Oct 08

Russian shooter Shamakov wins first gold of 2018 Youth Olympics

Russian shooter Grigorii Shamakov has clinched the first gold medal of the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympics by winning the 10m boys’ air rifle event.”I didn’t have the best start but I was able to keep calm and improve,” Shamakov said on Sunday after he claimed gold with a score of 249.2 points, Xinhua news

Punjab Cabinet approves increase in stamp duty rates
Captain Amarinder Singh grants Rs. 5 lakh for Balbir Singh’s treatment

Captain Amarinder Singh grants Rs. 5 lakh for Balbir Singh’s treatment. Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday granted Rs 5 lakh for the treatment of legendary hockey player and triple Olympic Gold Medalist Balbir Singh Senior, who is undergoing treatment at the PGI. The cheque worth Rs 5 lakh was handed over to

Athletics national camps to commence on Oct 10
Athletics national camps to commence on Oct 10

Athletics national camps to commence on Oct 10 . The national athletics coaching camps will commence from October 10 at different venues, the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) announced. Simultaneously, AFI will also organise an orientation course for all the coaches on October 7 and 8.The AFI has advised all athletes, coaches and support to

Punjab Govt increases cash prize for medal winners of prestigious tournaments

Punjab Govt increases cash prize for medal winners of prestigious tournaments. The Punjab government has approved the enhanced cash awards under the new Sports Policy-2018, thereby increasing the prize money for medal winners of the prestigious tournaments like Olympics, Asian Games, and Commonwealth Games. Under the new policy, the cash prize of the gold medal

Cristiano Ronaldo axed from Portugal national squad
Cristiano Ronaldo axed from Portugal national squad

Cristiano Ronaldo axed from Portugal national squad. Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo’s name was given amiss when Portugal coach Fernando Santos released the roster of the national squad for the upcoming fixtures against Poland and Scotland. The former Manchester United forward will not be featuring in either of the matches. The announcement will undoubtedly boost the

Cristiano Ronaldo axed from Portugal national squad
Ronaldo refutes “abominable crime” rape allegations

Ronaldo refutes “abominable crime” rape allegations.Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo on Wednesday “firmly” denied the rape allegations levelled on him by American woman Kathryn Mayorga, accusing the latter of “seeking to promote” herself via the controversy. Taking to his official Twitter handle, Ronaldo wrote, “I firmly deny the accusations being issued against me. Rape is an

India aim to maintain top spot in ICC Test rankings
India aim to maintain top spot in ICC Test rankings

India aim to maintain top spot in ICC Test rankings. Holding on to the number one position despite a 1-4 loss to England, India will look to maintain their status in the ICC Test rankings when they host West Indies in a two-match series. In the series that starts on Thursday, India will be looking

Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad elected Hockey India president

Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad elected Hockey India president . Hockey Bihar’s Mohd Mushtaque Ahmad has been elected as the new president of Hockey India following the 8th Hockey India Congress and Elections on Monday. After being elected unopposed, Ahmad, who formerly held the secretary general post, will take over from outgoing president Rajinder Singh from October

Thrilling adventure sports
10 most thrilling adventure sports to try before you die in life

An adventure is an exciting or unusual experience. It may also be a bold, usually risky undertaking, with an uncertain outcome. You should try these thrilling adventure sports before you die. 1. Scuba Diving- Scuba diving is a form of underwater diving where the diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) which is completely independent of surface supply, to

Dhawan dropped, Mayank, Siraj picked for West Indies Tests
Dhawan dropped, Mayank, Siraj picked for West Indies Tests

Dhawan dropped, Mayank, Siraj picked for West Indies Tests. The All-India Senior Selection Committee has picked the Indian team for the upcoming two-match Test series against West Indies, starting October 4. The first Test will be played at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Rajkot from October 4-8, followed by the second Test at the Rajiv

India beat Bangladesh to clinch 2018 Asia Cup title
India beat Bangladesh to clinch 2018 Asia Cup title

