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PCA’s upcoming stadium in Mullanpur to be ready by 2020

Punjab will have another world-class cricket stadium by 2020 with the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) developing the facility in Mullanpur, near Mohali. Punjab already has a cricket facility in Mohali s I S Bindra PCA Stadium, built in 1992, but over the years lack of proper parking facilities have emerged as major constraint as the


Sikki, Sumeeth recommended for Arjuna by BAI New Delhi

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has recommended Arjuna awards 2017. Sikki, Sumeeth recommended for Arjuna by BAI New Delhi, May 6 (PTI) The Badminton Association of India (BAI) has recommended doubles specialists N Sikki Reddy and B Sumeeth Reddy for this year’s Arjuna awards. Sikki and Sumeeth, who tied the knot in February, have

Fearless Dhoni & Yuvi : Yuvraj

Yuvraj Singh makes comeback, Kohli to lead Indian squad against England

Banglore: Virat Kohli will lead 15-member Indian squad in ODIs and Twenty20s against England. The five-member senior selection panel, headed by MSK Prasad announced the team on Friday evening. The three ODIs will be played at Pune (January 15), Cuttack (January 19) and Kolkata (January 22) and will be followed by the T20Is at Kanpur

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Aditi is fantastic for Indian golf: Arjun Atwal

Kolkata: At 18, Aditi Ashok has taken Indian golf by storm. So it came as little surprise when India’s veteran golfer Arjun Atwal put her in the front row for inspiring the next generation of female golfers. From finishing as high as 41st — India’s best finish — at the Rio Olympics where golf was

SAD-BJP Govt. spent around Rs.200 crore for strengthening sports infrastructure: Dr. Cheema

Ludhiana: Punjab Education Minister, Dr Daljit Singh Cheema on Friday said that to check accidents related to school vehicles, an awareness drive, in association with private schools, would be started by the state Education Department. While speaking to media persons during the inauguration of the 36th National Junior Taekwondo Championship, Dr Cheema added under this drive,

Ultra modern sports park to be completed within 11 hours in Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Hi-tech Ultra modern sports park to be completed within 11 hours in Ludhiana on Wednesday. According to the information, the construction has started with the efforts of Dakha MLA Mr Manpreet Singh Ayali from 11 pm on Wednesday. Reportedly, the park will be inaugurated within 11 hours of construction with thousands of labourers

We need to build sports culture to win more medals: Gopi

New Delhi: Pullela Gopichand, who has coached Olympic medallist shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu, on Monday said that India can win a bagful of Olympic medals only if sports culture is built in the country through nurturing talent at the grassroot level. Wrestler Sakshi Malik and Sindhu saved India the blushes at the

Student organisations least concerned about sports in varsity

Student outfits participating in Punjab University student election are least bothered about sports and facilities provided to athletes. The debacle in Rio Olympics has not inspired even a single organisation to include sports as major issue and raise demand for the same. “They seldom raise the issue of sports during election or after it” said

One killed in blast at Belgian sports centre: Reports

Brussels: At least one person was killed and four other injured in an explosion at a sports centre in the southern Belgian city of Chimay early on Friday, local media reported. Part of the building at the “Le Chalon” sports centre was destroyed by the blast, which occurred shortly after midnight, Xinhua quoted L’Avenir newspaper

Sports industry’ going to be sanguine

With roots tracing back to neighbouring Pakistan, the world famous Sports Goods Industry of Jalandhar is a name to be reckoned with on the national and international platforms. Post Indo-Pak partition 1947, majority of the sports industrialists shifted base to Jalandhar. It is for this reason that the leading players from different disciplines of sports

Make Rajyavardhan Rathore Sports Minister: Milkha

Chandigarh:  India’s legendary athlete Milkha Singh today suggested that Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore be made the union sports minister with “appropriate support” for better results in future multi-sporting world events such as the Olympics. “I have a suggestion, make Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore the Sports Minister and put him in charge with appropriate funding and resource support.

It’s over – Bolt makes dreaded Olympic farewell

Rio de Janeiro:  The Olympics is going to miss the Lightning Bolt pose that has lit up the last three Games at a time when athletics desperately needs a hero. When Usain Bolt crosses the finish line and starts pounding his chest, it resonates with the public around the world. But after his 4x100m triumph

Pakistan sports fraternity bids adieu to Hanif

Karachi:  The country’s top cricketers,sportspersons and high profile personalities attended the funeral of Pakistan’s former captain and legendary batsman Hanif Muhammad with many lamenting that sporting greats were not given the recognition they deserved during their lifetime. Hanif, 81, passed away on Thursday at a local hospital after a long battle with lung cancer and

Shobhaa De has insulted sportspersons: Maha sports minister

Mumbai: Maharashtra Sports Minister Vinod Tawde today said author Shobhaa De has “insulted” Indian athletes by “mocking” they had gone to Rio Olympics to take selfies and “come back empty-handed”. “Only the person who has managed to reach the Olympics knows the hard work and efforts that go into qualifying for the sports event,” he

Ultra Modern Sports Park at village Dhaipai inaugurated

Ludhiana: The newly constructed Ultra Modern Sports Park in village Dhaipai was inaugurated by Dakha MLA Manpreet Singh Ayali and other prominent people. The park has been constructed with the efforts of Ayali and active support of Dhaipai village residents. Ludhiana (East) MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon, Punjab Traders Board vice chairman Madan Lal Bagga, SSP

Sports Minister Goel visits ailing hockey legend Shahid

New Delhi: Sports Minister Vijay Goel todaypaid a visit to ailing hockey legend Mohammad Shahid who is undergoing treatment for a liver and kidney ailment at a private hospital in Gurgaon. “Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports (I/C) Shri Vijay Goel today visited ailing Hockey legend Mohammad Shahid,” the ministry said in a statement. The

Twitter starts streaming live sports

New York: Micro-blogging website Twitter started streaming from Wimbledon, one of the most-watched tennis tournaments of the year, a media report said. Wimbledon’s official Twitter account tweeted the live feed early Wednesday morning, opening up Twitter plans to stream live sports more broadly. “Twitter is increasingly a place where people can find live streaming video,

Euro 2016: Croatia coach calls fans ‘sports terrorists’ after crowd trouble

Paris: Croatia head coach Ante Cacic has called his country’s supporters who threw flares on to the pitch in their European Championship clash against Czech Republic as ‘sports terrorists’. The match, which ended 2-2, was halted in the 86th minute when flares from the Croatia end rained down on the Saint-Etienne pitch. European football’s governing

Films on sports very necessary: Randeep Hooda

New Delhi: Actor Randeep Hooda, who played a mixed martial arts (MMA) artist in “Do Lafzon Ki Kahani” and will be seen as superstar Salman Khan’s wrestling coach in “Sultan”, says films on sports are “very necessary”. “Films on sports are very necessary. It gives birth to a sporting culture, which I think, we need