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Bangladesh Stun Australia For Historic Test Win

Dhaka(AFP): Bangladesh registered their first ever win over Australia in Test cricket, beating Steve Smith's men by 20 runs in a thrilling opening game in Dhaka on Wednesday. All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan took five wickets for 85 runs to help the hosts bowl out Australia for 244 shortly into the second session on the fourth day. David Warner top scored with...

Fist Of Bidhuri: Gaurav ‘Hooks’ Self Doubts To Win World Medal

Hamburg (PTI): Confidence bruised by near-misses and a nagging back injury -- this is what Gaurav Bidhuri carried into the World Boxing Championships here before his career got a new lease of life by the lone medal he assured for India. The 24-year-old was not even meant to be in the team till the second half of July which is...

Dutee Receives Best Sports Person Award, Sports City In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: With the state capital emerging fast as a major sports and athletics destination in Odisha, the state government today announced to set up a Sports City in Bhubaneswar and Integrated Sports Complexes in five different cities in the state. “We are planning to set up a Sports City in Bhubaneswar fully equipped with world-class infrastructure and facilities. Besides, five...

Odia Boxing Guru BB Mohanty Receives Dronacharya Award On Dhyan Chand’s Birth Day

Bhubaneswar: Renowned boxing coach from Odisha Braja Bhushan Mohanty, today received the prestigious ‘Dronacharya Award’ from President Ram Nath Kovind at a glittering function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on the occasion of National Sports Day. Hockey wizard Dhyan Chand’s birth day is observed as the National Sports Day. Braja, a resident of Badakhemundi in Berhampur,...

Last Moment Changed It All: Sindhu

Glasgow(PTI): An "upset" P V Sindhu rued that a historic gold medal at the World Badminton Championships slipped through her hands in the dying moments of the thrilling final against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan. Sindhu and Okuhara fought tooth and nail in the gripping summit clash, described by many as the best women's singles final in recent times. The Japanese...

PV Sindhu On Course To Become 1st Indian World Champion Shuttler

Glasgow(PTI): Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu cruised into the final of the World Championship with an easy win over Chen Yufei of China, setting herself up on course to become the first Indian to win a gold in the showpiece event. The 22-year-old Sindhu notched up a straight-game (21-13 21-10) win over World No. 10 Chen in the women's singles...

Former Ranji Captain Haladhar Das Held By Police In Cuttack

Cuttack: Former Odisha Ranji cricket team captain and wicket-keeper Haladhar Das was detained by the Bidanasi police for reckless driving and injuring a few people in a series of road accidents. According to reports, Haldhar was driving the speeding car from Manglabag and was waylaid by some people at Chahata Ghat. On being informed, the Bidanasi police reached the...

Saina In Semifinal, Assures India of Two Bronze At World Championships

Glasgow (PTI): Saina Nehwal returned to where she belongs while paving the way for Indian badminton's foray into a territory hitherto unexplored, her semifinal entry also raising hopes of a first all-India summit showdown in the World Championships here. The Olympic bronze medallist advanced to the semifinal when she staved off the challenge from local favourite Kristy Gilmour to assure...

Venkaiah Naidu To Launch Sports Talent Portal On Aug 28

New Delhi(PTI): Vice President of India Venkaiah Naidu will officially launch the Sports Ministry's much- awaited National Sports Talent Search Portal at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on August 28. Sports Minister Vijay Goel said the Vice President has given his consent to be the chief guest of the ceremony. "There have always been issues regarding fair selection of talented...

AITA Gets Back Recognition From Sports Ministry

New Delhi(PTI): The Sports Ministry has granted recognition to the All India Tennis Association (AITA) almost a year after the tennis body's renewal as a National Sports Federation (NSF) was put on hold due to non-compliance with the contentious Sports Code. The ministry yesterday sent a communication in this regard to the AITA, which elected a new president early this...

Five Odisha Lasses Find Place In Indian Hockey team For Europe Trip

New Delhi: Five lasses from Odisha have been selected to play for the Indian women’s hockey team for its 15-day European tour starting September 5. The five Odisha girls to represent India are: Deep Grace Ekka, Sunita Lakra, Rashmita Minz, Namita Toppo and Lilima Minz. Coincidentally all the five girls belong to different tribal communities. They have been selected...

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...

Shiv Sunder Das New Coach Of Odisha Ranji Team

Cuttack & Bhubaneswar: Former Test cricketer and stylish opener Shiv Sunder Das alias Budha was today appointed as the new chief coach of the Odisha Ranji cricket team by the Odisha Cricket Association. Shiv Sunder will replace former Indian speedster Debashish Mohanty as chief coach. Shiv Sunder earlier was the batting coach of the Ranji team. According to reports, Debashish had earlier...

Boxing Coach Braja Bhushan Mohanty Wins “Guru” Dronacharya Award

Bhubaneswar & New Delhi: Good news for Odisha and especially for sports lovers. Eminent boxing coach Braja Bhushan Mohanty has been selected to get the coveted  Dronacharya Award for this year. Braja Bhushan is among seven winners to receive the award from President Ram Nath Kovind at a function at Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi. The other winners of the prestigious...