Gujarat’s Gohel breaks 117-year-old record, looks for Govt job

Jaipur, Dec 27 (PTI): Gujarat's 26-year-old opening batsman Samit Gohel today broke a 117-year-old record in first-class cricket by notching up the highest score while carrying his bat through the innings of 359 not out during his team's Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Odisha. While Hanif Mohammed's epic 499 remains the...

Udit Gogoi, Naisha Srivastava in line for a double

Mumbai , May 29: Boys’ top seed Udit Gogoi of Assam and girls’ top seed Naisha Srivastava of Karnataka set themselves up for a double crown when they won the doubles titles, in the 10th Ramesh Desai Memorial MSLTA-Yonex Sunrise-CCI Under-12 National Tennis Championship, at the Cricket Club of...

Virat Kohli to be honoured with Polly Umrigar Award

Mumbai, Dec 31: India’s Test skipper Virat Kohli will be honoured with the Polly Umrigar Award by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for being the country’s top international cricketer during 2014-15. Kohli will receive the prestigious trophy and cheque of Rs.5 lakh at the Annual BCCI...

Cycling: Ulissi takes second win of Giro, Jungels keeps lead

ASOLO, Italy, May 18 (APF): Home rider Diego Ulissi took his second victory of the 2016 Giro d'Italia as he beat overall leader Bob Jungels and Andrey Amador in the 11th stage on Wednesday (May 18). The Italian, who also won the fourth stage, was part of a leading trio...

Dhawan, bowlers help Sunrisers beat Lions by 5 wkts

Hyderabad, May 6 (PTI) Shikhar Dhawan struck an unbeaten 47 after a clinical display by his bowling team-mates as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Gujarat Lions by five wickets in their IPL match here today. Chasing 127 for a win, opener Dhawan dropped anchor as he carried his bat through the innings...

Russia Accepts IOC Plan to Retest Olympic Doping Samples

MOSCOW, Dec 10 (PTI/AP): Russia will accept an International Olympic Committee plan to retest all drug test samples given by its athletes at the 2012 and 2014 Olympics, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said Saturday. "The IOC has now decided to retest all the samples; let them retest," Mutko,...

ISL 2016: FC Goa beat Mumbai City FC 1-0

MUMBAI, Oct 21: FC Goa defeated Mumbai City FC 1-0 in the 19th match of the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Mumbai Football Arena on Friday. Richarlyson Barbos scored in the 41st minute to provide a vital lead in an evenly contested match. FC Goa, which was placed at bottom...

Rohit Sharma eyes Australia series for comeback

NEW DELHI, Feb 4: Having undergone a thigh surgery, star India batsman Rohit Sharma is currently on rehabilitation, trying to get back his fitness and be ready for the Australia series where he is trying his comeback. Australia will be touring India in February-March to play four Test matches. Rohit said...

Formidable India gear up for T20 Whitewash against Zimbabwe

Harare, Jun 17 (PTI): The ODI series proving to be a stroll in the park, Mahendra Singh Dhoni would look to finish his current season with another dominant performance when he leads India in the three-match Twenty20 series against a hapless Zimbabwe, starting here tomorrow. Riding high after inflicting a...

New Zealand script dramatic win over Australia

Dharamsala, Mar 18 (PTI): New Zealand produced yet another sublime bowling performance to pull off a second successive giant-slaying act, beating ODI world champions Australia by 8 runs in a dramatic ICC World Twenty20 clash here today. New Zealand bowled with a lot of heart to stop Australia at 134...

Football: Liverpool rocked by Burnley, Manchester City stroll

LONDON, Aug 20 (AFP): Liverpool crashed to an embarrassing 2-0 defeat at Burnley on Saturday (Aug 20), while Manchester City crushed Stoke City 4-1 to extend Pep Guardiola's perfect start in the Premier League. Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool enjoyed the most eye-catching result of the Premier League's opening weekend when they...

Williams a strong favourite, Halep happy to be through

New York, Sep 2 (AFP): Even if it does flare up, Williams has to be considered a strong favorite against her 87th-ranked compatriot King, a wild card she trounced 6-1 6-0 in their only prior meeting, in the second round of the 2014 US Open. Sixth-seeded Venus Williams, whose seven...

IPL: Delhi ease past Hyderabad, move up to third

HYDERABAD, May 12: Delhi Daredevils produced an all-round effort and defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven wickets to jump to the third spot in the ongoing 2016 Indian Premier League. Opting to bowl, the Daredevils first dished out a superb bowling performance to restrict the Sunrisers to a modest 146 for...

PM Narendra Modi hosts National Sports awardees

NEW DELHI, Aug 28 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hosted the National Sports awardees, including Rio Olympics silver medalist PV Sindhu and bronze winner Sakshi Malik, at his 7 Race Course Road residence here. The PM greeted the athletes on the eve of the National Sports Day. Besides...

My next objective is an Olympic medal, says Dipa Karmakar

Rio de Janeiro, Apr 19 (PTI): After becoming the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics, Dipa Karmakar has set her eyes on a podium finish at the Rio Games scheduled to be held in August. The 22-year-old garnered a total score of 52.698 points in the Olympics...

