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Neeraj Chopra Looking to Give his Absolute Best in Asian Games

 Saturday, August 18, 2018  |  No Comments

Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra, who is named as the flag bearer of the Indian contingent by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) for the 18th edition of the Asian Games, has said that he is not keeping himself under pressure and is only looking forward to give his absolute best in the prestigious quadrennial event.

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Pakistan Eyeing 2018 Asian Games Gold to Qualify for Olympics

 Saturday, August 18, 2018  |  No Comments

Pakistan men’s hockey team goalkeeper Imran Butt has revealed that his side are looking forward to put their best and clinch a gold medal in the upcoming 18th edition of Asian Games in order to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Google Doodle Marks Commencement of Asian Games 2018

 Saturday, August 18, 2018  |  No Comments

Google with a colourful doodle is celebrating the commencement of the 18th edition of the Asian Games on Saturday.

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UAE all set to Host Asia Cup 2018

 Friday, August 17, 2018  |  No Comments

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB), on Friday, signed an agreement for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to host the prestigious Asia Cup scheduled to take place in September.

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India Climb one Spot to 96 in FIFA Rankings

 Thursday, August 16, 2018  |  No Comments

Indian football team have climbed one spot to attain the 96th position in the recently updated FIFA rankings.

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Ex-Indian Captain Ajit Wadekar Passes Away

 Thursday, August 16, 2018  |  No Comments

Former Indian Test skipper Ajit Wadekar, who led the national team to their first-ever series victories in England and the West Indies, breathed his last at the age of 77 after a prolonged illness at the Jaslok Hospital here on Wednesday.

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Barcelona Rule out Paul Pogba’s Move

 Wednesday, August 15, 2018  |  No Comments

Spanish giants Barcelona on Wednesday ruled out a potential move of Frenchman and Manchester United star midfielder Paul Pogba.

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Asian Gold Medalist Hakkam Singh Passes Away

 Tuesday, August 14, 2018  |  No Comments

Former Indian hockey player Hakkam Singh Bhattal, who was an Asian Games gold medalist, passed away in a local hospital on Tuesday.

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Nadal Pulls out of Cincinnati Open

 Monday, August 13, 2018  |  No Comments

World number one Rafael Nadal on Monday withdrew from the ongoing edition of the Cincinnati Open.

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Anderson Becomes 1st Bowler to Take 100 Wickets at Lord’s

 Sunday, August 12, 2018  |  No Comments

England fast bowler James Anderson on Sunday became the first bowler to take 100 Test wickets here at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground.

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Have High Hopes for Sarjubala, Says Boxing Coach

 Friday, August 10, 2018  |  No Comments

As the date for the 18th edition of Asian Games draws closer, Indian women boxing coach Raffaele Bergamasco has expressed high hopes and is confident that star Manipuri boxer Sarjubala Devi would win a gold medal in the quadrennial event.

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Triumphant U20 men’s Football Team Returns Home

 Friday, August 10, 2018  |  No Comments

The Indian Under-20 men’s football team that created history by beating Argentina in the COTIF Cup arrived at Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport here on Friday.

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Maxwell Hopes to get UAE Ticket

 Wednesday, August 8, 2018  |  No Comments

Australian batsman Glenn Maxwell, who is recovering from a shoulder injury, has said that he is hoping to get selected for the upcoming two-match Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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India Defeat Yemen 3-0 in WAFF U-16 Championship

 Wednesday, August 8, 2018  |  No Comments

The India under-16 national football team maintained their winning streak after they defeat Yemen 3-0 in the five-nation WAFF U-16 Championship in Amman, Jordan.

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Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu Pulls out of Asian Games 2018

 Tuesday, August 7, 2018  |  No Comments

Star Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will not participate in the upcoming 18th edition of Asian Games in Indonesia next week, owing to a backache.

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Murray Rises in ATP Tour Rankings

 Tuesday, August 7, 2018  |  No Comments

Former world number one Andy Murray climbed 457 places in the latest ATP world rankings.

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Lord’s Test Will be a Tough Challenge for India, Says McGrath

 Monday, August 6, 2018  |  No Comments

Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath on Monday said that India’s upcoming encounter with England in the second Test of the ongoing five-match series is going to be a tough one, especially after losing the opener.

