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India bag four medals at Asian Archery

India has bagged four medals in the Asia Cup World Archery Ranking Tournament Stage 3 in Taipei. The feat comprised 3 silver medals and a bronze. India finished joint third with Iran in the championship. India ended their campaign behind toppers Korea and hosts Chinese Taipei.

PR Sreejesh to lead Indian hockey team

Goalkeeper P.R. Sreejesh will lead the 18-member Indian Men’s Hockey Team at the 18th Asian Games, slated to be held in Jakarta and Palembang from August 18. Midfielder Chinglensana Singh Kangujam has been named the Vice Captain for the tournament. Indian forward Akashdeep Singh has returned to the Indian squad.

Chaudhary sets would record at ISSF 2018

Indian shooter Saurabh Chaudhary set a new world record on the way to winning a gold medal in the ISSF Junior World Cup 2018 in Suhl, Germany. Saurabh shot a total of 243.7 in the 10m air pistol event at International Shooting Sports Federation tournament. The junior world record prior to this was 242.5 by Chinese shooter Wang Zhehao at the first ISSF Junior World Cup in Sydney.

2018 FIFA World Cup

The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicks off in Russia on June 14. Thirty-two teams from around the world will compete in the month-long tournament that concludes on July 15. Qatar will be the next host nation in 2022, a highly contested choice. This year’s World Cup mascot is a soccer-playing wolf named Zabivaka.

India bagged 3 Medals At Boxing Tournament

Indian boxers bagged one Gold and two Silver medals at the Umakhanov Memorial Tournament in the Russian city of Kaspiysk. Saweety Boora won the coveted yellow metal in the Women’s 75 kg category after beating Anna Anfinogenova (Russia) in the Final. In the Men’s section, Brijesh Yadav in the 81 kg division and Virender Kumar in 91 kgs lost their Final bouts to settle for Silver medals.

India win 2018 Intercontinental Cup

The Indian national team lifted the 2018 Intercontinental football Cup by defeating Kenya 2-0. Both the goals were scored by India skipper Sunil Chhetri. Organised by the All India Football Federation (AIFF), the quadrangular tournament also featured New Zealand and Chinese Taipei.

Simran-Ritika win Mauritius Open

India’s young women’s doubles pair of Simran Singhi and Ritika Thaker won the Mauritius International title. This was just the second international tournament that Singhi and Thaker had participated in this year. Singhi and Thaker had won the All India Junior Ranking Tournament in Tirupur, which secured them a spot in India’s squad for the Badminton Asia Junior Championships.

Real Madrid won the 2017–18 Champions League

Real Madrid have claimed yet another Champions League title by beating Liverpool FC 3-1 in the final. It is the third consecutive year that Real Madrid have won the tournament and the fourth such in five years, taking their total tally to a record 13 titles. Madrid’s Gareth Bale became the first player ever to come on as a substitute and score twice in a European Cup/Champions League final.

South Korea won Asian Champions Trophy 2018

Defending champions Indian Women’s Hockey Team lost to hosts South Korea 0-1 in the final match of the Women’s Asian Champions Trophy 2018. The win for South Korea saw them lift the title for the third time after having won in the 2010 and 2011 editions of the tournaments. India’s Vandana Katariya was declared the player of the tournament.

1st international football tournament in Iraq

Iraq will host a West Asia Football Federation championship in Basra in November 2018, the first international tournament to be staged in the country since the 1990s. Iraq has not played competitive internationals on home turf since its 1990 invasion of Kuwait. In March 2018, FIFA decided to lift a 30-year-old ban from Iraq on hosting the international football.

Kvitova won third Madrid Open title

Petra Kvitova outlasted her Dutch opponent Kiki Bertens 7-6 (8-6) 4-6 6-3 in the finals to clinch the third Madrid Open title. Kvitova, the victor in Spain in 2011 and 2015, becomes the first woman to win the tournament three times. Kvitova has now claimed four titles in 2018 after triumphs in St Petersburg, Doha and Prague.

Korean Unification Flag signed at ITFF

6 : The Korean Unification flag was signed by members of the joint Korean women’s table tennis team at the World Team Table Tennis Championship. The flag features a blue Korean Peninsula against a white background. The flag is being used in such tournaments where a unified Korean team is fielded off to participate.

