Saturday, May 21Sports News Portal

Author: Ajith Kumar

Thomas Cup triumph vs Indonesia hailed as ‘one of the biggest days for Indian sport’

Thomas Cup triumph vs Indonesia hailed as ‘one of the biggest days for Indian sport’

Badminton, Trending
The Indian badminton team earned plaudits from Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli and Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra for winning India’s first world team title. The Indian men’s badminton team on Sunday clinched the country’s first-ever Thomas Cup title in Bangkok, Thailand. The Indian men trounced 14-time winners and defending champions Indonesia and won the tie 3-0. Lakshya Sen, Kidambi Srikanth and the doubles pair of Chirag Shetty and Satwiksairaj Rankireddy won their respective matches to guide India to the historic triumph in the Thomas Cup 2022 final. Thomas Cup is regarded as the world team championship of badminton and India’s improbable victory has evoked reactions from India’s top sportspersons. “What a historic day! An incredible achievement by an incredible Team India ...
Thomas and Uber Cup badminton: Indian women in quarter-finals after 4-1 win over USA

Thomas and Uber Cup badminton: Indian women in quarter-finals after 4-1 win over USA

Badminton, Trending
While PV Sindhu, Tanisha Crasto/ Treesa Jolly, Aakarshi Kashyap and Ashmita Chaliha won their respective matches, Simran Singhi/ Ritika Thaker lost. The Indian women’s badminton team sealed its place in the Thomas and Uber Cup 2022 quarter-finals with a 4-1 win over USA in their Group D tie on Tuesday. Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu, ranked 7th in the badminton world rankings, got the ball rolling for India, beating the 95th ranked Jennie Gai 21-10, 21-11 in the first singles rubber. The Indian shuttler took the match by the scruff of the neck from the get go and raced to 16-4 lead in the first game and there was no looking back from there on for PV Sindhu as she sealed off the contest with ease in 26 minutes. Tanisha Crasto and Treesa Jolly doubled India’s advantage with a...
Indian Open Javelin Throw Competition: Annu Rani betters her own national record to win gold

Indian Open Javelin Throw Competition: Annu Rani betters her own national record to win gold

Athletics, Breaking News
Annu Rani’s winning throw of 63.82m broke the previous record of 63.24 she had achieved last year. Tokyo Olympian Annu Rani won this season’s second gold medal at the Indian Open Javelin Throw Competition 2022 with a national record throw of 63.82m at JRD Tata Sports Complex in Jamshedpur on Sunday. Annu Rani, who won this year’s Federation Cup in April, improved on her previous national record of 63.24m which she achieved last year at the Federation Cup. On Sunday, Annu Rani’s subsequent throws were 60.10m, 56.60m and 58.13m. Annu Rani, however, narrowly missed the qualification mark of 64m to qualify for the World Athletics Championships 2022. She had already made the cut for the Commonwealth Games 2022, to be held in Birmingham, UK, from July 28 to August 8. Annu Rani, a ...
Indian Arrows end season with win over Kenkre FC

Indian Arrows end season with win over Kenkre FC

Football, Trending
Indian Arrows drove a dagger through Kenkre FC hearts with a last-gasp winner, here at the Naihati Stadium. Playing for survival, Kenkre failed to open their account against Arrows. Substitute Himanshu Jangra's 90th minute strike put the match to bed. Carrying the momentum built on their recent form, Kenkre wanted to add another win to their tally, knowing that a Real Kashmir fumble could mean survival in the Hero I-League. Seven minutes into the game, a loose pass in the Arrows' defensive third came to Yash Mhatre but he could not do any damage with it. Vijay Nagappan was the next Kenkre player to try his luck as the midfielder came running towards the box with the ball just to put his shot wide of goal. At the other end, Sayan Das and Brijesh Giri tried to execute a quick one-two m...
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were back to winning ways in the TATA  IPL

The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were back to winning ways in the TATA IPL

Cricket, IPL
The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were back to winning ways in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after registering a victory against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 13 runs on Wednesday at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Harshal Patel’s three crucial wickets helped RCB successfully defend the score after Mahipal Lomror’s quick-fire 42(27) piloted the side to 173/8 in the first innings. Chasing 174, CSK openers – Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway started cautiously and CSK were 25-0 after 4 overs. Both Conway and Gaikwad were on the move with 3 fours and two sixes as the fifty partnership was up for the opening wicket. CSK were 51-0 after 6 overs. Shahbaz Ahmed put an end to the dangerous partnership after Gaikwad was caught by Prabhudessai. CSK were...
Table Tennis World Rankings: India’s Manika Batra achieves career-best ranking of 38

