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Mary Kom to be conferred Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan for Sindhu

Celebrated boxer M C Mary Kom will be conferred with the Padma Vibhushan, the country's second-highest civilian award, while world champion shuttler P V Sindhu will be bestowed with the Padma Bhushan among eight sportspersons named for...
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Throwback: Indian sports icons singing National Anthem is bound to give goosebumps

Four years ago, in 2016, India’s sporting heroes came together to lift the patriotic fervour on the special occasion of Republic Day. The video sung beautifully exhorted us to take sports and our sporting heroes more seriously –...
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IWL 2020: Mumbai’s Kenkre FC defeat Odisha Police 4-1

Kenkre FC overcame Odisha Police by an overwhelming margin of 4-1 at the Bangalore football stadium here on Saturday. Skipper Soumya Guguloth (25'', 39'', 69'') scored a fantastic hat-trick alongside Samiksha (45''+1'') to take...
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Tokyo 2020: The other expenses involved in trip to the Olympics

The previous parts of this article series (available here, here and here) discussed the major costs associated with a trip to Tokyo 2020 – flights, accommodation, tickets and transportation. This concluding article now looks at the other...
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Jammu’s ultra marathon world record holder, keeps Indian flag flying high

There are several little yet wonderful ways in which sports can help magically transform the life of an individual. For sports to become the miracle worker in one's life, one has to allow for it to make...
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At 67, Yogesh Desai is defying age as World No. 7 table tennis player

Yogesh Desai stands as an embodiment of passion and grit, who has managed to subvert the ravages of time with considerable ease. The table tennis star has been active on the professional circuit since he was nine,...
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Jordan to host Olympics boxing qualifiers as coronavirus spreads in China

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed Jordan as the new venue for the 2020 Olympics boxing qualifiers for Asia and Oceania after China's Wuhan was cancelled due to fears over coronavirus – a flu that has...
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Australian Open 2020: Rohan Bopanna gets a winning start

India's veteran tennis star Rohan Bopanna had a winning start of his mixed doubles campaign at the Australian Open on Saturday. Bopanna, along with his new Ukranian new partner Nadiia Kichenok beat Ukraine's Lyudmyla Kichenok and USA's...
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Study says India will win 12 medals in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

With exactly six months to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Indian team is expected to return with its best haul of 12 medals, according to a prediction issued by Gracenote, a Nielsen company that analyzes...
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Quadruple to kick-start I-League 2nd Division 2020 on January 25

The I-League 2nd Division will kick-off on Saturday with four games on the first game day across three states in Kerala, Gujarat and West Bengal. ATK Reserves take on Jamshedpur Reserves in Group A,...
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Last few World Cups, we put ourselves under too much pressure — Harmanpreet Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of India on Thursday said handling pressure would be the key in the upcoming ICC Women's T20 World Cup. However, India failed to do that in the last two mega-events. She shared at...
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IWL 2020: Defending champions Sethu FC start on winning note

Sethu FC, the defending champions of the Indian Women's League (IWL) started their campaign in 2020 on a winning note as they thrashed Kolhapur City FC 5-0 in a Group A clash. Amsavalli (18'), Sandhya (61', 66',...
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ISL 2019-20 transfer rumour: Bengaluru FC set to sign Nili Perdomo

Indian Super League title defenders Bengaluru FC are set to sign Spanish footballer Nili Perdomo on Saturday, The Bridge could confirm.  The skilfull Spaniard is a former Barcelona B player could be a good replacement for...
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PBL 2020: Lakshya, Satwik guide Chennai Superstarz to third win

Lakshya Sen, Tommy Sugiarto and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy played a pivotal role to guide the Chennai Superstarz to their third consecutive win as the hosts clashed with Bengaluru Raptors at the Star Sports Premier Badminton League 2020 held...
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ISL 2019-20: Hyderabad FC hold Mumbai City with late strike from penalty

Marko Stankovic scored a late penalty as Hyderabad FC hold Mumbai City FC to a 1-1 draw in an enthralling Hero Indian Super League match at the GMC Balayogi Stadium here on Friday. In...
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IWL 2020: “Not the ‘ideal’ league, but at least India has a women’s league,”...

