Monday, January 24, 2022

Bhuvi's yorkers not working; Deepak Chahar should be in core team for 2023 WC: Gavaskar

NEW DELHI: Former India cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India's selection committee to include pace bowler Deepak Chahar in the core team for the 2023 World Cup, given that Bhuvneshwar Kumar's "brilliant yorkers" and "slower deliveries" are not working anymore.

India's football great Subhas Bhowmick passes away at 71

NEW DELHI: Indian football great Subhas Bhowmick, who was a member of the side that won bronze at the 1970 Asian Games in Bangkok, passed away in Kolkata on Saturday at the age of 71.

Sydney Sixers fume after CA blocks Smith from competing in BBL

SYDENY: Australian Test team vice-captain Steve Smith will not be able to compete in the Big Bash League (BBL) this season after Cricket Australia (CA) blocked Sydney Sixers' move following opposition from other stakeholders.

U-19 CWC: Prest slams unbeaten 154 as England score massive win against UAE

BASSETERRE: England skipper Tom Prest continued his sublime form with the bat, smashing an unbeaten 154 to help his side defeat the UAE by 189 runs in a Group A match of the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup at the Warner Park here on Friday (IST).

MOC sanctions call for assistance from development group shooter Naveen, archer Ridhi

NEW DELHI: Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports' Mission Olympic Cell on Thursday approved proposals worth Rs 6.56 lakh from the Target Olympic Podium Scheme for two development group athletes, 20-year-old pistol shooter Naveen and 17-year-old recurve archer Ridhi, to assist them in the preparation for this year's Asian Games and other competitions.

Women's Asia Cup: Experience and camaraderie the key, says hockey goalkeeper Savita

MUSCAT: "Experience" and "team camaraderie" will be India's key assets when they start their campaign in the Women's Asia Cup against Malaysia here on Friday.

Indian-American golfer Akshay Bhatia wins The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic

GREAT EXUMA: Indian-American golfer Akshay Bhatia has become the third-youngest player to win a Korn Ferry Tour event since the Tour's establishment in 1990 when he secured a two-stroke victory at The Bahamas Great Exuma Classic at Sandals Emerald Bay.

2022 Women's CWG Qualifier: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh start campaign with wins

KUALA LUMPUR: Sri Lanka thrashed Scotland by 109 runs and Bangladesh registered an eight-wicket win over Malaysia to kickstart the 2022 Women's T20 Commonwealth Games Qualifiers, here on Tuesday.

Real Madrid beat Athletic Club to win Spanish Supercup

RIYADH: Real Madrid beat Athletic Club Bilbao 2-0 to win the 2022 Spanish Supercup in the final played in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh.

England rout Bangladesh by 7 wkts in ICC U-19 WC

BASSETERRE (ST KITTS AND NEVIS): England Under-19s team displayed their authority over holders Bangladesh with an effortless seven-win with 24.5 overs to spare in a low-scoring match in Group A opener in the ICC Under 19s Men's World Cup here today.

Kohli steps down as Test captain: 'He quit, or was asked to...?' Millions of fans stunned

NEW DELHI: Within months after he opted to step down as India's T20I skipper and was sacked from leadership role in ODIs, Virat Kohli has now relinquished the captaincy of the Test side as well.

Badosa gears up for Australian Open with hard-fought title win in Sydney Classic

SYDNEY: World No.9 Paula Badosa of Spain overcame a strong challenge from world No.4 Barbora Krejcikova, defeating the 26-year-old 2021 French Open champion 6-3, 4-6, 7-6(4) to claim the Sydney Tennis Classic title on Saturday.

Hockey India names 66 players for junior women's national camp

NEW DELHI: Hockey India on Saturday named 66 players for the junior women's national camp, which begins at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Bengaluru from January 17.

ISL 2021-22: Odisha FC appoint Kino Garcia as interim head coach

FATORDA: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Odisha FC on Saturday appointed Kino Garcia as the interim head coach.

Rani, Savita and Gurjit among 36 women's hockey probables for busy year

NEW DELHI: Women's hockey stalwarts such as captain Rani Rampal, goalkeeper Savita, Gurjit Kaur, Deep Grace Ekka, Vandana Katariya, Lalremsiami and Monika, among others figure in the core group of 36 national probables announced by Hockey India on Friday.

ICC U-19 World Cup: Sri Lanka, UAE, Scotland record big wins in warm-up games

GUYANA: Sri Lanka, United Arab Emirates and Scotland recorded impressive wins as the warm-up matches for the 2022 ICC Under-19 Men's Cricket World Cup continued in the West Indies on Tuesday (IST).

SA to host Women’s Junior World Cup in April

LAUSANNE (Switzerland): The Executive Board (EB) of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) have decided that the FIH Hockey Women’s Junior World Cup, which was initially scheduled to be played in December 2021 but had to be put “on hold” due to the Omicron variant outbreak, will be staged from 2 to 13 April 2 to 13 at the originally planned venue, the North-West University of Potchefstroom in South Africa.

Hockey India appoints two new scientific advisors; analytical coach for women's team

NEW DELHI: With an aim to build on their historic Tokyo Olympics campaign, Hockey India on Monday announced the appointment of new analytical coach for the women's team and scientific advisors for both senior men and women's teams.

2010 CWG gold medallist wrestler Narsingh Yadav eyes a repeat in Birmingham

NEW DELHI: 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist and 2014 Asiad bronze winner Narsingh Yadav lives in Mumbai, which has been seeing the worst of the ongoing Covid surge, so he's left grappling with the reality of training facilities being shut down and the fear of a lockdown disrupting his preparations for this year's Birmingham Games.

