India Sports News

Hero ISL 2017/18 to begin on Nov 17 with holders ATK to take on Kerala Blasters in the first match
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Sept 22 : The Hero Indian Super League (ISL) 2017-18 will begin with two-time champions and holders Athletico de Kolkata taking on runner-up Kerala Blasters in the opening match of the Hero ISL 2017/18 at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan in Kolkata on November 17. Read Full Story

Slovenian Open: India bags both gold and silver
New Delhi [india], Sept 22 : India won gold and silver in the junior boys' team event and silver in the cadet girls' category at the Slovenia Junior and Cadet Open, late on Thursday night. Read Full Story

Srikanth and Prannoy crash out of Japan Open SuperSeries
Tokyo [Japan], Sept 22 : India's Kidambi Srikanth crashed out in the quarterfinals of the Japan Open Super Series after losing to recently-crowned world champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in Japan on Friday. Read Full Story

Leander Paes, Purav Raja reach St. Petersburg Open tennis semi-finals
Saint Petersburg [Russia], September 22 : India's Leander Paes and Purav Raja have progressed to the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour of the St. Petersburg Open with a straight-set win over Marcus Daniell and Marcelo Demoliner. Read Full Story

H.S. Prannoy crashes out of Japan Open
Tokya [Japan], September 22 : India's H.S. Prannoy bowed out of the ongoing Japan Open Superseries after losing 15-21, 14-21 to China's Shi Yuqi. Read Full Story

Inning against Lanka made me belief I can contribute in ODIs as well: Bhuvi
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept. 22 : Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has said that the innings against Sri Lanka, wherein he scored his maiden ODI fifty, did a world of good to him and made him belief that he can contribute to the team in the 50-over format as well. Read Full Story

We are making silly errors, admits Steve Smith
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept. 22 : Australia skipper Steve Smith has admitted that his side have been making silly errors which they cannot afford to make against a quality side like India in the ongoing five-match series. Read Full Story

India dethrone South Africa to attain top spot in ODIs
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept. 22 : India have dethroned South Africa at the top of the ICC ODI Rankings after registering their ninth consecutive win in the 50 over format in Kolkata on Thursday. Read Full Story

I incurred great losses during six-month ban: Mohammad Irfan
Karachi [Pakistan], Sept. 22 : Left-arm Pakistan pacer Mohammad Irfan, who recently finished serving a six-month ban, has admitted the period felt like six years during which he incurred great losses. Read Full Story

India's squad for FIFA U-17 World Cup announced
Panaji (Goa) , Sept. 22 : The 21-man squad, who would be representing India at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, has been announced. Read Full Story

Two Indian riders all set to race in Chennai during Round Five of ARRC
New Delhi , Sept. 22 : Two Indian riders, Sarath Kumar and Rajiv Sethu, are all set to race in India during round five of the Asia Road Racing Championship (ARRC) from September 22nd - 24th at the Madras Motor Racing Track, Chennai. Read Full Story

Kolkata ODI: Were upset that Kuldeep didn't get wickets initially, says family
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) , Sept. 22 : Left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav on Thursday scripted history as he became the third Indian cricketer to take a hat-trick in ODIs. Read Full Story

England stay ahead as rain abandons second ODI against Windies
Nottingham [UK], Sept. 22 : The second ODI of the five-match series between England and West Indies was called off after just 14 deliveries of action because of persistent rain at Trent Bridge on Thursday. Read Full Story

Kohli, bowlers help India go 2-0 against Aussies
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept. 22 : Brilliant performances from skipper Virat Kohli and bowlers helped India beat Australia by 50 runs at the Eden Gardens here on Thursday. Read Full Story

Kolkata ODI: Kohli, Rahane help India finish at 252
Kolkata , September 21 : Skipper Virat Kohli produced a rich vein of form as he struck a blistering 92-run knock to help India post a respectable target of 252 runs for Australia in the second ODI of the five-match series against Australia at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Read Full Story

