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  • Indian U-19 cricket team beat Sri Lanka in the first Youth Test

    The Indian U-19 cricket team beat Sri Lanka by an innings and 21 runs in the first Youth Test at the Nondescripts Cricket Club ground, Sri Lanka. India scored 324 runs in 95.2 overs and Sri Lanka scored 244 runs in 70.3 overs. The second match between the two teams will be played from July 24 in Hambantota, Sri Lanka.

    Fakhar Zaman becomes first Pakistani to score double century in ODIs

    Fakhar Zaman broke the previous 194 run record of Saeed Anwar for Pakistan and also became the first player from Pakistan to score a double hundred in ODI cricket. He achieved the feet against Zimbabwe in the fourth match of the bilateral series in Bulawayo, and became overall sixth batsman to smash a double hundred in men's ODI cricket history. Important Note:- ♦ Sachin Tendulkar (200*) was the first male cricketer to have slammed a double ton in ODI history. ♦ Rohit Sharma (264, 209* and 208*) is the only man to have scored a double century three times. ♦ List of Double Centurions in ODIs: ► Rohit Sharma  - 264, 209, 208 runs; ► Martin Guptill - 237; ► Virender Sehwag - 219; ► Chris Gayle - 219; ► Sachin Tendulkar - 200; ► Fakhar Zaman - 210.

    Virat Kohli held No.1 spot in the ICC ODI player rankings

    In the International Cricket Council (ICC) ODI player rankings for batsmen, India skipper Virat Kohli tops the chart by touching a career-high 911 points. England Test skipper Joe Root is at the No.2 spot, with 818 ratings points. Indian Bowler Jasprit Bumrah ranked No:1 in bowling with 775 points. Kuldeep Yadav broke into the top-10 of the bowlers' chart at sixth.

    Indian Hockey team beat New Zealand at SAI

    The Indian men’s hockey team beat New Zealand by 4-2 in the first-day match of the three-match Test series at the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Bengaluru Campus.  Among the 4 goals scored by India, 2 goals were scored by Rupinder Pal Singh, who made a comeback into the squad after the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and the other 2 by Mandeep Singh and Harmanpreet Singh. On the other hand, New Zealand’s Stephen Jenness scored 2 goals. The second match of the series will be played on Saturday, the 21st June. 

    India won a silver and two bronze in the Junior Asian Wrestling Championships

    India won a silver and two bronze medals in the Junior Asian Wrestling Championships 2018. Divya Kakran won silver in the women’s 68 Kg. Reena in women’s 55 Kg and Karuna in women’s 76 kg won bronze medals.  Divya Kakran, the only one in the competition who would also be on the flight to Jakarta for the Asian Games, lost 0-11 to Meerim Zhumanazarova of Kyrgyzstan in the final. Sangeeta Phogat lost 5-10 to China’s Juanjuan Shi due to an injury.

    OMC becomes official partner for Hockey Mens World Cup 2018

    Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) is announced to be the official partner for the Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 which is scheduled to be held from November 28 to December 16 at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. India will be hosting this event for the third time. The Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup 2018 will be the 14th edition of the biggest tournament in Men’s Hockey. 16 nations will take part in the tournament which will see each team play three matches during the league stage over twelve days. Later, four cross-over matches will take place on December 10, 11. The knockout matches will take place on December 12, 13, 15 and 16. Odisha Mining Corporation ♦Headquarters: Bhubaneswar ♦Founded: 1956 ♦Type of business: Public Sector Undertaking; Government of Odisha

    Seven new Medal Events Added To Beijing Winter Games 2022

    The International Olympic Committee (IOC) added seven medal events to the 2022 Beijing Winter Games and set a timetable to add new sports to the 2024 Paris Olympics. The next season of the olympics will include ♦ Women’s monobob, ♦ Big Air freestyle skiing for men and women, ♦ Mixed team events in short track speed skating, ♦ Ski jumping, ♦Ski aerials and ♦ Snowboardcross. The IOC plans to make interim decisions on the Paris preferences at an October 2019 meeting in Milan, then review again after seeing how other sports perform at the Tokyo Olympics. About International Olympic Committee: ♦The IOC was created by Pierre de Coubertin, on 23 June 1894. ♦Demetrios Vikelas was its first President. ♦The first Summer Olympics organised by the IOC was held in Athens, Greece.

