Boxing

  • Boxers Sumit and Manoj in quarters at Glasgow CWG 6 hours 30 minutes ago

    Glasgow: Sumit Sangwan began his campaign at the 2014 Commonwealth Games with a comfortable 3-0 win over Mohammed Hakimu Fumu as the Indian pugilist reached the quarter-finals of the Men's Light Heavy 81kg category, here Sunday. 21-year-old Sangwan was dominant in all three rounds as all three judges declared him clear...
  • CWG 2014: Vijender Singh, Manoj Kumar make bright starts in Glasgow Yesterday

    Glasgow: Star Indian boxer Vijender Singh and Manoj Kumar on Saturday made resounding start to their campaigns at the Commonwealth Games, winning their respective bouts with identical 3-0 scorelines. Vijender punched his way to the pre-quarterfinals with a unanimous verdict over Andrew Kometa of Kiribati in the 75kg bout while Manoj...
  • As it happened: CWG 2014, Day 3 Yesterday

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live Updates) Glasgow: Indian shooter Rahi Sarnobat won the gold and Anisa Sayyed took silver in the women's 25 metre pistol event at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre. Apurvi Chandela gave a stunning exhibition of skill and concentration to clinch a gold medal...
  • CWG 2014: Easy win for boxer Jangra, Parveen bows out in 1st round 2 days ago

    Glasgow: Talented pugilist Mandeep Jangra started his Commonwealth Games campaign in style defeating Mozambique's Augusto Mathule in the 69 kg welterweight division bout on Saturday. However Parveen Kumar of India lost to Corey Henderson of Scotland in the Superheavyweight (+91 kg) category to bow out. It was Jangra, who dominated the proceedings...
  • Air Algerie crash: No survivors; black box found at site 2 days ago

    Paris: French officials dispatched a military unit to secure the site in restive northern Mali where an Air Algerie plane crashed with the loss of 116 people. France's interior minister said on Friday that terrorism cannot be excluded as a cause for the tragedy, though it was likely due to...
  • As it happened: Commonwealth Games 2014, Day 2 2 days ago

    (Scroll down to the bottom of the page for Live Updates Glasgow: India's golden boy Abhinav Bindra finished off his Commonwealth Games journey with his maiden singles gold medal while his compatriot Ravi Kumar unfortunately missed out on a bronze medal in a shoot-off in the final of the men's 10m...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian boxers begin medal hunt today 3 days ago

    Glasgow: Left isolated internationally due to the administrative mess at home, Indian boxers' proven track record of excelling in extreme adversity will be put to a severe test when they start their campaign in the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Friday. With seven medals, three of them gold and four bronze,...
  • Priyanka Chopra on playing the sports icon in the film 'Mary Kom' 4 days ago

    The first trailer of the film 'Mary Kom' was unveiled in Mumbai on Wednesday. The film unfolds the life journey of Indian boxing champion Mary Kom. The film's leading lady Priyanka Chopra talks about her playing the sports icon on the big screen. ...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Analysing India's medal prospects 4 days ago

    The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games 2014 will see close to 5000 athletes from 71 nations of the erstwhile British empire compete for the top honours with superstar sprinter Usain Bolt of Jamaica and middle- and long-distance king Mo Farah of England expected to set the Hampden Park Stadium...
  • CWG 2014: 71 countries, 4500 athletes, 261 medals to be won 4 days ago

    The 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games begin on Wednesday in Glasgow, where Queen Elizabeth II will open the 11-day sporting extravaganza at a glittering ceremony beginning 0030 IST. Around 4500 athletes from 71 countries have descended in Glasgow to be part of the biggest sporting event after the Olympics...
  • Black boxes of downed MH17 arrive in UK for examination 4 days ago

    London: The black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines in eastern Ukraine arrived in the UK on Wednesday for expert analysis by air accident investigators. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch said that the black boxes of Flight MH17 which crashed in eastern Ukraine on July 17 had been delivered to...
  • 'Mary Kom' trailer: Priyanka Chopra fights opponents and stereotypes in the boxing world champion's biopic 5 days ago

    The trailer for the Priyanka Chopra-starrer 'Mary Kom', based on boxer MC Mary Kom, was released on Wednesday. The film, which is set to have its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), is set to hit the theatres on October 2. The film has been co-produced by Viacom18 Motion...
  • Boxer Fred Evans ruled out of Commonwealth Games 5 days ago

    Olympic medallist Fred Evans was ruled out of the Commonwealth Games boxing event on Tuesday after being refused accreditation following checks by the British Home Office and Games officials. Welsh welterweight Evans, 23, a silver medal-winner at the London 2012 Olympic Games, did not travel to Glasgow with the Wales team,...
  • MH17 black boxes to be sent to UK for analysis: Malaysia 5 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia on Wednesday said the black boxes from Flight MH17, which was shot down over Ukraine last week, will be sent to British aviation investigators for forensic analysis. The international investigation team led by the Netherlands has decided to pass the black boxes, which record cockpit activity and flight...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: India riding on Olympic glory to conquer Glasgow 5 days ago

