I-League 2017: Mohun Bagan to take on Minerva Punjab in opener


League 2017: After finishing as runners-up for two seasons in a row, Mohun Bagan will look to rectify their mistakes and bring back the I-League trophy to Kolkata when the 11th edition of the tournament kicks off here on Saturday. The opening day of the tournament will see Mohun Bagan travel to Ludhiana with Minerva

Junior level players will get more opportunities under ‘Khelo India’: Rajyavardhan Rathore

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Friday said investment for soft structures will be made under ‘Khelo India’ initiative and players at the junior level be given more opportunities. Speaking to media, the Minister said, “Keeping sports in mind, many big decisions have been taken. Investment for soft structures will be done in ‘Khelo India’

Ganguly backs Kohli on cramped schedule issue ahead of SA tour

Kolkata, Nov 24, Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Friday endorsed Virat Kohli’s complaint about cramped scheduling ahead of the important South Africa tour, saying the team needed time to prepare before heading off to such tough assignments.”He was talking about scheduling of cricket which is so correct. You got to give teams time to

Harmanpreet extends stint with Sydney Thunder

Sydney, Nov 24: Harmanpreet extends stint with Sydney Thunder. Indian women’s team all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur on Friday extended her association with Sydney Thunder in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) by another two seasons.Harmanpreet, the India T20I captain, was re-signed by the franchise on Friday, the final day of the tournament’s contracting period for the

India bundle out Sri Lanka for 205 in second Test

Nagpur, Nov 24: India bundle out Sri Lanka for 205 in second Test. Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja wreaked havoc, sharing seven wickets on the opening day of the second Test to bowl out Sri Lanka for 205 in their first innings at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium here on Friday. Ashwin,

Sri Lanka opt to bat in second Test vs India
Sri Lanka opt to bat in second Test vs India

Sri Lanka vs India second Test: Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and elected to bat against India in the second cricket Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium here on Friday. After narrowly missing out on a win in the opening Test at the Eden Gardens, the hosts made three changes to

Indian cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Indian cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar ties the knot with Nupur Nagar

Indian cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Bhuvneshwar Kumar tied the knot with Nupur Nagar on Thursday. On a day when Zaheer Khan also married Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge, Bhuvneshwar married his longtime friend Nupur in Meerut and the wedding ceremony was attended by many cricketers.Nupur works as an engineer and her’s and Bhuvneshwar’s families lived in the

Indian hockey team trains hard for world league in Bhubaneswar
Indian hockey team trains hard for world league in Bhubaneswar

Indian hockey team trains hard world league: The Indian men’s hockey team underwent their first training session at the iconic Kalinga Stadium, ahead of the Odisha Men’s Hockey World League Final Bhubaneswar 2017. The mega event will see top teams in the world battle for supremacy starting December 1 where defending champions Australia will meet

The focus is to get Intensity Higher: Chief coach Marijne
The focus is to get Intensity Higher: Chief coach Marijne

The focus is to get Intensity Higher: Chief coach Marijne   BHUBANESWAR: Indian men’s hockey team’s chief coach Sjoerd Marijne emphasised on speed and tactical training as the hosts had their first training session ahead of the Hockey World League Final, starting here December 1. Under the watchful eyes of the 43-year-old Dutchman, the squad

Indian batsmen ready for Sri Lankan challenge
Indian batsmen ready for Sri Lankan challenge

Indian batsmen ready for Sri Lankan challenge Denied a win by the ‘Weather Gods’ in the opening Test, a supremely confident India are set to make some strategic changes to ensure that their dominance of Sri Lanka continues unchallenged in the second match starting in Nagpur on Friday. Having earned the psychological edge by blowing

Dhoni pays surprise visit
Dhoni pays surprise visit to Army Public School Srinagar

Srinagar, Nov 23, Dhoni pays surprise visit to Army Public School Srinagar : Cricketer M S Dhoni paid a surprise visit to Army Public School here and emphasised the importance of education and sports during his interaction with the students.Dhoni, who holds an honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel, visited the school located inside the Chinar

need bouncy tracks vs Lanka
No time to prepare for SA, need bouncy tracks vs Lanka: Kohli