    Brij Bhushan Saran Singh to be named India's Chef de Mission at 2018 Asian Games

    He is the president of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI). The four deputy Chefs de Mission set to be be appointed are ♦ B.S. Kushwaha (former secretary of Indian Kayaking and Canoeing Federation), ♦ R.K. Sacheti (executive director of Boxing Federation of India), ♦ D.K. Singh (Uttarakhand Olympic Association) and ♦ Colonel R.K. Swain (secretary Equestrian Federation of India). The Host cities for Asian Games 2018 are Jakarta and Palembang in Indonesia.

    Indian junior womens hockey team beats Belgium at U 23 tournament

    The Indian junior women’s hockey team defeated Belgium (2-0) at the Under-23 six-nations tournament. This is its third consecutive win at the tournament. Sangita Kumari and Salima Tete found the target. Meantime, the junior men’s team was held 1-1 by Belgium in its third round-robin match. Mohammad Umar from India and Syril Frying from Belgium found the target.

    The next senior FIFA World Cup will be held in France

    The next senior Football World Cup: the women's tournament will be held in France, next year. The quadrennial international men's football championship - 2022 FIFA World Cup  is scheduled to take place in Qatar. President of FIFA - Gianni Infantino (elected on 26 February 2016).

    Anargya, Sayani won the titles in the 11 Sports Central Zone National ranking table tennis tournament

    Sayani Panda of West Bengal and Anargya Manjunath of Karnataka, the top seeds, won the cadet and sub-junior girls’ titles, respectively, on the 11 Sports Central Zone National-ranking table tennis tournament. In the boys’ section, second seed Delhi’s Payas Jain and Maharashtra’s Gaurav Panchangam reigned supreme in the sub-junior and cadet categories, respectively.

    Indian youth boxers wins 7 gold medals at Serbian youth boxing tournament

    Indian boxers won 7 gold medals in the 36th Golden Glove of Vojvodina youth tournament held at Subotica, Serbia. Four men and three women finished with gold medals at the tournament, which featured 17 countries. India claimed the numero uno position with 17 medals, including six silver and four bronze.

    Neeraj Chopra wins gold at Sotteville Athletics Meet in France

    India's star javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra won the gold medal at the International de Sotteville-les-Rouen Meeting in France, beating a competitive field which included 2012 London Olympics gold-medallist Keshorn Walcott. He also won the gold at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast earlier this year before breaking the national record with a 87.43m effort at the Doha Diamond League, where he finished fourth. Neeraj is a part of India's squad for the Asian Games 2018.

    India jump to 5th rank in latest Men's Hockey World Rankings

    In the latest list of Men's hockey world rankings issued by the International Hockey Federation (FIH), India jumped one place to the fifth position, and Champions Trophy winners Australia (1906 points) remained on top of the chart. Argentina ranked second with 1883 points, followed by Belgium (1709 points) and Netherlands (1654 points). The next challenge for India is the Asian Games, in which India have been placed in Pool A alongside Korea, Japan, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong China, while Pool B comprises Malaysia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Oman, Thailand and hosts Indonesia.

    Sajan clinches gold in Junior Asian Wrestling Championships

    Indian wrestler Sajan clinched India’s first gold on the opening day of the Junior Asian Wrestling Championships. Sajan outplayed Iranian Shayan Hossein Afifi in the title clash of the 77kg category Greco-Roman bout 3-0. The first point was scored after the opponent was penalized for passivity and Sajan managed to throw Afifi out of the mat for two more in the first round.

