Rio Olympics divided as Russia escapes blanket doping ban

Lausanne, Jul 25 (PTI): International Olympic Committee’s decision not to ban Russia from the Rio Games over state-run doping divided international sports leaders Sunday with the opening ceremony 12 days away. The decision sparked an immediate backlash from groups that had demanded bold action against cheating. But others backed the...

China warns its citizens of thefts, security risks in Rio Oly

Beijing, Jul 30 (PTI) China has warned its citizens visiting Brazil for the Olympics of possible robbery and theft after a Chinese athlete complained that his luggage had been stolen at a hotel in Rio de Janeiro and similar complaints from officials, members of the media and others. "Avoid going...

My last desire is to see an Olympic gold in hockey: Balbir Sr

Chandigarh, Aug 03 (PTI): Hockey legend Balbir Singh Sr today said his one last dream is to see eight-time champions India win another Olympic gold in the sport. Balbir Sr said he has serious hopes from the PR Sreejesh-led Indian men’s hockey team at Rio Olympics. “I have strong...

Rio 2016 Olympics: Thirteen-year-old Nepal girl Gaurika Singh rips suit but wins her heat

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 08: The youngest competitor at the Rio Olympics ripped her swimsuit minutes before her race on Sunday but still managed to beat her two rivals. At 13 years and 255 days, Nepal’s Gaurika Singh is the youngest of more than 10,000 athletes taking part in the...

Recall Vijay Goel From Rio Olympics, Congress Lawmakers Ask PM Modi

NEW DELHI, Aug 12 (PTI): Amid controversy surrounding sports minister Vijay Goel during his visit Rio Olympics, Congress members today asked the Prime Minister to "recall" him from Brazil as the prestige of the nation was involved. During the Zero Hour, Pratap Singh Bajwa of Congress said since last evening,...

Rank me among sport’s greats, says Bolt

Rio De Janeiro, Aug 19 (PTI): History-maker Usain Bolt said he deserves to be among sport’s all-time greats after romping to a third straight Olympic 200m gold. With a third consecutive sweep of the 100m, 200m and relay sprints in sight today, the world’s fastest man argued he should be...

Pakistan achieve number-one Test rank for the first time

Dubai, Aug 22 (PTI): The Trinidad Test wash out cost India dear as Pakistan replaced them at the top of the ICC Test rankings, reaching the coveted position for the first time ever. Persistent rains prevented play on the last four days and only 22 over could be bowled on...

Dhyan Chand should have got Bharat Ratna ahead of Sachin’

NEW DELHI, Aug 28 (PTI): Former greats on Sunday revived the longstanding demand for Bharat Ratna to late hockey legend Dhyan Chand with some saying the "wizard" should have been given the honour ahead of cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar. Former captains Ajit Pal Singh, Zafar Iqbal, Dilip Tirkey and Dhyan...

‘Lift ban on religious headgear of basketball players’

Washington , Sep 1: Over 50 interfaith and advocacy organisations have called on the International Basketball Federation to lift its ban on religious headgear that bars Muslim, Sikh and Jewish athletes from competing on a professional level and “defies human rights norms”. “No athlete should be forced to choose between...

PCA has been pursuing cricketing reforms seriously, says Walia

Chandigarh, Sep 5 (PTI) Punjab Cricket Association has been pursuing the matter of cricketing reforms seriously, a top functionary of the PCA said today. According to PCA secretary G S Walia, the Annual General Body Meeting of the association held in Mohali recently had taken note of the ongoing...

Chawrasia follows 68 with 75, may miss cut at KLM Open

SPIJK (Netherlands), Sept 09 (PTI): SSP Chawrasia followed up a good first round show with a dismal four-over 75 at the KLM Open and is in danger of missing the cut at the European Tour event, here on Friday. Things were worse for Chiragh Kumar (76-72) and Jeev Milkha Singh...

BCCI President Anurag Thakur rules out Pink ball in Tests this home season

New Delhi, Sept 26 (PTI): Pink ball will not be used in Test cricket this home season, said BCCI president Anurag Thakur today. With this statement, Thakur put to rest speculation on India hosting its first ever day-night Test in the long home season comprising 13 Tests which will...

Long Season Gives India Chance To Hold Onto No1: Virat Kohli

Kolkata, Oct 03 (PTI): Having reclaimed the world No 1 spot in the ICC Test rankings, a beaming Indian captain Virat Kohli on Monday said the team has a good chance of holding onto the numero uno position given the long home season. India dislodged Pakistan from the top following...

ISL 2016: Mumbai City FC defeat NorthEast United FC as Diego Forlan scores maiden...

Mumbai, Oct 07 (PTI): Captain Diego Forlan led from the front as hosts Mumbai City FC defeated NorthEast United FC 1-0 in a Hero Indian Super League clash at the Mumbai Football Arena on Friday. NorthEast United were comfortably perched at the top of the table with two successive victories...