    Glasgow: India will be expecting a lion's share of medals from shooters, boxers, wrestlers and shuttlers at the 2014 Commonwealth Games starting here on Wednesday but it would be difficult to match the record medal haul of 101 in the last edition at home. The 2010 Commonwealth Games was marred with...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: India aim for top-three finish in Glasgow 5 days ago

    Glasgow: The unprecedented success achieved in the last edition would be hard to replicate this time after the dropping of a few disciplines but upbeat after getting back in the Olympic fold, a 215-strong Indian contingent would nonetheless seek a top-five finish in the 20th Commonwealth Games which begin here...
  • Indian coaches allowed at ringside in CWG Boxing 6 days ago

    Mumbai: There is a good news for Indian boxers at the Commonwealth Games starting on Wednesday in Glasgow with the world body AIBA reversing its original stand of not allowing coaches to second them at ringside during bouts. A communication received from AIBA to a senior boxing official said that the...
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed MH17, hand over black boxes 6 days ago

    Ukraine: Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine. With body parts decaying in sweltering heat and signs that evidence at the crash site was mishandled,...
  • Ukraine rebels to give MH17 black boxes to international bodies 1 week ago

    Donetsk (Ukraine): Rebels have recovered the black boxes from downed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and will hand them over to the International Civil Aviation Organization, a rebel leader said on Sunday. Alexander Borodai also said the bodies recovered from the crash site in eastern Ukraine would remain in refrigerated train cars...
  • 'Hate Story 2' gets a bumper opening; collects 5.92 crores on day one July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Bhushan Kumar's Hate Story 2 has taken bumper opening with Friday collections adding upto 5.92 crores. With a fantastic pre release buzz, distributors asked for increase in the number of screens from 600 to 1200 screens all India. Hate Story 2, starring Surveen Chawla, Jay Bhanushali and Sushant...
  • MH17 black boxes not found: Ukraine rebel leader July 19, 2014

    Kiev: Aleksandr Borodai, the pro-Russian rebel leader in Ukraine's eastern Donetsk region, denied on Saturday that black boxes of the Malaysian passenger plane that crashed on Thursday had not been found. Borodai said they had not touched the site where the passenger flight crashed but they reserved the right to begin...
  • Chess boxing catching on in India July 19, 2014

    To any common sports lover, chess and boxing would sound poles apart, if he is to draw any comparison between the two unlike sporting  disciplines. However very few would believe that a sport called chess-boxing has been evolved in the country and now is venturing into Madhya Pradesh through boxing coach...
  • Vijender Singh leads Indian boxing contingent at CWG July 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh will lead the Indian boxing contingent at the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow from July 23 to Aug 3. Eight men and three women have been selected in various weight categories by the Adhoc Committee Boxing. The contingent has reached the Scottish...
  • Indian boxing coaches barred from ringside at CWG July 16, 2014

    Mumbai: In what appears to be a case of misunderstanding, India's boxing coaches at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games have been barred from occupying ringside seats during bouts due to the country's termination from the International Boxing Association (AIBA). A communication to this effect from the competition organisers was received by the...
  • 11-member Indian boxing team for Glasgow July 15, 2014

    Shiva Thapa is always a medal favourite for India but a first round exit in London is what has kept him motivated to aim for gold. ...
  • 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' climbs to top of the US box office charts July 14, 2014

    Los Angeles: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes,' a sequel about highly intelligent apes that battle with humans for dominance, has knocked the giant 'Transformers' robots out of the top spot on U.S. and Canadian movie charts. The 3D 'Apes' movie collected $73 million in ticket sales from Friday through...
  • 'Transformers-Age of Extinction' earns Rs 30 crore in India July 5, 2014

    Mumbai: 'Transformers-Age of Extinction', that hit theatres last Friday, has earned Rs 30 crore over its opening weekend in India. Director Michael Bay's fourth edition of the Transformers series has the third biggest opening weekend for a Hollywood film in India, according to its distributors Viacom18 Motion Pictures. The film starring Mark...
  • OGQ to support boxer Sarita Devi, rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela July 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is to support woman boxer Laishram Sarita Devi and rising rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela in the run up to their participation in the July 23-August 3 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland and the September-October Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. OGQ, founded by sports legends Prakash...
  • 'Ek Villain' earns Rs 50.70 crores in three days of its release July 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Looks like Mohit Suri knows the sure shot formula to make a film a superhit. His latest film 'Ek Villain' has earned Rs 50.70 crores in three days since its release on 27th June. Featuring Shraddha Kapoor, Siddharth Malhotra and Riteish Deshmukh in lead characters, 'Ek Villain' opened...