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Tennis: 'I almost destroyed wrist at French Open,' says Nadal

Friday, 26 May 2017 | AFP | Paris

Rafael Nadal admitted that he almost "destroyed" his wrist at last year's French Open, as he relived the pain which forced him to abandon his pursuit of a 10th Roland Garros title. The Spanish star withdrew from the 2016 tournament with a left wrist injury on the eve of his...

India bow out of Sudirman Cup; lose to China in quarters

Friday, 26 May 2017 | IANS | Gold Coast (Australia)

India failed to breach the Chinese wall and going down to the top seed nation in the quarter-finals here on Friday bowed out of the Sudirman Cup mixed team badminton championship. India lost the first three matches of the tie and as a result the last two matches of Rio...

Writing off Kohli will mean eating a humble pie: Hussey

Friday, 26 May 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Virat Kohli may have had a quiet IPL by his standards but former Australia batsman Mike Hussey said the opposition teams can take the Indian captain lightly during the Champions Trophy at their own peril. "He is a class player and anyone who wants to write him off in this...

Right-back Valencia signs new contract with Man United

Friday, 26 May 2017 | IANS | MANCHESTER

Manchester United on Friday announced that right-back Antonio Valencia has signed a contract which will keep him with the English football giants until June 2019, with the option to extend for a further year. "Manchester United has been my life since 2009 and I am absolutely delighted to have signed a...

David Beckham on US Soccer Hall of Fame ballot

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | AP | Chicago

David Beckham, the English midfielder who brought increased visibility to American soccer and won a pair of Major League Soccer titles while playing for the LA Galaxy from 2007-12, is among 12 first-time candidates on the 33-player ballot for the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. Defender Steve Cherundolo, midfielder...

Well-rounded attack makes India favourites to win CT: Prasanna

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

Spin great Erapalli Prasanna feels India's well-rounded attack make them favourites to defend the Champions Trophy they won four years ago. "I feel India and Australia are two most well balanced teams. They should make the final. India especially have a very good attack with six specialist bowlers," Prasanna told...

Want to give my kids freedom to be what they want: Sachin Tendulkar

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar says through his documentary drama "Sachin: A Billion Dreams", he wants to share a very pertinent message that his parents taught him -- of giving children the freedom to pursue their dreams. Sachin is a father of two -- son Arjun and daughter Sara. In a...

Kohli on Kumble's contract: Board is following due process

Thursday, 25 May 2017 | PTI | London

India captain Virat Kohli said that BCCI is only following a due process by inviting fresh application for chief coach's post with Anil Kumble's contract expiring at the end of Champions Trophy. Under Kumble, India have won 12 out of the 17 Test matches last season and the timing of BCCI's...

NADA bans top Indian athlete

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

A top Indian athlete was handed a provisional suspension by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on Wednesday after testing positive for banned performance enhancing substance meldonium. Talking to a news channel, a top NADA official refused to disclose the athlete's name. He, however, informed that over 20 syringes...

Spain's Alonso chases his dreams at Indy 500

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | IANS | Los Angeles

Spain's Fernando Alonso, who is on a quest to be the world's best all-around driver and eventually complete the "Triple Crown," will compete next weekend in the Indianapolis 500 at the legendary "Brickyard". The 35-year-old driver will try to win at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, a track that has played...


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Lynch protest: police fire in air, Sec 144 imposed in four areas

21 May 2017 | PTI | Jamshedpur

Protest against lynching of four persons intensified today and the police had to fire in the air to disperse a mob, while prohibitory orders under Section 144 were imposed in four areas here for tonight. Police fired in the air to disperse a mob that blocked roads in Mango area, demanding arrest of culprits involved in the lynching of four persons of a community at Rajnagar in Seraikela-Kharswan district on Thursday...

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CMDC’s Aridongri iron ore output for local units first

26 May 2017 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

The Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Corporation (CMDC) intends to sell iron ore produced from the proposed Aridongri mine in Kanker district of Bastar to steel / sponge iron units at Bhilai, Raipur and Raigarh on priority basis, officials informed. Efforts are being made to increase the production sothat sufficient quantity of iron ore is available for export after meeting the requirements of the expanding home market...

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