U19 World Cup: Afghanistan's warm-up matches cancelled due to visa glitches

BASSETERRE: The International Cricket Council (ICC) said Afghanistan's warm-up matches ahead of the ICC Men's Under 19 Cricket World Cup have been cancelled due to 'delay in obtaining visas'. It also said that the warm-up matches for England and the UAE have been rescheduled.

VAR to make India debut at AFC Women's Asian Cup

MUMBAI: Video Assistant Referee (VAR), football's video reference and decision review system, will be making its debut in India from the quarter-finals stage of the AFC Women's Asian Cup India 2022, starting from January 20.

All India inter-university fencing championship begins

AMRITSAR: All India Inr University Fencing (Women / Men) Championship 2021-22 was inaugurated here today in a big Multi-Purpose Gymnasium of the Guru Nanak Dev University. The players from 112 universities across the country will participate in these competitions.

Aayush P Bhat and Lanlana Tararudee in semis

CHANDIGARH: In the boys singles quarterfinals fifth seed Aayush P Bhat upset fourth seed Rushil Khosla in a 3 setter match in the ITF World Tennis Tour Juniors (Grade-3) Tournament for boys and girls under-18 years i

ICC introduces in-match penalties for slow over-rates, optional drinks break in T20Is

DUBAI: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday introduced in-match penalties for slow-over rates across men's and women's T20 International matches. It also said that optional drinks break in the midpoint of an innings will be a part of the updated playing conditions.

BCCI announces squad for ICC Women's World Cup and New Zealand series

NEW DELHI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced the squad for the ICC Women's World Cup 2022 and series against New Zealand.

India name squad for Women's World Cup and NZ ODIs, Jemimah, Shikha, Punam left out

NEW DELHI: Top-order batter Jemimah Rodrigues, fast bowler Shikha Pandey and veteran Punam Raut on Thursday were left out of India's squads for the 2022 Women's ODI World Cup and the ODIs in New Zealand in the lead-up to the showpiece event

Barca, Real Madrid prepare to kick off Copa del Rey campaigns

MADRID: FC Barcelona and Real Madrid begin their Copa del Rey campaigns on Wednesday night with away games against lower division sides, which in Madrid's case will bring back unhappy memories of last season.

Hurkacz, Majchrzak guide Poland to ATP Cup semifinals

SYDNEY: Poland's world No. 9 tennis player Hubert Hurkacz and Kamil Majchrzak finished a perfect 3-0 run through Group D of the ATP Cup, defeating Argentina to send their country into the semifinals here on Wednesday.

Animesh Gogoi, Adita Arora , Dileep Kumar, Harish Dahiya move up

CHANDIGARH: Animesh Gogoi of Assam will meet Adita Arora of Punjab n the third round boys U-17 singles in Qualification-A draw the YONEX Sunrise 1st Ashwani Gupta Memorial All India Sub Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament-2022 at Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex, Panchkula.

Adelaide International: Gauff sets up second-round clash with world No. 1 Barty

ADELAIDE: American teenager Coco Gauff breezed into the second round, while No. 15 Elina Svitolina of Ukraine was ousted by a player ranked outside the top-100 at the Adelaide International here on Tuesday.

FIH Pro League ideal preparation for Asian Games: Hockey captain Manpreet

BENGALURU: The Indian men's hockey team captain Manpreet Singh has said that the FIH Pro League will help the side gain "some really good experience" ahead of the Asian Games in Guangzhou (China), which will serve as the direct qualification event for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

PKL 8: Haryana Steelers face U Mumba, Tamil Thalaivas aim to sustain momentum

BENGALURU: In-form Haryana Steelers will face a well-balanced U Mumba side while U.P Yoddha will lock horns with Tamil Thalaivas in two mouth-watering clashes in the Pro Kabaddi League here on Tuesday.

A friendship that helped Sumit Antil overcome an accident, win Paralympics gold

MUMBAI: A friend in need is a friend indeed, and it was a childhood mate who helped star javelin thrower, Sumit Antil, pull his life together after his leg was amputated following an accident, and go on to win a gold medal at the Tokyo Paralympic Games.

Mandhana among four players nominated for ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year award

DUBAI: India women's team cricketer Smriti Mandhana is among four players who have been nominated for the prestigious Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year 2021 on Friday.

Indian athletes' top sporting moments in 2021

NEW DELHI: India fared really well in sports and it was not just cricket. IANS looks at the top sporting moments of Indian athletes in 2021.

U19 Asia Cup final: Sri Lanka win the toss and elect to bat first against India

DUBAI: Sri Lanka won the toss and elected to bat first against India in the U19 Asia Cup final at the Dubai International Stadium here on Friday.

Haryana Steelers go down 28-42 against Bengaluru Bulls

BENGALURU: Haryana Steelers fought hard throughout the match, but went down 28-42 against Bengaluru Bulls in Pro Kabaddi League Season 8 in Bengaluru on Thursday. Vikash Kandola was Haryana's best player in this game with 7 raid points.

Punjabi University emerge NZ Varsities football champions

CHANDIGARH: Hosts Punjabi University, Patiala, won the North Zone Inter University Men's Football Tournament at the Punjabi University Campus in Patiala today. In their final Super League match Punjabi University defeated Panjab University, Chandigarh by 2-1. Mohammad Imran and Deepak Kumar scored one goal each for the winning team.

Hockey India names 60 players for senior men national camp

NEW DELHI: Hockey India on Thursday announced a list of 60 players for the senior men's national camp which commences from January 3, 2022, at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru.

In busy 2022, Neeraj Chopra to participate in CWG, Asian Games, World Championship

MUMBAI:India's Olympic gold medallist javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra wants to participate in the full season in 2022 including the Commonwealth Games, Asian Games, World Championships, and the Diamond League.


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