India thrash Bangladesh 5-1 in women’s football final

Shillong, Feb 13 (PTI): Kamala Devi Yumnam and Ngangom Bala Devi struck two goals each to power defending champions India to a 5-1 thrashing of Bangladesh and set up a summit clash with Nepal in women's football at the 12th South Asian Games here today. India will face Nepal in...

Indian shooters reign supreme with clean sweep

Guwahati, Feb 13 (PTI): Indian shooters ruled the roost for the fourth successive day as they made a clean sweep of all the six gold medals on offer in the 12th South Asian Games here today. Omkar Singh (men's 10m air pistol), Rahi Sarnobat (women's 25m pistol) and Anjum Moudgil...

Pollard, Narine out of Windies World Twenty20 squad

Antigua and Barbuda, Feb 13 (PTI): All-rounder Kieron Pollard and off-spinner Sunil Narine withdrew from the West Indies World Twenty20 squad but officials insisted the moves were not sparked by the current pay dispute engulfing the team. Pollard, 28, pulled out due to injury while 27-year-old Narine said he was...

India eye series win in Vizag

Visakhapatnam, Feb 13 (PTI): Buoyed by an overwhelming victory in the previous game, a resilient India would look to continue the momentum and seal off their second successive T20 series win when they take on Sri Lanka in the third and final Twenty20 International, here tomorrow. India shrugged off their...

Moving Yuvraj up in batting order slightly difficult: Dhoni

Ranchi, Feb 13 (PTI): India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that he is aware of the lack of batting chances for Yuvraj Singh but said bringing him up the order is “slightly difficult” given the extraordinary record of top four batsmen. In a series levelling win against Sri Lanka here...

Khawaja goes for 140 as Boult strikes back

Wellington, Feb 13 (PTI): Usman Khawaja and Adam Voges ensured a healthy lead for Australia in the first Test against New Zealand before Trent Australia at tea on the second day were 330-5 in their first innings, 147 runs ahead. Khawaja was back in the pavilion for 140 while his...

BCCI has banned me without any evidence: Rauf

Karachi, Feb 12 (PTI): Tainted Pakistan umpire Asad Rauf today hit out at the BCCI for imposing a five-year ban on him for corruption, saying that the Indian Board did not have any evidence to pronounce him guilty. Rauf, 59, who was part of the ICC’s elite panel and...

India go down 0-1 to Pakistan, settle for silver at SAG

GUWAHATI, Feb 12: India produced a disappointing performance to lose to arch-rivals Pakistan 0-1 in a lacklustre summit clash of men’s hockey at the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati on Friday. Awaisur Rehman scored the lone goal of the match in added time of the first half as Pakistan...

Australia in control in first New Zealand Test

Wellington, Feb 12 (PTI): It was supposed to be Brendon McCullum’s day but it was opposing captain Steve Smith who made the right moves as Australia ended day one of the first cricket Test against New Zealand comfortably in control here today. Smith called correctly at the toss, made New...

Lahiri wins Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of the Year award

Sentosa (Singapore), Feb 12 (PTI): India’s Anirban Lahiri has been voted as the Hilton Asian Tour Golfer of Year by fans in an online poll. Lahiri reinforced his stature as one of the global game’s rising young stars with a spectacular season to remember in 2015. The Indian triumphed at the...

Richards backs West Indies stars in World Twenty20 dispute

Dubai, Feb 12 (PTI): Viv Richards has thrown his considerable support behind the West Indies squad who are locked in a bitter pay dispute which is threatening their participation in the World Twenty20. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) could be forced to send a second string to the prestigious...

West Indies to take on India in ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup

Mirpur , Feb 12 (PTI): The West Indies set up a title clash with India in the ICC U-19 Cricket World Cup final after getting the better of Bangladesh by three wickets in the second semi final match here on Thursday. The West Indies, who had reached the final when...

Defeat was a very, very good wake-up call: Gavaskar

PUNE, Feb 10 (PTI): The defeat to a depleted Sri Lanka in the first T20 international was a good wake-up call for the Indians, according to former captain Sunil Gavaskar, who said the batsmen should have shown more respect given that the Lankan pace trio was an unknown proposition. Put...

BCCI revenue may dip from 2000 crore to 400 crore

NEW DELHI, Feb 10 (PTI): BCCI is set to suffer a financial loss to the tune of Rs 1600 crore if Lodha Panel's recommendations on curtailing the advertisement breaks during the matches is implemented. It is feared that in the wake of loss of revenue not only the smooth functioning...

No country should feel insecure playing in India: Anurag Thakur

NEW DELHI, Feb 10 (PTI): BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Wednesday said "no country should feel insecure" about playing in India amid reports that Pakistan has proposed to play its matches in the upcoming World T20 at a neutral venue citing security concerns. "BCCI will organise the World Cup in...

