Sports and Culture

Azlan Shah: India beat Japan 2-0 in opener

Ipoh (Malaysia), March 23 (IANS) The Indian men's hockey team started their 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup campaign on a positive note as they defeated Asian Games champions Japan 2-0 here on Saturday....

World boxing chief Rahimov resigns

(16:26) Beijing, March 23 (IANS) International Boxing Federation (AIBA) president Gafur Rahimov has resigned on the eve of the decisive IOC executive meeting on Sunday, In a statement, Rahimov ...

Fantain ropes in Suresh Raina as brand ambassador

Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) Fantasy Sports company -- ‘Fantain has announced the signing of ace cricketer Suresh Raina as its brand ambassador. The left-handed batsman will be the face of the company ...

Messi to miss Argentina-Morocco friendly with injury

Buenos Aires, March 23 (IANS) Lionel Messi will miss Argentina's friendly against Morocco because of a groin injury, the country's football federation has said. The 31-year-old felt pain after com...

Sterling's hat-trick helps England crush Czechs 5-0

London, March 23 (IANS) Raheem Sterling scored a hat-trick as England thrashed Czech Republic 5-0 in their opening match of the 2020 European championship qualifying campaign at Wembley here. Engl...

Brazilian teenager Reinier on Real Madrid radar

Rio de Janeiro, March 23 (IANS) Spanish giants Real Madrid are preparing an offer to sign highly rated Flamengo teenager Reinier, according to Brazilian media reports. The reigning European champi...

Albania lose to Turkey 2-0 in Euro 2020 qualifier

(11:12) Tirana, March 23 (IANS) Albania lost to Turkey 2-0 in the opening match of the Euro 2020 qualifiers in Loro Borici Stadium in Shkodra, northwest Albania. The match om Friday started w...

IPL opening ceremony funds donated to armed forces

Chennai, March 23: In the wake of the Pulwama terror attacks and keeping in mind the sentiments of the people, the Supreme Court appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA), administering the BCCI, h...

IPL 2019: KKR have best batting line-up, says Katich

Kolkata, March 22 (IANS) Two-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have the best batting line-up in the tournament, feels former Australia batsman and KKR assistant c...

Ireland to host Windies, Bangladesh in tri-series

Dubai, March 22 (IANS) West Indies and Bangladesh will travel to Ireland for a One-Day International (ODI) tri-series, which will begin from May 5, International Cricket Council (ICC) announced on Fr...

FIFA chief congratulates Chennai on winning I-League

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) In a letter to the All India Football Federation (AIFF), FIFA president Gianni Infantino congratulated I-League club Chennai City FC for winning the title for the 2018-19 s...

Hockey India Coaching Education Pathway launched

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) In an effort to develop coaches from the grassroot level and enable them to meet the requirements and the ever-growing demands of international hockey, the sport's governin...

Sehwag,Irfan to be UC cricket captains during IPL

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) UC Browser, part of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, is partnering with legendary cricketers Virender Sehwag and Irfan Pathan for the course of Indian Premier...

SO Bharat contingent shines at World Summer Games

Abu Dhabi, March 22 (IANS) Abu Dhabi bid goodbye to the 15th Special Olympic World Summer Games, the first of its kind held in the Middle East, with the Special Olympics (SO) Bharat contingent winnin...

Ex-Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir on Friday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Ravi Shankar Prasad ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. ...

Coach Sampaoli returns salary to support players

Santos, March 22 (IANS) Santos head coach Jorge Sampaoli said that he gave back his latest pay cheque in a show of solidarity with his players, who have not been paid for almost two months. Player...

Aishwarya Pissay set for Portuguese round of FIM Bajas World Cup

Bengaluru, Mar 21 : India’s Aishwarya Pissay will resume her campaign in the FIM Bajas World Cup, here tomorrow when the Baja do Pinhal gets underway with a ceremonial start followed by a Prologue ru...

Spanish coach Enrique makes one change in squad

Madrid, March 19 (IANS) Spain's coach Luis Enrique has made one change in the squad for the Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Norway and Malta. Napoli midfielder Fabian Ruiz pulled out due to f...

Kohli, Rohit, Bumrah in top category of BCCI contracts

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) National team skipper Virt Kohli, senior batsman Rohit Sharma and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah have been incuded in the top most category of the Board of Control for in India...

Japan's Olympic chief to step down

Tokyo, March 19 (IANS) The president of the Japanese Olympic Committee said he will step down, two months after French authorities said they were investigating whether he sanctioned bribes to help To...

8-city IPL 2019 trophy tour begins, fans have fun

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) To bring fans closer to the Indian Premier League (IPL), broadcaster Star Sports has collaborated with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to make the upcoming...

Coach Jorge Costa gets extension at Mumbai City FC

Mumbai, March 19 (IANS) Mumbai City FC coach Jorge Costa has got an extension after guiding the team to the Indian Super League (ISL) semifinals. As of now, the Portuguese coach will nurture the side...

India face Bangladesh in SAFF Women's meet semis

Biratnagar (Nepal), March 19 (IANS) The Indian team is all set to face Bangladesh in the semi-final of the SAFF Women's Championship at the Sahid Rangashala Stadium here on Wednesday. Maymol Rocky...

AIFF advertise for senior, U-23 men's team coach

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has finally announced the vacancy of Head Coach for the India mens Senior and Under-23 Teams. Coaches with experience as the fir...

Rajasthan Royals launches cricket academy in UK

Jaipur, March 19 (IANS) The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday launched its first cricket academy in the UK. The Star Cricket Academy based at Reed's School in Surre...

La Liga: Rayo Vallecano's coach Michel sacked

Madrid, March 19 (IANS) Spanish Liga Santander strugglers, Rayo Vallecano sacked coach Miguel Angel Sanchez 'Michel' following a 1-3 defeat away to Villarreal. The defeat away to a direct rival in...

Prajnesh wins, Ramkumar loses in first round qualifying in Miami Open

Chandigarh, Mar 19: Winning a total of 64 points out of 116, 12th seeded Indian Prajnesh Gunneswaran of India took 74 minutes to dispose of the challenge of Adrian Menendez-Macerias of Spain in stra...

India eye gold in Azlan Shah Cup hockey

Bengaluru, March 18: Ahead of the Indian mens hockey teams departure for the 28th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Ipoh, Malaysia, skipper Manpreet Singh and his troops expressed their eagerness to compete i...