The fourth edition of the Indian Women's League (IWL) kicked off here in Bengaluru on Friday with two goal-feasts. On the opening day, which saw a doubleheader, Kangchup Road Young Physical & Sports Association (KRYPSHA FC) beat Kickstart FC...
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Indian men’s table tennis team disappoint, lose to Slovenia

It was a disappointing day at Gondomar, Portugal where both the Indian men's and women's table tennis teams are playing the World Team Olympic Qualification tournament. After the news came in about the women's squad suffering a...
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Pullela Gopichand confident Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth will qualify for Olympics

Chief national coach Pullela Gopichand did not deny that a busy BWF itinerary is causing problems, but at the same time, he has faith in PV Sindhu’s calibre to adapt herself to the demanding schedule. 2019 was...
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I-League 2019-20: Sunil Chhetri buys 200+ tickets for Gokulam Kerala vs Churchill Brothers game;...

A day ago, Gokulam Kerala FC had announced that they will donate the revenue of the ticket sale from their next I-League match against Churchill Brothers to the family of late footballer Dhanarajan Radhakrishnan. To ensure maximum revenue, they...
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Sans foreign coach, Indian women’s table tennis team fall agonisingly short of maiden Olympic...

Star paddler Manika Batra and experienced pro Sutirtha Mukherjee fought hard for India but the women's team fell agonisingly short of qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics 2020. The Indian women's team, on Friday, lost 2-3 to World...
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Haryana IPS officer to head state sports department

In a first, an additional director general of police (ADGP) has taken over as the principal secretary of the sports and youth affairs department in Haryana. OP Singh becomes the first IPS officer to hold the post...
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Tokyo 2020: Price of tickets at the Olympics and getting around the city

Part 2 of this article series explored the complicated process for purchasing Olympic tickets. This part now looks at how much do these tickets actually cost, and also outlines the costs for getting around Tokyo.
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Tokyo 2020 World Team Qualification, Women’s Pre-quarterfinal: Manika stuns World no.19, Live Match Updates

The Indian women’s table tennis team is one win away from qualifying for Tokyo Olympics 2020. They take on 5th seeds Romania in the pre-quarterfinals of the World Team Qualifying tournament in Gondomar, Portugal.
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“In today’s era, age is just a number” — WV Raman on youngsters of...

WV Raman, the head coach of Indian women's team doesn't believe that countries who are having franchise league professionals don't get any extra advantage in T20 World Cup. As he thinks playing for the country is a...
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PBL 2020: Subhankar Dey takes Awadhe Warriors to first win

World No. 46 Subhankar Dey oozed brilliance under pressure to take the Awadhe Warriors to a 4-3 win against the North Eastern Warriors in their first tie at the Star Sports Premier Badminton League 2020 here at...
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ISL 2019-20: Dominant Chennaiyin trounce Jamshedpur FC 4-1

Chennaiyin FC boosted their top-four hopes after an emphatic 4-1 win over Jamshedpur FC in the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Chennai on Thursday. A terrific brace from Nerijus Valskis (13', 74')...
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IWL 2020: Fourth edition of Women’s League set to kick-off amidst uncertain playing conditions

The Indian Women’s League (IWL) 2020 is all set to kick-off on 24 January at the Bangalore Football Stadium, Bengaluru despite uncertainties regarding the ground playing conditions. The league in its fourth season will comprise of twelve...
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I-League 2019-20: An upbeat Mohun Bagan beat NEROCA 3-0

Mohun Bagan registered a 3-0 victory over NEROCA at the Kuman Lampak Stadium on Thursday in the ongoing I-League. Neroca FC came into this game after beating Real Kashmir FC 2-0 while Mohun Bagan were the winners in...
Kabaddi

Former kabaddi player assaults woman player; arrested

A former kabaddi player BC Ramesh has been arrested by the Bengaluru Police for abusing and assaulting an Asian Games woman kabaddi player. Ramesh is currently the organizing secretary of the Karnataka Kabaddi Association. He was arrested...
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World Archery lifts suspension of Archery Association of India

World Archery on Thursday conditionally lifted the suspension of the Archery Association of India (AAI) following elections that were held in New Delhi last week. The AAI had been suspended since August 5, 2019,...
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We can’t just depend on 2 or 3 players to succeed — Jwala Gutta

India’s most successful women’s doubles shuttler Jwala Gutta is on a new mission. The 36-year-old Jwala on who lately inaugurated Jwala Gutta Academy of Excellence came in a Twitter Question and Answer #AskJwala session with The Bridge,...
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IOA asked to discharge functions of Rowing Federation of India

The Union Sports and Youth Affairs Ministry has asked the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to set up a committee that would help in discharging the functions of the Rowing Federation of India (RFI), a day after it...
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BREAKING: East Bengal announce Mario Rivera as their new coach

The Kolkata Maidan stops for nobody and the same was proved once again today when East Bengal announced their new coach on Thursday morning. Following the sudden resignation of Alejandro Menendez after the 2-1 loss to Mohun...
Yash Aradhya

