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Friday, November 24, 2017

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Just Graceful: Odia Lass Deep Grace Drives India Into Semis In Asia Cup

Kakamigahara in Japan: Odisha’s very own girl Deep Grace Ekka scored a couple to help Indian Women’s Hockey Team to clinch its semi-finals berth beating Kazakhstan 7-1 in the Quarter Final of the Women’s Asia Cup 2017 at Kakamigahara Kawasaki Stadium in Japan today. Deep Grace Ekka’s two goals came at 16th and 41st minute of the one-sided match. Besides...

Srikanth Recommended For ‘Padma Shri’ By Ex-Sports Minister Vijay Goel

New Delhi(PTI): Indian badminton's new superstar Kidambi Srikanth, whose stature has grown immensely following a phenomenal 2017, was today nominated for the prestigious Padma Shri award by former Sports Minister Vijay Goel. Srikanth became the first Indian and only the fourth shuttler in the world to win four Super Series tournaments in a calender season when he clinched the French...

Delhi HC Rejects Kejriwal’s Plea On DDCA Documents

New Delhi(PTI): The Delhi High Court today dismissed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's plea to summon the minutes of meetings of the cricket body DDCA between 1999 and 2014 in a defamation suit filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley. Joint Registrar Pankaj Gupta declined to grant the relief sought by Kejriwal who along with five other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders...

Bumrah Jumps To Top In ICC T20 Rankings, Kohli Remains No.1

Dubai(PTI): Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah climbed to the number one spot in the latest ICC T20 rankings while his fifth-ranked team could go as high as second if it beats New Zealand in the three-match series beginning here tomorrow. Bumrah, who attained a career-best third position in the ODI rankings on Monday, has regained the T20 top spot after...

Virat Claims Back ICC Top Spot, Surpasses Tendulkar’s Points

Dubai(PTI): Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli on Monday returned to the top of the ICC ODI rankings for batsmen after logging career-high rating points, going past the iconic Sachin Tendulkar in the process. Kohli has moved back to the top within 10 days of losing it to South Africa batsman AB de Villiers after the rankings were updated following...

Mithali Rises To Top Spot In ICC Batswomen Ranking

Dubai(PTI): Indian women cricket team captain Mithali Raj on Monday moved up one place to occupy the number one spot in the latest ICC ODI rankings for batswomen. Ellyse Perry of Australia and Amy Satterthwaite of New Zealand also jumped one place each to be at second and third spots while Meg Lanning of Australia has dropped from first to...

Boys Showed Their Character In A Knock-Out Game: Virat Kohli

Kanpur(PTI): India captain Virat Kohli lauded his bowlers after their series winning performance in the high- scoring third ODI, here tonight. Jasprit Bumrah's (3/47 in 10 overs) fantastic bowling at the death ensured that India restricted New Zealand to 331 for 7 after scoring 337 in the final ODI, winning the series 2-1. "To be fair to the bowlers: the wicket...

Virat Kohli, 6th Indian To Cross 9,000 ODI Run Mark

Kanpur(PTI): Virat Kohli today became the sixth Indian to complete 9000 ODI runs during the series-deciding third game against New Zealand here today. Kohli got to the landmark in the 37th over when he guided one off Grandhomme towards the third man for a four. Mahendra Singh Dhoni had reached the milestone last year while other Indians who have done so...

Cart Race: Bullock Cart Owners Block Pune-Nashik Highway

Pune(PTI): Bullock cart owners today blocked the Pune-Nashik Highway near Chakan here demanding lifting of the ban on bullock cart races in Maharashtra. They also sought a ban on the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), an NGO which has been campaigning against such races. The blockade disrupted traffic on the busy highway for three to four hours. The Bombay...

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Brazil Beat Mali 2-0 To Win 3rd Spot

Kolkata(PTI): A goalkeeping howler and Yuri Alberto's opportunistic late strike were enough for Brazil to beat Mali 2-0 in an uninspiring match and finish third in the FIFA U-17 World Cup here today. Mali goalkeeper Youssouf Koita gifted Alan a goal in the 55th minute against the run of play and then second-half substitute Alberto scored in the 88th minute...

‘Olly’ Designated As Permanent Mascot For All Sports Events In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has decided to designate ‘Olly’, the much-talked-about mascot of Asian Athletics Championships held in Bhubaneswar recently as the permanent mascot for all sports events to be held in the state in future. The Sports and Youth Services Secretary Vishal Dev said today informed that ‘Olly’ will be the permanent mascot for all sports events both national and...

Asia Cup: Indian Lasses Score Sensational 10-0 Win Over Singapore

Kakamigahara in Japan(PTI): Indian eves got off to a roaring start at the Women's Asia Cup 2017 with a dominating 10-0 victory over Singapore here on Saturday. Navneet Kaur (3rd & 41st minutes), Rani (15th & 18th) and Navjot Kaur (30th & 50th) netted the ball twice, while Lalremsiami (18th), Deep Grace Ekka (25th), Gurjit Kaur (41st) and Sonika...

National Games To Be Held Next Year From November 4-17 In Goa

Panaji(PTI): After a lot of delay, Sports Authority of Goa finalised the dates of the 36th National Games, to be held here next year, from November 4 to 17. There was uncertainly over the dates of the 30-discipline event ever since the Games were awarded to the State in 2011. The delays to the 34th and 35th editions of the Games,...

India-Lanka Barabati T20: Tickets To Be Printed Outside Odisha

Cuttack: The tickets for the upcoming India versus Sri Lanka T20 International match to be played at Barabati stadium on December 20 is to be printed outside Odisha, informed Police Commissioner YB Khurania. The Police Commissioner said that extra security features like hologram and barcode would be included in the tickets. As per reports ticket selling for the upcoming T20...