Players

  • End ban on Sikh basketball players with turbans: US lawmakers 1 week ago

    Washington: A coalition of US lawmakers on Tuesday urged the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to end its discriminatory policy against Sikh basketball players who wear turbans, an important article of their faith. In a letter to FIBA president Yvan Mainini, 21 Congress members led by Democrat Ami Bera, the lone Indian-American...
  • The legendary Sony Walkman makes a comeback as a Rs 42K device encased in a block of aluminium July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The legendary Sony Walkman is making a comeback in the land where it first revolutionised music listening 35 years ago. Sony had stopped manufacturing the classic, cassette tape Walkman on October 25, 2010 but now the device in a more modern-day avatar is selling well in Japan, reports...
  • Sikh players of India's basketball team forced to play without turbans July 23, 2014

    At the Asia Cup in China, Amritpal and Amjyot were forced to take off their turbans as FIBA rules don't permit any headgear. ...
  • Indian Super League clubs to pick from domestic player draft July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: The best of Indian footballing talent will be up for grabs when the franchises of the Hero Indian Super League vie among themselves to pick the players from the Domestic Player Draft in a three-day event which begins on Monday. The 84-player strong list will feature senior national team players...
  • Fearing Vincent-like life ban, players may not admit similar offences July 5, 2014

    Wellington: The head of the New Zealand Cricket Players' Association says the life ban imposed on former test batsman Lou Vincent for match-fixing might deter other players from admitting similar activities. The England and Wales Cricket Board last week slapped Vincent with 11 life bans, to be served concurrently, after he...
  • Sanju Samson, Abhishek Mohan selected for Emerging U-23 players India camp May 24, 2014

    Kochi: Kerala players Sanju Samson and Abhishek Mohan have been selected for the Emerging U-23 players India camp to be held from June 5 to 30. Abhishek Mohan is a right-arm fast bowler who became the highest wicket taker in India in the Under 25 C K Naidu trophy with 39...
  • Golf: Martin Kaymer triumphs by one shot at the Players May 12, 2014

    Martin Kaymer withstood an early challenge by Jordan Spieth, a weather delay and a late wobble to clinch his second PGA Tour title with a nervy one-shot victory at the Players Championship on Sunday. The German, co-leader overnight with American playing partner Spieth, produced rock-solid golf to move briefly four strokes...
  • Late bogey drops Martin Kaymer into tie for Players lead May 11, 2014

    Florida: Martin Kaymer bogeyed the par-four last to drop back into a tie for the lead with playing partner Jordan Spieth after the pair had duelled in Saturday's third round of the Players Championship. Germany's Kaymer, who had been a stroke in front of the chasing pack overnight, overshot the 18th...
  • Martin Kaymer maintains lead at Players Championship May 10, 2014

    Martin Kaymer produced a controlled display to stay in front of the chasing pack at the Players Championship on Friday, but American Jordan Spieth was in hot pursuit just one shot behind. Germany's Kaymer, who tied the course record with a sizzling nine-under-par 63 on Thursday, followed up with a second-round...
  • Early tee time helps Lee Westwood regain form May 9, 2014

    A tour professional for two decades, Lee Westwood knows all about the vagaries of golf and he rebounded from a missed cut last week in impressive style at the Players Championship on Thursday. The former world number one took advantage of an unexpectedly early tee time and ideal morning conditions at...
  • Martin Kaymer sets Players pace with record equalling 63 May 9, 2014

    Martin Kaymer birdied his last four holes to equal the tournament record and seize a two-shot lead in Thursday's opening round of the Players Championship as several other big names lined up in pursuit. On an ideal day for low scoring at the TPC Sawgrass where the par-72 Stadium Course has...
  • Google Chromecast now available on Indian online shopping websites April 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Google's Chromecast dongle that that connects to an HDTV via the HDMI port and lets users stream content from their phones, tablets or laptops to their TV is now listed on Indian online shopping websites. The device that has received positive reviews is now available on Amazon.in and eBay.in....
  • Meet Tacko Fall, the world's tallest High School basketball player at 7.5 feet April 11, 2014

    The tallest player in High School Basketball standing at 7'5'' Tacko Fall is always turning heads and always plays his way to becoming the crowd favorite in every gym. ...
  • New Scrabble word, geocache, is first ever chosen by gamers to be added to players' dictionary, beat popular choices bitcoin, cosplay April 11, 2014

