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July 2016

India to host Kabaddi World Cup in October

Mumbai, July 31: India will host 12 teams in the Kabaddi World Cup scheduled to take place in October, the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) announced on Sunday.The United States, Canada, UK, Australia, Iran, Poland, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Korea, Japan and Kenya, apart from hosts India, are set to take part in the competition for the top honours. Kabaddi became a part of Asian Games in the year 1990 and India has won all the gold medals since then. “The International Kabaddi Federation is…

Nayan scores grand double at JK FMSCI Racing

Coimbatore, July 31: Nayan Chaterjee emerged as the driver with luck, pluck and pace as he completed a grand double in the Euro JK 16 category of the JK Tyre FMSCI National Racing Championship at the Kari Motor Speedway here on Sunday.Nayan was the lucky beneficiary on Race 3 in this category, taking the first place in a fiercely contested race. He, Ricky Donison and Krishnaraaj Mahadik went bumper to bumper until Ricky found some space to sneak ahead in the eighth lap. He couldn't be touched after that. His joy was,…

Maxwell vows to return after being axed from Australian ODI squad

Kandy (Sri Lanka), July 31 (IANS) Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell, who was on Sunday dropped from the One-Day International (ODI) cricket squad against Sri Lanka, said he is disappointed but determined to get back his place "which I deserve". Australia's selection chairman Rod Marsh issued a message to axed Maxwell saying that, “If you can show us you're capable of consistently making runs and taking wickets there is a place for you in our best white ball XI”.…

Nishikori takes out Wawrinka, to face Djokovic in Rogers Cup final

Toronto, July 31 (IANS) World No.6 Kei Nishikori of Japan beat No.5 Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in straight sets 7-6, 6-1 in the semi-finals of the Rogers Cup tennis tournament at the Aviva Centre here.The 26 year-old Nishikori overcame a 5-2 deficit in the first set to win in a tie break on Saturday. The opening set lasted 63 minutes and saw Wawrinka fail to convert on four set point opportunities before Nishikori converted on his first set point opportunity, reports Xinhua. "It was a really tight game. I…

Kenya’s poster girl Cherono relishing chance to dazzle in Rio

Nairobi, July 31 (IANS) Mercy Cherono is simply Kenya's athletics poster girl, with her dashing smile illuminating international championships since she announced herself to the world as the women 3,000 metres junior champion at the Bydgoszcz 2008 edition in Poland.From television adverts to billboards, the 25-year-old from the northwestern region of Kericho has grown from a shy but precocious talent into a fashion symbol in a sport that has placed her nation on the global map, reports Xinhua. At the 2014…
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