Saina, Sai crash out; India’s challenge ends in Macau Open

MACAU, Dec 02 (PTI): Top seed Saina Nehwal and B. Sai Praneeth crashed out in their respective quarterfinal matches to draw curtains on India’s challenge at the the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament, here on Friday. Both Saina and Sai Praneeth suffered straight-game losses against Chinese opponents in...

Former international hockey umpire Sujlana dead

Mumbai , Dec 02 (PTI): Former international hockey umpire and veteran administrator, Phulel Singh Sujlana, passed away here today due to old age, according to Mumbai Hockey Association Limited. Sujlana, who was born in undivided Punjab, is survived by three daughters. The jovial Sujlana, who was also secretary of the MHAL...

Digital Live telecast for World Billiards Championship

New Delhi, Dec 02 (PTI): Sports app Sports Flashes has partnered with Billiards & Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) to telecast the IBSF World Billiards Championship live. The championship will take place in Bengaluru from December 5 to 12. The eight-day championship that includes the Long Up format and the Points...

BCCI to wait till Dec 5, ass’ns told to have plan B

New Delhi, Dec 2 (PTI) The BCCI today maintained its opposition to some of the reforms recommended by the Lodha committee and will wait with bated breath for the Supreme Court's verdict on the matter come December 5. At a Special General Meeting here, the Board did not take any...

Gaganpreet scores a fifer as PSB maul Hockey Karnataka 7-1

Mumbai, Dec 2 (PTI) Drag-flicker Gaganpreet Singh rifled in five penalty corner goals to power Punjab and Sind Bank (PSB), Delhi to a facile 7-1 win over Hockey Karnataka, Bengaluru in the concluding Pool A league match of the 51st All India Bombay Gold Cup Hockey Tournament here today. The...

NorthEast United FC beat Delhi Dynamos

Guwahati, Nov 30: NorthEast United FC kept their slim chances of a semifinal berth alive by upsetting in-form Delhi Dynamos 2-1 in an Indian Super League (ISL) football match here at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium on Wednesday. The result saw NorthEast (18 points from 13 matches) set up a...

Assam records 928 new HIV cases

Guwahati, Nov 30 (PTI) Assam has recorded 928 new HIV cases with an estimated 12,090 people living with HIV(PLHA) last year, according to Assam State AIDS Control Society (ASACS). "People with HIV may have increased due to more people coming for testing. But, Assam is categorised as a low HIV...

Macau Open: Saina Nehwal overcomes tough Indonesian challenge to reach pre-quarterfinals

Macau, Nov 30 (PTI): Top seed Saina Nehwal staved off a tough challenge from little-known Indonesian Hanna Ramadini in a three-game women's singles opening round match to advance to the pre-quarterfinals of the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament in Macau on Wednesday. It turned out to be a...

F1 bosses vote Hamilton best driver, Rosberg third

LONDON, Nov 30 (PTI): Formula One team bosses have voted Lewis Hamilton the sport's best driver, despite the Briton losing his title to Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg, in an annual Autosport magazine poll. Germany's Rosberg, who won his first world championship in a tense Abu Dhabi season-ender last Sunday,...

Guys never made me feel I am coming back after 8 yrs: Parthiv

New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) A blazing 67 after a polished 42 earned Parthiv Patel plaudits from his skipper Virat Kohli and the comeback man is thankful to the whole team for making him feel wanted in the Indian Test team's dressing room where he had stepped in after...

Yuvraj Singh, Hazel Keech tie knot

Fatehgarh Sahib (Pb), Nov 30 (PTI) Cricketer Yuvraj Singh and model-turned-actress Hazel Keech today exchanged wedding vows at the spiritual dera of Baba Ram Singh Ganduan Wale in village Duffera on Sirhind-Chandigarh Road here. After the Anand Karaj ceremony, the couple got the blessings of Dera head Baba Ram Singh. The...

India out of quarterfinal contention after loss to NZ

Paris, Nov 30 (PTI): India went down 1-2 against New Zealand despite a commendable effort from Dipika Pallikal to be out of race for a quarterfinal spot in the World Women's Team Squash Championship here today. Dipika had given the Indian camp moments a great start when she blasted out...

Tata Open badminton from tomorrow

Mumbai, Nov 29 (PTI): India's Pratul Joshi and Ruthvika Shivani Gudde lead the singles seedings for men and women respectively in the USD 17,500 9th Tata Open International Badminton Challenge to be held from tomorrow. The qualifying rounds of the tournament conducted by the Prakash Padukone Badminton Academy are to...

Thakur tears through Bengal batting

Nagpur , Nov 29 (PTI): Shardul Thakur's career-best spell in First Class cricket helped Mumbai bundle out Bengal for 99 runs on day one of the Ranji Trophy Group A match here today. After bowling out Bengal in 35.3 overs, Mumbai made 164 for five taking a 65 run lead...

