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Indian soccer team facing funding cut for Asian Games MUMBAI: India's soccer team could be at risk of losing government funding before they head to next month's Asian Games following a recent demoralising defeat to arch-rivals Pakistan.The Indian Olympic Association has sent a list of more than 900 people, including athletes and officials, to the sports ministry for approval for travelling to the Sept. 19-Oct. 4 Games in the South Korean city of Incheon."The talks are at a very preliminary stage. We can't take an arbitrary decision and there will be meetings," Jiji Thomson, the director general of the Sports Authority of India, told Reuters on Tuesday when asked if a funding cut for the national soccer team was possible. "We will decide next week."But there will definitely be some pruning from the list of 900-odd people that we have received."The Indian team, primarily featuring under-23 players that will make up the squad in Incheon, won the first warm-up ...


Indian boxer Vijender Singh out of Asian Games MUMBAI: Leading Indian boxer Vijender Singh will be unable to defend his Asian Games middleweight title after a hand injury ruled him out of next month's event, the Olympic medallist said on Tuesday.Singh, whose bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympics helped raise the profile of boxing in India, picked up the injury during the Commonwealth Games final in Glasgow at the start of August."It's very disappointing for an athlete. The hand is still not stable. ...

Trials to select Peshawar Region Soccer team PESHAWAR: A trials to select Peshawar Region team for the forthcoming Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Inter-Regional Boys Football Championship will be held here at Qayyum Sports Complex on August 28 at 4.00 p.m.This was stated by international coach of the Directorate of Sports Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Syed Jaffar Shah while talking to APP here on Tuesday.He said that the trials is open for the players of District Charsadda, District Nowshera and host District Peshawar.In this connection, he said, ...

Sri Lanka bat against Pakistan in second ODI HAMBANTOTA: Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to bat in the rescheduled second one-day international against Pakistan in Hambantota on Tuesday.The tourists, who won the opening one-dayer at the same venue on Saturday, will look to clinch the three-match series despite the absence of two star players, Saeed Ajmal and Younis Khan.Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal is yet to return from Australia where he underwent tests on his bowling action after being reported ...

Kagawa set for Japan matches as United doubts grow TOKYO: Playmaker Shinji Kagawa will be selected in the Japan squad for the first friendly matches under new coach Javier Aguirre, media said Tuesday, as doubts deepened over his future at Manchester United.The Japan Football Association has informed the English Premier League side of the plan to call up the 25-year-old midfielder for friendlies against Uruguay and Venezuela on September 5 and 9, the Nikkan Sports daily said.Kagawa spent the first two games of the ...

Pacquiao won't 'waste time waiting' for Mayweather MACAU: Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri are on a two-week, globe-trotting tour to promote their welterweight title fight in November, but the match the world truly wants to see looks further away than ever.When Pacquiao met the press in Macau on Monday, questions about his elusive megafight with the undefeated American Floyd Mayweather met with a sharp response."Who's that?" Pacquiao joked, when Mayweather was mentioned by reporters.Pacquiao's hall-of-fame trainer Freddie Roach was less jovial, conceding ...

Federer leads list of game's top moneymakers NEW YORK: Roger Federer has not won a Grand Slam title this year but the 17-time Grand Slam champion topped Forbes magazine's list of the 10 top tennis moneymakers announced Monday.The Swiss star made $56.2 million (42.6 million euros) from July of last year through this past June, with endorsement deals from such firms as Rolex and Nike bringing the lion's share of that total, more than $40 million (30 million euros).At age 33, Federer ...


 



 
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