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Zeeshan expects high-quality tennis

Sep 14: India’s Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali is expecting high-quality tennis during the upcoming tie against Canada since external factors like the sun and the wind will have no chance to influence the contest on the indoor courts.

Messi rips Juve to shreds

Sep 14: Lionel Messi netted twice in Barcelona’s convincing 3-0 victory over Juventus that kicked off their Champions League campaign in style, while Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Chelsea also won big on Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to lead routine Real win

Sep 14: Cristiano Ronaldo wasted no time in showing Real Madrid what they have been missing during his five-game domestic suspension.

Sindhu, Sameer progress to quarters, Kashyap loses in Korea

Sep 14: P V Sindhu and Sameer Verma advanced to the quarter-finals with straight game wins but Parupalli Kashyap bowed out of the USD 600,000 Korea Super Series following a narrow defeat in the second round, here today.

Confident India start favourites

Sep 5: The Indian football team will look to continue its unbeaten run and inch closer to the 2019 Asian Cup when it takes on Macau in the third round qualifying phase game here on Tuesday.

Superb Venus defying age, illness

Sep 5: Defying an energy-sapping disease, Venus Williams has pushed herself farther than she ever imagined at age 37 to reach her 39th career Grand Slam quarterfinal at the US Open.

Belgians seal World Cup berth

Sep 5: Romelu Lukaku’s goal allowed Belgium to become the first European nation to clinch qualification for the 2018 World Cup on Sunday as much-fancied France were held to an embarrassing goalless draw by Luxembourg.

Sevastova halts Sharapova

Sep 5: Maria Sharapova’s Grand Slam return after a 15-month doping ban ended with a fourth-round defeat at the US Open but the former world number one considered it a major step in her comeback.

All eyes on Argentina, Chile

Sep 5: Lionel Messi and Argentina will seek to maintain the pressure on Chile with a victory over Venezuela on Tuesday as South America’s 2018 World Cup qualifying race enters the home stretch.

Aditi finishes tied-15 in Portland

Sep 5: Aditi Ashok rounded off the week with a superb five-under 67, which lifted her to tied 15th at the end of the Cambia Portland Classic here.

Nine MC members of B’lore Turf Club resign

Sep 5: In a sudden turn of events on Monday, nine out of the ten elected members of the managing committee of the Bangalore Turf Club tendered their resignation

Now back with Gopi, Saina eyes Superseries Final qualification

Sep 5: London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal wants to qualify for the Dubai World Superseries Finals after resuming her partnership with long-time mentor and chief coach Pullela Gopichand.

BCCI gets more land, may set up CoE in Bengaluru

Sep 2: With the aim of setting up a centre of excellence, the Board of Control for Cricket in India on Friday acquired 15 acres of land from the Karnataka government in Bengaluru.

Ministry panel to streamline big meet preparations

Sep 2: Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports has formed an Empowered Steering Committee (ESC) to streamline India’s preparations in the multi-disciplinary events, with focus on 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Youngsters need more time, says Malinga

Sep 2: Under-pressure batsmen are afraid to play their natural game and that’s affecting our performance, felt Sri Lanka’s stand-in skipper Lasith Malinga after the hosts crashed to their fourth successive defeat .

Bengaluru likely to host U-17 friendly

Sep 2: Bengaluru might have missed out on being one of the cities to host the FIFA U-17 World Cup next month, but the IT hub of the country could see the Indian colts in action ahead of the showpiece event.

Tigers maul Panthers in opener

Sep 2: A disciplined effort from the bowlers was followed by an entertaining half-century by K V Siddharth as Hubli Tigers thumped Belagavi Panthers by six wickets in the inaugural tie of the sixth Karnataka Premier League

Tigers maul Panthers in opener

Sep 2: A disciplined effort from the bowlers was followed by an entertaining half-century by K V Siddharth as Hubli Tigers thumped Belagavi Panthers by six wickets in the inaugural tie of the sixth Karnataka Premier League.

SCR outclass listless Karnataka men

Sep 2: South Central Railway (SCR) churned out a clinical performance to outclass Hockey Karnataka 4-2 in the men’s section of the 3rd Bengaluru Cup All India Invitation tournament at the Hockey Stadium here on Friday.

