Stadiums, school playgrounds should be fully utilised: Goel

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:24

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Stressing on the maximum utilisation of the various stadiums and school playgrounds across the country, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Thursday said such measures will help in unearthing young talent and developing a sporting culture in the country.


Alpha Cueists continue winning streak in snooker meet

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:04

Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) After their convincing 6-1 win against Snookin Shooters, Alpha Cueists continued their winning streak to record a second straight victory, edging past Black Panthers 4-3 on the third day of the Bengal Snooker League at the Saturday Club here on Thursday.


Good day for Indian shuttlers at Australia Open

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:38

Sydney, June 22 (IANS) It was a good day for Indian shuttlers as defending champion Saina Nehwal, Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and Sai Praneeth advanced at the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries here on Thursday.


India clear favourites against inconsistent West Indies (Preview)

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:34

Port of Spain, June 22 (IANS) Amid the off-field controversies over the exit of head coach Anil Kumble, ICC Champions Trophy runners-up India start as favourites in the first of the five-match ODI series against a lacklusture West Indies at the Queen's Park Oval here on Friday.


Gymnast Dipa focused on 2020 Olympics

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 17:14

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Having recovered from a knee injury, star gymnast Dipa Karmakar is looking forward to doing well at next year's Asian Games even as she remains focused on her long-term goal of winning a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


Gramin Volleyball League in Bihar begins on Friday

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:40

Siwan (Bihar), June 22 (IANS) Gramin Volleyball League, a meet conducted by CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd in association with Volleyball Association of Bihar and sports management company Republic of Sports, is set to get underway here on Friday.


Gambhir blessed with baby girl

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:32

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Seasoned cricketer Gautam Gambhir was blessed with a baby girl for the second time and he shared the news on micro-blogging site Twitter.


Bolt to run 100m in Monaco for worlds preparation

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 16:20

Paris, June 22 (IANS) Eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt will feature in the 100 metre event at the IAAF Diamond League Monaco meeting, the organisers have confirmed.


Hungarian Olympian Katinka Hosszu calls on swimmers to unite against FINA

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:50

Budapest, June 22 (IANS) Three-time Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu published a long statement on her Facebook page, calling on swimmers all around the world to take a stand against the International Swimming Federation (FINA), which introduced new regulations without consulting the competitors.


Wrestler Kavita becomes first Indian woman to appear in WWE

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:42

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The former competitive powerlifter and South Asian Games gold medal winner Kavita Devi has been selected to compete in the Mae Young Classic, which is the first ever WWE tournament for women, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) announced on Thursday.


Lille sign Pepe, Koffi on five-year deals

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:42

Paris, June 22 (IANS) France's Ligue 1 football outfit Lille has announced the signing of promising stars Nicolas Pepe and Herve Koffi on a five-year deal.


Ronaldo remains coy about his Real future

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:32

Moscow, June 22 (IANS) Portugal and Real Madrid superstar Christiano Ronaldo remained coy about his future with the Spanish football giants, refusing to take questions beyond the Confederations Cup where his national team won 1-0 against hosts Russia.


WBO sanctions Vijender's next bout in first week of August

Thu, 06/22/2017 - 15:24

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has sanctioned the WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title bout between Vijender Singh and Chinese boxer Zulpikar Maimaitiali in the first week of August in Mumbai, the organisers confirmed on Thursday.