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Reliving the moment.. India's triumph in World Cup 2011 Final!

The stage was set! India and Sri Lanka were against each other in the final of ICC World Cup 2011 who were also the two hosts of the event. They faced off at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. ..

Wimbledon Championship cancelled.. first time after World War II; This is how players react..

The most anticipated event of tennis, "the Wimbledon Championship has been canceled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic", announced the Main Board of the All England Club (AELTC) and the Committee of Management of the Championships on Wednesday...

I got lot more support from Ganguly than Dhoni and Kohli, says Yuvraj Singh

The former all-rounder and the hero of World Cup 2011 Yuvraj Singh in an interview said, he got a lot more support from Sourav Ganguly in comparison to the current skipper Virat Kohli and the former captain MS Dhoni...

Humanity speaks at peak in crisis! More donations pour in from Sports fraternity; Read more

The silver lining in the coronavirus pandemic, which has created havoc throughout the nation, is that humanity is still alive in this materialistic world. As reported earlier, there were sportsperson who had pledged their support in fighting against the virus, helped the needy people. It is now that more sportsperson has stepped up to help in this crisis by donating money to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund and the Chief Minister's Relief Fund. ..

New Dates Announced! Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics Games to commence on these dates

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) along with, International Paralympic Committee and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee and the Government of Japan, Metropolitan Government have announced new dates on Monday. They have decided to begin the Games exactly after a year from 23 July 2021 to 8 August 2021. Meanwhile, the Paralympic Games will begin from 24 August 2021 till 5 September 2021...

ICC applauds Cricketer-Turn Cop Joginder Sharma for his heroics amid Coronaivirus Outbreak

International Cricket Council has praised the former Indian cricketer Joginder Sharma who is continuing to serve India as a police officer now and currently contributing to combat the coronavirus pandemic in India. He had made India proud by helping to win the maiden ICC T20 World Cup. ..

Modern Games caught in upheavals of history! Is Tokyo Olympics the only edition that's postponed?

The Tokyo Olympics 2020 was supposed to kick-start on July 24 but the coronavirus pandemic has made the staging of the event nearly impossible. However, it is not the first time the event is postponed. It was cancelled earlier too, though not due to the pandemic, but in the backdrop of World Wars and other major terror attacks, which we can term as man-made disaster. ..

Ajax footballer Abdelhak Nouri wakes up from coma after 2 years and 8 months

Ajax midfielder Abdelhak Nouri who had collapsed during a friendly match in 2017 has recovered from an induced coma after nearly three years and has been enjoying football again, his family confirmed in a statement on Friday..

Indian Paddler Takeme Sarkar grounded in Spain amid Coronavirus

Aiming to play in the Spanish League in Spain, the Indian paddler Takeme Sarkar has found herself stuck in an apartment here due to the lockdown in India in the wake of coronavirus outbreak with all the international flights coming to the country being suspended...

'Athlete's Worst Fear comes true', Vinesh Phogat comments on postponement of Tokyo Games

Announcing the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 due to rising pressure on International Olympics Committee (IOC) because of the spread of the deadly coronavirus pandemic across the globe, the Commonwealth Games gold medallist Vinesh Phogat said the postponement was her "worst fear" which had come true and the extended wait is going to be tougher than competing at the Games...

Crisis gets all together! Sports Fraternity to donate in fight against Coronavirus pandemic

With India being under a complete lockdown in wake of widening coronavirus outbreak, it has been the top-most concern for many of us especially for the underprivileged people who have almost seen reduction in their source of income and the medical facilities being so expensive, the sports fraternity has taken initiative for these causes and has decided to donate particular amount of money to the relief fund...

One more sports event down! Japan PM and IOC Prez concludes to postpone Tokyo Olympics 2020

The International Olympics Committee after facing pressure from various National Olympic Committee has agreed with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to postpone the Tokyo Olympics 2020 until 2021 on Tuesday through a conference call...

PK Banerjee.. India's triumph in 1962 Asian Games! Let's relive his journey..

From scoring most goals in his international debut tournament to being an integral part of gold medal-winning team in 1962 Asian Games, PK Banerjee the former captain of Indian Football team breathed his last at a private hospital in Kolkata after a prolonged illness on Friday...