    India won 9 medals in World Junior Wushu Championships

    The Indian team bagged nine medals including four silver and five bronze in the 7th World Junior Wushu championships held in Brasilia, Brazil. In the Sanshou discipline, Babulu (42 kg, subjunior), Saleem (56 kg, subjunior), Savita (48 kg, junior) and Rohit (80kg, junior) won the silver medal, while Himanshu (56 kg, junior), Shruti (60kg, junior), Janhvi (52 kg, junior) claimed bronze medals. In the Taolu discipline, Karanjit Taijiquan and Karanjit Taijijian won two bronze medals.

    Ramesh Powar appointed as interim coach of India women's cricket team

    Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) appointed former India off-spinner Ramesh Powar to look after the Indian women’s cricket team till replacement for coach Tushar Arothe will be found. The Indian womens Cricket team is scheduled to have a series in Sri Lanka in August.

    Angelique Kerber clinched maiden Wimbledon title against Serena Williams

    Angelique Kerber defeated seven-time champion Serena Williams in the women's singles final to clinch her first-ever Wimbledon title. Angelique Kerber hails from Germany.  Coming back from a difficult pregnancy, and 10 months after giving birth to daughter Olympia, she was in a major final after just 13 matches. Overall, it was the 30-year-old's third Grand Slam title after having won the Australian Open and US Open in 2016.

    PV Sindhu finished as runner up at the Thailand Open

    World number three Sindhu lost the match 15-21, 18-21 in 50 minutes against the world number eight Nozomi Okuhara of Japan, in the final of the Thailand Open BWF World Tour Super 500 tournament in Bangkok. Meanwhile, Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan won the men's singles title with a three-game victory against Tommy Sugiarto of  Indonesia 21-16, 13-21, 21-9 in the final.

    Mohammad Kaif retires from competitive cricket

    Indian cricketer Mohammad Kaif announced his retirement from all forms of competitive cricket. The 37-year-old Kaif played 13 Tests and 125 ODIs for India and will always be remembered for his match-winning knock of 87 at the Lord's during the epic NatWest Trophy final in 2002. Kaif was the captain of Under 19 cricket team that won the U-19 World Cup in 2000 against Sri Lanka.  Almost 12 years after he last played for the Indian team in which he stood out as much for his acrobatic fielding as for his effective lower-order batting.  He finished his career with 7581 first-class runs with 15 hundreds across 129 matches. Kaif is already a cricket analyst and a respected Hindi commentator.

    Djokovic clinched his 4th Wimbledon title, 13th Grand Slam

    Ex-world number one Novak Djokovic defeated Kevin Anderson to clinch his fourth men’s singles Wimbledon title and overall 13th Grand Slam. Djokovic became the fourth player after Roger Federer (8), Pete Sampras (7) and Björn Borg (5) to win Wimbledon men's title four or more times in Open Era.  

    France defeated Croatia, won FIFA World Cup after 20 years

    France defeated first-time finalists Croatia 4-2 in 2018 FIFA World Cup final, held in Moscow, Russia. France became the first team since Brazil in 1970 to score four goals in a World Cup final. Previously, France won FIFA World Cup in 1998. Award Winners of FIFA World Cup 2018 are:- ♦ Golden Boot award - England captain Harry Kane ♦ Golden Ball award -  Croatia's Luka Modric ♦ Golden Glove award - Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois ♦ Tournament's best young player - Kylian Mbappe (19-year-old, France)

    Ajay Jayaram finishes runner-up at White Nights International Challenge

    Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram finished runners-up at the White Nights International Challenge. Jayaram, who had achieved a career-best ranking of world no 13 in April last year, aggravated a hamstring injury at the Senior Nationals. An old knee injury also flared up and he was out of action for over six months. It affected his ranking as it nosedived 96.

