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Everything you need to know about World University Centre: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

DU admission: The sky rocketing cut offs creates panic among students

July 4, 2014 at 10:44 AM

Rajya Sabha MP and Former Union Minister Vijay Goel today expressed his concern over the sky rocketing cut-offs of Delhi University. The confusion regarding FYUP and delayed admissions has resulted in confusion and tension amongst students and administration alike.

FYUP row, DU VC and the UGC chairman both must step down: AAP

June 27, 2014 at 4:56 PM

The Delhi University Vice-Chancellor has been rightly forced to roll back his ill-thought and unjustified decision of implementing the Four Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP).

Amitabh Bachchan Sponsors Coaching and Training of 2 women Athletes

June 17, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Global cinema icon and champion of various social causes, Mr Amitabh Bachchan has often sparked laudatory initiatives towards the betterment of society, such Polio Eradication

No tolerance for vandalism in protests: Brazilian president

June 12, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Rio de Janeiro, June 12 (IANS) Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has struck a note of warning, saying there will be no tolerance for vandalism in protests during the FIFA World Cup, starting Thursday.

Drogba injury causes scare for Ivory Coast

June 12, 2014 at 11:35 AM

Sao Paulo, June 12 (IANS) Didier Drogba has given Ivory Coast an injury scare ahead of their World Cup Group C opener against Japan Saturday after leaving training early with a thigh injury.

How brain regulates CO2 levels in blood

June 12, 2014 at 11:27 AM

New York, June 12 (IANS) A specific group of neurons found in a region of the brain are involved in detecting and maintaining adequate levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in blood and in modulating the activity of the neuronal groups that control respiratory activity, a study showed.

Neymar wants to be champion with Brazil

June 12, 2014 at 11:11 AM

Sao Paulo, June 12 (IANS) Neymar says he is not interested in personal glory and his only aim is to help Brazil to a sixth World Cup title on home soil.

Iniesta looks to help fire Spain in World Cup

June 12, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Madrid, June 12 (IANS) Andres Iniesta was the hero of the 2010 World Cup as the Barcelona and Spain midfielder scored the 116th minute goal which took the Spanish to their first World title with a 1-0 win over Holland.

Croatian coach Kovac confident ahead of Brazil match

June 12, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Zagreb, June 12 (IANS) Croatia arrived in Sao Paulo Wednesday afternoon and few hours later had a training session at the Arena Corinthians where Niko Kovac's troops will try to stop Brazilians in the World Cup opener.

FIFA World Cup 2014: All set to kick off today in Brazil

June 12, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Amid the speculation to which country will be king of Football in the world, the much awaited FIFA World Cup 2014 is all set to begin today in Brazil. However each and every match of the World Cup is crucial and much hyped, but the first one of the tournament which will be played between Croatia and the host Brazil will be crucial one.

Croatia need to do quite a bit to match Brazil

June 12, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Sao Paulo, June 12 (IANS) Brazil, host team and big favourites to win World Cup 2014, are looking to begin the campaign with a victory in Thursday's opening match, and the underdogs Croatia would need do quite a bit to avoid a defeat in Sao Paulo.

Leonardo DiCaprio in Brazil to party during World Cup

June 12, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Rio de Janeiro, June 12 (IANS) Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has travelled to Brazil to party with friends on yacht during the World Cup.

Argentine president longs for Brazil World Cup

June 12, 2014 at 6:23 AM

Buenos Aires, June 12 (IANS) Argentine President Cristina Fernandez said Wednesday she hoped the trophy of the Brazil World Cup, which begins Thursday, "stays in Latin America".

Four players elected to FIH Athletes Committee

June 12, 2014 at 1:11 AM

The Hague, June 12 (IANS) The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has announced that South Africa skipper Marsha Cox, England's Anne Panter, Germany's Moritz Furste and Australia's Liam De Young were elected by the World Cup players to the FIF Athletes Committee.

Bayern extends Lahm, Muller contracts

June 11, 2014 at 8:07 PM

Berlin, June 11 (IANS/EFE) German football giants Bayern Munich have extended contracts with defender Philipp Lahm and midfielder Thomas Muller.

Nothing compares to a World Cup title: Spain coach

June 11, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Paris, June 11 (IANS/EFE) Despite winning a lot of trophies and playing in many top tournaments, Spanish head coach Vicente del Bosque underlined that winning the FIFA World Cup is still the best.

