Nov 16

Punjab youth to get special national award
Punjab youth to get special national award

 Yashveer Goyal, a differently-abled sportsperson and IT whiz kid from Bathinda, Punjab, has been selected for a national award to be given by President Ram Nath Kovind next month.Yashveer, 20, has hearing and speech impairment.The award for the Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities of 2019 will be awarded to him in the Role Model Hearing

Indian cricket team declare 1st innings at overnight 493/6
Indian cricket team declare 1st innings at overnight 493/6

 India declared their first innings at overnight score of 493 for 6 in reply to Bangladesh‘s 150 in the opening Test here on Saturday. Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav remained unbeaten on 60 and 25 respectively.India lead by 343 runs.Brief Score: Bangladesh 1st innings: 150 all out in 58.3 overs.India 1st innings: 493 for 6

Sharad wins silver; Mariyappan, Vinay take bronze at WPA C'ships
Sharad wins silver; Mariyappan, Vinay take bronze at WPA C’ships

Two-time Asian Para Games champion Sharad Kumar cleared the bar with season’s best 1.83 metres to clinch the silver besides booking Tokyo 2020 slots along with Mariyappan Thangavelu at the Dubai 2019 World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.Mariyappan, a Rio 2016 gold medallist, settled for bronze with a season’s best performance of 1.80 metres which

India win first Test against Bangladesh by an innings 130 runs
Ravichandran Ashwin picks 250th wicket at home

 India’s spin spearhead R. Ashwin on Thursday became the third spinner after Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh to pick 250 wickets on Indian soil. He achieved the feat during the second session of the first Test against Bangladesh at the Holkar Cricket Stadium as he cleaned up skipper Mominul Haque for 37.A brilliant display from

Hong Kong Open: Saina Nehwal suffers 1st round exit again
Hong Kong Open: Saina Nehwal suffers 1st round exit again

 The dismal run is not yet over for ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal, who has now crashed out of the ongoing Hong Kong Open after suffering a crushing straight-games defeat to China’s Cai Yan Yan in her first-round contest on Wednesday.Currently ranked 9 in the world rankings, Saina has now lost five of her last

Shane Watson appointed President of Australian Cricketers' Association
Shane Watson appointed President of Australian Cricketers’ Association

Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has been appointed the President of the Australian Cricketers’ Association (ACA).The appointment was made at the ACA AGM which took place on Monday night.  Watson is part of an extended 10-person board which includes three new appointments: current Australian players Pat Cummins and Kristen Beams, and cricket commentator and former

First Sikh Football Cup to mark 550th Prakash Purb
First Sikh Football Cup to mark 550th Prakash Purb

To promote the Punjabi Sikh identity globally, non-profit organisation Khalsa Football Club in association with the Global Sikh Sports Federation is organising first Sikh Football Cup, 2019 in Punjab, an organiser said on Sunday.Dedicated to the 550th Prakash Purb (birth anniversary) of Guru Nanak Sahib, the tournament will be held from November 23 to December

Rohit Sharma on verge of joining 400 sixes club
Rohit Sharma on verge of joining 400 sixes club

India stand-in captain Rohit Sharma is all set to reach another milestone in international cricket. Rohit, who will lead the Men in Blue in the 3rd and final T20I against Bangladesh on Sunday, is two sixes away from joining the elite 400 sixes club in international cricket.In the ODIs, Rohit has hammered 232 sixes, while

Bhuvneshwar trolls ‘Bala’ Dhawan for mimicking Akshay Kumar

Right-arm pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar might not be playing at present for India but he is keeping a tab on his teammates through social media.On Thursday, the Men in Blue registered an emphatic eight-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second T20I in Rajkot to level the series.After the victory, opener Shikhar Dhawan took to Instagram to

If Indian pilgrims can visit Pakistan, why not tennis players: PTF

 The Pakistan Tennis Federation (PTF) has filed an appeal against International Tennis Federation’s decision of shifting the Pakistan-India Davis Cup tie from Islamabad to a neutral venue in which it has stated that if thousands of Indian Sikh pilgrims can visit Pakistan, then what went wrong for a 10-member tennis team.Prime Minister Narendra Modi will

