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Bajrang Punia

Bajrang won’t mind going straight into World Championship even with lack of competition

Not getting any competition before the World Championships is not ideal but India's top wrestler Bajrang Punia says neither is lining up for any or every event amid a raging pandemic and he would rather go straight to the...
Poker Sports League Virtual

Poker Sports League returns in a new avatar with a virtual format

 After the culmination of two successful seasons, Poker Sports League is returning in a new avatar as Poker Sports League - Virtual (PSL-V). With its online qualifiers beginning from October 23, the league will go on for two months...
World Junior Championship

Badminton’s World Junior Championship cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

The 2020 World Junior Badminton Championship, which was postponed to be held in New Zealand in January, was on Thursday cancelled due to the restrictions and uncertainty resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. The competition was originally planned for September-October...
ahmed

ISL: Mumbai City FC sign former FC Goa star Ahmed Jahouh

City Group-backed Mumbai City FC have on Thursday finally confirmed the signing of Moroccan midfielder Ahmed Jahouh after being linked to the player for months, ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season. The 32-year-old spent the past three...

Indian hockey team is shaping up well for Tokyo Olympics: Kothajit Singh

The Indian Men's Hockey Team Defender Kothajit Singh Khadangbam, who has played over 200 matches for the Indian side, expressed that the national side is shaping up well for the Olympics since resuming sports activities in August 2020. Kothajit said that...
Adille Sumariwalla

Sumariwalla set to become AFI chief, Anju to be senior VP

Incumbent Adille Sumariwalla is set to be elected unopposed as Athletics Federation of India president for his third term while former long jumper Anju Bobby George will be made senior vice-president in the national governing body's polls on October...
Jeje Lalpekhlua (Source: SC East Bengal - Twitter)

ISL: Weekly Transfer Roundup: SC East Bengal and Mumbai City FC go on overdrive

The transfer window for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season shut yesterday and there were a number of interesting deals that were announced this past week. Here we take a look at the major incomings of the week as...
SAI Center

Action to begin at SAI centres from November 1

Sporting activities will resume at the SAI facilities across the country from November 1, keeping in mind next year's Tokyo Olympics and paralympics, Sports Authority of India said on Wednesday. SAI also decided to make travel arrangements for the...
Nick Fritzgerald (Source: Brisbane Roar FC)

ISL: Jamshedpur FC sign Australian winger Nick Fitzgerald

Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Jamshedpur FC have completed the signing of Aussie winger Nick Fitzgerald with an official announcement made through their Twitter account a little while back. As first reported by The Bridge, the 28-year-old is in...
Kiren Rijiju

27 National Sports Federations to be granted recognition

The Sports Ministry has decided to grant recognition to 27 national sports federations, according to an affidavit it has filed before the Delhi High Court. Prominent among the 27 federations include badminton, weightlifting, wrestling, hockey, swimming, cycling, shooting, table...
Bakary Koné

ISL: Former lyonnais Bakary Koné joins Kerala Blasters FC

Kerala Blasters FC (KBFC) is proud to announce the signing of Bakary Koné, adding strength and depth to the defensive department. The 32 – year-old was born in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, a West African Country that shares its borders...
Aashi Hanspal

Aashi Hanspal named impressive new driver in FIA’s Rising Stars program

India’s Aashi Hanspal was named the Most Deserving and Impressive New Driver in the FIA Girls On Track - The Rising Stars Programme, held at Paul Ricard Karting Circuit in France, earlier this week. FMSCI’s women’s commission chairperson Ms Sita...
Joseba Beitai joins RoundGlass Punjab FC from Mohun Bagan (Source: Mohun Bagan:Twitter)

I-League: RoundGlass Punjab FC confirm 4 new signings on transfer deadline day

RoundGlass Sports-owned Punjab FC have announced four new signings on the final day of the transfer window with Joseba Beitia, Bikramjit Singh, Sumeet Passi and Chencho Gyeltshen all joining the club ahead of the new I-League season. Probably the biggest...
India's no. 1 men's singles tennis player Sumit Nagal (Source: Indian Tennis Daily/Twitter)

