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  • Alex Hales leads record-breaking England to Pakistan ODI series win

    Alex Hales’s stunning 171 provided the platform for England to post the highest ever one-day international total of 444 for three as they beat Pakistan by 169 runs at Trent Bridge on Tuesday. Victory in this clash gave England an unbeatable 3-0 lead in the five-match series after Pakistan were[Read More…]

  • Wayne Rooney confirms international retirement after 2018 World Cup

    Wayne Rooney has announced the 2018 World Cup will be his final tournament with England after he was kept on as captain by new boss Sam Allardyce. Rooney, 30, has led his country since August 2014 and is England’s record goalscorer having registered 53 in 115 appearances. However, after taking[Read More…]

  • Indian women hockey players made to sit on train floor of Dhanbad-Allepey Express

    In another example of classic ‘babudome’ in India, four women hockey players Deep Grace Ekka, Namita Toppo, Sunita Lakra and Lilima Minz from Odisha were made to sit on the train floor while returning home from Rio Olympics while the other officials travelled in the business class bogey. Women activists[Read More…]

  • PV Sindhu, Sakshi Malik and Dipa Karmakar conferred with Khel Ratna awards

    For the first time four athletes including PV Sindhu (Badminton), Sakshi Malik (Wrestling), Dipa Karmakar (Gymnatics) and Jitu Rai (Shooting) were conferred with—India’s highest sporting honour—Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award on Monday. In a star-studded ceremony, President Pranab Mukherjee gave medals, certificates and cash prize worth Rs. 7.5 lakh to[Read More…]

  • Saketh Myneni qualifies for the US Open main draw

    Indian Tennis player Saketh Myneni won the third qualifier round against Serbia’s Pedja Krstin in straight sets, 6-3, 6-0 on Friday. With this win, Myneni has advanced to the main draw in the 2016 US Open tournament. Saketh Myneni, who is ranked 143 in the ATP chart, defeated France’s Albano[Read More…]

  • Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal will be the force to reckon with next September

    After watching them battle it out for 12 years, we’ll finally get a chance to watch two of the greatest rivals play on the same side. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal will partner for the men’s doubles at the inaugural Laver Cup (in honour of legendary tennis player Rod Laver),[Read More…]

  • Haryana chief minister says PV Sindhu is from Karnataka and Twitter burns him!

    While the nation was still recovering from Sports Minister Vijay Goel’s tirade of embarrassment at Rio, Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar committed a faux pas when he during an event at Bahadurgarh said that silver medalist PV Sindhu belonged to Karnataka. Speaking at a function he said, “Sakshi Malik[Read More…]

  • Twitterati shuts Pierce Morgan over his comment on India’s performance at Olympics

    British journalist and TV personality Piers Morgan made fun of India’s celebration and loud cheers over winning two medals calling it an embarrassing act as the country with 1.2 billion population celebrates 2 losing medals. But what happen after it would certainly made the journo to rethink before making fun[Read More…]

  • Twitterati slams Telangana deputy CM for saying PV Sindhu needs a ‘proper’ coach

    While standing at the airport waiting for silver medallist PV Sindhu to arrive from Rio, Telangana deputy chief minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali told reporters proudly that the government will be giving the shuttler and “additional coach” to win more gold medals. “Sindhu is our daughter and she has made us[Read More…]

  • India’s Olympic journey ends with two medals at Rio

    With glowing lights and a stadium jam packed with fans, the Olympics ended with pomp and show as the International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach officially declared Rio 2016 Olympics closed. The Indian contingent was represented by Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik who carried the national flag. India was ranked 67th with two[Read More…]

  • 2016 Rio Olympics: The most unforgettable moments in pictures

    As the 2016 Summer Games comes to a close, let’s relive some of the historical moments before we hang over the baton to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics.  