Suhas guides Carmel into final

Sep 2: Suhas R did a star turn for Carmel High School as they beat St John’s High School by six wickets to enter the final of the Group I, Division II under-16 inter-school tournament for the KSCA Cup here at IISc grounds.

Licence not linked to membership, claims govt

Sep 2: Even as the racing activities in Bengaluru came to a standstill, the State government has told the Bangalore Turf Club that the renewal of its licence is not linked to the membership issue.

Sharapova advances into US Open last 16, Cilic ousted

Sep 2: Maria Sharapova rolled into the last 16 at the US Open by overpowering US teen Sofia Kenin while a wide-open side of the men’s draw lost 2014 champion Marin Cilic

’MS will always remain our captain’

September 1: “You will always remain our captain.” Those words by skipper Virat Kohli summed up the standing Mahendra Singh Dhoni commands in the Indian team.

Govt stands firm as BTC fails to get licence

September 1: Racing activities are set to be interrupted for the second time this year after the Bangalore Turf Club failed to get its licence renewed from the State Government.

Amritpal set for tough challenge

September 1: Indian captain Amritpal Singh’s career took a turn for the better when he signed a season-long deal with the National Basketball League (NBL) franchise Sydney Kings in Australia recently.

Apache Sunrise wins feature race

September 1: Apache Sunrise, trained by Neil Darashah and ridden by Y S Srinath, emerged winner in the H H Sri Jayachamaraja Wadiyar Memorial Trophy over 1800 metres, the feature event of the races held here at the Mysore Race Club on Thursday.

Spotlight on youth

September 1: In the opening tie, Belagavi Panthers will take on last year’s runners-up Hubli Tigers at the Chinnaswamy stadium. Hosts Bengaluru Blasters will then begin their campaign against Mysuru Warriors on Saturday

Solid ONGC thump PNB

September 1: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) produced a solid performance in the second period to outclass Punjab National Bank (PNB) 4-1 in the men’s section of the 3rd Bangalore Cup All India invitation tournament

Gursimar storms into sole lead

September 1: Amateur Tanirika Singh shot the only sub-par round of the Hero-KGA Women’s Pro Golf Championship but Gursimar Badwal stormed into lead after the second round here on Thursday.

Double glory for Kriti Bharadwaj

September 1: Kriti Bharadwaj of Karnataka claimed a double crown at the All India sub-junior ranking badminton tournament that concluded in Jaipur on Wednesday.

Nitin, Anand spur Visweswarapuram to crushing win over Vikram

September 1: Viswesw-arapuram Cricket Club (2) rode on a well-timed 67 by Nitin Gopalakrishna to beat Vikram Cricket Club in the Group I, Division IV league cum knock-out cricket tournament for the Metro Shield here.

Fancied Zverev flatters to deceive

September 1: Borna Coric upset fellow 20-year-old and fourth seed Alexander Zverev to end the talented German’s bid for a maiden Grand Slam, while former world number one Caroline Wozniacki was knocked out by Ekaterina Makarova .

Dung Dung’s late strike helps Army XI edge past Karnataka

August 31: Hockey Karnataka put up a brave fight before going down 1-2 to Army XI in the 3rd Bangalore Cup Invitation hockey tournament at the Hockey Stadium here on Wednesday.

Racing runs into rough weather

August 31: Racing activities in the city looks set to run into rough weather again as the State government is yet to renew Bangalore Turf Club’s licence which expires today.

Bruised Lanka look to Malinga now

August 31: Just a day before the second one-day international in Pallekele, rumours of Lasith Malinga getting the axe from selectors were rife.

Ready to play any time, says Shardul

August 31: Shardul Thakur has been with the Indian squads, both Tests and limited-overs, for some time now without getting to play in any of the matches.

Upbeat Karun eyes India comeback

August 31: Karun Nair shot into the spotlight with an unbeaten triple century against England in the Chennai Test December last.

