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Vidit Gujrati to lead India in FIDE Online Olympiad
Chennai, July 13 (IANS) India's second highest rated chess player, Grandmaster (GM) Vidit Santosh Gujrathi (25), will lead the Indian challenge in the upcoming FIDE Online Chess Olympiad starting July 22.
2020-07-13
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Bhaker to train for 25m pistol at Delhi's Karni Singh Shooting Range
Kolkata, July 13 (IANS) Ace shooter Manu Bhaker will shift base to Delhi from her village home in Goria, Haryana to train for the 25m pistol event at Karni Singh Shooting Range.
2020-07-13
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
LeBron James to not wear social justice message on NBA restart
New York, July 12 (IANS) NBA superstar LeBron James will be one of 17 players who will not be wearing a social justice message on the back of his jersey when the season resumes in Orlando, Florida. James said that he felt doing so did not resonate with his "mission".
2020-07-12
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Rijiju to hold 2-day video conference with sports ministers of all states, UTs
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju will be meeting ministers in charge of the department of Youth Affairs and Sports from all states and union territories in a two-day video conference on Tuesday and Wednesday to chart out the roadmap for grassroot-level sports development as well as the activities of Nehu Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) and National Service Scheme (NSS), across the country.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
UFC 251 Fight Island: Kamaru Usman retains Welterweight Champion title
Abu Dhabi, July 12 (IANS) UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman on Sunday retained his title after he defeated Jorge Masvidal via a unanimous decision at the UFC 251 Fight Island.
2020-07-12
Category: International, Togo,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: Sportspersons extend wishes after Big B tests positive
New Delhi, July 12 (IANS) A number of sportspersons expressed their best wishes for veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan and his son and fellow actor Abhishek Bachchan after news emerged of the pair testing positive for coronavirus.
2020-07-12
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
SAI sets up probe committee as 3 boxers leave NIS after flouting rules
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) The Sports Authority of India on Saturday said it has instituted an inquiry to investigate "the circumstances leading to the alleged incident of athletes flouting the quarantine rule" at the National Institute of Sport (NIS) in Patiala. Furthermore, it said that the individuals who have violated the rules left the NIS campus on Saturday morning.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Online Shooting League: Austrian Rocks beat Indian Tigers to enter semis
New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) Austrian Rocks on Saturday beat Indian Tigers 10-4 to enter the semi-finals of Online Shooting League. It was a must-win clash for both teams in order to qualify for the last-four stage of the tournament.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
'Look at non-Delhi personalities for Arjuna, Dronacharya awards'
Chennai, July 11 (IANS) Former Chief Selector of the national chess team and Grandmaster R.B. Ramesh on Saturday said the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports should carry out a survey among the top 50 Indian players while deciding on the Arjuna and Dronacharya awardees.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Table tennis world team championships delayed to early 2021
Seoul, July 11 (IANS) The Table tennis world team championships have been delayed to early next year amid lingering concern about the COVID-19 outbreak across the world, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) announced on Saturday.
2020-07-11
Category: International, South Korea,Sports,Other Sports
July 12 is Independence Day for Indian chess players: Gurpreet & Karun
Chennai, July 11 (IANS) July 12, is a red lettered day for Indian chess players. For it was on this day, two years ago, they got the freedom to play in tournaments of their choice.
2020-07-11
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
We both recognise environment of fear & mental abuse: British gymnasts
London, July 10 (IANS) British World Championship medallist gymnasts Beckie and Ellie Downie said that abuse within gymnastics training in the country is "completely normalised." Several British gymnasts have recently spoken up about a culture of mental and emotional abuse within the sport.
2020-07-10
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
NRAI to propose dates for national camp to SAI after July 15 EC meet
New Delhi, July 9 (IANS) The National Rifles Association of India's (NRAI) said that its plans of proposing dates for a national camp to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range in New Delhi after reviewing the situation on July 15 remains on. SAI had announced earlier that the range will be open for athletes in the mix for the Tokyo Olympics from Wednesday.
2020-07-09
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
No int'l sport events in China in 2020 except Beijing 2022 trials
Beijing, July 9 (IANS) China will not hold international sport events in 2020 except for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic trials, the General Administration of Sport of China announced the decision on Thursday.
2020-07-09
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Indian chess team selection committee chief GM Ramesh resigns
Chennai, July 7 (IANS) The controversy over the selection of Indian chess team to play in the upcoming FIDE Online Chess Olympiad has resulted in the resignation of chief of the Selection Committee of All India Chess Federation (AICF) Grandmaster R.B. Ramesh.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
SAI to open shooting range for Oly-bound shooters from Wednesday
New Delhi, July 7 (IANS) With an eye on the Tokyo Olympics, Sports Authority of India (SAI) in its endeavour to support Indian athletes for their Olympic preparation is opening Dr Karni Singh shooting range from Wednesday for Olympic-bound shooters.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Watching Rathore on the podium inspired me to win Oly medal: Vijender
Mumbai, July 7 (IANS) About 12 years ago, a young boxer from Haryana wrote his name in the history books of Indian sport after winning the country's maiden Olympic medal in boxing. Vijender Singh's bronze medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics changed the face of Indian boxing and inspired many to take up the sport.
