Winner comes home

PIYALI DASGUPTA The Times of India 15.08.2008
Winner comes home

Looking very different from the man who shot to fame as India’s first individual Olympic gold medal winner, Abhinav Bindra finally came home to India, and to his house in Delhi. Dapper in a crisp white shirt and black trousers, Abhinav looked very...

Sports ministry orders probe in Monika Devi doping case

NEW DELHI, August 13: Seeking to clear the air over the dope testing controversy surrounding weightlifter Monika Devi, Sports Minister M S Gill asked former Chief Election Commissioner T S Krishnamurthy to investigate the matter.

President, PM greet Bindra

The Hindu 12.08.2008
President, PM greet Bindra

NEW DELHI: President Pratibha Patil led the nation in congratulating ace shooter Abhinav Bindra for winning the gold medal in the men’s 10-metre air rifle event at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Monika accuses fellow lifters, demands probe | Clean chit

New Delhi: Weightlifter Monika Devi has demanded a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) enquiry into the erroneous test report, based on which she was dropped from the Olympics contingent. “Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Indian Olympic Assoc...

Abhinav gets Gold, hopes Indian sports will win

India's Abhinav Bindra has won India's first-ever individual Olympic gold in the men's 10-metre Air Rifle event in Beijing. And he now hopes that his Olympic gold will change the face of sports in the country.

Bejing Olympics: Indian women shooters fall in first round

BEIJING: In a setback for India on the first day of The Games at Bejing, shooters Anjali Bhajwat and Avneet Kaur Sandhu failed to enter the finals of the Women's 10 meter Air Rifle event on Saturday.

Indian lifter fails drug test

India's only weightlifting entry for the Beijing Games, Monica Devi, was stopped Tuesday from boarding a flight to China after testing positive for a banned substance.

Dhoni awarded India's top sports award Khel Ratna

New Delhi: India's cricket ODI captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Dhoni is the second cricketer after Sachin Tendulkar to win the country's most prestigious sports award.

Mithun's foray into Bengal sports

Marking a new phase in the sports scenario of the state, Bollywood actor Mithun Chakraborty on Thursday announced setting up of Royal Bengal Sports Private ltd which would tie-up with a local soccer club and infuse the much-needed professional tou...

We are not at war with anybody: K.P.S. Gill

The president of the superseded Indian Hockey Federation, KP S Gill, on Thursday said that he was neither at war with the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) nor has he stopped interacting with its officials. "If there are any issues they could be se...

BCCI diktat: Skip counties with ICL players

Nishant Arora 18.07.2008
BCCI diktat: Skip counties with ICL players

New Delhi: It began as an internal matter. Then the BCCI and the ICL fight became an international issue. Now, the Board of Control for Cricket in India seems adamant not to allow Indian players to play in English counties with ICL players in thei...

'Conservative' India women withdraw from beach volleyball tourney

Indian women team today withdrew from the beach volleyball championship here after it refused to adhere to the International Volleyball Federation dress code, stipulating wearing just top and undergarment.

Sachin set to return for Lanka tour

Mumbai: A fit-again Sachin Tendulkar and the controversial spinner Harbhajan Singh are set to return and beef up a struggling Indian team, to be picked here on Tuesday, for the three-Test series against Sri Lanka starting later this month.

Yuvraj dropped, tired Dhoni opts out of SL Test series

New Delhi: Indian One-Day International and Twenty20 skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has opted out of India's Test series against Sri Lanka. Dhoni has been given a break from his hectic schedule by the Board of Control for Cricket in India Selection ...

Harinderpal packs off Shamsul

The Hindu 04.07.2008
Harinderpal packs off Shamsul

CHENNAI: Harinderpal Singh Sandhu is known in the ICL Academy for his never-say-die attitude. And proof came on Thursday when he dislodged the sixth seed Shamsul Islam Khan of Pakistan in four games to register the first big upset in the ICL-Chenn...

Delhi to get international standard indoor basketball stadium

New Delhi, Jul 3 (PTI) The national capital will soon get an international standard indoor basketball stadium with all state of the art facilities at the Ajmal Khan Park in West Delhi. The 2000-seater Master Prithvinath Indoor Basketball Stadium w...

Mumbai Marathon prize money hiked

Mumbai: The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2009 prize money has been raised to $2,50,000, an increase of $10,000 from the fifth edition held in January 2008.

ESPN wins FIFA World Cup broadcast rights

The Economic Times 03.07.2008
ESPN wins FIFA World Cup broadcast rights

MUMBAI: ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) has bagged the exclusive broadcast rights to telecast FIFA’s international football events, including the 2010 FIFA World Cup, in the Indian Sub-Continent.

No more columns, BCCI tells Kirsten 03.07.2008
No more columns, BCCI tells Kirsten

Mumbai: India coach Gary Kirsten and his assistant Paddy Upton, who is the mental conditioning coach of the team, have been asked by the Cricket Board to stop airing post-match comments and writing columns on the former's website.

Paes-Dlouhy enter Wimbledon semis

Leander Paes and his partner Lukas Dlouhy pulled off an impressive straight sets win over third seeds Andy Ram and Jonathan Erlich to book a semifinal berth in the men's doubles event at Wimbledon Championships on Tuesday.

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