Cold comfort from home after Smith’s winning streak ends

MELBOURNE, Feb 10: Steve Smith, now carrying the burden of leading Australia in all three formats, is feeling the heat from a disappointed home media after his first series loss as skipper. The world's top-ranked Test batsman and ICC Cricketer of the Year enjoyed a golden summer on home soil,...

Inexperienced Sri Lanka beat India by 5 wkts in T20 opener

Pune, Feb 9 (PTI) India's winning sequence in T20 internationals came to an embarrassing end tonight after a heavily depleted Sri Lanka pulled off an upset five-wicket victory to take 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Put into bat on a lively track, which had fair amount of bounce and...

Indian women beat Sri Lanka 5-0 in football event

Shillong , Feb 09 (PTI): Defending champions India bounced back to reckoning in style with a 5-0 hammering of Sri Lanka 5-0 in the women's football of the 12th South Asian Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here today. Centre forward Dangmei Grace (45+1st, 58th) scored a brace after India took...

Messi undergoes kidney stone treatment

Madrid, Feb 09 (PTI): Lionel Messi is undergoing treatment on kidney stones which floored the Argentina superstar at the Club World Cup in December, Barcelona announced. The five-time world Player of the Year “will be submitted to various tests on Monday and Tuesday to assess the development of kidney problems...

Steve Smith takes Australia captaincy for World Twenty20

Sydney, Feb 09 (PTI): Australian selectors today dumped Aaron Finch as captain in favour of Steve Smith for the World Twenty20 which begins next month in India, while Peter Nevill replaces Matthew Wade as wicketkeeper. Finch has been skipper since October 2014 but with Smith already captain of both the...

Waugh the most selfish cricketer that I’ve played with: Warne

Melbourne, Feb 09 (PTI): His long-standing feud with Steve Waugh was out in the open once again when spin legend Shane Warne slammed the former Australian captain as “the most selfish cricketer that I’ve played with” during a TV program. “There’s a lot of reasons I don’t like Steve Waugh,...

Pakistan’s World T20 participation was discussed in Dubai: PCB

Karachi, Feb 09 (PTI): The Pakistan Cricket Board has revealed that the issue of Pakistan’s participation in the World T20 in India in March-April had been discussed at the recent International Cricket Council in Dubai. PCB Chairman Shaharyar Khan said that a proposal was also floated about having Pakistan’s matches...

India hits bull’s eye!

Guwahati , Feb 09 (PTI): India’s might found no challenge in the 12th South Asian Games with the country’s archers, wrestlers and weightlifters clinching a majority of gold medals to ensure a third successive day of supremacy for the host country here on Monday. While compound archers scooped all five...

DDCA withdraws plea seeking occupancy certificate from SDMC for holding WT20 matches at Kotla

New Delhi, Feb 09 (PTI): The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) today withdrew a plea seeking occupancy certificate from South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) to hold T20 WC matches at Feroz Shah Kotla ground. PTI reported that SDMC told HC it wanted DDCA to deposit Rs 50 lakh as...

I-League: Bagan eye returning to winning ways

Mumbai , Feb 09 (PTI): the disappointment of their nightmarish campaign in the AFC Champions League qualifier when they take on Mumbai FC in a fifth round away game of the I-League football tournament, here tomorrow. Defending champions Bagan, who are currently placed third in the league table with 10...

SAG: India set for rich medal haul in athletics

Guwahati, Feb 08 (PTI): laggards on the world stage they might be but India's track-and-field athletes will certainly be a dominating force in the 12th South Asian Games when the blue-riband event takes off here tomorrow. India had fielded a 68-member strong squad with Rio Olympic Games-bound Inderjeet Singh as...

India is on right path: Bartoli at launch of Rendez-vous

New Delhi, Feb 08 (PTI): India is steadily moving forward in the highly competitive world of tennis and people need to be patient to see more results, especially in singles, says former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli. The 31-year-old was in the capital to launch the second edition of Rendez-vous, a...

Lahiri holds on for T-33 finish at Phoenix Open

Scottsdale (US), Feb 08 (PTI): Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri carded an improved two-under 69 on the final round to continue his American journey with a creditable T-33 at the record-breaking Waste Management Phoenix Open here. It was rookie Lahiri’s second finish inside Top-35 in three weeks on the PGA Tour,...

Big-hitting McCullum joins 200 ODI sixes club

Hamilton, Feb 08 (PTI): Brendon McCullum completed the sixes double Monday as he signed off his one-day international career with a trademark blockbuster of an innings in the third one-day international against Australia in Hamilton. One of the biggest hitters in the game, McCullum smacked the ball over the boundary...

Martina Hingis sets up Czech Fed Cup semi-final for Switzerland

New Delhi, Feb 08 (PTI): Martina Hingis carried her professional form to help Switzerland to beat Germany 3-2 and book first Fed Cup semi-finals spot since 1998 on Sunday in Leipzig. Hingis, 35, who had won the season's first Grand Slam title with Indian specialist Sania Mirza in Melbourne, partnered...
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