Showing posts with label Sports News 2015. Show all posts
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Monthly Sports Current Affairs December 2015

Sports News For The Year 2015 and Month Dec

Japan's Uchiyama fends off challenge to WBA title

Undefeated champion Takashi Uchiyama of Japan successfully defended his World Boxing Association super featherweight title for the 11th time, beating Nicaraguan Oliver Flores with a technical knockout.
2015-12-31

Premier Badminton League unveils its official Anthem

Premier Badminton League today unveiled its official Anthem on its Facebook page. The anthem composed by musical duo Salim-Sulaiman instigates India to "Halla Macha De" during the entire League and come out full-on to support their team.
2015-12-31

I was destined to become World No. 1: Saina Nehwal

"I have had five podium finishes this year, two gold and three silver medals. I became World No. 1, not once, not twice, but thrice! I slipped and got back again, slipped and got back again. What more can I ask for?" Saina said.
2015-12-31

Next bout on February 13, Vijender hits the gym on holiday

When most people are looking for a place to party on new year's eve, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh is running around trying to gain access to a decent gym.
2015-12-31

Pacquiao to fight Bradley in April: Arum

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will return to the ring on April 9 in Las Vegas to take on Timothy Bradley for a third time, promoter Bob Arum said on Wednesday.
2015-12-31

Experienced Boe keen to launch Rockets

Being the most experienced member of the side comes with riders but doubles specialist Mathias Boe is not one who will shirk responsibility.
2015-12-31

National School Chess Championship in Nagpur from January 5

The Nagpur Chess Academy (NCA) will be hosting the prestigious fifth National School Chess Championship at Naivedhyam Eastoria Hall from January 5 to 7.
2015-12-31

Vaishnavi wins maiden All India badminton title

2015-12-31

Trump matches will add to excitement in PBL: Gopichand

The introduction of trump matches in the upcoming Premier Badminton League (PBL) will add to the excitement level in the event that kicks off here on January 2 next year, said national team coach Pullela Gopichand.
2015-12-30

Gopichand said they can evaluate ourselves before Rio Games

Not looking too far ahead towards the Rio Olympics, national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said there were a few top-notch tournaments for self-analysis before the mega event.
2015-12-30

PBL great platform for young shuttlers to learn: Prannoy

Indian shuttler HS Prannoy believes Premier Badminton League (PBL) has given a great platform to budding talents to learn and play alongside some of the best in the business.
2015-12-30

Laishram Sarita Devi: Loving mother, champion boxer, guiding light

Sarita is a former world champion and four-time Asian champion boxer who has spent the past 15 years inside the square ring. But there is life beyond the ring, and it was on full display when she met some friends and fans.
2015-12-30

Japan's 'Monster' Inoue defends WBO title

"Monster" Naoya Inoue of Japan successfully defended his World Boxing Organization junior bantamweight title, flooring Philippine challenger Warlito Parrenas with a quick knockout.
2015-12-29

I won't settle for anything less than gold at Rio Olympics: PV Sindhu

She proved that she is a force to reckon with on court yet again, when she picked up her third consecutive title at Macau recently, ending the year with a flourish.
2015-12-29

India can win medals in badminton in Rio: Kanetkar

Former shuttler Nikhil Kanetkar expressed confidence that India have bright chances to grab medals in badminton in the 2016 Olympic Games.
2015-12-28

Prannoy excited about Premier Badminton League

Rising Indian shuttler HS Prannoy is excited and all set for the opening clash between his team Mumbai Rockets and Awadhe Warriors in the Premier Badminton League (PBL) on January 2.
2015-12-28

Jacqueline, Salim-Sulaiman to perform at PBL opening ceremony

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez and Music composer duo Salim-Sulaiman will perform in the opening ceremony of the Premier Badminton League which will kick-start on January 2nd.
2015-12-28

State shuttlers complain about Subhedar Hall facilities

Top seed in the 55 plus men's singles Gautam Ashra of Mumbai came down heavily on the organizers for providing poor facilities. He along with several outstation players are furious over the lack of basic facilities at the Nagpur University's Subhedar Hall.
2015-12-28

Lokhande claims weekend rapid chess crown

Saurabh Lokhande won the Ramesh Kadbe Memorial 19th Weekend Rapid Chess tournament, organized by the Nagpur District Chess Association, at the NDCA Hall, Surendra Nagar, here on Sunday.
2015-12-28

Seeds sail into state veterans badminton semis

The second day of the Maharashtra Veterans State Badminton Championship went according to the script as there was no major upset witnessed at the Subhedar Hall here on Sunday.
2015-12-28

State veterans badminton championship begins in Nagpur

City's experienced shuttlers Kiran Makode and Jayandra Dhole started their campaign on winning note in the Maharashtra Veterans State Badminton Championship which got underway at the Subhedar Hall here on Saturday.
2015-12-27

A year of maiden overs for Indian cricket

Wedding bells rang this year as cricketers gave up their 'available' status to enter a brand new innings of their lives. From Bhajji to Suresh Raina, let's take a look at who got hitched and who will be soon.
2015-12-27

Saina may attain full fitness by Republic Day

Here is some good news for badminton buffs, more particularly for the fans of Saina Nehwal.
2015-12-27

PBL announces Akshay Kumar as brand ambassador

Premier Badminton League announced Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar as the brand ambassador for the much-awaited badminton League (PBL) beginning January 2, 2016.
2015-12-26

Maharashtra veterans badminton championship from Saturday

The Maharashtra Veterans State Badminton Championship will be held at the Subhedar Hall from December 26 to 29.
2015-12-25

Manu-Sumeeth regains World No. 17 in BWF ranking

Riding on their maiden Grand Prix title triumph in the Mexico Open, Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy jumped three spots to regain their career-best ranking of World No. 17 in the latest BWF rankings.
2015-12-25

Kashyap hopes PBL would help him regain form before Rio Games

Coming back from an injury, ace shuttler Parupalli Kashyap is hopeful that the coming PBL would help him rediscover his form and ranking, particularly in the run-up to Rio Olympics.
2015-12-25

Centre Point School shuttlers are CBSE national champions

Centre Point School, Katol Road, emerged champions in the CBSE National (U-14) Badminton Championship which concluded at the Sunbeam School, Varanasi, on Thursday.
2015-12-25

Parupalli Kashyap hopes for PBL opener against Kidambi Srikanth

Parupalli Kashyap is eager to take on friend and rival Kidambi Srikanth in his opening match of the Premier Badminton League.
2015-12-24

Hope we field our biggest-ever squad at Rio Olympics: Gopichand

With just four months to go before the qualification process for Rio Olympics ends, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand is confident of fielding India's biggest-ever badminton contingent at the Games.
2015-12-24

Practice with Mathias Boe helped me win title, says Chirag

Chirag Shetty trained with former All England champion Mathias Boe last week and got instant results.
2015-12-23

Harbhajan Singh to invest in Sri Lanka

The star Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh is to invest in Sri Lanka, the Ministry of Finance announced on Wednesday.
2015-12-23

Fury's potential rivals to fight it out on same card

Four fighters seeking a potential showdown for an undisputed heavyweight boxing crown against Britain's Tyson Fury will meet on the same New York card on January 16.
2015-12-23

Tendulkar co-owned Smaaash signs Ronaldo for soccer centre

Smaaash Entertainment, a sports-centric virtual entertainment company co-owned by Sachin Tendulkar has tied up with football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to launch its first Smaaash Soccer Centre in Dubai and Jeddah.
2015-12-22

PBL will witness exciting doubles battle: Ashwini Ponnappa

Lauding the six PBL teams for having competent doubles players, ace Indian women's shuttler Ashwini Ponappa predicted an exciting battle in the second edition of the badminton league.
2015-12-22

Trump Match will be a big challenge for coaches: Kidambi Srikanth

Kidambi Srikanth on Tuesday said the new rule of 'Trump Match', introduced in the second edition of Premier Badminton League (PBL), will be a big challenge for coaches as it could make or break the fortunes of the teams.
2015-12-22

Can't let our guard down during PBL: Sindhu

P.V. Sindhu is gearing up to give her best for Chennai Smashers and said in the 15-point format of the game, you cannot let your guard down even for a bit.
2015-12-22

Rasika upset in quarters of All India Senior Ranking

Sixth seed Rasika Raje was shocked by unseeded Sai Uttejitha Rao in the All India Senior Ranking Badminton tournament at Cochin on Monday.
2015-12-22

Maiden Grand Prix title for Manu-Sumeeth in Mexico

The fast rising doubles combination of Manu Attri and Sumeeth Reddy claimed their maiden Grand Prix crown with a 22-20, 21-18 victory over Bodin Issara and Nipitphon Puangpuapech in the Mexico Open final.
2015-12-22

Jockey DK Ashish dies after tragic fall

Jockey DK Ashish breathed his last at 00.55 hours at a private hospital in Kolkata on Monday, succumbing to severe head injuries sustained barely 36 hours earlier at the city racecourse.
2015-12-22

Arjun Maini ties up with T-Sport for second F3 season

The 18-year-old first drove for the team at this year's Macau Grand Prix, piloting the car to a top 10 finish.
2015-12-21

PBL will prepare me for tough international calendar: Kashyap

Parupalli Kashyap is now all set to make a comeback at next month's Premier Badminton League and the ace Indian shuttler said the tournament will provide him much-needed match practice.
2015-12-21

Fury makes apology as Murray lifts BBC award

Tyson Fury, the boxer at the centre of controversy over comments about women and homosexuals, made an apology at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards in Belfast on Sunday.
2015-12-21

Dean Jones reaches Lahore after 'deportation' row

Former Australian batsman Dean Jones reached Lahore tonight to take over as the coach of a team in Pakistan's new Twenty20 league after being deported on arrival in Islamabad last night for not having a valid visa.
2015-12-21

Pakistan interior affairs ministry to probe airline in Jones' fiasco

The ministry of interior affairs has ordered action against the foreign airlines which brought former Australian batsman Dean Jones to Islamabad from Dubai without a valid visa.
2015-12-21

Rasika beats Vrushali to enter quarterfinals

Sixth seed Rasika carved out two contrasting victories to book her place in the last eight.
2015-12-20

Dani finishes runner-up in Turkey international badminton tournament

The nineteen-year-old Dani caused two big upsets in the tournament to storm into the final.
2015-12-20

Mohammad Azharuddin denies he married for third time

Former India cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin on Sunday denied reports that he has married for a third time.
2015-12-20

Third time's the charm: Mohammad Azharuddin gets married, again

Azhar and Shannon were spotted together during a vacation in Paris in 2013, when Shannon had claimed that Azhar was just a friend. On Saturday however, Azhar, while visiting his deceased driver Jaan Mohammad's family in order to offer condolences, introduced Shannon as his wife.
2015-12-20

We'll benefit from high-intensity matches during PBL: Srikanth

India's ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has set his eyes on the Premier Badminton League, saying they will really benefit from the high-intensity matches when the event gets underway on January 2nd.
2015-12-20

WBA president plans India trip to promote pro-boxing

Professional boxing in India is all set to get a massive fillip with the president of WBA -- one of the four organisations which sanction world championship bouts -- Geroldo Jesus Mendoza planning a trip to the country.
2015-12-20

Vijender Singh enjoys knocking out big-talking rivals

Vijender Singh on Sunday said his rivals should think twice before making tall claims as it gives him immense pleasure to demolish their threats with his punches.
2015-12-20

Twin titles for Malvika in West Zone Junior Badminton

Malvika Bansod signed off 2015 badminton season in style with an excellent performance in the PNB MetLife West Zone Junior Badminton Championships which concluded at Goregaon Sports Club in Mumbai on Saturday.
2015-12-20

Vijender Singh registers third straight win in pro boxing

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh kept his unbeaten run intact since turning pro earlier in the year with a victory over Samet Hyuseinov of Bulgaria via Technical Knock-Out.
2015-12-19

Glory inside ring, ignominy outside for Indian boxing

The administration of the sport itself remained in a state of paralysis but Vijender Singh's stunning professional plunge and Shiva Thapa's World Championships medal lifted the gloom to an extent for the rudderless ship called Indian boxing in the year going by.
2015-12-19

Controversial champ Fury to attend BBC award show

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury plans to attend the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award show despite the controversy over his nomination.
2015-12-19

Barthelemy defeats Shafikov to claim IBF lightweight title

Unbeaten Cuban Rances Barthelemy won a 12-round unanimous decision over Denis Shafikov to claim the vacant International Boxing Federation lightweight world title Friday in Las Vegas.
2015-12-19

Hyuseinov's taunt: Vijender still hits like an amateur

Vijender Singh would be keen on another knockout victory when he takes on the experienced Bulgarian boxer Samet Hyuseinov in his next professional contest in Manchester on Saturday.
2015-12-19

Ronaldo meets Beirut bombings orphan

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo gave a warm welcome Friday at the club's stadium to a little Lebanese boy who last month lost both parents in a Beirut attack that was claimed by the Islamic State group, the club said.
2015-12-19

Denmark's Boe trains with Mumbai youngsters

Whenever Mathias Boe, the Danish doubles super star, gets a free time he rushes to meet his girlfriend and actress Tapsee Panu with whom he is going steady since 2013.
2015-12-19

