Showing posts with label Sports News 2016. Show all posts
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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Monthly Sports News May 2016


Sports News For The Month Jun

Pro boxers allowed in Olympics but Vijender won't be there

In a landmark decision on Wednesday, the International Boxing Association threw the Olympic doors open for professional boxers after an extraordinary congress in Lausanne, Switzerland voted overwhelmingly in favour of the move.
2016-06-01

India to begin Champions Trophy defence against Pakistan

India, seeded second in Group B, will also clash against South Africa and Sri Lanka, while the opening clash will feature hosts England and Bangladesh at the Oval.
2016-06-01

Former Eden Gardens curator Prabir Mukherjee passes away

Prabir Mukherjee was in charge of the Eden Gardens, Kolkata pitches for nearly 25 years and last worked there till the third Twenty20 International between India and South Africa in October last year.
2016-06-01

Nuwan Kulasekara calls time on Test career

Nuwan Kulasekara, the Sri Lanka medium-pacer, has announced his retirement from Test cricket, with an intention of concentrating more on limited-over formats.
2016-06-01

India A to play quadrangular series in Australia

Cricket Australia on Wednesday announced India A will be taking part in a 50-over quadrangular series to be held in August and September in Townsville and Mackay, which will feature Australia A, South Africa A and Cricket Australia's National Performance Squad.
2016-06-01

Shreyas Iyer set to be picked for India 'A' tour

According to sources, Shreyas Iyer, is set to be picked by Sandeep Patil & Co for the India 'A' team, which will tour of Australia in August for two four-day matches against the hosts and a tri-series involving the 'A' teams of Australia and South Africa.
2016-06-01

Electrician's son Prince realizes US basketball dream

The first-of-its-kind training camp-cum-trials for school kids was Schools Games Federation of India's maiden talent search programme where 450 players from across the country took part. Prince, now 15, emerged as the best prospect.
2016-06-01

Spot-fixing episode is behind Amir, says Pakistan captain

Amir has returned strongly since his five-year ban for spot-fixing was lifted in September last year, taking five wickets in the two one-day internationals against New Zealand in January and as many wickets in 11 Twenty20 games.
2016-06-01

School and college sports in India to get a huge makeover

In the first year of its launch, Reliance Foundation Youth Sports' focus will be on eight cities with a defined plan to involve 50 plus cities by 2020, providing an estimate of over 10 lakh school and college students to compete in multi-sports competitions.
2016-06-01

BCCI looking to revamp NCA, says Shirke

BCCI secretary Ajay Shirke said that the current NCA setup was only a partial facility located in the premises of a member association (KSCA), and the board intended to have a complete high-performance centre preferably in an independent location.
2016-06-01

Rashford's rise hit new heights with Euro call-up

When Anthony Martial limped forlornly towards the Old Trafford tunnel, it set Marcus Rashford off on a meteoric rise from unknown teenager to the rising star of England's Euro 2016 challenge in less than 100 days.
2016-06-01

Zimbabwe axe coach and captain ahead of India series

Zimbabwe have axed their coach Dav Whatmore and captain Hamilton Masakadza just days before the arrival of India for a five-match limited-overs tour.
2016-05-31

Mystery surrounds Kaneria's sudden departure to India

Mystery surrounds the sudden departure of Pakistan's banned Test leg-spinner, Danish Kaneria and his family to India although his brother claims they have gone to perform some religious rituals.
2016-05-31

I've a car capable of getting me on podiums: Verstappen

Max Verstappen had a dream start with new team in Formula One — winning on debut for Red Bull Racing team in Barcelona. But it doesn't take long for fortunes to turn around in this sport as he was given a rude awakening at the qualifying session for the Monaco Grand Prix last Saturday.
2016-05-31

Cook can challenge Tendulkar's Test run record: Sunil Gavaskar

Cook became the first England cricketer to cross the 10,000-run mark in Tests, and the youngest overall, beating Tendulkar's record by five months by reaching the milestone at the age of 31 years and five months.
2016-05-31

French Open: More rain gives suffering Djokovic shelter

World number one Novak Djokovic dropped the first set of his French Open last-16 clash against Roberto Bautista Agut before heavy rain came to his rescue Tuesday.
2016-05-31

Shastri, Bangar set to re-apply for India coaching jobs

Former Team India Director Ravi Shastri along with his support staff which include Sanjay Bangar, Bharath Arun and R Sridhar are all set to re-apply after BCCI advertises national coaching positions in the next couple of days.
2016-05-31

James Anderson soars to No 1 in ICC Test rankings

James Anderson became the fourth England bowler to achieve the position, and this is the first time in his career has achieved this.
2016-05-31

Goalkeeper Gurpreet becomes first Indian to play in a league game

Perched on a couple of rare milestones in the sport that has brought very few laurels for the country in recent years, Gurpreet Singh Sandhu achieved a rare feat when he started for his club Stabaek FC in the 13th round of Tippeligaen, Norway's premier league, first for any Indian in Europe.
2016-05-31

David Warner: From a brat to a calm, mature leader

"It's (fatherhood) encouraged me to be a different person in the sense of being a role model for my daughters and for kids in general. Having two beautiful daughters and a caring wife has settled me a lot," said Warner.
2016-05-31

Ganguly wants county stints for India players

At an official meeting of the technical committee, which was also attended by BCCI president Anurag Thakur, Sourav Ganguly gave the example of Zaheer Khan, who improved as a pacer after his county stint.
2016-05-31

Team India players flounder in IPL-9

Team India's T20 cricketers must raise their game or risk a major overhaul - a statistical evaluation of IPL-9 performances of those who had played in the 2016 World T20 this March-April shows. Barring Virat Kohli, most only turned in average performances.
2016-05-31

Payet helps Euro hosts France past Cameroon

West Ham's Dimitri Payet scored a last-gasp wonder free-kick to help Euro 2016 hosts France snatch a dramatic 3-2 victory over Cameroon on Monday. The attacking midfielder stepped up on the stroke of regulation time to curl a magnificent free-kick.
2016-05-31

Memorable moments of IPL 2016

All throughout the 60 matches of the IPL, there was enough entertainment for everyone and a fair share of memorable moments as well. TOI Sports recaps some of those moments of brilliance that made viewers gasp in awe.
2016-05-31

Alastair Cook looks ahead after breaking 10,000 barrier

England captain Alastair Cook was already looking ahead after becoming the youngest batsman to score 10,000 Test runs during the course of his side's series-clinching win over Sri Lanka at the Riverside on Monday.
2016-05-30

Vice-captaincy will improve my performance: Ajinkya Rahane

Stylish batsman Ajinkya Rahane, who has been named the vice-captain for India's upcoming tour of the West Indies, said he enjoys taking responsibilities and the new role will help him to improve his performance.
2016-05-30

Virat Kohli is ready to captain in all formats, feels Ravi Shastri

"A time has come where you have a guy you have groomed over a period of time, who is ready. In the next 18 months, India hardly play any ODIs, the gaps between Tests and ODIs are massive. So its time to look ahead," Shastri said.
2016-05-30

Ceat Award: Virat Kohli named T20 Player of the Year

Virat Kohli was on Monday named Ceat T20 Player of the Year while former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar was conferred with the Lifetime Achievement Award at a glittering function attended by several past and present players.
2016-05-30

Alastair Cook surpasses Tendulkar as fastest to 10k runs in Tests

Cook was dismissed for 15 runs in the first innings and the landmark came in post-lunch session of the fourth day in the second over of the second innings when he flicked a Nuwan Pradeep delivery to mid-wicket for four.
2016-05-30

It was a total team effort, says David Warner

Victorious Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner with all humility hailed Virat Kohli as a "great leader" as he termed it a total "team effort" after beating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs in the IPL final on Sunday.
2016-05-30

Myself and AB getting out quickly was a big blow: Kohli

Virat Kohli was dignity personified in defeat but did admit that he did not feel good finishing second best as he termed his and AB de Villiers dismissal as the "big blow" in their defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL final.
2016-05-30

Sunrisers Hyderabad beat RCB to win maiden IPL title

Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli's hundred-run stand went in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad registered a narrow eight-run victory to win their maiden Indian Premier League title at M Chinnaswamy Stadium.
2016-05-29

French Open: Sania-Hingis Slam dream ends in Paris

The Indo-Swiss team (Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis) dubbed "Santina" were hoping to win four majors in a row after following up last year's Wimbledon and US Open triumphs with victory in January's Australian Open.
2016-05-29

Perez gives Force India fourth ever podium finish

Sergio Perez gave Sahara Force India its fourth ever podium finish by taking the third spot while team-mate Nico Hulkenberg crossed the line at sixth in a memorable race at the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix.
2016-05-29

F1: Lewis Hamilton wins Monaco showcase

While fortune finally favoured the Mercedes driver after a run of bad luck, team mate and championship leader Nico Rosberg finished seventh — 93.2 seconds behind — after being told to let the Briton past early on.
2016-05-29

As it happened: IPL 9 Final - Bangalore vs Hyderabad

Quickfire half-centuries by Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli went in vain as Royal Challengers Bangalore crashed to an eight-run defeat to hand Sunrisers Hyderabad their maiden IPL title victory at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Sunday.
2016-05-29

Pak government gags PCB on cricket ties with India

The Pakistan government has restrained its Cricket Board from initiating any dialogue with the BCCI on the issue of a long-pending bilateral series, which has been scuttled repeatedly on account of volatile political ties between the two nations.
2016-05-29

In Pics: Victorious Real get hero's welcome

Thousands of Real Madrid fans chanted and waved supporter scarves under a rain of confetti on Sunday in the Spanish capital as the team returned home after an historic 11th European Cup win.
2016-05-29

Discus thrower Seema Punia qualifies for Rio Games

Asian Games discus throw gold medal winner Seema Punia on Sunday qualified for the Rio Olympics with a 62.62m effort at the Pat Young's Throwers Classic 2016 at Salinas (California) in the United States.
2016-05-29

Justin Gatlin wins 100m at Prefontaine Classic

Keni Harrison equalled the second-fastest 100 metres hurdles ever run and fellow American Justin Gatlin breezed to a sparkling but wind-assisted 100 metres victory at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday.
2016-05-29

Justin Gatlin wins 100m at Prefontaine Classic

Keni Harrison equalled the second-fastest 100 metres hurdles ever run and fellow American Justin Gatlin breezed to a sparkling but wind-assisted 100 metres victory at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday.
2016-05-29

Djokovic races into French Open fourth round

Novak Djokovic won his race against the clock, after rain cut two-and-a-half hours from the day, performing in a "night show" as he beat Briton Aljaz Bedene 6-2 6-3 6-3 to reach the French Open last 16 on Saturday.
2016-05-29

CL: Ronaldo seals Real Madrid shootout win over Atletico

Real Madrid were crowned European champions for an unprecedented 11th time when striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning penalty in a 5-3 shootout victory over Atletico Madrid in Milan on Saturday.
2016-05-29

Getting marauding Virat Kohli out is a task: Bhuvneshwar

Their pace attack has been the most fearsome this IPL season but Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler Bhuvneshwar feels it would be a tough task for his team to counter the marauding RCB batsmen when the two teams clash in the final on Sunday.
2016-05-28

Rashford becomes England's third youngest goalscorer

Marcus Rashford became England's third youngest goalscorer as the teenage Manchester United striker netted after 135 seconds of his international debut against Australia at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland on Friday.
2016-05-28

Time ticking for Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer

Grand Slam warhorses Rafael Nadal of Spain and Roger Federer of Switzerland are bracing for a battle against time, as well as the all-powerful figure of Novak Djokovic, if they are to add to their haul of majors.
2016-05-28

India in Zimbabwe: Railways cog in Team India wheel

Sanjay Bangar and Abhay Sharma, pillars of Railways cricket in their glory days, have now come together ­ as head coach and fielding coach respectively ­ to drive an inexperienced and raw Indian team through the upcoming Zimbabwe tour.
2016-05-28

Rio Olympics should move due to Zika concerns: Experts

An open letter signed by 150 international doctors, scientists and researchers called for the upcoming Rio Olympics to be moved or delayed due to the Zika virus. It can cause birth defects in which babies are born with unusually small heads and brains.
2016-05-28

Talking points: Warner's lone battle and a failed experiment

A look at the key passages of play from Qualifier 2 of the 2016 Indian Premier League on Friday, in which Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Gujarat Lions by four wickets to set up a summit clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
2016-05-28

Will Mourinho change Manchester United's fortune?

