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Dr. Chandran appointed Lead Doping Control Officer
Dr P S M Chandran, reputed sports medicine doctor and President of Indian Federation of Sports Medicine has been appointed by BCCI and IDTM (International Doping Tests and Management, Sweden) as the Lead Doping Control Officer for IPL T20 2014 in UAE. He will be conducting dope tests on cricketers at the matches being played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. This is the first time IDTM will be using the services ... Read More

Anand looks forward to re-match against Carlsen

The World Championship loss in Chennai had “knocked the stuffing out” of Viswanathan Anand but the five-time winner on Wednesday said that clinching the Candidates title has boosted his confidence and he would try to avenge his loss to Magnus Carlsen later this year.

Three losses over 10 games without a win and the world Championship title was in tatters last November but Anand soon scripted a historic turnaround when he registered three victories in 14 ... Read More
World Youth Boxing: Neeraj enters quarters, Indian women ousted
Neeraj Parasar (64kg) clinched a superb come-from-behind victory over Romania’s Andrei Ninel Gheorghe to enter the quarterfinals even as the country’s women pugilists bowed out of the World Youth Boxing Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria on Friday.

Neeraj, the reigning national champion rallied to beat Gheorghe 2—1 in the pre-quarterfinal bout to bring some cheers into the Indian camp after three losses in the day.

In a see-saw battle, Neeraj was found wanting in the opening three minutes ... Read More
We were beaten fair and square, says Dhoni
ABU DHABI: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday conceded that his side were beaten "fair and square" by a better opponent in their six-wicket loss against Kings XI Punjab in an IPL thriller.

CSK posted a huge 205 for four after electing to bat thanks to half centuries from Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum but KXIP chased down the target with seven balls to spare, riding on Glenn Maxwell's magnificent 43-ball 95 and ... Read More
AIFF’s Kalyani Academy boys pump in six past United Sports
AIFF Media Team

KALYANI: Tuesday (April 15) marked the beginning of Bengali New Year – it was Poila Boisakh. As the cool evening breeze blew from the adjacent Lake, All India Football Federation’s Regional Academy presently based in Kalyani, celebrated it in style – in the best possible fashion.

The Academy boys, who had represented India in the AFC U-16 AFC Qualifiers in September 2013 pumped in half a dozen goals past United Sports’ Junior Team in ... Read More
Shuttler Srikanth rises to World No.16
New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth made a remarkable leap of nine places in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) men's singles rankings released Thursday.

Backed by his semifinal appearance at the recently concluded Singapore Open Super Series, where he lost to World No.1 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, the Hyderabadi has risen to a career-best ranking of No.16.

Parupalli Kashyap, on the other hand, maintained his 19th position.

In the women's singles, World Championship ... Read More
Overseas stars spruce up Punjab
Punjab have underachieved for several seasons and last year, their batting let them down. However, in the 2014 auction, the general opinion was that they were the smartest franchise in terms of money spent. They were not afraid to splurge on the Australians, picking Mitchell Johnson, Glenn Maxwell and George Bailey, who replaced the outgoing Adam Gilchrist as captain. The franchise ensured that there was a better balance between the batsmen and bowlers.

Virender Sehwag will ... Read More
Bopanna-Qureshi pair advances to pre-quarters in Monaco
Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi overcame a stiff resistance from Julian Knowle and Vasek Pospisil before moving to the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, in Monte Carlo on Tuesday.

The Indo-Pak pair battled past the Austrian-Canadian combo 7-6 (2) 6-4 in one hour and 15 minutes in its opening round of the euro 3,452,415 clay court event.

There was no break of serve in the opening set as Knowle and Pospisil saved both the ... Read More
Sports News in Brief
A new Sun rises in the Garden City
Bengaluru – Sun Group

Sun Group is an Indian conglomerate, based in Chennai, India. Sun Group's Sun TV Network is one of the largest media networks in India. It owns over thirty three television channels, 45 FM Radio Stations, Two Daily News Papers and Five Magazines with a reach of more than 95 million households in India. Sun Direct is one of the largest DTH service provider in ... Read More
Indian Super League takes first major leap; announces Partners
IMG Reliance and Star India promoted Indian Super League,under the aegis of All India Football Federation, have today reached a crucial junction on its path to rediscover Indian football, as it identifies and awardseight ‘League Partners’ across the country ahead of the proposed September-November 2014 inauguralseason.

Termed as an unrivalled footballing event, the Indian Super League being planned under the Football Sports Development Pvt Ltd.,aims to ignite a revolution in the sport and ultimately enable Indian ... Read More
Blushing Romeo wins Guruvayur Plate
Mr. PL. Ravi’s Blushing Romeo (Prem up) won the Guruvayur Plate, the main event of the races held here on Monday (April 14). R. Foley trains the winner.

The results:

1. TAMIL NEW YEAR CUP (Div. I), (1,200m), 3-y-o only (Terms): Miss Sophisticated (Rajendra Singh) 1, Party Royal (Prem) 2, Starlight Princess (N. Rupa) 3 and Marmaduke (Ross) 4. 1-1/4, 3 and 2. 1m, 18.24s.

Owner: Mr. K. Muthu Vellaiyan. Trainer: R. Foley.

2. TAMIL NEW YEAR CUP (Div. ... Read More
Baroda pip UP to win Mushtaq Ali T20 title
MUMBAI: Baroda pipped Uttar Pradesh by three runs to regain the National T20 title for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy in a thrilling last ball finish at the Wankhede stadium on Monday.

Chasing a challenging target of 145, the Venkatesh Prasad-coached Uttar Pradesh team needed 11 runs off 7 balls but lost the plot as the batsmen at the crease, Praveen Kumar and Upendra Yadav, couldn't manage to overhaul the target and UP finished at 141 ... Read More

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