Karnataka motorist first to receive Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar

Yash Aradhya S of Bengaluru became the first Indian motorsports player to receive the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar award from President Ram Nath Kovind when he was awarded on Wednesday. Yash was one of three individuals...
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Australian Open 2020: Sania Mirza forced to retire from first round

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was forced to retire from her women's doubles first round match at the Australian Open along with Nadiia Kichenok due to a calf problem. Sania and Kichenok were trailing 2-6, 0-1 against...
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Tokyo 2020: How to book tickets for the Olympics

This is Part 2 of a four-part series explaining the procedure to travel to Tokyo during the Olympics. The series will cover all aspects of the trip such as tickets (prices as well as purchase process), accommodation, flights, land...
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ISL 2019-20: NorthEast United announce the signing of Simon Lundevall

In a Twitter announcement made in the evening of January 22, ISL franchise NorthEast United announced the signing of Simon Lundevall. The 31-year-old Swedish player, who mostly stars in midfield, is the second high-profile signing for The...
Manika Batra

Table Tennis: Indian women’s team one win away from qualifying for Olympics

Following the suit of the Indian men’s team, the women’s table tennis team also put up a valiant display at the ongoing World Olympic Qualifying tournaments in Portugal, where they are just one win away from qualifying...

Tokyo 2020 World Team Qualification: Sharath Kamal shines, India one win away

Achanta Sharath Kamal and the country's top-ranked paddler Sathiyan Gnanasekaran shone on late Wednesday night at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 World Team Qualification tournament as the Indian men's table tennis team beat Luxembourg and progressed to the...
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PBL 2020: Lakshya Sen and Tommy Sugiarto guide Chennai Superstarz to second straight victory

Lakshya Sen and Tommy Sugiarto won their singles while Dhruv Kapila and Jessica Pugh triumphed in mixed doubles to take Chennai Superstarz to victory against Mumbai Rockets on Day 3 of the Premier Badminton League 2020 at...
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Australian Open 2020: Bopanna handed tough draw, Paes receives wild card entry in mixed...

The day seemed to get worse and worse for Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna. First, he got knocked out in the first round of men's doubles of the Australian Open, losing to American twins and former World...
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ISL 2019-20: Bengaluru FC drub Odisha FC, go top of the table

Bengaluru FC took over the top spot in the Indian Super League (ISL) 2019-20 table after a 3-0 win over Odisha FC at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday. The Blues took a two-goal lead in the first...
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Maharashtra retain Khelo India Youth Games superiority with a whopping 256 medals

Maharashtra retained supremacy in the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 with a rich collection of 78 gold and 77 silver in a total of 256 medals, leaving Haryana to draw consolation from their 200-medal haul as the...
Smriti Mandhana

Unfair to ask for equal pay as revenue comes from men’s cricket, says Smriti...

Indian opener Smriti Mandhana on Wednesday said that it will be unfair for the women’s team to ask for equal pay as their male counterparts as the latter bring more revenue with them. Mandhana, the current ICC’s woman cricketer of...
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Indian Rowing Federation has been de-recognised by the Sports Ministry

On Wednesday, the Indian Sports Ministry de-recognised the Rowing Federation of India (RFI) on the grounds of violating the Sports Code of 2011 during its elections held in December. In the elections held on...
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ISL 2019-20 Gameweek 10 Roundup: ATK tighten their grasp on the top spot

Gameweek 10 of the Indian Super League was all about getting a better picture of who has it in them to make it to the playoffs. As things stand, Odisha FC continue impressing one and all with...
India's Supermoms

Indian super moms who turned out in the sports arena

Professional female sports stars have always challenged society, setting precedents for generations to follow. In India, breaking away from the norm to play professionally is no easy task, yet, over the years, we have seen a number...
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Australian Open 2020: Sania Mirza pulls out of mixed doubles due to calf injury

As reported by Firstpost, Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza has pulled out of the Australian Open mixed doubles draw citing a calf injury. In her absence, Rohan Bopanna will pair up with Nadiia Kichenok, who is also...
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Boxing Olympic Qualifiers called off in China owing to coronavirus outbreak

The Qualifying boxing matches for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in Asian and Oceania, which were set to take place in China's Wuhan in February have been cancelled owing to fear over the new flu-like coronavirus, Japan's Kyodo...
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Thailand Masters 2020: Indian challenge ends as Saina, Srikanth, Prannoy all lose

It was a shambolic day for all Indian badminton fans as the country's top shuttlers all crashed out in the first round of the ongoing Thailand Masters Super 300 in Bangkok on Wednesday. In...