Manchester United's newly-appointed manager Jose Mourinho knows how to win titles and give favourable results almost immediately. So, will it be third time lucky for the 13-time English Premier League champions?
2016-05-28

Wawrinka eases into French Open fourth round

French Open holder Stan Wawrinka eased into the fourth round at Roland Garros with a drama-free 6-4, 6-3, 7-5 win over Jeremy Chardy on Friday.
2016-05-27

Rafael Nadal withdraws from French Open with wrist injury

"I have a problem with my wrist... yesterday I played with an injection, I could play but yesterday night I started to feel more and more pain," Nadal told reporters in a hurriedly arranged news conference at Roland Garros.
2016-05-27

Narsingh selection over Sushil for Rio was fair: WFI to HC

Narsingh Yadav is the best wrestler, as compared to Sushil Kumar, to represent the country in 74kg category for the upcoming Rio Olympics, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) told the Delhi high court.
2016-05-27

As it happened: IPL Qualifier 2 - Gujarat vs Hyderabad

Captain David Warner smashed an unbeaten 58-ball 93 as Sunrisers Hyderabad beat Gujarat Lions by four wickets to set up IPL 9 final clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday.
2016-05-27

Jose Mourinho and Manchester United in search of Midas touch

In accepting the challenge of attempting to drag Manchester United out of the doldrums, Jose Mourinho will also seek to restore gloss to his own tainted reputation.
2016-05-27

Virat Kohli the highest run maker in the IPL2016

Virat Kohli's phenomenal phase began with the World T20 and reached a level higher in the IPL where he has already hit a record four centuries. He averages a 83.54 in 15 games this season and is 81 short of completing 1000 runs.
2016-05-27

United confirm signing of Jose Mourinho as manager

English Premier League Manchester United confirmed the signing of Jose Mourinho as their manager. Both parties landed a three-year contract that will see Mourinho be at helm till 2020.
2016-05-27

Eyes on 11th Champions League crown, insists Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo insists personal goals will be put to one side as Real Madrid seek to embellish their incredible European record with victory over Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday in Milan. Real Madrid defeated Atleti 4-1 in UEFA Champions League final of 2014.
2016-05-27

Andy Murray looking for quick way around giant Karlovic

Andy Murray will be hoping he can see off giant Ivo Karlovic in straight sets as the French Open third round gets underway at Roland Garros on Friday having battled hard to get through his first two rounds. It might not be that easy against Karlovic, the tallest player on the tour.
2016-05-27

Cantona sideswipe as Mourinho closes in on United

Mourinho is expected to be named as Manchester United's new manager despite club great Eric Cantona saying incoming Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola would have been a better choice.
2016-05-25

Djokovic back in Paris to mend his broken heart

Looking to achieve a feat that was last achieved by Rod Laver in 1969, Djokovic began his pursuit of the only major title missing from his collection with a no-nonsense 6-4 6-1 6-1 win over Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun in the first round on Tuesday.
2016-05-24

IPL Qualifier 1: AB de Villiers pulls off a heist, RCB reach third final

Chasing 159, Royal Challengers Bangalore were in a middle of a royal meltdown at 31 for 5 before AB de Villiers delivered with a brilliant unbeaten 47-ball 79-run knock to help RCB sneak through to their third IPL final.
2016-05-24

Djokovic downs Lu to reach French Open second round

Novak Djokovic began his pursuit of the only Grand Slam title missing from his collection with a no-nonsense 6-4, 6-1, 6-1 win over Taiwan's Lu Yen-hsun in the French Open first round
2016-05-24

Ashish Nehra to undergo knee surgery in London

Veteran India seamer Ashish Nehra will soon undergo a surgery to treat a "high-grade tendon injury" he had suffered on his right knee during an Indian Premier League match earlier this month.
2016-05-24

Flawless Nadal races into French Open second round

Rafael Nadal started his quest for a record-breaking 10th French Open title in merciless fashion, demolishing Australian Sam Groth 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 on Tuesday. Nadal, who turns 30 next week, has won two titles on clay this season
2016-05-24

French Open: Kerber knocked out in Paris first round

Angelique Kerber's first grand slam match since winning the Australian Open in January ended in despair after she was beaten 6-2 3-6 6-3 by Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands in the French Open first round on Tuesday.
2016-05-24

Lahiri ensures US Open berth; will play 8th successive Major

Following his tied 46th place at the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship in Texas, ace Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri stayed at the 56th place, which ensured that he stayed on in top-60 of the World Golf Rankings.
2016-05-24

Van Gaal sacked by United, Mourinho poised to step in

Manchester United sacked manager Louis van Gaal on Monday two days after the Dutchman led them to victory in the FA Cup final, with former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho widely expected to be appointed as his successor.
2016-05-24

Australia's Henriques, Starc recalled for Sri Lanka tour

Moises Henriques played the last of his three Tests during the ill-fated 2013 tour of India where Australia were whitewashed 4-0 and four players were stood down for a match in the infamous 'homework-gate' episode.
2016-05-24

From Checkmate to Howzatt: The journey of Yuzvendra Chahal

Meet Yuzvendra Chahal - the wrist spinner from Jind, Haryana, who has been picked in the Indian one-day and T20 team for the upcoming tour of Zimbabwe. Dhoni can now use a bowler who outwits the opposition with a brain trained for chess.
2016-05-24

BCCI will work as a team, says Ajay Shirke

BCCI's newly elected secretary Ajay Shirke, who is also the big boss of the Maharashtra Cricket Association, is picked by the top decision-makers of the board for his ability to manage big affairs with utmost ease.
2016-05-23

Sachin Tendulkar meets Rio-bound wrestlers, boosts morale

As Indian Olympic Association's goodwill ambassador, Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar has been meeting athletes who have qualified for the Olympics and encouraging them to give their best at Rio de Janeiro.
2016-05-23

India name Shardul Thakur, Shami for West Indies Tests

From India's previous Test assignment - four matches at home versus South Africa late last year - the players to get the axe are Varun Aaron and Gurkeerat Singh and in their place come Mohammed Shami and Mumbai pace bowler Shardul Thakur.
2016-05-23

Chahal, Fazal in for Zimbabwe tour; Dhoni to lead

MS Dhoni will lead India's revamped ODI and Twenty20 international squad in next month's tour of Zimbabwe, one that features five uncapped players and missing a host of regular players such as Kohli, Rohit, Dhawan, and Ashwin.
2016-05-23

BCCI to advertise for coach's post

The same set of assistant coaches who worked with the Indian team until the World T20 in March are likely to accompany the cricketers on an extended one-tour contract, possibly minus team director Ravi Shastri.
2016-05-23

Barcelona claim double with King's Cup win over Sevilla

Ten-man Barcelona retained the King's Cup with a 2-0 victory over Sevilla to complete a domestic double thanks to fine extra-time goals by Jordi Alba and Neymar at the Vicente Calderon stadium on Sunday.
2016-05-23

India in Zimbabwe: BCCI likely to turn to fringe players

If the likes of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan are rested, the batsmen who could earn call-ups are KL Rahul, Robin Uthappa and Karun Nair. Each has IPL form and the selectors could hand the wicketkeeping duties to either Rahul or Uthappa.
2016-05-23

French Open: Petra Kvitova survives scare to advance

Czech 10th seed Petra Kvitova survived a French Open scare to beat Danka Kovinic of Montenegro 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 and make the second round on Sunday.
2016-05-22

Newly-elected BCCI chief Thakur sees opportunity in Lodha recommendations

Anurag Thakur's predecessor and ICC chairman Shashank Manohar had stated that the Indian Board had already implemented 75% of the Lodha panel's recommendations for sweeping reforms but had reservations on a few which, he felt, were not good for the game. Thakur echoed the sentiment.
2016-05-22

Thakur unanimously elected as new BCCI president

Anurag Thakur was on Sunday unanimously elected as the BCCI president, while Ajay Shirke was chosen as secretary in a smooth change of guard at a time when the world's richest Board is sailing through choppy waters.
2016-05-22

Jermell Charlo downs John Jackson to make history

Unbeaten identical US twin brothers Jermall and Jermell Charlo and Cuban-born American Erislandy Lara are the feature attractions in world super welterweight title showdown triple-header at Las Vegas. The 154-pound (69.
2016-05-21

World Boxing Championships: Sarita Devi loses in second round, fails to qualify for Rio Olympics

Asian Games bronze-medallist L Sarita Devi failed to qualify for the Olympics after she went down in her second round bout of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships on Saturday.
2016-05-21

Mary Kom, Sarita sail into Round 2 of World Boxing Championships

Five-time champion MC Mary Kom (51kg) and former Asian gold-medallist L Sarita Devi (60kg) began their campaign on a resounding note by notching up comfortable victories in their opening bouts of the AIBA World Women's Boxing Championships.
2016-05-20

Alvarez vacates WBC title, will next fight Golovkin

Mexico's Saul "Canelo" Alvarez dumped his World Boxing Council middleweight title on Wednesday, easing deadline pressure that had surrounded his talks for a showdown against now-undisputed champion Gennady Golovkin.2016-05-19
Source: Times of India News

Friday, April 22, 2016

Monthly Sports News 2016 March

Sports News For The Month March

India Open: Srikanth crashed out, Saina had easy outing

Defending champion and World No. 6 Saina Nehwal took very little time, 34 minutes to be exact, to see off her first challenger Tanvi Lad in the Yonnex India Open at the Siri Fort Complex.
2016-03-31

