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.

We panicked in the end: Mithali Raj

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.

’Chin up, you did us proud’: Tributes galore for women’s team

July 24: The title slipped out of their grasp but the Indian women’s cricket team earned plaudits aplenty for its gritty World Cup campaign with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the iconic Sachin Tendulkar leading the tributes.

Morgan targets Sehwag again, Viru hits back with sharp retort

July 24: As Indian women were defeated by England in Women’s World Cup finals on Sunday, British announcer and Journalist Piers Morgan was quick enough to fire the shot at former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag in his sarcastic tweet.

Raghu, Ruth Misha make progress

July 22: Top seeds in the men’s and women’s category made further progress at the Yonex Sunrise Karnataka State badminton championship here on Friday.

Imran, Shankar do star turn

July 22: A ton each from Imran and Naveen Shankar propelled Duleep Cricketers to a massive 252-run win over Maharan Cricket Club in the KSCA Group I, Division IV league cum knockout cricket tournament for Metro Shield here.

BFC retain Nishu, Malsawmzuala

July 22: Continuing their efforts to rebuild the squad for the upcoming season, Bengaluru FC have retained two promising youngsters -- midfielder Malsawmzuala and defender Nishu Kumar -- till the end of the 2017-18 season.

Spieth strikes to create gap at the top

July 22: Jordan Spieth holed a putt for eagle at the long 15th hole to move to seven under par in the second round of the British Open on Friday, extending his lead over the rest of the field.

Spinners, Rahul steal the show

July 22: Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja ran through the Sri Lanka Board’s President’s XI (SLBP) batting before opener KL Rahul made a solid return from injury on the opening day of the two-day warm-up tie, here on Friday.

Unemployed Aus cricketers look for ad deals

July 22: Unemployment is hurting the top Australian cricketers due to their revenue sharing dispute with Cricket Australia, prompting them to look for endorsement deals in the lucrative Indian market.

Hagen clinches 19th stage

July 22: Norway’s Edvald Boasson Hagen won his third Tour de France stage and first in six years on Friday’s 19th stage from Embrun to Salon de Provence as Chris Froome edged closer to overall victory.

Defence an area of concern: Oltmans

July 22: Just when things seemed to be looking up for the Indian hockey team, it took a massive tumble with an abject display at last month’s World League Semifinal in London.

Thrilling win for Challengers

July 21: Table Tennis Ultimate Table Tennis : Han Ying dazzles in 16-11 victory over Falcons

Eyeing spot in British Open, Aditi adds solid 68 to lie sixth

July 22: Rookie Aditi Ashok produced a stellar round of three-under 68 to be placed sole sixth at the halfway stage of the Marathon Classic on the LPGA at Highland Meadows Golf Club.

Police: Spanish soccer president and son arrested

July 18: Police say they have arrested Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar, his son and three more federation executives as part of an anti-corruption probe.

Indian Women’s Hockey Team lose 0-3 to World No.3 Argentina

July 18: The Indian women’s hockey team suffered a 0-3 loss to strong opponents Argentina in their last group stage encounter at the Women’s Hockey World League Semi Final here.

Delhi Dynamos hire Portugal as head coach

July 18: Delhi Dynamos on Monday unveiled their new head coach in Real Madrid star Miguel Angel Portugal for the fourth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL).

BFC sign winger Dovale from Rayo Vallecano

July 18: Bengaluru FC have signed up another Spaniard in winger Antonio Rodriguez Dovale for the 2017-18 season.

BFI gearing up to host FIBA meet

July 18: With the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup just around the corner, the Basketball Federation of India (BFI) is on its toes to ensure smooth conduct of the event.

BSFI seeks GST relief from FM

July 18: Body feels 28% tax on cue sport goods is heavy, unjust

Reddy hits double ton

July 18: Abhishek Reddy stole the show with a quick-fire double century for President’s XI against Bangalore Zone in a Safi Darashah tournament fixture at RSI ground here on Monday.

’Youngsters need to step up’

July 18: Croaky and hung over, Roger Federer could barely recall where he had been as he celebrated until dawn, but he was soon smiling as that familiar warm feeling of waking up as Wimbledon champion seeped back into his mind on Monday morning.

Khyati clinches Karnataka’s first gold; Shankar shines

July 18: Pole vaulter Khyati Vakharia claimed Karnataka’s first gold on the penultimate day of the the Inter-State athletics championships here on Monday.

SA thump England to level series

July 18: South Africa hammered England by 340 runs to win the second Test at Trent Bridge on Monday and level the four-match series at 1-1.

White it has to be, inside or out!

July 15: Four boys in the Wimbledon junior event have fallen foul of the All England Club’s strict all-white clothing policy after showing up on court sporting black and blue underwear.

Poor putting was the reason for my low score in the first round

July 15: The nine-shot swing between my first and second rounds would seem quite a bit, but it was a case of being rusty on Thursday

It’s do or die for India

July 15: Low on confidence after two consecutive defeats, India face a do-or-die situation when they take on New Zealand in a virtual quarterfinal of the ICC Women’s World Cup here on Saturday.

AIFF sack India team doctor

July 15: Following the injunction of National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), in the Subrata Paul doping case, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) has sacked Sreejith Kamal as team doctor.