Spaniards hopeful of Spain retaining World Cup

June 11, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Madrid, June 11 (IANS/EFE) While Brazil are the tournament favourites, the majority of Spanish fans believe that the Spain would successfully defend the title like Italy in 1938 and Brazil in 1962.

Brazil is ready for World Cup: Rousseff

June 11, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Sao Paulo, June 11 (IANS/EFE) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said that the "pessimists" who questioned her country's ability to host the FIFA World Cup have "lost".

FIFA asks Brazilians to stop protests ahead of World Cup

June 11, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Sao Paulo, June 11 (IANS/EFE) FIFA President Sepp Blatter has called on Brazilians to halt their protests ahead of the World Cup which will kick off Thursday.

Only 9 percent French fans think Les Bleus will win World Cup

June 11, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Paris, June 11 (IANS/EFE) Recent polls showed that only nine percent of French fans think that France will win the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Pistol shooter Rai wins World Cup silver

June 11, 2014 at 7:36 PM

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) India's pistol shooter Jitu Rai won the silver medal in the men's 10-metre air pistol event at the ISSF World Cup in Munich, Wednesday.

Ministries urged to coordinate to check cardiovascular diseases

June 11, 2014 at 7:27 PM

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Different ministries need to work together if India wants to deal with cardiovascular diseases (CVD) - one of the main causes of death in the country, an official of the World Heart Federation (WHF) said Wednesday.

Hockey India set-up evaluation committee after World Cup debacle

June 11, 2014 at 7:19 PM

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Stung by the team's poor show in the ongoing World Cup, Hockey India (HI) Wednesday set-up a 11-member committee to evaluate the performance at the Hague, in the Netherlands.

Jwala-Ashwini progress in Japan Open

June 11, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Tokyo, June 11 (IANS) Top Indian doubles shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa continued their good run when they proceeded to the women's doubles second round at the $250,000 Japan Open Super Series here Wednesday.

Brazil will resolve strikes ahead of World Cup: Maradona

June 11, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Caracas (Venezuela), June 11 (IANS/EFE) Football legend Diego Maradona has expressed confidence that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will be able to settle the strikes in her country ahead of the start of the FIFA World Cup in Sao Paulo Thursday.

Honduras seek to beat France

June 11, 2014 at 6:23 PM

Sao Paulo, June 11 (IANS/EFE) Honduras is eyeing more than just a draw in its FIFA World Cup opener against France on Sunday.

Spain, Brazil favourites; Argentina, Belgium surprise packages

June 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Sao Paulo, June 11 (IANS) Defending champions Spain and hosts Brazil start as favourites for the 2014 FIFA World Cup crown but South American giants Argentina and new kids on the block Belgium can spring a few surprises.

Dutch de Guzman ready for Spain opener

June 11, 2014 at 6:15 PM

Rio de Janeiro, June 11 (IANS/EFE) After recovering from his injury, Dutch midfielder Jonathan de Guzman has joined the last training session of his team ahead of the FIFA World Cup which kicks off Thursday.

Brazil weather a concern for Spain

June 11, 2014 at 6:07 PM

Curitiba (Brazil), June 11 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish team is concerned about the temperature changes during the FIFA World Cup in Brazil which kicks off Thursday.

Jamaica's loss to France exposes flaws in team

June 11, 2014 at 5:03 PM

Lille (France), June 11 (IANS/CMC) Head coach Winfried Schaefer said Jamaica's humiliating 0-8 loss to World Cup-bound France exposes the 'Reggae Boyz's' unpreparedness to compete with regular participants on football's biggest stage.

Wives 'nag' husbands to go for regular health check-ups

June 11, 2014 at 4:39 PM

New York, June 11 (IANS) Know why married men go for more health check-ups than younger, unmarried adults? Kudos to their wives for "nagging" them into visiting the doctor.

Fraser Pryce pulls out of New York Diamond League

June 11, 2014 at 4:15 PM

New York, June 11 (IANS/CMC) Two-time Olympic gold medallist sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica has withdrawn from the Adidas Grand Prix, the New York leg of the Diamond League circuit, set for Saturday.