Roach keen as Pacquiao mulls Olympic bid

Veteran trainer Freddie Roach has vowed to back Manny Pacquiao if the boxer decides to take advantage of rule changes which could see professional fighters allowed to take part in this summer's Olympics.
2016-03-31

Nagpur shuttler Mugdha cherishes India Open Super Series outing

The ongoing India Open Super Series became the first major tournament for Mugdha Agrey. The promising city shuttler was the only one from Nagpur to play at the annual tourney being held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex in New Delhi.
2016-03-31

Saina, Sindhu won but men's challenge ended at India Open

World No. 6 Saina, PV Sindhu and unheralded Rituparna Das, however, advanced to the second round of the India Open Super Series badminton.
2016-03-30

Defending champion Srikanth crashed out of India Open

Defending champion Kidambi Srikanth crashed out of the first round of men's singles but Saina Nehwal advanced to second round of women's event in the India Open Super Series.
2016-03-30

Jwala Gutta set for return to mixed doubles

One of the most experienced doubles shuttlers of India, Jwala Gutta, who restricted herself to playing only in women's doubles till now, has decided to make a comeback in the mixed category.
2016-03-30

India Open: Saurab, Rituparna enter main draw

Saurabh Verma and Manu Attri-Ashwini Ponnappa duo marched in to the Round 3 of the Qualification in the Yonex-Sunrise India Open BWF World Badminton Super Series 2016.
2016-03-30

Saurabh Verma stuns Tago to reach main draw of India Open

Making his way back to international circuit after a series of injuries, Indian shuttler Saurabh Varma stunned former top 10 player Kenichi Tago of Japan in straight games to reach the main draw of the India Open Super Series.
2016-03-29

Mary Kom, Shiva in Asian Olympic Qualifiers semis

Three Indian boxers, including top seeds MC Mary Kom (51kg) and Shiva Thapa (56kg), stood just one win away from clinching an Olympic berth.
2016-03-29

Smriti Irani confers honorary degree to Mary Kom

Union Minister Smriti Irani today conferred honorary degree to Olympian and five-time Boxing World Champion MC Mary Kom and first woman Chairperson of the Union Public Service Commission Rose Millian Bathew for their contributions in respective fields.
2016-03-29

Anand draws with Svidler; Karjakin new challenger

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand ended his stint with a draw against Peter Svidler of Russia, while another Russian Sergey Karjakin emerged the new challenger for the next World Championship match after the conclusion of the Candidates chess tournament.
2016-03-29

Candidates Chess: Viswanathan Anand draws with Anish Giri

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out a thrilling draw with Anish Giri of Holland and inched himself up to seven points after his 13th and penultimate round game in the Candidates Chess.
2016-03-27

British fighter placed in coma after brain injury

British boxer Nick Blackwell has been placed in an induced coma after losing a domestic title fight.
2016-03-27

Vijender invites Tendulkar for WBO Asia title fight

Star boxer Vijender Singh invited Sachin Tendulkar for his WBO Asia title fight here and briefed the cricket legend about the structure and future of professional boxing.
2016-03-26

India's campaign ended in New Zealand Open

It turned out to be a dismal day for India at the New Zealand Open badminton tournament after all the three Indian pairs suffered straight-game losses to bow out of the USD 120,000 Grand Prix Gold event.
2016-03-25

Champ Broner facing assault, robbery charges: Report

American world champion boxer Adrien Broner faces assault and robbery charges in his hometown of Cincinnati just one week before he is scheduled to make his first defence of his junior welterweight crown.
2016-03-25

Anand beat Karjakin to come back in joint lead

Five-time World Champion Viswanathan Anand avenged his defeat against Sergey Karjakin of Russian and came roaring back into the lead after the 11th round of the Candidates Chess tournament.
2016-03-25

Three Indian pairs in quarter-finals of New Zealand Open badminton

India had a mixed day at the New Zealand Open badminton tournament with the women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa and men's doubles duo of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy reaching the quarter-finals.
2016-03-24

After Swiss win, Prannoy rises to World No. 20

After clinching the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold title last week, Indian shuttler HS Prannoy jumped seven places to World No. 20 in the latest BWF rankings released .
2016-03-24

Anand loses to Caruana in Candidates

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a defeat at the hands of Fabiano Caruana of United States in the 10th round of Candidates Chess tournament now underway here.
2016-03-24

Badminton: Lifetime bans warning in betting, fixing crackdown

Badminton players and others linked to the sport face possible lifetime bans for betting on or fixing matches under toughened rules announced by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) .
2016-03-24

We can win two medals at Rio Olympics: BAI Chief

Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta said India will win at least two medals at the Olympic Games scheduled to be held at Rio de Janeiro in August.
2016-03-23

Viswanathan Anand beats Aronian to jump to joint lead in Candidates

Viswanathan Anand proved his true mettle yet again as he outclassed Levon Aronian of Armenia in a long-drawn game in the ninth round of the Candidates Chess tournament .
2016-03-21

Boxer Vijender's next pro bout postponed to April 30

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh's next bout was postponed from April 2 to April 30 due to technical reasons. The fight will now be held at the Copper Box Arena instead of the Harrow Leisure Centre.
2016-03-21

BAI announces cash reward of 5 lakh for Prannoy

BAI president Akhilesh Das Gupta heaped praise on HS Prannoy for clinching the men's singles title at the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold and announced a cash award of Rs 5 lakhs for his stupendous performance.
2016-03-21

Anand draws with Topalov to remain joint third in Candidates

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out a draw with his former challenger Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria to remain joint 3rd after the end of the eighth round of Candidates chess tournament .
2016-03-21

HS Prannoy clinches Swiss Open GP Gold badminton title

H S Prannoy clinched his second Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament title by notching up a straight game victory over Marc Zwiebler of Germany in the summit clash of the Swiss Open .
2016-03-20

Viswanathan Anand draws with Anish Giri in Candidates

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw as black against Anish Giri of Holland in the seventh round of Candidates Chess tournament.
2016-03-19

Anand held by Nakamura

After suffering a pivotal defeat to Sergey Karjakin , V Anand was slightly better against Hikaru Nakamura in the fifth round of the Candidates chess tournament in Moscow .
2016-03-17

Hamilton, Vettel expect closer title fight in 2016

Defending Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton and his predecessor Sebastian Vettel are agreed that the competition between their Mercedes and Ferrari teams should be a lot closer in 2016 than it has been over the past couple of seasons.
2016-03-17

Viswanathan Anand draws with Hikaru Nakamura in Candidates chess tournamen

Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw as white against Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the fifth round of the Candidates chess tournament.
2016-03-16

Viswanathan Anand draws with Hikaru Nakamura in Candidates chess tournament

Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw as white against Hikaru Nakamura of United States in the fifth round of the Candidates chess tournament.
2016-03-16

Viswanathan Anand loses to Karjakin in Candidates Chess

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand suffered a shocking loss against Sergey Karjakin of Russia in the fourth round of Candidates Chess tournament .
2016-03-15

Vikas, Devendro to spearhead Indian boxing squad for Olympic qualifiers

Vikas Krishan (75kg) and Laishram Devendro Singh (49kg) will spearhead an experienced 13-member Indian boxing squad that will participate in the Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifying tournament scheduled to be held in Qian'an, China, from March 23 to April 3.
2016-03-15

Mike Tyson's Las Vegas palace up for grabs

Mike Tyson is thinking of a change, so he is selling his huge Las Vegas palace for $1.5 million.
2016-03-14

Lin Dan wins sixth All England title

Lin Dan, already regarded by many as the greatest player of all time, made another entry into the record books when he regained the All-England Open title and won it for a sixth time .
2016-03-13

Dedicate my win to Pathankot terror attack martyrs: Vijender

Indian boxing star Vijender Singh has dedicated his fourth successive professional triumph to the Indian Armed Forces personnel who were martyred in the Pathankot terror attack.
2016-03-13

Candidates Chess: Anand draws with Aronian; Karjakin catches up

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand played out an easy draw as black against Levon Aronian of Armenia in the second round of the Candidates Chess tournament .
2016-03-12

Newcomer Gene Haas has modest ambitions for F1 season ahead

Formula One newcomer Gene Haas has modest expectations for his fledgling team this season: he wants drivers Romain Grosjean and Esteban Gutierrez to stay on the track and take it from there.
2016-03-12

Saina Nehwal loses in All England quarters

Saina Nehwal's wait for the prestigious All England title continues following her loss to Tzu Ying Tai of Chinese Taipei 21-15, 21-16 in the quarter-finals at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham .
2016-03-12

Anand beats Topalov in Candidates' opener

Defying expectations, his position and odds, five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand today won a nerve wracking contest against former challenger Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria in the first round of Candidates to go into early lead here.
2016-03-12

Indian men's campaign ends in All England Championships

Indian male shuttlers' campaign in the All England Badminton Championships came to a halt with the trio of B Sai Praneeth, Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma making an exit in the second round of the singles event.
2016-03-11

Chen Long crashes out at All-England

World number one Chen Long became the victim of a second seismic shock in less than 24 hours at the All-England Open when his title defence was upended in the second round.
2016-03-11

Johnson to learn prison term on March 24

Former Sunderland and England winger Adam Johnson faces a substantial prison term after it was confirmed that he will be sentenced on March 24 for sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.
2016-03-11

Pele to auction off World Cup winner's medals

Brazilian legend Pele is to auction off more than 2,000 items of memorabilia charting his dazzling football career including his three World Cup medals and the ball used when he scored his 1,000th goal, it was announced Thursday.
2016-03-11

Sai Praneeth stuned Lee Chong Wei in All England 1st round

Lee Chong Wei, the former world number one, who has been making a sensational comeback at the age of 33, suffered one of the biggest shocks of his career when he was dumped out in the first round of the All-England Open.
2016-03-10

Huge economic loss for Dharamshala

The news of India-Pakistan World T20 match being shifted from Dharamshala to Kolkata came as huge shock for the business community of this hill town. Many feel that the losses will run into crores.
2016-03-10

History-maker Marin chases another first

Carolina Marin, the scourge of China and one of the most surprising champions ever, will attempt another improbable record at the world's oldest tournament starting.
2016-03-09

Sameer, Lalita won first round of All England qualifier

Young Indian shuttlers Sameer Verma and Lalita Dahiya crossed the opening round of All England qualifiers in the men's singles and women's singles events respectively.
2016-03-08

Maria Sharapova says she failed drug test at Australian Open

Former tennis world No.1 Maria Sharapova said that she failed a drug test at the Australian Open due to a substance she has been taking the last 10 years for health issues.
2016-03-07

Pro star Vijender Singh in Olympics? Looks unlikely

The AIBA may have thrown the Olympic door open for professional boxers but it is unlikely that Indian star Vijender Singh would be able to grab the opportunity even though he is keen to make it.
2016-03-06

