Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Indian Para-Canoeist Jaideep dominates in Asian Championship at Tokyo, wins gold medal

Tokyo (Japan): Indian para-canoeist Jaideep secured the gold medal in the VL3 Men's 200m event as the Indian contingent asserted their dominance at the Asian Canoeing/Para Canoeing Sprint Championships held here on Saturday.

Olympic shooting trials: Manu soars high, Anish takes expected win in pistol competitions

NEW DELHI: Olympian Manu Bhaker soared high, as much as six points above the world record, to take the Women’s 25M Pistol Olympic Selection Trial T1 (OST T1), literally demolishing the four-woman opposition here at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting Range on Saturday.

Golf: Field announced for 2024 China Open as DP World Tour returns to Shenzhen

Shenzhen (China): The 2024 China Open makes its highly anticipated return to the DP World Tour schedule, as the country's premier open golf tournament is set to unfold from May 2-5 at the Hidden Grace Golf Club in Shenzhen.

Football: Germany head coach Julian Nagelsmann signs contract extension until 2026

Berlin: Germany head coach Julian Nagelsmann has signed a contract extension to remain the national team's coach until the conclusion of the 2026 FIFA World Cup in the USA, Canada and Mexico, the German Football Association said on Friday.

Pistol shooters Esha, Bhavesh take day-1 honours at Olympic Selection Trials

NEW DELHI: Esha Singh topped the women’s 25M Pistol qualification while Bhavesh Shekhawat led the men’s 25M Rapid-Fire Pistol (RFP) charts at the end of competition day one of the Olympic Selection Trials 1&2 Rifle/Pistol, here at the Dr. Karni Singh Shooting range.

Sukant Kadam reaches Spanish Para Badminton QF, faces compatriot Abhijeet Sakhuja

Victoria (Spain): Ace para shuttler Sukant Kadam reached the quarterfinals of the Spanish Para-Badminton tournament where he will face compatriot Abhijeet Sakhuja.

IPL 2024: LSG v CSK overall head-to-head; When and where to watch

IPL 2024: LSG v CSK overall head-to-head; When and where to watch

Casper Ruud races into Barcelona Open quarterfinal

Barcelona: Casper Ruud of Norway sailed into the quarterfinal of the Barcelona Open after beating Jordan Thompson 6-1, 6-4 for his 26th win of the season.

ITTF World Cup: Manika, Sreeja suffer group stage exit

Macao (China): Indian paddlers Manika Batra and Sreeja Akula suffered second-round group stage exit after going down to the top Chinese paddlers, Wang Manyu and defending champion Chen Meng respectively at the ITTF World Cup in Galaxy Arena here on Wednesday.

FIDE Candidates Open: Gukesh, Pragg, 3 others have realistic chance to win title, says GM Susan Polgar

CHENNAI: It is too close to predict who will come out on top of the Open category in the 2024 FIDE Candidates Tournament in Toronto with five players, including two young Indian chess Grandmasters (GM), D. Gukesh and R. Praggnanandhaa, in the race, said former women’s world champion (1996-99), GM Susan Polgar.

Bengal Pro T20 League onboards Servotech as franchise team owner

NEW DELHI: Bengal Pro T20 League which is set to kick off immediately after the IPL in early June 2024, has roped in Servotech Power Systems as the franchise owner for one of the teams ahead of the upcoming season.

'People are happy for each other's success': Buttler reflects on mood in RR's dressing room after win over KKR

KOLKATA: Rajasthan Royals (RR) opener Jos Buttler expressed his delight after clinching victory for his team against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Reflecting on the atmosphere in the dressing room, he noted that the "team seems settled" and everyone is "happy for each other's success".

IPL 2024: We will come back stronger, it's knockout time, asserts RCB head coach Andy Flower

Bengaluru:Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) produced a scintillating display with the bat while chasing a mammoth target in their previous Indian Premier League (IPL) contest at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, and head coach Andy Flower stated that they will take positives out of the match and come back stronger in the upcoming game.

Grand send-off ceremony held for Indian squad ahead of Special Olympics Unified Football in Dhaka

NEW DELHI:Special Olympics Bharat on Monday organised a grand send-off ceremony for the Indian teams for the Special Olympics South Asia 7-a-side Unified Football Tournament 2024 to be held in Dhaka from April 16 to 20.