2020-07-07
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
East Asia Super League basketball competition to debut in 2021
Beijing, July 7 (IANS) For the first time, East Asia will have its very own club-to-club regional basketball competition.
2020-07-07
Category: International, China,Sports,Other Sports
Spanish Chanos edge past Israel Maabarot in online shooting league
Kolkata, July 6 (IANS) Spanish Chanos beat Israel Maabarot 10-6 in the first match of Group B at the Online Shooting League on Monday.
2020-07-06
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Khalil Al-Mohannadi appointed to World Table Tennis Board
Singapore, July 6 (IANS) World Table Tennis (WTT) on Monday announced that Khalil Al-Mohannadi, Deputy President of the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and the Qatar Table Tennis Association (QTTA) President, will join the newly formed WTT board.
2020-07-06
Category: International, Singapore,Sports,Other Sports
Boxing camp at NIS likely from August 1: High Performance Director Nieva
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) A full training camp for boxers is likely to start on August 1 at the National Institute of Sport (NIS) in Patiala, according to men's boxing High Performance Director Santiago Nieva. NIS allowed for the boxers to return to the facility and on Friday, the first batch consisting of 13 men and three women arrived.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Indian team for Chess Olympiad: Selection Committee sticks to rules
Chennai, July 4 (IANS) Putting to rest the controversy of a different set of players suggested by the two factions in the All India Chess Federation (AICF), the player Selection Committee has told the factions as to the players who are all eligible to represent the nation in the upcoming Online Chess Olympiad as per the existing criteria, said a Committee Member.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Indian coaches to get 4-yr contracts, 2-lakh salary cap to be removed
New Delhi, July 4 (IANS) Union Sports Minister Kiren Riiju has said the government is set to remove the salary cap of Rs 2 lakhs for Indian coaches training elite athletes.
2020-07-04
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: Boxers allowed to resume training at NIS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Boxers have been allowed to resume training at the National Institute of Sport (NIS) in Patiala. The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) said that the top boxers in the country who are in the mix for an Olympic qualification can now come to the facility if they feel comfortable doing so.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Boxing great Dingko Singh tests negative for COVID-19
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) Boxing great Dingko Singh has tested negative for coronavirus and has returned to his home in Imphal. The Asian Games gold medal winner, who is also suffering from liver cancer, has been hospitalised for over a month in Imphal after testing positive for the deadly virus.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Boxing legend Duran released from hospital after treatment for COVID-19
Panama City, July 3 (IANS) Panamanian boxing legend Roberto Duran has been released from medical care after being cured of coronavirus. The 69-year-old checked into a private hospital in Panama City on June 25 with a bad cold and tested positive for the deadly virus.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
UFC star Khabib's father passes away due to COVID-19 complications
London, July 3 (IANS) Khabib Nurmagomedov's father and trainer, Abdulmanap, passed away due to coronavirus complications on Friday at a Moscow hospital aged 57.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Mayor Kane, famous for his mask, votes against masks
New York, July 3 (IANS) Knox County in the US state of Tennessee has voted to make wearing a mask mandatory for anyone inside certain buildings amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Board of Health Officials for Knox County voted 7-1 in favour of the mandate.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
AICF faction feud casts doubts over Chess Olympiad team
Chennai, July 3 (IANS) The power struggle in the All India Chess Federation (AICF) between two factions has now started impacting the players as well as the nation's interests. It has also put the junior players under unnecessary pressure, said chess players and officials.
2020-07-03
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
Nine more NBA players test positive for COVID-19, tally goes upto 25
New York, July 3 (IANS) A total of 25 players have so far tested positive for novel coronavirus in the first eight days of testing, the NBA has announced.
2020-07-03
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Kenya seek foreign coach to guide 7s rugby team to Olympics
Nairobi, July 3 (IANS) Kenya is searching for a rugby sevens team coach to take over from New Zealand's Paul Feeney, who stepped down in June.
2020-07-03
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Indian Paralympic shooting team to take part in online league
Kolkata, July 2 (IANS) The Online Shooting League starting from Saturday will have Indian participation in the form of paralympic shooters who will form a three-member team called the 'Indian Tigers' with the approval of the Paralympic Committee of India (PCI).
2020-07-02
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
World Chess Championship to be postponed to 2021: FIDE chief
Moscow, July 2 (IANS) The World Chess Championship will "almost certainly be postponed to the next year," International Chess Federation (FIDE) President Arkady Dvorkovich has confirmed. The championship was scheduled to take place in Dubai in December and Dvorkovich said that the federation is looking at spring and autumn of 2021 as options.
2020-07-02
Category: International, Russian Federation,Sports,Other Sports
Sports Minister Rijiju, Sindhu and Chhetri to launch Fit India Talks
July 2, New Delhi (IANS) The government of Indias flagship program Fit India on Thursday announced that it is launching a series of interactive sessions with some of the top sportspersons of our country intended to inspire the school children.
