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Javelin thrower Neeraj strikes gold at Sotteville athletics meet

NEW DELHI: India's star javelin-thrower Neeraj Chopra have clinched the gold at the Sotteville Athletics meet in France.

England put India in to bat in ODI series decider

LEEDS: England skipper Eoin Morgan won the toss and put India in to bat in the series deciding third and final One-day International (ODI) at the Headingley cricket ground here on Tuesday.

Asian Games 2018 Torch Relay begins its journey from New Delhi

NEW DELHI: The 18th Asian Games Jakarta-Palembang 2018 Torch Relay commenced today from Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium with 31 athletes bearing the Torch including Indonesian badminton legend Susi Susanti, the Torch Ambassador from Indonesia.

FIFA World Cup final: Pussy Riot claims responsibility for pitch invaders

MOSCOW: Russian punk protest organisation and band Pussy Riot has claimed responsibility for four people running onto the field at the Luzhniki Stadium here during the final match of the FIFA World Cup 2018 between France and Croatia.

Macron to welcome French football team at Elysee Palace

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron will hold a reception ceremony on Monday for the national football team at his Elysee Palace official residence to celebrate their victory against Croatia at the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Hardik Pandya to endorse built–in massager backpack

MUMBAI: Cricketer Hardik Pandya has been roped in as the brand ambassador of EUME's built-in massager backpack.

Rahul moves to career-high third position in T20I rankings

DUBAI: Top-order batsman Lokesh Rahuls scores of 70, 101 not out, six and 19 have made him India's highest-ranked batsman in Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) as he moved up nine places to a career-high third position in the ICC rankings.

Russia to develop plan for using FIFA World Cup infrastructure

MOSCOW: Russia will draw up a plan for using the infrastructure created for the 2018 FIFA World Cup to develop physical culture and mass sports in the country, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting with world football legends on Friday.

Brazil's Danilo ruled out of World Cup

MOSCOW: Brazil right-back Danilo was on Friday ruled out for the remainder of the ongoing FIFA World Cup due to ligament damage in his left ankle

Danilo picked up the injury during training on Thursday, according to ESPNFC report.

FIFA World Cup Golden Boot standings

MOSCOW: Following are the top scorers at the FIFA World Cup in Russia after the completion of the Round-of-16:

6 - Harry Kane (England)
4 - Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
4 - Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)
3 - Denis Cheryshev (Russia)
3 - Kylian Mbappe (France)
3 - Diego Costa (Spain)
3 - Edinson Cavani (Uruguay)
3 - Artem Dzyuba (Russia)
3 - Yerry Mina (Colombia)

1st T20I: Kohli's men prepare for challenging English summer

MANCHESTER: Fresh from a relatively easy 2-0 whitewash over minnows Ireland, India's real test on the tour will start on Tuesday when the Virat Kohli-led brigade will be up against a formidable England side in the first of the three-match Twenty20 International series at the Old Trafford here.

ITTF to launch new tournament platform in 2021

SINGAPORE: The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) announced here on Monday that it has signed an agreement with Sportsmaster, a sports marketing agency, to set up a new professional tournament platform in 2021 with an integrated commercial programme that will take the sport to the next level.

Saina loses in Malaysia Open pre-quarters

KUALA LUMPUR: India's Saina Nehwal fell to Japanese second seed Akane Yamaguchi in straight games in the second round of the Malaysia Open badminton championships here on Thursday.

India eye winning start to English summer against Ireland

DUBLIN: Refreshed and rejuvenated after a much deserved break, India will look to start the English summer on a high when they take the field in the first of the two-match T20I series against Ireland here on Wednesday.

BCCI SGM approves new player contracts

NEW DELHI: The tussle between the BCCI and the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) was out in the open in Friday's Special General Body meeting (SGM) where the board's office bearers and state association representatives expectedly approved the new contracts of the Indian players.

Pakistan cricketer tests positive for prohibited substance

LAHORE: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has confirmed that a prominent cricketer has tested positive for a prohibited substance but refused to reveal the name as per International Cricket Council (ICC) rules.

