Euro 2016: Wales top Northern Ireland, reach quarterfinals

Wales reached the quarter-finals of the European Championship for the first time with a 1-0 win over Northern Ireland on Saturday as Gareth Bale showed his quality with a teasing cross turned into his own net by Gareth McAuley. Wales had hogged possession and spent most of the second half on the front foot but

Dutee Chand qualifies for Rio 2016 Olympics in women’s 100m

Sprinter Dutee Chand today created history by qualifying for the upcoming Rio Olympics in women’s 100m event after meeting the qualification mark at XXVI International Meeting in Kazakhstan. The Odisha athlete became the 99th Indian to qualify for the Rio Games, starting on August 5 to 21. Dutee is also the first Indian woman to

Sourav Ganguly wasn’t there when I was interviewed: Shastri

Sourav Ganguly wasn’t present in the selection meeting when Ravi Shastri gave his interview to become India’s head coach. “Ganguly wasn’t there when I was interviewed,” Ravi Shastri told The Indian Express. Ganguly was a key member of the four-man team – Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, and BCCI convenor Sanjay Jagdale were the other members

England’s twin tons torment Sri Lanka

An England record opening partnership of 256 between Alex Hales and Jason Roy led their side to a crushing 10-wicket win over Sri Lanka in the second one-day international in Birmingham on Friday. Hales scored 133 not out and Roy an unbeaten 112 in England’s highest first-wicket partnership in one-day cricket and they overhauled Sri

Wrestlers of repute to compete at Panya tomorrow

Wrestlers of international repute, including country’s top prize (Rs one crore) event winner, Mausam Khatri of Haryana, shall be star attraction in the upcoming 5th Panya Kesari Vishal Dangal slated to be held at Panya in Dori Dager, 38 kilometers from Akhnoor town, here on June 26. The event is being organised by J&K Indian

Euro-2016: Cool hand Granit Xhaka makes Swiss midfield tick

It says a lot about Granit Xhaka’s playing style that the Swiss midfielder mainly made headlines against France because he twice had his shirt ripped, rather than for his performance itself. Xhaka’s contribution may not have been eye-catching but he was the man who made Switzerland tick as they dominated the French with an impressive

International Olympic Day observed

&K Hockey Association organised an event on International Olympic Day at Polo Ground where Deputy Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly Nazir Ahmed khan Gurezi was the chief guest.  The event was organized to celebrate the day and to promote the Olympic values of excellence and respect.  Describing Hockey a game of pride and proud of the