First corona death in Sports World! 21-year-old Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia passes away

The deadly coronavirus has claimed the life of a 21-year-old, Spanish football coach Francisco Garcia after suffering from a form of leukemia here on Sunday, making him the youngest individual to die of corona across the world...

On this day.. In that year! Remembering Sachin Tendulkar's 100th century!

It was March 16, 2012. India was playing against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup tournament. On whose side will the victory prevail was not the concern. The main focus was on the God of cricket. Something unusual, unimaginable and unpredictable was going to happen which the whole cricket world including the crowd at the stadium, the cricket fans watching on the television and the players would witness in this match. Sachin Tendulkar was going to add another feather in his cap. He was on the verge of scripting ..

Sharath Kamal lifts his first title since 2010; Clinches Oman Open

Indian top paddler Sharath Kamal Achanta defied the odds to lift his first title since 2010 by pinning down Marcos Freitas of Portugal at the ITTF Challenge Plus Oman Open in Muscat here on Sunday. ..

INDIA vs SA: Now it is empty grounds! BCCI and CSA postpone ODI series

After announcing India-South Africa series to be played behind the closed doors, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) along with Cricket South Africa (CSA), to take precaution in wake of the Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19) outbreak has declared on Friday to reschedule the One-Day International (ODI) ongoing series...

Empty Stands due to Coronavirus! BCCI announces remaining two ODIs to be played behind-closed-doors

After the opening match of the three-match series was washed due to rain, BCCI now has declared on Thursday that the remaining two One-day Internationals (ODI) of South Africa tour of India will be played behind the closed doors amid the deadly coronavirus outbreak...

Securing seats at Tokyo Olympics, three more Indian pugilists do a bang-up job for India!

After five Indian boxing athletes were qualified for the Tokyo Olympics 2020, India has added more three feathers to its cap as six-time world champion MC Mary Kom (51kg), World No.1 Amit Panghal (52kg), and Simranjit Kaur (60kg) have earned Olympic berths by advancing in the semi-finals of the Asian Qualifiers at Amman in Jordan yesterday. ..

Beaten at the last but still plenty to be proud of! Australia beats India by 85 runs to secure its 5th title

ICC T20 Women World Cup : A tale of heartbreak continues for the Indian team and the cricket world fans. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led Indian team had not lost a single match at the World Cup even against Aussies in the group stages till their defeat in the final. ..

Hardik Pandya, Bhunvaneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan back in Indian team; To return for South Africa series by March 12

Hardik Pandya who was out of action for almost seven months due to an injury, is slated to be back in the Indian team with Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan arriving again in the squad for the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against South Africa starting from March 12 to March 18 in Dharamsala. ..

Carrying a billion dreams, India to script history in WC final

This is what you call destiny! Tomorrow on International Women's Day, carrying a billion dreams of our nation, Indian Women are going to play their maiden final of World Cup. They are just one step away from lifting that trophy...

Creating a milestone, Kiren Rijiju inaugurates the first-ever Khelo India Winter Games at Jammu and Kashmir

The first-ever Khelo India Winter Games starting from March 7th was inaugurated by the Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju at Jammu and Kashmir's Gulmarg today. The five-day tournament which will witness 830 players from across India participating in 30 different events will be concluded on March 11th...

Postpones, withdrawals and much more! Sports Fraternity seems disturbed due to Corona outbreak

The corona virus deaths tale of more than 3,300 across the globe is fearing. While 31 of those are reportedly from India, business, transport, communication, entertainment seems affected, so has sports! Corona outbreak has made six Indian shuttlers to step back from the All England Open Badminton Championships starting from March 11, that will be attended by 30,000 people. ..

Shafali Verma becomes youngest Indian named as World No.1 in T20 Rankings

If you want something said, ask a man.. if you want something done, ask a woman and the 16-year-old Shafali Verma has done it! The Indian Woman cricketer who has always been in the news for her fearless batting is grabbing the headlines once again. Verma who is part of the Indian team which has gone into the semi-finals of the ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2020 has been named the World No.1 batswoman in the ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings. ..

