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  • Oscar Pistorius lawyers to challenge appeal ruling 2 days ago

    South Africa: Oscar Pistorius' lawyers will challenge a judge's decision to allow an appeal against his negligent killing conviction by prosecutors, who want the Olympic runner convicted of murder. Lawyer Brian Webber said on Tuesday in a statement that Pistorius' defense team has applied for permission to argue against Judge Thokozile...
  • Milkha Singh bats for sportsmen in policy decisions to revive sports 4 days ago

    Jodhpur: Legendary athlete Milkha Singh on Sunday held "politics and bureaucracy" responsible for the deplorable state of sports in India and voiced his support for incorporating in policy decisions.sportsmen "Our system is such that politicians and bureaucrats dominate sports scenario of the country and until this would change, nobody can...
  • Mo Farah sets new world indoor record for two miles 5 days ago

    Mo Farah set the first world record of his glittering distance running career on Saturday when he established a new indoor two-mile mark in Birmingham. Britain's double Olympic champion at 5,000m and 10,000m produced a splendid individual tour de force at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix in the National Indoor Arena,...
  • 'If I were FM, I would allocate more budget for sports' 5 days ago

    Karishma Asoodani, a second year student of mass communication in St Fransis college in Hyderabad, wants steps to be taken to improve sports facilities. She feels that schools and colleges do not have amenities and facilities to encourage students in sports. Karishma says, "I would allocate more budget in education,...
  • Tintu Luka shines on final day of National Games; SSCB emerge champions February 13, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Asian Games medallist Tintu Luka ruled the track on the final day of competitions as she smashed an 18-year-old meet record to win 800m gold before inspiring Kerala to 4x400m top spot in the 35th National Games on Friday, with Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) notching up a hat-trick...
  • Deepika leads Jharkhand to recurve gold in National Games February 9, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Former Commonwealth and Asian Games medallist Deepika Kumari steered Jharkhand to two team gold medals in the recurve archery events but stunningly missed out on an individual podium finish even as the Services Sports Control Board (SSCB) continued to stay on course for a hat-trick of overall titles on...
  • National Games: Rajat strikes twin gold in archery, SSCB continue domination February 8, 2015

    Thiruvananthapuram: Rajat Chauhan stole the thunder from Abhishek Verma by bagging two gold besides a silver as India's Asian Games gold-medal winning members of the men's compound archery team squared off for two different outfits on the eighth day of competitions in the 35th National Games here on Sunday. In the...
  • Indian Dressage League to promote Equestrian sport in India February 4, 2015

    Indian Dressage League (IDL) is an innovative and a heralding initiative taken to popularize the Equestrian sport in India. IDL undertakes a series of competitions for Dressage, in the city the rider resides or a nearby city making it convenient for the rider to participate and also making it financially...
  • WADA calls for tighter doping laws, information exchange February 2, 2015

    Berlin: More governments must pass laws criminalising doping and information exchange needs to increase between the pharma industry and anti-doping bodies as drugs are no longer a problem exclusive to sport, WADA President Craig Reedie has warned. In a statement, seen by Reuters, the World Anti-Doping Agency president said doping had...
  • I-League: Salgaocar beat Sporting 2-0 in Goan derby February 1, 2015

    Margao: Salgaocar found the back of the net once each on either side of the break as they defeated Sporting Clube de Goa 2-0 in a fourth round encounter of I-League on Sunday. Salgaocar scored their opening goal through Bikas Jairu at the stroke of the break in the second minute...
  • Dempo blank Sporting 3-0 in I-League January 27, 2015

    Margao: Dempo FC scored a fluent 3-0 win over 10-man Sporting Clube de Goa to earn their first win in the third round of the Hero I-League, played at Nehru stadium, Fatorda, here today. With today's win, Dempo have collected 5 points from 3 matches. While Sporting Clube de Goa, who...
  • HIL played a big part in Indian hockey's resurgence: Jamie Dwyer January 27, 2015

    Chandigarh: Legendary Australian striker Jamie Dwyer feels Hockey India League (HIL) has played a "big part" in the resurgence of the game in India, a country which has a rich history of eight Olympic gold medals. "The HIL has played a big part in the recent improvement of the Indian team....
  • I-League: Dempo FC, Sporting Clube de Goa looking for first win January 26, 2015

    Margao: Dempo FC and Sporting Clube de Goa will be looking to post their first win in the Hero I-League match when the two clash with each other at the Nehru Stadium, Fatorda, here on Tuesday. With Australian striker Tolgay Ozbey, defender Haroon Amiri and midfielder Romeo Fernades nursing injuries, Dempo...
  • This Padma Bhusan award is dedicated to my students: Satpal Singh January 25, 2015

    India's most decorated wrestling coach Satpal Singh was on Sunday ecstatic after he was named for Padma Bhusan award as he dedicated the award to "all his students" without whom it wouldn't have been possible for him to get country's third highest civilian award. "I am extremely happy and deeply honoured...
  • Padma Shri a pleasant surprise: PV Sindhu January 25, 2015

