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.

Will ask England to probe India’s fixing attempt charge: FIH

July 7: The International Hockey Federation (FIH) will ask hosts England to investigate India’s allegation that attempts were made to "fix" their Hockey World League Semifinal clash against Pakistan last month.

Knew it won’t be easy for Pakistan to chase 170: Mithali

July 3: India skipper Mithali Raj said she knew it would not be easy for Pakistan to chase down 170 as the pitch deteriorated in the second innings during their ICC Women’s World Cup match here.

Aus players to boycott ’A’ tour of SA

July 3: Players will boycott an Australia A tour of South Africa this month in an escalation of their bitter dispute with Cricket Australia unless a new pay deal is agreed, the Australian Cricketers’ Association said on Sunday.

Karnataka poised to assert might

July 3: Having won an unprecedented 25th title at this level last year, a buoyant Karnataka side will be eager to continue their dominance when the 44th Junior National Aquatics Championships .

Sharath looking for a fresh start

July 3: After his lacklustre show at the Rio Olympics, Achanta Sharath Kamal’s new season has been an encouraging one so far.

Jehan claims maiden F3 race

July 3: Jehan Daruvala of Sahara Force India Academy created history by becoming the first Indian to win in the FIA F3 European Championship here on Sunday.

An open race in women’s field

July 3: With Serena Williams preparing for the birth of her first child and Maria Sharapova sidelined by a thigh injury, the race to be crowned Wimbledon champion is the most wide-open in a generation.

Spotlight bang on feisty Federer

July 3: Twelve months after shutting down his season in the wake of a devastating semifinal defeat, Roger Federer returns to Wimbledon as favourite to capture a record-breaking eighth title and become the tournament’s oldest champion.

Silva goal fetches Portugal third spot

July 3: Adrien Silva scored an extra-time penalty as Portugal recovered from a goal down to beat Mexico 2-1 in Sunday’s third-place play-off at the Confederations Cup in Moscow.

Thompson outclasses 100M field

July 3: Jamaica’s Elaine Thompson, the reigning double Olympic sprint champion, put on the afterburners in the final 20 metres to rack up a convincing victory at Saturday’s Diamond League meet in Paris.

Slow batting sinks India, West Indies stay alive

July 3: India’s much-vaunted batting line-up collapsed on a slow track, allowing underdogs West Indies to pull of a stunning 11-run victory in the fourth cricket one-dayer here.

Never lost confidence in my limited overs game: Rahane

July 1: The jury is still out on his utility as a limited overs batsman but Ajinkya Rahane on his own admission never lost confidence in his ability despite being out of favour in the 50-over format for a long time.

I am like wine: Dhoni on getting better with age

July 1: There has been an element of inconsistency in his batting form but Mahendra Singh Dhoni believes that he is like a vintage wine that tastes better with passage of time.

Would look into making some changes: Kohli on playing XI

July 1: India captain Virat Kohli was happy with a clinical performance in the third ODI and hinted at making some changes in the playing XI providing game time to all those who have not yet figured in the playing XI in the ongoing series.

High speed chase ends in verbal war

June 27: Lewis Hamilton branded world championship leader Sebastian Vettel as a “disgrace” and challenged the German to “prove you’re a man” after he deliberately crashed into him in Sunday’s tempestuous Azerbaijan Grand Prix.

Occasionals clinch title

June 27: Bangalore Occasionals clinched the KSCA Group I, Division I League tournament for the Sir Mirza Ismail Shield after drawing their final game against Jawans Cricket Club

KAA election on hold till Oct

June 27: With the administrational issues unlikely to be resolved before the scheduled date, the Karnataka Athletics Association elections could be put off till October.

DPS, South register win

June 27: Gautam scored a fine century as Delhi Public School (South) romped to a 190-run win over Ryan International in the ACE inter-school tournament at Just Cricket Ground here on Monday.

Indians too good for the Windies

June 27: Ajinkya Rahane struck a brilliant century before the bowlers dished out a disciplined show as India drubbed a hapless West Indies by 105 runs in a lopsided contest in the second one-dayer here.

Execution of Lodha report may be delayed

June 27: The implementation of the Lodha Committee recommendations is set to be delayed after the BCCI decided to form a committee to analyse how “best and quickly”

Mavericks to take on Falcons in UTT opener

June 27: The Ultimate Table Tennis, to be held from July 13 to July 30, will have the opening game featuring RP-SG Mavericks with India’s best male paddler Sharath Kamal

Blake completes sprint double

June 27: Yohan Blake won the 200 metres in 19.97 seconds to complete a sprint double at the Jamaican nationals and world championship trials on Sunday.

Bolt not to run 200 at Worlds

June 27: Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt insists this "emotional" season will indeed be his last, bringing the curtain down on a glittering career which galvanised track and field.

Loew ready for Mexico test

June 27: Germany’s Joachim Loew said he is looking forward to facing Mexico on Thursday in the Confederations Cup semifinals after the world champions pipped Chile to top spot in Group B.

Ajinkya will open in all 5 ODIs in Windies: Kohli

June 23: With Rohit Sharma rested for the West Indies limited-over series, India captain Virat Kohli said that Ajinkya Rahane will open alongside Shikhar Dhawan in the upcoming five-match ODI series starting tomorrow.

Ashwini for KAA top post

June 23: Former India international Ashwini Nachappa will contest for the post of president and secretary of the Karnataka Athletics Association (KAA) in the elections to be held here on July 1.

