Saina’s defeat knocks India out of women’s team event

Jakarta, Aug 20 (PTI) An inconsistent Saina Nehwal saved four match points before losing to Nozomi Okuhara after PV Sindhu’s gritty win over world number one Japanese Akane Yamaguchi, as India crashed out of the Asian Games women’s badminton team event today. The Indian women’s team, which won a historic bronze in the last edition in […]

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‘Spiritual’ shooter Deepak Kumar finally lands a major medal

Palembang, Aug 20 (PTI) India’s Deepak Kumar produced a late surge to steal a silver in the men’s 10m rifle event at the Asian Games, giving the shooting contingent its second medal here. China’s defending champion Yang Haoran was a cut above the rest, winning the gold with an aggregate of 249.1. Deepak, who was not […]

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Don’t compare me to Kapil Dev, says Pandya

Nottingham, Aug 20 (PTI) All-rounder Hardik Pandya has said that comparisons with Indian legend Kapil Dev are unwarranted and that he should be left alone to perform on the basis of his capabilities. Pandya took career-best figures of 5-28 as England were bowled out for 161 in reply to India’s 329. The visitors finished day two […]

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Desperate India set for reshuffle in do-or-die Test

Nottingham, Aug 17 (PTI) Shaken by abject surrender in the first two Tests, a desperate India are expected to ring in a slew of changes as they aim at redemption against a rampaging England in a do-or-die third Test, starting tomorrow. For Indian team, the Trent Bridge Test will be their last chance to save the […]

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Reality check awaits as India eye Asiad glory after topsy-turvy build-up

Jakarta, Aug 17 (PTI) A trial by fire for the youngsters and a battle to stay relevant for some ageing superstars but above all, the 18th Asian Games will be a reality check for India’s athletes after the Commonwealth Games high. The build-up has been signature chaos with complaints and even court cases about selection matters, […]

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Is Paes coming to Asian Games? Indian captain Zeeshan Ali has no clue

Palembang, Aug 16 (PTI) The Indian tennis contingent arrived here today for the Asian Games but the biggest name in the squad, Leander Paes, was conspicuous by his absence. Zeeshan Ali, the captain and coach of the men’s team, has no clue about Paes’ arrival three days before the start of the competition on Sunday. “I […]

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In UK, Indian cricket team hoists tricolour on Independence Day

London, Aug 15 (PTI) Skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri led the way as the Indian cricket team hoisted the tricolour on the occasion of the country’s 72nd Independence Day in the British capital. The players gathered outside their hotel to hoist the flag before leaving for Nottingham later in the day. “On behalf […]

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I am yesterday’s man looking for next champion: Bindra

Vijayanagar, Aug 15 (PTI) Labelling himself as ‘yesterday’s man’, Olympic gold medallist shooter Abhinav Bindra today said that the country should focus on finding the next champion instead of talking about his feat. Bindra had scripted history by winning the 10 metre Air Rifle event at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games as he became the first […]

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Unfair to say India are dependent on Kohli: Sangakkara

London, Aug 15 (PTI) Former Sri Lanka skipper Kumar Sangakkara feels it is unfair to label India as over-dependent on Virat Kohli and attributes the team’s debacle in the first two Tests against England to lack of preparation. England won the first two of the five Tests in Birmingham and Lord’s, with a worrying point about […]

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