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Sania-Cara win doubles title in Tokyo
Maintaining her rich vein of form in the current season, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Zimbabwean partner Cara Black on Saturday bagged the women’s doubles title at the WTA Toray Pacific Open with a 6-2 7-5 victory over Spain’s Garbine Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro.

With the win, Sania and Cara have successfully defended their Tokyo Open title, which is a USD 1 million event.

For Sania, it will be icing on the cake after ... Read More

Saina, Sindhu lead Indian challenge in badminton
Spearheaded by star shuttlers Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap, India will aim to end a 28-year-old medal drought when they begin their campaign in the 17th Asian Games badminton with the team competitions in Incheon on Saturday.

India’s last medal of any hue in badminton had come in 1986 when the men’s team claimed bronze.

Ever since badminton made its debut in the Asiad in 1966, India have managed just seven bronze medals with Syed ... Read More
Asian Games: Indian men's badminton team knocked out
South Korea's Yoo Yeonseong, back, and Lee Yongdae return a shot to India 's Sumeeth Reddy Buss and Manu Attri during the Men's Badminton team round of 16 match at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. AP Photo

The Indian men's badminton team lost to South Korea 0-3 in the pre-quarterfinals of the 17th Asian Games at the Gyeyang Gymnasium here Saturday.

Doubles pair of B. Sumeeth Reddy-Manu Attri, Kidambi Srikanth ... Read More
India assured of maiden women's singles medal in Asiad squash
INCHEON: India is assured of its first ever women's singles medal in the Asian Games after top players Dipika Pallikal and Joshana Chinappa won their respective openers here on Saturday and set up an exciting contest in the quarterfinals.

Asian Games Medal Tally

World No. 21 Chinappa blanked 183rd ranked South Korea Song Sunmi 11-9 11-7 11-7 at the Yeorumul Squash Courts.

Soon after, World No. 12 Pallikal stepped on the court against 150th ranked Jinyue Gu of ... Read More
Sania-Cara outclass Jankovic-Santonja to reach Tokyo Open final
TOKYO: Putting up yet another dominating performance, defending champions Sania Mirza and Cara Black outclassed Jelena Jankovic and Arantxa Parra Santonja 6-3, 6-2 to reach the summit clash of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open, here on Friday.

The top seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair took only 63 minutes to overcome the unseeded Serbian-Spanish combo in the semifinals of the $1,000,000 hard court event.

Sania and Cara played tremendous service games, winning 24 of the 30 first service ... Read More
Sania Mirza, Cara Black reach Tokyo Open semis
TOKYO: Defending champions, Sania Mirza and Cara Black knocked out Martina Hingis and Belinda Bencic in straight sets to reach the semifinals of the WTA Toray Pan Pacific Open, here today.

Sania and Cara needed 62 minutes to dispatch the Swiss pair 6-4 6-2 in the quarterfinals of the USD 1,000,000 hard court event.

The top seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair broke the rivals seven times but also lost its serve four times in the contest.

They next face ... Read More
Sardar Singh to be India's flag bearer at Asiad opening
INCHEON: Ending the suspense over who would be the Indian contingent's flag bearer at tomorrow's 17th Asian Games opening ceremony here, men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh was today bestowed with the honour.

"The flag bearer will be Sardar Singh, captain of the men's hockey team. Actually all the people were asked and we have been trying to ask the coaches about who is available. They all have matches the next day or the day after ... Read More
Cricketer Prithvi bags record deal
Source : SIFY
Mumbai: He took the domestic circuit by a storm with a breathtaking knock. And just at the age of 14 young Mumbai cricketer Prithvi Shah has struck gold.

Prithvi stunned domestic cricketing circles when he scored a record 330-ball 546 in a single innings to rewrite cricketing history while playing for Rizvi Springfield in an inter-school game in the Harris Shield last year. And now SG, one of the leading cricket equipment manufacturers has ... Read More
Boxer Manoj Kumar to finally get Arjuna Award
NEW DELHI: Forced to take the legal route after being denied the honour initially, Indian boxer Manoj Kumar will be bestowed the Arjuna Award as the sports ministry has finally accepted his nomination.

Manoj, a 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist, told that he was informed of the ministry's decision this morning.

"Mr Onkar Kedia, joint secretary (sports), informed my brother Rajesh of the development last evening. But the information reached me only this morning," Manoj, who would ... Read More
Character on display was amazing, says Tarun AIFF Media Team

NEW DELHI: Indian Women’s Football Team’s Head Coach Tarun Roy lauded his girls for their “stupendous performance” after India’s finished with a thumping 15-0 victory over Maldives in the opening Group A match of the Women’s Football Competition in the Asian Games in Incheon.
“The first match of any Tournament is of immense importance. It invariably sets the tone for the rest of the Competition and we just ... Read More
AIFF Media Team

NEW DELHI: An unimpressive display by India U-23 Men’s Football contingent saw them surrender without a fight to United Arab Emirates as they went down 0-5 in their opening Group G match of in the Asian Games in Incheon.

The winners, who scored the first three goals within 20 minutes, led 3-0 at the interval.

Rival skipper Saeed Alkatheeri notched up a hat-trick which included two Headers with the Indian defenders looking helplessly. Al Ahbabi ... Read More
India lose 2-3 against Serbia in Davis Cup World Group play-off
Bangalore: Champions in 2010 and runners-up last year Serbia regained their Davis Cup World Group spot when they completed a 3-2 win over India in the play-off on Monday.

Filip Kranjinovic won the second reverse singles that was halted Sunday night due to rain, against Yuki Bhambri 6-3, 6-4, 6-4.

It took the 22-year old 107th ranked Kranjinovic just about an hour on Monday to dispense with the formalities as a wayward Bhambri was unable to raise ... Read More

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