Saturday, August 20, 2022


Champions Chess Tour: Praggnanandhaa loses to Liem for first defeat, Carlsen too fumbles

MIAMI:The brilliant winning spree of Indian Grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa in the FTX Crypto Cup came to a halt after four perfect rounds as he slumped to a 0.5-2.5 defeat against Vietnam's Liem Quang Le, ending his chances of taking sole lead in the event.

India's Antim bags historic gold in Junior World Wrestling Championships

NEW DELHI:Indian woman wrestler in 53kg category Antim made history by winning the first gold medal in a Junior World Wrestling Championships, when she achieved the feat in Sofia, Bulgaria on Friday following a comprehensive 8-0 victory in the final against Kazakhstan's Altyn Shagayeva, an under-20 Asian bronze medallist.

Tuchel gets one-match ban after Conte clash but set for bench v Leeds

LONDON: Thomas Tuchel has been fined 35,000 pounds and hit with a one-match touchline ban over his clash with Antonio Conte in Sunday's derby clash with Tottenham.

Never crossed my mind the Test would end before tea on Day 3: SA skipper Dean Elgar

LONDON:South Africa skipper Dean Elgar expressed surprise at the Test against England at Lord's ending before tea on Day Three, saying it hardly crossed his mind when he woke up in the morning on Friday.

Zimbabwe Cricket announces central contracts for 19 women players

HARARE: Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Friday announced central contracts for 19 women players for the 2022-23 season.Zimbabwe captain Mary-Anne Musonda, her deputy Josephine Nkomo, as well as Chipo Mugeri-Tiripano, were named in the Grade A+ category.

Western & Southern Open: Madison Keys overcomes Elena Rybakina to reach semis

CINCINNATI(USA):Madison Keys registered a 6-2, 6-4 win over Elena Rybakina in 1 hour and 31 minutes to reach her second Western & Southern Open semifinal, here on Friday.

Parul Kumar, Akhil Sheoran win Men's Air Rifle trials; Pankaj Makheja lands double in juniors

BHOPAL:India internationals Parul Kumar of the Indian Air Force and Akhil Sheoran representing the Railways, won the men's 10m Air Rifle T5 and T6 national shooting trials respectively, at the MP State Shooting Academy ranges, here on Friday.

Ultimate Kho Kho: Chennai Quick Guns, Odisha Juggernauts bag their second wins

PUNE:Chennai Quick Guns and Odisha Juggernauts notched up their second victories in the inaugural edition of Ultimate Kho Kho by thrashing Mumbai Khiladis and Rajasthan Warriors respectively at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex, here on Friday.

Durand Cup 2022: Sudeva Delhi hold Kerala Blasters to a 1-1 draw

GUWAHATI:Sudeva Delhi FC and Kerala Blasters FC played out a 1-1 draw in their opening Group 'D' match of the Durand Cup 2022 at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium, here on Friday.

1st Test: South Africa thrash England by innings and 12 runs, take 1-0 series lead

LONDON:South Africa thrashed England by an innings and 12 runs on Day 3 of the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series and consolidate their position at the top of the ICC World Test Championship Standings, here on Friday.

Ayesha and Vidhavi claim carrom titles

CHANDIGARH: Ayesha of St. Stephen’s School – 45, Chandigarh clinched the Girls’ Sub-junior Singles title beating Aashia of Government Model - 46 in straight two games by 21-0, 21-0 in the Chandigarh State Carrom Championship here today.

Yuki-Saketh advance into doubles semis in Vancouver

VANCOUVER (CANADA): Indian pair of Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni defeated wild cards Alexis Galarneau and Benjamin Sigouin of Canada 6-4 6=4 in doubles quarter-final of the $159,350 Odium Brown Vanopen, Vancouver, Canada here on Friday.

Hockey India elections to be completed by Oct 9

LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND): A joint meeting was held between the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the Committee of Administrators (CoA), Hockey India. The meeting was extremely cordial and productive attended by Acting President FIH, Mr. Seif Ahmed; CEO FIH, Mr. Thierry Weil and the members of the CoA of Hockey India, Justice Anil R Dave, former Judge of the Supreme Court, Dr. S.Y. Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner of India and Mr. Zafar Iqbal, Padmashree awardee and former Olympian as captain of the Indian Hockey team.