#INDvsNZ: New Zealand clinches series 2-0 after India's batting woes continue in 2nd Test

The biggest challenge in this tour for India has been the batting unit as they did not show the "intent" even in one innings losing the wickets frequently without creating steady partnerships. The skipper Virat Kohli's form has been a concern with the middle order displaying a disaster performance. The team management should now rethink Rishabh Pant who was given preference over the experienced Wriddhiman Saha..

Thrill Win! India gets ticket to semi-finals after beating NZ by 4 runs

Shafali Verma once again helped India with her bat to book India's berth for the semi-finals of the ICC T20 World Cup tournament after the ICC women's team defeated New Zealand with a narrow margin of 4 runs in a very low-scoring game at Junction Oval here on Thursday. India becomes the first team to qualify for the semifinal of this World Cup...

Knowing her extent of power, Kashavee Gautam, 16, bags all 10 wickets in domestic women one-dayer

A 16-year-old medium-pacer, Kashavee Gautam has blown everyone's mind with her bowling. Creating history in an innings at BCCI domestic tournament, Gautam has become the first Indian woman to take all the 10 wickets against Arunachal Pradesh ..

India to host 2022 Commonwealth Archery and Shooting Championships! Details inside -

After India offered a proposal to host a separate Commonwealth Championships for shooting and archery competitions, the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) Executive Board on Monday gave its approval to stage the event in India prior to six months of the main Commonwealth Games 2022 taking place in Birmingham...

ICC T20 World Cup: Shafali, Yadav shines as India pins down Bangladesh

India has taken one step closer to the semi-finals (ICC T20 World Cup) as they showed a class performance with veteran Poonam Yadav and the new kid Shafali Verma yet again proving their worth in a comfortable win over Bangladesh by 18 runs here on Monday...

#INDvsNZ: Boult and Southee crush hopes of India, Reasons why world's no.1 team lost the match

The World No.1 Test team could also have a bad day.. which is what exactly happened in the match over New Zealand at the Basin Reserve. The Kiwis pacer duo Trent Boult and Tim Southee once again displayed their magical spell which helped to crumble all the Indian batsmen giving lead by 1-0 in two-match test series. ..

India beat New Zealand in third T20 International via Super Over in Hamilton

In Cricket, India defeated New Zealand in the third T20 International via Super Over to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the five-match series at Seddon Park in Hamilton on Wednesday. ..

Indian archers now free to participate in international events; World Archery lifts suspension on India

The World Archery today conditionally lifted the suspension on India, less than a week after the embattled national federation held its elections. WA lifted the suspension after the AAI last week held another election, ordered by the Delhi High Court. Munda was elected president, defeating Rao by 34 votes to 18...

Maharashtra retains championship; Third Khelo India Youth Games conclude with colourful ceremony

With Maharashtra retaining championship for the second consecutive time, curtain came down on third Khelo India Youth Games with a colourful closing ceremony at Nabin Chandra Bordoloi indoor stadium in Guwahati yesterday ..

Ye hai India ka spirit! Rohit Sharma crowned as ‘ODI Cricketer of the Year’; Virat bags ‘Spirit of Cricket’ award

India's swashbuckling opener Rohit Sharma has been named the ICC's '2019 ODI Cricketer of the Year' for his incredible run of form through the year. Indian captain Virat Kohli won the 'Spirit of Cricket' award for stopping fans from booing Australia's Steve Smith during their World Cup match at the Oval...

Youngsters are stars of tomorrow: Kiren Rijiju and Suniel Shetty call for drug-free sports culture

Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju and actor Suniel Shetty have called for a clean and drug-free sports culture, urging Khelo India athletes to refrain from any banned substances. ..

Khelo India 2020: Maharashtra and Haryana neck and neck in medal tally with 17 Golds

Maharastra and Harayana are neck to neck in the medal tally of Khelo India Youth Games at Guwahati...

BCCI awards 2018-19: Jasprit Bumrah and Poonam Yadav crowned as 'best international cricketer'

Team India’s destructive bowlers Jasprit Bumrah and Poonam Yadav were over the moon after bagging the biggest prize at the BCCI Awards in Mumbai on Sunday. Bumrah was bestowed with Dilip Sardesai Award for taking the highest number of wickets in Test cricket 2018-19 and the Polly Umrigar award for the best international cricketer...

