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World Badminton Championships: Nehwal to play for pre-quarterfinal berth

In World Badminton Championships, London Olympics Bronze medalist Saina Nehwal, will play for a pre-quarterfinal berth today at Glasgow, Scotland. In the women’s singles event, Saina is 12th seed and will take on Swiss Sabrina Jaquet. Rituparna Das and Tanvi Lad will also be seen in the second round action today. Yesterday, PV Sindhu advanced … Continue reading World Badminton Championships: Nehwal to play for pre-quarterfinal berth

National Sports Museum to be established in New Delhi

AMN / NEW DELHI The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is all set to establish a National Sports Museum, first of its kind, at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The decision was taken three months back and after a series of meetings and his personal visits to several locations in the capital, the current … Continue reading National Sports Museum to be established in New Delhi

World Championships: PV Sindhu advances to pre-quarterfinals

Olympic silver medallist P V Sindhu advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the women’s singles competition of the World Championship Glasgow in Scotland today. Sindhu defeated Korea’s Kim Hyo Min in the second round. Singapore Open champion B Sai Praneeth opened his campaign with a straight-game win over Hong Kong’s Wei Nan to reach the second … Continue reading World Championships: PV Sindhu advances to pre-quarterfinals

Devendra, Sardar selected for Khel Ratna award

Athlete Devendra and Hockey player Sardar Singh have been selected for this year’s Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Cricketer Cheteshwar Pujara, Women Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur and shooter P. N. Prakash are among the 17 sportsmen who will be given Arjuna Awards for their outstanding performance. Seven persons have been chosen for Dronacharya Awards for producing … Continue reading Devendra, Sardar selected for Khel Ratna award

Sports ministry orders enquiry into plastic tank ice bath

The Sports Ministry of India has ordered an enquiry into reports that national campers at a Sports Authority of India centre in Bengaluru were using a broken container for ice bath. The Ministry has sought a report from the Sports Authority of India on the issue. It was reported that members of the junior Indian … Continue reading Sports ministry orders enquiry into plastic tank ice bath

K. Srikanth enters Round 2 of BWF World Championships

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth advanced to the second round of the World Championship in men’s singles with a straight game win over Russia’s Sergey Sirant in the competition which began in Glasgow, Scotland today. The eighth seeded Indian, defeated Sirant 21-13, 21-12 in less than 30 minutes. Srikanth will now take on France’s Lucas Corvee … Continue reading K. Srikanth enters Round 2 of BWF World Championships

Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers off to poor start at World Wrestling Championships

India’s Greco-Roman wrestlers got off to a poor start at the World Wrestling Championships in Paris today with all four in the fray losing their opening round bouts. Yogesh (71kg), Gurpreet Singh (75kg), Ravinder Khatri (85kg) and Hardeep (98kg) crashed out of the tournament following defeats. Yogesh went down to Takeshi Izumi of Japan 1-3 … Continue reading Indian Greco-Roman wrestlers off to poor start at World Wrestling Championships

India win first ODI against Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

India have won against Srilanka by nine wickets in the first of the five- match ODI series in Dambulla. The visitors achieved the victory target of 217 runs in just 28.5 overs. A blistering knock of unbeaten 128 by Shikhar Dhawan and 82 not out by skipper Virat Kohli wrapped up the match hurriedly. Earlier, … Continue reading India win first ODI against Sri Lanka by 9 wickets

Curtain raiser function held for FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017

A curtain raiser function was held in Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi on August 18 for FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017 to promote football in the country. The matches will be held in India from 6th to 28th of October this year. The Trophy for World Cup was displayed at the stadium. … Continue reading Curtain raiser function held for FIFA Under-17 World Cup 2017

Sakshi, Bajrang eye medals at World Wrestling C’ships

With their eyes firmly trained on winning medals, Olympic medallist Sakshi Malik and Asian champion Bajrang Punia will spearhead the Indian challenge at the World Wrestling Championships, starting in Paris tomorrow. All eyes would be on Rio Games bronze-winner in 58kg, Sakshi, who bagged a silver medal at the Asian Championship in May after climbing … Continue reading Sakshi, Bajrang eye medals at World Wrestling C’ships

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