Aug 16

A fairly good outing for Indians

Melbourne: It was a good day in office for India in the World doubles squash championship as three of the Indian pairs booked semi-final berths by the end of the day’s proceedings here today. The mixed doubles pairs of Joshna Chinappa and Harinder Pal Sandhu and Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal have virtually qualified for

Aamir Khan ready to back film on surrogacy

Mumbai:  Actor-filmmaker Aamir Khan, whose youngest son was born through surrogacy using the IVF (in-vitro fertilization) technique, says that a film on the topic of the medical procedure can be made. He is also ready to back such a film provided the script is feasible. At the launch of a new fertility wing of Jaslok

England drop Vince for Pakistan ODIs

London: England dropped struggling batsman James Vince for their one-day international series against Pakistan, it was announced today. But they have recalled fit-again Durham duo Ben Stokes and Mark Wood into a 15-man squad which also features a call-up for Vince’s Hampshire team-mate Liam Dawson, yet to make his ODI debut. Vince failed to score

Barcelona, Sevilla to make changes in Supercup second leg match

Barcelona: FC Barcelona and Sevilla will both make changes when the second leg of the Spanish Supercup football trophy is held at the Camp Nou Stadium here on Wednesday. Barcelona won the first leg 2-0 away at Seville on Sunday, reports Xinhua. Barcelona will have to make at least two changes to their starting team

I won’t change my natural game, says Rohit Sharma

Port of Spain:  India batsman Rohit Sharma says he will never shy away from playing his natural game irrespective of the format he is playing. After falling cheaply in the first innings, Rohit made his second opportunity count in the third and final Test against the West Indies. He smashed three sixes towards the end

Gambhir felicitated by Chand Khanna Club

New Delhi:  Former India opener GautamGambhir was today felicitated by Chand Khanna Cricket Club for being appointed skipper of India Blue Team in the Duleep Trophy. Delhi-based Gambhir started his career by playing for Chand Khanna Cricket Club. The Duleep Trophy will be played from August 23 to September 14 at Greater Noida International Cricket

Goalkeeper chased and struck by invader in Sweden

Stockholm: The first division football game between clubs Jonkopings Sodra and Ostersunds in Sweden was abandoned after the visiting goalkeeper was attacked by an invader, local media has reported. A masked black-clad fan burst onto the pitch in the injury time when the two sides tied 1-1 on Monday, chasing and beating keeper Aly Keita

Incredible just to be there at Rio Olympics: Ennis-Hills

Rio de Janeiro: She could not defend her heptathlon gold from the 2012 London Olympics and settled for a silver but British athlete Jessica Ennis-Hills says just to line up at the ongoing Rio Games has been an incredible experience for her. “The experience has been incredible. To get here and to be lining up

Around 3,188 doping tests conducted at Rio Olympics so far

Rio de Janeiro: A total of 3,188 biological material samples have been tested for the purpose of doping control since the opening of the Olympic Village a week ahead of the Rio Games, the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) medical director has said. The Summer Olympic Games are being held in Rio de Janeiro from August

ISL: FC Pune City begin pre-season training in Spain

Madrid: As part of their pre-season training and conditioning, Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City have commenced preparations for the forthcoming season here in Spain, under the watchful eyes of head coach Antonio Lopez Habas. The training is being held in a complex named Vincci Valdecanas here, a Pune FC release said on

Ghana’s disabled athletes ask for support ahead of Paralympic Games

Accra:  Three Ghanaian athletes billed for next month’s Rio Paralympic Games have called upon the government for support as they prepare for the quadrennial event. Alem Mumuni, Ghana’s first paracyclist at the Olympics, Charles Narh Teye (powerlifting), and Yusif Amadu (high-jump), mostly sealed qualification to the multi-sports event through personal struggles and financial support from

Costa late goal gifts coach Conte win on Chelsea debut

London: Striker Diego Costa’s late goal in the 89th minute helped new coach Antonio Conte begin his Chelsea tenure with a 2-1 win over West Ham in their English Premier League opener. Eden Hazard opened the scoring for Chelsea with a penalty early in the second half here on Monday, before West Ham centre-back James

PV Sindhu, Hardeep Singh to be in action today

Two of Indian contigents will be in action on Day 11 of the Rio 2016 Olympics on Tuesday. The Indian contingent’s schedule at the Rio Olympics here today: Wrestling:  Hardeep Singh vs Cenk Ildem (Turkey) qualification round in Greco-Roman 98kg Time: 7:10 P.M. IST Hardeep Singh (98 Kg) will be facing  Cenk Ildem (Turkey) on the

Sri Lanka builds lead on Day 4

Colombo : With six stitches in his left hand and his place under threat, the home boy, Kaushal Silva has looked solid in his patient unbeaten knock of 78. Sri Lanka made good progress in the session. After seeing off the first session, Mathews came out with a positive intent. He scored just 26 runs,

Jebet wins gold in women’s 3,000m steeplechase

Rio de Janeiro: Bahrain teenager Ruth Jebet clinched the gold medal in the women’s 3,000 metre steeplechase, narrowly missing the world record. The 19-year-old clocked eight minutes 59.75 seconds on Monday to fall just 0.94 seconds short of the record set by Russian Gulnara Galkina in 2008, reports Xinhua news agency. Kenya’s Hyvin Kiyeng Jepkemoi

Americans denied gold for 1st time since 2008 Games

Rio de Janeiro: The Americans were denied a gold medal for the first time since the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and it took two big stumbles to keep the “Star Spangled Banner” on pause. One of the slips cost US gymnastics star Simone Biles gold on the balance beam. The other secured Shaunae Miller’s win in

Italy’s Viviani wins gold in men’s track cycling

Rio de Janeiro:  Italian cyclist Elia Viviani took the gold medal in the Olympic men’s track event, forcing Britain’s Mark Cavendish to settle for the silver. Viviani, who rides professionally for Sky, finished the two-day event with 207 points on Monday, seven ahead of super-sprinter Cavendish, a member of the Dimension Data team, Efe news

Egyptian judoka sent home for handshake snub

Rio de Janeiro:  An Egyptian judoka has been sent home after refusing to shake his Israeli opponent’s hand, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said. The IOC said on Monday that Islam El Shehaby received a “severe reprimand” for his behaviour following his first-round heavyweight bout loss to Or Sasson on Friday, Xinhua news agency reported.

Women boxers break down barriers one punch at a time

Rio de Janeiro: Women boxers at the Rio Olympics say that they are still subjected to sexism, sneers and sniggers, but change is happening — gradually. The London 2012 Olympics were a landmark moment for women’s boxing as the sport made its Games debut, with three champions etching their names into the history books. Claressa

Misbah keen to leave Pakistan legacy

London:  Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq has vowed to leave a Test legacy after a series-levelling win against England at The Oval. Pakistan marked the nation’s Independence Day on Sunday with a 10-wicket victory over England in the fourth Test at The Oval in south London that saw them end the four-match series all square at 2-2.