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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh recommended Dronacharya Award for producing yoga champions

Haryana’s popular spiritual leader, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is widely known for his movie- ‘Messenger of God’, has been nominated for the country’s prestigious Dronacharya Award  meant to honour excellence in the field sports for coaching. He has been recommended by The Yoga Federation of India (YFI) for the Dronacharya Award, citing that he

India beat Bangladesh by 240 runs in warm-up match

India beat Bangladesh by 240 runs in warm-up match

India beat Bangladesh by a huge margin of 240 runs in the second warm-up match. The whole team of Bangladesh was stuck at 84 runs in 23.5 overs. Umesh Yadav (3/16) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (3/13) took three wickets apiece in five overs.None of the batsmen of Bangladesh could bat well and the entire team got


Yuvraj Singh to miss Champions Trophy warm-up match against New Zealand

After 11 years, Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has got the chance to play in the Champions Trophy, but he will not be able to play his first practice match due to viral fever. India’s practice match was against New Zealand today.  Earlier in the day, there were rumours that Yuvraj missed the training. But those


Damanjit Singh of Barnala has won silver medal in Thailand

Damanjit Singh from Barnala has achieved silver medal from Hammer Throw while participating in the second Asian Youth Meet 2017 in Thailand.This is the country’s first medal in this competition. Damanjit has been working hard for his game since the age of five and it is the result of his hard work that led him

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India’s S Ravi named one of the umpires for CT’s opening game

India’s Sundaram Ravi has been appointed one of the on-field umpires for the opening match of the Champions Trophy beginning June 1. The International Cricket Council today announced the umpire and match referee appointments for the ICC Champions Trophy, which will be organised from 1-18 June at Cardiff, Edgbaston and The Oval, London. Chris Broad,

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Manpreet named captain for HWL semis in England

Halfback Manpreet Singh was today named the Indian hockey captain for next month’s 3 Nations Invitational Tournament in Germany and the World League Semi Final in England after regular skipper P R Sreejesh was ruled out due to a knee injury. The 3 Nations Invitational Tournament will be played in Dusseldorf, Germany from June 1


Sunita Lakra completes century of international matches Pukekohe

India’s premier defender Sunita Lakra completed the milestone of playing 100 international matches for the country, when she took field against New Zealand in the third of the five match series, here today. Lakra made her international debut in 2009 and since has been a backbone of the Indian team. She currently leads India’s defence


Tan Kim Her among elite speakers for World Coaching Conference

India’s doubles coach Tan Kim Her will be among the elite line-up of speakers who will deliver a lecture at the World Coaching Conference to be held during the World Championships at Glasgow in August. The experienced Malaysian coach had a succesful doubles career, where he had reached the 1996 Olympic Games semi- finals and


Worst batting effort of the season: Rohit

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma said their batting performance against Rising Pune Supergiant in Qualifier 1 was their worst of this Indian Premier League. “I think 160 was below par to be honest, having seen the scores chased here. Probably the worst batting performance of this season for us,” said Rohit after Mumbai suffered a


Tiwary credits Dhoni for decisive shift in momentum

Seasoned Bengal cricketer Manoj Tiwary hailed charismatic Mahendra Singh Dhoni for providing the much-needed impetus to the Rising Pune Supergiant innings that proved decisive in the outcome of the Qualifier 1 against Mumbai Indians. Dhoni smashed five sixes in his 40-run knock that propelled Supergiant to 162 four four. Supergiant reached the final with a


Benzema slams Valbuena over sex-tape saga

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema lashed out at his former international teammate Mathieu Valbuena on Tuesday, laying the blame for the fallout of a sex tape scandal squarely on the shoulders of the alleged victim. Both men missed the Euro 2016 tournament on home soil after an investigation was launched into alleged blackmail in a


Sanchez keeps Arsenal in race, City all but there

Alexis Sanchez sank Sunderland to keep Arsenal in the hunt for Champions League qualification on Tuesday, while Manchester City all but secured a top-four place by beating West Bromwich Albion. Sanchez scored two late close-range goals to earn Arsenal a 2-0 home victory over relegated Sunderland, while Kevin De Bruyne starred as City comfortably defeated


Tennis: Sharapova retires after French Open snub, Murray stunned

Maria Sharapova retired with injury in her second-round match in Rome, just hours after she was denied a wild card for the French Open, while defending champion Andy Murray crashed to a heavy defeat in his opener against Fabio Fognini. Sharapova, who was wearing a bandage on her left thigh, yesterday pulled out of her


Dhoni’s cameo propels Pune to 162/4

Mumbai Indians put up a decent bowling effort until M S Dhoni hit a barrage of sixes to Push Rising Supergiant to 162 for four in Qualifier 1 of the Indian Premier League here today. Ajinkya Rahane (56 off 43) and Manoj Tiwary (58 off 48) revived Pune’s innings following a bad start before Dhoni


India U-17 football team to play Italy on May 19

India colts will lock horns with Italy on Friday, in what will be another tough test, as a part of its preparation for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup. The match will be held in Arezzo. Luis Norton de Matos’ side lost 1-2 to Sporting Lisbon in the last match of its exposure trip to


Indian football team friendly match against Lebanon cancelled

Indian football team’s international friendly against Lebanon to be played in Mumbai on June 7 has been cancelled after the West Asian nation pulled out of the contest, citing problems in the procurement of visas of its players. The match against Lebanon was to serve as a build-up for India’s crucial Asian Cup Qualifiers game


Top players for All-India chess tourney in Kodaikanal Chennai

Leading players including International Masters and FIDE Masters will take part in the 1st All-India Open rating chess tournament to be held at Kodaikanal from May 18 to 21. Around 155 rated players from across the country including former National champion and International Master R Balasubramaniam, IM norm-holder Ram S Krishnan of BSNL, Asian Youth


J&K govt to provide Rs 50 lakh to set up football clubs Srinagar

In a bid to boost sports activities, Jammu and Kashmir government will provide Rs 50 lakh each for establishment of football clubs in villages across the state. The announcement to this effect was made by Minister for Youth Services and Sports Imran Ansari at the 132nd Standing Committee meeting of J&K State Sports Council here


BCCI congratulates Indian women’s team

The BCCI has congratulated the Indian women’s team for their record-breaking spree, including the highest partnership between Deepti Sharma and Poonam Raut against Ireland, in the ongoing Women’s Quadrangular Series in South Africa.   Acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary said: “The Indian women’s team are on a record-breaking spree in the Women’s Quadrangular Series and I


Baseball Canada announces Dominican Summer League roster

Baseball Canada announced today the names of 27 athletes invited to the Junior National Team’s annual Dominican Summer League (DSL) Camp that will take place from May 19-27. The team will tour the island and play 13 games over 9 days against Dominican Summer League clubs from the Minnesota Twins, Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers,