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June 16, 2016

Euro Cup: England down brave Wales, move closer to quarters

Lens (France), June 16: Daniel Sturridge struck a last minute winner as England defeated a spirited Wales 2-1 in a Group B match to register their first victory at the Euro Cup football tournament here on Thursday.Sturridge (90+2) scored the decisive goal in the final minute of the game. Earlier, Gareth Bale (42nd minute) had given minnows Wales the lead which was cancelled out by England striker Jamie Vardy (56th). The result put England at the top of the group with four points from two matches. They are now virtually…

Saina, Srikanth vault two spots in BWF rankings

New Delhi, June 16: Star shuttler Saina Nehwal's second Australian Open title propelled her two rungs up to the sixth spot while Kidambi Srikanth also rose similarly to No.11 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings for women's and men's singles respectively.Saina's statemate PV Sindhu, however, retained her No.10 spot in the rankings, which witnessed South Korea's Sung Ji Hyun and China's Wang Shixian dropping one spot each to be at No.7 and No.8 respectively. Spain's…

India’s first pink-ball game under rain threat

Kolkata, June 16: The Met department has predicted thunderstorms for the next two days, putting under cloud the first day-night pink ball cricket match to be played at the Eden Gardens here June 18-21.City clubs Mohun Bagan and Bhowanipore are scheduled to lock horns in the tie. "There are 60 to 70 per cent chances of thunderstorms on Saturday. There will be intermittent showers. It might continue till Sunday," a Met official said on Thursday. The game on Saturday will start at 2.30 p.m and will continue…

India men’s recurve team fail to qualify for Rio

Antalya (Turkey), June 16: India will not have a men's archery team competing in Rio Olympics as it failed to book a berth in the quadrennial event through the Olympic qualifying tournament here on Thursday.The top-seeded men's trio of Jayanta Talukdar, Atanu Das and Mangal Singh Champia lost to a lower-ranked Malaysian team 4-5 in the shoot-off in the quarter-finals after finishing at 27-28. They needed to finish in the top three to qualify for the games in August but it was Champia's poor run of form…

Milkha Singh to flag off mini-marathon on June 21

New Delhi, June 16: Flying Sikh Milkha Singh will flag off a mini-marathon on the International Yoga Day on June 21 here, an official statement said on Thursday.The 6-km marathon 'Yoga Run for Peace and Unity' will be start from the India Gate and also end there between 5 and 8 p.m. . "Starting from the India Gate, it will pass through the Mansingh Road Crossing via Rajpath-Rafi Marg, Dr Rajendra Prasad Road, Janpath, Rajpath and will end at the India Gate," said the statement. The run is…
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