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Three Indian Golfers To Play Major: Tvesa Joins Aditi, Diksha At Women's Open

North Berwick: Three Indian golfers will be competing for the first time at a single Major as Tvesa Malik on Saturday joined Aditi Ashok and Diksha Dagar for the upcoming AIG Women’s Open. Currently playing in the Ladies Scottish Open here, Malik was given an exemption into the prestigious event, which is scheduled to be […]

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KL Rahul First-Choice Keeper In White-Ball Cricket: Former Wicket-Keepers

New Delhi: Rishabh Pant will feel a weight off his shoulders after Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s international retirement but the immensely talented KL Rahul is the likely first choice in white-ball cricket for the foreseeable future, feel three former India wicket-keepers. Nayan Mongia, MSK Prasad and Deep Dasgupta agreed in unison that at present it will […]

Indian Team Lauds Decision To Reschedule 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers

New Delhi: The wait for the return of international football continues with the rescheduling of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and 2023 AFC Asian Cup joint qualifiers by FIFA and AFC. However, the announcement has not dampened the spirits of Indian national team players. Goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has sounded out the mood for the […]

Hockey Player Balbir Singh Junior Passes Away At 88
Hockey Player Balbir Singh Junior Passes Away At 88

Chandigarh: Balbir Singh Junior, who was a member of the silver medal-winning 1958 Asian Games Indian hockey team, died here at the age of 88, his daughter Mandeep Samra said…

COVID-19: Indian Boxer Sarita Devi Tests Positive

New Delhi: Indian boxer Sarita Devi and her husband Thoiba Singh have tested positive for coronavirus. In an interview with IANS, Sarita’s husband Thoiba said, “Sarita and me were tested Covid positive today. We will go to the COVID centre now, since home quarantine is not allowed here. Till this very moment there are no […]

COVID-19 Scare: Vinesh Phogat Pulls Out Of National Camp, Irks WFI

New Delhi: Vinesh Phogat, the only Indian woman wrestler to have qualified for Tokyo Olympics, has pulled out of the national camp citing health safety concerns amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision which has irked the national federation. The rescheduled national camp for Olympic weight category wrestlers is set to begin from September 1 in […]

Dream11 Bags Sponsorship Title For IPL 2020

New Delhi: Gaming giant Dream11 won the title sponsorship for IPL 2020 for Rs 222 crore. The Twenty20 cricket league is slated to be played in UAE from September 19 to November 10. According to sources, Dream11, which is already a partner of the BCCI, outbid Tata Sons, Byju’s and Unacademy to bag the sponsorship […]

Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat, Manika Batra Among Four Recommended For Khel Ratna

New Delhi: India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma, star wrestler Vinesh Phogat, TT player Manika Batra and Paralympic gold-winning high jumper Mariyappan Thangavelu were on Tuesday picked for this year’s Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the sports ministry’s selection committee. This is the second time since 2016 that four athletes have been finalised for the […]

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Sprinter Dutee Chand, Cricketer Ishant Sharma Among 29 Recommended For Arjuna Award

New Delhi: India pacer Ishant Sharma, teen shooting sensations Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker, sprinter Dutee Chand, footballer Sandesh Jhinghan, woman cricketer Deepti Sharma, woman boxer Lovlina Borgohain and Indian luge legend Shiva Keshavan are some of the big names in a 29-strong list of athletes recommended for this year’s Arjuna award by the sports […]

Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy: World Ranking Not A Psychological Advantage In Online Chess

Chennai: The psychological advantage based on world ranking may not be a great advantage while playing in the online chess Olympiad, said Indian Grandmaster Koneru Humpy. Come August 21, the Indian chess team with four players currently ranked in the World top ten in different categories will be taking on their opponents in the first […]

PM Modi May Request MS Dhoni To Play 2021 T20 WC Claims Pak Cricketer

Lahore: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar believes Prime Minister Narendra Modi might request MS Dhoni to come out of retirement and play in the T20 World Cup slated to be held in India next year. Dhoni, on August 15, announced his retirement from international cricket, thus brining an end to an illustrious career spanning 16 […]

National Sports Awards Prize Money Set To Be Hiked

New Delhi: The Sports Ministry is planning a massive hike in the prize money for the National Sports Awards, a proposal which, once approved, will lead to Khel Ratna awardees getting Rs 25 lakh while leaving the Arjuna winners richer by Rs 15 lakh. Currently, the Khel Ratna comes with a cash prize of Rs […]

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Raina Always Played For India's Glory: PM Modi

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid rich tribute to Suresh Raina, who recently announced his retirement from international cricket, saying the former Indian batsman never played for personal glory but for the glory of the team and the country. Like MS Dhoni, Raina too on the occasion of India’s 74th Independence Day, hanged […]

IPL 2020 Updates: MS Dhoni & Suresh Raina Leave for UAE

Chennai: Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and veteran all-rounder Suresh Raina, both of whom announced their retirements from international cricket recently, were among those Chennai Super Kings (CSK) members travelling to the UAE on Friday for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Off to UAE 🔥 #MSDhoni #IPL2020 — Chennai […]

  • Tuesday, 13 April 2021
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Rohit Sharma, Vinesh Phogat among 5 athletes to receive Khel Ratna

New Delhi: Star India batsman Rohit Sharma is among the five athletes who will receive the country’s highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, for 2020. This will be the first time in the history of National Sports Day awards that five sportspersons will be conferred with the Khel Ratna. The Selection Committee […]