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April 16, 2018

Red Bull Tashan Kabaddi meet qualifiers from April 21

New Delhi, April 16: Red Bull Tashan, a Kabaddi tournament for players at the college and club level, will hold its qualifiers in three cities from April 21, it was announced on Monday.Organised in association with the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) franchise Puneri Paltan, the tournament aims to widen the reach and further develop the sport at the grassroots level. Held on a knockout basis, the qualifiers of this edition will be held in three cities -- Goa, Sangli and Pune -- from April 21 to May 5 with the final in Pune…

BCCI to stick to SG balls for domestic tourneys

Kolkata, April 16: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) technical committee on Monday decided to stick with the SG ball for domestic tournaments while also saying that they have considered the recommendations made at the BCCI conclave for the captains and coaches recently which would now be sent before the general body for final approval."We have considered and made recommendations. I would not like to get into the nitty-gritty. But it's suffice to say that the effort has been to as far as possible and…

Kenyan Kirui eyes maiden medal at London Marathon

Nairobi (Kenya), April 16: Chicago Marathon silver medallist Abel Kirui finished his training on Monday without any injury scares and said he is ready for his first medal attempt at the London Marathon on Sunday.The 36-year-old Kenyan has battled injuries over the past few years, which saw him win only one race in Chicago in 2016. He has warned his critics that his desire to win a maiden medal in London is still very much alive, reports Xinhua. "I did my last long run alone today plus hill sprints and I'm ready to go…

Barcelona and Sevilla in league action ahead of Copa del Rey final

Madrid, April 16: FC Barcelona go into a busy week which could end with their winning the Copa del Rey and moving to within touching distance of the league.Saturday sees Barcelona play Sevilla in the final of the Copa del Rey in the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, reports Xinhua news agency. Ernesto Valverde's side needs just eight points to be confirmed as this season's La Liga champions if the second-placed Atletico Madrid don't drop any points in their remaining games. Currently Barcelona have 82…

Marathon for brotherhood, peace and unity

Agartala, April 16: Marathoner Samir Singh along with three others are on a tour to northeastern states of the country to spread the message of brotherhood, peace and unity, a BSF official said here on Monday."Singh along with a Kenyan national and two other Marathoners reached Tripura on April 14 and left for Mizoram on Monday en-route to other northeastern states," the officer said. The Marathon is sponsored under the aegis of "Bharat ke Veer" programme and was earlier flagged-off by the BSF Director…
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