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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...

Bopanna returns to India’s Davis Cup squad

Mumbai, January 11: Rohan Bopanna on Saturday returned to the country’s Davis Cup squad after a two-year gap as AITA named a six-member team for the Asia/Oceania Group I contest against Chinese Taipei, starting January 31 in Indore. Since Leander Paes has opted out of the national duty in 2014 due to family reasons and Mahesh Bhupathi ignored once again,...

Serena Williams has Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova in her sights

Melbourne, January 11: Serena Williams on Saturday said matching Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova's 18 Grand Slam titles was in her sights and insisted she can cope with the searing heat expected at the Australian Open. The 32-year-old enters the opening Grand Slam of the season next week in formidable form, losing just five matches last year and winning the...

Argentina stun Netherlands, Australia secure fighting win

New Delhi, January 10: The opening day of the Hero Hockey World League Final witnessed a major upset as lower-ranked Argentina put up a spirited display to outclass London Olympic silver medallist Netherlands 5-2, while world number two Australia eked out a narrow 3-2 win over Belgium in Pool B at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, on Friday. The...

PCB refuses to compensate Hafeez for putting Tests over T20

Karachi, January 10: The Pakistan Cricket Board has refused to provide any compensation to national Twenty 20 captain Mohammad Hafeez, who had to miss the Big Bash tournament in Australia because of the national team's Test commitments. A reliable source in the Pakistan Cricket Board said that unlike previous instances when some senior players were compensated for skipping or cancelling...

Bangladesh says extra security for Pakistan in Asia Cup

Dhaka, January 10: Bangladesh says extra security for Pakistan in Asia CupDubai: Bangladesh on Friday promised enhanced security for the Pakistan cricket team during next month`s Asia Cup, after political unrest in Dhaka endangered their participation in the regional event. The Asian Cricket Council last week decided to host the event in Dhaka from February 25-March 8 despite violence and...

Vaibhav Suri shocked in Delhi I’ntl Chess opener

New Delhi, January 9: Grandmaster and world under-18 bronze medallist Vaibhav Suri suffered a shock defeat at the hands of unheralded N Surendran in the opening round of the premier section of 12th Parsvnath Delhi International Grandmasters Chess Tournament that got underway here. It turned out to be a tough day for Suri who could not match the guile of...

2nd Test: Ton-up Jayawardene gives Sri Lanka upper hand

Dubai, January 9: Mahela Jayawardene defied a left-hand webbing injury to notch his 32nd century and Kaushal Silva missed his by five runs as Sri Lanka gained an upper hand over Pakistan in the second Test in Dubai on Thursday. Jayawardene, who received three stitches after he dropped a catch on Wednesday, scored 106 not out and shared an invaluable...

Jitendra Singh chairs Executive Council meeting of RGNIYD

 New Delhi, January 9: The 29th meeting of the Executive Council of the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD), an institution of National Importance of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India was held here today. The meeting was chaired by the Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Jitendra Singh and attended by, among...

Silva, Jayawardene steady Sri Lanka in second Test

Dubai, January 09: Sri Lanka reached 132/3 at lunch on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Thursday. At the break opener Kaushal Silva was on a defiant 40 not out and with him Mahela Jayawardene unbeaten on 19 having added 44 for the unbroken fourth wicket stand. They lost Kumar Sangakkara (26) and Dinesh Chandimal...

Sony SIX bags India-NZ cricket series broadcast rights

New Delhi, January 9: Sports broadcaster Sony SIX has bagged the rights for the upcoming India-New Zealand cricket series. The series, which will have five ODIs and two Test matches, is scheduled to be held in New Zealand January 19-February 18. The 30-day tour starts with five ODIs followed by two Test Matches. Commenting on this acquisition, N.P Singh, CEO, MSM,...

IPL cases against Lalit Modi to be finalised soon

New Delhi, January 9: Investigating agencies will soon finalise cases of alleged financial irregularities against former IPL Chairman Lalit Modi in various editions of T20 cricket tournament, notwithstanding their failure to get him back to India. The Enforcement Directorate (ED), which has nine cases of alleged foreign exchange violations registered against Modi and others, is expected to finalise the notices...

India’s No. 1 position in ICC ODI rankings at stake against NZ

Dubai, January 9: India will have to beat New Zealand in the upcoming ODI series to retain their top spot in the ICC rankings as Australia and England have a chance to topple Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men from the perch. Australia are currently ranked second with 114 ratings points, six ratings behind number-one ranked India, while England is ranked third...

Sardar Singh hopes for a good beginning in action-packed year

New Delhi, January 8: Aiming for top-five finish in the Hero Hockey World League, India captain Sardar Singh on Wednesday said his team is prepared for the tough challenge despite being young and inexperienced. "We are a young team and still learning. We have prepared well for the tournament. We have a tough challenge ahead of us. Hopefully the boys...