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File image of Chris Ciriello(Image Credit: Chris Ciriello/Instagram)

Analytical coach Chris Ciriello latest Indian hockey team staff to exit

New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 07:51 AM IST
Chris Ciriello had only recently signed a one-year contract extension after the Tokyo Olympics was postponed.
Harmanpreet Singh and Chris Ciriello.(Frank Uijlenbroek)
Harmanpreet Singh and Chris Ciriello.(Frank Uijlenbroek)

Indian men’s hockey team analytical coach Chris Ciriello resigns

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 07:12 PM IST
The decorated drag-flicker from Australia, who has an Olympic bronze besides World Cup gold and multiple other medals to his credit, has put in his papers over the weekend from his home in Victoria.
Representational image.(PTI)
Representational image.(PTI)

Germany-Belgium FIH Pro League games to mark global hockey resumption

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 08:54 PM IST
International hockey will return to action after a six-month hiatus because of the pandemic. These matches will complete Pro League engagements for September. Action will resume on October 27 with hosts Netherlands men and women taking on Great Britain at Amstelveen.
Indian player Mandeep Singh (11) tussle with Laroslav Loginov (19) of Russia during FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers 2019.(PTI)
Indian player Mandeep Singh (11) tussle with Laroslav Loginov (19) of Russia during FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers 2019.(PTI)

I’ve never felt so stressed, says hockey striker Mandeep on COVID recovery period

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 02:45 PM IST
Mandeep is one of the six men hockey players, including skipper Manpreet Singh, who had tested positive for COVID-19 at the team’s training base here last month after they arrived for the national camp.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)

As FIH Pro League starts, hockey to have first brush with Covid protocols

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2020 10:13 PM IST
The sport is gearing up for the restart of its flagship the FIH Pro League at the Düsseldorfer HC ground in Dusseldorf, Germany from September 22.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

BFI postpones elections due to pandemic, office-bearers get three-month extension

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 06:08 PM IST
The original four-year tenure of the BFI EC was supposed to get over on September 25 but the pandemic has made it difficult to conduct the election, making the extension necessary, the national federation said in a release
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half at Staples Center.(USA TODAY Sports)
Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James (23) reacts against the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half at Staples Center.(USA TODAY Sports)

‘It pissed me off’: Lebron James miffed by most valuable player voting totals

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 03:23 PM IST
Milwaukee Bucks power forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was named the NBA’s MVP for the second straight year on Friday, receiving 85 of the 101 first-place votes, while James, 35, finished runner-up for the fourth time in his 17-year career.
Tiger Woods, of the United States, plays his shot from the fourth tee during the second round of the US Open Golf Championship.(AP)
Tiger Woods, of the United States, plays his shot from the fourth tee during the second round of the US Open Golf Championship.(AP)

Tiger Woods looks ahead after missing the cut at the US Open

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 08:23 AM IST
After carding a respectable three-over on Thursday, Woods struggled mightily as Winged Foot got firmer overnight and the wind picked up, mixing five bogeys and two double bogeys with a pair of birdies to finish 10-over for the tournament.
Workers clean a railing of Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium (Representational image)(PTI)
Workers clean a railing of Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium (Representational image)(PTI)

No decision yet on recognition of sports federations, ministry tells HC

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 10:02 PM IST
The high court also said, if tenure of office bearers of the NSF’s is over then those administrators can’t spend government grant and avail benefits given by the ministry. The next hearing is on November 7.
Manika Batra of India(Getty Images)
Manika Batra of India(Getty Images)

After dip in form, Manika Batra looks to return stronger

Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 07:14 PM IST
Filled with “a sense of pride and honour” the moment she stood in front of the camera to receive her award virtually, Batra has a brief response to the people who have questioned her Khel Ratna nomination for the same 2018 achievements that earned her the Arjuna Award that year.
Surender Kumar in action.(Getty Images)
Surender Kumar in action.(Getty Images)

Post Covid-19 complications may halt Surender Kumar return to Indian hockey

New Delhi | By Navneet Singh
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 11:16 AM IST
The chances of India defender Surender Kumar taking the field when the hockey competition resumes in 2021 has become slim because of post Covid-19 complication.
File image of P. Harikrishna at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2016.(John Saunders)
File image of P. Harikrishna at the Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2016.(John Saunders)

