SQUASH

  • Saurav Ghosal wins World Squash Championship opener November 15, 2014

    India's top men's player Saurav Ghosal had a comfortable opener against Australian Steven Finitsis in the PSA World Squash Championship on Saturday. The World No.18 took 36 minutes to dispatch the 57th-ranked Finitsis 11-5, 11-4 11-6. He faces Pakistani youngster Nasir Iqbal in the round of 32 on Monday. "I lost to Steven...
  • Dipika Pallikal opts out of World championship November 11, 2014

    Chennai: The highest world-ranked squash player in India, Dipika Pallikal is not part of the national team for the World Women's Team Championship to be held in Canada from December 1 to 6. The ace player has decided to opt out and subsequently informed the National Coach Cyrus Poncha through email. Poncha...
  • Joshna Chinappa to lead Indian squash team in World Championships November 11, 2014

    Chennai: Joshna Chinappa, along with Anaka Alankamony, Aparajitha Balamurukan Sachika Ingale and Harshit Kaur Jawanda will be representing India who will be without their highest-ranked player Dipika Pallikal in the World Women's Team Championship squash to be held in Canada from Dec 1 to 6. Pallikal has decided to opt out...
  • Squash: Dipika Pallikal to skip World Teams for World singles November 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The highest-ranked Indian woman squash player, Dipika Pallikal, would be skipping next month's World Team Championships in Canada to be fully-prepared for the singles World Championships to be held in the same month. "My main goal for this year was to represent my country at the Commonwealth Games and...
  • India's no. 1 woman squash player Dipika Pallikal unaware of world team event November 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The highest-ranked Indian woman squash player, Dipika Pallikal, would be skipping next month's World Team Championships in Canada as she does not know about the event! "I don't know about it," was the world number 16s curt reaction when queried on the matter after her Commonwealth Games gold medal winning...
  • Squash: Hat-trick of titles for Harinder Pal, double for Dipika Pallikal October 29, 2014

    Chennai: Harinder Pal Sandhu helped himself to his third title and Dipika Pallikal her second on the trot in the four-leg JSW Challenger Squash Circuit on Wednesday. Harinder defeated the top seeded Egyptian Karim Ali Fathi while top seeded Dipika accounted for second seed Misaki Kobayashi of Japan. Both won in...
  • Dinesh Karthik, Dipika Pallikal to tie the knot in mid-2015 October 8, 2014

    Squash queen Pallikal has usually been more vocal about the celebrated relationship but this time India cricketer Karthik took it upon himself to share the wedding plans. ...
  • Sports couple Dinesh Karthik, Dipika Pallikal set for mid-2015 wedding October 8, 2014

    India's popular sports couple Dipika Pallikal and Dinesh Karthik have decided to get married mid next year after almost two years of togetherness made official with their engagement last November. Squash queen Pallikal has usually been more vocal about the celebrated relationship but this time India cricketer Karthik took it upon...
  • Asian Games 2014: Half a dozen lessons for India October 3, 2014

    India's campaign at the 17th Asian Games 2014 at Incheon, South Korea, is finally over with its own twists and turns leaving many moments of glory, aching pains of defeat and a few protests making it a passionate drama of sorts amidst sporting endeavour. Soon all the images that stirred our...
  • Fantastic to be back home with Asian Games gold: Saurav Ghosal September 29, 2014

    Ghosal, who led India's historic gold-medal win in men's squash team event, said it's a big watershed moment for Indian sports. ...
  • Asian Games 2014, Day 8: Most profitable day for India September 27, 2014

    India, on the eighth day of competition at the Incheon Asian Games, leapfrogged to the 11th position in medals tally with a rich haul of 11 medals - 2 Gold, 3 Silver and 6 Bronze. In archery, India made history by winning the first ever gold medal in compound men's event...
  • Asiad Squash: Men's team gets historic gold, women grab silver September 27, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian squash players wrapped up a historic performance in the Asian Games, clinching an unprecedented men's team gold after the women's side settled for their first ever silver on Saturday. With a silver and a bronze, Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal respectively in the individual events, the squash players...
  • In pics:Asian Games 2014, Day 8 September 27, 2014

    India's Alankamony Anaka in action against Malaysia's Arnold Delia Odette during the squash team event match.Chain Singh bagged a bronze for the Indian side in men's 50m rifle 3 positions.India's Deepika Pallikal in action during the squash team event match against Malaysia's Nicol David.
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian women's squash team settles for silver September 27, 2014

    Incheon: Gold proved elusive but it was nonetheless a historic silver for the Indian women's squash team after it went down to Malaysia in the final of the 17th Asian Games on Saturday. The team lost 0-2 to Malaysia to settle for the silver after Deepika Pallikal and Anaka Alankamony lost...
  • Asian Games 2014: India assured of two silvers in squash team events September 26, 2014

