Indian women team in Archery World Cup final

SHANGHAI, Apr 27 (PTI): Indian women recurve team shocked top seed Germany 5-3 to set up a gold medal clash with Chinese Taipei in the first stage of Archery World Cup at the Yuanshen Stadium here today. India also remained in medal hunt in the men’s team and mixed pair...

NADA to launch outreach programme to make Indian athletes aware of danger of doping

New Delhi, Apr 27 (PTI): The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) has launched an outreach programme to make the Indian athletes aware about the pitfalls of taking substances, prohibited by World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). "With increasing awareness among sportspersons regarding these matters number of such cases are likely to go down,"...

India must convert half chances into goals in order to win a medal at...

New Delhi, Apr 27 (PTI): Not many would call them medal contenders but Indian hockey captain Sardar Singh foresees a podium finish for his team in the upcoming Rio Olympics if it masters the art of converting half chances into goals. Sardar admitted that it won't be easy for the...

No longer comfortable with the job: India’s first ever High performance director resigns

New Delhi, Apr 27 (PTI): Appointed with much fanfare less than a year ago, India's first ever High Performance Director for athletics Derek Boosey has resigned from his position, stating that he is no longer "comfortable" continuing in the job. "He has resigned and tomorrow is his last day in...

Kolhapur tame Gondia; to meet Mumbai in semis

Mumbai , Apr 27 (PTI): Kolhapur clinched a decisive win, by defeating Gondia 3-0 in the concluding Group-C league match, of the LIC-Maharashtra State Inter-District Senior Women’s Football Championship -2016, organized by MDFA (Mumbai District Football Association) and played at the Karnatak Sporting Association ground, Cross Maidan, Churchgate end,...

Royer doesn’t look easy, says Vijender

New Delhi , Apr 27 (PTI): None of his four fights so far have gone the distance and Indian boxing star Vijender Singh is not keen on a longer contest either even though he does not expect this weekend’s faceoff with Frenchman Matiouze Royer to be an easy one. Vijender,...

Under-fire IOA approaches Tendulkar, Rahman

New Delhi, Apr 27 (PTI): Drawing flak for naming Salman Khan as the Indian Olympic contingent’s goodwill ambassador, the IOA has now approached cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar and Oscar-winning music composer A R Rahman to take up the same role along side the controversial Bollywood star. “We are in communication...

Kohli refuses to comment on Salman’s appointment

HYDERABAD, Apr 27 (PTI): Batting maestro Virat Kohli said he is in "no position" to make a comment over the appointment of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan as the goodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent at Rio Olympics. Asked if Indian Olympic Association's decision to name Salman, who is playing the...

Saina Nehwal enters quarterfinals, Sindhu loses in Asian Badminton meet

Wuhan, Apr 28: Saina Nehwal, Olympic bronze medallist, on Thursday reached the quarterfinals of the Asian Badminton Championship after brushing aside Thailand's Nitchaon Jindapol in straight games, here on Thursday. The fifth seeded Indian prevailed 21-14, 21-18 over Jindapol to take her head-to-head record to 7-0 against the Thai player....

Deepika Kumari makes quarterfinal exit from Archery WC

Shanghai, Apr 28: A day after her world record equalling feat, Deepika Kumari made a shock quarterfinal exit on a forgettable day for the Indians in the individual events of the Archery World Cup first stage at the Yuanshen Stadium in Shanghai on Thursday. The top seed Deepika, who got...

Royer doesn’t look easy: Vijender

New Delhi, Apr 28 (PTI): None of his four fights so far have gone the distance and Indian boxing star Vijender Singh is not keen on a longer contest either even though he does not expect this weekend’s faceoff with Frenchman Matiouze Royer to be an easy one. Vijender,...

Tajamul to represent India at World Kickboxing Championships

Bandipora (J&K), Apr 28 (PTI): Looks can be deceptive and that holds true for Tajamul Islam, a seven-year-old soft-spoken girl from a remote north Kashmir village, who is the national kickboxing champion and is all set to represent India at an international event in Italy. Tajamul won national recognition...

MP demands world class facilities for Dipa Karmakar

New Delhi, Apr 28 (PTI): A demand was made in the Lok Sabha on Thursday for world class training facilities for Dipa Karmakar, who recently created history by becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics. Apna Dal MP Anupriya Patel made the demand in the...

Salman will bring in visibility to Rio Olympics: Ganguly

Kolkata, Apr 28 (PTI): Former India captain Sourav Ganguly sees nothing wrong in Salman Khan bringing glamour quotient to India’s table for upcoming Olympics but also feels that goodwill ambassador can be a mixture of both. Speaking on the raging debate for the first time, the celebrated cricketer said,”I’m happy...

No top Pakistani cricketer applies for position of head coach

Karachi, Apr 28 (PTI): No top Pakistani cricketer has applied for the position of head coach of the national team with some prominent players including Mohsin Khan, Moin Khan and Aaqib Javed insisting they don’t want to waste their time on paperwork when the cricket board has already made...

