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Shastri now could win Test championship to atone for World Cup heartbreak Ravi Shastri had unformidable names to contend with in order to be reappointed as India head coach last week so it was no surprise the Kapil Dev-led committee decided in his favour. While many fans are still grumpy over India’s semi-final defeat by New Zealand at the World Cup last month, the truth is Shastri had done the ...
New Delhi: The Selection Committee for sports awards 2019 on Saturday recommended names of five sportspersons for the Dhyanchand award this year.They are Manuel Fredricks (hockey), Arup Basak (table tennis), Manoj Kumar (wrestling), Nitten Kirrtane (tennis), and C Lalremsanga (archery).Dhyanchand award is presented to sportspersons for their lifetime achievements and contribution to sport during both ...
Gowtham hit an unbeaten 134 off 56 deliveries with the help of 13 sixes, completing his century in just 39 balls. Gowtham also went on to register a dream bowling figure, picking up 8/15 in his 4 overs, leading his side to a 70-run victory.Speaking after the match, he said: "I don't think I expected this, nor did anyone else out here. Thanks to everyone who turned up and supported us."Gowtham's ...
Dubai [UAE], Aug 24 (ANI): After bundling out England for 67 in the first innings on day two of the third Test in the ongoing Ashes, Australian pacer Josh Hazelwood hailed the competitive spirit within the team's bowling unit, saying having six quality bowlers keeps everyone on their toes."The way the series is set out, we have got six great quicks here and I think that keeps you on your toes as much ...
Leeds [UK], Aug 24 (ANI): Manchester United's coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has come out in support of midfielder Paul Pogba, saying the player is a leader in the group and the team expects a lot from him on the football pitch."I know people expect him to do absolutely everything on a football pitch, but he's got so many qualities that we're seeing different qualities from Paul this year compared to last ...
The Madrid-born forward put an end to his 18-year career in a match that was spoiled by his countryman, Vissel Kobe's Andres Iniesta, who left the game all but won when he was forced out of the pitch in the 45th minute on Friday.The former Barcelona player started to gain control over the midfield, while Torres was energetic inside the area, waiting for the perfect chance to head home, reports Efe ...
New York [USA], Aug 24 (ANI): Sumit Nagal has qualified for the US Open main draw on Friday (local time) and as a result, he will be facing Swiss Roger Federer in the first-round match.Nagal has become the youngest Indian in 25 years to qualify for the main draw of a Grand Slam as he defeated Brazil's Jaao Menezes 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.This will be Nagal's first appearance in a Grand Slam. Nagal had earlier ...
The 38-year-old five-time champion has not won this hard-court Grand Slam event since 2008, but reached the final in 2015 and is on the shortlist of title favourites once again this year."We were saying on the practice court two days ago that this is probably the best I've felt in years coming into the US Open again, which is encouraging," the world No. 3 said at a press conference three ...
New York [USA], Aug 24 (ANI): Sumit Nagal has qualified for the US Open main draw on Friday (local time) and as a result, he will be facing Swiss Roger Federer in the first-round match.Nagal has become the youngest Indian in 25 years to qualify for the main draw of a Grand Slam as he defeated Brazil's Jaao Menezes 5-7, 6-4, 6-3.This will be Nagal's first appearance in a Grand Slam. Nagal had earlier ...
Dubai [UAE], Aug 24 (ANI): After bundling out England for 67 in the first innings on day two of the third Test in the ongoing Ashes, Australian pacer Josh Hazelwood hailed the competitive spirit within the team's bowling unit, saying having six quality bowlers keeps everyone on their toes."The way the series is set out, we have got six great quicks here and I think that keeps you on your toes as much ...
Moscow: Russian President Vladimir Putin has revealed that he ordered the downing of a "hijacked" plane that threatened 40,000 spectators who came to witness the opening ceremony of the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games, the media reported.The President made the revelations on Sunday in a two-hour documentary film titled "Putin" directed by Andrey Kondrashov, a state television filmmaker, which was shared on ...
PyeongChang (South Korea): Shiva Keshavan of India finished at the 30th spot in the Singles Run 3 of the Men's Luge event at the Winter Olympics here on Sunday. Shiva, who had finished 36th in the earlier round, now has an overall standing of 31 among 40 competitors. The Indian registered a time of 48.9 seconds on Sunday, which was 1.396 seconds slower than Chris Mazder of the US who came in first. Mazder, ...
Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen has retained his World Chess Championship title after defeating America's Fabiano Caruana 3-0 in a tie-break contest.The challenge proved to be one of the most difficult ones for the reigning world champion as both the players played 12 draw matches leading them to the tie-breaker. A 20-day long event tested the nerves of the players but in the end, it was Carlsen ...
Kolkata: Indian chess legend Viswanathan Anand saved his best for the last to clinch the inaugural Tata Steel Chess India Blitz Tournament by getting past overnight leader Hikaru Nakamura in the playoff here on Wednesday. The 48-year-old five-time world champion, who was fourth after the first leg, secured six wins and three draws in the final nine rounds to draw level with the world number three ...

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