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Heena Sidhu pulls out of shooting championship in Iran over compulsory hijab

India's ace shooter Heena Sidhu has pulled out of an Airgun competition in Iran over compulsory hijab rule. The tournament, Asian Airgun Shooting Championship, is scheduled to be held in December in Tehran.


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SC hands over BCCI's financial powers to Lodha panel

The Supreme Court on Friday punished Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for its "defiance" and ordered that none of the Board's member State associations will get a single rupee from the top cricket body till they comply in "letter and spirit" with the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee reforms.


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BCCI refute allegations of non-compliance with Lodha panel in SC

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in its response in the Supreme Court, has refuted allegations of non-compliance with Lodha panel's recommendations, saying that "records of 40 E-mails" exchanged with Justice RM Lodha will be submitted before the apex court.


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BCCI accounts not frozen, India-NZ series cancellation reports a slander

Former Supreme Court judge Justice RM Lodha on Tuesday said that a report, which said the BCCI has cancelled the remainder of the ongoing India-New Zealand series after the Committee froze the cricket board's bank accounts, is a slander campaign against the Supreme Court and said that it has not frozen any account.


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India vs. New Zealand, Kanpur Test: India beat New Zealand by 197 runs

Kanpur: Chasing down a target of 434 was never an easy proposition for New Zealand and with only six wickets in hand going in to the final day of the India vs. New Zealand Test match, the only question was how soon will India wrap the match at Green Park, Kanpur to take a 1-0 lead in the 3-match series.


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NBA trade rumors: Warriors, Cavs & Pelicans eyeing Bucks' Greg Monroe?

Latest NBA trade rumors claim that the Warriors, Cavs, and Pelicans are all looking to hire Greg Monroe. The NBA Training Camps are fast approaching and the name of Greg Monroe has emerged as a front runner for trade this offseason.


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PM Modi congratulates Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia for winning gold

New Delhi [India], Sept. 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated Paralympian Devendra Jhajharia who won gold in the men's javelin throw, F46 event at the Rio.


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Messi treble helps Barca kick off CL with 7-0 rout of Celtic

Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept 14: Lionel Messi hogged the limelight with an excellent hat trick as Barcelona kicked off their Champions League campaign in a resounding fashion, thrashing Celtic 7-0 in the opening game of the European competition at Camp Nou.


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Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia scripts history, strikes gold at Rio

Rio de Janeiro [Brazil], Sept.14: Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia left an inedible mark in the annals of Indian sports history, becoming the first athlete from the country to win two gold medals at the Paralympics when he won the top honour in the men's F46 category on Tuesday.


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Darren Sammy blasts WICB over Phil Simmons sacking

Melbourne [Australia], Sept 14: Former West Indies T20 captain Darren Sammy has lashed out at his country's cricket board in the immediate aftermath of the sacking of head coach Phil Simmons, shortly before the Caribbean team's series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.


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Kiwis ready for `world class` Ashwin & Co., says Williamson

New Delhi [India]: Asserting that spin will play a huge factor in the upcoming tour to India, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has admitted that some of his batsmen will face a tough challenge against Ravichandran Ashwin and other Indian spinners during the three-match series, starting from September 22 in Kanpur.


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Kyrgios allays injury concerns, says `ready` for Davis Cup tie

Johannesburg [South Africa]: Controversial Australian tennis star Nick Kyrgios has played down the seriousness of a hip injury he sustained during the recently-concluded US Open, saying he feels ready to play this week's Davis Cup World Group play-off.


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India to host third edition of Track Asia Cup from tomorrow

New Delhi,[India] Sept.13: India is all set to host the third edition of the Track Asia Cup 2016 here at the Indira Gandhi Sports Complex Velodrome from September 14 to September 16.


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Pietersen calls Morgan's decision to skip B'desh tour as ` courageous`

New Delhi [India], Sept.13: Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen believes that Eoin Morgan's decision to pull out of the upcoming tour to Bangladesh was a `courageous` one.