64th FIFA Congress opens in Sao Paulo

June 11, 2014 at 4:07 PM

Sao Paulo, June 11 (IANS) The two-day 64th FIFA Congress opened here with proposals for amendments to the FIFA statutes, regulations governing the application of the statutes, and standing orders of the Congress figuring high on the agenda.

Seven teams to have top-level security in Brazil

June 11, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Rio de Janeiro, June 11 (IANS) Seven out of the 32 teams which will play in the FIFA World Cup will have the highest level of security available.

'Love' hormone rejuvenates old muscles too

June 11, 2014 at 3:03 PM

New York, June 11 (IANS) The 'love hormone' not only triggers emotions when you see your beloved but also helps old muscles work like new.

Mexican football team feted in Brazil

June 11, 2014 at 3:03 PM

Mexico City, June 11 (IANS) The Mexican Football Federation has said the city of Santos in Sao Paulo state welcomed their national team for the FIFA World Cup with celebration.

One spot still open in Dutch line-up

June 11, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Rio de Janeiro, June 11 (IANS) The Dutch national team's line-up for the FIFA World Cup Group B match against Spain seems almost clear except for one spot in the midfield.

Germany's Reus out for three months

June 11, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Dortmund, June 11 (IANS) Borussia Dortmund footballer Marco Reus will be sidelined for longer than expected as his injury is worse than initially thought.

Cyrus, Gomez once fought over Nick Jonas

June 11, 2014 at 2:31 PM

Los Angeles, June 11 (IANS) Singer Miley Cyrus' friendship with Selena Gomez reportedly "turned sour" in 2008 because of Nick Jonas.

Spain are favourites, says captain Casillas

June 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM

Salvador (Brazil), June 11 (IANS) Spain captain Iker Casillas believes his side are favourites to win the FIFA World Cup which kicks off Thursday.

Light-sensitive 3D retina created in lab

June 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM

New York, June 11 (IANS) Using a type of human stem cell, researchers have now created a three-dimensional (3D) functional human retinal tissue in the laboratory for the first time.

Instant oatmeal in breakfast manages hunger better

June 11, 2014 at 12:48 PM

New York, June 11 (IANS) Love ready-to-eat oat cereal in breakfast but do not get that feeling of "fullness"? Switch to instant oatmeal.

Peace on earth an elusive dream? (Column: Soliloquy)

June 11, 2014 at 9:51 AM

On June 6 was celebrated the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the allied landings on Normandy that marked the beginning of the end of World War-II, a war that was supposed to end all wars. July 28 will be the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War-I, at that time called the Great War. And yet, today, the world is in greater conflict than at any previous period in its history.

Brazil must win World Cup opener: Scolari

June 11, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Rio de Janeiro, June 11 (IANS) Victory for Brazil in their World Cup opener against Croatia Thursday is vital to the team's chances of winning football's most coveted trophy for a record sixth time, according to Selecao boss Luiz Felipe Scolari.

Suarez trains with Uruguay squad

June 11, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Rio de Janeiro, June 11 (IANS) Luis Suarez moved a step closer to proving his fitness for the FIFA World Cup by training with the Uruguay squad.

Ronaldo does not change our plans: Lahm

June 11, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Rio de Janeiro, June 11 (IANS) Germany captain Philipp Lahm says Cristiano Ronaldo's fitness has no bearing on his team's preparations for their World Cup opener against Portugal Sunday.

Jennifer Lopez to perform World Cup opener

June 11, 2014 at 7:51 AM

Rio De Janeiro, June 11 (IANS) FIFA has confirmed that pop star Jennifer Lopez will perform at the World Cup opening ceremony.

Eight de-mining personnel killed in eastern Afghanistan

June 10, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Kabul, June 10 (IANS) Eight Afghan de-mining pesonnel were killed in a Taliban attack in the eastern province of Logar Tuesday, the presidential palace said.

Beijing abandons plans renaming stations after World Cup teams

June 10, 2014 at 8:15 PM

Beijing, June 10 (IANS) Beijing has abandoned a plan to rename subway stations after the 32 teams competing in the World Cup in Brazil amid fears that it would confuse passengers, the subway operators said Tuesday.

