N. Srinivasan Can't Contest BCCI Elections: Supreme Court
Supreme Court has struck down the controversial 6.2.4 clause that allows BCCI officials to own IPL teams. It tells N. Srinivasan to choose between his IPL team Chennai Super Kings and BCCI president's post.
After almost 18 months of deliberations on the 2013 Indian Premier League betting and match-fixing scandal, the Supreme Court has barred N. Srinivasan (see image) from contesting Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) elections till such time he had "commercial ... Read More
Saina, Carolina to play in Syed Modi International Badminton
LUCKNOW: Defending champion Saina Nehwal and reigning World Champion Carolina Marin will start the new season when they take to the courts at the $120,000 Syed Modi International Badminton Championships from Jan 20.
The Grand Prix Gold event will be held at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium from Jan 20-25. While Olympic bronze medallist Saina has been seeded No. 1, Spaniard Carolina is seeded No. 2.
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Steven Finn & James Anderson lead England to win over India
By Stephan Shemilt BBC Sport
India: 153 (39.3 overs) Finn 5-33, Anderson 4-18
England: 156-1 (27.3 overs) Bell 88*, Taylor 56*
England won by nine wickets
Steven Finn and James Anderson led England to a morale-boosting nine-wicket thrashing of India in Brisbane.
Finn took 5-33, his one-day best, and Anderson, back after a knee injury, 4-18 as India were bowled out for 153.
Ian Bell then made an unbeaten 88 and James Taylor 56 not out in a stand of ... Read More
Indian cricketer of yester year Sourav Ganguly to join BJP?
New Delhi: Former India cricket captain Sourav Ganguly is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and is said to be in talks with senior party leaders, television reports said on Thursday.
According to reports, Dada, as he popularly known as, allegedly turned down the BJP's offer to contest last year's Lok Sabha elections. It was learnt that the offer came from the then BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, who had promised to make ... Read More
Bopanna through, Bhupathi out of Australian Open doubles
Indiaís Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor made it through to the second round of the menís doubles at the Australian Open but veteran Mahesh Bhupathi and Austrian Jurgen Melzer lost rather meekly in their opening match in Melbourne on Thursday.
Bopanna and Nestor, seeded seventh, had to work harder to edge the team of Cyprusí Marcos Baghdatis and Australiaís Marinko Matosevic 7-6 (2), 7-5 in an hour and 36 minutes.
Both teams served poorly ... Read More
Asiad TT: Indian eves doubles teams advance
Source : IANS
Incheon: The Indian women's table tennis doubles teams advanced to the second round after winning their respective matches of the 17th Asian Games at the Suwon Gymnasium here Monday.
First up, the Indian pair of Ankita Das and Poulomi Ghatak outplayed Pakistani duo Rahila Kashif and Shabnam Bilal 3-0 (11-5, 11-1, 11-7) in just 11 minutes.
In their next match Wednesday, Ankita-Poulomi will face South Korean pair of Youngsook Park and Haeun Yang, who registered ... Read More
Paes, Bopanna, Sania crash out in Australian Open doubles
On a largely disappointing day for Indian tennis players, Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza lost their respective doubles matches in the second round of the Australian Open leaving the countryís challenge restricted to the mixed doubles competition.
Sania, who recently reached her career best doubles ranking of No. 5 for the second time, and her Chinese Taipei partner Su-Wei Hsieh were stunned by the unseeded Canadian-Polish pair of Gabriela Dabrowski and Alicja Rosolska 6-7, ... Read More
Federer out of Australian Open, beaten by Andreas Seppi
Roger Federer is out of the Australian Open in the third round, beaten by Italian Andreas Seppi 6-4, 7-6 (5), 4-6, 7-6 (5) on Friday.
Federer was trying to come from two sets down for the 10th time in his career, most recently at last yearís U.S. Open against Gael Monfils.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion hasnít been beaten this early at the Australian Open since 2000, the second year he played here. It was also the ... Read More
New Zealand beats Sri Lanka by 108 runs, leads series 3-1
New Zealandís Luke Ronchi blasted 170 not out and Grant Elliott made 104 in a record unbroken 267-run partnership which lifted the Black Caps to a 108-run over Sri Lanka on Friday, taking an unbeatable 3-1 lead in their one-day series.
Ronchi and Elliott came together with New Zealand in trouble at 93-5 and put on 267 runs from 180 balls to power the hosts to 360-5 at University Oval.
Elliott then took 2-42 and Ronchi took ... Read More