SPORTS

  • Major blow to Indian football, Mohammedan Sporting closes down 37 minutes ago

    In what comes as a major setback to Indian football, one of the oldest club of the country, Mohammedan Sporting of Kolkata has decided to shut shop. At a working committee meeting on Saturday, Mohammedan Sporting club officials decided on this as the club faces a severe financial crisis. Mohammedan Sporting...
  • Schalke need Di Matteo's touch against Sporting Lisbon 4 hours 26 minutes ago

    Schalke 04 are hoping their freshly-found discipline under new coach Robert Di Matteo, coupled with his Champions League pedigree will help them beat Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday for their first win in the competition this season. Italian Di Matteo, who replaced Jens Keller, enjoyed a successful debut on the Schalke bench...
  • Honda to start production of its high-end sports motorcycle CBR-650 in India from next year Yesterday

    Ahmedabad: Riding upon the 'Make in India' appeal, auto giant 'Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India Private Limited' (HMSI) will start production of its high-end sports motorcycle 'CBR-650' in the country from next year, a top company executive said here today. "We announce that (from) next year Honda will start making CBR...
  • HC asks sports secretary to manage RCA affairs for three weeks 2 days ago

    Rajasthan High Court on Friday appointed state sports secretary JC Mahanti to manage the day-to-day affairs of Rajasthan Cricket Association for three weeks after Lalit Modi faction filed a case challenging their rival group's "forcible" taking over of RCA offices. Justice MN Bhandari passed the order after hearing a petition filed...
  • Viswanathan Anand right on track, says Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikaran 3 days ago

    Impressed by Viswanathan Anand's twin titles this year, Indian chess Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikaran said the five-time world champion is right on track for the coveted FIDE World Championship showdown against Magnus Carlsen. "The way he bounced back winning candidates and Bilbao (recently) speaks volumes about Anand's determination. "Certainly, he's on track," the...
  • Star Sports to telecast International Premier Tennis League 3 days ago

    Mumbai: Leading broadcaster Star Sports on Thursday acquired the rights to telecast the franchise-based International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). The IPTL will be played in indoor stadiums across four Asian countries - the Philippines, Singapore, India and the United Arab Emirates - from November 28 to December 13. The India leg...
  • MS Dhoni sole Indian on Forbes' most valuable athlete brand list October 9, 2014

    New York: India cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the sole Indian sportsman to figure on Forbes' list of the world's most valuable athlete brands, a list that has been topped by American basketball player LeBron James and includes golfer Tiger Woods and tennis stars Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. Dhoni...
  • Dinesh Karthik, Dipika Pallikal to tie the knot in mid-2015 October 8, 2014

    Squash queen Pallikal has usually been more vocal about the celebrated relationship but this time India cricketer Karthik took it upon himself to share the wedding plans. ...
  • Sports couple Dinesh Karthik, Dipika Pallikal set for mid-2015 wedding October 8, 2014

    India's popular sports couple Dipika Pallikal and Dinesh Karthik have decided to get married mid next year after almost two years of togetherness made official with their engagement last November. Squash queen Pallikal has usually been more vocal about the celebrated relationship but this time India cricketer Karthik took it upon...
  • Equestrian sport fading away in India? October 8, 2014

    Lack of proper infrastructure and funding is seen as the biggest challenge to revive the sport in the country. ...
  • Athlete Ashwini Akkunji on road to redemption October 8, 2014

    Akkunji was the star of the 2010 CWG and 2010 Asian Games; then a dope test knocked her down. After two years in the complete wilderness, she is back again to prove her mettle. ...
  • Abhinav Bindra to train junior shooters October 5, 2014

    Bangalore: Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra will be training elite young shooters at a two-day workshop, starting on Monday, hosted by the Sports Authority of India (SAI). This unique workshop is hosted by GoSports Foundation, a non-profit venture primarily focused on the development of India's best and most promising junior Olympic and...
  • 'Playing a sport may not make you a sportsman, but it will make you a better sport': Enlightening Twitter reactions to the first episode of 'Satyamev Jayate 3' October 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan returned to the small screen with the third season of issue-based show 'Satyamev Jayate' and discussed how sports can change ones life. The first episode of this season emphasised on rehabilitation through sports as the 48-year-old actor appealed to youngsters to stay away from drugs...
  • Shah Rukh Khan: Till the time a sport is not popular on TV, it won't get the required encouragement October 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who co-owns Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), is happy that several actors are encouraging different sports in the country, but he feels the only way to make the games popular is through TV. Appreciating the efforts of actors like Abhishek Bachchan, who...
  • Asiad hockey gold extra special, Olympics next target: Sports Minister October 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Congratulating Indian men's hockey team for winning a 'historic' gold at the ongoing Incheon Asian Games, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday said that the government will provide every possible help to hockey for 2016 Rio Olympics. India beat archrivals Pakistan 4-2 in a nervy shootout to regain the...
  • Champions League: Matic header gives Chelsea 1-0 win over Sporting Lisbon October 1, 2014

