Daily Archives: Monday, February 27th, 2012

Wahingdoh gear up for final round

By Our Reporter  SHILLONG: Six teams including home favourites Royal Wahingdoh would battle it out in the final round of the 2nd Division I-League which is scheduled to start from March 3. The teams would face each other twice in the final round which is divided into two legs. The first leg would be held at Siliguri, West Bengal while the second would be [Full Article...]

‘Sandeep Mania’ grips stadium

New Delhi: It was ‘Sandeep Mania’ at its peak with a near-capacity crowd cheering ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh as he did a ‘high-five’ to fulfill India’s ‘London Dreams’ at the Dhyan Chand National Stadium today. Once known as the ‘enfant terrible’ of Indian hockey, Sandeep scripted the finest hour of his chequered international career as Michael Nobbs’ men thrashed France 8-1 in the final [Full Article...]

Sandeep powers India to London Olympics

New Delhi: Ace drag-flicker Sandeep Singh slammed five goals, including a hat-trick, as India qualified for London Olympics men’s hockey after missing out the 2008 edition by spanking France 8-1 in the final of the qualification tournament here on Sunday. Coming into the game with the memories of Santiago debacle four years ago still fresh in their minds, the Indians ensured that there was [Full Article...]

Bedi pitches for new Test captain

NEW DELHI: Blaming Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the apparent ‘rift’ in the Indian cricket team in Australia, former captain Bishan Singh Bedi on Sunday said that time has now come for the side to have a new Test skipper. Bedi felt that Dhoni had failed to maintain harmony in the Indian team in Australia by stating that the three senior openers could not be [Full Article...]

India surrender at Sydney

Sydney: India is virtually knocked out of the cricket tri-series after a crushing 87-run defeat at the hands of Australia, which qualified for the final after Sunday’s 10th match of the tournament, which also features Sri Lanka. Only a miracle of Australia beating Sri Lanka in the next tie and then India also beating Sri Lanka by a big margin with a bonus point [Full Article...]

Dhoni slams Lee for obstructing Sachin

SYDNEY: A major controversy erupted in the tri-series match between India and Australia at the SCG, with Sachin Tendulkar being dismissed in a debatable run out and visiting captain Mehendra Singh Dhoni lashing out at pacer Brett Lee for standing on the way of the batsman. The action unfolded after the final delivery of the seventh over bowled by Lee in India’s run at [Full Article...]

Relationship with Andre not been ideal: Lampard

LONDON: Frank Lampard said his relationship with Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas has ‘not been ideal’ during the young Portuguese coach’s first season in charge at Stamford Bridge. Lampard, who at 33 is just a a year younger than the boss, has lost his automatic starting place in the lineup and was on the bench for the 3-1 Champions League defeat at Napoli last week. [Full Article...]

Arsenal drub Spurs in derby

LONDON: Theo Walcott struck twice as Arsenal staged a remarkable comeback to beat north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur 5-2 and reclaim a place in the top four while delivering a huge blow to their near neighbours’ fast fading title hopes. Trailing to an early Louis Saha goal and an Emmanuel Adebayor penalty, Arsenal appeared to be heading for a third successive defeat. But the [Full Article...]