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Tag: Sports

Odisha athletes shine in Khelo India National games for persons with disabilities

A contingent of 12 athletes with intellectual disability from various parts of Odisha who participated in the Khelo India National Games held at Gandhi Nagar, Gujrat have brought home 2 gold, 3 silver and 3 bronze medals in athletics and badminton events.

FIFA WC 2018: Google joins hysteria with innovative Doodles

  Los Angeles: Google has joined the FIFA World Cup fever with a series of Doodles coming up every day till the final on July 15. Guest artists from all 32 countries taking part in the World Cup in Russia have been roped in by Google to create a Google Doodle every single day based […]

Sourav Ganguly against toss abolition in Test cricket

Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday joined Bishan Singh Bedi and Dilip Vengsarkar in opposing the proposal to abolish the toss from Test cricket. Opinion has been divided among former cricketers since a newly-formed committee of the International Cricket Council (ICC), one that includes ex-international cricketers and coaches, elite panel umpires and match-referees, […]

CWG 2018: Shooter Tejaswini wins gold, Anjum takes silver

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian shooters Tejaswini Sawant and Anjum Moudgil have won gold and silver respectively in the Women’s 50m Rifle 3 Positions at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Friday. Tejaswini registered a new Games record 457.9 points to take the title. Anjum scored 455.7. Seonaid McIntosh of Scotland took bronze with 444.6. […]

CWG 2018: Odisha's Purnima Hembram keeps medal hopes alive

Gold Coast (Australia): Odisha’s star athlete Purnima Hembram kept the hope of medal alive for India by finishing second in the 100 metre hurdles of women’s Heptathlon event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) on Thursday. Purnima finished the heats with her personal best time of 13.56 seconds. Elizabeth Dadzie of Ghana came first with […]

Dangal girl Babita takes silver at CWG 2018

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian wrestler Babita Kumari took silver in the women’s 53 kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Thursday. Babita lost 2-5 to Canada’s Diana Weicker in her last round robin match which put paid to her chances of winning gold.   Weicker won gold while Bose Samuel of Nigeria […]

CWG 2018: Shooter Sawant takes silver in women's 50m Rifle Prone

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian shooter Tejaswini Sawant took silver in the women’s 50m Rifle Prone event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Thursday. Sawant notched up a score of 618.9 points. Martina Lindsay Veloso of Singapore set a new CWG record of 621.0 to win gold. Seonaid McIntosh of Scotland took bronze with […]

IPL 2018: Rajasthan ride bowlers' good show to beat Delhi in rain-affected tie

Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals rode their bowlers’ good show coupled with skipper Ajinkya Rahane’s 45 to beat Delhi Daredevils by 10 runs via Duckworth-Lewis Method in a heavily rain-truncated Indian Premier League (IPL) clash here at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium on Wednesday. The IPL returned to the Pink City after 2013 but rain played spoilsport for […]

CWG 2018: Om bags bronze in men's 50m Pistol

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian shooter Om Mitharwal took the bronze medal in the men’s 50 metre Pistol event at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Wednesday. Om registered a score of 201.1 in the final. Daniel Repacholi of Australia took the gold with a new CWG record of 227.2. Shakil Ahmed of Bangladesh took […]

Lifter Pardeep takes silver at CWG

Gold Coast (Australia): Indian weightlifter Pardeep Singh took silver in the men’s 105 kilogram category at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) here on Monday. Pardeep lifted 152 kg in snatch and 200 kg in clean and jerk to register a total of 352 kg. Sanele Mao of Samoa won gold with a total of 360 […]

Nominations invited for Ekalabya Puraskar 2018

Bhubaneswar: The Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT), managed by IMFA Group, has invited applications for its annual Ekalabya Puraskar-2018. The award that recognises outstanding young sportspersons of the State carries a cash prize of Rs 5,00,000. Two citation awards which are also given away, carry cash prizes of Rs 50,000 each. Applicants should be […]

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Jersey journey: From sportspersons who sweat out in it to Sampoorna’s collection

Bhubaneswar: A sports enthusiast from Bhubaneswar has now become the talk of the town for pursuing a unique passion of collecting jerseys of several popular sports personalities. Meet Sampoorna Rath, a student who is now a proud collector of hundreds of sport jerseys. From Prabodh Tirkey to Saina Nehwal and Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sampoorna has […]

