NAIROBI - Former world marathon record holder Patrick Makau will be keen to silence his critics when he lines up at the Fukuoka Marathon in December. "It has been two years of frustrations. I have been in and out of Kenya seeking medical attention. I have been to Germany more than three times to consult doctors and have seen as many doctors in Kenya," Makau said Wednesday, reports Xinhua.
PATNA - The parents of five-year-old Harshit Saumitra, the youngest climber to reach the base camp of Mount Everest, are trying to register their son’s name in the Guinness World Records and Limca Book of Records.“We will try to get Harshit Saumitra’s name in Guinness Book of World Records and Limca Book of Records for becoming the youngest climber to reach the base camp of Mount Everest,” his father Rajeev Saumitra said.
CHENNAI - Harinder Pal Sandhu and Dipika Pallikal emerged champions in the fourth and concluding leg of the JSW-PSA Challenger squash circuit, here Wednesday. Sandhu defeated top seeded Egyptian Karim Ali Fathi 11-8, 11-3, 11-6, Pallikal accounted for second seed Misaki Kobayashi of Japan 11-6, 11-2, 11-8 in the final. Having had a good outing in the semi-final, Pallikal was in the right frame of mind from the first point...
MACAU - Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri claimed a sensational one-stroke victory at the $900,000 Macau Open after front-runner Scott Hend of Australia agonisingly bogeyed the last hole here Sunday. Lahiri started the final round two shots behind overnight leader Hend and trailed by four at one stage at the Macau Golf and Country Club before rallying on the home stretch to pip Hend and Thailand’s Prom Meesawat.
LEEDS - Pankaj Advani, the 29-year old from Bangalore, set a record of sorts when he defeated Peter Gilchrist 6-2 in the final of the World billiards championship (points format), here Saturday. It was Advani's 10th individual World title and his third of the year in different formats of the game, having won the World 6-Red Snooker and the World Team Billiards titles earlier. "I'm in 11th heaven! I returned to India to...
MOHALI - Gautam Gambhir's 167 powered North Zone to 457 on the third day of the Duleep Trophy cricket semi-final against Central Zone at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Friday. The left-handed opener, who started the day on 68, got good support from Mandeep Singh (74) as other overnight batsman Yuvraj Singh fell three runs short of a fifty when the team's total read 170/3.
DUBAI - The International Cricket Council (ICC) Wednesday admitted it “does not have the power to intervene” in the dispute between the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB). The future of the West Indies national side is uncertain following the squad’s sudden abandonment of their three-format tour of India. The decision led the BCCI initiating legal action...
NEW DELHI - Indian hockey could not have asked for a better Diwali gift than two gold medals in the space of three weeks to set the mood for the Festival of Lights. While the 17th Asian Games gold medal at Incheon, South Korea, from the men's team was to be expected given the average opposition, the title triumph in the Sultan of Johor Cup junior tournament in Malaysia Sunday was more creditable with the Indian colts...
DHARAMSALA - Aided by a Virat Kohli master class century, India defeated the West Indies by 59 runs in the fourth One-Day International (ODI) at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) stadium here Friday. Set a target of 331 runs after Indian batsman, man-of-the-match, Virat Kohli slammed his 20th ODI century (127) to help the home team post an imposing score of 330 for six, the West Indies innings...
DENMARK - Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu, Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the quarter-finals of their respective categories at the $600,000 Denmark Open Super Series Premier here Thursday. Two-time World Championship bronze medallist Sindhu needed only 31 minutes to move past Russia's Ksenia Polikarpova 21-17, 21-19 in their first ever women's singles match.