2020-07-02
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: UTT bolsters campaign to help TT fraternity during crisis
Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), India's premier table tennis league and changemaker in the sport, has extended its support to the campaign 'Our Chance to Serve', ensuring it provides financial assistance to individuals who are associated with the table tennis community in India and are struggling during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation.
2020-07-01
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
Kenyan HC orders retrial for two rugby stars jailed for rape
Nairobi, July 1 (IANS) A Kenyan High Court has ordered a retrial of former international rugby players, Frank Wanyama and Alex Obara, who were convicted to serve 15 years each for gang rape.
2020-07-01
Category: International, Kenya,Sports,Other Sports
Tour de France asks for date shift to avoid clash with Oly
Copenhagen, June 30 (IANS) The Tour de France organisers has asked for the dates to the start of its 2021 race to be shifted so as to not clash with the Tokyo Olympics. The Amaury Sport Organisation has requested the moving of the Grand Depart in Copenhagen, according to Danish outlet DR.
2020-06-30
Category: International, Denmark,Sports,Other Sports
Internet will be a happier place without TikTok: Heena Sidhu
New Delhi, June 30 (IANS) Two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist Heena Sidhu on Tuesday hailed the banning of the video-sharing social networking app TikTok. It was one of the 59 Chinese apps that the Indian government banned on Monday due to security concerns.
2020-06-30
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Bridge federation nominates Bardhan & Shibnath for Arjuna award
Kolkata, June 30 (IANS) The Bridge Federation of India (BFI) has nominated 2018 Asian Games gold medal winners Pranab Bardhan and Shibnath Sarkar for this years Arjuna award.
2020-06-30
Category: India, West Bengal,Sports,Other Sports
Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi stresses on importance of indoor games
New Delhi, June 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stressed on the importance of indoor games in India, saying these traditional games should be presented in a new avatar.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: Boxing Day Test could be moved from MCG, feels Taylor
Melbourne, June 28 (IANS) Former Australia skipper Mark Taylor feels the Boxing Day Test between India and Australia could be moved out of Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in the wake of rising coronavirus cases in Victoria as according to him, a contest of such magnitude must be played in front of a capacity crowd.
2020-06-28
Category: International, United Kingdom,Sports,Other Sports
Mumbai's Aashi picked for FIA Girls on Track Rising Stars project
Mumbai, June 28 (IANS) Mumbai's rising racing star Aashi Hanspal has been shortlisted for FIA's ambitious Girls on Track - Rising Stars Project, FMSCI announced here on Sunday.
2020-06-28
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
With eye on Olympics, IOA chief Batra keen to sort recognition woes
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra is hopeful that the issues regarding the recognition of National Sports Federations (NSF) with the Sports Ministry will be solved in the next two-three weeks so that the athletes can resume their preparations for next year's Tokyo Olympic Games without any hindrance.
2020-06-27
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: NBA season to restart on July 30
New York, June 26 (IANS) The 2019/20 season of the NBA will restart on July 30, the American basketball league said in a statement on Friday. The NBA said that it arrived at the decison in consultation with the National Basketball Players' Association and the matches will be played at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida.
2020-06-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
NRAI releases 32 names for Olympics core training group
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The National Rifles Association of India (NRAI) has released a list of athletes for its core training group for the Tokyo Olympics. The NRAI said that it had made the list in consultation with chief coaches but did not reveal a schedule for any training camp.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
NRAI releases 32 names for Olympics core training group
New Delhi, June 26 (IANS) The National Rifles Association of India (NRAI) has released a list of athletes for its core training group for the Tokyo Olympics. The NRAI said that it had made the list in consultation with chief coaches but did not reveal a schedule for any training camp.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports
Chess Players Forum asks AICF to withdraw appeal against CCI order
Chennai, June 26 (IANS) The Chess Players Forum (CPF) is fearing derecognition of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) by the central government if the Indian chess body does not resolve the management issues by September 30, 2020, said a top CPF official.
2020-06-26
Category: India, Tamil Nadu,Sports,Other Sports
COVID-19: Panama's boxing legend Duran hospitalised
Panama City, June 26 (IANS) Boxing legend Roberto "Hands of Stone" Duran, a six-time world champion, had to be admitted to a hospital after being diagnosed with non-life-threatening condition on Thursday with the coronavirus, his children said.
2020-06-26
Category: International, United States,Sports,Other Sports
Carter was a committed leader, respected mentor: Atlanta Hawks
Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) NBA legend Vince Carter was a committed leader, respected mentor and influential example on the court, his side Atlanta Hawks said in a statement on Thursday.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Maharashtra,Sports,Other Sports
PKL not shifting season 8 to Sri Lanka, says organisers
New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) is not in talks with the Sri Lanka Kabaddi Federation for hosting the eighth edition of the tournament in the country, the league's organisers said in a statement on Thursday.
2020-06-25
Category: India, Delhi,Sports,Other Sports