I-League Matchweek 2: Debutant Roby Shines In BFC Win

Bengaluru FC and Mohun Bagan picked up their second win in two games as they beat Chennai City FC and Shillong Lajong this weekend. They were joined at the top of the I-League table by Mumbai FC, who have also won both their games. For the defending champions, Roby Norales had a great evening as

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Press Release: Chennai City FC and Minerva Punjab FC Share Points

NEW DELHI: The much anticipated battle between the two newcomers, Chennai City FC and Minerva Punjab FC failed to provide a winner as it finished 0-0 at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium in Chennai, thus enabling both the teams to notch their first ever Hero I-League point. Chennai City decided to line up in a 4-5-1

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Udanta Singh Scores Brace To Hand BFC Season Opener

Bengaluru, January 7: A great display of attacking play from title favourites Bengaluru FC handed them their first three points of I-League 2017. The defending champs clinched a comfortable 3-0 victory against a much inexperienced Shillong Lajong side. Right-winger Udanta Singh was the star of the night as he scored a goal in each of

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I-League 2017- Matchweek 1 Quotes:

The 2017 edition of the Hero I-League gets underway today and we have two exciting matches lined up for today. First up, we have Kingfisher East Bengal taking on Aizawl FC followed by the defending champions Bengaluru FC hosting Shillong Lajong later today evening. Sunday will witness three clashes, with the Maharashtra Derby between Mumbai

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Bengaluru FC Add More Firepower Ahead Of Title Defense

Two I-League Titles, A Federation Cup and finalists in the AFC cup 2016- It is hard to believe that Bengaluru FC are just three years old in the Indian football ecosystem. The accolades won by this club are phenomenal and they strive to come back stronger in every subsequent tournament. Today, Bengaluru FC is one

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3rd Test : What Worked For India

Courtesy a comprehensive 237 run win in the West Indies v India 3rd Test at Gros Islet, Virat Kohli’s men have registered themselves in the textbooks of history. This is India’s biggest Test victory, in terms of runs, outside Asia and their second series victory in West Indies in 5 years. However, midway through Day 4,

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Rio 2016: Indian Eves Will Trouble Opponents- Selma D’Silva

The Indian women’s Hockey team have made it to the Olympics after 36 long years and one can sense that good times lie ahead in context of the Indian hockey scenario. We at Sports Rediscovered spoke to former Indian woman hockey player and 1980 Olympian Selma D’Silva and she is elated upon the entry of

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Ravichandran Ashwin Stars In Indian Victory

A career defining 7 wicket haul from Ravichandran Ashwin has seen India wrap up the 1st Test match against West Indies with a resounding victory. The hosts were bowled out for a paltry 231 in the 2nd innings on Day 4, handing Kohli’s men an-innings-and-92-run victory to start their tour. Marlon Samuels and Carlos Brathwaite were

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Virat Kohli Century Helps India Dominate

India ended Day 1 in the 1st Test against West Indies at Antigua on 302/4, riding high on Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 197-ball-143. Shikhar Dhawan too began the tour with a confident knock of 84 at the top of the order. Devendra Bishoo was the destroyer-in-chief from the West Indian side, picking up the wickets of

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Indian Wheelchair tennis star Shiva Prasad is doing his bit for Para-athletes

The Rio Olympics is just a matter of months away and the sports fans of India have started to rally around the Indian athletes. All the attention, glitz, and glamor get focused to the Summer Olympic Games in this time frame; but we always fail to give attention to the Para-Olympics, which happens later. While

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3 Reasons Why Sunrisers Hyderabad Won IPL 2016 Final

David Warner has surprised one and all by leading an un-fancied Sunrisers Hyderabad side to their maiden IPL title. SRH beat RCB by 8 runs in a closely fought contest at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru yesterday. The home side fell agonizingly short of the 209-run target, despite getting a rollicking 114 run opening stand

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Hockey India Announce Nomination For Annual Awards

Hockey India has announced the nominations for their annual awards which will be held in Bengaluru on March 26. This will be the second edition of the coveted awards and it will be given on the basis of the performance in 2015 and overall contribution to the game. It will have total prize money of

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Candidates Tournament: Viswanathan Anand Back In Business

After a string of disappointing performances throughout 2015, the former World Champion Viswanathan Anand has found some of his old form at pretty much the right time. The Madras Tiger shocked Veselin Topalov in the opening round of the Candidates taking a full point. Anand has since played Levon Aronian and Fabiano Caruana, both ended

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Yogeshwar Dutt To Lead Wrestling Squad In Rio Qualifiers

Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt is all set to spearhead the Indian contention in the Asian Olympic Qualifiers that will be held at Astana, Kazakhstan. The Qualifiers will take place from March 18th to 20th. The men’s squad, which will be headed by Yogeshwar Dutt, has five freestyle wrestlers and six Greco-Roman wrestlers. Yogeshwar had to overcome

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Candidates Tournament Contenders: Viswanathan Anand

Qualification: Runner-up of previous World Championship FIDE Rating: 2762 Most Played Opening (W/B): Sicilian, Sicilian *(Till Zurich Chess Challenge) Career Stats: Wins- 1111, Draws- 1467, Loses- 384 Viswanathan Anand can be said to have perhaps the shortest route for qualifying at the Candidates Tournament Moscow by losing the World Championship. He makes his way as

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U Mumba Strong-arms Bengal Warriors For A Place In Final

Pretty much like the first semi-final of the Pro Kabaddi League season 3 between Patna Pirates and Puneri Paltan. U Mumba dominated the play in the first half against the Bengal Warriors continuing their fine-form in the tournament. The second half witnessed some strong fight-back from the cornered Warriors which proved insignificant against the defending

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Patna Pirates Cruise To Finals

Patna Pirates took the game to high gear very early in the game and by the time it reached midway, it seemed the result had already been declared. The Pirates led by a whopping margin of 25-7 against the Puneri Paltan. However, early in the second half Pune showed why it is not such a

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Sania Mirza, Martina Hingis Finally Stopped!

The Indo-Swiss duo has been on a roll in the women’s tennis circuit since the past year, winning match after match and tournament after tournament almost engraving their names in the history books. The duo fell short by just a couple of wins to equalize the record of Jana Novotna and Natasha Zvereva for the

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Asia Cup 2016 : Indian Players To Look Out For

The last time we heard of the Asia Cup, Shahid Afridi smashed Ravichandran Ashwin for 2 consecutive sixes in the last over of a game to push India out of contention for reaching the finals of the tournament. That was in 2014, when the tournament used to have a 50-over format. However, courtesy the fast

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Badminton Asia Team Championship: India Settle For Bronze

A day after the women’s team bowed out of the competition, the starring men suffered a set-back in their ambitions against a strong Indonesia side in the semi-final. India’s top ranked shuttler Kidambi Srikanth provided for a head-start defeating Tommy Sugiarto in the opening match. But both the doubles team and Ajay Jayaram lost their

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Viswanathan Anand Runner-up at Zurich Chess Challenge

After a below par performance at the Gibraltar Open, his first open tournament in 23 years. Viswanathan Anand made a speedy recovery to his 2016 campaign with a fine finish in the competition. He tied for the top spot with Hikaru Nakamura at 10.5 points, but ended up missing out on the title in the

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Gibraltar Chess Congress: P Harikrishna Challenging For Lead

