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India will perform better at Tokyo Olympics, says Rijiju

New Delhi: India will send a good contingent for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said on Thursday, expressing confidence that the country’s performance at the games will be better. During Question Hour in Lok Sabha, he also…

Jonty Rhodes applies for India fielding coach’s post

Mumbai: Former South African batsman Jonty Rhodes has joined the race to be India’s fielding coach, becoming one of the most high profile candidates to have applied for the post. “Yes, I have applied for the position of India’s new…

Champions Boat League to get underway from August 10

Kochi: Champions Boat League, the country’s first water-based sports league patterned on IPL, will begin on August 10 with the Nehru Trophy Boat Race on Punnamada Lake in Alappuzha district, organisers said here Wednesday. The prestigious water sports event will end…

Bhagyabati Kachari assures bronze at Thailand Open Boxing

New Delhi: Bhagyabati Kachari (75kg) assured India of at least a bronze medal at the Thailand International Boxing Tournament by advancing to the semifinals in Bangkok on Tuesday. Bhagyabati, who won a gold at the India Open earlier this year, defeated…

Guwahati may host one of India’s FIFA World Cup qualifiers, might get opener

Guwahati: Guwahati is set to host India’s first qualifying match for the 2022 FIFA World Cup against Oman on September 5 after the Assam Football Association (AFA) expressed interest “considering the popularity” of the sport in the region. The Indira…

Holders Bagan kick off CFL July 26

Kolkata: Defending champions Mohun Bagan will kick off their season, taking on last season’s runners up Peerless SC in the Calcutta Football League Premier Division on July 26, the Indian Football Association announced here Monday. East Bengal will face George Telegraph…

Focussing on World Championship, says Hima Das after winning 5 gold medals

Spala (Poland): Indian track and field athlete Hima Das on Monday said that her focus is on World Championship after winning five gold medals – four in 200m and one in 400m event. Hima said the five matches were warm-up…

Malinga to retire from ODIs after first match against Bangladesh

Colomb: Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga will be retiring from ODI cricket after the first game of the three-match series against Bangladesh, skipper Dimuth Karunaratne confirmed on Monday. “Lasith is going to play the first match. After that, he is…

Continue working hard and bring more medals: Jhulan Goswami to Hima Das

New Delhi: India fast bowler Jhulan Goswami on Monday heaped praises on track and field athlete Hima Das, conveying her to continue working hard and bring more medals for the country. Goswami in a tweet said that winning five gold…

Indian badminton players to compete in Japan Open

New Delhi: After the Indonesia Open, Indian shuttlers are gearing up to take part in the Japan Open scheduled to start from July 23. In the Indonesia Open, PV Sindhu managed to bag a silver medal after she was beaten…

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