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Australian Open: Serena moved to the second round

Melbourne, Jan 18: Defending champions Serena Williams moved to the second round of the Australian Open women’s singles event by beating Italian Camila Giorgi. The US star defeated her opponent 6-4 7-5 in the first round clash. Serbian Tennis star Novak Djokovic won his men’s singles first round clash against South Korea’s Hyeon Chung by 6-3 6-2 6-4. Russian Maria ...

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Rohit’s unbeaten 171 set Australia for a steep target of 310

Perth, Jan 12: Riding high on Rohit Sharma’s unbeaten century, Team India managed to post a huge total for host Australia to chase and win the first ODI of the 5-match series, here on Tuesday. After winning the toss and opting to bat first,India put up 309 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. India lost their opener Shikhar Dhawan ...

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Delhi: Para-Athletes complain of mismanagement in stadium

New Delhi, Dec 30 : Two para-athletes, Pradeep and Suvarna Raj on Tuesday complained about the harassment they had to face while entering New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Stadium as they alleged that no specific arrangements for the disabled were made, according to reports. The athletes were trying to get into the stadium to watch the final of the Pro Wrestling ...

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Manush in  City of Joy, Manushree joins the party  

Kolkata, Dec 28 : City of Joy brought top-seeded Gujarat boy, Manush Shah, an advanced New Year gift in the form of a maiden Sub-Junior singles title when he defeated state mate Soham Pandya 4-0, while it was Maharashtra’s Manushree Patil who won the Sub-Junior Girls crown beating North Bengal’s Nikita Sarkar 4-3 in the 77th Cadet and Sub-Junior National ...

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Syed Kirmani nominated for Col. CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award

Mumbai, Dec 24 : The Col. C.K. Nayudu Awards Committee met on Thursday at Cricket Centre, BCCI headquarters – Mumbai and has unanimously nominated Syed Kirmani for the Col. C.K. Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015. The committee consists of BCCI President Shashank Manohar, Secretary Anurag Thakur and N Ram (Chairman of Kasturi & Sons Limited and Publisher of ‘The ...

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Steve Smith wins the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy for ICC Cricketer of the Year 2015

Dubai, Dec 23 : Steve Smith has become the fourth Australia player and 11th player overall to win the prestigious Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy after being named as the ICC Cricketer of the Year 2015. Smith follows in the footsteps of Ricky Ponting (2006 and 2007), Mitchell Johnson (2009 and 2014) and Michael Clarke (2013) to lift the coveted trophy ...

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ICC rankings: Williamson on top of the world

Dubai, Dec 21 : Kane Williamson has become the second New Zealand batsman after Glenn Turner to top the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen after producing a man of the match performance in the Hamilton Test against Sri Lanka, which helped the home side win the match by five wickets and the series 2-0. Williamson scored 108 not out, ...

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FIFA bans Platini and Blatter for 8 years

Zurich, Dec 21 : Fifa President Sepp Blatter and UEFA President Michel Platini have been banned from all forms of football for 8 years by FIFA on Monday. The move was made by the FIFA in connections with the proceedings against Blatter primarily related to a payment of CHF 2,000,000 [£.1.3m] transferred in February 2011 from Fifa to Platini. A ...

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ISL: Post win, Chennaiyin FC captain Elano arrested by Goa Police

Panaji, Dec 21 : It was an eventful day of sorts for Chennaiyin FC skipper Elano Blumer, as he lifter the ISL trophy and moments later was arrested by Goa Police for allegedly assaulting an official from the opponent’s team. Aaccording to reports, the 32 year old Brazilian was involved in an altercation in the tunnel, post match. He allegedly ...

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U15 Youth League: Pune FC look to strengthen top-spot; host Steadfast Academy

Pune, Dec 19 : Pune FC are keen to build on their impressive home run as they host Steadfast Academy in an Under-15 Youth League, Maharashtra Zone, Round-7 encounter at the Pune FC Training Pitches in Mamurdi on Sunday. Going into the game Pune FC (16 pts, GD +21) continue to lead the standings ahead of second-placed Mumbai FC (16 ...

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