Indian youngsters have made quite a name for themselves at the Gibraltar Chess Congress 2016 and P Harikrishna has been a consistent member of the top 5 in the leader-board. After seven rounds of severe chess battles, P Harikrishna is fifth just half a point behind young Spanish GM David Anton Guijarro. SP Sethuraman and

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Syed Modi Championship: Kidambi Srikanth Wins

India’s top ranked men’s shuttler Kidambi Srikanth lived up to his reputation being the top seed at the Syed Modi International Championships in Lucknow. Playing his second final this year, he made sure not to lose this one after narrowly missing out in the Malaysian Open last week. Srikanth played Yuxiang Huang in the final

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Novak Djokovic Wins Sixth Australian Open Crown

In a not-so-expected finish at the Australian Open men’s singles, top seed Novak Djokovic pulled a rather comfortable victory against second seed Andy Murray. This win extends his record down under making it five titles in the past six years and the sixth Australian Open title in his career. Quick finish for Novak Djokovic Perhaps,

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Australia v India 3rd T20: Talking Points

Australia v India 3rd T20 was the perfect end to a month-long bilateral engagement between India and Australia. Shane Watson’s sparkling ton set the match nicely up. Indian bowlers regained control in the last 3 overs to restrict Australia to 197/5. Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma then gave India the ideal start to chase

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Syed Modi International Championships: Srikanth, Gutta-Ponappa In Semis

After months of lack-lustre performances by India’s golden pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa, the duo seem to have found some form playing in front of the home fans. Kidambi Srikanth already played the year’s first final in Malaysia last week finds himself in the semis at the Syed Modi International Championships along with

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Australian Open: Sania Mirza And Martina Hingis Win Women Doubles

The Indo-Swiss pair start their year 2016 with another Grand Slam win kick-starting from exactly where they left in 2015. The duo registered numerous records last year and they make their intentions for the year 2016 quite clear at the Australian Open. Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis defeated the Czech pair in straight sets to

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Heena Sidhu Secures Olympics Spot

Indian shooter Heena Sidhu has secured her place for the 2016 Rio Olympics after winning gold in the Asian Olympic Shooting qualifier. Heena, who competes in the 10m air pistol event, had a score of 387 in qualification and then produced a great performance of 199.4 in the finals to secure a gold medal in

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Ranchi Rays Register 2nd Consecutive Win: HIL 2016

Ashley Jackson continued to lead the Ranchi Rays by example as the defending champions beat Delhi Waveriders 2-1 in their first home game of the 2016 Hockey India League at the Astroturf Hockey Stadium in Ranchi on Tuesday. Skipper Jackson scored twice from penalty corners to help his side recover from a 0-1 deficit and

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I-League Matchweek 3 Review: Kolkata Derby Ends In Draw

Matchweek 3 of the Hero I-League featured two interesting clashes. While one was the highly anticipated Kolkata Derby between Mohun Bagan and East Bengal, the other match was a battle between the I-League debutants, Aizawl FC and DSK Shivajians. The Derby ended in a 1-1 draw while Aizawl overcame the Shivajians with a 2-0 win

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Australian Open: Murray Advances, Raonic Stuns Wawrinka

It was a good day for Indian tennis players Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna as they advanced to the next round of the Australian Open 2016. Andy Murray advanced from his fourth round against Bernard Tomic. However, the day’s biggest upset was caused by 13th seed Milos Raonic of Canada knocking-out fourth seed Stan Wawrinka.

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Chennai Open: Devvarman And Nedunchezhiyan Advance To Semis

The local hero Ramkumar Ramanthan had a disappointing outing at the Chennai Open as he first lost his singles quarter-final match and then suffered a double blow in the doubles quarters to fellow countrymen Somdev Devvarman and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan. Double set-back for Ramanathan at Chennai Open Ramkumar Ramanathan showed fight as he entered court for

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Western Australia XI v India T20 : Easy Victory For Visitors

India had a perfect start to the much anticipated tour of Australia at Perth today. The Western Australia XI v India T20 match ended with a resounding victory for Dhoni’s men, who overpowered the unimpressive Aussies by a margin of 74 runs. After posting a mammoth 192/4 on the board, India managed to keep Western

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I-League 2016 Preview: DSK Shivajians And Aizawl FC Debut

After a high-octane Indian Super League which concluded a few weeks ago, Indian football fans will be treated to yet another exhibition of top-quality football from all parts of the country. The 2016 edition of the Hero I-League gets underway tomorrow with defending champions Mohun Bagan taking on new entrants Aizawl FC. The opening day

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PBL: Delhi Acers Find Good Fortune At Home

Delhi Acers played Hyderabad Hunters in the tie, hoping to get some points in front of their home fans. The Acers managed to win both trump matches in the tie that helps them take a 4-1 victory over their opponents from the south. Trump win saves Delhi Acers at home The Acers suffered a poor

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Chennai Open: Ramanathan, Devvarman Keep India Alive

Ramkumar Ramanathan has displayed great form at India’s premier tennis tournament Chennai Open. Ramanathan is the sole Indian entering the singles quarter finals, while Somdev and Nedunchezhiyan go head to head against Ramanathan and Balaji in the doubles event on 8th January in the quarter finals. Ramanathan makes it to singles quarters at Chennai Open

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Australia v India 2016: Indian Players To Watch Out For

Australia and India last met each other in the semi final of the Cricket World Cup 2015. Just ten months later, the two teams are back to the battleground, with India touring Australia for 5 ODIs and 3 T20s in January 2016. Both teams shall go into the contest with fresh memories of emphatic test

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Apurvi Chandela Breaks World Record At Swedish Cup

Young Indian Shooter Apurvi Chandela has already made her way into the Olympics earlier. And now she enters the record books with an impressive performance scoring 211.2 at the Swedish Cup GP to win the gold medal. The silver and bronze went to Swedish shooters Astrid Steffensen (207.6) and Stine Nielsen (185.0). This impressive result

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Sunil Chhetri Guides India To Seventh SAFF Cup Victory

A late goal by skipper Sunil Chhetri helped India defeat Afghanistan 2-1 in the summit clash of the South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) cup in Thiruvanathapuram on Sunday. The Men in Blue lifted their seventh SAFF title in the process and also avenged their defeat in 2014 against the same opposition. A combined team effort

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Top Five Indian Sportspersons Of 2015

2015 proved to be a great year for Indian sports. We had a plethora of reasons to celebrate and these wouldn’t have come without the effort and hard work of the Indian sportspersons. Getting into the headlines in a cricket frenzy nation is never an easy task and this is why the athletes in the

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Chennaiyin FC Crowned As 2015 ISL Champions

Chennaiyin FC overcame FC Goa in a thrilling match to win the 2015 edition of Indian Super League. The Fatorda stadium saw an action packed first half but neither of the teams was able to get on the score line. The scenario changed nine minutes after the half-time break when Mendoza was brought down inside

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Vijender Singh Remains Unbeaten After Third Win

Vijender Singh improved his professional boxing record to 3-0 after a win against Samet Hyuseinov. Vijender, who had earlier defeated Sonny Whiting and Dean Gillen, only took two rounds to win the match against Hyuseinov. The Indian dominated throughout the first match and had a great game plan throughout. Just 35 seconds into the second

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Shiva Thapa And 3 Boxers Eligible For Olympic Scholarships

India’s chances of getting a Boxing medal in the 2016 Rio Olympics took an interesting turn as four Indian boxers became eligible for the Olympic Scholarships. Shiva Thapa, Mandeep Jangra, Sumit Sangwan and Gaurav Bidhuri will receive $800 per month until August 2016 if they manage to Qualify for the Olympics. The Olympic Committee selected