    Entire Men's Hockey Team Included In TOP Scheme

    In a departure from the norm, the Mission Olympic Cell included the entire Indian hockey team in the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme, rewarding the players for their silver medal-winning performance at the Champions Trophy. Athletes from different sports have been included in TOP Scheme individually but it is the first instance that an entire team has been made beneficiary of the financial assistance scheme. Each of the 18 members of the hockey team will now get a monthly allowance of Rs 50,000.

    Anish and Manu won gold in shooting

    In the 28th Meeting of Shooting Hopes international championship, Anish Bhanwala won in junior men’s 25m rapid fire pistol and Manu Bhaker won the junior women’s 10m air pistol.

    Hima Das becomes first woman to win gold in World Jr Athletics C'ships

    Hima Das, 18-year-old from Dhing village in Assam is first Indian woman to win gold at the IAAF World Under-20 Athletics Championships. She won the women's 400 metres final competition in Tempere, Finland, clocking 51.46 seconds. Andrea Miklos of Romania clocked a personal best of 52.07 seconds to finish second while Taylor Manson of the United States was third in 52.28 seconds.

    India bagged 4 medals in the Asia Cup World Archery Ranking Tournament

    India has bagged 3 silver medals and a bronze in the Asia Cup World Archery Ranking Tournament Stage 3 in Taipei, Taiwan. India also finished joint third with Iran in the championship.  India ended their campaign behind toppers Korea and hosts Chinese Taipei. Korea topped the tally with 14 medals, 8 of them being gold. Taipei bagged 5 medals, two of them being gold.

    Abhishek Nayar is appointed as mentor, lead coach of KKR Academy

    IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) has appointed Abhishek Nayar as the mentor and lead coach of the KKR Academy. KKR has also appointed Omkar Salvi as the bowling coach of Academy. The idea of the KKR Academy is to help cricketers improve their skills, fitness as well as grooming talent and to provide them with a perfect platform to showcase their skills. KKR CEO: Venky Mysore

    France become first finalists of 2018 FIFA World Cup

    France defeated Belgium to reach the FIFA World Cup 2018 final for overall third time and the first time since 2006. Samuel Umtiti’s goal in the 51st minute, lifted France to the Final match. France will face either England or Croatia at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium.

    Satyarup Siddhanta becomes second Indian to climb world's highest volcano

    Satyarup Siddhanta has become the second Indian mountaineer after Malli Mastan Babu to climb Mt Ojos del Salado, the highest volcano in the world. Satyarup is also set to be the first Indian to climb Mt Sidley, the highest volcano of Antarctica. Mount Ojos del Salado is a stratovolcano (a volcano built up of alternate layers of lava and ash) in the Andes on the Argentina-Chile border and the highest active volcano in the world at 6,893 metres (22,615 ft).

    Indian cricketer K.L. Rahul moves to third in ICC T20 rankings

    The 26-year-old Indian cricketer, K.L. Rahul reached a career-high third spot in the latest ICC T20 rankings. Rahul’s scores of 70, 101 not out, six and 19 in last four T20 matches have helped him move up nine places to a career-high third position. Australian skipper Aaron Finch holds the first position and it followed by Pakistani batsman Fakhar Zaman. Rohit Sharma and captain Virat Kohli are the next highest-ranked India batsmen.

    Dipika Pallikal to represent Asia in CGF Athletes Advisory Commission

    India's ace squash player Dipika Pallikal has been appointed as Asia’s representative in the prestigious Athletes Advisory Commission of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF). ♦ The CGF Athletes Advisory Commission is the body that represents and speaks on behalf of all Commonwealth athletes. ♦ CGF president - Louise Martin ♦ Indian Olympic Association (IOA) secretary general - Rajeev Mehta

    Indian goalkeeper, Sreejesh is to lead Indian Hockey Team at Asian games 2018

    Indian goalkeeper PR Sreejesh will lead the 18 member Indian men's hockey squad and Chinglensana Singh Kangujam will serve as his deputy in the 18th Asian Games. It will begin in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia in August 2018.  Coach -  Harendra Singh Captain - PR Sreejesh Deputy Captain - Chinglensana Singh Kangujam

