Games

  • I have just one aim, an Asian Games gold for India: Akhil Kumar 2 hours 9 minutes ago

    After a string of injuries wrecked havoc in his career four years ago, boxer Akhil Kumar has staged a remarkable comeback by qualifying for the Asian Games at Incheon. The 33-year-old boxer, a 2006 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist and 2008 Olympic quarter-finalist, was laid low by a string of injuries...
  • Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion, founders to leave 3 hours 53 minutes ago

    Stockholm/Seattle: Microsoft has agreed to acquire the Stockholm-based developer of the wildly popular Minecraft video game for $2.5 billion, as it tries to lure a new and mostly young audience into its mobile world. Minecraft - a construction game in which players can build nearly anything imaginable, block by block, in...
  • Maheshwary, Om Prakash doubtful for Asian Games 12 hours 55 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Triple jumper Renjith Maheshwary and shot putter Om Prakash Karhana were on Monday rendered doubtful for the upcoming Asian Games though the Athletics Federation of India is yet to take a final call on the matter. The fate of men's 4x400m relay team will also be decided by the...
  • I hope to maintain momentum till Rio Olympics: Jitu Rai 16 hours 17 minutes ago

    New Delhi: He has just become the first Indian shooter to win five international medals in a calendar year but Jitu Rai remains hungry for more and wants to achieve as many podium finishes as possible in the run-up to the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 25-year-old Rai last week won an...
  • 'ET the Extra-Terrestrial': 'World's worst' video game to be auctioned 17 hours 6 minutes ago

    Washington: Hundreds of copies of a video game described as the 'world's worst' are now being auctioned after they were unearthed from a landfill site in the US. The vintage video-game called 'ET the Extra-Terrestrial', based on a hit movie and released in 1982, was said to be so bad...
  • Swatting: Gamers make false calls to police to lash out at opponents 17 hours 48 minutes ago

    Denver: The calls to 911 raised an instant alarm: One caller said he shot his co-workers at a Colorado video game company and had hostages. Another in Florida said her father was drunk, wielding a machine gun and threatening their family. A third caller on New York's Long Island claimed to...
  • Asian Games football: India thrashed 0-5 by UAE in their opening match 16 hours 57 minutes ago

    New Delhi: An unimpressive display by India men's football contingent saw them surrender without a fight to United Arab Emirates as they went down 0-5 in their opening Group G match of in the Asian Games in Incheon. The winners, who scored the first three goals within 20 minutes, led 3-0...
  • Best chance of winning Asiad gold, says squash player Ghosal 18 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: He goes into the Asian Games as the top seed but Saurav Ghosal is a tad wary of the threat posed by rivals from Pakistan even though the Asia number one feels it is his best chance to convert a couple of singles bronze from the last two...
  • After CWG bronze, expectations are high for Asiad: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar 19 hours 13 minutes ago

    New Delhi: She rose from oblivion by giving India first women's gymnastics medal in the Commonwealth Games but heading into the upcoming Asian Games, Dipa Karmakar said heightened expectations have put her under slight pressure for the event in Incheon starting September 19. The 21-year-old became the toast of Tripura, her...
  • Asian Games 2014: Ticket sales dragging with opening ceremony just days away 20 hours 43 minutes ago

    South Korean fans have snapped up tickets to see high-profile athletes such as Olympic swimming champion Park Tae-hwan at the Asian Games, but overall sales for the multi-sport event are dragging with the opening ceremony just four days away. Incheon's organising committee (IAGOC) said on Monday that overall ticket sales had...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch is taken! UK daily reports that the 'Sherlock' star is dating theatre director Sophie Hunter 22 hours 8 minutes ago

    We are almost sure that all single female 'Sherlock' fans must have heaved a collective sigh at this piece of news. Talented actor Benedict Cumberbatch is now officially seeing someone. According to a report in the Sunday Mirror, Cumberbatch has been going steady with London-based theatre director Sophie Hunter. The...
  • Benedict Cumberbatch's 'The Imitation Game' takes top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival Yesterday

    Toronto: "The Imitation Game," a biopic about British mathematician and World War Two code-breaker Alan Turing, won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday. The film, which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Turing, took the Groslch People's Choice award for best film at the 39th edition of the...
  • Asian Games football: Coach hails Indian girls terrific show Yesterday

    Incheon: Chief coach Tarun Roy lauded his girls as the Indian football team started their Asian Games campaign with a 15-0 thrashing of thee Maldives in Group A on Sunday. "The first match of any tournament is of immense importance. It invariably sets the tone for the rest of the competition...
  • Indian walkers going extra mile for Asiad medals Yesterday

    New Delhi: Indian race walkers are going the extra mile as they target medals at the Asian Games, starting on Friday in the South Korean city of Incheon. Olympian Irfan Thodi, who finished 10th at the 2012 London Olympics, Ganapathy K. and Khusbir Kaur are India's hopes in the 20-km walk...
  • Asian Games football: India men out to prove a point Yesterday

