Saturday, December 10, 2022

India plans federal oversight of all real-money online games: All India Gaming Federation shares its perspective

NEW DELHI: In May 2022, the Government of India set up an inter-ministerial task force on online gaming, comprising of multiple ministries and the NITI Aayog, to analyse various aspects of online gaming and devise a framework for the regulation for the sector.

Australian Open 2022: World No 1 Swiatek leads entry list

Melbourne: World No.1 Iga Swiatek leads the entry list for next year's Australian Open, which is based on the WTA rankings of the week beginning December 5.

TPL: Bengaluru Spartans displace Finecab Hyderabad Strikers from the top on Day 2

PUNE: Bengaluru Spartans displaced Hyderabad Strikers from the top of the points table at the end of second day's play at the ongoing Tennis Premier League (TPL) season 4 at the Balewadi Stadium, here on Thursday.

BWF World Tour Finals: Prannoy loses to China's Lu Guang Zu; crashes out of semis contention

MUMBAI: Indian shuttler H.S Prannoy continued to struggle in the BWF World Tour Finals as he suffered another narrow defeat in his second group stage match in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday. The second successive defeat virtually dashed his hopes of reaching the semifinals from Group A.

SFA Championships Uttarakhand: Maharana Pratap Sports College dominates Day 1 with 8 medals in athletics

Dehradun: Tinu Mourya, Oshin Panwar and two other players led Maharana Pratap Sports College's dominating show on the opening day of the Sports For All (SFA) Championships Uttarakhand 2022 in Dehradun by clinching gold medals on Wednesday.

Blind T20 World Cup: Bangladesh beat Nepal for their second win, South Africa overcome Australia

Faridabad: Centuries by openers Salman and Md Ashiqur Rahman helped Bangladesh overcome Nepal by 114 runs to secure their second consecutive victory in the 3rd T20 Cricket World Cup for the Blind played at the Sledge Hammer Cricket Academy, here on Wednesday.

FIFA World Cup: Netherlands keeper Noppert plays down Messi threat in quarterfinals

Doha (Qatar):The Netherlands goalkeeper Andries Noppert said he is not overly concerned about the threat posed by Argentina captain Lionel Messi ahead of the team's World Cup quarterfinal duel on Friday.

Leg-spinner Aroob Shah to lead Pakistan in inaugural edition of ICC U19 Women's T20 World Cup

Lahore: Leg-spinner Aroob Shah on Wednesday was named as Pakistan's captain for the inaugural edition of the ICC U19 Women's T20 World Cup, to be played from January 14 to 29 in South Africa next year.

IND v BAN, 2nd ODI: Rohit Sharma sent to hospital for X-ray after suffering blow to left thumb

Dhaka: India skipper Rohit Sharma has been sent to hospital for an X-ray after suffering a blow to his left thumb while fielding in the ongoing second ODI against Bangladesh at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SBNCS) in Mirpur, Dhaka, on Wednesday.

Trust factor in our team is our biggest strength, says India captain Harmanpreet Kaur

MUMBAI: Ahead of their five-match T20I series against Australia starting from December 9 in Mumbai, India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur feels that the trust factor within the current women's team is their biggest strength as a unit.

Neymar pays tribute to ailing Pele

DOHA:Brazil forward Neymar sent his best wishes to football legend Pele on Monday after the South American team advanced to the World Cup quarterfinals with a 4-1 win over South Korea.

India fined 80% match fee for slow over-rate in one-wicket loss to Bangladesh in first ODI

DHAKA: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Monday said India have been fined 80 percent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against Bangladesh in the first ODI, which the visitors lost by one wicket at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium (SNBCS) in Mirpur on Sunday.

West Indies lacked sharpness and fitness in Perth Test, says Ian Healy

Perth:Australia's legendary wicketkeeper-batter Ian Healy has sounded an ominous warning for the touring West Indies Test side, saying they might simply collapse in the second and final Test at Adelaide beginning on December 8.