    Dipa Karmakar clinches gold medal at gymnastics World cup

    Dipa Karmakar clinched the gold medal at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Mersin, Turkey. She scored 14.150 to win the top prize. She had topped the qualification with a score of 13.400. Dipa has created a history and she is now the first Indian gymnast to win a gold in a world level event.  Earlier she had suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury after the Rio Olympics and had undergone surgery. She was initially confident of making a comeback at the Commonwealth Games but rehabilitation took more time than expected and she missed the Gold Coast event.

    Indias Dalabehera bags bronze in Junior world weightlifting Championship

    Indian weightlifter Jhilli Dalabehera has won the bronze medal in the 2018 IWF Junior World Weightlifting Championships at Tashkent. She lifted 167 kg in the 48 kg category to finish third on the podium. Jhilli Dalabehera is the second woman lifter after Saikhom Mirabai Chanu in 2013 to win a medal in the Junior World Championships.

    Anuj Khosla, 52 year old Indian woman, completed ironman triathlon in Austria

    The 52-year-old Indian Anju Khosla, from New Delhi, has become the oldest Indian woman to complete an Ironman Triathlon which is one of the toughest one-day sporting events. Triathlon comprises swimming, mountain biking and trail running. It comprises 3.86 km swimming leg, 180.25 km bike leg followed by a marathon 42.2 km, to be completed without a break. She completed her first full Ironman Triathlon, in Carinthia, Austria, in 15 hours, 54 minutes and 54 seconds.

    Indias Bajrang Punia won gold medal at Tbilisi Grand Prix, Deepak won bronze

    Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia won the gold medal at Tbilisi Grand Prix in Georgia with a 9-3 win over Iran’s Mehran Akbar Nasiriafrachali in the 65kg category final. Deepak Punia won the bronze medal in the 86kg category by defeating Turkey’s Osman Gocen 5-3.

    Sports Authority of India to be renamed 'Sports India'

    Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore confirmed that name of  "Sports Authority of India" (SAI) will be changed as 'Sports India'. Daily expenses on food and nutrition of the athletes will be increased. About Sports Authority of India:- The Sports Authority of India (SAI) (Hindi: भारतीय खेल प्राधिकरण) is an apex National Sports body, established in 1984. Headquarters - Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi. Two "SAI Sports Academic" institutions in India are:- Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (at Patiala in Punjab) and Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education (at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala), conducting research and running certificate to PhD level courses in physical education and sports medicine.

    Australian captain Aaron Finch posts highest ever IT20 individual score

    Aaron Finch the Australian captain hit 172 runs, the highest T20I scores, against Zimbabwe in the ongoing tri-series. He broke his own record of 156 runs. Finch and D’Arcy Short shared a 223-run opening stand and created the record for the highest opening partnership in the shortest format of the international-level game. The previous record was held by Martin Guptill and Kane Williamson, 171 runs, between New Zealand and Pakistan in 2016.

    Vikram Dogra become the first Indian Army officer to complete world's toughest Ironman Triathlon

    Ironman Triathlon comprises three consecutive events: a 3.8-km swim, 180-km cycling and 42.2-km marathon, to be completed within 17 hours. Major General Vikram Dogra completed the triathlon in 14 hours and 21 minutes to earn the 'Ironman' title. Ironman Austria was held in the scenic town of Klagenfurt and over 3000 athletes participated in the event.

    Max Verstappen won the Austrian Grand Prix

    Verstappen (20-year-old Dutch driver) won Red Bull's home Austrian Grand Prix Formula One to claim his first win of the season. Kimi Raikkonen was a close second, with teammate Vettel third.

