Wanted Mallya appears in UK for launch of F1 car

New Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI) Businessman Vijay Mallya, who is wanted in India for Rs 9,000 crore loan default, was today seen at an event in UK promoting a new Formula One car launched by his team Sahara Force India. A relaxed Mallya, looking dapper in a suit, was seen...

It will spin from ball one: Steve Smith on Pune track

Pune, Feb 22 (PTI) Australia captain Steven Smith has dropped a bombshell indicating that the Pune track, the venue of the first Test against India, will be a rank turner where the ball will spin from day one as he has not seen a wicket like this before. "I think...

Mithali, Harmanpreet in top-10 of ICC rankings

New Delhi, Feb 22 (PTI) India's one day captain Mithali Raj and top batter Harmanpreet Kaur were placed 2nd and 10th in the ICC batswomen's rankings released after the World Cup qualifier that ended on Wednesday. Meg Lanning of Australia leads the charts with 804 points while Raj with 733...

Kumble has channelled my aggression to some extent: Kohli

Pune, Feb 22 (PTI) India captain Virat Kohli on Wednesday credited head coach Anil Kumble for channelling his natural aggression and helping him evolve both as a cricketer and an individual. "To an extent, yes (I would say). I was working on those things already on a constant basis. I...

MS Dhoni set to lead Jharkhand in Vijay Hazare Trophy

New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) Two days after being removed from captaincy of his IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was named captain of the Jharkhand state side for the Vijay Hazare Trophy starting February 25. In the last couple of seasons, Dhoni while playing for Jharkhand, never...

Indian eves win ICC World Cup Qualifier finals

Colombo, Feb 21 (PTI) Harmanpreet Kaur blasted a six in the penultimate delivery to power India to a one-wicket win over South Africa in a last-ball thriller at the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier Final at P Sara Oval here on Tuesday. Needing nine off six balls, Indian women were...

India gets 2019 Combined World Cup for shooting

New Delhi, Feb 21 (PTI) India will be hosting the Combined World Cup for shooting in 2019, a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which will further boost the country's profile as a global shooting destination. The National Rifle Association of India's (NRAI) bid was approved by the International...

We would treat Australia like any other team: Kumble

Pune, Feb 21 (PTI) India coach Anil Kumble is aware that Australia will come hard at his team but said the hosts will not attach any special significance to this series and would treat Steve Smith and Co. like any other side. Australia had lost 0-4 during their previous tour...

India beat Pak to make final of Women’s World Cup Qualifier

Colombo, Feb 19 (PTI) The Indian women's cricket team continued its unbeaten run at the ICC World Cup Qualifiers by advancing to the final with a seven-wicket victory over arch-rivals Pakistan here on Sunday. India bundled out Pakistan for a meagre 67 in 43.4 overs after asking them to bat...

Ovtcharov ends Harimoto’s dream run to win India Open

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) Top seed Dimtrij Ovtcharov used his years of experience to stop the juggernaut of 13-year-old Tomokazu Harimoto and win the ITTF World Tour India Open title at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here today. The world number five sized up his Japanese opponent well, knowing that...

Aditi finishes tied-52 in Australian Open

Adelaide, Feb 19 (PTI) Aditi Ashok rounded off the week with an even par 73 and finished tied-52nd at the ISPS Handa Women's Australian Open. Aditi, who is making her first LPGA appearance in 2017, had rounds of 74-70-78-73 to finish at three-over 295. Meanwhile, World No. 6 Ha Na Jang...

CoA bars top BCCI officials from IPL players’ auction

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) The Committee of Administrators, headed by former CAG Vinod Rai, on Sunday barred three top BCCI officials from attending the IPL players' auction scheduled to be held tomorrow in Bengaluru. "Mr C. K. Khanna, Mr Amitabh Choudhary, Mr Anirudh Chaudhry and any other persons who...

Dhoni removed as Pune captain, Smith to take over

Kolkata, Feb 19 (PTI) Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Sunday removed as captain of IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants and replaced by Australian Steve Smith, ending his innings as skipper in both international and franchise cricket. Dhoni, who had stepped down as India's limited-overs captain to snap his...

Forgotten hockey hero Sandeep Singh eager to join coaching

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) Every sportsperson has a shelf life and former India hockey captain Sandeep Singh, who by his own admission knows that age is not on his side for a national comeback, is now eager to take up the mentor's role for youngsters wanting to master...

BCCI General Manager RP Shah resigns from his post

Mumbai, Feb 18 (PTI): RP Shah, one of the three General Managers of BCCI, on Saturday resigned from his post citing his age as a “reason”. Shah was the General Manager (Commercial) and was considered to be one of the big decision makers in board’s commercial interest. While some in the...

India get silver at Asian Women’s Rugby Sevens Trophy

NEW DELHI, Feb 18 (PTI): The Indian Women's team on Saturday settled for a silver at the Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy held at Vientiane, Laos. The team participated under the aegis of the Indian Rugby Football Union (IRFU), the governing body for the sport of Rugby in India and supported...