Sunil Joshi delighted with spinners

August 31: Bangladesh scripted a memorable win against the mighty Australians in the first Test in Dhaka on Wednesday and it was their spinners who played a pivotal role in the upset.

Sharapova battles on while Zverev, Kyrgios crash at US Open

August 31: Former world number one Maria Sharapova battled back to reach the third round of the US Open while next-generation rising stars Alexander Zverev and Nick Kyrgios crashed out.

Pujara, Kohli unchanged in Test rankings

August 31: India’s Cheteshwar Pujara and skipper Virat Kohli remained static at the fourth and fifth position respectively in the latest ICC Test Players Rankings for batsmen, issued today.

Kohli wins toss, elects to bat against Sri Lanka in 4th ODI

August 31: India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat against Sri Lanka in the fourth cricket One-day International, here today.

Indian shooters eye medals, WC Final berths in World C’ships

August 31: It may be driven by a strong desire to keep excelling on the big stage, but India’s 30- member shotgun shooting team will face one of its biggest tests in the ISSF World Championships, starting here tomorrow.

Glad I changed the medal colour to silver: Sindhu

August 30: Shrugging off the disappointment of losing the epic final, former bronze medallist P V Sindhu today said she is happy she could at least change the colour of the medal by bagging a silver at the World Championship.

COA gets Duleep Trophy back in calender after Ganguly letter

August 30: The Committee of Administrators (COA) today instructed BCCI not to scrap the Duleep Trophy from the domestic calendar after the tournament was removed, keeping technical committee chairman Sourav Ganguly in dark.

Winners beam as controversies linger

August 30: Star hockey player Sardar Singh and para-athlete Devendra Jhahjaria were conferred the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Durbar Hall here on Tuesday.

Calm Dhoni proves a point

August 30: Soon after India got out of the jail withstanding a mesmerising spell by the little-built Akila Dhananjaya in the second one-dayer at Pallekele

Hope drives WI to famous win

August 30: Shai Hope led the West Indies to an astonishing five-wicket win over England in the second Test on Tuesday as he became the first batsman to score hundreds in both innings of a first-class match at Headingley.

’Taking wickets should be a habit for bowlers’

August 30: As part of their experiments in the run-up to the World Cup, India are expected to make a few changes to their playing 11 for the fourth and penultimate match of the ODI series

Samarth targets big things this season

August 30: After an encouraging international debut in the ‘A’ series against South Africa, Karnataka batsman R Samarth says he is keen to notch some big scores in the coming season.

Karnataka stun fancied PNB

August 30: Hockey Karnataka sprang a surprise by beating the fancied Punjab National Bank (PNB) side 1-0 in their opening encounter in the men’s section of the 3rd Bangalore Cup Invitation tournament at the Hockey Stadium here on Tuesday.

In-form Gursimar looks for two in two

August 30: Gursimar Badwal would be gunning for a second straight title while Neha Tripathi will be seeking redemption when the Hero-KGA Women’s Pro Golf Championship kicks off here on Wednesday.

BFC rope in Miku

August 30: Ahead of their debut season in the Indian Super League, Bengaluru FC, on Tuesday, announced the signing of former Rayo Vallecano striker Nicolas ‘Miku’ Ladislao Fedor Flores.

Men in Blue hoist the Tri-colour in Lanka

August 16: The Indian cricket team celebrated the country’s 70th Independence Day by hoisting the Tri-colour in a brief ceremony here at their team hotel’s premises on Tuesday.

Dominant Jawans register comfortable victory over Occasionals

August 16: A solid all-round bowling performance from Jawans Cricket Club handed them a comfortable five-wicket victory over Bangalore Occasionals in the KSCA Group I, Division I, II, III under-19 inter-club tournament.

Shreyas spurs St John’s to win

August 16: Shreyas RM scored a brilliant century (186) to guide St John’s High School to a 67-run win over Kensri School in the U-16 Group I, Division II inter-school tournament for the KSCA Cup here.