Indian fencer won silver medal at Reykjavik

India’s CA Bhavani Devi won a silver medal in the sabre event of the Tournoi World Cup Satellite Fencing Championship in Reykjavik, Iceland.Bhavani Devi had won a gold medal at the Reykjavik tournament last year to become the first Indian to do so in an international fencing event. The Tamil Nadu fencer defeated USA’s Alexis Browne in the final.

India won South Asian U-12 Tennis Championship

India has won the South Asian Under-12 Qualifying Tennis Tournament, defeating host Nepal in the finals.Indian girls and boys team defeated their Nepali opponents in the final by 2-0. Now both the Indian teams will participate in ITF Asian 12 and Under Team Championship to be played in Kazakhstan later this year.

Sumit, Nikhat strike gold at Belgrade Boxing

Sumit Sangwan and Nikhat Zareen were among the three gold-medallists in India’s stupendous campaign at the 56th Belgrade International Boxing Tournament in Serbia.Also claiming a gold was Himanshu Sharma, who defeated Algeria’s Mohammed Touareg 5-0 in his final bout. India ended the tournament with three gold, five silver and five bronze medals in all.

Mumbai to host Intercontinental Cup

Mumbai Football Arena, the new hub of Indian football, will play host to the inaugural edition of the 4 nation Intercontinental Cup.The tournament will see Indian national team competing with South Africa, New Zealand & Chinese Taipei. Intercontinental Cup comes on back of Tri-nation series in Sept 2017 which was also held at the same venue with India eventually emerging champions.

Bihar, NE states recommended for Ranji Trophy

Sourav Ganguly-led technical committee of BCCI has unanimously recommended reinstatement of Bihar & inclusion of northeastern states in the 2018-19 Ranji Trophy.The northeastern states played BCCI U-19 tournaments last season as the Board wanted to gradually integrate them into the system. Ranji Trophy 2018-19 season is proposed to have 4 Groups with the introduction of pre-quarterfinals.

India won Women Handball Championship

India defeated Bangladesh to win the fifth South East Asian Women Handball Championship at Lucknow.A total of five countries participated in the tournament. While Nepal finished as runner-ups in the five-country tournament, Bangladesh settled for the third spot and a bronze medal.

India’s Selena, Shreya clinched bronze in TT

India’s Selena Selvakumar and Shreya Shivakumar clinched two bronze medals at the 2018 Ivory Coast Junior and Cadet Open Table Tennis Tournament in Abidjan, Africa.Selena settled for the bronze in the junior girls’ singles. Shreya teamed up with China’s Yininghua Hu got a medal in the junior girls’ doubles category of the event which is part of the International Table Tennis Federation.

India U-16 won Hong Kong football tournament

The India U-16 team emerged champions in the ‘Jockey Cup International Youth Invitational Football Tournament’ with a 4-2 victory over Hong Kong U-17 in the final in Hong Kong on 25th March. The tournament was a U-17 event where India fielded their U-16 National Team. This was the team‘s third consecutive victory in as many days. The Indians had earlier defeated Chinese Taipei and Singapore.

FIFA lifted 30-year ban on Iraq

FIFA has lifted its three-decade ban on Iraq hosting international football with the cities of Arbil, Basra and Karbala given the go-ahead to stage matches. The three cities selected are among the more secure in Iraq. Iraq will host Qatar and Syria for a friendly tournament starting March 21 in Basra. Iraq has not played full internationals on home turf since its 1990 invasion of Kuwait.

Chennaiyin FC won the second ISL title

Chennaiyin FC crushed Bengaluru FC 3-2 in the finals to clinch the Indian Super League title. This was Chennaiyin FC‘s second title triumph in the ISL, tying them with ATK as the most successful team in the tournament. The franchise is owned by Vita Dani, Abhishek Bachchan and Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The Indian Super League (ISL) is a men‘s professional football league in India.

Wallace won Indian Open

Briton Matt Wallace won his second European Tour title at the Indian Open. He beat compatriot Andrew Johnston in the first hole of their play-off. Wallace attacked the first extra hole, the par-five 18th, and birdied to win the tournament after Johnston took a more conservative approach to finish on par.

Australia lifted Sultan Azlan Shah cup

World champions Australia has lifted the coveted Sultan Azlan Shah Hockey title by outplaying England 2-1 in the finals. Australia has now won the prestigious tournament for the 10th time. England had to settle with the silver medal while Argentina claimed the bronze medal. India finished a disappointed fifth in the six-nation tournament.