SC pulls up BCCI for delay in implementing Lodha panel reforms
New Delhi , September 21 : The Supreme Court on Thursday once again reprimanded the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for its constant delay in the implementation of Justice (Retd.) R.M. Lodha-led committee's recommendations. Read Full Story

There's no room for complacency: India U-16 football coach
Kathmandu [Nepal], Sept 21 : Despite an impressive three-nil victory over a strong Palestine in the first match of AFC U-16 Qualifiers, India U-16 team coach Bibiano Fernandes said that there is no room for complacency going into the next clash against hosts Nepal at the Halchowk Stadium on Friday. Read Full Story

Saina Nehwal bows out of Japan Open
Tokyo [Japan], September 21 : Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal suffered a major blow as she crashed out of the Japan Open Super Series after going down against Rio Olympic gold medallist Carolina Marin in the second round of the women's singles event here on Thursday. Read Full Story

Pro Kabaddi: Dabang Delhi promise seamless viewing experience in home leg
New Delhi , Sept 21 : Dabang Delhi Kabaddi Club (DDKC) is all set to give its fans an enthralling experience as it gets ready for the home leg of 2017 Pro Kabaddi League, beginning September 22 here at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex. Read Full Story

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Colombia first team to arrive in India
New Delhi , Sept 21 : With the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup set to begin in next two weeks, Colombia became the first team to arrive in India for the tournament. Read Full Story

Sindhu stunned by Okuhara in Japan Open pre-quarters
Tokyo [Japan], Sept 21 : In a major blow to the Indian fans, Rio-Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu knocked out of the Japan Open Super Series after going down in straight games against Nozomi Okuhara in the second round here on Thursday. Read Full Story

'Unchanged' India opt to bat first in Kolkata ODI
Kolkata , Sept 21 :India have won the toss and elected to bat first in the second ODI of the five-match series against Australia here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Read Full Story

'Unchanged' India opt to bat first in Kolkata ODI
Kolkata , Sept 21 :India have won the toss and elected to bat first in the second ODI of the five-match series against Australia here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday. Read Full Story

Asian Indoor Games: India win one gold, two bronze on Day 5
Ashgabat [Turkmenistan], Sept 21 : The Indian contingent added one more gold and two bronze medals to their tally on the fifth day of the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games here at Ashgabat in Turkmenistan last evening. Read Full Story

India to take on Aussies in second ODI in Kolkata
Kolkata , Sept 21 : The Virat Kohli-led Indian team will aim to put further misery on a depleted Australia side when the two teams head into the second ODI of the five-match series here at the Eden Gardens later today. Read Full Story

India to tour South Africa for 6 ODIs, 3 Tests and T20Is in 2018
Mumbai , Sept 21 : India are all set to travel to South Africa for three Tests and number of limited-over matches early next year, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in association with Cricket South Africa (CSA) confirmed on Thursday. Read Full Story

Jake LaMotta, legendary 'Raging Bull' boxer, dies at 95
Los Angeles [U.S.A], Sept. 21 : Jake LaMotta, the middle-weight champion who was immortalized on screen by Robert De Niro in 'Raging Bull,' has died at the age of 95. Read Full Story

I feel I can get Warner out any time: Kuldeep
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept. 20 : Left-arm Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav, while claiming that David Warner comes under pressure while facing him, on Tuesday said that he feels he can get the swashbuckling Australian opener out at any time. Read Full Story

Gokulam FC get direct entry for 2017-18 I-League
New Delhi , Sept 20 : The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has handed a direct entry to Kerala's Gokulam FC for the upcoming 2017-18 edition of I-League. Read Full Story

`Uncapped` Samarawickrama, Roshen Silva named in Lanka Test squad against Pak
Colombo [Sri Lanka], Sept 20 : The uncapped duo of Sadeera Samarawickrama and Roshen Silva has been named in the 15-man Test squad for the two-match Test series against Pakistan in the UAE later this month. Read Full Story

