Sport

  • Yo Yo Tigers, Haridwar Hunters, Fotballaget Fart: 21 hilarious and bizarre names of sports teams you won't believe actually exists 12-07-2014 12:36 PM

    Star rapper Honey Singh is the latest celebrity after actor Akshay Kumar to buy a team in the World Kabbadi League which is scheduled to be held in five different countries from August to December this year. Singh, who had also started Global Fighting Championship (GFC) in Dubai, has named...
  • Watch: 'Abhinav Bindra shoots arrows?' People of Mumbai were asked about famous Indian sports icons. Their answers will make you cringe 12-07-2014 11:34 AM

    Indians went ape s**t crazy when Maria Sharapova said she did not know who Sachin Tendulkar was. It snowballed into a huge controversy online with people starting memes with the hash tag #WhoIsMariaSharapova and ranting on Twitter and Facebook. Things got slightly out of hand when Sachin fans even left...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley allocates Rs.400 crore for Indian sports 10-07-2014 01:21 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday allocated Rs.400 crore for the development of Indian sports, including upgradation of sports infrastructure in Jammu and Kashmir, a sports university in Manipur and training for athletes for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and Asian games. The biggest beneficiary was the state of...
  • Rural Olympics, boat races, and buffalo races: 10 lesser known sports in India that you probably didn't know existed 06-07-2014 12:58 PM

    Do you know the number of sports played in different regions across India? Cricket, Hockey, Tennis, and Badminton are some of the most popular international sports we know India plays, but did you know we still play a few sports that are believed to have been played even during the...
  • Leader Talk: Rajdeep Sardesai in conversation with Wasim Akram and Hari S Bhartia 05-07-2014 04:40 PM

    IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram and Co-chairman and founder of Jubilant group Hari S Bhartia. "Be there when mistakes are made not to blame others," says Bhartia. ...
  • Suarez isn't the only player to bite opponents! 8 infamous biting incidents in sports history you probably didn't know of 25-06-2014 04:33 PM

    Controversy's child Luis Suarez caught himself in the middle of another biting scandal. The Uruguayan striker, in a bizarre reaction bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini's shoulder. This isn't the first time he has been involved in something like this. In the past, Suarez had bitten PSV Eindhoven midfielder Otman Bakkal...
  • The magic of the NBA finals

    Vagabond |  Sushant Mehta
    Please be warned that this is fan-post and not an editorial. I got my first glimpse at Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook about 4 ...

  • Modi proposes joint sporting events, common tourism packages 16-06-2014 09:46 PM

    Thimphu: India and Bhutan should have joint sporting events, joint studies of Himalayas and common tourism package programmes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday. These were some of the proposals floated by Modi during his two-day visit here. "People say Himalayas divide, but I see it differently. I feel...
  • Shooting: Ayonika Paul bags bronze at ISSF World Cup 16-06-2014 02:09 PM

    New Delhi: India's Aynonika Paul clinched her maiden international medal as a senior shooter by settling for a bronze in the 10m air rifle event of the ISSF World Cup in Maribor, Slovenia. Continuing her excellent run of form this season, the 21-year-old Ayonika finished third in the qualification round...
  • FIFA World Cup: Turtle Big Head predicts Brazil's win against Croatia 11-06-2014 11:18 AM

    Praia do Forte: The animal oracle predictions for the World Cup have begun, with host nation Brazil getting a vote of confidence from its chosen turtle tipster. By making a patriotic choice of food, loggerhead turtle Big Head predicted on Tuesday that the host nation will beat Croatia in the...
  • 'The new government should also be concerned about sports', says actor Suniel Shetty 07-06-2014 02:13 PM

    Mumbai: The public has loads of expectations from the new Indian government led by Narendra Modi. Actor Suniel Shetty hopes it boosts sports as a career option. "Abhishek (Bachchan) is supporting kabaddi and then the tennis league will happen. The new government should also be concerned about sports. I believe...
  • WADA will not appeal sprinter Tyson Gay's one-year ban 04-06-2014 11:25 AM

    The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will not appeal banned American sprinter Tyson Gay's controversial one-year doping ban, it said on Tuesday. The global agency said the ban, which has been widely criticised in Europe as too lenient, was "compatible with the World Anti-Doping Code." Gay, the world's joint second fastest...
  • Four I-League clubs lose appeal, not to be part of first division 04-06-2014 12:10 AM

    Churchill Brothers, United SC, Rangdajied United and Mohammedan Sporting all lost their appeals Tuesday and will no longer be part of the top-flight I-League football. These four clubs, however, will be allowed to play in the second division I-League if they meet the criteria. The Club Licensing Appeals Body of...
  • Junior National Throwball tournament from Tuesday 03-06-2014 11:29 PM

    A total of 22 Boys and 18 Girls state-level teams would vie for the honours in the 25th Junior National Throwball Championship commencing on Tuesday. About 550 boys and girls would participate in two categories in the four-day tournament to be held at DAV Public School, Board Colony ground, organising...
  • Will discuss Indo-Pak cricket: Sports Minister Sarabananada Sonowal 27-05-2014 08:48 PM