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OLX Should Correct Disrespectful Mention Of Indian Hockey Team

OLX, a national online classifieds marketplace, has made disrespectful mention of the Indian Hockey team in their new radio advertisement. This is something we should protest against as it is not in sportsmanship and needlessly disparages our national sport. The radio Advertisement was aired on 92.7 FM on December 2, 2015 and was aimed at

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Hero Indian Super League 2015: Top 5 Strikers

It is the fag end of the three month long tournament and the stage is being set for the top four teams that will be having a shot at the coveted trophy. It has been an exciting tournament so far with plenty of action happening all around. This time it has lived up to the

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Manila Masters: Rahil Gangjee Finishes Tied For Fifth

Indian golfer Rahil Gangjee had an impressive fifth place finish in the Manila Masters Golf tournament after carding a 12-under 276. Gangjee had a memorable last day at the tournament and finished with a great score of four-under 68 to secure his finish. He had three consecutive birdies on the last round and jumped seven

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World Tour Championship: Anirban Lahiri Finishes 34th

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri finished 34th at the World Tour Championship in Dubai even as Rory Mcllory went home with the title. Lahiri started off his campaign in the tournament with a first round card of 73. He then went on to card 67 and 72 in the next two rounds making his last round

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India Lifts Junior Asia Cup 2015

The Indian youngsters had a fantastic tournament at the Junior Asia Cup in Malaysia. The team managed to score five or more goals four times they played. Playing Pakistan in the final, India scored six goals to ensure a comfortable triumph. Harmanpreet Singh Scores 15 goals at the Junior Asia Cup The cricketing ties between

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World Title Number 15 For Pankaj Advani

Indian cueist Pankaj Advani has pocketed his 15th World Championship win at the IBSF World Snooker Championship in Hurghada. Advani defeated Zhua Xintong in the final of the tournament with a score of 8-6 in the best of 15 match. The match started off on a positive note for the Indian as he was leading

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ISL Points Table: Playoff Battle Heating Up

The battle for the playoff places in the ISL Points Table is heating up pretty interestingly. FC Goa, Delhi Dynamos, Atletico De Kolkata, and Northeast United are currently occupying the top four spots in the ISL Points table but the other teams except Chennaiyin FC are still in the running to get into the Semi-Finals.

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BWF Junior World Championships: Siril Varma Wins Silver

Indian starlet Siril Varma won a silver medal at the BWF World Junior Championship after losing in the final. The 15-year old Siril was defeated by Chia Hung Lu of Chinese Taipei in the final with a score of 21-17 10-21 7-21. Siril did have his moments in the match when he picked up the

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Happy Birthday, Sania Mirza!

What could be said about Sania Mirza that has not already been said? Arguably the most successful Indian women in world tennis, Sania has gone from being one of the most criticized to one of the most followed sports persons in the nation. Starting off her career as a singles specialist, Sania soon surprised everyone

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Northeast United Keep Their Hopes Alive In ISL

Northeast United kept their hopes of making it into the semi-finals alive by defeating Chennaiyin FC 2-1 in the ISL. In a match which was interrupted by rain and lightning, Northeast United managed to come out with the win. The match started with on a high tempo and Chennai got the first goal through Elano.

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Bahrain International Challenge: Sameer Verma Wins Title

Indian shuttlers Sameer Verma and Saili Rane made their way to the finals of the Bahrain International Challenge badminton. Sameer made the Indian badminton fans further proud by winning the title whereas Saili had to be content with the runner up position. Tough path to victory at Bahrain International Challenge India’s Sameer Verma seeded 11th

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ISL Points Table: FC Goa On Top

FC Goa is enjoying their stay on top of the ISL Points Table with 15 points from 9 games so far. Goa has so far won 4 games, drawn three and lost two from their nine. Pune City and Delhi Dynamos are closely behind with 14 points, but Pune is occupying the second position with

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India vs South Africa: India Enjoy Solid Win

The first test between India vs South Africa ended in favor of the home side as they managed to defend a small target successfully. In the pitch that aided the spinners, both teams only managed to post low scores in both the innings. On the third day of the match, India initially suffered a big

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Vijender Singh vs Dean Gillen Ends In a Knockout Win For the Indian

Vijender Singh took the shortest route to a victory in his second professional bout with an impressive first round knock out of Dean Gillen. Just as easy as 1-2-3, Vijender Singh had Dean Gillen on the mat and his first in the air to signify a win via TKO (Knock out). Here is our minute

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Asian Shooting Championship: Gold Galore For India

Heena Sidhu gave the nation a reason to be happy as she won the Gold medal in the 10m air pistol event in Asian Shooting Champion. Heena had a dominating performance in the finals with a score of 198.2 to defeat Gundegma Otreyad of Mongolia. Otreyad had a score of 198 and took home the

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Exclusive – Vijender Singh Talks About His Upcoming Fight

Very few athletes have managed to captivate fans like the Indian pugilist from Haryana, Vijender Singh. Ever since his exploits at the 2008 Olympics, Vijender has been considered the torch bearer of alternate sports in India. Sports that have had to take a back seat due to the popularity of cricket in the country but

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Happy Birthday Virat Kohli !!

We all have our own reasons to remember the fifth of November, but for cricketing fans in India, the day marks the birthday of Virat Kohli. Virat Kohli: The journey from Boy to Manhood Kohli, who came up through the junior level cricketing system of India, went from being a boy to a man in a

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Qatar Classic: Joshana Chinappa Crashes Out

After a surge of strong performances in the first and the second round, Indian star player Joshana Chinappa’s phenomenal run came to an end in Qatar. Facing a third Egyptian opponent on the trot the Indian could not succeed in making it through to the semis. Joshana lost her quarter-finals 11-8, 9-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-6

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Indian Tennis Weekly: Sania Mirza Wins WTA Tour Finals

Sania Mirza was the headline grabber once again as the Indian won the season-ending WTA Tour Finals even as Yuki Bhambri made another impressive jump in the ATP rankings. All this and more in our weekly recap of Indian tennis. Sania Mirza Ends Season With a Bang Sania Mirza could not have ended the season

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World Gymnastics Championship: Dipa Karmakar Finishes Fifth

Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar had an impressive performance in the vault finals of the World Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow. She entered as one of eight finalists at the event in a tough group that included former champions and current Olympic medallists. Dipa started her opening jump with the Produnova to score 15.300 and followed it

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Bitburger Open: Early Exit for Indians

Indian women’s doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponappa suffered an early exit in the Bitburger open. The other Indian participant was B Sai Praneeth in the Men’s singles and after a win in the firs two rounds he was also knocked out from the tournament thereby ending the country’s hopes. Gutta-Ponappa, Praneeth Fight

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Abhijeet Gupta Wins Hoogeveen International

The Indian Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta started as the top seed at the Hoogeveen International Chess Tournament. He justified the status by successfully finishing on top of the leaderboard after nine rounds to clinch the title with a half point advantage ahead of his challengers. Loss to Ankit eased the pressure: Abhijeet Gupta Being the top

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Archery World Cup: Abhishek Verma Wins Silver

Indian sportspersons have been doing well at International events in recent times. And archer Abhishek Verma added his name to the list of history makers with a silver medal finish at the Archery World Cup finals. Abhishek Verma in phenomenal form The 26 year old Indian came up against Demir Elmaagcli of Turkey in the

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Mumbai City FC Secure Solid Win Over FC Goa

Mumbai City FC picked up a solid 2-0 win against FC Goa to get their Indian Super League campaign back on track. The first half of the match started on a very high tempo. Both teams were looking to get ahead of each other and in the first 20 minutes, there were some beautiful chances.

