir Jamshed for one year (17:54)
Lahore, Dec 11 (IANS) The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Monday banned opening batsman Nasir Jamshed for a year after finding him guilty of non-cooperation in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing case.

India to host Afghanistan for first-ever Test (Second Lead) (17:42)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India will host newly promoted Test side Afghanistan for their first-ever Test match, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Monday.

Delhi, Bengal, Vidarbha join Karnataka in Ranji Trophy semis (17:38)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Delhi, Bengal and Vidarbha on Monday joined Karnataka as the three other teams to enter the semi-finals of the 2017 Ranji Trophy, Indian domestic cricket's premier championship.

Champions League: Real Madrid to face PSG in round of 16 (17:22)
Nyon (Switzerland), Dec 11 (IANS) Two-time defending champion Real Madrid will face French football giants Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 of the Champions League, UEFA announced here on Monday.

I am not God of football: Maradona (16:58)
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) Argentine football legend Diego Maradona on Monday said he is not the "God of football" but a normal footballer.

Sushil to make PWL debut (16:54)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar will make his Pro Wrestling League (PWL) debut in the 74 kilogram weight category when the third season of the star studded tournament begins next month.

ACB hails BCCI's decision to host Afghanistan for maiden Test as historic (16:48)
Kabul, Dec 11 (IANS) Reacting to the BCCI's decision to host Afghanistan for their first ever Test match against India, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) Chairman Atif Mashal on Monday called it a historic moment for his country.

Golf: McLeod Russel Tour Championship to start on December 21 (16:28)
Kolkata, Dec 11 (IANS) : The McLeod Russel Tour Championship 2017, the PGTIs year-ending championship will kick off at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) here from December 21 sans defending champion Thailand's Pariya Junhasavasdikul, who has now become a pilot.

Manchester City won because they were better: Guardiola (15:54)
Manchester, Dec 11 (IANS) Manchester City head coach Pep Guardiola hit back at Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho's penalty claims saying they won the derby clash 2-1 because they were the better side.

India to host Afghanistan for first-ever Test (Lead) (15:48)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) India will host newly promoted Test side Afghanistan for their first-ever Test match, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Monday.

Hockey has less commercial moments: Sandeep Singh (15:46)
Chandigarh, Dec 11 (IANS) Former Indian hockey captain Sandeep Singh feels in comparison to cricket, hockey has less commercial moments.

BCCI lifts ban on RCA (15:26)
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday decided to revoke the ban on the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) provided former IPL czar Lalit Modi stays away from its functioning.

Messi best, not Ronaldo: Rakitic (15:24)
Madrid, Dec 11 (IANS) FC Barcelona's Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic feels Lionel Messi is better than Cristiano Ronaldo, denying the latter's claim that he is the best footballer.

Hannover beats Hoffenheim in Bundesliga action (13:48)
Hannover (Germany), Dec 11 (IANS) Hannover 96 defeated Hoffenheim 2-0 in the 15th round of German league action here.

Ajax reduce gap with PSV after win in Dutch league (13:48)
Amsterdam, Dec 11 (IANS) Ajax handed Dutch league leaders PSV their second defeat of the season, beating their title rivals 3-0 here.

2nd International Junior Squash Championship starts on Monday (13:40)
Greater Noida, Dec 11 (IANS) Indian multinational IT services company HCL announced on Monday the start of the second edition of the Rs 549,000 International Junior Squash Championship -- a Silver event under the Asian Squash Federation (ASF).

Banned Peru striker Guerrero vows to fight drug accusations (13:26)
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 11 (IANS) Suspended Peru striker Paolo Guerrero has vehemently denied using illicit drugs and vowed to clear his name in a bid to play at next year's FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Barcelona beat Villarreal 2-0 in La Liga (13:26)
Vila real (Spain), Dec 11 (IANS) Barcelona -- although controlling the match from the start -- had to wait to get a one-man advantage over Villarreal to score in a La Liga outing that saw the expulsion of the host squad's Daniel Rabaseda with a straight red card.

Atletico Madrid knocks off Real Betis (13:20)
Seville (Spain), Dec 11 (IANS) Atletico Madrid continued to put pressure on La Liga leader Barcelona with a 1-0 away win over Real Betis in the 15th round of the Spanish league.

Club Bolivar crowned Bolivian football champions (12:22)
La Paz, Dec 11 (IANS) Club Bolivar won Bolivia's Clausura first division title with a 1-1 draw at Nacional Potosi.

Freiburg shock Cologne 4-3 in German Bundesliga (12:22)
Berlin, Dec 11 (IANS) Last-placed Cologne squandered a three-goal advantage and lost 4-3 to Freiburg to complete the 15th round of Bundesliga action.

Ronaldinho planning 2018 farewell tour (12:22)
Rio de Janeiro, Dec 11 (IANS) Ronaldinho is planning a series of testimonial matches with his former clubs before officially announcing his retirement from football.

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