India v England, 2nd Test: India equal second longest unbeaten home streak

Published on Nov 21 2016 // Sports
NEW DELHI: Virat Kohli’s side has drawn level with the second longest streak by any Indian cricket team at home, winning the second Test against England in Visakhapatnam to make it 16 consecutive matches without defeat in India. The record is 20, and with eight Tests remaining in what is Indian...

PV Sindhu beats Sun Yu to win China Open badminton, clinches maiden Super Series title

Published on Nov 20 2016 // Sports
Fuzhou (China): Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu clinched her maiden Super Series Premier title after edging out Sun Yu of China in the finals of the $700,000 China Open badminton tournament on Sunday. Sindhu, who became the toast of the country after becoming the first Indian woman to win a silver...

Golfer Diksha retains lead after second round of Usha Ladies Open

Published on Nov 16 2016 // Sports
New Delhi, Nov 16 : Promising golfer Diksha Dagar carded four-over-76 to take the top spot in Category A after the second round of the 7th Usha DGC Ladies Open amateur championship at the Delhi Golf Club here on Wednesday. Diksha, who started the day on top along with Arshia Mahant and Sifat Sagoo, carded...

A second wind in the twilight of Dhoni’s career

Published on Oct 24 2016 // Sports
A second wind in the twilight of Dhoni’s career
A refreshingly different MS Dhoni took strike in Mohali on Sunday (October 23). There was a sense of purpose about him walking out at No.4 even with the team at 41 for 2 in the ninth over, chasing 286. Tim Southee thought it would be prudent to bounce the Indian captain straight away. Dhoni rocked back...

Kabaddi World Cup: India are champions

Published on Oct 23 2016 // Sports
AHMEDABAD: Minutes before the semi-final against Thailand on Friday evening, Anup Kumar, the captain of the Indian team, told a presenter that the hosts were about to take the mat in what was going to be their biggest test of the Kabaddi World Cup. Surely, Anup, the battle-scarred veteran was being modest...

Supreme Court curtails BCCI’s financial powers, independent auditor to scrutinise accounts

Published on Oct 21 2016 // India, Sports
Severely curtailing BCCI’s financial powers, the Supreme Court Friday said the cricketing body cannot enter into contracts above a monetary ceiling that will now be fixed by the Lodha panel. The court said the panel would fix a limit on monetary value of contracts and that BCCI would have to seek its...

Sania Mirza completes 80 consecutive weeks as World No.1

Published on Oct 19 2016 // Sports
Sania Mirza completes 80 consecutive weeks as World No.1
NEW DELHI: This week Indian tennis star Sania Mirza’s ‘numero uno’ status in women’s double ranking hit a marvellous 80 consecutive week and she let the world know about the achievement via twitter. To put this achievement in to perspective, only three other women’s doubles...

Important to make sport as professional as possible: Boxing Federation of India chief Ajay Singh

Published on Oct 19 2016 // Sports
Entrusted with the task of undoing four years of damage, Boxing Federation of India (BFI) President Ajay Singh says the bickering that has ruined the sport is not very difficult to control and he is confident of professionalising the set up with his corporate experience. Singh, who is also the Chairman...

Thakur finds himself on sticky ‘ICC’ wicket as SC seeks affidavit

Published on Oct 08 2016 // Sports
Anurag Thakur, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, found himself in a tricky situation as the Supreme Court of India asked him on Friday (October 7) to furnish a personal affidavit on his purported request to the International Cricket Council (ICC) to term the Justice Lodha committee-recommended...

Never expose your weaknesses: Sachin Tendulkar

Published on Oct 07 2016 // Sports
Never expose your weaknesses: Sachin Tendulkar
NEW DELHI: His more than two decades long career is a stuff of legends and handing out tips on chasing success, Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar said one should be smart enough to hide weaknesses against rival bowlers. “You can’t expose weaknesses. Once I got hit in the rib-cage. The...

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