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5 hours ago
Top draw Michael Chopra picked up by Tendulkar's Kerala Blasters

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Former English footballer of Indian origin Michael Chopra, who was the biggest draw, was picked up by Sachin Tendulkar-owned Kerala Blasters as 49 international players were drafted in by eight franchises for the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) that would be held tentatively from Oct 12-Dec 20. Out of 56 players in the draft pool, 49 were picke...

4 days ago
Trinidadian Jones nets twice as Cardiff remain unbeaten

London, Aug 17 (IANS/CMC) Trinidadian striker Kenwyne Jones continued his bright start to the new English Championship football season, scoring twice to help demoted Cardiff City beat Huddersfield Town. The 29-year-old struck twice in either half as the Welsh side came away with a 3-1 win at home at the Cardiff City Stadium Saturday night, to extend their unbeaten record in the campaign,...

5 days ago
Michael Chopra excited to play in Indian Super League

Mumbai, Aug 16 (IANS) Indian origin English footballer Michael Chopra Saturday confirmed his participation in the inaugural season of the Hero Indian Super League starting October. Chopra will feature in the 'central international player pool' for the players' draft to be held here Aug 21. I am delighted to be part of the new Indian Super League. It's an exciting time for Indian ...

10 days ago
Sevilla, Real Madrid prepare for European Supercup

Madrid, Aug 11 (IANS) Sevilla and Real Madrid will play for their first title of the new football season Tuesday when the two Spanish clubs contest the European Supercup in Cardiff. The traditional game between the winners of the Europa League and the Champions League should serve as a barometer of the two sides' warm ups going into the new campaign, but with two weeks before the start o...

12 days ago
Bale looking forward to Supercup return

Madrid, Aug 9 (IANS) Real Madrid star Gareth Bale is looking forward to returning 'home' next week when his side takes on Sevilla in the European Supercup. The game between the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League will be held in Bale's hometown of Cardiff Aug 12 and Bale, who joined Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspurs a year ago will have plenty of people in the stands ...

13 days ago
Bale looking forward to Supercup return 'home' to Cardiff

Madrid, Aug 8 (IANS) Real Madrid's Welsh star, Gareth Bale is looking forward to returning 'home' next week when his side take on Sevilla in the European Supercup. The game between the winners of the Champions League and the Europa League will be held in Bale's hometown of Cardiff Aug 12 and Bale, who joined Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspurs a year ago will surely have plenty of suppor...

13 days ago
Diabetes drug may even benefit non-diabetics

London, Aug 8 (IANS) A study involving over 180,000 people has shown that patients treated with the widely prescribed diabetic drug metformin can live longer than non-diabetics. The drug has anti-cancer and anti-cardiovascular disease benefits and can offer surprising health benefits to non-diabetics also, indicates a promising research. What we found was illuminating. Patients t...

16 days ago
India call-up for Sanju, Karn

Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) Keeping in mind the 2015 World Cup, India's cricket selectors have decided to invest in rookies like leg-spinner Karn Sharma and wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson by picking them in the 17-member ODI squad for the five-match series and a Twenty20 international in England starting Aug 25. The senior selection committee of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) m...

17 days ago
India should be happy with Glasgow returns

If you take away 2010 New Delhi, the benchmark for India at the Commonwealth Games has been 2002 Manchester when they crossed the 50-medal mark for the first time by ending up with 69 medals, 30 of them gold. Before the Indians left for Glasgow, the expectations were pegged at somewhere between Manchester tally and 2006 Melbourne where they touched exactly 50. So, 64 should be taken as a...

18 days ago
India should be happy with the Glasgow returns

If you take away 2010 New Delhi, the benchmark for India at the Commonwealth Games has been 2002 Manchester when they crossed the 50-medal mark for the first time by ending up with 69 medals, 30 of them gold. Before the Indians left for Glasgow, the expectations were pegged at somewhere between Manchester tally and 2006 Melbourne where they touched exactly 50. So, 64 should be taken as a...