    Lisbon: Nemanja Matic gave Chelsea their first Champions League win of the season with a first-half goal securing a 1-0 victory at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday. A Cesc Fabregas free kick from the left in the 34th minute floated over the Sporting defense to the back post, where Matic sent a...
  • Champions League: Mourinho at home in Chelsea's away clash against Sporting September 30, 2014

    Lisbon: It's all level in Group G of the Champions League as the four clubs head into the second set of matches after 1-1 draws. Chelsea play at Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday, with both clubs looking to take control of the group. The London club had the lead over Schalke at Stamford...
  • Asian Games: Saina Nehwal's Chinese jinx continues September 26, 2014

    Indian shuttlers had a dismal day in office as Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth were knocked out of the 17th Asian Games. ...
  • Asian Games: India's hopes fading fast after poor start September 24, 2014

    With only one Asian Games gold to show after four days of competition, India's hopes of improving on their medal tally in China four years ago are diminishing fast. Jitu Rai gave India a bright start on Saturday by clinching the men's 50 metre pistol event but Incheon has not...
  • From the fastest marathon runner dressed as a vegetable to the longest golf club: 10 most unusual sports related Guinness World Records September 22, 2014

    Sachin Tendulkar holds the Guinness World Record for scoring the most runs in a Test match career in cricket. However you don't have to be a professional sportsperson or a player of Tendulkar's calibre to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records. The quirkiest events have made it...
  • Boxer Manoj Kumar likely to get Arjuna Award: sources September 17, 2014

    Boxer Manoj Kumar, who had approached the High Court after being overlooked for the Arjuna Award, is likely to get the sports honour sources told CNNIBN on Wednesday. According to the sources, Manoj's coach has received a call from the Sports Ministry about the development. After Manoj's plea, the HC...
  • Buffalo races, martial art, and rural Olympics: 11 traditional sports played in India that you probably knew nothing about September 14, 2014

    India's sporting history goes back a long way. According to folklore, a few outdoor games in India have been played ever since the days of Mahabharata! There may be no conclusive evidence regarding this, but traditional Indian sports have been played in remote villages from centuries.Cricket, Hockey, Tennis, and Badminton...
  • 1st Test: West Indies thrash Bangladesh by 10 wickets September 9, 2014

    Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim completed his third Test century but could not prevent West Indies from romping to a 10wicket victory early on day five of the opening Test match at Arnos Vale Sports Complex on Tuesday. Mushfiqur was last man out for 116 as Bangladesh, 256 for 5 overnight, was...
  • India's Asian Games contingent pruned to 516 athletes, 163 coaches September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, in consultation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday pruned the Indian contingent for the Incheon Asian Games, slated for September 19October 4, to 679 from 942 that was proposed by the Indian Olympic Association (IOA). The total number of participants shall be 679, including...
  • Wait on Asian Games list continues, India misses crucial meeting September 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The long wait for government clearance of the country's contingent at the upcoming Asian Games continued on Monday with the sports ministry yet to get directions from the Prime Minister's Office, leading to India missing out on the scheduled Delegates Registration Meeting in Incheon. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had...
  • Standoff over India's Asian Games delegation rumbles on September 5, 2014

    The Sports Authority of India (SAI) has recommended slashing the country's proposed Asian Games delegation by a third and sending only medal hopefuls to South Korea's Incheon later this month. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sent a list of 944 athletes and officials for government approval to travel to the...
  • Athletes in dark as India weighs size of Asian Games delegation September 4, 2014

    A large number of Indian athletes are in the dark about their participation at the Asian Games as the country's sports officials debate sending only medal hopefuls to Incheon. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has sent a list of 944 athletes and officials for government approval to travel to the Sept....
  • Usain Bolt wows Bangalore crowd in cricket contest with Yuvraj Singh September 3, 2014

    Bangalore: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt on Tuesday wowed his Indian fans in his trademark style in a brief exhibition cricket contest against Yuvraj Singh in his maiden trip to the country. Bolt showcased his cricketing talent in front of an enthusiastic 6000odd crowd who turned up at the Chinnaswamy Stadium to...