Kabaddi

  • Jaipur beat Bengaluru 36-31 in Pro Kabaddi League 17 hours 3 minutes ago

    Hosts Jaipur Pink Panthers defeated Bengaluru Bulls 36-31 in a keenly-contested match of the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League to jump to the top of the leaderboard on Wednesday. There was plenty of stake attached with the game at the Sawai Man Singh Indoor Stadium here as the Bengaluru outfit were...
  • Telegu Titans thrash Dabang Delhi in Pro Kabaddi League Yesterday

    After proving their mettle in two matches in a row, Telegu Titans extended their dominance by thrashing Dabang Delhi 45-26 in the Pro Kabaddi League on Tuesday. This was the third win for Telegu Titans, claiming the fourth spot in the league table. Vizag also joined U Mumba by not losing...
  • Will Abhishek Bachchan be seen in a film based on Kabaddi? 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Actor Abhishek Bachchan, who owns Jaipur Pink Panthers, a franchise of the Pro Kabaddi League, may do a full-fledged movie on the sport. It may be too early to talk about the movie, but sources close to the project say it would be as inspirational a film about the game...
  • Punjab beat California 65-48 in World Kabaddi League 3 days ago

    Birmingham: The "curfew" imposed by their coach after the opening loss paid off on Sunday for Punjab Thunder as they outplayed California Eagles 65-48 in their second match of the Wave World Kabaddi League here on Sunday. Punjab, who had lost to United Singhs in the opening match in London, came...
  • World Kabaddi League shifts finale from Mohali to Lahore 4 days ago

    Birmingham: Trying hard to make an impression in its inaugural season itself, the Wave World Kabaddi League has shifted its grand finale from Mohali to Lahore but has cancelled its Mumbai leg fearing political controversies due to the presence of a Pakistan-based team on the roster. The organisers have re-jigged the...
  • Lahore Lions continue winning ways in World Kabaddi League 4 days ago

    Birmingham: The Pakistan-based Lahore Lions continued to impress, staving off a stiff challenge from the Royal Kings USA in their second match of the ongoing World Kabaddi League on Saturday. The Lions won 62-50 in the first match of the tournament's Birmingham leg, the second of the six international cities where...
  • Dabang Delhi beat Bengaluru Bulls in Pro Kabaddi League 6 days ago

    Recovering from their defeat against Puneri Paltan, Dabanag Delhi defeated Bengaluru Bulls 29-27 in a tightly-contested match of the Pro Kabaddi League at the Balewadi Sports Complex. After a 40-minute display of gravity defying stunts and hair raising tackles, and a bout of surprises, it was the Dabang's from Delhi who...
  • Pro Kabaddi League: Bengaluru Bulls end U Mumba's winning streak 1 week ago

    Pune: Bengaluru Bulls handed U Mumba handed their first loss of the Pro Kabaddi League at the Balewadi Sports Complex on Wednesday. The final scoreline was 33-30 in Bulls' favour. Starting things off for U Mumba was the usual suspect Rishank Devadiga, ousting Bulls' Preetam Singh. The star raiders of both the teams...
  • Pro Kabaddi semis, final shifted to Mumbai August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The two semi-finals and final of the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League have been shifted out of Bangalore and will now be held at the National Sports Club of India's indoor stadium. "Previously slated to take place in Bengaluru, the semis and the final of the league changed its destination to...
  • Kabaddi making 'Millionaires' out of small-town boys August 13, 2014

    Birmingham: They are the quintessential small-town boys coming from humble households, whether India or elsewhere, but players participating in the ongoing Wave World Kabaddi League have gone on to become a globe-trotting bunch earning good money from their freelance assignments all over the world. Flashing wide grins and bank balances which...
  • We had 16 buyers for 8 kabaddi teams, says WKL Commissioner August 11, 2014

    London: Kabaddi may not compare to cricket in the glamour quotient but when it came to finding buyers for the eight franchises of the recently-launched World Kabaddi League, the organisers had 16 bidders to choose from, says the event's commissioner and former hockey player Pargat Singh. The Wave World Kabaddi League,...
  • World Kabaddi League: Lahore Lions outplay Vancouver Lions August 10, 2014

    London: They turned up quite jet-lagged after landing in the wee hours but Pakistan's Lahore Lions roared quite loud in their opening match of the World Kabaddi League, comprehensively beating Vancouver Lions on Sunday. The team, which landed in the city only past midnight and faced its fair share of logistical...
  • World Kabaddi League kicks off with a glittering ceremony August 9, 2014

    London: A Bollywood song and dance routine to kick off the proceedings, a live DJ to entertain the steady trickle of expats filled with nostalgia and some old-fashioned beat of the dhol reverberated at the famous O2 arena as the Wave World Kabaddi League kicked off on Saturday. The mega-structure which...
  • Pro Kabaddi league: Patna Pirates mark home territory with a win August 8, 2014

    Patna Pirates defeated Puneri Paltan 35-27 in their opening match at home in the inaugural Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League here on Thursday. The home side went into the match with a 2-2 win-loss ratio and Puneri Paltan did not give up easily. Even without their usual captain, the Pune team...
  • Pakistan to participate in Wave World Kabaddi League August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant move towards normalizing sporting relations between India and Pakistan, a team from across the border -- Lahore Lions -- managed by the Government of Punjab will participate in the inaugural World Kabaddi League scheduled to begin in London on August 9. Under the leadership of Mian...
  • On day one, Pro Kabaddi League invited 10 times more viewers than FIFA World Cup August 3, 2014

