CHAMPIONSHIP

  • Indian athletics team leaves for Asian Youth Championships 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A 22-member Indian athletics team, comprising nine girls and 13 boys, left for Doha on Wednesday to take part in the first-ever Asian Youth Championships to be held from May 8 to 11. The team members include upcoming talents like Beant Singh (800 metres), Jisna Mathew (200m, 400m) -...
  • Tiger Woods endures 'brutal' stretch ahead of Players Championship 5 hours 30 minutes ago

    Ponte Vedra Beach: Tiger Woods admitted on Tuesday to sleepless nights in the lead-up to this week's Players Championship as he wrestles with the anniversary of his father's death and recent breakup with Lindsey Vonn. Returning to golf for the first time since his comeback at the Masters last month and...
  • Joshna Chinappa loses, takes bronze medal in Asian Squash Championships Yesterday

    Kuwait: Joshna Chinappa went down 6-11, 9-11, 7-11, to World No.1 Nicol David of Malaysia in the semi-finals but secured a bronze medal in the Asian Senior Individual Squash Championship on Monday. With the defeat, the Indian challenge in the Asian Senior Individual squash championship ended in the tournament. Chinappa's exit followed...
  • Joshna Chinappa in semis, Dipika Pallikal loses in Asian Squash Championship 2 days ago

    Kuwait: Joshna Chinappa eased into the semi-finals in the Asian Senior Individual squash championship on Sunday while fellow-Indian and much fancied second seed Dipika Pallikal crashed out. The fourth-seeded Chinnappa played with a lot of confidence and patience against the fifth-seed Joey Chan of Hong Kong for a 11-8, 10-12, 9-11,...
  • Darkness hinders McIlroy's fight with Casey at WCG Match Play Championship 3 days ago

    World number one Rory McIlroy will return to TPC Harding Park at the crack of dawn on Sunday to fight for a place in the semi-finals of the WCG Match Play Championship after darkness halted his match with England's Paul Casey on Saturday. The pair were deadlocked through 21 holes before...
  • Dipika Pallikal, Joshna Chinappa enter the quarters of Asian Squash Championship 3 days ago

    Kuwait: Second seed Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa entered the quarter-finals in the Asian Senior Individual squash championship on Saturday. Pallikal was flawless while defeating Malaysian Vinessa Raj 11-6, 11-5, 11-4, while Chinnappa was tentative to start with against Li Dong Jin, before winning 10-12, 11-7, 11-4, 11-4. The Indian men had...
  • China dominate at the World Table Tennis Championships 3 days ago

    Suzhou: Two-time defending champion Zhang Jike from China withstood a late challenge from Japanese rival Jun Mizutani to reach the men's singles last four at the world table tennis championships on Saturday. Zhang had to overcome a third set slump and some dicey moments in the fifth before beating the Japanese...
  • Indian players advance at Asian Squash Championship 4 days ago

    Kuwait: Indians made a good start to their campaign in the Asian senior individual squash championship here on Friday with three of them who made their appearance - Saurav Ghosal, Harinder Pal Sandhu Aand Mahesh Mangaonkar - moving to the third round. All the three Indian players had a first round...
  • Sharath Kamal withdraws, Indian campaign ends at World TT Championships 6 days ago

    Suzhou, China: India's Sharath Kamal withdrew from the World Table Tennis Championships following an injury on Thursday. The 33rd seed was to play Chinese Fang Bo in the men's singles third round but a hip injury, which he suffered during the second round match against Frenchmen Simon Gauzy, forced him to...
  • Sharath Kamal moves into third round in World Table Tennis Championship 6 days ago

    Suzhou: World number 44 Sharath Kamal of India moved into the third round of the World Table Tennis Championship on Wednesday. Sharath defeated the 35th ranked Simon Gauzy of France in the second round to advance into third round. Sharath beat Gauzy 11-4, 11-5, 11-7, 6-11, 11-8. In the third round, Sharath...
  • Anirban Lahiri to meet Ryan Palmer in WGC Cadillac Match Play 1 week ago

    San Francisco: Anirban Lahiri will take on World No. 23 Ryan Palmer in the opening match of the World Golf Championships Cadillac Match Play which gets underway at the TPC Harding Park. The other two players in the group include Justin Rose, the runner-up at Masters and winner at the Zurich...
  • Harika wins silver, bronze for Koneru Humpy at the World Chess Championship 1 week ago

    Chengdu, China: D Harika and Koneru Humpy came up with fine individual performances to win a silver and a bronze, respectively, even as the Indian eves finished fourth in the women's World Team Chess Championship. Harika's silver and Humpy's bronze though were a big consolation for the team, overall it was...
  • G Sathiyan enters men singles main draw at World TT Championships April 28, 2015

    Suzhou, China: India's G Sathiyan continued his good show and qualified for the main draw of the men's singles event at the World Table Tennis Championships on Tuesday. Sathiyan, ranked 188 in the world, beat Felipe Olivares of Chile 11-7, 11-8, 11-8, 11-4 in his final qualifying round match to earn...
  • Rory McIlroy grouped with three Americans at Match Play event April 28, 2015

    Top seed Rory McIlroy has been grouped with three highly-rated Americans for this week's WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship in San Francisco. A draw on Monday put Northern Ireland's world number one up against reigning FedExCup champion Billy Horschel, seven-times PGA Tour winner Brandt Snedeker and major champion Jason Dufner in round-robin...
  • Indian women crush Poland in World Chess championship April 28, 2015

