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Saina, Sindhu in 2nd round of Denmark Open
IANS
Saina worked hard to beat her opponent while Sindhu registered a straight set victory; In the men's competition, P. Kashyap entered the second round

Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P.V. Sindhu reached the second round of the women’s singles event of the Denmark Open Super Series Premier in Odense on Wednesday.

While 2012 London Olympics bronze medallist Saina was made to work hard for her 12-21, 21-10, 21-12 win over Germany’s Karin Schnaase, two-time World Championships bronze ... Read More

First Look! Sania Mirza scores during ISL
(Pic: Tennis star Sania Mirza kicks a football during the Indian Super League match between Delhi Dynamos FC and FC Pune City at the Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.)
The Hyderabadi was at the Nehru stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday for the Indian Super League match between Delhi Dynamos FC and FC Pune City.

Sania and Indian film actresses Ileana D'Cruz, Lisa Haydon and Kajal Aggarwal tried scoring from the penalty spot during a celebrity ... Read More

INDIA U-16 WOMEN’S TEAM REACH DHAKA FOR AFC U-16 QUALIFIERS
By Debayan Mukherjee, AIFF Media Team

DHAKA: A large posse of local journalists and photographers made ‘light’ of the drizzle – caused by the side effects of cyclone HudHud which has pounded the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha – as the India U-16 Women’s National Team arrived at their team hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday afternoon (October 13, 2014) for their AFC U-16 Women’s Championship (Qualifiers).
It looked like skies would open up just at ... Read More

HUGE MEDIA INTEREST BEDAZZLES INDIA CAPTAIN AMRITA KUMARI
By Debayan Mukherjee, AIFF Media Team

DHAKA: Seconds after stepping inside the Bangladesh Football Federation (BFF) Conference Room which was bursting at the seams with not less than 90 journalists and photographers/cameraman on the job, India U-16 Women’s National captain Amrita Kumari was made to understand the weight of her armband.
Not among the two – Head Coach and a first team player (Angline Fernandes) – attending the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship (Qualifiers) Pre Tournament Media Interaction, Amrita ... Read More
Australians crumble to 153-run loss
Phillip Hughes scored a half-century but Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers missed out on their last chance for some decent time in the middle ahead of the first Test, as Pakistan A wrapped up a 153-run victory in the tour game in Sharjah. The result was not so much the issue for the Australians as giving players the chance for some match practice; on that front the last day was disappointing as well.

Mitchell Marsh, who ... Read More
Kashayp stuns Jorgensen to enter Denmark Open semis
IANS

ODENSE (Denmark): Leading male shuttler Parupalli Kashyap created a huge upset in the Denmark Open Super Series Premier, defeating local favourite and World No.3 Jan O Jorgensen to storm into semifinal of the badminton tournament.

Recently-crowned Commonwealth Games champion Kashayp, who won 21-19, 21-15 in 42 minutes at the Odense Sports Park on Friday night, was in his elements from the beginning with vintage cross-court smashes and flawless judgement.

Kashyap moved quickly within the court and ... Read More
Kashayp stuns Jorgensen to enter Denmark Open semis
IANS

ODENSE (Denmark): Leading male shuttler Parupalli Kashyap created a huge upset in the Denmark Open Super Series Premier, defeating local favourite and World No.3 Jan O Jorgensen to storm into semifinal of the badminton tournament.

Recently-crowned Commonwealth Games champion Kashayp, who won 21-19, 21-15 in 42 minutes at the Odense Sports Park on Friday night, was in his elements from the beginning with vintage cross-court smashes and flawless judgement.

Kashyap moved quickly within the court and ... Read More
IRAN RALLY TO BEAT INDIA 2-1, HOSSEIMI BRACE DOES THE TRICK
By Debayan Mukherjee, AIFF Media Team

India 1 (Premi Chiru – 13th) lose to Iran 2 (Fatemeh Hosseni – 71st, 87th)
DHAKA: Iran left it late with two second half goals to script a 2-1 win over India in a high-voltage Group B encounter of the AFC U-16 Women’s Championship China 2015 (Qualifiers) here at the Bangabandhu Stadium in Dhaka on Friday (October 17, 2014).
Iranian substitute Fatemeh Hosseni turned on the heat by scoring two late goals to ... Read More
West Indies to pull out of India tour
Nagraj Gollapudi

The West Indies tour to India has been called off suddenly due to the ongoing payment structure dispute with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and its players association. The fourth ODI in Dharamsala will be their last game of the series, which was scheduled to have a fifth ODI, a Twenty20 international as well as three Tests.

A press release from the BCCI said it was, "shocked and disappointed" and that the decision to ... Read More
Valcke, Patel launch AIFF Strategic Plan
AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: All India Football Federation’s Strategic Plan was officially launched by Mr. Jerome Valcke, Secretary General, FIFA and Mr. Praful Patel, President, All India Football Federation in the Capital on Wednesday (October 15).

The Plan which was presented to Clubs besides Executive Committee Members and partners, has laid down the road map for AIFF to work towards the development of the ‘Beautiful Game’ in the Country.