India won Snooker Team World Cup

India defeated Pakistan in the inaugural IBSF Snooker Team World Cup in Doha. The Indian combine of Pankaj Advani and Manan Chandra came back from 0-2 down in the best-of-five final to clinch it with a margin of 3-2. The Indian team was awarded $15,000 (nearly ` 10 lakh) for winning the tournament.

Vinesh bags silver in Wrestling Championships

Indian wrestler Vinesh Phogat won a silver medal at the ongoing Asian Wrestling Championships in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Phogat lost to Chinese wrestler Chun Lei by a margin of 2-3 in the women‘s 50kg freestyle final. This is Phogat‘s second consecutive silver at the annual event, following her podium finish at the tournament in New Delhi in 2017.

Azlan Shah Cup Hockey Tournament Begins

The 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup Hockey tournament begins in the Malaysian city of Ipoh. Six nations – India, hosts Malaysia, defending champions England, Australia, Argentina and Ireland – are taking part in the tournament. India, currently the world number six side, will take on world number two Argentina in their opening round-robin match.

India got 11 Medals At Strandja Tournament

India has come up with best ever performance at the 69th Strandja Memorial Boxing Tournament in Bulgaria.At Sofia, the country ended with a whopping 11 medals – five from men and six from women boxers. Overall, the contingent clinched two gold, three silver and six bronze medals. Vikas Krishan, who claimed a gold medal in 75 kg category, was also adjudged the best boxer of the event

Karnataka won Vijay Hazare Trophy

Karnataka defeated Saurashtra by 41 runs in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final on Tuesday to win the tournament for the third time.Batting first, Karnataka put up a total of 253/10 driven by Mayank Agarwal’s 90(79), before Saurashtra were bowled out for 212 in 46.3 overs. Agarwal hit 723 runs in eight matches in the tournament, including seven 80+ scores.

Strandja Memorial Tournament

Amit Panghal claimed his second consecutive international gold but MC Mary Kom settled for silver in the 69th Strandja Memorial boxing tournament for men and women in Sofia, Bulgaria.Amit (49kg), who fetched the top honours at last month’s India Open, defeated Morocco’s Said Mordaji. Seema Poonia (+81kg) also claimed silver by defeating Russia’s Anna Ivanova.

Federer becomes oldest world No.1 in tennis

Roger Federer has become the oldest world number one after he defeated his Dutch opponent Robin Haase at Rotterdam’s ABN Amro World Tennis Tournament.He became the oldest No. 1 male player, surpassing eight-time Grand Slam winner Andre Agassi, who holds the record at 33 yrs since September 2003.Federer is back on top after winning 3 majors in 13 months, including another Australian Open.

Ronaldo 1st player with 100 goals for 1 club

Real Madrid frontman Cristiano Ronaldo has become the first player in UEFA Champions League history to score 100 goals for a single club.His overall tally in the tournament has gone up to 116 goals, 19 more than Lionel Messi. Further, Ronaldo has scored 10+ UCL goals for the seventh straight season, no other player has done so in three.

First Indian to qualify for China LPGA

Sharmila Nicollet has become the first Indian golfer to qualify for the China Ladies PGA Tour. China LPGA Tour is a professional golf tour for women organized by the China Ladies Professional Golfers’ Association. Sharmila is also the youngest Indian golfer to qualify for Ladies European Tour & the second Indian to earn a full card on the Ladies European Tour.

Shi Yuqi won India Open badminton men’s title

Shi Yuqi won the India Open badminton tournament for the first time after having not won a single title in 2017.Shi Yuqi, the current world number eight, defeated Taiwan’s Chou Tien Chen in the Indian Open badminton tournament 21-18,21-14.Beiwen Zhang won in the women’s section.

India lifts U-19 World Cup trophy

India lifted the ICC Under-19 World Cup trophy for the record fourth time by defeating Australia in the finals.Coached by Rahul Dravid, the team had remained unbeaten in the tournament.With a fourth crown, India surpassed Australia in the race of most U-19 World Cup titles.India’s star batsman Manjot Kalra led his team to the victory as he made a brilliant unbeaten century.

India won 7 golds at India Boxing Tournament

Seven Indian boxers, including five-time world champion Mary Kom, won gold medals in the India Open International Boxing Tournament.Boxers Sanjeet, Manish Kaushik, Pwilao Basumatar, Lovlina Borgohain, Pinki Rani and Manisha emerged victorious at the event in Delhi.Former world champion Sarita Devi lost to Finland’s Marjut Mira Potkonan by a split decision in the lightweight category.

