Rani on what has helped in success of Indian players

The Indian women’s hockey team captain Rani Rampal said on Saturday that consistency in selection has helped her team members in understanding each other better ahead of the Olympic Qualifiers. She said that home support will be a huge boost for them when they compete in the upcoming FIH Olympic Qualifiers. An 18-member women’s team […]


PIX: England thrash Bulgaria as racist abuse mars game

Racist chanting was heard from the stands and reported by England players to manager Gareth Southgate, with the referee informed and a public announcement made on two occasions. England bounced back from their first tournament qualifying defeat for 10 years with a 6-0 thrashing of toothless Bulgaria on Monday in a Euro 2020 Group A […]


Manju Rani ends phenomenal world run with silver

Indian boxer Manju Rani’s stupendous debut run at the Women’s World Championships ended with a silver medal, on Sunday, after she lost the light flyweight (48kg) final to Russia’s Ekaterina Paltceva, in Ulan-Ude. The Haryana-boxer, who was seeded sixth, went down 1-4 to the second-seeded local favourite in the first final of the day. Rani, […]


Tennis championship from Nov. 9

Kozhikode District Tennis Association (KDTA) is organising the annual District Tennis Championship on November 9, 10, 16, and 17 at Calicut Cosmopolitan Club. The competition will be held in Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 age categories in singles, doubles and mixed doubles for boys and girls. There will be above 18 and above 45 categories for […]


Ashwin equals Murali’s record; joint fastest to 350 wickets

India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday became the joint fastest to take 350 wickets, matching Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan’s feat in his 66th Test. Ashwin, who had taken his 27th five-wicket haul in the first innings of the opening Test against South Africa, castled Theunis de Bruyn with one that turned back sharply […]


Soccer PIX: Real increase lead at top; Bayern shocked

Hazard off the mark Eden Hazard finally scored his first goal for Real Madrid as his side beat second-placed Granada 4-2 in a highly entertaining game at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday to go four points clear at the top of La Liga. Goals from Hazard, Karim Benzema and a stunning long-distance hit from Luka […]


Hazare: Jharkhand beat Hyderabad; rain spoils Mumbai match

Fifties from Kumar Deobrat and Saurabh Tiwari helped Jharkhand trounce Hyderabad by 6 wickets in a rain-curtailed Elite Group A match of the Vijay Hazare trophy, in Bengaluru, on Saturday. The match played at Just Cricket ground was reduced to 34 overs per side. Set a target of 193, Jharkhand, riding on half centuries by […]


Boro gives India rousing start at World Women’s Boxing

Jamuna Boro (54kg) got India’s campaign in the World Women’s Boxing Championships off to a flying start, advancing to the pre-quarter-finals with a facile victory, in Ulan-Ude, Russia, on Friday. She recovered from a slow start to defeat Mongolia’s Michidmaa Erdenedalai 5-0. The 22-year-old, employed with Assam Rifles, has a tough bout next up, against […]


5th T20I: Deepti, Radha shine as India women seal SA series

The Indian women’s team produced another authoritative performance to comfortably defeat South Africa by five wickets in the fifth T20 International, taking an unassailable 3-0 lead in the six-match series in Surat on Thursday. With two games being completely washed out, the series was extended from five to six matches and India needed to win […]