    The first day telecast of the Pro Kabaddi League, promoted by Mashal Sports, attracted a whopping 22 million viewers - 10 times more than what the first match of the recently concluded Football World Cup 2014 had garnered. The league is being broadcast on Star Sports 1 and Star...
  • Jaipur register second straight win in Pro Kabaddi August 3, 2014

    Continuing their fine run in the city, Jaipur Pink Panther on Sunday thrashed Patna Pirates 40-18 to register their second win on the trot in the Pro Kabaddi at the Netaji Indoor Stadium here on Saturday. Maninder Singh was the star of their win as his powerful raids with 13 points...
  • Big Bazaar to connect the masses through kabaddi July 29, 2014

    Kolkata: Future Retail entity Big Bazaar, a leading retailing chain, is aiming to connect the masses through associating the brand with kabaddi sport, a senior company official has said. "Kabaddi is a national sport and played by the masses particularly in rural India. So we came in close association with the...
  • Indian kabaddi captain sure of Asian Games gold July 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Skipper Rakesh Kumar is confident that India would clinch the gold medal in men's kabaddi at the forthcoming Incheon Asian Games for the seventh time on the trot and feels the Pro Kabaddi League starting on Saturday will help the players ahead of the mega event. "I am pretty confident...
  • World Kabaddi League announces team franchise names and logos July 24, 2014

    New Delhi: World Kabaddi League (WKL), the first professional Kabaddi League of the world, on Thursday announced the franchisees names and logos of its teams in presence of Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab Sukhbir Badal. The international-level league, slated to kick off on August 9, will have eight international teams including...
  • Snapshot: Abhishek Bachchan poses with his kabaddi team, the Jaipur Pink Panthers July 23, 2014

    Actor Abhishek Bachchan was in Jaipur recently to review the preparations of his Kabaddi team, the Jaipur Pink Panthers. The much talked-about Pro Kabaddi League will begin on July 26, and according to media reports, most of the franchisees are yet to have sponsorship deals in place. Speaking to the...
  • There was, is and will always be only one Amitabh Bachchan: Abhishek Bachchan July 23, 2014

    Jaipur: Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan today said his father and megastar Amitabh Bachchan has achieved a remarkable feat in the film industry and no one can match up to it. "There was, is and will always be only one Amitabh Bachchan. No one can reach that level... and that is why...
  • Kabaddi League's Vizag franchise launched July 18, 2014

    Visakhapatnam: 'Telugu Titans', the Visakhapatnam franchise of Pro Kabaddi League, was launched on Friday. The team are owned by Srini Sreeramaneni of Core Green Group, Mahesh Kolli of Greenko Group and Gautham Nedurumalli of NED Group. The team jersey, the anthem and the logo were unveiled at the function. The city will be...
  • World Kabaddi League: Bollywood star Sonakshi Sinha co-owns United Singhs July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha on Wednesday announced her association with World Kabaddi League (WKL), for which she has bought the United Singhs team along with Britain's Hayre Group. She is the third celebrity to associate with the League after superstar Akshay Kumar and rapper Yo Yo Honey Singh. This is the...
  • Sonakshi Sinha is now a co-owner of a team in World Kabaddi League July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Sonakshi Sinha is the latest celebrity to own a team in the World Kabaddi League after Akshay Kumar and Honey Singh. 'Dabangg' star Sonakshi has bought the United Singhs team along with The Hayre Group of UK in WKL, which is slated to begin from August 9 in London. ...
  • Rapper Honey Singh buys team in World Kabaddi League, names it Yo Yo Tigers July 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Star rapper, Yo Yo Honey Singh is the latest celebrity after actor Akshay Kumar to buy a team in the World Kabbadi League which is scheduled to be held in five different countries from August to December this year. "I like action-based sports and kabbadi is my favourite. I...
  • Akshay Kumar urges fans to watch World Kabaddi League in August June 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Akshay Kumar, also a sports lover, is now promoting kabaddi by urging fans to watch the World Kabaddi League when it begins in August. "I'm a sports enthusiast, be it cricket, martial arts, hockey or kabbadi...that's no secret. I've always promoted fitness and sports. Cricket is already world famous...
  • Abhishek Bachchan meets Vasundhara Raje, discusses Kabaddi league June 16, 2014

    Actor Abhishek Bachchan on Monday made a courtesy call on Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje at the state secretariat in Jaipur, a CMO spokesman said. Bachchan discussed matters related to the International Kabaddi League with the Chief Minister, the spokesman said. Chairman of International Kabaddi Federation Janardan Singh was also present during...
  • Asiad star Rakesh Kumar gets highest bid in Pro Kabaddi League player auction May 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Two-time Asian Games gold medal winner Rakesh Kumar emerged as the top money earner and was bought for Rs 12.80 lakh by Jaipur franchise Pink Panthers in the inaugural Pro Kabaddi League player auction held on Tuesday. Raider Kumar, 32, employed with Northern Railways and was part of the Indian...