Rangdajied United Register First Win; Defeat Mohun Bagan
Rangdajied United FC finally shrugged off their winless run after defeating Kolkata Giants, Mohun Bagan 2-0 in the 12th Round of the I-League at the Salt Lake Stadium in Kolkata on Sunday.
Manandeep Singh gave 'The Blues' a lead against the run-of-play in the 22nd minute before Eugeneson Lyngdoh scored the second in the 66th minute to ensure the historic win.
Coming in following the back-to-back draws after strengthening their squad, the Meghalaya side were ... Read More
Dinesh Karthik gets engaged to squash ace Dipika Pallikal
Source : SIFY
India cricketer Dinesh Karthik has got engaged to squash champion Dipika Pallikal in Chennai last week. It was a very quiet and low-key affair for the couple.
While Karthik is busy with his cricket assignments, Dipika, the first Indian woman to break into the top 10 in the WSA rankings, might prove lucky for the wicket-keeper batsman.
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‘Local heartthrob’ Dika owes it to ‘Godfather’ Malsawmtluanga
(Image: Lalrindika Ralte poses with 'Godfather' Shylo Malsawmtluanga -credit AIFF Media)
…Who is your favourite Indian Football Player?...
…Lalrindika Ralte smiles, raises his hand and keeps it on Shlo Malsawmtluanga’s shoulder sitting next. “He’s my favourite Footballer,” Dika states. “He is our Godfather, the Godfather of all Mizo Fotballers…
….The two Mizo generations, if we can label them…
…There’s always that perception that playing…
…Lalrindika, who stays proud of his unbeaten record in wrestling bouts…
…There are also a lot number ... Read More
Tendulkar on Mandela: A truly inspirational human being
Source : PTI
NEW DELHI: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar Friday paid heartfelt tribute to former South Africa president Nelson Mandela, saying the anti-apartheid icon was a "truly inspirational human being".
"When I met Mr Mandela it was one of the most memorable days of my life. A truly inspirational human being....," wrote Tendulkar on his twitter account.
"He will live on in my heart forever. R.I.P," he further wrote.
Madiba, as Mandela was fondly known, had been battling ... Read More
Kohli, Rohit guide India to easy win over Windies
With Sachin Tendulkar out of the equation, Dhoni has his hands full in deciding who will bat at No.4 in Tests, though the choice is essentially between Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Perhaps, the ensuing ODI series that precedes the two Tests could throw a hint or two on the thought process as India begins a new journey into the unknown.
The majority of the players for the Test team pick themselves with Vijay and Dhawan ... Read More
South Africa give India taste of reality with 141-run thrashing
Johannesburg: South Africa floored visitors India in the first ODI with clinical perfection at New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Thursday.
First, the Proteas batsmen sent a lacklustre Indian bowling attack on a leatherhunt piling up a massive 358/4 riding on opener Quibnton de Kock's century and significant contributions from skipper AB de Villiers and senior pro JP Duminy.
Then, their bowlers, spearheaded by Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel and Ryan McLaren, crushed the Indian hitters without any ... Read More
Tamil Nadu spinners wreak havoc on Baroda
Tamil Nadu's spinners enjoyed a highly productive day, as Baroda slipped, stumbled and were finally bowled out for 162 in Chennai. Left-arm spinner Rahil Shah earned his first Ranji cap since last December and benefited on a pitch that offered turn and bounce right from the first session, as he went on to finish with a career-best 4 for 49.
Overcast skies greeted both teams in the morning and there were only brief spells of sunshine ... Read More
South Africa post 358/4 against India in 1st ODI
South Africa batsmen sent a lacklustre Indian bowling attack on a leatherhunt piling up a massive 358 for four riding on opener Quibnton de Kock’s century and significant contributions from skipper AB de Villiers and senior pro JP Duminy.
Young de Kock batted splendidly upfront scoring a 121-ball-135 studded with 18 fours and three sixes as he added 152 runs for the opening stand with Hashim Amla, who scored a patient 65.
The foundation laid by de ... Read More
New Zealand likely to visit India in 2014-15 season: BCCI
Source : PTI
Mumbai: India are likely to host New Zealand for a return series towards the end of next year, according to a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official.
India are set to tour New Zealand in January-February after the ongoing South Africa tour. "We are trying to invite New Zealand for our next home series in October-November," a top BCCI source told PTI.
As per the International Cricket Council's existing Future Tours Programme, ... Read More
India to Host 2017 U-17 FIFA World Cup
By PTI - NEW DELHI
India will host the FIFA Under-17 World Cup football in 2017 with the world governing body today awarding the right to host the prestigious tournament to the country in its executive committee meeting in Salvador da Bahia in Brazil.
On a landmark day for the country's football, India beat other bidders South Africa, Ireland and Uzbekistan in the fight to host the 24-nation biennial mega event.
Members of the Indian football team celebrate ... Read More
MS Dhoni wins ICC People's Choice Award
MUMBAI: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has won this year's ICC People's Choice Award, thus becoming only the second Indian cricketer to win the coveted prize after just-retired Sachin Tendulkar.