    Janardan Singh Gehlot is elected as President of International Kabaddi Federation Chief

    Janardan Singh Gehlot, an Indian sports administrator, was elected as the president of the International Kabaddi Federation (IKF) for the next four years. The result was announced after the Annual General Congress (AGC) of the federation, conducted in Dubai, the UAE. Observer and Director of International Affairs Olympic Council of Asia Vinod Tiwari was also present in the AGC of the IKF where 22 member countries participated.

    Australia won Hockey Champions Trophy Final 2018, India finish Runners Up

    India lost 1-3 to Australia in the final match of "Champions Trophy Hockey 2018" held in Breda, the Netherlands. India captain PR Sreejesh receives the award for the best goalkeeper of the tournament. The Netherlands beat Olympic champions Argentina 2-0 to win the bronze medal playoff.

    Lee Chong Wei won Malaysian Open Badminton singles title

    Malaysian veteran Lee Chong Wei has won the Malaysian Open Badminton singles title for a historic 12th time. In the final match, he defeated Japanese shuttler Kento Momota in straight games 21-17 23-21 in 71 minutes. OTHER RESULTS:- Mixed doubles: Zheng Siwei-Huang Yaqiong defeated Wang Yilyu-Huang Dongping. Women’s doubles: Misaki Matsutomo-Ayaka Takahashi defeated Chen Qingchen-Jia Yifan. Women’s singles: Tai Tzu-ying defeated He Bingjiao. Men’s doubles: Takeshi Kamura-Keigo Sonoda defeated Hiroyuki Endo-Yuta Watanabe.

    Russia became the first team in FIFA World Cup history to use fourth substitute

    Russian midfielder Aleksandr Erokhin has become the first-ever player to come on as a fourth substitute during a FIFA World Cup match. He replaced Daler Kuziaev during the extra time's first half against Spain in Round of 16 match. FIFA 2018 has allowed teams to make a fourth substitution but only in extra time of knockouts during this edition.

    India now moved to the second spot in the ICC T20I team rankings

    After winning the two-match T20I series against Ireland, Indian team reached the second spot in the ICC T20I team rankings. Pakistan are still at the top of the table with 131 points, which is an eight-point lead over India. Australia lost four points and have now slipped to the third position with 122 points. India will next face England in a three-match T20I series. India squad for England T20 Series: Virat Kohli (Captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Suresh Raina, Manish Pandey, MS Dhoni (Wicketkeeper), Dinesh Karthik, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Hardik Pandya, Siddarth Kaul, Umesh Yadav.

    India clinched the Kabaddi Masters Dubai 2018 title

    The Indian kabaddi team beat Iran 44-26 and lifted the "Kabaddi Masters 2018" title in Dubai. India's captain - Ajay Thakur Iranian captain - Mohammad Maleki.

    Rahul Dravid becomes the fifth Indian cricketer to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame

    Former Team India captain Rahul Dravid (45-year-old) has become the fifth Indian cricketer after Anil Kumble, Sunil Gavaskar, Bishan Singh Bedi and Kapil Dev to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame. He scored 24,208 runs in 509 international matches in his nearly 16-year-long playing career. Australia captain Ricky Ponting and retired England woman wicketkeeper-batter Claire Taylor are also inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame.

    Asian Games gold medalist Mary Kom to skip 2018 Asian Games

    Indian boxer Mary Kom, who won a gold medal in the 51 kg category at the Asian Games in 2014, is set to skip the 2018 edition of the championship. She will focus on securing gold in the next World Championships in the 48 kg category, a category that won't feature in 2018 edition of the Asian Games.

    Dutee Chand sets new national record in womens 100m

    Odisha’s Dutee Chand set a new national record in the women’s 100m race when she clocked 11.29 seconds at the 58th National Inter-State Senior Athletics Championships being held at Sarusajai Stadium, Guwahati, Assam. The previous record of 11.30 seconds was also set by Dutee at the Indian Grand Prix in 2017. Dutee has qualified for the Asian Games in 100m and 200m by breaching the qualifying timings at the Inter-State Championships.

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