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India 82/3 at lunch on Day 1

Saturday, 18 Aug 2018 | PTI | Nottingham

India were 82 for three at lunch on the opening day of the third Test against England at Trent Bridge. Captain Virat Kohli was batting on four off 11 balls. Brief scores: India 1st innings 82/3 26.4 overs (Shikhar Dhawan 35, Lokesh Rahul 23; Chris Woakes 3/18).

England opts to bowl against India in 3rd Test

Saturday, 18 Aug 2018 | PTI | Nottingham

England skipper Joe Root won the toss and elected to field against India in the third cricket Test at Trent Bridge here today. India made three changes to the playing XI, handing young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant his maiden Test cap, while fit-again Jasprit Bumrah was back in the fold replacing...

Asiad Tennis: India finalise doubles combination after Paes' pull-out

Saturday, 18 Aug 2018 | PTI | PALEMBANG

The Indian tennis contingent squad has finally figured out its doubles combinations less than 24 hours before the start of competition at the Asian Games here tomorrow, a far from ideal scenario courtesy Leander Paes' sudden withdrawal. Unhappy with the team selection, Paes pulled out of the event last-minute throwing captain...

Asiad Badminton: Sindhu, Srikanth lead India's charge for elusive gold

Saturday, 18 Aug 2018 | PTI | Jakarta

In-form PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth will look to break new grounds as they spearhead India's charge for an elusive gold at the 18th Asian Games badminton event which begins with the team competitions here tomorrow. India ended a 28-year-old medal drought when the women's team, led by Saina Nehwal and...

Asiad Hockey: Indian women eye gold to book Olympic berth

Saturday, 18 Aug 2018 | PTI | Jakarta

Former champions India will have to recover from their medal-less World Cup campaign as they look to clinch the title at the 18th Asian Games and seal a Tokyo Olympics berth when the women's hockey competition begins, here tomorrow. Indian women's team had won the gold medal at the 1982 Asian...

Saving a life more important than a gold medal - Phelps

Saturday, 18 Aug 2018 | AFP | Los Angeles

Olympic swimming great Michael Phelps has opened up again about his ongoing battle with depression, hoping he can help others who struggle with the disease. "I'd like to make a difference, I'd like to be able to save a life if I can," Phelps said yesterday in an interview with CNN. "For...

Bolt arrives in Australia on football quest

Saturday, 18 Aug 2018 | AFP | SYDNEY

Usain Bolt says he's deadly serious about becoming a professional footballer and plans to show the world what he's capable of after arriving in Australia today for a trial stint with an A-League club. The superstar athlete has been given the chance to prove his worth by the Central Coast Mariners,...

Messi left out of Argentina squad for friendlies

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | AFP | Buenos Aires

Barcelona star Lionel Messi was left out of the first post-World Cup Argentina squad announced today ahead of four upcoming friendlies. The move was widely expected following media reports earlier in the week claiming the five-time Ballon d'Or winner had asked to be excused from the country's four remaining friendlies in...

Kohli hits out at critics of chop-and change policy, calls it 'bizarre'

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PTI | Nottingham

India skipper Virat Kohli today said his players don't feel threatened because of his chop-and-change policy and called it "quite a bizarre thought to have", taking a dig at those questioning the trend. Kohli has made 37 changes in 37 Tests as captain and that trend looks set to continue when...

I'm not out there to prove anything, asserts Sushil

Friday, 17 Aug 2018 | PTI | Jakarta

Celebrated Indian wrestler Sushil Kumar, whose defeat in a tune-up event raised doubts about his form ahead of the Asian Games, today asserted that he is "far from finished" and is not out there to prove anything. India's only double Olympic medallist lost his first bout in four years, at the...


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K’taka CM plants paddy saplings in solidarity with agriculturists

12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who is facing wrath from the farmers in the State, in an appealing gesture planted paddy saplings in solidarity on Saturday. He chose Aralukuppe village in Mandya district the heart land of vokkaliga politics sowed paddy saplings in a muddied agriculture field amidst a large gathering...

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Students felicitated for outstanding leadership on I-Day

18 Aug 2018 | PNS | lOHARDAGA

Four ministers of School Children’s Parliament of Govt Middle school Narauli were felicitated for their outstanding leadership and excellent services in school management on the occasion of 72nd Independence Day. After the flag hoisting programme President Ramdayal Oraon, Prime Minister Sheela Oraon, Education Minister Anjali Oraon and Nutrition Minister Chandmuni Oraon were given certificate of appreciation and Oxford English Grammar book as prize...

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