Aug 22

South Korea name football squad for WC qualifiers

Seoul:  South Korea on Monday announced a 21-member team for their final round of Asian qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. South Korea will face China at Seoul World Cup Stadium on September 1 and meet Syria five days later on an away pitch. According to the latest FIFA world rankings, South Korea are

Sindhu gets rousing welcome, Telangana govt felicitates her

Hyderabad: Amidst scenes of jubilation anda sense of pride, Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu was today accorded a rousing welcome on her arrival to home town and felicitated by Telangana government for her stupendous performance at Rio Games. The 21-year-old, who landed with her coach Pullela Gopichand, was received at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Pele congratulates Brazil on Olympic football gold

Rio de Janeiro: Pele has congratulated Brazil’s Olympic football team for ending their long wait for a gold medal here. Brazil clinched their first ever Olympic football title by beating Germany 5-4 on penalties at the Maracana on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported. “I waited my entire life to see Brazil win a gold medal

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Tripura greets ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar

Agartala:  The Tripura government on Monday gave a grand reception to ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar, the first Indian gymnast to take part in an Olympic final. Hundreds of fans, officials, followers, admirers and well-wishers received Dipa and her coach Bisheshwar Nandi at the Agartala airport. A motorcade of hundreds of vehicles and two-wheelers took to

Chen Long grabs China’s second gold

Rio : Chen Long beat Malaysian Lee Chong Wei in the men’s singles final to grab China’s second gold but the departure of Lin Dan is perhaps the biggest threat to Chinese dominance. The double Olympic gold medallist and five-time world champion, nicknamed “Super Dan”, was beaten by Lee in the last-four before losing his

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Mirza moves alone at top of doubles rankings

Cincinnati: India’s Sania Mirza took sole possession of the WTA doubles number one ranking after teaming up with Barbora Strycova to beat former partner Martina Hingis and Coco Vandeweghe 7-5, 6-4 in Cincinnati final. The 29-year-old will move alone to the top of the rankings, after her and Swiss Hingis ended their highly successful partnership

Tendulkar to present BMW car to Sindhu

Hyderabad : Batting great Sachin Tendulkarwill be presenting a BMW car to star shuttler PV Sindhu for bringing laurels to the country by winning a silver medal at the Rio Olympics. The BMW car is being sponsored by Tendulkar’s close friend and president of Hyderabad Badminton Association of India V Chamundeswaranath. “Sindhu will be gifted

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CAS rules Narsingh intentionally took substance in tablet form

New Delhi: While handing down a four-year ban on Narsingh Yadav, the Court of Arbitration for Sports has ruled that the wrestler failed to produce any “real evidence” regarding the sabotage theory he had advanced and the balance of probabilities” was that he orally took the banned substance intentionally in tablet form on more than

PM wishes Indian Olympic contingent

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today wished the Indian contingent for giving their best at the Rio Olympics and also congratulated the host nation Brazil for hosting a memorable Games. “Want to specially wish the Indian contingent at #Rio2016. Every athlete gave his or her best,” he wrote on his twitter handle. “Special gratitude

Rio bids farewell to athletes in colourful closing

Rio de Janeiro:  Rains failed to dampen thefamous Rio carnival spirit as this Brazilian city bid an emotional farewell to the thousands of athletes of the world in a colourful closing ceremony to bring down curtains on the 31st Olympic Games here. International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach declared the Games closed to mark the

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P V Sindhu arrives to a hero’s welcome at Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Olympic silver medal winner P.V. Sindhu arrived here on Monday to a hero’s welcome.Accompanied by her coach Pullela Gopichand, the star shuttler was received at the airport by ministers and officials from both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Sindhu and Gopi waved at large number of fans and students who turned up at the airport.

Brazil captures gold in men’s volleyball

Rio de Janeiro:  Brazil finally won their first gold medal in three consecutive finals by beating Italy 3-0 (25-22, 28-26, 26-24) in the men’s volleyball tournament of the Olympic Games, while the United States took the bronze medal at the Maracanazinho. After coming up short in the last two editions of the Olympics as runners-up

Bale at the double as Real Madrid kick off with impressive win

Madrid:  Gareth Bale needed just 80 seconds to score his first goal of the football season as Real Madrid began their 2016-17 Liga campaign with a comfortable and impressive 3-0 win away over Real Sociedad. The Welsh international on Sunday showed he is becoming the leader of a Real Madrid side without the injured Cristiano

Barcelona confirm goalkeeper Bravo’s move to Man City

Barcelona: Spanish football champions FC Barcelona’s sporing director Roberto Fernandez has confirmed they are on the verge of selling goalkeeper Claudio Bravo to English club Manchester City. Shortly after Bravo helped Barcelona win 6-2 at home in La Liga over Real Betis here on Saturday, Fernandez posted a tweet that the club had “principally agreed”

Yogeshwar Dutt loses medal hopes for India

Rio : Yogeshwar Dutt  loses medal hopes for India. Yogeshwar Dutt loses 3-0 to Mongolia’s Mandakhnaran in the 65kg wrestling freestyle qualifying

Sushil Kumar wishes for his childhood friend Yogeshwar

Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar has extended his best wishes to wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, who will represent India in the men’s 65kg freestyle bout on the final day of the Rio Olympics. In an exclusive interview for Yogeshwar  , Sushil  said “I would like to wish him  Best Of Luck. Every Indian has an eye on

I’ve shut my critics up, says Neymar

Rio de Janeiro:  Brazil football superstar Neymar labelled winning Rio Olympic gold as one of the “best things” of his life as he hit back at critics following Brazil’s dramatic win over Germany here in the final. The forward scored from a free-kick as the match finished 1-1 in regulation time and sealed Brazil’s first

Aussie legend to train Punjab pacers at PCA

Chandigarh: A two-day programme of MRF Pace Foundation will be held at I S Bindra Stadium PCA Mohali on August 22 and 23. Twenty-five medium pacers of Under-23 and senior probables from Punjab will attend the workshop. The MRF Pace Foundation is led by Director of coaching Glenn McGrath, chief coach M Senthilnathan, assistant coach

Josh Cobb fires Northamptonshire to NatWest T20 Blast victory

England (Birmingham) :  The NatWest T20 Blast finals day offered a feast of fine cricket between the showers, culminating in a victory for Northamptonshire by four wickets against Durham. It was their second victory in 14 years of this T20 competition, a splendid achievement for a county of the slenderest resources. Overall the standard was