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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.

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