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French Open Badminton: Saina Nehwal Bows Out In the QF

Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal was knocked out in tge quarterfinals of the French Open badminton tournament by Thailand’s Ratchanok Intanon. Ratchanok dominates Saina Nehwal The top seeded Saina came into the match as the favorite against Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand. Seeded eight in the tournament, Ratchanok gave a tough battle for Saina in the

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Is India Ready To Embrace Combat Sports

“Blood sport”, “violent”, “graphic”… these are the terms often associated with combat sports. When you’re a global juggernaut trying to find your way into a new market, it often takes years to completely understand the mentality of the people and the likelihood of the business to thrive. Unfortunately, since a very young age, the children

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Virat Kohli Helps India Square Series In 4th ODI

A fantastic century by Virat Kohli and a well coordinated effort by the bowlers helped India beat South Africa by 35 runs in the 4th ODI at Chennai. Choosing to bat first, India were powered by Kohli’s 23rd ODI century to a massive 299/8 in 50 overs. South Africa, barring a sparkling ton from AB

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Top 5 Batting Performances of Virender Sehwag

Virender Sehwag recently ended his memorable journey with the Indian Cricket team. Sehwag was someone who managed to create a unique identity with his batting style and his retirement is indeed a big loss for fans and the team alike. Although we won’t be seeing more spectacular performances from Sehwag, he has given us enough

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Yuki Bhambri In Line For ATP Challenger Tour Finals

Yuki Bhambri could very well become the first Indian player to qualify for the ATP Challenger Tour Finals – which brings together the top eight players of the ATP Challenger circuit – in Brzail at the end of the year. India’s Yuki Bhambri is on track to qualify for the ATP tour Challenger Finals, which

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Best Twitter Reactions For Retirement Of Virender Sehwag

The retirement of Virender Sehwag has been causing waves on the internet for quite some time now. His fans, his former teammates and a lot of other big names in the sporting world saw Twitter as a platform to pay tribute to Viru and here is a look at some of the best Tweets that

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ISL: Sunil Chhetri Scores Twice To Give Mumbai City A Win

A brace from Indian star Sunil Chhetri helped Mumbai City FC secure a win against Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League. Mumbai had a strong start to the game as Sony Norde was giving headaches for the Delhi defense. Norde then changed the course of the game when he provided Chhetri with an assist

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French Open Badminton: Big Win for HS Prannoy

Indian badminton stars Saina Nehwal, Parupalli Kashyap and HS Prannoy made it to the second round of French Open Badminton. HS Prannoy Stuns Olympic Champion at French Open Badminton HS Prannoy, who is unseeded in the tournament produced the biggest upset of the first day when he defeated the reigning Olympic Champion Lin Dan of

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ISSF World Cup Shooting: Asab Shines, Manavjit Falters

The ISSF World Cup shooting held in Nicosia, Cyprus proved to be eventful for India, as Mohammed Asab came home with the bronze medal. Asab, who competed in the double trap men’s event, won the bronze after defeating Time Kneale of Great Britain in the bronze medal playoff. Asab had a perfect score of 30 in

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ISL: Northeast United Secure First Win Of The Season

Northeast United FC secured their first win of the 2015 Indian Super League season by defeating Chennaiyin FC 2-0.  Northeast United off the mark Northeast United came into the match as the underdogs and were expected to lose against Chennai. However, in a highly eventful battle in Guwahati, the team managed to get off the

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Macau Open Golf: Anirban Lahiri Finishes 2nd

Indian Golfer Anirban Lahiri failed to regain the Macau Open Title as he was outclassed by Scott Hend of Australia in the final round. Anirban Lahiri and fellow Indian Chiragh Kumar had the chance to walk away with the title in the final round but Hend proved to be too good. The Australian ended the

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Indian Tennis Weekly #37 – Saketh Myneni Wins ATP Challenger Title

India has a new Top 100 player in Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni wins his second ATP Challenger title. All this and more in our weekly round up of Indian tennis, Saketh Myneni wins second ATP Challenger Title Saketh Myneni certainly seems to be getting better with age as the 28-year-old captured his second ATP

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Sultan Johor Cup: Indian Team Finishes Second

The Indian junior men’s hockey team finished second in the Sultan Johor Cup Hockey Tournament after losing in the final to Great Britain. Nail-biting finish at the Sultan Johor Cup India and Britain were engaged in a nail-biting final at the Sultan Johor Cup. Indians started off on the back foot as Britain went one

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Sharath Kamal Achanta Fails To Shine At TT World Cup

India’s Sharath Kamal Achanta became the only qualifier from the country at the Table Tennis World Cup this year held at Halmstad, Sweden. Achanta was drawn into the fourth qualifying group along with Robert Gardos and Anton Kallberg. The top two from each group were to advance to the round of 16 at the World

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Sports Stats Weekly: Top Indian Swimmers

Swimming is not much of a popular sport in the country. And Indian swimmers are hardly ever recognized by the media, and nor do national celebrities endorse the discipline. Does that mean India does not have any quality swimmers? Let us find out in this week’s Sports Stats Weekly: Indian Swimmers at Asian and Commonwealth

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Morne Morkel Takes South Africa To 18 Run Win In 3rd ODI

Tight and disciplined bowling by South Africa, led by an on-song Morne Morkel, led them to a 18 run win in the 3rd ODI against India at Rajkot. After posting 270/7 with the bat, the visitors tightened things in the last 10 overs to keep India restricted to 252/6. Virat Kohli’s 77 off 99 and

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Delhi Dynamos Secure Narrow Win Against Kerala Blasters

Delhi Dynamos secured a narrow 1-0 win against Kerala Blasters in the Indian Premier League thanks to a goal from Richard Garza. Kerala came up with some big surprises in their team list as they gave a start to marquee player Carlos Marchena and a returning Sandesh Jhingan. Delhi, on the other hand, kept it

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PV Sindhu Breaks Through to Reach Denmark Super Series Final

Continuing her string of causing major upsets in the tournament, PV Sindhu outclassed former world no. 1 Carolina Marin to book a place in the finals. The Denmark Open finals would by Sindhu’s first super series final. Dominant PV Sindhu overcomes World no. 2 In her toughest game at the Denmark Open, PV Sindhu faced

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World Blitz Championship: How Indians fared

The recently concluded World Blitz Championship in Berlin saw Anand finish in the 22nd spot. Here is a recap of the tournament for all the Indian players. Day 1 The first day of the Blitz championship saw Indians failing to make a mark in the quick format. And that left an uphill task for the

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Spin Maestro Anil Kumble Turns 45

The Indian cricket team has had its fair share of legends and Anil Kumble is a deserving member of that list. The ace Indian leg-spinner had a career that spanned almost two decades. He has 132 test caps, 271 ODI caps and a total wicket tally of nearly 1000 considering both the formats of the

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Denmark Open: PV Sindhu Advances To Semis

India’s lone survivor at the Denmark Open PV Sindhu faced the fancied Wang Yihan in the quarterfinals at the Denmark super series. The Indian managed to survive and confirm a podium finish for the country as she progressed to the semi-finals. PV Sindhu wins in Straight Games Facing the 6th ranked Yihan Wang, PV Sindhu

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US Open Squash: Dipika Pallikal Crashes Out

India’s hopes of winning a major Squash tournament ended when Dipika Pallikal crashed out of the US Open Squash tournament. Dipika faced off against Egypt’s Abdel Omneya Kawy in the quarter finals and was comfortably beaten. Dipika was having a solid tournament till then as she had earlier defeated the likes of Alison Waters and

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ISL: Delhi Dynamos Defeat Pune

David Platt’s boys were playing some amazing football this season. The team looked strong, well coordinated and had the required attacking prowess to succeed. Tonight, in their game against Roberto Carlos’ Delhi Dynamos,  it seemed to have been an off-day for Pune FC. The game, between the two tacticians ended being mostly dry with some

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Happy Birthday Gautam Gambhir !

