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This wheel-chair bound swimmer found new hope in sports

Nisha Gupta, a paraplegic who lost the use of her legs after an accident right after her 12th standard, has found new hope in swimming and playing basketball. She has won many medals in swimming and wheelchair basketball tournaments, and is currently paying for the Maharashtra Women’s Wheel.....

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Gautam Gambhir announces his retirement from cricket

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Justice delay is justice denied: Sreesanth’s wife on his ban

Former cricket player S Sreesanth’s wife Bhuvneshwari wrote an open letter to BCCI demanding justice. She said Sreesanth was a dedicated player and was falsely accused of spot-fixing. She highlighted points to prove it, including the reason why Sreesanth was carrying the towel. ‘Crick.....

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Esha Singh: The new shooting star

Teenager Esha Singh won a triple gold at the 62nd National Shooting Championship being held in Trivandrum, Kerala, in the women’s air pistol events. The Hyderabadi girl won the Women’s, Youth Women’s and Junior Women’s 10m Air Pistol competitions, defeating champions Heena.....

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Mithali’s dropping World T20 semifinal was wrong: Gavaskar

Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar supported senior Indian woman cricketer Mithali Raj in the controversy surrounded her related to her dropping from T20 semifinal team against England. He added that dropping a player of her experience from the crucial W.....

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What happened with Mithali Raj was unfair: Sourav Ganguly

Former men’s cricket captain Sourav Ganguly said it was unfair to drop Mithali Raj from women’s T20 semi-finals in her top form. He said he was too a victim of this unfair practice. Expressing disappointment over India’s lost he said he was allowed to play some games even in his.....

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Mithali Raj’s coach says that she should have played

Mithali Raj’s coach R.S.R. Murthy says that she should have played the semi finals against England in women’s world T20 on Nov 23rd. Murthy said that Mithali was dropped after warm up session and had nothing to do with her health. Cap Harmanpreet Kaur was blamed for dropping her and R.....

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Women’s world T20 semis to be played at 5am on Nov 23rd

Indian women in blue have sparkled with their performance in this T20 world cup and have reached the semi-final match against England. Although the previous four games were held during prime time, the semi-final match will be at 5am on Nov 23rd thus disappointing those who look .....

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Shahid Afridi departs from Pakistan Super League franchise

Pakistan's all-rounder Shahid Afridi has reportedly quit Karachi Kings, the Pakistan Super League franchise, over dispute with its owner. He is said to have been replaced by a bigger name in world cricket, Wasim Akram. The reason for.....

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Chess Olympiad: India wins over Canada, women held by Serbia

The Indian team continued their emphatic win by defeating Canada 3.5-0.5 at the 4th Chess Olympiad in Batumi. India played with the highest rated Viswanathan Anand on the first board while the highest rated Canadian played on the third board that enabled India to score more points. Indian women t.....

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Pakistan includes fast bowler Shaheen Afridi in Asia Cup

The Pakistan Cricket Board announced their 16 member squad for the Asia Cup 2018, which will be led by Sarfraz Ahmed who led the team to their Champions Trophy victory in 2017. With Fakhar Zaman in the batting department and 18yr old fast bowler Shaheen Afridi in the team, Pakistan is set to face.....

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Gavaskar defends Kohli, slams other batsmen for series loss

Former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar voiced his support for Virat Kohli, saying that Kohli is only human and it is unfair to rely on him everytime. Despite the team’s defeat in the fourth test and their overall level of performance, Kohli retained his number one spot in the latest ICC Test batsm.....

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Kapil Dev says 2018 Asian Games was a thrilling experience

Former Indian Cricket Captain Kapil Dev said that the 2018 Asian Games was thrilling because of the experience that youngers of varied background have shown they can win medals. He said there was no room for nepotism as for a player it did not matter from which background he was raised. He also p.....

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Asian Games 2018: Pranab-Shibhnath win gold in bridge

The Indian pair of Pranab Bardhan and Shibhnath Sarkar won gold medal in the Asian Games 2018’s bridge competition on Saturday.  The 60-year-old Pranab and 56-year-old Shibhnath scored 384 points in the finals. The Chinese pair won the silver scoring 378 and the Indonesian combination .....

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P V Sindhu, Saina Nehwal aim to return better

The Badminton contingent of the Indian team in the Asian games returned back home after an average performance at the sporting spectacle at Jakarta. Shuttlers Saina and Sindhu won bronze and silver at the event respectively. Reflecting on her performance Sindhu has wowed to return stronger. Saina.....

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India hoping to square up the series versus England

The fourth test match between India and England starts on Friday in Southampton.  India will be counting on its pace bowlers to square up the series which England leads 2-1. The Indians performed splendidly to bounce back from being two down to bounce back in the third test in Nottingham. Th.....

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Indian Women Hockey team enters Final in Asian Games

Indian women’s hockey team defeated China 1-0 to enter the finals in the Asian games. The solitary goal was scored by Gurjit Kaur in the 52nd minute. The match was evenly poised in the first 3 quarters of the match. However, in the last quarter, the Indians went into an aggressive mode. Chi.....

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Asian Games 2018: India’s women archery team win silver

India’s women compound team in archery lost 228-231 to South Korea in the finals in Jakartha on Tuesday. The Indian team consisting Muskan Kirar, Madhumita Kumari and Jyothi Surekha Vennam were leading after the first set before Korea won the second and third set. India’s compound tea.....

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Asian Games 2018: PV Sindhu wins silver in women's singles

Indian shutler PV Sindhu won silver in women’s singles badminton. She has faced world No.1 Tai Tzu Ying in the final. Tai’s smash was too strong for Sindu but she had fought back bravely. All eyes were on India as she was an Olympic silver medallist. In the semi-final, she overcame Ja.....

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Sachin was easy, Kohli more damaging: David Lloyd

David Lloyd, a well-known commentator and former England Cricketer, was all praise of Kohli terming him as a natural leader. “Sachin was aesthetically very pleasing, easy on the eye. But if I had to win a game I would have banked on Brian Lara and I see that trait in Kohli. Sachin was a gre.....

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Dutee Chand emerges victorious with silver

Dutee Chand won a silver medal in women’s 100 metres for India on the 8th day of the Asian Games. She has been going through upheavals in her career regarding the gender case against the International Federation at the CIS, which she ultimately won. The case was regarding athletes with enha.....

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Indian Women’s hockey team defeats Kazakhstan

Indian women’s hockey team mauled a low rank Kazakhstan by 21-0 in the league match in the Asian games on Tuesday. Four Indian players scored a hat trick each, with Navneet Kaur being the top scorer with five goals and Gurjit Kaur scoring four goals. Others, who scored goals were Lalremsiam.....

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B’wood congratulates Vinesh for winning Gold in Asian Games

Vinesh Phogat won India’s second gold medal in the 50 kg finale match after defeating Japan’s Yuki Irie on Monday in the Asian Games 2018 held in Indonesia. As soon as the news was announced, the Bollywood celebrities Akshay Kumar, Varun Dhawan and Farhan Akhtar took Twitter to congra.....

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India's medal tally increases with medals from shooting

16-year-old Saurabh Chaudhary has  won gold for India and set Asian Games record, scoring 240.7 in Men's 10m Air Pistol medal event. Abhishek Verma won the bronze medal in the 10M air pistol event making it India's sixth medal overall and fourth medal in shooting. Akhil Sheoran and S.....

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Vinesh Phogat wins India’s second gold in Asian Games 2018

Grappler Vinesh Phogat won a historic gold medal for India in the 50 kg in the 18th Asian Games. This was India’s first gold in Women’s wrestling in the Asian Games. She said that she has trained well for the event and was determined to win gold for India. In other events, shooters De.....

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Sajan Prakash makes it to the historic finals in swimming

Sajan Prakash finished fifth in the men’s 200m butterfly event at the Asian Games. India made it to the historic swimming finals after 32 years. However, he could not share the news with his family as they are stuck in Kerala floods. He clocked 1:57.75 seconds to set a national record. Japa.....

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Apurvi-Ravi win the first medal for India in shooting

Apurvi Chandela and Ravi Kumar won the bronze medal scoring 429.9 points in the mixed event of 10m Air Rifle. They were the first ones to claim a medal for India at the Asian Games. Chinese Taipei won gold with 494.1 points and China clinched silver with 492.5 points. The Indian duo Manu Bhaker a.....

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Bajrang Punia gives India first Gold at Asian Games 2018

Wrestler Bajrang Punia won the first gold for India in the 18th Asian Games held at Jakarta. He won the medal in the 65 kg category. Another Indian Sushil Kumar lost his match to Bahrains’s Adam Batirov in the 74 kg category. India got its first medal from the mixed rifle team of Apurvi Cha.....

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Gautam Gambhir slams Indian cricket team

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has criticised the Indian Cricket team for their lack of fighting spirit during the second Test match against England. Gambhir added that the way India lost the match was very disturbing, although the conditions were difficult, he said that one do not expect.....

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Sri Lanka Beat South Africa in the final ODI

Powered by Angelo Mathews’ 97 runs and Akila Dananjaya’s six wickets fall, Sri Lanka hammered South Africa by 178 runs in the final one day International in Colombo. Sri Lanka scored 299 for 8 in the 50 overs. In spite of 54 runs, by Captain de Kock, South African batting collapsed in.....

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Bairstow and Woakes partnership give England 250 runs lead

England consolidated its dominance in the second test against India with an overall lead of 250 runs on the third day. Chris Woakes scored a maiden test century on his return to Test cricket. Earlier, India was bowled out for paltry 107 runs in testing batting conditions. Woakes and Johny Bairsto.....

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Varsha Puranik to represent India in Skating

Dr Varsha Puranik from Mysuru started skating at the age of three and is an expert in inline and ice skating. In spite of working as a consultant at Cauvery Institute of Health Science, she trains 7 hours a day. She is representing India in the Asian games for the third time. She won the Ekalavya.....

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Nashik holds its women’s bike rally, 100 women take part

Around 100 women, including college-goers, participated in the women’s bike rally held in Nashik on Friday. It was organised by Kalyani Mahila Bahuudeshiya Sevabhavi Sanstha and Savhi Women’s College, aimed to create awareness on various issues among the city’s citizens. It star.....

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Facial recognition technology to be deployed at Tokyo 2020

Tokyo Olympics 2020 officials confirmed that a facial recognition technology will be used to scan the athletes, staff and reporters. They need to use their ID card and be verified to gain access to venues. It will be rolled out across the 43 venues, lodging and media centres. It takes 0.3 secs to.....

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Indian U-20 and U-16 shine in football tournaments

India's under-20 team coached by Floyd Pinto defeated Argentina for 2-1 in the COTIF Cup in Spain. Despite being reduced to 10 for a foul, Deepak Tangri and Anwar Ali scored the two goals for India. In the WAFF U-16 Championship, the under-16 team coached by Bibiano Fernandes won the match ag.....

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Manchester City wins the Community Shield match

Sergio Aguero guided the Manchester city to a 2-0 victory at the prestigious friendly Community Shield match at Wembley. It serves as the curtain raiser to a new season the Premier League campaign. It was Aguero's 200th goal for the City. Maurizio Sarri manager of Chelsea who was hired to rep.....

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Kohli ranks as top batsman in ICC charts

Indian captain Virat Kohli became the No.1 batsman in ICC Test Rankings surpassing Australia’s Steve Smith. The change in Kohli's ranking came a day after India’s defeat in the first test against England in which he scored a total of 150 runs. Other Indians to reach the position a.....

