SPORTS

  • Sports Minister instructs IOA to push for revoking ban on Sarita Devi 31 minutes ago

    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 5 hours 56 minutes ago

    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and SAI Director General Jiji Thomson says things have moved in the positive direction, and though Walsh has not withdrawn his resignation yet,...
  • Terry Walsh likely to stay as India hockey coach, SAI agrees to revise contract 9 hours 23 minutes ago

    The impasse between chief India hockey coach Terry Walsh and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has moved closer to resolution after SAI agreed to review Walsh's contract after a meeting with the Australian on Wednesday following his resignation from the post the previous day. "Concerns he [Walsh] raised have been...
  • Terry Walsh matter will be resolved, we want him to continue: SAI 22 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Under pressure from all quarters after Indian men's hockey team chief coach Terry Walsh's sudden resignation because of a "pay dispute", the Sports Authority of India on Tuesday sprang into action with its DG Jiji Thomson assuring that the matter will "resolved" between the aggrieved parties. SAI DG said...
  • Contrasting reasons behind Terry Walsh's resignation worsen hockey mess Yesterday

    Without making a mention of Terry Walsh resigning because of displeasure over his contractual arrangements as India's head coach, Sports Authority of India's (SAI) Director General, Jiji Thomson, says Walsh complained of "suffocating atmosphere in the Federation" on his visit to their office. Confirming that they received Walsh's resignation on...
  • India hockey coach Terry Walsh will withdraw resignation if given new contract Yesterday

    Terry Walsh, who resigned as Indian men's hockey team chief coach on Tuesday due to "sporting bureaucracy" and pay dispute, hinted that he was ready to reconsider his decision if he was given a new contract by the Sports Authority of India (SAI) on his terms and conditions. The 60-year-old Australian,...
  • Mohammedan Sporting dismiss talks of closure, says will not play in I-League Div 2 Yesterday

    Mohammedan Sporting have opted against playing in the second division I-League and the club has also pulled out of Durand Cup football tournament, beginning October 28, apparently due to financial crisis. Dismissing reports that the club was being disbanded, president and MP Sultan Ahmed told PTI: "We will not play in...
  • 123-year-old football club Mohammedan Sporting shuts shop Yesterday

    One of Indian football's oldest clubs Mohammedan Sporting has decided to shut down operations due to lack of funds. ...
  • Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff to compete in Race of Champions 2 days ago

    London: The Race Of Champions is to feature its first female competitor as Williams F1 development driver Susie Wolff has signed up for the 2014 edition at the Bushy Park Circuit in Barbados on December 13-14. Originally from Oban in Scotland, Wolff spent seven years racing in Germany's DTM touring car...
  • Major blow to Indian football, Mohammedan Sporting closes down 2 days 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 2 days 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 3 days ago

    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 4 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 5 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 6 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...