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Friday, November 24, 2017

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Five Odisha lasses make it to Indian hockey squad

Bhubaneswar(Samaya Bureau): They have made Odisha proud. Five players women hockey players from Odisha, Sunita Lakra, Namita Toppo,Deep Grace Ekka, , Lilima Minz and Anupa Barla,  have clinched their berths in the 18-member Indian women’s squad for the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi Final scheduled to be held between July 8 to 23 in Johannesburg,  in South Africa. The...

Milkha’s wife, daughter join AAP, but he says no to politics

Chandigarh, January 11: Legendary athlete Milkha Singh's wife Nirmal Kaur and their US-based daughter have joined the Aam Aadmi Party, but the 'Flying Sikh' himself wants to stay away from politics. Nirmal Kaur, also a yesteryears sportsperson, and her daughter Mona Singh have filled the membership form of Arvind Kejriwal's party and Milka Singh says he respects their decision. "Yes, they...

Pranav Dhanawade’s 323-Ball-1009 Run Innings Goes to History Books

Mumbai: Pranav Dhanawade, a 'Miracle Boy' who took the game of cricket to a new level by playing an unforgettable and historic knock in an Inter School game in Mumbai as he became the first man on the planet to score 1000 plus runs in a single innings. Pranav has scored an undefeated 1009 off just 323 deliveries which includes 127...

SM Ali Trophy: Irfan Pathan, Hardik Pandya All-Round Shows sink Goa

Vadodara: Indian bowling all-rounder Irfan Pathan and young all-rounder Hardik Pandya have played vital roles in Baroda's 72-run win over Goa in a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy  encounter here on Wednesday. Irfan, who is captaining Baroda side in the 20-over tournament, scored a blitzing 49 runs off just 29 deliveries including three boundaries and three maximums while he bagged two wickets...

Mithali Raj answer to ‘patronising’ question.

The Indian women team captain Mithali Raj stumped the reporter,when asked about her favourite male cricketer.Raj who is leading India team for the ICC Women's World Cup 2017 being held in England, gave a fitting reply to one of the questions thrown to her by journalists in the pre-event dinner. When asked who was her favourite male cricketer, Mithali Raj,...

Double Delight: Both Men’s And Women’s World Boxing C’ships In India

New Delhi (PTI): In a historic first for Indian boxing, the country will host the men's World Championship for the first time in 2021 besides next year's women's World Championship, shaking off the last remnants of administrative turmoil that once plagued the sport. The International Boxing Association (AIBA) made the groundbreaking announcement for India at the end of its two-...

Sachin Goes Down Memory Lane, Revisits 1998 Sharjah Knock Against Aussies

Mumbai (PTI): Recalling his glorious exploits in arid Sharjah, especially his famous "Desert Storm" knock of 143 against Australia to help India romp into the final of a tri-nation ODI event in the late 1990s, cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar today described how physically tough it was. "Given the conditions in the month of April - the temperatures are really high and...

Hockey Ace Sardar Singh gets stuck in Sexual Exploitation Case

Sardar Singh
India's national team hockey Captain Sardar Singh has been stuck in a controversy as Ashpal Kaur Bhogal, a former England under-19 hockey player lodged a complaint of sexual exploitation against the hockey ace. To probe the issue, a Special Investigating Team (SIT) has been formed on Wednesday after the complaint was lodged Koom Kalan police station on Tuesday. However, Singh has...

HIL’s 2018 Edition Cancelled, Future Uncertain

New Delhi (PTI): The future of Hockey India League (HIL) looks jeopardised after only five seaons with the organisers postponing the next edition of the cash-rich tournament to 2019. Hockey India claimed that the move to not hold the HIL next year was taken to review the five seasons of the league. But sources aware of the development said the decision was...

Boxing Coach Braja Bhushan Mohanty Wins “Guru” Dronacharya Award

Bhubaneswar & New Delhi: Good news for Odisha and especially for sports lovers. Eminent boxing coach Braja Bhushan Mohanty has been selected to get the coveted  Dronacharya Award for this year. Braja Bhushan is among seven winners to receive the award from President Ram Nath Kovind at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. The other winners of the prestigious...

From Bling To Bang: The Journey Of Hardik Pandya

By: Sai Prasad Mohapatra It was a windy afternoon, the January sun was benignly soft and the sky was mildly hazy. In walked a man fresh from his training at the Wankhede, face zinc cream laced, sweat dripping, dotted his face like raindrops, ear stud glinting as he shook his head,the baritone belying his athletic frame, he looked more like...

Telangana Badminton Association Presents BMW Car To Mithali

Hyderabad (PTI): Telangana Badminton Association vice president V Chamundeswarinath today gifted a high-end car to Indian women's cricket team Captain Mithali Raj for becoming the highest run-getter in the women's ODIs. The car was presented to the cricketer at the Pullela Gopichand badminton academy here. "We presented a BMW car as promised (to her) for becoming the highest run-getter (in women's cricket),"...

Kohli named BCCI Cricketer of the Year

New Delhi: Continuing his meteoric rise, Indian Test captain Virat Kohli was today named 'Cricketer of the Year', while Mithali Raj was picked for the top women's award in the BCCI annual honours to be given away on January 5 in Mumbai. The 27-year-old batsman, who took over as captain in the middle of the tour of Australia after Mahendra Singh...

Hardik: I felt Like I Was Batting In One-Dayers

Galle (PTI): The sense of occasion gets the better of many when it comes to Test debut but an unfazed Hardik Pandya felt as if he was "playing an ODI" during his whirlwind half-century in his maiden outing. It was Pandya's 50 off 49 balls that enabled India to reach 600 quickly, which gave skipper Virat Kohli an "extra 15...