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When I die, India will not shed a tear for me: hockey legend Dhyan Chand
Twenty five years after he passed away, the man considered India's greatest sportsperson has been recommended for the country's highest civilian honour.

In December of 2011, the ruling Congress party expanded the scope of the nation's highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna. While once it had been restricted to achievements in the arts, science, literature and public service, the award was opened to people who had demonstrated outstanding achievements in "any field of human endeavour". ... Read More

Phone hasn’t stopped ringing: Tom Joseph
It is the day after, but the phone hasn’t stopped ringing.

“There have already been 25 missed calls, during the last 10 minutes we have been talking,” says Tom Joseph, India’s finest volleyball player since the legendary Jimmy George. “I was speaking without a break on phone till well past midnight.”

Those calls had begun coming in at about 4 o’clock in the afternoon, when television channels broke the news that Tom’s wait of ten years for ... Read More

Yuki returns to Davis Cup squad for Serbia tie
Yuki Bhambri on Wednesday returned to the Indian Davis Cup squad for the World Group play-off tie against world No 2 side Serbia as the selectors picked an expected six-member squad, to be led by country’s top singles player Somdev Devvarman.

Due to a heel injury, Yuki had missed out on the away tie against Korea in Busan, where a 3-1 victory had sealed for India a play-off berth.

Experienced Rohan Bopanna along with big serving Saketh ... Read More
India Face Arduous Task to Level the Series

ndia have slipped badly after their historic win at the Lord's with humiliating defeats in Southampton and Manchester and Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men have a daunting task of saving the series | AP Photo
ndia have slipped badly after their historic win at the Lord's with humiliating defeats in Southampton and Manchester and Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men have a daunting task of saving the series | AP Photo

LONDON: Battered and bruised ... Read More
NEW DELHI: Hero Indian Super League is set to bring the world football flavour to India as experienced international footballers and young promising talents from across the four continents - Europe, South America, Africa and Asia would descend on Indian soil for the first time to set pace to the beautiful game in India.

The League organisers IMG-Reliance and Star India today announced the names of 27 players for the ‘central international player draft pool’ ... Read More
Chess Olympiad: India win bronze medal
Chennai: On a day when China won the Olympiad chess gold medal for Asia, India, the other major country in the continent, captured the bronze crushing Uzbekistan 3.5-0.5.

20-year-old Woman Grandmaster Padmini Rout won gold as GM K. Sasikiran won the silver medal for their performance.

China defeated Poland 3-1 to claim the gold medal in the 11th and final round of the 41st World Chess Olympiad held in Norway.

The 19th-seeded Indian open team was tied for ... Read More
AIFF Media Team

NEW DELHI: All India Football Federation U-16 Regional Academy Boys finished fourth in their maiden stint at the prestigious International Youth Tournament (HSV Odin 59’) in Heemskerk, Holland on Sunday (August 10, 2014).

Narrow reversals to U-17 Teams of Dutch heavyweights AZ Alkmaar and Israel’s top club Maccabi Tel Aviv for the third place clash and cross final respectively saw the U-16 Boys settle for a fourth spot after dominating performances in both the ... Read More
Roger Federer advances with milestone Masters match win
CINCINNATI: Roger Federer became the first man to win 300 matches at the ATP Masters 1000 level, beating Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-2 on Wednesday in Cincinnati.

The victory in just over two hours put the 33-year-old world number three into the third round of his final tune-up tournament for the US Open.

The Swiss great, who had notched his 200th Masters match win against Lleyton Hewitt at Cincinnati five years ago, arrived at the tournament ... Read More
Wimbledon finalists crash out of Cincinncinati
CINCINNATI: Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and finalist Eugenie Bouchard both crashed out of the second round of the Cincinnati hard court tournament on Wednesday in a setback to their US Open preparations.

Ukrainian teenager Elina Svitolina toppled third-seeded Czech Kvitova 6-2, 7-6 (7/2). Bouchard went down to Russian veteran Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 3-6, 6-2.

Bouchard has now dropped both of her summer hard court matches, also stumbling out of the gate at home in Montreal last week.

Kvitova's ... Read More
Bharat Ratna finally for Dhyan Chand?
Deeptiman Tiwary,TNN
NEW DELHI: The government indicated on Tuesday that it was considering conferring the country's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, on Dhyan Chand. The home ministry has forwarded several recommendations to the PMO for awarding the legendary hockey player. It is now up to PM Narendra Modi to forward his name to the President.

In reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju said, "The recommendations for ... Read More
Fired-up Tsonga stuns Federer to win Toronto Masters
Tsonga won his 11th career title and claimed his first since Marseille 18 months ago. (AFP Photo)
TORONTO: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Toronto Masters with a win over Roger Federer, two years after injuring himself at the same event in a freak collision with a fire hydrant.

French 13th seed Tsonga hit 11 aces and 26 winners to win Sunday's final 7-5, 7-6 (7/3) while Federer, two days after his 33rd birthday, was undone by 37 unforced ... Read More
Agnieszka Radwanska beats Venus Williams for Montreal title
MONTREAL: Third seed Agnieszka Radwanska toppled former world number one Venus Williams in straight sets Sunday at the WTA Montreal tournament to clinch her first title of the season.

Poland's Radwanska rolled to a comfortable 6-4, 6-2 victory over the American in just 81 minutes as she claimed her 14th career singles title.

"I am very, very happy," said Radwanska, who earned $467,000 for the win. "Everything was working for me today."

The 25-year-old's last win was in ... Read More
Rory McIlroy wins dramatic shootout to take PGA title
LOUISVILLE: Rory McIlroy put himself among golf's greatest legends Sunday by winning his fourth major title in dramatic fashion, capturing the PGA Championship in a shotmakers' showdown at rain-softened Valhalla.

Three weeks after winning the British Open, the 25-year-old from Northern Ireland rallied on the back nine to take his second major victory in a row and third consecutive triumph overall in impressive fashion.

"Amazing. Incredible. I'm not sure I'll ever have another summer like this," McIlroy ... Read More

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