Khelo India University Games anthem launched

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

New Dehli : The Khelo India University Games anthem was launched by Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju at a function held at his residence here on Monday. Sung, written and composed by former Haryana Ranji Trophy batsman Padamjeet Sehrawat, the peppy number exhorts the youth to participate in sports with an aim to shine and […]

Porto’s Moussa Marega walks off pitch after racist abuse

Monday, February 17th, 2020

Portugal : Porto striker Moussa Marega left the pitch in protest of being subject to racist insults during his side’s 2-1 win away to Vitoria Guimaraes in Portugal’s Primeira Liga on Sunday. The Mali forward, 28, scored what proved to be the winning goal in the 60th minute and celebrated the goal by pointing to […]

I was once on the streets, but now my life is great, says Bengaluru FC’s Nili

Saturday, February 15th, 2020

Bengaluru : The arms of Bengaluru FC’s new signing Francisco Jose Perdomo Borges, commonly known as Nili, are covered in tattoos. There is a lion, to denote that he is the king of the football jungle. A practising Christian, Nili has made space for a couple of Buddha portraits. The number 29 signifies his childhood […]

Brazilian football legend Pele says he’s ‘fine,’ after son spoke of depression

Friday, February 14th, 2020

Rio de Janeiro : Brazilian football legend Pele sought to reassure fans that he was doing fine, after his son alluded to depression and said the aging star now barely leaves home. “Thanks for your prayers and your worry. I am doing fine. I will be 80 this year,” Pele, considered by many to be […]

3rd ODI : KL Rahul’s hundred goes in vain as New Zealand compete 3-0 sweep

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Mt. Maunganui : An underwhelming India suffered their first ODI whitewash in more than three decades as New Zealand completed a 3-0 sweep with a five-wicket victory in the third match here on Tuesday. It is the first whitewash for India in 31 years in a series in which all matches have been played. They […]

3rd ODI preview : India hope for top order blitzkrieg to avoid 3-0 whitewash

Monday, February 10th, 2020

Mt. Maunganui : India would expect its top order to fire to avoid a series whitewash, when it clashes with a high-flying New Zealand cricket team in the third and final One-day International (ODI) of bilateral series, at Bay Oval on Tuesday. Despite missing inspirational skipper Kane Williamson in the line-up due to a shoulder […]

Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal play to record crowd in Cape Town Stadium

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

Cape Town : Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal attracted what organisers said was a world record crowd for a tennis match when they played an exhibition event in the Cape Town Stadium on Friday. The organisers said an audited attendance of 51,954 beat the 42,517 who watched Federer play Alexander Zverev of Germany in Mexico […]

R Sridhar concedes downward curve in Indian fielding, points out lack of practice

Friday, February 7th, 2020

Auckland : India’s fielding hasn’t been particularly good in the ongoing series against New Zealand, coach R Sridhar said on Friday but refused to blame tight schedules for the “downward curve” despite conceding that hectic travelling is affecting the side’s practice plans. Sridhar said India’s fielding has at best average in the last four months. […]

Messi hits back at club director who criticised Barcelona players

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Barcelona : Barcelona will not be destabilised by a possible confrontation between talisman Lionel Messi and sporting director Eric Abidal, coach Quique Setien said on Wednesday. The usually introverted Messi caused a stir by criticising his former team mate Abidal on Tuesday, saying in a post on Instagram that the club’s hierarchy, not the players, […]

Manu Bhaker wins senior and junior T2 25m pistol events

Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

Thiruvananthapuram : Teen star Manu Bhaker fired her way to double gold, coming up trumps in both the women’s 25m pistol and junior 25m pistol T2 trials at the National Shooting Trials for rifle and pistol disciplines here on Tuesday. Manu, a Commonwealth Games champion, topped qualifications in both categories shooting 584. She won the […]

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