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India narrowly miss win in Eden Test vs Sri Lanka

November 20, 2017

KOLKATA: Virat Kohli authored a captains knock of 104 not out while Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned spectacular figures of 11-8-8-4 as India narrowly missed a spectacular win when the first Test match against Sri Lanka ended in a draw at the Eden Gardens here on Monday. Brief scores: India 172 and 352/8 declared (Virat Kohli 104 not out, Shikhar Dhawan...

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Shiva Keshavan qualifies for 2018 Winter Olympics

November 20, 2017

INNSBRUCK (AUSTRIA): Indian luger Shiva Keshavan qualified for the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 after earning the necessary five points at the ongoing Viessmann Luge World Cup 2017-18 here. The three-time Asian Cup gold medallist will make his sixth Winter Olympics. The current Asian Champion finished on the 23rd spot out of 57 athletes with ...

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Italy fail to reach World Cup for first time in 60 years

November 14, 2017

MILAN: Four-time champions Italy failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958 after a play-off defeat against Sweden. Italy were held to a 0-0 draw. The result means the Azzurri will not be present in the competition for only the second time in their history having declined to play at the inaugural tournament in 1930. Midfielder Ja...

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Tendulkar shows how sportspersons can spread social messages: India tells UN

November 14, 2017

UNITED NATIONS: Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar as showed how sportspersons can take social messages to the masses, Srinivas Prasad, the minister at India's UN Mission, told a General Assembly session. Tendulkar has been involved in a campaign for personal hygiene practices among children and also promotes the national "Swachh Bharat" programme, P...

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Kapil Dev and Mahendra Singh Dhoni 'take on' each other

November 10, 2017

KOLKATA: Indias two World Cup winning captains Kapil Dev and Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Thursday took on one another on the cricket pitch, with a bunch of kids egging them on at the Eden Gardens. The two iconic cricketers bowled and batted against each other, toiling in the oppressive heat through the day -- all for a commercial shoot. First Kapil, ...

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MC Mary Kom Wins her 5th Asian Boxing Championships Gold Medal

November 08, 2017

MC Mary Kom clinched her fifth gold medal at the Asian Boxing Championships after defeating North Korea’s Hyang Mi Kim 5-0 in the 48 kg category in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday. ...

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3rd T20I: India beat New Zealand to clinch series

November 08, 2017

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: India defeated New Zealand by six runs in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) to win the series at the Greenfield International Stadium here on Tuesday. The three-match series was locked 1-1 after the hosts won the opening match in Delhi while New Zealand clinched the second encounter in Rajkot. With heavy rain l...

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Virat Kohli, Mithali Raj rose to the No.1 spot in ICC

October 31, 2017

Dubai: India skipper Virat Kohli and his female counterpart Mithali Raj on Monday rose to the No.1 spot in their respective ICC One-day International (ODI) rankings for batters. Kohli, who struck two centuries during India's 2-1 victory in the three-match ODI rubber against New Zealand, has moved back to the top position within 10 days of losing i...

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India lose top ODI spot to South Africa

October 19, 2017

DUBAI: India lost their top One-Day International spot to South Africa in the latest team rankings released by International Cricket Council (ICC). The Proteas returned to top spot with 6,244 points from 52 matches on Wednesday, following their 104-run victory over Bangladesh in the second ODI. India has moved down to the second spot with 5,993 p...

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India beat Pakistan in Asia Cup hockey

October 15, 2017

DHAKA [BANGLADESH]: The Indian men's hockey team continued their winning run at the ongoing Asia Cup 2017 as they defeated their arch rivals Pakistan 3-1 in a high-voltage Group A encounter in Dhaka on Sunday. India, who were already on top of the pool table with six points from two wins (against Japan 5-1 and Bangladesh 7-0), dominated the game f...

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