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  • CWG 2014: Indian women paddlers lose, face Australia for team bronze 5 days ago

    Glasgow: The Indian women's table tennis team failed to qualify for the summit clash in the Commonwealth Games as they lost their semi-final match 1-3 to defending champions Singapore at the Scotstoun Sports Campus on Saturday. In the first singles, Tianwei Feng defeated Shamini Kumaresan 3-0 (11-1, 13-11, 11-5) but Manika...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Indian para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary caught for doping July 24, 2014

    The Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games was left red-faced on Thursday after para-powerlifter Sachin Choudhary returned positive for a banned substance in an out-of-competition test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency last month. Choudhary, who was a late inclusion in the Indian team for the Games, left Glasgow on the...
  • 2nd Test: Jayawardene ton gives Sri Lanka edge on Day 1 against South Africa July 24, 2014

    Colombo: Mahela Jayawardene smashed his 34th Test century as Sri Lanka overcame an early hiccup and scored a healthy 305 for 5 on day one of the second Test against South Africa on Thursday. Jayawardene made a splendid unbeaten 140 off 225 balls with 16 fours and a six on a...
  • BJP leader K Laxman calls Sania Mirza "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan July 24, 2014

    Telangana BJP leader K Laxman on Thursday opposed the state government's decision to appoint tennis icon Sania Mirza as the brand ambassador of Telangana, terming her as "daughter-in-law" of Pakistan. ...
  • Priyanka Chopra on playing the sports icon in the film 'Mary Kom' July 24, 2014

    The first trailer of the film 'Mary Kom' was unveiled in Mumbai on Wednesday. The film unfolds the life journey of Indian boxing champion Mary Kom. The film's leading lady Priyanka Chopra talks about her playing the sports icon on the big screen. ...
  • Comparing Delhi and Glasgow CWG is 'chalk and cheese': CGF July 23, 2014

    Glasgow: Top officials of the Commonwealth Games Federation on Wednesday patted the Glasgow 2014 organisers for a smooth-sailing build-up and for saving the CGF from 2010 Delhi-like "headache". Addressing a press conference just hours before the opening ceremony of the 20th Games, CGF president Prince Imran Tunku said that Glasgow has...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Time for India to go for glory July 23, 2014

    CNN-IBN panel of experts discuss how India will perform in upcoming Commonwealth Games and who are the medal contenders. ...
  • Zadran blasts Afghanistan to famous ODI win over Zimbabwe July 23, 2014

    Dawlat Zadran hit 24 runs from seven balls to help Afghanistan to a two-wicket one-day international win over Zimbabwe on Tuesday, only the second time the war-torn country has beaten a Test-playing nation. The victory at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo followed a 32-run victory over Bangladesh in the Asia Cup...
  • CWG Games Village lack facilities: Chef-de-mission Raj Singh July 22, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian officials, who are travelling with the contingent on Tuesday said that the 'Athletes Village' here was far inferior to the one in Delhi during the the last edition of the Commonwealth Games. India was criticised by some countries for the "poor hygiene" and "lack of facilities" at the Games...
  • Commonwealth Games 2014: Sachin Tendulkar to play special part in Opening Ceremony July 23, 2014

    Glasgow: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar is set to play a 'special' part in Wednesday's opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games, which will herald the beginning of what promises to be a star-studded event. Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket after a glorious career spanning 24 years, will make his...
  • 1st ODI: Sean Williams stars as Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by 6 wickets July 18, 2014

    A quick-fire 70 at more than a run a ball from Sean Williams lifted Zimbabwe to a comfortable six-wicket win over Afghanistan in the first one day international at Queens Sports Club in Bulawayo on Friday. Williams, who blasted eight fours and a six off his 65 balls, fell just before...
  • Rahul Dravid is newest member of Laureus World Sports Academy July 16, 2014

    London: Former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid has been elected as the newest member of Laureus World Sports Academy, becoming the 47th member of the panel. Dravid, the fourth-highest run scorer in Test cricket, was at a school on Wednesday in London's East End, meeting young coaches who have been trained...
  • Indian athletes slam "unacceptable" living conditions at NIS July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: As the Indian contingent departs in batches for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, the country's top sports institute in Patiala has drawn severe flak from athletes and coaches who have no left no stone unturned in their preparation despite having to live and train in "unacceptable conditions". Ace paddler A...
  • Sports federations in India put an age-limit cap on office-bearers July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: As many as 47 out of 54 sports federations in the country have amended their constitution setting 70 years as the age limit for all office bearers, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday. Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said during Question Hour, "Out of the 54 National Sports Federations...
  • Yo Yo Tigers, Haridwar Hunters, Fotballaget Fart: 21 hilarious and bizarre names of sports teams you won't believe actually exists July 12, 2014

    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 July 12, 2014

    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 July 10, 2014

    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 Jammu...
  • Rural Olympics, boat races, and buffalo races: 10 lesser known sports in India that you probably didn't know existed July 6, 2014

    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 July 5, 2014

    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 June 25, 2014

    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...
  • Modi proposes joint sporting events, common tourism packages June 16, 2014

    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 June 16, 2014

    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 with...
  • FIFA World Cup: Turtle Big Head predicts Brazil's win against Croatia June 11, 2014

    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 opening...
  • 'The new government should also be concerned about sports', says actor Suniel Shetty June 7, 2014

    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 if...
  • WADA will not appeal sprinter Tyson Gay's one-year ban June 4, 2014

    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 man, last...
  • Four I-League clubs lose appeal, not to be part of first division June 4, 2014

    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 the All...
  • Junior National Throwball tournament from Tuesday June 3, 2014

    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 president...
  • Will discuss Indo-Pak cricket: Sports Minister Sarabananada Sonowal May 27, 2014

    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 May 23, 2014

    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 to...
  • Badminton: India salvage pride with 3-2 win over Germany in Thomas Cup May 21, 2014

    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 Malaysia...