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India Register Historic win Over Iraq

 Monday, August 6, 2018  |  No Comments

Indian U16 football team have clinched a historic victory over current Asian U16 champions Iraq in the ongoing West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) under sixteen Championship.

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U-17 Football Team Returns Home After Becoming Champion at Students Olympic Asian Games

 Saturday, August 4, 2018  |  No Comments

Members of the Under-17 football team from Tripura, who became champions of the Students Olympic Asian Games by defeating Pakistan, returned to India on Friday.

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Perez Slams Door on Luka Modric’s Exit

 Friday, August 3, 2018  |  No Comments

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has swept aside any possible chances of Luka Modric’s departure from the club, saying that the midfielder could only leave if the buyer pays a whopping amount of 750 million euros to him.

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Saina Knocked out of Badminton World Championship

 Friday, August 3, 2018  |  No Comments

Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Badminton World Championship after going down against her Spanish opponent Carolina Marin in the quarter-final clash of the women’s singles event here on Friday.

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Praises Showered for Kohli’s Masterclass in Edgbaston

 Friday, August 3, 2018  |  No Comments

With Indian skipper Virat Kohli bringing up his maiden Test ton on English soil on Wednesday in the ongoing first test, a host of celebrities showered words of appreciation for him.

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If Invited, Will Attend Imran Khan’s Swearing-in Ceremony, Says Kapil Dev

 Thursday, August 2, 2018  |  No Comments

Former Indian skipper Kapil Dev has said that he would attend the swearing-in ceremony of Pakistan Prime Minister-in-waiting Imran Khan with the approval of the Indian government if invited.

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Sindhu Eyes Quarter-final Berth of Badminton World Championship

 Thursday, August 2, 2018  |  No Comments

Rio Olympics silver-medallist PV Sindhu will look to cement her spot in the quarter-finals of the ongoing Badminton World Championship when she takes on ninth-seeded Sung Ji-Hyun of South Korea in the last-16 clash here on Thursday.

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Mithali to Lead India Blue in Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy

 Thursday, August 2, 2018  |  No Comments

Mithali Raj will lead the India Blue team in the Senior Women’s T20 Challenger Trophy, beginning August 14 in Alur, Bengaluru.

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Indian Olympic Association Calls for Medical Assessment of Athletes and Team Officials

 Thursday, August 2, 2018  |  No Comments

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Wednesday wrote to all National Sports Federations (NSF) to ensure the medical fitness of all athletes and team officials, who are to take part in the forthcoming Jakarta Asian Games.

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Asian Athletics Championships to be Held in April 2019

 Wednesday, August 1, 2018  |  No Comments

The 23rd Asian Athletics Championships will be held in Qatar’s capital city of Doha, from April 19 to April 24, 2019.

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Nehwal Enters Second Round of Badminton World Championship

 Tuesday, July 31, 2018  |  No Comments

Former world number one Saina Nehwal edged past her Turkish opponent Aliye Demirbag in straight games to enter the second round of the ongoing Badminton World Championship here at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Tuesday.

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ICC Wishes England on Their 1000th Test

 Monday, July 30, 2018  |  No Comments

International Cricket Council (ICC) has sent its wishes to the English cricket team as they are preparing for their 1000th Test match, to be played against India at Edgbaston from August 1.

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Medal Rush for Indian Shuttlers at Russia Open

 Monday, July 30, 2018  |  No Comments

Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma on Sunday bagged the gold medal in the men’s singles event, with the young mixed doubles duo of Rohan Kapoor and Kuhoo Garg bringing home the silver medal in the Russia Open.

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4-year-old Saanvi Secures Second Spot in National U-7 Chess Tournament

 Saturday, July 28, 2018  |  No Comments

Four-year-old Saanvi Aggarwal from Chandigarh has secured the second position with four points in the U-5 category at the 32nd National U-7 Open Girls Chess Championship.

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Peter Handscomb Breaks Silence on Ball-tampering Controversy

 Friday, July 27, 2018  |  No Comments

Australian cricketer Peter Handscomb on Friday denied that he was involved in ball-tampering during the Test series against South Africa in March.

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Sri Lankan Cricketer Gunathilaka Suspended for 6 Months

 Friday, July 27, 2018  |  No Comments

Opening batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been suspended for six international matches by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) for breaching the player code of conduct and contractual obligation.

