Salt Lake stadium likely to be handed over to FIFA by September 10

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 19:06

Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) FIFA Under-17 World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) tournament director Javier Ceppi on Wednesday said the Salt Lake Stadium here is likely to be handed over to world football governing body FIFA by September 10, less than a month before the tournament starts.


Indonesia to host bi-country golf tournament

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 19:04

Jakarta, Aug 23 (IANS) Indonesia will host a rotating golf championship vied for by competitors from Indonesia and Malaysia, slated from September 5 to 7 in a world class golf course in Bogor, West Java, the tournament organiser said on Wednesday.


Gursimar takes lead on Day 1 of women's golf meet

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 18:14

Bengaluru, Aug 23 (IANS) Gursimar Badwal carded the opening days only sub-par round of one-under 71 to take sole lead in the ninth leg of the Hero Womens Professional Golf Tour here on Wednesday.


Saina, Praneeth in 3rd round of Badminton Worlds

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 18:08

Glasgow, Aug 23 (IANS) Olympic 2012 bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and B. Sai Praneeth advanced to the third round of the World Badminton Championships here on Wednesday.


SC asks CoA to prepare draft of new BCCI constitution

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 17:24

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Committee of Administrators (CoA) managing the affairs of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to prepare a draft of a new constitution on the basis of its directions based on the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee recommendations that it has endorsed.


Cricket Australia to put scalped tickets back on sale

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 17:16

Brisbane, Aug 23 (IANS) Around 3,000 scalped tickets for December's Ashes Test against England in Perth have been recovered by Cricket Australia (CA) and they are to be put on sale through official channels from next Monday.


Women's hockey squad named for Europe Tour

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 16:34

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Hockey India on Wednesday announced an 18-member womens squad for the 15-day Europe Tour starting on September 5 in the Netherlands.


Sevilla, Napoli qualify for Champions League

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 16:12

Madrid, Aug 23 (IANS) Sevilla, Napoli, Celtic, Maribor and Olympiakos emerged triumphant from the second-leg UEFA Champions League qualifiers. Though all of the favourites advanced, football fans of Sevilla and Celtic endured some nervous moments.


Rooney deserves England call-up, feels Everton teammate Keane

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 16:06

London, Aug 23 (IANS) After Wayne Rooney found the back of the net in the second game consecutively since joining Everton from Manchester United, his teammate Michael Keane feels the striker deserves a recall to the England football squad.


Spanish winger Lanzarote joins FC Goa

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 15:34

Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Goa on Wednesday confirmed the signing of Spanish winger Manuel Lanzarote for the 2017-18 season.


This is the best phase of Indian TT in recent years: Soumyajit

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 15:08

Kolkata, Aug 23 (IANS) Ace Indian paddler Soumyajit Ghosh, who along with G. Sathiyan came close to toppling the top-seeded Japanese duo of Jin Uda and Maharu Yoshimura only to end with a silver in the men's doubles at the Bulgaria Open in Panagyurishte last week, feels this is the best phase for table tennis in the country in recent times.