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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Sports

Kang Pips Chopra, Enters Javelin Final At World Athletics Championship

London (PTI): Unheralded javelin thrower Davinder Singh Kang pipped a more-fancied Neeraj Chopra, becoming the first Indian to qualify for a final in this edition of the World Athletics Championship. Kang's participation in the World Championships was earlier in doubt after he tested positive for marijuana in June but he was named in the 25-member Indian team as the banned substance...

Odisha Government Announces Rs 12 lakh Reward for Jayanti

Bhubaneswar: The Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik today announced a cash award of Rs 12 lakh for Divyang athlete Jayanti Behera who clinched two medals, one gold and one silver, at the recently-concluded World Para Athletics Junior Championships at Nottwil in Switzerland. Naveen made the announcement while felicitating the golden girl of Odisha at the secretariat here today. The 17-year-old junior athlete...

Prannoy Reach To World No 15 In BWF Ranking

New Delhi (PTI): Indian shuttler HS Prannoy today improved two places to reach the 15th spot in the latest BWF rankings. Prannoy, who clinched the US Open title last month, had reached the quarterfinals at New Zealand Grand Prix Gold at Auckland last week. Sourabh Verma, who also reached the quarters at New Zealand, also jumped five places to reach the 32nd...

Bill Introduced In LS For Setting Up India’s First Sports University

New Delhi (PTI): A bill to set up India's first full fledged sports university of international standards was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. The National Sports University Bill, 2017 will help set up the university in Manipur. As of now, there are some institutes which offer various courses for athletes and coaches. "A void exists in the sports environment of the country...

Dipa Looks Beyond Produnova, Eyes CWG Gold With Handspring 540

New Delhi (PTI): She became synonymous with the Produnova after her path-breaking show at the Rio Olympics but ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar may switch from the 'vault of death' to 'Handspring 540' at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. After the high of Rio Games, where she claimed a historic fourth place finish, the Tripura gymnast has not competed anywhere due to...

India Drop One Spot To 97th In FIFA Rankings

New Delhi (PTI): India dropped one rung below to be placed 97th in the latest edition of the FIFA Rankings issued today. The Blue Tigers had achieved one of their best rankings in recent history when they climbed to the 96th spot last month. But with international football largely taking a backseat in the off-season, India have dropped one spot. India still have...

Former Skipper Ranatunga Urges ICC To Probe Lankan Cricket Chief

Colombo (AFP): Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has blamed Sri Lanka's string of humiliating defeats on the country's cricket chief and demanded his investigation by the International Cricket Council. In what could be the opening shots of a new bid to head Sri Lanka Cricket, Ranatunga, 53, told AFP there was no "proper discipline" in the national team which has had a...

Rally Driver Gill Hits Out At Arjuna Awards Selection Committe

New Delhi (PTI): India's top rally driver Gaurav Gill has hit out at the Arjuna awards selection committee after being ignored for the government honour, saying the panel should do its bit to convert a niche sport into a mass sport. Gill, a two-time Asia Pacific Rally (APRC) Champion, argued that if disciplines like golf, carrom and cuesports can be recognised...

Axar Patel To Replace Ravindra Jadeja For 3rd Test

Colombo (PTI): Left-arm spinner Axar Patel has been named as a replacement for suspended Ravindra Jadeja in the 15-member Indian team for the third cricket Test against Sri Lanka, starting in Kandy on August 12. "The All-India Senior Selection Committee on Tuesday named Axar Patel as the replacement for Ravindra Jadeja in the team for the 3rd Test, which starts from...

AFC Futsal Development Programme Kicks Off In Delhi

New Delhi (PTI): Representatives of the Asian Football Confederations (AFC) met the All India Football Federation (AIFF) on the opening day of the AFC Futsal Development Programme here today. The AFC was represented by Ali Targholizadeh, who is the Technical Director of the Futsal & Beach Soccer Development Department of the AFC, Jacob Joseph Biggs, the Project Manager of the AFC...

Jadeja Edges Out Shakib Al Hasan To Grab Best All-Rounder’s Slot

Dubai(PTI): India's Ravindra Jadeja on Tuesday edged out Bangladesh's Shakib Al Hasan to claim the top-rank among all-rounders apart from maintaining pole position in the bowlers' chart in the latest ICC rankings. Jadeja currently has 438 points among the all-rounders while Shakib has 431 points. Cheteshwar Pujara (888 points) gained a place to be third among batsmen while Virat Kohli (813...

AIFF Overturns IFA Directive, Relief For Ruidas

New Delhi (PTI): In a relief to Abinash Ruidas, the AIFF has overturned the Indian Football Association's directive to the winger to play for East Bengal, making it clear that only the parent body has the "authority to adjudicate the disputed" subject. IFA secretary Utpal Ganguli, had on July 27, declared that Ruidas is contracted to East Bengal for two more...

U-17 FIFA World Cup tour to begin in Delhi from Aug 17

New Delhi:(PTI) The six-city trophy tour for the FIFA U-17 World Cup will begin in the national capital from August 17, the local organising committee announced today. The tour will cover almost 9,000 km over a period of 40 days between August 17 and September 26. Fans will be able to see the trophy in the six host cities starting with New...

Kerala HC Asks BCCI To Lift Life Ban On Cricketer Sreesanth

Kochi(PTI) In a relief to cricketer S Sreesanth, the Kerala High Court today lifted the life ban imposed on him by the BCCI in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. In his order, Justice A Muhamed Mustaque also set aside all proceedings against Sreesanth initiated by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The court had earlier sought...