Mary Kom strikes gold

M C Mary Kom claimed a gold in the India Open boxing tournament.Mary Kom won against Filipino Josie Gabuco by 4-1 and won her gold in the 48kg class among women.Asian Games bronze-medallist Satish Kumar (+91kg), however, settled for a silver, outwitted by Uzbekistan’s Bakhodir Jalolov in a split 4-1 decision.

Melbourne To Host Final Of 2020 WT20

Melbourne Cricket Ground will host the final of both the men’s and women’s World Twenty20 when the tournaments come to Australia in 2020.It will mark the first time the tournaments are held as stand-alone events in the same year in the same country. The women’s final will coincide with International Women’s Day (8th March).

2018 India Open, starts

The 2018 India Open, is a badminton tournament which will take place at Siri Fort Indoor Stadium in Delhi from 30 January to 4 February 2018.The event will also feature 2014 champion Kidambi Srikanth beginning his new season after missing last week’s Indonesia Masters. Saina Nehwal begged silver medal at Indonesia Masters recently. Saina clinched the India Open Super Series in 2015.

Gilles Simon wins Tata Open title

Gilles Simon of France has lifted the inaugural Tata Open Maharashtra Tennis trophy.He defeated Kevin Anderson in straight sets 7-6, 6-2. This tournament is India’s only ATP event.For the past 22 years, the tournament had been associated with the big metro cities, New Delhi hosting the inaugural edition in 1996.

Viswanathan Anand bags bronze

Grand Master Viswanathan Anand continued his excellent run by bagging a bronze in the World Blitz Chess Championship at Riyadh, Saudi.He defeated Maxim Vachier-Lagrave of France in the final round to take his tally to 14.5 points.World Champion Magnus Carlsen won the tournament scoring 16 points followed by Sergey Karjakin with 14.5 points out of the maximum possible 21 points.

Anand won World rapid championship

Viswanathan Anand lifted the World rapid chess championship in Riyadh on Thursday.The genius of Chennai, who defeated Magnus Carlsen of Norway earlier in the tournament, went on to finish on top with 10.5 points at the end of the 15th and final round.Anand won that mini-match against Fedoseev.

Saudi Arabia hosts world chess games

On 26th December 2017, Saudi Arabia hosted a world chess tournament for the first time at the APEX Convention Center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.The tournament is called the King Salman World Rapid and Blitz Chess Championships.It has around 400 international players. 16 players are participating from Saudi Arabia.

India finish runners-up at SAFF U-15

India finished as runners-up after going down by 1-0 to Bangladesh in the final of the SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship in Dhaka. Shamsun Nahar’s strike in the 41st minute sealed the issue in Bangladesh’s favour. India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan participated in the tournament with India bagging impressive wins against Nepal and Bhutan.

Indian boxers claim 5 Medals

Indian boxers have claimed 3 gold, 1 silver & bronze medal at Galym Zharylgapov Boxing Tournament in Karaganda, Kazakhstan. Country’s Gold Medal winners were K Shyam Kumar in 49kg, Naman Tanwar in 91kg & Satish Kumar in +91kg category.The silver medal was claimed by national champion Manish Kaushik (60kg).Tournament featured 5 international & 15 local teams, adding up to 154 boxers in all

India Finishes 1st at Junior Boxing

Indian junior boxers had clinched total 11 Medals (six gold, four silver and a bronze medal) at the fifth International Sven Lange Memorial Tournament, to finish as overall champions in the German city of Schwerin.Bhavesh Kattamani (52kg) picked up the best boxer trophy along with his gold medal.India was named the tournament’s best team.

Shubhankar Sharma Wins Joburg Open

Indian Golfer Shubhankar Sharma completed his maiden European Tour triumph by winning the Joburg Open tournament.He has become the 1st Asian to win Joburg Open in his first appearance & 5th Indian to win a European Tour event.With this win, he has claimed 1 of 3 tickets to The Open in 2018.Sharma has 5 wins on Professional Golf Tour of India but this is his 1st victory on a major circuit

Saurabh claims Youth Olympics Games spot

Saurabh Chaudhary has qualified for Youth Olympics Games with a gold medal & a junior world record in 10m air pistol at the ongoing Asia Youth Olympics Games qualification tournament in Japan.He became the third Indian to bag quota places for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games at the 10th Asian Airgun Championship.He shot a record score of 243.1 in the final to storm to the top of the podium.