Arjun Sharma leads in TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship

COIMBATORE: Greater Noida’s Arjun Sharma fired a determined three-under 69 in round three to move into the sole lead at 11-under 205 at the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2022 presented by KGiSL, a Rs. 50 lakh event, being played at the Coimbatore Golf Club.

Jemimah Rodrigues leaves The Hundred due to injury; Gaby Lewis named as her replacement

LONDON: India batter Jemimah Rodrigues on Friday has been forced to end her season with the Northern Superchargers in The Hundred due to injury. Ireland's Gaby Lewis has been named as her replacement in the competition.

Playing hockey for India has given me everything and more that I could think of, says Salima Tete

NEW DELHI: In recent years, the Indian Women's Hockey Team has gone on to become one of the most memorable chapters in the country's sporting history. Often considered as underdogs at the highest level, the Indian Women's Hockey Team has consistently punched well above their weight category, giving the fans plenty to cheer about.

Chelsea to take 'strongest action' after alleged racism towards Son

LONDON: Chelsea have pledged to take the "strongest action" after an alleged racist incident against Son Heung Min in Sunday's 2-2 Premier League draw with Tottenham.

IND v ZIM: Was waiting for a long time to come back, play for India again, says Deepak Chahar

HARARE: Thursday saw pacer Deepak Chahar make his first international match in almost seven months memorable by picking 3-27 in seven uninterrupted overs to set the base for India's 10-wicket thrashing of Zimbabwe in the first ODI at Harare Sports Club.

As a way to pass time, I joined the Judo Academy, reveals CWG silver medallist Tulika Maan

NEW DELHI: Tulika Maan, the judoka who won a silver medal in women's 78kg category at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, revealed that the sport was initially just a way to pass her time when she was bored.

Money talks, so the marquee teams need to play: Styris on Big 3's share in FTP

MUMBAI: In the recently-released Men's Future Tours Programme (FTP) for the 2023-27 cycle, England (43), Australia (40) and India (38) will be featuring in the greatest number of Test matches. The big three will also be a part of marquee fixtures in the World Test Championship (WTC) cycle, all of which will be five-match series.

NZC names strong New Zealand A squad for India tour

AUCKLAND:New Zealand Cricket on Thursday named a New Zealand A squad featuring seven players with international experience to tour India for red and white ball fixtures in September.

GPBL: Falcons, Wolves register Super League victories

BENGALURU:Malnad Falcons and Mangalore Sharks opened their account with fine victories in the Super League stage of the Grand Prix Badminton League (GPBL), being played at the Karnataka Badminton Association, here on Thursday.

Overview of Ekbet mobile app for India.

Bookmakers appear on the Indian market with enviable regularity. For this reason, each site strives to offer users more favourable conditions for starting bets than competitors. Betters are increasingly choosing betting applications, so the availability of a convenient program is one of the important factors when choosing a bookmaker.

IND v ZIM, 1st ODI: Axar, Deepak, Prasidh pick three wickets each as India bowl out Zimbabwe for 189

HARARE: Axar Patel, Deepak Chahar and Prasidh Krishna picked three wickets each as India bowled out Zimbabwe for 189 all out in 40.3 overs in the first ODI at Harare Sports Club on Thursday. Apart from Chahar's 3-27, Patel picked 3-24 while Prasidh had 3-50 and Mohammed Siraj scalped one wicket too.

I wish my father was with us to see me play on the biggest Kho Kho platform, says Mumbai Khiladis' vice-captain Gajanan Maruti Shengal

PUNE: Mumbai Khiladis' vice-captain Gajanan Maruti Shengal, who has made vital contributions for the team in the Ultimate Kho Kho so far, will look to continue the same run of form and help his team bounce back to winning ways in the tournament.