I-League: Shilling Lajong look to continue momentum

Shillong, Feb 18: Shillong Lajong FC will look to continue their momentum when they lock horns with Chennai City FC in a 10th round I-League match in Chennai on Sunday. Thangboi Singto’s army have enjoyed a good run of matches since January 21. They first won four back to back...

Race walker Khushbir axed from Asian Race Walking C’ships

New Delhi, Feb 18 (PTI) Top woman race walker Khushbir Kaur was today axed from the Indian team for the upcoming Asian Race Walking Championships after Athletics Federation of India cracked the whip on her for opting out of the 20km event of the National Championships without informing the...

Saini dismisses openers before Australia advance to 81 for 2

Mumbai, Feb 17 (PTI) Australia lost both their openers, David Warner and Matt Renshaw, before reaching 81/2 at lunch on the opening day of their three-day warm-up game against India A at the Brabourne Stadium here. Warner (25) and Renshaw (11) were dismissed by first change home team medium-pacer Navdeep...

India thrash Bangladesh to qualify for ICC Women’s World Cup

COLOMBO, Feb 17 (PTI): India women produced an all-round effort to spank Bangladesh women by nine wickets in a Super Six match of the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier, on Friday. With this victory, India sealed their spot for the World Cup scheduled to be held in England this...

Australia in India: Smith, Marsh hit tons to put India A attack to the...

MUMBAI, Feb 17 (PTI): India A bowlers were largely ineffective, allowing Steve Smith and senior batsman Shaun Marsh to strike comfortable hundreds as Australia started their Test tour in impressive fashion in the three-day warm-up game, here on Friday. Riding on the two batsmen's centuries before both were retired out,...

Smith, Marsh hit tons to put India A attack to the sword

Mumbai, Feb 17 (PTI) India A bowlers were largely ineffective, allowing Steve Smith and senior batsman Shaun Marsh to strike comfortable hundreds as Australia started their Test tour in impressive fashion in the three-day warm-up game, here on Friday. Riding on the two batsmen's centuries before both were retired out,...

Virat gives me freedom to set fields: Umesh

New Delhi, Feb 17 (PTI) A good fast bowler needs a good captain and India speedster Umesh Yadav is thankful to Virat Kohli for letting him be his own man while devising strategy to get batsmen out. "Virat is a bowler's captain. He is someone who would throw the ball...

SAI diploma course student out of danger after suicide attempt

Kolkata, Feb 17 (PTI) The diploma course student at the Sport Authority of India's Eastern Centre who tried to self-immolate after being reprimanded on Thursday, is out of danger, regional head Manmeet Singh Goindi said on Friday. A former U-19 cricketer, who is pursuing a 10-month diploma coaching course, along...

India beat Pakistan to retain T20 World Cup for Blind

NEW DELHI, Feb 12: The Indian blind cricket team successfully defended its Twenty20 World Cup title on Sunday, defeating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final for the second successive edition. With eight wins from nine matches, India had gone into the final as favourites and lived up to it with a...

Mary Kom juggles boxing and Parliament

NEW DELHI, Feb 12: Comparisons of her dual role with a certain Manny Pacquiao only evoke laughter from M C Mary Kom but the five-time world champion says being an active boxer and a Parliamentarian at the same time is no laughing matter as the twin jobs are exhausting...

Mohun Bagan-East Bengal derby ends in goalless draw

SILIGURI, Feb 12: The much hyped I-League football derby between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan at Kanchenjunga Stadium here ended in a goalless draw with both teams goalkeepers returning heroes. On a day none of their ace marksmen failed to fire a goal, East Bengal’s TP Rehenesh was adjudged man-of-the-match...

India set for big win after B’desh lose early wickets

HYDERABAD, Feb 12: A dominant India remained in pursuit of a comprehensive victory after Bangladesh finished the penultimate day at a precarious 103 for three, chasing a mammoth target of 459 in the one-off Test in Hyderabad, on Sunday. Still needing another 356 runs for victory, the only possible option...

Davis Cup: India Beat New Zealand 4-1, Enter Group 1 Asia/Oceania Round 2

Pune, Feb 5 (PTI): Ramkumar Ramanathan came out with his best game on Sunday to defeat Finn Tearney 7-5, 6-1, 6-0 to help India clinch the Davis Cup Group 1 Asia/Oceania first round at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune. India will next take on Uzbekistan in the second...

Premier League: Eden Hazard sparkles, Chelsea dazzle, rivals are frazzled

London, Feb 5: Eden Hazard's brilliant goal in Chelsea's 3-1 victory over Arsenal further buried the title hopes of their Premier League rivals with even angry Arsene Wenger admitting that his London foes are a class act. Antonio Conte's side shattered Arsenal's hopes while Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool hit a new...
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