FC Goa to travel to Spain for pre-season matches
Murcia [Spain], Sept 20 : A new-look FC Goa will fly to Murcia, Spain next month for a run of pre-season games ahead of the start of the fourth edition of the Indian Super League (ISL). Read Full Story

Japan Open: Sindhu, Nehwal into second round with contrasting wins
Tokyo [Japan], Sept 20 : Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal returned to action following an injury on a promising note as she thrashed Thailand's Pornpawee Chochuwong in straight games in the opening round of the Japan Open Super Series here on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Napier turfed out as venue for England ODI
Wellington [New Zealand], Sept 20 : Napier's McLean Park has lost its right to host the second ODI of the five-match series between England and New Zealand because of delay in re-turfing the ground. Read Full Story

India thrash Palestine 3-0 in AFC U-16 Qualifiers
Kathmandu [Nepal], Sept 20 : Indian U-16 football team scored three goals in the second half as they blanked Palestine 3-0 in the AFC U-16 Championship 2018 Qualifiers at the Halchowk Stadium here in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Not in bad place with my captaincy, insists Steve Smith
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Sept. 20 : Australia captain Steve Smith on Wednesday asserted that he was not in a bad place with his captaincy as suggested by former skipper Michael Clarke. Read Full Story

Vikas Dahiya to lead India A in Australian Hockey League
New Delhi , Sept 20 : Goalkeeper Vikas Dahiya will lead the 18-member India A men's hockey team while Amit Rohidas will serve as his deputy in the Australian Hockey League 2017, starting September 28 in Perth. Read Full Story

Dhoni nominated for Padma Bhushan
Mumbai , Sept 20 : The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) in India has nominated former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the prestigious Padma Bhushan, the nation's third highest civilian award, for his contribution to the game. Read Full Story

Khalid Latif banned, fined in PSL spot-fixing case
Karachi [Pakistan], Sept 20 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has imposed a five-year ban on tainted batsman Khalid Latif for his involvement into the spot-fixing scandal that marred the second edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) earlier this year. Read Full Story

Brathwaite's bowling action cleared by ICC
Dubai [UAE], Sept 20 : West Indies off-spinner Kraigg Brathwaite has been allowed to resume bowling in the international cricket after he was cleared of a suspected illegal bowling action by the International Cricket Council (ICC). Read Full Story

Delighted to join the elusive club: Jonny Bairstow
Manchester [UK], Sept. 20 : Wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow said he was extremely pleased to have scored his first ODI century and join the 'elusive club' during England's comfortable seven-wicket win over West Indies at the Old Trafford on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Srikanth progresses; Verma, Praneeth bow out of Japan Open
Tokyo [Japan], Sept. 20 : Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth began his Japan Open Super Series campaign in style as he registered a thrilling victory over China's Tian Houwei in Tokyo on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Haynes to lead Australia in Ashes in Lanning's absence
Melbourne [Australia], Sept. 20 : Left-handed batswoman Rachael Haynes will lead the Australian women's team in the Women's Ashes starting next month in absence of regular skipper Meg Lanning. Read Full Story

Sri Lanka secure 2019 World Cup berth post Windies defeat against England
Manchester [UK], Sept. 20 : Sri Lanka qualified for the ICC World Cup 2019 after West Indies lost the opening ODI of the five-match series against England on Tuesday. Read Full Story

`WFI doesn't believe in Indian coaches`
New Delhi , Sept. 20 : Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Saran on Tuesday asserted that it was high time India have a foreign coach, who helps the grapplers in winning medals in the upcoming events like the Asian Games, Commonwealth and the Olympics. Read Full Story

Serena Williams shares heartfelt letter of admiration to her mom
Washington D.C. [U.S.A], Sept. 20 : It seems like Serena Williams has finally understood what it is like to be in her mother's shoes. Read Full Story

