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Pakistan stuns arch rival India, levels series

Pakistani captain Kaleem Ullah (centre L, #10) looks on as he takes a free kick to score Pakistan's first goalagainst India during their second friendly football match in Bangalore at the Karnataka State Football Association Stadium in Bangalore. (AFP)

Pakistan pulled off a surprise 2-0 win over India Wednesday, with a late goal from Saddam Hussain ensuring them a share of the spoils in the first football series between the arch rivals for almost a decade.

FIFA upholds Barcelona transfer ban

Barcelona will not be able to sign any new players until January 2016 after world football's governing body FIFA rejected an appeal over a transfer ban imposed for breaching rules on underage players.

West Indies parts ways with coach Gibson

The West Indies parted ways with coach Ottis Gibson on Tuesday, just a day ahead of a home one-day series against Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka ponders life after golden generation

Sri Lanka are banking on young talent to see them through a transitional phase in Test cricket despite the departure of one batting great, another approaching retirement and an ageing spinner in the ranks. 

Ronaldo injured as Atletico denies Rodriguez dream start

Real Madrid's Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo lies on the ground. (AFP)

A Raul Garcia equaliser two minutes from time denied James Rodriguez a dream home debut for Real Madrid as Atletico Madrid salvaged a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Tuesday.

Arsenal's Europe hopes intact after Istanbul cauldron

Arsenal head for the home leg of their Champions League play-off against Besiktas with their hopes intact after surviving the test of a raucous Istanbul crowd and hugely-energised opponents to leave Turkey with a goalless draw.

The coach of the Brazilian national football team, Carlos Verri, known as Dunga. (AFP)

Dunga rings changes in his first Brazil squad

New Brazil coach Dunga announced the first squad of his second spell in charge of the Selecao on Tuesday, with only 10 of those who featured at the World Cup making the cut.

The Wave, Muscat aims to close gap at the top

The Wave, Muscat aims to close gap at the top

Defending champion The Wave, Muscat aims to close the gap at the top of the Extreme Sailing Series (ESS) leaderboard as skipper Leigh McMillan and his crew head to the fifth Act, which will be held in Cardiff, United Kingdom from August 22-25.

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