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PV Sindhu settles for silver in the World championship

PV Sindhu takes home the silver after losing to Spain's Carolina Marin in the women's final at the BWF World Championships final. She lost 19-21, 10-21 in a match that lasted just 46 minutes. Though it was frustrating for her to lose in the finals, she said she was going to emerge stronge.....

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Serena Williams pulls out of Roger’s cup

Serena Williams pulled out of Rogers Cup hard-court tournament citing personal reasons. She suffered one of her career’s worst defeats in San Jose by losing 6-1, 6-0 to Johanna Konta. She will be replaced in the draw at Montreal by Tatjana Maria, who faces Alize Cornet in the first round. T.....

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Sindhu to lock horns with Marin in finals: Badminton

PV Sindhu saw off Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi at the women’s semifinals of the World Championships. She fought a 55-minute match to get a total score of 21-16, 24-22 and emerge victorious over the Japanese. She feels that she needs to work hard for her final match with Carolina Marin.&nbs.....

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Netherlands beats Australia to reach the finals: Hockey

The Netherlands defeated Australia to enter the Women’s World Cup hockey finals. Though the Dutch conceded a penalty corner goal they prevailed in the final shootout scoring 3-1. They have won 7 out of the 13 world cups held so far.  In their fifth successive final on Sunday, the Dutch.....

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Smriti Mandhana scores her first century in KIA Super League

Smriti Mandhana continued winning streak in the KIA Super League as she struck her first T20 century guiding Western Storm to victory over Lancashire Thunder. She scored a total of 102 which had 12 boundaries and 4 sixes. She had a great timing with the ball and was brutal against the spinners. S.....

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Sindhu to clash with Yamaguchi in Semis

PV Sindhu beat Nozomi Okuhara in a 58 mins match in the BWF Championships. She registered a win scoring 21-17, 21-19 against Okuhara.  She will meet Akane Yamaguchi in the semi-finals. In the men's singles, Sai Praneeth lost to Japan's Kento Momota. Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa lo.....

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Captain Kohli scores with scintillating performance

Virat Kohli, scores one of his finest hundreds, saving his team from a vulnerable position. Scoring an impressive 149, he left the first Test at Edgbaston in a fine balance. The one-man mission to overhaul England’s first innings total of 287, was lauded by World Media. Fans see it as the C.....

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Tendulkar has a special request for Chhetri : Football

Sachin Tendulkar wished the Indian Football team’s captain, Sunil Chhetri, on turning 34, while posting an old picture of the duo from the year 2005. Tendulkar hopes that Chhetri will take Indian football to the next level. With 64 goals to his credit, Sunil Chhetri is set to lead India in .....

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IOA to the steer women’s sailing team from troubled waters

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has been directed by the Delhi HC to finalise the team that will participate in the women’s sailing 49er FX category of the Asian games. 3 pairs of sailors disputed the selection process conducted by the Yachting Association of India (YAI). IOA has to give a.....

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Manika and Mouma enter the finals of IITTC

In the 48th edition of all-India inter-institutional table tennis championship, the women of the PSPB team Manika Batra and Mouma Das registered a 3-1 win over RSPB team Shruti Amrute and Sagarika Mukherjee. They will now take on hosts AAI in the finals. PSPB men also posted a convincing 3-0 win .....

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Indian Women lose out in the quarts to Ireland : Hockey

India’s women’s hockey team lost out to Ireland in the quarterfinals held yesterday. Both the teams managed to defend themselves well none scoring a goal in the four quarters. The match finally ended in a shoot-off with Ireland registering a 3-1 win over India. Only Reena managed to g.....

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Women’s T20 teams to be led by Mithali, Deepti and Veda

Mithali Raj, Deepti Sharma and Veda Krishnamurthy to lead the blue, red, and green squads in the Women's T20 Challenger Trophy. BCCI has released the names of 39 players participating in it. It is scheduled to take place from Aug 14-21 in Bengaluru. Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet will be abs.....

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Women boost India’s performance at Asia Nations Cup Chess

Indian women’s chess team defeated Syria 4-0 in the 4th round of the Asian Nations Cup chess at Iran, on Tuesday. R. Vaishali, Eesha Karvade, Padmini Rout and Aakanksha Hagawane who won all their games put India in the place third right behind China and Iran Green. The men’s team lost.....

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Saina wants Shraddha to better the sport for her biopic

Saina Nehwal wants Shraddha Kapoor to better the sport before she gives a go-ahead for the biopic. Shraddha has been practising badminton on a regular basis for the past one year to prepare for her role. Meanwhile, she will also been in Stree, Batti Gul Meter Chalu, and an untitled film opposite .....

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Two Indian representations in World Golf Championships

Anirban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma are the two Indians to feature in the World Golf Championships this year. Lahiri is making his first time debut in WGC and has played only a singles major this year. While, Shubankar is playing his third successive WGC and has partaken in all 3 majors. Lahiri .....

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Harmanpreet guides Lancashire to a thunderous victory

Harmanpreet Kaur changed the game in favour of Lancashire Thunder by hitting a 6 in the last ball in their third consecutive KIA Super League match. She played under pressure scoring 11 runs off the last over and remained unbeaten on 34 runs from 21 balls. Smriti Mandhana also kept the run rates .....

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India storms into the quarterfinals of Hockey WC

India storms into the quarterfinals of the women’s World Cup hockey with a 3-0 win over Italy. Lalremsiami, Neha Goyal and Vandana Katariya scored the crucial goals for India. India will now play the last 8 clash against Ireland on August 2. Italy’s morale was low as they suffered 12-.....

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India to play a full throttled game against Italy: Hockey

Indian women’s hockey team came up with a draw against the USA to reclaim their World Cup campaign. They will face Italy today in a knockout match and in the eventuality of their win they will be pitted against Ireland for the quarterfinals. Skipper Rani Rampal said the team needs to focus .....

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Karman is one among the top 200 tennis players

Karman Kumar Thandi became the sixth Indian woman tennis player to reach the top 200 rankings in the singles category. Her WTA ranking jumped 32 places after her winning the maiden ITF singles title in Hong Kong. She also made it to the semi-finals in 2 other games in China. Ramkumar Ramanathan a.....

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Smriti Mandhana scores fastest fifty in women's T20

Smriti Mandhana scored the fastest half century in the KIA Super League sharing the record with NZ’s Sophie Devine in women’s T20 tournament. She earned her 50 in just 18 balls and leading her team to an 18-run victory against Loughborough Lightning. The left-handed batswoman is the f.....

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Police pulls up Hima Das coach for alleged sexual assault

Nipon Das, the coach of Hima Das, who won a gold medal in Jr. World Athletic Championship, has been accused of sexually assaulting a female athlete. He has refused the allegations and said that he is co-operating with the police inquiry. The athlete is said to have made a false claim because she .....

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India manages to hold US and enters knockouts: Hockey

Indian women’s hockey team managed to draw the game against the US in their third and final Pool b match. Though US took the lead initially, with a goal from Margaux Paolino put in the 11th minute.  Rani Rampal scored the equalizer in the 31st minute of the game. They produced a good p.....

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Nikki Henderson, the youngest ever Clipper Race skipper

Nikki Henderson, British yachtswoman, returned to dock in Liverpool on Saturday, 11 months after setting out on the grueling 40,000- nautical-mile sailing competition, finishing 2nd.She is the youngest ever Clipper Race skipper ever to complete a round-the-world race, who turned 25, two days ago,.....

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Stuart Broad says grounds are a challenge

England pacer Stuart Broad on July 28th said, “It will be a really exciting series as both teams don’t know what the pitch will do neither the groundsmen really know because probably they haven’t experienced this sort of weather in England for a long time.” He said grounds.....

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COTIF Tournament a learning opportunity: Aditi Chauhan

Aditi Chauhan, goalkeeper, Indian women's football team feels that participating in the COTIF tournament in Spain would be a good exposure for them. The players will be able to test their physical strength and get an opportunity to understand how they fare against EU teams. It will also help .....

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Sania Mirza lives life on her own terms

Sania Mirza and husband Shoaib Malik are expecting their first child in October. She says she has not followed the traditional women route in her life. She feels motherhood should not stop one from achieving their dreams and aims to be back for the 2020 Olympics. Taking inspiration from Clijsters.....

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Worcestershire beats Northamptonshire in T20 Blast

Worcestershire thrashed Northamptonshire by 9 wickets in English county cricket's T20 Blast.  Achieving the target of 188, Worcestershire won with nearly 7 overs to spare with Joe Clarke making an unbeaten 61 off 33 balls. Clarke and Martin Guptill partnership put on 162 in 10 overs. Gup.....

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Indian women's archery compound team emerges Numero Uno

Indian women’s archery compound team has done well in the 4 World Cup stages this season, winning a silver medal each in Antalya and Berlin legs.  They have climbed to the world number one position with a score tally of 342.6 points, dislodging Chinese Taipei from the top with 6 points.....

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FCB condemned for flying women’s team in economy class

FC Barcelona, which is currently on tour to the USA, came under criticism for flying their women’s team in economy class while the men flew in first class. Spokesman Josep Vives clarified that the team flew in the economy class as they were a late addition to the tour. They will be travelli.....

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Sanjita Chanu demands probe against IWF on dope test issue

International Wrestling Federation has admitted that it gave an incorrect sample code of Sanjita Chanu in its report of her dope test. This has prompted the CWG gold-medalist to demand an inquiry. She had failed the dope test, which was conducted in the US ahead of World championships. Due to thi.....

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Saanvi Aggarwal wins second spot U-7 Chess Tournament

5-year-old Saanvi Aggarwal, daughter of businessman Ashok and Chartered Accountant Divya claimed the 2nd spot in the 32nd U-7 National Girls Chess Championships held at Tumkur. This qualifies her for the U-6 Asian Chess Championship. The KG student from St Stephen’s Preparatory School said .....

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Serena Williams flies to Venice to have Italian cuisine

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit and husband of Serena Williams is setting relationship goals for husbands. He jet-setted for a vacation of food, wine and gondola ride at Venice when she asked for an Italian dinner. The couple shared photos of their holidays enjoying a ride along with Olimpia.....

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Sania Mirza supports Mesut Ozil stand against racism

Sania Mirza lent support to Mesut Ozil who is quitting the German football team on the grounds of racism. Ozil who has Turkish roots came under severe criticism after he posed for a photo with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It sparked a controversy about his loyalty to the German squad a.....

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Manika Batra and team finally fly to Australia

Indian paddlers Manika Batra and 6others finally left for Melboune to join the ITTF World Tour Australian Open. The players were denied boarding to Melbourne by Air India due to over booking. Neelam Kapur acted promptly and ensured the players were booked in an alternate flight. However, the airl.....

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Rathi and Punia win gold in the Asian Wrestling competition

Sachin Rathi won gold in the 74kg at the Junior Asian Wrestling Championships giving Sushil Kumar a walkover. He ended the gold drought in India in the freestyle competition. He says his experience wrestling in various international competitions and even the senior nationals helped him immensely......

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Gold for Lakshya Sen at Badminton Asia Junior Championship

India's Lakshya Sen has won the men's singles title at the Badminton Asia Junior Championships 2018 in Jakarta. Up against top seed and home favourite Kunlavut Vitidsarn, the 16-year-old clinched a straight-game victory. Sen won the game 21-19 21-18. It was the first meeting between the t.....

