India Sports News

UTT announces franchises for inaugural season
New Delhi , May 28 : The Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), India's newest sports franchise league, promises to be a sporting breakthrough with a number of top franchises confirming their participation. Read Full Story

Neroca gets '10 out of 10' as former stars hail success
Imphal (Manipur) , May 28 : Former Manipuri stars lauded Neroca FC's feat of winning the Second Division League and becoming the first Club from the State to scale the height. Read Full Story

Premier Futsal all set to go global
Dubai [UAE], May 28 : Premier Futsal, the most watched Futsal tournament in the world, is all set to go international with Season Two of the home-grown sporting event. Read Full Story

French Open: Kvitova makes winning return to tennis
Paris [France], May 28 : Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova entered the second round of French Open after beating American Julia Boserup in straight sets on Sunday. Read Full Story

De Villiers `pretty upset` with fresh ball tempering row
Southampton [UK], May 28 : South Africa skipper AB de Villiers has said that he was pretty upset with the umpires implying that his side was involved in ball tempering during the second ODI of the three-match series against England which they lost by two runs at the Ageas Bowl. Read Full Story

India vs Pak: Kohli is a great batsman but has failed against me, says Junaid
Karachi [Pakistan], May 28 : Ahead of the much awaited high-voltage India Pakistan encounter in the upcoming Champions Trophy on June 4 at Edgbaston, Pakistani speedster Junaid Khan has taken a dig at skipper Virat Kohli, saying his team is not afraid of the swashbuckling Indian batsman and they know how to tackle him. Read Full Story

Australian Govt. may intervene in CA-ACA dispute if Ashes threatened
Melbourne [Australia], May 28 : The Australian Government has said that they would be prepared to step in for mediation between Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) if the current pay dispute continues. Read Full Story

Messi's master-class inspires Barcelona to Copa del Rey final triumph
Madrid [Spain], May 28 : Star striker Lionel Messi produced yet another master-class as Luis Enrique's Barcelona reign ended with a trophy as he inspired a third consecutive Copa del Rey title with a 3-1 final win over Deportivo Alaves at Vicente Calderon last evening. Read Full Story

Wawrinka beats Zverev to retain Geneva Open title
Geneva [Switzerland], May 27 : Top seed Stan Wawrinka stormed back from a set down to successfully defend the Geneva Open title in a thrilling final against German outsider Mischa Zverev on Saturday. Read Full Story

Harmanpreet Kaur to represent Surrey Stars in ECB's Kia Super League
New Delhi , May 27 : After her impressive debut with Sydney Thunder, star India all-rounder Harmanpreet Kaur will represent the Surrey Stars in Kia Super League, the T20 tournament hosted by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: Yuvraj Singh to miss first warm-up match against NZ
New Delhi May 27 : The BCCI on Saturday confirmed that all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, who is presently down with viral fever, will miss India's first warm-up match against New Zealand at The Oval on Sunday in their preparation for the Champions Trophy. Read Full Story

BCB 'not too keen' on Pakistan tour
Dhaka [Bangladesh], May 27 : Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) chairman Nazmul Hassan has said that they will not be discussing any tours to Pakistan after learning that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) had postponed their team's visit to Bangladesh in July. Read Full Story

World Cup experience will help Australia in Champions Trophy: Travis Head
London [UK], May 27 : Australian batsman Travis Head made a strong case for selection for the opening Champions Trophy game with an unbeaten 85 in their win over Sri Lanka in a warm-up match at the Oval on Friday. Read Full Story

Chennai surfers dominate Day Two of 'Indian Open of Surfing'
Mangaluru (Karnataka) , May 27 : The penultimate day of the second edition of the 'Indian Open of Surfing' witnessed a strong dominance from surfers from Chennai. Read Full Story

Monaco GP: Vettel tops final practice, Button given penalty
Monte Carlo [Monaco], May 27 : Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel on Saturday dominated the final practice at the Monaco Grand Prix. Read Full Story

Pakistan to play friendly T20 series against Afghanistan
Karachi [Pakistan], May 27 : Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has announced that the national side will play two T20 matches against Afghanistan. Read Full Story

Touching souls announces second edition of International Tribal Games
New Delhi , May 27 : Touching souls, a non-profit organization, yesterday announced its second edition junior level of the International Tribal games at India Habitat Centre in the presence of its founder Sabina Samad and event supported by ONGC. Read Full Story

India's Abhimanyu Vannemreddy on verge of French Open junior wildcard
Paris [France], May 27 : Indian tennis player Abhimanyu Vannemreddy will aim to secure wild card for the main boys' singles draws in the Junior French Open when he takes on Hikaru Shiraishi from Japan in the finals here today. Read Full Story

IPL 10 brings 500 million interactions on Instagram
New Delhi , May 27 : The 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) concluded on Sunday with a dramatic final-over victory by Mumbai Indians over Rising Pune Supergiant in Hyderabad. Read Full Story

Harbhajan hits back at media over 'privilege' statement against Dhoni
New Delhi , May 27 : Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has sharply hit back at the media reports suggesting that he had a problem with Mahendra Singh Dhoni's selection for the Champions Trophy. Read Full Story

