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Asiad Kabaddi: Indian men make seventh consecutive final

Incheon, Oct 2 : Six-time champions Indian are just one match away from retaining the title as they thumped South Korea 36-25 in the semi-final of men's kabaddi of 17th Asian Games here Thursday and made it to their seventh consecutive final.


IOC 'satisfied' with Rio 2016 preparations

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 2 : The International Olympic Committee (IOC) said it was 'satisfied' with the state of preparations for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.


Asian Games: Indian women paddlers Manika, Ankita ousted

Incheon, Oct 2 : Indian women paddlers Manika Batra and Ankita Das lost their respective matches and were knocked out of the women's singles table tennis event of the 17th Asian Games here Thursday.


Indian women's kabaddi team in final

Incheon, Oct 2 : Defending champion India stayed on course for their second consecutive Asian Games gold medal in women's kabaddi as they marched into the final, beating Thailand 41-28 in the semi-final at the Songdo Global University Gymnasium here Thursday.


New ICC regulations to come into effect with Pakistan and Australia series

Dubai, Oct.1 : The new playing conditions for Tests, One-Day Internationals (ODI) and Twenty 20 Internationals (T20Is) will come into effect with the series between Pakistan and Australia, which starts here on October 5.


Sports Minister Sonowal congratulates Mary Kom for winning Gold at Incheon Asian Games

Guwahati, Oct.1 : Congratulating pugilist M C Mary Kom on winning the gold medal at the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, Minister of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday said her success will inspire more women to become champions.


CSK vs Kings XI: Keen tussle on the cards

Hyderabad, Oct 1 : A keen tussle is on the cards as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) take on Kings XI Punjab in the second semifinal of Oppo CLT20 here Wednesday.


Chennaiyin bag Colombian striker

Chennai, Oct 1 : Chennaiyin FC signed up Colombian striker John Stiven Mendoza Wednesday and finalised their 28-man squad for the inaugural season of the Hero Indian Super League.


Mary Kom's win is a great achievement, entire nation is happy: IOA

Incheon, Oct.1 : Pugilist M.C. Mary Kom on Wednesday won the seventh gold for India in the ongoing Asian Games in Incheon.


Asian Games: Mary Kom strikes gold, Tintu gives silver lining

Incheon, Oct 1 : M.C. Mary Kom punched her way to India's first women's Asiad boxing gold and Tintu Luka won silver in the women's 800m final but pugilist L. Sarita Devi's refusal to accept the bronze left a sour taste at the Asian Games here Wednesday.


2014 Asian Games: Indian women's hockey team beats Japan 2-1 to clinch bronze medal

New Delhi, Oct 01 : The Indian women hockey team beat Japan 2-1 at Seohak Hockey Stadium on Wednesday to bag the bronze medal in the 2014 Asian Games.


'Albatross' Thorpe is now 'Dr.' Ian Thorpe!

Sydney, Oct 01 : Australian Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe has been presented with an honorary doctorate of letters from Macquarie University in Sydney to add to his achievements in sports, charity and indigenous rights.


Jwala Gutta congratulates Mary Kom on winning gold at Asian Games

Hyderabad, Oct.1 : Jwala Gutta, the left-handed Indian badminton player, has congratulated M C Mary Kom on winning gold in the women's 48-51 kilograms final in the Asian Games going on in Incheon, South Korea.


KKR coach surprised over Narine being reported

Hyderabad, Oct 1 : Kolkata Knight Riders coach Trevor Bayliss has expressed surprise over their premier spinner Sunil Narine being reported for suspected illegal bowling action.


KKR's spin versus Hobart's pace

Hyderabad, Oct 1 : It will be the spin bowling of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) against the pace attack of Hobart Hurricanes as they clash in the first semifinal of the Oppo Champions League T20 cricket tournament here Thursday.


Rashid, Chikka share golf lead

Bangalore, Oct 1 : Bangalore's Chikkarangappa and Rashid Khan of Delhi emerged the halfway leaders at the PGTI Eagleburg Masters, the fourth Super Series event of the season being played at the Eagleton resort, here Wednesday.


NCC girls enter Subroto Cup semi-finals

New Delhi, Oct 1 : National Cadet Corps (NCC), North Eastern Region, entered the semi-finals of the Under-17 girls section in the 55th Subroto Cup Football Tournament, defeating Carmel Girls High School, Jharkhand, 2-0 at the Ambedkar Stadium here Wednesday.


Tintu settles for silver, Annu wins surprise bronze

Incheon, Oct 1 : India's Tintu Luka narrowly lost out on a gold medal and had to settle for the silver in the women's 800m final while Annu Rani bagged a surprise bronze in women's javelin throw at the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday.


Asian Games medals tally

Incheon, Oct 1 : The following is the Asian Games medals tally tabulated as rank, country, gold, silver, bronze and total medals:


Unimpressive Indian wrestlers fail to win medal

Incheon, Oct 1 : Indian greco-roman wrestlers had a poor day in office as all four - Gurpreet Singh, Manoj Kumar, Sandeep Yadav and Dharmender Dalal - were knocked out of their respective weight categories at the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday.


