Sport

  • Ian Bell Ashes third Test 2015
    Jul 31, 2015 21:31 IST

    Bell takes England to victory, hosts take 2-1 Ashes lead

    Ian Bell guided England to an eight-wicket victory over Australia in the third Ashes Test at Edgbaston on Friday to put the hosts 2-1 up in the series with two matches to play.

  • Virat Kohli
    Jul 31, 2015 20:22 IST

    Kohli gets his batting practice, but Australia A sniff win

    India A's top-order faltered again to reach 267 for six at the end of third day's play against Australia A in the second unofficial 'Test' on Friday. Opener Abhinav Mukund (59), Shreyas Iyer (49) and Virat Kohli (45) were a few notable performers in the second innings of the four-day game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium.

  • Winter Olympics Beijing 2022
    Jul 31, 2015 18:42 IST

    Beijing to host 2022 Winter Olympics; IOC in no mood for risks

    Beijing mayor Wang Anshun heralded "a remarkable day for Beijing and for the Olympic movement" on Friday after the Chinese capital won the right to host the 2022 Winter Games. The city beat Kazakhstan's Almaty 44-40 in a vote among International Olympic Committee members in Kuala Lumpur.

  • Ravichandran Ashwin
    Jul 31, 2015 18:11 IST

    Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin receives Arjuna Award

    India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was on Friday presented the Arjuna Award, which was conferred on him last year, by the sports minister Sarbananda Sonowal in New Delhi.

  • Archer Mangal Singh Champia
    Jul 30, 2015 22:36 IST

    Archer Mangal Champia earns India individual Olympic berth

    Mangal Singh Champia earned India an individual Olympic quota berth, while Rajat Chauhan and Laxmirani Majhi remained in the gold and bronze medal hunt in the World Archery Championships in Copenhagen on Thursday.

  • Baba Aparajith
    Jul 30, 2015 21:07 IST

    Bancroft puts Australia A in driver's seat against India A

    Riding on a brilliant and patient 150 from opening batsman Cameron Bancroft, Australia A ended the second day's play at 329/9 to take a 194-run first innings lead over India A in the second and last four-day cricket match being played at the MA Chidambaram stadium on Thursday.

  • Dale Steyn
    Jul 30, 2015 20:29 IST

    Dale Steyn joins 400 club as Bangladesh reach 246-8

    Dale Steyn became the second South African bowler to join the 400 club as his team took five wickets in the final session to reduce Bangladesh to 246 for eight on the first day of the second test in Mirpur on Thursday.

  • Chung Mong-joon FIFA
    Jul 30, 2015 19:47 IST

    Hyundai conglomerate scion Chung Mong-joon set for FIFA race

    A towering figure in Asian football and smooth operator in diplomatic circles, South Korea's Chung Mong-joon will need to sharpen his political elbows if he is to survive the vicious twists and turns of the upcoming FIFA presidential race. Chung said he would make a formal announcement next month in Europe, which he called "the centre of world football".

  • BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur, left, and IPL COO Sundar Raman, standing
    Jul 30, 2015 17:50 IST

    BCCI awards title sponsorship rights for matches to Paytm

    One97 Communications, owners of Paytm, were on Thursday awarded the title sponsorship rights for India's international home cricket matches for a period of four years with a winning bid of Rs 2.42 crore per match.

  • Uefa president Michel Platini of France
    Jul 30, 2015 10:17 IST

    Platini stands for Fifa president, receives English FA backing

    The former France captain, the Uefa president since 2007 and a Fifa executive committee member since 2002, has written to the 209 member associations of Fifa, who each hold one vote in the presidential election, to inform them of his decision.

  • Jul 29, 2015 19:38 IST

    Kohli, Pujara fail as Australia A bowl out India A for 135

    The first day of the second and final four-day first class cricket match against Australia A turned out to be dismal for India A, who were bowled out for 135 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday. At stumps, Australia A were batting at 43 for no loss with openers Cameron Bancroft and Usman Khawaja unbeaten on 24 and 13.

  • Haroon Lorgat
    Jul 29, 2015 16:37 IST

    No more differences with BCCI: Cricket South Africa's Lorgat

    While South Africa gear up for their longest ever tour to India that will stretch to two-and-a-half months, they are also banking on India’s return series that should be held in early 2018. A full series in the African country is finally on the anvil as relations between the two boards seem to be getting better.

  • Indian women's recurve archery
    Jul 28, 2015 21:22 IST

    Indian women's archery team qualifies for Rio Olympics

    The Indian women's recurve archery team has qualified for Rio Olympics 2016, bringing in good news from the sport after some unwanted spotlight. Archers Deepika Kumari, Rimil Buriuly and Laxmi Rani Majhi survived anxious moments before getting past Germans in the Round of 16 at the World Chmpionships at Copenhagen on Tuesday. The win ensured they advanced to the quarterfinals, which was the pre-requisite to qualify for the Olympics.

  • Britain's Christopher 'Chris' Froome, center, celebrates
    Jul 27, 2015 10:49 IST

    Britain's Froome defies critics to win 2nd Tour de France

    After winning his second Tour de France title on Sunday, Britain's Chris Froome said he felt 'incredible' after winning a competition that has seen him accused of cheating, spat upon, and doused with urine.

  • Vijender Singh
    Jul 27, 2015 09:40 IST

    Let me compete, will make India proud: Vijender on turning pro

    Vijender Singh is one of the few sportspersons to have made the country proud at the Olympics and World Championships. But his recent decision to turn professional hasn’t gone down well with the authorities. The Punjab and Haryana High Court has taken suo moto action over the boxer signing a contract with a UK-based company without informing his department (Haryana Police) and the state government.