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Mumbai City FC to learn their AFC Champions League 2022 Group Stage opponents on January 17

Mumbai City FC to learn their AFC Champions League 2022 Group Stage opponents on January 17

Football, Trending
The League Winners of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 season, Mumbai City FC, will learn their fate in the 2022 AFC (Asian Football Confederation) Champions League Group Stage draw, scheduled on January 17 at 4:30pm IST. Mumbai City FC created history in the Hero ISL as they became the first team to win both - the League Winners’ Shield as well as the ISL Champions Title in the 2020-21 season. This led them to qualify for the AFC Champions League - becoming the second Indian team to qualify after FC Goa in the previous season. Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal won the 2021 AFC Champions League as they defeated Korean club Pohang Steelers with a scoreline of 2-0 in the finals. On the contrary, FC Goa failed to make the cut after being unable to qualify for the knockout stages. Ho...
India Men’s Hockey Team’s historic Tokyo Olympics Bronze Medal match against Germany achieves 3rd place in FIH Favourite Match of 2021 fan poll

India Men’s Hockey Team’s historic Tokyo Olympics Bronze Medal match against Germany achieves 3rd place in FIH Favourite Match of 2021 fan poll

Editors, Hockey, Trending
 Hockey India congratulated Indian Men’s Hockey Team for this remarkable feat . In a roller coaster of a year for Indian Hockey when anticipation from fans reached a fever pitch before the Tokyo Olympics 2020, the performance of the Indian team at the quadrennial Games did not disappoint as the Indian Men's Hockey Team went on to clinch the historic Bronze Medal in August 2021. Indian hockey fans around the globe made their voices heard in large numbers as Manpreet Singh-led side's thrilling 5-4 win against Germany in the Bronze Medal encounter, has achieved 3rd place in the FIH Favourite Match of 2021 polls. Hockey India on Wednesday congratulated the Indian Men's Hockey team for this remarkable feat. In this memorable match, Manpreet & Co. made one of the greatest comebacks,...
Two-time Asian Games medallist and Olympian Lilima Minz calls time on her hockey career

Two-time Asian Games medallist and Olympian Lilima Minz calls time on her hockey career

Breaking News, Editors, Hockey, Trending
The midfielder played in 156 matches for India, scoring 12 goals, since her debut in 2011. Indian women’s hockey team midfielder Lilima Minz has announced her retirement, ending her decade-long stint in the sport. The 27-year-old Minz, who hails from Odisha, was a part of the team that represented India at the Rio 2016 Olympics after a gap of 36 years. The midfielder was also a part of the Indian team which booked a place in the Tokyo Olympics through the FIH Hockey Olympic Qualifiers 2019 in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. Lilima Minz’s achievements also include winning a bronze medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea and a silver at the 2018 edition in Jakarta, Indonesia. She was also a part of the team that won the gold medal at FIH Women's Series Finals Hiroshima 2019. ...
Lovlina Borgohain appointed Deputy Superintendent of Police in Assam

Lovlina Borgohain appointed Deputy Superintendent of Police in Assam

Boxing, Editors, Trending
The Tokyo Olympics bronze-medallist stressed that her main aim is still boxing and the gold at the next Olympics in Paris 2024. Indian boxer Lovlina Borgohain was formally appointed as a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) by Assam on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Lovlina Borgohain won bronze in the women’s 69kg on her Olympic debut at Tokyo last year. She is the third Indian boxer to win an Olympic medal after Mary Kom and Vijender Singh. The DSP post was a reward for her fine showing at the Tokyo Olympics. Lovlina Borgohain took her oath as a DSP in the Assam Police at a formal state function held in Guwahati, Assam. The two-time world championship bronze medallist also stressed that her immediate goal was to continue her boxing career and focus on winning gold at the 2024 ...
How Hyderabad FC and Chennaiyin FC have traversed contrasting trajectories since their season opener

How Hyderabad FC and Chennaiyin FC have traversed contrasting trajectories since their season opener

Football, Trending
A couple of months ago, when Chennaiyin FC and Hyderabad FC clashed in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL), countless fans watched the game with excitement. This match, by the way, was the first time both teams were playing in the 2021-22 edition of the Hero ISL, and was expected to provide evidence on how both teams were shaping up. Throughout that encounter, Hyderabad FC pushed and probed for an opening. They fashioned a few good chances too but saw Bartholomew Ogbeche uncharacteristically spurn them. The Marina Machans, though, were content to soak up pressure and hit Manuel Marquez’s men on the break. One such occurrence led to the penalty that Vladimir Koman slotted home, meaning that many were impressed by the steadfastness Chennaiyin FC had showcased, while being equally surprised ...
Season 8’s maiden Maharashtra Derby awaits U Mumba and Puneri Paltan