Harikrishna stays in fifth place; Wesley So goes on top

Chennai | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 10:42 AM IST
Competing in the last three rounds of the Rapid event, Harikrishna started well with a win over American player Jeffery Xiong in 66 moves. After a draw against another US player Hikaru Nakamura, the India number was outlasted by So in 69 moves on Thursday.
Armand Duplantis celebrates as he wins in the men’s Pole Vault during the IAAF Diamond League.(Getty Images)
Armand Duplantis celebrates as he wins in the men’s Pole Vault during the IAAF Diamond League.(Getty Images)

Armand Duplantis produces highest-ever outdoor pole vault jump

By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 09:33 AM IST
Duplantis cleared the bar at the second attempt with room to spare and was only three centimetres short of the world record he set indoors in Glasgow in February.

Kwiatkowski wins Tour 18th stage, Roglic retains yellow

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 11:25 PM IST
The victory is a sweet reward for Kwiatkowski, whose role as a domestique has helped Chris Froome, Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal win Tour de France titles since 2016.
, India's Pusarla V. Sindhu(AFP)
, India's Pusarla V. Sindhu(AFP)

PV Sindhu pulls out of Denmark Open to be held next month

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 10:48 PM IST
The 25-year-old reigning world champion had pulled out of the Thomas and Uber Cup Final but later decided to participate in it after Badminton Association of India (BAI) president Himanta Biswa Sarma’s request.
Sonia Raman (in centre)(Twitter)
Sonia Raman (in centre)(Twitter)

Sonia Raman, first Indian American woman coach of an NBA team

Mumbai | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 10:02 PM IST
Sonia, who coached MIT for 12 years will join head coach Taylor Jenkins’s staff on November 1. She comes in place of Niele Ivey, a former Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) star who left to take up head coach’s role at University of Notre Dame.
Wrestlers Sangeeta Phogat and Bajrang Punia, who got engaged in a ceremony last November, are waiting for their D-day dates to be fixed.(PHOTO: Twitter)
Wrestlers Sangeeta Phogat and Bajrang Punia, who got engaged in a ceremony last November, are waiting for their D-day dates to be fixed.(PHOTO: Twitter)

Wrestlers Sangeeta Phogat and Bajrang Punia are planning winter wedding

Hindustan Times | By Naina Arora, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 12:14 PM IST
Sangeeta shares that she’s set to tie the knot with beau Bajrang, and is busy discussing her wedding trousseau with elder sister Geeta Phogat.
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Men's Elite race breaking the race record during the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2019.(Getty Images)
Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya crosses the finish line to win the Men's Elite race breaking the race record during the Virgin Money London Marathon in 2019.(Getty Images)

‘Legs still do the running,’ Kipchoge counters the tech-talk in marathons

New Delhi | By Avishek Roy
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2020 08:44 AM IST
Kipchoge has three Olympic medals - he won the 2016 Rio marathon, after a silver and bronze in 5,000m - and an impressive eight victories in major marathons.
Indian Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Indian Badminton coach Pullela Gopichand(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)

Players unsure about resumption of international calender, causing lag in training: Gopichand

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 03:41 PM IST
Gopichand feels lack of training is not a concern as players will get back to work once they start competing at the international events.
Lennard Kaemna.(Tour de France)
Lennard Kaemna.(Tour de France)

Germany’s Kaemna wins Tour de France 16th stage, Roglic retains lead

VILLARD DE LANS | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 11:51 AM IST
Swiss Sebastien Reichenbach took third place, 1:56 off the pace as Slovenian Primoz Roglic retained the overall leader’s yellow jersey
Sep 15, 2020; Mamaroneck, New York, USA; Tiger Woods meets the media after his practice round for the 2020 U.S. Open golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club - West. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports(USA TODAY Sports)
Sep 15, 2020; Mamaroneck, New York, USA; Tiger Woods meets the media after his practice round for the 2020 U.S. Open golf tournament at Winged Foot Golf Club - West. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports(USA TODAY Sports)

