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.

Kashyap draws world number one after qualifying for Aus Open

June 20: Commonwealth Games champion shuttler P Kashyap set up a clash with World No. 1 Korean Son Wan Ho in the main draw of the Australian Super Series here today after coming through qualifiers with two wins on the trot.

Koepka keeps the fresh air blowing

June 20: The winds of change were blowing at the US Open on Sunday as Brooks Koepka sailed to a four-stroke victory at Erin Hills, making it the seventh consecutive major that has crowned a first-time winner.

UK police question Sardar; Batra fumes

June 20: Indian midfielder Sardar Singh was on Monday called for questioning by the police reportedly in connection with a year-old sexual assault case.

Windies name unchanged side for first two ODIs against India

June 20: West Indies have named an unchanged 13-man squad, which played a 1-1 draw against Afghanistan early this month, for the first two ODIs of the five-match series against India starting June 23.

Champions Trophy 2021 in doubt, ICC mulls 2 WT20s in 4 years

June 20: The next Champions Trophy scheduled in India could be scrapped to accommodate two World Twenty20 Championships in a four-year cycle, the International Cricket Council’s CEO David Richardson has revealed.

Chhetri’s strike rate better than Ronaldo, Messi

June 17: The magnificent goal he scored against Kyrgyzstan in India’s 1-0 win in the 2019 Asian Cup Qualifiers match in Bengaluru on June 13 has taken him past England striker Wayne Rooney (53 goals in 119 matches). Chhetri was playing in his 94th match.

Indian bowlers have their say

June 17: India has now made excellence at ICC events a habit. On Sunday, they will be playing in their second straight Champions Trophy final and if you include their 2011 World Cup triumph

Donning a different role

June 17: On Thursday at Edgbaston, many happened to see a different avatar of Kedar Jadhav.

’Pressure will be on India’

June 17: Pakistan bowling coach Azhar Mahmood kick-started the mind games for the all important Champions Trophy final against India

Swastic Union emerge champions

June 17: Swastic Union Cricket Club clinched the KSCA Group I, Division I, II, III under-16 inter-club tournament after their final against Jawahar Sports Club ended in a draw here.

Contribution of support staff massive, says Kohli

June 17: Thursday was a memorable day for Indian skipper Virat Kohli. Not only did India hammer Bangladesh by nine wickets to storm into the final of the Champions Trophy, he also became the fastest man to go past 8000 runs (175 innings) in ODI cricket.

Ozone FC seek I-League entry

June 17: With Bengaluru FC being inducted into the Indian Super League (ISL), another city club, Ozone FC, is looking make their way into the I-League for the coming season.

BAI looks to strengthen player base

June 17: Aim is to have zonal academies across the country, says Narang

Serbian Zoran Visic’s primary target is to ensure the Indian women’s national basketball team regains its place among the elite in Asia.

June 17: Visic, who was unveiled as the head coach of the women’s team on Friday, will face his first major challenge when the country lines up in the FIBA Women’s Asia Cup here at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium from July 23 to 29.

Golden opportunity for Pakistan to avenge loss to India: Imran

June 17: Former World Cup winning captain, Imran Khan said Pakistan have got a golden opportunity in the Champions Trophy final to avenge its humiliating defeat to India in their first match of the tournament.

Vinod guides RBI to easy victory over LRDE

June 16: Vinod Kumar slammed a brace to guide RBI to a 3-0 victory over LRDE in the BDFA ‘B’ Division league tie here on Thursday.

Kohli lauds bowling effort

June 16: Indian skipper Virat Kohli lavished praise on his bowlers for restricting Bangladesh to a below-par score that laid the foundation for an emphatic nine-wicket victory in the semifinals of the Champions Trophy.

Prannoy stuns Lee to enter quarters

June 16: H S Prannoy stunned World No 3 Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia in straight games to storm into the men’s singles quarterfinals

Indrasen does star turn for Dharwad Zone

June 16: Indrasen Dani produced a fine bowling show to help Dharwad Zone register a five-wicket win over Tumkur Zone in the KSCA inter-mofussil under-23 tournament here at the Alur (3) ground on Thursday.

Brilliant Rashid blazes to the front

June 16: Rashid Khan has returned to form after a couple of missed cuts as he shot six-under 65 to take a share of the first round lead at the USD 500,000 Queens Cup here on Thursday.

12 Indian boys for NBA camp in China

June 16: Twelve boys from National Basketball Association (NBA), India will feature in the fourth Asia Pacific team camp to be held at Zhejiang Provincial Sports Vocational Technical Institute in Hangzhou, China from June 18-21.

Harman quick off the blocks

June 16: Brian Harman staked an early claim to become the seventh straight first time major winner by grabbing an early lead in a low-scoring start to the 117th US Open here Thursday.