    Chengdu, China: With medal out of contention, the Indian women's team came up with a superlative performance to win 3.5-0.5 against a strong Polish team in the 8th and penultimate round of World Women Team Chess Championship on Tuesday. D Harika drew on the second board while Koneru Humpy scored a...
  • Shamini Kumaresan qualifies for main draw at World TT Championships April 27, 2015

    Suzhou, China: India enjoyed a profitable opening day with Shamini Kumaresan qualifying for the main draw of the women's singles event at the World Table Tennis Championships on Monday. Shamini qualified by topping her group which included Gillian Edwards of Scotland and Nino Neridee of Venezuela. She defeated Gillian Edwards 11-7, 9-11,...
  • Kevin Pietersen becomes fastest to reach 1,000 first-class runs for Surrey April 27, 2015

    London: Kevin Pietersen became the fastest batsman to reach 1,000 first-class runs for Surrey before falling relatively cheaply to Essex's New Zealand allrounder Jesse Ryder in the Second Division of the County Championship on Sunday. Pietersen, in his 17th innings at this level for Surrey, needed only two balls at...
  • Indian women lose to Georgia in World Chess Championship April 27, 2015

    Chengdu, China: India's chances of a medal went up in smoke as the team crashed to a heavy loss against Georgia in the seventh round of the World Women's Team Chess Championship. In a shocking turn of events, three favourable positions were spoilt by the Indians on last three boards as...
  • Tiger Woods commits to next month's Players Championship April 24, 2015

    Tiger Woods will make his next competitive start at next month's Players Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, the former world number one said on Friday. For Woods, who returned to competitive golf earlier this month at the Masters after taking two months off to retool his game, it marks a...
  • Saina Nehwal, PV Sindhu ousted from Asia Championships April 24, 2015

    Wuhan: The Indian challenge at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships came to an end following the women's singles quarter-final losses of Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu on Friday. World No.1 Saina lost to Chinese Taipei's Tzu Ying Tai in three tough games, and eighth seed Sindhu went down to reigning Olympic...
  • Sports ministry issues new guidelines to federations for conduct of events April 23, 2015

    New Delhi: In the wake of poor management of National Para Athletics championships, the Sports Ministry has instructed all the National Sports Federations (NSFs) to draw the calendar of their events well in advance for the smooth and efficient hosting of the tournaments. "The primary responsibility for organising the events rests...
  • Saina, Sindhu win; Kashyap loses in Badminton Asia Championships April 23, 2015

    Wuhan: World No. 1 Saina Nehwal started her campaign with a hard-fought win, while PV Sindhu too continued her rampaging run but it was curtains for top men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Thursday. Olympic bronze-medallist, Saina, who got a bye and a walkover in...
  • Parupalli Kashyap enters pre-quarters of Badminton Asia Championships April 22, 2015

    Wuhan, China: India's Parupalli Kashyap played one of the longest matches of his career as he roared into the pre-quarterfinals with a gruelling three-game win over Chinese Taipei's Jen Hao Hsu at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday. In a men's singles contest that lasted for more than an-hour-and-a-half,...
  • PV Sindhu makes winning return in Badminton Asia Championships April 22, 2015

    Wuhan, China: Two-time World Championship bronze medal winning shuttler PV Sindhu made a winning return to the circuit when she easily beat Uzbekistan's Anait Khurshudyan to progress to the women's singles third round at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Wednesday. The eighth seeded Sindhu has been out of action since...
  • Hashim Amla signs up for Derbyshire stint April 22, 2015

    South Africa Test captain Hashim Amla will join Derbyshire next month for three T20 Blast fixtures and two County Championship matches, the English club announced on Tuesday. Amla, 31, will replace Martin Guptill, who has been called up for New Zealand's Test series against England. "I'm delighted to have the opportunity to...
  • Indian women hold top seed Ukraine in world team chess championship April 21, 2015

    Aided by an excellent victory by Padmini Rout against former world champion Anna Ushenina, the Indian women played out a draw with top seed Ukrainian women in the third round of world women's team chess championship in China. It was the clinical approach by Padmini that stole the limelight on another...
  • Parupalli Kashyap enters Round 2 of Badminton Asia Championships April 21, 2015

    Wuhan: Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap entered the men's singles second round with a straight games victory at the $200,000 Badminton Asia Championships on Tuesday. Kashyap defeated old rival Zi Liang Derek Wong 21-17, 21-13 in 39 minutes to take a 5-2 lead in career meetings over the Singaporean and enter...
  • Saina, Kashyap lead Indian challenge at Badminton Asia Championship April 20, 2015

    Wuhan: A rejuvenated Saina Nehwal and ace men's shuttler Parupalli Kashyap will spearhead the Indian challenge at the USD 200,000 Badminton Asia Championship, which gets underway at the Wuhan Sports Center Gymnasium on Tuesday. Olympic bronze medallist Saina, who had skipped the Singapore Open Super Series to recharge her batteries after...
  • Lancashire batsman hits triple century in a one-dayer with 27 sixes April 20, 2015

    London: A 21-year-old English batsman on Lancashire's books made history on Sunday by scoring 350 in a club match. Liam Livingstone's stunning innings was the centrepiece of Nantwich's mammoth 579 for seven in just 45 overs during their National Club Championship clash at home to fellow north-west side Caldy. Livingstone's runs came...