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India defeat New Zealand in Hockey Test

India defeated New Zealand 3-1 in the second match of three test Hockey series in Bengaluru on Saturday. This was second consecutive win by team India. Rupinder Pal Singh scored the opening goal through a penalty corner in the 25th minute. New Zealand equalized soon after. However, Indian forward.....

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Turkey Gold, a boost for Asiad says Dipa

Indian gymnast, Dipa Karmakar said she is looking forward of giving her best in the Asian games. She said that the gold medal she won in Turkey has given her the much needed confidence ahead of the Asian games. She also added that her knee injury has completely healed, after a surgery which had f.....

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Sania Mirza, India’s Tennis Sensation

Sania Mirza is India’s top female Tennis player who was a former World No 1 in the WTA doubles segment. She started playing Tennis under her father’s guidance from the age of six. She was awarded the Arjuna award and a Padma Shri. In 2014 Sania was appointed the brand ambassador of Te.....

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Shubhakar Sharma makes a successful start

Shubhankar Sharmahas has hit halfway in his maiden appearance at the 147th Open on July 20th. He will turn 22 today. It is the first that he made it through the weekend rounds in a major championship. He said he is excited at present and he is proud of himself, saying this is his favorite champio.....

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Neymar to continue with Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar, who became the world's most expensive footballer last year after moving to Paris St-Germain from Barcelona, has repeatedly been linked to a move to Real Madrid. However he insists that he is staying at PSG. He moved to PSG in a record $264 million deal. Real Madrid also released a sta.....

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Divya finishes with silver in Jr Wrestling Championship

Divya Kakaran finished with silver in the Junior Asian Wrestling Championships 2018. She lost to Japan’s Sara Dosho. Her training partner and her brother remarked that Divya has a mental block while wrestling with foreign players. This was her last game in junior level. She will be travelin.....

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India draws Canada in the fourth round of women's jr hockey

The Indian junior women’s hockey team continues their good streak in the U-23 six nation tournament. The team played out a goalless draw against Canada in their 4th round. They are being led by Preeti Dubey could not convert their PC’s into goals as Canada’s defence was hard to .....

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No retirement for Dhoni clarifies Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri ended speculation on social media regarding MS Dhoni’s retirement from the game. A video showed Dhoni taking the ball from the umpire led people to believe that he will soon be retiring. Shastri said Dhoni wanted to show the wear and tear of the ball to Bharat Arun. Dhoni was r.....

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Olympic Winter Games 2022 to have better women participation

The International Olympic committee has added 7 medal events to the 2022 Beijing Winter Games. The categories are women’s monobob, Big Air freestyle skiing for men and women, a mixed team short track speed skating, ski jumping, ski aerials and snow boardcross. Director Kit McConnell there w.....

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Sajan Bhanwal bags gold in Jr. Asian Wrestling Championships

Sajan Bhanwala won the 77 kg category of the Greco Roman wrestling in the Asian Junior Wrestling Championship. He has been the junior national champion for 4 years across weight categories with medals at Asian and World Championships. His father, a farmer from Sonipat, struggled to support his so.....

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England wins the three match ODI against India

England gained an 8 wicket victory over India in the third and final ODI held at Leeds. Joe Root and Eoin Morgan stitched a 186-run partnership to clinch the series at 2-1. England reached their target within 44.3 overs with Root’s unbeaten 100. Skipper Virat Kohli scored 71 runs off 72 bal.....

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Sindhu and Saina to play BWF World Championship 2018

PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal were handed a bye in the first round of the 24th BWF World Championships starting on July 30, Nanjing. Sindhu will kick start her campaign either with Fitriani Fitriani or Linda Zetchiri. Her real test will be in the third round, where she is expected to face Sung Ji Hy.....

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Age no bar: Triathlon won by Indian woman at 52

After being on the run for four quarters of the day, 52-year-old Anju Khosla tramped over the finishing line gasping, raising the Indian flag, successfully completing the Ironman Triathlon in Austria in 15 hours and 54 minutes becoming the oldest Indian woman to do so. She had trained for about 1.....

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All-Assam Table Tennis and Badminton Championships to be held

Don Bosco School, Panbazar, will organise the 10th all-Assam major ranking Table Tennis Championship and 7th all-Assam Open ranking Badminton Championship 2018, in collaboration with Don Bosco Alumni, Guwahati, under the auspices of Assam Table Tennis Association and Assam Badminton Association u.....

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Croatian President, an example of sportsmanship

Luka Modric, the captain of the Croatian football team, was in tears after the game. He was reassured and hugged, by none other than the Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovi?. She held her head high and hugged everyone to lift their spirits. She also went on to hug the opposite team, France.....

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Novak Djokovic wins his fourth Wimbledon title

Novak Djokovic defeated Kevin Anderson to win his fourth Wimbledon title. He added the 2018 title to his wins in 2011, 2014 and 2015. It was his first major victory since 2016 in which he bet his opponent in 3 straight sets scoring 6-2, 6-2 and 7-6. Anderson was sluggish as he had already spent 2.....

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James Vince to play in the India – England ODI Final

The decisive third ODI between India and England will take place on Tuesday. England has called in James Vince for this match to replace David Malan who will be playing in the four-day match in Worcester. England have also released Surrey paceman Sam Curran from their ODI squad. Vince has played .....

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Women’s cricket team gets an interim coach

BCCI has put the former Indian off-spinner Ramesh Powar in charge of the Indian women’s team till they find a replacement for Tushar Arothe. He will be involved in planning with Biju George assisting him. BCCI has initiated the selection process to identify a new coach.  Meanwhile, the.....

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France is the 2018 FIFA World Cup Champions

After the much-awaited moment, France has beat Croatia by a 4-2 in the FIFA World Cup 2018 final match on July 15th, marking the closure of the game in Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow. France was the best team in the field this summer. They will be remembered for their elegance and creativity in this .....

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Anderson beats Isner in a marathon match

Kevin Anderson won the 2nd longest ever Grand Slam singles match on Friday beating John Isner in 7-6 (8/6), 6-7 (5/7), 6-7 (9/11), 6-4, 26-24. He became the first South African to reach the Wimbledon final for 97 years. Anderson took 6 hrs and 35 mins to see off Isner. Isner had previously won th.....

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PV Sindhu enters semi-finals of Thailand Open

PV Sindhu surpassed Soniia Cheah in straight games scoring 21-17 21-13 in the quarter-final match of Thailand Open. She will now face Gregoria Mariska Tunjung who defeated Michelle Li to enter the semis. Soniia had defeated Sindhu earlier in 2011 at the U-19 Asia Youth Championships. She is the o.....

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Novak Djokovic beat his rival Rafael Nadal

Novak Djokovic beat his rival Rafael Nadal to 2 sets to 1 lead in the Wimbledon semi-final. The match will resume today. He needs 1 more set to book a showdown with South African Kevin Anderson. Djokovic and Nadal have met 51 times but had not shared a Grand Slam stage since Djokovic inflicted a .....

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College girl part of the Indian Women’s hockey team

18-year-old Ayaan Sayyad, student of MVG college has made Belagavi proud as she joins three other Kannadigas who have been selected for the Indian Women’s Inline Hockey team. Ayaan, is the goalie of the team and will participate in the World Hockey Championship 2018, to be held in Italy. Co.....

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Hima Das wins gold at the U-20 Athletic championship

18-year-old Hima Das from Assam creates history after winning the 400 m final in 51.46 secs at the world U-20 Athletic championship in Finland. Though she started with a slow run, she outdid three of her rivals at the final 80 m stretch. She started with playing football in the rice fields and he.....

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PV Sindhu makes it to the quarters of Thailand Open

PV Sindhu progressed to the quarterfinals of the Thailand Open with a straight-game win. She recorded a 21-16 and 21-14 win against Hong Kong’s Yip Pui Yin in 37 minutes. She will meet Malaysian Soniia Cheah in the quarter-final match. She is the only Indian to remain in the tourney as othe.....

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Serena’s journey to Wimbledon finals speaks about her grit

Serena Williams reached the 10th Wimbledon final and calls it a crazy journey. She was back at the clay court 10 months after life-threatening surgeries following the birth of her daughter. She breezed past Germany’s Julia Goerges in two sets scoring 6-2 and 6-4. She will face Angelique Ker.....

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India wins the first ODI against England

India won over England by eight wickets in the first ODI at Trent Bridge taking the lead in the 3 match series. India chose to bowl after winning the toss and bowler Kuldeep Yadav took 6 wickets of England. In a display of exemplary batting, Rohit Sharma remained unbeaten for 137 runs. Ben Stokes.....

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Bhanu to participate in World Arm Wrestling Championship

Majiziya Bhanu, the international powerlifter, who has qualified to take part in the World Arm Wrestling Championship, has found a sponsor. She will be representing India in Antalya, Turkey, in October. She is being sponsored by sports marketing company Spomak, based in the UAE. MES, Forever Grou.....

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Nadal-Djokovic and Isner-Anderson clash at the semi-finals

The Wimbledon 2018 will see a semi-final clash between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic while John Isner will face Kevin Anderson. Nadal defeated Del Potro scoring 7-5, 6-7, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in 4 hrs and 48 mins. Djokovic is a three-time winner of the All England club. Isner holds an 8-3 record in wh.....

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Croatia reaches its first ever World Cup final

Mario Mandzukic scored the winning goal for Croatia in the extra time. It beat England 2-1 in a gripping World Cup semi-final in Moscow. Kieran Trippier scored the only goal for England in the first half through a free kick. Ivan Persic equalised it for Croatia in the second half of the game. Cro.....

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FIFA to share with Thai boys a momentum of celebration

FIFA boss Gianni Infantino, who had invited the boys trapped in the caves to the final of the World Cup as guests, said it would arrange another occasion to share with them a moment of celebration. He said FIFA has been informed that due to medical reasons, the boys will not be in a position to t.....

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Mohinder Amarnath worried about Shikhar Dhawan’s form

Former Indian batsman, Mohinder Amarnath, in his column wrote he is worried about Shikhar Dhawan’s form despite the Indian team having a good beginning with a T20 series win in England. He was sure he will come good. He praised Rohit Sharma for his unbeaten century in the series decider and.....

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Serena topples Giorgi to enter semis of Wimbledon

Serena Williams beats Italy's Camila Giorgi 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 surviving a major scare in the quarterfinals. She will face German Julia Goerges in her 11th Wimbledon semi-final match. Giorgi put up a tough fight claiming the first set. If Serena wins the finals she will join an elite group of wome.....

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France catapults into World Cup finals with a fine header

France outdid the Belgians to book a spot as one of the finalists in the WC 2018 by scoring a single goal. It came in the form of a header by Samuel Umtiti. The French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris displayed some of the best saves in the game. Belgium came close to taking the match to extra time. France.....

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Hima Das qualifies for the semis at world U-20 Athletics

Sprinter Hima Das reached the semi-finals of 400 m event of the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships. She clocked 52.25 seconds to lead the time charts beating Stacey-Ann Williams of Jamaica (52.71) in the fastest of five heats. Another Indian, Jisna Mathew also qualified for the semi-fina.....

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Ganguly calls England tour a ‘glorious Indian Summer’

In his Times of India column, Sourav Ganguly calls Indian cricket team’s tour of England as a ‘Glorious Indian Summer’, which started off with India clinching the 3-match Twenty20 series 2-1. He also expects this confidence and momentum to be carried into the ODI series and tell.....

