Irish boxer Aidan Walsh injures ankle celebrating win, out of Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO: Aidan Walsh has been forced out of his semifinal bout at the Tokyo Olympics after the Irish welterweight injured his ankle while celebrating his quarterfinal victory. Boxing officials announced Sunday that Walsh did not attend the medical check and weigh-in before his scheduled bout with Britain’s Pat McCormack, who advances to the gold medal […]

Pencak Silat Championship: Pampore bagged first position

Pampore: Pampore bagged first position followed by Tral and Pulwama grabbed third position in the Pulwama Pencak Silat Championship held at Government Degree Collage Pampore on Saturday. The three day championship was organised by Pencak Silat Association of J&K in collaboration with GDC Pampore. According to the organisers around 200 players from different schools of […]

DYSS organises sports conclave

Srinagar: Department of Youth Services & Sports, District Srinagar Saturday conducted first ever Down Town Sports conclave here at MPML Higher Secondary School. The conclave was organized in collaboration with District Administration Srinagar. The programme was interactive and speakers highlighted various issues, requirements for the upliftment of sports in Down Town area of Srinagar. District […]

Dickwella, Mendis, Gunathailaka banned for one year, fined 10 million rupees: SLC

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka Cricket banned senior players Kusal Mendis, Niroshan Dickwella and Danushka Gunathilaka for one year and also imposed a fine of 10 million Sri Lankan rupees on them for breaching COVID-19 protocols on the tour of UK last month. The trio was caught on camera on the streets of Durham during the limited […]

After fighting depression, nervousness, Kamalpreet Kaur shines in Tokyo

NEW DELHI: The COVID-19 lockdown had wreaked havoc on her mental health to such an extent that discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur had started trying her hand in cricket to handle the psychological toll of the shutdown. But discus remained Kaur’s first love and now she stands within striking distance of fetching India a historic athletics […]

India beat South Africa 4-3 to keep quarterfinal hopes alive

TOKYO: Striker Vandana Katariya scored a historic hat-trick to keep alivethe Indian women’s hockey team’s quarterfinals hopes in the Olympics with a fighting 4-3 victory over lower-ranked South Africa in its must-win final group match here on Saturday. Vandana (4th, 17th, 49th minutes) achieved a rare feat by becoming the first Indian woman hockey player […]

Sindhu loses to Tai Tzu in semifinals, to fight for bronze now

TOKYO: Reigning world champion P V Sindhu’s hopes of securing India’s first ever Olympic gold in badminton came crashing down as she slumped to a straight-game defeat against world no.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the women’s singles semifinals here on Saturday. The 26-year-old silver-medallist from the Rio Games, however, remained in the […]

Tokyo Olympics Lovlina Borgohain assures India of first boxing medal

TOKYO: Debutant Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) assured India of their first boxing medal at the ongoing Olympic Games when she upstaged former world champion Nien-Chin Chen of Chinese Taipei to enter the semifinals here on Friday. The 23-year-old Assam boxer prevailed 4-1 to make the last-four where she will square off against reigning world champion Busenaz […]

Didn’t have any strategy, just wanted to fight fearlessly: Borgohain on historic Olympic win

TOKYO: She delivered a thoroughly clinical performance to ensure an Olympic medal on debut but Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) on Friday said she stepped into the ring against former world champion NienChin Chen without a concrete plan as she knew just a fearless approach would be enough. The 23-year-old Assam boxer was smiling ear-to-ear […]

Lanka series gives players opportunity to reflect that not all wickets will be flat: Rahul Dravid

COLOMBO: Rahul Dravid believes that the new crop of Indian batsmen will learn with experience that “not all wickets will be flat” and they need to develop the art of scrapping it out on low-scoring tracks like the ones on offer during the last two T20 Internationals against Sri Lanka. India lost the three-match T20 […]