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  • Pankaj Advani stuns Peter Gilchrist to clinch World Billiards Championship 13 hours 32 minutes ago

    Leeds: King of Indian cue sports Pankaj Advani added yet another jewel to his glowing crown, outplaying former champion Peter Gilchrist in the 150 up points format World Billiards Championship final and pocket his 11th world title on Friday. Advani, 29, conquered Singapore cueist Gilchrist 6-2 in a high quality finals...
  • Suspending chef-de-mission was nation's insult: IOA secy Rajeev Mehta 19 hours 31 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Slamming AIBA's decision to not only hand provisional suspension to boxer Sarita Devi but also India's Asiad chef-de-mission Adille J. Sumariwalla, Indian Olympic Association (IOA) Secretary General Rajeev Mehta has said that the move is an insult to the nation. "Handing provisional suspension on chef-de-mission was an insult to...
  • Anirban Lahiri celebrates Diwali with fireworks in Macau 20 hours 1 minutes ago

    With his country celebrating Diwali on Thursday, Anirban Lahiri had his own fireworks going during the opening round of the Venetian Macau Open with a sparkling career-best 10-under-par 61. The round gave the 27-year-old four-times Asian Tour winner a one-shot lead over defending champion Scott Hend of Australia, who won the...
  • Pankaj Advani, Peter Gilchrist in World Billiards Championship final 21 hours 40 minutes ago

    Leeds: The two best players in the fray, Pankaj Advani and Peter Gilchrist entered the final of the World Billiards Championship (points, 150-up format) with hard-fought semi-final victories. Advani, the 29-year-old from Bangalore and holder of nine world titles, overcame fellow-Indian Sourav Kothari 5-2 while Singapore-based Englishman Gilchrist, also a former...
  • IOA to discuss Sarita Devi ban with Sports Ministry officials 22 hours 31 minutes ago

    Rattled by the International Boxing Association's decision to provisionally suspend boxer L Sarita Devi for her protest at the Asian Games, the IOA will hold a meeting with Sports Ministry officials on October 28 to discuss the way forward. IOA President N Ramachandran said the meeting will be held in Delhi...
  • India hope to get boxer Sarita Devi's suspension reversed Yesterday

    Boxing India is confident of L Sarita Devi's return to the ring before too long after the International Boxing Federation (AIBA) suspended the 29-year-old for her petulant display at the recent Asian Games at Incheon, South Korea. Sarita was furious after losing her semi-final bout in women's lightweight division to local...
  • AIBA suspends Indian boxer Sarita Devi 2 days ago

    The International Boxing Association suspended Sarita Devi for her refusal to accept the Asian Games bronze medal. She will miss next month's World Championship. ...
  • Sports Minister instructs IOA to push for revoking ban on Sarita Devi 2 days 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...
  • AIBA suspends boxer Sarita Devi for protesting at Asian Games 3 days ago

    The International Boxing Association (AIBA) Executive Committee Bureau on Tuesday provisionally suspend Laishram Sarita Devi, her coaches Gurbakhsh Singh Sandhu, Blas Iglesias Fernandez and Sagar Mal Dhayal, as well as Indian chef-de-mission for the Incheon Asian Games, Adille J Sumariwalla after Sarita refused to accept her bronze medal at the...
  • Indians bag three medals on Day 3 at Para Asian Games 3 days ago

    Incheon: India added three more medals on the third day of competitions with swimmer Sharath Mahadevarao Gayakwad grabbing his third medal in the Para Asian Games on Tuesday. Narender bagged a silver in men's javelin throw - F42/44 event before Karamjyoti added a bronze in women's discus throw - F55/56 at...
  • Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for culpable homicide 3 days ago

    Oscar Pistorius was sentenced on Tuesday to five years in prison for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp by a South African judge who cited the "gross negligence" he showed when he shot her multiple times through a toilet cubicle door in his home. Judge Thokozile Masipa also sentenced the double-amputee Olympian to...
  • Oscar Pistorius to be sentenced on Tuesday for girlfriend's killing 4 days ago

    A judge will pass sentence on athlete Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend after one of the most sensational murder trials in South Africa's history - and the decision could fuel controversy over the state of the country's justice system. The Olympic and Paralympic runner was convicted of culpable...
  • India win two gold medals in Para Asian Games 4 days ago

    Incheon: India opened their gold medal account with two track and field athletes bagging the yellow metal in a haul of six medals on the second day of competitions at the Para Asian Games on Tuesday. The Indians grabbed one silver and three medals also besides the two gold on Tuesday...
  • Williams F1 test driver Susie Wolff to compete in Race of Champions 4 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...
  • Golf: Ben Martin posts first PGA Tour victory in Las Vegas 5 days ago

    Ben Martin fended off a strong challenge from fellow American Kevin Streelman to win the $6.2 million Shriners Hospitals for Children Open by two strokes in Las Vegas on Sunday. Overnight leader Martin briefly surrendered a big lead before curling in a 45-foot eagle putt at the par-five 16th to regain...
  • PT Usha accepts PM's invitation to train athletes from Gujarat for Olympics 5 days ago

    India's most successful sprinter, PT Usha on Monday accepted to scout and groom sporting talent in Gujarat, in response to a request from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Usha, nicknamed the Payyoli Express after the Kerala village where she was born, said the invite from Modi came last year when he...
  • Fifth-place finish for SSP Chowrasia in Hong Kong 5 days ago

