Friday, March 24, 2023


Vani Kapoor ends three-year title drought, wins 7th leg of WPGT

GURUGRAM: A little over three years after her last win on the Hero Women's Pro Golf Tour, seasoned Vani Kapoor drilled a crucial birdie on the very last hole to card 3-under 69 and take the lead in the seventh leg of the ongoing season.

A look at the most popular sports in India

Sports attracts people from all corners of the world to witness sporting events and matches. However, while some sports have universal appeal, others are restricted to certain countries, depending on a nation's cultural, traditional, and historical background. This article will delve into India's most popular sports and highlight the factors that contribute to their popularity. 

Unleash Your Inner Rummy Champion with These Winning Tips

Rummy is a skill-based card game where players must exercise strategic thought to choose the best move. Rummy requires anticipating and countering your opponents' movements to emerge victorious. Possessing the optimum balance of talent, strategy, and intelligence is necessary.

ISSF World Cup: India win silver and bronze in mixed team events, medal tally reaches to four (Ld)

BHOPAL: India added two more medals to their tally after picking up a silver and bronze in Pistol and Rifle mixed team events while China won both the gold medals on competition Day-2 of the ongoing ISSF World Cup at the M.P. Shooting Academy Range, here on Thursday.

Tri-nation football: Blue Tigers happy, but focus is on Kyrgyz encounter, says Anirudh Thapa

IMPHAL: After registering a 1-0 win over Myanmar 1-0 in the opening game of the Tri-nation international football tournament, midfielder Anirudh Thapa said that Blue Tigers are happy with the result but they are now focusing on their next game against the Kyrgyz Republic on March 28.

Amelia Kerr, Daryl Mitchell clinch top honours at New Zealand Cricket awards

AUCKLAND: Amelia Kerr and Daryl Mitchell have been recognised as winners of top honours in the New Zealand Cricket Awards ceremony, here. While Amelia won the inaugural Debbie Hockley Medal awarded to outstanding women's cricketer, Mitchell was named winner of the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal awarded to outstanding men's cricketer.

IPL 2023: Livingstone available to play full season for PBKS, no NOC for Bairstow, says report

NEW DELHI: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has cleared all-rounder Liam Livingstone to be available for Punjab Kings for the full season of the upcoming IPL 2023 but attacking batter Jonny Bairstow has been denied NOC by the board.

Gary Stead points out New Zealand losing Tests to England last year as missed chance for not defending WTC title

NEW DELHI: Gary Stead, the New Zealand head coach, has pointed towards his team's last years three-Test series loss to England resulting in them missing a chance of defending their World Test Championship (WTC) title.

ISSF World Cup: India win silver and bronze in mixed team events

BHOPAL: India added two more medals to their tally on Day-2 of the ongoing ISSF World Cup after Rhythm Sangwan and Varun Tomar won 10m Air Pistol mixed team silver and Narmada Nithin & Rudrankksh Balasaheb Patil took bronze in Air Rifle mixed team event, here on Thursday.

RoundGlass Punjab Hockey Academy announces open trials for residential academy

MOHALI: RoundGlass Punjab Hockey Academy (RGPHA) is pleased to announce that it will be holding open trials for boy hockey players born between 1st November 2008 and 31st December 2009. The participants must be residents of Punjab. The trials are scheduled to be held at the Hockey Stadium, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar on 25th and 26th March from 8 am onwards.

I'm sure Warner will slot back in opening at some stage: Mitchell Marsh

CHENNAI: In 2021, when Mitchell Marsh was elevated to batting at number three in the T20I team, few would have predicted that it would prove to be a master-stroke as Australia went on to win the T20 World Cup in the UAE.

Argentina playing to win against Panama: Di Maria

BUENOS AIRES: Angel Di Maria has insisted Argentina will be playing to win despite the party atmosphere surrounding the team's friendly against Panama on Thursday.

New Zealand off-spinner Will Somerville to retire from all forms of cricket next month

AUCKLAND: New Zealand off-spinner Will Somerville has announced he will retire from all forms of cricket at the end of the domestic season next month.

