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Jan 16, 2017 16:01

Simbu and Kitur take the honours at Mumbai Marathon 2017

MUMBAI: Tanzania’s Alphonce Simbu and Kenya’s Bornes Kitur triumphed at the 14th edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2017 on Sunday, winning in 2:09:32 and 2:29:02 respectively to take home first prize cheques of $42,000.

Jan 16, 2017 14:01

$250,000 on offer for world record at Dubai Marathon

DUBAI: A bonus of $250,000 is on offer to any runner who can break the world record at this week’s Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon being held on Friday (January 20).

The bonus is in addition to the first prize of $200,000 and underlines the status of the popular IAAF Gold Label race as the richest marathon in the world.

Jan 16, 2017 13:01

Srinivasan's defiance of SC orders led to present pass: Bindra

NEW DELHI: Former BCCI president IS Bindra has laid the blame for the current sorry pass the BCCI is in at the door of the man who not too long ago was the most powerful cricket administrator the world had ever seen - former BCCI chief N. Srinivasan. 

“The seed of the board’s destruction as a sports body lay in the decision of…

Jan 16, 2017 13:01

Poonawalla filly fetches record price at auction

CHENNAI: The opening day of the two-day auction sale at the Madras Race Club (MRC), which was revived after more than a quarter of a century, saw a new record being set here on Sunday.

A bay filly (Excellent Art-Amazing Queen) bred at the Poonawalla Exhilaration Stud Private Limited, was bought for a record prize of Rs2…

Jan 16, 2017 13:01

Basketball senior nationals: Kerala women, Uttarakhand men take Gold

PUDUCHERRY: Kerala women and Uttarakhand men clinched top honours in the final of the 17th senior national basketball championship here on Saturday.

Finalists last year, the Kerala women squared off against dark horse Telangana in the women’s final, while familiar foes Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu battled for Gold in the men’s…

Jan 16, 2017 12:01

Chennai Smashers crowned champions of PBL Season2

NEW DELHI: Tanongsak Saemsomboonsuk beat Ajay Jayaram 9-11, 11-7, 11-3 in the last match of the finals to help Chennai Smashers beat Mumbai Rockets 4-3 to be crowned as the champions of the Vodafone Premier Badminton League, powered by Maruti Suzuki, at the Siri Fort Indoor Stadium here Saturday.

The win saw Chennai pocket a…

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…