Browne stops Chagaev to win WBA heavyweight belt

Australian boxer Lucas Browne won the regular WBA heavyweight title by beating defending champion Ruslan Chagaev by technical knockout early Sunday.
2016-03-06

Dhole-Bhagwat pair wins veteran national badminton title

Age is just a number for Jayendra Dhole. The experienced campaigner brought laurels to the city by emerging champion in the 40th Indian Masters (Veteran) National Badminton Championships at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, .
2016-03-05

German Open: Indian challenge ends with defeat of Sindhu and Kashyap

PV Sindhu fought her heart out before losing her quarter-final while Parupalli Kashyap retired hurt midway through his match at the German Open, dealing a fresh blow to his Olympic qualification hopes.
2016-03-04

Indian boxers could be barred from Rio

Indian boxing has suffered ever since the AIBA decided to suspend the IABF in December 2012 and then provisionally suspended the new federation - Boxing India - in September last year.
2016-03-03

England soccer player Johnson facing jail after child sex conviction

Johnson had admitted kissing and grooming the teenager at the beginning of his trial but had denied two more serious accusations of sexual activity.
2016-03-03

Gopichand terms Jaiswal as Indian version of Chen Long

Healthy competition brings out the best in you. An intense rivalry among a dozen top men's singles shuttlers of the country is yielding good results and it bodes well for the future of sports in the country.
2016-03-03

Amir Khan unconcerned by appearances in Alvarez clash

Amir Khan says he didn't want to demand a rehydration clause for his forthcoming fight with Saul Alvarez because he wants to make the biggest possible statement in his first bout above welterweight.
2016-02-29

Boxing: New rules on pros fighting at Olympics set for vote

Boxing's global governing body will vote within three months on proposals that would allow all professional fighters to compete in the Olympic Games, including in Rio, AIBA's president told AFP .
2016-02-29

Lewis says no to professional boxers at Olympics

Former World and Olympic champion Lennox Lewis has slammed a proposal to allow professional boxers to compete at the Olympics, saying that it could be dangerous for young amateur boxers.
2016-02-28

Arundhati, Vaishnavi go down fighting in semifinals

The impressive run of Arundhati Pantawane and Vaishnavi Bhale came to an end in the semifinals of the All India Senior Ranking Badminton tournament at Atul, Gujarat, .
2016-02-28

Huck set sights on Glowacki after Afolabi win

Marco Huck has set his sights on regaining his WBO title after his technical knock-out win over Britain's Ola Afolabi gave him the IBO cruiserweight belt.
2016-02-28

Santa Cruz stops Martinez in 5th to stay undefeated

Leo Santa Cruz stopped Kiko Martinez for his first defence of the WBA featherweight title, which could put him in line for a super-fight in one of boxing's strongest divisions.
2016-02-28

McIlroy tops Rooney thanks to Frampton title win

Carl Frampton defeated Scott Quigg on a split points decision to become the WBA and IBF super-bantamweight champion and guaranteed fellow Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy a night out at Wayne Rooney's expense.
2016-02-28

US firm to produce documentary on Yuvraj Singh

A US-based firm will produce a documentary on 2011 Cricket World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh's life, TOI has learnt.
2016-02-28

Indian hockey team to attend coaching camp in March-April

The Indian men's hockey team will undergo a month-long coaching camp to prepare for the upcoming tournaments at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre here from March 7 to April 8.
2016-02-27

Virat Kohli's Pakistani fan who hoisted tricolour gets bail

A Pakistani court has granted bail to a young die-hard fan of ace Indian batsman Virat Kohli after he spent more than a month behind bars over treason charges for hoisting the Indian tricolour atop his home.
2016-02-27

Arundhati enters quarters in All India Senior Ranking Badminton

Making a comeback to the national-level badminton after her wedding early last month, Arundhati Pantawane stormed into the quarterfinals of the All India Senior Ranking Badminton tournament at Atul, Gujarat, .
2016-02-27

Salve benefit one-day boxing tournament on March 6

Kamptee Taluka Boxing Association under the auspices of Nagpur District Boxing Association (NDBA) is holding a one-day boxing meet 'Champions Night' on March 6 here at the Divisional Sports Complex, Mankapur.
2016-02-27

Indian boxers running risk of being barred from Olympics

This is the latest missive from the International Boxing Association (AIBA) after a meeting of its various commissions in Manchester recently.
2016-02-26

Little Afghan Messi fan still keen to meet idol

The five-year-old Afghan boy who won the Internet's heart when he was pictured wearing a plastic bag as an improvised Lionel Messi jersey is still eager to meet the Argentine football superstar, he said .
2016-02-26

Will give my all to be in Rio: Vijender Singh

Beijing Olympics bronze medallist Vijender Singh has welcomed the world body's (AIBA) suggestion to allow professional boxers to participate in the Olympics.
2016-02-26

Source : Times of India News

Friday, March 4, 2016

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Monthly Sports News 2016 February

Sindhu, Srikanth lead Indian challenge at German Open

With Saina Nehwal missing another event due to fitness issues, PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will spearhead the Indian challenge at the USD 120,000 German Grand Prix Gold starting with the qualifiers .
2016-02-29

Lewis says no to professional boxers at Olympics

Former World and Olympic champion Lennox Lewis has slammed a proposal to allow professional boxers to compete at the Olympics, saying that it could be dangerous for young amateur boxers.
2016-02-28

Napoli's Insigne robbed at gunpoint: Report

Napoli star Lorenzo Insigne has become the latest in a long line of players from the Serie A club to be robbed at gunpoint, according to reports .
2016-02-28

Fit-again Kashyap aims to seal Olympics berth

Racing against time to seal his Olympic berth, a fit-again Parupalli Kashyap is back in the hunt for the Rio spot after recovering from a series of injuries which derailed his preparation for the Summer Games.
2016-02-28

Arundhati, Vaishnavi go down fighting in semifinals

The impressive run of Arundhati Pantawane and Vaishnavi Bhale came to an end in the semifinals of the All India Senior Ranking Badminton tournament at Atul, Gujarat, .
2016-02-28

Huck set sights on Glowacki after Afolabi win

Marco Huck has set his sights on regaining his WBO title after his technical knock-out win over Britain's Ola Afolabi gave him the IBO cruiserweight belt.
2016-02-28

Santa Cruz stops Martinez in 5th to stay undefeated

Leo Santa Cruz stopped Kiko Martinez for his first defence of the WBA featherweight title, which could put him in line for a super-fight in one of boxing's strongest divisions.
2016-02-28

McIlroy tops Rooney thanks to Frampton title win

Carl Frampton defeated Scott Quigg on a split points decision to become the WBA and IBF super-bantamweight champion and guaranteed fellow Northern Irishman Rory McIlroy a night out at Wayne Rooney's expense.
2016-02-28

US firm to produce documentary on Yuvraj Singh

A US-based firm will produce a documentary on 2011 Cricket World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh's life, TOI has learnt.
2016-02-28

Indian hockey team to attend coaching camp in March-April

The Indian men's hockey team will undergo a month-long coaching camp to prepare for the upcoming tournaments at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) Centre here from March 7 to April 8.
2016-02-27

Virat Kohli's Pakistani fan who hoisted tricolour gets bail

A Pakistani court has granted bail to a young die-hard fan of ace Indian batsman Virat Kohli after he spent more than a month behind bars over treason charges for hoisting the Indian tricolour atop his home.
2016-02-27

Arundhati enters quarters in All India Senior Ranking Badminton

Making a comeback to the national-level badminton after her wedding early last month, Arundhati Pantawane stormed into the quarterfinals of the All India Senior Ranking Badminton tournament at Atul, Gujarat, .
2016-02-27

Salve benefit one-day boxing tournament on March 6

Kamptee Taluka Boxing Association under the auspices of Nagpur District Boxing Association (NDBA) is holding a one-day boxing meet 'Champions Night' on March 6 here at the Divisional Sports Complex, Mankapur.
2016-02-27

Indian boxers running risk of being barred from Olympics

This is the latest missive from the International Boxing Association (AIBA) after a meeting of its various commissions in Manchester recently.
2016-02-26

Little Afghan Messi fan still keen to meet idol

The five-year-old Afghan boy who won the Internet's heart when he was pictured wearing a plastic bag as an improvised Lionel Messi jersey is still eager to meet the Argentine football superstar, he said .
2016-02-26

Will give my all to be in Rio: Vijender Singh

Beijing Olympics bronze medallist Vijender Singh has welcomed the world body's (AIBA) suggestion to allow professional boxers to participate in the Olympics.
2016-02-26

Santa Cruz eyes 'spectacular' defence against Martinez

Unbeaten Leo Santa Cruz is looking for a "spectacular" display in his World Boxing Association featherweight title defence against Kiko Martinez that could put him in line for a title unification bout.
2016-02-26

Jat stir has pushed Haryana back in time: Chess player Anuradha Beniwal

The chess player, now an avid traveller and writer, joins the likes of Randeep Hooda, Virender Sehwag and Vijender Singh in asking the Jat community to end the senseless violence in Haryana.
2016-02-26

RCB not Mallya's baby anymore

The liquor baron has resigned with effect from February 25, 2016, as chairman and non-executive director of United Spirits Limited (USL), Four Seasons Wines Limited and also from his position as a director of Royal Challengers Sports Private Limited (RCSPL).
2016-02-26

AIBA plan for pros in Rio is farcical, says Briton Smith

A proposal to allow established professional boxers to compete in the Olympic Games in Rio this year is farcical, one of Britain's leading boxing administrators said.
2016-02-25

Vijender Singh to take on Hungary's Alexander Horvath on March 12

Unbeaten with demolishing victories in the previous three contests, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh will take on a slightly more experienced Hungarian Alexander Horvath in his fourth professional bout on March 12 in Liverpool.
2016-02-25

Sania, Kohli lead pack of 56 Indians in Forbes' Asia list

Sania Mirza, Virat Kohli and Saina Nehwal lead the pack of over 50 Indians in Forbes' inaugural list of top "promising young leaders and game changers" under the age of 30 in Asia.
2016-02-25

Indian doubles shuttlers spend too much time training: Kamilla

Three-time medallist at World Championship, Denmark's women's doubles star Kamilla Rytter Juhl feels Indian doubles shuttlers spend too much time training on the court and it affects their intensity during matches in international tournaments.
2016-02-25

Professional boxers could be cleared to compete in Olympics

Professional boxers could be eligible to compete in this year's Olympics under proposals put forward by the sport's world governing body.
2016-02-24

Vikas Krishan all set for AIBA Pro Boxing debut

Former World Championships bronze-medallist Vikas Krishan (75kg) will become the first Indian boxer to compete in the AIBA Pro Boxing (APB) competition when he takes on Uzbekistan's Israil Madrimov in Tashkent .
2016-02-24

