Asia Cup: Pacers, Kohli guide India to five-wicket win over Pakistan

Mirpur, Feb 27 (PTI) India recovered from three early jolts, inflicted by a devastating spell from Mohammed Amir, before notching up a five-wicket victory against arch-rivals Pakistan in the Asia Cup T20 tournament, here on Saturday. Amir (3/18) rocked the Indian top-order with a fast and furious four-over spell but...

Golf: Nightmare start for McIlroy in Open third round

TROON, United Kingdom, Jul 16: Rory McIlroy's hopes of making a charge up the leaderboard in the third round of the British Open were undermined by a nightmare start at Royal Troon on Saturday (Jul 16). The Northern Irishman sat at two under par at the halfway stage, eight shots...

PV Sindhu proud of silver medal at Rio Olympics, says more success awaits Indian...

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 18 (PTI): P V Sindhu on Friday said she is happy to win a silver in the women's singles badminton event after her gallant attempt to win a coveted gold for India ended in heart-break at the Rio Olympics in Rio De Janeiro on Friday. "I...

True or not, match-fixing reports overshadow Australian Open

Melbourne, Jan 29 (PTI): The “Happy Slam” got off to a sombre start when allegations of match-fixing in tennis overshadowed the opening day of play at the Australian Open. Hours before the tournament started, the BBC and BuzzFeed reported that 16 players, all ranked in the top 50 at...

Captaincy no pressure but opportunity: KXIP skipper Miller

Chandigarh, Apr 06 (PTI): South Africa’s explosive batsman David Miller, who will lead the Kings XI Punjab in this edition of the IPL, feels that captaincy has not brought any added pressure on him. “Responsibility changes a bit as captain, but I am really looking forward to it,” Miller...

Ibrahimovic to quit after Euro

Nice , Jun 22 (AFP): Sweden’s superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic announced on Tuesday he will retire from international football after Euro 2016. “The last game with Sweden in the Euro will be my last game. So I hope it won’t be Wednesday,” Ibrahimovic, 34, told a press conference ahead of...

Carolina Marin tops price list in PBL auctions K Srikanth costliest among Indians

New Delhi, Nov 09 (PTI): Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain turned out to be the costliest buy of the second edition of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) while Kidambi Srikanth fetched the highest amount by an Indian at the players auction, here today. Marin was bagged by Hyderabad Hunters...

Copa America Centenario : Brazil rout Haiti 7-1

Los Angeles , Jun 10: Philippe Coutinho completed a hat-trick as Brazil routed Haiti 7-1 at the Copa America Centenario while Ecuador produced a gutsy fightback to thwart Peru’s push for a quarter-final berth. Coutinho conjured up the sort of form which made him one of Liverpool’s most potent attackers...

34 Odisha sportsmen under CBI scanner for forged age-proof

New Delhi , Jul 12 (PTI): CBI has initiated a preliminary enquiry against 34 budding cricketers and athletes of Odisha for allegedly manipulating their age records. CBI sources said the inquiry initiated by its Sports Integrity Unit has identified 34 sportsmen with regard to alleged age records fraud besides officials...

Sindhu enters semis, Saina bows out of Hong Kong Super Series

Kowloon (Hong Kong), Nov 25 (PTI): Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu entered the semifinals of the Hong Kong Super Series after posting a hard-fought victory over Singapore's Xiaoyu Liang even as Saina Nehwal bowed out here today. Had the former World No. 1 and London Olympics bronze medallist Saina won...

Russian athletes have only 1 percent chance of going to Rio – TASS cites...

MOSCOW, Jul 23: There is just a one percent probability that the International Olympic Committee will allow Russian track-and-field athletes to take part in the Rio Olympics, TASS news agency quoted Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko as saying on Saturday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport rejected on Thursday Russia's...

Vikash Anand pulls off brilliant win

Chennai, Jul 16 (PTI): Vikash Anand survived a few anxious moments and kept his nerve to pull off a brilliant win in the MRF F1600 class in the MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship at the MMRT track in Sriperumbudur, near here today. It was Anand's third consecutive win...

Sudha Singh smashes 3000m steeplechase national record

Shanghai , May 15: Rio Olympics-bound athlete Sudha Singh on satruday shattered the national record in women’s 3000m steeplechase event to finish eighth in the second leg of the prestigious Diamond League Meet here. Sudha, who had qualified for Rio Games during the Federation Cup National Athletics Championships in New...

Digital Live telecast for World Billiards Championship

New Delhi, Dec 02 (PTI): Sports app Sports Flashes has partnered with Billiards & Snooker Federation of India (BSFI) to telecast the IBSF World Billiards Championship live. The championship will take place in Bengaluru from December 5 to 12. The eight-day championship that includes the Long Up format and the Points...