Sports Ministry Begins Thorough Probe Into Rio 2016 Debacle

New Delhi, Sept 8 (PTI): The Sports Ministry on Thursday said it has started a "thorough review" of India's dismal outing at the Rio Olympics and is also seeking feedbacks and suggestions from the athletes who competed in the quadrennial extravaganza. India finished with a disappointing two medals, through PV...

Lodha effect: BCCI still ‘confused’ over payments issue

New Delhi, Oct 5 (PTI): In the wake of Lodha Committee report, BCCI brass today said the cricket board is still "confused" over the kind of payments that can be made from the two bank accounts which had come under the scanner of the Supreme Court-appointed panel. Sources in BCCI...

Sehwag signs up with Dunamis Sportainment

New Delhi, Dec 07 (PTI): Former India opener Virender Sehwag has signed up with the country's premier sports and entertainment Management company -- Dunamis Sportainment -- to handle all his public appearances and brand endorsements. With as many as 23 centuries, including two triple tons and four double hundreds, Sehwag...

Javelin to hurling red cherry: Story of ‘Chota Babloo’ Lalit Yadav

KOLKATA, Nov 14 (PTI): He was a state level javelin thrower, decent shuttler but 20-year-old Vidarbha lad Lalit Yadav found his true calling in cricket after he saw the illustrious senior Yadav - Umesh - rattle the batsmen with sheer pace. The youngster then knew that he has to be...

Ibrahimovic to finish international career after Euro 2016

NICE, France, Jun 21: Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic said on Tuesday that he would retire from international football at the end of Euro 2016, adding he would remember his international career with pride not disappointment. Announcing his decision at a press conference on the eve of Sweden's final group game...

Rio Games in mind, Govt gives financial support to athletes

New Delhi, Jan 05 (PTI): With an eye to enhance India’s medal hopes in this year’s Rio Olympics, the Sports Ministry today sanctioned financial assistances for boxers Vikas Krishan and Sumit Sangwan, female discuss thrower Seema Antil Punia and shooter Chain Singh. The Sports Ministry has approved the financial assistances...

WADA appeals against Narsingh’s clean chit

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 16 (PTI) India's floundering campaign in the Rio Olympics here took a turn for the worse when the World Anti-Doping Agency lodged an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sports against the clean chit given to wrestler Narsingh Yadav by NADA in the dope...

BCCI revenue may dip from 2000 crore to 400 crore

NEW DELHI, Feb 10 (PTI): BCCI is set to suffer a financial loss to the tune of Rs 1600 crore if Lodha Panel's recommendations on curtailing the advertisement breaks during the matches is implemented. It is feared that in the wake of loss of revenue not only the smooth functioning...

Yogeshwar Dutt’s London 2012 Bronze Medal Became Silver

London, Aug 30: Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt won a bronze medal at the London Olympics in 2012 in 60 Kg freestyle event. His was one of the two medals India won in wrestling at the 2012 Games, apart from Sushil Kumar's silver. The London tally read - two silvers and four...

Akmal complains to Imran Khan on batting slot, earns PCB wrath

Karachi, Mar 20 (PTI): Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has come under fire from the team management for allegedly requesting former captain Imran Khan to put in a word to the team management about pushing him up in the batting slot. A furious former skipper Ramiz Raza wants the team...

ICC Anti-Corruption chief hopes for clean World T20

Mumbai, Mar 06 (PTI): The International Cricket Council has put in place checks and balances to eliminate corruption during the upcoming World T20 Championship starting in two days’ time in the country, said the world governing body’s Anti-Corruption Unit’s chairman, Sir Ronnie Flanagan, today. Saying that like in the past...

GM Abhijeet shocked by unheralded Chinese in Asian opener

Tashkent (Uzbekistan), May 27 (PTI): Indian GM and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta was shocked by unheralded Fang Yan of China in the first round of Asian continental Chess Championship. Playing black in the opening round of Gupta made many unforced errors in the middle game to find himself...

Indian hockey is back to top once again: Ashley Jackson

NEW DELHI, Jan 15 (PTI): Impressed by the resurgence in Indian hockey, British midfielder Ashley Jackson said the country seems to be back among the top with its recent performances. "I think it's safe to say with the senior team's performances over the past four years and the junior team...

Rosberg eases to Belgian Grand Prix win, Hamilton third

SPA-FRANCORCHAMPS (Belgium), Aug 28 (AFP): Nico Rosberg rekindled his bid for the drivers' world championship by steering his Mercedes to a convincing victory in Sunday's chaotic crash-hit Belgian Grand Prix, as Lewis Hamilton fought back to finish third. Rosberg's delight was reduced by his Mercedes team-mate Hamilton's damage-limiting and thrilling...

Tendulkar tuns 43, B-Town wishes their cricket icon

Mumbai, Apr 24 (PTI) Bollywood celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan, son Abhishek, and Anil Kapoor extended their warm wishes to Sachin Tendulkar on his 43rd birthday. Megastar Amitabh wished the cricketing icon saying, "Happy birthday Sachin...Our pride and our honour! Happy birthday Sachin...you make us so proud." "He is a game changer,...
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