Difficult for Jwala-Ashwini to win Olympic medal: Mathias Boe

By Sandip Sikdar New Delhi, Feb 2 : In a jolt to Indian hopes of a doubles medal at the Rio Olympics, Mathias Boe – Danish badminton player who is one of the world’s leading shuttlers in the men’s pairs event – has opined that India’s premier women’s combine of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa […]

IOC gives thumbs-up to anti-Zika measures

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES, Feb 2 : International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has welcomed measures being taken to tackle the mosquito-borne Zika virus and believes the spread of the virus across South America will not adversely affect the Rio de Janeiro Games in August. While applauding the World Health Organization’s declaration that the […]

Nadal granted Argentina Open wild card

Buenos Aires, Feb 2 : Rafael Nadal has been granted a wild card to defend his Argentina Open title in Buenos Aires next week, organisers said on Monday. The 29-year-old Spaniard, who defeated Argentine Juan Monaco in last year’s final, will play his first match of the tournament on Wednesday or Thursday, Xinhua news agency […]

IOC gives thumbs-up to anti-Zika measures

By Mark Lamport-Stokes LOS ANGELES, Feb 2 : International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach has welcomed measures being taken to tackle the mosquito-borne Zika virus and believes the spread of the virus across South America will not adversely affect the Rio de Janeiro Games in August. While applauding the World Health Organization’s declaration that the […]

Kohli rested, Pawan Negi included for Lanka T20I series

New Delhi: Star batsman Virat Kohli has been rested for the brief three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka starting February 9 while Delhi left-arm spinner Pawan Negi is the lone new face in the national side. With scores of 90, 59 and 50 in the just-concluded T20I series against Australia, Kohli, who today moved atop […]