Son wins right to launch court action against exploitation of Bradman’s name

ADELAIDE - Legendary Australian cricketer Sir Donald Bradman’s son has won the right to appeal against a judge’s ruling that he was too late in launching court action alleging exploitation of the legendary cricketer’s name.

Champions League to kick off in Bangalore

MUMBAI - The Champions League Twenty20 cricket will kick off in Bangalore Oct 8 with the Royal Challengers Bangalore taking on the Cape Cobras of South Africa at the N. Chinnaswamy Stadium.

Masadur to swim Palk Strait in July next year

KOLKATA - Having swum the English Channel and the Strait of Gibraltar, physically challenged swimmer Masadur Rahman Baidya will set out to cross the Palk Strait in July next year.

Dipika in quarterfinals of junior World Squash

CHENNAI - Top seed and favourite Dipika Pallikal of India sailed smoothly into the quarter-finals of the girls singles in the 13th junior World Squash Championships at the ICL Academy courts, here Thursday.

Sourav to debut in cricket administration, Dalmiya will be uncontested

KOLKATA - Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly’s induction into cricket administration will be the lone point of interest in an otherwise routine annual general elections of the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) Friday with veteran Jagmohan Dalmiya set to retain his president’s post unchallenged for one more year.

PCB says no to hosting of World Cup games at a neutral venue

KARACHI - Pakistan have given up the demand of hosting its quota of 2011 World Cup games at a neutral venue, the countrys cricket chief Ijaz Butt said Thursday.

India lose 1-3 to England in hockey

BIRMINGHAM - India lost 1-3 to England in the first of the three matches of their hockey Test series here.

Indian women hockey team practice for Asia cup

BHOPAL - The Indian women hockey team has been practising hard for forthcoming Asia cup at a training camp in Bhopal.

Dipika, Anwesha in junior world squash pre-quarters


CHENNAI - Two 17-year olds from Chennai, top seed and favourite Dipika Pallikal of India and compatriot Anwesha Reddy, seeded 16, entered the pre-quarterfinals of the girls singles of the junior World squash championship here Thursday.

How do geese outperform world’s top athletes?

VANCOUVER - Little bar-headed geese tame the world’s highest mountains of the Himalayas to fly between India, China and Mongolia annually. Canadian scientists now say they have found why these birds are able to outperform the world’s most accomplished athletes in stamina.

Samar Banerjee gets Mohun Bagan Ratna

KOLKATA - Samar Banerjee, famed footballer of yesteryears who led India to a semi-final finish in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, was Wednesday presented the Mohun Bagan club’s highest award, Mohun Bagan Ratna, at a glittering function here.

Historic day for Indian boxing, says Chautala

NEW DELHI - Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) president Abhay Singh Chautala called it a “historic” day for the sport in the country after Olympic bronze medallist Vijender Singh and four-time world boxing champion M.C.Marykom were declared recipients of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.

Dipika, Anwesha, Surbhi in Junior World squash third round

CHENNAI - The two best Indian hopes, top seed Dipika Pallikal and No.16 Anwesha Reddy, made it safely to the third round of the 13th Junior World squash championship here Wednesday.

Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad to host Twenty20 Champions League

NEW DELHI - Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad will host the first Twenty20 Champions League to be played Oct 8-23.

Cooley’s credentials on the line as he bids to fix Mitch

WARWICKSHIRE - Troy Cooley’s reputation as the world’s premier fast-bowling coach depends on whether he can rehabilitate Mitchell Johnson in time to save the Ashes.

Hockey India acting in undemocratic manner: Roy to Negre

NEW DELHI - Bengal Hockey Association (BHA) president J.B. Roy met International Hockey Federation (FIH) president Leandro Negre and asked him to restrain Hockey India from adopting “undemocratic” ways in its bid to set up an elected body to run the sport in the country.

Metro projects will be completed before Games: Sreedharan

NEW DELHI - Delhi Metro chief E. Sreedharan Tuesday said all their projects would be completed before the Commonwealth Games next year despite a major accident this month and the discovery of cracks in pillars.

