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July 24, 2015

Canada men’s team qualifies for 2016 Olympics hockey

Toronto, July 24: The Canadian men's hockey team has qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics after it entered the final of the ongoing Pan American Games here.In the semi-final on Thursday, Canada beat Brazil 5-3 via penalty shoot-out after the 60 minutes of play didn't yield any goals. Argentina won the other semi-final and have already qualified for Rio through the Hockey World League (HWL) Semi-Finals. With both teams in the final, qualification for Canada is guaranteed either as winner of the Pan…

Indian boys finish sixth in Asian Junior and Cadet TT

Kuala Lumpur, July 24: Indian boys finished sixth after losing to Chinese Taipei in the fifth-sixth classification match of the 21st Asian Junior and Cadet Table Tennis Championships here on Friday.After losing to South Korea 0-3, India defeated Singapore 3-0 in the seventh-eighth classification contest and ran into Taipei to finish but lost. China, as expected, won the gold medal while South Korea and Japan finished second and third respectively. In the last edition of the Asian Junior championships, held at Mumbai…

Cricket: NCA rout Andhra CA by an innings

Bengaluru, July 24: National Cricket Academy drubbed Andhra CA by an innings and 22 runs with a day to spare and picked up seven points from their preliminary league match of the KSCA All-India cricket tournament here on Friday.After making 337 in their first innings, NCA bowled out Andhra for 130 and 185 to complete a fine win. In another match, KSCA president's XI batsmen flogged a hapless Tripura CA bowling to pile up 613 for four in reply to the visitors' first innings total of 264. In their second…

Force India to skip second practice in Hungarian GP

Mogyorod (Hungary), July 24: Sahara Force India on Friday announced that its cars will not take part in this afternoon's second practice session of the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix at the Hungaroring circuit as the team continued to investigate a suspension problem."Sahara Force India will not take part in this afternoon’s second practice session at the Hungaroring as the team continues to investigate a suspension problem, which caused (driver) Sergio Perez to crash this morning. Sergio’s car…

Drogba offered $1m to play for Atletico Kolkata in ISL

London, July 24: Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has been offered $ 1 million by Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Atletico de Kolkata to be their marquee player for the upcoming season starting in October.Atletico has proposed to pay the Ivorian marksman $ 1 million plus all costs of his living and training with the team for their pre-season in Spain, standard.co.uk reported on Friday. The ISL sides have a deadline of announcing their marquee by July 31 but Drogba's agent is yet to take a decision on the…
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