Singles tennis still tends to remain highly expensive for India

Tennis is played and appreciated in most nations around the world. The sport in which we can see the best players of all-time at this moment, is, however, having slow progress in its lowest levels, particularly in India.   In 2017, the...
Bartholomew Ogbeche (Source: ISL)

ISL: Ex-Kerala Blasters skipper Bartholomew Ogbeche joins Mumbai City FC

Star forward Bartholomew Ogbeche has joined Mumbai City FC for the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) season, the club confirmed. The 36-year-old Nigerian World Cupper has penned a one-year deal with the Islanders having recently announced his departure from Kerala Blasters,...
Muhammed Nemil

ISL: FC Goa signs 18-year-old mid-fielder Muhammed Nemil

Indian Super League franchise FC Goa has roped in 18-year-old midfielder Muhammed Nemil on a four-year deal. Nemil, who spent a season with the club's developmental side, is a product of Reliance Foundations Youth Champs (RFYC) academy and is among...
Indians who have held World Number 1 rankings in Olympic Sports

Indians who have held World Number 1 rankings in Olympic Sports

Indians have tasted lots of success in many sports. From cricket to tennis to chess, various sportspersons have brought numerous laurels to the country. Here, we look at those sportspersons who have been ranked World Number 1 in sports...
Nisha

This is an important phase for me to work on my game: Nisha

New comer in the Indian Women's Hockey Team back line, Nisha has made positive strides since her debut last year at the FIH Series Final. For her, this year has been all about mental toughness, learning from her seniors and...
Anwar Ali (Source: Indian football:Twitter)

Delhi High Court allows Anwar Ali to play competitive football until AIFF’s final decision

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday allowed India defender Anwar Ali to resume playing football, essentially overruling the All India Football Federation (AIFF) Medical Committee’s recommendation to prevent him playing at a competitive level. The order was passed after...
Gurbachan Singh Randhawa (Source- Indian Express)

Forgotten Heroes: India’s first Arjuna Awardee in athletics & 4 national record holder Gurbachan...

One of the towering figures of Indian athletics had been Gurbachan Singh Randhawa, who was the first Indian to win the Arjuna Award in Athletics that was introduced by the government of India in 1961.  Born in Nangli, a small...
jeje

ISL: Analysing SC East Bengal’s domestic strength

Having more or less completed their summer shopping, at least for domestic players, Kolkata football giants SC East Bengal on Tuesday announced their domestic squad for the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL) season. While the list features quite a...
Mohamad Rakip

ISL: Mumbai City FC ropes in defender Mohamad Rakip

Mumbai City FC are delighted to confirm the signing of defender Mohamad Rakip. The young right-back joins the Islanders on a deal that will keep him at the club until 2022. The 20-year old came through the youth system at...
Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes

The firsts of Indian Tennis

India has had quite a lot of success in Tennis. There have been Olympics medals, Grand Slam victories, world number one rankings and whatnot. Here, we look at some of the first time achievements in Indian tennis: First Indian to...
Kristian Opseth and Fran Gonzalez

ISL: Bengaluru FC signs Norwegian striker Kristian Opseth and Spanish defender Fran Gonzlez

2018-19 Indian Super League (ISL) champions Bengaluru FC have today announced the double signing of Norwegian centre-forward Kristian Opseth and former Mohun Bagan defender Fran Gonzalez via their twitter handle. While Opseth is being seen as the replacement for...
Jakub Sylvestr

ISL: Slovakian forward Jakub Sylvestr signs for Chennaiyin FC

Two-time ISL champions Chennaiyin FC on Tuesday announced that Slovakian centre forward Jakub Sylvestr has joined on a free transfer for the 2020-21 season. The 31-year old former Slovakia international joins CFC from the Israel top flight after the...
P V Sindhu | Source: News18

