Aug 13

India squad for West Indies T20Is

The All-India selection committee headed by Sandeep Patil decided to omit senior batsmen Suresh Raina and Yuvraj Singh from the 14-man squad to take on the T20 champions in a two-match series. India have included seam-bowling all-rounder Stuart Binny and leg spinner Amit Mishra in the squad for the Twenty20 International series against West Indies in

We have to start afresh in semis: Sania, Bopanna

Rio de Janeiro:  Just one win away fromassuring an Olympics tennis medal, the mixed doubles pair of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna today said they would have to keep the emotion aside and start afresh when they play in the semifinals. In their bid to win a maiden Olympic medal, Sania and Bopanna dominated the

Schooling beats Phelps to win 100m butterfly Olympic gold

Rio de Janeiro:  Joseph Schooling won Singapore’s first gold medal of the ongoing Rio Olympics by ending multiple Olympic gold medallist Michael Phelps hegemony in the 100m butterfly here. The 21-year-old Schooling touched the wall in 50.39 seconds, 0.75sec ahead of Phelps at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium here on Friday evening, reports Xinhua. Phelps, South

Rio Olympics: India held by Canada 2-2

Rio de Janeiro: India’s men’s hockey team was held 2-2 by lower-ranked Canada in its final group phase game that failed to guarantee it a third place in the Pool B of the Olympic Games here on Friday. Already assured of a place in the quarter-finals, world No.5 India played an attacking game but had

Rio Olympics: Rostami claims men’s 85 weightlifting gold breaking world record

Rio de Janeiro:  Kianoush Rostami of Iran won the gold medal in the men’s 85kg weightlifting by breaking his own world record at the ongoing Rio Olympic Games here. Rostami here on Friday evening, snatched 179kg, lifted 217kg in his last jerk, totalling at 396kg, to break the total world record of 395kg set by

Vikas a win away from medal, enters quarterfinals

Rio de Janeiro: Vikas Krishnan stood a winaway from an elusive Olympic medal as the Indian outclassed Turkey’s Sipal Onder 3-0 to comfortably advance to the quarterfinals of men’s 75kg middleweight boxing at the Rio Games here. The 24-year-old Indian started off with some counter punches in a fast-paced round one in Pavilion 6 at

Twitterati slam Vijay Goel over Rio misconduct

New Delhi:  Soon after the Rio Olympics organising committee threatened to cancel Sports Minister Vijay Goel’s accreditation, Twitter went abuzz about the incident with Twitterati slamming the Minister for being “aggressive and rude” and pushing in non-accredited persons into restricted venues. Goel, who is currently in Rio de Janeiro to cheer the Indian contingent, allegedly

Bulgaria’s Silvia Danekova first athlete to test positive in Rio

Rio de Janeiro:  Bulgaria’s Silvia Danekova, a 3,000-metre steeplechase athlete, tested positive for EPO in a doping control after arriving in Rio de Janeiro to compete in the Olympic Games, the media reported. The Bulgarian Olympic Committee has admitted on Thursday that an athlete in the team tested positive without mentioning the name. “Unfortunately, we

Andrew McDonald- Renegades’ new coach

Andrew McDonald will take over as the Melbourne Renegades new coach for this summer’s Big Bash League. McDonald assumes the role from David Saker, who has been appointed as Australia’s new bowling coach. He now has the arduous task of returning the Renegades to the finals for the first time in four seasons, and just the second

Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi tests positive at Olympics: CSA

Rio de Janeiro: Chinese swimmer Chen Xinyi has failed a doping test at the Rio Olympic Games, the Chinese Swimming Association (CSA) announced in its statement on Friday. The Chen, 18, tested positive for hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic, on the August 7 test. Chen has applied to the International Olympic Committee for a test of sample

Phelps glad to end career on own terms

Rio de Janeiro:  Michael Phelps said on Friday that he was grateful for the chance to finish his glittering career on his own terms after setting a new Olympic record in Rio. The 31-year-old became the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive Olympics when he claimed the gold medal in the

Atletico stiker Baston joins Swansea City

London:  Atletico Madrid striker Borja Baston, 23, has signed a four-year contract with Swansea City, the Premier League club said. Striker Borja Baston will wear the number 10 jersey and could make his debut in Swansea’s Premier League opener at Burnley on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported. “I want to repay the transfer fee paid

Yuvraj Singh to lead India Red in Duleep Trophy

The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday (August 11) announced the schedule for the upcoming Duleep Trophy tournament, which will be played with pink ball, under lights for the first time. Three teams – India Red, India Blue and India Green – will feature in the tournament starting August 23. Yuvraj Singh, Gautam

India look forward to athletes, boxer Vikas on Day 7

Rio de Janeiro:  After drawing a blank overthe first six days vis-à-vis opening the coveted medal chest, India would be keenly watching action on day seven at the Rio Olympics today with Blue Riband athletics events making its bow. It was a largely disappointing sixth day yesterday in which shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P V Sindhu

Barca goalkeeper Stegen out for six weeks due to knee injury

Madrid: Spanish club FC Barcelona will be without goalkeeper Ter Stegen for around six weeks after the club confirmed that the German has suffered a knee injury. The club announced on Thursday that Stegen has a twisted interior ligament in his left knee, a stroke of misfortune which came at just the wrong time, three

US sweep five golds to top medals table at Rio Olympics

Rio de Janeiro: The United States have come out as the biggest winner at the Rio Olympics as their athletes took five gold medals and helped them maintain the top spot on the medals table. Led by superstar Michael Phelps, the US swimmers contributed three gold medals on Thursday. To a thunderous crowd, Phelps stormed

There are no reports of misbehaviour against me: Vijay Goel

Rio de Janeiro: India’s sports ministerVijay Goel today rejected allegations of misbehaviour levelled against his entourage by the Organising Committee stating that nothing of that sort has happened. Yesterday, Sarah Peterson, who is Continental Manager for Rio 2016 Organising Committee, in a letter to Indian Chef-de-Mission Rakesh Gupta, threatened to cancel Goel’s accreditation on grounds

England ride on Moeen Ali’s ton to seize control of Day 1

London: Moeen Ali made Pakistan pay for their latest fielding lapses with a century that saw England fight back on the first day of the fourth Test at The Oval on Thursday. Ali’s 108 was the cornerstone of England’s 328 all out. And there was still time in the two overs before stumps for Stuart Broad

Pakistan legend Hanif Mohammed dies in Karachi

Pakistan: Former batsman, 81, was suffering from lung cancer and was on ventilator at a Karachi hospital. Pakistan cricket legend and former captain Hanif Mohammed has died after protracted illness at a hospital in the southern city of Karachi. Hanif, 81, had been battling lung cancer for more than two years and was admitted at

Phelps wins 22nd Olympic gold

Rio de Janeiro:  Michael Phelps became the first swimmer to win the same event at four consecutive Olympics when he claimed the gold medal in the men’s 200m individual medley at the Rio Games. Phelps finished the final in 1 minute 54.66 seconds on Thursday, almost two seconds ahead of Japan’s Kosuke Hagino at the