Sports News

NEW DELHI, 28 Aug 2016/--/Praising the efforts of Indian athletes at the Rio Olympics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the country's "daughters" made the country proud. "The two medals we got were bagged by the daughters of this nation. There were other girls who almost made it and...

Hyderabad, 28 Aug 2016/--/Lauding PV Sindhu and Sakshi Malik for winning medals at the Rio Olympic Games, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday said it is the beginning of a wonderful journey for the duo. "This is a wonderful moment for Indian sport. Journey begins here, I am sure this doesn't...

Moscow, 28 Aug 2016/--/Russia will file lawsuits in civil courts against those who have claimed that the country's government's has supported doping, Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko has said. "We have made legal estimation," the minister said in an interview with the Match TV channel on Saturday,...

NEW DELHI, 28 Aug 2016/--/In its endeavour to bring more fans to the stadium for watching the Indian Davis Cup team in action against formidable Spain, the DLTA has decided to conduct the World Group Play-off tie next month under flood-lights with singles matches starting at 5 in the evening. The...

Mumbai, 28 Aug 2016/--/The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Sunday announced the opening of online and outlet ticket sales for the international friendly match against Puerto Rico slated for September 3 in Mumbai. Tickets for the match are priced at Rs 200 and fans can purchase them online...

WINSTON-SALEM (USA), 28 Aug 2016/--/Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann squandered as many as five match points in the second set to eventually lose the summit clash against Guillermo Garcia-Lopez and Henri Kontinen in a three-setter at the ATP Winston-Salem Open...

New York, 28 Aug 2016/--/Andy Murray admits he's playing his best ever tennis as he looks to capitalise on the growing frailties of his rivals and captures a second U.S. Open title. Ahead of Monday's start to the season's final Grand Slam, the 29-year-old is the sport's man of the moment. Since...

NEW HAVEN, 28 Aug 2016/--/Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza received a confidence booster ahead of the US Open Grand Slam tournament beginning on Monday with a doubles title victory at the Connecticut Open with Monica Niculescu of Romania in New Haven. Sania and Niculescu capped off their newly...

NEW DELHI, 28 Aug 2016/--/Railways have decided to provide train fare concession to sportsmen certified only by Sports Authority of India (SAI) and not by the eight sports bodies, including table tennis and basket ball federations, which have been derecognised by Sports Ministry. Sportsperson...

Lahore, 28 Aug 2016/--/Four Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) terrorists who were allegedly involved in the 2009 attack on the visiting Sri Lankan cricket team were shot dead today by Pakistani police here. Seven terrorists attacked a CID team in Manawan area of Lahore where offices of the department are...

NEW DELHI, 28 Aug 2016/--/Bitter about the administrative mess which he feels cost him a medal at the Rio Olympics, pugilist Manoj Kumar says Indian boxing is on death bed right now and desperately needs intervention from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. "I am sure that I would have won a medal if...

NEW DELHI, 28 Aug 2016/--/The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is planning to hold a cricket lecture in memory of late ICC and BCCI president Jagmohan Dalmiya during the upcoming Indian home season. Dalmiya died last September as sitting BCCI president after a brief illness. While the CAB has...

NEW DELHI, 28 Aug 2016/--/Former greats on Sunday revived the long-standing demand for Bharat Ratna to late hockey legend Dhyan Chand with some saying the "wizard" should have been given the honour ahead of cricketing icon Sachin Tendulkar. Former captains Ajit Pal Singh, Zafar Iqbal, Dilip Tirkey...

Geneva, 28 Aug 2016/--/FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in an interview published Sunday that he will make less than two million Swiss francs a year, well below the salary of his disgraced predecessor, Sepp Blatter. Infantino has not yet agreed to terms with FIFA but speaking to Switzerland's...

NEW DELHI, 29 Aug 2016/--/While PM Narendra Modi announced setting up a task force to help India prepare for the next three Olympics, a rather shameful incident saw some of the Indian women's hockey team players made to sit on the floor of the train while returning back home from Rio Olympics. As...

Kolkata, 23 Aug 2016/--/President Pranab Mukherjee today launched Akashvani Maitree channel for Bengali listeners and its website, an initiative which will provide a platform for blending content both from India and Bangladesh and preserving Bengali culture. "Akashvani Maitree and its multimedia...

Rohtak, 18 Aug 2016/--/Rohtak today erupted in joy and celebrations after local girl Sakshi Malik made Haryana and the country proud by winning a Bronze medal in wrestling at the Rio Olympics. People from all walks of life including ministers, politicians, SAI officials made a beeline to Sakshi's...

Lucknow, 18 Aug 2016/--/Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today announced that the Rani Laxmi Bai award will be given to wrestler Sakshi Malik for her winning feat at the Rio Olympics. "We congratulate Sakshi for wining the medal in the Rio Olympics. Our government will give Rani Lakshmi...

Rio de Janeiro, 18 Aug 2016/--/From yearning to fly in an aeroplane as a kid to clinching a bronze in the Olympics, the biggest sporting stage of all, Haryana wrestler Sakshi Malik has come a long way in her fairy-tale journey to etch her name in the sporting history of the country. Born into a...

Rio de Janeiro, 18 Aug 2016/--/Kaori Icho grabbed a slice of Olympic history as Japan swept all three women's wrestling gold medals on offer at Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. Icho became the first woman in any sport to win four gold medals in individual events across four Games with her victory over...

NEW DELHI, 18 Aug 2016/--/A one-year free digital access to Indian and world cricket content is being offererd in a collaboration between Bloomsbury, Wisden, and UK-based Public Library Online. "Under the initiative, all citizens with an Indian IP address will have free access for a year to a...

Chandigarh, 18 Aug 2016/--/'Double leg attack' is the strongest point of international wrestler Sakshi Malik who scripted history by winning a bronze medal at Rio Olympics, feels her coach Ishwar Singh Dahiya. Dahiya, who first trained Sakshi, on Thursday was ecstatic over the historic achievement...

Rio de Janeiro, 18 Aug 2016/--/Germany's Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst employed a special mind trick to help deal with the raucous home crowd as they crushed hosts Brazil to win the women's Olympic beach volleyball final on Wednesday. A packed house, loud music and swirling wind on the famed...

Rio de Janeiro, 18 Aug 2016/--/Eri Tosaka of Japan won the women's freestyle wrestling 48kg gold medal at the Rio Olympics on Wednesday with victory over Mariya Stadnik of Azerbaijan in the final. Tosaka added Olympic gold to world titles won in 2013, 2014 and 2015, as well as the 2014 Asian Games...

Rio de Janeiro, 18 Aug 2016/--/Zhao Shuai of China won the men's under-58kg Olympic taekwondo title in Rio on Wednesday, beating Thailand's Tawin Hanprab in the final. Luisito Pie of the Dominican Republic and South Korea's Kim Tae-hun collected the bronze medals.