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McEnroe regrets Serena 'No 700 on men's tour' remark, says 'maybe it was wrong'
Johannesburg [South Africa], June 29 : Tennis legend John McEnroe has admitted that it would have been better had he not made the 'No 700 on men's tour' remark for 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams. Read Full Story

Manish Pandey, Karun Nair to lead India 'A' teams in South Africa
New Delhi , June 29 : Manish Pandey and Karun Nair have been named as skippers for the respective One-day and Test India 'A' teams for their upcoming tour of South Africa. Read Full Story

ICC Women's WC: Confident India look to extend winning run against Windies
Taunton [UK], June 29 : India will take on West Indies in their second match of the ICC Women's World Cup in Taunton today. Read Full Story

Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu awards Rs. 50 lakh, plot to Kidambi Srikanth
Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) , June 29 : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday awarded ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth Rs. 50 lakh and a 1000 square yard plot in Amaravati region. Read Full Story

Shikhar Dhawan 'stronger person, sportsman' after comeback to Team India
New Delhi , June 29 : Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has been in an exceptional form ever since he made a comeback to Team India. Read Full Story

Women's WC: Pakistan found guilty of slow over-rate
London [UK], June 28 : Pakistan has been found guilty of maintaining a slow over rate during its ICC Women's World Cup match against England in Leicester on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Federer poised to enter Wimbledon 2017 as favourite
Johannesburg [South Africa], June 28 : Twelve months after shutting down his season in the wake of a devastating semi-final defeat, Swiss maestro Roger Federer will once again go into the Wimbledon 2017 as favourites. Read Full Story

Kumble-Kohli episode was not handled properly: Sourav Ganguly
Kolkata (West Bengal), June 28 : Sourav Ganguly, who is member of the three-member Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) tasked to find the new head coach, has said the differences between ex-head coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli were not handled properly. Read Full Story

Sangakkara's love affair with Surrey continues, races to 1000 first-class runs
London [UK], June 28 : Former Sri Lankan batsman Kumar Sangakkara has added one more feather to his cap as he became the first batsman to reach 1,000 runs in the Specsavers County Championship this season. Read Full Story

John McEnroe refuses to apologise to Serena, instead comes out with 'a solution'
Sydney [Australia], June 28 : The off-court match going on between John McEnroe and Serena Williams doesn't seem to end as the tennis legend has refused to apologise for his comments about the 23-time grand slam champion and believes men should play against women to settle the argument. Read Full Story

Kyle Hope, Sunil Ambris in Windies squad for last three India ODIs
St John's, Antigua [West Indies], June 28 : Kyle Hope and Sunil Ambris have earned their maiden ODI call ups as they have been named in the 13-man West Indies' squad for the final three ODIs of the ongoing five-match series against India. Read Full Story

Vijender Singh to fight China's Zulpikar Maimaitiali on August 5
Mumbai , June 27 : IOS Boxing promotions has announced Asia's Biggest showdown between India and China on August 5 at NSCI Dome, Mumbai. Read Full Story

Ravi Shastri to apply for India's head coach post
New Delhi , June 27 : Former cricketer Ravi Shastri will be applying for the post of Indian cricket team's head coach. Read Full Story

CSA welcomes ICC's new Constitution and Financial Model
Johannesburg [South Africa], June 27 : Cricket South Africa (CSA) has welcomed the widespread and significant changes made to the constitution of the International Cricket Council (ICC) as well as the revised financial model for all member countries. Read Full Story

Bumrah rises to second spot in T20I rankings
Dubai [UAE], June 27 : India's death overs specialist Jasprit Bumrah has risen to the second spot in the latest ICC T20I Rankings for bowlers. Read Full Story

BCCI forms seven-member committee for implementation of Lodha reforms
New Delhi , June 27 : The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday constituted a seven-member committee to see how the Supreme Court appointed-Lodha Panel recommendations are implemented by the board in the best possible and swiftest manner. Read Full Story

