Thangavelu wins gold at Rio Paralympics

Rio de Janeiro, Sep 10 . India's Mariyappan Thangavelu created history on Friday night by winning a gold medal in the men's high jump T-42 event at the Rio Paralympics. His compatriot...

Indians missed several chances at chess Olympiad: GM Harikrishna

Chennai, Sep 22 .  Several Indian players missed winning chances after being in promising positions at the just concluded World Chess Olympiad at Baku, Azerbaijan, but nevertheless did well overall, a top...

Indian women’s chess team confident of Olympiad medal

Chennai, Aug 31  The fifth-seeded Indian women's chess team, spearheaded by World No.5 Grandmaster (GM) Harika Dronavalli, is confident of putting up a good show at the upcoming World Chess Olympiad...

Leicester have Britain’s bookmakers on run

London, Apr 30 (AFP) Leicester City, 5,000/1 no-hopers before the season started, will be responsible for an "unprecedented" 15 million pounds (USD 22 million, 19 million euros) pay-out by Britain's bookmakers...

Golfer Aditi ends Rio campaign at 41st spot

Rio de Janeiro, Aug 21 . Indian woman golfer Aditi Ashok finished her maiden appearance at the Olympics at the 41st spot after a five-over 76 that took her cumulative score to...

Oly champ Kirani James breaks Drake record in 400

Des Moines (Iowa), Apr 30 (AP) Kirani James let the rest of the world know that he's still the man to beat in the 400 meters.The defending Olympic champion broke the...

Steyn replaces injured Malinga in CPL

Bridgetown (Barbados), Apr 30 (AFP) South African fast bowler Dale Steyn was named as a replacement for injured Sri Lankan seamer Lasith Malinga in the Jamaica Tallawahs team to play in...

Saina to face Sun Yu in Australian Open final; Srikanth bows out

Sydney, June 11 - London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal stormed into the final of the $750,000 Australian Open Superseries badminton tournament here on Saturday, beating World No.2 Wang Yihan of China...

KXIP face uphill battle against Gujarat Lions

Rajkot, Apr 30 (PTI) Table-toppers Gujarat Lions will look to consolidate their position when they take on laggards Kings XI Punjab in an Indian Premier League match here tomorrow.Punjab are lying...

Chawrasia ready to challenge for European Masters golf title

Crans Montana (Switzerland), Aug 30  Indian seasoned golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia says he is getting positive vibes as he chases a first victory on European soil at the Omega European Masters, which...

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Ancient Roman villa uncovered near Florence

Florence, Oct 21.  Archaeologists have unearthed a luxurious ancient Roman villa complete with thermal baths and stunning mosaics near the central Italian city of Florence...