CISF, RSPB, PSPB and Comptroller & Auditor General register easy wins

NEW DELHI: In the first game of the day, Railway Sports Promotion Board defeated Central Secretariat 3-0 in Pool B match in the 2nd Hockey India Senior Men Inter-Department National Championship 2022 at the Major Dhyanchand National Stadium here.

India have to play very well to beat a very challenging Bangladesh team: Rohit Sharma

DHAKA: India skipper Rohit Sharma feels that his team will have to put its best foot forward in every department when it squares off against a very challenging Bangladesh team in the three-match ODI series, starting on Sunday.

PKL 9: Jaideep, Meetu star as Haryana Steelers beat Bengal Warriors

HYDERABAD: Haryana Steelers continued their winning run as they picked up a 32-26 win over Bengal Warriors in a Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 9 match on Friday at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium.

Umran Malik to replace Mohd Shami in India's ODI squad

MUMBAI: Fast bowler Mohd Shami sustained a shoulder injury during a training session in the lead up to the ODI series against Bangladesh. He is currently under the supervision of the BCCI Medical Team at the NCA, Bengaluru and will not be able to take part in the three-match series.

Vijay Hazare Trophy: Jackson overshadows Gaikwad as Saurashtra beat Maharashtra to lift title

Ahmedabad:Veteran Sheldon Jackson's fantastic unbeaten 133 not out overshadowed Ruturaj Gaikwad's 108 as Saurashtra beat Maharashtra by five wickets in the final, here on Friday, to win the Vijay Hazare Trophy for the first time since their title triumph in 2008.

It could be better, but we're into last 16: Spain coach Luis Enrique

DOHA: Spain were on the ropes in the World Cup for three dramatic second-half minutes of their 2-1 defeat to Japan as Costa Rica led Germany for a few heart-stopping minutes before Kai Havertz netted a goal that saved Spain's World Cup adventure.

Poland coach celebrates 'bittersweet' qualification for World Cup last 16

DOHA: Poland coach Czeslaw Michniewicz believes that his side deserve their place in the last 16 of the World Cup, despite a poor performance as they lost to Argentina 2-0 on Wednesday.

Hockey: India beat Australia 4-3, end 12-match winless streak to keep Test series alive

Adelaide:The Indian men's hockey team broke its 12-match winless streak against world No. 1 Australia with a 4-3 victory in the third game to stay alive in the five-match Test series at the Mate Stadium, here on Wednesday.

IND v NZ, 3rd ODI: Washington Sundar grabbed the opportunity with both hands, says Ravi Shastri

Christchurch:Former India head coach Ravi Shastri felt off-spin all-rounder Washington Sundar had grabbed the opportunities in the recently-concluded ODI series against New Zealand, while noting that the left-handed batter showed "great maturity" while making a gritty 51 in the washed out third ODI at Christchurch.

Brownlie named New Zealand Women's batting coach; Howard joins as spin bowling coach

Christchurch:Former New Zealand men's cricketer Dean Brownlie has been named as the new batting coach of the women's team. The White Ferns have also got Craig Howard on board as their spin bowling coach.

Inaugural ILT20 to begin with Abu Dhabi Knight Riders vs Dubai Capitals clash on January 13

NEW DELHI: The inaugural edition of the ILT20 in the UAE will begin on January 13 with Dubai Capitals taking on Abu Dhabi Knight Riders at Dubai International Stadium, with the final scheduled for February 12 at the same stadium.

Portugal joins Brazil, France into knockouts stage of World Cup

DOHA:A brace from Bruno Fernandes helped Portugal to a 2-0 win over Uruguay and a place in the knockout stage of the FIFA World Cup.

FIFA World Cup: Messi was someone we had never experienced, says his youth team captain and FC Goa defender, Marc Valiente

NEW DELHI: When Lionel Messi first came to Spain to join Barcelona, he was 13-14 years old and coming all the way from his native Argentina, found it tough adjusting to the different country and living alone, says hid one-time captain Marc Valiente, currently playing for FC Goa in the Indian Super League (ISL).

