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GOLD COAST : Indian boxer Naman Tanwar started his campaign in the men's Heavyweight (91 kilogram) division with a convincing victory over Tanzania s Haruna Mhando at the Commonwealth Games here on Friday.

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BHUBANESWAR: I-League outfit East Bengal advanced to the quarterfinals of the Super Cup by registering a thrilling 2-1 victory over Indian Super league (ISL) side Mumbai City at the Kalinga stadium here.

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GOLS COAST : Star weightlifter Mirabai Chanu won the first gold for India at the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games with a power-packed performance in the women's 48 kilogram category here on Thursday.

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SEVILLE : Bayern Munich came back from a deficit here Tuesday to defeat Sevilla 2-1 in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final and give the Spanish club a high mountain to climb in next week's return engagement in Germany.

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MIAMI : American Coco Vandeweghe and Australia's Ashleigh Barty won the women's doubles final in the Miami Open, downing the Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova.

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MUMBAI: The Indian women's cricket team won the toss and elected to field first in their third match of the ongoing T20I Tri-series against Australia at the Brabourne Stadium here on Monday.

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BRONDBY : The hosts prevailed 1-0 over a combative Panama side who are preparing for their first-ever World Cup tournament. The Panamanians stymied the Danes -- headed to the World Cup for the fifth time -- for long spells of the first half here on Thursday, seemingly surprising the Nordic squad with their physicality and intensity, reports Efe news agency.

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NEW DELHI : Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Narinder Batra on Thursday said that it will take a call on table tennis player Soumyajit Ghoshs participation in the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games after it gets details of the rape case filed against him.

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MIAMI : Japan's Naomi Osaka, fresh from winning the biggest title of her career this month at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California, defeated an out-of-sorts Serena Williams 6-3, 6-2 to advance to the second round of the Miami Open.

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KOLKATA: Mizoram completed a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over six-time champions Goa in their opening Group B game of the 72nd Santosh Trophy at the Rabindra Sarobar Stadium in Kolkata last evening. Goa captain Victorino Fernandes opened the scoring in the 11th minute but F. Lalrinpuia equalised in the 25th minute.

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BIKANER : A malfunctioning headlight ended national womens racing and rally champion Aishwarya Pissays campaign in Desert Storm 2018 here as she was docked a penalty of 100 hours, forcing her to retire from the week-long cross-country rally.

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CHENNAI : Two-time Indian Super League (ISL) champions Chennaiyin FC on Monday announced that head coach John Gregory has signed a one-year contract extension with the club.

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BARCELONA : A magical performance by Leo Messi -- two goals and an assist -- vaulted Barcelona into the quarterfinals of the 2017-2018 Champions League with a 3-0 win here over Chelsea in the second leg of their round of 16 tie.

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NEW DELHI: In order to promote specially-abled athletes, coaches from Special Olympics (SO) Bharat and Delhi Dynamos Football Club played a football match on March 12 and 13. The first day of the celebration saw SO Bharat coaches, who have been trained by the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation,

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GUADALAJARA : India's Anjum Moudgil won her first International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup medal by bagging silver in the Women's 50m Rifle 3 Positions (3P) event here. On a windy day, Anjum performed brilliantly to register a score of 454.2 here on Thursday. She finished behind China's Ruijiao Pei who produced a score of 455.4 after the 45-shot final.

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PUNE : FC Pune City and Bengaluru FC left themselves with everything to do in the return clash as they remained goalless in the first-leg semi-final of the Indian Super League at Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium here on Wednesday. At the end of the absorbing 90-minute clash, coaches Ranko Popovic and Albert Roca were smiling, locked in a warm embrace on the sidelines.

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NEW DELHI : Delhi Daredevils on Wednesday named veteran batsman Gautam Gambhir as their captain for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The 36-year-old top-order batsman returned to the Delhi franchise after a seven-season stint with Kolkata Knight Riders, who won two IPL titles, in 2012 and 2014, under the captaincy of the former India star.

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NEW DELHI: As the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast approaches, the Boxing Federation of India (BFI) announced their complete contingent for the prestigious tournament with seasoned pugilists MC Mary Kom and Manoj Kumar leading the country's charge.

