Category Archives: Sports

Olympic quotas motivate young Indian shooters at ISSF World Cup

As the ISSF World Cup begins at the Karni Singh Shooting range in Delhi, Indian shooters will be targeting the Olympic quotas available at the prestigious event. 495 shooters from 58 countries will compete for a total of 16 quota places in eight events.

Salman Butt says call to play PSL could be his shot at redemption

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt hopes an unexpected call to play in the domestic Twenty20 league will help him regain his place on the national team, he said on Wednesday, years after he was banned for spot-fixing.

Kvitova, Halep breeze into quarters in windy Dubai

Former titleholders Petra Kvitova and Simona Halep battled through brisk desert winds to advance into the quarter-finals of the Dubai Championships on Wednesday.

My focus is to regain fitness ahead of Olympic qualification: Pranaav

Left to deal with fitness issues for most part of last season, India’s doubles specialist Pranaav Jerry Chopra is aiming to return to his best form ahead of the Olympic qualification events.

Roger Federer to make clay court return at Madrid Open

Roger Federer confirmed his participation for this year’s Madrid Open on Wednesday, marking his return to the European clay court season after two years away.

The Sheeraz story: From bowling googlies to shooting targets

Indian skeet shooter Sheeraz Sheikh eats, breathes and lives shooting. But, there was a time when all he wanted to do was play cricket and just like every other budding cricketer in the country he too wanted to wear the Team India jersey some day.

Was desperate to pay homage to Pulwama martyrs: Amit Panghal

“Main khud army se hun, dard isliye thoda zyada tha (It hurt a little bit more because I belong to the armed forces). I was desperate for a medal because I wanted to dedicate it to the heroes who lost their lives in Pulwama,” Amit Panghal said.

Pulwama attack fallout: To play or not to play Pakistan?

In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, there sure is an element of uncertainty as far as the India vs Pakistan game in the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup is concerned, with the clamour for India to boycott it growing by the day. Harbhajan Singh made a direct call saying, “India should not play Pakistan in the world Cup. India are powerful enough to win the World Cup without having to play Pakistan.” However, it will take some more time before any final decision about this is taken.

Southee, Taylor inspire New Zealand whitewash of Bangladesh

Sabbir Rahman’s gallant maiden ODI century saved Bangladesh from total humiliation after they lost three wickets with just two runs on the board chasing New Zealand’s imposing target of 331.

World Cup cricket 2019: ICC backs India-Pak match

World Cup cricket 2019: ICC backs India-Pak match