`WFI doesn't believe in Indian coaches`
New Delhi , Sept. 19 : Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) president Brij Bhushan Saran on Tuesday asserted that it was high time India have a foreign coach, who helps the grapplers in winning medals in the upcoming events like the Asian Games, Commonwealth and the Olympics. Read Full Story

Parupalli Kashyap fails to qualify for Japan Open
Tokyo [Japan], Sept. 19 : Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap crashed out of the Japan Open Super Series after facing defeat in the qualification round of the men's singles event on Tuesday. Read Full Story

South Africa to play on Boxing Day, confirms CSA
Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept. 19 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Haroon Lorgat has confirmed that South Africa will play on Boxing Day, despite India not touring till early 2018. Read Full Story

Windies opt to bat in first ODI against England
Manchester [UK], Sept. 19 : West Indies won the toss and elected to bat in the first ODI of the five-match series at the Old Trafford, Manchester on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Want to show the world that India can play football, says U-17 coach de Matos
Panaji (Goa) , Sept. 19 : With less than 20 days to go for India to clash swords against USA in the first ever FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 hosted by India, head coach Luis Norton de Matos wants to show through the mega event that India is on the same page as the rest of the world. Read Full Story

Bayern Munich's Neuer out until January after foot surgery
Munich [Germany], Sept 19 : Bayern Munich have confirmed that their goalkeeper-captain Manuel Neuer will be out until January having undergone another operation after again fracturing his left foot. Read Full Story

11 U-23 players summoned to preparatory camp for Macau
New Delhi , Sept. 19 : 11 players, who represented India in the AFC U-23 Qualifiers in Doha, have been named by national coach Stephen Constantine in the preliminary squad of 28 for India's forthcoming AFC Asian Cup Qualifier against Macau slated to be held in Bengaluru on October 11. Read Full Story

Amitabh Chaudhary submitted 'false' undertaking to become BCCI acting secy: Aditya Verma
New Delhi , Sept 19 : Aditya Verma, secretary of the 'unclaimed' Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) and the original petitioner in the Board of Cricket Control India (BCCI) case, on Tuesday alleged that Amitabh Chaudhary had given a false undertaking to the Supreme Court in order to become BCCI acting secretary. Read Full Story

Retired footballer Rio Ferdinand to try his luck at pro boxing
London [UK], Sept. 19 : Former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand, who retired from football in 2015, has announced that he plans to become a professional boxer. Read Full Story

Zampa targets wickets of Dhoni, Pandya as Australia aim to level series in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal), Sept. 19 : Australian leg-spinner Adam Zampa on Tuesday heaped praise on Mahendra Singh Dhoni and said that the wicket of the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman would be crucial for when the two sides meet in the second ODI of the five-match series at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Chris Morris ruled out of Bangladesh Test series
Johannesburg [South Africa], Sept. 19 : In a major blow to South Africa, all-rounder Chris Morris has been ruled out of the upcoming two-Test series against Bangladesh. Read Full Story

Rubel Hossain denied NOC to travel to South Africa
Dhaka [Bangladesh], Sept 19 : Bangladesh fast-bowler Rubel Hossain is doubtful to participate in the upcoming two-Test series against South Africa after he was denied immigration clearance to visit the country. Read Full Story

India tour of South Africa likely to begin on January 5
Manchester [U.K.], September 19 : India are most likely to begin their tour to South Africa with the New Year's Test on January 5 or 6 next year in Cape Town. Read Full Story

Europe Tour: Indian hockey eves beat Belgium junior men's team 4-3
Antwerp [Belgium], Sept 19 : The Indian Women's Hockey team ended their Europe Tour on a high as they beat the Belgium Junior Men's Team 4-3 in a pulsating encounter here last evening. Read Full Story

Sindhu aims to maintain winning run in Japan Open
Tokyo [Japan], Sept 19 : Fresh from her victory at the Korea Open Super Series badminton tournament, Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu will aim to continue her rich vein of form when she heads into the Japan Open, which gets underway here later today. Read Full Story


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