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Sri Lanka thrash S. Africa to sweep series 2-0

Monday, 23 Jul 2018 | AFP | Colombo

Sri Lanka on Monday completed a 2-0 Test sweep of South Africa to record their first series win over the Proteas since 2006 after Rangana Herath wreaked havoc with six wickets. The visitors were all out for 290 in the second session of day four in Colombo, 200 runs short of...

Ozil quits international football amid furore over photo with Erdogan

Monday, 23 Jul 2018 | IANS | Berlin

Germany's attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil announced his retirement from international football on Sunday, a month-and-a-half after his photo with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sparked a controversy. The 29-year-old Ozil, a cornerstone of Germany under coach Joachim Low, announced his decision on Twitter, after defending the photo taken with Erdogan and...

Chhetri named 2017 AIFF Player of the Year

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | IANS | Mumbai

Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri was named the 2017 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year here on Sunday. Kamala Devi was adjudged the 2017 AIFF woman Player of the Year. Besides recently becoming the second Indian to play 100 international games after former star striker Baichung Bhutia, Chhetri...

BCCI top brass employ "wait and watch" policy on NADA issue

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The BCCI today decided to employ "wait and watch" policy with regards to coming under National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA)'s umbrella after its top brass met in Kolkata for a meeting today. The meeting was attended by acting president CK Khanna, acting secretary Amitabh Chaudhary and treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry. CEO Rahul Johri...

Rathi, Deepak win gold on concluding day at Junior Asian Wrestling

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Sachin Rathi scripted a sensational turn around in the final bout while Deepak Puniya asserted his supremacy without fuss as India won two gold and as many bronze medals in the freestyle competition on the concluding day of the Junior Asian Wrestling Championship, here today. On the last day of the...

India beat New Zealand 4-0 in third hockey Test, complete series whitewash

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | PTI | Bengaluru

The Indian men's hockey team thrashed New Zealand 4-0 in the third and final Test to complete a series whitewash at the Sports Authority of India centre, here today. Rupinder Pal Singh (8th minute), Surender Kumar (15th), Mandeep Singh (44th) and Akashdeep Singh (60th) scored the goals for India. India took a...

Kuldeep won't have luxury of ODI field setting in Test matches: Alec Stewart

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | PTI | London

Left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has generated a lot of interest in the England ranks but former skipper Alec Stewart believes that Test matches will be a completely different ball game for the youngster if he pips the seasoned Ravichandran Ashwin in the playing XI for the first Test. “I...

Indian U-17 women's football team lose to China in BRICS Cup

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The Indian U-17 women's football team lost 1-2 against China in its last match of the BRICS tournament in Johannesburg today. According to information received here, two goals by China late in the second half nullified India's early lead. Manisha had put the Indians ahead in the 25th minute when she...

Lakshya grabs gold at Junior Badminton Asiad

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | IANS | Jakarta

India's Lakshya Sen won the gold medal in the men's singles category of the Badminton Asia Junior Championships here on Sunday. The Indian sixth seed registered an easy 21-19, 21-18 victory in 46 minutes over Thai top seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn in the Under-19 final. With the win, Lakshya became only...

Unlike earlier times, we now have 8 to 9 quality fast bowlers, says Ishant

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | PTI | London

Kapil Dev, Javagal Srinath and Zaheer Khan were more like lone rangers during their best days but India now has a pool of eight to nine fast bowlers, which make them a formidable Test outfit, feels senior most speedster Ishant Sharma. With 238 wickets in 82 Test matches, Ishant is the...


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Iran’s Khamenei: ‘Negotiations with US useless’

22 Jul 2018 | AFP | tehran

Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Saturday that negotiations with the United States are “useless” because it does not abide by agreements. “As I have previously said, we cannot trust in the words of the United States and even in their signature, so negotiations with the United States are useless,” Khamenei told a gathering of Iranian diplomats in Tehran...

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Cong looking for new district president in Raipur

23 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Capital city of Raipur is crucial for all parties, as it has four Assembly constituencies. Congress party which has been trying to make inroads into these constituencies is now in search of a new district president for the Capital city...

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