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Incheon, 29 Sep 2014/--/Tennis star Sania Mirza teamed up with Saketh Myneni to clinch the gold in mixed double while Seema Punia also brought glory with her gold—winning act as India maintained the ninth position in the overall standings on the 10th day of competitions in the 17th Asian Games here...

Kochi, 29 Sep 2014/--/Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar today rued the absence of a system to identify and nurture talent early in India, saying they are spotted only in their later years, by which time it was too late for them to compete in international level. "I feel in many countries,...

Incheon, 29 Sep 2014/--/Looking to end a 16-year-old gold drought, the Indian men’s hockey team faces a tough South Korea test in the semifinals of the 17th Asian Games, here tomorrow. The Sardar Singh-led side came back well after losing a tense third Pool B game against Pakistan 1-2 to put it...

Incheon, 29 Sep 2014/--/India's Davis Cup skipper Anand Amritraj says Yuki Bhambri must utilise his big frame to send down booming serves if he wants to fare better in his tennis career. The 22-year-old Delhi lad won two bronze medals -- men's singles and men's doubles with Divij Sharan -- at the...

Incheon, 29 Sep 2014/--/Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza feels the five medals that the team has managed to grab at the ongoing Asian Games is a pretty good performance given that the country did not come with the best unit possible for the event. "It has been a pretty good week. We (she and Prarthana...

Mohali, 29 Sep 2014/--/Kings XI Punjab batsman Glen Maxwell received a reprimand for breaching the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 Code of Behaviour during his team's match against Cape Cobras, here last night. The dashing batsman was bowled out for 23 by Cobras' Sybrand Engelbrecht. While walking...

Incheon, 29 Sep 2014/--/Wrestler Bajrang and the men's tennis combination of Sanam Singh and Saketh Myneni picked up silver medals but India dropped a rung to the 10th position in the overall standings on the 10th day of competitions in the 17th Asian Games here today. Apart from Bajrang and the...

Incheon, 29 Sep 2014/--/Bajrang accounted for a silver and Narsingh Pancham Yadav won a bronze today to cap off India's freestyle wrestling competition on a high with the country earning five medals from the mat, including a gold in the 17th Asian Games. Bajrang lost 1-3 to Massoud Mahmoud of Iran...

Incheon, 29 Sep 2014/--/India's male spikers lost their second consecutive group E play-off encounter as they went down to Qatar in straight games in the volleyball event at the Asian Games here today. Qatar won by an identical margin of 25-20 25-20 25-20 in a match that lasted an hour and 10...

Incheon, 28 Sep 2014/--/Star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt notched up India’s fourth gold medal, while Khushbir Kaur became the first woman from the country to win a medal in 20km Race Walking by clinching a silver as India shot up to eighth in overall standings on the ninth day of competitions in the...

Incheon, 28 Sep 2014/--/Yuki Bhambri on Sunday clinched India’s lone singles’ medal in tennis at the ongoing Asian Games, settling for a bronze in the men’s event after unforced errors cost him the semifinal clash against Japan’s Yoshihito Nishioka in Incheon. A profligate Yuki lost the match 6-3 2...

Incheon, 28 Sep 2014/--/Saketh Myneni got himself in line for two gold medals by reaching the finals of both men's doubles and mixed doubles events even as other Indian tennis players, including Sania Mirza, clinched three bronze at the Asian Games, here today. Saketh and Sanam Singh overcame...

Incheon, 28 Sep 2014/--/Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom led the charge as Indian women boxers packed a powerful punch by assuring themselves of medals in each of the three weight categories at the 17th Asian Games, here today. Mary Kom (51kg), L Sarita Devi (60kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg)...

Kolkata, 28 Sep 2014/--/Sourav Ganguly believes that the domestic calendar of football has enough space for the Indian Super League (ISL), I-League and the Federation Cup to co-exist. With the All India Football Federation (AIFF) president Praful Patel time and again reiterating that I-League...

Hyderabad, 28 Sep 2014/--/The Kolkata Knight Riders are on top of the table in Group A of the ongoing Oppo CLT20 but the team would not like to take its match against Dolphins tomorrow lightly, said assistant coach Vijay Dahiya. "No. Not at all. Everyday is a new day and I think you don't want to...

Karachi, 28 Sep 2014/--/Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Shaharyar Khan today said that senior batsman Younis Khan ought to show "some maturity" but ruled out any disciplinary action against veteran star. "I am a bit disappointed at the way Younis has reacted to being dropped from the ODI squad?as?...

Jamshedpur, 28 Sep 2014/--/Bengal middle-order batsman Manoj Tiwary will lead the 15-member East Zone cricket team in the Duleep Trophy tournament scheduled from October 15 to 18 in Lahli, Haryana. Four players from Jharkhand, including southpaw Saurabh Tiwary, who has been named vice-captain, were...

Incheon, 27 Sep 2014/--/The men's compound archery team picked up a historic gold medal as India enjoyed their most productive day in the 17th Asian Games so far with an impressive collection of six medals to jump to the 11th position in the overall standings on the eighth day of competitions here...

Incheon, 27 Sep 2014/--/Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom set her Asian Games campaign rolling in style as she out-punched Korea's Kim Yeji to enter the quarterfinals along with two other Indian women boxers here on Saturday. L Sarita Devi (60kg) and Pooja Rani (75kg) were the two others, who...

Incheon, 27 Sep 2014/--/The Indian squash players wrapped up a historic performance in the Asian Games, clinching an unprecedented men's team gold after the women's side settled for its first ever silver here on Saturday. With a silver and a bronze, through Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal...

Wellington, 27 Sep 2014/--/New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum's splendid home located in Christchurch, the largest city in South Island, has sold for more than three million dollars. The six-bedroom property was sold for more than 3.3 million dollars. Listing agent Alison Aitken said that it sold...

Kuala Lumpur, 27 Sep 2014/--/Asia`s football chief threw his support behind FIFA president Sepp Blatter`s re-election bid Saturday as the 78-year-old looked increasingly certain to win a fifth term. Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, who will also...

Vasco, 27 Sep 2014/--/FC Goa made the perfect start in their first friendly match of the pre-season ahead of the Indian Super League, as they scored a comfortable 3-0 win over Sesa Academy at the Tilak Stadium here on Sunday. FC Goa coach Zico, who fielded six foreigners at the start, made a...

Incheon, 27 Sep 2014/--/A scrappy India eked out a hard-fought 2-0 win over lower-ranked China to progress to the semi-finals of the men's hockey competition at the 17th Asian Games, here on Saturday. After a goalless opening 30 minutes, drag-flick exponent V R Raghunath (40th minute) and Birendra...

Incheon, 27 Sep 2014/--/On a fruitful day for Indian athletes in the Asian Games, the Kayaking and Canoeing team also made its presence felt after a host of national kayakers, including Albert Raj Selvaraj, made it to the semi-finals of the singles and team events, here on Saturday. Selvaraj was...