Nagpur shuttlers move up in Junior Badminton Championship

City shuttlers Malvika Bansod, Ashani Joshi, Aditi Sadhankar and Nikita Joseph advanced in the PNB MetLife Junior Badminton Championship being played at the Goregaon Sports Club in Mumbai.
2015-12-19

Awadhe Warriors take on Mumbai Rockets in PBL opener

Saina Nehwal's team Awadhe Warriors take on Mumbai Rockets in the opening match of the Premier Badminton League in Mumbai on January 2 next year as the lucrative event resumes after a two-year gap.
2015-12-18

Virat Kohli's mobile game most sought after on Google Play

Virat Kohli's digital popularity continues to rise rapidly with his mobile game 'Virat Cricket Challenge' topping the charts on Google Play.
2015-12-18

There's not much scope for professional female boxers: Mary Kom

Mary Kom, the five-time World Amateur Boxing champion, visited Kanpur after almost a year on Wednesday to inaugurate a boxing championship and interact with the students at a local school.
2015-12-18

Saina to resume practice from next week in Bengaluru

Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal is set to return to practice here from next week after recovering from an ankle injury, her father Harvir Singh said.
2015-12-18

Vijender eyes another knockout show against Hyuseinov

Boxer Vijender Singh would be eyeing a third successive knockout victory but the task seems easier said than done against an experienced and aggressive Samet Hyuseinov when the two square off in the star Indian boxer's maiden six-round professional contest.
2015-12-18

Ronaldo to invest EUR37m in 'CR7' hotels

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo announced he will invest over $40 million in hotels bearing his 'CR7' moniker in his native Portugal, Madrid and New York.
2015-12-18

Parupalli Kashyap confident of hitting top form

With the plummeting form of the top international men's shuttlers, Indians like Parupalli Kashyap and Srikanth Kidambi can fancy their chances at next year's Rio Olympics.
2015-12-18

Biopic on Saina is story of 'tigress beti': Amol Gupte

Filmmaker Amol Gupte, who is making a film on Indian badminton champion Saina Nehwal, says that the biopic is different as it is the story of a "tigress beti".
2015-12-18

Nagpur's BVM bag bronze medal in CBSE chess nationals

BVM, Shrikrishna Nagar, Nagpur secured the 3rd place in the National CBSE Chess Championship held recently at Kolkata.
2015-12-18

I don't need extra rounds to finish off Hyuseinov: Vijender Singh

Vijender Singh, who competes in his first six rounds contest this Saturday night at the Manchester Arena, says he won't need the extra rounds to finish off experienced Hungarian Samet Hyuseinov in his third professional bout.
2015-12-17

Srikanth, Kashyap drop a place each in badminton rankings

India's Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap dropped a place each to be ninth and 15th, respectively, in the world badminton rankings released.
2015-12-17

Rohit Sharma set to launch new cricket comic series

Indian cricketer Rohit Sharma is set to launch a new environmental superhero team called, 'HYPER TYGERS' in collaboration with Graphic India, UK based ISM Komix and Cornerstone Sport.
2015-12-17

Saina Nehwal shines in a subdued season for Indian badminton

Saina Nehwal continued to break new grounds in a year that saw her reach the pinnacle of world badminton but it turned out to be a subdued season, marred by injuries and poor form, for the rest of the Indian shuttlers.
2015-12-17

Wilder, Szpilka send message to heavyweight rivals

Unbeaten world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and his next challenger, Poland's Artur Szpilka, took aim at rival champion Tyson Fury in announcing their January 16 matchup in New York.
2015-12-17

'Macho' Camacho among seven elected to Hall of Fame

Puerto Rico's late boxing legend Hector "Macho" Camacho was among nine people announced as the newest inductees into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
2015-12-17

Concerns as ex-Ivory Coast defender vanishes

German police are looking for ex-Bundesliga player Steve Gohouri after the Ivory Coast international vanished after claiming he was heading to Paris to see his family.
2015-12-17

Shafikov faces Barthelemy for vacant lightweight crown

Unbeaten Cuban Rances Barthelemy fights for his second world title when he faces Russian southpaw Denis Shafikov in Las Vegas for the vacant International Boxing Federation lightweight crown.
2015-12-17

Hope floats after Rohtak girls sting like Mary Kom

Today, Jony Phogat, Nisha Phogat and Manisha Narwal are all set to fly to Serbia to represent India in the Junior World Boxing Championship for girls in January.
2015-12-17

BAI applauds Supreme Court's decision on PBL

With the SC squashing the High Court's stay order on the Premier Badminton League, Badminton Association of India has applauded the decision.
2015-12-16

Supreme Court gives green signal for Premier Badminton League

The Supreme Court allowed Badminton Association of India to hold Premier Badminton League which is scheduled from January 2.
2015-12-16

Meghalaya HC stays Premier Badminton League, BAI challenges order in SC

A fortnight before Premier Badminton League(PBL) is to start, clouds of uncertainty is hanging over the sporting event with Meghalaya High Court has stayed the tournament scheduled to be held from January 2 to January 17.
2015-12-15

I'm sorry India but your man Vijender is losing: Hyuseinov

Promising to be the most dangerous opponent that Vijender Singh has faced so far in his nascent pro career, Bulgarian Samet Hyuseinov said the Indian still punches like an amateur.
2015-12-15

PBL to have Trump Match, best of three games for 15 points

The Premier Badminton League will see the introduction of a 'Trump Match', a rule which could prove to be the game changer when the 16-day long event gets underway on January 2nd.
2015-12-15

Shiva Thapa, Mandeep Jangra among four boxers to receive IOC scholarships

In a massive fillip to their Olympic dreams, Shiva Thapa and Mandeep Jangra were among the four Indian boxers selected by the IOC for a scholarship.
2015-12-15

Virat Kohli set to have a mobile game on him

Indian Test captain Virat Kohli is set to have a game on him with a leading mobile game publisher announcing the launch of Virat Cricket Challenge.
2015-12-15

Academies needed in every state to catch up China: Prakash

India needs to set up a badminton academy in every state to hone the amount of talent the country has and bridge the huge gap that exists currently with powerhouse China, feels shuttle legend Prakash Padukone.
2015-12-15

Another one gets bowled over

Rohit Sharma married his long-term girlfriend and manager Ritika Sajdeh in Mumbai.
2015-12-15

Kevin Pietersen lets rip at Qantas 'muppets'

England exile Kevin Pietersen has let rip at Australian carrier Qantas, calling them "muppets" after he was refused entry to an airline lounge for wearing flip flops.
2015-12-15

Tejas, Keerthana make semis

Tejas Kallolkar faced a tough fight from Chinmaya Venkatesh before prevailing 21-16, 20-22, 23-21 to reach the semifinals of U-15 boys event in the Hollyhock sub-junior state-ranking tournament on Monday. Also advancing were Saket CS, Ajinkya Joshi and Bhargav S Gowda.
2015-12-14

Anand finishes 9th in London Classic; Carlsen wins

Reigning world champion Carlsen also won the Grand Chess Tour after winning the Classic on a lucky final day for him.
2015-12-14

Vijender Singh laughs off Hyuseinov's threats of a thrashing

Samet Hyuseinov has promised to send Vijender Singh back to India "beaten and broken" come December 19 but the Indian boxing star merely breaks into laughter at the very mention of the threat, saying he would respond in kind inside the ring.
2015-12-14

Engaging sports psychologist will help Saina in Rio: Prakash Padukone

Badminton legend Prakash Padukone says that in order to improve on the mental aspect, which he feels will play a vital role in clinching the gold at 2016 Rio Olympics, top shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu should engage the services of a sports psychologist at the earliest.
2015-12-14

TATA OPEN - Sameer wins battle of siblings

Younger sibling Sameer Verma kept his top billing intact, beating elder brother Sourabh, to clinch the Tata Open International Challenge here at the CCI courts.
2015-12-14

Momota, Nozomi make it a double for Japan

Nozomi Okuhara and Ken to Momota extended their dream run to compete a grand double for Japan in the Metlife BWF Super Series Finals here at the Hamdan Sports Complex.
2015-12-14

Japan's Okuhara, Momota win Superseries Finals titles

Japanese shuttlers Kento Momota and Nozomi Okuhara emerged champions in the men's and women's singles categories, respectively, in the BWF Superseries Finals.
2015-12-13

Anand draws with Caruana at London Chess Classic

Viswanathan Anand brought an end to his run of three consecutive defeats and drew with Fabiano Caruana of United States in the eight and penultimate round of the London Chess Classic.
2015-12-13

MMA: Chinese fighter dies in Philippines after bid to make weight

Mixed martial arts fighter Yang Jian Bing of China died after collapsing from severe dehydration in his attempt to make the weight for a flyweight bout in the Philippine capital.
2015-12-13

Joshua wins British heavyweight title with 15th knockout

Olympic champion Anthony Joshua defeated former kick-boxer Dillian Whyte to take the British heavyweight title with a bruising seventh-round knockout and edge closer to a possible shot at the world crown.
2015-12-13

It's a family affair in men's final

Verma brothers Sameer and Sourabh kept the Indian flag flying high by reaching the men's singles finals of the $15,000 Tata Open International Challenge here at the CCI.
2015-12-13

BWF World Super Series Finals: Top seeds Marin, Long crash out

The penultimate day's play of the BWF World Super Series Finals turned out to be a nightmare for the top seeds.
2015-12-13

Cheers have just got louder for Saina

The 'Saina Squad' provided the much-needed vocal support from the back of the court inspiring the Indian ace to come up with a spectacular performance to down the world No. 1.
2015-12-13

BWF Super Series Finals: World champs Chen and Marin ousted in day of shocks

Both world singles champions, Chen Long and Carolina Marin, were beaten in straight games on a day when the 2015 form-book was torn up in the Super Series finals n Dubai.
2015-12-12

AICF felicitates medal winners of world youth chess meet

The All India Chess Federation felicitated the 11 medal winners in the last World Youth and Cadet Chess Championship at Halkidiki in Greece.
2015-12-12

Anand suffers another defeat at London Chess Classic

Viswanathan Anand's failed to change his fortune as the former world champion suffered his third defeat in four games at the London Chess Classic.
2015-12-12

Tai ends `drained' Saina's campaign

After raising the hopes with a stunning victory over Carolina Marin, Saina Nehwal failed to repeat her dazzling performance on Friday and crashed out of the BWF World Super Series Finals.
2015-12-12

Bayern's Ribery wins damages in cut short by Luxembourg

An appeal court in the EU small Duchy Reduced the damages on Thursday by one million euros ($ 1.1 million) from the 2.67 million euros
2015-12-12

Manny Pacquiao delays announcement of next opponent

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has delayed the planned announcement of his next opponent in what could be the final fight of his legendary career.
2015-12-11

Saina Nehwal crashes out as Indian challenge ends at BWF Superseries Finals

India's challenge ended at the BWF Superseries Finals after Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth lost their respective women's and men's singles matches in contrasting styles.
2015-12-11

Carolina Marin's shock loss pushes her to the verge of the exit

Carolina Marin, the world champion, the BWF player of the year, and the favourite to win the Super Series finals for the first time, was pushed to the edge of the exit after a second surprising defeat in two days.
2015-12-11

Anand loses to Grischuk, slips to ninth spot in London Chess Classic

Viswanathan Anand continued his roller-coaster ride in the London Chess Classic as he went down to Russian Grandmaster Alexander Grischuk in the sixth round that concluded here.
2015-12-11

Felt a bit nervous in comeback bout: Sarita

The one-year ban could not waver her focus but Asian Games bronze-medallist boxer L Sarita Devi today conceded that she did feel a moment of self-doubt while stepping into the ring for her comeback bout during the just-concluded training-cum-competition trip to China.
2015-12-11

Legend Schayes dies after cancer battle at age 87

2015-12-11

Police drop probe into 'homophobic' Fury comments

Newly crowned world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will not face police action over comments he made about homosexuality, Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said late.
2015-12-11

Indians inspire Artyom to take on the Chinese

Uzbekistan's Artyom Savatyugin decided to play badminton with motivation from his father Oleg.
2015-12-11

Saina stuns Marin to stay in the hunt in Dubai

Against the run of play, Saina notched up a superb win, outsmarting Spain's Marin 23-21, 9-21, 21-12 in an hour and 15 minutes.
2015-12-11

Honduran footballer Arnold Peralta shot dead

Arnold Peralta, who previously played for Scottish giants Rangers and was in the Honduras squad for the London Olympics in 2012, was assassinated in his home city of La Ceiba, police spokesman Commissioner Leonel Sauceda told AFP.
2015-12-11

BWF Superseries Finals: Saina Nehwal scripts sensational victory against Carolina Marin

Saina Nehwal scripted a remarkable victory over Carolina Marin to turn around her campaign at the BWF Superseries Finals even as Srikanth faced exit after suffering his second straight loss.
2015-12-10

British board asks Fury to explain comments

Tyson Fury has been asked to attend a British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) hearing to explain his controversial recent media comments, the organisation announced on Thursday.
2015-12-10

Chen moves closer to another big final

Chen Long, the world number one from China who is making a good job of escaping from the shadow of the greatest player of all time, made certain of qualifying for Saturday's semi-finals in Dubai with a gear-changing second win at the group stage the Super Series finals.
2015-12-10