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Amir glad to escape `tough` England tour unscathed

Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept.13: Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir has admitted that he heaved a sigh of relief after escaping the tour to England relatively unscathed, as he described the tour to be `one of the toughest exams` of his life.


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Verdict on Sharapova's doping appeal set for October

Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept.13: The verdict on Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova's appeal against her two-year doping ban will be issued in the first week of October, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said.


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Morgan, Hales pull out of Bangladesh tour over security concerns

London [England], Sept 12: England's limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has pulled out of the forthcoming tour of Bangladesh due to concerns about security, ending weeks of uncertainty over his participation.


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Limited-overs form will be considered before India tour: Lehmann

Melbourne [Australia], Sept 12: While praising his side's performance in the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka, Australia head coach Darren Lehmann has stated that players' exploits with the white-ball in the subcontinent will be taken into considered before the much-anticipated tour of India next year.


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BCCI to pick national selectors through personal interviews

New Delhi [India], Sept.11: Discarding the previously used zonal method, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to pick the national selectors for the senior, junior and women's selection panels through an interview process.


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Australia A beat India A in first unofficial Test

Brisbane [Australia], Sept.11: Cameron Bancroft smashed an unbeaten half-century as Australia A claimed a three-wicket win over India A in the fourth and final day of the first four-day Quadrangular A series game at the Allan Border Field here on Sunday.


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Angelique Kerber solidifies No.1 spot with US Open triumph

Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept.11: German tennis player Angelique Kerber has solidified her place as World No.1 after lifting her maiden US Open title in the women's singles category at Flushing Meadows on Sunday.


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Buttler likely to lead England if Morgan pulls out

Melbourne [Australia], Sept.11: England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler is likely to take over as ODI captain for the upcoming tour to Bangladesh, with Eoin Morgan expected to confirm his withdrawal from the series due to security concerns.


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Vaughan dubs Pakistan as `fighters` post T20 victory against England

Karachi [Pakistan], Sept.10: Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has heaped praise on Pakistan by describing them as `fighters` after they managed to end their tour on a high note with a crushing nine-wicket win over Eoin Morgan's side in the lone T20 match at Old Trafford.


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First blood to Guardiola as City seal 2-1 win over United in PL

Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept.10: Pep Guardiola enjoyed victory over his old nemesis Jose Mourinho as Manchester City clinched a 2-1 victory over Manchester United in their fourth Premier League clash at Old Trafford on Saturday.


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Your achievement will inspire confidence among Indian sportspersons-President

New Delhi [India], Sept. 10: President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday congratulated Mariyappan Thangavelu on becoming the first Indian high jumper to win a Gold Medal at the Rio Paralympic Games-2016.


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Anurag Thakur accuses Shashank Manohar of deserting `sinking ship` BCCI

Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept 10: Issuing a scathing attack on Shashank Manohar, Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) chairman Anurag Thakur on Saturday accused the ICC chairman of abandoning the board when it needed him the most like a 'captain of the sinking ship'.


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Knee injury forces Bopanna out of Davis Cup tie against Spain

New Delhi, Sept.10: Ace Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna on Saturday pulled out of the forthcoming Davis Cup tie against Spain, citing that he has been asked to rest his injured knee.


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Kohli remains on top, Maxwell vaults into third spot in T20 rankings

Dubai [UAE], Sept.10: India star batsman Virat Kohli continues to remain on top of the latest T20I batsman rankings while Australia's Glenn Maxwell made a huge jump to reach a career-best third position.


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Warner hails Australia's limited-overs turnaround against Sri Lanka

Melbourne [Australia], Sept.10: Following a 2-0 win over Sri Lanka in the two match T20 series, Australia stand-in skipper David Warner has lauded his side's gritty performance saying that it was pleasing to see `scrappy cricket` from the limited-overs unit.


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Dipa Karmakar praises medal winning Rio Paralympians

Agartala (Tripura) [India], Sept. 10: Gymnast Dipa Karmakar who missed getting a medal at the recent Summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by a whisker, on Saturday praised Paralympians Mariyappan Thangavelu and Varun Bhati for winning gold and bronze medals at the Paralympic Games in Rio.


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