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April 15, 2014

FIA uphold decision to disqualify Ricciardo

Paris, April 15 (IANS) International automobile federation (FIA) announced Tuesday that it will uphold the decision on Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo's disqualification from last month's Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.The 24-year-old Australian finished runners-up behind Mercedes' Nico Rosberg in the season's opening race in Melbourne but was stripped of the result for breaching a fuel flow regulation. Red Bull immediately decided to appeal the decision of the stewards, reports Xinhua. Red…

Salgaocar hold Sporting in six-goal I-League thriller

Margao, April 15 (IANS) Salgaocar football club and Sporting Clube de Goa played an entertaining 3-3 draw in an Airtel I-League clash at the Nehru Stadium here Tuesday.Goals from Darryl Duffy (penalty) and Dudu Omagbemi initially gave Salgaocar a 2-0 lead. But Sporting struck back in magnificent fashion through Ogba Kalu, Boima Karpeh and Rowlin Borges to take a 3-2 lead until substitute Bikash Jairu ensured that his team got a point with a goal in the 90th minute. The teams were tied 2-2 at the breather. Photo…

IPL to kick off in UAE under shadow of graft

Abu Dhabi, April 15 (IANS) The seventh edition of the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) gets underway here Wednesday night with allegations of corruption and spot-fixing looming over it.The first 20 matches, from Wednesday to April 30, will be played in the UAE as the dates were clashing with India's General Election. The Twenty20 bandwagon will return home for matches scheduled from May 2-June 1. The first match is between defending champions Mumbai Indians, captained by Rohit Sharma, and Gautam Gambhir-led…

Shuttlers Bhat, Varma win in New Zealand GP

Auckland, April 15 (IANS) Indian shuttlers Sourabh Varma and Arvind Bhat Tuesday entered the men's singles second round in emphatic fashion at the $50,000 New Zealand Open Grand Prix being played at the North Shore Events Centre here.Second seed Varma took exactly half an hour to ease past local shuttler James Eunson 21-16, 21-14 in their first ever match. Varma, who hails from Dhar in Madhya Pradesh, will face another New Zealander Dylan Henton in the next round. Meanwhile, recently crowned German Open Grand Prix…

South Africa get $475,000 for ending No.1 in Tests

Dubai, April 15 (IANS) Cricket South Africa (CSA) Tuesday received $475,000 in recognition of their side finishing at the top of the ICC Test team rankings at the annual April 1 cut-off date.ICC chief executive David Richardson presented the cheque to his CSA counterpart Haroon Lorgat, who received it on behalf of the side that topped the Test rankings for the second successive year. South Africa have been holding the No.1 Test spot since August 2012 and are the fourth side after Australia, India and England to achieve…
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