Paralympians urge equal respect, opportunities

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 14:44

New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) Indian para-athletes, who clinched four medals at the just-concluded Rio Paralympic Games, have made a passionate plea to the government for proper jobs and treatment at par with their able-bodied counterparts.


Bangladesh's Mahmudullah comfortable batting at four

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 14:36

Dhaka, Sep 27 (IANS) Bangladesh cricketer Mahmudullah has found himself batting in various positions in the national team but he has been most prolific batting at No. four in One-Day Internationals (ODIs).


Halep, Pliskova, Navarro advance at Wuhan Open

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 13:24

Wuhan (China), Sep 27 (IANS) US Open runner-up Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic beat compatriot Lucie Safarova 6-3, 7-5 to reach the third round of the Wuhan Open tennis tournament here.


Wozniacki downs Stosur at Wuhan Open

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 13:03

Wuhan (China), Sep 27 (IANS) Former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki extended her winning streak to six matches with a 6-3, 6-2 victory over No.16 seed Samantha Stosur at the WTA Wuhan Open tennis tournament here.


Kapil to ring the bell during Eden Test

Tue, 09/27/2016 - 04:41

Kolkata, Sep 26 (IANS) India's first World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev will ring the bell, to be installed at the Eden Gardens, on the first day of India's second Test against New Zealand, Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) president Sourav Ganguly said on Monday.


North Korea beat Oman to enter AFC U-16 Championship quarters

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 21:28

Margao, Sep 26 (IANS) Defending champions North Korea beat Oman 4-2 on penalties after being locked 1-1 in regulation time in an Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-16 Championship quarter-final match here on Monday.


Zhang Jilong quits as AFC vice president

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 21:18

Kuala Lumpur, Sep 26 (IANS) The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Monday announced appointment of South Korean Chung Mong Gyu as vice president, replacing China's Zhang Jilong.


NE footballers excited over ISL opening ceremony in Guwahati

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 20:30

Guwahati, Sep 26 (IANS) Indian footballers from the North East region are delighted that Guwahati will host the opening ceremony of the Indian Super League (ISL), terming the move as a recognition of the regions passion for the game.


AIFF approves new rules for ISL 2016

Mon, 09/26/2016 - 20:20

Margao, Sep 26 (IANS) The All India Football Federation's (AIFF) Executive Committee on Monday approved new rules for the Indian Super League (ISL) which will take effect from the upcoming season of the lucrative tournament.