PM Modi flags off first-ever torch relay for Chess Olympiad

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday flagged off the first-ever torch relay for the Chess Olympiad ahead of the 44th edition of the event, which is to be held in Mahabalipuram from July 28 to August 10. The international chess body, FIDE, for the very first time has instituted the torch relay, which […]

Saha in talks with Tripura for ‘player-cum-mentor role’

KOLKATA: Discarded Team India wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, who also had a fallout with Cricket Association of Bengal, is in talks with Tripura for a potential player-cum-mentor role, an official said. “He wants a role of being the player-cum-mentor for Tripura. He has been in talks with some Apex Council members in Tripura but nothing has […]

Sri Lanka tour great opportunity to build team: Harmanpreet Kaur

BENGALURU: The likes of Mithali Raj — who retired recently — and Jhulan Goswami are not there in the team but India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur on Saturday reckoned that the upcoming limited overs tour to Sri Lanka is a great opportunity to “build a team”. “We are working hard on our team, we have great […]

Neeraj Chopra allays injury fears, looking forward to opening Diamond League season on June 30

NEW DELHI: Allaying fears of any injury during the Kuortane Games in Finland where he claimed his first win of the year, Olympic champion javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra said he is looking forward to starting his Diamond League season in Stockholm on June 30. The 24-year-old Chopra slipped after his third attempt in Kuortane on […]

Search for Perfect Climax: Pacers and middle-order make India favourites in series decider

Bengaluru: A lot of grey areas are yet to be addressed but a young Indian team, with an admirable collective temperament, will start as favourite in the series-deciding fifth T20 International against South Africa here on Sunday. In a space of eight days, this Indian team has played four games. It fielded an identical XI, […]

DK hits in unorthodox areas and that makes it difficult to bowl to: Keshav Maharaj

Rajkot: India batter Dinesh Karthik looks for runs in unorthodox areas and that is what makes him difficult to bowl to, feels seasoned South Africa spinner Keshav Maharaj. Karthik’s 55 off 27 balls, his maiden fifty in the format he first played back in 2006, helped India level the five-match T20I series here on Friday. […]

Mumbai march into Ranji Trophy final, to meet MP

Bengaluru: Domestic giants Mumbai completed the formality of qualifying for the Ranji Trophy final by virtue of first innings lead on the final day of their last-four match against Uttar Pradesh, here on Saturday. The 41-time champions, Mumbai thoroughly dominated from the first ball of the game, which ended in a draw, at the Just […]

U-14 Inter-zone Cricket Tournament

Oasis School beat Burnhall in semi-final SRINAGAR: Oasis School beat Burn Hall School by six wickets in the semi-final ofU-14 Inter-zone Cricket Tournament played at SP College here on Friday. Batting first Burnhall cricket team scored 60 runs in 8 overs by losing 8 wickets. In response, Oasis Boys played sensibly and chased the target […]

Khelo India youth Games: DPS student Saira wins silver medal

Srinagar: Saira Zahoor, class 12th student of Delhi Public School Srinagar won silver medal in recently held Khelo India youth Games at Panchkula Haryana Saira won the medal in 52 kgs category. The final was a close affair and Saira put up a very courageous performance losing by a very thin margin of 22-24. A […]

Kothari bags rare double in Pacific International Snooker

Melbourne: It was double delight for former world billiards champion Sourav Kothari, who clinched the Pacific International Billiards Championship title on Friday, just days after bagging the Snooker crown in the same event. The 37-year-old Kothari edged past multiple-time English champion Rob Hall of England 1500-1321 in the finals of the Level 5 highest World […]

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