Odisha gears up for first-ever Khelo India University Games(17:46) Bhubaneswar, Jan 27 (IANS) The Odisha government under the aegis of the Sports Authority of India and the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports will host the first-ever Khelo India University Games at the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) in Bhubaneswar from February 22 to March 1.
Still have time to work on our mistakes before T20 WC: Seifert(17:40) Hamilton, Jan 27 (IANS) New Zealand wicketkeeper Tim Seifert is not too worried about the team's first two losses in the T20I series against India affecting their T20 World Cup preparations as he feels they still have time to get their act together before the tournament in October.
Increased medal tally in judo a big boost: IIS scouting head(17:22) New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The Inspire Institute of Sport (IIS) had 26 medallists at the Khelo India Youth Games, a jump from the 16 it had produced in last year's edition. Thirteen of these were gold, more than half of which came in the sport of Judo.
Third T20I washed out, Pak win series 2-0 against B'desh(17:04) Lahore, Jan 27 (IANS) The third and final T20I between Pakistan and Bangladesh was abandoned without a ball being bowled after persistent rain didn't allow even the toss to take place at the Gaddafi Stadium on Monday. Pakistan thus clinched the three-match series 2-0 and maintained their top spot in the ICC team rankings.
Ahmedabad leads race to host IPL 2020 final(16:54) By Baidurjo Bhose New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The new Sardar Patel Stadium being built in Ahmedabad looks to be the frontrunner to host the final of the 2020 edition of Indian Premier League (IPL). The stadium was initially set to host a match between Asia XI and World XI, but that plan had to be dropped because the stadium won't be complete in time for the game in March.
VVS shares Wright's idea to enhance bowler's batting skills(16:52) New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Cricket legend VVS Laxman has credited former India coach John Wright for putting faith in the then bowlers that apart from their designated roles, they could also bat to hand some strength to the lower order. Laxman said that Wright had asked each batsman in the side to become a batting coach for the bowlers.
Anil Khanna nominated honorary ATF Life President(15:59) Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) Seasoned tennis administrator Anil Khanna was on Monday nominated as the honorary Life President of the Asian Tennis Federation (ATF). The decision was taken at the federation's Board of Directors meeting held here.
India favourites against Australia in U-19 WC quarters (Preview)(15:45) Potchefstroom (South Africa), Jan 27 (IANS) The Indian colts will look to continue their unbeaten run in the ongoing Under-19 cricket World Cup and will definitely start as the favourites when they take on Australia in the Super League quarter-final at Senwes Park on Tuesday.
My award will inspire girls to take up football: Bembem Devi(15:31) New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) The first woman footballer in India to have been awarded a Padma Shri, Bembem Devi on Monday dedicated the award to women's football in the country and felt that it would inspire several girls and their parents to take up the sport.
'Ruthless' India show no mercy on average New Zealand: Akhtar(14:07) Rawalpindi, Jan 27 (IANS) Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar reckons that the Virat Kohli-led India is swiftly becoming a "ruthless" team as they proved their mettle once again, this time against New Zealand in the second T20I of the series.
And it continues: Jadeja, Manjrekar involved in funny banter(13:10) Auckland, Jan 27 (IANS) All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja and cricketer-turned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar were involved in yet another Twitter banter following India's emphatic win over New Zealand in the second T20I of the ongoing five-match series.
Zim vs SL: Kyle Jarvis ruled out of 2nd Test(09:49) Harare, Jan 27 (IANS) Zimbabwe pacer Kyle Jarvis has been ruled out of the second and final Test against Sri Lanka due to a lower back injury he sustained during the first match.
Aus Open: Halep crushes Mertens to enter last 8(09:49) Melbourne, Jan 27 (IANS) World No. 3 Simona Halep booked her place in the quarterfinals of the women's singles event at the ongoing Australian Open after dismissing Elise Mertens 6-4, 6-4 on Monday.