F1 bosses vote Hamilton best driver, Rosberg third

LONDON, Nov 30 (PTI): Formula One team bosses have voted Lewis Hamilton the sport's best driver, despite the Briton losing his title to Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg, in an annual Autosport magazine poll. Germany's Rosberg, who won his first world championship in a tense Abu Dhabi season-ender last Sunday,...

When one raises his game, juniors get easily inspired: Mishra

New Delhi , Oct 31 (PTI): For a senior player it's important to walk the talk which is precisely what Amit Mishra wants to do so that the juniors can follow his example. Mishra, who bagged 18 wickets in the recently concluded five-match ODI series against New Zealand is happy...

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...

Coach angry as Iran deny India chance to train at main stadium

Tehran, Mar 22 (PTI): India’s national football team coach Stephen Constantine expressed his displeasure at the Iran Football Federation not extending the courtesy of letting the visiting team train at the main stadium ahead of the FIFA World Cup qualifier on Thursday. The minnows landed in the Iranian capital...

Sania-Martina named ITF World Champions

Singapore , Dec 23: Sania Mirza of India, left, and Martina Hingis of Switzerland, right, celebrate after they beat Carla Suarez Navarro and Garbine Muguruza, both of Spain during the doubles final at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore on Sunday London : The International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Tuesday...

BCCI misleading people on several key issues: Lodha Panel

NEW DELHI, Oct 04 (PTI): Taking strong exception to BCCI "misleading" everyone on key issues such as disbursement of large amount of funds to state associations, the Supreme Court-appointed Justice RM Lodha Panel on Tuesday said it was unfortunate that their directions have been "misinterpreted". On behalf of the panel,...

Sandeep Tomar, Amit Dhankar bag gold at National C’ship

New Delhi, Oct 24 (PTI): Rio Olympian Sandeep Tomar and Amit Dhankar were among the gold medal winners in their respective weight categories at the ongoing Senior (men's and women's) National Wrestling championship at Gonda, Uttar Pradesh. The bout between Utkarsh Kale and London Olympian Amit Kumar in men's 57kg...

Feliciano Lopez wins Swiss Open for first clay-court title

GSTAAD (Switzerland), Jul 24 (PTI): Top-seeded Feliciano Lopez of Spain won his first career clay-court title on Sunday, beating Robin Haase of the Netherlands 6-4, 7-5 in the Swiss Open final. The 34-year-old Lopez's fifth career tournament title followed two on grass and two on hard courts. Ten years after losing...

13 football fans killed in South Sudan bar shooting

Juba, Nov 07 (AFP): At least 13 people were killed when an angry football fan fired on others watching a match in a bar in South Sudan’s capital Juba at the weekend, police said on Monday. Deputy police spokesman Kwacijwok Dominic Amondoc said the death toll had risen to...

Ind vs NZ: India post 178-run win over NZ; clinch series 2-0

Kolkata, Oct 03 (PTI): India today posted a 178-run victory over New Zealand on the fourth day of the second Test at the Eden Gardens here and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in three-Test series. India struck thrice through their spinners to make inroads into the New Zealand batting, leaving...

Anand dismisses retirement reports, aims to qualify for 2018 Candidates

MUMBAI, May 22: Brushing aside talks of retirement, former world chess champion Vishwanathan Anand said that he's currently aiming to qualify for the Candidates tournament in 2018. "This question has been asked many times. I don't see any reason why I should think about retirement now," the 46-year-old chess maestro...

Sindhu yet to achieve full potential: Gopichand

Hyderabad, Aug 22 (PTI): Shuttler P V Sindhu might have clinched the silver medal at Rio Olympics but mentor and chief coach Pullela Gopichand believes his ward is still far away from achieving her full potential and said she has the talent to be head and shoulders above the...

India clubbed with Sri Lanka in women’s World Cup Qualifiers

DUBAI, Dec 19 (PTI): The Indian women's cricket team has been clubbed alongside Sri Lanka among others for next month's ICC Women's World Cup Qualifiers from where top four sides would make the cut for tournament-proper in June. The tournament will run from January 7 to 21 at four Colombo...

Pro Kabaddi League

U Mumba edge Bengaluru Bulls 24-23 Patna, Jul 8: U Mumba erased an eight-point deficit as they staged a brilliant comeback to edge out Bengaluru Bulls 24-23 in the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi in Patna on Friday. Anup Kumar had a terrific game for U Mumba as he ended up with...

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...

Anand draws with Topalov; still joint second

St. Louis (USA), Aug 14 (PTI): Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand's hunt for a second victory continued as he played out his seventh draw in eight games in the eighth and penultimate round of Sinquefiled Cup, part of the Grand Chess tour, here today. A draw with Veselin Topalov leaves...
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