Lasith Malinga to face disciplinary inquiry for 'repeated breach' of contract
Colombo [Sri Lanka], June 27 : Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga will face a disciplinary inquiry from country's cricket board for 'repeated breach' of the terms of his contract. Read Full Story

Williams hits back at McEnroe, asks for 'respect, privacy'
New Delhi , June 27 : 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has hit back at John McEnroe, saying the tennis legend should respect her and her privacy and should abstain from making comments that are "not factually based". Read Full Story

CA pay dispute 'extremely likely' to continue till July 1
London [UK], June 27 : The ongoing pay dispute between Cricket Australia (CA) and the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) is expected to continue till July after the latter declared that it is "highly improbable" the sport's bitter pay conflict will be resolved by June 30, the date of expiry of the MoU between two governing bodies. Read Full Story

Srikanth credits Gopichand for all recent success of Indian badminton
Hyderabad (Telangana), June 27 : Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who clinched back to back titles, has credited his success to current national coach Pullela Gopichand, saying the latter has been behind all the success of badminton in India. Read Full Story

AB de Villiers expected to retire from Test cricket in August
Johannesburg [South Africa], June 27 : Swashbuckling South African batsman AB de Villiers is expected to retire from Test cricket as early as August when he meets the official of Cricket South Africa (CSA), unless the cricket board can convince him to stay on again. Read Full Story

Kvitova jumps to 12th in WTA Rankings
Johannesburg [South Africa], June 26 : Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova has moved up to 12th spot in the latest WTA rankings after she made a winning comeback from a knife attack by lifting the Birmingham title. Read Full Story

RP-SG Mavericks to take on Falcons TTC in UTT opener
Mumbai , June 26 : The organisers of the Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) announced the event schedule for the inaugural edition today. Read Full Story

BCCI to constitute committee to implement Lodha reforms
Mumbai , June 26 : The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) will constitute a committee to see how the Supreme Court appointed-Lodha Panel recommendations are implemented by the board in the best possible and swiftest manner. Read Full Story

Mahindra Racing to exit Moto3 at end of 2017
New Delhi , June 26 : Mahindra racing, winner of three races in the 2016 Moto3 World Championship, debuting six years ago, will end its participation in the series after the conclusion of the 2017 season to focus more on electric vehicle racing. Read Full Story

Sort it `face to face` like men: Hamilton tells Vettel
London [UK], June 26 : Three-time world champion Lewis Hamilton has branded Sebastian Vettel a disgrace after the latter deliberately drove into him at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix and demanded that, if they are to clash, they should do so like men outside the car. Read Full Story

Boucher slams Proteas for 'tentative' batting approach in Cardiff
Johannesburg [South Africa], June 26 : Former wicketkeeper-batsman Mark Boucher believes that South Africa were "too tentative" in their batting approach during their series-deciding defeat against England in the third T20I at Cardiff on Sunday. Read Full Story

Will baby Faf end Proteas' 119-Test streak?
Johannesburg [South Africa], June 26 : If Faf du Plessis misses the opening Test of the four-match series against England beginning July 6 at the Lord's, it will snap South Africa's 119-match streak to field him or AB de Villiers in their Playing XI. Read Full Story

'Uncapped' Kuhn, Phehlukwayo named in Proteas Test squad
Johannesburg [South Africa], June 26 : The uncapped duo of Heino Kuhn and Andile Phehlukwayo has been named in the 16-member South African squad for the four-match Test series against England, beginning July 6 at the Lord's. Read Full Story

Sports fraternity extends greetings on 'Eid-ul-Fitr'
New Delhi , June 26 : The sports fraternity has come in unison to extend their warm wishes on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. Read Full Story

Serena will be ranked 700 if she plays men's circuit: John McEnroe
Johannesburg [South Africa], June 26 : Tennis legend John McEnroe has claimed that Serena Williams, who is the best player of her gender, would be ranked 700 in the men's circuit. Read Full Story

AB De Villiers to decide his cricketing future in August
Johannesburg [South Africa], June 26 : South Africa skipper AB de Villiers, who was in England for a T20 and Test series, has left the tour, saying that he would meet Cricket South Africa (CSA) officials in August to chart his future in international cricket. Read Full Story

