Why state bodies are lining up to give up their hosting rights

Written by Shamik Chakrabarty | Kolkata | Published: October 3, 2018 5:05:42 am A day after the MP Cricket Association said they wouldn’t be interested in hosting the second India-West Indies ODI because of the tiff over complimentary tickets, the Cricket Association of Bengal, too, issued a similar threat regarding the first T20 between the […]

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Junior hockey coach Jude Felix sidelined, his replacement David John removed as senior selector

Written by Mihir Vasavda | New Delhi | Published: October 3, 2018 5:20:03 am Junior India coach Jude Felix has written to Hockey India seeking an explanation for his sudden removal as the head coach of the Youth Olympics-bound India team. Felix has been the junior team coach for the last 13 months but was […]

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Real Madrid fail to exploit Barcelona’s draw with edgy derby stalemate

By: Reuters | Madrid | Updated: September 30, 2018 6:11:32 am Real Madrid failed to capitalise on Barcelona’s surprise 1-1 draw with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday as they were thwarted by two outstanding saves by Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak in an entertaining 0-0 derby draw in La Liga. Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois also made […]

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Russia track federation appeals to CAS to lift doping ban

By: AP | Sochi | Published: September 26, 2018 5:18:59 pm Arbitration for Sport to overturn its doping ban from track and field competition. The country’s track team was banned by the IAAF in November 2015 after a World Anti-Doping Agency investigation found widespread drug use by elite Russian athletes. The new legal challenge at […]

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Former BCCI president Biswanath Dutt passes away

By: PTI | Kolkata | Published: September 24, 2018 12:30:21 pm Former BCCI president Biswanath Dutt, best known in Indian cricket fraternity as Jagmohan Dalmiya’s mentor, passed away Monday after suffering from acute lung infection. Dutt was the BCCI president in 1989 after a six-year stint as the vice-president of the parent body from 1982-88. […]

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Competition in India has increased, many juniors are doing well, says gold medalist Neeraj Chopra

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: September 23, 2018 7:21:23 am Asian Games gold medalist Neeraj Chopra hopes to breach the 90-m barrier next year, says ‘consistent’ performance has led international athletes to take him seriously, talks about avoiding pressure, negativity from social media and switching to non-vegetarian food, and admits he […]

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Miffed Bajrang Punia meets Sports Minister, hopeful his case will be considered

By: PTI | Updated: September 21, 2018 12:16:12 pm Snubbed for the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, star wrestler Bajrang Punia met Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and said he has been assured that his case will be looked into. “I was supposed to meet the Minister today but suddenly we got a call last […]

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Champions League: After perfect Premier League start, Liverpool face PSG challenge in opening match

By: Sports Desk | New Delhi | Published: September 18, 2018 5:08:47 pm One of the most iconic and prestigious footballing event the Champions League is all set to return on Tuesday night with heavyweight clashes. Paris Saint Germain will be traveling to England to take on last years runner-up Liverpool. Liverpool, on the other […]

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