PV Sindhu lashes out against allegations of rift with family, Gopichand

Earlier today, the reputed Times of India (TOI) had published an article claiming that star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu has travelled to United Kingdom (UK) after some tensions in her family. Quoting a source the report claimed that Sindhu was...
Chennai Super Kings faced a recent loss in the 13th season of the IPL held in UAE, which led to severe criticism on captain Dhoni's fitness as a player. (Source: Yahoo Cricket News)

IPL 2020: MS Dhoni still the most popular celebrity endorser

His own batting form and the performance of his team – Chennai Super Kings notwithstanding, Mahendra Singh Dhoni continues to fly high as he always used to off the cricket field. He is estimated to have earned between INR.120-150...
Sindhu

Practice in national camp wasn’t happening properly: Sindhu’s Father

World Champion P V Sindhu is in London to prepare for next year's Asia leg of the Badminton World Federation's calendar as "her practice was not happening properly" at the ongoing national camp in Hyderabad, her father PV Ramana...
Indian Judo Team

Judo is a priority sport for India, says Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju

Insisting that judo is a priority game for India, Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said his ministry would leave no stone unturned in providing all assistance to the country's judokas in their bid to qualify for next year's...
Virdhawal Khade meets Aditya Thackeray

Virdhawal Khade requests Aditya Thackeray for re-opening of pools in Maharashtra

Asian Games bronze-winning swimmer Virdhawal Khade met Maharashtra tourism minister Aaditya Thackeray on Monday and requested for the re-opening of swimming pools in the state, closed for the past seven months due to the COVID19 pandemic. The union home ministry...
Bala Devi

Bala Devi returns to action for Rangers FC in Scotland

Indian women's football team forward Bala Devi returned to action in faraway Scotland, coming on a as a second-half substitute in Rangers FC's 5-1 drubbing of Hearts Women FC in the Scottish top-flight. The 30-year-old Manipuri had decided to...
east-bengal-coffin

Coffin draped in Red and Gold, Mohun Bagan fans’ I-League celebrations turn ugly

I-League 2019-20 winners Mohun Bagan were handed the trophy on Sunday at an event organised at Hyatt Regency in Kolkata with the players, coaches and entire executive committee in attendance. This resulted in an avalanche of football fans who...
Neeraj Chopra( Source: City Hub News)

Athletics Federation indefinitely postpones next month’s National Throws Championships

The inaugural National Throws Championships, the only senior level event slated this year, was on Monday postponed indefinitely by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) due to the rising cases of COVID-19 in the country. The two-day meet was scheduled...
jacques-maghoma

ISL: SC East Bengal sign ex-Birmingham City star Jacques Maghoma

With just a day left for the transfer window to close, Indian Super League (ISL) new boys SC East Bengal have secured another new signing in the form of Congolese winger Jacques Maghoma, the club confirmed on Monday. The Tottenham...
Vaishali R

Asian Online Chess: India women top preliminary to enter quarterfinals

The top-seeded Indian women recorded three wins on Monday to finish on top in the Swiss system preliminaries and qualify for the quarterfinals of Asian Online Nations (Regions) Cup Team Championship. They will face Kyrgyzstan in the last eight...
Yokohama

Yokohama returns to Indian National Rally Championship

The FMSCI Indian National Rally Championship 2020 will see a strong Japanese presence with tyre major Yokohama making a comeback into the country's premier motorsport championship. Yokohama, which has made its presence felt across the Indian market over the...
Adam Le Fondre

ISL: Mumbai City FC sign Adam Le Fondre on loan from Sydney FC

As first reported by The Bridge Indian Super League side Mumbai City FC On Monday announced the signing of striker Adam le Fondre on a season-long loan from A-League side Sydney FC. The 33-year-old Englishman joins the ISL side ahead of...
Virtual Poker League

First-ever Virtual Poker League Culminates on a High Note

The finale of the first edition of Virtual Poker League that went live on October 14, 2020 successfully concluded on October 17th. Team Deccan Aces emerged as the winner followed by Chennai Troopers and Delhi Czars as per the...
Madras Boat Club Rowing (Source- S10 Health)

