Games

  • Indian hockey coach Terry Walsh aims for improvement in CWG 2014 11-07-2014 09:34 PM

    New Delhi: Following a disappointing World Cup campaign, Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh is not expecting anything miraculous from his wards in the upcoming Commonwealth Games and has set 'improvement' as the main objective in the quadrennial event. India finished a lowly ninth in the recent World...
  • The Beautiful Game: Is Neuer world's best goalkeeper? 11-07-2014 09:22 PM

    CNN-IBN football experts Novi Kapadia and Karim Bencherifa discuss about the football World Cup 2014's best goalkeepers. ...
  • India to send 224 athletes for Glasgow Commonwealth Games 11-07-2014 04:50 PM

    New Delhi: India will field a strong 224 member contingent, second largest ever, in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games to be held from July 23 to August 3, with athletics forming the biggest squad of 41. The sports ministry has cleared the 224 athletes from 14 sporting disciplines, including seven para-athletes,...
  • 'Game of Thrones' writer GRR Martin upset with fans speculating on his death 11-07-2014 10:02 AM

    Los Angeles: He may kill popular characters in 'Game of Thrones' (GOT) with ease but author GRR Martin finds it offensive when 'GOT' fans speculate whether he will be able to finish the hugely popular story before his death. The series, which airs on HBO, has become hugely popular with...
  • 'Game of Thrones' earns a leading 19 Emmy nominations 11-07-2014 07:23 AM

    Los Angeles: Emmy voters may need to steel themselves to sort through this year's top nominees: a macabre, medieval-style tale; a meth kingpin and his violent downfall; a bleak mystery about detectives tracking a ritual killer, and a heartbreaking saga of the AIDS epidemic's roots. Small-screen fare has steadily been...
  • Indian women's hockey coach Neil Hawgood eyes top-four finish in CWG 08-07-2014 06:05 PM

    New Delhi: He guided India to a historic bronze medal in the junior women's hockey World Cup in 2013, and a year later Neil Hawgood is now eyeing an encore if not better with the senior team in the upcoming Commonwealth Games, beginning July 23. The Indian eves could not...
  • The Beautiful Game: Focus now moves to the last four 07-07-2014 10:38 PM

    With Neymar out of the World Cup, Brazil have a tough challenge in the semifinal against Germany. ...
  • India drops plans for late 2019 Asian Games bid 07-07-2014 01:05 PM

    Mumbai: India have dropped their plan to submit a late bid for the 2019 Asian Games after failing to meet an extended deadline, the secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association told Reuters on Monday. Hanoi was awarded the Games in November 2012 ahead of the Indonesian city of Surabaya...
  • The Beautiful Game: Brazil in, Neymar out of the World Cup 05-07-2014 11:11 AM

    Neymar was ruled out of the rest of the tournament after fracturing his third vertebra during Friday's 2-1 quarter-final win over Colombia. ...
  • OGQ to support boxer Sarita Devi, rifle shooter Apurvi Chandela 04-07-2014 01:44 PM

    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...
  • Delhi HC refuses to interfere in CWG wrestlers selection 03-07-2014 08:39 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Thursday refused to interfere in a plea filed by wrestler Anil Dhankar over his selection for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow. The Asian Games medalist was not selected for the tournament. "This court would like to remind the Ministry of Sports not...
  • Indian Air Force launches 'Guardians of the Skies' 3D mobile game 03-07-2014 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: Embarking on its first sortie in virtual world, the Indian Air Force (IAF) on Thursday launched a 3D mobile game in a bid to attract generation-next youth to pursue a career in the air force. Launching the 3D mobile game 'Guardians of the Skies' (GOTS), Air Marshal S...
  • Chandi returns to India's Sardar-led CWG men's hockey squad 03-07-2014 01:24 PM

    New Delhi: India may have finished a poor ninth at the World Cup, but Hockey India continued to repose faith in Sardar Singh, retaining him as captain of the national men's team for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games. Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh will be the vice-captain of the 16-member squad at the...
  • Lindsay Lohan sues 'Grand Theft Auto V' makers over Lacey Jonas character 03-07-2014 11:41 AM

    New York: Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the Grand Theft Auto video games. The actress says the latest installment used her image and created a character based on her without her permission. Lohan's lawsuit was filed Wednesday in a Manhattan court. Grand Theft Auto V game maker Take-Two...
  • Lindsay Lohan sues makers of 'Grand Theft Auto V' video game 03-07-2014 07:32 AM

    Reuters: Actress Lindsay Lohan is suing the makers of the popular "Grand Theft Auto V" video game, saying it used her likeness without permission, according to a lawsuit filed on Wednesday. Lohan accused New York-based Take-Two Interactive Software Inc and its label Rockstar Games of creating a look-alike character named...
  • Snooker, billiards should be part of CWG, Asian Games: Pankaj Advani 02-07-2014 06:17 PM