Didn't want to scare myself with funky hairstyle: Dravid

Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid says he never had any crazy hairstyles because he did not want to get up in the morning and "scare myself" by looking at the mirror.
2015-12-10

Srikanth on brink of exit from BWF Superseries Finals

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth was pushed to the brink of exit after he suffered his second consecutive loss in the BWF Superseries Finals, losing in straight games to Denmark's Viktor Axelsen.
2015-12-10

Anand to meet Grischuk in round six of London Classic

Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand will have his task cut out when he takes on Russian Alexander Grischuk in the sixth round of the London Chess Classic.
2015-12-10

Let's share this pain suffered by people of Chennai: Umesh Yadav

Nagpur boy and Indian cricket team's feisty fast bowler Umesh Yadav bares his emotions in a heart-to-heart with Nagpur Times.
2015-12-10

Saina and Srikanth start on a losing note

The vociferous 'Saina Squad' failed to lift the off-colour Indian against an in-form Nozomi Okuhara who capitalised on Saina's sluggish movement .
2015-12-10

Boxer Muhammad Ali appears to take jab at Trump over Muslim comments

Former boxing champion Muhammad Ali, one of the best-known U.S. Muslims, appeared to join the chorus condemning the proposal by Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump to temporarily stop Muslims from entering the country.
2015-12-10

Believe in Jesus, Fury says as gay comment row grows

Tyson Fury turned to divine inspiration on Wednesday to answer his growing number of critics after days of courting controversy over his comments about women and homosexuality.
2015-12-10

IBF confirms its heavyweight belt stripped from Fury

The IBF has confirmed it stripped British boxer Tyson Fury of its world heavyweight belt because his next fight is not against its mandatory challenger.
2015-12-10

Hobbling Nehwal facing Super Series finals exit

Saina Nehwal, who became the first Indian woman to claim the world number one spot earlier in the year, looks certain to end her 2015 with an early departure from the Super Series finals in Dubai.
2015-12-10

Interview: Resurgent Ajay Jayaram making rapid strides

For an athlete who may have narrowly missed the cut for Olympics and faced career-threatening injuries, Jayaram's rise to the top has all the elements of a tale worth admiring.
2015-12-10

Aryamann, Anoushka shine in junior nationals

Two Gujarat shuttlers Aryamann Tandon and Anoushka Parikh did the state proud by winning bronze medals at the 40th Junior National Championships that concluded in Jaipur.
2015-12-09

Saina, Srikanth lose in BWF Superseries Finals

Ace Indian shuttlers, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, had a disappointing start to their campaign at the BWF Superseries Finals as they suffered straight-game defeats on the opening day of the prestigious event.
2015-12-09

Bhavya loses in round two after downing Indonesian rival

Bhavya Rishi of India wore down her Indonesian rival Sima Fatma Kusuma in three games but then lost in the second qualifying round of the women's singles at the $15,000 Tata Open International Badminton Challenge.
2015-12-09

School girl Bhavya downs Indonesian rival to enter main draw

Bhavya Rishi of India wore down her Indonesian rival Sima Fatma Kusuma in three games in the qualifiers to enter the main draw of the women's singles at the $15,000 Tata Open International Badminton Challenge.
2015-12-09

Chen Long makes up for Lin Dan's absence

World champion Chen Long began his defence of the title at the BWF Superseries Finals in Dubai with performances on and off court that helped make up for the absence of his legendary compatriot Lin Dan.
2015-12-09

'Repugnant' Fury not welcome at awards ceremony

Newly crowned world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was in the spotlight again as Britain's Sports Journalists' Association told him to stay away from its annual awards ceremony.
2015-12-09

Indian boxers garner mixed results on last day of China trip

After a couple of comprehensive wins, L Sarita Devi (60kg) tasted defeat as Indian boxers wrapped up their training-cum-competition trip to the Chinese city of Qian'an with mixed results.
2015-12-09

Gareth Bale backs Virat Kohli's start-up venture Sport Convo

Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale on Wednesday announced his support for Indian Test captain Virat Kohli's social networking start-up venture 'Sport Convo'.
2015-12-09

Anand back in business after crushing Topalov in London

Viswanathan Anand bounced back from his fourth round loss and beat his former world championship challenger Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the fifth round of London Chess Classic.
2015-12-09

Saina supports CAF India's Tamil Nadu Flood Relief Appeal

India's top shuttler and World No. 2 Saina Nehwal joined hands with Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) India, a non-profit organization, to lend support to the flood victims of Tamil Nadu.
2015-12-09

GSFC offers job to national-level shooter forced to sell noodles

Gujarat State Fertilizer Corporation (GSFC) has come forward with a job offer for Pushpa Gupta, a 21-year-old national-level shooter, who was forced to sell noodles from a cart in order to earn a living and support her family.
2015-12-09

Fury stripped of IBF belt: Report

British heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has been stripped of one his world titles less than two weeks after winning it, the BBC reported.
2015-12-09

If Saina can, why can't our men do it, asks Prakash Padukone

Badminton legend Prakash Padukone feels men shuttlers need to work harder to reach the pinnacle.
2015-12-09

Police investigate 'homophobic' Fury comments

British police are investigating newly crowned world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury over comments he made about homosexuality, a spokeswoman from Greater Manchester Police (GMP) said.
2015-12-09

For Santosh, it's a Dakar rally encore

It's often easy to get too focused on the final goal that the journey gets blurred.That's what happened with Chunchunguppe Shivashanka Santosh, better known as CS Santosh, who became the first Indian biker to compete at the treacherous Dakar Rally last year.
2015-12-09

Superseries Final: Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth head the Indian challenge

Eight, set and go. The Hamdan Sports Complex is ready to witness high class badminton action as the world's top eight shuttlers fight for their share of the biggest prize money on offer in the sport during the Superseries Finals which begins here.
2015-12-09

Cricket South Africa's official Facebook page hacked, Explicit content posted

Followers of Cricket South Africa's official Facebook page were in for a rude shock as their news feed started filling up with explicit content and images.
2015-12-09

Nithin bags fine double

Fifth seed Nithin HV bagged a fine double, winning the U-15 singles and doubles titles at the ASA state sub-junior ranking badminton tournament in Bengaluru.
2015-12-08

Shuttler Carolina Marin wins Female Player of the Year award

All England and World champion Carolina Marin pipped India ace Saina Nehwal to win the Female Player of the Year award from BWF President Poul-Erik H¸yer in Dubai night.
2015-12-08

No expectations, I just hope to give a good fight, says Saina

Saina Nehwal is not expecting big results from BWF Super Series Finals but said she will give her opponents in pool A a tough fight.
2015-12-08

Prakash Padukone worried about lack of depth in women's group

While praising the depth in the Indian men's ranks and expecting it to last for the next ten years, badminton legend Prakash Padukone lamented that the distaff side did not possess the same depth in class after world no. 2 Saina Nehwal and no. 12 P V Sindhu.
2015-12-08

Anand loses to Nakamura in London Chess Classic

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a defeat at the hands of Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the fourth round of London Chess Classic.
2015-12-08

Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth eye good show at BWF Super Series Finals

After a much-needed rest following a feet injury, Saina Nehwal will look to continue her rampaging form, while Kidambi Srikanth would be hoping to carry on his confidence from Indonesia Masters.
2015-12-08

PBL: Srikanth, Ashwini were our targets, says team Bengaluru

Bengaluru Top Guns bagged world No. 9 Kidambi Srikanth for a staggering $80,000 and doubles specialist Ashwini Ponnappa for $30,000, apart from a rough gem in China's Suo Di for her base price.
2015-12-08

Sub-junior badminton: Bhargav, Nithin in final

Bhargav defeated Abhiman Andekuli 21-15, 21-13 while Nithin HV ousted Saneeth S Dayanand 21-19, 21-17. The duo then teamed up to enter the doubles final, where they will face Ajinkya Joshi and Saket CS.
2015-12-08

Sarita continues winning return in China training trip

Asian Games bronze-medallist L Sarita Devi (60kg) continued to shine in her return to competitive boxing, notching up a second successive victory in the training-cum-competition assignment.
2015-12-07

Saina Nehwal, Lee Chong Wei top buys at PBL auction

Saina Nehwal and Lee Chong Wei were the costliest buys, fetching the maximum prize of $100,000, while PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth were bought for a whopping $95,000 and $80,000 respectively.
2015-12-07

BWF World Superseries 2015: Chen Long aims to crown his most successful year

World number one Chen Long hopes to crown by far the most successful year of his career by retaining his title at the Super Series finals starting here on Wednesday - though the late withdrawal of his legendary compatriot Lin Dan offers the hint of a long term warning.
2015-12-07

Viswanathan Anand misses his chances before surviving against Magnus Carlsen

iswanathan Anand finally put up a brave front in a difficult situation to draw with world champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway in the third round of the London Chess Classic.
2015-12-07

Vijender to face experienced Bulgarian Samet Hyuseinov next

High on confidence after two knockout wins, Vijender Singh will face his most experienced opponent so far when he squares off against Bulgarian Samet Hyuseinov.
2015-12-07

Srikanth goes down fighting in final

The 22-year-old, did all that he could, but on a day when the crowd and chair umpire turned against him even lady luck deserted him.
2015-12-07

Saina to play for Lucknow in PBL

Interestingly, the auction for Saina Nehwal and Chong Wei was over on Sunday night itself.
2015-12-07

World chess chief hands over powers after US sanctions

The head of the World Chess Federation (FIDE), Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, has temporarily transferred most of his powers to his deputy after being added to a US sanctions list for alleged ties to the Syrian regime, the organisation said.
2015-12-06

Fury stands by controversial views on women

New world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has repeated views on women that have seen him accused of sexism and declared that he is "a good role model" for children.
2015-12-06

Anand draws with Aronian in London Classic second round

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand came out unscathed with his first black game and got an easy draw against Levon Aronian of Armenia in the second round of the London Chess Classic.
2015-12-06

Chinmaya claims boys U-16 title

Chinmaya Venkatesh defeated Saketh Upadhya 21-16, 21-19 to claim the boys U-16 title in the 12th Ramesh Padukone-Mehul Sirur memorial inter-school badminton tournament at the Canara Union.
2015-12-06

Professionalism may come at a price but has its rewards, says Prakash Padukone

Indian badminton legend Prakash Padukone stressed the need for elite Indian sportspersons to be open to the idea of investing their earnings on their careers and not look to depend solely on federations, foundations or the government for support.
2015-12-06

Saket, Chinmaya enter final of Ramesh Padukone-Mehul Sirur memorial inter-school badminton

Saket CS beat Shivadeep Jayanth 21-8, 21-18 to set up a boys U-14 final against Chinmaya Venkatesh in the 12th Ramesh Padukone-Mehul Sirur memorial inter-school badminton tournament
2015-12-06

Dipika Pallikal to contribute Rs 2 lakh to flood relief fund

India's top squash player and Chennai resident Dipika Pallikal pledged a contribution of Rs 2 lakh to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister's Public Relief Fund in the wake of the devastating floods that have hit the city and the state.
2015-12-06

BIZARRE: Irked by cracked windscreen, driver parks cab on cricket pitch to lodge protest

In Queensland's Warehouse Cricket Association B1 fixture between Macgregor and Griffith universities, a straight lift from Macgregor's Nigel Sherborne went sailing over the boundary and smashed the windscreen of a parked cab.
2015-12-06

50 shuttlers up for auction at badminton league on Monday

A list of 50 shuttlers will be up for auction for the Premier Badminton League (PBL) here, the organisers announced.
2015-12-06

Uttarakhand's Lakshya and Chirag Sen win national junior badminton championship

Uttarakhand's Lakshya Sen and his brother Chirag Sen clinched the under-17 and under-19 singles titles respectively at the 40th National Junior Badminton championship played at Jaipur on Sunday.
2015-12-06

Kidambi Srikanth loses Indonesian Masters final

Indian shutter Kidambi Srikanth lost his men's singles final at the $120,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold.
2015-12-06

National level shooter reduced to selling noodles for survival

Lack of funds have forced Pushpa Gupta, a 21-year-old national-level shooter, to leave the 'expensive' sport and sell noodles from a cart in order to earn a living and support her family as well and it's a heartbreaking sight as she has hung her shiny medal on the cart to attract customers.
2015-12-06

Sarita, Shiva, Devendro win in China

Asian Games bronze-medallist L Sarita Devi (60kg) returned to competitive boxing after her one-year ban with a resounding victory in the opening contest of the training-cum-competition assignment in the Chinese city of Qian'an.
2015-12-06

Mary Kom loses in semis of Olympic Test event

Five-time world champion, London Olympic bronze-medallist and Asian Games gold medallist MC Mary Kom lost on points to United States' Virginia Fuchs in the Brazilian city, which will host the Olympic Games next year.
2015-12-06

Vijender Singh: People enjoy when I knock out a guy

The pro boxer talks about how he deals with the blows in the ring and the highs and lows in life.
2015-12-06