Indian batsman Gautam Gambhir turns 34 today. The dynamic left hand batsman has been a major presence for the Indian team in the past decade and is also the captain of Indian Premier League side Kolkata Knight Riders. Gambhir, born and bought up in Delhi, started his international career in 2003. He made his ODI

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Inderjeet Singh Honoured In Punjab

Indian athletes Inderjeet Singh, Manpreet Kaur, and Arpinder Kaur were honoured by the Baba Zorawar Singh Baba Fateh Singh Sports and Social Welfare Organisation of Sanipur Village, Fatehgarh District in Punjab on Saturday. Inderjeet Singh Enjoying Momentum Inderjeet Singh, who is one of India’s biggest hopes in the upcoming Olympic Games, was the centre of

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Indian Tennis Weekly #36 – Sania Mirza Winner Once More

Sania Mirza topped the charts once again this week while Ramkumar Ramanathan reached another final on the ITF circuit. Here’s our weekly recap on the Indian tennis scene. Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis win eighth title of the season The Santina Express continues to steamroll the WTA Doubles circuit by picking up yet another title

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5 Reasons India Lost The 1st ODI Against South Africa

Despite being in with a genuine chance of comfortably chasing down 304, India lost the 1st ODI against South Africa by 5 runs. The finishing touches proved to be elusive, and the South Africans never allowed their grip on the match to loosen in the last 5 overs. Here are the 5 reasons responsible for

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AIBA World Boxing: Shiva Thapa Settles For Bronze

Shiva Thapa is now the third Indian pugilist to win a medal at the World Championships after Vijender Singh (Bronze, 2009) and Vikas Krishan Yadav (Bronze, 2011). Shiva Thapa in the hunt for Olympic berth Losing the semi-final to Uzbekistan’s Murodjan Akhmadaliev makes the Indian youngster’s Olympic journey a bit longer. Shiva will now fight

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Dutch Open Badminton: Ajay Jayaram Wins Title

Indian Badminton star Ajay Jayaram walked away with the Dutch Open championship after defeating Raul Must of Estonia in the final. Second Consecutive title for Ajay Jayaram Ajay, who was seeded third in the tournament, took home the match in straight games and with a score of 21-12, 21-18. This is his second consecutive Dutch

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Vijender Singh Dominates In His Pro Debut

Vijender Singh, the Indian pugilist, whose professional debut has given the country a new sense of pride, and undoubtedly a new found interest in professional boxing, started off on a winning note at the Manchester Arena a couple of hours earlier today, in the middleweight category. The boxer from Haryana, who catapulted to fame after

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Preview: India v South Africa 1st ODI

India were routed in the T20 series. Quite badly, too! The South Africans are high in spirit and have every reason to be optimistic about emulating their T20 success in the ODI series. The Indian team, on the other hand, need just one good match to bring things back on track. India v South Africa 1st

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The Curious Case of Hibernating Indian Football Fans And ISL

It seemed like just another typical evening until I stumbled upon the television Advertisement of Indian Super League. The Advertisement came packed with all the required marketing tricks and ended with a tagline of ‘Who doesn’t play Football’. The placement of the tagline somehow felt ironic. India is struggling as a football team despite being

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India v South Africa 3rd T20 – Playing for Pride

A dead rubber is what people expect the India v South Africa 3rd T20 to be. The final match of the T20 series is set to be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata tomorrow. The visitors have already swept the T20 series after comprehensive back-to-back wins at Dharamsala and Cuttack. India, on the other hand,

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Stunning Comeback By Indian Hockey Team

Indian hockey team has bounced back against the Kiwis in the second game of the series. After a disappointing first game, Indian attackers Ramandeep Singh, Lalit Upadhyay and Nikkin Thimmaiah scored in the 3-1 victory today. As a result of the win, India is now level with New Zealand at 1-1 with two more games

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Anirban Lahiri Earns PGA Tour Card For 2016

Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri has confirmed the PGA tour card for 2016 as the Web.com series came to an end. Lahiri, who skipped the last two events of the Web.com series, is all set to play for the International Team at the Presidents Cup.  The players who finished in the Top-25 Money list at the

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FIBA Asia Championship: India Lose To Korea And Qatar

India finished eighth at the FIBA Asia Championship 2015 after losing to Korea and Qatar. Going into the tournament, the Indian team was thought to be shallow and incapable of performing from the bench. However, the Indian team managed to put up a decent show for its supporters. Korea overpowers the Indian Cagers at the FIBA

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Joshana Chinappa Loses In Semis Of Carrol Weymuller Open

Joshana Chinappa’s high-flying run at the Carrol Weymuller Open came to a vicious end in the semi-finals. The Indian faced wildcard entrant Joelle King of New Zealand, who proved to be too strong for Chinappa to handle. King won the match 11-4, 9-11, 11-4 and 11-8 to reach the finals. Over in a flash That is

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Indian Tennis Weekly #35 – Sania Mirza Wins Again

Sania Mirza continues to dominate the tennis headlines in India as she captured her seventh title of the season. Elsewhere, Saketh Myenni continues his upward trajectory by reaching a Challenger final in Turkey but Ankita Raina’s poor run of form continued with another first-round loss. All this and more in our weekly update of Indian

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JP Duminy Helps South Africa Win 1st T20

Traditional problems with death over bowling did India in once again. At Dharamsala, they managed to lose the 1st T20 against South Africa, by 7 wickets, despite putting up a mammoth 199/5 on the board. South Africa, down to 95/3 in the 11th over, gathered steam in the last 7 overs of the innings when

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ISL Weekly: The Wait Is Almost Over

With just a couple of days remaining before crowds gather at the Chennaiyin FC home ground for the opening ceremony of India’s star-studded football league, Indian Super League (ISL). The wait is finally over, Indian Super League is back with more international presence, more experience and much more excitement. Final words ahead of ISL season

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Asian Airgun Championships Recap – India Shining

Indian shooters enjoyed a great time at the Asian Airgun Championships earlier this week at the national capital. The Indian team bagged a total of 17 medals, including six gold to finish as table-toppers at the continental championships. India finish top at the Asian Airgun Championships Winning 17 medals in the competition, hosts India sit

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FIBA Asia: India Defeats Palestine In Second Round

The Indian Men’s Basketball team emerged victorious against Palestine in the second round of FIBA Asia Championship. The Indian team had earlier reached the second round after finishing third in their group which consisted of Malaysia, Japan, and Iran. The team had won their match against Malaysia but lost against Japan and Iran. Strong Win

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Anirban Lahiri Close to PGA Spot

Indian Golfer Anirban Lahiri finished tied for 16th in the Small Business Connection championship, which is the second event in the four event Web.com tour. Lahiri started off the final day tied for 20th position. He then came up with birdies on the first, third, 14th, and 16th, whereas he scored bogeys on the 11th

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Lets Football: Indian Super League 2015 Is Here!

