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Mohamed Salah celebrates being chosen Player of the Year by fellow athletes (6 minutes ago)
London, April 23 (IANS) Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah celebrated on Monday after being chosen Player of the Year for 2017-18 by the United Kingdom's Professional Footballers' Association, an award cherished by athletes because it is decided by fellow players.

Political intervention in India-Pakistan cricket ties a tragedy: Sethi (20:22)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Najam Sethi on Monday termed India and Pakistan not playing bilateral series due to political tensions as a "tragedy" for the fans, adding that the ball is now in the BCCI's court in terms of resumption of the ties.

Kirsten to be on talent hunt from April 23 (20:16)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Former Indian cricket team chief coach Gary Kirsten will be looking for exceptional young cricketers in India between April 23 and May 18.

IPL: Delhi opt to field vs Punjab (20:06)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Delhi Daredevils skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and opted to field against Kings XI Punjab at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Monday.

Diaz, Castillo put Pumas in striking distance of Mexican tourney playoffs (19:44)IANS Photo Service
Mexico City, April 23 (IANS) Goals by Chileans Marcelo Diaz and Nicolas Castillo helped the UNAM Pumas beat Santos Laguna 2-1 over the weekend and stay within striking distance of making the Mexican league Clausura tournament playoffs.

Elneny will not recover in time to play against Atletico, confirms manager (19:26)IANS Photo Service
London, April 23 (IANS) Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny, who sustained a serious ankle injury in a league game against West Ham United (4-1), will not play in the first-leg match of the UEFA Europa League semi-finals against Atletico Madrid on Thursday, team manager Arsene Wenger has said.

Real's Ceballos says team ready for 3rd straight Champions League title (19:24)IANS Photo Service
Madrid, April 23 (IANS) Real Madrid central midfielder Dani Ceballos on Monday highlighted his team's winning mindset on the road to a possible third consecutive UEFA Champions League title.

England's Football Association apologises for tweet mocking Harry Kane (19:22)IANS Photo Service
London, April 23 (IANS) England's Football Association on Monday apologised for mocking Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane in a post on its official Twitter account over the weekend.

Rahi narrowly misses World Cup bronze in women's 25m Pistol (19:08)
Chagwon (South Korea), April 23 (IANS) Shooter Rahi Sarnobat narrowly missed out on a bronze medal after finishing fourth in the women's 25 metre Pistol event at the second ISSF World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage here on Monday.

Sania-Shoaib set to become parents (19:06)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Indian tennis player Sania Mirza and former Pakistan cricket captain Shoaib Malik are set to become parents, the Hyderabadi announced on Monday.

Real's Carvajal says tough job stopping Bayern trio (19:04)IANS Photo Service
Madrid, April 23 (IANS) Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal on Monday said his most difficult job against Bayern Munich would be stopping the Bundesliga football club's top scorer Robert Lewandowski and wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery, ahead of the UEFA Champions League semi-finals.

Malhotra writes to Rathore on omission of shooting from 2022 CWG (19:02)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) All India Council of Sports (AICS) President Vijay Kumar Malhotra on Monday requested Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra to take up strongly at all forums the issue of dropping the shooting discipline from the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Casio G-Shock named title sponsor for Indian Extreme Nationals 2.0 (17:50)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) G-Shock from Casio watches on Monday announced its association with the 'Indian Extreme Nationals 2.0, organised by the Extreme Sports Association of India (XSAI) for the second year running.

IPL: Sunrisers fancy chances against under-pressure Mumbai (Preview) (16:50)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Sunrisers Hyderabad will aim to recover from the recent slump and get back to winning ways when they face an under-pressure Mumbai Indians in a league encounter of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Wankhede Stadium here on Tuesday.

Zverev at 3rd spot, Nadal leads ATP rankings (16:46)IANS Photo Service
Madrid, April 23 (IANS) Germany's Alexander Zverev jumped to the third spot with 5,195 points while Spain's Rafael Nadal maintained his number one spot in the men's Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) world singles rankings released Monday.

IPL: We backed Rana from the beginning and assured him support: Kallis (16:42)IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) head coach and former South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis on Monday heaped praise on top-order batsman Nitish Rana, saying the player was told he will get a chance to showcase his talent from the outset.

S.Korea to announce FIFA World Cup squad on May 14 (16:18)IANS Photo Service
Seoul, April 23 (IANS) South Korea will unveil their FIFA World Cup squad on May 14, the national football governing body said on Monday.

Marta leads Brazil to seventh Copa America Femenina win (16:04)IANS Photo Service
Santiago, April 23 (IANS) Marta Vieira da Silva helped Brazil clinch their seventh Copa America Femenina, topping the second round with nine points

Halep stays atop women's tennis singles rankings (15:44)IANS Photo Service
Madrid, April 23 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep continued to lead the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings released on Monday with 8,140 points, followed by Denmark's Caroline Wozniacki.

Man City celebrate EPL title with 5-0 win over Swansea (14:36)IANS Photo Service
Manchester, April 23 (IANS) Manchester City, who have already wrapped up the English Premier League (EPL) title, celebrated early by thrashing Swansea City 5-0.

Italian Serie A standings (14:16)IANS Photo Service
Rome, April 23 (IANS) Following are the Italian Serie A standings after Sunday's late match between Juventus and Napoli, reports Xinhua news agency. The standings are tabulated under matches played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points:

Marquez wins sixth consecutive MotoGP in Austin (14:12)IANS Photo Service
Austin (Texas), April 23 (IANS) Spain's Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda RC 213V) won his sixth consecutive Motorcycle Grand Prix of the Americas here.

Feyenoord clinch Dutch Cup after beating AZ Alkmaar 3-0 (14:10)IANS Photo Service
Rotterdam, April 23 (IANS) Feyenoord Rotterdam have captured the Dutch Cup after beating AZ Alkmaar 3-0 here in the 100th final of the football tournament.

Cologne hold Schalke to 2-2 draw in Bundesliga (14:08)IANS Photo Service
Berlin, April 23 (IANS) Bottom-placed team Cologne is on the brink of relegation after playing a 2-2 draw with Schalke in the Bundesliga football championship.

Neymar must join Real Madrid to be world's best: Rivaldo (13:46)IANS Photo Service
Rio de Janeiro, April 23 (IANS) Brazil great Rivaldo has said that his compatriot Neymar will not be voted the world's best footballer if he remains at Paris Saint-Germain.

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