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Kohli to step down as T20 skipper after World Cup

Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli announced on Thursday that he will be quitting as the T20I captain after the completion of the men's T20 World Cup in Oman and the UAE in October.

Aim is to keep improving to be world No. 1: Hockey forward Shamsher

Indian men's hockey team forward Shamsher Singh said on Tuesday that the side was confident of becoming world No.1 "if we keep improving match by match" and "keep performing in big tournaments".

Indian women cricketers begin training in Australia

The Indian women's cricket team began its preparation on Tuesday ahead of the three-match ODI series against Australia scheduled to begin here next week.

Neeraj Chopra and PR Sreejesh to appear next on 'KBC 13' hotseat

This Friday, 'Kaun Banega Crorepati 13's 'Shaandaar Shukravaar' episode will have two sports stalwarts as special guests, including the first track and field athlete to win a gold medal for India at the Olympics, Neeraj Chopra, and the one nicknamed as 'Great Wall of India',

Trials to select Punjab teams for All India Civil Services Hockey Tournament on September 15

Punjab government will conduct trials to select state teams for the All India Civil Services Hockey Tournament, on September 15 at Jalandhar.

Medvedev lifts US Open trophy, denies Djokovic calendar Grand Slam

Russian world No. 2 Daniil Medvedev made history, winning his first major title with a stunning 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic in the US Open final, which prevented the Serb from completing the calendar Grand Slam on Monday (IST).

T20 World Cup : Assad Vala to lead Papua New Guinea

Asadollah Vala, commonly known as Assad Vala, will captain a 16-member Papua New Guinea (PNG) squad in their maiden ICC T20 World Cup.

The 34-year-old left-handed batsman has played 31 ODIs and scored 805 runs.

Netherlands name 15-member squad for ICC T20 World Cup

Making their fourth appearance at the Men's ICC T20 World Cup, the Netherlands on Saturday named their 15-player group, as they enter the First Round of the tournament to be held in the UAE and Oman in October-November this year.

Ram-Salisbury clinch US Open men's doubles title

Fourth-seeded Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury battled back to overcome Jamie Murray and Bruno Soares 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 in the US Open men's doubles on Saturday (IST) to lift their second major trophy as a team.

Porterfield, Tector half-tons in vain as Ireland-Zimbabwe tie abandoned

Persistent rain ensured the second One-day International between Ireland and Zimbabwe was abandoned after the hosts had posted 282 for 8 in their 50 overs late on Friday (IST).

Zimbabwe lead the three match series 1-0 after having won the first ODI by 38 runs on September 8.

Djokovic overcomes Zverev in five sets, to clash with Medvedev for title

Alexander Zverev may have spoiled world No. 1 Novak Djokovic's dream of a Golden Slam at the Tokyo Olympic Games, but the Serbian did not let the German halt his pursuit of the Grand Slam at the US Open as the winner of 20 majors won 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 on Saturday

Disciplined bowling helps South Africa take 1-0 lead vs Sri Lanka

A disciplined effort from the South African bowlers, especially Keshav Maharaj (1/19) and Tabraiz Shamsi (1/20), helped the tourists defeat Sri Lanka by 28 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20I series at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo here on Friday evening.

Don't think I played my best tennis : Medvedev after the win

Russian tennis ace and No. 2 seed Daniil Medvedev said after his victory over 12th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada that he didn't play at his best on Saturday (IST) and hoped he could win the US Open title this time around after losing the title match against Spain's Rafael Nadal in 2019.

US Open : Medvedev overcomes Auger-Aliassime, books final berth

Russian Daniil Medvedev marched into the US Open final after he produced a dominant performance to overcome 12th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada 6-4, 7-5, 6-2 at Flushing Meadows in New York.

Namibia call up SA international David Wiese in T20 World Cup squad

Former South African international David Wiese has been selected in Namibia's ICC Men's T20 World Cup squad announced on Friday.

Making their T20 World Cup debut this year, Namibia have named their squad to take on a competitive Group A of First Round action, led by Gerhard Erasmus.

Suryakumar in a different class as compared to Shreyas Iyer: Gambhir

Former India batsman Gautam Gambhir feels that Suryakumar Yadav has the variety to play for India in the T20 World Cup which Shreyas Iyer may not have.

Yadav is part of India's 15-member squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Iyer, on the other hand, is part of the three standbys alongside Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur.

Messi hat-trick keeps Argentina on track for Qatar

Lionel Messi scored a brilliant hat-trick as Argentina cruised to a 3-0 home win over Bolivia in their 2022 World Cup qualifier here on Friday (IST).

The Paris Saint-Germain forward gave the hosts the lead in the 14th minute at the Monumental stadium by nutmegging Luis Haquin and curling a sublime 25-yard effort into the top left corner.

Britain's Raducanu sets up US Open title clash against Fernandez

Great Britain's Emma Raducanu continued her dominant form at Flushing Meadows, defeating No.18 Maria Sakkari of Greece 6-1, 6-4 in the semifinals to advance to her first major final at the US Open on Friday (IST). The 18-year-old became the first qualifier, male or female, to ever advance to a major final.

Brathwaite dropped, Rampaul returns to West Indies squad for T20 World Cup

Defending world champions West Indies have recalled Ravi Rampaul for the first time since 2015 and left out six-hitting hero Carlos Brathwaite in their 15-member squad for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup to be held in the UAE and Oman in October-November this year.