Ronaldo first athlete to get 200 mn social media followers

Real Madrid star striker Cristiano Ronaldo has made social media history by becoming the first athlete to reach 200 million followers across Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
2016-02-24

Sepp Blatter's book about life at FIFA published this month

Sepp Blatter's long-awaited book about his life at FIFA is expected to be published within days.
2016-02-23

Title defense off for injured Thurman

Undefeated world champion Keith Thurman was hurt in a car accident, forcing his March 12 welterweight title defense in Connecticut against Shawn Porter to be postponed, organizers said Monday.
2016-02-23

Vijender set for Delhi show

With three knockouts under his belt, Vijender Singh has started well on the professional circuit. The progress made by him in the ring has made his UK-based promoters advance his title fight from September to June.
2016-02-23

Bangladesh cricketer faces trial for assaulting 11-year-old maid

A Bangladeshi court ruled that national cricketer Shahadat Hossain and his wife should face trial for assaulting an 11-year-old girl they employed as a maid.
2016-02-22

Philippines probes Manny Pacquiao for poll violations

The Philippines' election commission said Monday it would consider a complaint accusing boxing champion Manny Pacquiao of violating election regulations by promoting his upcoming fight in the thick of the campaign.
2016-02-22

Asian Badminton: Indonesia, China victorious

Indonesian men and Chinese women were crowned continental champions at the Badminton Asia Team Championships here . Japan ended on the wrong side in both categories losing with an identical 2-3 margin in the two finals.
2016-02-22

Vijender's maiden title bout set for June 11 tentatively

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh's maiden professional title bout was today tentatively scheduled for June 11 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor stadium here with the event's sanctioning authority -- the World Boxing Organisation (WBO) -- promising a "historic and epic" contest.
2016-02-22

I'm surprised that a superstar like Mary Kom is scared of me: Pinki Rani

2016-02-22

TICKET TO RIO - Pinky is not a strong opponent: Mary

The rivalry between India's top two pugilists, Mary Kom and Pinky Jangra, just refuses to die. The two are on a collision course to decide who will represent India at next month's Asia-Oceania Olympic Qualifiers for the Rio Olympics.
2016-02-22

Sachin keeps date with tigers in Umred-Karhandla

Bharat Ratna Sachin Tendulkar sighted his first ever tiger in the wild at Umred-Karhandla Wildlife Sanctuary (UKWS).
2016-02-22

Dravid may now mentor Daredevils

The legendary batsman, who was associated with the suspended Rajasthan Royals franchise till last year, is in talks with Delhi Daredevils who have let go the services of Gary Kirsten this year.
2016-02-22

12 Indian pugilist make professional debut at IBC fight night

Twelve Indian pugilist have made their professional debut at the first IBC Professional Boxing Fight card held here.
2016-02-21

Chinese women and Indonesia men win Asia Team Championships titles

China and Indonesia won the Badminton Asia Team Championships in the women and men's categories respectively at the Gachibowli indoor stadium.
2016-02-21

Chinese women win Badminton Team Championships

China beat Japan 3-2 in the finals to win the Badminton Asia Team Championships in women's category at the Gachibowli indoor stadium here .
2016-02-21

Kidambi Srikanth wants to win a medal at Rio Olympics

Kidambi Srikanth, the top-ranking male Indian shuttler who put up an impressive performance in the Badminton Asia Team Championships here, says he aims to win a medal in the upcoming Rio Olympics.
2016-02-21

Sturm eyes retirement after making history

Felix Sturm has left his future open after making history as the first German boxer to win world titles five times following his points win over Russia's Fedor Chudinov.
2016-02-21

Saina, Sindhu not very skillful, says Park

Five-time world and former Olympic champion Park Joo Bong has made an interesting observation about India's women's shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu.
2016-02-21

Shuttlers lose in Asia Championships semis

HS Prannoy, saviour of the hosts for the last two days, could not repeat the magic as his team bowed out of the tie much before his arrival, losing 1-3 to Indonesia in the semifinals of the Badminton Asia Team Championships.
2016-02-21

Indian men lose to Indonesia in Badminton Asia semi-final

India men's dream run in the ongoing Badminton Asia Team Championships came to an end after a 1-3 semi-final loss to Indonesia .
2016-02-20

We can change Indian boxing's destiny: Sarita Devi

Former world champion L Sarita Devi lamented on the long-dragging administrative mess in Indian boxing but said it is up to the country's boxers to rise above this crisis with their performance at the Rio Olympics.
2016-02-20

Who is Pinki, asks Mary Kom

The rivalry between Mary Kom and Pinki Jangra refuses to die. The two are on a collision course to decide who will represent India in 51kg flyweight category at next month's Asia-Oceania Olympic Qualifiers to be held in Quinian, China, from March 23 to April 3.
2016-02-20

Japan's coach does not find Saina, Sindhu very skilful

Five-time world and former Olympic champion Park Joo-Bong made an interesting observation about India's women's shuttlers Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu. According to Park, who is the head coach of the Japan team, Saina is not very skilful but very determined and swift on court.
2016-02-20

Prannoy, Srikanth star as team Makes Thomas cut

However, Indian women crashed out of the tournament suffering a 0-3 loss against Korea. Despite the loss, the women also made the cut for Uber Cup on the basis of their world ranking points.
2016-02-20

Confident Mary Kom targets Rio berth at Olympic qualifiers

Five-time boxing world champion and Olympic bronze medallist MC Mary Kom is all set for the Rio Olympics qualifiers, to be hosted by China in March.
2016-02-19

Indian men storm into semifinals of Badminton Asia Team Championships

India's impressive run at the Badminton Asia Team Championships continued as the hosts booked a semi-final berth with a hard fought 3-2 win over former champions Malaysia .
2016-02-19

Shikhar Dhawan supports hoisting national flag at universities

Indian cricketer Shikhar Dhawan supported the Union Government's move to hoist national flag on the campuses of all 46 Central Universities in order to instill nationalism and pride in students.
2016-02-19

Virat Kohli's Pakistani fan's bail plea dismissed

Notwithstanding a police clean chit, a Pakistani court has dismissed the bail plea of a young die-hard fan of ace cricketer Virat Kohli who was arrested on treason charges for hoisting the Indian flag atop his home.
2016-02-19

WBA sanctions maiden pro fight night in India

In a massive fillip to the still nascent professional boxing scene in India, the country will host its maiden WBA-sanctioned fight card under the aegis of the Indian Boxing Council.
2016-02-19

Pacquiao refuses to back down on gay slurs

Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao refused to back down Friday over gay slurs that have tarnished his reputation and cost him millions in sponsorship deals, insisting God is on his side.
2016-02-19

Badminton team gets mind-trainer

For a long time, Indian badminton team was desperately looking for a mind trainer. They hired a few on temporary basis but never got a permanent one. Now, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has appointed Mridu Sharma as psychologist if the badminton team.
2016-02-19

Shuttlers create history with win over Chinese

Indian men made history here by claiming their ma den victory over powerhouse China. The Indians won 3-2 in their last league encounter of the Badminton Asia Team Championships.
2016-02-19

India's prospect of throwing another world champion in chess looks bleak

Currently, apart from Anand, four Indians - P Harikrishna (No 14), Parimarjan Negi (No 82), Surya Shekhar Ganguly (No 89) and B Adhiban (No 99) - find themselves in the top-100 of the world rankings.
2016-02-18

Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography enters Limca Book of Records

The book has broken all records for an adult hardback across both fiction and non-fiction categories with 1,50,289 copies confirmed on order subscriptions.
2016-02-18

Manny Pacquiao says he respects Nike's decision to drop him

Manny Pacquiao said that he respects Nike's decision to sever ties with him over his comments about gay relationships but stood pat on his opposition to same-sex marriage.
2016-02-18

Indian men beat China 3-2 in Badminton Asia Team Championships

India defeated a depleted China 3-2 in the men's category of the Badminton Asia Team Championships at the Gachibowli indoor stadium.
2016-02-18

Vijender Singh to fight for WBO Asia title in India

Unstoppable so far, star Indian boxer Vijender Singh will now gun for his maiden title in the professional circuit when he fights for the WBO Asia belt come June in front of home fans in the national capital.
2016-02-18

Nike axes Pacquiao over gay slurs

US sports equipment giant Nike axed Manny Pacquiao after he described gay couples as "worse than animals", slamming the Filipino boxer's remarks as "abhorrent."
2016-02-18

India to bid for World Schools Chess Championship

If everything goes well, Nagpur may host the 2016 World Schools Chess Championship.
2016-02-18

Bansod, Bhandarkar excel in HCBA chess tournament

Milind Bansod and Shreerang Bhandarkar emerged table toppers in the recently held eighth High Court Bar Association (HCBA) Chess tournament.
2016-02-18

Indian men and women beat Singapore, enter quarterfinals

India began their campaign Badminton Asia Team Championships in style with both men's and women's teams posting victories against their Singapore rivals to make it to the quarterfinals.
2016-02-17

Retiring Pacquiao refuses to rule out Mayweather rematch

Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, who will retire this year to focus on his political career, has not ruled out the chances of having a rematch with American boxer Floyd Mayweather.
2016-02-17

India register 5-0 win against Singapore, enter quarters

India sailed into the quarterfinals of Badminton Asia Team Championship with a comprehensive 5-0 victory over Singapore .
2016-02-17

Badminton: Indonesia, Taipei in quarters

Indonesia and Chinese Taipei made it to the men's quarterfinals of the Badminton Asia Team Championships at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium here .
2016-02-17

Retiring Pacquiao opens door to Mayweather rematch

Philippine boxing great Manny Pacquiao has opened the door to a lucrative rematch with Floyd Mayweather, telling AFP he still intends to retire after his next fight but that a comeback is possible.
2016-02-17

When AIBA officials threatened to pull out

Thankfully, the crisis blew over after a few parleys and the finals were on after a delay of around 10-15 minutes.
2016-02-17

Anand finishes second in Zurich Challenge

Luck deserted Viswanathan Anand again as the Indian had to be content with a second place finish in the Zurich Chess Challenge that concluded here.
2016-02-16

Indian boxing officials in process of drafting new constitution

India's boxing officials said that they are in the process of drafting a new constitution and also forming a new national body to ensure that pugilists do not suffer.
2016-02-16

Badminton Asia Team Championships: Japan post win in both men and women category

2016-02-16

Payment row delays SAG women's boxing finals

There was high drama before the women's boxing finals in the 12th South Asian Games after AIBA-appointed ad-hoc committee officials threatened to pull out claiming "delay in payment" by the organising committee.
2016-02-16

Mumbai girl makes it to world's top-six in Chess

Suhaani Lohia, a six-year-old from Mumbai, made a little bit of history when she was ranked among the top six ranked players for players of around her age.
2016-02-16

