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2018 FIFA World Cup's official poster unveiled

November 29, 2017

MOSCOW: The famed Moscow Metro on Tuesday saw the unveiling of the 2018 FIFA World Cup's official poster, with legendary Soviet goalkeeper Lev Yashin featuring centrally in it. For the 2018 issue of the Official Poster, renowned Russian artist Igor Gurovich chose Yashin as a central figure of his work, FIFA said in its website. "The Official Post...

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Sri Lanka reach 151/4 at tea on Day 1

November 24, 2017

NAGPUR: Sri Lanka crawled back despite losing two more wickets to reach 151/4 at tea on the opening day of the second cricket Test against India at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium here on Friday. Skipper Dinesh Chandimal (47 not out) led the fightback for the tourists after pacer Ishant Sharma removed in-form opener Dimuth Karunarat...

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Sri Lanka opt to bat in second Test vs India

November 24, 2017

NAGPUR: Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and elected to bat against India in the second cricket Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium here on Friday. After narrowly missing out on a win in the opening Test at the Eden Gardens, the hosts made three changes to the playing XI by bringing in opener Murali Vijay, Rohit S...

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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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