Rashid Khan steps down as Afghanistan skipper for T20 World Cup

Leg-spinner Rashid Khan stepped down as Afghanistan T20 captain shortly after the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) named their team for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup to be held in the UAE and Oman in October-November this year.

Canadian teenager Fernandez battles past No.2 Sabalenka, enters US Open final

Canadian 19-year-old Leylah Fernandez collected her third top-5 win of the week, overcoming No.2 seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus 7-6(3), 4-6, 6-4 to storm into the US Open final here on Friday (IST).

Jeev Milkha Singh becomes first golfer to be granted Dubai Golden Visa

Jeev Milkha Singh has several firsts to his name for Indian and Asian golf. He now has a first in world golf too.

Singh, the torchbearer of Indian golf, was recognised for his outstanding achievements and granted the prestigious 10-year Dubai Golden Visa -- becoming the first professional golfer in the world to be bestowed with the honour.

Reports of Babar Azam unhappy with T20 World Cup squad incorrect : PCB

Wasim Khan, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), said on Wednesday that the reports of captain Babar Azam being unhappy with the squad for the ICC T20 World Cup were "factually incorrect". He also said that Azam is fully behind the "direction that is being taken".

Jhajharia, Venkatesh Prasad in panel to decide National Sports Awards

Three-time Paralympic medallist Devendra Jhajharia is among sportspersons who have been included in the selection panel for this year's National Sports Awards. Retired Supreme Court judge, Justice Mukundakum Sharma, has been named as the chairperson of the committee.

Never let pandemic affect our morale : Hockey star Dilpreet Singh

Star Indian striker Dilpreet Singh said on Wednesday that the reason behind the team's Tokyo Olympic Games bronze-medal success was that the boys never let any difficulties during the pandemic affect their morale.

Just 19, Leylah Fernandez secures US Open semifinal berth

Leylah Fernandez of Canada gave herself a perfect present a day after she turned 19, defeating No.5 seed Elina Svitolina of Ukraine 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(5) in a thrilling tie to secure a place in her first Grand Slam semifinal at the US Open.

Virat Kohli managed Team India brilliantly, says Inzamam

Team India deserves credit for how they came back from being 191 all out to win the fourth Test against England at the Oval, says former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq while praising captain Virat Kohli for managing the side "brilliantly".

Do not miss : BCCI shares 'unseen visuals' from dressing room after Oval win

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday took to Twitter to share a video of celebrations and reactions following Team India's epic come-from-behind win at The Oval in the fourth Test against England.

Badminton gold medallist Krishna wanted to be a cricketer

Krishna Nagar who won Gold medal in in badminton at Tokyo Paralympics games, initially wanted to become a cricketer, however, due to his short height later he chose badminton.

We are happy to bring in someone like Ninthoi : Chennaiyin FC

Chennaiyin FC have signed young Indian attacking midfielder Ninthoi Meetei on a three-year deal, starting with the 2021/22 Indian Super League (ISL) season.

India exposed all the deficiencies in England Test side : Vaughan

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has said that India had exposed the home team's deficiencies in all departments of the game in the fourth Test at The Oval, which the tourists won by 157 runs to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

Whatever Virat touched turned to gold on final day : Nasser Hussain

Former England cricketer Nasser Hussain gave a huge compliment to Virat Kohli, whose team pulled off a sensational 157-run win against England in the fourth Test at The Oval, saying that the Indian skipper had his Midas Test and everything "Virat touched turned to gold on the decisive final day".

Punjab Government releases Rs. 3 crore for upgradation of sports infrastructure of 116 schools

An amount of Rs. 3 crore has been released for 116 more schools as part of the ongoing efforts of the Punjab Government to improve the sports infrastructure of the schools.

Need to start planning for Asian Games now : Hockey captain Manpreet Singh

Indian men's hockey team Manpreet Singh believes now it's time to stop basking in the glory of the achievement at the Tokyo Olympics, and better start planning for a busy 2022 calendar.

Pant played well in second innings; no need to jump here and there, advises Madan Lal

Wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant must spend more time in the middle and not just look to hit every ball, "jumping here and there", feels former Indian cricketer Madan Lal.

Ajaz Patel, Cole McConchie guide NZ to 52-run win vs Bangladesh

A fine spell of spin bowling from Ajaz Patel (4/16) and Cole McConchie (3/15) helped New Zealand register a 52-run victory over Bangladesh in the third T20 International at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, giving the tourists a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

Woakes confident England will pull off the chase vs India

England cricketer Chris Woakes, who has taken a total of seven wickets in the fourth Test at The Oval, said that the hosts were optimistic about beating India later on Monday and take a 2-1 lead in the five-Test series.

Brazil-Argentina WC qualifier suspended; players accused of Covid-protocol breach

Brazil's home World Cup qualifier against Argentina was suspended on Sunday after four players from the visiting team were accused of breaching COVID-19 protocols.

Verstappen takes F1 title lead with dominant Dutch GP win

Red Bull's Max Verstappen retook the lead in the 2021 Formula One World Championship in dominant style with a home win at the Dutch Grand Prix.

Cheered to the echo on Sunday evening by 65,000 passionate spectators at Zandvoort, Verstappen

Jadeja will play a massive role on final day : Rathour

The Indian team is banking on left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja's performance on the final day to steer the team to victory in the ongoing fourth Test being played at The Oval.

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