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Judo is a priority sport, will enhance capacity — Rijiju

New Delhi, Oct. 20 (IANS): Indian Judo team will be participating in the Budapest Grand Slam — which contributes to the Olympic qualification — between October 23 and October 25. This will be the first tournament that the Indian judokas w...

20 Oct 2020

Australian Open golf cancelled for 1st time since WWII

Sydney, Oct. 16 (IANS): Australia’s three biggest golf tournaments have fallen victim to the Covid-19 pandemic as it was announced on Friday that men’s and women’s Australian Open and the PGA Championship, have been cancelled. All w...

16 Oct 2020

Kidambi Srikanth enters second round of Denmark Open

Copenhagen, Oct. 14 (IANS): Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth came out with a commanding performance as he registered a straight-games win over England’s Toby Penty in his opening round match at the Denmark Open. Srikanth, the former world n...

14 Oct 2020

SAI, NRAI to jointly take responsibility for national shooting camp

New Delhi, Oct. 13 (IANS): The two-month national camp for core Olympic shooters will begin at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range from Thursday. All Tokyo Olympic quota winners will be a part of the camp which will run till December 17. The camp will...

13 Oct 2020

Now you can play Doom Eternal on your fridge, wait what?

Dimapur, Oct. 13 (EMN): Doom Eternal, the first-person shooter video game by Bethesda, can apparently be played on a fridge. Yes, aside from storing your steak, peanut butter and beer, now you can play Doom Eternal on your fridge as one Instagram use...

13 Oct 2020

I believe in turning every adversity into opportunity — Manasi

New Delhi, Oct. 11 (IANS): With para badminton all set for a debut at the Paralympics this year, India’s Manasi Joshi was training hard to give her best in Tokyo. The Covid-19 pandemic outbreak though postponed the Games to next year. Originall...

11 Oct 2020

Hamilton equals Schumacher’s record of 91 race wins in F1

Nurburg (Germany), Oct. 11 (IANS): Lewis Hamilton on Sunday equalled German Formula 1 great Michael Schumacher’s record of 91 race wins with his victory at the Eiffel Grand Prix. Hamilton finished nearly 4.5 seconds ahead of second placed Max V...

11 Oct 2020

Teen Swiatek wins French Open, first Pole to win Grand Slam

Paris, Oct. 10 (IANS): Iga Swiatek on Saturday became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam as she beat Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1. Swiatek, 19, is the youngest French Open champion since Rafael Nadal in 2005, who was also aged 19. After racing to a ...

10 Oct 2020

NBA Finals: Butler’s triple-double keeps Miami Heat in hunt

Orlando, Oct. 10 (IANS): With 16.8 seconds left and 108-109 on the scoreboard, all that Los Angeles Lakers had to do was get one basket to clinch their record-equalling 17th NBA title. However, it wasn’t to be as Miami Heat held their nerves to...

10 Oct 2020

Govt. committed to create world-class sports ecosystem for athletes — Rijiju

New Delhi, Oct. 9 (IANS): Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju has stated that the government is committed to provide a sports ecosystem of global standards for athletes. Rijiju made these comments during the 53rd Governing Body Meeting of the Sports A...

09 Oct 2020

NBA Finals: Lakers one game away from Championships

Orlando, Oct. 7 (IANS): After facing a loss in Game 3 — mostly due to an exceptional performance from Jimmy Butler — LA Lakers’ star duo LeBron James (28p, 8a, 12r) and Anthony Davis (22p, 4a, 9r) helped their team take one step clo...

07 Oct 2020

Mary Kom to skip travelling to Europe for training next week

New Delhi, Oct. 7 (PTI): India’s Olympic-bound boxers, except for an indisposed M C Mary Kom and two others, will travel to Italy and France starting next week on a 52-day training-cum-competition trip as they gear up for the Tokyo Games. Mary ...