Impact player rule will bring an interesting dynamic to IPL 2023, says Gujarat Titans' Vikram Solanki

AHMEDABAD: Vikram Solanki, the director of cricket of Gujarat Titans franchise in the Indian Premier League (IPL), believes that the impact player rule, set to be introduced from the upcoming season, will be bringing an interesting dynamic to the cash rich league.

Forward Rony Barbosa eager for Brazil debut

MOROCCO: Forward Rony Barbosa described his Brazil call-up as a unique moment and promised to contribute in "some way" as he prepares to make his international debut against Morocco.

This loss shouldn't be forgotten as India may face Australia again in World Cup: Gavaskar

NEW DELHI: Legendary India batter Sunil Gavaskar has asked Rohit Sharma & Co. to not forget the kind of loss they faced at the hands of Australian in the third and final ODI of the series in Chennai on Wednesday, saying that they could again meet the five-time champions in the ODI World Cup, to be held later in the year at home.

I had never been through this...I'm a better man now: Ronaldo opens up on his controversial Manchester United exit

NEW DELHI: Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up on his controversial exit from Manchester United, admitting that he had never been through this phase in his career but "he is a better man" following his painful experience few months ago.

Swiss Open: Sindhu, Srikanth, Prannoy advance to second round; Lakshya bows out

SWITZERLAND: Indian badminton players PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy advanced to the second round of Swiss Open 2023 but compatriot Lakshya Sen crashed out in the opening round of the tournament, here.

Tri-nation football: We could've won by a bigger scoreline, says coach Stimac after India's 1-0 win over Myanmar

IMPHAL: India edged Myanmar 1-0 in the opening game of the Tri-nation international football tournament, but head coach Igor Stimac opined that the scoreline could have been wider given the hosts' complete dominance in the game.

It's all up to the franchises now: Rohit on player workload management in IPL 2023

CHENNAI: India captain Rohit Sharma stated that the workload management of players during IPL 2023 is upto the franchises now, though he also admitted about being unsure of it despite the team management giving some indications to all ten franchises in the competition.

Skipper Rohit backs India's attacking approach with bat despite series loss to Australia

CHENNAI: Captain Rohit Sharma has backed his team's attacking approach despite the ODI series loss against Australia and promised that his side will continue to attack at all costs with the bat during the lead-up to the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup later this year.

World No. 1 Swiatek takes a break due to injury

WARSAW: World No. 1 Iga Swiatek has informed that she will miss the Miami Open and Billie Jean King Cup due to a rib injury brought about by an episode of coughing.

New Mexico boss Cocca eyes attacking football

MEXICO CITY: Argentine manager Diego Cocca has promised to adopt an attacking playing style as he prepares for his first match in charge of Mexico's national team.

Miami Open: Andreescu battles past Raducanu in opener

USA: In a matchup of former US Open champions, Bianca Andreescu edged Emma Raducanu in the first round of the Miami Open, here.

Ramanan Mukil and Abhsishek Gaur in semifinals

CHANDIGARH: Ramanan Mukil and Abhishek Gaur entered singles semifinals of the Rs one lakh prize money CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship for men at Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi register wins in Women jr Championship

NEW DELHI: Day 4 of the 1st Hockey India Junior Women Zonal Championships 2023 witnessed Hockey Haryana, Uttar Pradesh Hockey, and Delhi Hockey registering wins in the North Zone, while Hockey Karnataka, Hockey Andhra Pradesh, Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu emerged victorious in the South Zone. Also, Hockey Association of Odisha, Hockey Jharkhand, Hockey Mizoram, and Hockey Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh Hockey won their respective matches in the East and West Zones respectively.

Punjab outplay Delhi by 7-0 in India Junior Men Zonal Hockey

NEW DELHI: The action in the 1st Hockey India Junior Men Zonal Championships 2023 continued today in the North, South, East, and West Zones with Hockey Punjab, Hockey Karnataka, Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu, Kerala Hockey, Hockey Jharkhand, Hockey Maharashtra and Hockey Rajasthan registering victories in their respective Zones.