Sport instils confidence in children: Suniel Shetty

Mumbai: Actor Suniel Shetty believes sports is important to instill confidence in children. Suniel, who is the captain of the Mumbai Heroes cricket team in the Celebrity Cricket League, attended the first season of “Box Bowl Out X” underarm cricket series organised by Zeeshan Siddique here on Saturday. “I think a sport is the only […]

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JioTV launches interactive sports experience for consumers

Mumbai: India’s popular Live TV App JioTV on Friday announced that it has introduced India’s first interactive sports experience for consumers watching the ongoing tri-nation Nidahas trophy which is being shown exclusively on JioTV in India. With this, JioTV consumers can interact with the game while watching it — a revolution in the Live TV space, […]

Ace hockey defender Dipsan Tirkey receives 25th Ekalabya Puraskar

Bhubaneswar: International Hockey defender Dipsan Tirkey received the prestigious Ekalabya Puraskar for 2017 at the 25th edition of the sports awards in presence of ace badminton player and coach P Gopichand, BJD MP Baijayant Panda and Odisha Sports Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera in Bhubaneswar today. Civil Defence director BK Sharma was also present on the […]

Throwback 2017: A year to remember for Odisha sports

Odisha has always produced some of the best sporting personalities and so it did in 2017. But what left an indelible impression on the sporting year for the state was the Asian Athletics Championships in July. Right from the word go, the event remained the cynosure of all eyes and it did exceed expectations on […]

Film, sports world get together to wish Virushka 'happily ever after'

Mumbai: From megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Priyanka Chopra, ace filmmaker Karan Johar to master blaster Sachin Tendulkar and tennis star Sania Mirza — a host of celebrities from the Indian film and sports world got together in wishing a “happily ever after” to newly weds — actress Anushka Sharma and cricket hero Virat […]

Malkangiri: A hub for sports in Nature's lap

Malkangiri: Though always making headlines for the wrong reasons, there’s much more to Malkangiri than just Maoist menace. Beyond the poor roads and lack of civic and health infrastructure among the tribal dwellings in the lap of Mother Nature who has spread her bounty everywhere in the district, there are plenty of sporting talents here […]

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If not actor, I would have aspired to become a sportsperson: Taapsee

Mumbai: Actress Taapsee Pannu says she loves sports so much that had she not been an actor, she would have aspired to become a sportsperson. The “Judwaa 2” actress will soon start shooting for a film, which is said to be based on hockey player Sandeep Singh. She will essay the role of a hockey player. […]

Endorsements are good to break monotony: Harmanpreet Kaur

New Delhi: Indian women’s cricket team’s star all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur tried a catwalk on the fashion ramp for a change. She says it’s good to try different things besides sports at times, including endorsements to break the monotony. Harmanpreet had walked the ramp for a designer at a fashion event in Mysuru earlier this week. “If […]

International level sports stadium to come up soon in Puri

Puri: Pilgrim town Puri is all set to become a sports hub as the Union Sports Ministry has approved the project to set up an international level stadium here with ultramodern facilities. The stadium will be set up with an estimate of around Rs 7.5 crore under the Centre’s flagship Rajeev Gandhi Khel Abhiyan. The […]

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Tiger Shroff to endorse men skincare brand

Mumbai: Bollywood’s young star Tiger Shroff has been named as the new brand ambassador of Garnier Men, a skincare brand for men in India. He has joined John Abraham and Sushant Singh Rajput who are already the faces of the brand. Tiger is known to be a fitness and sports enthusiast with a passion for […]

Buddhia Singh wants coaching at school hostel

Bhubaneswar: Marathon runner Buddhia Singh today approached the Sports director Anant Kishore Jena to make arrangements for coaching at his school hostel. The sprinting sensation apprised the director of the Sports that he is facing problem for practice at Kalinga Stadium as he is staying at judo hostel. Singh was accompanied by his mother Sukanti […]

Sport can ease the transition into retirement

New York: If you are planning to give up work soon, engaging in some sport activities would help you better adjust with the changes that come with retirement, says a new study. “We know that sports can enhance the development of children and adolescents, but the dynamic that comes with sport may be beneficial to […]