Don’t think we need to change anything for final: Kohli

June 16: Pakistan’s "magnificent turnaround" has impressed him but India captain Virat Kohli says there is nothing that his side needs to be overtly concerned about ahead of the Champions Trophy final against the arch-foes on Sunday.

I am fully fit but have been advised rest: Bumrah

June 16: Indian speedster Jasprit Bumrah says he has been advised to miss the limited-overs tour of West Indies as part of his workload management and not fitness issues.

ICC Champions Trophy: Pakistan edge past Sri Lanka, enter semi-finals

Sarfraz Ahmed produced a superb captain’s innings following a top-order collapse to see Pakistan cricket team into....

Much as they try to shed the chokers’ tag, it just refises to go away. The jokes and memes about their losses keep getting novel like their dismissals.

June 13: Generation after generation of exceptional South African cricketers have tried to break that notion but they keep finding newer ways to self destruct on the big stage.

Didn’t deserve to be in semis: du Plessis

June 13: Much as they try to shed the chokers’ tag, it just refises to go away. The jokes and memes about their losses keep getting novel like their dismissals.

Wily Bumrah proves his worth

June 13: One of the must-watch games of IPL-10 is the clash between Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions at Rajkot on April 30.

India, Bangla clash in semis

June 13: Pakistan held their nerve in a now-on and now-off chase to defeat Sri Lanka by three wickets in the final Group ‘B’ game at Cardiff on Monday to complete the semifinal line-up of the Champions Trophy.

Tough Kyrgyz test for India


June 13: When Pavel Matiash steps on to the Sree Kanteerava stadium turf for the AFC Asian Cup qualifier tie against India on Tuesday, there is bound to be a sense of deja vu for the Kyrgyzstan goalkeeper.

Travelling fans to enjoy West Block Blues’ hospitality

June 13: A few months ago an attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus forced the Champions League quarterfinal tie between the German side and Monaco to be postponed by a day.

Kyrgyzstan will start favourites, says Constantine

June 13: The Indian team might be on a seven-game unbeaten streak in all competitions and is riding high on confidence

Walk in the park for Hami

June 13: Lewis Hamilton’s love affair with the Canadian Grand Prix continued unabated on Sunday as he won the race for a sixth time and slashed Sebastian Vettel’s Formula One championship lead to 12 points.

From doubter to achiever

June 13: Rafael Nadal admitted he doubted he’d ever win another Grand Slam title after a three-year drought at the majors and an ongoing battle with injuries and poor form.

Iran book ticket to 2018 World Cup

June 13: Sardar Azmoun and Mehdi Taremi were on target as Iran confirmed their spot in the 2018 World Cup finals with a 2-0 victory over Uzbekistan at the Azadi Stadium here.

French Open: Rafael Nadal crushes Dominic Thiem to set up Stan Wawrinka showdown

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal powered into a record 10th French Open final on Friday and will face 2015 winner...

ICC Champions Trophy 2017: New Zealand knocked out, pressure mounts on Australia

Bangladesh produced a magnificent performance as they knocked New Zealand out of the ICC Champions Trophy...

Formula 1: Vijay Mallya dismisses speculation of Force India sale

Troubled Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya has dismissed speculation of a possible sale of his team...

AITA to recommend Bopanna’s name for Arjuna award

Acknowledging the Grand Slam feat of Rohan Bopanna, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) has decided to send his name to....

COA will not contest CAC’s head coach choice

The Committee of Administrators running the BCCI is unlikely to go against the high-profile Cricket Advisory Committee’s....

ICC Champions Trophy: Eoin Morgan lauds ‘outstanding’ attack as England seal semi spot

England cricket team captain Eoin Morgan praised his “outstanding” bowling attack after the tournament hosts booked...

Anil Kumble reapplies for India coach job, decision before Champions Trophy ends

Anil Kumble has ‘officially’ forwarded his application for the job of Indian cricket team coach, according to..

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur takes blame after India loss at ICC Champions Trophy

Pakistan wilted against India in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 in what is cricket’s most high-profile fixture, with....

This is how Virat Kohli paid tribute to Yuvraj Singh after India v Pakistan tie

India captain Virat Kohli praised Yuvraj Singh’s “game-changing” quality after seeing his side launch their ICC Champions.....

India gear up to flex their muscles

June 1: Amidst a reported captain-coach stand-off that is getting unsavoury by the day, India will be looking to justify their favourites’ tag by defending the Champions Trophy that kicks off in London on Thursday.

Team India will leave off-field distractions behind, asserts Laxman

June 1: Despite the off-field tensions, India have made the right beginning to their Champions Trophy title defence by producing fine performances in the two warm-up games.

BTC meeting to decide on racing schedule

June 1: With the government yet to grant the licence, the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) committee members will hold a meeting on Thursday to take a call on the races scheduled this month.