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Cricket Australia Appoints new T20 Selection Committee Head

 Friday, July 27, 2018  |  No Comments

Cricket Australia (CA) on Friday appointed Australia chief coach Justin Langer as the head of the T20 selection committee.

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Federer Pulls out of Rogers Cup

 Tuesday, July 24, 2018  |  No Comments

Swiss tennis maestro Roger Federer has pulled out of next month’s Rogers Cup due to scheduling issues.

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Ashwin Joins Worcestershire for County Championship

 Tuesday, July 24, 2018  |  No Comments

Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has joined Worcestershire cricket club for the last two games of the County Championship, slated to be held later in the year.

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BCCI Announces Squad for Duleep Trophy 2018-19

 Tuesday, July 24, 2018  |  No Comments

The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) met in Kolkata on Monday to pick the squad for the Duleep Trophy 2018-19.

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AIFF Declares Sunil Chhetri Player of the Year

 Monday, July 23, 2018  |  No Comments

All India Football Federation (AIFF) named men’s football team captain Sunil Chhetri as the ‘AIFF Player of the Year’ during an executive committee meeting here on Sunday.

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Manu-Sumeeth win Lagos International Badminton Title

 Monday, July 23, 2018  |  No Comments

The senior national badminton champions Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy won the men’s doubles title at Lagos International Badminton here on Sunday.

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Badminton Association to Honour Shuttler Lakshaya Sen

 Monday, July 23, 2018  |  No Comments

Badminton Association of India (BAI) has decided to honour Lakshya Sen who bagged gold at the recently-concluded Asian Junior Championship.

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Footballer Mesut Ozil Hangs up his Boots

 Monday, July 23, 2018  |  No Comments

German footballer Mesut Ozil on Sunday announced his retirement from the national team, in the wake of the controversy surrounding his recent meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Kazakh Figure Skater Stabbed to Death

 Saturday, July 21, 2018  |  No Comments

Kazakhstani figure skater Denis Ten, who was the first-ever to win a bronze medal at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, was stabbed to death by unknown miscreants here on Friday.

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Ronaldo Accepts Punishment in tax Evasion Case

 Friday, July 20, 2018  |  No Comments

Star Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted the punishment of a two-year suspended prison sentence and a fine of 12.1 million pounds in a tax evasion case in which he was found guilty by the Spanish authorities, Sports24 reported.

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India Reach Final of Archery World cup

 Friday, July 20, 2018  |  No Comments

Indian women compound team reached the final of the Archery World Cup stage four here on Thursday.

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IOA Asked to Reconsider Selection of Teams, Athletes for Asian Games

 Thursday, July 19, 2018  |  No Comments

The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on Wednesday wrote a letter to the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) asking them to reconsider the selection of teams or athletes for the upcoming Asian Games 2018.

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Happy With new Role, Says Ramesh Powar

 Tuesday, July 17, 2018  |  No Comments

Former Indian off-spinner, who has recently been appointed as the interim coach of the Indian women’s cricket team, has said that he is happy with the role assigned to him and would do his best to take the team forward.

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Not sad About Leaving Real Madrid, Says Ronaldo

 Tuesday, July 17, 2018  |  No Comments

Star Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he is not sad about leaving the Real Madrid club and expressed gratitude towards Juventus for taking him into the team.

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Chandimal Banned for two Tests, Four ODIs Over Misconduct

 Monday, July 16, 2018  |  No Comments

Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal has been banned for two Test matches and four one day internationals (ODI) by the independent Judicial Commissioner Michael Beloff QC.

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India Lose 2nd ODI Against England by 86 Runs

 Sunday, July 15, 2018  |  No Comments

India lost second ODI against England by 86 runs at Lord’s stadium in London on Saturday.

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Corporate Support Important for Betterment of Sports, Says Abhinav Bindra

 Saturday, July 14, 2018  |  No Comments

Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra has called for good governance for the betterment of sports while urging the corporate houses to look beyond and invest in all forms of sports.

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PV Sindhu Eyes Semi-final Berth of Thailand Open

 Friday, July 13, 2018  |  No Comments

Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu will aim to book her place in the semi-finals of the Thailand Open World Super 500 tournament when she crosses swords with Soniia Cheah of Malaysia in the last-eight clash of the women’s singles event here on Friday.