In-form Rahane provides balance to the ODI side, believes Kohli
Port of Spain [West Indies], June 26 : A blistering ton by stand-in opener Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday guided India to a comprehensive win against the West Indies in the second one-day international between the two sides at the Queen's Park Oval here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Feliciano Lopez fends off Marin Cilicto lift Queen's Club trophy
Johannesburg [South Africa], June 26 : Spanish veteran Feliciano Lopez produced a spirited performance as he bounced back from a set down to defeat Croatia's Marin Cilic and lift the Aegon Championships title at Queen's Club last evening. Read Full Story

ICC Women's WC: Aussies, Windies prepare to start campaigns
Dubai [UAE], June 26 : Four years on from their ICC Women's World Cup success in Mumbai, Australia will once again meet the team they defeated in the final, West Indies, as they begin the defence of their title in Taunton on Monday. Read Full Story

Kohli showers praise on Rahane as India wins second ODI against WI
Port of Spain [West Indies], June 26 : As a century partnership for the opening wicket between Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan drove India to an astounding win of the Indian Cricket Team over West Indies in the second ODI here at the Queen's Park Oval on Sunday, skipper Virat Kohli showered praise on the former, citing he gives Team India the leverage of adding an extra bowler in the side. Read Full Story

Rahane, Kuldeep star in India's second ODI win against West Indies
Port of Spain [West Indies], June 26 : India won the second ODI against West Indies by a margin of 105 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series here at the Queen's Park Oval on Sunday. Read Full Story

ISSF Junior World Championship: Yashaswini Singh Deswal bags gold in 10m air pistol
New Delhi , June. 26 : Chandigarh's 20-year old Yashaswini Singh Deswal was crowned Junior World Champion in the Women's 10m Air Pistol at the end of day two of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship Rifle/Pistol, underway in Suhl, Germany. Read Full Story

India vs West Indies: Rain delays toss in second ODI
Port of Spain [West Indies], June 25 : Toss has been delayed for the second ODI of the five-match series between India and West Indies because of rain here at the Queens Park Oval, Trinidad on Sunday. Read Full Story

Kohli becomes second most followed Indian on Facebook
New Delhi , June 25 : Despite the ongoing controversy surrounding Anil Kumble's exit from the post of the Indian cricket team's head coach, swashbuckling skipper Virat Kohli's popularity continues to grow. Read Full Story

Team have coped up really well so far post Kumble's exit, says Bangar
Port of Spain [West Indies], June 25 : Team India batting coach Sanjay Bangar has admitted that there is definitely a bit of lacuna in the team with Anil Kumble's departure as head coach. Read Full Story

Happy with my performance; only need to be more consistent: Srikanth
Sydney/Hyderabad/New Delhi [Australia/India], June 25 : Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, who won his maiden Australian Open title on Sunday, has said he was happy with the performance he delivered against reigning world champion Chen Long in the summit clash. Read Full Story

Azhar Mahmood bursting with pride post Pak's Champions Trophy triumph
Karachi [Pakistan], June 25 : A week after Pakistan clinched their maiden Champions Trophy title with a crushing win over their arch-rivals India, bowling coach Azhar Mahmood is bursting with pride after seeing his side's phenomenal improvement in all departments of the game. Read Full Story

Boxer Ankush Dahiya wins Gold in Ulaanbaatar Cup
Ulaanbaatar [Mongolia], June 25 : Young Indian boxer Ankush Dahiya won the gold medal in the 60 kg weight category at the Ulaanbaatar Cup in Mongolia on Sunday. Read Full Story

BAI announces Rs. 5 lakh reward for Srikanth post Australia Open win
New Delhi , June 25 : The Badminton Association of India (BAI) on Sunday announced a cash reward of Rs. 5 lakh for Kidambi Srikanth after the shuttler lifted his maiden Australian Open Super Series title in Sydney. Read Full Story