India openers Dhawan and Rahul achieve career-best rankings

August 16: Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul today attained career-high positions in the ICC Test Player Rankings after figuring in an important partnership that helped India defeat Sri Lanka

Sharapova gets US Open wildcard

 

August 16: Five-time Major champion Maria Sharapova of Russia will play her first Grand Slam event since serving a 15-month doping suspension after receiving a wildcard Tuesday into the US Open.

A chance to take big leap

August 16: After being stuck in the zone groups for six years, India are desperate to break into the World Group. They have battled the heavyweights in Serbia

Gujarat end day one on top

August 16: Gujarat Cricket Association produced a measured batting performance to take the day one honours against Andhra Cricket Association in the final of the KSCA

Anirban, Spoorthy emerge champions

August 16: Anirban Roy Choudhury and Spoorthy MV clinched the men’s and women’s singles titles respectively in the Karnataka State-ranking table tennis tournament at the Indoor sports complex here on Tuesday.

Nadal delighted to be back on top

August 16: Rafael Nadal was thrilled Monday to learn he would return to world number one for the first time

A dominant Indian show

August 16: Seldom in the past India have imposed themselves in such dominant fashion in an overseas series

Prakash, Sunil overwhelmed

August 4: The Karnataka duo of Prakash Nanjappa and S V Sunil expressed delight after being recommended for the Arjuna award on Thursday.

We bowled short, says coach Photas

August 4: Sri Lanka coach Nic Photas felt his bowlers were a bit short on the opening day’s SCC wicket where India ended the first day of the second Test at a dominant 344 for three.

Tough to be in and out: Rahul

August 4: K L Rahul’s return to Test cricket was encouraging without being spectacular – his promising innings ending in his unfortunate run-out after a mix-up with Cheteshwar Pujara.

Shreyas bags six wickets as KSCA rally against Tripura

August 4: Shreyas Gopal bagged a six-wicket haul as KSCA XI staged a fine comeback against Tripura Cricket Association on the opening day of their Dr (Capt) K Thimmappiah Memorial tournament here at the RSI ground on Thursday.

Neymar free to move to PSG

August 4: Neymar is now free to complete his world record transfer to Paris Saint-Germain after Barcelona confirmed on Thursday his 222 million euro ($260 million) buyout clause had been received by the Catalan club.

Spotlight firmly on retiring legend Bolt

August 4: Usain Bolt is confident he can produce one more magical Midas touch when he seeks to defend his 100m title at the IAAF World Championships.

Kohli’s support is a massive confidence booster: Rahul

August 4: Injury prone India opener K L Rahul today termed captain Virat Kohli’s backing as a massive "confidence booster" during the tough times he has endured in his short international career.

Paralympian Jhajharia, Sardar Singh recommended for Khel Ratna

August 4: Devendra Jhajharia today became the first paralympian to be recommended for India’s highest sporting honour -- the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -- along with celebrated hockey player Sardar Singh.

India 553/7 at tea on day two

August 4: India were 553 for seven at tea on day two of the second Test against Sri Lanka here today.

Tennis: Disappointment as Davis Cup reform flops

August 4: The head of tennis’s governing body expressed disappointment today as a key move to revamp the Davis Cup and Fed Cup competitions failed to win approval.

Want the team to play fearless cricket: Shastri

August 2: Ravi Shastri has slipped into the Indian team’s dressing room like he had never left it. Having assumed the charges after Anil Kumble resigned as the Head Coach of the team following a sordid drama played out in the media.

Kolkata, Delhi, Nagpur to host SL Tests, Guwahati gets Aus ODI

August 2: The BCCI today awarded three Test matches of the November-December home series against Sri Lanka to Kolkata

Didn’t expect a such grand response to our performance: Raj

August 2: Didn’t expect a such grand response to our performance: Raj

Local lads raring to go

August 2: When the Take Solutions Masters tees-off on Thursday at the Karnataka Golf Association, the field will see a couple of Bengaluru boys vying for their maiden Asian Tour title.

Abhishek stars with five-wicket haul

August 2: Abhishek Sharma shone with the ball as St John’s School beat ITI Central School by 63 runs in the KSCA Group I, III Division under-16 inter-school tournament.