INDONESIA MASTERS - Srikanth enters final

Shrugging off his poor form this season Kidambi Srikanth waltzed into the finals of the Indonesia Masters Grand Prix Gold with a dominant victory against local lad Antony Ginting 21-12, 21-19 in Malang .
2015-12-06

Harbhajan launches BookMySports, India's first digital sports platform

Offspinner Harbhajan Singh anchored website launch of India's first-ever comprehensive sports platform BookMySports at a five-star in the capital.
2015-12-05

Anand draws with Adams in London Classic Chess opener

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand failed to press hard with his white pieces and had to settle for a draw with Michael Adams of England in the first round of the London Chess Classic.
2015-12-05

It's upto players to choose between country and PBL: Gopichand

Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand said that Premier Badminton League helps shuttlers to boost their career but it's left to the players to decide whether they should play for the country or the PBL especially when they are recovering from an injury.
2015-12-05

Star Sports to be broadcast partner of Premier Badminton League

The Premier Badminton League announced Star Sports as their official broadcast partner for the upcoming season, which begins on January 2.
2015-12-05

Srikanth storms into Indonesian Masters final

Kidambi Srikanth is showing signs of having regained his old form as he entered the men's singles final of the $120,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold with a straight games victory.
2015-12-05

Motor racing: Verstappen sweeps hat-trick of awards

Dutch rookie Max Verstappen, signed controversially as a 16-year-old by Toro Rosso, has swept a hat-trick of awards after confounding his critics in an impressive debut Formula One season.
2015-12-05

BBC defends shortlist after Tyson Fury slur on women

Asked about British heptathlete Ennis-Hill in the interview, he said: "I think she's good, she's won quite a few medals for Britain, she slaps up good as well, when she's got a dress on she looks quite fit."
2015-12-04

Mary Kom enters semifinals of Rio Olympics Test event

Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom (51kg) assured herself and India of at least a bronze medal by advancing to the semifinals of the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) Olympic Test event in Rio de Janeiro.
2015-12-04

Mary Kom enters semifinals of Rio Olympics Test event

Olympic bronze-medallist M C Mary Kom (51kg) assured herself and India of at least a bronze medal by advancing to the semifinals of the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) Olympic Test event in Rio de Janeiro.
2015-12-04

Indonesian Masters: Sindhu crashes out, Srikanth enters semis

Kidambi Srikanth remained India's lone challenge at the $120,000 Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold as PV Sindhu lost her women's singles quarterfinal on Friday.
2015-12-04

Saina Nehwal to donate Rs 2 lakh for TN flood victims

Star shuttler Saina Nehwal would donate Rs two lakh for the people affected by heavy rains and flood in Tamil Nadu, her father said.
2015-12-04

Sindhu, Srikanth make the QF grade

A day after facing tough time against a lower ranked player, Sindhu faced no such problems as she thrashed unseeded Indonesian Wulan Cahya Utami Sukoputri 21-12, 21-9 in the pre-quaterfinals.
2015-12-04

Saina Nehwal nominated for BWF Woman Player of the Year Award

Saina Nehwal has been nominated for the BWF Woman Player of the Year Award after a consistent season which saw her occupy the world number one spot for a brief period. Saina will vie for the coveted honour along with world No. 1 Carolina Marin, 2014 winner Zhao Yunlei and Bao Yixin.
2015-12-04

Shuttler Prannoy knocked out of Indonesian Masters

H.S. Prannoy was knocked out of Indonesian Masters Grand Prix Gold when he lost his men's singles second round contest to Chinese shuttler Shi Yuqi.
2015-12-03

Saina, Sindhu static; Srikanth slips in BWF Rankings

Despite clinching the Macau Open title for the third time, ace shuttler PV Sindhu remained static at 12th position in the latest BWF world rankings released on Thursday.
2015-12-03

Sindhu, Srikanth reach third round of Indonesia Masters

Top seeds P V Sindhu and K Srikanth notched up contrasting victories to advance to the third round of the $120,000 Indonesia Masters Grand Prix Gold tournament on Thursday.
2015-12-03

Sania Mirza counters MP government's charges

Seeking to counter charges levelled against her by the Madhya Pradesh government, tennis star Sania Mirza on Thursday issued a statement justifying the need for a chartered plane to attend the central Indian state's annual sports awards ceremony.
2015-12-03

Injuries didn't leave me, could have won more titles: Saina Nehwal

Saina dished out some superb performances this year to win the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold and India Open Super Series, before conquering the world No. 1 ranking and reaching the finals of World Championships, All England Championships and China Open Super Series Premier.
2015-12-03

Benzema says victim of 'persecution' in sex-tape case

Karim Benzema claimed that he was a victim of "persecution" in the sex-tape blackmail case which has rocked French football.
2015-12-03

Sindhu survives Mariska scare

Sindhu, who won her third straight title at Macau, faced stiff resistance in the first round.
2015-12-03

MP dumps Sania after her demand for jet

Instead of inviting Sania, sports minister invited senior badminton coach Pullela Gopichand to attend the function.
2015-12-03

Klitschko to take up Fury rematch option

Former world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko said on Wednesday he will take up the contractual option of a rematch against Tyson Fury in an attempt to win back his belts.
2015-12-02

Rohit Sharma meets PM Modi, invites him for his wedding

India cricketer Rohit Sharma met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Parliament House to invite him for his marriage on December 13.
2015-12-02

Four Indians reach second round of Indonesia Masters

Indian shuttlers had a good day at Indonesia Masters as four of them, including P V Sindhu and K Srikanth, reached the second round of the $120,000 Grand Prix Gold tournament.
2015-12-02

Dhoni to play charitable golf event in US

India limited-over skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will participate in a two-day Executive Golf Invitational event to be held at the Phoenician Golf Club in USA from December 5.
2015-12-02

Chadha keen to spin a Web

World No. 39 Anirban Lahiri's success on the USPGA Tour seems to have inspired Abhijit Singh Chadha to set his sights on the world' most lucrative Tour.
2015-12-02

Former boxing champ Taylor pleads guilty to Arkansas charges

Taylor, 37, had earlier indicated he would contest the charges that include shooting and wounding a cousin in 2014 near the boxer's suburban Little Rock home.
2015-12-02

Gaurav Bidhuri fetches 2nd WSB stint, picked by USA Knockouts

Indian boxer Gaurav Bidhuri bagged a second successive stint in the IBA's semi-professional World Series of Boxing after being picked by USA Knockouts in the draft.
2015-12-01

South African team scores high on the wild pitch in India

Nagpur Test match between India and South Africa created a lot of furore recently, with many South African players and commentators blaming the pitch at the VCA Stadium, Jamtha for the debacle of the Proteas.
2015-12-01

Fury accuses Klitschko camp of trying to drug him

Tyson Fury has accused Wladimir Klitschko's camp of being "cheats" and says he refused to accept any water after beating the Ukrainian in Saturday's world heavyweight title fight for fear of being drugged.
2015-11-30

Sindhu, Srikanth eye Indonesia Masters title

After completing a hat-trick of titles at Macau Open, Indian shuttler P V Sindhu is now training her eyes at the Indonesia Masters Grand Prix Gold.
2015-11-30

Karnataka name 20-member squad for Junior National Badminton Championships

Karnataka named a strong 20-member squad for the Junior National Badminton Championships (U-17, U-19) to be held at Jaipur from Dec 2 to Dec 6.
2015-11-30

Badminton legend Lin Dan outlines sharper focus for Rio 2016

Two-time Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan will scale back commercial activities in a bid to turn his focus squarely on next year's Olympic Games, has said.
2015-11-30

BAI to give Sindhu 10 lakh for Macau Open win

Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Monday announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh for PV Sindhu in recognition of her impressive title victory at the Macau Open.
2015-11-30

My immediate target is Indonesia Open: PV Sindhu

Two-time World Championship bronze-medallist PV Sindhu finished runners-up at Denmark Open, her maiden Super Series final appearance, and then clinched her first trophy of the season at the Macau Open on Sunday.
2015-11-30

PV Sindhu grabs a rare title hat-trick in Macau

PV Sindhu, who lost almost half of 2015 to a heel injury, extended her unbeaten reign in Macau and not only ended her title drought but also brought cheer to the Indian ranks, starved as they have been for titles in the last six months.
2015-11-30

The 2015 Formula One season in numbers

The 2015 Formula One season in numbers after the final race in Abu Dhabi on Sunday:
2015-11-29

'Lucky' Fury already relishing Klitschko rematch

Tyson Fury insists he is just a 'normal person who got lucky' enough to become the new world heavyweight champion and is already relishing a rematch against Wladimir Klitschko.
2015-11-29

Hope to be fit ahead of World Superseries Finals: Saina Nehwal

Still recuperating from a foot injury, World championship silver medallist Saina Nehwal exuded confidence of regaining her fitness ahead of the prestigious BWF World Superseries Finals.
2015-11-29

Perez secures fifth place in season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

Sergio Perez ended his 2015 Formula One season with a solid fifth place as Sahara Force India enjoyed a double-points finish at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the last race on the calender, here today.
2015-11-29

I haven't been to Taj Mahal yet and that's one place on my wish list: Martina Hingis

In a quick chat with Martina Hingis before her Champions Tennis League match in Chennai, she opened up about her partnerships with Leander Paes and Sania Mirza, her plans post retirement, visits to India and more.
2015-11-29

Sarita, Shiva in Indian team for China exposure trip

On a comeback trail after serving out her one-year ban, Asian Games bronze-medallist L Sarita Devi will be seen in competitive action from December 1 as part of a 13-strong Indian team.
2015-11-29

Briton DeGale beats Bute to defend title

Former olympic gold medalist James DeGale successfully defended his IBF super middleweight title for the first time with a unanimous decision over Canada's Lucian Bute.
2015-11-29

PV Sindhu wins Macau Open Grand Prix Gold third year in a row

Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu defeated Minatsu Mitani of Japan in the summit clash of Macau Open Grand Prix Gold to win the title third year in a row in Macau. Sindhu came through with a 21-9, 21-23, 21-14 scoreline against the sixth-seed Mitani.
2015-11-29

A day after Nagpur Test, wildlife fun for players

Cricketers getting time to relax is rarity these days. This series has been different. The first Test match in Mohali finished in three days and in Banglaore the last four days got washed out.
2015-11-29

Fury vows to be 'most charming champ since Ali'

Britain's Tyson Fury has vowed to be "the most charismatic champion since Muhammad Ali" after delivering on his promise to dethrone Wladimir Klitschko and become the new world heavyweight champion.
2015-11-29

Klitschko demands Fury rematch after bruising loss

Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko demanded a rematch minutes after losing his four world titles to British challenger Tyson Fury in a stunning unanimous points decision.
2015-11-29

Source: Times of India News

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Fury accuses Klitschko camp of trying to drug him

Tyson Fury has accused Wladimir Klitschko's camp of being "cheats" and says he refused to accept any water after beating the Ukrainian in Saturday's world heavyweight title fight for fear of being drugged.
2015-11-30

Sindhu, Srikanth eye Indonesia Masters title

After completing a hat-trick of titles at Macau Open, Indian shuttler P V Sindhu is now training her eyes at the Indonesia Masters Grand Prix Gold.
2015-11-30

Karnataka name 20-member squad for Junior National Badminton Championships

Karnataka named a strong 20-member squad for the Junior National Badminton Championships (U-17, U-19) to be held at Jaipur from Dec 2 to Dec 6.
2015-11-30

Badminton legend Lin Dan outlines sharper focus for Rio 2016

Two-time Olympic badminton champion Lin Dan will scale back commercial activities in a bid to turn his focus squarely on next year's Olympic Games, has said.
2015-11-30

BAI to give Sindhu 10 lakh for Macau Open win

Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Monday announced a cash award of Rs 10 lakh for PV Sindhu in recognition of her impressive title victory at the Macau Open.
2015-11-30

My immediate target is Indonesia Open: PV Sindhu

Two-time World Championship bronze-medallist PV Sindhu finished runners-up at Denmark Open, her maiden Super Series final appearance, and then clinched her first trophy of the season at the Macau Open on Sunday.
2015-11-30

PV Sindhu grabs a rare title hat-trick in Macau

PV Sindhu, who lost almost half of 2015 to a heel injury, extended her unbeaten reign in Macau and not only ended her title drought but also brought cheer to the Indian ranks, starved as they have been for titles in the last six months.
2015-11-30

The 2015 Formula One season in numbers

The 2015 Formula One season in numbers after the final race in Abu Dhabi.
2015-11-29

'Lucky' Fury already relishing Klitschko rematch

Tyson Fury insists he is just a 'normal person who got lucky' enough to become the new world heavyweight champion and is already relishing a rematch against Wladimir Klitschko.
2015-11-29

Hope to be fit ahead of World Superseries Finals: Saina Nehwal

Still recuperating from a foot injury, World championship silver medallist Saina Nehwal exuded confidence of regaining her fitness ahead of the prestigious BWF World Superseries Finals.
2015-11-29

Perez secures fifth place in season-ending Abu Dhabi GP

Sergio Perez ended his 2015 Formula One season with a solid fifth place as Sahara Force India enjoyed a double-points finish at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the last race on the calender, here today.
2015-11-29

I haven't been to Taj Mahal yet and that's one place on my wish list: Martina Hingis

