Sachin Tendulkar launches anthem, jersey of his Indian Super League team

Sachin TendulkarKochi, Sept 30 : Sachin Tendulkar launched the anthem and jersey of his co-owned football team Kerala Blaster, for upcoming India Super League (ISL), which is slated to kick-off next month.

The ISL was officially launched in Mumbai, on August 28, by billionaire, in which eight franchises will take part.

CLT20: Narine reported for suspect illegal bowling action in KKR's 36-run win over Dolphins

Sunil NarineNew Delhi, Sep 30 : Kolkata Knight Riders off spinner Sunil Narine has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action following his side's 36-run win over the Dolphins in the Champions League Twenty20 Group A match on Monday.

The on-field umpires Anil Chaudhary and Chettihody Shamshuddin along with third umpire Kumar Dharmasena laid the charges on the West Indies bowler and specifically relates to Narine's quicker ball.

Asian Games: Mary Kom in final, Sarita Devi robbed off win

Mary KomIncheon - Controversy hit the Asian Games boxing competition after India's L Sarita Devi (60kg) had to settle for a bronze medal despite dominating her semifinal bout even as M C Mary Kom (51kg) continued her winning run to enter the summit clash of the mega-event here on Tuesday.

The Indian woman boxer in fray, Pooja Rani (75kg), also had to settle for a bronze after losing a closely-contested semifinal bout to China's Li Qian.

Pacquiao responds to Mayweather's jibes, says American should fear God

Manny PacquiaoLondon, Sep 30 - Filipino boxer and politician Manny Pacquiao has responded to the latest jibes from undefeated boxing champion Floyd Mayweather in their long-running, fight free rivalry, saying that the American should fear God.

Pacquiao said that he is currently splitting his focus between training for November's bout against Chris Algieri and a forthcoming basketball cameo in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Giroud signs new contract to stay at Arsenal until 2018

Olivier GiroudLondon, Sep 30 - French striker Olivier Giroud has reportedly signed a new contract with Arsenal to keep him at the club until 2018.

Arsenal is expected to announce the deal in the next few weeks after agreeing a two-year extension with Giroud, who is recovering following surgery on a broken left tibia suffered at Everton last month.

Wannabe WAGs flood charity shop after Ben Foster donates expensive designer clothes

Ben FosterLondon, Sep 30 - A tiny charity shop was reportedly flooded by scores of wannabe WAGs after England goalkeeper Ben Foster donated thousands of pounds worth of designer clothes.

The 200-luxury item haul included a 700 pounds pair of Christian Louboutin shoes being flogged for 50 pounds and a Stella McCartney sequin cardigan worth 855 pounds priced at just 55 pounds.

Asian Games: Akhilesh Yadav announces Rs 50 lakh cash reward for Seema Punia

Seema PuniaNew Delhi: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday announced a cash reward of Rs 50 lakh for discus thrower Seema Punia, who won a gold at Asian Games 2014 on the third day of athletics competitions.

The news was confirmed by Akhilesh Yadav's official account on social micro-blogging site Twitter.

'Tough guy' Balotelli 'scared' of giant spiders

Mario BalotelliLondon, Sep 30 - Giant spiders invading the United Kingdom have reportedly freaked out Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.

Balotelli is reportedly terrified to go to the toilet at night in case he stumbles over one of the monsters and cannot believe how much the creepy-crawlies have grown in the two years since he last played in UK for Manchester City.

Van Persie believes Man U will frighten opponents again under Van Gaal

Robin van PersieLondon, Sep 30 - Manchester United striker Robin van Persie is of the opinion that the club would frighten other teams again when manager Louis van Gaal's methods fully click and the injury crisis is eased.

The striker is confident that United is heading in the right direction, with Van Persie pointing to Saturday's 2-1 win over West Ham United with 10 men and the 4-0 victory over Queens Park Rangers two weeks before.

Incheon Asian Games: Indian women lose Kazakhstan in volleyball event play-off

BollyballIncheon: Indian women spikers continued to disappoint as they lost their 5th-8th place semi-final play-off against Kazakhstan by three straight sets in the volleyball event at the Asian Games.

The Kazakh women won the contest 25-20 25-19 25-20 in only 69 minutes as India will now play in the 7th-8th place play-off final.

India will play the loser of the encounter between Hong Kong and Chinese Taipei in the 7th-8th place play-off.

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