    Sarabananada Sonowal who was sworn in as a Minister of State with Independent Charge on Monday said that he was happy to take charge as the Sport Minister. In an interview to CNN-IBN Sonowal said, "We will discuss over cricket between India and Pakistan." ...
  • Badminton: India beat Indonesia, assured of historic bronze in Uber Cup 22-05-2014 10:12 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian women's badminton team created history on Thursday by ensuring a bronze medal finish at the World Women's Team Championship for the Uber Cup being played at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. Led by World No.8 Saina Nehwal, India drubbed badminton powerhouse Indonesia 3-0 in the quarter-finals...
  • Badminton: India salvage pride with 3-2 win over Germany in Thomas Cup 21-05-2014 08:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian men's team on Wednesday salvaged some pride with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Germany in their inconsequential Group C tie to end their campaign at the Thomas Cup badminton tournament on a positive note at the Siri Fort Sports Complex. Indian men had lost 1-4 to...
  • We don't make too many films based on sports, unlike the west: Tiger Shroff 21-05-2014 04:02 PM

    Mumbai: Bollywood debutant Tiger Shroff, a sports enthusiast, harbours a desire to feature in a film based on sports. "I have been into sports since a long time. I would like to do anything where I get an opportunity to explore my talent. If somebody has a great script, then...
  • Supreme Court notice to Sports Ministry on IHF's writ petition 20-05-2014 08:53 PM

    Acting on a writ petition filed by the Indian Hockey Federation, the Supreme Court of India has issued a notice to the Sports Ministry seeking its reply as to why a stay order should not be put on its decision to grant National Sports Federation (NSF) status to Hockey India....
  • Bengali actor Parambrata to direct a sports film 20-05-2014 04:29 PM

    Kolkata: Actor Parambrata Chatterjee of 'Kahaani' fame says he always wanted to direct a sports-based film. "Sports film is such an interesting assignment! A group of 14-15 people react to the team's fortunes. Sometimes they dream, sometimes they wallow in frustration and sometimes they celebrate, isn't it interesting?" Parambrata, who...
  • Thomas Cup: Indian men's chances jolted with 2-3 defeat against Korea 19-05-2014 08:21 PM

    New Delhi: India's campaign at the Thomas Cup badminton tournament came to a premature end, following 2-3 defeat of the men's team against Korea at the Siri Fort Sports complex on Monday. India needed to win all their singles matches and skipper Parupalli Kashyap and RMV Gurusaidutt produced brilliant performances...
  • SAI backs IOA on plan to bid for 2019 Asian Games 14-05-2014 08:04 PM

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India on Wednesday backed the IOA on its plan to bid for the 2019 Asian Games, saying that the country has the infrastructure to stage the multi-sporting event which is now without a host venue after Vietnam capital Hanoi's withdrawal. SAI Director General Jiji Thomson...
  • Good chance of India making Uber Cup quarters: Saina Nehwal 14-05-2014 04:30 PM

    New Delhi: Top shuttler Saina Nehwal believes India have "very good chances" of reaching the quarter-finals of the Uber Cup to be held at the Siri Forts Sports Complex from May 18-25. "We have been training hard for the last one month. We did well at the Asia Championships recently...
  • Atalanta fined 40,000 euros over banana incident 13-05-2014 09:52 AM

    Serie A club Atalanta were fined 40,000 euros ($55,000) on Monday after a banana was thrown onto the pitch during Sunday's 2-1 win at home to AC Milan. Serie A's disciplinary tribunal also ordered that their Curva Nord stand be closed for one game but suspended the sanction for one...
  • Atalanta fans hurl bananas at AC Milan players during a Serie A match 12-05-2014 02:34 PM

    Milan: Atalanta fans hurled bananas at AC Milan's Guinean defender Kevin Constant on Sunday in the latest racist storm to hit European football. Two bananas were thrown at Constant and near Nigel de Jong near the end of Milan's 2-1 defeat at Atalanta. The insult came two weeks after a...
  • Ajay Maken welcomes Delhi High Court's decision upholding sports code 09-05-2014 07:42 PM

    Former Sports Minister Ajay Maken on Friday welcomed the Delhi High Court decision to uphold the legal validity of the Sports Code which was passed by the government during his tenure, saying that his stand on the initiative has been vindicated. The National Sports Development Code of India was passed...
  • Dominique Blake's six-year doping ban reduced 07-05-2014 10:22 AM

    Kingston: Jamaican 400-metre runner Dominique Blake's six-year ban for a second doping offence has been reduced to four-and-a-half years, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has announced. The statement by CAS highlights the outcome of Blake's appeal against a six-year ban handed down by the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary panel...
  • NADA makes expert panel to boost anti-doping campaign 04-05-2014 03:19 PM

    New Delhi: In order to strengthen its education and awareness program for athletes, the National Anti-Doping Agency has constituted an expert group to identify, advice and formulate a plan for this initiative. The group will formulate anti-doping education plan in line with the objectives of the campaign. "The plan will...
  • Hockey: India coach Terry Walsh critical of national camp being held in Delhi 01-05-2014 09:06 PM

    Indian hockey team's chief coach Terry Walsh on Thursday lashed out as the national probables' preparatory camp for the upcoming World Cup is being held in searing capital heat instead of cooler confines in any other part of the country. Walsh indirectly took a dig at the Sports Authority of...