07 Oct 2020

Domestic tennis circuit to resume from Nov. 16

New Delhi, Oct. 5 (IANS): Competitive tennis will make a return after an eight-month Covid-19 hiatus as the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Monday announced the resumption of the domestic circuit from November 16. The tournaments will initiall...

05 Oct 2020

Hopefully early next year we will conduct some sporting competitions — Rijiju

New Delhi, Oct. 3 (PTI): Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju is hopeful that the country will be able to conduct sporting competitions by early next year. Sporting action in India was halted in March, when camps were shut down due to the Covid-19 pand...

03 Oct 2020

Sports Minister Rijiju unveils new logo of SAI

New Delhi, Sep. 30 (PTI): Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday unveiled the new Sports Authority of India (SAI) logo, which has been changed for the first time since the apex sports body’s inception in 1982. The new logo highlights ‘...

30 Sep 2020

Serena’s achilles heel puts her out of French Open

Paris, Sep. 30 (IANS): Twenty three-time grand slam champion Serena Williams has withdrawn from the ongoing French Open due to achilles injury. Williams, bidding for her 24th Grand Slam title, announced her withdrawal ahead of her second-round match ...

30 Sep 2020

National camp for women wrestlers to begin on October 10

New Delhi, Sep. 29 (PTI): The women’s national wrestling camp will finally begin at the SAI Centre in Lucknow from October 10, the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) said on Tuesday, with a warning that the grapplers who miss it will not be co...

29 Sep 2020

Mirabai Chanu’s training program in US sanctioned by SAI

New Delhi, Sep. 29 (IANS): The Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) of the Sports Authority of India (SAI) has sanctioned weightlifter Mirabai Chanu’s proposal of INR 40 lakhs for a two-month overseas training program in Kansas, US along with her coach a...

29 Sep 2020

‘Next phase’ of sporting activity resumption from Oct. 5 — SAI

New Delhi, Sep. 27 (IANS): The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Sunday announced it will resume sporting activities of Tokyo Olympics bound para-athletes and athletes at National Centre of Excellence (NCoE) across the country starting on October 5....

27 Sep 2020

Russian GP: Bottas wins as 10-second penalty leaves Hamilton 3rd

Sochi, Sep. 27 (IANS): Valterri Bottas on Sunday secured his second win of the 2020 season at the Russian Grand Prix after a 10-second penalty that his Mercedes team mate and championship leader Lewis Hamilton sustained meant that the Brit finished t...

27 Sep 2020

Japan determined to host Olympics next year, says PM Yoshihide Suga

Tokyo, Sep. 26 (IANS): Japan is determined to host the postponed Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games in 2021 to prove that humanity has defeated the Covid-19 pandemic, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has said. “In the summer of next year...

26 Sep 2020

Badminton 2020 season to be completed in January 2021 — BWF

Kuala Lumpur, Sep. 26 (IANS): The Badminton World Federation (BWF) has announced the Asian leg of the adjusted World Tour 2020 will take place in Bangkok in January next year, which means the 2020 season will now end in 2021. The BWF on Friday said t...

26 Sep 2020

Andreescu pulls out of French Open, to miss remainder of 2020 season

New Delhi, Sep. 23 (IANS): World number seven Bianca Andreescu has pulled out of the upcoming French Open Grand Slam and will take the rest of the season off to focus on her health and training. “I have come to the difficult decision to skip th...

23 Sep 2020

Djokovic completes 286th week as No.1, pips Sampras

Rome, Sep. 22 (IANS): Novak Djokovic, who has started his 287th week at the number one position in the ATP Rankings, has gone past Pete Sampras (286 weeks) for second place in the all-time list of most weeks at the numero uno spot. Sampras, who was r...

22 Sep 2020

Golfer DeChambeau clinches US Open title

New York, Sep. 21 (IANS): Bryson DeChambeau has stormed his way to a six-shot US Open win. World No 9 DeChambeau began Sunday with two shots behind of US Open debutant Matthew Wolff but clinched his first major title with a mix of stunning drives and...

21 Sep 2020