Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa reach Asian Olympic Qualifiers semis

Qian'an, Mar 29 (PTI): Three Indian boxers, including top seeds MC Mary Kom (51kg) and Shiva Thapa (56kg), stood just one win away from clinching an Olympic berth after they advanced to the semifinals of the Asia/Oceania Qualifying Tournament here on Tuesday. Fourth seed L Devendro Singh (49kg) was the...

Mother Dairy partners Delhi Daredevils as principal sponsor

New Delhi, Apr 06 (PTI): Mother Dairy has partnered Zaheer Khan-led IPL cricket team Delhi Daredevils as its principal sponsor. With this association, the brand Mother Dairy will be seen on Delhi Daredevils team jersey, along with the visibility at key spots in the stadium on match days. “Our association with...

Famed gymnast Dipa returns home in Tripura

Agartala, Apr 22 (PTI): First Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, Dipa Karmakar today returned home amid loud cheers from thousand of fans, who had throned the Agartala airport here. Dipa and her coach, Bisweswar Nandi, who arrived from Delhi this morning, were received at the Agartala airport...

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...

Indian women lose 0-2 to Great Britain in opening match

Marlow (UK), May 04 (PTI): The Indian women’s hockey team lost to Great Britain 0-2 in the opening game of the 5-match Test series here. The match started at a brisk pace for India as they won a penalty corner in the seventh minute but the opportunity went abegging as...

Sourav Ganguly backs Virat Kohli over MS Dhoni as captain

NEW DELHI, May 10 (PTI): Former captain Sourav Ganguly has said that he would be surprised if current limited overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni leads the Indian team in 2019 World Cup and backed Virat Kohli to be given the leadership role soon. Ganguly said the national selectors should take...

Vijender Singh’s WBO title bout postponed but no break for star

New Delhi, May 14 (PTI): Indian boxing star Vijender Singh’s maiden title bout, scheduled to be held in New Delhi, has been postponed by a month to July but the trailblazing pugilist on Saturday said he will not take any break from training as it would upset his rhythm. Vijender,...

Sardar rested, Sreejesh to lead India in Champions Trophy

New Delhi, May 17 (PTI): The selection committee of the Indian men’s hockey team decided to rest skipper Sardar Singh and ace drag-flicker Rupinder Pal Singh from the 18-member national squad led by goalkeeper PR Sreejesh, that will take part in the FIH Champions Trophy in London from June...

China dominates S. Korea to win Uber Cup final

KUNSHAN (China), May 21(AFP): Olympic champion Li Xuerui led the Chinese national squad to victory over South Korea at the Uber Cup final in China Saturday (May 21), securing the country's 14th world badminton team championship title in dominant fashion. China rarely surrendered command over the court during its 3-1...

Russia says 14 athletes in 2008 Games positive in drug tests

Moscow, May 25 (PTI): Russia’s Olympic Committee (ROC) said Tuesday that 14 of its athletes in the 2008 Beijing Olympics had been found positive for doping in new tests of their samples given during the Games. “Fourteen Russian athletes in three disciplines gave a positive result,” the ROC said in...

Cricket: Record-breaker Cook leads England to Sri Lanka series win

CHESTER-LE-STREET, May 30 (AFP): Alastair Cook became the first England batsman to score 10,000 Test runs as his side sealed a series win over Sri Lanka at the Riverside on Monday (May 30). England won the second Test by nine wickets after tea on the fourth day to go an...

Volleyball: France, Iran book Rio Olympic spots

TOKYO, Jun 04 (AFP): European champions France booked their place in this summer's Rio Olympic volleyball competition after beating Venezuela on Saturday (Jun 4) at a men's qualifying tournament in Tokyo. Asia's top team Iran joined them, reaching their first-ever Olympics with an impressive defeat of Poland, who had already...

Cycling: Herrada wins Dauphine second stage, Contador retains lead

CHALMAZEL, France, Jun 07 (AFP): Spain's Jesus Herrada won Tuesday's (Jun 7) Criterium du Dauphine second stage as his compatriot Alberto Contador held on to the overall lead. Movistar's Herrada overhauled France's Tony Gallopin and two other rivals in the closing 100m of the 168km ride from Creches-sur-Saone to Chalmazel-Jeansagniere...

Memorial champion McGirt earns late US Open berth

OAKMONT, Pennsylvania, Jun 13: William McGirt, who eight days ago won his first PGA Tour title at the Memorial tournament, was among six players who were handed late spots on Monday for this week's U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club. American McGirt, 36, was the last player to earn a...

India end campaign with solitary silver in Archery World Cup

KOLKATA, Jun 19 (PTI): A lacklustre India ended their campaign with a solitary silver medal in the mixed recurve pair event of the third and final stage of the Archery World Cup at the Konyaalti Beach Park in Antalya. In the morning session, Indian women's recurve team of Deepika, Laxmirani...

