New Delhi: The six Indian women athletes, who were caught for doping last year, lost their case in the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) in Lausanne as the Court upheld the IAAF’s appeal to impose two-year ban on them.
A Nada panel had han-ded a lenient one-year ban on the six quarter-milers, including Asian Games double gold medallist Ashwini Akkunji, on the ground that they did not know that the food supplement they have been provided by their coach contain prohibited substance.
Md. Sp. go down
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir defeated Moham-medan Sporting 1-0 at the Showkat Ali Stadium in Baramulla on Tuesday to make a clean sweep of the two match series. East Bengal’s new signing Ishfaq Ahmad scored the only goal of the match in the 50th minute.
London: Arsene Weng-er demonstrated Arsenal still have plenty of ambition by making an offer of £9 million to sign Paulinho from Brazilian club Corinthians on Monday.
Mumbai: Spanish clubs Barcelona and Real Madr-id plan to open football schools in India, Spanish ambassador Gustavo De Aristegui has said. He also said that tennis ace and world No. 2 Rafael Nadal will play an exhibition match in India.
Carlsbad: Sania Mirza ended her Olympics prep-parations on a disappointing note as she suffered a first round exit from the WTA Premier event in US along with her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands, on Tuesday. The unseeded Indo-American lost 7-5, 4-6, 5-10 in one hour and 56 minutes to Chinese Taipei pair of Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan.
New Delhi: India were thrashed 0-3 by top seeds and defending champions Egypt in the semi-finals of the World Junior squash team championship in Doha on Tuesday.
Colombo: Sri Lanka cricketers may skip next month’s inaugural edition of the Sri Lankan Premier League (SLPL) if the SLC fails to settle the central contracts of the national team players.
London: Tim Wright, former chief executive of Deccan Chargers, has been awarded £10,533,478, plus legal costs, after winning his case in the Royal Courts of Justice against breach of his employment contract. Wright had joined the Deccan Chargers management after the first season of the IPL but was dismissed in January 2009.
Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Tuesday decided to extend the existing MoU between the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) and the Rajasthan State Sports Council (RSSC) regarding the use of the Sawai Mansingh Stadium for cricketing activities.