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  • Asian Games 2014: Jitu Rai wins gold medal in 50m Pistol event 20-09-2014 09:36 AM

    Ace pistol shooter Jitu Rai clinched India's first gold medal on the opening day of the 2014 Asian Games when he held his nerves to bag the yellow metal in the 50m Pistol event at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range in Incheon, South Korea, on Saturday. The Lucknow boy is...
  • Asian Games 2014: Jitu Rai shoots India's first gold, bronze for Shweta 20-09-2014 09:11 AM

    Shooters led India's medal hunt on the opening day of 2014 Asian Games at Incheon, where pistol-shooter Jitu Rai won India's first gold in the 50m event, shortly after Shweta Chaudhry opened India's account with a bronze in the 10m Women's Pistol event. Jitu held his nerves to clinch the...
  • Asian Games 2014 Live, Day 1: Shooters among medals, Judokas disappoint 20-09-2014 05:06 AM

    (Scroll down for Live updates from Incheon) India seek a record medal haul despite a chaotic build-up, including the slashing of their contingent and last-minute pull out of top athletes. Few of the country's biggest medal hopes won't be in action at Incheon. Star boxer Vijender Singh is out with...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014 Opening Ceremony 19-09-2014 02:56 PM

    The opening ceremony of the 17th Asian Games is expected to be a grand affair showcasing Korea's past and future by using digital technology. Entertainer Kim Seong-Ju and KBS emcee Yun Su-yeong are to host the Opening as well as the Closing Ceremony scheduled on October 4. Gangnam style performer...
  • Asian Games 2014: India hope to better Guangzhou record at Incheon 19-09-2014 08:06 AM

    With just a day to go before the start of the 2014 Asian Games in the South Korean city of Incheon, India seek a record medal haul despite a chaotic build-up, including the slashing of their contingent and last-minute pull out of top athletes. In a cost-saving measure, the Indian...
  • Asian Games 2014: Meet India's gold medal hopes at Incheon 18-09-2014 01:27 PM

    The 14 gold medals India won at Guangzhou four years ago was the country's best show ever at the Asian Games. And though the list of athletes has gone through some serious chopping before arriving at the final size of the contingent, hopes of improving the medal haul at Incheon...
  • Asian Games 2014 in a nutshell 18-09-2014 08:53 AM

    The 2014 Incheon Asian Games begin on Friday, where a total of 45 countries in the Asian continent will field its athletes eyeing top honours. The tournament will see competition across 36 sports, including three new disciplines introduced for the event while five from the last edition at Guangzhou, China,...
  • Radwanska, Pliskova reach Korea Open quarters 17-09-2014 04:38 PM

    Seoul: Top-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland won 6-0, 6-0 for the fourth time in a WTA main draw on Wednesday. Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa was the latest to be "double-bageled" by Radwanska, in the second round of the Korea Open. Defending champion Radwanska lined up fifth-seeded Varvara Lepchenko of...
  • Asian Games hockey: Nothing less than gold should be acceptable to India 17-09-2014 09:09 AM

    An Asian Games gold in hockey is worth its weight because with it comes an automatic qualification for the Olympics, and that's a burden India will want off its shoulder at Incheon before shifting focus to Rio 2016. The days of India's dominance in world hockey have long been over,...
  • I have just one aim, an Asian Games gold for India: Akhil Kumar 16-09-2014 08:25 AM

    After a string of injuries wreaked havoc in his career four years ago, boxer Akhil Kumar has staged a remarkable comeback by qualifying for the Asian Games at Incheon. The 33-year-old boxer, a 2006 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist and 2008 Olympic quarter-finalist, was laid low by a string of injuries that...
  • Is the Hockey India League losing its financial viability? 15-09-2014 08:34 AM

    Two hasty announcements have followed the pull-out of Ranchi Rhinos from the Hockey India League (HIL) last week. The quick introduction of Pune and the change in ownership of Mumbai, all in a matter of 24 hours by Hockey India following Ranchi's pull-out, wear the look of damage control for...
  • Calcutta High Court drops charges against athlete Pinki Pramanik 12-09-2014 08:35 PM

    The Calcutta high court on Friday quashed all criminal charges, including the charge sheet filed by the police, against 2006 Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik. Justice Subrata Talukdar ordered that all charges framed against Prinki be dropped. Pinki was accused in 2012 by her live-in partner Anamika Acharya...
  • Hockey India League franchise Ranchi Rhinos quits 11-09-2014 05:48 PM

    In a move that will shake the roots of promising Hockey India League (HIL), it's franchise Ranchi Rhinos has decided to quit and will no longer be functional. Rhinos, who had a fabulous track record in two seasons of HIL, haven't yet made reasons of their decision official but a...
  • Asian Games 2014: Complete list of Indian athletes 10-09-2014 05:56 PM

    Ending days of suspense over the Asian Games contingent, the government cleared a 679-member squad that will represent India in the 17th edition of the event to be held in Incheon, South Korea, from 19 September to 4 October. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Skill Development, Entrepreneurship and Youth...
  • Ronaldo not happy at Real Madrid and wants to leave: reports 08-09-2014 11:00 AM

