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Abhinav Bindra shoots gold in last Commonwealth Games
Source : IANS
Glasgow: India's golden boy Abhinav Bindra finished off his Commonwealth Games journey with his maiden singles gold medal while his compatriot Ravi Kumar unfortunately missed out on a bronze medal in a shoot-off in the final of the men's 10m air rifle event at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here Friday.

Bindra and Ravi were engaged in an interesting duel during the final round. Ravi was in lead after 12 shots but Bindra took ... Read More

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Makes Stunning Appearance at Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony
Actress Aishwarya Rai attended the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Scotland's largest city as the Longines Ambassador of Elegance.

Aishwarya, who was dressed in a black coat with her lustrous locks tied in a high bun, was accompanied at the event on July 23 by Longines President Walter von Kanel.

The Swiss luxury watch brand Longines is the Official Timekeeper and Watch of the CWG, being held here July 23-Aug 3. (Pics: Aishwarya at ... Read More
Hero Indian Super League Clubs complete Indian player line-up
MUMBAI: The two-day Central Domestic Player Draft of the inaugural Hero Indian Super League concluded successfully here today (Wednesday July 23, 2014) with each ISL Clubs going for different player selection strategies, thus forming their Indian player line-up.

Forty-two Players were up for grabs at the start of Day Two with Team Goa and North East United FC picking from their pre-selected pool of Players.

Former Indian National Team Captain Climax Lawrence was picked up by Atletico ... Read More
India men's hockey team opens account, beats Wales 3-1
GLASGOW: India on Friday began their Commonwealth Games men's hockey campaign with a facile 3-1 win over lowly Wales in a Pool A tie at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre here.

In what was a lazy and lacklustre beginning, India at half-time were held to a 1-1 scoreline by Wales, who are ranked 22 places below in the FIH Rankings. But a much better second half performance that saw two goals being scored put India ... Read More
Malaika wins India silver in 10m air pistol
GLASGOW: India's first medal from the shooting ranges in the 2014 Commonwealth Games came from 16-year-old Malaika Goel, who shot down a silver in the women's 10m air pistol event, while her role model and former World No. 1 Heena Sidhu ended up a disappointing seventh at the Barry Buddon Shooting Centre here Friday.

World No.15 Malaika bagged the silver with a total of 197.1 points while the gold was clinched by unfancied Singaporean shooter Shun ... Read More
Lifters Sanjita, Sukhen bag gold medals for India on Day 1
GLASGOW: India ran away with opening day honours in the weightlifting competition of the 20th Commonwealth Games with Sukhen Dey and K Sanjita Chanu winning the gold medal in their respective events.

CWG 2014: Medal Tally

The Indian team bagged four out of six medals on offer on Day one of the competition on Thursday.

Sanjita and Saikhom Mirabai Chanu opened India's campaign on a flying note by winning a gold and silver respectively in women's 48kg before ... Read More
India women beat Canada 4-2 in CWG hockey
Glasgow: The Indian women's hockey team beat Canada 4-2 in the opening match of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday.

The match started in high momentum with both teams going on the attack immediately. India was awarded their first penalty corner in the seventh minute but were unable to convert. Canada too were unsuccessful on their penalty corner in the 13th minute.

It was in the 21st minute when India scored through Rani Rampal but Canada immediately came ... Read More
India at Commonwealth Games Friday

GLASGOW: The following is the list of Indians who will participate across various disciplines at the Commonwealth Games here Friday:

Badminton: India will take on Kenya in Group B of the Mixed Team event

Boxing: India's Parveen Kumar will take on Ross Henderson of Scotland in the men's +91 kg category while Mandeep Jangra will start his campaign against Augusto Mathule of Mozambique in the men's 69kg category

Cycling Track: Sunita Yanglem will take part in the ... Read More
India's best bets at Glasgow Commonwealth Games
In the 2010 Delhi Commonwealth Games, India recorded its best ever haul of 101 medals. It will struggle to repeat that at the Games now underway in Glasgow, but hopes to put up a respectable show. TOI looks at India's brightest medal prospects

Sushil Kumar: Two-time Olympic medallist and 2010 world champ. The Baprola grappler, who conquered all in the 66kg category, is competing in 74kg this time.

Krishna Poonia: Defending women's discus throw champion at Glasgow. ... Read More
Basketball-Indian sports minister irked by turban row
Source : REUTERS
MUMBAI, July 24 (Reuters) - Basketball's no-headgear rule has irked the Indian sports minister who has reacted with anger after two Sikh members of the men's national team had to remove their turbans before they were allowed to play in the recent Asia Cup in China.

Players are not allowed "Headgear, hair accessories and jewellery" under the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) rules but the Indian duo of Amritpal Singh and Amjyot Singh told local ... Read More
AIFF Media Team

NEW DELHI: A 25-member Indian squad left for Czech Republic for a 19-day exposure Tour for preparation for the forthcoming Incheon Asian Games. The Team would be back on August 8, 2014.

However, four Players from the 29-member squad – Deepak Devrani, Shouvik Ghosh, Sanjay Balmuchu and Romeo Fernandes -- who were practicing under National Coach Wim Koevermans have been released from the Camp and didn’t travel to Czech Republic.
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Indian football gets into a new league
V Anand,TNN
MUMBAI: The grey skies that clouded Mumbai on an overcast Tuesday afternoon offered no hint whatsoever of how bright the day was for India's top footballers across the country.

The hullaballoo of an Indian Premier League (IPL) auction, which Indians identify with easily, was missing, but the player drafting - a popular system in some of the world's biggest leagues like the NBA and Major League in US - had its own share of thrill ... Read More
Clubs cash in for bigwigs of Indian Football
MUMBAI: The first day of Central Domestic Player Draft of the Hero Indian Super League held today, July 22, 2014 witnessed the Clubs going all out for the big names of Indian Football. Seven rounds of the Central Draft were held on Day 1, at the plush Palladium Hotel in Mumbai with last seven round due on Wednesday, July 23.
The Draft proceedings saw the participating six Club officials engage in a lot of permutations and ... Read More
Sania Mirza appointed brand ambassador of Telangana
Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was today appointed brand ambassador of Telangana.

She will promote the new "state's interests" in India and abroad, according to Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Managing Director Jayesh Rajan.

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao handed over a letter of appointment and also a cheque of Rs one crore to 27-year- old Sania at an interaction session with industrialists here.

"Telangana is proud of Sania who is a true Hyderabadi. She's now ranked number five in ... Read More
Shooter Vijay Kumar to be India’s flag-bearer at CWG opening ceremony
London 2012 silver medallist Vijay Kumar will be the Indian flag-bearer at the opening ceremony of the 20th Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday.

Disclosing this information to The Hindu, the chef-de-mission of the Indian contingent Raj Singh said that the Indian Olympic Association had initially decided in favour of Beijing 2008 gold medallist Abhinav Bindra, but the shooter declined to do the honours as his event was to take place on Thursday.

“Accordingly, it was a ... Read More
Lord's: A victory against all odds…
By Sunil Rajguru
India’s victory over England in the second Test at Lord’s has to be one the greatest of all time. It was a perfect team effort and India fought hard from the first ball to the last. Sometimes you win from a position of strength and sometimes you win from a position of weakness.

You have to say that this time the odds were totally stacked against India. A look at all the odds that ... Read More

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