Arsenal held by Manchester City as Swansea, Middlesbrough stay in trouble

London, Apr 2: Arsene Wenger endured more frustration as Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw by top four rivals Manchester City, while Swansea and Middlesbrough remain in relegation danger after a 0-0 draw on Sunday. With Arsenal fans once again calling for Wenger to resign during a pre-match...

‘Sports terrorists’ bring new chaos to Euro 2016

Saint-Étienne (France), Jun 18 (PTI): Croatian fans who hurled flares on the pitch to halt their country’s Euro 2016 match against Czech Republic were branded “sports terrorists” as the showcase tournament suffered new troubles. UEFA said an investigation would be opened and even the country’s president Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic slammed the...

Paralympics – Over 100 Russians file cases to compete in Rio Games

MOSCOW, Aug 30 : More than 100 Russian Paralympians have individually filed cases to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) in order to be allowed to compete at next month's Games in Rio, Russian Paralympic Committee (RPC) Vice President Pavel Rozhkov said on Tuesday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS)...

Khawaja goes for 140 as Boult strikes back

Wellington, Feb 13 (PTI): Usman Khawaja and Adam Voges ensured a healthy lead for Australia in the first Test against New Zealand before Trent Australia at tea on the second day were 330-5 in their first innings, 147 runs ahead. Khawaja was back in the pavilion for 140 while his...

Paes, Sania, Bopanna reach second round of US Open

NEW YORK, Sep 1: Indian tennis stars Leander Paes, Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna made a rampaging start to their campaign at the US Open as they advanced to the second round along with their respective partners after notching up contrasting wins at Flushing Meadows. Defending champions in mixed doubles,...

Nepal blank Maldives 2-0 in women’s football

Shillong , Feb 7 (PTI): Anu Lama, Niru Thapa struck one each as Nepal blanked Maldives 2-0 for their second successive win that brightened their final prospects in the women's football tournament of the 12th South Asian Games at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here today. Nepal's lead came in the...

AIBA grants full membership to newly-formed Boxing Federation of India

New Delhi, Dec 20 (PTI): India's return to the international boxing fold was completed on Tuesday with the AIBA unanimously granting full membership to the recently-formed Boxing Federation of India (BFI) at a meeting on the sidelines of its 70th anniversary gala in Montreux, Switzerland. The BFI was voted to...

Kiwis urged to keep `foot on the throat` of Lanka

Wellington , Dec 29: New Zealand coach Mike Hesson has urged his side to continue keeping their foot on the throat of Sri Lanka and come even harder than before in the third ODI of the five-match series. Earlier, Martin Guptill made an unbeaten 93 from a mere 30 balls...

India Qualify for Knockout Stage of Sudirman Cup Badminton

Gold Coast, May 24 (PTI): The Indian badminton team on Wednesday sealed a place in the knockout stage of the Sudirman Cup mixed team championship to set up a quarterfinal showdown with 10-time champions China. India made the grade despite Indonesia beating Denmark 3 -2 in the last Group 1...

Varun, Anil qualify for National Finals of MercedesTrophy

Noida, Mar 03 (PTI): Varun Chadha and Anil Kr Monga qualified for the National Finals of the MercedesTrophy on day three of the 12th qualifying leg of the event being held at Greater Noida's Jaypee Greens Golf Course here today. Chadha in the handicap Category A (2-17) and Monga in...

NorthEast United, ATK eye top spot

Guwahati, Oct 27 (PTI): NorthEast United FC and Atletico de Kolkata will be hungry to make amends and surge to the top of the Hero Indian Super League table. NorthEast were unlucky to lose against defending champions Chennaiyin FC in their last game and Atletico de Kolkata lost their first...

Milkha holds IOA responsible for India’s poor show in Rio

New Delhi, Aug 9 (PTI): Legendary athlete Milkha Singh today lashed out at the Indian Olympics Association, holding it responsible for the poor performance of the Indian sportspersons at the ongoing Rio Olympics. Milkha, who had missed a bronze medal by a whisker in the 1960 Rome Olympics, said that...

ICC withdraws two-tier Test proposal under pressure from BCCI

New Delhi, Sep 7 (PTI) The International Cricket Council today withdrew its contentious proposal of having a Two-Tier Test system following "vehement opposition" from worlds richest cricketing body BCCI with the support of Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Bangladesh. "The two-tier Test system proposal, which was supposed to come up...

PM to meet Rio Olympics-bound athletes tomorrow

New Delhi, Jul 03 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the Indian athletes who will represent the country at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. PM Modi will interact informally with the sportspersons, and wish them luck for the August 5-21 Games. “The Prime Minister, Shri...

Ex-England cricketer Phil Edmonds denies bribery reports

London, May 13: Former England cricketer Phil Edmonds “strenuously” denied accusations of wrongdoing after a campaign group claimed he and a partner “carved out an African business empire with bribery and dirty tricks”. Sable Mining, a company co-founded by Edmonds and his business partner Andrew Groves, said a report the...