    Hong Kong: SSP Chowrasia's superb comeback continued with yet another fine finish as he ended a creditable tied fifth at the Hong Kong Open golf here on Sunday. The 36-year-old two-time winner of joint-sanctioned events carded a final round of three-under 67, despite a closing bogey that ultimately proved costly. It was...
  • Jyoti Randhawa tied 6th at Hong Kong Open 6 days ago

    Hong Kong: Jyoti Randhawa, in tied sixth, was the best placed Indian golfer after the third round of the $1.3 million Hong Kong Open on Saturday. Randhawa battled to a 68 while overnight leader Ernie Els of South Africa registered a disappointing 71 in a rollercoaster round to slip to tied...
  • Oscar Pistorius should serve at least 10 years in prison, says prosecutor 1 week ago

    Pretoria: South African track star Oscar Pistorius should serve at least 10 years in prison for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year, the state prosecutor said at the close of the athlete's sentencing hearing on Friday. Judge Thokozile Masipa adjourned the session until Tuesday, when she is...
  • Cricketer Atul Sharma threatened to kill me and my daughter: Leander Paes 1 week ago

    Mumbai: Ace tennis player Leander Paes has lodged a complaint with the Bandra Kurla Complex police station stating that he has been receiving threats from cricketer Atul Sharma. According to Paes, Atul Sharma threatened to kill him and his daughter inside the Bandra court premises. Paes told the police that he had...
  • Justin Gatlin fails to make list of finalists for IAAF award 1 week ago

    Facing a backlash over his doping past, American sprinter Justin Gatlin has failed to make the list of finalists for the IAAF world athlete of the year award. Gatlin, undefeated in the 100 and 200 meters this season, was among the original 10 nominees for the prize. But, after a two-week...
  • Anirban Lahiri to lead Indian charge at Venetian Macau Open 1 week ago

    Macau: The Venetian Macau Open will boast one of its strongest fields with four Indian golfers, led by Anirban Lahiri, in the mix for the prestigious event alongside marquee names Ernie Els and Miguel Angel Jimenez next week. The tournament includes seven Asian Tour Order of Merit champions, led by reigning...
  • Viswanathan Anand right on track, says Grandmaster Krishnan Sasikaran October 16, 2014

    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...
  • Jyoti Randhawa turns clock back, leads in Hong Kong Open October 16, 2014

    Hong Kong: Jyoti Randhawa turned the clock back as he holed 23 putts en-route to a six-under-par 64 to grab the first round lead at the US 1.3 million Dollars Hong Kong Open on Thursday. The 2002 Asian Tour number one said he 'putted his heart out' in a round of...
  • Oscar Pistorius 'can't get away with this', Steenkamp's cousin tells court October 16, 2014

    Olympic and Paralympic track star Oscar Pistorius needs to go to jail for the killing of his 29-year-old girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year, a cousin of the slain model told a South African court on Thursday. "I feel we need to send a message to society that you...
  • Kaymer wins Grand Slam title in playoff over Watson October 16, 2014

    US Open champion Martin Kaymer sank an eight-foot birdie putt at the first extra hole to beat Bubba Watson in the four-man PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda on Wednesday. Ten days after a blowout singles win over Watson on the final day of the Ryder Cup, German Kaymer...
  • 'Steenkamp family ruined by Pistorius shooting' October 15, 2014

    Olympic and Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius "ruined" Reeva Steenkamp's family when he shot her dead, her cousin told a sentencing hearing on Wednesday. The 27-year-old double amputee, who was one of the biggest names in world athletics, was last month convicted of culpable homicide, the equivalent of manslaughter, for killing Steenkamp,...
  • Wrestler Sushil Kumar, six others to train in US October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar and six other national athletes will be heading for the US in the first week of November to train in the Ohio-based SPIRE Institute, an official Olympic Training Center, through a Sheru Classic initiative. Double Olympic medallist wrestler Sushil, who skipped the Asian Games...
  • Anirban Lahiri, Rahil Gangjee upbeat about Hong Kong Open October 15, 2014

    Hong Kong: Indian golfers Anirban Lahiri and Rahil Gangjee on Wednesday spoke of their eagerness to play in the Hong Kong Open, expressing their confidence of putting up a good show in the $1.3 million tournament. "I had a really good outing last year. I played really well and had my...
  • Martin Kaymer grabs two-shot lead in Bermuda October 15, 2014

    US Open champion Martin Kaymer took advantage of benign scoring conditions to grab a two-shot lead over Bubba Watson after Tuesday's opening round of the four-man PGA Grand Slam of Golf in Bermuda. After a red-hot start that included three birdies and an eagle in his first seven holes, the German...

Hockey

India name 21-member hockey squad for Australia Test tour

Sardar Singh will lead a 21-member Indian men's hockey squad for the four-match Test tour of Australia to be held in Perth from November 4 to 9.

Badminton

Parupalli Kashyap loses in French Open badminton quarters

Kashyap's surge was halted by fifth-seeded Chinese shuttler Zhengming Wang in the French Open Super Series quarter-finals, here on Friday.

Formula One

Caterham F1 team set to miss next two races

Caterham have been told they can miss the next two Formula One grands prix while seeking a buyer after the team went into administration on Friday.

Tennis

Torrid season over as Rafael Nadal opts for surgery

Nadal's announcement on Friday that he will miss the ATP World Tour Finals because of appendicitis ended a difficult year for the Spaniard.