SPORTS

 India finish second in shooting championship

New Delhi:The Indian shooting squad today finished a creditable second at the ISSF Junior World Championship with three gold, two silver and three bronze medals in Suhl, Germany. China topped the tally in the rifle/pistol tournament with 19 medals, including eight gold. India picked up a gold and silver in the team and individual sections of the 25m pistol junior men’s event, as well as the team bronze in the

Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal hits out at Ronaldo

Kazan: Arturo Vidal has hit out at Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Chile’s Confederations Cup semifinal against Portugal,  labelling the Real Madrid star a smart ass. Chile secured a place in the last four with a draw against Australia on Sunday  as  they  finished  second in Group B behind world champions Germany. They will now face Euro 2016 winners Portugal in Kazan tonight, with Ronaldo having  enjoyed a good tournament to

 Sciver & Knight help England win big

London: There are many ways to get yourself back into the groove. England Women decided the best way was a blowout. Pakistan were the unfortunate victims, helpless, as England, scarred by an opening World Cup defeat to India, unleashed their fury to the tune of 377 for seven, eventually sealing victory by 107 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method. In terms of putting a World Cup campaign back on track, this

Local stars shine in city sport tournaments

Cricket tourney MCC Higher Secondary School saw the inauguration of the MCC-MRF Trophy Inter School Cricket Tournament today. Leading schools teams from Chennai will take part in the tournament. The first match will see Bhavans and Padma Sarangpanai facing each other and Doveton Corrie will take on MCC School. The tournament was inaugurated by Headmaster and Correspondent. GJ Manohar. Muthaiah and Joy take lead AL Muthaiah and MA Joy Lazar,

 Afghan colts to build on new found Test status

Chennai: Everything about Afghanistan is fascinating. It seems every aspect associated with their lives have a story attached to it and sports is no exception. The story of a country ravaged by war getting Test status has sent cricket fans across the globe into raptures. It’s a matter of time when Rashid Khan will be seen in white flannels bamboozling in the batsmen with his sharp googlies. The Test status

CSA welcomes ICC's constitution model change

Johannesburg: Cricket South Africa (CSA) has welcomed the widespread and significant changes made to the ICC Constitution as well as the revised financial model for all member countries. CSA was one of the fiercest opponents of ICC’s plan to share revenue disproportionately among members. “We are very pleased that the ICC have accepted a new model for doing business that is in line with accepted standards of corporate governance and

Hope, Ambris get maiden West Indies call-up

North Sound (Antigua): Trailing 0-1 in the series, the West Indies have brought in two fresh faces — Kyle Hope and Sunil Ambris — for the remaining three ODIs against India. Hope and Ambris replaced Jonathan Carter and Kesrick Williams in the 13-man squad. Hope, brother of current West Indies wicketkeeper, leads Trinidad and Tobago in domestic cricket while Ambris plays as a wicketkeeper-batsman for Windward Islands. “Sunil Ambris and

FIFA discloses damaging Qatar World Cup bid report

Lausanne: FIFA has released a long-withheld report on alleged corruption in awarding the 2022 World Cup to Qatar after more leaks deepened the controversy surrounding the vote. World football’s governing body had previously declined to publish in full the 400-page report into awarding the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 edition to Qatar drawn up by US independent investigator Michael Garcia. But FIFA’s hand was forced when German

Federer poised for record Wimbledon triumph

London: Twelve months after shutting down his season in the wake of a devastating semi-final defeat, Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon as favourite to capture a record-breaking eighth title and become the tournament’s oldest champion. The evergreen Swiss superstar, who turns 36 in August, has stunned the critics who wrote him off as yesterday’s man when he went down to Milos Raonic in five gruelling sets on Centre Court in

Malinga gets one-year ban, fined for media remarks

Colombo: Lasith Malinga was suspended for one year after the fast bowler pleaded guilty to a breach of contract by speaking to the media without permission, Sri Lanka’s cricket board said yesterday. The sanction is suspended for six months. Malinga will also be fined 50 percent of the match fee from his next one-day international, after a disciplinary inquiry found him guilty of breaching his contract. Malinga appeared before SLC’s

Engg applies for coach's post, to teach Kohli a lesson!

New Delhi: Engineer, oops not cricketer Farokh, but a mechanical engineer has applied for the post of Indian team coach’s job! In the age of social media when it’s easy to grab eyeballs with weird activities, a mechanical engineer – Upendra Nath Bramhachari – has applied for the post of head coach of the Indian team with an aim to “drag an arrogant Virat Kohli on right track”. The 30-year-old