    Cristiano Ronaldo it seems is not happy at Real Madrid and has made his intentions clear to leave Bernabau. Moreover, Angel di Maria who recently joined Manchester United from Real also thinks his former team-mate is going through a bad phase. It is beleived that Ronaldo is no more the...
  • Indian Super League: Complete fixtures 03-09-2014 10:33 PM

    Atletico de Kolkata will take on Mumbai City FC in the opening game of the Indian Super League's first season at the historic Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata on Sunday, October 12. IMG-Reliance on Wednesday announced the fixtures for the much-anticipated inaugural edition, featuring eight clubs, 61 games spread across 70...
  • As it happened: Football transfer deadline day 01-09-2014 12:27 PM

    Transfer deadline day takes centre stage as teams are given a final chance to add to their squads before the transfer window closes until January. ...
  • As it happened: World Badminton Championships semi-finals 30-08-2014 09:08 PM

    (For Live Updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) The world No. 11 Indian, who has secured a bronze for herself, takes on the world No. 9 Carolina Marin in the last-four clash at Copenhagen, Denmark. Tough fight in the quarter-final: Leading Indian shuttler PV Sindhu created history...
  • World Badminton Championships, QFs: as it happened 29-08-2014 01:43 PM

    (For Live match updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) PV Sindhu fought hard to beat world No. 2 Wang 19-21, 21-19, 21-15 in the quarter-finals while Saina Nehwal went down to World No. 1 Xuerui 15-21, 15,21 on Friday. ...
  • Brazilian star Ronaldinho in talks with ISL's Chennai Titans: report 29-08-2014 01:27 PM

    The Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Chennai Titans are in talks to bring on board the star Brazilian striker and former FIFA World Player of the Year, Ronaldinho. According to a report in The Hindu, the Brazilian superstar has been approached by the Chennai team. The player's brother, Roberto de...
  • Leander Paes-Cara Black enter US Open mixed doubles second round 29-08-2014 08:00 AM

    India's Leander Paes and his Zimbabwean partner Cara Black, seeded third, along with the sixth seeds Rohan Bopanna and his Slovenian teammate Katarina Srebotnik advanced to the second round of the mixed doubles at the US Open. Paes and Cara had to battle hard to beat Dutch Jean-Julien Rojer and...
  • AC Milan make bid for Chelsea striker Fernando Torres 28-08-2014 10:52 AM

    AC Milan have made a bid to lap up Chelsea striker Fernando Torres and Marco van Ginkel before the end of the summer transfer window. The Serie A club wants to bring Torres on a season-long loan following Mario Balotelli's 16m move to Liverpool. "Torres is certainly an important forward...
  • Deal still not confirmed but Alonso wishes Di Maria luck at Man United 25-08-2014 09:03 AM

    The Spain international and Real Madrid teammate, Xabi Alonso has wished the winger well at Old Trafford, with the Argentine ace set to complete a big-money transfer to the Red Devils in the next few days Xabi Alonso has bid farewell Angel Di Maria, who is reportedly on the verge...
  • Exclusive: I want to win everything at Chelsea, says Cesc Fabregas 25-08-2014 08:26 AM

    After nine glorious years at Arsenal and a three-year stint with Spanish giants Barcelona, Cesc Fabregas is back to the Premier League fold but this time with Chelsea. The Spaniard, who joined Arsenal as a 16-year-old in 2003, scored 57 goals in 303 games for the Gunners and won the...
  • Manchester United agree British record fee for Angel Di Maria: reports 24-08-2014 08:54 AM

    Manchester: Manchester United are finalising a British record deal for Real Madrid winger Angel di Maria. The reports in England and Spain say Di Maria will join Manchester United in a British record transfer - after rivals Manchester City turned down the chance to sign him. United will pay Real...
  • Exclusive: Lampard and Cole will be missed, says Chelsea skipper Terry 14-08-2014 01:48 PM

    John Terry's relentless determination shows no sign of going down. His 20-year stint at the Premier League club Chelsea is a living example of that. The most successful captain of all time at Stamford Bridge, the 33-year-old Terry has led Chelsea to three EPL titles, four FA Cups, two League...
  • Syringes recovered from the rooms of Indian athletes at CWG 2014: report 12-08-2014 12:26 PM

    India's campaign at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Glasgow has followed an embarrassing news that the authorities at the Games Village recovered needles and syringes from the rooms of Indian athletes, a report in the Times of India has revealed. According to the report, the housekeeping staff at the...
  • Liverpool: Will they overcome last season's near miss? 09-08-2014 08:31 AM

    Even the most ardent Liverpool fans would agree that Liverpool's title challenge last season was a surprise to all. At the beginning of the season, Brendon Rodgers would have happily taken a top-4 finish but the season shaped up even better, though ended in disappointment as the Reds narrowly missed...
  • CWG 2014: Charges against Rajeev Mehta, Virender Malik dropped 04-08-2014 08:34 PM

    New Delhi: Charges against Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general Rajeev Mehta and senior international wrestling referee Virender Malik were dropped on Monday after two hours of negotiations. The charges against both the Indian officials were dropped and the matter did not come up for hearing at the Sheriff's Court,...