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Sneh Rana
One-Off Women's Test: Sneh, Taniya Take India To Fighting Draw

Powered by a gritty unbeaten 80 (154 balls) by debutant Sneh Rana and her unfinished 104-run partnership for the ninth wicket with Taniya Bhatia (44 not out, 88 balls), India stole a draw in the one-off women's Test against England here on Saturday.

Olympics
Tokyo Olympics: Japan Imposes Stricter Regulations On India's Olympic-Bound Athletes, Officials

Stricter regulations have been put in place for all travellers -- including athletes, coaches and support staff -- who have resided in 11 countries, including India, where different variants of COVID-19 have been identified, within 14 days of their arrival in Tokyo.

Legendary Olympian Milkha Singh, Wife Nirmal Kaur Pass Away In 6 Day Interval
Legendary Olympian Milkha Singh, Wife Nirmal Kaur Pass Away In 6 Day Interval, Sports Fraternity In Shock

Earlier on June 13, the legendary Olympian had lost his wife Nirmal Kaur due to complications related to Covid-19 infection. 

Milkha Singh
Milkha Singh: The 'Flying Sikh' No One Could Catch

A glimpse into the stupendous athletics career of legendary Milkha Singh, who passed away on Friday aged 91, can be had from this mind-boggling fact.

Milkha Singh
Country Pays Tribute To 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh, PM Modi Calls Him 'Colossal Sportsperson'

The nation mourned the end of an era as it paid homage to nonagenarian sprint icon Milkha Singh, who died on Friday after battling COVID-19 for a month, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi leading the tributes by describing him as a "colossal sportsperson".

WTC Final
WTC Final: First Day's Play Called Off Due To Rain

The first day's play of the World Test Championship final between India and New Zealand at the Hampshire Bowl here has been called off due to incessant rain.

Sports Ministry Invites Applications For National Sports Awards
Deadline For Submission Of National Sports Awards Applications Extended

The Sports Ministry on Friday extended the deadline to submit applications for this year's National Sports Awards by a week, enabling the online process to continue till June 28.

Wimbledon
Naomi Osaka Withdraws From Wimbledon

Four-time Grand Slam champion and world No. 2 Naomi Osaka of Japan has withdrawn from the Wimbledon commencing on June 28.

Future Of Test Cricket
Future Of Test Cricket Hangs In Balance; Puritans Still Hopeful Of A Turn Around

As India take on New Zealand in the final of the first World Test Championship, the million dollar inevitable question over the future of Test cricket has cropped up again

Virat Kohli
WTC Final Just Another Feather To Add In This Big Hat: Virat Kohli

India skipper Virat Kohli said on Friday that the World Test Championship (WTC) final was "just another feather to add in this big hat that we have created" and that there were many more milestones to come.

Men's Hockey Team
Birendra Lakra, Amit Rohidas From Odisha Selected In Indian Men’s Hockey Team For Tokyo Olympics

 Veteran player Birendra Lakra and emerging defender Amit Rohidas from Odisha have been selected in the 16-member national men's hockey team for the Tokyo Olympics which was announced by the Hockey India (HI) on Friday

Kane Willamson
NZ to focus on fast bowling in WTC final: Williamson

Hours before the start of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against India at the Ageas Bowl here, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said his team would be focusing on its main strength - bowling - when it takes on the Virat Kohli-led side on Friday.

Ind Vs Eng Women Test
Women's Test: India Collapse To 187/5 After Solid Start Vs Eng

After making a solid start replying to England's first-innings' 396 for nine wickets declared, India secularly slipped in the third and final session and ended the second day at 187 for five wickets in the one-off Test here on Thursday.

WTC Final: BCCI Announces India's Playing XI Against New Zealnad
WTC Final: BCCI Announces India's Playing XI Against New Zealand

India skipper Virat Kohli shook off some pressure of playing the World Test Championship (WTC) final by saying one Test wouldn't decide the best team in the world.

WTC Final: Kohli Eyes Legacy, Williamson Prize For Consistency In Battle Of Equals
WTC Final: Kohli Eyes Legacy, Williamson Prize For Consistency In Battle Of Equals

For the connoisseurs of the glorious game, Test cricket is the ultimate format and despite its aura, the 144-year-old history needed a facelift along with a context which the World Test Championship provided despite various bottlenecks, including the COVID-19 pandemic.

IND v ENG: England Women Move To 86/1 At Lunch Vs India
IND v ENG: England Women Move To 86/1 At Lunch Vs India

India, who are playing their first Test in almost seven years, are fielding five debutants -- batter Shafali Verma, all-rounder Deepti Sharma, pacer Pooja and wicketkeeper Taniya Bhatia. Off-spinner Sneh Rana, who is also making her debut, is returning to India fold after five years.

Schedule for 2022 CWG women's T20 cricket announced
Schedule For 2022 CWG Women's T20 Cricket Announced

The 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games Organising Committee on Tuesday announced that the debuting women's T20 competition will be held between July 29 and August 7 and all the matches will be played at Edgbaston over 10 days.

Olympics
Athletes Could Be Kicked Out Of Olympics For Violating Covid Rules

Athletes may be exposed to the following non-exhaustive range of potential consequences of warnings, temporary or permanent withdrawal of accreditation, temporary or permanent ineligibility, or exclusion from the Games, disqualification or financial sanctions, the playbook said.

WTC Final: Team India Announces 15-Member Squad; Axar, Sundar Excluded
WTC Final: Team India Announces 15-Member Squad; Axar, Sundar Excluded

India named six batsmen, five pace bowlers and two spinners along with two wicketkeeper-batsmen in the 15-member squad for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand

Nikhil Kamath Apologies For Cheating Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand In Fundraising Match
Nikhil Kamath Apologies For Cheating Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand In Fundraising Match

The Indian chess field was shocked when five-time world champion Anand was defeated by Kamath, who made near perfect moves.

Novak Djokovic
Novak Djokovic Rallies To Win French Open; His 19th Grand Slam Title

World No.1 Novak Djokovic on Sunday made an astonishing comeback from being two sets down to beat fifth seed Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-7(6), 2-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in four hours and 11 minutes and win the French Open title.

ENG v NZ: New Zealand Win 2nd Test, Clinch Series In England After 22 Years
ENG v NZ: New Zealand Win 2nd Test, Clinch Series In England After 22 Years

The win is New Zealand's first at Edgbaston in five attempts, and is only their sixth out of the 56 Tests they have played in England.

Indian Team
India Squad For Sri Lanka To Undergo Fortnight-Long Quarantine

The India squad for the six-match white-ball tour of Sri Lanka in July will undergo a fortnight-long quarantine in Mumbai, where they will be tested regularly before departing for Colombo on June 28.

Dhoni
CSK Skipper MS Dhoni 'Tests His Fitness' With A Shetland Pony

Former India cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has got a new competitor to ‘test his fitness ahead of the suspended Indian Premier League (IPL) season, which will resume in the third week of September.

Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen
Euro 2020: Danish Midfielder Christian Eriksen Collapses, Stabilises

A Euro 2020 Group B match between Denmark and Finland was on Saturday suspended after Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on the field in the 43rd minute with both teams still goalless.