PKL 9: Will become best defender in league's history, says Patna Pirates' Chiyaneh

HYDERABAD: Patna Pirates' Iranian defender Mohammadreza Shadloui Chiyaneh has emerged as the best defender in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 9 having earned 65 tackle points in 16 matches so far.

Cameron Green confirms he is available for IPL auction, looking forward to playing in 2023 edition

Perth:While many Australian players including Test skipper Pat Cummins have pulled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 presumably to prolong their international careers, young all-rounder Cameron Green has confirmed that he is willing and available to be picked in the upcoming IPL auction.

Australia snatch 5-4 win against India in first match of hockey series

Adelaide:Hosts Australia snatched a 5-4 win against India in the opening match of the five-game fixture here with as many as three goals being scored in the last quarter here on Saturday.

Vishwanath, Vanshaj, Devika clinch gold at Youth World Boxing

NEW DELHI: Living up to their favourites tag, young Indian boxers Vishwanath Suresh, Vanshaj and Devika Ghorpade recorded commanding 5-0 wins to clinch gold at the IBA Youth Men's and Women's World Boxing Championships 2022 in La Nucia, Spain.

All-round performance helps Afghanistan crush Sri Lanka in opening ODI

Pallekele:Afghanistan produced a scintillating batting performance powered by opening batter Ibrahim Zadran's 120-ball 106, including 11 boundaries, to register an easy 60-run win against Sri Lanka in the first of the three-match ODI series at the Pallekelle International Cricket Stadium.

Cummins, Hazlewood, Starc are all-format bowlers but they should be given longer breaks: McGrath

Melbourne:Former Australian pace bowler Glenn McGrath is firm that Test and ODI skipper Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc should remain the national team's quicks in all three formats of the game, but has advised that they be given longer breaks to recover.

IND v NZ, 1st ODI: Iyer, Dhawan, Gill slam half-centuries, propel India to 306/7 against New Zealand 

Auckland:Shreyas Iyer top-scored with 80 off 76 balls while captain Shikhar Dhawan and Shubman Gill struck 72 and 50 respectively in their fourth hundred-plus stand as an opening pair this year to propel India to a challenging 306/7 in 50 overs in their ODI series opener against New Zealand at Eden Park on Friday.

Never had a doubt Cummins would recover from debilitating injuries when he was starting out: Lillee

Melbourne:Legendary Australia bowler Dennis Lillee has revealed he had no doubt the current Test and ODI skipper and pace spearhead Pat Cummins would come back stronger following career-threatening injuries during the early days of his professional career.

Olympian Sudha Singh becomes brand ambassador of Pune Half Harathon

PUNE: Former Asian Games gold medallist and Arjuna awardee, Sudha Singh, joins as the brand ambassador for the third edition of the Bajaj Allianz Pune Half Marathon (BAPHM), which is set to run on November 27.

Sikkim set to host its first ever Ranji Trophy match this December

Gangtok (Sikkim):Sikkim is set to host its first ever Ranji Trophy match this December after receiving the go-ahead from the BCCI.

Constantly trying to learn from experienced players in the team: Arshdeep Singh

Napier:The steady rise of India's young left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh continued as he picked his best-ever figures in T20I cricket with 4/37 in four overs in the third and final T20I against New Zealand at McLean Park in Napier.

Constantly trying to learn from experienced players in the team: Arshdeep Singh

Napier:The steady rise of India's young left-arm pacer Arshdeep Singh continued as he picked his best-ever figures in T20I cricket with 4/37 in four overs in the third and final T20I against New Zealand at McLean Park in Napier.

India make the grade as last-eight decided at Men's World Team Chess Championship

Jerusalem:Spain, Poland, France, Azerbaijan and India on Tuesday advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2022 Men's World Team Chess Championship in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

Defending champions France rally from a goal down to trounce Australia 4-1

DOHA: A brace by Olivier Giroud and a goal each by Adrien Rabiot, and Kylian Mbappe helped defending champions France to carve out an emphatic 4-1 win over Australia in their Group D match at the Janoub Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on Tuesday evening.

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