Dipa may switch to ‘Handspring 540’

Friday, 11 Aug 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

She became synonymous with the Produnova after her path-breaking show at the Rio Olympics but ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar may switch from the 'vault of death' to 'Handspring 540' at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. After the high of Rio Games, where she claimed a historic fourth place finish, the Tripura...

Stage set for new EPL season

Friday, 11 Aug 2017 | AP | London

Antonio Conte missed out on two of his top transfer targets, saw a key player sold against his wishes, and feels the current Chelsea squad is ill-equipped to handle the addition of the Champions League to its schedule. No wonder the Italian coach cuts a frustrated figure heading into the start...

Neymar's debut in French league could be delayed

Friday, 11 Aug 2017 | AP | PARIS

It's been nearly a week since Neymar landed in Paris, and the world's most expensive player still can't play for his new club in the French league. Neymar's world-record 222 million euros ($262 million) transfer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain was completed last week, but the Brazil international has yet to...

Fedex, Rafa stroll in Montreal openers

Friday, 11 Aug 2017 | AFP | Montreal

A rejuvenated Roger Federer believes he is still reaping the benefits of his extended break from tennis after a comfortable opening victory at the ATP Montreal Masters gave him his best start to a season since 2006. The Swiss star, who celebrated his 36th birthday on Tuesday, swatted aside Canada's world...


Friday, 11 Aug 2017 | Agencies

Chameera, Gamage called up to Lanka squad New Delhi: Pacers Dushmantha Chameera and Lahiru Gamage have been added to the Sri Lankan squad ahead of the third Test against India starting in Pallekele on Saturday. They replace injured spinner Rangana Herath and pacer Nuwan Pradeep, while batsman Danushka Gunathilaka has been...

Madrid’s golden run continues

Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 | AP | SKOPJE (Macedonia)

Inspired by Casemiro & Isco goals, Spanish giants defeat Manchester United 2-1 to win Super Cup title Real Madrid eased to a 2-1 victory over Manchester United to win the Super Cup on Tuesday, with goals in each half from Casemiro and Isco. Cristiano Ronaldo watched most of the end-to-end action from...

‘Chance to play reward for hard work’

Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 | PTI | Kandy

With Jadeja out of 3rd Test, Chinaman Kuldeep likely to be included in playing XI Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav is hoping his hard work will be rewarded with a place in the playing eleven for the third Test against Sri Lanka as he competes with Axar Patel, who is a like-for-like replacement...

Sethi elected PCB chairman

Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 | AP | Islamabad

Newly-elected chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board Najam Sethi says one of the challenges for him is to bring back international cricket to Pakistan. "You know how much work we are doing in this regard and soon the results will be in front of you," Sethi told reporters on Wednesday. Sethi, 69,...

Don't compare Tendulkar & Kohli, says Jonty

Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 | PTI | Chennai

Former South Africa cricketer Jonty Rhodes on Wednesday said Sachin Tendulkar and current India captain Virat Kohli were both great in their own way and it was wrong to compare the duo. "I am not a great believer in records and I don't like to compare players from different eras. They...

Axar takes Jadeja’s place in squad

Thursday, 10 Aug 2017 | PTI | Colombo

Left-arm spinner Axar Patel has been named as a replacement for suspended Ravindra Jadeja in the 15-member Indian team for the third cricket Test against Sri Lanka, starting in Kandy on August 12. "The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Tuesday named Axar Patel as the replacement for Ravindra Jadeja in the...


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Govt to unveil new Haj policy this month: Naqvi

13 Aug 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on said in Mumbai on Saturday that the Haj Policy-2018 — aimed at making the piligrimage process “transparent” and “smooth” — would be unveiled later this month. Speaking at the 22nd annual Haj orientation camp organised for Haj pilgrims at Haj House in Mumbai, Naqvi said that from the next year, the Haj would be organised as per to...

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GSI to look for limestone deposits in Raigarh dist

19 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

The Geological Survey of India will carry out assessment of Limestone deposits In Laladhurwa-Jognipali Block of Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh. GSI last year took up assessment of limestone deposits at Birutola-Nawapara-Sohagpur Blocks of Kabirdham district in Chhattisgarh, officials stated...

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