Sunday, September 24, 2023


Mamata Banerjee congratulates Indian medal winners in Asian Games

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday has congratulated the medal winners at the ongoing Asian Games, 2023 at Hangzhou, China.

Asian Games: India crush Bangladesh by 8 wickets, enter women's cricket gold medal match

HANGZHOU: Indian Women's cricket team on Sunday registered a convincing eight-wicket victory over Bangladesh here at Pingfeng Campus Cricket Field, to enter the final of the 19th Asian Games 2022.

Asian Games: Indian men's hockey team begins campaign with dominant 16-0 win over Uzbekistan

HANGZHOU: Indian Men's Hockey Team started their campaign at the 19th Asian Games with a massive 16-0 win over Uzbekistan in Pool A match here on Sunday.

Stadiums getting refurbished, getting visas and making security arrangements: Ratnakar Shetty recalls challenges in organising 2011 WC

NEW DELHI: With just 11 days to go for the 2023 Men’s ODI World Cup to begin in India, all ten teams will be fine-tuning their preparation and seeing who are their best personnel in case they are hit by injuries before or during the competition.

Hopefully we can recreate winning the World Cup moment for the people in our country, says KL Rahul

NEW DELHI: India’s stand-in captain KL Rahul recalled the moment when MS Dhoni hit the winning six in the 2011 World Cup final against Sri Lanka to give the hosts’ their second ODI World Cup title, saying he hopes for recreating it through the upcoming 2023 edition.

Bernadine Bezuidenhout ruled out of New Zealand's women's tour of South Africa

AUCKLAND: New Zealand women’s wicket-keeper batter Bernadine Bezuidenhout has been ruled out of the tour of South Africa after being diagnosed with post-viral pericarditis. Izzy Gaze, who was named in New Zealand’s ODI squad, will now be Bernadine’s replacement in the T20I leg of the tour.

Pakistan cancels pre-World Cup team bonding trip to Dubai due to delay in visas: Report

NEW DELHI: Pakistan have been forced to cancel their team bonding trip to Dubai ahead of the upcoming Men’s ODI World Cup in India due to delay in getting visas.

Chennaiyin FC announce squad for Indian Super League 2023-24

CHENNAI: Chennaiyin FC have announced their squad for the 2023-24 Indian Super League season.

Shami was always threatening with the half-volley length: Mark Waugh

NEW DELHI: Former Australia cricketer Mark Waugh weighed in on Mohammed Shami’s performance (5/51) in the 1st ODI against Australia in Mohali, saying the Indian seamer was “always threatening with the half-volley length”.

No.1: India achieve historic rankings feat after first ODI win

MOHALI: Team India became the No.1 ranked ODI side after their win against Australia and as a result, accomplished a rare feat in rankings history.

China, Iran into last four at Hangzhou Asiad men's volleyball tournament

HANGZHOU: Men's volleyball teams of China and Iran both advanced into the last four directly with victories at the Cross Match phase at the Hangzhou Asian Games.

New German national coach Nagelsmann intends to 'push entire nation'

BERLIN: 36-year-old Julian Nagelsmann started his rescue mission as the new coach of the struggling German national football team spreading optimism.

Europe recovers after nightmare start against US in Solheim Cup

MADRID: Team Europe recovered from a nightmare morning to trail the United States 5-3 at the end of the first day of the Solheim Cup golf tournament at the Finca Cortesin in the south of Spain.

FC Barcelona confirm contract extension for Xavi Hernandez

MADRID: FC Barcelona confirmed that coach Xavi Hernandez has signed a contract extension.

Sunhit Bishnoi shoots 69 to move into third round lead

VISAKHAPTNAM: Gurugram’s Sunhit Bishnoi shot a three-under 69 in round three to move into the lead at nine-under 207 at the Rs. 1 crore Vizag Open 2023 being played at the East Point Golf Club (EPGC) in Visakhapatnam.

Shanker Heisnam faces Rian Sharma in final

CHANDIGARH: Shanker Heisnam and Rian Sharma advanced into championship round in the boys under-18 singles of the CLTA-AITA National Series Tennis Tournament for Boy’s & Girl’s under-18 at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

Never Our Intent: MotoGP issues apology after live streaming shows distorted Indian map

NOIDA: MotoGP has issued an apology for displaying a distorted map during one of their live-streaming of its event MotoGP race, the Grand Prix of India, which began on Friday, here at the Buddh International Circuit.

India to begin defence of U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup crown against Bangladesh in 2024 edition

DUBAI: India, the winners of the 2022 U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup in the West Indies, will commence the defence of their crown against 2020 winners Bangladesh in the 2024 edition of the tournament to be held from January 13 to February 4, said the International Cricket Council (ICC).

Anurag Thakur cancels China visit after Indian athletes denied entry in Asian Games, Centre lodges protest

NEW DELHI: Minister of Information and Broadcasting and Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Thakur on Friday cancelled his visit to China for the 19th Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, as a mark of protest against that country's decision to deny accreditation and entry to the Indian Wushu team players for the mega sports event.

Asian Games: OCA takes up case of three Indian wushu players from Arunachal Pradesh denied entry to China

HANGZHOU: The Organising Committee of the Hangzhou Asian Games and the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) have taken up the matter with the Chinese government over the denial of entry into the country for three Indian wushu players from Arunachal Pradesh, who have qualified for the Asiad.

Men’s ODI WC: Hasan Ali included in Pakistan's 15-member squad, replaces injured Naseem Shah

LAHORE: Fast bowler Hasan Ali has been included in Pakistan's 15-member squad for the upcoming Men’s ODI World Cup squad. In the squad announced by chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq on Friday, Hasan will be replacing injured pacer Naseem Shah.