Croatians bring hope to other World Cup teams too

June 10, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Zagreb, June 10 (IANS) Four years ago the Croatian national team didn't make it to the World Cup in South Africa. This year, luckily, Croatian football lovers don't have to go through that agony again and their focus will be on their team under coach Niko Kovac.

'Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful Game' available online

June 10, 2014 at 7:19 PM

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) "Pepsi Beats of the Beautiful Game", a music album comprising anthemic songs by chart-topping musicians like Timbaland and Rita Ora, was unveiled Tuesday to capture the energy and spirit of football ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

We are worried about playing surfaces: Albiol

June 10, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Curitiba (Brazil), June 10 (IANS/EFE) Spanish defender, Raul Albiol has expressed his worries about the playing surfaces at the 2014 World Cup.

Spanish Rodriguez is the most searched young football star

June 10, 2014 at 4:31 PM

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Rising Spanish star Jese Rodriguez leads the brigade of most searched young football stars in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

How farmers could help slow global warming

June 10, 2014 at 3:19 PM

New York, June 10 (IANS) Farmers could help combat climate change by applying more-precise amounts of nitrogen-based fertilisers, a study shows.

Beware! Permanent hair dye may cause cancer

June 10, 2014 at 2:39 PM

London, June 10 (IANS) Permanent hair dyes and perming treatments at salons may contain banned aromatic amines called toluidines that have carcinogenic properties, researchers warn.

Have a 'tomato pill' for super heart health

June 10, 2014 at 2:15 PM

London, June 10 (IANS) Tomatoes have many health benefits, but a new study finds that a daily supplement of an extract found in tomatoes may improve the function of blood vessels in patients with cardiovascular disease.

England football fan rides scooter from London to Brazil

June 10, 2014 at 2:07 PM

Rio de Janeiro, June 10 (IANS) An English football fan, riding a Vespa scooter, covered 24,000 kilometres (15,000 miles) to see his country take part in the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.

Cellphone in trouser pocket may impact male fertility

June 10, 2014 at 1:59 PM

London, June 10 (IANS) Do you have a habit of keeping your cellphone in your trouser's pocket? It could damage your chances of becoming a father.

Enough sleeping is essential to protect kids from obesity: Study

June 10, 2014 at 1:34 PM

It may be seems something like bizarre, but the latest research shows that if you wish to protect your kids from obesity, make sure you get enough sleep on a daily basis. According to the study a parent's sleep has an effect on the likelihood that their children will be overweight or obese.

NASA says 'Hello World' from space via laser

June 10, 2014 at 12:47 PM

California, June 10 (IANS) For the first time, NASA has beamed a high-definition video via laser from space to ground. "Hello, World!" came the message from the International Space Station (ISS).

FIFA Congress to be aired Live on web

June 10, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Sao Paulo, June 10 (IANS) The 64th FIFA Congress gets under way here Tuesday and football fans can watch the opening ceremony live on FIFA.com, according to the official website of the International Football Federation.

Sao Paulo stadium given clearance for World Cup opener

June 10, 2014 at 12:23 PM

Sao Paulo, June 10 (IANS) Brazilian authorities have given clearance to Sao Paulo's Itaquerao stadium to host the World Cup opener between Brazil and Croatia Thursday.

Want to protect your kids from obesity? Get enough sleep

June 10, 2014 at 11:35 AM

New York, June 10 (IANS) If you wish to protect your kids from obesity, make sure you get enough sleep on a daily basis as a study has shown that a parent's sleep has an effect on the likelihood that their children will be overweight or obese.

Depression in elderly linked to Alzheimer's risk

June 10, 2014 at 11:35 AM

London, June 10 (IANS) Late-life depression could become a major risk factor for developing Alzheimer's faster than others, a study says.

Ghana to airlift 500 fans to Brazil

June 10, 2014 at 11:19 AM

Accra (Ghana), June 10 (IANS) Ghana will sponsor 500 fans to cheer the national team, the Black Stars, at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, a senior official has confirmed here.

Uruguay head for World Cup

June 10, 2014 at 11:03 AM

Montevideo (Uruguay), June 10 (IANS) Uruguay have left for Brazil to compete in the 2014 Brazil World Cup.

Les Bleus leave for Brazil full of confidence

June 10, 2014 at 10:47 AM

Paris, June 10 (IANS) Winning with a large score against "Reggae boys" at home, Les Bleus finished in a blaze of victory their preparation for World Cup games that boosted their confidence to make victory in the international tournament.

