Russia to welcome Blatter, Platini at 2018 World Cup in Moscow

Moscow , Oct 20

Russia will be glad to welcome former FIFA President Joseph Blatter and former UEFA President Michel Platini, both of whom have been disqualified from their posts due to graft, to attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.

Golfer Bhullar grabs sole lead at Macao Open

Macau , Oct 20

Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar eagled the 18th and final hole of the second round to score six-under 65 and retain the lead at the top of the Macao Open on Friday.

Federer congratulates Nadal on anniversary of tennis academy

Palma De Mallorca (Spain) , Oct 20

Swiss tennis superstar Roger Federer sent a video to Spanish long time rival and fellow all-time great Rafael Nadal congratulating him on the first anniversary of his tennis academy and recalling the late-career resurgence both have enjoyed in 2017.

Golfer Chawrasia to compete at Mauritius Open

Port Louis , Oct 20

Indian veteran golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia has added his name to a strong Asian challenge for the 2017 AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at The Heritage Golf Club at Heritage Resorts this November, it was announced on Friday.

India take on Pakistan with eye on final in Asia Cup

Dhaka , Oct 20

India will aim to continue their good show as they face arch foes Pakistan in their last second-round clash with at least a point needed to guarantee their position in the final of the Hero Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Saturday.

Kohli, Bumrah drop in ICC ODI rankings

Dubai , Oct 20

India skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah registered a drop in their respective categories of the ICC Player Rankings released on Friday.

Alonso to continue with McLaren in 2018

Madrid , Oct 20

Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso, world champion in 2005 and 2006 with Renault, said he would continue with McLaren for one more season.