India retain bronze medal at HWL

India have reclaimed the bronze medal at the Hockey World League (HWL) Final tournament.In the third-fourth place classification match at Bhubaneswar, they defeated Germany 2-1.A penalty corner conversion by Harmanpreet Singh in the 54th minute sealed the win and the third place for the Indians.India had also won the bronze in the last edition of the tournament in Raipur in 2015.

Delhi to host Open boxing tournament

New Delhi is all set to host its 1st-ever major boxing tournament for elite men & women, India Open International Boxing Tournament from Jan 28.This is the 1st time that Boxing Federation of India is hosting an elite event of this stature & magnitudeAnnouncement was made during the felicitation ceremony of Indian pugilists who won medals in AIBA Youth Women’s World Championships last month

FIFA lifts Kuwait football ban

International football federation, FIFA, has lifted a 2 year suspension against Kuwait’s football association that prevented country from participating in international tournaments.Kuwait was banned from international competitions by FIFA over alleged interference in the national football association.Suspensions meant Kuwait missed out on the qualifiers for 2018 World Cup & 2019 Asian Cup.

Sarvesh Tiwari appointed as President

A renowned communication expert, Sarvesh Tiwari, has been appointed as the President of Para-Sports Foundation, India.As a President, Sarvesh Tiwari would be leading Para Sports Foundation from the front with forthcoming initiatives such as Asian T-20 Wheelchair Cricket Tournament. Para Sports Foundation is a non-profit organization working towards social welfare of persons with disabilities

Final draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup

The final draw for the 2018 FIFA World Cup was held in the Russian capital of Moscow.The ceremony was held at the State Kremlin Palace, in Moscow, Russia.Russia, the host country for the World Cup, was placed in Group A with Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Uruguay.Russia will play Saudi Arabia in the opening match of the tournament on June 14, 2018.

India wins 5 medals

It was a gold rush for India at the AIBA World Women’s Youth Boxing Championships with the country’s pugilists grabbing five top positions to finish overall champions for the first time. The country had won just one bronze medal at the previous edition of the event and had not won a gold since 2011. The tournament was held in Assam.

CMFRI was founded in 1947

2019 Badminton & Para Badminton Cships. Basel will become the first city to jointly host the Badminton and Para-Badminton World Championships in 2019. The Swiss city defeated Tokyo to land the tournament. The event will be the last held in the sport before Para-Badminton makes its Paralympic Games debut at Tokyo 2020.

Afghanistan wins maiden U-19 Asia Cup

Afghanistan won by a massive 185 runs to clinch their maiden Under-19 Asia Cup title, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ikram Ali khil was the man of the match against Pakistan U19 in the ACC U19 Youth Asia Cup Final for his 107 not out. Mujeeb Zadran was the man of series for his 20 wickets in the tournament.

Sandeep banned for failing dope test

Wrestler Sandeep Tulsi has been handed a four-year ban by the Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel of the NADA. He is from Sonepat. He has tested positive for methandienone, an anabolic steroid. Sandeep Yadav’s sparring partner and roommate Narsingh Yadav was also ousted from the Olympics in 2016 and given a four-year ban for failing a dope test after Court of Arbitration for Sports.

Prannoy emerges as New National Champion

HS Prannoy defeated Kidambi Srikanth in the finale to claim the men’s singles title at the 82nd Senior National Championship. He achieved his career-best ranking of World No. 11 recently, saw off top seed Srikanth in a 49-minute clash to return the favour after his semi-final loss to his compatriot at the French Open Super Series last month. The tournament was held in Nagpur.

Prannoy emerges as New National Champion

HS Prannoy defeated Kidambi Srikanth in the finale to claim the men’s singles title at the 82nd Senior National Championship. He achieved his career-best ranking of World No. 11 recently, saw off top seed Srikanth in a 49-minute clash to return the favour after his semi-final loss to his compatriot at the French Open Super Series last month. The tournament was held in Nagpur.

Gagan Narang won Silver in Commonwealth

4 : Olympic bronze-medalist Gagan Narang won a silver medal in the men’s 50m rifle prone event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. Annu Raj Singh has also won the bronze medal in the women’s 50m pistol competition. Narang, who is appearing in his first major tournament since the 2016 Rio Olympics, shot a total of 617.6 in the qualification to end fourth.