At 50, IRS officer Ekta wins national powerlifting medals, breaks records

NEW DELHI: While the majority of the world thinks of early retirement at 50, a senior woman bureaucrat in Delhi -- Ekta Vishnoi -- has proven that when it comes to fitness, age is just a number and you can continue to be on the top with hard work and dedication.

IPL 2024: 'Dube put in tremendous effort to be more effective against pacers', says Eric Simons

MUMBAI:Apart from Chennai Super Kings Ruturaj Gaikwad top-scoring in the side’s 20-run win over Mumbai Indians, the in-form Shivam Dube also left an incredible impression in the innings by smashing an unbeaten 38-ball 66, laced with ten fours and two sixes at a strike-rate of 173.68.

IPL 2024: 'Beyond Bumrah, no one to actually support MI in their bowling attack', opines Brian Lara

NEW DELHI: Brian Lara criticised the Mumbai Indians (MI) bowling attack, noting that the whole bowling department is dependent on Jasprit Bumrah, adding that beyond the star pacer, there's a lack of support in the five-time winner's bowling lineup.

Nishant, Amit to lead India’s 9-member squad for 2nd Olympic qualifiers

NEW DELHI:The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) has selected nine boxers, including the 2022 Commonwealth Games champion Amit Panghal (51kg) and World Championships bronze medallist Nishant Dev (71kg), to represent India at the second World Qualification Tournament of Paris Olympic Games 2024 scheduled to take place from May 23 to June 3 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Jay Shah congratulates inaugural 1984 Asia Cup winner team India

NEW DELHI: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) secretary Jay Shah congratulated team India, who won the inaugural edition of Asia Cup back in 1984 after beating arch-rivals Pakistan in the final.

IPL 2024: ‘I'm pretty much clear with my plan’, says Kuldeep Yadav after match-winning three-fer against Lucknow

LUCKNOW: Kuldeep Yadav was delighted after producing a match-winning three-fer against Lucknow Super Giants and credited his performance to the unwavering hard work of support staff and physio especially Patrick and Vivek, who played pivotal roles in his rehabilitation journey.

Mary Kom steps down as Chef-de-Mission of Indian contingent for Paris Olympics

NEW DELHI: Boxing legend and 2012 Olympic Games bronze medallist M C Mary Kom has stepped down as Chef-de-Mission of the Indian contingent for the Paris Olympic Games, citing personal reasons.

Sukant Kadam 'leaving no stone unturned' for strong show at Spanish Para Badminton 2024

NEW DELHI: As the countdown to the 2024 Paralympics ticks away, ace shuttler Sukant Kadam is fully prepared to showcase his skills at the upcoming Spanish Para Badminton event, a tournament that influence the seedings for the Paris Paralympics.

IPL 2024: Don't have to stress about what's beyond your control, says MI's Ishan Kishan

MUMBAI: After Ishan Kishan smashed a 23-ball half-century inside the powerplay for Mumbai Indians to chase down 197 in 15.3 overs against the Royal Challengers Bengaluru, the left-handed wicketkeeper-batter said his splendid knock came after the realisation of about not putting himself under pressure due to things not in his hands.

Squash: Akanksha Salunkhe loses in RC Pro Series quarters

NEW DELHI: Top seed Indian Akanksha Salunkhe suffered a 3-2 loss by Egyptian Jana Safy in the quarterfinals of the RC Pro Series squash, a USD 15,000 prize money PSA Challenger Tour event, in St Louis, US.

'Had to put my mindset and body first': Jason Roy reveals reason behind skipping IPL 2024

NEW DELHI: England opener Jason Roy has said he had to pull out of the ongoing IPL 2024 season, where he was supposed to play with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), in order to put his "mindset and body first".

ISL 2023-24 final to be held on May 4; playoffs from April 19

MUMBAI:Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-34 season final will be held on May 4 with the playoffs starting from April 19, the organisers of the league announced on Thursday.

IPL 2024: Somnath Temple visit, Kirtan at home turn the tide as Hardik Pandya finds strength in spiritual support

NEW DELHI: Amid facing criticism in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Hardik Pandya seems to have found a way to strengthen his mind through spiritual support.

