Aug 28

Gopichand a ‘great’ mentor :PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi touched various subjects in the 23rd chapter of Mann Ki Baat radio programme. He also gave importance to the upcomimg Teacher’s Day on 5th September. “Teachers are as important as mothers in our lives. They spend their lives caring for their students. For me, September 5 is not only Teachers Day but

Donnarumma youngest to join Italian football squad

Rome: AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has become the youngest footballer to join the Italian national team in the last 105 years at 17 years, 6 months and 2 days. Donnarumma broke the record of retired Inter Milan defender Giuseppe Bergomi, who was called up in 1982 at 18 years and 3 months, reports Efe.

Dilshan departs on 42 in his last ODI

Sri Lanka (Dambulla): End of an era, as Dilshan playing his last ODI match against Australia. As he got out, there was huge cheers and handshakes, a raise of the bat to acknowledge the crowd and fluttering Sri Lankan flags to salute a great career defining brutal

Disappointed we lost but good we fought: Lokesh Rahul

Fort Lauderdale (US): His unbeaten hundred could not help India get over the line but Indian batsman Lokesh Rahul said his side’s fighting spirit till the last ball of what could have been a world record chase, was a huge positive to draw from the one-run loss. Rahul scored his maiden Twenty20 International century in

Paes-Begemann blow away five match points to lose ATP final

Winston-Salem (USA):  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 here. Spaniard Garcia-Lopez and Kontinen of Finland overcame seemingly insurmountable odds

Sania wins Connecticut Open doubles title ahead of US Open

New Haven (USA):  Indian tennis ace SaniaMirza received a confidence booster ahead of the US Open Grand Slam tournament beginning tomorrow with a doubles title victory at the Connecticut Open with Monica Niculescu of Romania here. Sania and Niculescu capped off their newly rekindled doubles partnership with their first title together with a straight set

Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa, coach Gopichand presented BMW cars

Hyderabad:  Rio Olympics silver medallistshuttler P V Sindhu and bronze winner grappler Sakshi Malik along with gymnast Dipa Karmakar and badminton coach Pullela Gopichand were today presented BMW cars by cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar here. Hyderabad District Badminton Association president Chamundeshwarnath gifted the luxury cars to the four sportspersons for their outstanding achievement in the

Anderson, Broad out for rest of English season

London: England’s new-ball Test duo of James Anderson and Stuart Broad will both miss the final few weeks of the domestic season through injury, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced today. However, they are expected to be fit for the upcoming tour of Bangladesh. Anderson, England’s all-time leading wicket-taker, requires what an ECB

South Africa off to good start

Centurion: Stephen Cook and Quinton de Kock gave South Africa a good start after the hosts were sent in to bat in the series-deciding second Test against New Zealand today. South Africa were 100 for no wicket at lunch at Centurion’s SuperSport Park. De Kock, the South African wicketkeeper, was moved up to open the

 Saketh Myneni makes it to US Open singles main draw

New York: India’s Saketh Myneni literallyblew away Serbian Pedja Kristin 6-3 6-0 in only 56 minutes to earn his maiden entrance into the men’s singles event of the upcoming US Open. To make it to the main draw, Saketh needed to win three rounds in the qualifiers and he made it with minimum fuss without

FC Pune City takes over Pune FC’s academy

Pune:  With a vision to develop talent andprofessionalise the sport, Indian Super League team FC Pune City announced today the takeover of Pune FC’s academy and unveiled its comprehensive development plans. Grassroots and Youth development has always been one of the core tenets of the club and the club took a long leap in fulfilling

Kedar, Shreyas power India A to easy six-wicket win

Mackay (Australia): Middle-order batsman Kedar Jadhav powered his way to an unbeaten 83-ball 93 as India A recovered from early blows to cruise past Australia’s National Performance Squad by six wickets in the quadraungular 50-over tournament, here today. India A are firm favourites to make it to the final with 16 points from five games.

Sindhu offers prayers at Mahankali temple in Hyderabad

Hyderabad:  Rio Olympics silver medalist P. V. Sindhu on Saturday offered thanksgiving prayers at Mahankali temple in the old city of Hyderabad. Clad in ‘half saree’ and carrying ‘bonam’ (offering) on her head, the star shuttler visited Mahankali temple at Lal Darwaza in the old city and offered prayers. Sindhu told reporters that she worships

Paes-Begemann make it to final of Winston Salem Open

Winston-Salem (USA): Veteran Leander Paesbrushed off the disappointment of Rio Olympics as he and his German partner Andre Begemann made it to the final of the ATP Winston-Salem Open beating Swede Robert Lindstedt and Pakistan’s Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi in a close encounter. The Indo-German pair won 1-6 7-6 10-4 courtesy super tie-break. The duo will

South Africa, New Zealand aim for series win

Durban:South Africa and New Zealand go into a one-match shootout for series honors when they meet in the second and final Test starting at SuperSport Park in Centurion. The Proteas can nudge up one place to sixth in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings if they win, while the Black Caps will remain fifth

Athlete Lalita Babar, chess player Gagare to get SJAM awards

Mumbai:  Maharashtra’s sixth Chess GM ShardulGagare, and steeplechase specialist Lalita Babar, who finished a creditable 10th in the Rio Olympics, have been chosen for the Sports Journalists Association of Mumbai’s (SJAM) Golden Jubilee Annual Awards 2016. Ahmedanagar-based Gagare will receive the Sportsman of the year award and the Satara-based Lalita, the Sportswoman of the year

India Red crush India Green by 219 runs

Greater Noida: India ‘Red’ predictably completed the formalities polishing off the India ‘Green’ tail within half-an hour to win the inaugural Day/Night Duleep Trophy encounter by a comprehensive 219-run margin on Friday. Starting the day at 217 for 7, the Green brigade were all out for 277 in 56.2 overs with skipper Suresh Raina hitting

How can India improve dismal Rio performance at Tokyo 2020?

New Delhi: With India, a country of over 1.2 billion people, managing to win only two medals — one silver and a bronze — in the just concluded Rio de Janeiro Olympics, critics and experts say revamping sports bodies and removing corruption are the key to moving forward. In an effort to ensure that India

Betis sign Serbian Brasanac for five seasons

Sevilla (Spain): Spanish football club Real Betis has announced the signing of Serbian midfielder Darko Brasanac, who comes from Partizan Belgrade, for five seasons. The 24-year-old joined Betis after the club failed to sign Napoli midfielder David Lopez because the Italian side did not send the necessary documents to finish the process, reports Efe. Brasanac,

Looking forward to work with Dhoni, says Kumble on T20Is

Lauderhill (Florida):Indian cricket team head coach Anil Kumble has said he is looking forward to working with limited-overs skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni when the side takes on the West Indies in the first game of the two-match Twenty20 International series starting here on Saturday. The team is coming into the shortest format of the game