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Eliminate drug problems in India through sports biopics

Sandeep Singh, former Indian hockey team captain has endorsed sports biopics for playing an importain role in getting rid of drugs in India. ‘Soorma’ is an upcoming film based on him. He adds that sports biopics can help inculcate a sports culture in Indian children and keep them away.....

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Serena thrashes Rodina to head for quarters

Serena Williams will face Italian world number 52 Camila Giorgi on Tuesday for a place in the semi-finals. She entered the 13th Wimbledon quarter-final after beating Russian qualifier Evgeniya Rodina 6-2, 6-2. For the first time in Wimbledon history, the top ten players have exited without making.....

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Rafael Nadal reaches the Wimbledon quarter finals

Rafael Nadal entered quarterfinals of Wimbledon 2018 beating Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic with a score of 6-3, 6-3, and 6-4. He managed to land in the last 8 of Wimbledon after a 7-year gap which also happens to be his 35th Grand Slam quarter-final entry. Kei Nishikori also reached the quart.....

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India wins the T20I series against England

India won the three-match T20 International series 2-1 against England with a 7 wicket win. India bowlers restricted England’s batting to 199 runs claiming 8 wickets. Skipper Kohli scoring 43 runs. Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten century made it easier for India to seal the series. Hardik Pan.....

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Dipa Karmakar clinches gold at global gymnastic event

Dipa Karmarkar from Tripura secured 14.150 to win the gold medal at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup, Turkey. She had also topped the qualifiers with a score of 13.400. It was her comeback event after a break of about 2 years due to a surgery following a knee injury. She had finish.....

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Simona Halep suffers a shock loss in Wimbledon

World Number 1 Simona Halep suffered a shocking exit from Wimbledon after Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-Wei. Su-Wei battled back from 3-5 in the decider who was beating a world champion for the first time. The two–time Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal also reached the last 16 defeating Alex De Min.....

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Suresh Raina posts a sweet wish for Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned 37. His teammate Suresh Raina posted a pic that said, "Walking out of your 500th international match & gracefully walking into the blessed day of India, when a legend like you was born!  Wish you a very Happy Birthday brother @msdhoni ??You have been my i.....

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Sweden fined by FIFA for breaching marketing norms

Swedish Football Association has been fined $70,000 for violating media and marketing regulations during the World Cup 2018. FIFA said that it had previously asked them to stop displaying unauthorised commercial branding on playing equipment items but Sweden delegation continued doing so in their.....

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France wafts past Uruguay to enter the WC semis

France moved into the semi-finals of the WC 2018 with a Raphael Varane header and a goalkeeping blunder that giving Antoine Griezmann a chance to score a soft goal. France gained a 2-0 victory over Uruguay and gained their sixth chance to play semi-finals. England will take on Sweden and Russia w.....

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Belgium ends Brazil’s World Cup campaign

Belgium upsets Brazil’s World Cup chances by beating them with a 2-1 win.  De Bruyne struck the first goal for Belgium during the first half –hour of the game. Belgium will now play semi-finals against France in Saint Petersburg. Renato Augusto shot a header 14 minutes ahead of t.....

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Sachin posts a special b’day message for Sindhu

PV Sindhu celebrated her 23rd birthday by winning a straight-game over Japan's Aya Ohori.  She entered the quarter-finals of the Indonesia Open on Thursday. She took just 36 minutes to get past her Japanese opponent. Sachin Tendulkar posted a special message on Twitter for Sindhu and Har.....

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It’s round three for Nadal and Djokovic: Wimbledon

Rafael Nadal defeated Mikhail Kukushkin of Kazakhstan with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 to enter 3rd round of Wimbledon. He will next face Australian teenager Alex de Minaur. Novak Djokovic beating Argentinian Horacio Zeballos in three sets scoring 6-1, 6-2, 6-3.  It was his 60th win in the All England C.....

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Williams’s sisters and Federer into the 3rd round: Wimbledon

Serena Williams reached round three to face Viktoriya Tomova. Her sister Venus also won after battling with Alexandra Dulgheru in the second round. Federer delivered a Centre Court masterclass, lasting 89 minutes. Swiss star hit 48 winners and 16 aces in his 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 victory. He may face Ivo.....

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Sindhu the sole Indian to reach pre-quarters: Indonesia Open

PV Sindhu defeated Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong to advance to the pre-quarters of the women's singles. She will now face Japan's Aya Ohori on Thursday. In an otherwise disappointing inning, the rest of the players including Kidambi Srikanth lost 12-21, 21-14, 15-21 to Japanese Kent.....

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Sharapova and Kvitova crash out from Wimbledon 2018

Maria Sharapova and Petra Kvitova suffered a shock exit at the first round of Wimbledon. They were defeated by Vitalia Diatchenko and Aliaksandra Sasnovich respectively. However, on the men’s side Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic eased into the second round of the games. Simona Halep started.....

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England to clash with Sweden in WC quarters

The England vs Colombia match ended in a draw after both the teams managed to score a goal each. After which, England won over Columbia with a 4-3 score in penalties with Eric Dier netting a decisive spot kick. England will face Sweden for a quarter-final clash. Sweden had earlier overthrown Swit.....

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Mexico bows out after losing out to Brazil

Brazil reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup by beating Mexico with a 2-0. Both teams remained without a goal during the first half of the game. Neymar and Roberto Firmino scored the 2 goals for Brazil. Neymar scored the first goal in the 51st minute while Roberto Firmino added one more dur.....

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Belgium knocks out Japan to enter quarters

Belgium fought back from 2 goals down to register a win over Japan with a remarkable 3-2 score. Substitute Nacer Chadli scored the third goal for Belgium in added time. They became the first side to recover from a two-goal deficit to win a World Cup knockout match since Germany beat England 3-2 i.....

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Children’s soccer team and coach found alive: Thailand

A football team of consisting of 12 children aged 11-16 along with their coach who were trapped inside the Tham Luang cave for 9 days were found to be alive. Thailand declared a national emergency and help came in from international divers. The divers dealt with terrible conditions to conduct the.....

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Mira Erda, the first woman to compete in the Euro JK Series

Mira Erda is one of the few women racers in the circuit in India. She became the first woman to compete in the Euro JK Series and drove a BMW. Hailing from Vadodara, she is participating in the  JK Tyre National Racing Championship, comprising of 5 rounds in Coimbatore and Delhi along with t.....

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Bianca the pro-surfer who likes to conquer big waves

Bianca Valenti is a professional surfer, who is hit with a rush of adrenaline and excitement whenever she hits the water. It takes courage to conquer the big waves that she loves. She is one of the very few woman surfers around and she started when she was 7, fearlessly catching the waves with th.....

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Spanish WC dream ends after being beaten by Russia

Russia reached the quarter-finals after defeating Spain scoring 4-3 in the penalty shoot-out after the match concluded with a 1-1 draw. Koke's third penalty for Spain was saved by Igor Akinfeev who also saved Iago Aspas's final shot. Russia will face Croatia for a place in the semi-finals.....

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Dravid, Claire Taylor, Ponting inducted in ICC Hall of Fame

Former captains Rahul Dravid of India, Ricky Ponting of Australia and retired England woman wicketkeeper-batter Claire Taylor were inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. He is the fifth Indian to be inducted to the prestigious group. Taylor is the seventh woman overall and the third woman pl.....

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A dream lost for both Argentina and Portugal

Everything came to an end on June 30th when both teams, Argentina and Portugal, crashed out in the FIFA World Cup 2018 in their respective Round of 16 matches. The 2 biggest superstars of world and club football, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo were broken apart, as France and Uruguay rejoiced.....

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Russia is fined $10,100 by FIFA disciplinary panel

FIFA disciplinary panel has ordered Russian soccer body to pay Swiss francs ($10,100) for a "discriminatory banner." At the team’s 3-0 loss to Uruguay in Samara, a fan displayed a neo-Nazi banner that included the number 88, which is recognized as far-right code for "Heil Hit.....

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Victoria Burgess paddleboards from Cuba to Florida

Victoria Burgess paddled across the Florida Straits within 28 hours. She undertook her 100-mile voyage from Cuba to Florida Keys using a stand-up board. She is a fire inspector and has also served as a firefighter and a paramedic. She hopes her feat will be sanctioned by the Guinness World Record.....

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India registers the biggest T20I win against Ireland

India outclassed Ireland by 143 runs to clinch the series 2-0 with batsmen KL Rahul and Suresh Raina notching up half-centuries. Ireland could post merely 70 runs in 12.3 overs. It was India's biggest victory margin as they improved on the 93-run win over Sri Lanka at Cuttack in 2017. It was .....

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Sindhu and Srikanth enter semis of Malaysia Open

Sindhu beat Olympic champion Carolina Marin in straight games with  22-20, 21-19 to enter the semis of Malaysian Open  She will next face world no. 1 Tai Tzu Ying in the semis. Tai enjoys an 8-3 career record against Sindhu. Srikanth also progressed to the semi-finals by scoring 21-19, .....

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Six athletes make it to the Asian Games in Jakarta

Six athletes made the cut to the Asian Games on the penultimate day of the National Inter-State Athletics Championships. Athletes Sudha Singh (3000m), Naveen Kumar (3000m), Nirmala Sheoran (400m) and Dutee Chand (100 m) crossed the qualifying norms. Shivpal Singh outdid the qualifier of 81 m in j.....

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Colombia the sixteenth to enter knockouts

Colombia clinched the 16th spot to the knockouts with a 1-0 win over Senegal. It finished on the top of Group H with Mina’s header to secure the crucial goal from a corner. Senegal lost out to Japan on a fair play tie-breaker. Though they had an equal number of points Senegal had 6 yellow c.....

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Mithali Raj on cricket and World Cup

Legendary cricketer Mithali Raj has been playing for the past two decades. At the launch of UN Women's 'Mujhe Haq Hai' anthem, she said it wasn’t very easy to take up a sport which was a very male-dominant sport in the 90s. She believes that the World Cup changed the perception .....

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Brazil breeze into last 16 after victory over Serbia

Brazil comfortably reached the last 16 after their 2-0 win over Serbia. Paulinho and Thiago Silva scored a goal each in both the halves but Neymar was unable to score this time. The 5-time world champions finished top of Group E with 7 points and will face Mexico in the second round. Serbia ended.....

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Defending champions Germany make an early exit

Defending champions Germany departed the World Cup 2018 after suffering a shocking defeat of 0-2 defeat from South Korea.  Stoppage-time goals from Kim Young-gwon and Son Heung-min finished off the German side. The Germans finished at bottom of the group with 3 points. They have so far won f.....

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Indian cricket fans nears 1 Billion, says ICC

Cricket has over 1 billion fans globally and Indian sub-continent constitutes 90% of them, as per a market research of the sport, conducted by the ICC. The average fan age is 34 with nearly 61% males and 39% females. This research was conducted to understand the growth potential of cricket, help .....

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Sexist remarks to spurn women football fans

Certain incidents in this WC makes one wonder if the women football fans are treated unfairly. A post from Getty images recently showed the hottest fans at the WC. While female commentators Julia Guimareas and Lucy Zelic faced criticism and harassment. Sexist jokes on women’s poor understan.....

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Maradona needed help from paramedics during the match

Diego Maradona needed help to leave the stands to move to an adjoining luxury box at the St. Petersburg stadium after watching a tense match between Argentina and Nigeria. He had his eyes closed and was attended to by paramedics; however, there was no information on his health. This was later fol.....

