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  • Hockey India doesn't need Terry Walsh: Narinder Batra 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Hockey India (HI) president Narinder Batra Tuesday clearly stated that they do not require the services of former men's team chief coach Terry Walsh and will start their search for a replacement "with approval of SAI". This move from Batra comes just as Walsh expressed his willingness to continue...
  • 'It is difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country' 2 days ago

    New Delhi: She might be one of the most sought-after sportspersons in India but tennis ace Sania Mirza says "it's difficult to be a Sania Mirza in this country" due to the prevailing "gender inequality" and called for an urgent need to bring about a cultural change. "Yes, it is difficult...
  • Hero Xtreme Sports launched in India at Rs 67,337 2 days ago

    Hero MotoCorp seem to be on a launching spree this year with their latest offering being the Xtreme Sports. Showcased just before the expo, the Sports has a different design than the already revamped Xtreme. It gets dual brow LED pilot lamps and an edgier street-fighter like headlamp. At first glance,...
  • SAI defends Boxing India's move to showcause Sarita Devi 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson on Monday defended Boxing India's (BI) decision to shoot off a showcause notice to suspended female pugilist L. Sarita Devi, her husband and personal coach for their unauthorised presence near the boxing ring during the Incheon Asian Games. "There must...
  • Ready to re-appoint Terry Walsh as coach if Hockey India agrees: SAI 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Sports Authority of India (SAI) Director General Jiji Thomson on Monday said that the authority is ready to re-appoint chief coach Terry Walsh but only after receiving the consent of approval from Hockey India (HI). "We had discussed several issues with Terry Walsh and all the stakeholders regarding his...
  • No support from government for aspiring sports persons in Dhoni's Jharkhand 3 days ago

    Jharkhand may boast of giving the country a successful cricket skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, but when it comes to sports facilities, the state has failed miserably. Sporting experts in the state said that the government was doing enough to encourage youngsters to work on their talent. ...
  • Sports Minister, Vijender Singh want AIBA to be lenient on Sarita Devi 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Boxer L Sarita Devi on Sunday got support from Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Olympic bronze medallist pugilist Vijender Singh, who said that world body AIBA should take a lenient decision on her for refusing to accept her Asian Games medal after a controversial defeat. Sarita's career has been...
  • Roelant Oltmans to coach India at Champions Trophy hockey: reports 4 days ago

    Terry Walsh's association with Indian hockey seems to have drawn to a close even though the Australian flew back home saying he would convey his final decision to Sports Authority of India (SAI) over the weekend that ends today. Reports in the media on Saturday suggested Walsh has sent a final...
  • Watch: TV foodies Rocky and Mayur bring to you 'Vital Stats of India' 6 days ago

    TV foodies Rocky and Mayur bring Vital Stats of India, a show that talks about everything interesting in India is starting from 21st November at 9 PM. It's about facts, health, election, food, politics and every other thing one can think of. ...
  • Sachin Tendulkar urges government to support Sarita Devi November 19, 2014

    Indian boxer Sarita Devi, who is currently serving a provisional suspension, has found support from batting legend Sachin Tendulkar who has written a letter to Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, urging him to support her and ensure that her career is not terminated prematurely. In a letter to Sonowal, dated November 15,...
  • Audi A4 Premium Sport trim launched in India at Rs 38 lakh November 18, 2014

    Audi India has a new variant in its A4 lineup. The Audi A4 Premium Sport has been launched in India and is the mid-level variant available only in diesel. It is priced at Rs 38 lakh ex-Mumbai. Audi has changed its nomenclature for models across the globe. So now the 1.8TFSI...
  • Terry Walsh's demands move to Sports Minister's doorstep November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: The three-member panel formed to look into Indian men's hockey team's chief coach Terry Walsh's demands has failed to come to any "conclusion" and has knocked Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonwal's door to resolve the issue. The panel comprising former hockey captains Ajit Pal Singh, Ashok Kumar and Zafar Iqbal...
  • Mitsubishi Pajero Sport automatic launched in India at Rs 23.55 lakh November 16, 2014

    Mitsubishi launched the Pajero Sport automatic in India on November 14 at Rs 23.55 lakh (ex-Delhi). The new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport automatic gets exterior updates over the manual version. Changes to the interiors include the additions Mitsubishi made to the limited edition variant launched a few weeks back. These comprise...
  • AIBA shows no leniency; Indian boxer Sarita Devi faces ban November 12, 2014

    The International Boxing Federation says exemplary punishment will be handed out to the boxer for refusing to accept her medal at the Asian Games. ...
  • Barcelona get date for FIFA transfer ban appeal November 11, 2014

    Lausanne: Barcelona's appeal against a one-year transfer ban imposed by FIFA for breaking youth transfer rules will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on December 5. CAS says it will give a fast-track verdict before the transfer window opens in January. Barcelona protected itself against another possible legal defeat...
  • Sachin Tendulkar hints at major sporting plan with Narendra Modi November 8, 2014

