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Gilles Simon wins inaugural Tata Open title

Gilles Simon of France has lifted the inaugural Tata Open Maharashtra Tennis trophy. In the summit clash at Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune today, the unseeded French player humbled big-serving second seeded Kevin Anderson in straight sets 7-6, 6-2. Simon is ranked 89 in the world, while Anderson is ranked Fourteen. Simon had earlier knocked … Continue reading Gilles Simon wins inaugural Tata Open title

IPL Player Retention 2018: Dhoni back with Chennai, Kohli retained by RCB

Mahendra Singh Dhoni was back with Chennai Super Kings while Royal Challengers Bengaluru retained India captain Virat Kohli during the Indian Premier League retentions in Mumbai today. Mumbai Indians had the league’s most successful captain Rohit Sharma back in their stable as most of the retentions happened on expected lines. Current Australia skipper Steve Smith … Continue reading IPL Player Retention 2018: Dhoni back with Chennai, Kohli retained by RCB

Rohan Bopanna, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan crashes out of Maharashtra Open Tennis

In Tennis, the Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan has crashed out of the Maharashtra Open, formerly known as the Chennai Open, India’s only ATP World Tour event. The defending champions, who were the fourth seeds, lost to the unseeded French team of Gilles Simon and Pierre-Hugues Herbert, 3-6, 5-7, at Pune. The … Continue reading Rohan Bopanna, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan crashes out of Maharashtra Open Tennis

Shenzhen Open: Sharapova bows out of tournament

Former world number one Maria Sharapova has bowed out of the Shenzhen Open tennis tournament. At Shenzhen, China, today, she lost to defending champion Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic in the semi-final. Siniakova, the sixth seed, beat the 30-year-old 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 and will face world number one Simona Halep in the final. Halep … Continue reading Shenzhen Open: Sharapova bows out of tournament

1st Test: South Africa 286 all out against India in Cape Town

At Cape Town, fine performances by Indian bowlers, led by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, helped the team dismiss South Africa for a modest first innings total of 286 runs on Day One on Friday. Electing to bat after winning the toss, the hosts were reduced to 12 for three inside the fifth over. Bhuvneshwar Kumar accounted for … Continue reading 1st Test: South Africa 286 all out against India in Cape Town

SRK wants Mithali Raj as coach for Men’s Cricket Team

AMN / New Delhi           Congratulating the Captain of India’s Women Cricket Team Mithali Raj for being a spectacular player and mentor for her team, Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he wants to see her as the Coach of Men’s Cricket Team one day. In one of the episodes of ‘ … Continue reading SRK wants Mithali Raj as coach for Men’s Cricket Team

Indian paddlers hit jackpot; Sathiyan new leader!

HARPAL SINGH BEDI /New Delhi The New Year has brought a lot cheers to the Indian table tennis fraternity with as many as six male and three female paddlers hitting the jackpot in world rankings, released today. The IITF rankings have undergone a sea change after the new system was approved by the Executive Committee … Continue reading Indian paddlers hit jackpot; Sathiyan new leader!

Ramkumar Ramanathan enters pre-quarterfinals of Maharashtra Open

In Tennis, Ramkumar Ramanathan has entered the pre-quarterfinals of the Maharashtra Open, formerly known as the Chennai Open, India’s only ATP World Tour event. 148th ranked Ramanathan made it to the last-16 at Pune yesterday after he got the better of Spain’s Roberto Baena, ranked 106th, in straight sets, 7-6, 6-2. For a place in … Continue reading Ramkumar Ramanathan enters pre-quarterfinals of Maharashtra Open

Ashes: Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch ‘poor’, says ICC

The International Cricket Council, ICC, has given the Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch a poor rating for last week’s drawn Ashes test. It has given Cricket Australia two weeks to respond to the criticism before determining a sanction. It was the first Australian test venue to be rated with such a low rating.Under regulations set to … Continue reading Ashes: Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch ‘poor’, says ICC

Hockey India names 33-member Women’s Players for National Camp

HARPAL SINGH BEDI / NEW DELHI After a short two-week break, the 33-member Indian Women’s Players will report for the national camp starting in Bengaluru’s Sports Authority of India campus on January 3. The 21-day camp that concludes on January 24 will lay the foundation for a crucial year for the women who will take … Continue reading Hockey India names 33-member Women’s Players for National Camp

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India assured of 5 medals at 70th Strandja Memorial Boxing

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Boxing: Gaurav Solanki, Naman Tanwar enter quarterfinals of Strandja Memorial Tournament

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Vidarbha beat Rest of India to retain Irani Cup

In cricket, Ranji champions Vidarbha beat Rest of India in Nagpur yesterday to retain the Irani Cup. Vidarbha ...

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President Kovind confers PM Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2019

    AMN / NEW DELHI President Ram Nath Kovind today conferred the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya ...

Major buildings in India go blue as part of UNICEF’s campaign on World Children’s Day

Our Correspondent / New Delhi Several monuments across India turned blue today Nov 20 – the World Children ...

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Indian short film wins award at Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival

  By Utpal Borpujari / New Delhi “Binnu Ka Sapna”, a short film by Kanu Behl of “Titli” fame, ...

Google dedicates doodle to Madhubala on her 86th birth anniversary

Google dedicates doodle to Madhubala on her 86th birth anniversary   One of India's most beautifu ...

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