CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Goal-fest expected in Euro 2016 qualifiers October 8, 2014

    The first "Week of Football" in qualifying for the 2016 European Championship could be a goal-fest for the continent's major powers. The second and third rounds of games in each of the nine groups will be spread from Thursday to Tuesday, with UEFA keen on "shining the spotlight on more teams"...
  • Wrestler Yogeshwar eyeing World Championships gold and direct berth in Rio Olympics October 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Happy to have ended India's 28-year-long wait for a wrestling gold at the recent Asian Games, star grappler Yogeshwar Dutt is now aiming for a yellow metal at next year's World Championships and thereby earn an automatic berth in the 2016 Rio Olympics. "Next year my main target will...
  • Shiv Kapur tied 66th, Wilson seals victory at St Andrews October 6, 2014

    St. Andrews: Indian golfer Shiv Kapur lost his way in the closing stages to card a disappointing two-over 74 and sign off tied 66th at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship here. Kapur totalled two-over 286 in the tournament that is played over three courses with the final round at the Old...
  • Shiv Kapur makes cut but lies way behind at Dunhill Links October 5, 2014

    St. Andrews: Shiv Kapur squeezed into the cut line at four-under after a third round of two-under 70 even as Jeev Milkha Singh missed the cut at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Kapur (70-72-70) was the only Indian to make the cut as Jeev (76-75-73) missed it. Oliver Wilson will take a...
  • Oliver Wilson regains Dunhill Links lead by three-shots October 5, 2014

    Oliver Wilson of England closed in on a maiden European Tour title when he moved three strokes clear of the field in the third round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on Saturday. Wilson, playing with an invite as he lost full playing rights on tour in 2011, shot a 7-under-par...
  • Raphael Jacquelin takes one-shot lead at Dunhill Links October 4, 2014

    Raphael Jacquelin of France birdied his last two holes for a 2-under 70 to break clear of a tightly packed leaderboard and take a one-shot lead after the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Four players - Irish duo Padraig Harrington and Shane Lowry along with Frenchman Alexander Levy...
  • London's Wembley stadium to host climax of Euro 2020 September 19, 2014

    London: UEFA president Michel Platini's vision of a European Championship spread across the continent came to fruition on Friday as London's Wembley Stadium was chosen to host the climax of Euro 2020 with 12 other cities joining the party. The 90,000seater Wembley, rebuilt from 2003 to 2007 and venue of the...
  • CLT20: KXIP announce Nafex.com and Shrey as their sponsors for this season September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday announced their association with Nafex.com as the leading arm sponsor and Shrey as back of the helmet sponsor for the ongoing Champions League Twenty20. While NAFEX.com is known to offer best rates for foreign exchange and make transactions not only easy but also reliable,...
  • Pradeep wins bronze in shooting world championship September 17, 2014

    Granada: The Indian contingent finally had something to cheer about as young shooter Pradeep bagged a bronze medal after the seniors' nonetooimpressive showing in the 51st Shooting World Championships. Pradeep won the honour in 25metre standard pistol event for junior men on Tuesday. Pradeep, who also helped the threemen Indian team to...
  • Dismal show by Indian women shooters at the World Championships September 15, 2014

    Granada: Indian markswomen's disappointing performance at the World Championship continued as some of the wellknown names put up a sorry show on the eighth day of the competition. In the 50m Rifle prone for women, Kuheli Ganguly shot 619.4 to finish a poor 26th while Lajja Goswami and Raj Chaudhary who...
  • Golfer Anriban Lahiri finishes tied fourth at TPC September 14, 2014

    Taipei: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri could only manage a tied fourth place finish while compatriot Rashid Khan, four shots further back, finished tied in sixth position with three others at Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) on Sunday. Lahiri on Saturday put himself in a perfect position to challenge for a second...
  • India end campaign without any medal in Wrestling World Championship September 14, 2014

    Tashkent: Indian wrestlers drew a blank in the FILA World Championship as they ended their campaign with a listless show on the final day of the competition with three of them crashing out in the initial rounds of their respective GrecoRoman bouts on Sunday. Both K K Yadav (GrecoRoman 71kg) and...
  • Late eagle lifts McIlroy into tie for lead at Tour Championship September 14, 2014

    Rory McIlroy spectacularly eagled the parfive 15th to join Billy Horschel in a tie for the lead in the Tour Championship on Saturday and set up a thrilling conclusion to the 201314 PGA Tour season. With the FedExCup playoff title and a bonus jackpot of $10 million on the line...
  • Harpreet keeps India's hopes alive in 25m Rapid Fire Pistol at World Championship September 13, 2014

    Granada: Commonwealth Games Silver Medalist Harpreet Singh shot a 290 to lead the trio of Indian men's shooters into day 2 of the 25M Rapid Fire Pistol event in the 11th position, at the 51st ISSF World Championship being held in Granada, Spain. Compatriots Gurpreet Singh and Olympic Silver medalist Vijay...
  • World Wrestling: Sandeep fails to recreate magic, Harpreet loses September 13, 2014

