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Indian challenge ends in Women’s World 9-ball C’ship

The Indian challenge in the Women’s World 9-ball Championship came to an end on the conclusion of the opening day after the two participating national players suffered respective losses to crash out of the four-day event, here. Among 64 players competing in the event, all eyes are on the top 24 women and hall of famers such as Janette Lee ...

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I got my touch back with fifty in Delhi ODI: Kohli

I got my touch back with fifty in Delhi ODI: Kohli Virat Kohli has learnt to take failures in his stride. He has also come to terms with analysing his game and making appropriate changes to suit the situation. “I think as a cricketer you find out things about your game which you probably are not aware of when you ...

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Government clears 135-strong contingent for Para Asian Games

The Sports Ministry on Wednesday cleared a contingent of 135 persons, including 87 athletes, for the Para-Asian Games, beginning in Incheon, South Korea from Saturday. “The contingent also includes three guide runners, 40 coaches and escorts and five officials,” a ministry press release stated. Indian contingent will take part in events of Athletics, Badminton, Swimming, Shooting, Powerlifting, Para Table Tennis, ...

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Sushil Kumar, six others to train in US

Ace Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar and six other national athletes will be heading for the US in the first week of November to train in the Ohio-based SPIRE Institute, an official Olympic Training Centre, through a Sheru Classic initiative. Double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil, who skipped the Asian Games at Incheon, is now keen to board the U.S. flight to ...

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Incheon Games performance is inspiring: Sonowal

Terming the performance of Indian athletes at the Incheon Asian Games as “inspiring”, the government of India on Monday felicitated the medal winners at a ceremony here and gave them cash awards. India won 57 medals, including 11 golds, at the 17th edition of the Games in the South Korean city. The gold medal winners were given cheques of Rs ...

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Mary Kom named MVP of India’s Asiad campaign

Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom was today chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India’s Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors Samsung India here. Mary Kom, who became the first Indian woman boxer to win a gold medal in Asian Games when she clinched the yellow metal in the Incheon ...

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Star men Messi, Ronaldo in friendly shadows

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo spent a rare Saturday in the shadows as Argentina and Portugal slipped to defeats in friendly internationals staged more than 8,000km apart. Messi missed a first-half penalty as Brazil beat Argentina 2-0 in a fiercely contested “Superclasico” in front of 50,000 fans in the Chinese capital. Seven hours later, Ronaldo’s Portugal lost 2-1 to France ...

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Change in slot helped Virat and team: Dhoni

Lauding Virat Kohli for agreeing to drop a rung in the batting order for the team’s sake, Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the strategy used in the second ODI against the West Indies here could be continued as the batsman adjusted well to the change. Kohli (62), who registered his 31st ODI fifty to return to form, stitched a ...

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Dhawan wishes success to Kohli

The age-old cliche that “You can either love him or hate him but you can’t ignore him” fits aptly to Virat Kohli in the manner his peers and rivals look upto him even when he is going through one of the leanest patches in his international career. While the poor form has been a prolonged one, but there is no ...

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Suarez back in business, Japan edge Jamaica

Luis Suarez returned for Uruguay for the first time since his infamous World Cup biting shame and helped the South Americans to a 1-1 friendly draw against Saudi Arabia. The 27-year-old Barcelona star`s shot from an angle on 47 minutes in Jeddah came back off the far post before hitting Hassan Muath Fallatah for an own goal. Suarez was replaced ...

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