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05-Nov-2019 New Delhi

Rohan Bopanna slams AITA for Davis Cup captain change

Veteran Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna on Tuesday slammed the All India Tennis Association''s (AITA) decision to change the non-playing captain of the Indian Davis Cup team without allegedly consulting the players.On Monday, hours before the International...

30-Jul-2019 New Delhi

59-yr-old retired general breaks own record at Ironman triathon

Retired Major General Vikram Dogra, the first army man to successfully complete an Ironman triathlon, beat his own record at the gruelling event in Germany on July 28.Dogra, 59, beat his earlier record by 41 minutes in his second appearance at the triathlon...

28-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Abhinav Bindra not in favour of boycotting 2022 CWG

Abhinav Bindra, India's only individual Olympic gold medallist, on Sunday said boycotting the 2022 Commonwealth Games is not an option, and advised  the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to "load" the CWG committees with more of their people so that, in...

28-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Mary Kom wins gold at President's Cup in Indonesia

Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom on Sunday bagged the gold medal in the 23rd President's Cup, in a one-sided 51kg bout final in Labuan Bajo,  Indonesia.Pugilist Kom eased past Australian April Franks 5-0."Gold medal for me and for my country at #PresidentCup...

27-Jul-2019 New Delhi

Five potential medal winners for India at Tokyo Olympics

In the last 24 Olympic Games that India have participated so far since 1900, only 28 medals have been won by the country which now has a population of more than 1.3 billion. Of these, nine were gold, six silver and 11 bronze medals.In the 2016 Rio Olympics,...

21-Jul-2019 Nove Mesto (Czech Republic)

Hima Das sprints to 400m gold, 5th this month

Ace Indian sprinter Hima Das continued her sensational sprint as she clinched her fifth gold in July by claiming the top honours in a 400-metre race in Czech Republic.The ace Indian sprinter won the gold after she clocked...

18-Jul-2019 New Delhi

You can't chop down a whole Olympic sport from CWG : Heena Sidhu

The Commonwealth Games Federation's (CWF) decision to abandon shooting from the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games (CWG) has dealt a big blow to India, which has swiftly emerged as a giant in the sport. Amidst the controversy, ace shooter Heena Sidhu feels...

18-Jul-2019 New Delhi

P.T. Usha nominated for IAAF Veteran Pin Award

 Former Indian athlete and Olympian P.T. Usha has been nominated for the prestigious International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Veteran Pin Award.On Thursday, Usha revealed the news on Twitter and said: "IAAF Veteran Pin for the long and meritorious...

15-Jul-2019 New Delhi

My medal is an answer to my critics: Dutee Chand

After scripting history by bagging gold in the 100m race at the World University Games recently, ace India sprinter Dutee Chand said the feat was a result of the criticism she faced for expressing that she was in a same-sex relationship.On July 10, 23-year-old...

12-Jul-2019 Silverstone (England)

Why British GP on same day as WC, Wimbledon finals : Lewis Hamilton

Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton is unhappy with the fact that the British Grand Prix is being held on the same day as the final of the ICC World Cup and men's final at the  Wimbledon."I don't understand why the organisers put the race on the same day as all...

10-Jul-2019 Naples (Italy)

Dutee Chand wins 100m gold at World University Games

Ace Indian sprinter Dutee Chand has won the gold medal in women's 100-metre sprint at the 30th Summer University Games in Naples, Italy becoming the first Indian to win do so. She clocked 11.32 seconds.The 23-year-old had qualified for the finals with a...

07-Jul-2019 London

Rafael Nadal, Rafael Nadal cruise into fourth round at Wimbledon

Eight-time champion Roger Federer of Switzerland and two-time champion Rafael Nadal of Spain have fended off their respective opponents here at the All England Club.The 37-year-old Swiss on Saturday ousted Lucas Pouille of France 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (4) to claim his...