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Argentina secures a place in the knockouts

Argentina reached the knockout stage of the WC 2018 in a tense win over Nigeria in 2-1 victory. Lionel Messi scored his first goal of the tournament in the 14th minute. Nigeria equalized it in in the 51st minute with a goal from Victor Moses. Marcos Rojo scored a late goal that catapulted the Arg.....

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Shushanthika, the star of the Red Rangers

Red Rangers had an impressive 113-run win over Blue Avengers in their TNCA Indian Bank women’s one-day clash in Chennai because of Shushanthika’s allround skills. Her 99-ball 95 helped Rangers post a total of 240 for 8 in their 50 overs with 14 boundaries, batting first in order. Alon.....

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Must-have kidney friendly foods to be included in your diet

Proper functioning of our kidneys needs a balanced diet. Accumulation of harmful by-products can damage our kidneys. You need to drink at least 7-8 glasses water for the smooth functioning of the  kidneys. Red Bell peppers have Vitamin A and C with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits......

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Lewis Hamilton emerges victorious in the Grand Prix

Thanks to an error by rival Sebastian Vettel, Lewis Hamilton emerged victorious at the French Grand Prix and has reclaimed the lead in the Formula One title race. Defending champion Hamilton has 145 points after eight races and this is his 65th career win. Only Michael Schumacher has more victori.....

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Deepika Kumari wins gold for India

Archer Deepika Kumari, who had earlier won four silver medals, won her first individual gold medal at the Salt Lake World Cup following a 7-3 win over Germany’s Michelle Kroppen in the recurve final. She will represent India at the Archery World Cup Final in Samsun, Turkey in October. Abhis.....

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England enters the knockouts smashing Panama

England defeated Panama and entered the knockouts by scoring a 6-1. Harry Kane contributed to three goals out of the 6 and became the top scorer of the tournament with 5 goals from 2 games. Panama had a reason to cheer as they scored their 1st goal in the WC. England improved their goal differenc.....

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Praggnanandhaa is India’s youngest Grandmaster

Praggnanandhaa became India’s youngest Grandmaster at the age of 12. He achieved this feat after defeating GM Moroni Luca Jr in round 8 of the 4th Gredine Open in Italy. Not affected by his achievement, he wants to continue playing a good game. He was 10 years when he became the youngest IM.....

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Columbia beats Poland in the World Cup

Columbia scored a 3-0 victory over Poland at the World Cup on Sunday. Falco who made a recently comeback in the Columbian team after the knee injury, scored an important goal for his team. Falco said “it’s a dream goal, I am happy for the victory, for the teams’ performance and .....

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FIFA investigates and closes the alleged doping case

FIFA, on June 24th, rejected the British media report of the alleged doping cover-ups in the Russian national team of football players. In a statement, it said, "Insufficient evidence was found to assert an anti-doping rule violation by any footballer." Rubin Kazan defender Ruslan Kambo.....

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Toni Kroos helps in Germany's comeback

World cup holders Germany scored a sensational 2-1 win over Sweden and also got away from the blink of unthinkable early World Cup exit. Toni Kroos rescued his team by scoring a sensational winner in the fifth minute of stoppage time to seal a win over Sweden. Cruise more than made up for the err.....

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Switzerland topples Serbia to top group E

A last minute goal by Xherdan Shaqiri gave Switzerland a 2-1 win over Serbia, despite the Serbs scoring the first goal in the match. The other goal was scored by Granit Xhaka. Switzerland now shares 4 points with Brazil while Serbia has 3 points. The Swiss will face Costa Rica who have already be.....

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Golfer Vani Kapoor makes the cut at Thailand

Indian professional golfer Vani Kapoor made the cut at Ladies European Thailand Championships. She recovered from a disastrous run of three bogeys in a row on the front nine. Vani, who shot a solid 72 on first day, steadied herself on the back nine after being three-over for the front nine. She s.....

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Iceland suffers a two goal defeat against Nigeria

Ahmed Musa returned to the line-up with 2 outstanding strikes in the second half of the match against Iceland. He had absolute control over the ball. It put the Africans back in contention for the second place in group D. It remains to be seen who among Argentina, Nigeria or Iceland will make it .....

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Messi to be gifted a World Cup replica on his birthday

Lionel Messi, the Argentinian captain, celebrates his 31st birthday on June 24. A replica of the FIFA World Cup made from traditional Russian Gzhel ceramics as well as a birthday cake has been arranged by the people of Bronnitsy. This is where the players of Argentina are residing. The team will .....

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Argentina’s lacklustre play may cost them their World Cup

Croatia reached the knockouts by scoring 3 goals against Argentina in the second half of the match. Ante Rebic seized a blunder by keeper Caballero to open the way to victory for Croatia. Modric and Rakitic then added two more goals to make the scoreline 3-0. Argentina's lacklustre play may c.....

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Here are this year’s FIFA World cup scene stealing WAGs

FIFA World Cup 2018 fever is on and everyone are tuned to their TVs watching their favourite players battle it out. Their WAGs are also garnering attention. Shakira is the most famous besides being Spanish footballer Gerard Pique’s wife. Other notable WAGs include Bruna Marquezine(Neymar), .....

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40 percent of women in sport industry face gender discrimination

As per a report by Women in Sport, 40 per cent of women working in the sports industry experience discrimination because of their sex. 38 per cent of women working in sport confessed they had experienced active discrimination because they were female. 30 per cent of women admitted they had experi.....

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Uruguay enters the knockout round with Russia

Uruguay entered the knockouts of the World cup scoring a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia.  Suarez made his 100th appearance and scored the only goal for Uruguay in the 1st half. He became the first Uruguayan to score in 3 different World Cups. Uruguay will take on Russia in the final match of .....

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Diego Costa scores his third goal against Iran

Spain gained victory over Iran with Diego Costa scoring 1 goal during the second half of the match. This was also his 3rd goal in the WC. Iranian player Saeid Ezatolahi came close to firing an equaliser in the second half of the game but was ruled as an offside. Spain joins Portugal at the top of.....

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England breaks record with the highest ODI total

England recorded its highest-ever total in ODI in the cricket history.  They achieved this feat in the 3rd ODI match of the 5 matches against Australia at Trent Bridge. They posted a total score of 481/6 with Jonny Bairstow taking 139 runs and Alex Hales recording 147 runs. The previous best.....

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Senegal tops group H after win against Poland

Senegal took full advantage of Poland to beat them for 2-1. Senegal scored its 2 goals with helped by 2 errors from the Polish defence, one being Thiago Cionek own-goal and M'Baye Niang’s goal past an empty net. Grzegorz Krychowiak made partial amends by scoring a goal for Poland with a.....

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LGBT Community evicted from FIFA World Cup premises

Diversity House was supposed to be a safe place for LGBT and ethnic-minority football fans in St. Petersburg for the FIFA World Cup. However, at the last minute they were evicted from the premises on the eve of the tournament. An organiser told that they were asked to leave very rudely and switch.....

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Uttarakhand to make a debut in Ranji Trophy

A team from Uttarakhand will finally represent the state after a long wait of 18 years. A 9 member committee took the decision allowing the team to play in Ranji trophy and other BCCI tournaments. This would increase the number of teams competing to 36. The 5 North Eastern states have moved to SC.....

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England beats Tunisia in a group G opener

The English team won over Tunisia in the opening game of group G scoring 2-1. Both the goals for England were scored by Captain Harry Kane. Ferjani Sassi boxed the ball into the goal post for Tunisia. Goalkeeper Mouez Hassen of Tunisia who injured his left shoulder while trying to save a goal dur.....

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Roger Federer wins the Stuttgart Cup

Roger Federer secured his 98th ATP title after winning the Stuttgart Cup finals beating Milos Raonic with a score of 6-4, 7-6. He hopes to chase a 9th Wimbledon victory next month. He will regain the world number one ranking on Monday. He now has 28 trophies proving his prowess on the grass court.....

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Mexicans beat the Germans in a surprise win

Mexico scored a surprise win against defending champions Germany. Hirving Lozano scored the only goal in the 35th minute. The Mexican fans took to the streets to celebrate their win. Shaking the ground hard enough to set off earthquake detectors at 2 sites. The Institute of Geological and Atmosph.....

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Switzerland goal Brazil to a draw in FIFA World Cup

Switzerland held Brazil to a 1-1 draw in their World Cup Open. A well organised Switzerland kept Brazil’s Neymar and Co at bay for most part of the match. The opening goal was scored by Brazil mid fielder Philippe Coutinho as he beat goal keeper Yann Sommer bouncing the ball off the goal po.....

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Roger Federer storms into Stuttgart Final

Roger Federer made a comeback after recuperating from 2 months of injury to reach the Stuttgart Cup finals.  He defeated Nick Kyrgios in a 6-7, 6-2, and 7-6 to regain the world number 1 ranking with 20 Grand Slam singles titles to his credit. It will now push Rafael Nadal onto the second pos.....

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Messi magic did not work against Iceland: FIFA 2018

The world cup match between Argentina and Iceland saw both the teams score one goal each and ended in a draw. Messi's poorly placed penalty kick was saved by goal keeper Hannes Por Halldorsson. The goal for Argentina was scored by Aguero while the goal for Iceland was netted by Finnbogason. I.....

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Charlie Hebdo likens Simona Halep to a metal scrap dealer

Controversial French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has compared Romania’s tennis champion Simona Halep to a Roma scrap metal dealer. A cartoon in the magazine showed Halep holding her recently won French Open trophy and yelling "Old Iron! Old Iron!" The cartoon has angered the .....

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Neymar says he is the best in the world

Brazil star Neymar, who has tasted success in Spain with FC Barcelona and France with PSG, said he is the best footballer in the world but Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are from another planet. He also said he was not striving for individual recognition. He said, “Winning the trophy wo.....

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Morocco’s self-goal spells victory for Iran

Iran had an unexpected 1-0 win against Morocco in the group B opener on Friday. Morocco, who had more control in the initial part, played an aggressive game. Moroccan player Aziz Bouhaddouz hit a header that ricocheted into their own goal post past their keeper Munir Mohamedi. Iran had not won a .....

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Ronaldo pulls off a hat-trick against Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick against Spain to give Portugal a 3-3 draw in the opening match of group B. Ronaldo had scored a 2 goals in the first half while Diego Costa scored 2 goals for Spain. Nacho Fernandez netted the third goal for Spain. Ronaldo converted a free kick into a goal in .....

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Smriti Mandhana to play in Kia Super League

Smriti Mandhana to become the first player from India to appear in England's Kia Super T20 League starting July 22. Western Storm signed her up for the upcoming edition featuring 6 teams. She has scored over 826 runs and the highest score being 76 in the 40 T20’s she has played. She sai.....

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Russia defeats Saudi Arabia in opening match: FIFA 2018

After the curtain raiser of the FIFA World cup 2018, host Russia and Saudi Arabia played the opening match. Russians defeated the Suadi Arabia for a score of 5-0.  Denis Cheryshev struck twice for Russia. Saudi Arabia returned to the World Cup for the first time in 12 years. Russia will meet.....

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Two Village girls gifted tickets to FIFA World Cup

The Organisation for Social Change Awareness and Responsibility (OSCAR) Foundation have invited youths from undeserved communities to transform and inspire lives. Shital Toppo, an 18 year old footballer from Ranchi will be in Moscow on July 1 for FIFA World cup. 4 other youngsters across the coun.....

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Achilles the cat predicts Russia to be the winners

Achilles, a deaf white cat, official animal soothsayer for the tournament, chose Russia’s bowl of food, predicting them to be the first winning team in the World Cup. The blue-eyed feline follows the tentacle-prints of Paul the Octopus who became a star in 2010, predicting Germany’s w.....

