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Taliban's 'reduction of violence' deal to start tonight

Taliban's 'reduction of violence' deal to start tonight

World | Feb 21, 2020, 05:49 PM IST

The seven-day “reduction of violence" deal promised by the Taliban will begin on Friday night, a senior U.S. State Department official said, without specifying the exact time. That will start the countdown to the signing of a peace agreement between the Taliban and the United States at the end of the month

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Russia interfering with US Elections 2020, say US intelligence officials

World | Feb 21, 2020, 05:15 PM IST

Intelligence officials have warned lawmakers that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election campaign to help President Donald Trump get reelected, three officials familiar with the closed-door briefing said Thursday.

India vs New Zealand

1st Test: Kyle Jamieson rocks India on debut as rain forces early stumps on Day 1

Cricket | Feb 21, 2020, 10:38 AM IST

India were reduced to 122/5 on day one of the first Test as rain forced umpires to call off play early at Basin Reserve.

Dominic Thiem

Top seed Dominic Thiem advances to Rio Open quarters, Dusan Lajovic out

Tennis | Feb 21, 2020, 09:45 AM IST

Dominic Thiem beat Jaume Munar 6-7 (5), 6-4, 6-4 in a match that took 2 hours, 41 minutes and ended early Friday.

Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette, second right, runs with the

Mikel Arteta marks maiden European game as Arsenal manager with a 1-0 victory at Olympiakos

Football | Feb 21, 2020, 04:47 AM IST

Having ended a two-month scoring drought this past weekend, Alexandre Lacazette made it two goals in two games with a late winner in Athens.

Manchester United's Anthony Martial, front, vies for the

Manchester United held 1-1 at Brugge in Europa League; Inter Milan win

Football | Feb 21, 2020, 03:59 AM IST

Inter Milan had an easier time at Ludogorets in Bulgaria, with Christian Eriksen scoring his first goal for the Italian club in a 2-0 win.

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Azam Khan guides Quetta Gladiators to victory over Islamabad United in PSL's opening game

Cricket | Feb 21, 2020, 02:28 AM IST

The burly Azam, son of former Pakistan captain Moin Khan, was playing in only his second PSL Twenty20 game but hit 59 off 33 balls with five fours and three sixes as Quetta reached 171-7 with nine balls to spare.

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Simona Halep rallies to set up Dubai Championships semifinal against Jennifer Brady

Tennis | Feb 21, 2020, 03:34 AM IST

Top-seeded Simona Halep came from a set down for the second day in a row to beat Aryna Sabalenka 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 Thursday and reach the semifinals at the Dubai Championships.

Daniil Medvedev

Daniil Medvedev and Denis Shapovalov through to Open 13 quarterfinals

Tennis | Feb 20, 2020, 11:52 PM IST

The U.S. Open runner-up, who lost in the fourth round of the Australian Open last month, dropped his serve twice but broke the 18-year-old Italian's serve four times at the indoor tournament in Marseille.

Tensions rise at PSG after latest Champions League setback

Tensions rise at PSG after latest Champions League setback

Football | Feb 20, 2020, 11:51 PM IST

After PSG's 2-1 loss at Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, star forward Neymar hit out at the club for holding him back from playing in three previous games.

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Tired Tottenham Hotspur looks to seize on Chelsea's slump in EPL

Football | Feb 20, 2020, 11:50 PM IST

Chelsea, somehow, finds itself still holding onto fourth place in the league heading into Saturday’s London derby against its nearest rival in the race for Champions League qualification. 

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South Korea reports first death from coronavirus; 2.5 million residents in lockdown

World | Feb 20, 2020, 07:23 PM IST

South Korea reported its first death from the new virus on Thursday while the mayor of a southeastern city urged its 2.5 million people to stay inside as infections linked to a church congregation spiked

Lionel Messi demands calm after chaotic 2 months for Barcelona

Lionel Messi demands calm after chaotic 2 months for Barcelona

Football | Feb 20, 2020, 06:14 PM IST

Messi made the call for his club to put its house in order ahead of an important stretch of matches for the defending league champions. 

La Liga: Barcelona sign Leganes forward Martin Braithwaite

La Liga: Barcelona sign Leganes forward Martin Braithwaite

Football | Feb 20, 2020, 05:17 PM IST

Barcelona said on Thursday they agreed to pay the 18 million euros ($19.4 million) buyout clause in Braithwaite’s contract with Spanish league rival Leganes.


Coronavirus infects more than 75,000 people globally. List of countries and deaths reported

World | Feb 20, 2020, 03:28 PM IST

Coronavirus outbreak that began in China has infected more than 75,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it.  


Swiss bank penalized over alleged FIFA, Venezuela corruption

Football | Feb 20, 2020, 03:02 PM IST

The sanctions are related to alleged corruption linked to Venezuela’s state-owned oil company and global soccer body FIFA.

Champions League

Champions League: Hans Hateboer scores 2 as Atalanta rout Valencia 4-1 in first leg

Football | Feb 20, 2020, 09:17 AM IST

Hans Hateboer scored twice as Atalanta beat Valencia 4-1 in the first leg of the Champions League's round of 16.

