Saina back on top of badminton rankings
Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal regained the No 1 position in the international rankings after China's Li Xuerui dropped a couple of rungs to third in the latest list, issued on Friday.
Saina, the first Indian woman shuttler to be world No 1 after her India Open Grand Prix Gold triumph last month, had dropped to second following a semi-final defeat at the Malaysia Open Super Series.
She skipped last week's Singapore Open Super Series, but gained ... Read More
It's official! Sania dethrones Errani for No 1 ranking
India's Sania Mirza. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images
Sania Mirza officially became the first Indian woman tennis player to be ranked World number one in doubles after WTA released their latest rankings chart on Monday.
The Indian ace rose three rungs with 7660 points to dethrone Italy's Sara Errani (7640 points).
The steep climb follows the Hyderabadi’s stupendous title win at the WTA Family Circle Cup with partner Martina Hingis in Charleston on Sunday.
The top-seeded Indo-Swiss pair beat Casey ... Read More
India Drawn In GROUP D For 2018 World Cup Qualifiers
AIFF Media Team
NEW DELHI: It’s official. India have been drawn in Group D for the 2018 AFC World Cup Qualifiers, the draw for which took place at JW Marriott Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday (April 14, 2015).
Besides India, the others Teams in Group D are Iran, Oman, Turkmenistan and Guam. For the record, Iran ranked 40th and are the highest ranked Asian Team in the FIFA Rankings at the moment, while Oman stay ... Read More
Steve Smith leads Rajasthan to terrific win over Mumbai
Ahmedabad: Skipper Steve Smith struck his maiden IPL half-century as the young Australian led Rajasthan Royals to a comfortable seven-wicket win over Mumbai Indians in their IPL cricket match, here today.
It was Royals’ third consecutive win while Mumbai suffered their third defeat in a row.Chasing a challenging 165 to win, Royals romped home in19.1 overs with Smith scoring an unbeaten 79 from 53 balls.
He was well supported by Ajinkya Rahane (46) as they raised ... Read More
Indian Ice Hockey team all set to compete in Kuwait
New Delhi: The Indian ice hockey team is finally on its way to Kuwait for the Challenge Cup Division 1, after a wave of supporters came forward to crowd-fund their campaign.
The Division I event, that will be held from April 18-24, will have six teams including hosts Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Singapore, India, Malaysia and Oman.
India will be led by Tsewang Gyaltson and coached by Adam Sherlip who also doubles up as team physio and assisted by ... Read More
Hockey: Lack of an experienced back-up goalkeeper a worry for India
Ipoh: India's PR Sreejesh is considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world at the moment, but the lanky Kerala lad feels that the absence of an experienced back up custodian is a major cause of worry for the team going into next year's Rio Olympics.
A day after proving his mettle under the bar and helping India finish third in the just-concluded 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup by effecting two saves in the penalty ... Read More