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Jan 14, 2017 13:01

PBL 2017 to clock Rs350m revenues: Atul Pandey

NEW DELHI: As the second season of the ongoing Vodafone Premier Badminton League (PBL) reaches its business end, the commercial rights owners of the franchise based tournament estimate that this year's event will generate total revenues of about Rs350 million. 

This would come primarily from sponsorships and gate collections,…

Jan 14, 2017 13:01

Azharuddin's nomination papers for HCA polls rejected

HYDERABAD: The nomination of former India cricket captain Mohd Azharuddin for the post of presidentship in the Hyderabad Cricket Association elections (scheduled to be held on January 17) has been rejected.

Returning officer K Rajeev Reddy informed The Hindu Saturday that he had to reject Azhar’s nomination as the…

Jan 14, 2017 13:01

Narsingh Yadav records statement with CBI

NEW DELHI: Wrestler Narsingh Yadav recorded his statement with Central Bureau of Investigation in the ongoing doping case against him on Saturday morning, reports ANI.

Yadav was kicked out of the Games Village and handed a four-year ban for doping by The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA…

Jan 14, 2017 13:01

Sports Ministry revokes IOA suspension

NEW DELHI: The Sports Ministry on Friday revoked the suspension of deemed recognition to the Indian Olympic Association with immediate effect after the IOA reversed its decision to name Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Chautala as life presidents. 

The ministry said that it was revoking the suspension handed down on December 30 last…

Jan 14, 2017 13:01

FC Goa part ways with head coach Zico

PANAJI: After letting go its chief executive Sukhvinder Singh late last month, the new owners of Indian Super League franchise FC Goa have shown the exit door to its head coach for the past three seasons - Brazilian great Arthur Antunes Coimbra (Zico). 

FC Goa, which were runners-up in 2015, ended the 2015 season in last place…

Jan 13, 2017 18:01

Chelsea secure local council green light for Stamford Bridge redevelopment

LONDON: Chelsea FC have been given the green light for a multi-million pound redevelopment of their Stamford Bridge stadium by the Hammersmith & Fulham local council, the Premier League leaders revealed.

Hammersmith and Fulham Council's planning committee voted unanimously to approve the proposal for a 60,000-seat stadium…

Jan 13, 2017 15:01

Lodha panel renders BCCI, affiliate units, headless, hapless

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court-appointed Justice Rajendra Mal Lodha committee posted a second set of FAQs on its website on Thursday to provide clarity on various issues. 

Shorn of the verbiage, what this means is that all doors stand effectively shut for cricket administrators once they have completed nine years either at the…

Jan 13, 2017 15:01

MCA names interim president in place of Pawar

MUMBAI: Just under a month after Sharad Pawar stepped down as its president, the Mumbai Cricket Association nominated its vice president Ashish Shelar to fill up the post as its interim chief.

“We have today (Thursday) filled up the posts which have become vacant. Mr Ashish Shelar has been made the interim president of the…

Jan 13, 2017 14:01

India at highest FIFA rankings in over a decade

NEW DELHI: The Indian national team obtained its best ranking in World Football in over a decade as per the latest rankings released by FIFA Thursday.

The ranking of 129 is also a huge improvement of 42 places in less than two years, apart from being the best ever since August 2006. The Indian football team had an encouraging…

Jan 13, 2017 14:01

Hockey Australia partners Dabang Mumbai for outreach programme

MUMBAI: City's hockey franchise Dabang Mumbai Hockey Club has joined hands with Hockey Australia to introduce and promote the sport at the grassroots level here. 

'Hookin2Hockey' would be an outreach programme aimed to give children a flavor of the team sport.

The partnership with Hockey Australia will also give the…