England, Aus top threats

June 1: With only the top-eight ranked teams allowed entry to the Champions Trophy that kicks off in London on Thursday, the event is as tough as it can be.

BCCI officials to meet Kohli, Kumble

June 1: Amid speculation of a rift between chief coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli, the BCCI top brass seems to be on a damage control mode.

Sharath, Manika keeping Indian hopes alive

June 1: Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra were the only Indian paddlers who survived to live another day in the singles events of the 2017 World Table Tennis Championships here.

SA T20 league launched, Lorgat says will stand up to IPL

June 1: South Africa has launched an eight-team T20 league of its own, with CSA chief executive Haroon Lorgat stating that the ambitious venture would stand up to popular events such as the Indian Premier League.

We are taking it as a normal game: Azhar Ali on India clash

June 1: Pakistan opener Azhar Ali sought to play down the hype over their high-profile Champions Trophy match against arch-rivals India, saying they are taking it as a "normal" game despite the soaring expectations.

Ramachandra Guha resigns as administrator to BCCI

June 1: Noted historian Ramachandra Guha on Thursday told the Supreme Court that he has quit as one of the cricket administrators to the BCCI.

Kumble episode; lack of time behind Guha resignation

June 1: Ramachandra Guha has cited personal reasons but his resignation from the Committee of Administrators (COA) could be linked to the speculation surrounding Anil Kumble’s future as India coach.

French Open: Alexander Zverev crashes as Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka move on

Alexander Zverev, the man seen as a potential French Open champion, crashed out in the first round on......

Arsene Wenger to extend Arsenal reign - reports

Arsene Wenger has told Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke he will accept the Premier League club’s offer of a new two-year contract, according to....

India, Australia favourites at CT despite off-field worries

Man United ranked as Europe’s most valuable club

I feel ready for Champions Trophy now: Dinesh Karthik

Done in by nerves to start with, keeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik feels he has a good chance of making India’s Champions....

Sunita Lakra completes century of international matches

May 18: India’s premier defender Sunita Lakra completed the milestone of playing 100 international matches for the country, when she took field against New Zealand in the third of the five match series, here today.

Virat will bounce back into form in Champions Trophy: Kapil

May 18: Cricket legend Kapil Dev is not losing sleep over the recent lean patch of Virat Kohli and is confident that the Delhi stalwart will bounce back into form in the ICC Champions Trophy commencing on June 1.

India put up a strong fight in 2-3 loss to New Zealand

May 18: Indian women’s hockey team fought till the final hooter but went down 2-3 to New Zealand in the third game of the five-match series.

Harbhajan writes to Kumble, requests to look into Ranji fees

May 18: Time away from national team has given Harbhajan Singh a fresh perspective about the condition of an average domestic cricketer, prompting him to request chief national coach Anil Kumble to raise the issue of their match fees with the COA.

Knight Riders eliminate Sunrisers

May 18: Kolkata Knight Riders survived some anxious moments before progressing to IPL-10 Qualifier 2. Set a revised target of 48 in six overs

Bagan ease past BFC

May 18: Mohun Bagan produced a dominating display to drub Bengaluru FC 3-1 in the group E fixture of the AFC Cup at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium here on Wednesday.

East Bengal pick up ISL bid

May 18: East Bengal on Wednesday picked the bid document to compete in the Indian Super League while Mohun Bagan were expected to follow suit signalling their eased stance against the IMG-Reliance owned lucrative meet.

Finisher MSD still not finished

May 18: The tenth edition of the Indian Premier League did not begin on an ideal note for Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Sanchez keeps Arsenal in hunt

May 18: Alexis Sanchez sank Sunderland to keep Arsenal in the hunt for Champions League qualification on Tuesday, while Manchester City all but secured a top-four place by beating West Bromwich Albion.

Late start shouldn’t be a concern: Race Director Jones

May 18: As the city gears up to host the 10th edition of the TCS World 10K on Sunday, the organisers, Procam International, unveiled the route for the road race on Wednesday.

Chelsea celebrate title with victory

May 17: Substitute Cesc Fabregas scored an 88th-minute winner as new Premier League champions Chelsea edged Watford 4-3 in a richly entertaining game at Stamford Bridge.

’Focused on immediate goals’

May 17: Former world number one Maria Sharapova says she is not looking too far ahead after returning from a doping suspension but concedes she is eager to be competing for the biggest titles in tennis again.

TCS 10K starts Cubbon Park Rejuvenation

May 17: Over the past nine years, TCS World 10K has provided philanthropists with a platform to make generous contributions to various charitable causes associated with it.

Karnataka edge Delhi to make quarters

May 17: A determined Karnataka played out of their skins to eke out a 3-2 win against Delhi and qualify for the quarterfinals of the 7th Hockey India Sub-junior National Championships here at the Hockey stadium on Tuesday.

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