The legacy of Indian rowing at the historic Madras Boat Club

Anyone walking around the Kotturpuram bridge in Chennai can chance upon the picturesque sight of rowers rowing their boats in the serene waters of the Adyar river, free from the hassle of the city life. You can see the...
fitzgerald

ISL: Jamshedpur FC lead race to sign Aussie winger Nick Fitzgerald

Indian Super League (ISL) outfit Jamshedpur FC are in advanced talks with Newcastle Jets winger Nicholas "Nick" Fitzgerald to lure him to India, The Bridge understands. The 28-year-old Aussie has also attracted interest from A-League new boys Macarthur FC. However,...
Nihal Sarin

Asian Online Chess: Indian men finish 6th in preliminary round, qualify for quarterfinals

Indian men on Sunday qualified for the quarterfinals of the Asian Online Nations (Regions) Cup Team Championship after finishing sixth in the Swiss system preliminary round. The top-seeded Indians endured a day of mixed fortunes, winning one match, losing...
MS Dhoni (Source: Twitter/CSKFansArmy)

IPL 2020: The brand value still shines bright on Captain Cool MS Dhoni

No matter if MS Dhoni has bid adieu to international cricket, no matter his team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is languishing at the sixth position of the Indian Premier League (IPL), for us Indians, Dhoni's demeanour as 'Captain Cool'...
Jeje Lalpekhlua, Danny Fox and Matti Steinman

ISL: Jeje Lalpekhlua joins SC East Bengal

SC East Bengal on Sunday announced the signing of national team striker Jeje Lalpekhlua ahead of the upcoming Indian Super League season. The 29-year-old Jeje has played more than 50 matches for India since making his debut in 2011....
Wrestling National Camp

All 12 wrestlers at national camp test negative: Coach Kuldeep Malik

All 12 women wrestlers who had assembled at SAI centre in Lucknow, including Olympic qualifier Vinesh Phogat, have tested negative for coronavirus, clearing the decks for the resumption of training from Monday. Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik (62kg), Seema (50kg), Lalita...
matti

ISL: SC East Bengal sign German midfielder Matti Steinmann

Indian Super League (ISL) debutants SC East Bengal have roped in former Germany U-20 international Matti Steinmann ahead of the upcoming season, the club confirmed on Sunday via a social media post. The 25-year-old defensive midfielder, who has played in...
Mohammedan Sporting Club

I-League Qualifier: Mohammedan SC look to finish campaign unbeaten

Having secured promotion to the I-League after a seven-year gap, Mohammedan SC will look to end their qualifying campaign unbeaten as they brace up to face FC Bengaluru United here on Monday. Mohammedan Sporting, who have won all their...
Elavenil Valarivan

Elavenil wins gold, Shahu Mane silver in Sheikh Russel International Air Rifle C’ship

World number one Indian Elavenil Valarivan won a gold medal and Shahu Tushar Mane bagged a silver in the Sheikh Russel International Air Rifle Championship, held virtually on Sunday. The championship was organised by Bangladesh Shooting Sport Federation (BSSF). Thanks...
MB

Passion over pandemic — Mohun Bagan’s deathly ‘Trophy Tour’

“The moment for which we waited so long. We are the #Champion5 #JoyMohunBagan,” read a post from Kolkata football giants Mohun Bagan’s official Twitter account. Undoubtedly, thousands of Mohun Bagan fans must have been feeling the same way. After 8...
Pradyut Voleti in his Dribble Academy (Source- Facebook:Pradyut Voleti)

Pradyut Voleti through his Dribble Academy is driving basketball towards a change

Though India has been one of the most successful basketball teams in South Asia, the game has never quite managed to grab the attention of people. Definitely there are loyal followers of the game but it never seems to...
Mourtada Fall

ISL: Mumbai City announce ex-FC Goa defender Mourtada Fall’s signing

Indian Super League franchise Mumbai City on Sunday signed Senegalese defender Mourtada Fall on a two-year contract. The 32-year-old centre-half started his playing career with Moghreb Tétouan, featuring for the Moroccan club over three spells, during which he also...