    London: Iconic Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Friday hinted that a major proposal on sports, which he has submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is set to be unveiled soon. At the UK launch of his much-hyped autobiography -- 'Playing It My Way' -- Tendulkar said the details of the plan...
  • Pune FC meet Sporting Clube de Goa in Durand Cup semis November 6, 2014

    Margao: Pune FC made it to the semi-finals when they scored a solitary goal win over Vasco SC in the last match of the group D quarter-final league of the 127th Durand Cup, played at Raia Panchayat ground. Pune FC, who needed a draw to qualify for the knock out stage,...
  • Champions League: Chelsea travel to Maribor, Sporting host Schalke November 5, 2014

    Unbeaten in all competitions this season, Chelsea have been in stellar form and could ensure a spot in the knockout stage of the Champions League with a win on Wednesday. Victory over Maribor in Group G, along with Sporting Lisbon failing to beat Schalke, would be enough for the London club...
  • For Saina Nehwal, it is always about playing for India October 30, 2014

    In the wake of Sports Ministry's diktat of not to extend financial help to athletes who prefer professional commitment over representing India, ace shuttler Saina Nehwal on Thursday insisted her first priority would always be to play for the country. "I don't think anyone would not want to play for the...
  • My commitment for India should not be questioned: Leander Paes October 30, 2014

    A day after sports ministry made it clear that athletes who remain unavailable for national duty would not get financial aid from it, top tennis star Leander Paes said his commitment should not be questioned since he has given his all in the last 24 years while playing for India. The...
  • Bengaluru FC beat Mohammedan Sporting in Durand Cup October 30, 2014

    Margao: I-League winners Bengaluru FC made a perfect start to their Durand Cup campaign as they defeated defending champions Mohammedan Sporting 2-1 in the opening match of Pool C quarter-final league here on Thursday. Bengaluru, who led 2-0 at half time, scored through Sunil Chhetri (6th minute) and Evgeneson Lyngdoh (38th)....
  • Bengaluru FC beat Mohammedan Sporting in Durand Cup October 30, 2014

    Margao: I-League winners Bengaluru FC made a perfect start to their Durand Cup campaign as they defeated defending champions Mohammedan Sporting 2-1 in the opening match of Pool C quarter-final league on Thursday. Bengaluru, who led 2-0 at half time, scored through Sunil Chhetri (6th minute) and Evgeneson Lyngdoh (38th). Mohammedan Sporting...
  • Play for India to avail grants: Sports Ministry issues diktat October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking exception to top Indian tennis players, who were reluctant to compete in the recent Asian Games, the Sports Ministry on Wednesday said individual players will be able to avail grants from it only if they are available for India when needed. The ministry's diktat comes after players like...
  • TOP is a great initiative by sports ministry, says Rahul Dravid October 28, 2014

    With an aim to increase India's medal tally in 2016 and 2020 Olympics, the Sports Ministry has decided to start a "Target Mission Olympic Podium Scheme". ...
  • Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket: Rahul Dravid October 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Batting on a different wicket as member of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme (TOP) initiated by the Ministry of Sports to increase India's medal tally, former captain Rahul Dravid said that Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket and vice versa. "Sport is sport and performance at elite...
  • Mark Zuckerberg in a sherwani, Princess Diana in a salwar kameez: 20 photos of foreign celebrities who looked stunning in traditional Indian attire October 27, 2014

    Supermodel Naomi Campbell may have donned several looks in her entire career but her appearance in gorgeous Indian saris always makes heads turn. There are many other Hollywood celebrities, sportspersons and politicians who have carried the Indian look surprisingly well.The Williams sisters have won a number of tournaments across the...
  • Mohammedan Sporting not shutting down, to play in all tournaments October 24, 2014

    Kolkata: Just days after shocking the football fraternity by declaring they were shutting down for the season due to acute funds crunch, the city's 123-year-old club Mohammedan Sporting on Friday announced that they would play in all tournaments and resume practice on Saturday. "After the wide media coverage (of our shutdown),...
  • Champions League: Sporting Lisbon want rematch with Schalke over penalty winner October 24, 2014

    Berlin: Portugal's Sporting Lisbon have lodged a protest with European soccer's governing body UEFA and demanded a rematch with Schalke 04 after a last-gasp penalty gave the Germans a 4-3 win in their Champions League game on Tuesday. "The green-whites (of Sporting) have demanded the match to be played again or...
  • Sports Minister instructs IOA to push for revoking ban on Sarita Devi October 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said that he has instructed the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to take up L Sarita Devi's suspension at the international forum and push for withdrawing the ban imposed on the Indian woman boxer. "We have already instructed the Indian Olympic Association to take...
  • Hockey: Terry Walsh wants more leaves, decision-making power; SAI agrees October 22, 2014

    The Sports Authority of India on Wednesday met India's unhappy hockey coach Terry Walsh to try and sort out issues that led to him submitting his resignation, and SAI Director General Jiji Thomson says things have moved in the positive direction, and though Walsh has not withdrawn his resignation yet,...