Snooker

Pankaj Advani-led India beat Pakistan to win Snooker Team World Cup

Pankaj Advani-led India beat Pakistan to win Snooker Team World Cup

The Indian combine of Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra staged a remarkable recovery to pip Pakistan in the final of the inaugural IBSF Snooker Team World Cup.

Mar 03, 2018, 12:57 PM IST
Pankaj Advani, Manan Chandra take India to IBSF World Cup Team Snooker semifinals

Pankaj Advani, Manan Chandra take India to IBSF World Cup Team Snooker semifinals

In the last-4 stage, India will be up against the Iranian team. 

Mar 01, 2018, 22:32 PM IST
Pankaj Advani gets his due with Padma Bhushan award, says no hard feelings against government

Pankaj Advani gets his due with Padma Bhushan award, says no hard feelings against government

The cue sports legend has finally got his due after being ignored for Padma Bhushan the previous two years.

Jan 26, 2018, 19:07 PM IST
Pankaj Advani once again rules India's year in cue sports

Pankaj Advani once again rules India's year in cue sports

Rarely does a sport become synonymous with an individual but Pankaj Advani has been just that to cue sports in India for a long time and this year was no different as he claimed a couple of more world titles to add to his legendary status.

Dec 19, 2017, 14:31 PM IST
Scottish Open: Ronnie 'Rocket' O'Sullivan relieved despite whitewash by John Higgins

Scottish Open: Ronnie 'Rocket' O'Sullivan relieved despite whitewash by John Higgins

The 42-year-old five-times world champion - who won a joint record sixth UK Championship last weekend - says the first wipeout in a ranking tournament he has suffered at the hands of Higgins since 1994 would give him the chance to recharge his batteries.

Dec 16, 2017, 17:12 PM IST
Experiencing best phase of my sporting career: Pankaj Advani

Experiencing best phase of my sporting career: Pankaj Advani

Quizzed on India`s future in the sport, he said the players were doing their bit, but the government should identify the lacking areas and improve facilities.

Dec 03, 2017, 00:21 AM IST
Pankaj Advani sweeps round-robin stage at World Snooker Championships

Pankaj Advani sweeps round-robin stage at World Snooker Championships

It also helped the ace Indian cueist grab the top-seed spot in the draw of 64.

Nov 23, 2017, 16:48 PM IST
Pankaj Advani advances to World Snooker knockouts

Pankaj Advani advances to World Snooker knockouts

Seventeen-time world champion Pankaj Advani showed no signs of a billiards hangover as he marched through the round-robin stage of the snooker event with convincing wins at World Championships here.

Nov 21, 2017, 15:10 PM IST
Yet another title for Pankaj Advani; becomes only Indian to hold billiards, snooker titles at once

Yet another title for Pankaj Advani; becomes only Indian to hold billiards, snooker titles at once

Apart from clinching his 29th national title overall, Advani broke several other records.

Feb 02, 2017, 22:38 PM IST
IPL-like league possible in snooker, billiards: Pankaj Advani

IPL-like league possible in snooker, billiards: Pankaj Advani

Pocketing his 13th World title, ace cueist Pankaj Advani feels that an IPL-like league in snooker or billiards would be a possibility in the game that has become financially rewarding.

Aug 12, 2015, 11:29 AM IST
Pankaj Advani bags 13th world title

Pankaj Advani bags 13th world title

 India's poster boy of cue sports Pankaj Advani on Tuesday clinched his 13th world title after winning the World 6-Red Snooker Championship in a convincing manner here.

Aug 11, 2015, 22:10 PM IST
Nation mourns loss of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam but Assam CM Tarun Gogoi dances, plays golf - Watch

Nation mourns loss of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam but Assam CM Tarun Gogoi dances, plays golf - Watch

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has come under fire for being in 'celebratory' mode at a time when the nation is mourning the loss of former president and Bharat Ratna Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.

Jul 30, 2015, 10:59 AM IST
Oldest champions: Three of the best in world sports

Oldest champions: Three of the best in world sports

Roger Federer can become the oldest Wimbledon champion of the Open Era if he defeats Novak Djokovic in Sunday`s Wimbledon final.

Jul 11, 2015, 17:39 PM IST
Baseball, softball apply for Tokyo 2020 Games inclusion

Baseball, softball apply for Tokyo 2020 Games inclusion

Baseball and softball officially applied for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics on Thursday as they look to earn back their spot in the Games they lost after 2008.

Jun 11, 2015, 18:36 PM IST
Snooker: Shaun Murphy holds narrow lead over Stuart Bingham in world final

Snooker: Shaun Murphy holds narrow lead over Stuart Bingham in world final

Shaun Murphy held a slender 9-8 lead over Stuart Bingham at the end of Sunday`s play in the World Championship final at Sheffield`s Crucible Theatre.

May 04, 2015, 07:01 AM IST
Ding Junhui eyes world title after beating John Higgins

Ding Junhui eyes world title after beating John Higgins

China`s Ding Junhui insisted he`d yet to hit top form after moving into the quarter-finals of the World Championships for just the third time after battling back to defeat John Higgins 13-9 in Shef

Apr 26, 2015, 02:22 AM IST
Snooker shortlisted for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Snooker shortlisted for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The green baize game of snooker, played with multi-coloured balls, has been short-listed among three sports to be included in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, according to Captain P V K Mohan, president of the International Billiards and Snooker Federation (IBSF).

Mar 07, 2015, 19:13 PM IST
Shaun Murphy overpowers Neil Robertson in Masters final

Shaun Murphy overpowers Neil Robertson in Masters final

Shaun Murphy thrashed Australia`s Neil Robertson 10-2 in the final of the Masters at London`s Alexandra Palace on Sunday to complete a career triple crown.

Jan 19, 2015, 02:50 AM IST

Robertson routs O`Sullivan to make Masters final

Neil Robertson raced into the Masters final as the Australian crushed defending champion Ronnie O`Sullivan 6-1 at Alexandra Palace in London on Saturday.
 

Jan 18, 2015, 04:15 AM IST
Ronnie O`Sullivan equals Stephen Hendry record in Masters win

Ronnie O`Sullivan equals Stephen Hendry record in Masters win

Ronnie O`Sullivan equalled Stephen Hendry`s all-time record of 775 century breaks en route to a 6-4 victory over Ricky Walden at the Masters in London on Tuesday.

Jan 14, 2015, 09:05 AM IST