Team India Players assemble in Goa
(Picture: Goal keepers< Subrata Paul and Karanjit Singh)
…Indian Senior National Team Players assembled in Goa for the forthcoming International Friendly against Bangladesh which is slated to be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on March 5, 2014.
Goalkeeper Subrata Paul…
…The call-up to the National squad is just an inspiration for me to do better. It means that I am on the right track. It makes me more motivated,” he added.
…I am eager for tips from National ... Read More
Nadal ‘offered’ $1.1m per night in Premier Tennis League
Rafael Nadal is reportedly being offered $1.1 million per night to play in three of the eight matches of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League.
If all goes to plan, five teams — based in Hong Kong, Mumbai, Singapore, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur — will send their officials to India armed with minimum budgets of $4.4 million each, to sign up a handful of players — men, women, and champions of yesteryear — for the off-season ... Read More
Navi Mumbai Academy book final round berth
AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: All India Football Federation’s Navi Mumbai Regional Academy became the first Team to qualify for the final round of the U-19 I-League 2014 following a comprehensive 4-0 win over PIFA Colaba FC at the Goans Sports Ground, Churchgate on Saturday (February 22, 2014).
The win confirmed AIFF Regional Academy’s qualification to the next round as winners of the Maharashtra Qualifying Group with two games to spare. With six wins from as many ... Read More
Somdev zooms to 78th spot in ATP rankings
Courtesy his Delhi Open triumph, India’s numero uno singles player Somdev Devvarman on Monday jumped 18 places to become world number 78 in the latest ATP rankings.
He collected 100 ranking points after beating top seed Alerksandr Nedovyesov in the final on Sunday, and is set to face world number five and 2009 US Open winner Juan Martin Del Potro in the first round of the ATP 500 Dubai Duty Free championships on Tuesday.
Somdev’s career best ... Read More
Lanka beat India by two wickets in Asia Cup
Fearless yet measured, forceful but refined, Kumar Sangakkara’s century on Friday was the cricketing equivalent of the luscious roshagulla in this part of the world. The zestful holiday crowd here lapped up his 18th century as Sri Lanka tripped India by two wickets in the Asia Cup.
India has much to blame itself, particularly its messy fielding. As the Lankans required one run to win in the last over with two wickets in hand, Thisara Perera’s ... Read More
Gambhir guides Delhi to win in Vijay Hazare Trophy, Sehwag fails
Delhi: Gautam Gambhir led Delhi to a 38-run win over Jammu and Kashmir at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Thursday.
Skipper Gambhir (58) and his opening partner Unmukt Chand (42) shared a 99-run stand to set the platform for 256 for eight. Virender Sehwag (15) failed batting at number three.
In reply, Jammu and Kashmir ended with 218 all out with contributions of Adil Reshi (36), Shubham Khajuria (46) and Hardeep Singh (45) going in vain.
Brief scores of ... Read More
Koevermans names squad for Bangladesh Friendly
National Coach Wim Koevermans has announced his squad of 20 Players for India’s International Friendly against Bangladesh slated to be held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda, Goa on March 5, 2014.
The kick-off is at 6pm.
The Squad assembles in Goa on March 1.…
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National basketball: Pratham does the star turn for TN
Pratham Singh asserted his immense experience as he sank a three-pointer, as seconds were running out on the clock, to clinch a thriller for Tamil Nadu 66-59 in extra-time over defending champion Uttarakhand, after the teams had been locked 57-57 at the end of regulation period in the IMG-Reliance 64th National basketball championship on Thursday.
For a team that had scored only three points for about 15 minutes, on resumption in the second half, after it ... Read More
India, Sri Lanka look to renew relationship
India and Sri Lanka have been guilty of indulging each other in the past, they are the most frequently paired-up opponents in ODI cricket, but this one promises to be different. For starters it has been seven months since they played against each other. More importantly they are playing in a tournament whose every match is crucial by the way of a difficult qualification for the final. Only two teams out of five progress, and ... Read More
Dubai Championships: Federer in last eight; Devvarman exits
Five-time winner Roger Federer needed a late-match surge to get past troublesome a Radek Stepanek 6-2, 6-7(7-4), 6-3 and enter the quarterfinals of the Dubai Duty Free tennis championships on Wednesday. The Swiss next plays another Czech, Lukas Rosol, who beat Russian eighth seed Dmitry Tursunov 6-4, 7-6 (7-4).
Federer won the opening set in 33 minutes but got caught out in the second by Stepanek as he dropped his first set in nine meetings (2007) ... Read More
Mighty Kohli powers India to 6-wicket victory over Bangladesh
Powered by skipper Virat Kohli's stupendous 136-run innings, India registered a massive 6-wicket victory over Bangladesh. (AP Photo)
NEW DELHI: Powered by skipper Virat Kohli's stupendous 136-run innings, India registered a massive 6-wicket victory over Bangladesh in their Asia Cup match in Fatullah on Wednesday.
Scorecard | Match in Pics | Points Table
Chasing solid 280-run target, India were boosted by an impeccable 213-run partnership between Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane that saw the former reach his 19th ODI ... Read More
U-19 World Cup: India thrash Sri Lanka in fifth place play-off match
DUBAI: India colts salvaged some pride as they comfortably beat their Sri Lankan counterparts by 76 runs in a fifth-place semifinal play-off match at the ICC U-19 World Cup on Monday.
In absence of skipper Vijay Zol, who was banned for breaching ICC's Code of Conduct, the Sanju Samson led side piled up 291 for seven in the stipulated 50 overs at the ICC Cricket Academy ground in Dubai.
In reply, Sri Lanka were dismissed for 215 ... Read More
Bhupathi, Istomin in Dubai Quarters
By PTI - DUBAI
Veteran Mahesh Bhupathi and his partner Denis Istomin erased a one set deficit to edge past Oliver Marach and Florin Mergea in their opening round of the Dubai Duty Free Championships, here today.
Bhupathi and Uzbekistan's Istomin defeated the Austrian-Romanian pair 4-6, 6-3, 16-14 in an hour and 29 minutes to make the last-eight stage.
Saving five break points ... Read More