SAG: Perfect 10 for boxers as Mary, Sarita strike gold

MC Mary Kom and Pooja Rani knocked out their respective opponents while L Sarita Devi survived a scare as India grabbed all the three gold medals on offer in women's boxing for an overall clean-sweep of top honours in the 12th South Asian Games .
2016-02-16

Ability makes Srikanth dangerous'

The 57-year-old Frost said that Kidambi Srikanth is the most dangerous player among the Indians.
2016-02-16

Egypt jails 15 football fans for trying to kill club boss

A court in Egypt jailed 15 hard core football fans known as "ultras" for trying to kill the chairman of the popular Cairo-based Zamalek club, an official said.
2016-02-15

Afghans cry foul over Jangra win, allege favouritism

Afghanistan cried foul over the loss of Rahemi Alla Dada in the final of the men's 69kg boxing competition, alleging that the referees "favoured" home favourite Mandeep Jangra.
2016-02-15

SAG: Indian boxers make a clean sweep, bag 7 gold medals

Indian boxers packed a powerful punch as they bagged all the seven gold medals on offer in the men's event of 12th South Asian Games .
2016-02-15

China, Korea, Thailand emerge victorious in Badminton Asia Team Championship

China, Korea and Thailand emerged victorious after beating their respective opponents in the Badminton Asia Team Championship .
2016-02-15

Indian boxing mess: State units hold meeting with ad-hoc panel

Making another attempt at sorting the administrative mess in Indian boxing, representatives of 18 state units held a meeting with the AIBA ad-hoc committee and the coordination panel to discuss formation of a new federation.
2016-02-15

IBC collaborates with WBA for Technical Officials seminar

The Indian Boxing Council will collaborate with the World Boxing Association (WBA) to conduct seminars for its technical officials from February 17 to 19 here to equip them for Asian and world level pro-boxing contests.
2016-02-15

Administrative mess demotivating boxers: Mary Kom

Olympic bronze-medallist MC Mary Kom said future seems dark for the country's pugilists, who are losing motivation to train.
2016-02-15

WATCH: Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon's epic NBA slam dunk contest

Zach LaVine and Aaron Gordon put on the greatest slam dunk competition in NBA history on one of the coldest night in Toronto.
2016-02-15

Viswanathan Anand keeps lead in Zurich challenge

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out two draws to keep his full point lead in the Zurich Chess Challenge.
2016-02-15

Indian men favoured to go the distance in Asia C'ship

The pull out of star shuttler Saina Nehwal might have taken the fizz out of Indian women's challenge but the men stand a good chance to go the distance at the Badminton Asia Team Championships which will kick off at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium here .
2016-02-15

Mary Kom leads charge

Mary Kom led India's charge in the boxing ring as the hosts booked berths in almost all the weight categories. The men's finals will be held and women's final are scheduled for Tuesday.
2016-02-15

Zurich Chess Challenge: Viswanathan Anand in lead after beating Anish Giri

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand continued his fine form to outwit Anish Giri and move into the sole lead after the end of the second round of Zurich Chess Challenge.
2016-02-14

Mary Kom, 5 others in South Asian Games final

M C Mary Kom led the charge as six Indian boxers stormed into the final with comprehensive wins in the first session of semifinals in the 12th South Asian Games .
2016-02-14

Boxing mess may lead to mass exodus: official

Bickering in the Indian boxing community may lead to a mass exodus of Olympic medal prospects to the professional circuit as they are "starved" of exposure due to the absence of a national federation, South Asian Games Tournament Director (Boxing) Lenny D'Gama has said.
2016-02-14

Without Saina, Indian women face tough task in Asian C'ship

With star shuttler Saina Nehwal not playing, the Indian women's team have a tough task at hand in the Badminton Asia Team Championships beginning at the Gachibowli stadium here tomorrow.
2016-02-14

Specialist coach has helped my fitness: Jwala

Her long-standing demand for a specialist coach fulfilled, India's doubles badminton player Jwala Gutta says she has become physically fitter and mentally stronger heading into the Asia Championship starting here tomorrow.
2016-02-14

Can't ask me to retire for not hitting sixes: Dhoni

It was a different MS Dhoni who came for the press conference after India's 69-run win over Sri Lanka in the second T20I at JSCA International Cricket Stadium .
2016-02-14

Saina pulls out of Badminton Asia Team Championships

Saina Nehwal has pulled out of Badminton Asia Team Championships, starting Monday, owing to an injury that prevented her from participating in the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold tournament and the 12th South Asian Games.
2016-02-13

Boxing was nearly scrapped from South Asian Games: Official

Boxing was nearly scrapped from the 12th South Asian Games and almost headed the basketball way but timely intervention by the AIBA appointed coordination committee saved organisers the blushes.
2016-02-13

Saina pulls out of Asian Team meet

The chances of Indian women's team in the upcoming the Badminton Asia Team Championship were dented as Saina Nehwal pulled out of the event, to be played at the Gachibowli Stadium, . Parupalli Kashyap had also withdrawn from the event.
2016-02-13

New deals for Sindhu, Srikanth

Following in the footsteps of their illustrious senior Saina Nehwal, both PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth have signed a big deal with popular badminton goods supplier Yonex.
2016-02-13

Sindhu hoping for better results in Badminton Asia Championship

Top Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, who suffered a shocking defeat recently in the South Asian Games, is confident of putting up a better show in the Badminton Asia Championship to be held here from February 15 to 21.
2016-02-12

Gopichand hopeful of a good show by Indian shuttlers

Noting that the Indian squad for the upcoming Badminton Asia Team championship is a combination of experience and youth, chief national coach Pullela Gopichand exuded confidence that the shuttlers would come up with a spirited performance.
2016-02-12

Dhaka SAG gold-medallist now Mary Kom's personal coach

The Services boxer had won in the 57kg category at the Dhaka Games.
2016-02-12

South Asian Games is a new start for me: Sarita Devi

Excited to compete on home turf for the first time after her ban ended, Indian boxer L Sarita Devi (60kg) said the South Asian Games are nothing short of a new start for her.
2016-02-12

India eyeing four Olympic berths in boxing: Gurbax Singh Sandhu

So far, none has qualified for the Olympics with world No. 2 Shiva Thapa (56kg) coming close to it last year before losing in a box-off in the World Championship.
2016-02-12

Viswanathan Anand to star in Zurich Challenge

Five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand will be back on familiar terrain when he takes on elite opposition in the Zurich Chess Challenge that gets underway here.
2016-02-12

Star-studded boxing team geared up for golden sweep at SAG

With seasoned campaigners such as M C Mary Kom and Shiva Thapa leading the charge, India will fancy all 10 gold medals up for grabs when the boxing competition gets underway in the 12th South Asian Games .
2016-02-12

Chinese shuttler gets retroactive doping ban

Chinese women's badminton player Yu Xiaohan was hit with a retroactive seven-month ban after she was found last year to have ingested a prohibited substance, the Badminton World Federation said Friday.
2016-02-12

Benzema admits to lying over sex tape: Report

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has admitted to lying to fellow France international Mathieu Valbuena over a sex video at the centre of an alleged blackmailing attempt, Le Parisien reported .
2016-02-12

Chinese shuttler Yu given backdated seven-month doping ban

The Badminton World Federation has announced a backdated seven-month doping ban for Yu Xiaohan on the eve of the Chinese shuttler's eligibility to return to competition.
2016-02-12

It's perfect time to stun Mary Kom: Anusha Kodituwakku

The London Olympics bronze medalist is coming back from a long layoff and she's yet to get back to her best and the Lankan experienced boxer said it's the perfect time to stun the Indian boxing queen.
2016-02-11

Sindhu eyeing World top 7 before Rio Olympics

One of the strong medal hopefuls from badminton at the upcoming Olympics, PV Sindhu said she wants to break into the top 7 in world ranking before the Rio Games in August.
2016-02-11

Clean sweep by shuttlers; Ruthvika stuns PV Sindhu to win gold

Ruthvika Shivani created the biggest upset by defeating PV Sindhu in straight games to win the women's singles gold medal with India bagging seven gold and five silver medals from the badminton event of the South Asian Games.
2016-02-10

Baby girl for British ace Andy Murray

British tennis star Andy Murray has become a father for the first time after his wife Kim Sears gave birth to a baby girl , according to the BBC News.
2016-02-09

Stop step-motherly attitude towards doubles: Jwala Gutta

Star shuttler Jwala Gutta once again asked the Badminton Association of India to stop the "step-motherly treatment" towards its doubles players, saying its high time the federation changes its attitude.
2016-02-08

Indian shuttlers beat Sri Lanka, win 2 medals

Indian shuttlers opened their account with two gold medals in the men's and women's team events, easily downing their opponents from Sri Lanka in the 12th South Asian Games .
2016-02-08

Lokhande wins Salunke memorial chess title

In-form Saurabh Lokhande emerged champion in the Sachin Salunke Memorial 24th NDCA Weekend Rapid Chess tournament which concluded at the Annasaheb Gundewar College Hall .
2016-02-08

Dale Steyn runs into deadly snake!

South African pacer Dale Steyn had a close call with a venomous snake in Kruger National Park and he took to Instagram to caution his followers.
2016-02-07

Ronaldo, now 31, soccer star and entrepreneur

Cristiano Ronaldo is 31 years old, with his playing career still in full swing and his entrepreneurial profile strengthening with each passing year to capitalize globally on his brand value.
2016-02-06

One shot dead at Dublin boxing weigh-in: Police

One man was killed and two others injured when gunmen opened fire on boxing fans at a weigh-in at a Dublin hotel , Irish police said.
2016-02-05

Cricketer Irfan Pathan marries 21-year-old Safa from Jeddah

Cricketer Irfan Pathan has tied nuptial knots with a 21-year-old girl from Jeddah. The all-rounder from Baroda married Safa Baig at Haram Shareef in the holy city of Mecca .
2016-02-05

Jwala, Srikanth confident of clean sweep at South Asian Games

Celebrated Indian doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta and World No. 9 men's singles player K Srikanth exuded confidence of a clean sweep in badminton event during the 12th South Asian Games which got underway at Guwahati
2016-02-05

Ravindra Jadeja gets engaged

Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja got engaged to city-based mechanical engineer Riva Solanki .
2016-02-05

More cricketers join Yuvraj Singh's cancer campaign

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Zaheer Khan joined Yuvraj Singh's campaign to educate 100 cancer-affected kids on the World Cancer Day.
2016-02-05

Kashyap, Saina pull out of SAG

Ace shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Parupalli Kashyap have withdrawn from the South Asian Games (SAG), which will kick off in Guwahati and Shillong .
2016-02-05

Yuvraj Singh foundation launches crowd-funding campaign

Yuvraj Singh has now pledged to take his fight against cancer to the people. On the occasion of World Cancer Day he announced 'Together We Can' a crowd-funding initiative on DesiredWings.com.
2016-02-05

Indian doubles shuttlers lack self belief: Malaysian coach

India's new Malaysian doubles coach Tan Kim Her feels only training for long hours won't help the Indian doubles shuttlers in achieving success and they need to start believing in themselves.
2016-02-04