Asian Games: Shocked Sarita refuses her medal

Incheon, Oct 1 : Indian boxer Sarita Devi Wednesday refused to wear her bronze medal and left it at the podium protesting against her controversial defeat to South Korean Jina Park in the semifinal of the 17th Asian Games.


Indian medallists at Incheon Asian Games

Incheon, Oct 1 : The following are Indian medallists at the end of Day 12 of competitions at the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday:


India wary of poor Asiad hockey final record against Pakistan (Preview)

Incheon, Oct 1 : Two-time champions India will be wary of their poor 1-7 record in the Asian Games final against holders and record eight-time winners Pakistan, when the two sides face-off in the mother of all clashes in the men's hockey final at the Seonhak Stadium here Thursday.


Mayookha finishes 9th in Asiad triple jump

Incheon, Oct 1 : India's Mayookha Johny finished ninth while her compatriot Prajusha Maliakkal Anthony failed to set a mark in the women's triple jump final at the Asian Games here Wednesday.


Indian women's sepaktakraw team bows out of Asiad

Incheon, Oct 1 : The Indian women's sepaktakraw team bowed out of the 17th Asian Games with their third straight defeat, a 0-2 loss to China, in their final Group A match at the Bucheon Gymnasium here Wednesday.


Annu Rani clinches women's javelin throw bronze

Incheon, Oct 1 : India's Annu Rani surprised the field by clinching the bronze in women's javelin throw final at the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday.


'Mary Kom' team cheers for real Mary Kom

Mumbai, Oct 1 : The team of Bollywood film "Mary Kom" -- director Omung Kumar and actress Priyanka Chopra -- have lauded their movie's inspiration, Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom, for winning India's first women's boxing gold in Asian Games Wednesday.


Ashwini fails to defend women's 440m hurdles title

Incheon, Oct 1 : India's Ashwini Akkunji failed to defend her women's 400 metres hurdles title as she finished fourth and out of medal contention in the final of the Asian Games here Wednesday.


Joseph 4th in drama-filled men's 800m final

Incheon, Oct 1 : India's Sajeesh Joseph finished fourth after three athletes were disqualified in a drama-filled men's 800 metres final at the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday.


Joseph 4th in drama-filled men's 800m final

Incheon, Oct 1 : India's Sajeesh Joseph finished fourth after three athletes were disqualified in a drama-filled men's 800 metres final at the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday.


Asiad taekwondo: Indians knocked out

Incheon, Oct 1 : India's Nakul Malhotra (+87 kg) and Anand Pandia Rajan (-80 kg) were knocked out of men's quarter-final and Round of 16 matches, respectively, in men's taekwondo competition at the Asian Games here Wednesday.


India clinch women's hockey bronze at Asiad

Incheon, Oct 1 : The Indian women's hockey team put on a spectacular performance to defeat Japan 2-1 and claim the bronze medal at the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday.


Tintu runs out of steam, settles for silver

Incheon, Oct 1 : It was once again a case of so near and yet so far for India's Tintu Luka who, despite leading in most of the women's 800 metres final race, was overtaken by Kazakhstan's Margarita Mukasheva in the last stages and had to settle for the Asian Games silver here Wednesday.


Cricket fever catching up in Colombia

London, Oct 01 : Cricket in Colombia is reportedly growing at a slow but steady pace although it still remains basically a niche sport.


Sarita Devi refuses bronze over feeling 'cheated' of final spot by judges

New Delhi, Oct 01 : Indian woman boxer Sarita Devi has refused her bronze medal after judges ruled the semifinal bout in favour of the home boxers against her and Devendro Singh on Tuesday.


Nadal says wrist '90 something percent' fit post straight set win in China Open

Johannesburg, Oct 01 : Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal has revealed that his wrist is 90 something percent fit after he made a vigorous return to singles competition on Tuesday beating Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets in China Open.


Mary Kom wins 48-51 kg boxing final to claim India's 7th gold in 2014 Asian Games

New Delhi, Oct 01 : Indian boxing icon MC Mary Kom has bagged a gold in the women's 48-51 kilograms final in the Asian Games going on in Incheon, South Korea.


'Bad boy' Doug Bracewell named in NZ's Test squad to face Pak in UAE

Wellington, Oct 01 : New Zealand cricketer Doug Bracewell has reportedly been named in the side's Test cricket squad to face Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates next month.


Hamilton hoping for 'straight F1 championship battle' with Rosberg

London, Oct 01 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton is hoping for a 'straight battle' for the Formula One championship against teammate Nico Rosberg and is looking to join the greats of the motor racing sport at Suzuka this week.


PCB chairman Shahryar Khan hopeful of improved Pak-India cricketing ties

Karachi, Oct 01 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Shahryar Khan, who is preparing for a visit to India scheduled for October 3, is hopeful of improvement in Pakistan-India cricketing ties.


