India lost to hosts Belgium 0-4 in their Hockey World League (HWL) semi-Final match at the Brasschaat Municipal Park in Antwerp on Friday, the hosts thus booking their place in the final.
Young player Jasjit Singh Kular's fine show in the ongoing World League Semifinals has brought a village on the outskirts of Punjab's Jalandhar city back into the focus of the hockey fraternity.
The Indian hockey eves, ranked 13 in the world, prevailed 5-4 over world No 16 Italy in the shoot-out of the first play-off match for the fifth to eighth positions, after both the teams were locked at 1-1 at the end of the regulation 60 minutes.
Two-time Olympic medal-winning wrestler Sushil Kumar on Thursday opted out of the World Championships in Las Vegas after sustaining a right shoulder injury, thereby taking the sheen out of the upcoming selection trials, slated for July 6-7, for the event.
India were lifted by the two successive penalty corner conversions from Jasjit in the 48th and 55th minutes to avenge their loss to the Malaysians by a similar margin in the Azlan Shah Cup two months ago.
Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt's troubled season continued on Tuesday when he pulled out of the Paris and Lausanne Diamond League meetings due to a leg injury.
Vijender Singh's decision to turn professional might cause a few problems. Haryana police on Tuesday warned of action against Olympic bronze-medallist boxer if he failed to seek permission from the state government for the switch.
After turning professional. Indian boxing's poster boy Vijender Singh will no longer be able to represent India.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold-medallist pair of Ashwini and Jwala defeated the top-seeded Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek 21-19 21-16 to clinch the US$ 50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix tournament.
Indian shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa upstaged the top-seeded Dutch pair of Eefje Muskens and Selena Piek in the final of the Canada Open on Sunday to win their first title since reuniting after the 2012 London Olympics.
Vijender Singh, the Beijing Olympics bronze medallist, is ready to take the plunge into professional boxing. After Indian boxing's poster boy makes the move, he will no longer be able to represent the country.
Australia hammered India 6-2 in the final game of the pool phase of the 10-nation Hockey World League (HWL) Semifinal at the Brasschaat Municipal Park on Sunday. India's coach Paul van Ass said nerves and inability to handle the fast-paced attack of the World champions, who had slammed half a dozen goals against Pakistan (the result was 6-1) a few days ago, resulted in his side's capitulation.
It was at the state-run Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA) that Satnam Singh Bhamara picked up the nuances of basketball. Not only did he go on to represent India; in 2010, at age 15, he became the youngest to feature in the senior team.
Like most Indians, I woke up to the news of Satnam Singh Bhamara breaking that fictitious glass ceiling. By being the first Indian to be drafted by an NBA side (Dallas Mavericks), he has underscored his talent and determination. Now, he has to overcome the challenges ahead. A pioneer in any field may get laurels, but the challenges they face, being the first to do things, are almost left unseen.
Call it an official apathy or blame it to the fate of the trainers at the day-boarding centres, the cheques issued by the Jharkhand sports department to them for stipend have expired before they could be encashed.