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Croatia Reach FIFA WC Final for First Time, Beat England 2-1

 Thursday, July 12, 2018  |  No Comments

Croatia defeated England in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium by 2-1 in extra-time to reach their first-ever FIFA World Cup final.

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Dipa Karmakar Assures to Give her Best at Asian Games

 Wednesday, July 11, 2018  |  No Comments

On returning to India after clinching gold at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Challenge, Gymnast Dipa Karmakar expressed gratitude to her coach for his support and assured to give her best at Asian Games.

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Tushar Arothe Resigns as India Women’s Cricket Coach

 Wednesday, July 11, 2018  |  No Comments

India Women’s Cricket Team Coach Tushar Arothe has stepped down from the role citing personal reasons, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Tuesday.

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Dipa Karmakar Likely to be Named Tripura’s Brand Ambassador

 Wednesday, July 11, 2018  |  No Comments

Ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who bagged the gold medal in the women’s vault event at the Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Mersin in Turkey on Sunday, is likely to become the brand ambassador of Tripura.

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France Beat Belgium 1-0 to Reach FIFA World Cup Finals

 Wednesday, July 11, 2018  |  No Comments

France secured their position into the FIFA World Cup finals after defeating Belgium 1-0 at Saint Petersburg Stadium here on Tuesday.

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Phogat Family Meet South Korean First Lady

 Wednesday, July 11, 2018  |  No Comments

Famous Indian wrestler sisters Geeta Phogat and Babita Phogat, along with their family, met the South Korean first lady Kim Jung-sook here on Tuesday.

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Parents Happy Over Dipa Karmakar’s Gold in Gymnastics World Challenge Cup

 Monday, July 9, 2018  |  No Comments

The family members of gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who won the gold medal in the vault event at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Challenge Cup on Sunday, expressed happiness over the latter’s achievements.

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Guwahati Hosts 58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship

 Saturday, July 7, 2018  |  No Comments

In an attempt to promote sports culture in Assam, the state government on Saturday hosted 58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championship. The event witnessed a huge participation from athletes from across India.

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Belgium Knock Favourites Brazil out to Book Semi’s Berth

 Saturday, July 7, 2018  |  No Comments

Five-time World Cup winners Brazil were on Friday knocked out of the FIFA World Cup 2018 after an own goal from Fernandinho and a stunning Kevin de Bruyne strike handed Belgium a two-goal lead, from which the Selecao couldn’t recover.

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Google Dedicates Doodle for FIFA WC Quarters

 Friday, July 6, 2018  |  No Comments

Ahead of the much-awaited Quarter-Final encounters in the FIFA World Cup 2018, featuring Brazil vs Belgium, and Uruguay vs France on Friday, Google dedicated its doodle to depict the emotions that the ‘beautiful game’ invokes in each of those nations.

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ICC Brings in Tougher Ball-tampering Sanctions

 Tuesday, July 3, 2018  |  No Comments

Imposing tougher sanctions on players found guilty of ball-tampering, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said that the offenders could now be banned for up to six Test matches or 12 one-day internationals.

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Nadal Looks to Kickstart Wimbledon Campaign With a Bang

 Tuesday, July 3, 2018  |  No Comments

Spanish tennis maestro Rafael Nadal will look to begin his campaign at Wimbledon on a winning note when he crosses swords with Israeli player Dudi Sela in their opening match of the men’s singles event here on Tuesday.

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Rahul Dravid Inducted Into ICC Hall of Fame

 Monday, July 2, 2018  |  No Comments

Former cricketer and India U-19 cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid was formally inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame here on Sunday (local time).

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Subasic’s Heroics Take Croatia to Quarters

 Monday, July 2, 2018  |  No Comments

Goalkeeper Danijel Subasic was the showstopper for Croatia as he helped his team squeeze past Denmark in the penalty shootout in their high-voltage round of 16 clash at the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup here on Sunday (local time).

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India Blow Away Ireland to Take Series

 Saturday, June 30, 2018  |  No Comments

A combined effort by India’s batsmen and bowlers thrashed a hapless Ireland by 143 runs to complete a 2-0 rout and take the T20I series at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground here on Friday.