Chilean footballer tags Australia as main group rivals

June 10, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Santiago (Chile), June 10 (IANS) Chilean national football team midfielder Marcelo Diaz has described Australia as the team to beat at the preliminary group phase of the 2014 Brazil World Cup.

World Cup boost for struggling Croatian economy

June 10, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Zagreb (Croatia), June 10 (IANS) Walking through the streets of Zagreb, Croatia's capital city, you can sense that the start of the World Cup is just around the corner. Seeing everybody getting ready you would think that Brazil is Croatia's neighbour and not some country almost 10,000 km away.

Ecuador calls up last-minute replacement

June 10, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Quito, June 10 (IANS) Ecuador called up a last-minute replacement to their 2014 World Cup squad after Segundo Castillo got injured in a warm-up match ten days ago.

1,500 cholera cases reported in South Sudan

June 10, 2014 at 8:31 AM

United Nations, June 10 (IANS) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has confirmed a total of 1, 459 cholera cases, including 31 deaths, in South Sudan by Saturday.

Floods kill nine in Brazil

June 10, 2014 at 6:07 AM

Rio de Janeiro, June 10 (IANS) Heavy rains and flooding in Brazil's southern state of Parana have claimed the lives of nine people and affected more then 51,418 residents across 74 towns, authorities said Monday.

David Villa to retire from international football after World Cup

June 9, 2014 at 7:35 PM

Washington, June 9 (IANS/EFE) David Villa, former Valencia, Barcelona, and Atletico Madrid player, announced Monday that he will retire from international football after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

India go down 0-4 to Australia

June 9, 2014 at 7:11 PM

The Hague, June 9 (IANS) India's group campaign in the FIH Hockey World Cup came to an end with a 0-4 thrashing by defending champions Australia at the Kyocera Stadium here Monday.

Koke looking to do all he can to help Spanish cause in Brazil

June 9, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Madrid, June 9 (IANS) Atletico Madrid's 22-year-old midfielder Jesus Resurreccion 'Koke' admits that when as a boy he watched the World Cup on TV, he thought it would be "impossible" to play in the tournament, but now he could play a major role in Spain's defence of their World title.

Kerala passes fourth resolution for new Mullaperiyar dam

June 9, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Thiruvananthapuram, June 9 (IANS) The Kerala assembly Monday, for a record fourth time, passed a unanimous resolution demanding that the Centre act as a mediator for building a new dam at Mullaperiyar.

'Unsustainable use of natural resources a big challenge'

June 9, 2014 at 6:39 PM

Mexico City, June 9 (IANS) Poverty and unsustainable use of natural resources are the biggest challenges facing the humanity in the 21st century, parliamentarians from across the world who gathered here for a legislators summit said.

India thrashed 0-4 by Australia

June 9, 2014 at 6:31 PM

The Hague, June 9 (IANS) India suffered their third defeat in the FIH Hockey World Cup getting thrashed 0-4 by defending champions Australia in their last group match at the Kyocera Stadium here Monday.

Rocky S to design for Indian delegates at international pageants

June 9, 2014 at 6:16 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) Fashion designer Rocky S has associated with Miss India Organization to style the delegates representing India at Miss World 2014 and Miss Universe 2014.

Nanoparticles that precisely target tumours are here

June 9, 2014 at 4:23 PM

New York, June 9 (IANS) In a major breakthrough, scientists have designed nanoparticles that can deliver drugs directly to a tumour.

Better tissue healing with 'dissolving' hydrogels

June 9, 2014 at 3:27 PM

New York, June 9 (IANS) Regenerating bone tissue through stem cells can now be easier and more precise.

People in developing world ignore deadly diseases

June 9, 2014 at 3:27 PM

London, June 9 (IANS) Years of neglect and indifference have led to thousands of deaths in the developing world because of some infectious diseases, a study shows.

France crush Jamaica in World Cup warm-up

June 9, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Lille, June 9 (IANS/CMC) Jamaica suffered a humiliating 0-8 annihilation at the hands of France, as Les Bleus warmed up for Thursday's start of the FIFA World Cup in style.

