Brazil crisis won't impact Olympics: IOC

Rio de Janeiro, April 19  The impeachment process against Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff will not interfere with preparations for this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

With 109 days left until the opening ceremony at the Maracana stadium, the IOC…

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Tripura celebrates Dipa's Olympic qualification

Agartala, April 18  Cheer and joy gripped Tripura since early Monday after local girl Dipa Karmakar, scripting history, became the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics after putting up a strong show at the final qualifying and test event for the Rio Games.

“We came to know…

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IPL brings carnival to Bengaluru stadium

Bengaluru, April 18  With the second tie of hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) being held on a Sunday night against Delhi Daredevils (DD), the exciting IPL-T20 tournament turned the Chinnaswamy stadium into a carnival for die-hard fans to revel and enjoy a keen contest on a green turf…

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IPL: Mishra steals show as Delhi thrash Punjab by 8 wickets

New Delhi, April 16  Leg-spinner Amit Mishra’s 4/11 proved crucial as Delhi Daredevils thrashed Kings XI Punjab by eight wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) contest at the Ferozeshah Kotla here on Friday.

After Delhi won the toss and opted to field, Mishra, coming in to…

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Odisha ready to hold IPL Matches if board approaches

Bhubaneswar, April 15  Odisha Cricket Association (OCA) secretary Ashirbad Behera on Friday said the governing body is ready to conduct Indian Premier League (IPL) matches shifted out of Maharashtra.

“We are interested to conduct IPL matches at Barabati Stadium in Cuttack. But, the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in…

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