    Tashkent: Sandeep Tulsi Yadav, who created history by winning India's firstever medal in the GrecoRoman category in the World Wrestling Championship last year, failed to repeat his feat this time around as he went down in the Round of 32 in the 66kg division on Saturday. Having made it to the...
  • Anirban Lahiri one shot behind leader Filipino Miguel in Taipei September 13, 2014

    Taipei: Anirban Lahiri put himself into a perfect position to challenge for a second title this year when he moved into tied second place and just one shot off the leader after three rounds in the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) on Saturday. Lahiri carded a fourunder 68 to move to...
  • An inform Horschel two ahead at Tour Championship September 13, 2014

    Atlanta: Billy Horschel, seeking a second consecutive PGA Tour victory, birdied three of the last eight holes to move two strokes clear of the chasing pack in the Tour Championship second round on Friday. The American, ranked second in the FedExCup standings coming into this week, fired a second successive fourunderpar...
  • Better showing by Indian wrestlers in World Championship on Day 5 September 12, 2014

    After a disappointing show by the Indian men and women wrestlers in the freestyle category, the country's GrecoRoman wrestlers came up with a better showing in the ongoing FILA World Championship on Friday. On Day 5 of the event, Gurpreet Singh impressed in the 75kg category after reaching the lastfour stage...
  • Yorkshire win English county championship September 12, 2014

    A Yorkshire side coached by former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie won England's County Championship title for the first time in 13 years after a crushing innings and 152run win away to nearest pursuers Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge on Friday. Leftarm seamer Ryan Sidebottom, the sole survivor from the last time...
  • Anirban Lahiri sitting joint third at Tournament Players Championship September 12, 2014

    Taipei: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri shot a sixunder par 66 (139) on Friday to sit joint third after round two of the $500,000 Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC). Lien Lusen led the local charge following a 71 to sit in third on 138 while Indian star Anirban Lahiri (66), Sweden's Daniel...
  • Kirk stays in control of Tour Championship with opening 66 September 12, 2014

    Atlanta: FedExCup points leader Chris Kirk maintained control of the seasonlong race for playoff honours as he surged into a share of the lead in Thursday's opening round of the elite Tour Championship. Kirk, who took over at the top of the standings with his victory at the Deutsche Bank Championship...
  • Indian women continue dismal show at World Wrestling Championship September 11, 2014

    Tashkent: Indian women grapplers continued their disappointing performance with three of them making yet another early exit in their respective weight categories on day four of the FILA World Championship, here on Thursday. While Men's Freestyle wrestling ended with none of the eight Indians making it to the podium, the women...
  • Woeful show by Cheteshwar Pujara on Derbyshire debut September 11, 2014

    Cardiff: India's Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara's county debut turned into a nightmare as he got out without scoring in Derbyshire's second innings in their bid to chase down a tricky target of 261 in a second division of English County Championship on Thursday. After being trapped leg before by pacer Jim...
  • Rahil Gangjee top Indian after first round at 11th in Taipei September 11, 2014

    Taipei: Rahil Gangjee, whose sole win on the Asian Tour came exactly 10 years ago, was the best Indian at the end of the first round as he carded a twounder 70 to be tied 11th at the USD 500,000 Yeangder Tournament Players Championship (TPC) today. Among the other Indians, Rashid...
  • Shooter Gagan Narang misses Olympic quota by a place September 11, 2014

    Granada: Gagan Narang missed out on an Olympic quota by just one place as he finished sixth in the finals of 50metre rifle prone while Prakash Nanjappa and Jitu Rai narrowly missed out on finals of men's 10metre air pistol in the 51st Shooting World Championships on Thursday. After coming through...
  • World Shooting: Manavjit misses out on final berth; Anisa, Rahi disappoint September 10, 2014

    Granada: Indian shooters failed to impress on the third day of competitions in the 51st Shooting World Championship as trap ace Manavjit Singh Sandhu missed out on a final berth by a whisker while Rahi Sarnabot and Anisa Sayyed disappointed in women's 25m pistol here on Wednesday. Former world champion Manavjit,...
  • After men, women also draw a blank at World Wrestling Championships September 10, 2014

    Tashkent: After a disappointing show by the Indian men in freestyle category, the women grapplers also failed to make their presence felt with Commonwealth Games silver medallist Sakshi Malik (60kg) bowing out of the FILA World Championships in the quarterfinal on Wednesday. Other Indians in the fray Priyanka Singh, Pooja...
  • South Korean shooter Jin wins 50m Pistol world title, breaks world record September 10, 2014

    Triple Olympic champion Jin Jongoh will be on a high heading into this month's Asian Games in Incheon after breaking a longstanding record and winning the 50 metres pistol event at the shooting world championships. The South Korean scored a combined 583 points on the way to winning the title in...
  • Shooter Jitu Rai wins silver at World Championship, books Olympic berth September 9, 2014

    Jitu became the first Indian shooter to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympics after bagging a quota place with an impressive silver medalfinish at the World Championships. ...
  • India continue to disappoint in World Wrestling Championships September 9, 2014

    Tashkent: Indian grapplers continued their weak showing in the ongoing World Wrestling Championships after Naresh Kumar lost his 86 kg repechage match against Japan's Atsushi Matsumoto on the second day of the event on Tuesday. Naresh, who made his presence felt by winning a silver in the Commonwealth Championships in 2013,...