India beat Bangladesh to clinch 2018 Asia Cup title. India on Saturday defeated Bangladesh by three wickets in a nail-biting last ball encounter to bag the Asia Cup title at the Dubai International Stadium. After being asked to bat first by India, Bangladesh could only manage to post 222 at the scoreboard thanks to opener

India look to clinch seventh Asia Cup trophy
India look to clinch seventh Asia Cup trophy

India look to clinch seventh Asia Cup trophy . India would be aiming to lift the Asia Cup trophy for the seventh time while taking on Bangladesh in the final of the prestigious tournament at Dubai International Stadium on Friday. Rohit Sharma-led side have been dominant in the tournament so far, having won all the

Asia Cup: Bangladesh thump Pak by 37 runs, enter finals

Asia Cup: Bangladesh thump Pak by 37 runs, enter finals. Bangladesh fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman’s impressive figures of 4/43 in the final Super Four encounter helped his side register a convincing 37-run victory over Pakistan to enter the final of the ongoing Asia Cup. Opting to bat first, Bangladesh got off to a horrendous start,

Rashid, Shahzad star in Afghanistan’s thrilling tie against India

Rashid, Shahzad star in Afghanistan’s thrilling tie against India. Afghanistan’s unheralded bunch made the biggest impact in their nascent international careers by pulling off a thrilling tie which in fact was a moral victory against India in one of the most memorable encounters in the history of Asia Cup. Twenty20 cricket’s global superstar Rashid Khan

Asia Cup: Rashid Khan’s late cameo sinks Bangladesh

Asia Cup: Rashid Khan’s late cameo sinks Bangladesh. Birthday boy Rashid Khan’s late cameo and some impressive bowling by Afghanistan helped them to register a massive 136-run win over Bangladesh in their Group B clash of the ongoing Asia Cup here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Thursday. After winning the toss and electing to bat first, Afghanistan started their innings on a stuttering

India look to clinch seventh Asia Cup trophy
Asia Cup: India thump Pakistan by 8 wickets

Asia Cup: India thump Pakistan by 8 wickets. India produced an all-round performance as they crushed Pakistan by eight wickets in their second Group A clash of the ongoing 2018 Asia Cup here at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday. Chasing an easy target of 163 runs to win, India did not break much sweat and clinched the victory with 126 balls

Asia Cup: India survive scare, beat Hong Kong by 26 runs

Asia Cup: India survive scare, beat Hong Kong by 26 runs. A 174-run partnership between Hong Kong openers Anshuman Rath and Nizakat Khan gave some mighty scares to the Indian camp and fans, but the Men in Blue fought back to clinch a 26-run win in their Group A match at the Dubai International Stadium here on Tuesday. With the win, India registered their

Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup
Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup

Afghanistan knock Sri Lanka out of Asia Cup. Five-time champions Sri Lanka were knocked out of the Asia Cup after slumping to a shocking 91-run defeat at the hands of Afghanistan in the second Group B match of the tournament here at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Monday. It was yet another one-sided game as Sri Lanka, who were chasing 250, put

Mirabai Chanu's coach among seven recommended for Dronacharya Award
Mirabai Chanu’s coach among seven recommended for Dronacharya Award

Mirabai Chanu’s coach among seven recommended for Dronacharya Award. Mirabai Chanu’s coach among seven recommended for Dronacharya Award. Star Indian weightlifter Mirabai Chanu’s coach Vijay Sharma and veteran cricket coach Tarak Sinha are among seven recommended by the selection committee for the Dronacharya Award. Along with Sharma and Sinha, the other coaches nominated for the prestigious award are Clarence

Cricket Australia open to more tour matches against India
Cricket Australia open to more tour matches against India

Cricket Australia has made it clear that they are open to more tour matches against India, as requested by Indian head coach Ravi Shastri. According to media reports, Shastri had demanded more warm-up games against Australia ahead of the four-match Test series commencing December 6. Responding to the same, a CA spokesperson said that they are willing to