Thursday, August 05, 2021


Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal allowed to resume club cricket

LAHORE: Pakistan batsman Umar Akmal has been allowed to resume club cricket activities as part of his rehabilitation process, which commenced last month. In July this year, Akmal had apologised for not reporting corrupt approaches, for which the 31-year-old was banned for 12 months.

Olympics: Wrestlers Dahiya, Punia secure semifinal berths; Anshu Malik loses

TOKYO: Indian wrestlers Ravi Kumar Dahiya (57kg) and Deepak Punia (86kg) enjoyed fruitful outings at the Tokyo Olympic Games, securing semifinal berths in their respective weight categories, even as 19-year-old woman grappler Anshu Malik lost her opening 57kg-category bout to two-time world championships bronze medallist Iryna Kurachkina of Belarus 8-2 on her Olympic debut.

Shankar Sampingiraj, Chennai City holding midfielder has joined RoundGlass Punjab Football Club (RGPFC)

CHANDIGARH: Having experience of more than eight years, Shankar has played for both I-League and ISL — including Hyderabad FC, FC Pune City, ATK, Bengaluru FC, Kerala Blasters and more. He has been on two I-League winning sides including Bengaluru FC and ATK.

Olympics: India lose to Belgium 2-5 in men's hockey semifinals

TOKYO:India's brilliant run in the Tokyo Olympics men's hockey tournament came to an end with a 2-5 defeat to world champions Belgium in the semifinals here on Tuesday.

India's Princepal picked by Sacramento Kings for California league

MUMBAI: India's top basketball player Princepal Singh has been included in NBA's Sacramento Kings' roster for the California Classic Summer League.

Bibi Jagir Kaur congratulated the athletes who performed well in the Olympic Games

AMRITSAR: Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President Bibi Jagir Kaur has congratulated the Indian athletes who have excelled in the Olympic Games.

Punjab Sports minister congratulates Indian Hockey team

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, on Sunday, congratulated Indian hockey team for reaching semi-finals of the Tokyo Olympics, saying that we are inching closer to win a gold medal.

Punjab CM congratulates Indian Hockey team for reaching semi-finals of Olympics

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday congratulated the National Men's Hockey team for making it to the Semifinals of the Tokyo Olympics.

Fans divided over Simone Biles' withdrawal from floor exercise final

TOKYO:The withdrawal of Simone Biles from the floor exercise final in women's artistic gymnastics at the Tokyo Olympics has caused some anger amongst the fans on social media.

Olympics: Satish bows out in quarterfinals as India's challenge in men's boxing ends

TOKYO:Indian boxer Satish Kumar lost to world No. 1 Bakhodir Jalolov of Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals of the men's super-heavyweight boxing at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Satish put up a brave front but lost the bout by a unanimous decision.

Your final throw will be world record", Rana Sodhi congratulates Olympics finalist Kamalpreet Kaur

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, on Saturday, spoke with the Olympics finalist and National Record holder discus thrower Kamalpreet Kaur on phone. Kamalpreet Kaur finished second in the Olympics with a throw of 64 meters and qualified for the final of Tokyo Olympics.

Olympics: Novak Djokovic loses singles bronze-medal match

TOKYO: World No. 1 Novak Djokovic lost the bronze-medal match in men's singles at the Olympics, bowing out to Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta 6-4, 6-7 (8-6), 6-3 at the Ariake Tennis Park on Saturday.

On winning Olympics gold, Punjab hockey players will get Rs.2.25 crore each, announces Rana Sodhi

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi, on Friday, announced that the Punjab hockey players participating in the Tokyo Olympics would now get Rs 2.25 crore individually on winning a team gold medal in these coveted games. Earlier, an amount of Rs 2.25 crore was given to the entire team for winning a gold medal.

Archery: Deepika Kumari loses in quarterfinals, out of Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO: India's Deepika Kumari lost her quarterfinal match in the women's individual event to top seed An San of South Korea at the Tokyo Olympics on Friday.