Afridi counting on young blood to deliver in Pak's one-off T20 against Oz

Karachi, Oct 01 : Pakistan Twenty20 team captain Shahid Afridi is counting on the new players in the team to deliver in the one-off Twenty20 against Australia to be played in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday.


Waqar questions ICC's crackdown timing against chucking ahead of WC

Karachi, Oct 01 : Pakistan's cricket team head coach Waqar Younis has questioned the timing of the International Cricket Council's (ICC) crackdown against chucking just months away from the World Cup and has suggested that rules on bowling actions could be relaxed for spinners.


J.P. Duminy to captain Proteas for first time in T20 series against Oz

Johannesburg, Oct 01 : South African batsman J.P. Duminy would captain his team for the first time when they play a Twenty20 series against Australia in November.


Matic scores first-half header to help Chelsea beat Sporting in CL Group G clash

London, Oct 01 : Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic fired away a first-half header to help his side edge out Sporting Lisbon 1-0 and advance to the top of Champions League Group G.


Indian women hoopsters finish 6th at Asiad

Incheon, Oct 1 : The Indian women's basketball team lost the 5th-6th position playoff 47-68 to Kazakhstan to end sixth at the Asian Games here Wednesday.


FC Pune City rope in Greek veteran Katsouranis

Pune, Oct 1 : Indian Super League (ISL) franchise FC Pune City Wednesday confirmed the signing of veteran Greece international Kostas Katsouranis.


India to play hockey Test series in Australia

Melbourne, Oct 1 : World Champions Australia will host India for a four-match hockey Test series in Perth in November.


Soumyajit wins, Sharath loses in Asiad TT

Incheon, Oct 1 : Soumyajit Ghosh advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the men's singles table tennis event but compatriot Achanta Sharath Kamal lost his round of 32 match at the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday.


Indian women's hockey team win bronze

Incheon, Oct 1 : The Indian women's hockey team defeated Japan 2-1 in the 3rd-4th position play-off to clinch the Asian Games bronze medal at the Seonhak Hockey Stadium here Wednesday.


Indian men's spikers lose to Japan in Asiad quarters

Incheon, Oct 1 : A valiant Indian men's volleyball team faltered in the last two sets to lose to Japan in the quarter-finals of the 17th Asian Games at the Songnim Gymnasium here Wednesday.


Mary Kom punches her way to Asiad gold

Incheon, Oct 1 : India's M.C. Mary Kom punched her way to India's first women's boxing gold in Asian Games, defeating Kazakhstan's Zhaina Shekerbekova in the flyweight (48-51kg) final here Wednesday.


That's woman power: Priyanka on Mary Kom's Asiad gold

Mumbai, Oct 1 : Priyanka Chopra, the reel life M.C. Mary Kom, is ecstatic about the real life boxing champion's gold winning exploits in the women's flyweight category (48-51kg) at the 17th Asian Games Wednesday. The actress says it symbolises woman power.


Indians disappoint in canoe obstacle slalom

Incheon, Oct 1 : India had a disappointing outing as canoe obstacle slalom competitors failed to impress in the 17th Asian Games at the Hanam Misari Canoe/Kayak Center here Wednesday.


India's Aarti knocked out in Asiad taekwondo

Incheon, Oct 1 : India's Aarti Khakal was ousted in round of 32 of the women's 57kg taekwondo competition of the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday.


Indians finish 4th, 5th in 50km race walk

Incheon, Oct 1 : Sandeep Kumar and Basanta Bahadur Rana failed to add to India's medal tally as they finished fourth and fifth in the men's 50km race walk event of the 17th Asian Games here Wednesday.


Sachin Tendulkar launches anthem, jersey of his Indian Super League team

Kochi, Sept 30 : Sachin Tendulkar launched the anthem and jersey of his co-owned football team Kerala Blaster, for upcoming India Super League (ISL), which is slated to kick-off next month.


CLT20: Narine reported for suspect illegal bowling action in KKR's 36-run win over Dolphins

New Delhi, Sep 30 : Kolkata Knight Riders off spinner Sunil Narine has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action following his side's 36-run win over the Dolphins in the Champions League Twenty20 Group A match on Monday.


Nagaland school wins Subroto Cup

New Delhi, Sep 30 : Greenwood High School from Nagaland lifted the Under-14 boys trophy in the 55th Subroto Cup International Football Tournament, beating Government Model High School, Chandigarh 5-4 on penalties in the final at the Ambedkar Stadium here Tuesday.


2014 Asian Games medals tally

Incheon, Sep 30 : The following is the Asian Games medals tally tabulated as rank, country, gold, silver, bronze and total medals:


Asian Games: Gowda bags silver, Sarita forced to settle for bronze

Incheon, Sep 30 : Discus thrower Vikas Gowda won the silver but his compatriot and boxer Sarita Devi was robbed of what could have been at least a silver, if not a possible gold, as India won four medals, including three bronze medals, on day 11 of the 17th Asian Games here Tuesday.


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