    There's a new word in play on the Scrabble game board: geocache. The word, a verb meaning to track down items as part of a game using a Global Positioning System device, beat out 15 other nominated words in an online fan vote to select the newest addition to The...
  • Jeev honoured to be nominated, but says Yang deserves award March 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh said he was immensely proud on being named as one of five golfers nominated for Asian Tour's 'Player of the Decade' award. The 42-year-old Indian, a two-time Asian Tour Order of Merit champion and a winner of six tournaments, was named alongside Korea's...
  • Hockey India bans 21 players on disciplinary grounds March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) on Thursday slapped bans ranging from three to six months on 21 players for breaching the code of conduct and bringing disrepute to the sport. Besides imposing the bans on the players, the HI disciplinary committee also banned North Central Railways women's team manager Pushpa Srivastava...
  • Fourth senior women's hockey championship begins today March 13, 2014

    Thirty-two teams will be participating in the 4th Senior Women's Hockey Championship, which will be held here from Thursday. "A total of 32 teams representing different states and nearly 650 hockey players will take part in the championship to be played at Aishbagh stadium and Major Dhyan Chand stadium," Madhya Pradesh...
  • IPL Auction 2014 creates new Indian crorepatis February 13, 2014

    The final day of the 2014 IPL Players' Auction belonged to the uncapped players who will now be looked upon as the new millionaires created by the cash-rich Twenty20 league, which will enter its seventh season later this year. When everyone thought that stalwarts like Ross Taylor and Mahela Jayawardene will...
  • IPL-7 Auction: 12 more names added to the list of capped players February 3, 2014

    The 232-strong list of capped players for the IPL 7 auction has grown to 244 after the organisers added 12 more names to it. According to the new IPL rules, the strength of each squad has been cropped to 27, with a maximum of nine overseas players. That will force the...
  • Full List: Capped players for IPL 7 players' auction February 3, 2014

    31 from a group of 232 capped players have invited the highest base price of Rs 20 million for the IPL players' auction scheduled for February 12 and 13 in Bangalore. (Click and drag on the list to zoom and explore)...
  • IPL 7 auction: Top base price for Sehwag, Yuvraj, Aussie Ashes heroes February 3, 2014

    After missing out on retention from their respective franchises, India veterans Virender Sehwag and Yuvraj Singh - along with Australia's Ashes super star Mitchell Johnson - have attracted the top base price of Rs. 20 million for the IPL players' auction to be held in Bangalore on Feburay 12 and...
  • Toure, Mikel, Drogba vie for African player award January 9, 2014

    Lagos: Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, Galatasaray striker Didier Drogba and Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel are in the running for the African player of the year award, which will be awarded later on Thursday. Toure, who is from the Ivory Coast, is the defending champion and is favoured to win...
  • ICC investigating former NZ players' role in match-fixing December 5, 2013

    Wellington: New Zealand Cricket (NZC) had been aware for months of the International Cricket Council (ICC) investigation into former New Zealand players' involvement in alleged match-fixing, NZC chief executive David White said on Thursday. The ICC was forced to issue a statement confirming it had been investigating a small group of...
  • IPL 7 will see fewer foreign players: report January 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The number of overseas players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) is expected to come down to nine from 11, media reports suggested on Tuesday after the conclusion of the meeting between IPL Governing Council and the team franchises in Singapore. New IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal seems to be...
  • Portronics launches 4-in-one portable device Superbox at Rs 2,499 December 1, 2013

    New Delhi: Portronics launched a new device - Superbox - in India at Rs 2,499. Superbox is a palm-sized device, which has the capability of being your speaker, your MP3 player, your audio recorder and even your power bank. The Superbox comes packed with an 8 GB card. One needs to...
  • IPL salary cap fixed at a whopping Rs 60 crore: report November 30, 2013

    The franchise workshop for the seventh season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) got underway in Singapore on Friday, and according to Mumbai Mirror the Governing Council of the IPL has proposed a salary cap of Rs 60 crore for the IPL 7 auction. A fresh auction is due before the...
  • Serena Williams earns 5th WTA Player-of-the-Year award November 22, 2013

    Palm Beach Gardens, Florida: Serena Williams has warned the rest of women's tennis there is more to come from her after she was named WTA player of the year for the second year running and the fifth time overall. Williams enjoyed one of the greatest seasons in WTA history. She won 78...
  • AOL shutting down the once-popular Winamp media player November 21, 2013

    New Delhi: AOL announced the closure of Winamp.com and its associated web services. The services will no longer be available from December 20, 2013, said the company. The company has also made it clear that Winamp media players will no longer be available for download past Dec 20. Users can...