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World Junior Athletics: Hima scripts history, becomes first woman to win gold

World Junior Athletics: Hima scripts history, becomes first woman to win gold

TAMPERE/FINLAND: Hima Das today scripted history by becoming the first Indian woman to win gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships as she clinched to top spot in the women’s 400m final race on the third day of competitions here.The 18-year-old Das clocked 51.46s to win the gold. She now joins the illustrious company

FIFA WC: Croatia reach final for first time, beat England 2-1

FIFA WC: Croatia reach final for first time, beat England 2-1

Moscow [Russia]: Croatia defeated England in Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium by 2-1 in extra-time to reach their first-ever FIFA World Cup final. All credit goes to prolific goalscorer Mario Mandzukic for scoring the goal in the second period of extra-time. In the first five minutes of the game, Kieran Trippier gave England the lead with a

Dipa wins gold in Gymnastics World Cup

Dipa wins gold in Gymnastics World Cup

New Delhi – Returning to action after a long lay-off of nearly two years due to injury, India’s premier gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the gold medal in the vault event of FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup at Mersin, Turkey. The 24-year-old from Tripura, who had finished fourth in vault event in the 2016 Rio

India U-16s play out 1-1 draw against Korea

India U-16s play out 1-1 draw against Korea

New Delhi – The Indian U-16 football team played out a 1-1 draw against DPR Korea U-16s in their last match of the four-nation Hua Shan Cup CFA International Youth Football Tournament in Wei Nan City, China today. In a drab first half, the Indian Colts had an opportunity to go ahead as early as

Shardul Thakur to replace Bumrah in India's ODI squad

Shardul Thakur to replace Bumrah in India’s ODI squad

New Delhi [India], July 6 (ANI): Fast bowler Shardul Thakur will replace pacer Jasprit Bumrah in India’s One-Day International squad for their upcoming ODI series against England. The All-India Senior Selection Committee made this decision after Bumrah suffered an injury on his left thumb during the first Twenty-20 International match against Ireland in Dublin.Bumrah was

IPL has helped us break barriers with England players: Kohli

IPL has helped us break barriers with England players: Kohli

Manchester, July 2 (PTI) The participation of English players in the IPL has only increased the “warmth” among rival players but on field, India skipper Virat Kohli expects a high intensity battle between both teams during the long tour beginning here tomorrow. While Jos Buttler stood out amongst the England players in the IPL, Kohli

Veteran journalist Rajat Sharma elected DDCA President

Veteran journalist Rajat Sharma elected DDCA President

New Delhi(IANS) –  Veteran journalist Rajat Sharma was on Monday elected President of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) after bagging 54.4 percent of votes in his favour.Sharma beat former World Cup winning India cricketer Madan Lal by 517 votes to register his win.Sharma’s group swept all the 12 seats in the polls. The

Sindhu, Srikanth bow out of Malaysian Open 2018

Sindhu, Srikanth bow out of Malaysian Open 2018

Kuala Lumpur (IANS) – The Indian challenge in the Malaysia Open came to an end as seasoned Indian shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and P.V. Sindhu suffered defeats in their respective singles semifinals at Bukit Jalil here on Saturday.World No. 7 Srikanth went down in straight games to Japan’s Kento Momota 13-21, 13-21 in the 42-minute clash.On

Sindhu, Srikanth enter Malaysia Open semis

Sindhu, Srikanth enter Malaysia Open semis

Kuala Lumpur(IANS) – Seasoned Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth stormed into the $700,000 Malaysia Open semi-finals after registering straight game victories in their respective women’s and men’s quarter-final matches in Bukit Jalil here on Friday. Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu overcame a stiff challenge before taming reigning Olympic champion Carolina Marin 22-20, 21-19

Tearful Neymar finds his spark just in time for Brazil

Tearful Neymar finds his spark just in time for Brazil

SAINT PETERSBURG: It took until virtually the last kick after 96 minutes of frustration, but Neymar and Brazil have lift-off at the World Cup.For most of a sunny afternoon in Saint Petersburg, the world’s most expensive player battled against his own lack of match sharpness, an inspired Keylor Navas in the Costa Rica goal and