18 days ago
India should be happy with the Glasgow returns

If you take away 2010 New Delhi, the benchmark for India at the Commonwealth Games has been 2002 Manchester when they crossed the 50-medal mark for the first time by ending up with 69 medals, 30 of them gold. Before the Indians left for Glasgow, the expectations were pegged at somewhere between Manchester tally and 2006 Melbourne where they touched exactly 50. So, 64 should be taken as a...

19 days ago
Hangeland joins Crystal Palace

London, Aug 2 (IANS) Norwegian international defender Brede Hangeland has joined English football club Crystal Palace. Palace Friday said that Hangeland had signed a one-year contract after six and a half years at London rivals Fulham, who were relegated last season, reports Xinhua. The 33-year-old becomes Palace manager Tony Pulis' third signing for the new campaign following by...

20 days ago
Gowda lands discus gold, wrestlers Yogeshwar, Babita triumph

Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Discus thrower Vikas Gowda broke a 56-year jinx, to toast with gold alongside wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari as India snaked up to the fifth spot in the medal race at the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. After a day of elusive hunt, Indian sportspersons clinched the shining yellow medal thrice - in a replay of their exploits Tuesday - besides a silver a...

21 days ago
Gowda wins India's first athletics gold at 2014 CWG

Glasgow, August 1 (IANS) Vikas Gowda brought in India's first athletics medal from the 2014 Commonwealth Games when he won the discus throw gold in the final at the Hampden Park Stadium here Thursday. With the achievement, Gowda became India's only second male athlete to win a gold at the Commonwealth Games after the legendary Milkha Singh won the 440 yard gold way back in 1958 at Cardif...

29 days ago
Kiwi spinner suspended from bowling in international cricket

Dubai, July 23 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday confirmed that an independent analysis has found the bowling action of New Zealand off-spinner Kane Williamson to be illegal and, as such, the player has been suspended from bowling in international cricket with immediate effect. The analysis revealed that most of his deliveries exceeded the 15 degrees level of toler...

1 month ago
India riding on Olympic glory to conquer Glasgow

Glasgow, July 22 (IANS) India will be expecting a lion's share of medals from shooters, boxers, wrestlers and shuttlers at the 2014 Commonwealth Games starting here Wednesday but it would be difficult to match the record medal haul of 101 in the last edition at home. The 2010 Commonwealth Games was marred with allegations of corruption and missed deadlines but the stupendous success of the ...

1 month ago
Scientists spot 108 genes linked to schizophrenia

Washington, July 22 (IANS) In pathbreaking work, a team of researchers has linked 108 genetic locations to schizophrenia. The feat was achieved by the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium (PGC) - a collaboration of more than 80 institutions. Hundreds of researchers from the PGC pooled samples from more than 1,50,000 people, of whom 36,989 had been diagnosed with schizophrenia. This...

2 months ago
Sammy takes Glamorgan to last-ball victory

Cardiff (Wales), May 31 (IANS/CMC) Deposed West Indies Test captain Darren Sammy made a winning start to life at Glamorgan when he helped the Welsh county to an exciting five-wicket victory over Sussex in the English Twenty20 Blast here. Set 179 for victory, Glamorgan levelled the scores with three balls left in the game, with Sammy on strike. However, fast bowler Yasir Arafat kept t...

2 months ago
Sammy to play Twenty20 for Glamorgan

Cardiff (Wales), May 28 (IANS/CMC) Former West Indies Test captain Darren Sammy will turn out for Glamorgan in the English domestic Twenty20 championship, the Welsh club has announced. The Windward Islands all-rounder has been cleared by the West Indies Cricket Board and has received work permit approval from English authorities, and could be in action as early as this Friday when Glamorgan...

2 months ago
Losing sense of smell may hamper sex life too

London, May 27 (IANS) Losing your sense of smell can not only affect your taste and diet but also your sex life. Our sense of smell may help determine our choice of partners in the first place, said Tim Jacob, emeritus professor in smell and taste at Cardiff University in Britain. Some people with anosmia - the inability to perceive odour - report a loss of libido. Smell is a ...

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