Season 8’s maiden Maharashtra Derby awaits U Mumba and Puneri Paltan

Kabaddi, Trending
It’s the Maharashtra Derby Day in vivo Pro Kabaddi on Thursday. Fifth-placed U Mumba will take on the 11th-placed Puneri Paltan in Season 8’s first Maharashtra Derby. But before that, defending champions Bengal Warriors will take on Tamil Thalaivas in the first game tonight. Check out our preview for both matches: Match 51: Bengal Warriors vs Tamil Thalaivas The defending champions have had a horrid run of results of late. They have lost four of their last five matches and sit 10th on the points table. Skipper Maninder Singh has been the only silver lining so far this season. The raider is one of only four players to breach the 100-point mark this season. The Warriors’ issue has been their defence. They have scored the fewest tackle points in the league (62) and conceded the fi...
Australian Open qualifiers: Yuki Bhambri, Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s losses ends India’s campaign

Australian Open qualifiers: Yuki Bhambri, Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s losses ends India’s campaign

Breaking News, Tennis, Trending
Both players, the only two Indians remaining in the qualifiers, lost their matches in straight sets. Indian tennis players Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Yuki Bhambri lost in the second round of qualifiers in the men’s singles at the Australian Open 2022. This brought India’s singles campaign to an end. Both Ramkumar Ramanathan and Ankita Raina had been ousted in the first qualifying round. Prajnesh Gunneswaran bowed out after losing 6-2, 7-6 to Germany’s Maximilian Marterer on Wednesday. Yuki Bhambri, the 2009 junior Australian Open men’s singles champion, meanwhile, lost 6-1, 6-3 to 20th seed Tomas Machac of the Czech Republic. Prajnesh Gunneswaran has not made the main draw of a Grand Slam since the 2020 Australian Open while Yuki Bhambri’s last Grand Slam appearance was in the...
MC Mary Kom, Amit Panghal, four other Tokyo Olympians to join national boxing camps

MC Mary Kom, Amit Panghal, four other Tokyo Olympians to join national boxing camps

Boxing, Trending
Manish Kaushik, Satish Kumar, Vikas Krishan and Ashish Kumar were the other Indian boxers who participated at Tokyo 2020 who were added to the camp. MC Mary Kom and Amit Panghal were among the six Tokyo Olympians who were added to the ongoing national camps for Indian boxers. The women’s camp is being held at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi while the men’s training is underway at the Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports in Patiala. Both camps will continue till March 14. Manish Kaushik, Satish Kumar, Vikas Krishan and Ashish Kumar are the other four Tokyo 2020 participants who will be joining the camp, which started on January 3. A total of 63 male boxers across different weight categories and 27 coaching and support staff have been in the national camp at N...
India Open 2022: Kidambi Srikanth, Ashwini Ponnappa among seven to test COVID-positive

India Open 2022: Kidambi Srikanth, Ashwini Ponnappa among seven to test COVID-positive

Badminton, Breaking News
All seven players, and their respective doubles partners, have been withdrawn from the tournament and their opponents given a walkover. Seven Indian badminton players, including Kidambi Srikanth and Ashwini Ponnappa, tested positive for COVID-19 and have been withdrawn from the India Open 2022. The other players to return a positive COVID test are men’s singles player Mithun Manjunath and doubles players Ritika Thaker, Simran Singhi, Khushi Gupta, and Treesa Jolly. The shuttlers had undergone a mandatory daily COVID test on Tuesday evening and their results returned positive. The partners of the doubles players have been deemed as close contacts and have also been withdrawn from the India Open 2022. Their opponents have been given a walkover to the next round, the quarter-finals. As...
PV Sindhu sails into quarter-finals at India Open badminton

PV Sindhu sails into quarter-finals at India Open badminton

Badminton, Breaking News, Trending
PV Sindhu beat Ira Sharma in straight games. Ashmita Chaliha also entered the last eight while Sameer Verma retired due to injury. Former world champion PV Sindhu went through to the quarter-finals of the women’s singles of the India Open 2022 at the KD Jadhav Indoor Hall in New Delhi on Thursday. The Indian badminton star beat youngster Ira Sharma 21-10, 21-10 in the round of 16. The match was competitive in the opening stages as Ira Sharma kept pace with PV Sindhu, even taking the lead at one point. However, at 7-7, PV Sindhu surged ahead, never to concede her points lead. The second game was much more straightforward as the two-time Olympic medallist raced to a 14-4 lead before Ira Sharma pulled back a few points. However, no comeback was forthcoming as the world No. 7 wrapp...