Vinesh Phogat Bags Silver Medal At Asian Wrestling Championships

New Delhi: VineshPhogat has won silver medal at the Asian Wrestling Championships in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. 

Vinesh suffered a 2-3 defeat to China's Chun Lei in the summit clash of the women's 50kg freestyle event.

After trailing 0-1 early in the bout, Vinesh came back strongly to score two points, taking the lead. But with less than two minutes left, the Chinese wrestler scored two crucial points with an attacking move to regain the lead, which she defended well till the end.

Another Indian wrestler Sangeeta defeated Jieun Um of Korea to win a bronze medal in the women's 59kg freestyle event.


My Dream Is To Become World No. 1:PV Sindhu

New Delhi: Ace shuttler PV Sindhu has said her dream is to become World No. 1 and she is trying to reach the numerouno spot.

Sindhu, who had achieved a career-best ranking of World No. 2 few months ago, said when she started playing at the age of eight her first dream was to represent India.

"When I started playing at the age of eight my dream was to play for India and that was the first dream. When I started playing for India that is when I thought someday I have to be (on) top of the world.


Sardar Confident Of Good Show At Sultan Azlan Shah Cup

New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh asserts his side has enough fire power to tackle strong opponents such as world number one Australia and reigning Olympic champions Argentina at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup, beginning on Saturday.

India will open their campaign against world number two Argentina on Saturday.

The experienced mid-fielder exuded confidence that India can come up with a solid show in the season-opening event which also features England, Ireland and hosts Malaysia.


Ravichandran Ashwin To Lead Kings XI Punjab In IPL

New Delhi: Senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been selected captain of the IPL side Kings XI Punjab, which also has Yuvraj Singh and Chris Gayle in their ranks.

Ashwin has two IPL titles during his eight-year stint with Chennai Super Kings and has also played for Pune Supergiants.

"I feel honoured to be trusted with the responsibility of leading such a talented bunch of cricketers. I am confident of bringing out the best out of team mates. This is indeed a proud moment for me," said Ashwin, who is currently out-of-favour in India's ODI and T20 scheme of things.


Sameer Verma Lifts Swiss Open Title

New Delhi: Indian shuttler Sameer Verma has defeated former world no 2 Jan O Jorgensen and clinched the men's singles title at the $150,000 Swiss Open Super 300 tournament in Basel (Switzerland). 

The 23-year-old from Madhya Pradesh showed great anticipation and technique and added power in his smashes to bamboozle Jorgensen 21-15, 21-13 in a lop-sided contest.

Sameer, who had clinched the Syed Modi Grand Prix Gold last year and reached the finals at 2016 Hong Kong Super Series, thus lifted his first title of the season and joined fellow Indians Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy, who had won the title in 2015 and 2016.