Bumrah is the number one bowler I think, probably across all formats: Chris Woakes

NEW DELHI: England all-rounder Chris Woakes hailed India’s ace pacer Jasprit Bumrah as the ‘best all-format fast bowler’ in the world. Woakes seemed impressed by Bumrah's unique action, which makes him deadly in the white-ball format.

1st ODI: Ashwin returns as India win toss, elect to bowl first against Australia

MOHALI: Ravichandran Ashwin returns to India’s playing eleven in the ODI after around 20 months as stand-in captain KL Rahul won the toss and elected to bowl first against Australia in the ODI series opener against Australia at the PCA Stadium here on Friday.

Brazil's Serie A: Gremio beat Palmeiras to stay in Brazil's Serie A title race

RIO DE JANEIRO: Joao Pedro scored a brilliantly worked team goal as Gremio kept alive their Brazilian Serie A title hopes on Thursday with a 1-0 home win over fellow contenders Palmeiras.

India’s League of Legends team set sail for Hangzhou in pursuit of Asian Games glory

NEW DELHI: India’s star-studded League of Legends team has embarked on their journey to Hangzhou to compete as the top team from Central and South Asia in their respective title at the upcoming Asian Games 2022.

Australia unveil kit for ICC World Cup 2023

MOHALI: Following the release of their kits for season 23-24, Australia have launched their jersey for the upcoming ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2023.

Leverkusen ease past BK Hacken in UEFA Europa League

BERLIN: Bayer Leverkusen showed no mercy against Swedish outfit Hacken, clinching a 4-0 victory at home during the Europa League group stage opener.

Legia defeat Premier League Aston Villa in UEFA Europa Conference League

WARSAW: Striker Ernest Muci spearheaded Polish side Legia to a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa in the UEFA Europa Conference League group stage, here.

International Sikh Martial Arts Council resolves for advancement of Gatka worldwide

LONDON: With the aim of promoting, advancing, and preserving the Sikh martial art Gatka on a global scale, the International Sikh Martial Arts Council (Komantri Sikh Shastar Vidya Council) convened a special meeting in Hayes, London, where they committed to nurturing the growth and expansion of this traditional sport.

Asian Games: Hockey Captain Harmanpreet Singh Named India's Flag-Bearer of the Indian Contingent

CHANDIGARH: Indian Hockey team captain Harmanpreet Singh and Olympic Medalist Boxer Lovlina Borgohain have been made the Flag-Bearers of the Indian Contingent for the Asian Games in Hangzhou. Indian Contingent will participate in the march past of the Opening Ceremony on 23rd September.

Asian Games: Chhetri scores as India beat Bangladesh 1-0 to keep knockout hopes alive

HANGZHOU: After a daunting loss against China in the opening game, India secured a narrow victory over Bangladesh as skipper Sunil Chhetri scored in penalty in the 85th minute, here at the Xiaoshan Sports Centre on Thursday to keep, to keep qualification hopes alive.

Starc is here but won’t play tomorrow, will be available later in the series, similar for Maxwell, says Pat Cummins

MOHALI: Australian skipper Pat Cummins on Thursday confirmed the delay in the return of Mitchell Starc and Glenn Maxwell citing a “long list”.

Men’s ODI WC: Sridharan Sriram returns to Bangladesh set-up as their technical consultant

DHAKA: Former India left-arm spinner Sridharan Sriram has returned to the Bangladesh set-up as the side’s technical consultant for the upcoming Men’s ODI World Cup. Sriram had been with the Bangladesh team in this role from August 22 till last year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

Bumrah is going to be tested at the death, when the Australian middle order is firing, says Mukund

NEW DELHI: Former India opener Abhinav Mukund feels pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah is going to be tested at the death overs when the Australian middle-order will be in blazing mode during the upcoming ODI series between two teams starting in Mohali from Friday.

Feel like a million bucks now after little injection, says Steve Smith ahead of return in ODIs against India

MOHALI: Australia’s premier batter Steve Smith said he feels “a million bucks” after taking an injection to recover from a wrist injury ahead of the opening ODI against India, here on Friday.

17 Mumbaikars to compete in Acrobatic Gymnastics Asian Championship, Uzbekistan

MUMBAI: Overcoming financial challenges and other hardships, 17 youths gymnasts from Mumbai have been selected to represent India at the Acrobatic Gymnastics Asian Championship being held in Uzbekistan in October, an official said here on Thursday.

Arteta enjoys 'beautiful night' after Arsenal's 4-0 victory over PSV

NEW DELHI: Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta seemed emotional on “beautiful night” after his side's dominant 4-0 victory over PSV, showcasing their attacking prowess and laying down an early marker in the Champions League.

Messi, Alba leave Inter Miami on injury alert

WASHINGTON: Inter Miami suffered a double injury scare with Lionel Messi and Jordi Alba leaving the pitch in the first half of a 4-0 home victory over Toronto.

Grand Prairie Stadium to host 2023 Minor League Cricket final

SAN FRANCISCO: Minor League Cricket announced on Thursday that the third season of America’s cricket championship will conclude at the nation’s premier cricket venue, Grand Prairie Stadium, in Grand Prairie, TX, on October 1.

Mohammad Sanju establishes the early lead at Vizag Open 2023

VISHAKHAPATNAM: The overnight rain could not play dampener to the opening round of the Vizag Open 2023 as PGTI’s first ever event at the magnificent East Point Golf Club (EPGC) in Visakhapatnam had a delayed start on Wednesday but the exciting golf on display set the tone for the rest of the week.