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Saturday, September 23, 2017

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BCCI Nominates MS Dhoni For Padma Bhushan Award

New Delhi (PTI): The Indian cricket board has nominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the country's third highest civilian award -- the Padma Bhushan -- for his contribution to the game. A senior BCCI official confirmed that the Board has only sent one name for the Padma awards this year and it was a unanimous decision to nominate India's most successful...

From Field To Screen: After Dhoni, Tendulkar Now A Biopic On Woman Cricketer Jhulan

Kolkata (PTI): Inspired by the success of Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar's biopics, world's leading wicket taker in women's ODI cricket, Jhulan Goswami's life will now be portrayed on celluloid. Tentatively titled, 'Chakdaha Express' the biopic will trace the journey of Jhulan from her hometown in Nadia district to Lord's where India narrowly lost out on the women's World...

Abhinav Bindra May Appear In His Own Biopic

Mumbai (PTI): Director Kannan Iyer, who is helming Abhinav Bindra biopic, hints that the Olympic gold medallist might appear in the upcoming film on his life. The yet-to-be-titled movie is being adapted from Bindra's autobiography -- 'A Shot at History: My Obsessive Journey to Olympic Gold and Beyond'. When asked if Bindra would make an appearance in the film, Kannan told...

Davis Cup: Bopanna-Raja Defeat Puts India Down 1-2 Against Canada

Edmonton (PTI); India's World Group hopes suffered a huge setback as Rohan Bopanna and Purav Raja lost the crucial doubles rubber to hand Canada a 2-1 lead in the Davis Cup Play-off tie, here Saturday. Bopanna and Raja lost 5-7 5-7 7-5 3-6 to seasoned Daniel Nestor and Vasek Pospisil in two hours and 52 minutes to leave India with...

Sweet Revenge: Sindhu Conquers Okuhara To Pocket Korea Open title

Seoul (PTI): India's Olympic silver medallist shuttler P V Sindhu today exacted sweet revenge of her World Championship heart-break as she defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a thrilling summit clash to clinch the women's singles title at the Korea Open Super Series here today. The 22-year-old Indian overcame eighth seeded Okuhara 22 -20 11-21 20-18 in yet another energy-sapping...

Manpreet To Lead Indian Hockey Team In Asia Cup

New Delhi (PTI): Midfielder Manpreet Singh will be leading the 18-member Indian men's hockey team at the Hero Asia Cup scheduled to be held in Dhaka from October 11-22. Forward SV Sunil will be Manpreet's deputy. After giving some top junior players some good exposure in the recent Europe Tour, Hockey India named a squad with a blend of youth and...

Sindhu Seals Semi-Final Spot, Sameer Sinks At Korea

Seoul (PTI): Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu progressed to the semifinals of women's singles but it was curtains for Sameer Verma in men's singles event at the USD 600,000 Korea Open Super Series, here today. Sindhu, who had won the silver at the World Championship last month, recovered from a mid-game slump to stave off the challenge from World...

Now A Biopic On ‘Giant Killer’ Vijay Amritraj

Mumbai (PTI): A biopic on former Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj is in the works. Cinestaan Film Company (CFC) has acquired rights to the film that will focus on Amritraj's career, his personal life and philanthropic activities. Amritraj achieved many firsts as a tennis champion. He has also acted in two Hollywood films "Star Trek" and "Octopussy"- which were global hits. "Parents...

Naveen Flags Off Himalayan Expedition At ‘Naveen Niwas’

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today flagged off the second Biju Patnaik Himalayan Expedition at his residence Naveen Niwas here. The expedition is being organized by the Sports and Youth Affairs department in association with Tata Steel Adventure Foundation.  The mountaineering team comprising of 12 men and 3 women would climb Mt Rudugaira locate at an height of 19,100 ft above the...

2007 WC Was The Lowest For Indian Cricket: Tendulkar

Mumbai (PTI): Legendary Sachin Tendulkar today said the phase around the 2007 World Cup was the lowest ebb for Indian cricket. Tendulkar said the Indian cricket team witnessed a lot of changes after the first round exit from the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies and the move eventually reaped huge dividends. "I think 2006-07 we were possibly our lowest (phase)....

Shashank Manohar: Hope World XI Series Will Lead To More Cricket In Pakistan

Dubai(PTI): ICC Chairman Shashank Manohar has welcomed the return of international cricket to Pakistan and hopes that the series involving a World XI side in Lahore this week will lead to more teams playing in the country. It is the first high-profile series in Pakistan since a terrorist attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009 led...

Rafael ‘Rifle’ Nadal Hails ‘Best Season’ And ‘Incredible Era’

New York (AFP): Rafael Nadal described the year 2017 as "one of the best of his career" on Sunday after winning a third US Open and 16th Grand Slam. World number one Nadal defeated South Africa's world number 32 Kevin Anderson 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in a brutally one-sided final during which he did not face a break point. Nadal also claimed...

Steve Smith: Keeping Kohli Quiet Would Be Key For Success

Chennai (PTI): Steve Smith reckons that keeping home captain Virat Kohli "quiet" would be key for Australia to in the upcoming ODI series against India and promised that the contest will be played in "good spirit". Kohli is in red-hot form as he was the highest run-getter in the five-match series against Sri Lanka with a tally of 330 runs,...

India To Host Junior Asian Wrestling C’ship Next Year

New Delhi (PTI): The United World Wrestling (UWW) today allotted next year's Junior Asian Wrestling Championship to the capital city, to held from July 19 to 22. The Wrestling World body announced the finalised list of host cities and dates for the 2018 tournaments today. At the last month's Senior World Wrestling Championship at Paris, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president...