It is a matter of few more days and the second edition of Hero Indian Super League will kick off with grandeur. This edition has seen a lot of big money moves and names like Sunil Chhetri and Robin Singh being auctioned at astronomical figures. But there have been teams who decided to retain their

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Indian T20 Squad: Top 5 Changes Needed To Improve It

The Indian T20 squad, which is to take on South Africa in 3 T20Is, starting on October 2, has been declared. The selectors have opted for a nice blend of youth and experience, keeping in mind the T20 World Cup 2016 which is to be hosted by India. The clash against South Africa can thus

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Vijender Singh Wants Pro-Boxing In India

Vijender Singh has settled into life in London and is raring to go for his pro-boxing debut on the 10th of October this year. However, the Olympic and World Championship medallist is not finding it easy at coping with the demands of his new career. “Nothing comes easy in life. It is not easy to

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Jagmohan Dalmiya Passes Away At 75

The Indian cricket fraternity was thrust into shock on Sunday evening! The news of the death of veteran administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya created headlines in quick time. Hospitalized last week on account of chest pain, Dalmiya suffered a heart attack on Thursday. Following an angiography performed on him thereafter, he is reported to have been in

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World Shotgun Championship: Mairaj Khan Books Rio Berth

Mairaj Khan Ahmad walked away from the Trap Concaverde shooting range in Lonato with a spring in his step. The veteran shooter brought glory to the Indian camp, becoming the lone member to bag an Olympic quota in skeet shooting at the ISSF World Shotgun Championship. Sports Rediscovered takes a look at the Indian performances

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Indian Ice Hockey Team Set to Tour Canada in October

The Indian Ice Hockey Team is all set to conduct their first-ever tour of North America next month. The team will be touring Canada and will visit East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) side Brampton Beasts. Beasts are affiliated to National Hockey League (NHL) side Montreal Canadiens and will prove to be a great challenge for

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Davis Cup: Indian Hopes End, Yuki Bhambri Defeated

India has been knocked out after a close encounter against seasoned campaigners Czech Republic in this year’s Davis Cup play-offs. The fourth rubber played between Yuki Bhambri and Jiri Vesely did not end well for the top ranked Indian singles player. Yuki Bhambri fails to trouble Jiri Vesely The opening set of the fourth rubber

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Davis Cup Play-off: Somdev Devvarman Levels the Tie

India has not qualified for the Davis Cup World group since 2011, while Czech Republic, on the other hand, is a regular title winner in recent years. However, day one of the Davis Cup tie ended in a stalemate. Yuki fails to trouble Rosol in Davis Cup Yuki Bhambri played the opener for India against

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Top Performances by Indians in Davis Cup

Davis Cup might not be as celebrated as the Grand Slam tournaments that take place through the calendar, but it is one of the rare occasions where a tennis player can proudly represent his country and reap glory. The Indian Tennis players have been a major presence in the championship over the years and today

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Indian Tennis Weekly #32- US Open Titles for Leander Paes & Sania

It was a memorable week for Indian tennis fans with Leander Paes and Sania Mirza picking up Grand Slam titles in New York. There were also titles for Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Snehadevi Reddy Rishika Sunkara and Sowjanya Bavisetti . All this and more in our weekly update on Indian tennis. Sania Mirza and Leander

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ISSF Shotgun Championships: Sandhu Misses Rio Quota

The shooting range in Lonato, Italy has proved barren as far as the Indian contingent is concerned. While Manavjit Singh Sandhu was forced to continue his quest for the Olympic quota, young Manavaditya Singh missed out on a ticket to the finals of the junior Trap event by one point. Sports Rediscovered takes a look

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Sania Mirza And Martina Hingis Claim US Open Title

The pair of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis won their second consecutive Grand Slam Championship by winning the Women’s doubles title at the US Open Sania and Hingis faced Casey Dellacqua and Yaroslava Shvedova in the final of the tournament and came out with a comfortable 6-3,6-3 win. This is their second consecutive Grand Slam title

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Sports Stats Weekly: Indian Tennis – Doubles Success

India enjoyed some early success in tennis as the sport was made popular by the likes of Vijay Amritraj, Ramesh Krishnan and Ramanathan Krishnan during the latter half of the 20th century. It was the pair of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi that brought Grand slam glory for India at the turn of the century.

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ISSF World Cup, Munich: Apurvi Chandela Shoots Silver

Apurvi Chandela walked away from the ISSF Rifle and Pistol world cup championships in Munich with a bounce in her step. The Commonwealth Games Gold medalist finished second in the women’s 10 metres Air Rifles event on Saturday, finishing with a total score of 206.9. Apurvi Chandela: Eyes on Rio 22-years-old Chandela finished behind Elaheh

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World Wrestling Championship: High Hopes For India

The Indian Wrestlers are all set to make their mark at the World Wrestling Championship which will kick off on September 7, 2015 at Las Vegas. India will be participating in the tournament without their ace wrestler Sushil Kumar, but there are other names in the team who could come the spotlight. Yogeshwar Dutt will

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Subrata Pal Interview – India Will Play With Passion

A few days prior to India’s World Cup Qualifier clash against Iran, Indian goalkeeper , Subrata Pal stressed that India will stay all “focused” and play with “passion”. The match is set to kick-off at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on September 8,2015. “We will play as a Team. Football is all about attacking as a Team and it’s also

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Joshana Chinappa Wins NSCI Open

Joshana Chinappa overcame Egypt’s Habiba Mohamed 11-8, 11-9, 11-6 to lift the women’s title, while Mahesh Mangaonkar suffered a defeat at the hands of Adrian Waller in a tough four set contest in the men’s final. Joshana Chinappa maintains cool to win NSCI Open Joshana Chinappa, seeded third in the competition, kept her calm after

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Sri Lanka v India 3rd Test – 5 Things That Changed The Game

A number of game changing performances and periods of play were present in the Sri Lanka v India 3rd Test at Colombo. India had the upper hand for the better part of the Test match, but the home team displayed admirable fighting spirit every now and then. Here is a collection of some of the

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Rio Olympics: 36 Year Wait of Indian Women Ends

The Indian Women’s Hockey team has booked their berth for the 2016 Rio Olympics thanks to their performance at the Hockey World League. This is only the second Olympic qualification for the Women’s Hockey team. The team first qualified for Olympics back in 1980 and had finished fourth back then. The qualification came after their

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US Open: Rafael Nadal Knocked Out

The morning session of the fifth day at the US Open resulted in victories for Novak Djokovic, Serena and Venus Williams. Rohan Bopanna was only Indian to win his mixed doubles fixture on day five. Rafael Nadal continues disappointing run No viewer would have ever expected the result. Nadal was quick to grab the opening

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Khel Ratna And Arjuna Awards: 2015 Awardees

It’s that time of the year when you acknowledge the presence of our sporting heroes. The annual Arjuna awards were conferred last Saturday, at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, and the awardees included greats from wrestling to gymnastics to kabaddi. After much hue and cry, tennis pro Sania Mirza was awarded a well-deserved Khel Ratna.   Sports Rediscovered

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Indian Football Team vs Nepal Ends in a Draw

The Indian Football team could only manage a draw against Nepal after its attackers failed to convert chances into goals. India dominates in the first half The first half of the match saw some great attacking football from India. Initially the Nepal players created two great chances inside the first ten minutes, but Indian players

