For most, an Olympic medal would be the pinnacle of their achievements. For PV Sindhu, who comes to Glasgow with high expectations, it was the beginning.
The finals of the World Championships in 1997 starred the longest Worlds match ever where ‘European’ Peter Rasmussen beat ‘Asian’ Sun Jun. They became thick friends after the Dane outlasted the cramping Chinese in a 2-hour-and-4-minute marathon match
Sakshi Malik, who won the Olympic bronze exactly a year ago, feels it is ‘tough to match Japanese wrestlers in this lifetime or next.’ “We would have to take rebirths in order to beat them. They are simply too good,” she had told PTI earlier this year.
Raised by her widowed mother Paramjit, a reluctant immigrant from Punjab, Sukhjit Singh, owing to his friendly disposition and radiant smile, was called Sunny on the cricket circuit.
The interim coach was left fuming at the manner in which his batsmen wasted a good start to get bowled out for a woefully inadequate total. The Lankans were well placed at 139 for one but were bowled out for 216 runs.
Shikhar Dhawan slams his fastest one-day international century as dominant India, after set a target of 217 runs, steamroll listless Sri Lanka by chasing chasing down the target in 28.5 overs and with nine wickets in hand in first ODI of the five-match series.
The Royals are scheduled to return to the IPL next season, and the board feels this could be the first of their many requests as many in the BCCI are expecting them to go for a major revamp with a new team name and even shifting out of Jaipur.
Saina is far away from the spotlight that will obsessively follow the largest Indian contingent at the World Championships at Glasgow starting Monday.
After Balwant’s introduction, the Mauritius’ midfield was pushed back to counter the pressure the Blue Tigers were building up. Balwant’s movement freed up his teammates, particularly strike-partner Jeje Lalpekhlua, who had been closely watched by defenders.
The doubles cut-off for the US Open is usually in the range of 130 to 135 combined ranks, but Raja expects the number to be lower for this edition, making it clear that the split was more of a precautionary move.
The International Olympic Committee approved 3x3 format, which will debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, during a two-day tournament which will be held at a mall in Gurgaon next month
The Sri Lankan team cricket manager Asanka Gurusinha said that the dietary change is a decision of the team physio Nirmala and physical trainer Nick Lee.
India vs Sri Lanka isn’t a meaningless bilateral series for Kohli’s team. They will look to identify right players for key positions
Jason Gillespie has been part of the IPL in the past, after having been roped in as the bowling coach for Kings XI Punjab in 2011. Sources at the Delhi franchise, meanwhile, confirmed that talks are indeed on, but nothing has been finalised yet.
Sri Lanka, after the defeat to Zimbabwe, are No. 8 in the ICC rankings with 88 points. If they lose the ODI series against India 5-0, their points will come down to 86.
Yuvraj Singh’s ouster from the ODI team makes it explicit that this Indian team will make no compromises on physical fitness. The aim is to become the top fielding side going into the 2019 World Cup.
Floyd Mayweather insists Conor McGregor fight isn't just about a big payday because he has put 49-0 record on the line. The basic purse for McGregor and Mayweather is Rs. 511 crore and Rs. 642 crore respectively.
By following a youth policy, head coach Stephen Constantine wants to keep the conveyor belt of talent moving. He dubs himself an ‘advocate of youth development.’ Since returning to the Indian team in 2015, the 54-year-old has handed debut caps to over 30 players.
After his Asian Athletics Championships gold, Neeraj Chopra was expected to make an impact at the Worlds. That was not to be as he failed to qualify for the final. Looking back, Chopra can put a finger on his flaws.
Cue Slam, a city-based league that begins in Ahmedabad tonight, doesn't exactly promise to revolutionise the sport. Instead, the idea is to lift it out of anonymity. And it's poised to do it in a brash and glitzy manner.
Some of the slowest timings in recent years were registered in the sprint events, the 400 metres and the relays at this edition of the World Athletics Championships. Here a look at why unprecedented out-of-competition doping tests, in the aftermath of the Russian doping scandal, could be one of the reasons for the slower timings.
Sandhu had been in talks with Boavista for several weeks, but the club management was undecided. The team already had two goalkeepers on its permanent roster and a third, Brazilian custodian Wagner, was there on loan. That would have made Sandhu the team’s third or fourth-choice goalkeeper.
It's not just infrastructural incompetence or decades of geographical alienation that has stymied Jaffna cricket, in the pre-war days, Jaffna was a cricketing powerhouse, but also societal and class disparities.
BCCI's top office bearers are eligible for business class travel-and hotel stay, the board also foots the dining bills for the likes of treasurer Anirudh Choudhary and secretary Amitabh Chaudhry along with their executives.
CoA has urged the Supreme Court to remove the top three BCCI office-bearers, stating that their conduct was “unfit” and that they weren’t in a position to “make good” on their undertakings of implementing the Lodha reforms.
India’s report card from the World Athletics Championships is littered with ‘F’ grades. Only one athlete qualified for the final but finished 12th, another reached the semifinals and a third registered a personal best. But overall it has been another forgettable campaign.
Davinder Singh’s first taste of international football came in an Under-23 match against Singapore last month, and he was a fish out of water. His debut lasted 20 minutes and he came on as a second-half substitute in the second game.
Gurpreet Sandhu joined Stabaek from East Bengal in 2014 on a three-year deal. However, the move didn't pan out as expected. He spent a major part of his stint playing second fiddle to Ivory Coast international Sayouba Mande.
Despite a deep-rooted cricket culture, Sri Lanka faces a severe crisis and rebuilding will begin by finding a stable captain-coach combination.
Piyush Chawla has been around the Indian cricket scene for well over a decade but has played in just three Tests between 2006 and 2012 and taken 7 wickets. Most of his 386 first-class wickets came in the nearly 100 matches he played for Uttar Pradesh.
In Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramanathan, the Indians have two singles players high in form and confidence.
On Yuvraj Singh, the chief selector said that he has been rested and that doors are never closed on anybody because everybody has got a right to play cricket.
He has been rotated out of the ODI team yet again now, and though he has bagged a county contract, his future as ODI player is definitely a mystery. For a long while now, starting from the captaincy of MS Dhoni, he has often found himself jettisoned from the limited-over formats.
With Chandimal ended Sri Lanka’s faintest of faint hopes of stretching the match to the fourth day, nay third session of the third day. It was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back.
Virat Kohli and company ticked a few boxes as they whitewashed Sri Lanka with an innings-and-171-run victory at Pallekele.
The MSK Prasad-led selection committee has also taken away Ajinkya Rahane’s vice captaincy, appointing Rohit Sharma as Virat Kohli’s deputy. Dinesh Karthik and Rishabh Pant, who went to the West Indies, were omitted.
Disha Patani, Esha Gupta, Malaika Arora, et al add Bollywood bling to LFW ramp
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