After Hungary Grand Prix win, Hamilton says he never lost faith

LONDON - Ending a nine-month victory drought in crushing fashion in Hungary on Sunday, former Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has said that he never lost faith in his ability to be a winner.

PCB rejects reports of withdrawing legal notice against ICC

KARACHI - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has rejected media reports that it is withdrawing its case against the International Cricket Council (ICC), saying it has not taken any final decision in this regard as yet.

India must decide its priorities: Coach Gary Kirsten

JOHANNESBURG - There are trends developing in world cricket that are of concern to the future of the game, including in India, Indian coach Gary Kirsten said here, saying Team India has to decide its priorities in terms of test cricket and other forms of the game, like T20.

Bhullar is youngest Indian to win on Asian Tour

JAKARTA - Gaganjeet Bhullar announced his arrival as the next big golfing star from India when he turned in yet another dominating performance with a flawless five-under 67 to win the Indonesia President Invitational 2009 Sunday, his first professional title on the Asian Tour.

‘IPL is not responsible for other forms of cricket’

JOHANNESBURG - There is no onus on the Indian Premier League (IPL) to take responsibility for the possible decline in more traditional forms of the game in the wake of the Twenty20 success, according to Sunder Raman, chief executive officer of the IPL.

Bhullar becomes youngest Indian to win on Asian Tour

JAKARTA - Gaganjeet Bhullar announced his arrival as the next big golfing star from India when he turned in yet another dominating performance with a flawless five-under 67 to win the Indonesia President Invitational 2009 Sunday, his first professional title on the Asian Tour.

Wanderers cricket row over IPL takes new turn

JOHANNESBURG - The row between Cricket South Africa (CSA) and its provincial affiliate Gauteng Cricket Board (GCB) over the national body’s contract with the Indian Premier League (IPL) has taken a new turn with local Indian, black and coloured clubs reportedly threatening to form a breakaway body.

Four Indian fencers, coach test positive for swine flu

NEW DELHI - Four Indian fencers and a coach have tested positive for swine flu on their return home from an international competition in Singapore.

Wright emerges strong contender to coach Kolkata Knight Riders

KOLKATA - Former India cricket coach John Wright has emerged a strong contender for the coach’s job in the Indian Premier League (IPL) side Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for the coming season.

PCB to shun its legal war against ICC

LAHORE - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has decided to withdraw its legal notice against the International Cricket Council (ICC) that challenged the apex cricket authority’s decision to shift the 2011 World Cup games from Pakistan.

Jerry Kelly takes 1-stroke lead in rain-soaked Canadian Open

OAKVILLE, Ontario — PGA Tour tournament director Steve Carman perfectly summed up the rain-soaked 100th Canadian Open.

BCCI has different rules for different people: Ganguly

KOLKATA - Retired Indian cricket captain Soruav Ganguly Friday took pot shots at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), saying its rules were not the same for all cricketers.

S African Sports Minister to mediate Wanderers row

JOHANNESBURG - Amid growing anger among fans, Cricket South Africa (CSA) has asked the Minister of Sport and Recreation to appoint a mediator to resolve its dispute with the provincial Gauteng Cricket Board (GCB) which may see no international games at the Wanderers stadium here.

India beat New Zealand in Emerging Players tournament

NEW DELHI - India defeated New Zealand by seven wickets in a 50-over cricket match in the Emerging Players tournament in Brisbane, Friday.

Jeev likely to have Jyoti as partner for World Cup

NEW DELHI - Jeev Milkha Singh’s world ranking of 42 has earned India a rare direct entry into the Mission Hills World Cup to be played at Mission Hills Golf Club, Shenzhen, in China Nov 26-29.

Jaipur to host first India-Australia ODI Oct 25

NEW DELHI - The first of the seven One-day international cricket series between India and Australia will be a day-night affair at Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium Oct 25.

PGTI joins Federation of PGA Tours

NEW DELHI - The Professional Golf Tour of India (PGTI) has accepted an invitation to join the new expanded membership of the International Federation of PGA Tours.

Pietersen, ECB all set for collision on T20 riches

LONDON - Kevin Pietersen is all set for a rift with England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) bosses, who want to restrict his participation in the Twenty20 format.


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