Online platform to develop digital vernacular content: President

June 9, 2014 at 2:55 PM

New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) To develop digital vernacular content and disseminate classic literature in different languages, President Pranab Mukherjee Monday said an online platform "e-Bhasha" will be developed to preserve rich Indian languages.

Why researchers fight shy of social media

June 9, 2014 at 2:23 PM

Washington, June 9 (IANS) Despite the increasing penetration and influence of social media, policy researchers abstain from using it to share their works and rely on traditional media, a research says.

UN calls for eco-awareness on World Oceans Day

June 9, 2014 at 2:15 PM

United Nations, June 9 (IANS/WAM) The UN has urged the international community to commit itself to keeping the oceans healthy and productive for current and future generations.

Human hunters wiped out Ice Age animals

June 9, 2014 at 1:59 PM

London, June 9 (IANS) Large animals in Ice Age that included Sabre-toothed cats, huge kangaroos, and a leopard-sized marsupial lion became extinct because of human hunters and not climate change, says a new study.

Iran defeats Trinidad and Tobago in World Cup warm-up

June 9, 2014 at 1:51 PM

Tehran, June 9 (IANS) Iran's national football team defeated Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 in a FIFA World Cup warm-up match.

Spain arrive in Brazil to defend World Cup

June 9, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Rio De Janeiro, June 9 (IANS) Holders Spain were among three former World Cup winners to arrive in Brazil ahead of football's showpiece tournament.

Rudisha, Kemboi to lead Kenyan Commonwealth Games squad

June 9, 2014 at 1:35 PM

Nairobi, June 9 (IANS) Kenya's Olympic champions David Rudisha and Ezekiel Kemboi will lead a star-studded Kenyan team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games and subsequent Marrakech Africa Athletics Championships following the conclusion of the selection event here.

Italy beat Fluminense in World Cup warmup

June 9, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Rio de Janeiro, June 9 (IANS) Ciro Immobile bagged a hat-trick as Italy warmed up for the FIFA World Cup with a 5-3 victory over Brazilian Serie A club Fluminense.

The players are in a positive mood: Capello

June 9, 2014 at 1:11 PM

Moscow, June 9 (IANS) Russian football team manager Fabio Capellp said his players were in a positive mood and determined to give their best in the FIFA 2014 World Cup but didn't want to predict anything.

Van Persie fit to play Spain in World Cup

June 9, 2014 at 6:42 AM

Rio de Janeiro, June 9 (IANS) Robin van Persie had a disappointing season with Manchester United, suffering from several injuries, but is ready to conquer Spain in the first match of the Netherlands at the World Cup June 13 in Salvador, he said here Sunday.

Nadal wins 9th French Open, 14th major title

June 8, 2014 at 11:30 PM

Paris, June 8 (IANS) World No.1 tennis player Rafael Nadal won his record ninth men's singles title at the French Open by beating second-seeded Serbian Novak Djokovic in four sets at Court Philippe Chatrier here Sunday.

Nadal wins 9th French Open title

June 8, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Paris, June 8 (IANS) Spanish tennis great Rafael Nadal won his ninth men's singles title at the French Open beating Novak Djokovic in four sets here Sunday.

Force India qualify 11th, 13th in Canada

June 8, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Montreal, June 8 (IANS) Force India drivers Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez qualified 11th and 13rd, respectively, for the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix at the 4.3 km Circuit Gilles-Villeneuve here.

Russian football team leaves for Brazil

June 8, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Moscow, June 8 (IANS) Russia's national football team headed by manager Fabio Capello left for the FIFA World Cup in Brazil Sunday.

England held by Honduras in goalless draw

June 8, 2014 at 7:06 PM

Miami, June 8 (IANS/EFE) The English national football team's last FIFA World Cup warm-up match ended in a goalless draw against Honduras here Sunday at the Sun Life Stadium.

Spain's monarch supports Nadal ahead of French Open final

June 8, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Paris, June 8 (IANS/EFE) Spain's monarch Juan Carlos showed his support for compatriot tennis great Rafael Nadal via a phone call ahead of the French Open men's singles final against Serb Novak Djokovic.

India ready for defending champions Australia: Sardar

June 8, 2014 at 6:34 PM

The Hague, June 8 (IANS) The Indian hockey team is geared up to take on defending champions and current World Cup Group A toppers Australia at the Kyocera Stadium here Monday.