Messi shouldn’t suffer Argentina burden: Sampaoli

BARCELONA, Apr 6: Sevilla boss Jorge Sampaoli says that compatriot Lionel Messi should be the pride of Argentina rather than criticised for his failure to deliver a major trophy. Messi was in top form on his return from suspension and scored twice as Barcelona extended Sevilla's slump in a 3-0...

Jacob Whetton’s early goal hand Punjab winning HIL start

Chandigarh , Jan 20 (PTI): Australian Jacob Whetton scored an early field goal to hand Jaypee Punjab Warriors a 2-0 victory over defending champions Ranchi Rays in their opening match of the Hockey India League (HIL), here on Tuesday . Under the newly introduced scoring system, a field goal is...

Chhetri guides India to big win over higher-ranked Puerto Rico

Mumbai, Sept 03 (PTI): Masterminded superbly by ace striker Sunil Chhetri, a dominant India scripted a sensational 4-1 win over higher-ranked Puerto Rico in an international football friendly at the Andheri Sports Complex stadium here tonight. India were down 0-1 in the seventh minute with Emmanuel Sanchez scoring off a...

‘Adam’ claims Golconda Million

Hyderabad , Jan 03 (PTI): Shroff-trained 'Adam', ably ridden by jockey N S Parmar, claimed the Golconda Million (about) 1200 Metres, the main event on the 19th day of the Hyderabad Winter Races held here today. Jockeys Srinath and P Sai Kumar scored a double each, while trainer A'pam Sharma...

Dominant Germany beats Slovakia 3-0

Lille, Jun 26: Jerome Boateng scored his first international goal to set Germany on their way to a 3-0 win against Slovakia at Euro 2016 on Sunday as the world champions cruised into the quarter-finals. Boateng opened his account eight minutes into his 63rd international appearance and Joachim Loew's side...

Injury Layoff Set to End Parupalli Kashyap’s Olympic Dream

New Delhi, Apr 05 (PTI): Still grappling with a knee injury, Commonwealth Games gold medal winning shuttler Parupalli Kashyap's chances of qualifying for the Olympics have all but ended as he has been forced to withdraw from this month's Malaysia Open Super Series Premier and Singapore Open Super Series. Going...

No need of a coach if Kohli thinks he is the boss: Erapalli Prasanna

NEW DELHI, Jun 23: Former India off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna on Friday took a dig at Virat Kohli and said if the current skipper feels he is the boss of Indian cricket then the team can do without a coach. Prasanna sounded cynical in his response when asked about the rift...

Indian Shooters Brace Up for Year’s Fourth World Cup

New Delhi, May 17 (PTI): A 25-member Indian contingent, including Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu, is bracing up to compete in the year's fourth ISSF World Cup for rifle and pistol disciplines at the Olympic Shooting Range here. The first two of the 10-finals is scheduled for Friday when the...

List of banned Russian athletes from Rio Olympics

MOSCOW, Jul 29 (AFP): Three cyclists have brought to 111 the list of Russian athletes banned from the Rio Olympic Games in the wake of damning revelations on state-run doping. In addition to 67 track and field athletes already banned by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), 44 further...

Odisha 150/2 after Assam make 301

Hyderabad , Nov 14 (PTI): Odisha were comfortably placed at 150/2 after Assam were were all out for 301 in their Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match here today. Overnight on 88, Kunal Saikia top-scored for Assam with a fine 135, while skipper KB Arun Karthik contributed 62 as they...

Vijay, Pujara shine after India bowl England out for 400

Mumbai, Dec 9 (PTI): India made a strong reply with the bat after off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin picked up yet another five-wicket haul as the hosts reached 146 for 1 on the second day of the fourth cricket Test against England here today. After Ashwin took two more wickets today to...

Tendulkar denies commercial interest in disputed property

New Delhi, Jul 19 (PTI) Cricketer-turned Rajya Sabha member Sachin Tendulkar today confirmed that he had attended a meeting in which he had sought help in sorting out problems faced by a friend of his regarding his house in Mussoorie. Reacting to news reports in this regard, Tendulkars spokesperson...

Pakistan to send security team to India ahead of World T20

Islamabad/New Delhi, Mar 04 (PTI): Pakistan's participation in the high-profile T20 World Cup continued to remain under a cloud of uncertainty after its government on Friday decided to send a security team to assess the situation in India, further delaying the possibility of an early resolution to the stalemate. On...

Fans clash in France before high-risk Euro 2016 match

PARIS, Jun 11 (AFP): Fresh clashes erupted on Saturday (Jun 11) between football fans gathered in the southern French city of Marseille ahead of a Euro 2016 match between England and Russia, police said. Security forces fired tear gas to disperse fighting fans for a third day in a row,...

Pakistan’s participation in Asian Athletics in doubt

New Delhi, Jul 21 (PTI): Pakistan's participation in the Asian Athletics Championships, to be held in Bhubaneswar from July 6-9, remained uncertain as the government was yet to clear the visas of its contingent. With the deadline of making final entry of athletes having ended yesterday, athletes from neighbouring countries...
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