Table Tennis World Rankings: India’s Manika Batra achieves career-best ranking of 38

Table Tennis
Manika Batra moved up 10 places in the latest women’s singles rankings. Her previous best was 46. G Sathiyan is India’s best-ranked men’s player, surpassing Sharath Kamal. India’s Manika Batra has achieved a career-best ranking of 38 in women’s singles after she climbed 10 places in the latest ITTF Table Tennis World Rankings released on Tuesday. The Olympian was ranked 48th in women’s singles last week. Manika Batra broke into the top 50 earlier this year and rose to 46th in March, her previous career-best standing, before dropping down to 48. The 26-year-old Manika Batra is India’s top-ranked women’s singles table tennis player in the list followed by Archana Kamath at 66th, who moved up 26 places this week. Sreeja Akula, 68th, and Reeth Tennison, 97th, are the other Indian tabl...
The Punjab Kings bounced back in style in the TATA IPL

The Punjab Kings bounced back in style in the TATA IPL

Cricket, IPL
The Punjab Kings (PBKS) bounced back in style in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after registering a victory against Gujarat Titans (GT) by 8 wickets on Tuesday at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Punjab Kings successfully chased the target with four overs to spare after Kagiso Rabada’s impressive four-wicket haul was followed by Shikhar Dhawan’s brisk half-century and Liam Livingstone’s explosive finish with the bat. Chasing 144, PBKS lost Jonny Bairstow early after the opener was caught by Pradeep Sangwan off Mohammad Shami’s bowling. The pressure of an early wicket didn’t affect Shikhar Dhawan at the other end as the left-handed batter smacked three fours as well as a ramp shot for a maximum. Dhawan added two fours and PBKS were 43-1 at the end of the powerplay...
Khelo India University Games: Dutee Chand wins gold in 100m dash

Khelo India University Games: Dutee Chand wins gold in 100m dash

Athletics, Khelo India
The Tokyo Olympian is yet to achieve the qualification standards for Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. India’s ace sprinter Dutee Chand won the gold medal in the women’s 100m race at the ongoing Khelo India University Games 2021 in Bengaluru on Saturday. Dutee Chand, an Asian Games silver medallist, clocked 11.68 seconds, which was far from her personal best and national record of 11.17 seconds she achieved at the Indian Grand Prix IV at Patiala last year. At the last edition of KIUG, Dutee Chand had won the 100m race in 11.49 seconds to set a national university record. Dutee Chand, representing Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) at KIUG 2021, finished ahead of Savitribai Phule Pune University’s Avantika Narale, who clocked 11.81 seconds, and Jambeshwari Unive...
Asian Games 2022: 15-year-old amateur Avani Prashanth makes Indian golf team

Asian Games 2022: 15-year-old amateur Avani Prashanth makes Indian golf team

Golf
Anirban Lahiri and Shubhankar Sharma in the men’s and Aditi Ashok and Tvesa Malik among the women were handed direct entries on the basis of their rankings. Fifteen-year-old amateur golfer Avani Prashanth made her way to the Indian team for the Asian Games 2022 by topping the women's trials which concluded at the Karnataka Golf Association in Bengaluru on Saturday. In the men’s trials for the Asian Games, Viraj Madappa was followed by Rashid Khan, a silver medallist from the 2010 Asian Games, on the leaderboard. The two booked their places in the Indian golf team for the continental showpiece event in Hangzhou. Overall, 16 men were competing for two available spots while 11 women competed for one place. The trial lasted for five days but only the best four rounds of each player were con...
The Mumbai Indians  won their first game of the season in the TATA Indian Premier League

The Mumbai Indians won their first game of the season in the TATA Indian Premier League

Cricket, IPL
The Mumbai Indians (MI) won their first game of the season in the TATA Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 after registering a victory against Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 5 wickets on Saturday at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai. Suryakumar Yadav and Tilak Varma led the charge with the bat and rescued MI out of trouble as they successfully chased down the target of 159. Chasing 159, MI were 22/0 in two overs before skipper Rohit Sharma’s top-edge was caught by Daryl Mitchell, off Ravi Ashwin’s bowling. Ishan Kishan put pressure on the bowlers with his aggressive blows but the opener mistimed a pull-shot, which was caught by Samson. MI were 41-2 at the end of 6 overs. Suryakumar Yadav counter-attacked and struck three fours to get going. Tilak Varma was also off the mark with a six...