    Incheon: After delays and question marks over their participation, India U-23 men's football team have it all to prove when they open their Asian Games campaign against last edition's silver medallists United Arab Emirates in a Group G match at the Hwaseong Sports Complex main stadium on Monday. Both the men...
  • Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap upbeat to win an Asiad medal Yesterday

    New Delhi: A high-intensity training for last three weeks has boosted his confidence and Commonwealth Games gold medallist Parupalli Kashyap says he is looking to maintain the rhythm as he sets out to achieve his dream of winning an Asian Games medal in Incheon, South Korea. After a historic gold medal...
  • Asian Games: Boxing coach Akhil, pupil Mandeep ready for Incheon Yesterday

    New Delhi: Ever heard of a teacher and a student appearing for the same exam? Well, come Asian Games, the boxing ring will present one such instance when the Indian duo of mentor Akhil Kumar and protege Mandeep Jangra fight it out for medals in their respective categories. At a time...
  • Asian Games football: India women thrash Maldives 15-0 in opener Yesterday

    India began their campaign in the Incheon Asian Games on a high when the Indian women's football team came up with a dominating performance to pump in more than a dozen goals past Maldives to win 15-0 in their first Group A match on Sunday and move a step closer...
  • Why Microsoft is buying Minecraft-maker Mojang for a reported $2.5 billion Yesterday

    Microsoft's impending purchase of Mojang, the Swedish developer with 100 million players of its open world Minecraft game, is more aimed at pulling users onto the software company's obscure mobile platform than its better known PC system or Xbox game console. The software company's Windows Phone system has only 2.5 per...
  • Putting country first, Dipika Pallikal decides to play at Asian Games 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India's highest-ranked squash player Dipika Pallikal has decided to put the controversy over the dubious Asian Games draw behind and confirmed her participation for the upcoming Incheon edition, saying "she has always put country first and it is no different this time". World No.12 Pallikal had considered pulling out...
  • Asain Games: Govt clears 6 more managers including Olympian Jude Felix 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The government on Saturday added six managers, including Olympian Jude Felix who will also act as hockey coach, in the Indian contingent for Asian Games even though Indian Olympic Association had demanded for 23. While clearing a 679-strong Indian contingent in 28 disciplines for the September 19 to October...
  • Mary Kom will settle for nothing less than gold at Asiad 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Five time World Boxing Champion Mary Kom is eyeing a gold medal at the upcoming Incheon Asian Games after settling for bronze four years ago. "Our preparation has been good so far and we are looking forward to the games. I am definitely aiming for gold medal and a...
  • Asian Games 2014: India target 70-75 medals 2 days ago

    Sports officials aren't letting a string of administrative controversies or the withdrawal of some leading athletes dampen their expectations at the Asian Games. "We've selected only those who have a chance to win medals," Jiji Thomson, the Director General of the Sports Authority of India (SAI), said. "It will be realistic...
  • 'Grand Theft Auto V' coming to PS4 and Xbox One in November 2 days ago

    San Francisco: Rockstar Games on Friday announced that the latest instalment of its crime-themed blockbuster video game Grand Theft Auto will hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles in November. Grand Theft Auto V will be packed with enhancements when it is released for play on the new-generation consoles from rivals...
  • Asian Games 2014: Kabaddi, Sepaktakraw add Asian flavor to games 3 days ago

    India found a way to ensure the Chinese juggernaut didn't dominate every sport at the Asian Games - the introduction of kabaddi saw to that. The Indian team has won all six men's gold medals since the regional sport was introduced, and added the first women's title, too, at Guangzhou in...
  • Women front and centre of Japan's Asian Games team 3 days ago

    Japan heads to the Asian Games with the team's top two symbolic leadership roles filled by women for the first time in what may mark a growing focus on women's sports in its traditionally male-dominated society. Giving the roles of captain and flag bearer to women at the could be seen...
  • Asian Games 2014: North Korea set for rare sports foray in South 3 days ago

    A delegation of over 250 North Korean athletes, coaches and officials will take a rare flight south of the inter-Korean border to participate in the 17th Asian Games this month, hoping to raise the reclusive country's profile on the international sporting stage. North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is at the...
  • Asian Games 2014: China set to crank up the gold medal machine again 3 days ago

    With huge resources, a Soviet-style sports regime geared to churning out champions and an insatiable desire to win gold, the question is not whether China will top the medal standings at the Incheon Asian Games but by how much. China has reigned supreme since finishing top of the table at the...
  • India's squash player Dipika Pallikal unhappy with Asiad draw 3 days ago

    Pallikal and her longtime team-mate Joshana Chinappa are drawn to meet in the quarter-finals a month after winning India's first ever squash medal at the Commonwealth Games. ...
  • Calcutta High Court drops charges against athlete Pinki Pramanik 3 days ago

    The Calcutta high court on Friday quashed all criminal charges, including the charge sheet filed by the police, against 2006 Asian Games gold medallist athlete Pinki Pramanik. Justice Subrata Talukdar ordered that all charges framed against Prinki be dropped. Pinki was accused in 2012 by her live-in partner Anamika Acharya of being...