Jithin Paul doping: Coaches issued notice for keeping AFI in dark
New Delhi , May 27 : After 400m hurdler Jithin Paul was provisionally suspended for failing dope test, Athletics Federation of India (AFI) on Saturday issued notices to chief coach Bahadur Singh, deputy chief coach Radhakrishnan Nair and others for keeping the federation in the dark and not informing them about NADA's surprise check in NIS Patiala. Read Full Story

Javelin thrower Rohit Yadav suspended for doping, will go for 'B' sample test
New Delhi , May 27 : Javelin thrower Rohit Yadav has been provisionally suspended after he failed a dope test conducted by the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). Read Full Story

NADA provisionally suspends javelin thrower for doping
New Delhi , May. 27 : The National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) has provisionally suspended Javelin thrower Rohit Yadav, after he tested positive for banned substance 'stanozolol'. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: We're in a ' very hard' group, says Mortaza
Birmingham [UK], May 26 : Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza is convinced that his team can take its form of the past two years on to one of the sport's grandest stages as it gears up for the Champions Trophy beginning June 1 in England and Wales. Read Full Story

We have nothing to lose in Champions Trophy, says Sarfraz Ahmed
London [UK], May 26 : Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has insisted that his side is under no pressure and have nothing to lose at the upcoming Champions Trophy beginning June 1 in England and Wales. Read Full Story

Second edition of 'Indian Open of Surfing' gets underway in Mangaluru
Mangaluru (Karnataka) , May 26 : The second edition of the 'Indian Open of Surfing' on Friday got underway amidst much fanfare at the Sasihithlu beach in Mangaluru. Read Full Story

Djokovic drawn to face Nadal in French Open semis
Johannesburg [South Africa], May 26 : World No. 2 Novak Djokovic and fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal have been drawn to face each other in a blockbuster French Open semi-final. Read Full Story

National football team training is much tougher, says Mizoram duo
New Delhi , May 26 : Even as the national football team prepares for the forthcoming AFC Asian Cup Qualifier against Kyrgyz Republic in Bengaluru, the two newcomers--Lalruatthara and Laldanmawia Ralte are not much willing to speculate whether they would be able to secure a berth in the final 23. Read Full Story

Nishikori, Wawrinka battle into Geneva Open semis
Johannesburg [South Africa], May 26 : Japanese tennis star Kei Nishikori produced a spirited fight back as he bounced back from a set down to book his place in the semi-finals of the Geneva Open last evening. Read Full Story

Won't play bilateral series against Pak without govt.'s permission, says BCCI
New Delhi , May 26 : As the Board of Control for Cricket in India prepares to meet the Pakistan Cricket Board to discuss the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two countries in 2014, senior BCCI functionary Rajeev Shukla on Friday said that they will not play any bilateral series against the arch-rivals without the Indian government's permission. Read Full Story

Delhi Daredevils put in bid in SA's T20 league: Report
Johannesburg [South Africa], May 26 : Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Delhi Daredevils owners have reportedly put in a bid to buy a team in Cricket South Africa's (CSA) new T20 league. Read Full Story

IPL 10 brings 350 millions interactions on Facebook
New Delhi , May 26 : The 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) concluded on Sunday with a dramatic final-over victory by Mumbai Indians over Rising Pune Supergiant in Hyderabad. Read Full Story

Look forward to good show against top teams: Akash Chikte on HWL semis
Bengaluru , May 26 : Indian Senior Men's hockey team goalkeeper Akash Chikte has said that he is absolutely ready to face the world's top ranked teams at the Hockey World League Semi-Final, beginning June 15 in London. Read Full Story

Younis Khan satisfied to retire at top
Karachi [Pakistan], May 26 : Former Pakistan cricketer Younis Khan has expressed his satisfaction over his decision to bid adieu to international cricket, as he has managed to achieve what he had desired for. Read Full Story

Lanka happy to enter Champions Trophy as 'underdogs': Mathews
Dubai [UAE], May 26 : Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews has said that his players are ready to embrace the 'underdog' tag at the ICC Champions Trophy, beginning June 1 in England and Wales. Read Full Story

PCB announces Najam Sethi as its new chairman
Lahore [Pakistan], May 26 : The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced Najam Sethi as its new chairman. Read Full Story

Skipper Kohli wants to overcome England 'challenge' for personal satisfaction
London [U.K], May 25 : Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who had a regrettable performance in England three years ago, has said that his priority would be to overcome the challenges he faced during the tour for his personal satisfaction. Read Full Story

BCCI-PCB to meet in Dubai over India-Pak bilateral series
New Delhi , May 25 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will meet Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) in Dubai on May 29 to discuss the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to play six bilateral series between 2015 to 2023. Read Full Story

Sachin becomes 1st Indian Sportsperson to have 'biographical drama'
Washington D.C. [USA], May 25 : The wait will finally get over tomorrow with the release of 'Sachin: A Billion Dreams.' Read Full Story

ICC Committee gives unanimous support to Test Championship
Dubai [UAE], May 25 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Committee has expressed unanimous support for the implementation of a Test cricket competition deeming that context was crucial to the future of international cricket. Read Full Story

