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Joshna Chinappa

Squash players resume training in Chennai

India's top woman squash player Joshna Chinappa on Monday resumed training at the ISA courts here after facilities reopened after being closed for almost five months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Training at the Indian Squash Academy (ISA) resumed...
She Talks, a sports conference

20 hours, 48 speakers – Sheerose hosts grand conference on Women in sports

The Sheerose Welfare Foundation organised a one-of-its-kind Virtual Women Sports Conference ‘SHEE- TALK‘ on 1st and 2nd August 2020. The virtual conference was held with 48 speakers from all spears of sports to help the youth decide on their...
Kiren Rijiju

Ministry to form 5 zonal talent hunt committees in ambitious plan to qualify for...

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Monday said the government is riding on "mainstay" football to make India a sporting powerhouse and announced the formation of five zonal committees to hunt talent across the country. Rijiju said the talent hunt...
Shiva Keshavan

Luge Federation appoints Keshavan as coach and High Performance Director

Shiva Keshavan, the first Indian representative to compete in the luge event at the Winter Olympics, has been appointed chief coach as well as the High Performance Director of the national team by the Luge Federation of India. In a...
Badminton Events

Badminton: India gets favourable draw in Thomas and Uber Cup Final

India have been handed relatively easy draws in the twice rescheduled Thomas and Uber Cup Finals slated to be held from October 3 to 11 in Aarhus, Denmark. The Indian men's team has been placed in Group C alongside 2016...

Not the Olympics | Day 11: Do or Die for boxer Vikas Krishan Yadav

Four months after the International Olympic Committee and officials in Japan postponed the Games amid soaring coronavirus infection rates and lockdowns across the world, uncertainty prevails. The unpredictable nature of the virus is making it impossible for officials to...
Arjun Atwal

Atwal finishes 53rd at Barracuda Championship, will play Wyndham Championships next

Indian golfer Arjun Atwal finished T-53 after adding another round of +4 points on the final day of the Barracuda Championship here. Atwal, who had six, three and four points in his first three rounds, picked up four birdies,...
India Squash Women Team

India not to take part in women’s world team squash championship

India on Monday pulled out of the Women's World Team Squash Championship scheduled to be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from December 15 to 20 due to "lack of preparation time" and "uncertainties" about travelling amid the COVID-19 pandemic. SRFI...
Arshdeep Singh

Arshdeep wants to take inspiration from senior player Ramandeep on injury management

Indian Junior Men's Core Probable Arshdeep Singh is determined to seal a place in the Indian Junior Men's Team in the near future after missing out on the Six-Nation Championship in Spain last year due to a knee injury. The...
Leander Paes at 1996 Atlanta Olympics (Source: Leander Paes/Twitter)

On this day, 24 years ago, Leander Paes won India’s first individual Olympic medal

Exactly 24 years ago, in 1996, India's tennis superstar Leander Paes won India's first individual Olympic medal in 44 years at the Atlanta Olympics. Then a 22-year-old Paes entered the Games as a wildcard and went on to end a...
CSS-SRIHER

NSNIS Patiala and CSS-SRIHER Chennai launch courses in sports physiotherapy, sports nutrition

Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS) Patiala and Centre for Sports Science-Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research (CSS-SRIHER) Chennai on Monday launched six-month online courses in sports physiotherapy and sports nutrition aimed at grassroot-level development in...
Rutuja Bhosale and Swapnil Gugale

Tennis star Rutuja Bhosale engaged to former Maharashtra Ranji team captain

Wedding is perhaps the most memorable experience in everyone’s life. And planning for that biggest day of your life is no less than an adventure. Story is not different for this new couple, too. In the first interview ever as...
Tokyo Paralympics

Tokyo Paralympic competition schedule will be same next year

The Tokyo 2020 Paralympic schedule remains essentially unchanged for the event that has been postponed until next year, organizers said on Monday.Tokyo organizers made a similar announcement several weeks ago for the postponed Olympics. The Paralympics open on Aug....
SSP Chawrasia

Golfer Chawrasia tests positive for COVID-19, in home quarantine

Ace Indian golfer SSP Chawrasia on Sunday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in home quarantine in Kolkata, the result spoiling his plans to compete on the European Tour. A four-time winner on the European Tour, including...
Arjun Atwal

Atwal rises two spots to tied 44th in Barracuda Championships

Indian golfer Arjun Atwal landed three birdies against two bogeys for a fine +4 round that helped him rise two spots to tied 44th in the Barracuda Championships here, the only PGA Tour event to use the Modified Stable...
Jehan Daruvala

Daruvala finishes creditable fourth in action-packed sprint race

India's Jehan Daruvala jumped six places in an action-packed final three laps to finish fourth in the sprint race here on Sunday, his best result so far in the FIA Formula 2 Championship. It was a much-needed result for Daruvala,...

Not the Olympics | Day 10: A tough race to medal for B Sai...

