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Advani enters pre-quarters of Asian Snooker Championship

Thursday, 21 April 2016 10:25
Doha: Pankaj Advani defeated Iraq's Alijali Ali 4-1 to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the Asian Snooker Championship here on Wednesday.Starting in fine form in his match, Advani pocketed the first three frames, 78-54, 107-2, and 74-9 with breaks of 73…

Jitu finishes sixth at shooting World Cup

Wednesday, 20 April 2016 13:22
Rio de Janeiro: India's Jitu Rai finished sixth in the men's 50m pistol event on the fifth day of the lnternational Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup (Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun) being held at the Olympic Shooting Centre here.Jitu, who is the world…

Gymnast Dipa Karmakar to get TOPS assistance

Monday, 18 April 2016 13:59
New Delhi: Dipa Karmakar, who became India's first woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics -- will receive the sports ministry's funding of up to Rs.30 lakh under the Target Olympic Scheme (TOPS), it was announced on Monday.Dipa, who is an…

Dipa first Indian woman gymnast to seal Olympic berth

Monday, 18 April 2016 12:37
Rio de Janeiro: Dipa Karmakar on Monday entered into history books as she became India's first woman gymnast to qualify for Olympics after putting up a strong show at the final qualifying and Rio Games test event.Dipa, who is an…

Thai shuttler Ratchanok makes hat-trick of Superseries titles

Monday, 18 April 2016 10:50
Singapore: Thailand's badminton star Ratchanok Intanon clinched her hat-trick of World Superseries titles when she beat Chinese Sun Yu in the final of the Singapore Open here on Sunday.The former world champion battled past world No.14 Sun 18-21, 21-11, 21-14…

India humiliate Malaysia 6-1 to enter Azlan Shah final

Saturday, 16 April 2016 10:31
Ipoh (Malaysia): India stormed into the final of the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup hockey tournament with a 6-1 thrashing of a hapless Malaysia here on Friday.Ramandeep Singh (25th, 39th minutes) struck twice for India while Chandanda Thimmiah (3rd), Harjeet Singh…

Phelps wins 200m freestyle at Mesa Pro Swim

Friday, 15 April 2016 13:13
Washington: American swimming star Michael Phelps grabbed a win in the men's 200m freestyle at the Mesa Pro Swim here.Phelps made a low key start at the competition on Thursday, but the 200m win was a confidence booster in an…

Rio Olympics to make Brazil 'proud': IOC

Thursday, 14 April 2016 11:37
Rio De Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro is on track to host an Olympic Games that will make Brazil proud as organisers enter the final straight in their preparations for the quadrennial event, a top International Olympic Committee (IOC) official said…

India edged 1-2 by New Zealand, drop to third spot in Azlan Shah Cup

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 16:34
Ipoh (Malaysia): India's hockey team lost 1-2 to New Zealand to slide to the third spot in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup here on Wednesday.After a slow beginning, Kane Russel gave the New Zealanders the lead in the 29th minute…

India demolish Pakistan 5-1, move to second spot in Azlan Shah Cup

Tuesday, 12 April 2016 17:52
Ipoh (Malaysia): India's hockey team outclassed traditional rivals Pakistan 5-1 to move to the second spot in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup encounter here on Tuesday.After Manpreet Singh's fourth minute field goal was equalised by Muhammad Irfan's flick in the…