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Amelia Kerr creates a new batting record in women’s ODI

Amelia Kerr sets a new record scoring an unbeaten 232 runs by striking 31 fours and 2 sixes in the ODI against Ireland. She broke the 21-year-old record held by Belinda Clarke (229 runs) to become the highest individual scorer in women's ODIs. The 17-year-old is the youngest to get an interna.....

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FIFA World Cup 2018 to kick off today in Russia

The celebration of football, FIFA World Cup 2018 will kick off today in Russia with a colorful opening ceremony. Host Russia will meet Saudi Arabia in the first match at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium. The 32-day tournament will feature 32 teams and 64 games. It will be played out in 12 stadiums a.....

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Kerala’s Boat Race gets IPL type Makeover

Kerala’s traditional backwater snake boat race will now come under a larger league format called the Kerala Boat Race League (KBRL). The league will be conducted from August 11 to November 1 this year. The Kerala government has plans to launch an International campaign for the tournament. L.....

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Germans arrive to defend their World Cup title

The defending champions Germany landed in Moscow for the 2018 World Cup which starts on June 14 in Russia. Germans seemed to be well prepared for their matches carrying tonnes of equipment. They have won only one out of the six friendly matches they have played so far. They have to contest with S.....

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Soumya pulls out of Asian Team Chess Championship

Grandmaster Soumya Swaminathan pulls out of the Asian Team Chess Championship to be held in Iran. She cited Iran’s compulsory headscarf rule as a violation of her personal rights. However, she clarified that it was her personal opinion. In 2016, Indian shooter Heena Sidhu had also withdrawn.....

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Tips for marathon training

Delphine, a qualified marathon runner gives tips to successfully participate in marathons or half-marathons. She suggests adjusting diet to avoid processed foods, trying different kinds of nutrition habits and training with a group. She advises adding mileage before joining an 18-week training pr.....

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Chennai Super Kings trio send gifts to Afghan player

Chennai Super Kings trio, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Dwayne Bravo, sent gifts to Afghan cricketer Karim Sadiq. He expressed his pleasure and thanks through Twitter by posting pictures of his gifts captioned with, “Thanks all time best captain @msdhoni thanks @DJBravo47 @ImRaina from your re.....

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Robbie Williams to perform at FIFA Opening Ceremony

FIFA officials have confirmed that British Pop star Robbie Williams will perform at the World Cup opening ceremony. He will sing alongside Russian singer Aida Garifullina. He who sang the controversial number ‘Party like a Russian’ 2 years ago said this show would be unforgettable. Fo.....

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Hockey coach protests about the low quality food at SAI

National women’s team hockey coach Harendra Singh wrote to Hockey India president Rajinder Singh. In his letter, he has complained about the low quality and the unhygienic conditions in which food is being served to the players at SAI. He also says recent blood reports show that the players.....

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Lightning kills Kolkata cricketer

A young budhttp://gobeyondpink.com/beepsdetail/india-vs-sri-lanka-2017-galle-test-was-fixed/13ding cricketer from Kolkata died due to lightning on Sunday afternoon. He was at a practice session when .....

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Bangladesh wins Women’s Asia Cup title by defeating India

Bangladesh defeated six-time defending champions India to win their maiden Women’s Asia Cup T20. India put a modest target of 113 for Bangladesh to chase. Harmanpreet slammed a quick half-century to guide India to 112/9 in 20 overs. Bangla openers Shamima Sultana and Ayasha Rahman got to go.....

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India beats Pak to enter into women's Asia Cup T20 final

India has entered into the finals of the women's Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament, beating Pakistan with seven-wickets. Pakistan batted first to score 2 for seven in the allotted 20 overs. Left-arm spinner Ekta Bisht was named the Player of the Match for impressive bowling that claimed 3/14 in he.....

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IPL betting puts Bollywood in trouble

After the controversy involving actor Arbaaz Khan in the IPL betting scam, the name of director Sajid Khan has cropped up in the betting scandal. The accusations have come to light after confessions made by bookie Sonu Jalan. Another name to be added to the list is that of Murad Khetani.  Mu.....

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Kenya and India at the summit clash of Intercontinental Cup

Kenya will clash against India in the finals of the Intercontinental cup on June 10. Kenya took the lead in scoring their first goal in the 52nd minute against Chinese Taipei by breaking the initial deadlock. Scoring a total of 3 goals against their Chinese counterparts. The goals were netted by .....

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Nadal makes it to the 11th final of Roland Garros

Ten-time champion Rafael Nadal reached his 11th French Open final on Friday. Nadal demolished Juan Martin del Potro 6-4, 6-1 and 6-2 in straight sets. Nadal claimed his 85th win finishing with 35 winners and 19 unforced errors. He will play the final showdown against Dominic Thiem. Thiem has beat.....

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Intercontinental Cup 2018: New Zealand beats India

19-year-old Sarpreet Singh of Indian origin, playing for the New Zealand team, brought his team a deserving 2-1 victory. Sunil Chhetri had put India into the lead in the 48th minute by scoring the only goal for India. The Indian team saw 7 changes in the starting line-up from their last match. Th.....

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Sloane Stephens makes it to the final round of French Open

Sloane Stephens crushed Madison Keys with a 6-4, 6-4 win to reach the final round of French Open. She remained composed throughout the game while Keys made a lot of unforced errors on court. Stephens will face 2-time French Open winner runner-up Simona Halep of Romania in the finals on Sat. Halep.....

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The business of keeping footballers fighting fit

As the 2018 World Cup opens up in Russia in June 14, footballer’s face strenuous physical and mental demands. It is a complicated to keep a player fit during a World Cup. Their fitness levels are quite saturated playing International football within clubs. Fitness experts keep track of thei.....

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New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson announce quitting

New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson has announced that he was quitting due to family reasons on July 31 this year. He coached the team for 6 years and Brendon McCullum described him as "the best coach the Blackcaps have ever had." Hesson explained he no longer felt committed to the ro.....

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Argentina calls off friendly match with Israel: FIFA

Argentina called off the final friendly match against Israel in the disputed city of Jerusalem. Its mainly due to protests and threats from Palestinians. Israel accused Palestine of indulging in acts of football terror. Meanwhile, Argentina will play Iceland, Nigeria and Croatia in Group D. Messi.....

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Garbine Muguruza storms into the French Open semis

Maria Sharapova had to face defeat in French Open from Garbine Muguruza. Muguruza had a two-set victory scoring 6-2 and 6-1. She will play in the semi-final against Simona Halep. Sharapova had 3 double faults in the first game and made a lot of unforced errors. Muguruza sensed the weakness and cl.....

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Women's Asia Cup: Bangladesh beats India by 7 wickets

Bangladesh registered an easy 7-wicket victory against a complacent Indian team in the Women's Asia Cup T20 match. It was Bangladesh women's first-ever victory against India in any format of the game. India displayed a below-par batting performance, scoring 141 for seven in the stipulated.....

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Stephens to play against Keys in French Open semis

Sloane Stephens had a comfortable win against Russian Daria Kasatkina in two sets scoring 6-3 and 6-1. She needed 42 minutes to win the first set, but was unstoppable in the second set as Daria Kasatkina's game began to crack. Playing for the first time in the French Open semi-finals, she wil.....

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SAI receives complaints of sexual harassment

SAI has received complaints of sexual harassment from its junior camps in the regional centres of Tamil Nadu, Bengaluru and Gujarat. Acting swiftly on it, a coach and an accountant have been sacked, and is leading an internal probe on another coach. Chief Neelam Kapur said the girls will be given.....

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WTA’s Tennis on the Thames to celebrate female empowerment

Women’s Tennis Association will launch an event to honor the powerful imprint female sporting legends and rising stars made on the world. The event titled ‘Tennis on the Thames’ will be held on June 28 in London. It will celebrate the achievements of female tennis stars both pas.....

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Rivals PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal train at separate academies

Badminton stars Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are training at separate academies ahead of the hectic schedules. Both are still under the guidance of national coach Pullela Gopichand, who is dividing his time at two of his academies to train his most famous proteges. The development is an outcome of .....

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Indian soccer team coach dislikes begging for crowd turnout

Indian football team merit a decent crowd turnout, and didn’t deserve begging for support, Coach Stephen Constantine said. "Look, I have said it before and I don't feel that we should be begging people to come and watch the national team,” he said. He was commenting on Sunil .....

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India beats Kenya for three goals: Intercontinental Cup

Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri scored 2 goals on his 100th international game. Teammate Jeje Lalpekhlua also scored a goal for India taking the total to 3. India won the game against Kenya in a rain-soaked encounter at Mumbai. The Kenyan side was unable to score any goals. India will now take on Ne.....

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India beats Kenya for three goals: Intercontinental Cup

Indian skipper Sunil Chhetri scored 2 goals on his 100th international game. Teammate Jeje Lalpekhlua also scored a goal for India taking the total to 3. India won the game against Kenya in a rain-soaked encounter at Mumbai. The Kenyan side was unable to score any goals. India will now take on Ne.....

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Nadal to play quarter finals of the French Open

In a bid to move a step closer to the 11th French Open title, Nadal brushed off Maximilian Marterer in straight sets. He scored a 6-3, 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) victory in straight sets against the German. He is the third on the list for most match wins at Grand Slam events with 234 victories. He will face .....

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Serena Williams pulls out of French Open due to arm injury

Serena Williams is out of the 2018 French Open. She has withdrawn from her fourth-round match against Maria Sharapova due to an arm injury. Serena will play no further part in the competition. With this, Serena has forfeited her place in the second Grand Slam of the year. Serena’s withdrawa.....

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16 people wounded in grenade attack in J&K’s Shopian

A grenade attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district injured 12 civilians and four policemen. Terrorists hurled an explosive at a police party stationed in Batapora Chowk in Shopian town. The grenade missed its target and exploded on the roadside. The injured have been shifted to nearby h.....

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India defeats Thailand by 66 runs in Asia Cup T20

Indian women’s cricket team defeated Thailand by 66 runs in the Asia Cup T20 tournament. India posted 132/4 in the designated 20 overs before bowling out Thailand to 66/8 in theirs. This is India’s second successive win and the team is at the top of the points table in the tournament......

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IPL betting racket more Bollywood producers involved

After Arbaaz Khan’s confession to betting in IPL, names of 2 more Bollywood producers Parag Sanghvi and Murad Khaitan have come up in the enquiry. The actor admitted he had incurred a loss of 2.75 crores during IPL 2017. The police has already arrested the mastermind Sonu Jalan and also sei.....

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Neymar makes a comeback with a goal against Croatia

Neymar has made an impressive comeback by scoring a goal against Croatia in a friendly match. It was his 54th goal and needs one more to be the third prolific striker. He was on a 3-month break after critically injuring his leg during a match. Brazil will play the last friendly game with Austria .....

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Sloane Stephens eases into quarter-finals of the French Open

American Sloane Stephens stormed into the quarter finals of the French Open. She beat Anett Kontaveit in two sets scoring 6-2 and 6-0. The 5-time US Open winner is the second American to get into the quarter-finals after Madison Keys. Serena Williams will be the third American if she makes it pas.....

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Women’s Asia Cup: India beats Malaysia, Mithali scores 97

Indian cricket team clinched a 142-run win against Malaysia in the women’s Asia Cup on June 3. Veteran Mithali Raj scored an unbeaten 97 off 69 deliveries which catapulted India to a decent total of 169/3. Malaysia failed to respond to the challenge as they lost half their side within the p.....