Four months after the International Olympic Committee and officials in Japan postponed the Games amid soaring coronavirus infection rates and lockdowns across the world, uncertainty prevails. The unpredictable nature of the virus is making it impossible for officials to...
Vishesh Bhriguvanshi

Biography of India’s youngest Basketball captain to hit stands soon

A new book on the inspirational story of Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, India's youngest basketball team captain, will hit the stands on August 29, the National Sports Day, announced publishing house Bluerose. The book, titled "Vishesh: Code To Win", narrates the mindset...
Indian Swimmers

Swimmers fret over staying out of pools, say it’s taking a toll mentally

Their resumption of training still on hold due to government guidelines, elite Indian swimmers say the continued restrictions on use of pools will not only affect their performance in the next few years but is also taking a toll...
Women IPL

We are going ahead with women’s IPL on time: BCCI President Ganguly

BCCI president Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said the Women's IPL or the Challenger series, as it is better known, is "very much on", ending speculation about the parent body not having a plan for Harmanpreet Kaur and her team....
Telengana Sports

Telangana government allows resumption of training from August 5

The Telangana government has allowed resumption of training in the state from August 5, clearing the way for country's top shuttlers to hit the courts after a long coronavirus-forced hiatus. India's top shuttlers including Olympic medallist P V Sindhu...
Mohun Bagan and East Bengal Derby

ISL: ‘Nothing is impossible, East Bengal can still enter this season,’ says AIFF’s Kushal...

Even as East Bengal celebrated their 100th anniversary on Saturday, the uncertainty surrounding the football club’s future, whether it will play in the Indian Super League (ISL) or not, was looming large. Their desire to play in the country’s...
Not the Olympics - Day 9

Not the Olympics | Day 9: Sindhu eyes a historic second medal 

  Four months after the International Olympic Committee and officials in Japan postponed the Games amid soaring coronavirus infection rates and lockdowns across the world, uncertainty prevails. The unpredictable nature of the virus is making it impossible for officials to...
Indian Men Hockey Team

Indian hockey camps to begin next week as state government gives nod

The Olympics-bound Indian men's and women's hockey teams will return for their respective national camps on August 4 at SAI Centre in Bengaluru and head straight to a 14-day quarantine in keeping with the COVID-19 protocols. The decision was taken...
lobera

ISL: ‘Vengeance’ on his mind — Is Sergio Lobera back to finish off FC...

It was a cold January night, this reporter was waiting to board a flight from Hyderabad airport. Suddenly his phone rang, “(Sergio) Lobera has just been sacked by FC Goa,” said the voice on the other side of the...
Arjun Atwal

Back-to-back birdies carry Atwal into the weekend at Barracuda Championship

Indian golfer Arjun Atwal heaved a sigh of relief after back-to-back birdies on his second nine helped him to make the cut at the Barracuda Championship, the only PGA Tour event to use the Modified Stable format scoring system....
Bhaichung Bhutia

‘Sixth sense’ a must to be a successful striker: Bhaichung Bhutia

Legendary Indian footballer Bhaichung Bhutia says all strikers need to develop "sixth sense to smell" the opportune time to strike if they are to score regularly. In a chat with AIFF TV, Bhutia, the first Indian footballer to have...
Shubhankar Sharma

Shubhankar misses cut at Hero Open after valiant attempt

India's Shubhankar Sharma tried hard but could not make the cut at the Hero Open here, missing out on weekend action in his first start since the return of competitive golf on the European Tour. The 24-year-old, who shot...
Mumtaz Khan

Want to win medals at Olympics, Asian Games: Mumtaz Khan

The story of young Mumtaz Khan, who plays as a Forward for the Indian Junior Women's Hockey Team, is one of hardships, grit, determination and great potential. The 17-year-old who hails from the city of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, happened...
Sunil Chhetri (Source: Goal.com)

Sunil Chhetri wins 2019 AFC Asian Cup’s fans favourite player

After 5,61,856 votes over a span of 19 days, Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri emerged as the 2019 AFC Asian Cup's fans’ favourite player. With sports being halted due to the unfortunate coronavirus outbreak, we have seen several official...

Not the Olympics | Day 8: Could Satwik-Chirag pull off a surprise in badminton?

Four months after the International Olympic Committee and officials in Japan postponed the Games amid soaring coronavirus infection rates and lockdowns across the world, uncertainty prevails. The unpredictable nature of the virus is making it impossible for officials to...
Akhil Rabindra

Akhil Rabindra retained by Aston Martin Racing Driver Academy

Bengaluru based Akhil Rabindra, will look to build on his strong 2019 season in Europe, with the prestigious Aston Martin Racing (AMR) Driver Academy announcing that they will be retaining him for the 2020 season as well. Akhil, who last...
Renedy Singh

ISL: FPAI courts controversy on East Bengal’s ISL inclusion

The Football Players Association of India on Friday courted controversy when it shot off a letter to the AIFF and ISL, calling for East Bengal's inclusion in the top-tier league without the consent of its president Renedy Singh. In...
Prabhsukhan Gill

ISL: Footballer Prabhsukhan Gill sets up ‘homemade gym’ to stay in shape

Kerala Blasters goalkeeper Prabhsukhan Gill, who was part of the Indian team at 2017 U-17 FIFA World Cup, has put together various equipments and set up a "homemade gym" to stay fit during the coronavirus-forced lockdown. He said the "homemade...
Virender Sehwag Sardar Singh

