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Moolah Rains on Lyngdoh, Edathodika At ISL Draft

Mumbai (PTI): Defender Anas Edathodika and midfielder Eugeneson Lyngdoh emerged as costliest picks for an identical INR 1.1 crore by new outfit Jamshedpur FC and two- time champions ATK respectively in the Indian Super League domestic players draft here on Sunday. Other top picks in the first four rounds were goalkeeper Subrata Paul, who was picked by Jamshedpur for INR...

Gopichand Moots 24-Hour Medical Helpline For Athletes To Curb Doping

New Delhi (PTI): Concerned about the rise in doping violations, chief national badminton coach Pullela Gopichand today suggested setting up of a 24x7 medical helpline to ensure that sportspersons don't use over-the- counter drugs. The former All England champion came up with the suggestion during the sixth meeting of the All India Council of Sports (AICS) chaired by Vijay Kumar Malhotra. "Shri...

India Win Two Gold Medals At Ukrainian Tourney

New Delhi(PTI): India won two gold medals at the Simon Trestin Memorial Boxing Tournament in Ukraine today. Thomash Meitei Mayengbam (64kg) and Laldinmawia (52kg) won their respective final bouts against Ukrainian opponents to give India a haul of two gold medals. While Thomash Roman defeated Vagilevich 4-1, Laldinmawia got the better of Roman Vagilevich 5-0.  

BCCI Announces INR 50 Lakh Each For India Women’s Team Member

New Delhi,(PTI): The Indian cricket board (BCCI) on Saturday announced a cash prize of INR 50 lakh for each member of the Indian team for their performance in the ICC World Cup in England. The support staff of the team will receive INR 25 lakh each. India stunned six-time champions Australia to reach their second ever final in the World Cup and...

Indian Women’s Cricket Team Eyes Slice Of History, Glory

London (PTI):  History beckons the Indian women's cricket team when it takes on England in the ICC World Cup final here tomorrow, aiming to cap a fairytale run with a maiden title triumph and put some past demons to rest. The Mithali Raj-led squad has been living a dream so far in the tournament, the biggest moment of which has...

Asian Champion Shot-Putter Manpreet Fails Dope Test

New Delhi (PTI): Asian champion shot-putter Manpreet Kaur has been caught in the dope net after testing positive for a banned stimulant, a massive embarrassment for the country which might lose the gold medal clinched by her earlier this month. Kaur, who won a gold medal in the recently-concluded Asian Athletics Championships in Bhubaneswar, tested positive for stimulant dimethylbutylamine. The test was...

Confident India Eager To Upset Australia In Women’s WC Semis

Derby (PTI): Odds are stacked heavily against them but a confident India will aim to turn the tables when they take on six-time champions Australia in the second semi- final of the ICC Women's World Cup, here tomorrow. India have a poor record against Australia, having lost 34 out of 42 games the two teams have played so far. But come tomorrow,...

Sehwag Chooses Silence After India Head Coach Snub

Mumbai (PTI): Virender Sehwag today evaded questions on the controversial selection of the Indian team's head coach after being pipped by Ravi Shastri for the high- profile job. Sehwag was among the shortlisted candidates who were interviewed by the Cricket Advisory Committee, comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman. Known to speak his mind, Sehwag, when asked whether he was told...

Shastri Gets His Team, Bharat Arun Back As Bowling Coach

Mumbai (PTI): Acceding to newly-appointed chief coach Ravi Shastri's demand, the BCCI today appointed Bharat Arun as the Indian cricket team's bowling coach, ending days of drama surrounding the position. Arun was India's bowling coach during Shastri's previous tenure as Team Director and the latter had insisted on his appointment in his soon-to-start second stint with the Indian team. The decision to...

Injured Vijay Out, Dhawan Comes In For Lanka Test Series

New Delhi (PTI): Opener Murali Vijay was today ruled out of the Test series against Sri Lanka due to a wrist injury and was subsequently replaced by Shikhar Dhawan in the 16-member squad for the three-match rubber starting July 26. "The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Monday named Shikhar Dhawan as the replacement for injured Murali Vijay in the Test team,...

Training 10 Hours A Day To Face Vijender: Maimaitiali

New Delhi (PTI): Aiming to "surprise" Vijender Singh in his own backyard, WBO Oriental super middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali says he is training 10 hours a day to ensure a knockout win for himself. WBO Asia Pacific super middleweight champion Vijender is will face Chinese No.1 Maimaitiali for a double title fight on the August 5 at NSCI, Mumbai. "I take...

Dravid, Zaheer Are Being Humiliated: Ramachandra Guha

New Delhi (PTI): Former Committee of Administrators member Ramachandra Guha feels Rahul Dravid and Zaheer Khan are being subjected to "public humiliation" by the manner in which their appointment as consultants has been put on hold. "The shameful treatment of Anil Kumble has now been compounded by the cavalier treatment of Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid," Guha tweeted. "Kumble, Dravid and Zaheer...

Harinder Pal Sandhu Wins Victorian Open Title

Chennai (PTI): India's Harinder Pal Sandhu continued his fine run by winning a second title in two weeks, beating top-seed Rex Hedrick of Australia 12-14, 11-3, 11-4, 11-7 in a 77-minute final of Victorian Open squash, a PSA Tour event, in Melbourne today. Sandhu, who had reached the final without dropping a game, ran into an opponent, who was ready for...

Shastri Appointment Approved But No Decision On Dravid, Zaheer

New Delhi (PTI): The Committee of Administrators (CoA) today said the Indian cricket team's support staff will be recruited after consultation with head coach Ravi Shastri by July 22, effectively putting on hold Zaheer Khan and Rahul Dravid's appointments. In a meeting attended by CoA members Vinod Rai, Diana Edulji and BCCI CEO Rahul Johri, the CoA approved the appointment of...