BOXING

  • I didn't support Sarita Devi's refusal to accept medal: Dravid January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Former cricket captain Rahul Dravid feels that Indian woman boxer L Sarita Devi didn't do the right thing by refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Incheon Asian Games in October, last year. Sarita lost her semi-final bout on a controversial point system to Jina Park of South...
  • Sunny Leone: Feel proud to see Priyanka Chopra's billboard in the US; she is the most inspiring woman in Bollywood January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: Actress Sunny Leone says she finds Priyanka Chopra the most inspiring woman in Bollywood. Sunny was present at the cover launch of a magazine here along with her husband Daniel Webber when she was asked to name her favorite actress in Hindi filmdom. She said: "Who do I think great actress?...
  • Muhammad Ali released from the hospital for urinary infection January 17, 2015

    Boxing great Muhammad Ali was released from a hospital on Friday after treatment for a severe urinary tract infection, Ali's family spokesman Bob Gunnell said. Ali, who has Parkinson's disease, was released from the undisclosed hospital in time to celebrate his 73rd birthday on Saturday, Gunnell said. He had been admitted...
  • Sarita Devi's Asiad incident brought bad name to country: Milkha Singh January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Legendary sprinter Milkha Singh, on Friday, criticised boxer Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal during the Asian Games victory ceremony last year, saying that her act had brought bad name to the country. Milkha, who missed a bronze medal by a whisker in the 400m race...
  • Muhammad Ali in hospital for follow-up after infection: spokesman January 16, 2015

    Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized for follow-up care for a urinary tract infection for which he received treatment in recent weeks, and he is expected to be released in a day, a spokesman said on Thursday. Ali, who expects to celebrate his 73rd on Saturday with his family, was...
  • Mi Box mini: Xiaomi unveils a small media streaming device that fits like a power adapter January 15, 2015

    New Delhi:Xiaomi, alongside the Mi Note phablet, also launched the Mi Box mini - a small set-up box for ¥199 ($32). This streaming device is 1/4 the size of Mi Box and fits like a power adapter. It comes packed with Cortex-A7 quad-core 1.3GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 4GB Flash. It also...
  • Main body of AirAsia jet found, black box contents downloaded January 14, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: Doomed AirAsia jet's fuselage was found in the Java Sea on Thursday, raising hopes of retrieving the missing bodies of the 162 people killed in the tragedy, as investigators downloaded the contents of black box recorders and were likely to crack the crash's mystery soon. The main fuselage of the...
  • Boxer Mary Kom mulls retirement after 2016 Olympics January 12, 2015

    Guwahati: Olympic Bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom on Monday said she may retire after 2016 Olympics in Brazil though she's yet to take a final decision. "I have not taken a final decision but maybe I will not continue after Rio Olympics. I may retire," Marykom said. "Training is very important...
  • I wouldn't have demanded Padma Bhushan the way Saina, Vijender did: Cueist Advani January 12, 2015

    Kolkata: Famed cueist Pankaj Advani Monday said he would have never entered into a Padma Bhushan row in the way ace shuttler Saina Nehwal and boxer Vijender Singh did. "I would never do such a thing, it is not my style. But they thought it was right to go out in...
  • Divers retrieve first black box from crashed AirAsia jet QZ 8501 January 12, 2015

    Pangkalan Bun (Indonesia): An official says divers have retrieved one of the black boxes from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago into the Java Sea, a major breakthrough in the slow-moving hunt. Henry Bambang Soelistyo, chief of Indonesia's search and rescue agency, says the flight data recorder...
  • AirAsia jet's black box found, to be retrieved on Monday January 11, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: The crucial black box of the crashed AirAsia jet was today found in the Java Sea stuck under debris from the plane's fuselage and will be retrieved on Monday as the major breakthrough in the search raised hopes of unravelling the mystery of the crash soon. Indonesia's Directorate General...
  • AirAsia jet's black box pings detected, say Indonesia search teams January 9, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia search and rescue teams hunting for the wreck of an AirAsia passenger jet detected pings in their efforts to find the black box flight recorders on Friday, an official said, 12 days after the plane went missing with 162 people on board. Indonesia AirAsia Flight QZ8501 vanished from radar...
  • e Lounge: Aamir Khan starrer 'PK' crosses the 300 crore-mark January 8, 2015

    Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK', has broken all records and has created history. PK becomes the first film to enter the 300 crore club. With the 300 crore club PK has set a new benchmark, just like the 200 crore benchmark that was set by the same team 5 years ago with...
  • Muhammad Ali released from the hospital: spokesman January 7, 2015

    Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been released from the hospital after being admitted last month with a severe urinary tract infection, a family spokesman said on Wednesday. Spokesman Bob Gunnell said Ali, who was released on Tuesday night, appreciates the "outpouring of support and continued well wishes" and was looking forward...
  • AirAsia crash: Tail section found in Java Sea, black boxes still missing January 7, 2015

