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Sunday, October 22, 2017

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I Want To Keep Playing For Another 10 Years: Jeev Milkha

Chandigarh(PTI): In the 25th year of his professional career, seasoned Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh says he feels good enough to continue for another decade at least. Jeev, who will be taking part in a tournament in his home city Chandigarh after more than six years, said he is in no mood to quit a sport which has given and...

Messi, Messi, Messi; Superstar’s 3 Goals Lift Argentina To World Cup

Quito in Ecuador(AP): When it really mattered and when the pressure was most intense, Lionel Messi delivered for Argentina. On the brink of being eliminated from World Cup qualifying for the first time in almost five decades, Messi scored all three goals in Argentina's comeback 3-1 victory Tuesday at Ecuador overcoming the thin air in the Andes. "It would've been crazy...

Security Scare For Australian Team In Guwahati

Guwahati(PTI): The Australian cricket team survived a security scare after the second T20 International against India when a "rock" was thrown at the team bus, leaving the visiting players scared. Luckily, no player got injured as the nearest seat to the window pane remained unoccupied but raised a question mark on Assam Cricket Association and state police's security arrangements for...

We Were Not Good Enough With The Bat: Kohli

Guwahati(PTI): India captain Virat Kohli today said his team was simply not good enough with the bat in the second T20 International, which the home team lost by eight wickets. "I don't think we were good enough with the bat. The wicket was bit sticking to start with. It was difficult for them as well, but after the dew set...

16 Indian Weightlifters Qualify For CWG 2018

New Delhi(PTI): Sixteen Indian weightlifters have qualified for next year's Commonwealth Games Sixteen Indian weightlifters have qualified for next year's Commonwealth Games S Sathish Kumar and Kh Sanjita Chanu will be looking to repeat their gold medal performances of the last edition's Commonwealth Games during the 2018 event in Gold Coast to be held in April. In the last edition...

Venus Williams Heads Back To Sydney After 20 Years

Sydney(AFP): Evergreen Venus Williams will headline the Sydney International in January to kick off her 2018 season, returning to the tournament after a 20-year absence. The American veteran, 37, shows no signs of slowing down and enjoyed one of her best seasons this year, making the final of Wimbledon and the Australian Open and the semis at the US Open. "This...

U-17 World Cup: We Deserved A Result, Says Jeakson Singh

New Delhi(PTI): Jeakson Singh Thanoujam says India "deserved a result" in their favour after his bullet header against Colombia became the country's first-ever goal in any FIFA World Cup. Playing in their second FIFA U-17 World Cup game against Colombia, debutants India had the fancied South American nation at their mercy on more than two occasions in front of more...

U-17 World Cup: Namit Deshpande Becomes Maiden NRI To Start For India

New Delhi(PTI): Central defender Namit Deshpande, from Maryland, USA, today created history of sorts by becoming the first Non Resident Indian (NRI) to represent India across any age group. Deshpande achieved the feat when he was included in the Indian starting line for the FIFA U-17 World Cup match against Colombia at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. Deshpande became a part of...

PBL Auction: Sindhu, Saina, Srikanth Retained By Old Teams

Hyderabad(PTI): Top Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal were retained by their respective franchises at the players auction of the Premier Badminton League (PBL) here today. Each retained player gets a 25 per cent hike in his/her salary from last year, while players who are bought by using the 'Right-To-Match' card only get a 10 per cent increase...

ICC To Approve Test Championship, Report Says

Wellington(AFP): The International Cricket Council (ICC) is set to approve plans for its long-awaited World Test Championship at a meeting in New Zealand this week, it was reported today. The sport's governing body has argued for years that a Test championship is needed to boost the five-day format's popularity as crowds and television viewers flock to the big- hitting Twenty20...

Relish ‘Sandesh’ On World Cup While Watching Matches

Kolkata(PTI): With the FIFA U-17 World Cup underway, prominent sweetmeat shops of Bengal are preparing popular Bengali sweets designed on World Cup replica and the logo. 'Felu Modak' of Hooghly district has introduced 'Logo Sandesh' which has a design of U-17 World Cup logo embossed on the sweets, having layers of chocolate and tinged with saffron. "We have also presented 'Football...

Man Kaur: It’s A Bird, It’s A Plane No, It’s 101-Year-Old Miracle

New Delhi(PTI): Centenarians are expected to take life easy. But 101-year-old Man Kaur would rather throw a javelin or a shot put, hit the gym, eat like an athlete - and win a race. Dubbed the 'Miracle from Chandigarh', she shot to fame after winning the 100-metre sprint at the World Masters Games in Auckland, New Zealand, earlier this year. Kaur...

Asia Cup Hockey: Retaining No.1 Status In Asia Is Top Priority, Says Skipper Manpreet Singh

Bengaluru(PTI): India hockey skipper Manpreet Singh today said his team will look to retain their No.1 status in Asia when they open their campaign against Japan in the Hero Asia Cup 2017 on October 11. India will go into the tournament as top ranked team and will take on Japan, Bangladesh and Pakistan in their Pool A matches to qualify...

Brazil Beat Spain 2-1 in marquee group match of U-17 World Cup

Kochi(PTI): A dominant Brazil made a strong statement of their top title contender status with a 2-1 victory over Spain in a Group D marquee clash of the FIFA U-17 World Cup here today. In a much-anticipated encounter in front of a sell-out crowd, Spain made a flying start and took the lead in the fifth minute through an own...