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  • Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar chose Produnova—”Vault of Death” to outperform and win a medal

    Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar has become the first Indian to make a cut to individual vault finals since 1964. Karmakar, who hails from Tripura, finished at 8th position in the qualifying round. She secured 15.100 points in her first attempt—she did a Produnova, with the difficulty score of 7.000 and an[Read More…]

  • Martin del Potro stuns World No 1 Novak Djokovic, leaves him in tears

    Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro left World No 1 Novak Djokovic in tears after overpowering him in the first round of the Rio Olympics. The World No 144 displayed a powerful forehand to put up a 7-6, 7-6 score on the board. The Serbian was looking to go big at[Read More…]

  • World records broken at Rio even before the Games begin!

    For the first time ever, Rio is hosting a refugee contingent consisting of athletes from across the world who have been displaced. According to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), there are 65 million people who are displaced by war and persecution across the world. The ten athletes who[Read More…]

  • Olympics then and now

    The first recorded Olympics were held in 776 B.C. at Olympia in Western Peloponnese.

  • Will IOC’s new sports garner international support?

    International Olympic Committee (IOC) will introduce five new games in Tokyo Olympic Games 2020. IOC has decide to add Karate, Surfing, Skate Boarding, Sport climbing and Baseball/softball in next Olympics. Baseball (for men) and Softball (for women) were previously part of Olympics from 1992 to 2008 as separate entities, but[Read More…]

  • Rio Olympics 2016 will be the most promiscuous games in history. Here’s why

    In the wake of Zika virus threat, the International Olympics Committee (IOC) has decided to give away condoms to prevent players from the infection that can also be transferred sexually. Rio’s Olympic village has a provision of 350,000 condoms, 100,000 female condoms and 175,000 packets of lubricant for the athletes[Read More…]

  • Narsingh Yadav fails second dope test

    Wrestler Narsingh Yadav has tested positive for a banned substance for the second time, according to ANI. The test was conducted on July 5. Narsingh Yadav previously alleges two fellow wrestlers contaminated his food with a banned steroid. He has filed a complaint at the Sonepat Police Station, Haryana. On Tuesday,[Read More…]

  • Narsingh Yadav demands CBI probe, PM Modi seeks details of dope test

    Wrestler Narsingh Pancham Yadav, who maintains he failed a doping test as his food was sabotaged, is demanding a CBI inquiry into the episode. Alleging a conspiracy, Yadav said, “I have been framed so that I am stopped from going to Rio.” “There should be a CBI inquiry. The whole[Read More…]

  • Sardar Singh replaced with PR Sreejesh for Rio

    Sardar Singh has been dropped as captain of the Indian hockey team, and will not represent the country at the upcoming Rio Olympics. Goalkeeper PR Sreejesh will take the helm instead. SV Sunil has been named as the vice captain. Defender Birender Lakra will have to skip the Games owing[Read More…]

  • Nirmala’s run up to Rio

    Indian quarter-miler Nirmala Sheoran qualified for the Rio Olympics after clocking 51.48 secs in 400m at the National Inter-State Senior Athletics championships on Friday. She became the 24th track and field athlete from India to qualify for the Rio Olympics after she cleared the Olympic qualification mark of 52.20 secs[Read More…]

  • Newsd Sports Conclave 2016

    Newsd presents Sports Conclave 2016, powered by Hero MotoCorp, with key-note speaker Rajiv Yadav, Secretary of Sports in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. His speech is followed by a panel discussion with the Sports Secretary, VK Mahendru, ONGC Head Corporate Sports, Amit Kumar Dahiya, Wrestler, Shweta Singh, Shooter[Read More…]

  • Shastri-Ganguly spat: All you need to know

    The feud between Saurav Ganguly and Ravi Shastri is turning uglier by day with the two former captains of the Indian national cricket team lashing out at each other. Reacting to Ravi Shastri’s comments latest comments on Ganguly’s absence from a crucial meeting, Ganguly on Wednesday retaliated saying Shastri is[Read More…]

