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Proud of my players despite loss, says conte

The Portuguese side restricted the Italians to only a handful of serious opportunities as Juventus failed to score at home for the first time in 25 matches this season.

It’s Portugal vs spain

Sevilla’s players celebrate after their Europa League semi-final second leg match against Valencia at the Mestalla Stadium in Va

Benfica and Sevilla reached the Europa League final on Thursday, further cementing an Iberian grip on the sport on the continent.

Vettel on brink of world title


Sebastian Vettel stands on the brink of a fourth world title in succession after he powered away from pole position to win a fiery Korean Grand Prix on Sunday.

‘India-Australia series meaningless’

Coming down heavily on Cricket Australia for agreeing to the upcoming ODI series against India, former captain Ian Chappell said the “badly timed” matches will dent the team’s morale by exposing its “glaring” batting frailties on spin-friendly tracks.

Rift in board out in the open

The recently concluded AGM of the BCCI that elected N. Srinivasan unopposed gave an impression that the Board was a ‘house in order’, but skeletons seem to be stumbling out of the closet one after another.

Pellegrini hopes to snap Pep jinx

Manuel Pellegrini’s record against Pep Guardiola is a sorry one but he gets another chance to finally put one over his tormentor when Manchester City host holders Bayern Munich in the Champions League

Venus sets up Kvitova date


Venus sets up Kvitova date

Former players express shock at Pakistan’s defeat

Former Pakistan cricketers reacted with disbelief to their national team’s shock defeat against Zimbabwe in the first one-day International, saying both batsmen and bowlers put up an extremely disappointing performance.

Srini to chair meeting?


As the crucial working committee meeting of BCCI is scheduled to be held in Kolkata on Sunday, reports suggest that N. Srinivasan is keen to chair the proceedings. As the previous meeting in Delhi had to be adjourned as “emergent” was not mentioned in the circular and Kolkata meet, which is the last meeting of the committee before the AGM, holds a lot of significance.

Gangrape victim dies, Delhi braces for protests

The 23-year-old whose gangrape on a bus in New Delhi sparked protests all across the country died on Saturday in a Singapore hospital after suffering severe organ failure. As authorities braced for more unrest on the streets, police reinforcements could be seen fanning out across the centre of New Delhi ahead of the return of her body later in the day.

The collective moral might and high-mindedness of the Communist parties of India miserably failed the country in the critical battle of 2014. Their numbers in Parliament dropped drastically and their presence as an ideological force is dwindling day by day.

Here is something for Dinanath Batra to chew on. While he leads the charge against cakes and candles on birthdays, all things Western, including English language education, millions of Chinese college students take the country’s many standardised English tests every year, hoping to embellish their resumes with language certificates.