Sports and Culture

Kohli & Shastri support helped in new role as opener: Rohit

Ranchi, Oct 22: Rohit Sharma, who was designated as India's opener for the three-Test series against South Africa, has insisted that it has been great start for him as a top-order batsman and he does...

Deepika becomes flag-bearer of Modi's 'Bharat ki Laxmi' initiative

Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone along with wold badminton champion P.V. Sindhu will be representing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign 'Bharat Ki Laxmi', which celebrates womanhoo...

Ranchi Test: India beat South Africa by innings and 202 runs, register 3-0 clean sweep

Ranchi, Oct 22: India defeated South Africa by innings and 202 runs in the third and final Test match to register their historic maiden 3-0 clean sweep over Proteas, here at the JSCA Stadium Complex ...

Virat Kohli's 'Tiger Act' sends social media in frenzy

Ranchi, Oct 21: As expressive as he is on the cricket field, India skipper Virat Kohli was once again the topic of discussion on social media for his candid expression which was shared by Board of Co...

Spinners run through SA middle order

Ranchi, Oct 21: India spinner Ravindra Jadeja rattled the South African batting after an entertaining half-century by Zubayr Hamza to leave the visitors reeling at 129 for six at lunch on day three o...

Rahane part of 200 partnerships without a run out

Ranchi, Oct 20 (IANS) Ajinkya Rahane's marathon 267-run stand with double centurion Rohit Sharma on Day 2 of the third Test against South Africa on Sunday was his 200th partnership in Test cricket wi...

SA rocked after Rohit, Rahane put India on hot seat

Ranchi, Oct 20 (IANS) Rohit Sharma struck his maiden double century in Test cricket while Ajinkya Rahane ended his three-year wait for a Test ton at home as India declared on 497/9 and reduced South ...

Rohit emulates Sachin, Sehwag with double ton

Ranchi, Oct 20 (IANS) India opener Rohit Sharma on Sunday became only the fourth batsman to hit a double hundred in Test and ODI cricket. With this double century, Rohit joined an elite list which ha...

ISL: Bengaluru FC eye history

Bengaluru, Oct 20 (IANS) Defending Indian Super League champions Bengaluru FC will be keen to pick up from where they left at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium the last time. The Blues registered a come...

No pressure of being defending champions: Bengaluru coach

Bengaluru, Oct 20 (IANS) Bengaluru FC head Coach Carles Cuadrat has hailed how crucial it was that his Indian Super League (ISL) side played its home games at the Kanteerava Stadium, adding that the ...

Gokulam FC to play in Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup

Kozhikode, Oct 20 (IANS) Durand Cup winners Gokulam Kerala FC are all set to face Bangladesh Premier League champions Bashundhara Kings in the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup at MA Aziz Stadium i...

Ethiopian Gemechu smashes own Delhi Half Marathon record

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Ethiopia's Tsehay Gemechu retained her Delhi Half Marathon title but added lustre to her triumph by smashing the course record she had set 12 months ago when she ran 66:00 he...

Rohit coming good at the top changes everything: Rathour

Ranchi, Oct 19 (IANS) With the duo of Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane steadying the ship after India were reeling at 39/3 at one stage, batting coach Vikram Rathour praised both the batsmen at the en...

11-year chess player evicted from tourney in TN

Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) Even as the All India Chess Federation (AICF) professes to catch chess talent in schools, an 11-year schoolboy was barred from playing in a tournament midway by an official of ...

Batting on 95, Rohit shouted 'not now' as rain threat loomed

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) A video of unbeaten centurion Rohit Sharma shouting 'not now' as the skies turned grey just before he smashed a six to reach his third hundred of the series took social media b...

Mary Kom asks 'who is Nikhat Zareen', wants Bindra to focus on shooting

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) A day after boxer Nikhat Zareen wrote to Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju asking for a fair opportunity, Mary Kom said she does not know Nikhat Zareen. "Who is Nikhat Zareen,I d...

Bengaluru FC announces partnership with Myprotein

Bengaluru, Oct 19 (IANS) Reigning Indian Super League (ISL) champions Bengaluru FC on Saturday announced a tie up with Myprotein, a leading sports nutrition brand in the UK, as its official sports an...

Virat Kohli to skip T20I series against Bangladesh

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) India skipper Virat Kohli is set to skip the T20Is against Bangladesh as he has been playing non-stop since the ODIs against Australia in March. Workload management of the pl...

Great chance for Australia to win maiden T20 WC on home soil: Finch

Melbourne, Oct 19 (IANS) Australia T20 captain Aaron Finch feels hosting next year's T20 World Cup is a great opportunity for his team to add a maiden T20 World Cup trophy to their five World Cup sil...

