Kenya Olympics body rolls out $5.3m budget for Rio

Published on Jul 31 2015 // Sports
Kenya’s national Olympics body has unveiled a $5.3 million budget to send the country’s team to the 31st edition of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next year. According to National Olympics Committee of Kenya (NOCK), the sum will be needed to cater for 80 individual athletes and two team...

Dimapur hosts first state-level Muaythai championship

Published on Jul 29 2015 // Sports
The first state-level Muaythai championship was held here at Urban Haat from July 23-24, organised by the All Nagaland Muaythai Council (ANMC). The two-day tournament saw the participation of more than 30 competitors from four districts of Nagaland. Brig Brijesh Dhiman, HQ 6 Sector AR, Dimapur graced...

Table Tennis: AAI win girls title, PSPB in men and women’s finals

Published on Jul 29 2015 // Sports
The Airports Authority of India dethroned Petroleum Sports Promotion Board (PSPB) to win the youth girls team title in the ongoing 45th All India International Table Tennis Championships here on Wednesday. The men and women teams of PSPB entered the finals to take on hosts Railway Sports Promotion Board...

Narrow victory for Italy’s Cagnotto at World aquatics

Published on Jul 29 2015 // Sports
Italian diver Tania Cagnotto denied China a golden sweep at the World Aquatics Championships by taking the women’s one metre springboard title by 1.65 points over China’s Shi Tingmao here. Cagnotto built up her lead from the first two dives and kept stable in the next three free dives, winning...

Honour to watch Suarez grow up: Atletico president

Published on Jul 29 2015 // Sports
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo said that it was “something to be proud of” to see Mario Suarez “grow up from being a child” and stressed that the Spanish football club is and will always be home for the midfielder who is moving to Italy’s Fiorentina. “You...

First post-apartheid Proteas captain Rice dies

Published on Jul 28 2015 // Sports
Clive Rice, South Africa’s first cricket captain in the post-apartheid era, passed away on Tuesday after losing his battle with septicaemia — a potentially life threatening infection in which large amounts of bacteria are present in the blood. Rice’s family confirmed the news stating...

Saina to lead 18-member Indian squad at World badminton

Published on Jul 28 2015 // Sports
In probably the best chance to grab multiple medals, an 18-member Indian badminton contingent led by ace shuttler Saina Nehwal will vie for honours at the 22nd edition of the World Championships to be held at the 9,000-seater Istora Senayan here from August 10 to 16. This will also be Saina’s golden...

ICC pays rich tribute to ex-South Africa captain Clive Rice

Published on Jul 28 2015 // Sports
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has paid rich tribute to former South Africa captain and all-rounder Clive Rice, who passed away at the age of 66 on Tuesday morning after conceding defeat in his long-standing battle against brain tumour. Over a first-class career spanning 25 years, Rice scored...

England doesn’t know what they want, says Starc

Published on Jul 28 2015 // Sports
Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc has added fuel to the ongoing row over the state of pitches being used for the Ashes series on Monday by saying that England does not know what they want to do. Following a humiliating 405-run defeat at the home of cricket, England coach Trevor Bayliss has called...

Indian challenge ends in World Jr Squash

Published on Jul 28 2015 // Sports
The Indian challenge in individual events of the World Junior Squash Championship has ended here. Barring Harshit Jawanda and Velavan Senthilkumar, the remaining Indians lost their respective second round matches. However, both Jawanda and Senthilkumar bowed out in the third round on Monday. The results...

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