Srikanth remains World No. 9, Sindhu slips to 12th

Despite clinching the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold men's title, India's Kidambi Srikanth remained static at World No. 9 while P V Sindhu dropped a place to be No. 12 in the latest BWF rankings released .
2016-02-04

Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury ready to 'walk away'

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is struggling for motivation and could quit boxing, the controversial fighter told the BBC .
2016-02-04

NBA: Durant puts free agency talk on back burner to sink Magic

Kevin Durant turned the conversation back to the court and away from his impending free agency with a final-second jump shot that lifted the Oklahoma City Thunder to a 117-114 victory over Orlando Magic .
2016-02-04

Aditya Mittal outwits Sriram to take lead in junior chess

In a closely contested game, Mittal overcame the challenge from B Sriram to pick up the full point.
2016-02-03

Indian men clubbed with China, women have it easy

Kidambi Srikanth and co will have a first crack at the Chinese Wall while the women heaved a sigh of relief at the Badminton Asia Team Championships draw conducted at a city hotel .
2016-02-03

Keep passion alive to fulfil your dreams: Tendulkar tells kids

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar advised children to work diligently towards achieving their goals and strive to become a good human being.
2016-02-03

Chase your dream with passion: Tendulkar

When Sachin Tendulkar used to bat, people used to sit back and enjoy his batting. Now, although, the role has changed, he still holds the centre stage, albeit with his inspiring words.
2016-02-03

Easy draw for women, tough for men in Badminton Asia Championship

India's women shuttlers have an easy group league draw being clubbed with Singapore and Japan in the Badminton Asia Championship which will be held from February 15 to 21.
2016-02-02

Anand suffers another defeat at Gibraltar Chess

With just three rounds to come in the 185000 pounds sterling festival, Anand remained on four points from his seven games and went out of contention for a podium finish.
2016-02-02

Vijender Singh's bout postponed to March

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh's fourth professional bout was rescheduled from February 23 to March 12 but the venue of the fight remains Liverpool.
2016-02-02

Injured Kashyap wants 'rest', gets air-tickets for SAG

Kashyap had already written a letter to Badminton Association of India (BAI) and the Ministry, requesting that he be allowed to skip the the South Asian Games.
2016-02-02

IOC gives thumbs-up to anti-Zika measures

IOC chief Thomas Bach has welcomed measures being taken to tackle the mosquito-borne Zika virus and believes the spread of the virus across South America will not adversely affect the Rio de Janeiro Games in August.
2016-02-02

Difficult for Jwala-Ashwini to win Olympic medal: Mathias Boe

Mathias Boe feels that India's premier women's combine of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa will find it extremely difficult to pull off a doubles medal at the Rio Olympics.
2016-02-02

Fans are more vocal & passionate in India: Charlotte

Born into a family of wrestlers, Ashley Fliehr, aka Charlotte, was in the city for WWE India, and spoke to us about the need for gender equality in wrestling and other sports.
2016-02-02

Abhijeet Gupta holds Harikrishna

Continued his dream run, Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta held higher-ranked compatriot P Harikrishna to a draw in the sixth round of the masters section of Tradewise Gibraltar International Chess Festival .
2016-02-01

Top Indian shuttlers reluctant to play at SAG

Top Indian shuttlers including Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu are reluctant to play at the upcoming South Asian Games so that their preparations and training schedule for the Rio Olympics does not get affected.
2016-02-01

Dubai cop jailed for posting Messi's passport on social media

A Dubai court sentenced a policeman to one month in prison for posting a video showing Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi's passport on social media, local media reported.
2016-02-01

Neymar in Brazil tax charges

Barcelona football star Neymar insisted he is innocent of tax evasion allegations, days after losing an appeal against a $112,000 fine for filing irregularities in 2007 and 2008.
2016-02-01

Gopi's kids show pedigree

On a day when three shuttlers achieved a grand double each at the ONGC National SubJunior Ranking Tournament, chief coach Pullela Gopichand's children clinched national ranking titles for the first time in the same tournament.
2016-02-01

Srikanth third time lucky

Top seed K Srikanth smashed his way past China's Yuxiang Huang 21-13, 14-21, 21-14 to win the men's title at the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold badminton championship.
2016-02-01

Gopchand's children win titles

On a day when three shuttlers achieved a grand double each at the ONGC National Sub-Junior Ranking Tournament, chief coach Pullela Gopichand's children clinched national ranking titles for the first time in the same tournament.
2016-02-01

Lokhande clinches weekend rapid chess crown

In-form Saurabh Lokhande performed well to emerge champion in the 23rd NDCA Weekend Rapid Chess tournament which concluded at the NIT Recreational Centre, Surendra Nagar.
2016-02-01

Olympic medallist Narang shoots 'Kanha Untamed'

Olympic bronze medallist Gagan Narang has made a special edition calendar with stunning images that he captured during his visit to the Kanha National Park.
2016-01-31

Viswanathan Anand loses again in Gibraltar Chess

Viswanathan Anand continued to struggle in his first open tournament in 23 years as he suffered a shock defeat at the hands of French Grandmaster Adrien Demuth in the fifth round of the masters section of Gibraltar chess festival.
2016-01-31

Anand lose again; Harikrishna, Abhijeet among leaders

Viswanathan Anand continued to struggle in his first open tournament in 23 years as he suffered a shock defeat at the hands of French Grandmaster Adrien Demuth in the fifth round of the masters section of Gibraltar chess festival.
2016-01-31

Kidambi Srikanth wins Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold title

India's ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth survived a scare to clinch the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold title after defeating unseeded China's Huang Yuxiang 21-13, 14-21, 21-14 in the final .
2016-01-31

Korean Sung Ji Hyun wins women's singles at Syed Modi GP

Korean Sung Ji Hyun edged out Japan's Sayaka Sato in the women's singles finals to clinch the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold title at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor stadium.
2016-01-31

Riding on PBL success, BAI mulls league for domestic shuttlers

While the PBL saw the who's who of world badminton descend to India to entertain the spectators with their superior display, the proposed new league could see the Indian stars playing in six different cities after the Rio Olympics.
2016-01-31

Kudankulam N-plant resumes power generation

Unit 1 of the Kudankulam nuclear power reactor restarted generation at 7.12am . The power generation has begun seven months after the reactor was shut down for annual maintenance on June 23, 2015.
2016-01-31

Srikanth, Pranaav-Akshay enter Syed Modi finals

Indian doubles duo of Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Jerry Chopra stunned world no. 7 Koreans Kim Gi Jung and Kim Sa Rang in an edge-of-the-seat semifinals.
2016-01-30

Anand held by Russian GM Oparin in Gibraltar Chess

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Russian Grandmaster Grigoriy Oparin in the fourth of the Masters section of Tradewise Gibraltar Chess festival.
2016-01-30

Sung counting on her experience to handle pressure at Olympics

The Chinese shuttlers might continue to be a strong force in women's singles, but World No. 7 Korean Sung Ji Hyun feels she has the experience and skills to handle pressure.
2016-01-30

Qualifiers Nikkita-Aditi enter All India Sub-Junior Ranking badminton semis

Qualifiers Nikkita and Aditi stunned local players Poojitha Goudi Cherla and M Meghana Reddy 21-17, 22-20 in the 25-minute quarterfinal.
2016-01-30

Srikanth wins, Pranaav-Akshay stun World No 8

K Srikanth entered the semi-finals but it was the stunning win of doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar over their world number eight opponents from Denmark that was the highlight of the day at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold.
2016-01-29
Source: Times of India News

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Monthly sports current affairs January 2016

Sports News For The Month Jan and Year 2016

3rd T20I: India beat Australia by 7 wickets to clean sweep series

India held their nerves in the final over as they completed a nail-biting seven-wicket victory against Australia in the third and final T20I to complete a 3-0 series sweep.
2016-01-31

Djokovic beats Murray to win 6th Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic crushed Andy Murray 6-1, 7-5, 7-6(3)  to match Roy Emerson's record of six Australian Open titles and leave the Briton heartbroken again at Melbourne Park.
2016-01-31

Srikanth, Pranaav-Akshay enter Syed Modi finals

Indian doubles duo of Akshay Dewalkar and Pranaav Jerry Chopra stunned world no. 7 Koreans Kim Gi Jung and Kim Sa Rang in an edge-of-the-seat semifinals.
2016-01-30

Anand held by Russian GM Oparin in Gibraltar Chess

Former world champion Viswanathan Anand was held to a draw by Russian Grandmaster Grigoriy Oparin in the fourth of the Masters section of Tradewise Gibraltar Chess festival.
2016-01-30

Qualifiers Nikkita-Aditi enter All India Sub-Junior Ranking badminton semis

Qualifiers Nikkita and Aditi stunned local players Poojitha Goudi Cherla and M Meghana Reddy 21-17, 22-20 in the 25-minute quarterfinal.
2016-01-30

Srikanth wins, Pranaav-Akshay stun World No 8

K Srikanth entered the semi-finals but it was the stunning win of doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and Akshay Dewalkar over their world number eight opponents from Denmark that was the highlight of the day at Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold.
2016-01-29

Viswanathan Anand wins second game in Gibraltar Chess; Harika defeats Nigel Short

Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika scored a sensational victory over former world championship challenger Nigel Short of England, while Viswanathan Anand won his second game in a row in the third round of the Masters section of Gibraltar Chess Congress.
2016-01-29

Neymar fined $112,000 for Brazil tax evasion

Barcelona star Neymar lost an appeal against a $112,000 fine slapped on him for tax evasion during his years with Santos in 2007 and 2008.
2016-01-29

Srikanth, Kashyap in QF; Sindhu out

Malaysia Open winner PV Sindhu, who has moved up to No. 11 in world rankings, suffered a setback but but K Srikanth and P Kashyap gave the Indians something to cheer about.
2016-01-29

Sindhu moves to World No. 11 in BWF rankings

Riding on her title-triumph at the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold, India's PV Sindhu jumped one place to be just outside the top 10 in the latest BWF rankings.
2016-01-28

Himachal mulls astro turf in Bilaspur

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister said that possibilities would be explored to set up Astro turf hockey field in Bilaspur, besides extending and widening the Indira Stadium at Rohru.
2016-01-28

Kohli's Pakistani fan faces 10-year jail for hoisting tri-colour

A Pakistani die-hard fan of Indian batsman Virat Kohli is facing up to 10 years imprisonment after being arrested for hoisting the Indian tri-colour atop his home in Punjab Province which he had done to show his love for the cricketer.
2016-01-28

Tyson Fury told to avoid making offensive comments

World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been reminded of his responsibilities by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBBC) following offensive comments he made last year.
2016-01-27

Saina, Sindhu to be in action in 12th SAG

World's top-ranked players Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu and a host of renowned shuttlers have been named to represent the country in the upcoming 12th SAG scheduled to be held here.
2016-01-27