04-Jul-2019 Poznan

Hima Das bags 200m gold in Poland

In her first competitive 200 metre race of the year, star sprinter Hima Das bagged gold while national record holder shot putter Tajinder Pal Singh Toor won the bronze at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix here.World junior champion Hima clocked 23.65 seconds...

30-Jun-2019 Beijing

F1: Max Verstappen pips Leclerc in Austria thriller

Red Bull's Max Verstappen became the first non-Mercedes driver to win a Formula 1 Grand Prix in 2019, after the Dutchman overtook Ferrari's Charles Leclerc with two laps to go  in Sunday's Austrian Grand Prix.In a thrilling race that stood in stark...

30-Jun-2019 Chennai

Team Champions' Dean Mascarenhas wins South India Rally

Team Champions' Dean Mascarenhas survived a late but spirited onslaught from three-time APRC winner Gaurav Gill to win the opening round of the Champions Yacht Club -  FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship here on a nail-biting Sunday.Going into the...

23-Jun-2019 New Delhi

My focus is on medals for India, not rankings: Bajrang Punia

Ace Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia has said he is happy to top the ranking charts but his main focus is to win more medals for the country, especially in the Olympics.Bajrang, who recently bagged the first position in the 65-kg category at the United World...

19-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Goyat warns Amir against dreams of avenging Pakistan's loss

Neeraj Goyat was 12 and yet to consider boxing as a career option when Amir Khan won a silver medal in the lightweight division of the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Fast forward 15 years and Goyat is set to face the British-Pakistani two-time world champion at the...

18-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Will avenge Sarfaraz' loss on July 12: Boxer Amir Khan

After Pakistan's humiliating loss to India in their World Cup fixture, boxer Amir Khan has said that he would love to advice Sarfaraz Ahmed's team and even promised to avenge the defeat in his next bout against India's pro-boxer Neeraj Goyat."Would love to...

10-Jun-2019 Montreal

Hamilton wins controversial F1 contest in Canada

Britain's Lewis Hamilton, driving for Mercedes, strengthened his lead in Formula 1 racing this season by winning the Canadian Grand Prix, the seventh of the year, at the Gilles Villeneuve racing circuit here.Although Germany's Sebastian Vettel - who had secured...

08-Jun-2019 London

AB de Villiers chose money over country : Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has slammed AB de Villiers for "putting finances over country" in a video that was put up on Youtube."Firstly, people must not forget that there was pressure on AB De Villiers to leave IPL and PSL contracts and make himself...

06-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Mary Kom among panelists to pick candidates for scholarship programme

Six-time world boxing champion Mary Kom will be among the panelists who will pick the most deserving candidates for Colgate Palmolive India's  Foundational Scholarship programme which aims to offer financial support and mentorship to people."I'm very happy...

06-Jun-2019 New Delhi

No regret in rejecting ABD's offer: CSA selection convenor

 With the revelation that former South Africa skipper AB de Villiers had proposed coming out of retirement to play for the Proteas in the 2019 World Cup,  Cricket South Africa (CSA) selection panel convenor Linda Zondi has clarified in an official statement...

05-Jun-2019 Southampton

Jasprit Bumrah reveals secret behind Indian bowlers' success

Premier pacer Jasprit Bumrah said the Indian quicks were looking to bowl "Test match lengths" on The Rose Bowl wicket against South Africa in their World Cup opener on Wednesday.Bumrah, rated as one of the best in the business, was on the money from the word...

02-Jun-2019 Paris

Serena Williams crashes out of French Open

Serena Williams came up well short this fortnight in her bid to tie the record for most Grand Slam women's singles titles, falling to countrywoman Sofia Kenin 6-2, 7-5 in third-round action at the French Open.On Saturday, Williams was out of sorts on Court...

01-Jun-2019 New Delhi

Sunil Chhetri for quick resolution to league limbo

Talismanic striker Sunil Chhetri has sought early resolution of issues surrounding the Indian domestic league structure. "I hope to get the answer quickly," said the 34-year-old.Remarking that knowing the season's calendar always helps, Chhetri said he had heard...