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Serena slams Sharapova’s book ahead of French Open clash

Serena Williams lashed out at Maria Sharapova's book 'Unstoppable'. Sharapova had written in the book that Serena "hated" her because she had heard her cry after 2004 Wimbledon final. Serena said the book was 100 per cent hearsay and it is disappointing.  The book was r.....

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Indian Olympic Association to bid for 2032 Olympics

The Indian Olympic Association will submit an expression of interest for the Youth Olympic Games 2026, Asian Games 2030 and, the Olympic Games 2032. “From EOI for hosting global events to announcing new committees and commissions, it’s all formally plotted in our future roadmap,&rdquo.....

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Al Jazeera unlikely to share details fixing with ICC

Al Jazeera news TV channel, which aired a sting operation over the match fixing in cricket, has declined to share the evidences it has in its possession with the International Cricket Council.  Yesterday, ICC Chief urged the channel to provide unedited footage on alleged match fixing in Test.....

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Wozniacki enters fourth round of Roland Garros

Caroline Wozniacki entered the fourth round of French Open, dismissing Pauline Parmentier in two sets, scoring 6-0 and 6-3. Pauline, who is a favourite of the local crowd, scored only 6 points in the first set but managed to win 3 games in the second set. However, Wozniacki quickly regained contr.....

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India outshine Chinese Taipei in Intercontinental Cup 2018

India kicked off the Intercontinental cup with skipper Sunil Chhetri striking a hat-trick. In the inaugural match against Chinese Taipei, India scored a total of 5 goals. The other goals were scored by Udanta Singh and Pranoy Halder. The Chinese were not able to net a single ball into the post. I.....

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Diljit to act as hockey player Sandeep Singh in Soorma

Diljit Dosanjh will be playing the role of former hockey captain Sandeep Singh in the upcoming biopic Soorma. He said that it was shameful he was not aware that Singh was seriously injured in accidental firing. He and Taapsee Pannu want people to realize Singh’s trials and his dedication to.....

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Neymar not to join the World Cup training camp

Neymar was left out of Brazil's main team on Thursday at its World Cup training camp after citing health reasons. The striker is being troubled by a foot injury and had not recovered fully after training for a week. However, he hopes to recover before the June 14 tournament. Brazil will play .....

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Indian women’s rugby team prepares to play in Singapore

India will play its first-ever international women’s match in Rugby XVs meet, Singapore. The team includes players from Odisha, Delhi, Maharashtra and Goa. The team is training hard to move from the faster 7s version to play a 40-minute long game. This has brought a change in their training.....

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Nadal, Sharapova and Serena enter third round: French Open

Rafael Nadal gained entry to the third round of French open which he will play against Richard Gasquet. He defeated Argentinian Guido Pella 6-2, 6-1, 6-1 in three straight sets. Maria Sharapova also breezed into her third round after beating Croatia's Donna Vekic in 7-5, 6-4 may be pitted aga.....

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Zinedine Zidane resigns as Real Madrid manager

Football legend Zinedine Zidane has resigned as manager of Real Madrid after winning his third Champions league title in a row. He made the announcement at an emergency press conference. He became the first manager to win the European Cup or Champions League three times in a row, while also landi.....

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Commonwealth Games gold medallist Chanu fails dope test

Indian weightlifter Khumukcham Sanjita Chanu has failed a dope test for a banned anabolic steroid, according to the International Weightlifting Federation. If confirmed, Chanu might lose her Commonwealth Games gold. Chanu delivered India its second gold medal of the 2018 CWG in Gold Coast City, A.....

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ICC?CEO says concerned on talks of fixing in cricket

The International Cricket Council CEO Dave Richardson says it is not easy to stop criminal groups from engaging in cricket. Responding to Al Jazeera’s recent documentary on spot-fixing’ and ‘pitch-fixing’ in Test matches he said it would conduct a probe into matter. He wan.....

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Sikkim to host World’s highest mountain biking race

Sikkim is all set to host the ‘EPIC 17000 Mountain Biking Race’ for 4 days from 26 June 2018, touted to be the world’s highest race. This race will be organised by Sikkim North District administration, in collaboration with Mountain Goats Adventure Company and Hub Outdoors. The .....

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Djokovic defeats Munar to qualify for the third round

Former world number 1 and French Open champion Novak Djokovic defeated Spaniard Jaume Munar in 7-6 (7/1), 6-4, 6-4 to reach the 3rd  round of the contest. He is reviving his form after suffering from a right elbow injury. He spoke highly of Munar after the match. Simona Halep and Petra Kvito.....

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Argentina hopes to win the world cup for Messi

Argentina is placed in Group D for this world cup and is hoping that this year will be Messi’s year. Russia is the last chance for Argentina with Messi as the top star. Even as a child Messi was exceptional in football. He suffered a growth hormone disorder and since his family couldn&rsquo.....

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Serena breezes to second round of the French Open

Serena Williams moves to the second round of the French open defeating Krystina Pliskova. She won the match in two sets scoring 7-6(4), 6-4 and captivated the crowd in her black bodysuit with a scarlet belt. The last grand slam she played was the Australian Open 2017 while pregnant with daughter .....

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France beat Ireland in a friendly match ahead of FIFA

Olivier Giroud and Nabil Fekir of France scored 2 goals in the warm up match against Ireland in Paris stepping up their World Cup preparations. They will play 2 more friendly matches with Italy and US before heading to Russia. They will play the first game against Australia in Kazan on June 16. F.....

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Azarenka says seeding rules should be same for all players

Victoria Azarenka said any changes in seeding rules needs to be for all players and not for Serena alone. Also, the rules for injury and pregnancy breaks should be separate. The player missed the last season due to child birth and said she was unable to transfer her practice efforts to the matche.....

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Messi says there are better teams than Argentina

Ahead of FIFA 2018, Lionel Messi has urged his countrymen to be realistic in their expectations, as some teams like Brazil, Spain and Germany were better than Argentina. He has won many titles with Spanish club Barca but has never thought of playing World cup for Spain. Argentina will face Icelan.....

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Messi says there are better teams than Argentina

Ahead of FIFA 2018, Lionel Messi has urged his countrymen to be realistic in their expectations, as some teams like Brazil, Spain and Germany were better than Argentina. He has won many titles with Spanish club Barca but has never thought of playing World cup for Spain. Argentina will face Icelan.....

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Cristiano Ronaldo may leave Real Madrid

Christiano Ronaldo dropped a hint on leaving Real Madrid which took the attention away from the teams third consecutive Champions League. He later said he regretted the timing of his comments. Yet, he restated that he is not happy with the way he is treated and had not signed a new contract. Coac.....

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Chennai Super Kings grab their third IPL title

CSK grabbed their third IPL title in their comeback finals after a 2 year break at Wankhede stadium. This equaled their record with Mumbai Indians. Shane Watson scored 117 runs with his powerful batting and thrust the team to victory. Sunrisers Hyderabad had already posted a 179 runs losing only .....

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India vs Sri Lanka 2017 Galle Test was fixed

Two international cricket matches involving Sri Lanka are now revealed to be fixed. The first one was India vs Sri Lanka in 2017 and the next Sri Lanka vs Australia in 2016. Both matches were held at Galle Stadium in Sri Lanka. Robin Morris, a match-fixer from Mumbai, boasts in a video that he br.....

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Indian golfer shares first round lead in CLPGA

Indian Golfer Sharmila Nicollet recorded four-under 68 after the first round of the Le Coq Sportif Beijing Ladies Classic playing a 10 pars in a row without dropping any shots. She scored the highest in driving accuracy with an average of 92.9 % and 88.9% greens in regulation (GIR). She shares th.....

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Injured Kohli may skip county match in Surrey

Indian Skipper Virat Kohli suffered a neck injury while fielding during the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Sunrisers Hyderabad. BCCI says, he will need a 3 week rehabilitation under the supervision of the medical team to recover from the injury. He will begin training and undergo a.....

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PM Modi accepts Virat Kohli's 'fitness challenge'

Accepting cricketer Virat Kohli's fitness challenge, the PM Narendra Modi tweeted that he would soon post a video of doing his fitness exercises on Twitter. Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore launched a fitness campaign called ‘Hum Fit Toh India Fit’ urged everyone to shoot.....

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A new TOP list announced by Sports Ministry

The Sports ministry's Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOPS) gives funding to sports personalities. The latest list issued excludes Sania Mirza due to her pregnancy. 5 wrestlers Praveen, Satyawart, Sumit, Lalita and Sarita were also dropped from the list. Instead, 2 track and field athletes A Dh.....

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KKR to play qualifier against Sunrisers Hyderabad

KKR comfortably beat Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs in the Eliminators. Dinesh Karthik and Shubhman Gill played well and worked a total of 169 runs in spite of losing some early wickets. Ajinkya Rahane’s slow batting proved to be costly for the Royals restricting their total to 144 runs. They .....

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Sania asked to disassociate from ‘misleading’ poultry ad

The Centre for Science and Environment, a research and advocacy organisation, asked tennice ace Sania Mirza to publicly disassociate from a poultry advertisement as it has been declared misleading by facts, exaggeration and ambiguity. The ad falsely claimed the poultry sector is not misusing anti.....

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India reaches knock out finals in Thomas and Uber Cup

Women’s badminton team led by Saina Nehwal has won all the matches except the first women's doubles in the Uber cup. They will have a final knockout with Japan on Wednesday to qualify for the quarters. HS Prannoy leading the men’s team in the Thomas cup beats Australia. However, t.....

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Women cricketers thrilled about IPL exhibition match

As a stepping stone for the women's IPL in India, an exhibition match will be held between Smriti Mandhana’s Trailblazers and Harmanpreet Kaur's Supernovas, at Wankhede on Tuesday. It will have lead players like Suzie Bates, Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney and Ellyse Perry. The players ar.....

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PV Sindhu focusses on taking one step at a time

PV Sindhu who spoke to the media at the inauguration of the badminton and squash facility in Ranchi said it was her dream to play in the Olympics. However, she felt that she had time on hand to prepare for Tokyo Olympics. Her current focus was to perform well at the Asian Games and the world cham.....

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The Kings defeat works in favour of the Royals

Suresh Raina helped CSK chase down 154-run target by contributing 61 runs in 19.1 overs. CSK ended the sealed the game with a 5 wicket win over Kings XI Punjab. The half century scored by Karun Nair for Punjab went in vain. The final outcome helped Rajasthan Royals to book the final spot in the p.....

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Sunil Chhetri wins two awards at annual BFC Awards

Sunil Chettri bagged two of Bengaluru FC’s annual awards, one for being top scorer to mark 24 goals in 3 competitions and the ‘Players' Player of The Year’. The ‘Fans' Player of the Year’ award went to Gurpreet Singh Sandhu. The club made it to the knockout s.....

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Delhi Daredevils restores pride after defeating CSK

Delhi Daredevils registered their fourth win beating CSK by 34 runs at Ferozshah Kotla. They still remain at the bottom of the table with 8 points while Chennai Super Kings hold onto the 2nd spot with 16 points. Vijay Shankar and Harshal Patel put up a good batting performance while bowlers Amit .....

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RCB reach the fifth spot after beating Sunrisers

Royal Challengers Bangalore kept their playoff contention hopes alive with a 14-run win against SunRisers Hyderabad at the M Chinnaswamy. AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali struck fifties and the former was judged the ‘Man of the Match’. RCB is now on the 5th spot with 12 points from 13 mat.....