Tanuku lad Sanjeeva Rao newest badminton sensation

He is barely 14 but his accomplishments are baffling. Despite hailing from an economically weak family, sheer determination has led him to pursue his passion badminton. His hard work paid dividends by making a mark in the sport.
2016-01-26

Belous is Chennai Open champion, Vijayalakshmi finishes 2nd

Russian GM Vladimir Belous emerged Champion while India's Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi finished second after the 10th and final round of the Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess tournament.
2016-01-25

India name strong boxing team for SAG

India named a strong 10-member boxing team for the forthcoming South Asian Games to be held in Shillong from February 13 to 16.
2016-01-25

Saina Nehwal dedicates Padma Bhushan award to coach Vimal

India ace shuttler Saina Nehwal dedicated her Padma Bhushan award to coach U Vimal Kumar under whose guidance she rose to top of world rankings.
2016-01-25

IOA mulls recognising either BI or IABF on HC orders

The Indian Olympic Association has sought feedback from its state units to take a decision on giving recognition to either Boxing India or Indian Amateur Boxing Federation though both have been derecognised by the world body, AIBA.
2016-01-25

Padma Bhushan for Sania, Saina; Deepika to get Padma Shri

Women dominated this year's Padma awards for sports with tennis star Sania Mirza and ace shuttler Saina Nehwal getting the nod for Padma Bhushan, while archer Deepika was chosen for Padma Shri.
2016-01-25

Despite draw Das wins weekend rapid chess title

Roneet Das reigned supreme in the 22nd NDCA Weekend Rapid Chess tournament at the NDCA Hall, Surendra Nagar, in Nagpur.
2016-01-25

BAI greets Sindhu with Rs 5 lakh reward on winning in Malaysia

The Badminton Association of India (BAI) congratulated star shuttler P V Sindhu for winning the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix and announced a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh for her efforts.
2016-01-24

With an eye on Olympics SGSU launches water sports academy

Vice-chancellor of SGSU Dr Jatin Soni said that they have invited some renowned names associated with water sports like Arvind Raturi, Vipin Sharma, Dr. Anand Vaidya, Rajen Shah and Alkesh Bangadiwala to train the trainers here.
2016-01-23

Mary Kom, Sarita, Pooja to represent India in SAF Games

MC Mary Kom, L Sarita Devi and Pooja Rani are all set to represent India in the upcoming 12th South Asian Games 2016 to be held in Guwahati and Shillong.
2016-01-22

Sindhu, Srikanth, Jayaram in quarters

Ajay Jayaram made a gallant fightback to join Kidambi Srikanth and PV Sindhu in the quarterfinals of the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold in Penang.
2016-01-22

Banter on the field: Faulkner misses run-out chance, Virat Kohli asks why are you 'fast asleep'

According to Australian newspaper 'Perth Now', when Faulkner missed a chance to run Kohli out, the Indian vice-captain did not miss an opportunity to ask the Aussie as to why was he "fast asleep".
2016-01-21

IBF: welterweight champion Kell Brook to fight Bizier

Britain's Kell Brook will make the third defence of his IBF welterweight title against Canadian mandatory challenger Kevin Bizier in Sheffield, northern England on March 26, he announced.
2016-01-20

Court recalls non-bailable warrant against MS Dhoni

An Andhra Pradesh court on Tuesday recalled its order issuing a non-bailable warrant against cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni in connection with a case of allegedly hurting religious sentiments by posing as Lord Vishnu on the cover of a magazine.
2016-01-19

Sachin Tendulkar keen to 'wash away' India's hygiene problems

The ICC, in partnership with UNICEF and BCCI announced its plan to launch the Cricket for Good and Team Swachh campaign in New Delhi.
2016-01-18

Indian women boxers shine in AIBA Tournament in Serbia

Indian women boxers packed quite a punch at the 5th AIBA Nations Cup in Ruma, Serbia, notching up a rich haul of 4 gold, 9 silver and 9 bronze medals at the tournament.
2016-01-18

Rajiv Ouseph helps Delhi Acers win Premier Badminton League title

Rajiv Ouseph won the the final match, Delhi's nominated trump game, against RMV Gurusaidutt 15-11, 15-6 to overturn a 2-3 deficit. The match was played between Delhi Acers and topsy-turvy Mumbai Rockets.
2016-01-17

Uttarakhand to get its first synthetic turf hockey ground at Maharana Pratap Sports College

Uttarakhand is all set to gets its first synthetic turf (poly grass) hockey ground at Maharana Pratap Sports College in Dehradun. The brand new ground would be inaugurated by Chief Minister Harish Rawat.
2016-01-17

Wilder wins by KO, trades tough talk with Fury

Unbeaten Deontay Wilder kept his share of the world heavyweight crown with his 35th knockout in 36 fights, then traded verbal sparring with unbeaten British rival champion Tyson Fury in the ring.
2016-01-17

Charlies Martin wins vacant IBF heavyweight championship

Charles Martin remained undefeated and won the vacant IBF world heavyweight championship in an underwhelming bout against injured Vyacheslav Glazkov on Saturday night at the Barclays Center.
2016-01-17

Indian shuttlers can win two medals in Rio Olympics: BAI chief

With the profile of Indian badminton surging in recent years, the governing body of the sport in the country, BAI is hopeful of winning at least two medals by the country's shuttlers in the Olympic Games later this year.
2016-01-16

Sayantan Das achieves Grandmaster norm; Popov wins title

International Master Sayantan Das defeated Vitaliy Bernadskiy of Ukraine to achieve Grandmaster norm in the tenth and final round of 14th Parsvnath Delhi International Chess Festival.
2016-01-16

Mumbai Rockets beat Awadhe Warriors to enter PBL final, face Delhi Acers

World No. 2 Saina Nehwal suffered a crushing defeat in Awadhe Warriors' Trump match as Mumbai Rockets stormed into the final with an emphatic 3-0 win in the second semi-finals of the Premier Badminton League.
2016-01-15

Tommy Sugiarto takes Delhi into PBL final

Delhi Acers' Tommy Sugiarto proved to be the difference again, guiding his side past Chennai Smashers 15-11, 15-14 and into the final of the Premier Badminton League.
2016-01-15

Pradeep Kumar makes International Master norm

R A Pradeep Kumar continued with his brilliant run and held Vietnamese Grandmaster Nguyen Duc Hua to a draw in the eighth round of 14th Parsvnath Delhi International chess.
2016-01-14

Vijender's India debut set for July

Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh will fight his first professional bout on Indian soil come July followed by "something huge" in September-October.
2016-01-13

Hall of Fame outfielder Monte Irvin dead at 96

Monte Irvin, a Hall of Fame outfielder and the fourth black player in Major League Baseball, died  night of natural causes at his home in Houston, Texas. He was 96.
2016-01-13

Russian grand master Bukavshin dies of suspected stroke aged 20

Russia's 20-year-old chess grand master Ivan Bukavshin died of a suspected stroke, the Russian Chess Federation said on its website.
2016-01-12

Squash gold medallist 'auctions' kidney on social media

Ravi Dixit, a 20-year-old squash player who won gold in the 2010 Asian junior championship, has "auctioned" his kidney to fund his campaign for next month's South Asian Games.
2016-01-12

Warriors beat Smashers to enter PBL semis

A Saina Nehwal-less Awadhe Warriors was more than enough to beat the PV Sindhu-led Chennai Smashers 4-1 on the last day of the Hyderabad leg of the Premier Badminton League.
2016-01-11

Pradeep downs Artur Gabrielian at Delhi International Chess tournament

R A Pradeep Kumar caused another flutter in the premier group of Parsvnath Delhi International Chess tournament, stunning Grandmaster Artur Gabrielian of Russia in the fourth round.
2016-01-11

Rockets beat Hunters 4-1 in Premier Badminton League

The Mumbai Rockets achieved a brilliant come-from-behind victory to beat hosts Hyderabad Hunters 4-1 to solidify their position in the points table of the Premier Badminton League.
2016-01-11

Tennis star Andy Murray helps Syrian refugees with every ace scored

Andy Murray has helped raise more than 83,000 pounds ($121,000) for Syrian refugee children by donating money for every ace he scored through his Andy's Aces initiative, the UN children's agency (UNICEF) said.
2016-01-11

Saurabh bags weekend rapid chess title

Saurabh Lokhande pipped Roneet Das and Pujjam Bansod to clinch the title of the 20th NDCA Weekend Rapid Chess tournament at the NIT Recreational Centre, Surendra Nagar, here on Sunday.
2016-01-11

SAI to set up badminton, boxing extension centres in Uttarakhand

In a major boost for the development and promotion of sports in Uttarakhand, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) is soon going to set up two Sports Extension Centres for badminton and boxing at Almora and Pithoragarh respectively.
2016-01-09

Siril Verma is the new junior world No. 1

The 16-year-old Siril Verma, who is a member of the Hyderabad Hunters team in the Premier Badminton League.
2016-01-08

Delhi Acers beat Hyderabad Hunters to record first win in PBL

Acers recorded first victory of the tournament overcoming the Hunters 4-1 on an eventful day.
2016-01-07

India's Siril Verma tops junior badminton rankings

Siril Verma climbed up a whopping 11 places to occupy the number one spot in junior men's singles category in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings.
2016-01-07

Pacquiao 'to retire' after Bradley fight

Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao said he would end his legendary career after fighting Timothy Bradley in April to concentrate on his political career, dousing hopes for a rematch with Floyd Mayweather.
2016-01-05

Badminton player Arundhati weds Arun Vishnu

It's love-all for shuttlers Arundhati Pantawane and Arun Vishnu as they formed another 'Indian badminton couple' by tying the nuptial knot at the VCA Jamtha Club House.
2016-01-04

1976 Olympic champion boxer Howard Davis Jr of US dies at 59

Olympic champion boxer Howard Davis Jr., who won the 1976 gold medal and was named over U.S. teammate Sugar Ray Leonard as the most outstanding fighter in the Montreal Games, has died of cancer.
2016-01-02

World's richest chess meet for juniors will be held in Mumbai

The first IILF Wealth Mumbai Junior and International Open Chess Tournament will be held from January 28 to February 5.
2016-01-01

Players will adjust to 15-point format, say PBL coaches

All the Indian and overseas players will have no difficulty in adapting to the 15-point a game format in the Premier Badminton League commencing on Saturday, said the participating teams' coaches.
2016-01-01

Attri confident of making it to Rio Games in men's doubles

Manu Attri sounded upbeat about his and partner B Sumeeth Reddy's chances of booking a qualifying spot at the August 5-21 Rio Olympic Games although they are currently ranked 17th in the world.
2016-01-01

When Gopichand dances with his trainees!

One normally does not see Gopichand dancing to the tunes but the rhythmic beats of 'dhol' got the best of him and he broke into a jig with his much-younger trainees.
2016-01-01

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

Source: Times of India News
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