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  • 'Mary Kom' director Omung Kumar to turn producer with a sports-based film 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Omung Kumar, who made a successful directorial debut in Bollywood with 'Mary Kom' earlier this year, says he will turn producer with his next movie, which is also a sports-based tale. "I'm turning producer with my next film, which I won't be directing but only be producing. "As a creative person,...
  • Sachin Tendulkar pleased with the progress of Indian sports 3 days ago

    Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar asserted Thursday that India has come up by leaps and bounds in sports recently, arousing a sense of satisfaction among top sportspersons of the country. Tendulkar, who was in Kolkata for the inauguration of swimming training institute at Rajarhat Netaji Sangha, was greeted with a garland...
  • India's progress in sports gives immense satisfaction: Tendulkar 4 days ago

    Kolkata: Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar asserted Thursday that India has come up by leaps and bounds in sports recently, arousing a sense of satisfaction among top sportspersons in the country. Tendulkar, who was in the city for inaugurating a state-of-the-art swimming pool at Rajarhat, was greeted with a garland of...
  • ED probing beneficiary of Rs 425 cr IPL facilitation fee 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate is investigating the "actual beneficiary" of the Rs 425 crore facilitation fee paid for award of 10-year media rights for the IPL cricket matches to World Sports Group in 2009. The government, in an Action Taken report to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, said the...
  • India is the next frontier for the NBA: Adam Silver December 11, 2014

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, the man who runs one of the most successful leagues in the world, sees India as a wonderful market. ...
  • Champions League: Ruthless Chelsea end Sporting Lisbon hopes December 11, 2014

    London: Chelsea gave a helping hand to a former hero on Wednesday by rounding off the Champions League group stage with a 3-1 victory over Sporting which sent the Portuguese side packing and opened the door for Schalke 04 to reach the last 16. The English side finished comfortably clear at...
  • Pretoria judge allows prosecutors to appeal Pistorius verdict December 10, 2014

    Pretoria: A South African judge, on Wednesday, granted prosecutors the right to appeal against the acquittal of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius from murder charges. Pistorius was jailed for five years in October for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. The double-amputee athlete claimed in his defence that he accidentally shot Steenkamp thinking...
  • Dempo Sports Club signs Carlos Hernandez for next season December 10, 2014

    Margao: Dempo SC has signed Costa Rican midfielder Carlos Hernandez as its marquee player for the 2014-15 season. Hernandez is currently playing for home club Cartagines in the Costa Rican Premier League. He will miss the Federation Cup as he is expected to join the team on January 15, a club...
  • Sport leagues have given talent a change: Amitabh Bachchan December 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan feels the various leagues on sport have undergone a metamorphosis in terms of showcasing talent. The 72-year-old actor, who recently met international players at the ongoing International Tennis Premier League (ITPL), said these gaming events have brought national integration. "So many Sport Leagues erupting all over the...
  • Unlike Shah Rukh Khan and Abhishek Bachchan, Aamir Khan not keen on buying a sports team December 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Aamir Khan is not going to follow the footsteps of his colleagues in Bollywood as the superstar says he will never become an owner of sports team. The 49-year-old actor, who is an ardent sports lover, said he would rather devote his time in film making because he gets maximum...
  • Match-fixers to face up to seven years in prison in New Zealand December 4, 2014

    People convicted of sports match-fixing in New Zealand will face up to seven years in prison under new legislation passed by the country's government on Thursday. The Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill was part of a raft of measures introduced by New Zealand's government in the past 12 months in an effort...
  • Sports ministry urges AIBA to revoke suspension imposed on Sarita Devi December 3, 2014

    Pleading with the International Boxing Association to revoke the suspension imposed on boxer L Sarita Devi, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has written a letter to AIBA President Dr Ching Kuo Wu, requesting him to take a sympathetic view given her humble background. Sarita was provisionally suspended after she refused to accept...
  • The last of the golden generation of hockey felicitated November 29, 2014

    The Indian hockey medal winners were felicitated by the Sports ministry that won against Pakistan in 1964 to clinch gold at the Tokyo Olympics. ...
  • Hockey India doesn't need Terry Walsh: Narinder Batra November 25, 2014

    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' November 25, 2014

    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 November 25, 2014

    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 November 24, 2014

    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 November 24, 2014

    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 November 24, 2014

    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 November 23, 2014

    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 November 23, 2014

    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' November 21, 2014

    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,...