Reality takes time to sink into 'Magnificent Mary

TOKYO: M.C. Mary Kom, the six-time world champion and 2012 Olympic bronze-medallist, bowed out of Tokyo Olympics gracefully though in disbelief after losing to Colombia's Ingrit Valencia in a closely-contested pre-quarter final bout on Thursday.

3rd T20I: India restricted to 81/8 by Sri Lanka

COLOMBO: An under-strength India, devoid of batting depth, were restricted to 81/8 in their 20 overs in the third and final T20 International against Sri Lanka here at the R Premadasa Stadium on Thursday.

Punjab Sports minister Rana Sodhi hopeful of Indian Hockey team winning Gold after 1980 Moscow Olympics

CHANDIGARH: Gauging the stupendous accomplishment of the Hockey India team, especially Punjabi players, participating in Tokyo 2020 Olympics, I am very much sure that we are going to secure a medal in Hockey after Moscow Olympics 1980, asserted Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, on Wednesday, after inaugurating Selfie points across the state besides launching LED Screen for live streaming of the Olympics till the event underway at Sports Stadium Mohali.

Starc the best death-overs bowler in the world: Aussie coach Langer

BRIDGETOWN(Barbados): Australian cricket team coach Justin Langer said a day after his team's victory against the West Indies in the One-day International series that pace spearhead Mitchell Starc was the best death-overs bowler in the world and that he was a "great asset to the team".

Sindhu makes it to knockout round with win over Hong Kong's Cheung

TOKYO: Rio Olympics silver-medallist in badminton, India's PV Sindhu entered the women's singles Round of 16 at the Tokyo Olympic Games on Wednesday, overcoming world No. 34 Cheung Ngan Yi of Hong Kong 21-9, 21-16 in her final Group J tie.

Zee5 brings 'Break Point' genre-breaking show featuring Leander Peas, Mahesh Bhupathi

NEW DELHI:One of the top OTT players, ZEE5 continues to produce engaging and high-impact content. Adding to their list of marquee shows is 'Break Point'.

Will overhaul coaching staff, NRAI chief after shooters' dismal show

TOKYO: The National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) president, Raninder Singh, said on Tuesday that there will be an "overhaul of coaching and support staff" after several top medal hopefuls in shooting kept disappointing one after another at the Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Card games and their increasing popularity in India

In India, card games since time immemorial have been a recreational activity. Whether it is festivals such as Diwali or social gatherings, fun remains incomplete without card games. Due to advancements made in technology in recent years, card games are significantly increasing in popularity.

Selfie points to cheer Tokyo Olympians

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Sports and Youth Services Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi will inaugurate selfie points in all the districts on Wednesday to boost the morale of the Punjabi players participating in the 32nd Olympics in Tokyo, Japan and to paint the youngsters of the state in sports fervor.

German women beat India 2-0 to maintain 100 per cent records

 TOKYO: It was another good day at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 for the women of New Zealand and Germany, who both moved level on points with the leaders of their respective pools by claiming second successive wins at the Oi Hockey Stadium. Defending champions Great Britain were also winners, while Argentina kick-started their title challenge with three points.

West Indies-Pakistan T20I series reduced to four matches

BRIDGETOWN(Barbados):The Pakistan limited-overs cricket team will play one match less in the T20 International series against the West Indies, the adjustment necessitated due to changes in the fixtures in the ongoing ODI series against Australia.

USA fall to France in men's Olympic basketball opener

TOKYO:Defending champions the United States fell on their first test at Tokyo 2020 as they lost to France 83-76 in the men's basketball competition.

Lahiri feels Indian golfers have slight advantage in hot and humid Tokyo

TOKYO:India's Anirban Lahiri clearly loved what he saw during his first outing at the East course of Kasumigaseki Country Club, where he will represent India in the men's golf competition of the ongoing Tokyo Olympics.

