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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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Nehra announces he will retire on November 1

October 12, 2017

HYDERABAD: Veteran India pacer Ashish Nehra on Thursday said he will call an end to his cricket career after the first Twenty20 International (T20I) against New Zealand at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on November 1. "I have spoken to the team management and the selection committee (about retiring). The game against New Zealand is in Delhi so you ...

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'WWE hasn't provided right guidance to Indians'

October 08, 2017

NEW DELHI: World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) admits that it has not provided proper guidance to Indian players but this is changing for the better, its Executive Vice President for Talent, Live Events and Creativity, Paul Michael Levesque, better known by his ring name Triple H, has said. The Great Khali and Jinder Mahal are the only wrestlers w...

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