Tiger Woods aims to end lacklustre run at US Open

MAMARONECK | By Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 07:54 AM IST
The 44-year-old has enjoyed one of the more enduring careers in golf, despite four back surgeries that had once put his future in the sport in doubt.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

Mixed reactions in India to Thomas, Uber Cups deferred

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sandip Sikdar
UPDATED ON SEP 16, 2020 07:13 AM IST
Subhankar Dey and national selector U Vimal Kumar criticised the decision but HS Prannoy, Saina Nehwal and Chirag Shetty said BWF were right in rescheduling after a number of countries, including powerhouses Indonesia and South Korea, had pulled out due to Covid-19.
HARMEET DESAI.(Sandeep Shetty / Focus Sports / Ultimate Table Tennis)
HARMEET DESAI.(Sandeep Shetty / Focus Sports / Ultimate Table Tennis)

TT player Desai creates mini bio-bubble to train with friend

MUMBAI | By B Shrikant
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 09:56 PM IST
When the lockdown was enforced, Desai started doing everything he could to stay fit and improve his skills, even doing lengthy sessions on the table with a robot. However, the 27-year-old, who was world No. 72 when the rankings were frozen, felt the absence of a training partner.
Japanese team celebrate after winning Uber Cup finals badminton match at the Thomas and Uber Cup 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, May 26, 2018.(AP)
Japanese team celebrate after winning Uber Cup finals badminton match at the Thomas and Uber Cup 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, May 26, 2018.(AP)

‘There are no major issues in these countries’: Vimal Kumar blames Asian countries for Thomas & Uber Cup postponement

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 07:44 PM IST
The prestigious men’s and women’s team event was postponed to next year by the Badminton World Federation (BWF) following a wave of pullouts by top teams, mainly from Asia, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Finn Balor after winning the NXT championship.(WWE)
Finn Balor after winning the NXT championship.(WWE)

‘Would have loved to step in the ring with Edge’: Finn Balor talks about his favourite matches, NXT title win and Triple H - Exclusive

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By YASH BHATI
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 08:14 PM IST
Balor won the NXT championship less than a year after his return by beating Adam Cole last week. It showed that Balor was again the face of the NXT and someone who will head the brand in its ratings fight against AEW.
Manpreet Singh in action during Men's Semifinal match between India and New Zealand on day nine of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)
Manpreet Singh in action during Men's Semifinal match between India and New Zealand on day nine of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.(Getty Images)

COVID-19 episode made me mentally stronger, says hockey skipper Manpreet

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 06:16 PM IST
Having started their individual sessions after recovering, Manpreet said they still miss being part of the rest of the squad, even though Hockey India, Sports Authority of India and support staffs are doing their best to keep them upbeat.
Representational image.(Getty Images)
Representational image.(Getty Images)

BWF postpones Thomas and Uber Cup Finals to next year following withdrawal of top teams

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 09:59 AM IST
However, after Indonesia and South Korea on Friday joined Thailand, Australia, Chinese Taipei and Algeria in pulling out due to the dreaded disease, the sport’s governing body held a virtual emergency council meeting on Sunday.
Yonex shuttlecocks are used for tournaments and coaching camps all across the country.(BWF Image)
Yonex shuttlecocks are used for tournaments and coaching camps all across the country.(BWF Image)

BAI writes to sports minister on lifting of import ban on shuttlecocks

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2020 10:54 PM IST
BAI reached out to the sports minister after Yonex Sunrise Sports (India) - the federation’s official supplier of shuttlecocks - apprised them of the grim situation.
Vidit Gujrathi, who became a Grandmaster in 2013, beat the five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand in 2019.(Image Courtesy: Vidit Gujrathi’s Facebook)
Vidit Gujrathi, who became a Grandmaster in 2013, beat the five-time world champion Viswanathan Anand in 2019.(Image Courtesy: Vidit Gujrathi’s Facebook)

Winning against Anand was special: Vidit Gujrathi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 04:28 PM IST
Vidit Gujrathi had the honour to captain the likes of Viswanathan Anand and the women’s Grandmaster Koneru Humpy during India’s gold winning campaign in the online Chess Olympiad
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