Mr. Valcke also mentioned that India stays the ... Read More
Hermanpreet hat-trick helps India down Malaysia in Johor Cup
PTI
JOHOR BAHRU: Hermanpreet Singh did the star turn with a hat-trick of goals as India enhanced their chances to qualify for the final of the Under-21 Sultan of Johor Cup with a convincing 4-2 win over hosts Malaysia, on Thursday.

In top form after thrashing Pakistan 6-0 yesterday, the Harjeet Singh-led side improved their chances of making it to the final after notching up its third win in four games.

India though had some tough moments ... Read More
Indian shuttlers enjoy perfect day at Odense
PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal stormed into the quarterfinals of women’s singles while Parupalli Kashyap and K Srikanth made the last-eight stage of men’s singles after posting contrasting victories in the Denmark Open Super Series Badminton Premier here on Thursday.

Two-time World Championships bronze medallist Sindhu took just 31 minutes to get the better of Ksenia Polikarpova of Russia 21-17, 21-19 at the Odense Sports Park.

World No 7 Saina, who took to the court in the ... Read More
Davydenko bids adieu to career
MOSCOW, Oct 16, 2014, Reuters:
Former world number three Nikolay Davydenko announced his retirement on Thursday at the age of 33. / AP Photo

Former world number three Nikolay Davydenko announced his retirement on Thursday at the age of 33.

The Russian, who won the ATP World Tour Finals title in 2009 and helped his country win the Davis Cup in 2006, said injuries had forced him to end his 15-year career.

"I had a lot of injuries over ... Read More
Yuki, Somdev crash out
Indore, Oct 16, 2014, PTI:

Ramkumar Ramanathan proved his ascendancy in Indian tennis yet again as he knocked out Yuki Bhambri from the ATP Indore Open even as India’s top player Somdev Devvarman also made an early exit here on Thursday.

Ramkumar overcame the challenge of sixth seed Yuki 7-6 (4), 6-3 to move to the quarterfinals of the USD 50,000 hard court tournament.

The 19-year-old Chennai youngster has been impressive this year, having won four ITF Futures ... Read More
India outclass Pakistan 6-0 in Sultan of Johor Cup
Johor Bahru (Malaysia), Oct 15, 2014, (PTI):
Defending champions India bounced back from their loss to Great Britain in style with a 6-0 thrashing of arch-rivals Pakistan in their third match of the Under-21 Sultan of Johor Cup at the Taman Daya Stadium, here today. PTI photo for representation only

Defending champions India bounced back from their loss to Great Britain in style with a 6-0 thrashing of arch-rivals Pakistan in their third match of the Under-21 ... Read More
Hockey: Team India storms into final
Source : IANS
The Indian men's hockey team entered the final beating South Korea 1-0 in the semi-final of the 17th Asian Games at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium here Tuesday.
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India can defend World Cup: Ganguly
Source : IANS
New Delhi: Former captain Sourav Ganguly believes that the Indian cricket team has a good chance of defending the World Cup title in 2015 to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand.

"India have got a good chance of defending the World Cup. They are a very good One-Day International (ODI) side wherever they play. Whether it is Australia or England, they are a top one-day side," Ganguly told IANS in an interview.

"Test ... Read More
Achievements in sports bring respect for Indians: Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday felicitated the medal winners of the 17th Asian Games, saying a sportsperson's achievements brings respect and pride for all Indians.

"No country can progress without self-respect and pride. When Mangalyaan successfully reached Mars, it was the achievement of the scientists, but a matter of pride for all Indians, and it brought global recognition for India," he said.

"Similarly, a sportsperson's achievements bring respect and pride for all Indians."

Congratulating the medal winners, Modi ... Read More
Australia reclaim top ODI ranking with Pakistan sweep
(Reuters) - Australia have returned to the top of the one-day international rankings following their 3-0 whitewash of Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said on Monday.

Australia slipped from the top spot after a shock three-wicket defeat to Zimbabwe in a tri-series, also involving South Africa, at the end of August.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India claimed the number one ranking after Australia also lost to South Africa in the final of ... Read More
Mary Kom named Most Valuable Player of India's Asiad campaign
New Delhi, (PTI)
Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom was today chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India's Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors Samsung India here. PTI file photo

Olympic bronze medallist M C Mary Kom was today chosen as the Most Valuable Player of India's Incheon Asian Games campaign at a felicitation of the medal winners by contingent sponsors Samsung India here.

Mary Kom, who ... Read More
Book revisits magical moments of Sachin’s final Test
PTI
Sachin Tendulkar’s final Test appearance has been revisited in a new book which tries to capture all the excitement and emotion during the two and a half days of the match.

“Final Test: Exit Sachin Tendulkar” by writer-journalist Dilip D’Souza is a close scrutiny of Tendulkar’s last Test played at the Wankhede in November last year. Besides minute details of the match, both on and off-field, the writer also teases out larger issues that plague the ... Read More



 
 
 
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