SYDNEY - Top Indian top shuttler Saina Nehwal drubbed Spain's Carolina Marin here on June 28 to clinch the women's singles title of the Australian Badminton Open, her first Super Series title in over a year-and-a-half and her second crown of the year. The Olympic bronze medallist, seeded sixth in the competition, came out with a splendid showing against the Spaniard to win the $750,000 championship.
MUMBAI - Boxing India was formally ratified on June 27 by 26 state boxing associations from across the India. In early May, Boxing India received provisional approval from the AIBA world body to form a new federation that would govern the sport after Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) was terminated by AIBA. After receiving AIBA approval, a meeting was called by Boxing India earlier this week to share with...
MELBOURNE - N. Srinivasan, who has been suspended by India's Supreme Court after being named in the IPL spot-fixing investigation, was confirmed as the first International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman after its full council approved constitutional changes during a two-day annual conference that ended here Thursday. Srinivasan was confirmed after the 52-member
CHENNAI - Giving a further fillip to the game of Kings and Queens among the country’s youth, India will be hosting the World Junior Chess Championship and the Asian Youth Chess Championship this year. The world event (boys and girls) will be held at Pune Oct 5-20 while the Asian meet for Under-14, 16 and 18 will be held in New Delhi Nov 6-14. The decision to host these two major tournaments...
NEW DELHI - India will make its mark on the world cycling circuit when the inaugural Manali-Khardung La Cycling Championship starts July 5. The 520-km race till July 13 will cover the soothing and picturesque Manali to Khardung La route which has snow-capped mountains overlooking rocky terrain, deep valleys, shimmering high altitude turquoise lakes and cold deserts. The nine-day event will be directed by...
LONDON - India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek were seeded fifth in the men's double while Saina Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black are fourth in the women's doubles for the Wimbledon. Sania and Cara will kick-off their campaign against Swiss Martina Hingis and Vera Zvonareva of Russia. Paes and Stepanek will also start against the unseeded pair of Mariusz Fyrstenberg...
LONDON - A self-confessed tennis fan, former India cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar has bought stake in the Singapore franchise of veteran Mahesh Bhupathi's ambitious brainchild - the International Premier Tennis League. According to a report in The Daily Telegraph, Gavaskar was unveiled as one of the co-owners of the franchise ahead of the Wimbledon Championships which get underway here on June 23.
Football fanatic John Abraham is ready and steady to make the country “live the magic” of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The actor-producer, who is doing a film based on the sport and has even invested in a football franchise, believes the fever for the game will scale new heights once Indian football finds its “hero” ”One sporting hero can totally change the fabric of a sport in a country.
NEW YORK, NY - Indian cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the only Indian cricketer to figure in Forbes’ list of world’s 100 highest paid athletes, which is otherwise, conquered by football, basketball, boxing and tennis players. The figure take account of salaries, bonuses, prize money, appearance fees, licensing and endorsement income between June 2013-2014.
LOS ANGELES, CA - What the rest of the world calls football, people in the US call soccer. Now, historians have discovered that the term 'soccer' originated in Britain and comes from Association Football. The word soccer originated in Britain at the end of the 19th century and was commonly used there, the findings showed. "Americans have long referred to Association Football as 'soccer',