Indian Junior Team won Bronze in Hockey

Indian Junior Men’s Hockey team beats host Malaysia 4-0 in the Bronze medal match of the 7th Sultan of Johor Cup 2017. Mtach was held at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium, in Malaysia. Goals from Vishal Antil (15’, 25’), Vivek Prasad (11’) and Shilanand Lakra (21’) were enough for India to finish their tournament with the Bronze medal.

Sangram Wins Silver in Double Trap

Sangram Dahiya won a silver in the ISSF World Cup Final, in New Delhi. Double trap exponent Sangram clinched his first-ever senior medal in International Shooting Sports Federation tournament. He was taking part in the prestigious event for the first time.

India win hockey Asia Cup

India beats Malaysia by 2-1 in the finale to win the 2017 Asia Cup Hockey tournament held in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This was India’s third continental title. Ramandeep Singh scored the opening goal in the third minute while Lalit Upadhyay extended India’s lead in the 29th minute of the game. Lalit Upadhyay won the goal of the match award while Akashdeep Singh was adjudged the Man of the match.

Gaganjeet clinches Macau Open Golf Title

23 : Gaganjeet Bhullar lifted his eighth Asian Tour title at the Macau Open. He drained five birdies on the front nine and won by three shots despite a nerve-jangling double bogey. The 29-year-old fired rounds of 64, 65, 74 and 68 for an aggregate score of 13-under 271, lifting his first Asian Tour trophy of the year. Bhullar is also the 2012 champion in Macau.

Mohun Bagan lifts Governor’s Gold Cup

Football club Mohun Bagan has won the 37th All India Governor’s Gold Cup football tournament. Mohun Bagan defeated Partha Chakra by a narrow 1-0 margin to win the 37th All India Governor’s Gold Cup. With this victory, Mohun Bagan won the Governor’s Golden Cup for the 10th time. The final match was played at Paljor Stadium in Gangtok, Sikkim.

Federer won Shanghai Masters

Roger Federer beat Rafael Nadal of Spain by 6-4 6-3 to win the final match of Shanghai Masters tennis tournament. This is Roger Federer’s 94th career title and has equalled Ivan Lendl’s record in terms of Open era titles. Top spot is held by American player Jimmy Connors with 109 career titles. Rafael Nadal recently won China Open and US Open and currently hold No.1 rank in men’s tennis.

Gurusaidutt wins Bulgarian Tournament

Commonwealth Games bronze medallist RMV Gurusaidutt won the men’s singles title at the Bulgarian International Future Series Badminton tournament. In the final match, Gurusaidutt defeated Muhammed Ali Kurt of Turkey. He will now play Senior Nationals Championship in November 2017.

Vaishnavi clinches Belgian Junior title

Indian shuttler Vaishnavi Reddy has clinched the women’s singles Under-19 title at the Belgian Junior Open badminton tournament. She defeated top seed Vivien Sandorhazi in a three-game final at Herstal. Second seed Reddy saw off Vivien 21-19, 17-21, 21-12 in a 42-minute summit clash at the Hall Omnisport La Prealle.

Jitu Rai, Heena Sidhu win Gold

Jitu Rai, and Heena Sidhu, picked up their third gold together in the 10m air pistol mixed team event, being held officially for the first time at an ISSF World Cup on the opening day of competitions. India is hosting the tournament for the first time in its history. Rai and Sidhu finished with 483.4 points, while Florian Fouquet and Celine Goberville of France took Silver with 481.

Mukund wins title in ITF Futures

Top-seed Sasi Kumar Mukund has won his 2nd straight Futures title, beating compatriot Arjun Khade 6-3, 6-4 in singles final of LMW ITF Men’s Futures tennis tournament. Mukund, ranked 501 in ATP list currently, quelled the challenge of the big-serving Khade, who had done well in the two previous Futures events in Chennai. Earlier Mukund & Khade had teamed up for doubles but lost in the final.

Emblem and slogan for Women’s World Cup

The official emblem and slogan for FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 has been unveiled. The emblem features the competition trophy wrapped in blue and white, with eight shards of light around football at the top of the trophy symbolising the eighth edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup. The slogan of the tournament “Dare To Shine” reflects the development of football.

