MUMBAI - In a boost to women’s kabaddi, three teams will debut on the same court alongside the men with 13 by 10 square metres in a 30-minute clash in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) here on Tuesday. The challenge will reveal three teams -- Fire Birds captained by Mamtha Poojari, Ice Divas led by Abhilasha Mhatre and Storm Queens led by Tejeswini Bai. The first match will be played on Tuesday at the Dome SVP, National Sports Club of India,
BENGALURU - Upbeat on leading the Indian cricket team off the field as its head coach, ace leggie Anil Kumble is ready for the new role. "I am ready to take the new role, as I have always put my hands up for any sort of challenge," the 45-year-old former captain and India's highest wicket-taker told reporters after the Board of Control for Cricket in India, after its meeting in Dharamshala, appointed him for the high-profile job for one year.
HYDERABAD-Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal grabbed the limelight once again on Jun 13 after she recorded a hard-fought victory over China’s Sun Yu to clinch the Australian Open 2016. With Rio Olympics around the corner, the shuttler has set her eyes on improving one more attribute of her game — aggression. And she has found the one inspiration who can help her improve on her on-court aggression even further — India cricket team hotshot...
SOUTHAMPTON - Veteran Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Monday expressed an interest in playing in Australia's Big Bash League. The 36-year-old, who has been dumped by the national selectors, is currently plying his trade for Hampshire in England's domestic T20 competition. "I was offered to play Big Bash League in Australia almost every season in the last two or three years but I wasn't able to take the offer due to my...
PARIS - Leander Paes and Martina Hingis won the mixed doubles title at Roland Garros beating Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig in a thrilling encounter 4-6, 6-4, 10-8 after being locked at one set all. In the process, they completed a “Career Slam” in Mixed doubles. It was a historic day for Indian tennis as it was the first time the two legends of Indian tennis were facing each other with so much at stake. A Grand slam title was on the line and even more...