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap knocked out of China Open
Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap knocked out of China Open

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap crashed out of the China Open badminton after suffering a straight-game defeat against Denmark’s Victor Axelsen here on Thursday.Kashyap, ranked 25 in the world, ran out of steam after a decent start against seventh seed Axelsen and went down 13-21 19-21 in the men’s singles second-round, that lasted 43 minutes. This is

After Sindhu, Saina Nehwal too exits in 1st round of China Open
After Sindhu, Saina Nehwal too exits in 1st round of China Open

 Ace shuttler Saina Nehwal crashed out of the ongoing China Open after suffering a shock straight-games defeat to China’s Yan Yan Cai in her first round contest on Wednesday.Eighth-seed Saina lost to World No. 22 Cai 9-21, 12-21 in just 24 minutes to bow out of the competition.Meanwhile, her husband Parupalli Kashyap moved into the

Virat Kohli goes back in time on 31st birthday, tells himself to love Dad
Virat Kohli goes back in time on 31st birthday, tells himself to love Dad

 Going back in time on his 31st birthday, Virat Kohli told his 15-year-old self to shower his late dad with lots of love, giving his warm hugs precedence over his refusal to buy the dreamy-eyed son a pair of shoes.And Kohli also tells the same West Delhi boy to savour those “parathas”, for he knows

Another early exit: P V Sindhu bows out of China Open Fuzhou
Another early exit: P V Sindhu bows out of China Open Fuzhou

World Champion P V Sindhu suffered a shock defeat to lower-ranked Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei in the opening round to be ousted from the USD 700,000 China Open here on Tuesday.World No.6 Sindhu, who made early exits in China, Korea and Denmark, lost 13-21 21-18 19-21 to world No.42 Pai in a 74-minute women’s

Virat Kohli most searched player by cricket fans globally
Virat Kohli most searched player by cricket fans globally

Virat Kohli is at the peak of his career and the India run-machine’s popularity is on the rise with every passing day. This is evident from the results of a recent study conducted on cricket which revealed Indian cricketers as the top three most researched players globally. A SEMrush, an online visibility management platform, case study

Rohit Sharma all set to surpass Dhoni in Delhi T20I
Rohit Sharma all set to surpass Dhoni in Delhi T20I

Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma is on the verge of achieveing another feat on Sunday when he leads the Men in Blue in the first contest of the three-match T20I rubber at the Arun Jaitley Stadium as the star opener will become the most-capped Indian T20I player after M.S. Dhoni.Rohit has played 98 T20Is since making

Hardik posts throwback picture with Dhoni and Ziva
Hardik posts throwback picture with Dhoni and Ziva

 India all-rounder Hardik Pandya, who last month underwent a successful surgery to treat his lower back issue which ruled him out of cricket for an indefinite period, is probably missing his teammates and the quality time he spent with them. Th Mumbai cricketer on Saturday took to photo and video-sharing social networking website Instagram where

WWE star Charlotte Flair to visit India after four years
WWE star Charlotte Flair to visit India after four years

WWE star Charlotte Flair is set to return to India after four years and will meet Special Olympics athletes during her three-day visit from November 14.Charlotte will visit Mumbai (Nov 14-15) and Bengaluru (Nov 16) to meet fans in the two cities.  She will meet Special Olympics athletes on the occasion of Children’s day in

After Kabir Singh, Shahid Kapoor taking cricket lessons for 'Jersey'
After Kabir Singh, Shahid Kapoor taking cricket lessons for ‘Jersey’

 Actor Shahid Kapoor is preparing hard for the Hindi remake of Telegu film “Jersey”. He has started training to hone his cricketing skills for the role of a cricketer in the movie.Talking about the film, Shahid said: “It took me some time to decide what to do next after ‘Kabir Singh’. But the minute I

Kareena Kapoor to unveil T20 World Cup trophies in Melbourne
Kareena Kapoor to unveil T20 World Cup trophies in Melbourne

Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor Khan will be unveiling the trophies of the T20 World Cups — both men and women slated to be held next year in Australia — in Melbourne on Friday. She says she is honoured to be a part of it.”I am honoured to be a part of this prestigious evening. I