BOOST: Praful Patel, the president of the All India Football Federation, left, and FIFA President Sepp Blatter during the latter's visit earlier this year. "This is historic. This is what we have been waiting for. I need to thank the FIFA Executive Committee for keeping their trust on us and granting India the rights to host the 2017 U-17 World Cup," Paful Patel said.(Agencies)
SYDNEY: Rory McIlroy birdied the 18th hole to snatch victory from Adam Scott at the Australian Open on Sunday, winning for the first time in 2013 and denying Scott the rare Australian triple crown.
LONDON: Both Chelsea and Manchester City capitalized on Liverpool’s shock defeat by Hull on Sunday to leapfrog the Merseysiders and close the gap on Premier League leaders Arsenal.
BERLIN: European champions Bayern Munich extended their record unbeaten run in the Bundesliga to 39 games with a 2-0 win over bottom side Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday.
LONDON: Man of the moment Aaron Ramsey scored twice against his former club as Arsenal beat Cardiff City 3-0 on Saturday to move seven points clear in the Premier League.
MANCHESTER: Australia reclaimed the Rugby League World Cup from New Zealand in devastating style on Saturday, scoring five tries to cruise to a 34-2 victory in the most one-sided final in the competit
ALICE SPRINGS, Australia: England’s Ian Bell said Saturday he wants to bat at No.3 after Jonathan Trott pulled out of Thursday’s second Ashes Test against Australia in Adelaide.
CENTURION, South Africa: Vernon Philander led a strong performance by South Africa’s bowlers to set up a four-wicket consolation win for the hosts in the third and final one-day international agains
ALICE SPRINGS, Australia: Cricket Australia has stood down a ground announcer for mocking England players during their two-day tour match against a Chairman’s XI in Alice Springs, local media report
SYDNEY: Adam Scott enters the final round of the Australian Open four shots clear of his nearest rival as he seeks to become only the second player to win the “Triple Crown” of Australian golf.
OKLAHOMA CITY: Russell Westbrook’s 3-pointer with 0.1 seconds left in overtime sent the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 113-112 victory over the Golden State Warriors on Friday night.
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