• Tue, Feb 28, 2017
  • Jitu-Heena win 10m pistol gold

    Updated: Feb, 27, 201709:59 PM

    There was some cheer for India after two barren days as the duo of Jitu Rai and Heena Sidhu won the gold in the 10m mixed team air pistol event of the ISSF World Cup here on Monday.
    Jitu-Heena win 10m pistol gold
    However, since the mixed event is being used on a trial basis in line with IOC’s aim to achieve gender equality in its 2020 Tokyo Olympics program, medals are not being awarded even though the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) executive committee has ratified the recommendations. The mixed event got its start with the 10m air rifle event at the World Cup on Saturday with China winning the gold medal over Japan. In an event, where coordination plays a key role, Rai teamed up with Heena to finish ahead of Japan’s Yukari Konishi and Tomoyuki Matsuda 5-3. Slovenia’s Naphaswan Yangpaiboon and Kevin Venta were placed third. They were trailing in the semifinal stage but staged a spirited fightback to enter the gold medal match and eventually won the ‘golden badge’. “It was good, very interesting, opinions are still divided since it...
  • Bale, Ronaldo on target for Real Madrid Bale, Ronaldo on target for Real Madrid
    Updated: Feb, 27, 201709:53 PM

    Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo hauled Real Madrid back from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Villarreal and regain top spot in La Liga from Barcelona.

  • Ibrahimovic double in United triumph Ibrahimovic double in United triumph
    Updated: Feb, 27, 201709:51 PM

    Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic proved his hunger for silverware has not diminished with age as the Swede’s double earned a 3-2 win over Southampton in an absorbing League Cup final at Wembley...

  • Australia may throw Maxwell into the equation Australia may throw Maxwell into the equation
    Updated: Feb, 27, 201709:44 PM

    Former Test quick labels Australia’s victory over India in Pune one of their best ever overseas

  • O’Keefe is like an unassuming, reliable Korean car: Panesar O’Keefe is like an unassuming, reliable Korean car: Panesar
    Updated: Feb, 27, 201709:41 PM

    In motoring parlance, Australia spinner Steve O’Keefe is a more reliable Korean car than prestigious vehicle but his “happy” mental state makes him a great addition to the team garage, according to...

  • The chat that changed the Test The chat that changed the Test
    Updated: Feb, 27, 201709:36 PM

    Australia’s Indian spin consultant reveals how he helped spark Stephen O’Keefe into delivering his match-turning haul

  • New challenge in Bengaluru New challenge in Bengaluru
    Updated: Feb, 27, 201709:32 PM

    Stephen O’Keefe was India’s destroyer in Pune but the Aussie tweaker will likely face a pitch that will not be so helpful in the second Test Former India allrounder and Australia spin consultant...

  • Kohli named captain of the year at ESPNcricinfo Awards Kohli named captain of the year at ESPNcricinfo Awards
    Updated: Feb, 27, 201707:33 PM

    India Test skipper Virat Kohli has been named as the 'Captain of the Year' at the 10th annual ESPNcricinfo Awards.

  • Karthik, Shankar sizzle in Tamil Nadu win Karthik, Shankar sizzle in Tamil Nadu win
    Updated: Feb, 27, 201706:30 AM

    Tamil Nadu completed a seven-wicket win against Uttar Pradesh after their bowlers dismissed Uttar Pradesh for 159 in the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Sunday. Half-centuries from Dinesh Karthik (56*)...

  • City girl shines in School Games meet City girl shines in School Games meet
    Updated: Feb, 27, 201706:30 AM

    City girl T M Tabitha won the silver medal in Hurdles and Relay at the 62nd School Games Federation of India (SGFI) on February 23.