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Bengaluru Buddies beat Advani-led Chennai Strikers

AHMEDABAD: Bengaluru Buddies came from behind to beat Chennai Strikers in the Indian Cue Masters League on Monday. The Strikers were sitting pretty at 2-1, after Bengaluru-based Vidya Pillai notched up two points for her team, pairing up first with Pankaj Advani to win the mixed doubles snooker match and then with Pandurangaiah from Nellore to win the mixed double ... Read More »

World Championships: Srikanth begins campaign with easy win

NEW DELHI: The highest-ranked Indian male shuttler Kidambi Srikanth started his campaign at the World Badminton Championships with a comprehensive straight games victory over unseeded Sergey Sirant of Russia in Glasgow on Monday. The Russian was no match for the red-hot Indian as the eighth seed won the first-round match 21-13, 21-12 in just 28 minutes to enter the next ... Read More »

Bad start for India at World Wrestling Championships

PARIS: It was a bad start for India as all four wrestlers – Yogesh, Gurpreet Singh, Ravindar Khatri and Hardeep – lost their opening round matches in the Greco-Roman category at the World Wrestling Championships on Monday. In the 71 kilogram category, Yogesh was outplayed by Takeshi Izumi 1-3 while, in the 75 kg category, Gurpreet Singh lost to Mindia ... Read More »

Random fitness test is new mantra for Indian cricket team

DAMBULLA: The Indian cricket team‘s conditioning coach Shankar Basu has made it mandatory for the players to undergo random fitness test in an attempt to maintain the same on-field intensity throughout a series. In every practice session, some or the other player (even a group of them) is put through a rigorous training drills after they have finished with their ... Read More »

Sports ministry orders enquiry into plastic tank ice bath

NEW DELHI: The sports ministry has ordered an enquiry into reports that national campers at a SAI centre in Bengaluru were using a broken container for ice bath and also sought a report from the Sports Authority of India. It has been reported that members of the junior Indian hockey team were using a broken plastic water tank for an ... Read More »

Sydney Games gave me belief to win an Olympic gold: Bindra

MUMBAI: His performance may have been forgettable in the 2000 Sydney Olympics but Abhinav Bindra said it was that maiden Games outing which instilled in him the belief that he could one day win the gold medal in the world’s biggest sporting event. Bindra was only 17 while competing in Sydney. Eight years later, at the Beijing Olympics, the air ... Read More »

Pakistan to host World XI, Sri Lanka and West Indies

LAHORE (Pakistan): Pakistan on Monday announced the return of international cricket to its soil, with three separate sides scheduled to visit after years of isolation over security concerns. A World XI tour kicks off in September followed by a short visit by Sri Lanka for a Twenty20 match in October, then a Twenty20 series against the West Indies a month ... Read More »

National Sports Award criteria may change from next year

NEW DELHI: To ensure that no deserving candidate misses out on the Arjuna award, the sports ministry is planning to revise the criteria for selection, which would allow un-nominated athletes to be considered for the honour. It has been learnt from reliable sources that sports minister Vijay Goel has already started discussions on changing the selection criteria. “See, the credentials ... Read More »

Harika bounces back after three draws

ABU DHABI: After three consecutive draws, Indian Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli bounced back with a win over CM Suleymanli Aydin of Azerbaijan in the seventh round of the Master’s tournament of the Abu Dhabi International Chess Festival. The World No 9 Indian, playing with white pieces, started the game on an attacking note and gained an advantage in the initial stages ... Read More »

Gritty Purnima unfazed by dismissals

A statue of Dr B R Ambedkar at the entrance of Mulugu, a dusty village some 50 kilometres from Hyderabad, gazes in the direction of a neatly fenced two-acre farm. After driving past a muddy path, a lake on one side and thick vegetation on the other, you’re greeted by the sight of former India cricket coach (women) Purnima Rau, ... Read More »