    Jakarta/Singapore: The tail section of the AirAsia flight that went down more than a week ago was found on Wednesday in the Java Sea, raising hopes that the plane's black boxes might soon be recovered to determine the cause of the mysterious crash. "We have found the tail that has...
  • e Lounge: 'PK' crosses 300 crore-mark January 6, 2015

    Aamir Khan-starrer 'PK', which has kept the cash registers ringing at the Bollywood box office since the last three weeks has crossed the Rs 300 crore figure in the country, said distributors and trade analysts. ...
  • Boxer Vijender Singh also wants Padma Bhushan January 6, 2015

    Star India boxer Vijender Singh threw his hat in the ring for the civilian honour but insisted he won't be "hurt" in case of a rejection. ...
  • After Saina Nehwal, Boxer Vijender Singh too wants Padma Bhushan January 6, 2015

    With Saina Nehwal getting the Sports Ministry's recommendation for the Padma Bhushan after a furore over her nomination being rejected, star India boxer Vijender Singh also threw his hat in the ring for the civilian honour but insisted he won't be "hurt" in case of a rejection. Speaking to PTI, Vijender...
  • WB: Abandoned tiffin box causes bomb scare in Jalpaiguri January 6, 2015

    Jalpaiguri (WB): An abandoned tiffin box found in a bus caused bomb scare at Paharpur, near the headquarter town of Jalpaiguri district on Tuesday morning, police said. A state-run passenger bus going from Jalpaiguri town to Banarhat when passengers found the airtight tiffin box and informed the police. Police brought a trained...
  • No appeal lies against Sarita Devi's ban: Boxing India to HC January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Boxing India on Monday told the Delhi High Court that it cannot appeal against the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) decision to suspend boxer Laisram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games in South Korea. "No appeal lies against the disciplinary authority's (AIBA) decision...
  • I will use the ban period to rectify my technique: Sarita Devi January 3, 2015

    Guwahati: Banned from competition fora year, Asian Games bronze medallist L Sarita Devi on Saturday said she would utilise the period by taking corrective measures in her technique so that she can be ready for the 2016 Rio Olympics. "I will positively use the year by practising and working on my...
  • Boxing India gets clearance from sports ministry January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Boxing India (BI) has been cleared by the Union sports ministry as the new governing body for the sport, BI said on Friday. "Boxing India (BI), a recognised member of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) receives clearance of the name "Boxing India" by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports...
  • Relatives mourn as recovery of bodies from AirAsia Flight 8501 begins December 31, 2014

    It was a heartbreaking day for the families of those on board AirAsia flight 8501 as remains of the plane were discovered. Little Angela posted a heartbreaking message on social media saying 'Papa, come home. I still need you'. ...
  • Sea bed sonar image believed to be that of missing AirAsia plane December 31, 2014

    Indonesia: A sonar image showing a large, dark object on the sea bed is believed to be a missing AirAsia plane, an official with Indonesia's search and rescue agency said on Wednesday after bodies and debris were found in the area. Ships and planes have been scouring the Java Sea for...
  • Bad weather hampers search for AirAsia QZ8501 wreckage after 3 more bodies, debris found December 31, 2014

    Indonesia: Ships and planes resumed the search for wreckage, bodies and black boxes of a doomed AirAsia plane on Wednesday after Indonesian rescuers found several bodies and debris floating in shallow waters off the coast of Borneo. However, 2-3 metres (6-9 ft) waves and winds prevented divers from searching the crash...
  • Wreckage, bodies might hold clues in AirAsia QZ 8501 crash December 31, 2014

    New York: With search teams pulling debris and bodies from AirAsia Flight 8501 out of the Java Sea, attention now shifts to the investigation to determine what happened as the jet was heading from Surabaya, Indonesia, to Singapore. The most important piece of evidence will be the flight-data and cockpit-voice recorders....
  • Searchers resume hunt for bodies from AirAsia jet QZ8501 December 31, 2014

    Pangkalan: A massive hunt for the 162 victims of AirAsia Flight 8501 resumed in the Java Sea on Wednesday, focusing on an area of the aqua-colored waters where the first bodies and debris were located a day earlier. But wind, strong currents and high surf hampered recovery efforts as distraught...
  • How the earnings from 'The Interview's' online release could change the game December 30, 2014

    Los Angeles: Sony appears to have a win-win with "The Interview." Not only did the studio score a moral victory by releasing the film in the face of hacker threats, the movie made at least $15 million from more than 2 million digital rentals and purchases in its first four...
  • Boxer Sarita Devi determined to win an Olympic medal December 27, 2014

    Kolkata: Overwhelmed by the support she received from Boxing India and her fellow countrymen including cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar while facing the prospect of a life ban, boxer L Sarita Devi hopes to make it count by winning a medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics. "I really thank Sachin Tendulkar, Boxing...
  • Obstreperous Smith, inconsistent bowling were talking points of 1st day of Boxing Day Test December 26, 2014

    The Boxing Day Test match is always a special moment for all the players and the occasion in itself can at times get big on the players. But as they say it, the biggest of moments and the greatest of players are made for each other and Steven Smith is...