Australian cricketers asked to hold new contracts (11:02)
Canberra, Jan 19 (IANS) Australian cricketers have been asked not to sign new Twenty20 Big Bash League (BBL) contracts until the details of a new player pay deal are settled upon.

Manchester United hires its own anti-terrorism chief (08:30)
London, Jan 19 (IANS) Manchester United has become the first football club in Britain to appoint its own counter-terrorism chief.

East Bengal record second consecutive win in I-League against Churchill (Lead) (22:24)
Vasco (Goa), Jan 18 (IANS) East Bengal registered their second successive away win getting past Churchill Brothers 2-0 in a third round I-League football match at the Tilak Maidan here on Wednesday.

Baba Ramdev dazzles in promotional PWL bout (22:00) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Yoga guru Baba Ramdev displayed his wrestling skills as he went head-to-head with 2008 Olympic silver medalist Andriy Stadnik in a promotional bout of the Patanjali Powervita Pro Wrestling League (PWL) here on Wednesday.

Punjab knock Mumbai out; set up PWL summit clash with Haryana (21:28)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Punjab Royals beat defending champions Mumbai Maharathi 5-4 in the second semi-final at the KD Jadhav Indoor Stadium here on Wednesday to set a date with Haryana Hammers in the summit clash of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL).

Saina, Jayaram, Manu-Jwala advance at Malaysia Masters (20:44) IANS Photo Service
Sibu (Malaysia), Jan 18 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram and the mixed doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Manu Attri advanced in the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold here on Wednesday.

Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso to retire by end of season: Report (20:28)
Berlin, Jan 18 (IANS) Spanish midfielder Xabi Alonso will conclude his football career by the end of this season when his contract expires with German football champions Bayern Munich.

Players undertake net session ahead of India-England ODI (19:36)
Cuttack, Jan 18 (IANS) India and England cricketers on Wednesday held practice sessions ahead of their second One-Day International (ODI) match at Barabati Stadium here on Thursday.

Bekele primed for Dubai marathon (19:22)
Dubai, Jan 18 (IANS) Ethiopian runner Kenenisa Bekele said here on Wednesday that he returns to the Dubai Marathon, to be held on Friday, in order to erase his disappointment from January 2015 when he had to drop out during the run due to an injury.

East Bengal register second consecutive win in I-League against Churchill (19:06)
Vasco, Jan 18 (IANS) East Bengal registered their second successive away win getting past Churchill Brothers 2-0 in a third round I-League football match at the Tilak Maidan here on Wednesday.

Bengal, Himachal, Jharkhand boxers shine at youth nationals (19:04)
New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Pugilists from West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh and Jharkhand outpunched their respective opponents to enter the quarter-finals of the Youth Men's and Women's National Boxing Championships here on Wednesday.

Muguruza advances to Australian Open third round (18:42) IANS Photo Service
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Spanish woman tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza defeated lower-ranked American Samantha Crawford to advance to the third round of the Australian Open here on Wednesday.

Kenyan Sports Minister set to be sued over Rio Olympics scandal (18:34)
Nairobi, Jan 18 (IANS) Kenyan Sports Minister Hassan Wario is set to be prosecuted over a scandal where money and kit for the Kenyan Olympic team bound for Rio de Janeiro were stolen.

Seppi stuns Kyrgios in Australian Open second round (18:32) IANS Photo Service
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Italian tennis player Andreas Seppi defeated Australian Nick Kyrgios on Wednesday in an epic five-set match in the Australian Open and advanced to the third round.

Federer reaches 3rd round of Australian Open (18:28) IANS Photo Service
Melbourne, Jan 18 (IANS) Swiss tennis star Roger Federer qualified for the third round of the Australian Open after beating American Noah Rubin here on Wednesday.

Mayor asks top London football clubs to pay staff living wage (18:24)
London, Jan 18 (IANS) Mayor Sadiq Khan has called on four top football clubs of England's capital city to pay their lowest paid staff as per the London Living Wage.

Vaidehi, Yubrani enter juniors tennis meet quarters (18:08)
Kolkata, Jan 18 (IANS) Vaidehi Chaudhuri blanked fourth seed Manchaya Sawangkaew from Thailand 6-0, 6-1 to enter the quarter-finals of the girls singles draw of the ongoing International Tennis Federation (ITF) juniors championships here on Wednesday.

Tanmay Bhat, Gursimran Khamba to attend NBA All-Star Weekend 2017 (18:06)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Popular comedy group All India Bakchod (AIB) members Tanmay Bhat and Gursimran Khamba will be attending the NBA All-Star Weekend in New Orleans in February.

Golfer Neha cards one under 71 to lead on Day 1 of Hero women's Tour (17:52)
Ahmedabad, Jan 18 (IANS) Kolkata golfer Neha Tripathi carded one under 71 to grab the lead in the first round of the Rs 6,00,000 Hero women's Professional Tour at the Kalhaar Blues and Greens here on Wednesday.

Berlin to host Hockey Indoor World Cup 2018 (17:30)
Berlin, Jan 18 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Wednesday announced that Berlin will host the Hockey Indoor World Cup 2018 between February 7-11.

Former Egypt footballer accused of links with terror outfit (17:28)
Cairo, Jan 18 (IANS) Egypt's former football star Mohamed Aboutrika has been added to a terror list for his alleged links with the banned Muslim Brotherhood group, according to his lawyer.

Defender Lakra aims to return to vintage form in HIL (17:24)
Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Seasoned defender Birendra Lakra aims to hit full throttle in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL), starting from January 21, as he continues his comeback process after a knee surgery.

Australia batsman Handscomb to make ODI debut vs Pakistan (16:34)
Perth, Jan 18 (IANS) Middle-order batsman Peter Handscomb will make his One-Day International (ODI) debut for Australia against Pakistan in the third match of the VB ODI series on Thursday as the hosts aim to wrest back the initiative.

India aim to wrap up ODI series vs England in second tie (Preview) (16:26)
Cuttack, Jan 18 (IANS) After guiding India to a thrilling three-wicket win against England in his maiden One-day International (ODI) as full-time skipper, Virat Kohli will be aiming to clinch the three-match series by grabbing the second ODI too here on Thursday.

Former English footballer Whitehouse passes away at 81 (15:58)
Manchester, Jan 18 (IANS) Former English footballer Brian Whitehouse breathed his last at the age of 81, his former club West Bromwich Albion has confirmed.

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