Dutch Open: Ajay Jayaram loses in final; fails to win consecutive third title

Almere, Oct 16 (PTI): Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram failed to notched up his third straight title in the Dutch Open badminton tournament as he went down fighting in the summit clash at Almere on Sunday. Top-seeded Jayaram lost 10-21, 21-17, 18-21 to second seed Tzu Wei Wang of Chinese Taipei...

India retain same team for last two ODIs

New Delhi, Oct 24 (PTI) Suresh Raina was today ruled out of the remaining two ODIs against New Zealand after failing to recover from viral fever as India decided not to make any change to the squad that has taken a 2-1 lead in the ongoing five-ODI series. "The...

Rajasthan Royals in HC for speedy trial by forex tribunal

New Delhi, Oct 28 (PTI): Suspended IPL team, Rajasthan Royals, has moved Delhi High Court for speedy disposal of its appeal before a tribunal against a penalty of Rs 100 crore imposed on it and its investors by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for violation of Foreign Exchange Management Act...

DDCA misses U19 Registration deadline, seek extension

New Delhi , Nov 4 (PTI): In what turned out to be a case of sheer callousness from top officials of DDCA, the association has missed the deadline for the mandatory online registration of their U-19 players, boys and girls, with the BCCI. The BCCI has abolished manual registration process...

Aditi spearheads Indian challenge at Indian Open

Gurgaon, Nov 09 (PTI): Rising star Aditi Ashok will spear head the Indian challenge in a star-studded line-up of golfers, including defending champion Emily Pedersen, when the USD 400,000 Hero Women's Indian Open golf tournament gets underway from November 11 here. The signature Gary Player DLF Golf and Country Club...

Raonic chases top three spot after win over Thiem

LONDON, Nov 18: Less than two weeks after pulling out of the Paris Masters semi-finals with a thigh injury, Milos Raonic reached the last four at the ATP World Tour Finals and is close to breaking into the top three of the rankings. His 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory over Austrian...

Dravid sir told me not to worry about technique: Mandeep

New Delhi, Nov 23 (PTI) Mandeep Singhs confidence is on a high after an enlightening A tour to Australia where he spoke at length on his batting with the legendary Rahul Dravid. "It was amazing that a technically solid player like him (Dravid) never told me to worry about...

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...

Veterans recall India’s maiden Junior World Cup triumph

New Delhi , Dec 05 (PTI): The team that won India its first and only junior hockey World Cup title so far can't wait for the tournament to be held for the first time in the country even as they took a trip down memory lane to recall their...

Southampton hangs on for 1-0 win vs Middlesbrough

SOUTHAMPTON, England , Dec 11 (PTI)(AP)  Southampton managed to end a miserable week on a high after holding on to just its second Premier League victory in seven games with a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough at St. Mary's Stadium on Sunday. Midfielder Sofiane Boufal opened the scoring for the home...

I should be back to my best by January end, says Saina Nehwal

NEW DELHI, Dec 18: Satisfied with her performance after coming back from an injury, shuttler Saina Nehwal’s focus would be on her fitness ahead of the new season as she hoped to be back to her best by end of next month. Saina reached the quarterfinals in Macau Open and...

‘Green Image’ wins main event of Hyderabad races

Hyderabad, Dec 26 (PTI): Four-year-old 'Green Image', ably ridden by Jockey A A Vikrant won the main event of The Jockey Purtu Singh Parmar Memorial Cup Div.I. 'Green Image' covered a distance of about 1400 M on the 17th day of Hyderabad Winter races held here today. The winner is trained...

PBL: Ajay Jayaram, HS Prannoy power Mumbai Rockets to win over Delhi Acers

MUMBAI, Jan 4: Local lad Ajay Jayaram and Kerala-born H S Prannoy pulled off spectacular wins over more fancied rivals to power Mumbai Rockets to a clean sweep of all five matches and a 6-0 score-line against holders Delhi Acers in the Premier Badminton League. Mumbai Rockets fired on all...

Integrated StoryNo disruption in matches, BCCI CEO to seek assurances

New Delhi, Jan 10 (PTI) BCCI CEO Rahul Johri will need to get assurances from all the state associations that there will be no disruption in organisation of cricket matches under aegis of the board, the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha Committee said on Wednesday. The Lodha Committee on Wednesday instructed the...

Pumped-up Evans edges Tomic for best Slam showing

MELBOURNE, Jan 20 (PTI): British terrier Dan Evans savoured his best Grand Slam showing with a tenacious straight-sets win over local hope Bernard Tomic at the Australian Open on Friday. The pumped-up, 51st-ranked Evans eliminated Australia's last remaining men's contender in a 7-5, 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/3) win over the...

Usain Bolt loses gold as IOC strips Jamaica of 2008 relay win

LAUSANNE, Jan 25 (AFP): Usain Bolt lost one of his nine Olympic gold medals Wednesday when the International Olympic Committee stripped Jamaica of their 4x100m relay win at the 2008 Beijing Games after Nesta Carter was caught doping. The decision which follows the retesting of hundreds of samples from the...
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