7th Senior National Hockey C'ship: Railways, Punjab and Sindh Bank to meet in final
Lucknow , June 24 : After clinching rousing wins in their respective semi-finals, Railway Sports Promotion Board and Punjab & Sind Bank will fight it out in the finals of the 7th Senior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men) 'A' Division here on Sunday. Read Full Story

Srikanth downs Olympic champion Chen Long to win Australian Open
Sydney [Australia], June 25 : Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth produced yet another flawless and spectacular performance as he outplayed China's Chen Long in straight sets to lift his maiden Australian Open Super Series title on Sunday. Read Full Story

India to take on West Indies in second ODI; weather forecast not good
Port of Spain [West Indies], June 25 : India will take on West Indies in the second ODI of the five-match series here at the Queens Park Oval, Trinidad on Sunday. Read Full Story

Srikanth to take on Chen Long in Australian Open final
Sydney [Australia], June 25 : Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth will today take on China's Chen Long in the men's singles final of the Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament here. Read Full Story

BCCI struck a 'good deal' with ICC in terms of revenue: Vinod Rai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , June 24 : With the Indian Cricket Team getting whopping USD 405 million from the International Cricket Council (ICC), BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai on Saturday lauded BCCI Chief Executive Officer Rahul Johri Acting Secretary Amitabh Chaudhary for cracking the deal and added that the 293 million dollars deal from ICC was wrongly quoted. Read Full Story

ICC Women's World Cup: India defeat England by 35 runs
New Delhi , June 24 : The Indian women's cricket team launched their campaign at the ICC Women's World Cup at Derby today with a 35-run win over England. Read Full Story

ICC not interfering in Indo-Pak bilateral series agreements an 'advantage': BCCI CoA
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , June 24 : With the International Cricket Council (ICC) staying out of the row surrounding India-Pakistan bilateral series agreements, the BCCI Committee of Administrators (CoA) chief Vinod Rai on Saturday admitted that step was an advantageous one for India. Read Full Story

Hockey World League Semi-Final: India crushes Pakistan with convincing 6-1 win
London [United Kingdom], June 24 : The Indian Men's Hockey team scored a convincing 6-1 win against Pakistan in the classification match of the Hero Hockey World League Semi Final here on Saturday. Read Full Story

India thrash Pakistan 6-1 in Hockey World League
London [United Kingdom], June 24 : India walloped Pakistan 6-1 in in a 5-8 classification play-off in the Hockey World League semi-final in London on Saturday. Read Full Story

ICC Women's World Cup first global sports event to launch special Twitter emojis for captains
Dubai [U.A.E.], June 24 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the ICC Women's World Cup will be the first global sports event to launch special Twitter emojis for captains as part of an unprecedented level of digital coverage for the women's game. Read Full Story

Srikanth vows to play his best in Australian Open final
New Delhi , June 24 : India's hopeful Kidambi Srikanth, who is set to take on Chen Long in the Australian Open Super Series final, has described his Chinese opponent as 'tough', and said that he would play his usual and would not succumb to the pressure of finale. Read Full Story

Cricket Australia confirms pre-Bangladesh tour camp
Melbourne [Australia], June 24 : Cricket Australia on Saturday confirmed that the national cricket team will undergo a week-long camp at Darwin before moving to Bangladesh for a two Test series in August. Read Full Story

Australian Open: Kidambi Srikanth to take on China's Shi Yuqi in semis
Sydney [Australia], June 24 : Recently-crowned Indonesia Open champion Kidambi Srikanth will today take on fourth seed China's Shi Yuqi in the semi-finals of the men's singles event of the Australian Open Super Series here at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre. Read Full Story

India to take on England in Women's World Cup opener
London [UK], June 24 : The Indian women's team will today lock horns with title contenders England in the tournament-opener of the 11th edition of the ICC Women's World Cup at Derby. Read Full Story

From Oct.1, DRS to be used in T20Is
London [UK], June 24 : The International Cricket Council (ICC) chief executives' committee has approved all recommendations made by the ICC cricket committee in May, which include the use of Decision Review System (DRS) in all T20I games and teams not losing a review when an LBW review comes back as Umpire's Call. Read Full Story


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