Chatterjee claims a double in JK Racing

Chatterjee claims a double in JK Racing

Coimbatore: Rookie Ricky Donison jumped his start for the second race in succession to squander the chance of winning and handed a double victory to Nayan Chatterjee in the premier Euro JK 16 class at the JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship here on Sunday. Like Saturday, Donison was the first to cross the chequered […]

Cricket gaining popularity in baseball-crazy Japan

Cricket gaining popularity in baseball-crazy Japan

Tokyo: In Japan where baseball is king, cricket is slowly gaining popularity with the country’s captain saying “our dream” is to make it to the qualifying rounds of the World Cup. While Japan is now home to an estimated 3,000 players and 200 teams, with the game no longer a sporting curio, the idea that […]

Surprised that West Indies batted first: R Ashwin

Surprised that West Indies batted first: R Ashwin

Kingston (Jamaica): India spinner R Ashwin said he was surprised with West Indies’ decision to bat first on a sticky wicket, even as he returned with a five-wicket haul on the opening day to dismiss the hosts for a paltry 196 in the second cricket Test here. After Ashwin’s 5-52, opener Lokesh Rahul cracked an […]

Bolt eyes triple triple as athletics emerges from darkest hour

Bolt eyes triple triple as athletics emerges from darkest hour

Rio de Janeiro: Usain Bolt will launch an audacious bid for three Olympic sprint gold medals for an unprecendented third time as the perfect antidote to a year of turmoil in his drug-tainted sport. Track and field has been dragged through the ringer since Sebastian Coe took over as president of the International Association of […]

Amandeep wins Leg 11 as rain cancels play on Day 3

Amandeep wins Leg 11 as rain cancels play on Day 3

Bengaluru: Amandeep Drall was declared as the winner of 11th Leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour at the Prestige Golfshire here today after the third and final day’s play was cancelled due to incessant rains. The decision was taken by the tournament committee and Amandeep was declared the winner on the basis of […]

We have to be positive and ruthless, says Ishant Sharma

We have to be positive and ruthless, says Ishant Sharma

Kingston (Jamaica): India’s seniormost pacer Ishant Sharma is extremely happy with the performance of the bowling unit and hopes that the team will display “positive and ruthless” intent in the next three Test matches against the West Indies. India thrashed West Indies by an innings and 92 runs in the first Test at Antigua. Asked […]

NADA concludes hearing, decision on Narsingh’s fate deferred

NADA concludes hearing, decision on Narsingh’s fate deferred

New Delhi: The suspense over wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s Olympic participation was prolonged further after the National Anti-Doping Agency deferred its final verdict on the doping scandal surrounding him to Saturday or Monday at the end of a two-day hearing here. A day after Narsingh and his lawyers presented their case on the failed dope test, […]

Indian athletes start arriving in batches in Rio

Indian athletes start arriving in batches in Rio

Rio de Janeiro: With little over a week left for the beginning of Rio Olympics, the Indian athletes have started arriving in batches here for the sporting extravaganza. Most of the disciplines have begun sending their teams in batches and others are expected over the next few days. At the dining hall during breakfast today, […]

NADA adjourns hearing, Narsingh’s fate to be known tomorrow

NADA adjourns hearing, Narsingh’s fate to be known tomorrow

New Delhi: Narsingh Yadav’s Olympic fate will be known tomorrow after the National Anti-Doping Agency’s disciplinary panel adjourned its hearing on the dope scandal surrounding the wrestler even as he failed a second dope test and lodged a police complaint against two fellow grapplers. In a hearing which lasted three and half hours, Narsingh and […]

Narsingh fails 2nd dope test, Olympic hopes fade

Narsingh fails 2nd dope test, Olympic hopes fade

New Delhi: Narsingh Yadav’s hopes of competing in the Olympics seemed bleak today after the wrestler failed a second dope test which was conducted on him on July 5. It is learnt that Narsingh, already under provisional suspension for failing a June 25 dope test, has also flunked the second test done on both his […]