ISL: Bengaluru, Goa favourites as ATK & Kerala kick start season 6

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Bengaluru FC will once again be the team to beat while FC Goa will also forge a strong challenge in the sixth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). But it all begins on Sun...

Bajrang Punia roped in as brand ambassador of Mobil India

Bengaluru, Oct 19 (IANS) Mobil India has announced its association with wrestling champion Bajrang Punia as the new brand ambassador for its commercial vehicle lubricants' segment. Widely consider...

Waqar invites bowlers for special camp ahead of Australia tour

Lahore, Oct 19 (IANS) With an eye on the upcoming Australia tour, Pakistan's bowling coach Waqar Younis has invited 15 bowlers, including two spinners, to attend a special weekend camp. "The natio...

Virat Kohli's superhero avatar Super V on TV soon

Mumbai: Star cricketer Virat Kohli will soon be seen in an animated superhero avatar in the small screen series, "Super V". The series aimed at kids will premiere on Kohli's birthday, November 5. ...

Ranchi Test: India bat, Shahbaz Nadeem makes debut

Ranchi, Oct 19: India captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat in the third and final Test against South Africa beginning Saturday at the JSCA International Stadium Complex here. India ...

Messi signed contract on paper napkin, says Barca ex-official

Barcelona, Oct 18 (IANS) Charly Rexach, the man who helped Barcelona discover Lionel Messi, has said he made the star footballer sign the contract on a paper napkin when he was just 12 years old beca...

ED quizzes KKR CEO in Rose Valley chit fund scam case

Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate on Friday questioned the CEO of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), owned by Red Chillies Entertainment and promoted by Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan,...

Will try to make it 3-0 this time: Wriddhiman Saha

Ranchi, Oct 18 (IANS) Despite tough competition for a place in the Indian team with Rishabh Pant, Wriddhiman Saha believes their relation has developed over the course of time as they try to help eac...

Sarfaraz removed as Pak skipper; Azhar & Babar take over

Lahore, Oct 18 (IANS) Sarfaraz Ahmed has been sacked as Pakistan captain in Test and T20I format of the game. While Azhar Ali has been appointed Test captain, Babar Azam will lead Pakistan in T20Is u...

ISL 2019-20 to kick-off with grand opening ceremony

Kochi, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) season 2019-20 is all set to kick-off on October 20 when two-time champions ATK take on old rivals Kerala Blasters FC in the yellow brigades den. As the...

ATK duo Anas, Jobby to miss homecoming in ISL opener

Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) Two sons of the soil, Anas Edathodika and Jobby Justin will not be taking the field against Kerala Blasters in the opening game of the sixth edition of the Hero Indian Super Le...

Red Bull Shuttle Up Season 2 to start from Oct 19

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Red Bull Shuttle Up -- India's first exclusive women's doubles tournament -- has returned for its second edition. The qualifiers for the tournament will be held across five c...

Head coach Shastri shouldn't need a re-appointment, feels Ganguly

Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) BCCI President-elect Sourav Ganguly might not share the best of relations with Team India head coach Ravi Shastri, but the former India skipper has said that there shouldn't be...

WWE podcast set to debut on October 30

Stamford, Oct 18 (IANS) WWE has announced that its first-ever weekly podcast series, After the Bell, will launch on October 30. Hosted by Corey Graves, the podcast will offer fans an edgy and unpredi...

LaLiga submits request for Villarreal-Atletico game in US

Madrid, Oct 18 (IANS) LaLiga, alongside Villarreal CF and Atletico de Madrid, have submitted a formal request to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to play the Matchday 16 La Liga Santander match...

Ranchi Test: India eye whitewash against Proteas

Ranchi, Oct 18 (IANS) With the series already in their kitty, Team India will aim to go for the kill and clean sweep the three-Test rubber when they face a demoralised South African team in the final...

Ex-Olympic champion Li Xue Rui bids adieu to int'l badminton

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Former Olympic champion Li Xue Rui has announced her retirement from international badminton. In an article published on its official website on Thursday, the Badminton Wo...

Ranchi Test: India eye whitewash against Proteas

Ranchi, Oct 18: With the series already in their kitty, Team India will aim to go for the kill and clean sweep the three-Test rubber when they face a demoralised South African team in the final match...

Indo-Pak bilateral ties subject to approval from PMs of both countries: Ganguly

Kolkata, Oct 17 : BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly has said that resumption of bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan is subject to approval from India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counter...