In a quick chat with Martina Hingis before her Champions Tennis League match in Chennai, she opened up about her partnerships with Leander Paes and Sania Mirza, her plans post retirement, visits to India and more.
2015-11-29

Sarita, Shiva in Indian team for China exposure trip

On a comeback trail after serving out her one-year ban, Asian Games bronze-medallist L Sarita Devi will be seen in competitive action from December 1 as part of a 13-strong Indian team.
2015-11-29

Briton DeGale beats Bute to defend title

Former olympic gold medalist James DeGale successfully defended his IBF super middleweight title for the first time Saturday with a unanimous decision over Canada's Lucian Bute.
2015-11-29

PV Sindhu wins Macau Open Grand Prix Gold third year in a row

Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu defeated Minatsu Mitani of Japan in the summit clash of Macau Open Grand Prix Gold to win the title third year in a row in Macau on Sunday. Sindhu came through with a 21-9, 21-23, 21-14 scoreline against the sixth-seed Mitani.
2015-11-29

A day after Nagpur Test, wildlife fun for players

Cricketers getting time to relax is rarity these days. This series has been different. The first Test match in Mohali finished in three days and in Banglaore the last four days got washed out.
2015-11-29

Fury vows to be 'most charming champ since Ali'

Britain's Tyson Fury has vowed to be "the most charismatic champion since Muhammad Ali" after delivering on his promise to dethrone Wladimir Klitschko and become the new world heavyweight champion.
2015-11-29

Klitschko demands Fury rematch after bruising loss

Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko demanded a rematch minutes after losing his four world titles to British challenger Tyson Fury on Saturday in a stunning unanimous points decision.
2015-11-29

Sindhu a win away from Macau hat-trick

After losing almost six months to a heel injury, Sindhu has a great chance to sign off 2015 on a winning note.
2015-11-29

Tyson Fury ends Wladimir Klitschko's heavyweight reign

Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko by unanimous decision Saturday to end the Ukrainian's 9 1/2-year reign as heavyweight champion and fulfill his father's prophesy from the day he was born.
2015-11-29

Tamil Nadu schoolboy Murali crowned Natl Chess champion

Sixteen year old Karthikeyan Murali of Tamil Nadu was crowned as the national champion irrespective of the final round loss to IM Arghyadip Das in the ONGC 53rd National Premier Chess Championship here today.
2015-11-28

Klitschko-Fury fight is on after soft canvas issue resolved

Tyson Fury has withdrawn a complaint about the canvas being too soft for Saturday's world heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko, meaning the bout will go ahead as planned.
2015-11-28

Alonso plays down talk of taking a year off

Fernando Alonso has played down suggestions he could take a sabbatical from Formula One in 2016 due to McLaren's poor performance this season.
2015-11-28

Sindhu advances to Macau Open final

P V Sindhu stood just one win away from completing a hat-trick of titles at the Macau Open after she advanced to final of the event with a gruelling three-game triumph over second seed Akane Yamaguchi of Japan.
2015-11-28

Tyson Fury, Britain's giant gypsy showman

British heavyweight Tyson Fury, who challenges Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday, is the living embodiment of Mickey O'Neil, the unhinged gypsy boxer played by Brad Pitt in Guy Ritchie's 2000 film 'Snatch'.
2015-11-28

Sindhu seizes semifinal spot at Macau Open

P V Sindhu remained on course for retaining her women's singles title as she reached the semifinals with a hard-fought three-game win over China's Chen Yufei at the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold.
2015-11-27

Former boxing champ O'Neil Bell fatally shot

Former undisputed boxing champion O'Neil Bell was gunned down and killed in Atlanta by apparent robbers, US media reported.
2015-11-27

Fiji sevens team to the rescue during mid-flight medical emergency

The world champion Fiji sevens rugby team has been praised after stepping in to assist cabin crew during a medical emergency on a flight from Fiji to Brisbane on Thursday.
2015-11-27

Rohan loses in Korea Junior Open Badminton Championship

Rohan Gurbani bowed out of the Yonex Korea Junior Open Badminton Championships at Gwangju Metropolitan City.
2015-11-27

'Batman' Fury must prove he's no joker against Klitschko

Tyson Fury faces the acid test of his boasts that he will end Wladimir Klitschko's four-year reign as undisputed world heavyweight champion when the pair clash in Duesseldorf.
2015-11-27

Karthikeyan, Santosh keep joint lead in National Chess Championship

Overnight leaders GM Karthikeyan Murali of Tamil Nadu and GM Vidit Santosh Gujrathi of PSPB drew their respective games to share the lead after round 11 of the ONGC 53rd National Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-26

Karthikeyan, Santosh keep joint lead in National Chess

They have scored 7.5 points each and defending champion SP Sethuraman of PSPB, new comer to National Premier K Praneeth Surya of Telangana and IM P. Karthikeyan of Railways are behind by one point.
2015-11-26

Srikanth, Prannoy, Jayaram lose place in BWF ranking

In the ranking released today, Saina held on to her world No. 2 spot and even P V Sindhu, who is currently defending her title at Macau Open, also maintained her number 12 position.
2015-11-26

Sindhu, Prannoy, Praneeth enter quarterfinals of Macau Open

PV Sindhu took another step towards retaining her women's singles title by reaching the quarterfinals of the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold.
2015-11-26

Klitschko out to silence Fury, prolong heavyweight reign

Unbeaten in 22 fights since April 2004, when he lost by TKO to Lamon Brewster in Las Vegas, Klitschko has heard a succession of challengers talk up their chances before he answered them in the ring.
2015-11-26

Virat Kohli and his gang bonds over spicy mutton and jhunka bhakar

All the players, including the team director Ravi Shastri, came together at firebrand medium pacer Umesh Yadav's home and enjoyed a warm bonding session.
2015-11-26

Virat Kohli and his gang bonds over spicy mutton and jhunka bhakar

All the players, including the team director Ravi Shastri, came together at firebrand medium pacer Umesh Yadav's home and enjoyed a warm bonding session.
2015-11-26

Saina, Srikanth qualify for World Superseries Finals

Saina and Srikanth were the only two Indians who qualified for the prestigious year-ending $1m BWF World Superseries Finals to be played at the Hamdan Sports Complex from December 9-13.
2015-11-25

AIBA gives go ahead for elections to sort Indian boxing mess

The long-dragging administrative mess in Indian boxing could finally head towards a solution with the International Boxing Association giving its go ahead for fresh elections.
2015-11-25

Gloves dispute in world title fight will be resolved

The dispute over the gloves to be used in Saturday's world heavyweight title fight between Ukrainian holder Wladimir Klitschko and Britain's Tyson Fury will be resolved before Friday's rules meeting, officials said.
2015-11-25

How Laleh mowed down male opposition to become Iran's 'Speed Queen'

Trying to break into a male-dominated sport in patriarchal Iran didn't come easy for spirited motorsport enthusiast Laleh Seddigh. Disgruntled on repeatedly losing to a woman, her fellow male competitors would tamper with her brakes, put sugar in the petrol tank of her car and pair up to block her during races. But Laleh beat them all.
2015-11-25

Sindhu, Prannoy, Praneeth enter third round of Macau Open

Three Indian shuttlers, including PV Sindhu, advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold but it was curtains for Ajay Jayaram in men's singles.
2015-11-25

Fury vows to 'expose' 'old man' Klitschko

Challenger Tyson Fury has vowed to 'expose' undisputed champion Wladimir Klitschko in Saturday's world heavyweight title bout and has labelled the Ukrainian giant an 'old man'.
2015-11-25

Fury vows to 'expose' 'old man' Klitschko

Challenger Tyson Fury has vowed to 'expose' undisputed champion Wladimir Klitschko in Saturday's world heavyweight title bout and has labelled the Ukrainian giant an 'old man'.
2015-11-25

'Big 3' of Indian tennis set to reignite passions of fans

Kolkata's tennis aficionados will get a rare opportunity to witness the game's stars in action when Paes, Bhupathi, Mirza and the legendary Navratilova play an exhibition match on Wednesday.
2015-11-24

Gujrathi unbeaten after ninth round at National Chess C'ship

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi of PSPB maintained his unbeaten record and a lead by full point, beating the second placed P Karthikeyan of Railways in the ninth round of 53rd National Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-24

SAI signs MoU with P Gopichand Badminton Foundation

Sports Authority of India and Pullela Gopichand Badminton Foundation (PGBF) on Tuesday joined hands to establish a SAI Gopichand National Badminton Academy at Gachibowli, Hyderabad.
2015-11-24

Jayaram, Prannoy enter second round of Macau Open

Top seed K Srikanth bowed out with a straight-game defeat but three other Indians, including Ajay Jayaram and H S Prannoy, advanced to the second round of the USD 120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold
2015-11-24

PV Sindhu can win a medal in Rio Olympics: Khanna

Former Asian champion Dinesh Khanna feels Indian shuttlers, including two-time World Championship bronze medallist PV Sindhu, can win medals at next year's Rio Olympics but they need to find a way to deal with mental pressure during big matches.
2015-11-24

Maradona doing well after surgery, says his doctor

Diego Maradona has lost over five kilos and his progress has been "satisfactory", said Colombian surgeon Carlos Felipe Chaux, who operated on the athlete on November 14 in Maracaibo to adjust a previous gastric bypass operation.
2015-11-24

Legalise drugs in sport, says world title challenger Fury

Tyson Fury, the British heavyweight boxer who fights for the world title in Germany, says boxing has a "big problem" with doping and that the only way to combat it is to make drugs legal in all sports.
2015-11-24

'Hayemaker' poised to announce ring comeback

David Haye is set to announce on Tuesday that he will return to boxing in a bid to regain the world heavyweight title he lost to Wladimir Klitschko four years ago.
2015-11-24

Brazilian goalkeeper gets Russian citizenship

The 29-year-old Guilherme, who has been with the railway-backed side since 2007, said that his decision to ask for Russian nationalaity had been a deliberate choice.
2015-11-24

Rohan wins, Malvika loses in Korea Open Badminton

Rohan Gurbani started his international career in style in the Yonex Korea Junior Open Badminton Championships which got underway at Gwangju Metropolitan City in Korea on Monday.
2015-11-24

'Hayemaker' poised to announce ring comeback

The Briton, who has not fought for three years since he defeated compatriot Dereck Chisora, has called a news conference in London at which, according to British media reports, he will deliver his comeback plans alongside his next opponent.
2015-11-24

'Hayemaker' poised to announce ring comeback

The Briton, who has not fought for three years since he defeated compatriot Dereck Chisora, has called a news conference in London at which, according to British media reports, he will deliver his comeback plans alongside his next opponent.
2015-11-24

Top seed Vikramaditya Kulkarni emerges champion

Top seeded International Master, Vikramaditya Kulkarni from Western Railways justified his billing by winning the SBI Life All Maharashtra FIDE Rating Chess Tournament here on Monday.
2015-11-23

Padmini Rout defends National Premier Chess crown

Defending champion and top seed Padmini Rout of Odisha annexed the national premier chess c'ship title after posting a win over Tania Sachdev.
2015-11-23

Vidit maintains sole lead in National Premier Chess

Vidit Santosh Gujrathi maintained his sole lead with six points at the end of the eighth round of the ONGC 53rd National Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-23

Chinese shuttler Yu Xiaohan suspended for alleged doping

China's Yu Xiaohan was on Monday provisionally suspended by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) due to an apparent anti-doping regulation violation.
2015-11-23

Nagpur shuttlers Rohan, Malvika to compete in Korea

After stamping their authority in the state and national level tournaments, Rohan Gurbani and Malvika Bansod want to showcase their talent at the international level.
2015-11-23

Novak Djokovic sweeps to record fourth successive Tour Finals title

Serb Novak Djokovic finished the best season of his life in fitting style. The world number one crushed Roger Federer 6-3, 6-4 on Sunday, to win the ATP Tour Finals title for a record fourth successive year.
2015-11-22

Padmini takes sole lead at women's national premier chess

Defending champion and top seed Padmini Rout of Odisha inched closer to the title as she extended her lead to a full point by beating Swati Ghate of LIC in the ninth round of the women's national premier chess championship.
2015-11-22

Lee scoops third consecutive title in Hong Kong

Former world number one Lee Chong Wei cemented his strong comeback to the badminton circuit, taking his third consecutive Super Series title at the Hong Kong Open.
2015-11-22

Lee Chong Wei says he's not 100 percent

Former world number one Lee Chong Wei won his third consecutive Super Series title at the Hong Open on Sunday, but he said that he is not playing at his best.
2015-11-22

World champion Carolina Marin wins Hong Kong women's title

Two-time world champion Carolina Marin of Spain took her sixth title of the year at the Hong Kong Open on Sunday, beating Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in a tightly fought marathon three sets.
2015-11-22

Alvarez outpoints Cotto to capture world title

Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez captured the vacant World Boxing Council middleweight title with a unanimous decision victory over Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto.
2015-11-22

Bob Foster, former light heavyweight champion, dies at 77

Bob Foster, the former light heavyweight champion who fought Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali and went on to become a sheriff's deputy, died Saturday. He was 77.
2015-11-22