  • 772nd ranked Willis steals hearts at Wimbledon

    Despite losing in straight sets to Roger Federer, underdog Marcus Willis is all smiles. Sporting a white t-shirt with ‘RF’, Federer’s initials, the 25-year old played in front of 15,000 spectators on Centre Court. The left-hander is now an overnight sensation, getting past three playoffs, three qualifiers and first-level match[Read More…]

  • BCCI announces dates for New Zealand’s visit

    New Zealand’s 3-Test series in India will begin on September 22, in Kanpur, followed by the 2nd Test from September 30 in Indore, a brand new Test venue. The final Test will begin on October 8, at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Test series will be followed by 5-ODIs at Dharamsala,[Read More…]

  • Australia beat WI to win Caribbean tri-series

      Australia defeated West Indies by 58-runs in the final to lift the Caribbean tri-series cup on Monday. Wicketkeeper Wade struck an unbeaten 57 off 52 balls to push Australia to a competitive total of 270-9. Josh Hazlewood claimed 5 wickets for 50 as the hosts were bowled out for[Read More…]

  • This is not for me, says Messi on retiring

    Calling it a “difficult moment”, Lionel Messi has decided to hang his boots after Argentina lost 4-2 to Chile on penalties in the Copa America finals. Messi, incidentally, missed his penalty costing Argentina dearly in the shootout. “I thought about it in the locker room and think national team career[Read More…]

  • Ronaldo magic shows up against Croatia

    Ronaldo made history as the first player to score in four European Championships with a double in a thrilling 3-3 draw with Hungary. The result saw Portugal just squeeze through behind Iceland and Hungary in third-place in Group F. The Real Madrid star has more records in his sights as[Read More…]

  • Anil Kumble is the new Indian cricket team coach

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced the appointment of former captain Anil Kumble as the 11th coach for the India cricket team for one year. The appointment of bowling, batting and assistant coaches will follow, board president Anurag Thakur said. His first assignment will[Read More…]

  • Hockey India rewards team for claiming silver medal in the Champions Trophy

    India’s silver medal winning performance in the 36th Hero Champions Trophy has earned the players and team officials a reward from Hockey India. Immediately after the medal presentation, Narender Batra, President of Hockey India, went to the dressing room and announced the rewards. “Australia did well to win the title,[Read More…]

  • Anurag Thakur elected BCCI president

    The 34th president of the Board, Anurag Thakur who donned the mantle on Sunday at a Special General body Meeting summoned after the previous president Shashank Manohar quit to focus on the ICC, has a particularly harrowing time ahead of him. The Supreme Court hearing objections to the recommendations of[Read More…]

  • Sanjay Bangar named head coach for Zimbabwe tour

    Former India all-rounder Sanjay Bangar was on Thursday appointed national head coach for the limited overs tour of Zimbabwe, starting June 11 while ex-domestic cricketer Abhay Sharma was named fielding coach. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also announced that former cricketer Koka Ramesh will tour with[Read More…]

  • Warner takes Sun Risers Hyderabad to the IPL Finals

    The Qualifier 2 for the Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) and Gujarat Lions (GL) was held on 27 May, 2016 that is on Friday in New Delhi. The battle for the entry into the finals has been fought by both the teams very well but the knock from David Warner has[Read More…]

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad beat RCB to lift IPL 2016 trophy

    Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowlers put up an incredible performance to ruin Virat Kohli’s fairytale season beating Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 8 runs in a high-octane summit clash walking away with their maiden Indian Premier League (IPL) trophy, in Bengaluru on 29 May. In a battle between IPL’s best batting[Read More…]

  • Gurpreet Singh creates becomes first Indian to star in European top division

    Indian national team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu created history on Sunday, becoming the first Indian footballer to start a European top division match after he made a debut for Stabaek FC in the Tippeligaen. Gurpreet kept a clean sheet and emerged victorious after Stabaek defeated IK Start 5-0. Sandhu, who[Read More…]

  • No ball decision costs umpire his sister

    Raj Kumar, a resident of Jarara town situated 20 kilometres from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, would not have thought in his dreams that his one decision of declaring a delivery ‘no ball’ would end up in him losing his sister. The incident took place last Friday when Kumar, who was[Read More…]

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