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Record-chasing Lionel Messi faces unstoppable Ronaldo

Messi vs Ronaldo may overshadow El Clasico. Photo: AP/ File

Lionel Messi can become the all-time leading goalscorer in La Liga this weekend when Barcelona travel to face Real Madrid.

Williams sisters get written apology from Russian boss

Serena Williams said the Russian tennis chief had 'reached out' to Williams sisters. Photo: AFP/ File

Serena Williams said Thursday that she and her sister Venus have received a written apology from the head of the Russian tennis federation after he caused a storm by calling them the "Williams brother

Andy Murray sails on at Valencia

Andy Murray

Andy Murray’s return to form continued as he progressed to the second round of the Valencia Open on Wednesday with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Austria’s Jurgen Melzer.

Everton, Spurs set for Euro jaunt

Lille’s players warm up at a training session at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium in France on Wednesday— AFP

A battle of Belgian strikers will enliven Everton’s Europa League clash at Lille on Thursday, while Tottenham Hotspur need a boost against high-flying Greeks Asteras Tripolis and Celtic welcome pointl

West Indies Cricket Board seeks India meeting

The Board of Control for Cricket in India said it would initiate legal proceedings against WI but gave no details— BCCI

West Indies Cricket Board directors are seeking a meeting with their Indian counterparts in a bid to minimise the potentially colossal consequences of the unprecedented abandonment of the tour of Indi

BCB, ICC appeal ban on Mohammad Ashraful

Mohammed Ashraful

Bangladesh and international cricket authorities have jointly appealed against a reduced match ban for former captain Mohammad Ashraful for match-fixing, an official said on Wednesday.

Concerned ICC to discuss crisis

The International Cricket Council said on Wednesday it was concerned at the stand-off between the Indian and West Indies boards, but would not intervene unless asked by the two parties.

Ton-up Younis Khan defies Australia

Pakistan’s Younis Khan (right) is congratulated by team mate Azhar Ali on Day One of the first Test match against Australia— AFP

Younis Khan hit a record-equalling century to guide Pakistan to 219/4 on the opening day of the first Test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday.

Sphinx head found in a Greek tomb

A head of a sphinx discovered in the largest tomb ever unearthed in Amphipolis, in northern Greece, on Tuesday. 	— AFP

The head of a near-intact marble sphinx has been discovered in the largest tomb ever unearthed in Amphipolis, northern Greece, the culture ministry announced on Tuesday.

Canadian Parliament in lockdown after shooting

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team responds to a reported shooting at Parliament building in Ottawa. AP

One gunman shot dead inside building, 2 more feared to be at large

Foreign funding of NGOs is a topic that never seems to lose currency.

The recent comments of Justice Markandey Katju, a retired Supreme Court judge, in support of the uniform civil code on the ground that the Muslim personal law is “barbaric, backward and unjust” has ra