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November 2017

Chinese shuttlers are scared of us now: Srikanth

New Delhi, Nov 30: Ace shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who won four Super Series titles this year, feels the strong Chinese shuttlers are scared of the Indian contingent now after a string of good performances against them.On the back of reaching four Superseries finals and bagging four titles, Srikanth was recently feted with the Sportsman of the Year award by CNN-News18. "Unfortunately I got injured after the Olympics. I had never been away from the game for so long. It took a great deal of hard work to make a…

HWL Final: India aim for bright start against defending champions Australia

Bhubaneswar, Nov 30: India will look to continue their good run under new coach Sjoerd Marijne when they take on defending champions Australia in their opening match in the Hockey World League (HWL) Final at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday.India finished third in the last edition of the meet, losing to the Netherlands 2-3 on penalties after both teams were locked 5-5 in regulation time. Under new coach Sjoerd Marijne, a young Indian team would be playing at home for the first time. "No pressure, nothing at all.…

South Africa will be an opportunity to prove ourselves: Shastri

New Delhi, Nov 30: India head coach Ravi Shastri on Thursday felt that the upcoming tour of South Africa, starting next month, will be a good opportunity for the Virat Kohli-led side to prove themselves.Despite India not having a great record to show in South Africa, the former India skipper felt that the current team does have the potential to give a tough fight to the Proteas during the tour, comprising three Tests, six One-day Internationals and three T20 Internationals. "South Africa tour will be an opportunity…

Germany wonder boy Arp needs permission for ‘night shifts’

Berlin, Nov 30: High school student Jann-Fiete Arp is living the fairytale millions of young footballers around the world are dreaming of.At the age of 17, the striker stands for his club Hamburger SV's hope to avoid relegation in the Bundesliga but at the same time needs special permission to "work" after eight o'clock in the evening, reports Xinhua news agency. To address German youth protection laws, the 1983 German champions had to apply for special permission for Arp for Friday's 14th…

Virat inspires me to be fit: Mithali Raj

New Delhi, Nov 30: India Women's cricket team captain Mithali Raj on Thursday heaped praise on skipper Virat Kohli and said it is commendable how he stays focused on staying fit throughout the year."It feels great that all of them are getting their due, and that people are finally recognising them," the 34-year-old said at the CNN-News18 Indian of the Year 2017. "I've come so far playing cricket in an era where it was not really appreciated, and responding to trolls is not really worth my…
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