Unbeaten Vargas stops Japan's Miura to take WBC title

Mexico's undefeated Francisco Vargas rose from his first career knockdown to capture the WBC super featherweight title by dethroning Japanese champion Takashi Miura with a ninth-round stoppage.
2015-11-22

Abraham beats Murray by split decision to keep WBO belt

Arthur Abraham retained his WBO super middleweight belt with a split decision win over Martin Murray of England.
2015-11-22

Crolla knocks out Perez to claim WBA lightweight title

Anthony Crolla clinched the WBA lightweight title after knocking Darleys Perez out in the fifth round.
2015-11-22

Crolla triumphs over adversity to become world champion

Britain's Anthony Crolla became the World Boxing Association lightweight champion less than a year after suffering a fractured skull from being hit on the head with a concrete slab in a brutal street assault.
2015-11-22

Lee beats Lin slayer to reach Hong Kong Open final

Former world number one Lee Chong Wei beat giant-slayer Angus Ng -- who downed Chinese badminton legend Lin Dan in the second round -- to net a place in his third consecutive Super Series final at the Hong Kong Open on Saturday.
2015-11-21

Top seed Marin through to Hong Kong final

World champion Carolina Marin of Spain beat Chinese former world number one Wang Yihan for a place in the finals at the Hong Kong Open.
2015-11-21

Arvind Bhat bids farewell to international badminton

Former national champion and 2014 German Open winner, Arvind Bhat has retired from international badminton, citing his desire to concentrate on coaching stints with an academy in Hyderabad.
2015-11-21

India's campaign over at Scottish Open

It was curtains for India at the Scottish Open after men's singles player Anand Pawar and men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy bowed out of the 50,000 Grand Prix badminton tournament
2015-11-21

Pawar, Attri-Reddy enter Scottish Open GP quarterfinals

Anand Pawar and the pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy kept the Indian flag flying high by entering the Scottish Open Grand Prix at Glasgow.
2015-11-21

Lee ousts rival Chen in Hong Kong quarter-final

Badminton great Lee Chong Wei beat world number one Chen Long for the second time in a row to secure his place in the final four of the Hong Kong Open.
2015-11-20

Padmini, Swati emerge leaders; Soumya falters

Michelle Catherina of Tamil Nadu upset overnight leader Soumya Swaminathan of PSCB in the seventh round to open up table in the 42nd Women's National Premier chess championship.
2015-11-20

Terrorism top concern at Rio Olympics: Security chief

The risk of a terrorist attack is the main security fear at the Rio Olympics.
2015-11-20

Rio Olympic police train in shadow of Paris attacks

Elite Brazilian police training with French instructors to protect next year's Rio Olympics said they fear an attempted terrorist attack similar to the bloodshed in Paris and are working hard to be ready.
2015-11-20

Vijender talks to Sonowal on prospects of pro boxing in India

Vijender Singh on Friday met Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal at his residence here and discussed about his plans of developing professional boxing in the country.
2015-11-20

World champ Carolina Marin into Hong Kong Open semis

World champion Carolina Marin brushed off Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk to book her place in the Hong Kong Open semi-finals.
2015-11-20

Is 'burden of fame' becoming too much for Lin Dan?

Chinese badminton legend Lin Dan has dominated badminton for over a decade but after another early exit in Hong Kong, the five-time world champion hinted that the "burden of fame" may be becoming too much.
2015-11-20

Tightened security for sporting resumption in France

Following last week's mass postponements in response to the Paris terror attacks, France will resume its sporting fixtures this weekend with football fans at one venue urged to wear black as a mark of respect.
2015-11-20

No major injury concern for Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal's fans can heave a sigh of relief as the ace shuttler is set to regain full fitness in a couple of weeks. Her foot injury is not serious but she has been advised a week's rest. According to physiotherapist, Dr Kiran, Saina will be alright by the end of this month.
2015-11-20

Pawar, Attri-Reddy reach Scottish Open pre-quarters

Eleventh seed Pawar thumped Alen Roj of Slovenia 21-17, 21-15 in 36 minutes. The Mumbai shuttler did not have the best of starts in the first game but recovered quickly to get past his world No. 137 ranked opponent in their first meeting.
2015-11-20

Miguel Cotto says win will be enough against Saul Alvarez

Puerto Rican middleweight great Miguel Cotto says he doesn't need a world title to lend importance to his Saturday showdown with Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
2015-11-20

Srikanth, Kashyap drop two places each in badminton rankings

India's Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap dropped two places each to be seventh and 15th, respectively, in the world badminton rankings released.
2015-11-19

Saina Nehwal advised two-week rest

Ace India shuttler Saina Nehwal underwent a scan to diagnose her Achilles tendon problems and has been prescribed rest for a couple of weeks.
2015-11-19

Lin Dan crashes out of Hong Kong Open

Chinese badminton superstar Lin Dan crashed out of the second round of the Hong Kong Open on Thursday to little-known hometown player Ng Ka-Long.
2015-11-19

Tarlochan to head ad-hoc committee for boxing in South Asian Games

The other members in the panel include national coach Gurbax Singh Sandhu and Kishen Narsi, who heads the International Boxing Association-appointed ad-hoc panel responsible for running the sport right right now.
2015-11-19

Shuttler Pawar wins, Prakash loses in Scotland

Indian shuttler Anand Pawar entered the men's singles second round as compatriot Aditya Prakash crashed out of the $50,000 Scottish Open Grand Prix, losing his opener at the Emirates Arena here.
2015-11-19

Hong Kong Open: Chen eyes Lee revenge

World number one Chen Long beat Thailand's Boonsak Ponsana to reach the Hong Kong Open quarter-finals on Thursday and set up a potential rematch with rival Lee Chong Wei.
2015-11-19

Ashok Amritraj awarded honorary doctorate by a London Varsity

Tennis champion-turned Hollywood filmmaker Ashok Amritraj has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of East London for promoting talented moviemakers from across the world, including India.
2015-11-19

Srishti emerges Indiana Fide rating chess champion

Upcoming city chess player Srishti Pandey reigned supreme in the second Indiana All India FIDE Rating Chess tournament, organized by Nagpur Taluka Chess Association, which concluded at Dr Hedgewar Smarak Samiti Hall, Reshimbagh.
2015-11-19

Ritika-Simran storm into U-15 girls doubles final

Ritika Thaker and Simran Singhi continued their fabulous performance to storm into the U-15 girls doubles final in the 29th Sub Junior National Badminton Championships at Visakhapatnam.
2015-11-19

All Indian shuttlers lose in first round at Hong Kong Open Super Series

The second day of the Hong Kong Open Super Series turned out to be a disastrous one for the Indian shuttlers. All the Indians in the fray were crashed out in the first round itself, making it a day to forget for the Indian badminton.
2015-11-19

ISL: David Platt making Pune City happy and successful

Players, both foreign and domestic, are having a gala time under coach David Platt in the Pune camp.
2015-11-19

Lee, Chen advance at Hong Kong Open, Lin faces grilling

Current world number one Chen Long also smashed through the first day of the tournament downing Indian Ajay Jayaram 21-17, 21-12.
2015-11-18

Sethuraman, Karthikeyan, Das shared lead in National Chess

Grandmaster SP Sethuraman of PSPB along with international masters P. Karthikeyan and Arghyadip Das of Railways shared the lead with three points each after round four of the 53rd National Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-18

Mary Kom picked for AIBA's Olympic Test event

M C Mary Kom is the lone woman boxer in a six-strong Indian team which has been selected by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) to compete in its Test event for next year's Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
2015-11-18

Soumya leads National Women's Premier Chess

Soumya Swaminathan of PSCB continued her winning streak to lead the table after Round 6 of the 42nd National Women's Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-18

PV Sindhu knocked out in Hong Kong Open first round

It turned out to be a disastrous day for Indian shuttlers at the Hong Kong Open as PV Sindhu, K Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram crashed out of the $350,000 Super Series event in the opening round.
2015-11-18

Beckham named People magazine's 'sexiest man alive'

David Beckham was declared "sexiest man alive" by People magazine, joining an elite club including last year's winner, Chris Hemsworth, and a handful of other above-average men.
2015-11-18

Kidambi Srikanth loses in first round at Hong Kong Open

Srikanth suffered his fourth men's singles first round loss in five tournaments when he went down to China's Tian Houwei 21-16, 15-21, 24-22.
2015-11-18

Dravid’s jungle safari at Karhandla

The Wall made use of the Diwali and Bhai Dooj holidays to visit the jungles of Vidarbha. But what he saw there, is an interesting story.
2015-11-18

Assam in driver's seat against Delhi

It is Assam's match to lose now. Chasing 165 for victory in their Ranji Trophy match against Delhi, the hosts ended Day 3 on 70 for 3 after bowling out Delhi for 172 in the second innings at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday . Assam need 95 runs to win on the last day with seven wickets in hand.
2015-11-18 05:18:54

WBC strips Miguel Cotto of middleweight title

Miguel Cotto was stripped of his World Boxing Council middleweight world title on Tuesday, days before his anticipated bout against Mexican Saul Alvarez in Las Vegas.
2015-11-18

Sethuraman beats Sengupta in National Premier Chess Championship

S P Sethuraman of PSPB bounced back from his second round loss to score a crucial win over Deep Sengupta in third round of National Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-17

Ranji Trophy: Shah's 96 takes Saurashtra to 261/6 against HP on Day 3

Middle-order batsman Jaydev Shah cracked an unbeaten 96 as Saurashtra reached 261 for 6 in their first innings on the third day against Himachal Pradesh in their Group C Ranji Trophy match.
2015-11-17

Smith excited by challenges ahead for young Australians

Australian captain Steve Smith is confident his team can continue to excel, despite the retirement of another stalwart of the side.
2015-11-17

Soumya Swaminathan jumps to sole lead

Soumya Swaminathan of PSCB emerged as the sole leader with four points after splitting points with Pratyusha Bodda of Andhra Pradesh in the fifth round of the 42nd National Women's Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-17

Brendon McCullum content with draw

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum hailed the resilience of his side after they fought out a draw with Australia in the second Test at the WACA Ground.
2015-11-17

Argentine footballer attacked by fans for demanding salary

Violent fans of Argentine fourth division football club Argentino de Merlo attacked a player of their own team, Maximiliano Maciel.
2015-11-17

Odisha eye bonus-point win against Haryana

Odisha opened up the possibility of a bonus-point win after forcing Haryana to follow-on and take a big first-innings lead in their Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match.
2015-11-17

Dahale jumps to sole lead in Fide Rating chess

Atul Dahale emerged as sole leader with six points to his credit at the end of Round 6 of the second Indiana All India Fide Rating Chess tournament at the Hedgewar Smarak Samiti Hall, Reshimbagh, here on Monday.
2015-11-17

Injured Saina Nehwal out of Hong Kong Open Super Series

India’s chances in the Hong Kong Open Super Series received a major jolt as in-form Saina Nehwal pulled out of the $350,000 tournament. World No. 2 Saina, who lost to Chinese Olympic champion Li Xuerui in the China Open final on Sunday, felt severe pain in her leg and was forced to withdraw.
2015-11-17

Siril loses to Chia Hung in the final

Siril Verma emerged as the surprise package at the BWF World Junior (U-19) Badminton Championships in Lima (Peru), winning the silver on Sunday.
2015-11-17

Sri Lanka suspends official over match fixing probe

Sri Lanka Cricket on Monday announced the suspension of Jayananda Warnaweera, a former administrator, for dodging an ICC match-fixing investigation.
2015-11-16

Pakistan minister opposes cricket tour to India

Rejecting a proposed tour by Pakistan's cricket team to India, Pakistani interior minister Nisar Ali Khan said that he was against any such move which he considers as an "insult".
2015-11-16

Gujarat on verge of taking 1st innings lead against MP

Gujarat closed in on securing an innings lead by reducing Madhya Pradesh to 187 for 7 on the second day of their Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match here on Monday.
2015-11-16

Swati, Soumya march ahead in National Premier Chess Championship

Swati Ghate and Soumya Swaminathan retained their positions at the top of the leaderboard with contrasting victories in the fourth round of the 42nd Women's National Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-16

Baroda in strong position against Railways on Day 2

Hardik Pandya and Pinal Shah struck half centuries to take Baroda to 475 all out before the home side reduced Railways to 112 for three on the second day of their Group B Ranji Trophy match.
2015-11-16

Ranji Trophy: Skipper Behera's marathon 255 puts Odisha in strong position against Haryana

Captain Natraj Behera struck a magnificent unbeaten 255 to guide Odisha to a mammoth 529 for six declared in their first innings against Haryana on the second day.
2015-11-16

Umar Akmal likely to be allowed to join Pakistan T20 squad

Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal is likely to get a reprimand and be allowed to join the Pakistan national Twenty20 squad for the series against England.
2015-11-16

Arun Karthik hands Assam 1st innings lead over Delhi

Assam rode on KB Arun Karthik's patient 81 to take a vital eight-run first innings lead over Delhi but the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match is interestingly poised with the visitors reaching 101 for four in their second essay at stumps.
2015-11-16

Ranji Trophy: Rajasthan fightback on day two against Vidarbha

Rajasthan fought back by reducing Vidarbha to 202/6 on day two of the Ranji Trophy Group A game here on Monday.
2015-11-16