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Indian Tennis Weekly #30 – Sumit Nagal Wins Title

With the top doubles players taking a break before the US Open, it was upto India’s second rung of players to dominate the headlines this week. Sumit Nagal won his first ITF singles title while the top singles players failed in their bid to qualify for the US Open. All this and more in our

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Sinquefield Chess: Viswanathan Anand Draws With Giri

Indian Grandmaster Viswanathan Anand drew with Anish Giri of Netherlands in the sixth round of the Sinquefield Chess Tournament. Fourth Consecutive Draw for Viswanathan Anand The draw against Anish Giri is Anand’s fourth consecutive stalemate in the tournament. He had lost the first two matches of the tournament and then drew his next four games

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Sports Stats Weekly #9: Indian Wrestlers Eye Olympic Glory

Wrestling is one among many of the ancient sports in the world we live in. And India wrestlers have helped created a rich history in the sport, with numerous achievements and records to their name. Now, some of you might find that amusing. So are you ready to get to know more about the achievements

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How Rafael Nadal Can Return To The Top

He has probably been the most scrutinised tennis player this past year, and rightly so. When a 14 time grand slam champion has erratic losses to players he routinely dismantled, it is a cause for alarm. But the stark difference between Rafael Nadal’s current predicament and his great rival Federer’s season in 2013 is that, while

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World Athletics Championship: Vikas Gowda Finishes 9th

India’s Vikas Gowda finished 9th in the Discus Throw Event at IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Gowda had a best of 62.24m to his name in the finals. Gowda’s first throw covered a distance of 60.23m and this saw him end up in the 8th position after the first round. Gowda was ninth after

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Happy Birthday Major Dhyan Chand

August 29 marks the Birthday of legendary Indian Hockey player Dhyan Chand. Here is our ode to the legend who changed the face of Hockey in India. Indian Hockey Team had a glorious past. They gave nightmares to every other team in the world. India won 8 gold medals in field hockey in the Olympics.Three

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Raksha Bandhan: 5 Sister- Brother Duo In Sports

The heavenly bond between a brother and sister is celebrated on Raksha Bandhan. Sibling love is something that does not require any special day but then again, it is always good to have some time to cherish all those memorable moments that we spent with our siblings. The sporting world has seen a lot of

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World Athletics: Tintu Luka Bids Bye To Birds Nest

The fifth day of the World Athletics championships had mixed results for the Indian team, with Tintu Luka crashing out of the 800 metres event. The women’s 3000 metres steeplechase event however was a source of pride, with Lalita Babar finishing eighth. Tintu Luka – Qualifies for Rio The ghosts of many past international competitions

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World Athletics: Birds Nest Beckons Lalita Babar

And then good won over evil. A cursory glance through yesterday’s newspapers and this is the first thing that jumps to the mind. Touted by many as a David vs Goliath prototype, somehow you revel in Usain Bolt’s victory in the 100 metres finals over two-time ex-doper Justin Gatlin. Why? Perhaps because it is a

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Sri Lanka v India: 5 Reasons India Won The 2nd Test

Victories in Test matches abroad don’t come every other day for the Indian team. Such a victory did, however, make a pleasant appearance in the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka at Colombo. And the Indians managed to win the Test comprehensively, by 278 runs! Besides, centuries from Lokesh Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane, together with Ravichandran

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Usain Bolt Is Still The Fastest Man On Earth

Jamaican Usain Bolt showed that he is still the fastest man on earth by winning the 100m race at the IAAF World Athletics Championship in Beijing on Sunday. He clocked his season-best time of 9.79 seconds to clinch yet another gold medal at the World Athletics Championships. Usain Bolt shines despite the pressure Bolt had

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Saurav Ghosal Finishes Second At Albierto Colombiano

Saurav Ghosal was exceptional throughout the Albierto Colombiano squash tournament overcoming the tournament’s top seed en-route the final. Ghosal was defeated in the final by the 54th ranked Alfredo Avila from Mexico. Saurav Ghosal lost in Finals The Mexican on his way to the finals caused major upsets defeating World No. 21 fares Dessouki, World

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Indian Junior Football Team Set For Asia Champions Trophy

17 members have been shortlisted for the Indian Junior Football team(U-19) squad, which will be participating in the FAM-FRENZ Asia Champions Trophy 2015 as per a press release from AIFF. The Championship kicked-off earlier this month on August 05, 2015. Tough Matches Coming up for Indian Junior Football team The Indian colts have been clubbed

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Saina Nehwal Loses Final, Settles For WC Silver

It was a challenge that proved too tough for India’s Saina Nehwal in the end. Carolina Marin sprung to life after a slow start and played a brilliant match to retain her World Championships title 21-16, 21-19, thereby crushing all hopes of Saina in a 59-minute final of high quality. But the World No. 2

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Abhishek Verma Wins Gold at Archery World Cup

Abhishek Verma focussed on staying happy ahead of the game and did manage for most of the time. But, his team’s defeat in the bronze medal play-off against Italy in the afternoon pulled the trigger for him to win India’s first Gold at the ongoing World Cup. “My dream has come true,” Abhishek said, after

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PGA Championship: Anirban Lahiri Tied For 4th

India’s Anirban Lahiri is tied for 4th after the second round of the PGA Championships held in Wisconsin. Lahiri was tied for 15th after the conclusion of first round and came up with an excellent performance in the second to finish 4th. The tournament is currently halfway through and if Lahiri can hang on, he

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5 Memorable Indian Sports Moments After Independence

Indians will celebrate Independence Day on August 15. The entire nation will feel patriotism flow through their veins on the day and this is a good time to look back at some post-Independence moments from Indian sports. So here are some memorable Indian Sports Moments after Independence that made every Indian proud. #1 India wins the

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Chain Singh Seals Olympic Quota

Chain Singh finished 8th in the 50m Rifle 3 competition at the ongoing ISSF World Cup. The performance did help ensure India’s seventh spot in the Olympic shooting events. Chain Singh scored 1174 out of 1200 in the qualifiers finishing seventh. He fired a score of 395 kneeling, 396 proning and 383 standing out of

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Sri Lanka vs India – Herath Stars As India Lose Test Match

When India’s night watchman Ishant Sharma was dismissed as the first wicket of the fourth day at Galle, little did anyone expect that our famed Indian batting line-up will fail to chase a seemingly easy target of 176. What began as an easy task became an incredibly tough endeavour, and India eventually lost the first

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Ramandeep Singh Brace Helps India Win Series

The Indian hockey team wanted to finish their European tour on a high and coach Oltmans will be happy with the final result. After a poor performance in the first match against Spain, critics questioned Indian hockey team’s ability to compete against top teams. With the final win in the pocket, the Indian team has

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Pankaj Advani Beats Yan Bingtao To Clinch 13th World Title

Indian star cueist Pankaj Advani successfully defended his IBSF World 6 Reds snooker title after defeating Chinese teen sensation Yan Bingtao in the summit clash. This title win,came after an average performance by Pankaj Advani during the earlier group stages and once again highlights the finishing ability of the Indian champ. In a fairly one-sided

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Pullela Gopichand Interview: I Look For The Ability To Win

Pullela Gopichand is the chief Indian national team coach credited for the broad-based success of Indian badminton. At times though, he seems to be held responsible for everything that is happening with Indian badminton, whether it is the need for Saina Nehwal to rediscover her form or the fact that officials have not done justice

