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Sunday, September 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...

Tax Evasion Case: Barca defender Mascherano to go behind Bars !

Javier Mascherano
Argentine defender Javier Mascherano who plays for Spanish giants FC Barcelona, has been sentenced to one year imprisonment and a €815,000 (£629,000) fine after being found guilty of tax evasion. The former Liverpool defender on Thursday, had appeared before the court where he had admitted of defrauding the treasury of  €1.5m euros in 2011 and 2012. However, the 31-year-old is likely to...

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...

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...

Pakistan Hockey Squad To Take Part In Bhubaneswar World Cup-2018

Bhubaneswar: Men in Green, Pakisan’s hockey team will visit Bhubaneswar next year after it qualified for the World Cup tourney. Despite its lackluster show in the Hockey World League, the arch rivals of India have reserved its berth in the World Cup due to the outcome of the ongoing European Hockey Championshipwhich has gone in favour of Pakistan. Currently ranked 14th...

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...

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...

IPL: Yuvi, Viru, Steyn Released by their Franchises ahead of 2016 Season

Yuvraj Singh
Few big names in Indian cricket, such as Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag and Ishant Sharma along with running-out of form South African pacer Dale Steyn have been released by the Indian Premier League franchises ahead of 2016 season. Yuvi was released by Delhi Dare Devils while Sehwag released by Kings XI Punjab. Whereas Ishant was released by Sunrisers Hyderabad while...

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...

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...

UEFA Team of the Year 2015 Announced, Barcelona dominate the Line-Up

FC Barcelona
After more than 7 million fans voted on the official website, UEFA have announced its Team of the Year 2015 as five out of 11 players belong to the Spanish football giants FC Barcelona. The line up was decided on the basis of the players performances in last season. The Barca players who are named in the team, are Lionel Messi,...

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),"...

AP Court issues Non-Bailable warrant against MS Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni
India's limited over skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been issued a non-bailable warrant by a local court in Andhra Pradesh over his morphed picture on a magazine cover, published in April 2013. In the picture, Dhoni was shown as a Hindu deity, endorsing various products including a shoe in his hand while the picture was titled "God of big deals." The court...