    New Delhi: Fresh from his recent World 6-Reds Snooker Championship triumph, ace cueist Pankaj Advani feels the time is right to make a push for billiards and snooker to be included in the Commonwealth and Asian Games. "I think in both billiards and snooker we have been doing well in...
  • Ritu Rani to lead 16-member women's hockey team in CWG 02-07-2014 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Wednesday announced their Senior Women Hockey team to be led by midfielder Ritu Rani for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games, scheduled to take place at Glasgow from July 23 to August 3. Defender Deepika (126 caps) will be the vice-captain of the 16-member squad. During...
  • Saurav Ghosal seeded fourth, Dipika Pallikal sixth for Glasgow CWG 02-07-2014 02:42 PM

    New Delhi: India's leading squash players Saurav Ghosal and Dipika Pallikal have been seeded fourth and sixth respectively for the singles competition at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games beginning July 23. The seeds for the five categories -- men's singles, women's singles, men's doubles, women's doubles and mixed doubles -- were...
  • The Beautiful Game: Argentina face Switzerland in the round of 16 01-07-2014 07:48 PM

    Lionel Messi have fired Argentina into the World Cup last 16 but they will look for a better all-round performance when they meet Switzerland ...
  • Indian football team's Asian Games 2014 camp kicks off 01-07-2014 03:38 PM

    Bangalore: The Indian football team's preparatory camp for the Incheon Asian Games under national coach Wim Koevermans kicks off on Wednesday. The Asian Games will be played from September 19 to October 4. The camp starts a preparatory process of two and a half months. The team would also get...
  • The Beautiful Game: France defeat Nigeria 2-0 to reach quarter-finals 01-07-2014 11:33 AM

    France ended Nigeria's hopes of a first World Cup quarter-final appearance when they scored two late goals to beat the Super Eagles 2-0. ...
  • The Beautiful Game: Netherlands beat Mexico to reach quarter-finals 30-06-2014 03:54 PM

    Netherlands staged a stunning late comeback to dash Mexico's dreams of a quarter-final with a 2-1 victory in Fortaleza. ...
  • The Beautiful Game: Netherlands take on Mexico in the round of 16 29-06-2014 08:13 PM

    Skipper Robin van Persie will be back for the Dutch and they would hope for the Robin-Robben pairing to continue its scintillating form. ...
  • The Beautiful Game: Brazil beat Chile on penalties to reach quarter-finals 29-06-2014 01:54 PM

    Julio Cesar was the unlikely hero as hosts Brazil sneaked into the quarter-finals after a 3-2 penalty shootout win over Chile. ...
  • Violent video games may promote good behaviour in real life 29-06-2014 01:37 PM

    Washington: Contrary to the popular belief that violent video games turn people aggressive, a new study suggests playing them may actually lead to increased moral sensitivity and pro-social behaviour in real life. New evidence suggests heinous behaviour played out in a virtual environment can lead to players' increased sensitivity towards...
  • As a parent, how do you feel about this? Study says violent video games promote good behaviour in real life 28-06-2014 03:26 PM

    Here comes a shocker. Contrary to popular perception that playing violent video games makes people aggressive, a new study says playing such games may actually lead to increased moral sensitivity and pro-social behaviour in real life. Committing immoral behaviour in a video game elicits feelings of guilt in players and...
  • Watch: 'Game of Thrones' title sequence re-imagined as a nostalgic '80s video-cassette recording 28-06-2014 10:43 AM

    We have been informed that long before satellite TV that records your favourite shows, before DVD and VCDs, there was a thing called the VHS. Scratchy visuals, disco-infused peppy, upbeat title tracks and smiling faces in the intro -- this was the way most TV shows in the '80s started.Now,...
  • The Beautiful Game: Teams gear up for round of 16 27-06-2014 08:55 PM

    In the 48 games in the first round of World Cup 2014, 136 goals have been scored and nine red cards have been dished out. ...
  • Epic tales: 7 startling resemblances between characters from 'Game of Thrones' and 'Mahabharata' 26-06-2014 04:14 PM

    While one is the longest epic in the history of mankind, other is a fantasy fiction that portrayed over a larger-than-life scale. The Mahabharata has been adapted into literature, televisions shows and movies, the fantasy series 'A Song of Ice and Fire' has been adapted by HBO, into the critically-acclaimed...
  • Watch: President Snow's address in the teaser for 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' is chilling 26-06-2014 12:48 PM

    After 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire', the story in 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' follows Katniss Everdeen, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who, after escaping the Third Quarter Quell, becomes a reluctant hero and symbol of hope for the nation of Panem. The key role of President Snow has been...