Overtaking Olympic giants China and US, India achieves topmost position in ISSF 2019 rankings

With its sparkling show through 2019, India finished the year as the top shooting nation in the world, leapfrogging Olympic heavyweights China and the USA...

Khelo India Youth Games: Maharashtra leads medal tally with 18 medals including 4 golds

Third edition of Khelo India Youth Games has kick-started magnificently yesterday. So far, Maharashtra is leading the medal tally with 18 medals including 4 Gold followed by Tripura with 4 Gold . With 3 gold and UP is third in the list...

Beginning with spectacular win, Saina and Sindhu storm into second round of Malaysia Masters badminton tournament

India’s reigning world tennis champion P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal sailed into the second round of the Malaysia Masters badminton tournament today...

Cyclists Scale new peak! First time in history, India ranks World No. 1 in International Cycling Union rankings

With the start of the new year, the Indian men’s junior cycling team scaled a new peak as India attained a ranking of World No. 1 in all four sprinting events in the latest World UCI 2020 rankings updated recently...

Khelo India Youth Games to advocate for elimination of single-use plastics: Avinash Joshi

The third edition of Khelo India Youth Games-2020, to be held in Guwahati from 10th of January, will be advocating for the elimination of single-use plastics this time...

Inspiration to the world! Wheelchair basketball player Insha Bashir receives Rs 6 lakh assistance from Sports Ministry

Wheelchair-basketball player Insha Bashir has received Rs 6 lakh financial assistance under Pt Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons of Sports Ministry of India...

Congratulations! Manav Thakkar becomes world no.1 in International Table Tennis Federation rankings

Young Indian paddler Manav Thakkar today became world no.1 in the latest International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) rankings in the Under-21 men's singles category...

Nurturing true sports talent! Kiren Rijiju inaugurates 80th All India Inter-University Athletics Championship

Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Thursday Inaugurated the 80th All-India Inter-University Athletics Championship at Swaraj Maidan in Moodbidri, Karnataka...

Nation wishes you the best! India’s weightlifting prodigy Jeremy Lalrinnunga eyes Tokyo 2020

Jeremy Lalrinnunga, who became the first Indian to win a gold at the Youth Olympic Games on Dec 29, is now preparing for a berth at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Revealing his plans for the new year, Jeremy said that he has his eyes set on getting a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics...

End of 140-year history? ICC plans to scrap five-day Tests from 2023

Cricket's apex body, the International Cricket Council, plans to scrap five-day Tests from 2023. The ICC could make four-day Tests mandatory from 2023 as part of the World Test Championship, primarily to free up the crowded calendar. England has backed the plan...

IOA withdraws boycott call for 2022 Commonwealth Games over exclusion of shooting

Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has withdrawn its threat to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham over Shooting's exclusion. It also announced that the country will bid to host either the 2026 or the 2030 edition...

Setting new PGTI record, golfstar Udayan Mane bags TATA Steel Tour Championship

India’s golfstar Udayan Mane produced a flawless seven-under 65 on the final day to claim a thrilling one-shot win at the season-ending TATA Steel Tour Championship in Jamshedpur yesterday...

India the unbeaten! Grandmaster Koneru Humpy becomes 2019 Women's World Rapid Champion

Indian grandmaster Koneru Humpy has become the 2019 Women's World Rapid Champion. She defeated China's Lei Tingjie in a dramatic final in Moscow, Russia. ..

Russia challenges WADA sanctions over doping vilations

Russia has formally contested its ban from major sporting events over doping violations. The head of its RUSADA anti-doping agency director general Yury Ganus told reporters in Moscow yesterday that in accordance with established procedure, Russia sent a package of documents to WADA. ..

Tennis legend to take exit! Leander Paes announces retirement after 2020

Indian tennis ace Leander Paes has announced that 2020 will be his last year as a professional tennis player. ..

Moment of pride! Captain Virat named in five Wisden cricketers of the decade

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is one of the five players named in the Wisden Cricketers of the Decade. Kohli joins Australian batsman Steve Smith, and South Africans, Dale Steyn, and AB de Villiers. Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry is the only female cricketer in the list...

Aiming to promote talent, Hindustan Zinc commences Zinc Football Youth Tournament in Rajasthan

With an aim to create a funnel to identify and promote the best footballing talent in the state, Hindustan Zinc, in partnership with Rajasthan Football Association, today announced the commencement of a massive football project – the Zinc Football Youth Tournament. ..

