India beat Argentina 3-1 to seal quarterfinal berth in Olympic men’s hockey

Tokyo: The Indian men’s hockey team stormed into the quarterfinals of the Olympic Games with a comprehensive 3-1 victory over defending champions Argentina, scoring two goals in the final two minutes of its penultimate pool match here on Thursday. After goalless first two quarters, India broke the deadlock in the 43rd minute through Varun Kumar […]

2nd virtual Sqay National championship J&K secures top position

SRINAGAR: J&K lifted overall championship trophy of 2nd virtual Sqay National championship held at Chandigarh University. J&K won three gold and one Bronze medal followed by Goa and Maharashtra secured third position in overall medal tally. Around 176 players from 22 States participated in the championship which was organized by Sqay Federation of India in […]

Wins 2 out of 3 rounds but still loses bout, unlucky Mary Kom bows out of Olympics

Tokyo: Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom’s (51kg) pursuit of a second Olympic medal ended in the pre-quarterfinals of the Tokyo Games as she went down to 2016 edition’s bronze-medallist Ingrit Valencia in a fiercely-fought showdown here on Thursday. The funny part, Mary Kom had actually won two of the three rounds. “I don’t know […]

Mary Kom slams IOC Boxing Task Force for ‘poor judging’, says can’t believe I’ve lost

NEW DELHI: Six-time world champion MC Mary Kom on Thursday slammed the International Olympic Committee’s Boxing Task Force for  “poor judging” in her flyweight (51kg) pre-quarterfinal at the Tokyo Games which she lost despite winning two of the three rounds. The Task Force is conducting the boxing competition in Tokyo after the International Boxing Association […]

Take your time, you owe explanation to no one: Shastri on Simone Biles’ withdrawal from Olympics

London: “Take your time, Simone Biles. You owe explanation to no one,” said Indian cricket team’s chief coach Ravi Shastri as he lent his support to the multiple Olympic medallist American gymnast after she pulled out of the team and all-round individual events at the Tokyo Games citing mental health concerns. The 24-year-old Biles, one […]

24 new Games-related COVID-19 cases reported, IOC defends Olympics

Tokyo: The Tokyo Olympics organisers on Thursday announced 24 new COVID-19 cases, including three athletes, the highest one-day figures so far at the Games, even as the organisers insisted that the showpiece is not behind the record surge in the host city. The city logged in an all-time high of 3865 positive cases on Thursday. […]

Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari keeps medal hopes alive, makes last-16; Tarundeep Rai, Pravin Jadhav exit

TOKYO: World number one archer Deepika Kumari survived some anxious moments before getting past US teenager Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez 6-4 to sail into the pre-quarterfinals of the women’s individual section and keep Indian medal hopes alive at the Tokyo Olympics here on Wednesday. On a day her teammates Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav made second round […]

Hussaini Sports Club organises cycle rally

SRINAGAR: Hussaini Sports Club Wednesday organised cycle rally “Pedal against Drugs” Cycle Rally here, a statement issued by JK Hussaini Sports Club said. Around about 40 participants from different institutions and clubs took part. Zahoor Ahmad (International Kayak Player) along with Manzoor Ahmad Qadri (Principal, Legends School) The rally was flagged off from Legends School […]

Opening ceremony of KPL 2021 held at DPS Srinagar

Srinagar: The second phase of Swarnim Vijay Varsh Kashmir Premier League 2021 kick started at DPS, Srinagar on Wednesday. The inaugural ceremony was attended by esteemed civil and military dignitaries and the tournament was organized under the aegis of Chinar Corps. In a statement, spokesperson said that Phase 1 (pre-qualifiers) of KPL 2021 commenced on […]

India-New Zealand final most watched across all WTC series: ICC

DUBAI: The India-New Zealand final in Southampton last month was the most watched across all series that were part of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC), with a total global audience of 177 million, the ICC said on Wednesday. The live viewership of the Test played between June 18 and 23 had touched 130.6 million […]