Cibulkova works overtime to reach Eastbourne final

LONDON, Jun 24: Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova stunned top seed Agniezka Radwanska and then trounced Monica Puig to reach the Aegon International at Eastbourne on Friday. Rain the previous day had interrupted her battle with Pole Radwanska but when she returned to court in sunshine, trailing by a set, she blazed...

Indian mens hockey team jumps to fifth place in FIH rankings

New Delhi, June 28 (PTI) Following their silver medal winning performance at the Champions Trophy in London, the Indian mens hockey team today jumped two places to fifth spot in the latest rankings, issued by the FIH. The Indian team, which played inspiring hockey throughout the tournament, leapfrogged Belgium...

ICC okays rule change in LBW calls, defers Test shake up

Edinburgh, Jul 03 (PTI): The ICC has approved change in rules in the LBW decisions of the umpires concerning the controversial Decision Review System, which is expected to benefit the bowlers, while deferring plans for a radical shake-up of international cricket, including on the proposed creation of two divisions...

Tennis: Murray to face Raonic in Wimbledon final

LONDON, Jul 08 (AFP): Andy Murray stormed into his third Wimbledon final as the Scot crushed Tomas Berdych 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Friday (Jul 8) to set up a title showdown with Milos Raonic. Murray gave a majestic performance on Centre Court and needed just under two hours to ensure...

Anil Kumble will be out there to win each and every moment, says Sachin...

London, Jul 12 (PTI): Sachin Tendulkar described the Indian cricket team’s newly-appointed head coach, Anil Kumble, as a “fabulous” player who will teach the players how to “win big moments”. Tendulkar, alongside another former captain Sourav Ganguly, was part of the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) that selected India’s highest wicket-taker...

Ronaldinho’s fifer hands Goa thumping 7-2 win over Bengaluru

CHENNAI, Jul 17 (PTI): Brazilian legend Ronaldinho sizzled by scoring five goals to guide his side Goa 5s to a thumping 7-2 win over Bengaulru 5s in a Premier Futsal match, on Sunday. The Brazilian disappointed in the first game, struggling to keep pace, but looked much better right from...

Bardet wins stage, Froome crashes but retains lead

SAINT-GERVAIS-LES-BAINS, France, Jul 22: Chris Froome hit the deck but retained the overall leader's yellow jersey on the Tour de France in the 19th stage, a crash-marred 146-km mountain trek won by Frenchman Romain Bardet on Friday. The Briton crashed some 12km from the finish on a slippery descent and...

Juventus sign Higuain for 90 million euros

ROME, Jul 26: Juventus have signed Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for 90 million euros (US$98.89 million), the third highest transfer fee ever paid. "I can confirm that the contract has been deposited with the League and the deal has been done," Napoli spokesman Nicola Lombardi told Reuters on...

Formula One: Hamilton surges clear with Germany victory

Hockenheim (Germany) , Jul 31 (AFP): Lewis Hamilton extended his lead in the Formula One drivers' championship to 19 points after winning the German Grand Prix with ease on Sunday, with Mercedes team-mate and title rival Nico Rosberg fourth. Home hero Rosberg surrendered his lead from pole with a dreadful...

Morocco boxer held over alleged sex attacks in Olympic Village

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 5 (AFP): Brazilian police said they arrested a Moroccan boxer on Friday (Aug 5) for allegedly sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the Olympic Village in Rio de Janeiro. Officers arrested Hassan Saada, 22, on suspicion of committing the assault on Wednesday, a police statement said. "According...

10-man Argentina down Algeria, Gnabry rescues Germany

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 08 (PTI): Atletico Madrid’s Angel Correa scored and set up Jonathan Calleri’s winner as 10-man Argentina avoided adding an early Olympic Games exit to Copa America heartbreak with a 2-1 win over Algeria in Rio. World champions Germany also dug themselves out of trouble as a...

Rio 2016, Day 8: Focus on Sania-Bopanna as India Hope to End Medal Drought

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 13 (PTI): India's focus on day eight will be centered around tennis mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna who are to take on the US pair of Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram on Saturday in the semi-finals at the Rio Olympics. India's sagging...

Kohli will make a good captain in all formats: Dhoni

New Delhi, Aug 19 (PTI) India's limited overs captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels his heir apparent Virat Kohli will make a good captain in all three formats. Dhoni, showering praise on India's Test captain, said Kohli is always pushing the envelope and that is what makes him special. "Virat has been...

Easy money is spoiling cricketers: Glenn McGrath

CHANDIGARH, Aug 23 (PTI): Quick bucks made through popular Twenty20 leagues are spoiling fast bowlers across the world as they stop working hard after initial success, laments Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath. "Biggest issue which I find, probably not just in India, probably around the world is how hard they...

Athletes bask in awards glory at Rashtrapati Bhawan

New Delhi, 29 (PTI): "Are you interviewing me? where do I have the time to answer your questions," said Sakshi Malik, the young Haryana grappler who was chased for bytes and selfies at Rashtrapati Bhawan after the National Sports Awards ceremony here. While a nonplussed Sakshi, hogging the limelight along...
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