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September 29, 2016

Australia again to host opening race of 2017 F1 season

Melbourne, Sep 29: Australian Grand Prix officials have welcomed the decision to retain Melbourne as the opening race in the 2017 Formula One season.But the race will begin one week later than usual -- on March 26, 2017 -- to allow teams more time to adjust to F1's new rule changes, reports Xinhua. The Federation International of Automobiles (FIA) confirmed that Melbourne would open the season for the 20th time in its 22-year history, as listed on its provisional calendar for 2017, released on Thursday morning.…

Strycova rallies past Jankovic into Wuhan Open tennis quarters

Wuhan (China), Sep 29: Barbora Strycova recovered from a set down to defeat Jelena Jankovic 1-6, 6-4, 7-5 in the Wuhan Open tennis tournament here on Thursday."I'm very happy to be through to the quarterfinals. It was a very tough match for me, with a lot of ups and downs, but I'm happy to get the win," she added, reports Xinhua news agency. Strycova had reached the round of 16 in her last two Wuhan appearances, but was in trouble early on against the Serb, a former World No.1, who overcame an…

Three boxers reprimanded by IOC for betting on Rio Olympics bouts

Lausanne (Switzerland), Sep 29 (IANS) Three boxers have been severely reprimanded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for betting on boxing bouts during the 2016 Rio Olympics.In a statement issued on Wednesday, the IOC said: "As there was no intent to manipulate any event, all three athletes have been issued severe reprimands and obliged to follow and contribute to various integrity educational programmes," reports Efe. The three boxers involved are British Michael John Conlan, 24, competing in the…

Kohli backs in-form Jadeja to come good again

Kolkata Sep 29 (IANS) India Test captain Virat Kohli put his weight behind Ravindra Jadeja on Thursday saying the all-rounder needs the support of the entire team to realise how good his batting is.Jadeja, who has often been under the lens for his batting style in the longest format of the game, came up trumps in the first Test against New Zealand in Kanpur both with the bat and bowl, scoring 42 and 50 not out and also taking six wickets in the match. "I think he used to think too much about Test cricket before.…

I haven’t seen so many people at a media gathering before: Latham

Kolkata Sep 29: New Zealand opener Tom Latham was left awestruck on Thursday by the huge attendance at the media meet on the eve of their second Test against India at the Eden Gardens."I haven't seen such a big gathering for a media conference before. It's great to see the passion and support for the sport in this part of the world. I am sure there will be lot of people at the ground tomorrow (Friday)," said Latham, who is on his maiden trip to India. Admitting that the Kiwis haven't been…
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