Organisers wanted sports already popular with Japanese youth so new venues would not need to be built.
Virat Kohli, on his way to Dharamsala for the first T20I against South Africa, posted a selfie on his Instagram account.
Rafael Nadal admits he has to overcome mental scars on his return to competitive action.
Sachin Tendulkar recalls the difficulty in connecting with family when mobile phones hadn't arrived.
Hashim Amla will join the team late while Albie Morkel, last-minute replacement for David Wiese, is yet to get India visa.
Liverpool beat Aston Villa 3-2 in the English Premier League contest this weekend.
Bangladesh are scheduled to host Australia for the first Test from October 9-13 in Chittagong.
India bagged seven medals, including five silver and two bronze at 16th Asian Rowing Championships that concluded in Beijing on Monday.
Although Sepp Blatter was not expecting the raid, some within FIFA had been told something was coming.
Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur striker, was termed as 'one-season wonder' after he failed to score in eight appearances.
Louis van Gaal said English clubs have the quality to progress in Europe, but face a serious disadvantage.
Imad Wasim returns with impressive figures of 4/11; Pakistan win first T20I against Zimbabwe by 13 runs.
Vishal Chopra’s mother killed by Irish Republican Army sniper’s shot, his son set to represent Ireland at under-19 World Cup.
Saurav Ghosal, world number 15, notched a 11-7, 11-2, 11-7 straight games win against 12th placed Egyptian Marwan Elshorbagy.
Viswanathan Anand talks about dividing line between Cold War and post-Cold War chess, the perception of Indian players during that period and the genius of Bobby Fischer and his iconic 1972 World Championship match with Boris Spassky.
Pankaj Advani beat Singapore's Peter Gilchrist to lift his 14th world title on Sunday.
Abhinav Bindra was dominant in the event and sealed the gold medal with 208.8 points.
South Africa will play three T20s, five ODIs and four Tests against India during their 72-day long tour.
India 'A' end the day's play at 161/1 after bowling out Bangladesh 'A' for 228; Varun Aaron, Jayant Yadav impress with four-fors.
MS Dhoni set twitter on fire with his cheeky reply to former England seamer Darren Gough.
Ryan Giggs currently serves as an assistant manager to Louis van Gaal.
Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg barely featured in television coverage after finishing one-two in Japanese GP.
Lewis Hamilton will surely win many more races in years to come but number 41 will always be special.
Vijender Singh training in Manchester for the past three weeks under globally acclaimed trainer Lee Beard.
McLaren team boss says both Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button will continue to race for the team next season.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is yet to win over all of the fans since taking over in 2014.
It was all a reassuring sight for manager Arsene Wenger who relied so much on Alexis Sanchez last year.
FIFA sank deeper into a crisis and threatened to take down the two most powerful men in world football.
Daniel Sturridge fired two goals in Liverpool's 3-2 win over Aston Villa.
Real Madrid are now two points behind surprise leaders Villarreal after six games.
Australia and Bangladesh cricket officials are both hopeful the tour will still go ahead.
Agnieszka Radwanska turned in a near flawless display against Belinda Bencic.
The win was the Lewis Hamilton's eighth of the season, with Nico Rosberg anchoring the eighth one-two finish for dominant Mercedes.
Lionel Messi was ruled out for up to two months after damaging knee ligaments.
Number of players from Brazil has gone up from eight in the last edition of the ISL to 18 this year.
Asian Airgun Championship is a continental event but it seems the whole of Asia has chosen to ignore it.