Novak Djokovic to face Anderson in Wimbledon Final

Novak Djokovic to face Anderson in Wimbledon Final

London, Jul 14 (AFP) Novak Djokovic reached his fifth Wimbledon final on Saturday with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (11/9), 3-6, 10-8 victory over Rafael Nadal in the second longest semi-final ever played at the tournament. Djokovic, the 2011, 2014 and 2015 champion, will face Kevin Anderson, the first South African in the final in 97 years, […]

German fans in tears, World no 1 thumped out by No 57!

German fans in tears, World no 1 thumped out by No 57!

The world number one slain by the team ranked 57th in the world. Defending champions Germany have been eliminated from the World Cup at the group stage following defeat by South Korea, in one of the biggest shocks in the competition’s history. South Korea achieved that victory thanks to two late goals, both of which […]

Bihar allowed to play cricket after 18 year gap!

Bihar allowed to play cricket after 18 year gap!

Patna: It’s been almost 18 years! The Bihar cricket team is ‘likely’ to participate in the Ranji Trophy slated to be held in October this year. Bihar hasn’t participated in cricket tournaments at the national level since the year 2000, when the BCCI de-affiliated the Bihar Cricket Association (BCA) as its full member and conferred […]

World Cup unfolds in Russia, hosts trounce Saudis!

World Cup unfolds in Russia, hosts trounce Saudis!

The Beautiful Game is in focus as the world eyeballs the FIFA World Cup, this time in Russia. The opening ceremony was brief, and surprising in more ways than one. The FIFA World Cup 2018 was kicked off in Moscow with a dazzling opening ceremony at the Luzhniki Stadium, before the first match between host […]

Athletes’ ‘award’ cuts: Haryana Government backs down

Athletes’ ‘award’ cuts: Haryana Government backs down

Chandigarh: The Haryana government today courted controversy when it asked sportspersons employed by it to deposit one-third of their earnings from commercial and professional commitments to the state sports council but put the notification on hold after drawing sharp criticism from elite athletes. “I have asked for the relevant file of Sports Department to be […]

Haryana govt wants a third of Sportsmen’s Cash awards!

Haryana govt wants a third of Sportsmen’s Cash awards!

Chandigarh: Can you believe it? It’s never been heard of! The Haryana government has directed sportspersons employed with it to deposit one-third of their earnings from commercial and professional commitments to the state sports council. This has drawn sharp criticism from the athletes. “One-third of the income earned by the sportsperson from professional sports or commercial […]

Indian cricket: Shoddy Umpires and Ball Replacement

Indian cricket: Shoddy Umpires and Ball Replacement

New Delhi, Mar 12 : Seems that standards of Umpires are falling in India, and balls are being replaced, while Ranji trophy captains are saying ‘That’s not cricket’! The BCCI is planning to replace the official kookaburra ball with SG white for India’s limited overs matches at home. The matter was discussed at length during […]

Love at the Olympic Rink

Love at the Olympic Rink

Gangneung (South Korea) : The next time you have a ‘domestic’ with your nearest and dearest spare a thought for love on ice couple Chris and Alexa Knierim. The US figure skaters competing at the Olympics are partners on the ice, and married off it. They say you should never take your work home with […]

Burmese footballers are good: Chettri

Margao (Goa), Nov 12: India’s soccer  Captain Sunil Chhetri on Sunday said that India’s AFC Asian Cup qualifiers rivals Burma (Myanmar) were no pushovers and his side will not take the visitors lightly in their encounter on Tuesday. Despite being the sole team from Group A to have already qualified for the AFC Asian Cup […]

Gavaskar not surprised Indian players aren’t in World XI vs. Pak

Gavaskar not surprised Indian players aren’t in World XI vs. Pak

As usual the pseudo-nationalists and jali-deshbhakts are flooding the social media with twisted views about why there’s no Indian player in the Pakistan -World XI series. Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar came down heavily on speculations about no Indian presence in the Pakistan-World XI T20I series. Gavaskar said he wasn’t surprised by the fact no […]

Paralympian for India’s highest Sports Award

Paralympian for India’s highest Sports Award

New Delhi:  Devendra Jhajharia has  became the first paralympian to be recommended for India’s highest sporting honour — the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna — along with celebrated former hockey captain Sardar Singh. Javelin thrower Jhajharia, the first Indian to win two Paralympic gold medals, was the first choice of the awards selection committee headed by […]

Coach’s tongue-lashing spurred India win: Chhetri

Coach’s tongue-lashing spurred India win: Chhetri

New Delhi: Soccer rules! Striker Sunil Chhetri said a mid-match dressing down from coach Stephen Constantine got the best out of the Indian football team in its AFC Asian Cup 2019 qualifier against Kyrgyzstan. Chhetri, who scored the solitary goal in India’s win, said this was by far the team’s best performance in more than […]

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