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World Tennis Weekly #13 – Rafael Nadal Back As A Winner

Rafael Nadal was back in the winner’s circle this week even as Austrian Dominic Thiem won his second title in a row on the men’s side. Jelena Jankovic was among three winners on the women’s side. Here is our recap of the week in World Tennis. Rafael Nadal Wins Hamburg Title Rafael Nadal decided to

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Resurgent Indian Hockey Team Beat France 4-1

Continuing its winning spree, the Indian hockey team beat France 4-1 in their second match of its European Tour in France. India will now travel to Spain for the remaining three matches of their tour. Gurjinder strikes Dragflicker Gurjinder Singh converted two penalty corners, while the remainder of the goals were scored by Mohd Amir Khan

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Dipa Karmakar Wins Asian Championships Bronze

India’s Dipa Karmakar continued to stamp her class with another medal-winning performance at the recently-concluded 6th Senior ART Gymnastics Asian Championships in Hiroshima. The artistic gymnast clinched bronze in women’s vault and finished seventh in the overall standings at this prestigious event. Yan Wang from China successfully defended her title and logged 14.988 points. She

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U21 Volvo Invitational: Bronze for Indian Eves

The Indian hockey U-21 team faced mixed results at the Volvo Invitational Tournament as the Women’s team earned a 3rd spot, while the men’s team failed to register a podium finish. Indian eves goalkeeper Inderjeet Kaur helps India achieve 3rd position at the Volvo Invitational The Indian women’s team lost just twice in the tournament

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Sandeep Sejwal Betters Olympic Selection B Time

Sajan Prakash, who was adjudged the best athlete at the 35th National Games, has so far achieved the best ranking amongst all Indian swimmers at the ongoing 16th FINA World Championships held in Kazan, Russia. Prakash grabbed the 31st place out of 40 swimmers in the Men’s 200m Butterfly Heats on Tuesday. The Indian clocked

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Sumit Nagal: I Am Done Playing the Junior Circuit

Sumit Nagal, all of 17, has been in the news ever since winning the 2015 Wimbledon boys’ doubles title. The teenager now aims to transition full-time to the professional circuit and says his goal is to be ranked high enough to play the qualifying draw of the French Open. Sports Rediscovered caught up with Sumit

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Indian Recurve Women Team Clinch Silver

After starting on a high, the Indian recurve women team lost their grip on the gold medal match mid-way and had to be content with the silver medal at the World Archery Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark on Sunday. The Indians eventually went down to Russia with a final score of 4-5. Indian recurve women team

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Joshna Chinappa Wins 2015 Victorian Open Squash

India’s Joshna Chinappa has won the 2015 edition of Victorian Open Squash. She defeated Line Hansen of Denmark in the final. Big win for Joshna Chinappa Joshna had earlier defeated eight seeded Christine Nunn of Australia in the semi-final and came into the final with a lot of momentum. The Indian was seeded third in

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Dutee Chand Allowed To Run Again !

Dutee Chand’s is a story that keeps fluctuating between being wronged and getting her just rights ! After being pulled out of the 2014 Commmonwealth Games for testing positive for hyperandrogenism (high levels of androgens, in Dutee’s case, in the body being produced ‘naturally’) Dutee courageously went against the authorities by refusing hormone suppressing drugs

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Deepika Kumari Helps India Book Rio Spot

It turned out to be a memorable day for the Indian women’s recurve team at the World Archery Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark on Tuesday. Led by Deepika Kumari, the Indian squad not only secured the coveted quota at the 2016 Rio Olympics, but also progressed to the final of the prestigious world meet. Hopes, however,

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Indian Sports Persons Pay Tribute To APJ Abdul Kalam

India’s former president Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam passed away on Monday. The way in which Social media reacted to his death showed the amount of respect and love that we had for him. He was arguably one of the best presidents that India ever had and was an inspiration for all Indians. The Indian Sports

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Olympic Qualification Scenario For Indian Shooters

With a year left for the 2016 Rio Olympics, it is a good time to have an analysis of Indian Olympic hopes from shooting – the sport that has one of the best chances for medals for the Indian contingent. The Indian shooters, so far, have earned 5 quota places in this sport and have

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Russia Open Badminton: Ajay Jayaram Reaches Semi-Finals

India’s Ajay Jayaram has reached the semi-finals of the Russia Open Badminton Tournament while Tanvi Lad crashed out. High Hopes for Ajay Jayaram Ajay faced off against Wei Feng Chong of Malaysia in the quarter-finals and came out with a comfortable win of 21-15, 21-13. The first game was a bit competitive as both players

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Inderjeet Singh: Waiting For Gold

27-years-old, 6 feet 5 inch, weighing 165 kg, Inderjeet Singh is the new star on the horizon of Indian athletics. With a string of 19 metres throws to his credit lately, the Punjab born shot putter has been making waves within the sporting circle after he booked a ticket to the Rio Olympics, making the

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Kamini Leads Indian Women Cricket Team To Win Over NZ

After drawing first blood, the Indian women cricket team went 2-1 behind in the recently concluded ODI series against New Zealand women’s team. However, the Indians made a remarkable turnaround to clinch the series 3-2. Mithali Raj rediscovered her form, as she went past 5,000 runs in ODI’s in the process becoming only the second

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Leander Paes And Martina Hingis Clinch Wimbledon Title

It is an Indian summer at Wimbledon 2015 as Leander Paes and Martina Hingis claimed the mixed doubles title on Sunday. This win comes after two earlier triumphs by Indians at the All England Club this year – Sania Mirza in ladies doubles and Sumit Nagal in boys’ doubles. The seventh-seeded duo of Leander and

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Sumit Nagal Wins Wimbledon Junior Doubles Crown

Less than 24 hours after Sania Mirza became the first Indian to capture a women’s doubles Grand Slam title, there is another Indian winner at Wimbledon 2015. The eight-seeded pair of Sumit Nagal and Nam Hoang Ly emerged as the winners in the boys’ doubles category. The Indo-Vietnamese duo stunned the fourth seeds Reilly Opelka

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B Adhiban Wins Benasque Open Chess Tournament

Indian Grandmaster B Adhiban upstaged top seed Maxim Rodshtein with black pieces to win the Benasque Open chess championship in Spain. In a strong field, the fourth seeded Indian aggregated 8.5 points having started the final round as one of the four leaders. B Adhiban’s win in the final round came as a slight bit

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Wimbledon Women Doubles Final Live – Sania Mirza/Martina Hingis Win

Sports Rediscovered brings a live report of Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis winning the Wimbledon women doubles final with game by game coverage. Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis were up against a strong Russian pairing of Elena Vesnina and Makarova and won the tie in a close third set. The Indo-Swiss team tied the match

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Serena Williams Wins Her Sixth Wimbledon Title

World No. 1 Serena Williams overcame rising Spanish youngster Garbine Mugurza 6-4, 6-4 to capture her sixth Wimbledon crown and her 21st Grand Slam title overall. With this win, Serena has now achieved the second ‘Serena Slam’. She had collected her first Serena Slam when she went on to grab all the 4 Slam trophies

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Ambati Rayudu Scores Ton, India Beat Zimbabwe Narrowly

Ambati Rayudu scored a splendid ton in the 1st ODI against Zimbabwe, at Harare, to help India pocket a narrow 4 run victory. Rayudu’s 160 run stand for the 6th wicket with Stuart Binny (77 off 76) helped India recover from a precarious 87/5 and post a challenging total of 255/6 on the board. Zimbabwe

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