Nagpur, Nov 23, No time to prepare for SA, need bouncy tracks vs Lanka: Kohli : India captain Virat Kohli admitted that the team management had “no choice” but to request for hard bouncy tracks for the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka with little time left to prepare for the South Africa series. The

Saudi Arabia sacks football team coach Edgardo Bauza
Saudi Arabia sacks football team coach Edgardo Bauza

Saudi Arabia sacks football team coach Edgardo Bauza: Riyadh, The Saudi Arabian football federation has terminated coach Edgardo Bauza’s contract after two months due to poor results.The federation confirmed the dismissal of the Argentine coach in an official statement on Wednesday after a technical evaluation of Bauza’s tenure, during which the Saudi Arabian national team did

Sagarika Ghatge
Sagarika Ghatge ties the knot with Zaheer Khan

Here is an amazing news for fans of Sagarika Ghatge and Zaheer Khan. The couple had a registered marriage on Thursday morning. The first photos of actor Sagarika and cricketer Zaheer is also out . Anjana Sharma, the Head of Business and Brand marketing for Zaheer Khan’s Prosport Fitness Studio, shared the photos of this

Indian batsmen ready for Sri Lankan challenge
Indian batsmen ready for Sri Lankan challenge

Indian batsmen ready for Sri Lankan challenge: Denied by the ‘Weather Gods’ in the opening Test, a supremely confident India are set to make some strategic changes to ensure that their dominance of Sri Lanka continues unchallenged in the second match starting here tomorrow.Having earned the psychological edge by blowing the Sri Lankan top and middle

7 medals confirmed for India at women's Youth World Boxing
7 medals confirmed for India at women’s Youth World Boxing

7 medals confirmed for India at women’s Youth World Boxing GUWAHATI: Indian boxers remained on course for their best ever performance at the AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships, adding five more medals to the already assured two on the day of quarter-finals here. Jyoti Gulia (51kg), Shashi Chopra (57kg), Ankushita Boro (64kg), Nitu (48kg) and Sakshi Choudhary (54kg) entered

Bhambri advances but Ramkumar ousted from Bengaluru Open
Bhambri advances but Ramkumar ousted from Bengaluru Open

Bhambri advances but Ramkumar ousted from Bengaluru Open BENGALURU: Last week’s winner Yuki Bhambri and young Sumit Nagal scored contrasting wins to progress to the quarterfinals of the Bengaluru Open but Ramkumar Ramanathan bowed out of the ATP Challenger event, here on Wednesday. Third seed Bhambri pipped Spain’s Pedro Martinez 6–2 7-6 (0) while Nagal

I am comfortable batting at any position: Saha
I am comfortable batting at any position: Saha

I am comfortable batting at any position: Saha Nagpur: India wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Wednesday brushed aside talk of frequent changes in his batting position saying the No.6 slot in the Indian batting line-up is a flexible one, depending on the conditions. “It’s not that I always bat at No.7 (or No.8) as I have

P.V. Sindhu, Saina, Prannoy advance at Hong Kong Open

Hong Kong, Nov 22, Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and H.S. Prannoy advanced to the second round while Parupalli Kashyap and the women’s doubles pair of Ashwini Ponnappa and N. Sikki Reddy fell in the opening round of the Hong Kong Open Superseries on Wednesday. While second seed Sindhu eased past Hong Kong’s qualifier

Sindhu leads India's challenge at Hong Kong Open
Sindhu leads India’s challenge at Hong Kong Open

Sindhu leads India challenge: Rio Olympic silver-medalist PV Sindhu will aim to bounce back from her recent quarter-final defeat at the China Open Super Series Premier when she leads India’s challenge at the Hong Kong Super Series, beginning at Kowloon in Hong Kong on Tuesday.After suffering a setback to fellow countrywomen Saina Nehwal in the