Sachin spurs Engrades CC

June 23: A fine bowling effort from Sachin Shinde spurred Engrades Cricket Club to a thumping 140-run victory over Wilson Garden Cricket Club in the KSCA Group I, Division III league tournament for the Nassur Memorial Shield here.

EPL 8th edition from June 24

June 23: The Embassy International Riding School (EIRS) is all set to host the eighth edition of the Equestrian Premier League (EPL).

Aakarshi, Lakshya advance

June 23: Top seed Aakarshi Kashyap of Chhattisgarh produced a dominant performance to advance to the round of 32 in the All-India Junior Ranking Badminton tournament at the KBA courts here on Thursday.

India will seek to put cricket in the forefront

June 23: Captain Virat Kohli will look to put to rest, all the off-field controversies regarding Anil Kumble’s controversial exit, as India gear up for the first ODI against a second string West Indies, here on Friday.

ICC’s decision gives India advantage

June 23: The ICC has decided not to interfere in modalities related to bilateral agreement involving two nations

Indian team arrives in Trinidad

June 22: The Indian cricket team arrived here for a limited-overs series against the West Indies amid the off-field drama surrounding Anil Kumble’s resignation as head coach following a rift with captain Virat Kohli.

WBO sanctions Vijender vs Zulpikar bout for 1st week of August

June 22: World Boxing Organisation (WBO) has sanctioned WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title and WBO Oriental Super Middleweight title between Vijender Singh and Chinese Zulpikar Maimaitiali in first week of August in Mumbai.

Sindhu, Srikanth, Praneeth in quarters of Australia Open

June 22: Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth eked out thrilling victories in the men’s singles second round to set up an all-Indian quarterfinal clash at the USD 750,000 Australian Super Series here today.

Raghuveer does star turn for Rajajinagar

June 22: Raghuveer’s 11-wicket haul for the match helped Rajajinagar Cricketers earn full five points from their comprehensive ten wicket win over Malleswaram Gymkhana in the KSCA Group I. Division league for the MAT Acharya shield here.

Nikin slams ton in Mysore victory

June 22: SJ Nikin Jose starred with a century as Mysore Zone beat Dharwad Zone by 45 runs in the KSCA under-23 inter-mofussil cricket tournament here.

No room for complacency in knockout stage, says Oltmans

June 21: India’s chief coach Roelant Oltmans has warned his team to guard against complacency when they take on Malaysia in the quarterfinal of the Hockey World League Semi-Final, here tomorrow.

Murray crashes out, Federer notches win

June 21: Andy Murray suffered one of the most embarrassing defeats of his career, as the world number one slumped to a stunning Queen’s Club first-round exit against Australia’s Jordan Thompson on Tuesday.

India to face Canada in Edmonton

June 21: India will have to slug it out against Canada in the indoor stadium of Northlands Coliseum, Edmonton, in their quest to enter the Davis Cup World Group.

Ronaldo ordered to appear in court

June 21: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, accused of evading 14.7 million euro ($16.5m) in tax, has been summoned to appear before a judge in Spain, judicial sources told AFP on Tuesday.

End of a successful partnership

June 21: One of the most successful coaching stints with the Indian cricket team has come to a swift, shocking end with Anil Kumble deciding to discontinue in his position as the Head Coach of the Virat Kohli-led side.

Who next for the tough job?

June 21: With Anil Kumble deciding not to continue as India’s head coach, the question now centres around who could be the next man in the job.

’Partnership became untenable’

June 21: Anil Kumble confirmed on Tuesday that reservations Virat Kohli had about his ‘style’ had led to his departure as coach of the Indian team.

Srikanth, Saina, Praneeth advance in Australian Open

June 21: Indian shuttlers had a mixed day at the Australian Open Super Series as Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth progressed to the second round but four others were knocked out in the first round itself, here.

Misfiring India eye perfect game against Malaysia

June 21: Jolted by a loss to the Netherlands, India would look to regroup quickly when they take on Malaysia in the quarter-final of the Hockey World League Semi-Final, here tomorrow.

BCCI to invite more applications for coach’s post

June 21: The BCCI has decided to invite more applications for the post of Indian team’s coach to give Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) a wide range of options for picking a suitable candidate.

Shah Rukh acquires Cape Town franchise of T20 Global League

June 20: Superstar Shah Rukh Khan along with the co-owners of Kolkata Knight Riders and Trinbago Knight Riders have acquired the Cape Town Franchise of T20 Global League, a Cricket South Africa (CSA) initiative.

Gilchrist backs Kohli’s decision to bowl first

June 20: Former wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist justified Virat Kohli’s decision to bowl first on a flattish track against Pakistan, but confessed his preference to bat first in a final.

From being uncertainties to heroes

June 20: Two guys who almost missed the final ended up producing match-winning performances as Pakistan dethroned India in a lop-sided Champions Trophy final on Sunday.

Defeated but not disgraced

June 20: The Indian cricket team’s worst fears came true as they suffered a rare collective failure on the biggest day to lose their precious Champions Trophy crown to arch-rivals Pakistan on an unforgettable Sunday.

De Grasse surprised by his timing

June 20: Canada’s Andre De Grasse was blown to an emphatic and remarkably swift 100 metres win in a wind-assisted 9.69 seconds at the Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Sunday.

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