  • India’s last shot at glory in Rio happens today; All eyes on Dutt

    After scoring silver and bronze medals in badminton and wrestling, the Indian team at Rio Olympics might have their last genuine shot at winning another medal. Indian wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt, who won Bronze in 2012 London Olympics, will have his opening match today at the Rio Olympics. The 33-year-old Indian[Read More…]

  • Arsenal fan wears club shirt wins bronze at Rio Olympics

    Following the success of his compatriot, Kuwati shooter Abdullah al-Rashidi won a bronze medal in the men’s skeet while wearing an Arsenal t-shirt. His choice of attire grabbed eye balls, as he is competing under IOC’s flag due to Kuwait’ ban at Rio Olympics 2016. Kuwaiti athletes have been forced to[Read More…]

  • Rio Olympics 2016: Day 14 round up

    On day 14 at Rio, Indian shuttler PV Sindhu settled for a silver medal after losing the final match against Spain’s Carolina Marin in the women’s singles event.  The World No. 1 champion Carolina Marin won final match by 19-21, 21-12, 21-15.  With this Sindhu’s Olympic gold quest ended. She[Read More…]

  • Ryan Lochte lied about being robbed: Brazil Police

    Ryan Lochte sparked international outrage when he claimed that he and three other US Olympic Swimmers were robbed at gunpoint in Rio. Turns out that not only was he lying, but was also covering up for his drunken brawl where the team vandalized a gas station’s bathroom and then had[Read More…]

  • Rio: Sindhu wins semi-finals, assures silver

    India’s PV Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the semi-finals of the badminton women’s singles event at the Rio Olympics on Thursday. Sindhu has assured the silver for India. Now she will fight against Spain’s Carolina Marin for the Gold. Sindhu defeated Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara by 21-19, 21-10. She now[Read More…]

  • Despite the pain, sweat and tears, our women athletes shine in Rio

    Wrestler Sakshi Malik trends at the top after clinching the bronze in the 58 kg category at the Rio Olympics. Qualifying for the repechage round, Malik managed to overturn a 0-5 loss to win 8-5. The 23-year-old is now the only woman to win a medal at the Games, and[Read More…]

  • Rio Olympics: Sakshi Malik brings home a bronze

    Wrestler Sakshi Malik scripted history by winning bronze in the women’s 55kg freestyle event, the first for India in the Games. Beating Kyrgyzstan’s Aisuluu Tynybekova in the match for third-place, she has become the first-ever Indian woman to win an Olympic medal. Despite trailing by 5 points in the match,[Read More…]

  • Oops, I did it again- The Goel anthem at Rio

    Well if you thought Salman Khan becoming the goodwill ambassador for India at Rio is the worst thing that could have happened then think again because, India’s international embarrassment, Vijay Goel has done it again. After taking Ms Shobha De’s twitter ‘advice’ very seriously, he has won a gold for[Read More…]

  • India at the Rio Olympics: Day 10

    Indians had a mixed day at the Rio Olympics on Monday. On the Badminton front, Srikanth Kidambi and PV Sindhu kept the country’s hopes alive with advanced to the quarterfinals. PV Sindhu will play China’s Wang Yihan in the wee hours of Wednesday to secure a spot in the semifinals.[Read More…]

  • Rio Olympics Day 9 roundup

    On the day 9th at Rio Jamaican runner Usain Bolt, 29, ran 9.81 seconds in 100m dash at his final Olympics to replicate his success at Beijing 2008 and London 2012 and win Gold. “Somebody said I can become immortal,” said Bolt. “Two more medals to go and I can[Read More…]

  • Is it a plane, a bird? Look it’s Usain Bolt!

    Catch him if you can! Because Star Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt has proved that he is the fastest man on this earth. Bolt wrote his name in the history books, winning his third consecutive Olympic title in the men’s 100 metre event at the Rio Olympics 2016. He ‘bolt-ed’ through[Read More…]

  • Rio Olympics: Recap of Indian performances on Day 8

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Indian contingent participating in the Rio Olympics, saying the country is proud of their “endurance, determination and dedication”. Taking to Twitter on Saturday, he added that victory and setbacks are a part of life. “I urge all athletes who have their games remaining to[Read More…]

  • Chinese media explains why India performs poorly at Olympics

    After two days of ruckus over Shobha De’s insensitive tweet about Indian athletes as how sending athletes to Olympics is west of money, we all are no done with slamming Shobha De. Shall we now look at ourselves critically and try to access why we perform poorly at Olympics? Well,[Read More…]

  • Sports Minister Vijay Goel’s entourage embarrasses India at Rio

    Sports Minister Vijay Goel has made situation embarrassing for India as the organisers of the Rio games threatened to cancel Goel’s accreditation alleging the minister is trying to enter accredited areas at venues with unaccredited individuals. Vijay Goel who has gone to Rio to monitor the requirements at the Games[Read More…]