Monthly Archive: January 2017

Messi won’t attend FIFA award ceremony

Lionel Messi will not attend the FIFA awards ceremony later Monday, when Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to be named the world’s best player for 2016. Barcelona says it decided Messi would skip the event in Zurich and be “prioritizing preparations”...

Advani wins Kolkata Open Snooker Championship

Pankaj Advani downed two-time defending champion Aditya Mehta 5-1 in a flawless display to clinch the third Kolkata Open National Invitational Snooker Championship on Sunday. The 16-time world champion was off to a sedate start before...

Bopanna-Nedunchezhiyan wins Chennai Open title

Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan playing only the second time together, notched up a memorable victory in a historic all-Indian doubles final, as they outplayed compatriots Divij Sharan and Purav Raja in the Chennai Openon Sunday. Bopanna-Jeevan broke their...

Ganguly hushes all BCCI presidency talks

Saurav Ganguly, former India captain, said that it was too early to talk about him taking over BCCI chairman. “It’s better not to take my name. There is no reason to take my name....

Sania hopeful for 2017

Saina Nehwal says that she needs good match practice to be at her best in the prestigious All England Championship in March. “My movements are still sluggish. I still need good match practice,” Saina said. Saina...

Top three sporting controversies of 2016

FIFA: In 2016 FIFA confirmed many high-ranking officials being part of fraudulent dealings, racketeering, and money laundering. On February 26 of Gianni Infantino to replaced the beleaguered Sepp Blatter as FIFA’s president. BCCI vs...

Indian sports in 2016

‘ Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli India grabbed the numero uno position in Test cricket with three straight series win that included a record 18-match unbeaten record. Kohli also scored a record three...