No higher-ranked team was willing to travel to India, leaving All India Football Federation (AIFF) with no other choice but to look closer home. Nepal accepted the invitation.
There haven’t been too many big-daddy knocks in Sri Lanka First-Class cricket.
Vinod Kambli and his wife didn't allow the 30-year-old to to go home and locked up in a room, say cops.
OP Jaisha finished 18th at the 42 km event in 2:34.43, almost three minutes faster than the national mark she set in January.
Romesh Kaluwitharana speaks about his transformation from being the face of unorthodoxy to preaching technique and running an eco-resort.
Fifteen wickets fall on Day Three, 11 of them to pacers, as India gain a 111-run first-innings lead but not quite the momentum.
Sri Lanka were in trouble at 47/6, when Kusal Perera stitched a crucial 79-run stand with Rangana Herath to lift the hosts.
Ishant Sharma played down the aggressive manner in which he send-off Kusal Perera.
Swansea handed Manchester United their first defeat of the season winning their Premier League fixture 2-1.
Finish behind Kenya and Jamaica (7 golds each) in the medals tally after solitary relay gold on final day.
Building on their 111-run first-innings lead, India were in trouble at 21 for three at stumps on Day 3.
Ishant Sharma (5/54) has set an Indian record for the best bowling figures at Colombo (SSC).
Ishant Sharma, as the leader of a young fast bowling group, now has bigger responsibility on his shoulders.
IAAF president Sebastian Coe admitted that Usain Bolt will be a tough act to follow.
Sarbananda Sonowal expressed confidence that India's Olympic preparation is going on in right earnest.
The women team will be featuring in the Olympics after a gap of 36 years.
Serena Williams has won six Wimbledon, US Open and Australian Open titles and three French Open crowns in her career.
Cheteshwar Pujara became only the fourth Indian player to carry his bat in Test match cricket.
India end Day 3 at 21/3 after a heavy shower forced early close of play against Sri Lanka.
Jose Mourinho refused to rule his team out of this season's title race because the league had become even more competitive.
Gareth Bale overshadowed an out-of-sorts Cristiano Ronaldo on a night where Real Madrid pumped in five goals.
Novak Djokovic is gunning for a third grand slam title this season after winning the Australian Open and Wimbledon crowns.
On a day dominated by Cheteshwar Pujara, Sri Lanka only seemed to be a part of the contest when Dhammika Prasad was in the attack.
Cheteshwar Pujara scores 135* to help India recover from batting collapse and reach 292/8 on Day 2 against Sri Lanka.
India were on the brink of qualifying after they finished fifth in Hockey World League Semi-Finals in July.
On the face of it, nothing seems to have changed at the MRF Pace Academy - one Aussie great has replaced another as the head coach. Siddhartha Sharma discovers how ‘art of taking wickets’ has been added to the ever-reliable old syllabus.
Raheem Sterling scored his first goal for the club and Fernandinho netted a superb second to lift City to their fourth successive win and open an eight-point advantage over Chelsea.
Cheteshwar Pujara, making a comeback to the Test side, was unbeaten on 135 at the end of Day 2 of the third Test against Sri Lanka.
Sania Mirza became the second tennis player to receive the country's highest sporting honour after Leander Paes.
Arsenal laboured to their second win of the season after they handed 10-man Newcastle United a 1-0 defeat.
Cheteshwar Pujara enjoys an outstanding record in Tests in Asia - his tally being 1414 (ave.83.17) in 14 Tests.
Usain Bolt, who had already won the 100 and 200m events, ran the anchor leg as the Jamaicans took gold in 37.36 secs.
Cheteshwar Pujara made a grand comeback to India's playing XI by scoring an unbeaten 135 against Sr Lanka.
Cheteshwar Pujara was the star on Day 2 but for a while towards the end, Amit Mishra shone bright.
Virender Sehwag celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan with his family on Saturday.
Cheteshwar Pujara scored a remarkable hundred in his comeback Test and in testing conditions in Colombo.