Aug 18

Hickey ‘temporarily’ stands down from Olympic roles

Dublin: Patrick Hickey, the head of the Olympic Council of Ireland, has temporarily stood down from all his roles in the Olympic movement following his arrest over illegal ticket sales in Brazil, the OCI said. Hickey, 71, was arrested at his Rio hotel after being accused of ticket scalping, ambush marketing and conspiracy. He was

India’s Contigent in Rio today

India’s schedule in Olympics today : Badminton: Women’s singles semifinals between P. V. Sindhu and Nozomi Okuhara at 7.30 p.m. Wrestling: In Women’s freestyle 53 kg individual Round of 16, Babita Kumari will take on Greece’s Maria Prevolaraki at 7.10 p.m. Golf: In Women’s individual Round 2, Aditi Ashok will be seen in action from 4.00

`40 crore to be spent on improving power infrastructure of Mohali: Chandumajra

Member of Parliament Prem Singh Chandumajra on Wednesday informed that Central government has approved grants for Power Rejuvenation and Development works in urban areas under APDRP (Accelerated Power Development and Reforms Programme). He added that Rs 40 crore has been approved for SAS Nagar, Rs 10 crore for Roop Nagar and Nawanshahr each. He said

276 CA graduates conferred with degrees at annual convocation

A total of 276 Chartered Accountant Graduates across north India on Wednesday conferred with their degrees at Annual Convocation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), the pan India apex body of CA fraternity formed under the act of Parliament. Mahatma Gandhi State Institute of Public Administration, Sector 26, Chandigarh, Arjun Ram Meghwal,

Rio 2016 organisers lament Brazilian crowds booing rival athletes

Rio de Janeiro:  The Rio 2016 organizing committee has expressed its sorrow at the way some Brazilian fans have been booing athletes from other countries during the Games. At a press conference on Wednesday, the Rio 2016 spokesperson, Mario Andrada, said; “Booing is not the right way to help anyone. We are continuing to work

Brazil enter men’s football final; to face Germany for title

Rio de Janeiro:  Brazil smashed Honduras 6-0 in the semi-finals and will play Germany in the final of the men’s football tournament at the Rio Olympic Games. Neymar earned the fastest goal in the Olympic history on Wednesday, enabling Brazil to get a chance to extract revenge against the Germans for their shocking 7-1 failure

Indian golfer Aditi tied seventh at Rio Olympics

Rio de Janeiro: India’s Aditi Ashok carded an impressive three-under 68 to finish tied seventh after the opening round of the women’s golf event at the Olympic Games here. The 18-year-old got off to a flying start on Wednesday after getting a birdie on the par-four second hole before getting two more birdies on the

Tributes flow for former FIFA head Joao Havelange

Rio de Janeiro:  Tributes have poured in for world football governing body FIFA’s former president Joao Havelange, who has died aged 100. The Samaritano Hospital here on Tuesday confirmed that Havelange died of complications resulting from a lung infection, reports Xinhua. A former Olympic swimmer, Havelange headed FIFA from 1974 to 1998. He also served

‘Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai’ release pushed to January 13

New Delhi:  “Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai”, which marks the directorial debut of Keshhav Panneriy, is now scheduled to release on January 13 next year instead of November 18 this year. The director says it’s because the team wants to give it their best shot. Produced by Purnima Mead of Bibia Films, the movie features

Sportsmanship wins the race

Rio de Janeiro: The Olympics is all about competing against each other with the cheers reserved only for the winners. But two sprinters, despite finishing last are being hailed far beyond the running track for their display of sportsmanship. New Zealand runner Nikki Hamblin and American runner Abbey D’Agostino collided on the track during the

Ace shooter Jitu Rai recommended for Khel Ratna

New Delhi: Asian Games gold medallist Jitu Rai has been recommended for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award for his exploits in pistol shooting in the last two years although he couldn’t win a medal in the Rio Olympics. “Yes, we have recommended Jitu’s name for Khel Ratna award,” National Rifle Association of India

IPC urged not to ‘violate hundreds of clean para-athletes rights’

Moscow:  The All-Russian Society of Disabled People, the All-Russian Society of the Deaf and the European Blind Union has urged the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) not to violate the rights of the country’s para-athletes by banning them from the 2016 Rio Games. The paralympics is scheduled to be held in the Brazilian city of Rio

Coach Zidane expects no change in Real Madrid squad

Madrid: Spanish fotball giants Real Madrid’s coach Zinedine Zidane has said he doesn’t expect any further acquisitions or departures from his squad in the ongoing transfer window. Speaking after the traditional Santiago Bernabeu trophy game in which his side beat French second division outfit Stade Reims 5-3 on Wednesday, Zidane spoke about his side’s transfer

Matri joins Sassuolo from AC Milan

Rome:  Italian striker Alessandro Matri has joined Sassuolo from AC Milan, the two clubs announced. The 31-year-old player who had been loaned out to Lazio, Juventus, Fiorentina and Genoa in recent seasons by Milan, signed a contract with Sassuolo for two years on Tuesday, but the fee was not disclosed, Xinhua news agency reported. Matri’s

India become No.1 Test side, need to win fourth Test to retain spot

Dubai: India have secured the No.1 position in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Test rankings replacing Australia. Australia lost the third Test against hosts Sri Lanka in Colombo by 163 runs to be whitewashed 0-3 in their series, allowing India to climb to the position, an ICC release said on Wednesday. India are on top

India eye No.1 Test spot with big win versus West Indies

Port of Spain (Trinidad) : After bagging the Test series with a comprehensive win in the third match, India will aim to regain the No.1 rankings with a big margin victory against a under-confident West Indies in the fourth and final game starting here on Thursday. India registered a 237-run win in the third Test and

JSTTA to launch drive for table tennis players

Jamshedpur:  Jharkhand State Table Tennis Association has taken the initiative to launch ‘one million players by 2020’ campaign, JSTTA said here today. “We have recently received the proposal to launch the project ”One million players by 2020”, to which we have agreed,” said Jai Kumar Sinha, General Secretary of JSTTA. Sinha, who was in the

Sri Lanka Carves Australia in 3rd Test

Colombo:  Sri Lanka clinched their first series whitewash over a major cricketing nation today as they won the third and final Test against Australia by 163 runs, with spinner Rangana Herath taking 7-64. Set a formidable target of 324 in their second innings at Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC), the world number one Test side collapsed

Pole vaulter Lavillenie booed on the Olympic podium

Rio de Janeiro:  French pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie, who won the silver in men’s pole vault, burst into tears during the medal ceremony at the Olympic Stadium after he was booed by the crowd. Lavillenie was on the podium alongside gold medalist Thiago Braz da Silva of Brazil, who pleaded with his home crowd to

Spurs goalkeeper Lloris sidelined by hamstring injury

London:  Tottenham Hotspur’s star goalkeeper Hugo Lloris could miss the team’s Champions League opener due to a hamstring injury that might keep him out for up to a month, the English club has confirmed. “Following further assessment and scans of the left hamstring injury sustained by Hugo Lloris in the 1-1 draw at Everton on