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Xavi says 48-team Qatar World Cup would be too long

Mar 19 2019

MUMBAI Former Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez says FIFA should abandon a proposal to increase the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar to 48 from 32.

Athletics: Coach Hohn lays out pathway for Chopra's Tokyo success

Mar 14 2019

MUMBAI India's Neeraj Chopra is reluctant to discuss specific targets for the next couple of years but his coach Uwe Hohn has laid out a comprehensive roadmap for the former javelin world junior champion to win a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Boxing: Yearning for Olympic gold, 'Magnificent Mary' keeps punching

Mar 14 2019

MUMBAI M.C. Mary Kom has spent close to two decades slugging it out in the ring but even at 36 one of the most decorated women boxers in the amateur game has no intention of quitting before she gets a chance to land the ultimate prize in Tokyo next year.

Athletics: Neeraj Chopra has Olympics on his mind as he gears up for 2019

Mar 07 2019

MUMBAI Neeraj Chopra had a fruitful 2018 when he won javelin gold at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games but the Indian reckons this year is going to be even more crucial for him as he chases Olympic glory at Tokyo 2020.

INTERVIEW-Athletics-Chopra has Olympics on his mind as he gears up for 2019

Mar 07 2019

MUMBAI, March 7 Neeraj Chopra had a fruitful 2018 when he won javelin gold at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games but the Indian reckons this year is going to be even more crucial for him as he chases Olympic glory at Tokyo 2020.

Finisher Dhoni best suited in lower middle order - Raina

Mar 06 2019

MUMBAI Mahendra Singh Dhoni's finishing skills remain unmatched and the former captain will be an asset in India's lower middle order at this year's World Cup, former team mate Suresh Raina told Reuters.

Man City owners keen to invest in Indian club this year

Mar 05 2019

MUMBAI The owners of Premier League champions Manchester City are considering investing in a club in India as part of an effort to increase their presence in Asia, chief executive Ferran Soriano has said.

Olympics: Cricket to make Asian Games return at Hangzhou 2022

Mar 04 2019

MUMBAI Cricket will return to the next Asian Games at Hangzhou 2022 after the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) added it to its sports program for the next edition of the continental event.

Paine counts Ashes gains as Australia tick boxes

Feb 04 2019

CANBERRA Tim Paine had a few wishes coming into the final test of the home summer against Sri Lanka ahead of this year's Ashes and the Australia captain left Canberra with a fair idea of what the team should look like in England in August.

Starc takes 10 to lead Australia to 2-0 series win

Feb 04 2019

CANBERRA Fast bowler Mitchell Starc picked up his second five-wicket haul in the match to lead Australia to a comprehensive 366-run victory in the second test against Sri Lanka and a 2-0 series win at Manuka Oval on Monday.

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