Deepika Kumari equals world record at Archery World Cup

SHANGHAI, Apr 27 (PTI): Indian archer Deepika Kumari equalled the world record in women's recurve event before helping the country to the mixed pair bronze play-off in the first stage of the Archery World Cup that got underway on Wednesday. The former world No.1 and winner of two Commonwealth Games...

SC dismisses plea against Bombay HC order on IPL matches

New Delhi, Apr 27 (PTI): The Supreme Court today dismissed the plea of Maharashtra and Mumbai Cricket Associations against the Bombay High Court order directing shifting of IPL matches outside the drought-hit state. A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur was initially inclined to allow the matches in...

Dinda relieved after Pune end winless run

Hyderabad, Apr 27 (PTI): Rising Pune Supergiants’ Ashok Dinda expressed relief after the team’s win via the Duckworth/Lewis method against Sunrisers Hyderabad, finally bringing to an end a run of four defeats in IPL. “It’s very nice to win the match. It was important. We played well, batting and bowling...

Foreigners apply for Pakistan coach’s job after deadline

Karachi , Apr 27 (PTI): Several top foreigners have applied for the post of Pakistan team’s head coach after the deadline given by the PCB ended on Monday. A reliable source in the PCB told PTI that England’s Peter Moore, South African Mickey Arthur and Australians Dean Jones, Tom Moody...

Indian women lifters brighten chances of Oly qualification

Tashkent (Uzbekistan) , Apr 27 (PTI): Indian women weightlifters finished in top-10 in their respective weight categories at the Senior Asian Championships here to brighten the country's chances of booking Olympic quota places. The ongoing Senior Asian Weightlifting Championships is an qualification event for the Rio Games, to be held...

Baichung Bhutia backs IOA decision on Salman Khan

KOLKATA, Apr 27 (PTI): Former Indian football captain Baichung Bhutia on Wednesday backed Indian Olympic Association's decision to make Salman Khan the goodwill ambassador for the Indian contingent for Rio Olympics and said there's nothing wrong in Bollywood actors promoting sport. "You all know where will be the spotlight if...

Vijender Singh accepts Amir Khan’s challenge to fight in India

Manchester, Apr 26 (PTI): Indian boxing star Vijender Singh is ready to trade blows with British professional Amir Khan and accepted his challenge to fight in India, saying it will prove to be a big boost to the sport in the country. Two-time former world champion, Amir, who has been...

Indian origin wrestler to represent Australia at Rio Olympics

Melbourne, Apr 26 (PTI): Indian origin wrestler Vinod Kumar Dahiya is all set to represent Australia at the Rio Olympics after he qualified in the 66kg weight category in Greco-Roman event. According to the official website, Vinod, originally from a small village of Khanda in Haryana, became a citizen of...

Daredevils and Lions face each other in battle of supremacy

New Delhi, Apr 26 (PTI): It will be a test of character and battle for supremacy when Delhi Daredevils and Gujarat Lions, two of the most impressive teams of IPL 9, lock horns against each other at the Feroze Shah Kotla ground here tomorrow. Barring one bad day in office,...

Bhutia for more Indians in playing XI, more teams in ISL

Mumbai, Apr 26 (PTI): Former India captain Bhaichung Bhutia said here that the Football Players Association of India has asked IMG-Reliance to increase the home grown players to six from the current five in the starting eleven of the Indian Super League. The former FPAI president also said here that...

5 Pak players under probe for alleged involvement in a brawl

Karachi, Apr 26 (PTI): Five players who have represented the country are apparently under investigation by Pakistan Cricket Board on suspicion of their involvement in a brawl and disorderly conduct in Faisalabad where they played National One-day Cup matches. Umar Akmal, Muhammad Nawaz, Bilawal Bhatti, Ovais Zia and Shahid Yousuf...

Brazil wrestles chaos 100 days before Olympics

Rio De Janeiro, Apr 26 (PTI): Brazil promises a roaring Rio Olympics party, but with 100 days to go before the sporting mega bash, the hosts are battling nightmarish political and economic gate crashers. Stunning scenery and traditional Brazilian warmth mean the 10,500 athletes from 206 countries and 450,000 tourists...

Bhaag Salman Bhaag, Milkha on to you…

Mumbai , Apr 26 (PTI): Actor Salman Khan‘s seemingly innocuous appointment as goodwill ambassador of India’s contingent for the upcoming Rio Olympics has snowballed into a major controversy. This was largely the undoing of scriptwriter father Salim Khan who, while coming to his son’s defence, drew a rather unpleasant analogy...

Mindful of Pune’s batting: Laxman

Hyderabad , Apr 26 (PTI): Notwithstanding Rising Pune Supergiants’ poor run in IPL-9, Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman considers the debutante side as a formidable unit and said his team will have to put its best foot forward when they clash with them in their IPL match. “It goes without...

Sania-Martina lose in Stuttgart Open final

Suttgart (Germany) , Apr 25 (PTI): Sania Mirza along with her partner Martina Hingis suffered an upset defeat in the women's doubles final of the Stuttgart Open tennis tournament as they conceded one set advantage to go down to Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic here. The top seeded Indo-Swiss pair...
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