India fold up for substantial 474 vs Afghanistan

BENGALURU: India folded up for a substantial 474 in their first innings after Afghanistan cleaned up the remaining four wickets at the stroke of lunch on the second day of the one-off Test at the M.

Spirit of FIFA turns UNSC into friendly football pitch

UNITED NATIONS: The angry rhetoric and the blame-throwing gave way to the thump of a bouncing soccer ball and deft dribbling as the spirit of sportsmanship from the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament overwhelmed the UN Security Council.

Rain stops play in India-Afghanistan Test

Bengaluru: A sudden downpour stopped play for the second time on the opening day of the historic one-off India-Afghanistan Test at the M.

Dhawan's ton help India post 158/0 at lunch vs Afghanistan

BENGALURU: Seasoned opener Shikhar Dhawan smashed a quickfire century to help India pile 158/0 at lunch in the lop-sided opening session on day 1 of the one-off Test against debutants Afghanistan here on Thursday.

Women's Asia Cup: India outclass Pakistan to reach finals

KUALA LUMPUR: Six-time champions India once again stormed into the finals of the Women's Asia Cup after thrashing arch-rivals Pakistan by seven wickets in their last league encounter at the Kinrara Academy Oval here on Saturday.

Nigeria drop to 48th in FIFA rankings ahead of World Cup

ABUJA: Nigeria have dropped to 48th in the FIFA's global rankings in June, a week away from the start of 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Women's T20 Asia Cup: India outclass Sri Lanka by 7 wickets

KUALA LUMPUR: India bounced back from the humiliating seven wicket loss to Bangladesh, outclassing Sri Lanka by the same margin to register their third win and almost seal their place in the final of the Women's T20 Asia Cup.

Kohli set to receive Polly Umrigar award

NEW DELHI: Following his phenomenal showing in the past two seasons, India skipper Virat Kohli will be presented with the prestigious Polly Umrigar award for the best international cricketer (2016-17 and 2017-18) at the BCCI Awards to be held in Bengaluru on Tuesday, the board announced on Thursday.

Five football legends preview 2018 FIFA World Cup

HEFEI (CHINA): Five of the biggest names in football previewed the upcoming 2018 FIFA World Cup when they attended the 2018 G-EXPO Global Football Summit in Bengbu, Anhui province of China.

Kohli sole Indian in Forbes's 2018 list of highest paid athletes

NEW DELHI: India skipper Virat Kohli is the only cricketer among the world's highest paid athletes, according to a Forbes' compilation topped by American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather.

Women's Asia Cup: India eyeing to extend dominance vs Bangladesh

KUALA LUMPUR: Comfortably placed atop the table with a couple of convincing victories, a confident India will eye to extend their supremacy in the Women's T20 Asia Cup when they take on Bangladesh in their third outing at the Kinrara Academy Oval here on Wednesday.

Aayush and Mandeep bolster Chandigarh to 243-6 with century partnership

CHANDIGARH: Good knocks by , Aayush Sikka  (batting  65) and Mandeep Singh (batting 61) and their unbeaten 112-run partnership for the seventh wicket bolstered Chandigarh's first innings to 243 for 6 against Amritsar on the first day of the Punjab Inter-District Under-19 Cricket Tournament for Dhruv Pandove Trophy at IS Bindra PCA Stadium here today.

Peru beat Scotland in international friendly

LIMA: Peru defeated Scotland 2-0 in an international friendly ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, stretching their undefeated streak to 13 games.

Age is just a number, fitness matters: Dhoni

MUMBAI: Dousing the debate between age and experience, Chennai Super Kings' skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni put "fitness" ahead of any other factor for success.

IPL Playoffs: Rana's run out cost us the game, says Karthik

KOLKATA: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik feels Nitish Rana's run out cost them dear as they lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 14 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 on Friday.

IPL-Playoffs: All-round Rashid propels Hyderabad into final

KOLKATA: Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan starred with bat and ball to help Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) fix a date with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in Sunday's final after beating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 13 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 2 at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.

China beat Indonesia to enter Uber Cup knockouts

BANGKOK: Chinese women advanced to the knockout stage of the Uber Cup badminton tournament, as the top team in Group D, beating Indonesia 3-2 in their last group match here on Wednesday.

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