31-May-2019 New Delhi

Vijender needs to step up and fight for world titles : Amir Khan

Amir Khan, British boxer of Pakistan origin, is gearing up to fight India's Neeraj Goyat in Jeddah on July 12 for the WBC Pearl World Championship. But any chat with Khan is incomplete without talking about India's boxing star Vijender Singh. While a lot...

29-May-2019 Munich

Manu Bhaker wins Olympic quota in Air Pistol

Shooter Manu Bhaker has sealed a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics with a fourth-place finish at the ISSF World Cup in Munich on Wednesday. This is the seventh Olympic quota in shooting that India has won.While Bhaker missed out on a medal in the event, her...

29-May-2019 Cardiff

Shami, Bumrah and my role will be crucial : Bhuvneshwar Kumar

The Indian bowling attack has definitely been spoken about most going into the 2019 World Cup and rather than taking it as a pressure scenario, India fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar has revealed that the bowling unit is aware of what is expected of them and...

29-May-2019 London

Bouncers to be the wicket-taking ball this WC : Pat Cummins

Australian pacer Pat Cummins is not expecting much swing from the English wickets this World Cup, saying the quicks will have to depend on bouncers as the wicket-taking delivery."I just looked at some data before that out of all the ODI countries, (England) has...

28-May-2019 Paris

French Open : Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal advance to second round

Title favourites Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal registered straight-set wins to book their men's singles second round spots in the French Open.The US veteran Serena Williams, seeded No. 10 in women's singles, had to recover from one set down to eliminate...

27-May-2019 Monaco

Felt Niki Lauda was 'racing with me' : Lewis Hamilton

After earning a hard-fought win in the Monaco Grand Prix, British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton said he felt three-time world champion Niki Lauda, who died last week, was with him during the course of the race."When I was driving I thought, 'what would...

24-May-2019 Guwahati

India Open: Mary Kom, Shiva Thapa, Amit Panghal win gold

Six-time world champion Mary Kom (51kg) was crowned champion in the second edition of the India Open International Boxing Tournament at the Karmabir Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Indoor Stadium here on Friday.Additionally, Amit Panghal (52kg) won his third gold of the...

23-May-2019 Guwahati

India Open: Mary Kom beats Zareen, Sachin upsets Solanki

Six-time world champion Mary Kom staved off a stiff challenge from Asian Championships bronze medallist Nikhat Zareen in the 51-kg category while former world youth champion Sachin Siwach (52-kg) upset Commonwealth Games gold medallist Gaurav Solanki to storm...

23-May-2019 Newport

Ajinkya Rahane backs Kohli & Co to do well in World Cup

Test team vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane believes India have a strong side and will do well in the upcoming World Cup slated to be held in England and Wales from May 30."Definitely, I am going to back the Indian team. We have a very strong side going into the...

20-May-2019 Rome

Novak Djokovic remains world No. 1 despite loss in Rome

Novak Djokovic kept his lead in the latest ATP men's tennis rankings even after he lost to Rafael Nadal of Spain in the final of the Italian Open.The Serb has 12,355 points ranking first, followed by Spain's Rafael Nadal (7,945) and Roger Federer of Switzerland...

20-May-2019 Jaipur

Tried copying Smriti Mandhana, didn't work: Riyan Parag

Seventeen-year-old batsman Riyan Parag, who rose to fame after he helped Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in one of their fixtures in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL), has admitted he admires leading woman batter Smriti Mandhana and tries...

20-May-2019 Rome

Rafael Nadal claims 34th Masters title in Rome

Spain's Rafael Nadal has claimed a record 34th ATP Masters 1000 crown, beating Serbia's Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 with a statement victory in an epic Italian Open final.The win on Sunday was huge for Nadal, the world number 2, who broke his tie with Djokovic...

19-May-2019 Rome

Novak Djokovic beats Diego Schwartzman to reach Italian Open final

Serbian world No.1 Novak Djokovic got a stern test from Argentina's Diego Schwartzman but he pulled out a 6-3, 6-7 (2-7), 6-3 victory to advance to the Italian Open final.The four-time Italian Open champion appeared to have the match fully under control when...