Sehwag, Sardar in 12-member selection panel for National Sports Awards

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag and hockey stalwart Sardar Singh were on Friday included in a 12-member committee constituted by the sports ministry to select this year's National Sports Awards winners. Just like last year, the ministry opted for a...
Sheeroes Conference Women In Sports

Sheerose Welfare Foundation brings a virtual conference on Women in Sports

The Sheerose Welfare Foundation is going to organise a one of its kind Virtual Women Sports Conference ‘ SHEE- TALK ‘ on 1st and 2nd August 2020. Through this conference, the foundation aims to create awareness among the viewers...
Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem & Dinachandra Singh Moirangthem

Chinglensana, Harmanpreet are terrific role models: junior hockey team duo

Indian Junior Men's Core Probables Rabichandra Singh Moirangthem and Dinachandra Singh Moirangthem are extremely grateful to have Chinglensana Singh Kangujam and Harmanpreet Singh as their role models in the Indian Senior Team. Rabichandra, who has played 31 matches for the Indian...
Hasmukhbhai Joshi Death

Former Saurashtra coach ‘Bababhai’ Joshi dead

Former Saurashtra coach and manager Hasmukhbhai Joshi, popularly known as 'Bababhai' in cricketing circles, died on Thursday, the Saurashtra Cricket Association said. Joshi was 85-years-old. "Bababhai Joshi served cricket of Saurashtra in many capacities; as a player, selector of Under...
India at the 1948 Olympics (Source: EdTimes)

Flashback Friday | When India came close to beat France at 1948 Olympics

In 1948, while the world was reeling from the aftermath of the devastating World War II, London hosted the Olympic Games. One of the participating nations of the Olympics was the newly independent India, who still had shone in...
Shubhankar Sharma

Roller-coaster start for Shubhankar at Hero Open

Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma began with a flourish, but two slightly wayward tee shots cost him heavily as he ended the first day with a roller-coaster one-over 73 in the Hero Open on Thursday. The 24-year-old Indian, who has two...
Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range

NRAI postpones compulsory shooting camp for core group amid COVID-19 pandemic

The national shooting federation has postponed the compulsory training camp for its Olympic core group planned here from Saturday after taking into the account the situation arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Thursday, a shooting coach at the...

Learning esports as an educational course

Being involved in gaming does not necessarily mean playing games, there are a lot of potential avenues that gaming has, one could be a character artist, game developer, a game tester on the gaming side of things. On the...
Kavita Devi Babita Phogat

Haryana govt appoints wrestler Babita Phogat, kabaddi player Kavita as sports deputy directors

The Haryana government has appointed international wrestler Babita Phogat and Kabaddi player Kavita Devi as deputy directors in its Sports and Youth Affairs Department. In two separate orders issued on July 29 by the principal secretary of the Haryana Government's...
Indian women's cricket team (Source- BCCI)

Nike’s powerful “You can’t stop us” ad features Indian women’s cricket team

Nike are renowned for powerful campaigns, but their latest project might just be their best yet. The American sportswear giants have released the 'You Can't Stop Us' commercial which focuses on race, equality and even touches on the Black Lives...
sumit rathi

‘ISL great launchpad for youngster dreaming to go abroad,’ says ATK Mohun Bagan’s Sumit...

You may want to whisper it but these are exciting times in Indian football. The Indian Super League (ISL) is at its highest level in years — the league’s best teams are legitimately expected to make a mark in...
ISSF Shooting World Cup (Image: DNA)

Shooting coach tests positive for coronavirus at Karni Singh range: SAI

A shooting coach at the Dr. Karni Singh Range here has tested positive for COVID-19 but the development will not force a closure of the facility, where the Olympic core group will start training from August 1. The Sports Authority...
Mariana Kujur

“Lilima Minz & Namita Toppo’s exceptional journey gives me confidence” : Mariana Kujur

One of Odisha's brightest young talents who has been shining for the Indian Junior Women's Hockey Team, Midfielder Mariana Kujur says she idolizes her fellow Odia stalwarts Lilima Minz and Namita Toppo, and has always looked up to them...
Viswanathan Anand

Chess: Anand ends disastrous Legends campaign after 8 defeats

Indian GM Viswanathan Anand suffered his eighth loss in the USD 150,000 Legends of Chess online tournament, going down to long-time rival Vasyl Ivanchuk of Ukraine in the final round. Anand ended the tournament in ninth position behind GM...
Princepal Singh

Want the G League to be a stepping stone towards NBA – Princepal Singh

NBA India Academy graduate Princepal Singh, a forward of six feet and 10 inches from Punjab, has signed to play in its ‘G’ League next season. Singh is the first academy graduate to sign a professional contract. Singh joined...
1924 Paris

Paris Olympics in 1924 set stage for Hollywood endings

There was a soon-to-be Hollywood star in the pool, and a soon-to-be Hollywood ending on the track at the 1924 Paris Olympics. Johnny Weissmuller, the American swimmer who went on to star as Tarzan in a dozen films, won...