Giants India firm favourites in inaugural Kabaddi Master Dubai

Giants India firm favourites in inaugural Kabaddi Master Dubai

DUBAI: Giants India will start firm favourites when they lock horns with arch-rivals Pakistan in the opening game of the inaugural six-nation Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 here tomorrow. The tournament will provide an excellent opportunity for Asian countries India, Pakistan, Iran and Korea to get battle-ready for the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, starting

Denmark, Australia grind out a 1-1 draw in Group C tie

Denmark, Australia grind out a 1-1 draw in Group C tie

SAMARA: Australia held Denmark 1-1 in a Group C game here on Thursday to keep alive their chances of making it to the pre-quarterfinals of the FIFA World Cup.Australia, who had lost 1-2 to France in their opening match, got their goal from a penalty conversion by captain Mile Jedinak in the 38th minute after

MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi cites threat to life, applied for arms licence

MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi cites threat to life, applied for arms licence

MS Dhoni’s wife Sakshi has applied for arms licence citing threat to her life.  India’s World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former Indian cricket team skipper got his own license in 2010 and now, according the sources, Sakshi has applied for either a pistol or a .32 revolver. It is further states that Dhoni’s wife

Cristiano Ronaldo delivers again as Portugal down Morocco

Cristiano Ronaldo delivers again as Portugal down Morocco

MOSCOW: Cristiano Ronaldo followed up his opening game heroics at the World Cup with the only goal in a 1-0 win for Portugal against Morocco as the European champions edged closer to the last 16. The Real Madrid star struck in the fourth minute in Mos – cow to surpass Hungarian legend Ferenc Puskas as Europe’s all-time leading

VAR penalty gives Sweden a narrow win over S Korea

VAR penalty gives Sweden a narrow win over S Korea

Nizhny Novgorod: A VAR-awarded penalty gave Sweden a narrow but deserved victory in their opening Group F match against a poor South Korea side here today. Veteran Swedish skipper Andreas Granqvist scored the only goal of the game from the spot after Viktor Claesson was upended by South Korean substitute Kim Min-woo Kim in the

Serbia edge out Costa Rica in Group E opener

Serbia edge out Costa Rica in Group E opener

SAMARA: Aleksandar Kolarov scored from a left-footed free kick in the 56th minute and Serbia opened their World Cup with a 1-0 victory over Costa Rica here today.After David Guzman was handed a yellow card, Kolarov curled the ensuing free kick over the wall. Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who plays for Real Madrid, couldn’t

Rampal's late strike hands India 3-2 win over Spain

Rampal’s late strike hands India 3-2 win over Spain

MADRID: Skipper Rani Rampal scored a late winner as Indian women’s hockey team dished out a spirited performance to beat Spain 3-2 in the third game and register their first win of the five-match series at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium here.By virtue of this win late last night, India and Spain are

India beat Afghanistan by innings and 262 runs

India beat Afghanistan by innings and 262 runs

BENGALURU: Afghanistan’s dreams of scripting a fairytale turned into a virtual nightmare as a ruthlessly professional India demolished them by an innings and 262 runs inside two days to win the historic one-off Test match here. Afghanistan came across painfully short of experience for the longest format and were bowled out for 109 and 103

Russia overwhelm Saudi in FIFA World Cup opener

Russia overwhelm Saudi in FIFA World Cup opener

MOSCOW:Hosts Russia began their FIFA World Cup campaign in emphatic fashion, registering an easy 5-0 victory over minnows Saudi Arabia in a Group A game at the 81,000-seater Luzhniki Stadium here on Thursday. Yuri Gazinskiy (12th minute), Denis Cheryshev (43rd, 90+1), Artem Dzyuba (71st) and Aleksandr Golovin (90+4) scored for the hosts, who enjoyed a

Indian women salvage a 1-1 draw against Spain

Indian women salvage a 1-1 draw against Spain

MADRID: Anupa Barla produced a late goal as the Indian women’s team salvaged a 1-1 draw against hosts Spain in the second game of the five-match series at the Consejo Superior de Deportes Hockey Stadium here. Outclassed 0-3 in the opening game, India recovered well to produce a gritty show as they made a comeback

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