First ODI: Dhawan, Kohli guide India to 9-wicket win over Sri Lanka

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 20:38

Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 20 (IANS) Power-packed innings from Shikhar Dhawan and skipper Virat Kohli guided India to a comfortable nine-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in their first One Day International (ODI) at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday.


Dhopade maintains lead in National Challengers Chess meet

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 20:02

Ahmedabad, Aug 20 (IANS) Grandmaster Swapnil Dhopade of Railways maintained his lead at the top with nine points at the end of the 10th round of the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship here on Sunday.


25,000-seater international standard cricket stadium in Tripura

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 19:18

Agartala, Aug 20 (IANS) The Tripura Cricket Association (TCA), with financial assistance from the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India), would build a 25,000-seat capacity international standard cricket stadium with all modern facilities near here.


Ghosh-Sathiyan lose in Bulgarian Open TT final

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 18:08

Panagyurishte (Bulgaria), Aug 20 (IANS) The Indian table tennis pair of Soumyajit Ghosh and G. Sathiyan came close to toppling the top-seeded Japanese duo of Jin Uda and Maharu Yoshimura in the men's doubles final of the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open here on Sunday but settled for the silver.


India restrict Sri Lanka to 216 in first ODI

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 18:04

Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 20 (IANS) Sri Lanka wasted a good start to allow Indian spinners to bounce back in style and restrict the hosts to 216 in the first One-Day International cricket match of their five-match series at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday.


Arsenal coach Wenger blames referees for loss to Stoke City

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 16:34

London, Aug 20 (IANS) Arsenal F.C. chief coach Arene Wenger has blamed the referee's decision of ruling striker Alexandre Lacazette off-side in his 72nd-minute goal for their 0-1 defeat against Stoke City in an English Premier League (EPL) football game here.


Juventus, Napoli begin Serie A with easy wins

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 16:04

Milan, Aug 20 (IANS) Six-time defending champions Juventus and title contenders Napoli posted easy victories over Cagliari and Hellas Verona on the first day of the Serie A football season.


Kyrgios beats Ferrer, to face Dimitrov in final

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:58

Ohio, Aug 20 (IANS) Australia's Nick Kyrgios, ranked 23 in the world, on Saturday defeated Spain's David Ferrer 7-6 (3), 7-6 (4) and booked a place in the final of the ATP Masters 1000 event here.


Halep, Muguruza cruise into Cincinnati final

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:54

Ohio, Aug 20 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep brushed aside American Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-1 to advance to the final of the Western & Southern Open here on Saturday.


Golfer Chawrasia nominated for Arjuna Award

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:52

New Delhi, Aug 20 (IANS) Seasoned Indian golfer S.S.P. Chawrasia, a winner of six international titles including four on the European Tour, has been nominated for the prestigious Arjuna Award, it was announced on Sunday.


Schalke start with victory into Bundesliga season

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 15:22

Berlin, Aug 20 (IANS) Goals from Nabil Bentaleb and Yevhen Konoplyanka provided newly appointed Schalke head coach Domenico Tedesco a faultless start into the Bundesliga football campaign by beating Leipzig 2-0.


First ODI: India win toss, opt to field

Sun, 08/20/2017 - 14:16

Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 20 (IANS) India won the toss at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday and opted to field against Sri Lanka in the first of five-match One-Day International (ODI) series.