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Heena Sidhu Likely to Meet National Rifle Association of India Chief Today

 Saturday, June 30, 2018  |  No Comments

Former world number one and Commonwealth Games gold-medallist Heena Sidhu is likely to meet National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president Raninder Singh on Saturday.

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ICC Elects 3 Board Associate Member Directors

 Saturday, June 30, 2018  |  No Comments

Imran Khwaja, Mahinda Vallipuram, and Tony Brian have been elected as the associate member directors on the International Cricket Council (ICC) board at the ICC annual conference here on Friday.

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Belgium Hold India to 1-1 Draw at Rabobank Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy

 Friday, June 29, 2018  |  No Comments

World No. 3 Belgium stretched the Indian men’s hockey team till the final minutes of the match to split the points with a 1-1 draw in a thrilling encounter at the Rabobank Men’s Hockey Champions Trophy Breda 2018 here on Thursday.

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Tunisia Beat Panama 2-1

 Friday, June 29, 2018  |  No Comments

Tunisia battled their way to victory over Panama with a fantastic 2-1 in their third and last Group G clash of the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup here at Mordovia Arena on Thursday (local time).

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Sachin Tendulkar Urges Fans to Play the Sport They Love

 Thursday, June 28, 2018  |  No Comments

Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday shared a video on Twitter, urging fans to play the sport they love.

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Indian Openers, Spinners Outclass Ireland

 Thursday, June 28, 2018  |  No Comments

A terrific opening partnership by Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan and some smart bowling by the spinners helped India to go 1-0 up in the T20I series against Ireland at the Malahide Cricket Club Ground here on Wednesday.

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Brazil Brush Aside Serbia to Seal Last 16 Spot

 Thursday, June 28, 2018  |  No Comments

Five-time world champions Brazil eased past Serbia with a fantastic 2-0 win, in their Group E match to progress to the round of 16 at the Spartak Stadium here on Wednesday.

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One More National Record for Swimmer Swadesh Mondal

 Wednesday, June 27, 2018  |  No Comments

Bengal swimmer Swadesh Mondal made yet another national record in the 100m breaststroke clocked at 01:07.51 by winning his 4th gold medal on the third day of the 45th Glenmark Junior and 35th Sub Junior National Aquatic Championships here.

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Croatia Ends Iceland’s FIFA World Cup Dreams

 Wednesday, June 27, 2018  |  No Comments

Ivan Perisic’s last-minute goal on Tuesday ensured Croatia’s position to the top of Group D of the ongoing FIFA World Cup with maximum points as they knocked out a resilient Iceland with a 2-1 win in Rostov-on-Don.

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Lionel Messi Fans Ecstatic as Argentina Enters Round of 16

 Wednesday, June 27, 2018  |  No Comments

Fans of star footballer Lionel Messi across the globe breathed a sigh of relief on Tuesday after a late goal from Marcos Rojo gave Argentina a 2-1 triumph over Nigeria in their final Group D match taking the two-time champions into the round of 16 of the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup.

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Portugal Enters Knockout Rounds Despite Ronaldo’s Penalty Miss

 Tuesday, June 26, 2018  |  No Comments

Portugal on Monday entered the knockout stages of the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup after they survived a 1-1 draw against Iran in their last group encounter at the Mordovia Arena.

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Spain Enters Round of 16 After Dramatic 2-2 Draw Against Morocco

 Tuesday, June 26, 2018  |  No Comments

Iago Aspas’ goal in the extra time booked Spain’s seat in the elimination rounds of the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup after they ended their last group stage match against already-eliminated Morocco 2-2 in Kaliningrad on Monday.

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Colombia Beat Poland 3-0 to Stay Alive in FIFA WC

 Monday, June 25, 2018  |  No Comments

Yerry Mina, Radamel Falcao and Juan Cuadrado’s goals on Sunday revived Colombia’s hopes of reaching the knockout rounds of the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup after a 3-0 victory over Poland at the Kazan Arena here.

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Borna Coric Wins Halle Open, Defeats Roger Federer

 Monday, June 25, 2018  |  No Comments

Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer suffered a surprise defeat to Croatia’s Borna Coric in the final of the Halle Open on Sunday.

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