    Top Indian shuttler PV Sindhu was happily surprised when she got to know that she will be conferred India's fourth highest civilian honour, the Padma Shri, and said the award will only motivate her to do better in the future. "It feels really good. I am really happy to get this...
  • Padma Bhushan for wrestling coach Satpal; Padma Shri for Sardar, Sindhu January 25, 2015

    Former Asian Games gold medal-winning wrestler Satpal, who also coached inspirational Sushil Kumar, was on Sunday named for the prestigious Padma Bhushan award, while national hockey team captain Sardar Singh and two-time badminton World Championships bronze medallist PV Sinhdu were among the five sportspersons chosen for this year's Padma Shri...
  • India's greatest ever athlete Milkha Singh in search of new Milkha January 22, 2015

    Milkha Singh came on board in search of the fastest Indian, an intiative designed to scout, develope and hone young athletes with an eye on the future. ...
  • TomTom launches 4 new GPS sport watches in India at Rs 12,999 onwards January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: TomTom has announced the launch of four new GPS sport watches in India. The TomTom Runner GPS watch is priced at Rs 12,999 and the TomTom Multi-Sport GPS Watch at Rs 15,499. The TomTom Runner Cardio and the Multi-Sport Cardio are priced at Rs 20,999 and Rs 23,499,...
  • Police raids former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's country home in Sri Lanka January 20, 2015

    Colombo: Embattled former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa's country home in the southern province has been raided by police who were looking for a luxury sports car but the search drew a blank. "They raided our house in Tangalle yesterday looking for a Lamborghini car," said Namal Rajapaksa, the former president's...
  • Sporting Clube de Goa rally to hold East Bengal 1-1 in I-League January 18, 2015

    Margao: Sporting Clube de Goa came from behind to hold East Bengal to a 1-1 draw in the opening encounter of the two teams in the I-league football tournament on Sunday. East Bengal, who dominated the first half took the lead 7th minute through Ranti Martins. Sporting Clube de Goa worked...
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport to be launched in India in mid-2015 January 17, 2015

    The Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept which finally transformed to the production Discovery Sport will make its way to Indian showrooms by July-August 2015. The new Land Rover Discovery Sport will replace the ageing Freelander 2 in India. Land Rover will be locally assembling the car at its Pune facility....
  • Muhammad Ali in hospital for follow-up after infection: spokesman January 16, 2015

    Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has been hospitalized for follow-up care for a urinary tract infection for which he received treatment in recent weeks, and he is expected to be released in a day, a spokesman said on Thursday. Ali, who expects to celebrate his 73rd on Saturday with his family, was...
  • FIFA announces World XI 2014 January 13, 2015

    Arjen Robben, Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi all included in the team of the year announced by FIFA while David Luiz, rather surprisingly, made it to the team. ...
  • Shooting: Jitu Rai to train in Rio one year before Olympics January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: Ace pistol shooter Jitu Rai to train as well as compete in shooting events at Rio de Janeiro in the middle of August this year as he prepares to take a shot at a medal in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. "I will be going to Rio one year before...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 12, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Government may set up centres to make LGBT youth 'normal', says Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar January 12, 2015

    Panaji: Goa Sports Minister Ramesh Tawadkar on Monday sparked a row by saying that government is contemplating to set up centres to make LGBT youth 'normal'. Tawadkar said that the LGBT youth will be trained and administered medicine in order to make them 'normal'. The minister was speaking on the sidelines of...
  • Have to earn awards and not hanker after them: Pankaj Advani January 12, 2015

    Criticising the recent furore over Padma Bhushan, ace Indian cueist Pankaj Advani on Monday said one must let the performance do the talking and not hanker after such government awards. "I would never go out and protest, you have to earn such awards and do not hanker for it. I'm also...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha takes on Saina Nehwal Padma Bhushan row January 12, 2015

    Badminton ace Saina Nehwal is 'upset' that her quest to know the reason behind the rejection of her nomination for Padma Bhushan snowballed into a big controversy, saying that she never demanded for the prestigious award and would respect the decision of the Sports Ministry. ...
  • Watch: 'The Week That Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha January 11, 2015

    In this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on Hollywood actress Cameron Diaz marriage, team India squad for cricket 2015 World Cup, India Science Congress and Sports Ministry's recommendation for the Padma Bhushan to Saina Nehwal. ...
  • Fed Cup: Bengaluru FC beat Sporting, set up title clash with Dempo January 9, 2015

    Margao: Bengaluru FC maintained their unbeaten run as they scored a convincing 3-0 win against Sporting Clube de Goa in the second semi-finals to set up a title clash with Dempo FC in the 36th Hero Federation Cup football, here on Friday. Bengaluru, who had more of the exchanges, scored through...