Dreaming bigger, Sania Mirza returns to Indian Fed Cup team after four years

India’s doubles star Sania Mirza on Tuesday returned to the Indian Fed Cup team after four years as she was named in the five-member squad, which features country's top singles player Ankita Raina...

Proving Haryana's sports talent; Manu and Anish win gold medals at National Shooting Championships

Both being in irrepressible form, Commonwealth Games champions Manu Bhaker and Anish Bhanwala clinched gold medals at the 63rd National Shooting Championships in Bhopal yesterday...

Many congratulations! Weightlifter Rakhi creates two new national records at Qatar International Cup

Creating two new national records, India’s accomplished weightlifter Rakhi Halder clinched a bronze medal in the women's 64kg weight category at the Qatar International Cup in Doha...

Proving India’s talent, Maisnam Meiraba wins Bangladesh Junior International Badminton Series

India's shuttler Maisnam Meiraba Luwang has won the Men's singles Bangladesh Junior International Badminton Series 2019 in Dhaka. Top-seeded Meiraba, who hails from Manipur, beat Ken Yong Ong 21-14, 21-18 in the final lasting 38 minutes...

Recording breakthrough win, Abhinav Lohan lifts Bengaluru Open golf title

India’s veteran golfer Abhinav Lohan lifted PGTI title securing a narrow one-shot triumph at the Bengaluru Open golf championship on Friday. ..

Golden Beginning! Weightlifter Mirabai Chanu clinches gold at Sixth Qatar International Cup

India’s former world champion weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu notched up the women’s 49kg category gold medal to open India’s account at the 6th Qatar International Cup on Friday...

IPL auction 2020: Fetching Rs 15.50 crore bid, Pat Cummins becomes most expensive player

Pat Cummins, with a base price of two crore rupees, became the most expensive overseas buy as he was sold to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for a whopping 15.50 crore rupees...

Emerging as new champion, Zeena Khitta wins gold in 63rd National Shooting Championship

Underlining the overwhelming depth of talent, Zeena Khitta emerged as the new champion in Indian women’s air rifle as she won the gold ahead of world’s three best shooters in the 63rd National Shooting Championship on Thursday...

Assuring highest efficiency and quality, Organising Committee approves Revised Tokyo 2020 Marathon Course

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) today unveiled the course for the marathon events in Sapporo, Hokkaido, following visits by and discussions among representatives from the International Olympic Committee, World Athletics, Tokyo 2020 and local authorities...

Khelo India Youth Games will be hosted in best possible manner: CEO Avinash Joshi

The third edition of the Khelo India Youth Games is slated to be held from January 10, 2020 to January 22, 2020. The Chef de Missions of all states participating in the third edition of Khelo India Youth Games arrived in Guwahati for a pre-tournament meeting on Wednesday to take a look at the infrastructure readied by the organisers for the competition...

Proud moment for India! Deepak Punia named ‘Junior Wrestler of the Year’

Among the rising stars in wrestling, Deepak Punia has been given the tag of ‘Junior Freestyle Wrestler of the Year’ by the United World Wrestling organization...

Many Congratulations! Smriti Madhana named in both ICC ODI and T20 teams

Capping off a memorable season, India opener Smriti Mandhana was today named in both the International Cricket Council's ODI and T20 teams of the year. ..

Opportunity to unleash creativity! Sports Authority of India invites entries for logo competition

In a first-ever move since its inception, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has decided to crowd source its logo. Sports fans and design enthusiasts from all over the country are being invited to send in their entries. ..

2020 Olympics Preparations: Japanese to use recycled materials from electronic devices on medals; robots closing language barrier

Japan has once again impressively shown how innovative it is and how innovative even the production of Olympic medals can be. The Olympic medals to be awarded during the Olympic Games taking place in Tokyo next year will be made from recycled material from small electronic devices and mobile phones...

Aryan Anand secures momentous victory at IGU 119th Amateur Golf Championship

Mysuru teenager Aryan Roopa Anand wrapped up a phenomenal outing at the IGU 119th Amateur Golf Championship of India, bagging the coveted matchplay title after having emerged triumphant in the stroke play section early this week. ..