Sindhu loses at Hong Kong Super Series
Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu suffered a three game loss to lesser ranked Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the second round of $350,000 Hong Kong Super Series in Kowloon here on Thursday.
Sindhu, a two-time bronze medallist at the World Championship, could not play her usual game and went down 17-21, 21-13, 11-21 to Okuhara in a women’s singles match that lasted more than an hour.
The only time Sindhu faced Okuhara was in Badminton Asia ... Read More
K Srikanth loses in Hong Kong Open semis
Hong Kong: India's campaign in the Hong Kong Super Series came to an end after young shuttler Kidambi Srikanth suffered a three-game loss to top seed Chen Long of China in the semi-finals of the men's singles event of the USD 350,000 event on Saturday.
Srikanth, who broke into the top 10 on Thursday following his historic win at China Open Super Series Premier, went down 17-21, 21-19, 6-21 to world champion Chen in a match ... Read More
Saina Nehwal bows out of Hong Kong Open Super Series
HONG KONG: India's campaign in the women's singles of the $350,000 Hong Kong Open Super Series came to an end after ace shuttler Saina Nehwal was stunned by Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei in the quarterfinals here on Friday.
Seeded third, Saina went down 15-21, 19-21 to her lower ranked opponent in just 39 minutes in Kowloon.
Before Friday's match, Saina held a 5-2 edge over her Taipei rival. Last time the two met, the ... Read More
Saina Nehwal, K Srikanth advance in Hong Kong Open
HONG KONG: Top Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and K Srikanth posted contrasting victories to enter the quarterfinals of the women's and men's singles competition respectively in the $350,000 Hong Kong Super Series in Kowloon on Thursday.
However, it was curtains for teen sensation PV Sindhu, who suffered a three-game loss to lesser-ranked Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in the second round of the women's singles to bow out of the tournament.
Srikanth, who had defeated two-time Olympic ... Read More
World Chess Championship: Carlsen-Anand settle for quick draw in Game 9
SOCHI (Russia): A well-prepared Viswanathan Anand managed the easiest of draws with black pieces in his ninth round match against Magnus Carlsen but the Norwegian inched closer towards retaining his World Championship crown as he leads the Indian ace by a full point.
The scoreboard reads 5-4 in favour of defending champion Carlsen, who may just seal it with another win in the next three rounds. For Anand, he desperately needs a win to remain in ... Read More
Innings win for Indian women
Indian women registered an innings and 34-run win over the visiting South African women’s team in the one-off Test which concluded at the SDNR Wadiyar Platinum Jubilee University grounds here on Wednesday.
Part-time off-spinner Harmanpreet Kaur with figures of four for 41 spearheaded the Indian attack. She was ably supported by leg-spinner Punam Yadav (two for 22) and medium-pacer Jhulan Goswami (two for 21) and helped India bowl out the South Africans for 132 in 78.2 ... Read More
Srikanth breaks into top 10 in badminton ranking
Owing to his recent title victory at the China Open in Fuzhou, K. Srikanth climbed up six places to achieve a career-best 10th in the men’s singles category of the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.
Olympic medallist Saina Nehwal also jumped up a place to move up the ladder to number 4 in the women’s singles rankings, even as P.V. Sindhu managed to maintain her 10th position in the list.
21-year-old Srikanth had ... Read More
Sarfraz's hundred lifts Pakistan in second Test
Dubai, Nov 20, 2014, AFP:
He then cut seamer Tim Southee towards deep point for his 15th boundary to complete the three-figure mark off 153 balls, the first Pakistani keeper-batsman to score three hundreds in a year. DH File photo
Sarfraz Ahmed hit a fighting century to help Pakistan reduce New Zealand's lead on the fourth day of the second Test here today.
The right-handed batsman scored an unbeaten 111 for his third century -- all this year ... Read More
INDIA WOMEN OVERWHELM BANGLADESH, WIN 5-1
AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: India Senior Women’s National Team bettered India U-16 Team’s performance recently in the AFC Qualifiers against Bangladesh, as they swept aside their neighbours 5-1 in a Group A tie of the 3rd SAFF Women’s Championship in Islamabad, Pakistan on Saturday (November 15, 2014).
India U-16 girls had rallied to beat Bangladesh 2-1 in Dhaka last month. But no such discomforts were seen in the senior women’s display as they bossed their counterparts ... Read More
INDIA SCORE A DOZEN PAST AFGHANISTAN TO CRUISE TO THE SEMIFINALS
AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: There is no stopping the India Women’s Senior National Team juggernaut at the 3rd SAFF Women’s Championship.
As if recording mammoth wins against Maldives and Bangladesh were not enough, the women in blue made Afghanistan look like they were playing a different sport, crushing their opponents with a ruthless 12-0 win in their last Group A engagement in Islamabad, Pakistan on Monday (November 17, 2014).
Striker Bala Devi extended her purple patch scoring ... Read More
‘MOTIVATE 1000 MORE GIRLS’
AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: All India Football Federation’s first-ever exclusive Referees Course for Women – the FIFA-MA Women Referees Course was inaugurated by Dr. Shaji Prabhakaran, FIFA Development Officer for South and Central Asia, at a City Hotel in New Delhi on Monday (November 17).
The Course which is being organised by All India Football Federation under the auspices of FIFA is being attended by 25 Women Referees from all across the Country. Ms. Krystyna Szokolai ... Read More
Terry Walsh quits as chief coach of Indian hockey team
Terry WalshTerry Walsh was an unhappy man and on Tuesday decided to end his service as coach of Indian hockey men's team, also deciding not to renew his contract that was expiring on November 19.
Earlier, the Australian had threatened to quit complaining of interference from Hockey India (HI) officials and had also put down his resignation. But, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) made a timely intervention and persuaded Walsh to stay on.
It is learnt ... Read More
India regain No. 1 spot in ODIs
Source : PTI
World champions India have consolidated their top rank in the ICC ODI Team Rankings after sweeping the five-match series 5-0 against Sri Lanka, which concluded in Ranchi on Sunday.
India had started the series at the third position on 113 ratings points and has finished on 117 ratings points, two ratings points clear of South Africa, which is involved in a five-ODI series against Australia.
In contrast, Sri Lanka have retained their fourth position but ... Read More