    Incheon: Indian squash players continued their splendid showing in the ongoing Asian Games with both the men's and women's teams assuring the country of at least two more silver medals after winning their respective semi-final matches at the Yeorumul Courts, here on Friday. If the women's team comprising Joshna Chinappa, Dipika...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian men blank Japan 3-0 in squash September 25, 2014

    Incheon: India hardly broke a sweat as they blanked Japan 3-0 in a men's team group B squash match with all the players registering straight-game wins at the Asian games here on Thursday. Mahesh Mangaonkar gave India a winning start, thrashing Tsukue Shinnosuke 11-5, 11-4, 11-4, before Harinder Pal Singh Sandhu...
  • Asian Games squash: Indian women inch closer towards medal with twin wins September 24, 2014

    Incheon: India took a big step towards winning another squash medal at the Incheon Asian Games after the women's team, including Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal, upset Hong Kong 2-1 before beating Pakistan 3-0 in Pool B on Wednesday. Chinappa and Anaka Alankamony won their matches after India number one Pallikal...
  • Asian Games squash: Indian women team brightens medal chances with win over Hong Kong September 24, 2014

    Incheon: India took a big step towards winning another squash medal at the Incheon Asian Games after the women's team, including Joshana Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal, upset Hong Kong 2-1 in its opening match here on Wednesday. Chinappa and Anaka Alankamony won their matches after India number one Pallikal lost the...
  • Asiad Day 4 Analysis: Historic moment in squash but no gold September 23, 2014

    The fourth day's highlight for India at the XVII Asian Games has got to be the epic battle between world number 16 Saurav Ghosal and Abdullah Al Muzayen from Kuwait, ranked 48, in squash final. The British Junior Open under-19 champion in 2004, Ghosal took the first two sets 12-10...
  • Disappointing to miss Asiad gold, says Saurav Ghosal September 23, 2014

    Incheon: Saurav Ghosal created history by bringing home India's first silver medal from the Asian Games squash but was still disappointed on missing out on the gold after losing the men's singles final 2-3 to Kuwait's Abdullah Al Muzayen here on Tuesday. The World No.16 was up two games and was...
  • Asian Games: India survive Jordan scare in Ghosal's absence September 23, 2014

    Incheon: India, sans singles silver medallist Saurav Ghosal, scraped through Jordan 2-1 in their opening Pool B match of the Asian Games squash competition here on Tuesday. Kush Kumar and the experienced Harinder Pal Sandhu won their singles matches to take India home in the absence of Ghosal, who sat out...
  • Asian Games: Saurav Ghosal gives India first ever silver in squash September 23, 2014

    India's Saurav Ghosal threw away a two games lead and a match point as well to settle for a silver medal in the Men's Singles Squash competition. ...
  • Saurav Ghosal gives India maiden silver in Asian Games squash September 23, 2014

    Incheon: It was a case of so near yet so far for Saurav Ghosal as the top seed had to be content with silver medal in squash - India's maiden in the discipline - at the Asian Games on Tuesday. He was shocked by world No.16 Abdullah Al Muzayen of Kuwait...
  • I will continue to fight against manipulated draw at Asian Games: Dipika Pallikal September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: After securing India's maiden women's singles squash medal at the Asian Games, a vindicated Dipika Pallikal has said she will continue to fight against the "manipulated" draw with higher authorities after being let down by the officials back home. Pallikal, who lost to World No.1 Nicol David in the...
  • Asian Games squash: Saurav Ghosal enters men's singles final September 22, 2014

    Incheon: Saurav Ghosal reached the final of the men's singles squash event thereby assuring India of at least the silver medal in the 17th Asian Games here on Monday. Ghosal, the top seed, comprehensively beat Ong Beng Hee 119, 114, 115 in just 45 minutes to secure his best placing at...
  • Asian Games 2014: Squash star Dipika Pallikal settles for bronze September 22, 2014

    Incheon: Indian squash player Dipika Pallikal could not better the colour of her assured bronze as she lost to world number one Nicol David in the women's singles semifinals of the 17th Asian Games on Monday. The 23yearold Indian was outplayed 411, 411, 511 by David, who took merely 25 minutes...
  • Asian Games 2014: Hard to fight against Joshna Chinappa, says Dipika Pallikal September 22, 2014

    Incheon: Indian squash star Dipika Pallikal said that it is tough to fight for a medal, especially when you are facing a compatriot in the quarterfinals of the Asian Games. The World No.12 on Sunday became the first Indian woman squash player to win an individual medal in the history...
  • As it happened: Asian Games 2014, Day 3 September 22, 2014

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) While Dipika Pallikal and Saurav Ghosal will play squash singles semis, women shooters will be in action in rifle and pistol events. Day two of competition at Incheon wasn't particularly a happy one for India, with just two bronze ...