NEW DELHI - President Pranab Mukherjee Monday congratulated medal winners in Asian Games 2014. In individual messages that have been sent to the winners, the President said: "The nation is proud of you and your accomplishment, which has brought joy and pride to all Indians. I wish you the very best in all your future endeavours." The medal winners include Saurabh Ghosal, Mahesh Mangaonkar,
INCHEON - Indian track cyclists Amarjit Singh Nagi and Amrit Singh failed to qualify for the men's keirin finals at the 17th Asian Games here Thursday. Nagi finished fourth in Heat 2, behind China's Xu Chao, while Amrit Singh came in fifth behind Japan's Wakimoto Yuta in Heat 3. The first two riders from each heat qualified to the second round while the rest of the cyclists qualified to repechages. In repechage,
NEW DELHI - Mahendra Singh Dhoni became India’s most successful ODI captain - with 91 triumphs - in Birmingham. “I love my country,” Dhoni was quoted as saying in an interview to alloutcricket.com. “I tell my wife she is only the third most important thing after my country and my parents, in that order. The point is that while I am an Indian cricketer I will devote myself to that cause. Cricket is not everything, not by any means,
INCHEON -The 17th Asian Games opened with a spectacular ceremony here Friday, culminating years of preparations for an event that is set to reinforce China's regional sporting dominance. The extravaganza, under the theme of 'Dream of 4.5 billion people, One Asia', rang up the curtain on the Asiad with some 10,000 athletes from 45 countries and regions vying for gold in 36 sports. It is the third Games to be hosted by...
DUBAI - West Indies player Darren Bravo has been found guilty of breaching the International Cricket Council (ICC) Code of Conduct during the fourth and final day's play in the second Test against Bangladesh in St. Lucia. He was fined 30 percent of his match fee for breaching Article 2.1.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, the ICC said Wednesday.
KOLKATA - Let's have fun with football! That's the message two English coaches will pass onto Indian trainers working with the intellectually-disabled during a three-day intensive camp for 50 coaches from nine states. Two Tottenham Hotspur Foundation (THF) coaches arrived here Sept 12 to impart football training to 50 Special Olympics Bharat (SO Bharat) coaches to help them with the process of social inclusion...
NEW DELHI - European golf legend Colin Montgomerie will be in the capital next week at the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) for a two-day visit which will include an inter-school tournament, junior clinic and charity fundraiser. “India, like China has a huge potential for growth of golf and producing champions. This Hero Cycles Junior initiative will go a long way to incentivizing juniors to strive towards becoming champions...
CHENNAI - National champions Saurav Ghosal and Joshna Chinappa along with Commonwealth Games champion Dipika Pallikal will be representing India in squash competitions at the Asian Games in South Korea later this month. Other members of the team are Mahesh Mangaonkar, Harinderpal Singh Sandhu, Kush Kumar, Anaka Alankamony and Aparajitha Balamurukan. Maj S. Maniam and Cyrus Poncha will accompany...
NEW YORK - India's Sania Mirza and Brazilian Bruno Soares beat American-Mexican pair Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez in the final to win the US Open mixed doubles title here on Sept.5. Sania, who had faced defeat only a day earlier losing the women's doubles semifinals, bounced back brilliantly to win her third Grand Slam title. The top seeds won 6-1, 2-6, 11-9 in super tie-break in a see-saw match lasting...
NEW DELHI - Former Indian Premier League chairman and commissioner Lalit Modi on Aug 27 said it has been a long hard fight for him to get his Indian passport restored. The Delhi High Court paved the way for Modi’s return to India by restoring his passport. Modi, had been expelled by the Indian cricket board and has been living in England in exile since 2010. His passport was revoked in March 2011 after he allegedly...