Senior World Championships

Coastal city of Kochi is all set to host the BWF World Senior Badminton Championships from Sept 11 to 17. The week-long tournament will see a total of 665 players from 40 countries battle it out in 8 different age groups. The championship will be held in India for the first time. A total of 175 players will represent India including Olympians — Abhinn Shyam Gupta, Nikhil Kanetkar & V Diju

National kickboxing championship

Maharashtra has won the Chief Minister’s cup with 45 gold medals at the National kickboxing championship being held in Raipur. Chhattisgarh secured second position with 27 gold and Haryana third with 15 gold medals. Overall 2000 players from 27 states participated in the tournament which was held in various weight categories total 500 bouts was organised.

Sandhu wins his fifth consecutive title

Former Indian men’s national squash champion Harinder Pal Sandhu won his fifth professional title in a row when he emerged victorious at the 10th leg of the Malaysian Tour. The World No. 66, who was the top seed at this tournament, edged the 2nd seeded Mohd Syafiq Kamal of Malaysia, 11-8, 10-12, 11-3, 9-11, 11-6 in final to win the title. This is Sandhu’s 10th international triumph overall.

Commonwealth Weightlifting Championships

India will host the 2019 edition of the Commonwealth (Youth, Junior and Senior) Weightlifting Championships. The Executive Board of Commonwealth Weightlifting Federation met at Gold Coast, Australia and decided to allot the 2019 edition of the competitions to India. The current edition of the tournament is being held at the Gold Coast, Australia.

Gaurav Bidhuri Clinches Bronze

Wildcard entrant Gaurav Bidhuri’s remarkable run at World Boxing Championships ended with a bronze medal after he lost his semi final clash to Duke Ragan in Hamburg. India thus ended the tournament with a bronze medal, equalling the performance of 2009, 2011 & 2015. Despite the loss, he joined a rare club of world championship medallists from India – the past winners being Vijender, Vikas & Shiva

Host city logo for Kochi

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched the host city logo for Kochi, one of the venues of Fifa Under-17 World Cup. The logo represents and reflects Kochi’s identity and will be a valuable tool in linking the local community in a global World Cup. The host city logo will allow all football fans in Kochi to have a local flavour and will be critical in the promotion of the tournament.

Aryaman creates golf history

10 year-old golfer, Aryaman Singh wrapped up the season on a high note, blazing his way through the first five events of the Indian Golf Union-West Zone. Singh remains undefeated at the zonal level for four years, winning every tournament he has played. His winning streak now extends to 1,266 days, which is the longest in the history of junior golf in India.

Australia claim first FIBA Asia Cup

Australia defeated Iran 79-56 to claim the championship of the FIBA Asian Cup basketball tournament in Beirut. It was the first appearance for Australia in the tournament, while Iran is a three-time champion. This marked the first year that Oceania powers Australia and New Zealand were included in Asian basketball competition.

Indian boxers clinch 10 medals

India bagged two gold in the 6th Golden Glove Women’s Boxing Tournament at Vojvodina, Serbia. While Jyoti won Gold in 51 kg category, and Vanlalharitpuii bagged it 60 kg category. In all, India won two gold, four silver and four bronze medals in the tournament. The silver medals were clinched by Anjali in 48kg, Sakshi in 54kg, Ashtha in 69kg and Anupama in 81kg categories.

Sharapova gets China Open wildcard

Maria Sharapova has accepted an invitation to make her seventh appearance at the China Open in Beijing. She has only played four tournaments since returning in April from a 15-month doping ban for the use of meldonium. This will be Sharapova’s first tournament in Asia this year. Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza, Caroline Wozniacki, Venus Williams will also take part in the Beijing event.

India bags 24 medals in Jordan

India have bagged 24 medals at the Jordan Junior and Cadet Open table tennis tournament. The tally includes 7 Gold, 7 Silver and 10 Bronze medals. In the event held at Amman, India ended as the second best finishers. The team title was denied to India in the cadet section when Payas, Yashansh Malik and Chinmaya Somaiya were defeaed by Hsu Po-Hsuan, Lin Yen-Cun & Peng Chih who claimed gold.

India wins FIBA Women’s Asia Cup

Indian women’s basketball team defeated Kazakhstan 75-73 in finals of FIBA Asia Cup 2017 held in Bengaluru. Both the undefeated league teams meet in finals for the first time in the tournament. With this win India are now promoted to Division A for the next edition of FIBA Women’s Asia Cup. Basketball Federation of India president Govindaraj announced a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh for the squad.

