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Hyderabad comes out tops against Ahmedabad in a cricket thriller

Delhi: The 23rd match of the ICL20s Indian Championship featured defending champions Hyderabad Heroes encounter the challenge from the resurgent Ahmedabad Rockets at Tau Devi Lal stadium Gurgaon. It was a crucial match for both the sides, wanting ...

Rockets thrash Tigers, win by 10 wickets

Host Ahmedabad [Images] Rockets thrashed the Royal Bengal Tigers to win the match by 10 wickets in the Indian Cricket League (ICL) Twenty20 [Images] Championship at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel stadium in Ahmedabad.


Khade will be flag bearer for Indian team in Commonwealth Youth Games

Swimming sensation Virdhawal Khade will be the flag bearer of the Indian contingent during the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG), which gets underway at the Shiv Chhatrapati Sports City at Balewadi near here from October 12.

I-League Preview: Mohun Bagan – Air India

Mohun Bagan Goal.com 03.10.2008
I-League Preview: Mohun Bagan – Air India

Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan face Air India in a second round I-League clash at the Salt Lake Stadium, Kolkata later today.


Delhi eyeing confident start to season through Nissar Trophy

New Delhi: Boosted by the return of Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Ishant Sharma, Ranji champions Delhi is eyeing a strong start to the season when they face Pakistan domestic champions Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Ltd in the Mohammad Nissar tro...

Bhupathi: AITA decision justified

Calcutta Telegraph 03.09.2008
Bhupathi: AITA decision justified

Calcutta/New Delhi: Mahesh Bhupathi believes that the All India Tennis Association (AITA) has every reason to be upset after the Bangalore Open was cancelled due to security reasons.


Dhoni is ready for Test captaincy: Kirsten

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's leadership qualities on Tuesday got a thumbs up from India's cricket coach Gary Kirsten who said the ODI skipper was now ready to take over the Test captaincy from Anil Kumble.

Politicians need to change attitude: Bindra

India's only individual Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra on Friday asked the politicians to change their attitude towards sports by their sincere participation in the promotion of games in the country.


Ahmedabad stadium to host ICL matches

Ahmedabad: The Sardar Patel Stadium in the heart of the city will host some of the 42 Indian Cricket League (ICL) matches in the new season commencing October 10.

Double header seals it for East Bengal- Black-and-white brigade unable to find foothold in midfield

Calcutta: An attacking East Bengal side tore apart Mohammedan Sporting in their Sahara CFL Premier Division tie at the Salt Lake Stadium on Monday. The red-and-golds won 2-0, but the scoreline could so easily have been more heavily in their favour.


Tumultuous welcome for Olympic heroes Sushil and Vijender

NEW DELHI: India's Olympic bronze medallists, wrestler Sushil Kumar and boxer Vijender Singh, returned home to a euphoric reception from thousands of wildly cheering fans at the Indira Gandhi International airport in the wee hours of Tuesday.

'Not my boys, colourful crowd to blame for sloppy fielding'

Colombo: Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed crowd, clad in different hues, for distractions which resulted in a forgettable and sloppy show by his fielders during the third one-dayer against Sri Lanka here Sunday night.


FTN: Cricket-crazy India shuns other sports

Olympic Games — the world's biggest sporting spectacle — has thrown up new heroes before the Indian nation. India now has its own Rocky. On Friday, Indian boxer Vijender Singh went down fighting a semi-final bout at the Beijing Olympics. Across th...

Monsoon death toll tops 700 in India

LUCKNOW, India (AFP) — More than 700 people have died in flooding and storms across India since the monsoon hit in June, officials said Friday after reporting 27 more dead in Uttar Pradesh.


Vijender faces Cuba's Emilio, aims to enter final

Digvijay Singh Deo IBNLive.com 22.08.2008
Vijender faces Cuba's Emilio, aims to enter final

Beijing: He is assured of a bronze medal already, but on Friday boxer Vijender Kumar will aim to enter the final of the middleweight (75kg) category to have a shot at gold. Can he punch his way to the ultimate Olympic glory?

India wins its first boxing medal

Middleweight Vijender Kumar has become the first Indian to win a boxing medal at an Olympic Games. He secured a bronze by gaining a semi-final place by defeating Ecuador's Carlos Gongora 9-4. He now faces Cuban Emilio Correa.


Paddler Kamal, wrestler Sushil Kumar bow out

Beijing: Achanta Sharath Kamal's run in table tennis at the Beijing Olympics came to an end on Wednesday. He lost his second round match to Austria's Weixing Chen 1-4 in the second round of the men's singles event to bow out of the Games.

Anju fails to qualify for long jump finals

Huge disappointment for Indian athletics in Beijing, Indian long-jumper Anju Bobby George has started off in disastrous fashion in the women's long-jump event.


Paddler Neha Aggarwal makes early exit

The Times of India 18.08.2008
Paddler Neha Aggarwal makes early exit

BEIJING: Neha Aggarwal's Olympic debut lasted precisely 34 minutes as India's lone woman paddler in Beijing began with a bang before running out of steam to crash out with a first round defeat here on Monday.

India's hopes ride on boxers' shoulders

India's hopes of a first Olympic boxing medal are high, with three boxers from Bhiwani in Haryana making it to the quarterfinals. The trio, all answering to the last name Kumar, will secure at least a bronze each if they win their next bouts to en...



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