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Indian women's hockey team reaches Asia Cup final

Indian Women’s hockey team qualified for the finals in the Asian Champions Trophy final with a match in hand in their pool. Players Gurjit Kaur, Vandana Katariya and Lalremsiami scored 3 goals in a match against Malaysia. India is on the top of the table with 9 points and will take on Korea.....

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Mumbai Indians gain a crucial win against Punjab

MI player Jasprit Bumrah struck at crucial occasions to give the team a win by 3 runs in their encounter with Kings XI at the Wankhede Stadium. The team jumped to 4th spot in the standings after their 6th win in 13 games. Kings XI dropped down to 6th in the points table even though KL Rahul tried.....

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Phogat sisters axed from the Asiad trials

The WFI has axed Geeta, Babita, Ritu and Sangeeta Phogat from the Asiad trials to be held this month. They were issued a show cause notice on Wednesday seeking an explanation for missing the mandatory camp in Lucknow. Acting tough on acts of indiscipline, it excluded wrestlers like Satyawart Kadi.....

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Lionel Messi on Neymar’s transfer to Real Madrid

Lionel Messi on May 15th said it will be a major blow to Barcelona if Neymar moved from Paris St Germain to Real Madrid. When questioned if he had told Neymar about it, he said, “He knows what I think, I’ve already told him!” Neymar left Barcelona in August, becoming the world&r.....

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Preity Zinta denies allegations of spat with Sehwag

Preity Zinta lashed out at a popular media outlet for spreading fake news regarding an altercation between her and Virender Sehwag. She took to Twitter to deny the allegations made by the media. The Kings XI also issued a statement that said the team had discussions to improve performance and the.....

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RR scores a four-wicket win beating CSK

Rajasthan Royals chased a score of 177 runs and Jos Buttler held the game up for the Royals with 95 runs keeping their playoff hope alive. He launched his attack from the first over of the innings and finally gave the finishing touch with a six off Bravo in the last over. Raina, Shane Watson, MS .....

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SRK renders an apology for KKR’s defeat

Shah Rukh Khan, the co-owner of KKR along with Juhi Chawla and her husband Jay Mehta took to Twitter to render an apology to the fans for the team’s lack of spirit. In his post, he also mentioned that in sports, wins and losses do not count. The team dropped to the 5th spot in the score tab.....

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Sunrisers Hyderabad seal a spot for the play off

Sunrisers Hyderabad has won the match against Delhi Daredevils sealing a spot for the play off. This is the 9th victory in 11 games for the SRH team. Shikhar Dhawan, Harshal Patel and Kane Williamson scored a run total of 191 losing only 1 wicket. While Rishabh Pant scored an unbeaten 128 runs fo.....

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Saina and Prannoy to lead India in BWF Thomas and Uber Cup

Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy will take charge of the Indian team at the BWF Thomas and Uber Cups which are to be held from May 20 to 27. Saina will compete in women's singles competition of the Uber Cup. Prannoy will compete in the men's singles challenge. BAI wants to give a chance to you.....

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MI gives a crushing defeat KKR: IPL 2018

Ishan Kishan batting skills and bowlers of Mumbai Indians gave a crushing defeat Kolkata Knight Riders by 102 runs at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.  Ishan Kishan scored half a century boosting the run total of the team to 210 for 6 wickets. While Kolkata chased this massive score, it declared.....

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Women’s hockey team to play at Asian Champions Trophy

Indian hockey team led by Sunita Lakra left for the 5th Asian Champions Trophy to be held at South Korea from May 13. Japan, China and Malaysia are the other participants. The team hopes to do well with its good mix of players and the confidence gained from global exposure. The players Rani Rampa.....

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Confusion prevails over Virat Kohli dates: Ireland Tour

Indian team is set to play 2 T20s against Ireland in Dublin on Jun 27 and 29.  However, Virat Kohli is booked to play his last county match for Surrey against Yorkshire from Jun 25 to 28, leaving the selectors confused. Though BCCI insists everything is fine, there are chances the captain ma.....

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Varnasi’s Punam wins gold at Commonwealth games

Celebrations erupted in Dadupur village of Varnasi after Punam Yadav won a weightlifting gold medal at the Commonwealth Games. She won in the 69 category by lifting 122 kg in clean- and-jerk. She did not have an easy start as the family did not have enough money for her training. Besides hard wor.....

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Indian volleyball league to commence in September

Pro Volleyball, the first volleyball league is set to begin from September 2018. The first edition will have global players, auctions and draft system. However, this time it will not have women players. Though the league was planned way back in 2016 it was deferred as it ran into a series of trou.....

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SunRisers beat RCB with exemplary bowling

SunRisers registered their fifth consecutive win of the tournament defeating RCB. They defended another low batting total of 146 runs with excellent bowling performance. The team currently has 16 points from 10 games. Kane Williamson was declared as the man of the match. RCB has 6 points and need.....

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Shri Nivetha bags a gold medal in shooting event

Shri Nivetha has won a gold in the 10m air pistol in the Grand Prix of Liberation international shooting competition in Czech Republic. She says she wants to perform well in global events and is getting used to the surge in the number of shots from 40 to 60. She is currently training in Pune and .....

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Kings XI beat RR to reach the third spot on the table

KL Rahul helped Kings XI Punjab prove his mettle with the bat scoring 84 runs in 18.4 overs. He and Marcus Stoinis partnership added 68 runs for the fifth wicket. The RR lost 9 wickets with Jos Butler gaining half a century. This was the 6th win for Kings XI in 9 games played so far, catapulting .....

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Serena bows out of Madrid Open citing health issues

Officials confirmed that Serena Williams has bowed out of the Madrid Open owing to high fever. The 23 times grand slam winner said she did not feel fully fit to give her 100%.  She made a comeback after embracing motherhood in March to Indian Wells and Miami Open. She may return on May 13 to.....

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KKR records a six-wicket win against CSK

The Kolkata Knight Riders gained a thrilling victory over Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens. Though initially, KKR had a shaky start, they managed to chase the target of 178 runs and won by 6 wickets. Shubman Gill  and Dinesh Karthik partnership worked well for the team. Gill blasted his m.....

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Justin Langer replaces Darren Lehmann as coach for Australia

47-year-old Former Test Opener Justin Langer has been appointed as the new coach of the national cricket team by Cricket Australia. He replaces Darren Lehmann, who resigned in March due to the ball-tampering scadal that rocked Australian cricket team in March. He expressed his happiness and excit.....

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Virat Kohli dedicates IPL win to Anushka

Virat Kohli has dedicated RCB’s win in against Mumbai Indians to his wife Anushka Sharma, who recently celebrated her 30th birthday. The skipper said that achieving the two points against Mumbai Indians was his gift for her. He added that this was a much-needed win for his team and wants th.....

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Sunita Lakra to lead women’s hockey team

Defender Sunita Lakra and goalkeeper Savita have been chosen to lead the 18-member women’s hockey team at the Asian Champions Trophy as Rani Rampal has been rested. This will be Sjoerd Marijne’s first assignment as head coach with the women’s team. Former coach Joaquim Carvalho .....

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Nikhat Zareen wins gold in a boxing tournament at Belgrade

The former world junior champion Nikhat Zareen won a gold medal for India in the 51kg weight class boxing event at the Belgrade International Tournament. This was her comeback after she had gone through rehab for a shoulder dislocation. She is now targeting a spot in the Indian team for the World.....

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Hockey India swaps coaches of the men’s and women’s teams

Hockey India has decided to swap the head coaches of the men’s and women’s national teams on May 1st. Sjoerd Marijne, who was the men’s coach, will return to the women’s team while Harendra Singh, the head coach of the women’s team, will take over the men’s squ.....

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Dhoni unhappy despite the win over Delhi

Delhi Daredevils were defeated by CSK after they fell short of 13 runs while chasing a huge total of 211 runs on Monday. Despite, scoring a fifty MS Dhoni was not content with the win. He remarked, on the bowling of Shardul and Lungi with the latter being better. Death bowling will be an issue if.....

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Barcelona claims their seventh league title

Barcelona has won the Spanish league title La Liga for the third time without losing any games in the 34 rounds. Lionel Messi scored 3 goals and Philippe Coutinho added 1 more to give Barca the 4-2 win over Deportivo La Coruna. They have so far has won 26 league games and their big loss was at th.....

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RCB marks their fifth defeat against KKR

Royal Challengers Bengaluru marked their 5th loss in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders at Chinnaswamy stadium disappointing its fans. The only highlight was the half century scored by Kohli otherwise, it was slow game and RCB was easily dismissed by KKR. Sunil Naraine, Robin Uthappa, Lynn a.....

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Saina and Prannoy lose out in Asia Badminton Championship

Asia Badminton Championship ended on April 27 and both remaining Indian players Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy lost their semifinal matches. Saina was beaten by World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei and Prannoy was defeated by Olympic champion and third seed Chen Long of China. Earlier, PV Sind.....

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Sreejesh and Rani Rampal to continue as hockey captains

Hockey India declared PR Sreejesh and Rani Rampal to continue as the captains of national men and women hockey teams until the end of 2018. Officials said that both the players have experience and talent needed to guide their teams for the upcoming World Cup and Asian Games this year. The teams, .....

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Saina and Prannoy enter semi-finals of Asian Championship

Saina Nehwal and HS Prannoy sailed into the semi-finals of the Asia Badminton championship. The former defeated Lee Jang Mi and the latter won over Son Wan Ho both from Korea. While PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth made an early exit after suffering straight game losses. Srikanth lost to Malaysian .....

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Saina, Sindhu and Srikanth reach quarter finals

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu qualified for the women’s singles quarterfinals of Asia Badminton Championship in Wuhan. Saina defeated China’s Gao Fangjie in a 40-minute match scoring 21-18, 21-8 over her opponent.  Sindhu too gained victory over Chen Xiaoxin scoring 21-12 21-15 in t.....

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Dutee Chand wins her battle challenging IAAF regulations

Sprinter Dutee Chand’s battle challenging the IAAF regulations on hyperandrogenism has led to a tweak in regulations, allowing women athletes with high testosterone levels to compete in 100 and 200m events without taking medications. However, her co-athletes like Caster Semenya will still n.....

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Women's Test cricket to be scrapped: ICC

The women’s test cricket will face the axe, as ICC says it lacks talent and appeal, to attract viewership. The women’s team will now be allowed to play only One Day Internationals and Twenty 20 formats. It will come into the effect after approval from ICC during its board meeting on T.....

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Women’s cricket to take off in India

With the noteworthy performance of the Indian women’s cricket team in the World Cup last year, there is an interest to promote the sport further. In the ICC women’s committee meeting being held in Kolkata, developing a long-term strategy for growth, avoiding match-fixing and on-field .....

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Super Kings score a narrow win against Sunrisers

Chennai Super Kings managed a four run win against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Captain Kane Williamson scored 84 runs in 51-balls for Sunrisers.  Players Deepak Chahar’s long-form tricks in bowling and Ambati Rayudu’s batting skills in the match worked well for the Kings. The Sunrisers .....

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Chennai Super Kings scores a win against Rajasthan Royals

Shane Watson smashed his third IPL century for his team CSK’s big win against Rajasthan Royals by 64 runs. He scored 106 runs from 57 balls hitting nine fours and six sixes during the game. Captain MS Dhoni managed only 5 runs as he was dismissed by Gopal. From the Royals side, Ben stokes w.....

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