Swimming: Australia's Titmus beats WR holder Ledecky for 400m freestyle gold

TOKYO: Australia's world champion Ariarne Titmus edged world record holder Kathleen Ledecky of the United States to claim gold in the women's 400m freestyle at the Tokyo Olympic Games here on Monday.

Saina Nehwal's spiritual visit to Prayagraj, Varanasi

PRAYAGRAJ/VARANASI:International badminton player Saina Nehwal and her husband and shuttler, Parupalli Kashyap, offered special prayers after a holy dip at the Sangam on Guru Purnima day and also visited Varanasi before returning to Delhi.

Olympics tennis: Sania-Ankita knocked out in the first round

TOKYO:The Indian pair of Sania Mirza and Ankita Raina were knocked out in the first round of the women's doubles event at the Tokyo Olympics.Sania and Ankita lost to the Kichenok twins of Ukraine -- Lyudmyla and Nadiia -- 0-6, 7-6(0) 10-8 -- at the Ariake Tennis Park on Sunday, bringing an early end to their campaign. Sania and Ankita were in firm control of the match midway but allowed the Ukrainians to make a comeback and, eventually, run away with the match.

Olympics: Sindhu starts campaign with easy win

TOKYO: India's Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu started her campaign in Tokyo without breaking a sweat, cantering to a comprehensive 21-7, 21-10 win over Ksenia Polikarpova of Israel in a women's singles Group J match on Sunday.

Rana Sodhi terms Saikhom Mirabai Chanu 'Pride of the nation'

CHANDIGARH: "I am confident of winning a medal in Tokyo", were the words of the Saikhom Mirabai Chanu three days ago and now she has delivered her promise by clinching silver medal, the first for India in Tokyo Olympics, described Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi, while terming Saikhom Mirabai Chanu 'Pride of the nation.

Punjab CM congratulates weightlifter Saikon Mirabai Chanu and assistant coach Sandeep Kumar for silver winning effort at Tokyo olympics

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday congratulated Weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for her stupendous achievement of bagging the Silver medal for India in 49 Kg category at Tokyo Olympics thus opening the medal tally for the country.

Olympics: Nagal beats Istomin to record India's first tennis singles win since 1996

TOKYO: India's lone hope in men's tennis singles Sumit Nagal powered to a 6-4, 6-7(6), 6-4 win over Denis Istomin of Uzbekistan in the first round here at the Ariake Tennis Court on Saturday.

Saurabh Chaudhary qualifies for the final of 10m air pistol

TOKYO:India's ace 10m air pistol shooter Saurabh Chaudhary came up with superb marksmanship, topping the qualification round and lifting the gloom surrounding the contingent at the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday.

Olympics hockey: Need to tighten game, says Reid ahead of Australia match

TOKYO:Indian men's hockey team chief coach, Graham Reid, was satisfied with his team getting its campaign off to a winning start against New Zealand but said they need to focus on tightening their game both in attack and defence.

5 Reasons Why Online Casinos Are So Popular In India

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Give Indian coaches opportunities too: IM Vijayan

NEW DELHI: Former Indian football team striker and Bhaichung Bhutia's long-time partner upfront, I M Vijayan feels home-bred coaches should be given more opportunities to showcase their skills, as lack of prospects could lead to frustration.

Sreeshankar and Irfan given go-ahead for Olympics

NEW DELHI: The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Friday decided against withdrawing the entries of long jumper Murali Sreeshankar and 20km race walker KT Irfan from the Tokyo Olympics.

India field 5 ODI debutants for first time in over 40 years

COLOMBO: India on Friday fielded five debutants in a One-day International (ODI) for the first time in over 40 years. Sanju Samson, Nitish Rana, Chetan Sakariya, Krishnappa Gowtham and Rahul Chahar got their ODI caps at the R Premadasa Stadium in the inconsequential third ODI against Sri Lanka.


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