Trust your kid's coach, Aparna Popat tells parents

Aparna Popat recalled personal experiences as she highlighted the unique challenges of raising an athlete.
2015-11-16

Chatterjee cracks century as Bengal reach 528/8

Sudip Chatterjee struck a sublime 147 to steer Bengal to 528/8 on day two of their Ranji Trophy match against Maharashtra.
2015-11-16 12:55:45

Ex-IPL COO Sundar Raman to join as CEO of Reliance Sports

Former Indian Premier League chief operating officer Sundar Raman will join the Reliance Industries Limited as its chief executive officer - sports, the company announced.
2015-11-16

After China Open loss, Saina Nehwal eager to win Hong Kong Open

Following the loss in the final of the prestigious and lucrative China Open, Saina Nehwal will be more eager and hungrier than ever to clinch a Superseries title at the Hong Kong Open.
2015-11-16

Cricket bigger than scandals, will triumph: Aravinda de Silva

International cricket has been through a crisis of credibility in the past few years owing to corruption scandals but Aravinda de Silva on Monday said the sport is far greater than the controversies.
2015-11-16

Yuvi and I spent hours choosing the right ring for Hazel: Shabnam

After Yuvraj Singh's engagement to actress Hazel Keech, Yuvi's mother Shabnam Singh shared her happiness in a candid telechat with us.
2015-11-16

No question of playing in India, says PCB chief

PCB chairman Shahryar Khan has stated that it will not be feasible for Pakistan to play the proposed bilateral series in India as suggested by Indian cricket board.
2015-11-16

Vijender meets Haryana CM, offers support to sports schemes

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh today met Haryana Chief Minister M L Khattar and offered his support to any government initiative aimed at promoting sports in the state.
2015-11-16

Kartik to get 'Compassionate Athlete Award' from PETA

In recognition of his work in encouraging the public to follow his lead by going meat-free, cricketer Murali Kartik will be presented with a 'Compassionate Athlete Award' from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).
2015-11-16

Siril Verma loses to Chia Hung Lu in World Junior Championships final

Young Indian shuttler Siril Verma clinched a silver medal at the BWF World Junior Championships after suffering a narrow defeat against Chinese Taipei's Chia Hung Lu.
2015-11-16

Kobe stakes Lakers to victory over misfiring Pistons

Forward Kobe Bryant compiled 17 points, nine assists and eight rebounds as the Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game losing skid with a 97-85 victory over the Detroit Pistons at Staples Centre.
2015-11-16

Celtics get Smart to silence Thunder in Oklahoma City

Marcus Smart scored a career-high 26 points to lead the Boston Celtics to a 100-85 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder at the Chesapeake Energy Arena.
2015-11-16

I was planning the proposal for months: Robin Uthappa

In a candid chat with BT, the newly-engaged and much-in-love couple opens up about their relationship and the surprise proposal.
2015-11-16

Maradona undergoes gastric bypass, recovering well: Doctors

Argentine soccer great Diego Maradona underwent a gastric bypass in the western Venezuelan city of Maracaibo over the weekend and is recovering well, doctors said
2015-11-16

Siril becomes first Indian boy to reach Junior World C’ships final

In six matches so far, the 17-year-old Telangana shuttler had upset four seeded players including third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark.
2015-11-16

Saina fails to clear final hurdle in China Open

The reigning Olympic champion registered a fluent 21-12, 21-15 victory to shatter the hopes of Saina.
2015-11-16

Lee downs Chen to take China Open title

Former world number one Lee Chong Wei beat current top rank Chen Long to win the China Open on Sunday in straight sets, securing his second major title of the season.
2015-11-15

Sethuraman, Gujrathi off to winning start in National Chess

Former Under-16 world champion SP Sethuraman and former Under-14 world champion Vidit Santosh Gujrathi, the joint top seeds of the tournament, registered facile wins in the first round of the ONGC National Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-15

Soumya joins Swati on leaderboard

Soumya Swaminathan outwitted promising youngster R Vaishali to jump into the lead with Swati Ghate after round three of the National Women's Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-15

F1 drivers to wear black armbands for Paris victims

Drivers will wear black armbands as a tribute to the victims of the deadly Paris attacks when they are presented to Formula One fans before Sunday's Brazilian Grand Prix.
2015-11-15

Broberg wins BMW Masters title in playoff over Reed

On Sunday, Broberg made the biggest putt of his career to beat Patrick Reed in a playoff to win the BMW Masters for his first European Tour title.
2015-11-15

Indiana FIDE Rating Chess tournament begins

The second Indian FIDE Rating Chess tournament got underway here at the Dr Hedgewar Smarak Samiti Hall, Reshimbagh.
2015-11-15

Siril in Junior World Championships semis, assures of bronze medal

Siril Verma extended his dream run in the BWF World Junior (U-19) Badminton Championships at Lima in Peru.
2015-11-15

Saina Nehwal loses in China Open final

Saina Nehwal couldn't quite put finishing touches in the China Open Badminton series, bowing out 12-21, 15-21 to Chinese Li Xuerui in the final.
2015-11-15

Swati Ghate emerges as sole leader

Woman Grandmaster Swati Ghate of LIC emerged as the sole leader after the conclusion of 2nd round of the Women's Premier Chess Championship.
2015-11-14

Lee secures rare win over arch-rival Lin

Former badminton world number one Lee Chong Wei picked up a first win over great rival Lin Dan in three years after edging the double Olympic champion in the China Open semifinals.
2015-11-14

Vijender Singh targets Asian title bout in six months time

A rollicking start to his professional career achieved, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh is now eyeing an Asian title bout in the next six months besides a contest on home turf here between March and April.
2015-11-14

Saina Nehwal enters China Open final

A brilliant performance by India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal saw her enter the women's singles final of the China Open Superseries Premier. This is Saina's fourth win over the Chinese opponent.
2015-11-14

Siril enters BWF Junior World Championship quarters

The unseeded Indian swept aside the challenge of third seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark to enter the men's singles quarterfinal late.
2015-11-14

Saina eases into China Open semis

Top seed Saina demolished Japan's Nozomi Okuhara 21-16, 21-13 in 42 minutes to take another step towards retaining her crown.
2015-11-14

My performance has fluctuated: Anand

On Friday, Anand opened up to TOI on his preparation for the upcoming Candidates, the idea of super second in chess and a lot more.
2015-11-14

De La Hoya jabs at 'boring' Mayweather

Oscar De La Hoya has reignited his age-old feud with Floyd Mayweather in a scathing open letter, saying boxing will be better off now the undefeated welterweight world champion has finally retired.
2015-11-14 05:06:31

Benzema 'admitted he was sex tape case go-between'

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema admitted to investigators he was supposed to act as an intermediary between a friend and his French international teammate Mathieu Valbuena in a sex tape blackmail case, sources told AFP.
2015-11-14

De La Hoya has golden vision of future

Oscar De La Hoya sees golden times ahead for boxing and his Golden Boy Promotions, envisioning his fighter Canelo Alvarez becoming a star, new heavyweights arising at the Rio Olympics and Ronda Rousey in the ring.
2015-11-14

Lewis Hamilton fastest in first Brazil practice

The Briton, who had delayed his arrival in Brazil due to a fever and after a car accident in Monaco in the early hours of Tuesday morning, was more than half a second faster than Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg.
2015-11-13

Saina Nehwal sails into semifinals of China Open

Defending champion and world no 1 Saina Nehwal sailed into the semifinals of the US $700,000 China Open Super Series Premier after she saw off Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in straight games in Fuzhou on Friday.
2015-11-13

German team hotel in Paris evacuated for bomb threat

The Paris hotel where the German national team is staying ahead of Friday's match against France has been evacuated because of a bomb threat.
2015-11-13

Tendulkar who, asks British Airways; fans troll airline

Tendulkar took to Twitter to express his disappointment with the airline's services. Soon after his tweet, BA asked the legend to provide his full name and details.
2015-11-13

CEAT inks three-year bat endorsement deal with Rohit Sharma

Rohit will now be seen playing with a bat displaying Ceat insignia in all formats of the game, the company said in a statement.
2015-11-13

Star Sports invites 20 fans to be a part of 'Saina Squad'

Star Sports has come up with a new initiative to support Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal in the BWF World Superseries finals.
2015-11-13

Siril, Chirag reach Junior World Championships pre-quarterfinals

Promising Indian shuttlers Siril Verma and Chirag Sen sailed into the men's singles pre-quarterfinals in the BWF World Junior (U-19) Badminton Championships at Lima, Peru.
2015-11-13

Siril, Chirag reach Junior World Championships pre-quarterfinals

Unseeded Siril caused a big upset when the Hyderabad youngster knocked out ninth seed Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand 21-13, 21-13 in just 31 minutes.
2015-11-13

Saina enters quarters, Sindhu goes down fighting

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu were stretched to their limits. While Saina kept her nerves in the tense situation to come up trumps, Sindhu just could not deliver the knockout punch.
2015-11-13

Saina enters quarters, Sindhu goes down fighting in China Open

Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu were stretched to their limits. While Saina kept her nerves in the tense situation to come up trumps, Sindhu just could not deliver the knockout punch.
2015-11-12

Vettel sees 'good step' from Ferrari in 2016

The four-time world champion, who joined Ferrari from Red Bull at the end of last year, has won three races in 2015, the only non-Mercedes driver to stand on top of the podium in 17 rounds so far.
2015-11-12

Judge freezes assets of Maradona's ex-wife in missing money dispute

An Argentine judge has frozen the assets of Diego Maradona's ex-wife, whom the football legend blames for the disappearance of millions of dollars from his fortune.
2015-11-12

Kashyap drops to World No.13

Kashyap was overtaken by South Korean Son Wan Ho, who jumped two places to be at No.11.
2015-11-12

Yuvraj Singh gets engaged to actress Hazel Keech

Yuvraj and Hazel have been dating for the last three months and were able to maintain their distance from the media. The engagement reportedly happened in Bali and the wedding slated for February 2016.
2015-11-12

Saina Nehwal advances into China Open quarters; Sindhu crashes out

Defending champion Saina Nehwal battled into China Open quarterfinals after defeating Malaysia's Tee Jing Yi in the second round match whereas PV Sindhu suffered a defeat at the hands of fifth seed Wang Shixian on Thursday.
2015-11-12

NZ bowler Southee to make own call on fitness

New Zealand pace bowler Tim Southee will make the decision about whether he is fit enough to play in the second Test against Australia starting on Friday, skipper Brendon McCullum said.
2015-11-12

West Indies beat Sri Lanka to tie T20 series

Dwayne Bravo grabbed four wickets as the West Indies defeated Sri Lanka by 23 runs to draw their two-match Twenty20 international series in Colombo on Wednesday.
2015-11-12

China Open: Saina battles, Sindhu cruises

efending champ Srikanth out
2015-11-12

Future of US Formula One Grand Prix in doubt

The newspaper said the governor's office had confirmed that state payments to support the 2015 race would drop by more than 20 percent.
2015-11-11

WATCH: Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli wish Happy Diwali

Former and current India cricketers have taken to twitter to wish their fans a Happy Diwali.
2015-11-11

Saina, Sindhu win, defending champion Srikanth out of China Open

Leading Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal edged past her Chinese opponent Sun Yu 22-20, 21-18 to move into the second round of the China Open here on Wednesday. In the men's singles, Ajay Jayaram lost to World No.1 Chen Long 12-21, 11-21.
2015-11-11

WATCH: Arsenal, Manchester City wish their fans 'Happy Diwali'

As India celebrates Diwali, the Premier League clubs Arsenal and Manchester City have extended warm wishes to their fans.
2015-11-11

India blank Korea to finish 9th in World Junior Badminton Championships

India outclassed Korea 3-0 to finish creditable ninth in the BWF World Junior (Under-19) Mixed Team Badminton Championships at Lima, Peru.
2015-11-11

Doubles badminton tournament on November 29

Paschim Nagpur Shuttlers will hold the one-day doubles badminton tournament on November 29 at the Karnataka Sangha Hall, Ram Nagar Square.
2015-11-11

All India Fide Rating chess tournament from Nov 14

The second Indiana All India Fide rating chess tournament will be held from November 14 to 18 here at the Dr Hedgewar Smarak Samiti, Reshimbag.
2015-11-11

GP2 champion Vandoorne to be McLaren F1 reserve

Vandoorne replaces Danmark's Kevin Magnussen, who was released by the team after a season on the sidelines and was testing with 2015 world endurance champions Porsche in Spain on Tuesday.
2015-11-10

Benzema files complaint over French sex tape probe

Benzema was placed under formal judicial investigation last week in connection with an alleged attempt to blackmail fellow French soccer international Mathieu Valbuena using a sex video.
2015-11-10

Wayne Rooney slaps WWE wrestler Wade Barrett

Manchester United and England skipper Wayne Rooney, along with Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs and former Manchester United team-mate Darren Fletcher, attended the World Wrestling Entertainment live event "Raw" at the Manchester Arena.
2015-11-10

No chance of India-Pakistan series with terror attacks, says Kirti Azad

Former India cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad on Tuesday said that there is no chance of India playing the proposed series against Pakistan in December unless there is a peace on the border.
2015-11-10

Hard work pays off for chess wiz Dev Shah

He may be just eight but he's still making all the right moves! Meet Dev Shah, a Mumbai-based chess wiz who has just added to an already impressive trophy haul with a silver medal winning effort at the FIDE World Youth & Cadets Chess Championship in Greece that ended last week.
2015-11-10

Can Saina, Srikanth retain their titles in China Open?

