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  • Saina Nehwal sails into second round of Malaysian Open

    26 June, 2018 1:10 PM 32

    India’s Olympic medallist shuttler Saina Nehwal sailed into the second round of the $700,000 Malaysian Open with a convincing 21-12 21-16 win over Yip Pui Yin of Hong Kong in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. The London Games bronze medallist needed 42 minutes to clear the first hurdle at the Axiata Arena. Saina, who had won gold at the Gold Coast Commonwealth

  • FIFA World Cup 2018 preview: Iceland face massive challenge against Croatia

    26 June, 2018 6:35 AM 47

    Rostov-On-Don: Struggling to make their mark, Iceland will aim for nothing less than a win when they take on already-qualified Croatia in their last Group D clash at the Rostov Arena here on Tuesday. Croatia are already through to the Round of 16 with victories over Argentina and Nigeria while Iceland played a draw with Argentina before losing to Nigeria

  • FIFA 2018: Portugal held after Ronaldo penalty miss but qualify for last 16

    25 June, 2018 8:19 PM 38

    Portugal qualified for the round of 16 at the World Cup despite being held 1-1 by Iran in World Cup Group B on June 25 after Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty. The European champions, needing a draw to qualify, went ahead with a stunning Ricardo Quaresma goal in the 45th minute. Ronaldo had a chance to extend the lead when he won a penalty in the 51st minute

  • FIFA 2018: Spain snatch late draw with Morocco to top group

    25 June, 2018 8:18 PM 35

    Spain snatched a 2-2 draw against Morocco on June 25 to qualify for the World Cup last 16 and take top spot in Group B ahead of Portugal on goals scored. Morocco striker Khalid Boutaib gave the north African side a shock early lead but Isco levelled, blasting high into the net after a layoff from Andres Iniesta. Morocco, already eliminated, struck again

  • C’wealth meet: Indians set to monopolise

    25 June, 2018 5:10 PM 31

    Over the years, the Commonwealth chess championship has increasingly resembled a miniature version of the Indian National championship. Whether it is the Open section — involving men and women — or the age-group categories, the Indians have hardly missed a medal. Though the country’s best have stayed away from this competition it has, in no way, slowed

  • Kabaddi Masters: India bests Pakistan again

    25 June, 2018 5:02 PM 33

    India shut out Pakistan 41-17 in the Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018, at Al Wasl SC here on Monday. India’s status as tournament favourite remained unchallenged, as the side recorded a second-straight group stage victory over Pakistan. A ‘Super Raid’ by Rohit Kumar early in the encounter gave India a 12-3 lead, and there was no looking back from there. A few minutes

  • FIFA 2018: Uruguay routs Russia to win bragging rights

    25 June, 2018 4:11 PM 32

    Suarez opened the scoring in the 10th minute with his seventh World Cup goal. Uruguay’s patience and perseverance paid off as it struck thrice to silence Russia, but not the boisterous home crowd at the Samara Arena. The home team’s loss did little to deter the troops on the stands as they cheered on their team, which has already exceeded expectations

  • Women’s World T20 2018: India open campaign against NZ; DRS to debut

    25 June, 2018 12:55 PM 47

    India will begin their campaign against New Zealand in the ICC Women’s World T20, to be held in the West Indies from November 9 to 24. India, who are yet to win the tournament in five attempts, face Pakistan in their second game on November 11. The tournament opener against New Zealand is scheduled for November 9. India’s remaining leagues games will be against

  • No stopping Ashwin, Balu

    24 June, 2018 4:24 PM 27

    For the second day running, young Ashwin Datta (MRF F1600) and veteran Arjun Balu (Indian Touring Cars) hogged the limelight with a triple and a double, respectively, as the second round of the MRF MMSC FMSCI Indian National Racing Championship concluded at the Kari Motor Speedway, here on Sunday. Datta, a 19-year old from Chennai and making his debut

  • FIFA 2018: Spain counts on more goals from Costa

    24 June, 2018 4:05 PM 43

    Spain will be looking for its unlikely new World Cup figurehead Diego Costa to strike again against already eliminated Morocco on Monday as it bids to outscore Portugal and grab the top spot in Group ‘B’. A draw will guarantee the 2010 winner safe passage into the last 16 but to be assured of winning the group, it needs to win a scoring contest with Portugal