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2013-14 Ashes series dates conformed

  England will again play four tour matches in addition to the five tests on the 2013-14 Ashes tour of Australia, Cricket Australia (...

Four-member PCB team to visit India to inspect playing venues for upcoming series

    Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) four-member team is expected to leave for India this week to go over the arrangements...

Premier League Football Catches Up! By Sudha Subramaniam

  The Vile Parle Premier League is already in talks with the Manchester Football league and with several major Corporate sponsors like Coke, Apple, etc for the 2013 season. 2012 being the second season of its existence, the Vile Parle Premier League commenced on May 18th at the Dubashi ground and culminated in a spell-binding finale on the 26th of May that inspired Priya Dutt, MLA Krishna Hegde and Pankaj Dheer to beam all over a...Read More

Small town girl looks to achieve big in London

   Little known Garima Chaudhary from Meerut, the sole judoka representing India at theLondon Olympics, feels winning a gold medal is not a far-fetched dream for her. The 22-year-old qualified for the Olympics in the 63kg weight category, based on the latest rankings released by International Judo Federation (IJF) May 6. Garima, who is ranked 88th in the world, secured the continental quota spot along with Turkmenis...Read More

Indian boxers seek fine balance ahead of Olympics

  A fortnight to go for the Olympics and you can be sure that the boxing arena at Patiala's National Institute of Sport is throbbing with intensity. These boxers, though, dance different. "This is a very crucial time for us," says chief national coach Gurbax Sandhu, "It is the final phase of preparation." The team leaves for London for the final camp prior to the Games on Thursday. The chief coach look...Read More

Sahara Force India hopeful of good show at Monza

  Sahara Force India made a good start to the second half of the season with 13 points at Spa and the Formula One outfit is optimistic of carrying forward the momentum into the Sunday’s Italian Grand Prix. Monza is a high-speed circuit with low downforce and teams come here with specific changes to their car, specially the wings, and the team is confident of a good performance. “The car was working well in Spa and...Read More

Liverpool beats Young Boys 5-3, Atletico wins 3-0

  Liverpool twice squandered the lead, trailed 3-2 and then scored three times in the last 25 minutes to win 5-3 at Young Boys in an enthralling but blunder-prone Europa Leaguetie on Thursday. Chile forward Eduardo Vargas scored a hat-trick to propel Napoli to a 4-0 win over AIK Stockholm and titleholders Atletico Madrid won 3-0 at Hapoel Tel Aviv as the monstrous group phase got under way. Liverpool, effe...Read More

It is easier to be on mat rather than facing camera: Sushil Kumar

  Sushil Kumar has been busy shooting for different brands following his record successive medal-winning performance at the London Games, but the unassuming grappler says it is easy to be on the mat rather than facing a camera. "I am adept at my art, but to face a camera was a bit difficult. It was very challenging to start with. But like I have mastered my trade, I am trying to cope with the camera also," Sushil...Read More

Saina Nehwal joins big league with $7.5 million contract.

  India's top woman badminton player Saina Nehwal will become the country's highest paid sportsperson, besides cricketers, after signing a $7.5 million contract with a sports management firm, according to local media reports.  Reports said that Saina, who won a singles bronze at this year's London Olympics, has been signed for three years by Rhiti Sports, which also manages cricket captain M...Read More

Poonam Chaturvedi has ambitions to match her height

  Her first official tournament was in Nagpur in last June. At that time Poonam Chaturvedi nursed an audacious dream-that of donning the national colours.  She was already 15, had touched the basketballfor first time in her life just few months back. So her ambition of representing the country gave impression of a typical over-optimistic, not-so-practical teenager.  But it took her just six months to...Read More

IPL-style badminton league in February: BAI chief

  The much-awaited Indian Badminton League (IBL) will be held in February, 2013. It was announced by theBadminton Association of India (BAI) president Akhilesh Das Gupta on Wednesday.  The executive committee meeting of the BAIdiscussed the formation of the IBL in details and came out with a statement that they are ready for the event.  "We are ready for the IBL. The official annou...Read More

Five Trinidad players threatened to boycott Champions League T20

  A crisis appears to have been averted between theTrinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (T&TCB) and the West Indies Players Association (WIPA) making sure that 15 players selected for theChampions League will be turn out when the tournament starts October 10 in South Africa. It is alleged that the five players who are currently in Sri Lanka representing the West Indies at the World Cup had asked WIPA t...Read More