Bangladesh name squad for Ireland T20Is; Rishad, Jaker earn maiden call-ups

DHAKA: Bangladesh on Wednesday named a 14-member squad for the three-match T20I series against Ireland, starting March 27.

ISSF World Cup: Sarabjot Singh clinches 10m air pistol gold, Varun Tomar bags bronze

BHOPAL: India were off to a bright start at the ISSF Pistol/Rifle World Cup as Sarabjot Singh clinched gold and compatriot Varun Tomar bagged the bronze medal in the 10m air pistol men's event, here on Wednesday.

Swiss Open 2023: Gayatri-Treesa crash out, Malvika qualifies for main draw

SWITZERLAND: The Indian women's double pair of Gayatri Gopichand and Treesa Jolly crashed out in the first round while Malvika Bansod qualified for the women's singles main draw at the Swiss Open 2023 badminton tournament, here

Jonny Bairstow to miss entire IPL 2023 as England want him fit in time for Ashes: Report

NEW DELHI: Wicketkeeper-batter Jonny Bairstow could miss the entire upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 as England want him to take the gloves for his county side Yorkshire when he makes his return to first-class cricket, ahead of the Ashes starting from June 16.

Player accuses Shaanxi club of unpaid salary

BEIJING: Former Chinese international Yang Hao has accused Shaanxi Chang'an Athletic of failing to pay his salary, after the second-tier club passed Chinese football governing body's financial checks.

WPL 2023: Alice Capsey has a free mind and exuberant spirit, says Ebony Rainford-Brent

MUMBAI: Former England cricketer Ebony Rainford-Brent was thoroughly impressed with the outstanding performance as well as the free mind and exuberant spirit showcased by Delhi Capitals all-rounder Alice Capsey in the side's five-wicket victory over UP Warriorz in the last league game of the Womens Premier League (WPL)2023.

Inaugural Northeast Judo Championship to be held in Imphal from March 31

NEW DELHI: The inaugural edition of the Northeast Judo Championship for the IIS-Sangai Cup will be held in Imphal from March 31 to April 2, the organisers announced on Wednesday.

IPL 2023: Kieron Pollard begins his batting coach role with Mumbai Indians

MUMBAI: Star West Indies all-rounder Kieron Pollard, whose performances in the middle of the park is known worldwide, made his debut in the batting coach role with Mumbai Indians and took part in his first pre-season practise session, ahead of the start of the IPL 2023.

He still has burning desire to open batting for Australia in Test cricket, says Warner's wife Candice

NEW DELHI: Australia opening batter David Warner's wife Candice has revealed that her husband could have retired from Test cricket in front of home fans in Sydney earlier this year but he has that "desire and hunger" to contribute to his team in the Ashes.

WPL 2023: The way I play, it's risk or reward, says Delhi Capitals' Alice Capsey

MUMBAI: England all-rounder Alice Capsey, who played a crucial role in Delhi Capital's win over UP Warriorz in the ongoing WPL 2023, has revealed that she is very aggressive kind of player and like to put pressure on the bowlers, adding that her game revolves around risk or reward approach.

Tri-nation football tournament: A sweet homecoming awaits Manipur's Chinglensana, Suresh

NEW DELHI: The Manipuri duo of Chinglensana Singh and Suresh Wangjam, who played crucial roles for their respective teams -- Hyderabad FC and Bengaluru FC -- in helping them reach the semi-finals and final of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2022-23, will represent the Indian national team that will take part in the Tri-nation international football tournament featuring Myanmar and Kyrgyz Republic.

Men's ODI World Cup 2023 to begin on Oct 5, final in Ahmedabad on Nov 19: Report

NEW DELHI: The ICC Men's ODI World Cup 2023 is likely to start on October 5 and the final to be held at the world's largest cricket stadium -- Narendra Modi Stadium -- in Ahmedabad on November 19.

Miami Open: Giorgi outlasts Kanepi, ties for longest match of the year

USA: Camila Giorgi overcame Kaia Kanepi in the Miami Open 2023 first round in 3 hours and 32 minutes, tying for the longest main-draw match of the WTA season.