Rohit Sharma in his quest for sustainability launched Limited Sustainable Collection with adidas India

NEW DELHI: Rohit Sharma, in his pursuit to help end plastic waste, collaborated with German multinational sportswear giant adidas to launch a limited Sustainable Apparel Collection.

Bayern Munich defender Nianzou moves to Sevilla

BERLIN: Bayern Munich have sold French defender Tanguy Nianzou to Sevilla but have the option to re-sign the 20-year-old, the Bundesliga champions said on Wednesday.

Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore, United Arab Emirates set to battle it out in Asia Cup qualifier

OMAN: Hong Kong, Kuwait, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates are all set to battle it out for the four-team round robin style Asia Cup qualifier at Al-Amerat Cricket Ground in Oman, starting from August 20.

India-Zimbabwe series is testing ground for Deepak Chahar for T20 WC selection: Sanjay Manjrekar

MUMBAI: Former India cricketer-turned-commentator Sanjay Manjrekar feels that the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe will be a testing ground for Deepak Chahar in terms of selection in the Men's T20 World Cup squad.

PGTI Players Championship: Delhi's Harshjeet Sethie takes first round lead

COIMBATORE:Delhi's Harshjeet Sethie carded a fabulous six-under 66 in gusty conditions to take the first round lead at the TATA Steel PGTI Players Championship 2022, here on Wednesday.

Vijender Singh returns to winning ways, knocks out Eliasu Sulley at the Jungle Rumble

RAIPUR: After a long wait of 19 months, Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh returned to winning ways after defeating Ghana's Eliasu Sulley in a professional boxing event 'The Jungle Rumble' at the Balbir Singh Juneja Stadium here on Wednesday.

Anshul Bhatt wins triple gold at U-16 World Youth Bridge Championships

NEW DELHI:After winning the pairs event, 13-year-old Anshul Bhatt captained Team Blitz to win the teams event in the U-16 World Youth Transnational Bridge Championships teams event in Salsomaggiore, Italy.

FIH, CoA issue joint statement, say Hockey India election process to be completed by October 9

NEW DELHI:Hockey India's election process will be completed by October 9, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and the Committee of Administrators (CoA) said in a joint statement on Wednesday after a meeting here.

Gujarat CM honours CWG medallists from state

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Wednesday honoured the sportspersons from the state who won medals at the recently-concluded Commonwealth Games in Birmingham with the Khel Pratibha Award.

Vinod Kambli in dire need of work, says completely dependent on BCCI's pension

NEW DELHI: Making a startling revelation about his financial condition, former India cricketer Vinod Kambli has said that he is looking for cricket-related assignments as his only source of income is the pension from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

1st Test: S Africa reduce England to 116/6 before rain ends play on Day 1

LONDON: South Africa's fast bowlers utilised the movement on offer at Lord's to reduce England to 116/6 before heavy showers ended the play on the opening day of the first Test, here on Wednesday.

Mike Tyson seen in wheelchair after saying his death is coming 'really soon'

LOS ANGELES:Legendary professional boxer Mike Tyson, who will be making his acting debut in Indian cinema with the Vijay Deverakonda-starrer 'Liger', has raised more concerns after he was spotted in a wheelchair, weeks after he said that his death is coming "really soon".

IND v ZIM: KL Rahul, Deepak Chahar in focus as India face confident Zimbabwe

HARARE: The last time India came on a tour of Zimbabwe, it was in 2016 and KL Rahul, who had been in the Test fold, was starting to get into white-ball scheme of things after a breakthrough IPL season with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).

Ireland Men to play a Test match, ODI series against England in first year of new ICC FTP

DUBLIN: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday released a new four-year Future Tours Programme (FTP) for the men's game from 2023 to 2027. In this wide-ranging scheduling, Ireland Men are slated to play 113 matches against Full Members between May 2023 and April 2027.

Dates for rescheduled Asian Para Games announced

CHINA: The Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) and the Hangzhou Asian Para Games Organising Committee (HAPGOC), the local organising committee, on Wednesday announced that the fourth edition of the Asian Para Games, originally scheduled to be held in October this year, will now take place from October 22 to 28, 2023.


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