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Real Madrid confirm signing of ‘Japanese Messi’ Kubo

Real Madrid confirmed the signing of Japanese teenager Takefusa Kubo on Friday. The 18-year-old joins from FC Tokyo and will play for Madrid’s B team, Castilla, next season. “Takefusa Kubo will join Castilla next season,” a Real Madrid statement read.…

Hockey: India maul Japan 7-2 to storm into final

India outplayed reigning Asian Games champion Japan 7-2 to storm into the summit clash of the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament here on Friday, assuring themselves a place in the year end’s Olympic qualifying event. Returning to the side after…

India static at 101st in FIFA rankings

The Indian football team remained static at 101st place in the FIFA rankings issued Friday. India had finished third in the King’s Cup in Thailand, which the organisers had said was a FIFA-sanctioned tournament.  Igor Stimac’s men had lost to…

Sports Minister joins athletes at JLN for jog, breakfast

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju Friday joined the athletes training at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for a morning jog and breakfast to get a “first-hand’ experience of the facilities at the venue. The sports minister spent time talking to athletes and…

Shikhar will be in plaster for couple of weeks: Kohli

After the match between India and New Zealand got abandoned due to rain on Thursday, the Men in Blue’s skipper Virat Kohli provided an injury update about opener Shikhar Dhawan. “Shikhar will be in a plaster for a couple of weeks, we’ll assess and see. Hopefully, he’ll be available for…

Virat Kohli remains sole Indian in Forbes list of highest-paid athletes

Star cricketer Virat Kohli remains the sole Indian in the Forbes list of world’s highest-paid athletes with estimated annual earnings of USD 25 million. However, the Indian captain has dropped 17 spots to be 100th in the rankings. The list…

Rishabh Pant comes in as cover for injured Shikhar Dhawan

Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was Wednesday brought in as cover for the injured Shikhar Dhawan in India’s World Cup squad. Pant, whose omission from the original squad became a topic of heated debates given his stupendous form in the past…

Rijiju pushes for ‘Clean and Green’ SAI campuses

Newly-appointed Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has directed all Sports Authority of India (SAI) regional centers to plant saplings of trees specific to their areas inside their campuses as part of a ‘Clean and Green’ campaign. A circular has been issued…

Heavy rain forecast ahead of India-NZ WC game

Heavy rain threatens to play spoilsport when India face New Zealand in their next World Cup game at Trent Bridge on Thursday. However, as per weather forecast, the rain is likely to subside by lunch time on Thursday which means…

BREAKING: Yuvraj Singh announces retirement from International cricket

India’s 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh has announced his retirement from International Cricket. Speaking to the media at a plush South Mumbai hotel on Monday, Yuvraj Singh confirmed the speculations on his retirement. “After 25 years in and around…

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