19-May-2019 Le Mans (France)

Marc Marquez back on pole in France, Lorenzo improves to 8th

Even a crash during Q2 couldnt stop Marc Marquez from claiming his third pole position from five races while teammate Jorge Lorenzo took a season-best eighth.Wet and cold conditions, the track just 14°C and a brisk air temperature of 12°C, provided a gloomy...

19-May-2019 Rome

Italian Open: Rafael Nadal beats Tsitsipas to enter final

Rafael Nadal has cruised into the 2019 Italian Open final at the expense of Stefanos Tsitsipas.The Spaniard, eight-time champion at Rome, took an hour and 42 minutes to edge his Greek rival 6-3, 6-4 in the semis, Efe news reported on Saturday.It was the second...

02-May-2019 Dagestan (Russia)

Bajrang Punia bags gold at Ali Aliev tournament

Continuing his winning spree, star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia pocketed another gold medal at the Ali Aliev invitational tournament, here on Thursday.Bajrang, currently the world No. 1 in the 65kg freestyle category, made a stunning comeback in the final affair...

26-Apr-2019 Bangkok

Amit Panghal wins gold at Asian Boxing Championships

Asian Games champion Amit Panghal (52 kg) gave India its first gold medal at the ongoing Asian Boxing Championships here on Friday.Panghal, who had won the Asian Games gold medal last year, defeated Korea's Kim Inkyu in a unanimous decision, thereby clinching...

14-Apr-2019 Shanghai (China)

Hamilton wins record-extending 6th Chinese GP

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton secured a record-extending sixth Chinese Grand Prix (GP) victory on Sunday, snatching the world championship lead from his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas.Five-time world champion Hamilton, of the United Kingdom, clinched...

21-Jan-2019 Ludhiana

Epp Mae, Sarita help UP Dangal register maiden win in PWL-4

Epp Mae held on to a late onslaught by 2017 world championships silver medalist Zseneth Nemeth to score a heart-stopping 5-3 win in the 76kg category and give UP Dangal their first win this season in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) Season 4 currently underway...

21-Jan-2019 New Delhi

Focus only on Olympic medal : Bajarang Punia

Having slowly emerged from shadow of star wrestlers Sushil Kumar and Yogeshwar Dutt, two-time World Championships medallist Bajarang Punia has now set his sights on the biggest prize in the world of sports and is confident on finishing on the podium at the...

20-Jan-2019 Chandigarh/Pune

Sangampreet Singh of Punjab wins Gold in Archery

The players from Punjab won 3 medals today in the Khelo India Youth Games which concluded at Pune. In  this 12 day sporting extravaganza, Punjab won a total of 72 medals with the inclusion of 23 Gold, 19 Silver and 30 Bronze. Today, Punjab players bagged...

19-Jan-2019 Ludhiana

Ravi Kumar clinches it for Haryana Hammers

The 2018 World U23 Championships silver medallist Haryana Hammers’ Ravi Kumar defeated the experienced Sandeep Tomar of MP Yodha in the men’s 57kg category 10-1 to give his team their second win in the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) Season 4 currently underway...

18-Jan-2019 Panchkula

Sakshi helps Delhi Sultans win first tie of PWL-4

Rio Games bronze medallist Sakshi Malik won the low-scoring decider against Asian Championships gold medallist Navjot Kaur to give Delhi Sultans their first win of Pro Wrestling League (PWL) Season 4 which is currently underway at the Tau Devi Lal Indoor...

14-Jan-2019 Chandigarh/Pune

Khelo India Youth Games; Arjun Cheema Shoots Gold

The players from Punjab in the ‘Khelo India Youth Games’ being held at Pune bagged 4 medals today with the inclusion of One Gold, 2 Silver and One Bronze medals. With this, the medal tally of Punjab has reached 47 including 16 Gold, 13 Silver and 18 Bronze.Disclosing...

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