Nearly a year ago, on November 16, 2014, Indian badminton had seen one of its best ever days. Two Indians - Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth - triumphed in the singles and that too in China, the powerhouse of world badminton.
2015-11-10

Arya in Maharashtra Under-14 girls badminton team

Arya Anchalwar has been selected in the Maharashtra U-14 girls team for the SGFI National Badminton tournament to be held at Aurangabad in December.
2015-11-10

Nagpur chess player Divya wins bronze medal

ity chess prodigy Divya Deshmukh added another feather to her illustrious cap by winning the bronze medal (Under-10 girls) in the World Youth and Cadet Chess Championship which concluded recently at Halkidi, Greece.
2015-11-10

India's best to feature in National Premier Women's Chess

India's top 12 players will vie for top honours in the 42nd National Premier Women's Chess Championship at the Bengal gallery of ICCR from November 12-24.
2015-11-09

Total football keeps Cruyff from worrying

Recently diagnosed with lung cancer, Dutch football giant Johan Cruyff says excellent health care combined with his constant passion for football leave him little time to worry about his health.
2015-11-09

Nagpur shuttler Malvika to compete at SGFI Nationals

The left-hander is currently India No. 2 in the U-15 girls singles. She has been an excellent form this season.
2015-11-09

India rout Germany in BWF Junior World Championships

In the classification match to decide the placing between 9 and 12, India overpowered Germany without losing a single game.
2015-11-09

Back-to-back titles for shuttler Verma in Bahrain

In the men’s singles final of the Bahrain International Challenge Badminton tournament at Isa Town on Saturday night, Verma shocked fourth seed Zi Liang Derek Wong of Singapore 21-14, 21-10 to clinch back-to-back titles.
2015-11-09

Sameer Verma wins back-to-back titles in Bahrain

Young Indian shuttler Sameer Verma bagged his second title in a row by clinching the Bahrain International Challenge at Isa Town.
2015-11-08

I am improving rapidly: Vijender Singh

A second straight knockout victory under his belt, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh today said he is improving rapidly in the professional arena even though he still has a long way to go before realising his dream of becoming a world champion in the circuit.
2015-11-08

Bradley batters Rios to keep welterweight belt

Timothy Bradley battered Brandon Rios en route to a ninth-round technical knockout in a welterweight bout that had a dejected Rios announcing his retirement.
2015-11-08

India beat Canada in BWF Junior World Cup

After losing their fourth and last league match in the Group A2 against Malaysia, India went out of the title race as they could not finish on top of their group.
2015-11-08

Indian shuttlers Verma, Rane enter final in Bahrain

Eleventh seed Verma had it easy as he brushed aside the challenge of his Gopichand Academy training partner C Rahul Yadav 21-13, 21-17 in a one-sided semifinal.
2015-11-08

Vijender wins 2nd pro bout, knocks out Gillen

The 30-year-old was in rampaging form yet again as he finished off Gillen just over two minutes into the contest.
2015-11-08

Sameer, Saili reach finals of Bahrain International Challenge

Sameer Verma and Saili Rane notched up contrasting wins in men's and women's singles respectively to reach the finals of the Bahrain International Challenge.
2015-11-07

Verma, Rane cause big upsets in Bahrain International Challenge

The in-form Verma, who had triumphed in the Bahrain International Series last week, continued from where he had left to seal his berth in the last four.
2015-11-07

CPS shuttlers win CBSE West Zone Championship

In the U-14 title clash, CPS blanked Divine Child School, Gujarat, 2-0. Rohan Gurbani won the first singles by beating Bhavin Karamchandani 22-20, 22-20.
2015-11-07

Vijender Singh may fight in Delhi

Boxing fans in the capital can have a ringside view of their favourite pugilist in action.
2015-11-07

Verma, Rane cause big upsets in Bahrain International Challenge

Sameer Verma and Saili Rane caused big upsets to enter the semifinals of the Bahrain International Challenge Badminton tournament at Isa Town, Bahrain.
2015-11-06

CPS shuttlers win CBSE West Zone Championship

Centre Point School, Katol Road, emerged champions in the West Zone CBSE Badminton Championship which concluded recently at Dhruv Academy, Sangamner.
2015-11-06

With internet, chess finally connecting as a sport: Viswanathan Anand

Five-time world chess champion Viswanathan Anand believes that with the advent of the internet, chess is finally connecting with the common people.
2015-11-06

Gajewski to help Anand in his bid to regain world title

Grzegorz Gajewski will help former World Champion Viswanathan Anand in his bid to regain the title.
2015-11-06

Tamil Nadu bank on spin for outright win

With 15 points from 4 games and an outright win against Railways, Tamil Nadu are on a high. It's Andhra up next at the MA Chidambaram Stadium from Thursday and a win will all but assure them a passage to the knock-out stage.
2015-11-06

Sports can ensure communal harmony, says Pullela Gopichand

There is nothing better than sports to ensure communal harmony and this discipline of life unites the country like nothing else, chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said.
2015-11-06

Sameer, Rahul set up semifinal clash at Bahrain

Sameer Verma notched up a stunning victory over top seed Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam to set up a semifinal clash with compatriot Rahul Yadav Chittaboina, a qualifier, at the Bahrain International Challenge 2015.
2015-11-06

Indians sweep 11 medals in World Youth Chess Championships

Diwali celebrations came early for young Indian chess players as they won as many as 11 medals, including five gold, three silver and three bronze at the World Youth Chess Championships.
2015-11-06

Arun Singh bats for his ward Naman Ojha for No.6 spot

Arun Singh, the childhood coach of Naman, feels that the Madhya Pradesh stumper is more suitable for the No.6 position than Wriddhiman Saha, especially when Team India is going with five bowlers.
2015-11-06

WATCH: 'Superwoman' Serena Williams thwarts phone theft, chases down thief!

Serena Williams is known for her athleticism on court but the tennis ace proved to be quite a 'superwoman' off it as well when she chased down a man who she said took her phone.
2015-11-06

Vijender Singh upbeat ahead of second professional bout in Ireland

All geared up for his second outing in the professional arena, Indian boxing star Vijender Singh is confidence personified as he wraps up the final stages of his preparations for the bout against Dean Gillen.
2015-11-06

Vijender Singh eyes another smashing show in second pro bout

Buoyed by a knockout start to his professional career, Indian boxer Vijender Singh will be up against Dean Gillen in his second bout.
2015-11-06

Boxing more dangerous than mixed martial arts

Boxing poses a greater risk of serious injury than mixed martial arts which has a reputation for being one of the most brutal and bloody of all contact sports, according to new research.
2015-11-06

State Fide rating chess from December 8

The tournament, which has total prize money of Rs 50,000, will be conducted under the aegis of All India Chess Federation and Maharashtra Chess Association.
2015-11-06

Indian shuttlers move up in BWF Junior World Championships

Indian team started in style by routing El Salvador 5-0 in their opening match of the Group A2.
2015-11-06

Bradley hopes to outsmart heavy-hitter Brandon Rios

Timothy Bradley heads into a 12-round welterweight fight with Brandon Rios on Saturday looking to jumpstart his career and show there are no lingering effects from less than inspiring win in his last outing.
2015-11-06

Vadodara to host International Open chess

Gujarat state does not boast of too many international level sporting events apart from cricket.
2015-11-05

Vijender Singh looking for special performance on Irish debut

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh is aiming to thrill the Irish fans' this Saturday night at the National Stadium in Dublin with another knockout performance.
2015-11-05

Pitch row: Wankhede curator says awaiting MCA reply to letter

The controversy over the batting track prepared for the fifth ODI between India and South Africa at the Wankhede Stadium, where the visitors hammered the hosts by 214 runs to win the series last month, is yet to die down.
2015-11-05

Indian total much bigger than it looks: Sanjay Bangar

India might been bundled out for 201 vs SA but batting coach Sanjay Bangar feels the hosts' first innings total is "much bigger" than it looks.
2015-11-05

Vijender flattered beyond words by Amir Khan's praise

Flattered by British star Amir Khan's effusive praise, Indian boxer Vijender Singh said he will not hesitate to seek the former world champion's advice as and when required in his quest for a firm foothold in the professional circuit.
2015-11-05

Supergirl Serena chases down phone thief

Serena detailed her adventure on Facebook with her wearing a Supergirl outfit and sending a message for people to channel their inner superhero.
2015-11-05

Prakash Padukone all praise for Indian shuttlers

Badminton icon Prakash Padukone believes the sport is currently enjoying its 'best phase' in India and the depth of talent among the country's current crop of shuttlers provided plenty of reason to be hopeful of success at next summer's Olympics in Rio.
2015-11-05

Gelfand to coach Carlsen

With barely a fort night for the European Team Championship, World No 1 Magnus Carlsen & Co will train with former World No 6 Boris Gelfand ahead of the November 13-22 event.
2015-11-05

Top spot no big deal, says Saina Nehwal

Injuries have put a break on Saina Nehwal's surge for a while, but her condition has improved and she is raring to give her best in the remainder of the season.
2015-11-05

Desi girls in motorsport

Cars and racing have always been considered a male bastion, but now four young women racers are trying to disprove this theory
2015-11-04

Dilbag knocks out rival for hat-trick of wins on pro circuit

Dilbag knocked out Abulimiti in the third round of the four-round contest.
2015-11-04

BAI gets high court boost on IBL 2

The path of hosting the second edition of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) has got a temporary reprieve after the Delhi High Court withheld an injunction requested by Sporty Solutionz.
2015-11-04

Indian shuttlers will do well at Rio: Prakash Padukone

The legendary Prakash Padukone believes that Indian shuttlers have a very good chance of winning multiple medals at the 2016 Rio Olympics, considering the depth in both men's and women's singles.
2015-11-04

Sepp Blatter effigy to be burnt in British bonfire party

A giant effigy of suspended FIFA president Sepp Blatter will be torched this weekend as part of a British town's Bonfire Night celebrations, organisers revealed on Wednesday.
2015-11-04

Aim is to break into top 10 by year-end: Jwala Gutta

India's top women's doubles pair in badminton, seasoned campaigners Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, are aiming to crack the top 10 in world rankings before the year comes to an end.
2015-11-04

OGQ to support star badminton doubles pair of Jwala Gutta, Ashwini Ponnappa

Olympic Gold Quest announced on Wednesday that it will support the badminton doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa in the run up to Rio Olympics.
2015-11-04

Virat Kohli promotes responsible drinking

India Test captain Virat Kohli has lent his support to an initiative promoting responsible drinking and road safety.
2015-11-04

Presenting: The new pin-up boys of Indian badminton

And guess what, they are all Hyderabadis
2015-11-04

Karim Benzema held over sextape blackmail: Legal source

French footballer Karim Benzema was arrested Wednesday in connection with blackmail over a sextape featuring fellow player Mathieu Valbuena, a source close to the probe said.
2015-11-04

Want to be remembered as people's champion: Amir Khan

Amir Khan might be one of the highest paid boxers globally but he prefers living a quiet life and believes in helping the ones in need rather than showing off his wealth.
2015-11-04

South Africa have adjusted to bowling with SG balls: Simon Harmer

South Africa spinner Simon Harmer on Tuesday said he was comfortable bowling with the SG ball which is different from the Kookabura balls with which they bowl at home.
2015-11-03

South Africa have adjusted to bowling with SG balls: Simon Harmer

South Africa spinner Simon Harmer on Tuesday said he was comfortable bowling with the SG ball which is different from the Kookabura balls with which they bowl at home.
2015-11-03

India eye second spot in Test rankings

India will have an opportunity to climb to second position of the ICC Test rankings when they take on South Africa in the four-match series.
2015-11-03

India eye second spot in Test rankings

India will have an opportunity to climb to second position of the ICC Test rankings when they take on South Africa in the four-match series.
2015-11-03

Vijender could be India's first pro world champion: Amir Khan

Impressed with the professional debut of Vijender Singh, top British boxer Amir Khan feels that the former Olympic medallist could be the first world champion from India.
2015-11-03

Amir Khan looks forward to 'amazing fight' in Pacquiao farewell

British boxer Amir Khan said on Tuesday his team is negotiating a fight with Manny Pacquiao in what would be the Filipino great's final bout before taking to full-time politics.
2015-11-03

World Championships bronze-winner Shiva second in AIBA rankings

Shiva Thapa became the highest-ranked Indian boxer, zooming to second in the latest international rankings after winning a bronze medal at last month's World Championships in Doha.
2015-11-03

Virat Kohli purchases fourth luxury Audi at 2 crore

Virat Kohli's love for speed has seen him add a swanky new car to his already eye-popping collection, with India's Test captain acquiring an Audi A8L W12 Quattro.
2015-11-03

I'll be surprised if India doesn't produce Muhammad Ali: Amir

Amir Khan said given the abundant talent, he would be very surprised if the country does not produce a boxer of calibre of Muhammad Ali in near future.
2015-11-03

Source: Times of India News

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