Rough start for Aditi at US Open

July 15: Indian golfer Aditi Ashok had a rough start to the Women’s US Open as she was two-over through 17 holes in a weather-hit first round here.

CSK, Royals to return for IPL season 11

July 15: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will be back for the 11th edition of Indian Premier League in 2018. The two franchises completed the two-year suspension imposed on them by the Supreme Court .

Srini, Shah rapped for attending BCCI SGM

July 15: The Supreme Court on Friday ticked off former BCCI president N Srinivasan and Niranjan Shah, a former secretary, for attending a special general meeting of the Board despite being ineligible according to Lodha panel recommendations.

Flawless Vani romps home

July 15: Favourite Vani Kapoor reserved her best for the last, producing a flawless performance to romp to a smashing victory in the eighth leg of the Hero Women’s Pro Golf Tour 2017 on Friday.

St Joseph’s bag a grand double

July 15: St Joseph’s Boys’ High School claimed a double as they clinched the under-16 and under-14 titles at the Cottonian Shield cricket tournament here on Friday.

Combined ride on Bhatkal’s exploits

July 15: Ritesh Bhatkal dished out a fabulous show with the ball to hand Combined XI three points from their drawn encounter with Bangalore Zone in the Safi Darashah tournament at Alur (1) ground on Friday.

Federer shines bright in twilight zone

July 14: Roger Federer insists he is only slightly surprised to find himself tantalisingly within touching distance of a record eighth Wimbledon title despite his 36th birthday fast approaching.

Shastri to pitch for Arun despite Zaheer’s presence

July 14: Back at the helm as chief coach of the Indian cricket team, Ravi Shastri is likely to pitch for the return of bowling coach Bharath Arun despite the presence of Zaheer Khan in their ranks.

Bopanna wins to advance to quarterfinals, Sania loses

July 14: Sania Mirza crashed out of the mixed doubles competition while Rohan Bopanna and his partner entered the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon Championships here.

Anurag Thakur tenders unconditional and unequivocal apology in SC

July 14: Ousted BCCI president Anurag Thakur on Thursday “unhesitatingly” tendered “unconditional and unequivocal apology” before the Supreme Court to escape from contempt and perjury charges.

Masterful Venus oldest Wimbledon finalist for 23 years

July 14: Venus Williams became the oldest Wimbledon finalist for 23 years on Thursday as the American star ended Johanna Konta’s history bid with a masterful 6-4, 6-2 win.

Super Venus keeps shining

July 14: Venus Williams became the oldest Wimbledon finalist for 23 years on Thursday as the American star ended Johanna Konta’s history bid with a masterful 6-4, 6-2 win.

Battered Djokovic to take a long break

July 14: Novak Djokovic admits a long break is on the cards after an elbow injury forced him to retire from his Wimbledon quarterfinal against Tomas Berdych.

Murray must focus on fitness: Becker

July 14: Andy Murray should focus on regaining full fitness rather than rushing to be ready for the US Open, Boris Becker said on Wednesday after the world number one was beaten in the Wimbledon quarterfinals by Sam Querrey.

Zaheer’s appointment, like Dravid, is tour specific

July 14: The BCCI today made it clear that Zaheer Khan’s appointment as bowling consultant of the Indian cricket team is also tour specific, just like batting consultant Rahul Dravid.

Federer steps into Wimbledon land of the giants

July 14: Roger Federer stands just two wins away from a record eighth Wimbledon title but faces a perilous trip through the land of the giants if he is to become the tournament’s oldest champion.

BAI age-fraud panel to step in

July 7: Players’ pull-out reflects badly on State association, says Sudhir

Root leads England’s recovery

July 7: New England captain Joe Root rode his luck to make a battling unbeaten 184 and lift the hosts to a commanding 357 for five on the opening day of the first Test against South Africa at Lord’s on Thursday.

Sriram’s record stays unmatched

July 7: A race of incredible intensity has kept the legend of Sriram Singh alive even after 41 years.

Jagtar Singh dropped for testing positive

July 7: India were forced to drop decathlete Jagtar Singh from the team for the Asian Athletics Championship after he failed a dope test recently, it was revealed on Thursday.

India start with two gold

July 7: Shot-putter Manpreet Kaur presented herself the perfect birthday gift while G Lakshmanan delivered a stunning coup in the 5000 metres

Dominant Karnataka clinch 26th successive title

July 7: Champions Karnataka continued their stronghold by winning their 26th consecutive national title at the 44th Junior National Aquatic Championships here at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex on Thursday.

Jeevan, Paes fall; Sania progresses

July 7: Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan’s Grand Slam debut ended in the first-round itself but not without a valiant fight as he and Jared Donaldson

Djokovic in cruise mode

July 7: Novak Djokovic shrugged off sweltering 30-degree heat to breeze past Adam Pavlasek 6-2, 6-2, 6-1 and reach the Wimbledon third round on Thursday.

Kohli leads India to series win over West Indies

July 7: Virat Kohli stroked a commanding, unbeaten 111 to lead India to a series-clinching eight-wicket win over the West Indies in the fifth and final one-day international at Sabina Park on Thursday.

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