Financial boost for UTT players

August 2: Sports promotion company 11Even Sports, following the successful conclusion of the inaugural edition of CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis League

Rahul returns to practice

August 2: KL Rahul showed signs of his return to full fitness after going through a first full training session in a week, ahead of India’s second Test against Sri Lanka beginning here on Thursday.

Current team has achieved more than lot of big names: Shastri

August 1: India’s chief coach Ravi Shastri believes that the current lot captained by Virat Kohli has achieved way more than some of the teams of yesteryears which had illustrious names in their ranks.

Bolt eyeing golden swansong

August 1: Sprint superstar Usain Bolt will seek a final golden hurrah when he takes to the track at the IAAF World Championships in London this week.

Vijender oozes confidence

August 1: It has been a short but rewarding stint for Vijender Singh in professional boxing.

Manu, Heena clinch gold

August 1: Haryana’s 15-year old pistol shooter Manu Bhaker clinched two gold medals at the XVII Kumar Surendra Singh (KSS)

Jeev hopes to reclaim his good old form

August 1: With his last victory coming in the Scottish Open in 2012, Jeev Milkha Singh has enjoyed limited success ever since.

Andhra script thumping win

August 1: Andhra Cricket Association scored a crushing ten-wicket victory over Haryana Cricket Association in the KSCA Dr (Capt) K Thimmappiah memorial cricket tournament match here on Monday.

Embassy’s Zeeshan bags a double

August 1: Zeeshan Malik bagged a fine double to hog the limelight on the final day of the eighth Equestrian Premier League here on Monday.

Five new faces for preparatory camp

 

August 1: Indian head coach Stephen Constantine has included five new players in the list of probables for the preparatory camp ahead of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup qualifiers in September.

LA agrees to host 2028 Games, Paris set for 2024

August 1: Los Angeles announced its intent to host the 2028 Olympics, paving the way for Paris to host in 2024 in a deal hailed as a win-win-win for both cities and the Olympic movement.

ICC Rankings: Jadeja maintains top position, Virat stays 5th

August 1: Star spinner Ravindra Jadeja maintained pole position in the bowlers’ list while India skipper Virat Kohli remained static at fifth place in the batting charts in the latest ICC Test Rankings released today.

KSCA XI drub listless HPCA

July 31: KSCA XI produced a brilliant bowling performance to trounce Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association by an innings and 152 runs in the K Dr (Capt) K Thimmappiah Memorial tournament at the Just Cricket ground here on Sunday.

New-look India make a statement

July 31: After a gap of two years India found their way back to the upper echelons of Asian basketball.

Rahul clears medical test ahead of first encounter

July 24: The Indian cricket team endured some anxious moments before medical tests cleared KL Rahul who had fallen ill following his innings in the two-day match against Sri Lanka Board President’s XI in Colombo.

K L Rahul ruled out of first Test with viral fever

July 24: India opener K L Rahul was today ruled out of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka owing to viral fever.

Yoddhas dish out thorough display

July 24: Oilmax Stag Yoddhas registered a commanding 16-11 victory over RP-SG Mavericks in the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Thyagaraj Stadium on Sunday.

Spieth back to winning ways

July 24: Jordan Spieth won the British Open at Royal Birkdale on Sunday by three shots from fellow American Matt Kuchar after a dramatic final round.

Back to where it all began for Kohli’s men

July 24: Virat Kohli returns to the country where it all began for him as the Test captain, so to say.

AFI picks 24-member team for World meet

July 24: The selection committee of Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has picked a 24-member team which will compete in 14 different disciplines at the IAAF World Championships in London from August 4-13.

Froome clinches fourth Tour de France title

July 24: Chris Froome put on a near-perfect performance to claim his fourth Tour de France and move within one title of cycling’s greatest on Sunday as Team Sky tightened their grip on the classic race.

Nerves got the better of us: Mithali

July 24: India captain Mithali Raj admitted wilting under pressure in a tense run chase against England in the World Cup final but said they will walk out as a proud bunch.

Prannoy clinches US Open title

July 24: HS Prannoy notched up a thrilling three-game win over Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap in an all-Indian final to clinch the USD 120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold here.

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