India gets WTA event after 5 years

India will host its first WTA tournament in five years in Mumbai, giving home players an opportunity to compete with the world’s top-50. Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association has come forward to bring the tournament to India. Last time India hosted a WTA event (Royal Indian Open) was in 2012 in Pune. There will be 4 wild cards each on offer in main draw and Qualifiers of Mumbai Open.

Siwach wins gold at Commonwealth Games

World youth boxing champion Sachin Siwach clinched a gold medal at the Commonwealth Youth Games in the Bahamas. Siwach defeated Welsh boxer James Nathan Probert 4-1 in the final to claim the gold in the light flyweight (49kg) category. Siwach, who won gold last year, was the only one of the 103 boxers to have clinched a gold so far in the tournament.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017

Kolkata will play host to the proverbial ‘Group of Death’ in the tournament, which begins in October this year. Group F, which will be played in the ‘City of Joy’, comprises of teams like England, Mexico, Chile and Iraq. The city also will host one last-16 match between the toppers of Group F and the second-placed team from Group E and a quarter-final on 22 October.

Chennai Open renamed

India’s lone ATP tournament, the Chennai Open, will now be held in Pune next year and would be henceforth called “Maharashtra Open”. The Chennai Open, owned by IMG and organised by IMG-Reliance, has been held in Chennai for the last 21 years. The Chennai Open became an important fixture on India’s international sporting calendar, drawing top players from across the world.

Harinder Pal Sandhu wins squash title

Harinder Pal Sandhu won the Victorian Open squash tournament held in Melbourne, Australia. He defeated Rex Hedrick. It was Sandhu’s 9th title at the PSA level and the 4th of this season after winning 2 in Malaysia. It was also his second title in two weeks after he had won South Australian Open by defeating Rhys Dowling of Australia.

Bopanna-Dabrowski Wins French Open

Rohan Bopanna lifted his maiden Grand Slam title by winning the French Open mixed doubles trophy with Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski, becoming only the fourth Indian. They defeated Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia’s Robert Farah. The 2017 tournament was the 116th edition.

HCL to host Asian Junior Tennis 2017.

HCL will host the HCL Asian Junior Tennis Championship 2017, the most reputed tennis championship in the Asian circuit for the U/18 category in association with the Maharashtra State Lawn tennis Association. The Championship, which is the only B1 category tournament in Asia will take place from May 29 to June 3 in Pune. Players from 11 countries will participate in the tournament.

Bengaluru FC wins 38th Federation Cup.

Bengaluru FC beat Mohun Bagan 2-0 to win the 38th Federation Cup football tournament. With the win, Bengaluru also sealed a berth for next year’s Asian Football Confederation Cup. With the win, Bengaluru FC became the eighth team to have won more than one Federation Cup title. The 37th Federation Cup football tournament was won by Mohun Bagan.

Laxman wins Rapid FIDE Rating chess meet

R.R. Laxman of Integral Coach Factory won the All India Open Rapid World Chess Federation Rating Chess Tournament at the Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra. Laxman defeated Mitrabha Guha to finish on top with 9.5 points. Mitrabha Guha finished second with 8.5 points while Srijit Paul with 8 points finished third.

Rafael Nadal wins 5th Madrid Open title

Rafael Nadal beat Dominic Thiem 7-6 (10-8) 6-4 to win his fifth Madrid Open title and move into the world’s top four. For the 14-times Grand Slam Winner, it was also the 72nd tournament win of his career. Rafael Nadal is from Spain. He is widely regarded as the greatest clay-court player in history. He has been titled “The King of Clay”

PV Sindhu Loses Hong Kong Open Final

Rio Olympics silver medallist PV Sindhu lost in the Final of the Hong Kong Open Super Series tournament. She lost to fourth seed Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei, in straight games, 15-21, 17-21. This was Ying’s fifth victory over Sindhu. The ace Indian has defeated the Taiwanese thrice in the past. Ying had stunned world number one Carolina Marin of Spain in the semi-finals.

Andy Murray win the ATP World Tour Final

Britain’s Andy Murray win his first ATP World Tour Finals title and end 2016 as the world number one. Britain’s Andy Murray beat five-time champion Novak Djokovic to win his first ATP World Tour Finals title and end 2016 as the world number one. The victory also ends Djokovic’s four-year run of success at the tournament and the Serb’s bid to equal Roger Federer’s record of six titles.