‘Neymar will not be sold'

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | AP | New York

Brazilian has 4 years remaining in contract & will be key for us, says Barca president Bartomeu Neymar is not for sale, according to Barcelona President Josep Bartomeu. He said: "He is not on the market." The 25-year-old Brazilian striker joined Barcelona for the 2013-14 season, and last October the club announced a...


Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | Agencies

3 College Footballers to Feature in ISL Players Draft new delhi: It's a dream come true of magnanimous proportions for 3 college boys who have emerged from the inaugural Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) campus football championship. If luck is on their side — the trio could step into the league...

Kuldeep shines brightest

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | PTI | Colombo

Yadav’s 4/14 helps India bowl out hosts for 187; Rahul’s fifty takes visitors to 135/3 on Day 1 Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja ran through the Sri Lanka Board's President XI (SLBP) batting before opener KL Rahul made a solid return from injury on the opening day of the...

Chandimal out of first Test; Herath to lead SL

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | IANS | Colombo

Ahead of the all-important Test series against India starting this Wednesday, Sri Lanka were dealt a major blow after newly-appointed Test skipper Dinesh Chandimal was ruled out of the first game in Galle after contracting pneumonia, team manager Asanka Gurusinha confirmed on Friday. "We were actually only told late last night...

‘It isn't going to be easy for England’

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | PTI | Derby

India skipper Mithali Raj has sounded a warning shot to England ahead of Sunday's summit clash in the ICC Women's World Cup, saying the hosts should expect a tough contest from her ever-improving and gritty team. India defeated England by 35 runs in their opening match and the final will be...

Wanted to prove myself: Kaur

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | PTI | Derby

Harmanpreet Kaur did not get enough batting time in the run up to her blistering knock in the ICC Women's World Cup semifinal and the Indian power-hitter said she wanted to prove her worth when the opportunity arrived. Harmanpreet produced inarguably one of the greatest ODI knocks ever in women's cricket...

Kashyap, Prannoy reach US Open Quarters

Saturday, 22 Jul 2017 | PTI | Anaheim

Indian shuttlers P Kashyap, Sameer Verma and H S Prannoy advanced to the quarterfinals of the men's singles' competition at the $120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold here. Kashyap crossed the second round after his opponent Hungary's Gergely Krausz retired midway in the second game with the scoreline reading 21-18, 17-6...

Focus on Rohit, Rahul in warm-up vs President's XI

Friday, 21 Jul 2017 | PTI | Colombo

Back in the scheme of things, Rohit Sharma and fit-again KL Rahul will be aiming to get as much batting time as possible in the two-day warm-up game against President's XI starting here on Friday, ahead of the three-Test series against Sri Lanka. Rohit, who last played a Test match against...

New home for Chennai Open

Friday, 21 Jul 2017 | PTI | New Delhi/Chennai

India's only ATP World Tour event will now be known as Maharashtra Open with owners of the event IMG (Reliance) shifting the tournament to Pune by signing a five-year deal with the MSLTA. Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA) confirmed that IMG (R) have cancelled the contract which was extended till 2019...


Friday, 21 Jul 2017 | Agencies

Yadav named India A fielding coach New Delhi: The BCCI on Thursday appointed former India wicketkeeper Vijay Yadav as the fielding coach of the India A team for the upcoming tour of South Africa. The former Haryana stumper confirmed that BCCI has officially told him about his appointment. "Yes, it's just...


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Of 4,862 large dams, only 349 have emergency disaster action plans: CAG

23 Jul 2017 | IANS | New Delhi

Only 349 of 4,862 India's large dams have emergency disaster action plans in place, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India's performance report on flood control and management schemes of the Water Resources Ministry has revealed. "Out of 4,862 large dams, emergency action plans or disaster management plans of only 349 dams, which is seven per cent, were prepared (March 2016)...

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Minister offers Rs 50K to RIMS laxity victim

25 Jul 2017 | PNS | ranchi

Health, Medical Education and Family Planning Department Minister Ramchandra Chandravanshi offered Gudia Bai a monetary assistance of Rs 50,000 in his personal capacity on Monday and pledged the best available medical treatment to her apart from grant of Rs 12,000 for a toilet at his home after he visited to Sadar Hospital to see the ailing lady under treatment. Chandravanshi also said that the doctor in RIMS had already been suspended...

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