Virat Kohli encourages kids towards healthy lifestyle
Mumbai , May 25 : Alarmed by the statistics published about the state of the country's children's health, Indian skipper Virat Kohli has appealed the kids to play more, and have more fun by joining Stepathlon Kids, which launches in November this year. Read Full Story

BCCI invites applications for new coach as Kumble's tenure nears end
Mumbai , May 25 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday announced that it would begin the process to invite new applicants for the post of the head coach of the Indians men's cricket team. Read Full Story

Kashmir hosts first football coaching camp for deaf, dumb
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , May 25 : The Jammu and Kashmir Football Association has organised the first ever special football coaching camp for disabled kids, namely "GRASSROOT", in collaboration with youth sports and services in Srinagar. Read Full Story

We need to make good start at Men's HWL Semi-Final: Chinglensana Singh
Bengaluru , May 25 : Chinglensana Singh, who has recently been appointed as the vice-captain of the Indian senior men's hockey team, has admitted that he is excited and honoured to take up the new responsibility as his side head into the Three Nations Invitational Tournament, beginning June 1. Read Full Story

Glenn Maxwell cleared of serious injury after blow on neck
Melbourne [Australia], May 25 : Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell has been cleared of any serious injury after he was struck by a net bowler during a recent practice session at Lord's. Read Full Story

De Villiers and co. penalised for slow over-rate
Dubai [UAE], May 25 : South Africa have been fined by the International Cricket Council (ICC) for maintaining a slow over-rate during their 72-run defeat against England in the first ODI of the three-match series at the Headingley in Leeds last evening. Read Full Story

Bangladesh rise to sixth in ODI rankings
Dubai [UAE], May 25 : Bangladesh made history in Dublin on Wednesday when they moved to sixth place in the ICC ODI Team Rankings for the first time following their five-wicket victory over fourth-ranked New Zealand. Read Full Story

Adam Milne to join Kent after Champions Trophy
New Delhi , May 25 : New Zealand fast bowler Adam Milne has signed for Kent and will join their squad after representing his national side at the Champions Trophy in England and Wales, scheduled for June 1-18. Read Full Story

Morgan, Woakes star in England's win over Proteas in 1st ODI
Leeds [UK], May 25 : Stellar performances from Eoin Morgan and Chris Woakes helped England attain a comfortable 72-run win over South Africa in the first ODI of the three-match series here at Headingley, Leeds on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy: Ashwin plans to do `something new` to pose challenge for opposition
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , May 25 : Ace Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is hoping to come up with some new tricks to pose challenge for the opposing batsmen in the upcoming Champions Trophy, beginning June 1 in England and Wales. Read Full Story

India capable of competing against any team, says Constantine
New Delhi , May 25 : India football coach Stephen Constantine has insisted that the current team is capable of competing against any team in the world. Read Full Story

Bangladesh register first away win against Black Caps
Dublin [Ireland], May 25 : Bangladesh defeated New Zealand by five wickets in the tri-series finale, including Ireland, on Wednesday at the Clontarf Cricket Club Ground, Dublin, thus registering their first away win against the Black Caps. Read Full Story

Former Proteas batsman Jacques Rudolph announces retirement
Johannesburg [South Africa], May 25 : Former South Africa batsman Jacques Rudolph will retire from all forms of cricket by the end of the 2017 season. Read Full Story

Smith exudes confidence ahead of Champions Trophy
London [UK] May 25 : Australian skipper Steve Smith has re-emphasised the importance of the Champions Trophy as he looks to maintain the impressive one-day form the country has shown over the past 20 years. Read Full Story

Need to bring stringent law against doping: Vijay Goel
New Delhi , May 24 : Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on Wednesday asserted that it is important to introduce a stringent law to prevent doping in sports. Read Full Story

Champions Trophy clash against Pakistan is like any other game: Virat Kohli
Mumbai , May 24 : With just few days left for the commencement of his side's Champions Trophy campaign against Pakistan ,Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday said that the match against the arch-rivals will be seen as just another game of cricket that everyone looks forward to. Read Full Story

ICC announces three-year partnership with Hublot
Dubai [UAE], May 24 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced a long-term deal with luxury brand Hublot which will include all ICC events till 2020. Read Full Story

Rohit Sharma went through 'the hardest six months of his life', reveals wife Ritika
New Delhi , May 24 : After Indian opener Rohit Sharma guided Mumbai Indians to yet another Indian Premier League (IPL) title, his wife Ritika Sajdeh has congratulated him and the entire team on bringing the cup back home. Read Full Story

Hockey national camp for Junior Men, Women begins in Bengaluru
New Delhi , May 24 : Hockey India on Wednesday named potential players in the making for the national camp for Junior Men and Women based on their performances in the recently-concluded National Championships. Read Full Story

When stars came down to mark Zaheer-Sagarika's engagement
New Delhi , May 24 : After Harbhajan Singh and Geeta Basra, and Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech, now Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge have given the cricketing and Bollywood frats another reason to celebrate a union. Read Full Story


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