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PM Narendra Modi wishes quick recovery for javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra

The surgery has also raised doubts over Neeraj's participation in the World Championships, which is slated to take place in Doha from September 27 to October 6.

May 04, 2019, 13:54 PM IST

Neeraj Chopra undergoes elbow surgery, likely to miss Doha World Championships

The surgery has also raised doubts over his participation in the World Championships, which is slated to take place in Doha from September 27 to October 6.

May 03, 2019, 16:08 PM IST

IAAF maintains Russia's athletics ban over doping

Russia`s athletics federation (RUSAF) has been suspended since 2015 following a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) report that found evidence of widespread doping in the sport.

Mar 11, 2019, 17:37 PM IST

Gulf tensions boil over at Asian Cup as Qatar oust UAE

The crowd of 38,646 at the Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, was hostile to the Qatar side. 

Jan 30, 2019, 09:51 AM IST

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan looks stunning in a shimmering red gown at Manish Malhotra's Doha fashion show—Pics

The actress, who joined the social media world quite late is now an avid user of the medium.

Oct 06, 2018, 08:03 AM IST

Bengaluru FC today announced that right-back Rino Anto has returned to the club

 Bengaluru FC today announced that right-back Rino Anto has returned to the club, signing on a two-year deal that will keep him in the club until the end of the 2019-2020 season.

Jun 06, 2018, 17:37 PM IST

Neeraj Chopra shatters own national record, finishes 4th in Doha Diamond League

Star Indian javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra shattered his own national record by clearing a distance of 87.43m en route finishing fourth in a star-studded field in the season-opening Diamond League series meet.

May 05, 2018, 16:58 PM IST

Golf: Shubhankar Sharma, SSP Chawrasia miss cut at Qatar Masters

Shubhankar Sharma and SSP Chawrasia made an early exit from the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters as both missed the halfway cut here on Friday.

Feb 23, 2018, 21:37 PM IST

Golf: Shubhankar Sharma makes three-under start in Qatar Masters

The 21-year-old, who is on top of both the European and Asian Tour Order of Merit lists by virtue of two wins in less than two months, had five birdies against one double bogey and was lying tied-38th.

Feb 22, 2018, 20:01 PM IST

Petra Kvitova wins Qatar Open title to clinch top-10 return

Kvitova overcame an awful start, which saw her lose the first five games, to eventually triumph 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 over Garbine Muguruza.

Feb 19, 2018, 12:13 PM IST

Petra Kvitova bounces back to stun World No 1 Caroline Wozniacki, reaches Qatar Open final

The World No 21 pulled herself back from a set down in the semifinal to send World No 1 Wozniacki packing. 

Feb 18, 2018, 09:25 AM IST

Simona Halep powers to victory on return in Qatar

World number two Simona Halep won easily on her return to competitive action since losing the Australian Open final, beating Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets in the Qatar Open on Wednesday.

Feb 14, 2018, 21:05 PM IST

Qatar Open: Johanna Konta defeats qualifier Bernarda Pera to avenge Melbourne shock

Johanna Konta powered past qualifier Bernarda Pera 7-6(5), 6-1 in the first round of the Qatar Open on Tuesday to avenge her shock defeat by the American in the Australian Open last month.

Feb 13, 2018, 23:55 PM IST

Maria Sharapova crashes out in Qatar Open first round

Romania's Monica Niculescu, ranked number 92 in the world, 51 places behind Sharapova, won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3.

Feb 13, 2018, 19:40 PM IST

Flu-ridden Dominic Thiem forced to quit Qatar Open ahead of semifinals

The tournament's number one seed was due to play Frenchman Gael Monfils on Friday evening in Doha.

Jan 05, 2018, 22:04 PM IST

Dominic Thiem in Doha quarterfinals as last seed standing

Slovenian Bedene saved 12 out of 15 break points to push the Austrian but the world No. 5 Thiem survived the test 7-5, 6-4 and will now face rising Greek teenager Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Jan 04, 2018, 10:46 AM IST

Injured Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga withdraws from season-opener in Doha

The 32-year-old, who was the 2008 Australian Open runner-up to Novak Djokovic, is still expected to play in the opening Grand Slam tournament of the year at Melbourne Park, which starts on January 15.

Dec 26, 2017, 22:29 PM IST

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

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

Saudi Arabia to keep pressuring Qatar to meet Arab-bloc demands

Qatar "must respond to these requests in order to open a new page", Jubeir said.

Sep 10, 2017, 21:01 PM IST