Premier League

Premier League: Kevin De Bruyne shines as Manchester City beat West Ham 2-0

Football | Feb 20, 2020, 08:37 AM IST

A goal and an assist each from Kevin De Bruyne helped Manchester City beat West Ham 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Champions League

Champions League: Timo Werner penalty seals 1-0 win for Leipzig against Spurs in first leg

Football | Feb 20, 2020, 08:23 AM IST

Tottenham Hotspur now have to overturn a 1-0 deficit against Leipzig to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League.

Manchester City CEO targets verdict before next season in UEFA ban case

Manchester City CEO targets verdict before next season in UEFA ban case

Football | Feb 19, 2020, 11:08 PM IST

A UEFA judging panel banned City last Friday from European competitions in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons for breaking financial monitoring rules and failing to fully cooperate with investigators

Pressure on Australia at women's T20 World Cup

Pressure on Australia at women's T20 World Cup

Cricket | Feb 19, 2020, 05:05 PM IST

A long-time fixture of the Australian team, Perry has a high-profile role in an extensive promotional campaign for a tournament that organizers hope will conclude with a world-record crowd for a women's sports event.

Phil Neville

England women's coach Phil Neville wants Three Lions to be America's 'biggest threat'

Football | Feb 19, 2020, 12:31 PM IST

Eight months after losing to the Americans in the Women's World Cup semifinals, England will be playing them again and for Neville, it's hard to forget the pain of losing 2-1 in France.

Gio Reyna

Gio Reyna at 17 becomes youngest American in Champions League

Football | Feb 19, 2020, 11:52 AM IST

The 17-year-old son of former U.S. national team captain Claudio Reyna entered in the 67th minute with Dortmund leading 1-0.

Son Heung-min

Tottenham's Son Heung-min could miss rest of season after arm surgery

Football | Feb 19, 2020, 09:34 AM IST

Son Heung-min broke his right arm on Sunday in a Premier League win over Aston Villa, and Tottenham initially said the South Korea was expected to miss several weeks.

Champions League

Champions League: Atletico grind out 1-0 win over Liverpool in round of 16 first leg

Football | Feb 19, 2020, 08:50 AM IST

Saul Niguez netted in the fourth minute and Atletico's defense kept Liverpool's powerful attack from having a single attempt on target at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Champions League

Champions League: Erling Haaland scores brace as Dortmund beat PSG 2-1

Football | Feb 19, 2020, 08:27 AM IST

Erling Haaland continued his scoring spree as Dortmund managed an important 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in their first Champions League round-of-16 clash on Tuesday.

La Liga: Barcelona end contract with company accused of fake posts

La Liga: Barcelona end contract with company accused of fake posts

Football | Feb 18, 2020, 10:58 PM IST

Bartomeu reiterated the club's denial of accusations it hired a company to make negative comments about its own players and opponents on social media in order to boost the image of senior club officials.

Coronavirus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan

Coronavirus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan

World | Feb 18, 2020, 03:28 PM IST

China on Tuesday reported 1,886 new cases and 98 more deaths due to the deadly coronavirus. That raised the number of deaths in mainland China to 1,868 and the total number of confirmed cases to 72,436.

Apple says Coronavirus will impact output, global stocks fall

Apple says Coronavirus will impact output, global stocks fall

Business | Feb 18, 2020, 09:35 AM IST

Apple says demand for iPhones is also down in China because many of Apple’s 42 retail stores there are closed or operating with reduced hours. China is Apple’s third largest retail market for iPhones, after the U.S. and Europe.

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Neymar to return for PSG against Borussia Dortmund, says coach Thomas Tuchel

Football | Feb 18, 2020, 09:06 AM IST

Brazilian forward Neymar is set to return for Paris Saint-Germain for the side's Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund.

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Premier League: Manchester United beat Chelsea 2-0, throw open race for CL spots

Football | Feb 18, 2020, 08:34 AM IST

Anthony Martial and Harry Maguire were on the scoresheet as Manchester United completed a league double over Chelsea.

Coronavirus outbreak: China reports 1,886 new coronavirus

Coronavirus outbreak: China reports 1,886 new coronavirus cases, death toll up by 98

World | Feb 18, 2020, 06:35 AM IST

Mainland China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths for a total of 1,868 in its update Tuesday, following a report that 80% of cases have been mild, prompting guarded optimism from health officials.

Dortmund is hoping it has found a solution to its leaky

Champions League, round of 16: Free-scoring Borussia Dortmund aims to keep things tight against PSG

Football | Feb 17, 2020, 10:11 PM IST

Dortmund has been prolific itself lately, scoring 23 goals in its last five league games. But that has often been accompanied by sloppy defending. The German team has had a 5-3 win and a 4-3 loss so far in 2020.

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Iker Casillas to run for president of Spanish soccer federation

Football | Feb 17, 2020, 10:06 PM IST

Casillas, who currently plays for Portuguese club Porto, made the announcement Monday on his social media accounts, saying he will be a candidate as soon as new elections are scheduled.

Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simone, second right,

Champions League, round of 16: Atlético Madrid's season on the line against Liverpool

Football | Feb 17, 2020, 10:04 PM IST

While defending European champion Liverpool has everything going its way, Atlético's season will be on the line when the teams meet in Madrid in the first leg.

Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanić (right)

Miralem Pjanić injury not as serious as first thought

Football | Feb 17, 2020, 09:57 PM IST

Pjanić limped off with an apparent muscular problem during Sunday’s 2-0 win over Brescia, eight minutes after coming on as a substitute.