Asian Games medallist Jyothi Yarraji to train in Spain ahead of Paris Olympics

NEW DELHI: Jyothi Yarraji, who won a silver medal in the 100m hurdles at the Hangzhou Asian Games, will train in Spain ahead of the Paris Olympics as the Sports ministry's Mission Olympic Cell (MOC) approved her proposal for financial assistance towards foreign training.

IPL 2024: 'We had to believe in ourselves...', says Tewatia after GT's thrilling win over RR

JAIPUR:After Gujarat Titans’ pulled off a three-wicket win on the last ball of their chase of 197 against Rajasthan Royals, all-rounder Rahul Tewatia said he along with Rashid Khan and Shahrukh Khan had a belief of meeting the equation by playing according to the situation.

Akanksha Salunkhe enters RC Pro Series squash quarterfinal

NEW DELHI: Top-seeded Indian Akanksha Salunkhe advanced to the quarterfinals of the RC Pro Series squash, a USD 15,000 prize money PSA Challenger Tour event, at St Louis, Missouri (US), on Wednesday.

Spanish tennis player Aaron Cortes suspended till 2039 for match-fixing

NEW DELHI: Spanish tennis player Aaron Cortes has been banned for a period of 15 years after admitting to 35 breaches of the Tennis Anti-Corruption Program, the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) said.

Ex-Cricket Australia chairman Jack Clarke, who oversaw BBL’s launch, dies at 70

Melbourne: Former Cricket Australia (CA) chairman Jack Clarke has passed away at the age of 70 in Adelaide, said the governing body on Wednesday. Clarke joined the CA Board as a director in 1999 and served as its Chairman from 2008 to 2011.

Mendis, Mathews move up in ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after SL series win over Bangladesh

NEW DELHI:Sri Lanka’s all-rounder duo of Kamindu Mendis and Angelo Mathews have moved up as per the recent update to the ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after contributing to the visitors’ 2-0 series win over Bangladesh in the ICC World Test Championship series.

ISL 2023-24: Punjab FC to face East Bengal and hope to end their season on a winning note

NEW DELHI: With no chance of making it to the playoffs, Punjab FC (PFC) face East Bengal in their final match of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2023-24 on Wednesday and will hope to end the season on a winning note. The match, which will be held at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, will be played behind closed doors due to unforeseen circumstances.

IPL 2024: I don’t think Punjab Kings would put Shashank Singh back in the auction, says Steve Smith

NEW DELHI: Former Australia cricketer Steve Smith has praised the performance of Shashank Singh and called it an incredible knock and said that Punjab Kings will not put in the auction the batter they picked at his base price. Coming down at No.6, Shashank with his breathtaking knock of 61 not out in 29 deliveries sealed the match for the Kings against Gujarat Titans with three wickets and one ball left.

Godoy Cruz beat Sarmiento amid title push

Buenos Aires: Tomas Conechny scored a second-half winner as Godoy Cruz guaranteed themselves top spot in Group B of Argentina's Primera Division on Monday with a 1-0 home win over Sarmiento.

IPL 2024: Jonny Bairstow ready to 'put best foot forward' vs former side SRH

NEW DELHI: Punjab Kings wicket-keeper batter Jonny Bairstow is ready to put his "best foot forward" against his former team Sunrisers Hyderabad in match 23 of the Indian Premier League at Mullanpur Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.

Cruzeiro sack manager Larcamon

Rio de Janeiro: Four-time Brazilian Serie A champions Cruzeiro have sacked Argentine manager Nicolas Larcamon after less than four months in the role.

IPL 2024: Mayank Yadav seemed okay, which was quite a relief for us, says Krunal Pandya

LUCKNOW: Lucknow Super Giants' exciting young fast-bowler Mayank Yadav had to walk off the field after bowling just one over against Gujarat Titans in Sunday’s match. Before that, Mayank was down on pace and was hit for three boundaries in his solitary over yielding 13 runs.

Hockey India names 33-member national women’s team core group

Bengaluru: Hockey India on Monday announced the 33-member Indian women’s hockey team that will continue to train in SAI Bangalore till May 16. The 60-member assessment squad that reported to camp on April 1 has been spruced up after selection trials that were held on April 6-7.

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