PR Sreejesh becomes member of Hockey Athletes' Committee.
The Indian men's hockey team captain PR Sreejesh on Wednesday became a member of International Hockey Federation (FIH) Athletes' Committee.FIH Athletes' Committee comprises a total of eight current and former hockey players who have the responsibility to act as a liaison between the FIH and the athletes to make sure the players have voice in the FIH decision making process.
Fifa votes to expand World Cup to 48 teams from 2026.
Fifa approved a 48-team 2026 World Cup with “one hundred per cent unanimity”, An initial stage of 16 groups of three teams will precede a knockout stage for the remaining 32 when the change is made for the 2026 tournament.The sport's world governing body voted unanimously in favour of the change at a meeting in Zurich.
Olympic champion David Rudisha to be Mumbai Marathon event ambassador.
Reigning Olympic and world 800m champion and world record holder, David Rudisha is the International Event Ambassador for the 14th Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon to be held on January 15.
Novak Djokovic beats Andy Murray to win the Qatar Open.
Novak Djokovic withstood a comeback from Sir Andy Murray to defend his Qatar Open title and end the Briton's winning streak of 28 consecutive ATP Tour matches.Murray remains world number one despite the 6-3 5-7 6-4 defeat by the Serbian world number two.
Roberto Bautista Agut beats Daniil Medvedev, wins Chennai Open 2017.
Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut won the men’s singles title of the Chennai Open 2017. Agut beat Russian 20-year-old Daniil Medvedev 6-3 and 6-4 to claim the first ATP tournament of the season. It was a competition between the next-gen player in Daniil Medvedev taking on the ‘veteran’ Roberto Bautista Agut. Medvedev was chasing his first ATP title while Agut had already won four singles titles including two in 2016 when he won in Sofia and Auckland.
Sania Mirza wins Brisbane International title, loses No.1 doubles ranking.
Sania Mirza picked up her first title of the season, combining with American Bethanie Mattek-Sands to lift the Brisbane International women’s doubles title, but ended up losing the World No.1 crown to her partner.The top-seeded Indo-American duo triumphed 6-2 6-3 against the second-seeded Russian team of Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina in the final.
Abhinav Bindra, Prakash Padukone part of Govt panel for developing National Sports Development Code.
Former Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra, legendary Prakash Padukone are a part of the nine-member government panel formed to make recommendations for bringing out a comprehensive National Sports Development Code across all disciplines.
India win SAFF Women's Championship 2016; defeat Bangladesh ...
Beautiful India! That's exactly how the story turned out on Wednesday as the India women's football team lifted their fourth consecutive SAFF Championship. Sajid Dar's women army overpowered Bangladesh with a 3-1 score in the SAFF Women's Championship 2016 final at the Kanchenjunga Stadium, Siliguri.
MS Dhoni quits as captain of ODI and T20 teams.
MS Dhoni stepped down as the captain of India's limited-overs sides but he will be available for the selection for the upcoming England ODI and T20I series starting January 15, tweeted BCCI.Dhoni,, who had announced his retirement from Tests on December 30, 2014, captained India in 199 ODIs and 72 T20Is.No other captain has led his team in more international matches (Tests, ODIs, T20Is) than Dhoni — 331. Ricky Ponting is second with 324.
Arthur Morris inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
Former Australia cricketer Arthur Morris was today inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame by Steve Waugh during the tea break on the opening day of the third Test between Australia and Pakistan in Sydney.Morris, who became the 82nd player to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame, was given the honour posthumously.