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World Cups are turning points. Win one and the whole system could be electrified and lose one and heads may start rolling and the whole system could end up being reworked. Here’s dividing Indian ODI cricket on the basis of World Cup years. Stone Age 1975-83: India didn’t care for ODI cricket. We had played 10 series/tournaments outside India and lost all of them. The legendary Sunil Gavaskar once ...
Dhaka: The Indian Under-23 football team here on Monday survived a fire scare when smoke was spotted coming out from the rear side of the team bus. The team was on its way back to the team hotel from the Monday morning recovery session when the smell of something burning pervaded the bus and smoke was spotted from the rear side of the vehicle, according to an All India Football Federation (AIFF) release ...
World Cups are turning points. Win one and the whole system could be electrified and lose one and heads may start rolling and the whole system could end up being reworked. Here’s dividing Indian ODI cricket on the basis of World Cup years. Stone Age 1975-83: India didn’t care for ODI cricket. We had played 10 series/tournaments outside India and lost all of them. The legendary Sunil Gavaskar once ...
Melbourne: International Cricket Council (ICC) chairman Narayanaswami Srinivasan has hailed the cricket World Cup 2015 as "the most popular in history", and said he believes the 50-over game is in good health following Australia's triumph at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Commenting in the aftermath of Sunday's game, which was played in front of over 93,000 spectators, Srinivasan said the ...
Dhaka: The Indian Under-23 football team here on Monday survived a fire scare when smoke was spotted coming out from the rear side of the team bus. The team was on its way back to the team hotel from the Monday morning recovery session when the smell of something burning pervaded the bus and smoke was spotted from the rear side of the vehicle, according to an All India Football Federation (AIFF) release ...
Cairo: At least 30 people were killed and several others injured in clashes between police and Egyptian soccer fans who were trying to force their way into a stadium here for a match, in one of the deadliest game-related incidents in the soccer-crazy country.The Ministry of Interior said the incident took place outside the Air Defence Stadium in Cairo ahead of a match between Egyptian Premier League ...
Tennis legends Leander Paes and Martina Hingis presented Prime Minister Narendra Modi autographed racquets with which they won the Australian Open mixed doubles title on February 1. "It was wonderful meeting you @mhingis & @Leander! Kind of you @mhingis & @Leander to present autographed racquets with which you played Aus Open Mixed Doubles Finals," Modi tweeted on Thursday. It was wonderful ...
New Delhi: India's top tennis player Sania Mirza has decided to partner former world number one Martina Hingis on the WTA circuit, splitting with Hsieh Su-wei after partnering the Chinese Taipei player in only four tournaments this season.  In four tournaments together, they made two second round exits (Dubai and Australian Open), reached semifinals of the Brisbane event and ended with a runners-up ...
Chennai, March 30 (IANS) Indian chess Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli on Monday drew against Ukraine Women GM (WGM) Mariya Muzychuk in 78 moves in the World Women's Chess Championship 2015 semi-final at Sochi in Russia. ...
By Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Manhattan federal judge said Ralph Lauren Corp may try to hold the U.S. Polo Association in contempt for using a logo that resembles its iconic polo player logo, but put the case on hold for a related arbitration. In a decision made public on Monday, U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan said Ralph Lauren could pursue claims that the "double horsemen" ...
Rio de Janeiro: Fans can begin registering for tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympics in November with prices starting at less than $20, officials said.The most expensive tickets are for the opening ceremony, where the best seats will be available for almost $2,000, reports Xinhua.Track and field, basketball and indoor volleyball have the highest single-session prices at about $515.The price is about ...
Bucharest: Rio 2016 Summer Olympics will be successful, just as the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has said.In Bucharest for the centennial anniversary of the Romanian Olympic Committee, the IOC president said that they are expecting an excellent Olympics in Rio, an Olympics full of enthusiasm and joy of life from Brazil."Everyone is working ...
Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round.Having drawn the first four games of the six-player round-robin tournament, Anand had to win to stay in contention for a podium finish and he was duly assisted by Adams who fought it out instead of going for a dull draw with white pieces.The ...
Magnus Carlsen retained the title of world champion with something to spare by winning game 11 of the match versus Viswanathan Anand. That win gave the Norwegian Grandmaster an unassailable lead of 6.5-4.5 and therefore, Game 12 will not be played.It was a tragicomic end to the match as Anand ruined a good position by being over-optimistic. The  game started quietly with yet another Berlin Defence ...
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