NorthEast take on Delhi in crucial ISL clash

Guwahati , Nov 29 (PTI) On a knife's edge as far as their play-offs qualification is concerned, NorthEast United take on red-hot Delhi Dynamos in a do-or-die Indian Super League football match here tomorrow. NorthEast were down and almost out in their last clash against Chennaiyin FC in Chennai until...

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali: In one year, questions about winning on turners...

MOHALI, Nov 29 (PTI): India captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday said that he is happy that in a space of 12 months the questions about why the team is opting to win on "unfair tracks" have turned into how it is winning on "good wickets". Kohli and the team management...

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal reviews preparations for men’s boxing nationals

Guwahati, Nov 28 (PTI): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the preparations for the Men’s National Boxing Championship, to be held in Guwahati from December 8 to 13. According to an official release, Sonowal reviewed the preparations and urged the representatives of Boxing Federation of India to maintain high sporting...

India lose to Egypt in World Womens Team squash opener

Paris, Nov 28 (PTI) India witnessed a disappointing start to its campaign at the World Womens Team Squash Championship as they were crushed 0-3 by top seed and title-favourite Egypt in their opening Pool A league match, here today. Indian eves are clubbed along side Egypt, New Zealand and...

Oltmans working on goal scoring tactics with India colts

Lucknow, Nov 28 (PTI) Barely 10 days away from their tournament opener against Canada in the Junior Hockey World Cup here, "upbeat and focussed" Indian colts are working hard on finetuning their game, especially goal scoring tactics, said teams mentor Roelant Oltmans. India will face Canada in their opening...

All-round Ashwin show puts India in cruise control

Mohali, Nov 28 (PTI): Star India all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin kept his team firmly on course for yet another comprehensive victory, outclassing England on all counts here at the end of the third day's play in the third cricket Test. At stumps, England were in deep trouble at 78 for four,...

Ganguly vs Flintoff then, its Kohli vs Stokes now

Mohali, Nov 28 (PTI) With ICC sanctions firmly in place, cricket has been losing character due to fear of penalty but there are still a few who can engage the crowd with their on-field skirmishes. Indian captain Virat Kohli and Englands premier all-rounder Ben Stokes are having a go...

Indian U-18 girls rugby team to play in Dubai

Mumbai, Nov 28 (PTI) An Indian team would be taking part in the inaugural Asian girls U-18 rugby sevens championship to be held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from November 30 to December 1. This is the first time a girls U-18 team would be competing in an international...

Sindhu loses in final, ends runner-up in Hong Kong

KOWLOON (HONG KONG), Nov 27 (PTI): Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu’s quest for a second successive women’s singles title ended in disappointment after she went down in straight games to Chinese Taipei’s Tai Tzu Ying in the Hong Kong Open Super Series final here on Sunday. The Indian lost 15—21...

Force India seal historic fourth place finish

Abu Dhabi, Nov 27 (PTI): Sahara Force India clinched a historic fourth position overall, their best ever, in the Formula One Championships this season after Nico Hulkenberg and Sergio Perez finished seventh and eighth respectively at the season-closing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix here today. The team got 10 points from...

Tendulkar urges MNCs to start employing sportsman

Mumbai, Nov 27 (PTI): Stressing on the importance of job security in sports, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar today urged big companies and MNCs to start employing sportsman. "I think one change which has taken place in Mumbai Cricket, is not for good, which I am not so pleased about, is...

India bag bronze at Four Nations Invitational hockey

MELBOURNE, Nov 27 (PTI): India put up a dominating performance to beat Malaysia 4-1 in the bronze medal play off match on Sunday and finish at the third spot in the Four Nations Invitational Tournament here. The Indians managed to control the proceedings from start to finish, scoring twice in...

Arrangements being made for Yuvraj and Hazel Keech wedding

Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab), Nov 27 (PTI) As cricketer Yuvraj Singh and model-turned-actress Hazel Keech all set to tie the nuptial knot on November 30, adequate arrangements are being made at spiritual Dera of Baba Ram Singh Ganduan Wale in village Duffera here where the couple will get the blessings...

Sri Lanka beat Zimbabwe to tri-series one-day trophy

Colombo, Nov 27 (AFP): Sri Lanka capped a productive month of cricket in Zimbabwe by lifting the triangular series trophy on Sunday, beating the hosts by six wickets in the final. Having comfortably beaten Zimbabwe in both Tests in Harare at the start of November, Sri Lanka added another trophy...

Formula One: Rosberg Foils Hamilton To Claim Maiden Title

Abu Dhabi , Nov 27(AFP) - Nico Rosberg clinched his maiden world title on Sunday when he finished second in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix despite Lewis Hamilton ignoring team orders in his quest to foil the German. The 31-year-old Rosberg concluded the longest season in the sport's history with...

Aditi Ashok wins inaugural Qatar Ladies Open

DOHA, Nov 26 (PTI): Indian teen golfer Aditi Ashok shot a final round of three-under 69 on a weather-hit last day to notch up her second successive victory on the Ladies European Tour at the inaugural Qatar Ladies Open on Saturday. Just a fortnight after claiming her maiden win at...
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