Slovenian hockey player tests positive for doping at Winter Games

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 18:16

PyeongChang, Feb 20 (IANS) Slovenian hockey player Ziga Jeglic has tested positive for fenoterol at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics, and will leave the Olympic Village in the next 24 hours, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Tuesday.


Russian curler's B-sample tests positive for meldonium

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:48

PyeongChang, Feb 20 (IANS) The B-sample of Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has tested positive for meldonium, a spokesman for the Olympic Athletes from Russia team Konstantin Vybornov said on Tuesday.


Over 300mn watched PyeongChang opening ceremony on TV: IOC

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:22

PyeongChang, Feb 20 (IANS) More than 300 million people worldwide are estimated to have watched the opening ceremony of the PyeongChang Winter Olympics on television, a senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) official said on Tuesday.


Mandeep Mor, Sumit Junior, Shilanand new faces in national hockey squad

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:58

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Defender Mandeep Mor and forwards Sumit Kumar and Shilanand Lakra on Tuesday earned maiden call-ups to the Indian hockey squad, while veteran midfielder Sardar Singh returned and captain Manpreet Singh was rested for the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup to begin March 3 in Ipoh, Malaysia.


Seven ISL reserve teams among eighteen in Second Division League

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 14:50

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Eighteen teams comprising seven Indian Super League (ISL) clubs' reserve teams (Except ATK, Northeast United FC, Mumbai City FC) will compete in the preliminary round of the Second Division League starting from March 16, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said in a statement.


Schmidt steps down as Wolfsburg coach

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:56

Berlin, Feb 20 (IANS) Martin Schmidt has resigned as VfL Wolfsburg chief coach in the wake of the side's 1-2 defeat at home to Bayern Munich. Wolfsburg have won just five of 22 matches since Schmidt took the helm last September.


Getafe top Celta 3-0 to stay in fight for European spots

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:56

Getafe (Spain), Feb 20 (IANS) Angel Rodriguez scored two goals and assisted on the third as Getafe defeated Celta 3-0 to remain in the scramble for the final European spots from the La Liga football championship.


Canadian duo Virtue, Moir win gold in ice dancing

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 13:54

Gangneung (South Korea), Feb 20 (IANS) Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, who had scored the highest points in the short dance category, on Tuesday won the gold medal at the ongoing Winter Olympics.