Dhoni has now become only the third cricketer to win this award after Tendulkar, who was the first-ever recipient in 2010, and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara, who won it in 2011 and 2012.
Other nominees for this year's ICC People's Choice Award were Australia's Michael Clarke, ... Read More
USD 35 Million Prize Money for 2014 World Cup Winner
By Associated Press
FIFA will give the 2014 World Cup winner $35 million in prize money, and all 32 competing nations will get at least $8 million.
The figures were agreed Thursday by FIFA's executive committee as part of a $576 million fund. It includes payments to clubs worldwide and an insurance policy to cover injured players' salaries.
At the 2010 World Cup, champion Spain earned $30 million from a $348 million teams' prize money pot.
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Lost opportunity for Goswami and Indian football
As long as Subrata Paul realises how fortunate he is, he won’t go wrong
Few questions exercise the imagination of those who love sport quite like: “What if?” As far as Indian football is concerned, it has been asked so many times that it has all the value of a Chinese whisper.
The national side is currently 148th in FIFA rankings, sandwiched between St. Kitts and Nevis and Maldives.
Half a century ago, Indian football was not the ... Read More
Tendulkar becomes UNICEF's brand ambassador for South Asia
Source : PTI
Recently-retired batting legend Sachin Tendulkar today became UNICEF's first brand ambassador for South Asia and is all set to work in promoting hygiene and sanitation in the region.
"Thanks for allowing me to start this wonderful second innings of my life. I'm looking forward to being an ambassador for UNICEF and serve to the best of my ability. This is an innings that is really really important to me, so I will try ... Read More
Rangdajied United FC secured a point
Rangdajied United FC yet again secured a point after holding Mumbai FC 1-1 at the Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune on Wednesday. Manandeep Singh scored for the North Eastern outfit in the 31st minute which was cancelled out by Ashutosh Mehta just after the hour mark.
The home team were into the game right from the first whistle as they made their intention very clear. They were awarded a freekick just in the 2nd minute of ... Read More
Vijay Zol to captain India U-19s in ACC Asia Cup
Source : PTI
New Delhi: Maharashtra batsman Vijay Zol has been named captain of the India Under-19 squad for the ACC Asia Cup in the UAE, which will begin on December 28.
Kerala wicketkeeper Sanju Vishwanadh, who was part of the Under-19 team for the Asia Cup in 2012, has been appointed Zol’s deputy.
“The All-India Junior Selection Committee met in Delhi on 27th November to pick the Indian team for the ACC U-19 Asia Cup ... Read More
Pakistan women set to make sporting history
Sixteen young Pakistani women will make history this weekend as they compete in the kabaddi world cup -- the first time the conservative Muslim country has ever fielded an international women's team in the sport.
The traditional tag-wrestling sport involves players trying to tag an opponent before making it back to their half of the field.
Kabaddi is hugely popular in the Punjab provinces of India and Pakistan, where it originates, and is played in countries around ... Read More
Pakistan win series in thrilling fashion
Junaid Khan bowled an excellent last over as Pakistan pulled off a nail-biting one-run victory in the second ODI at Port Elizabeth on Wednesday to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.
Chasing Pakistan's 262 in 445 overs, South Africa came tantalisingly close to the target needing a six of the last bowl to win but just managed a four to lose by a run.
Earlier, opener Ahmed Shehzad scored a brilliant century to ... Read More
Dashing Dhawan powers India to series win over West Indies
KANPUR: India clinched the ODI series against West Indies 2-1 with a comfortable five-wicket victory in the third and final match, riding on Shikhar Dhawan's sparkling century.
The Indians first restricted West Indies to 263 for five and then overhauled the target with 23 balls to spare to lift yet another ODI trophy at home.
Dhawan stole the limelight with an attacking 119 that came off 95 balls, his fifth ODI hundred, while Yuvraj Singh notched ... Read More
Indian weightlifter Lather wins gold
India opened their medal account in the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships at Penang, Malaysia, with Deepak Lather bagging a gold and two silver in the 50kg youth boys section on the opening day on Monday.
Lather’s effort of 83kg in snatch fetched him a gold and secured a silver lifting 102kg in clean and jerk. His total lift of 185kg gave him another silver.
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AIFF nominated in top-three for AFC Grassroots MA of the Year Award
NEW DELHI: All India Football Federation’s Grassroots Programme received a shot in the arm when it was nominated in the top three in Asia along with winners Japan and Vietnam for the AFC Grassroots MA of the Year Award.
“As part of the implementation of Lakshya, AIFF’s focus is on Grassroots and Youth Development,” AIFF General Secretary Mr. Kushal Das told www.the-aiff.com.
“In 2013 the AIFF has embarked on a comprehensive and active Grassroots Programme across six ... Read More
Zaheer back in Test team for SA tour, Rayudu replaces Tendulkar
Zaheer KhanZaheer Khan has made a comeback to the Indian Test team for the tour of South Africa.
The veteran pacer was included in the squad for next month's two-Test series, but there was no place for Gautam Gambhir in both the squads, despite the left-hander displaying good form recently for Delhi in the Ranji Trophy.
Zaheer, 35, last played for India in December last year, against England, and had a good performances in the Ranji Trophy, ... Read More