Fri, Mar 05, 2021

  • Absence of elite women sprinters robbed the sheen off the most glamorous athletics event at the third leg of the Indian Grand Prix (IGP) Athletics event here on Friday, and it was amplified when...
    3rd GP Athletics: Hima runs alone, wins 100m, double for Poovamma
    Hima, running her first 100-metre race of the season, clocked 11.67 seconds -- and sent a warning to her rivals -- at Patiala's National Institute of Sports.Hima, 21, the national record holder in the 400m, has switched to shorter sprints as her persistent back injury has restricted her to compete in the one lap race. In the second IGP held last month at Patiala, she competed in 200m and won the race in 23.31 seconds.Punjab's Amrit Kaur had sent her entry for the 100m. But she didn't start. West Bengal's Himashree Roy and A.T. Daneshwari of Karnataka were other prominent athletes who didn't compete in the third leg on Friday.In the opening two legs of the IGP, Odisha's Dutee Chand had dominated the women 100m dash. She didn't compete on Friday. She had clocked 11.51 seconds in the first leg. The 24-year-old sprinter had clocked 11.44...
  • Athletics coach Nikolai Snesarev found dead at NIS Patiala hostel room Athletics coach Nikolai Snesarev found dead at NIS Patiala hostel room

    India's middle and long distance coach Nikolai Snesarev of Belarus was on Friday found dead in his hostel room at the National Institute of Sports here, the Athletics Federation of India said.

  • Swiss Open: Satwiksairaj-Ashwini, Ajay Jayaram crash out from tournament Swiss Open: Satwiksairaj-Ashwini, Ajay Jayaram crash out from tournament

    Indian mixed doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa's fine run in the ongoing Swiss Open came to a disappointing end after a defeat in the quarter-finals on Friday.

  • Pant's aggression paid off for India: Patel Pant's aggression paid off for India: Patel

    England's spin-bowling coach Jeetan Patel on Friday doffed his hat to young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant for taking the game away with his aggressive batting display on the second day of the...

  • 4th Test: Pant's ton gives India significant lead vs England 4th Test: Pant's ton gives India significant lead vs England

    A complete carnage ensued post tea as Rishabh Pant (101 off 118 balls, 13x4s, 2x6s) dominated a tiring and limited England bowling line-up. India scored 141 runs in the third session and lost just one...

  • DC announce JSW as principal sponsors from 2021 to 2023 DC announce JSW as principal sponsors from 2021 to 2023

    Delhi Capitals (DC) on Friday announced the JSW Group as the team's principal sponsor for the years 2021-2023. The JSW insignia will be sported on the front of the team's jersey, and complemented by...

  • Finch, bowlers set up series decider as Australia thrash New Zealand in fourth T20I Finch, bowlers set up series decider as Australia thrash New Zealand in fourth T20I

    Skipper Aaron Finch smashed 79 off 55 balls before the bowlers put on an all-round show to help Australia seal a comfortable 50-run win over New Zealand in the fourth T20I on Friday.

  • 4th Test: Rohit Sharma departs, Eng continue chipping away 4th Test: Rohit Sharma departs, Eng continue chipping away

    India ended the session on 153/6 with Rishabh Pant (36) and Washington Sundar (1) in the middle.

  • India reach 80/4 in reply to England's 205 at lunch on Day 2 India reach 80/4 in reply to England's 205 at lunch on Day 2

    At the break, Rohit Sharma was batting on 32, while vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane got out for 27.

  • Brazilian states face calls to stop football Brazilian states face calls to stop football

    The governments of Ceara, Parana, and Santa Catarina states halted their respective leagues while the Amazonian state of Acre postponed the start of its flagship tournament.