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NEW DELHI: The ongoing International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun stage in Guadalajara, Mexico, India continued to bulge their medal tally on day three. As the duo - Deepak Kumar and Mehuli Ghosh won India their sixth medal of the competition.

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NEW DELHI: Aruna Budda Reddy, who recently became the first Indian gymnast to bag an individual medal in Gymnastics World Cup on Wednesday, said that Dipa Karmakar is her role model. Talking to ANI, Reddy said that alike Karmakar, she too wants to make her own identity and create history in the respective field.

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PANJIM: FC Goa co-owner Virat Kohli launched the Forca Goa Foundation ahead of the team's last home game of the league stage of the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) against ATK at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Fatorda.

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BANGALORE: The 18-member Indian men's hockey team led by the experienced midfielder Sardar Singh has left for the 27th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup 2018. The team will begin their campaign on March 3 against 2016 Olympic champion Argentina.

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NEW DELHI: A team of 10 shooters and four officials departed for Guadalajara, Mexico, to take part in the year's first International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup stage Rifle/Pistol/Shotgun, ahead of a long and important season for the National Shooting squad.

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After a well fought test and ODI series, India completed their tour of South Africa with a convincing victory in the last T20. The game was crucial after both teams had won a match each in the series. It was also metaphorically the tour decider as South Africa had won the test series and India had won the one-day series.

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GURUGRAM: UP Strikers beaten Delhi Sultans by four runs to win Indian Wheelchair Cricket League 2018. The league concluded at Lancers International School in Gurugram on Sunday. After winning the toss, Delhi Sultans elected to bowl first. UP Strikers put up a formidable score of 96 runs at a loss of five wickets.

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MADRID: Football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo called himself a stand out performer after scoring twice for holders Real Madrid against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League Round-of-16 tie here. Real Madrid trailed 0-1 to Adrien Rabiot's 33rd-minute strike at the Santiago Bernabeu here on Wednesday.

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JAIPUR : Legendary Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne was on Tuesday named the mentor of Rajasthan Royals for the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) which will see the western outfit make a comeback after a two-year ban. The 48-year-old, who was Rajasthan's captain-cum-coach during their sensational title win in the 2008 inaugural edition, confessed that the Jaipur franchise had always been close to his heart.

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MELBOURNE: 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is on verge to become the oldest player to claim world number one spot in the men's tennis history after he accepted the late wildcard to play in next week's ATP event in Rotterdam. Federer, who has agreed to play in the Dutch hard-court event for the first time since 2015, currently sits on the second spot in the world rankings.

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CAPE TOWN: India will aim to take an unprecedented 3-0 lead when they lock horns with South Africa in the third ODI of the six-match series at the Newlands Stadium in Cape Town on Wednesday. The Virat Kohli-led side are currently boosting with confidence after taking a 2-0 lead in the series by dismantling South Africa in the first two matches in Durban and Centurion with consummate ease.

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BARCELONA: Hailing Lionel Messi's performance against Valencia in the Copa del Rey semi-final first leg, FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde said the Argentine is "spectacular" to watch. "What happens with Messi is that every time he gets the ball, you expect him to do something," Valverde was quoted as saying by espnfc in his post-game news conference.

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NEW DELHI: Defending champion Saina Nehwal said on Wednesday that the crammed calendar was not parting much time to rest and prepare for tournaments, which are lined up one after the other. Nehwal has entered the second round of the India Open Badminton World Federation (BWF) World Tour 500. She was expressing her displeasure with the schedule.

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MELBOURNE: The Indo-Hungarian tennis pair of Rohan Bopanna and Timea Babos on Friday defeated Marcelo Demoliner and Martinez Sanchez in a semi-final match to enter the Australian Open mixed doubles final. Bopanna-Babos will now face the Candaian-Croatia pair of Gabriela Dabrwoski-Mate Pavic in the mixed doubles final on Saturday.

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JAKARTA: Saina Nehwal, P. V. Sindhu and the men's doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty advanced to the second round, while Parupalli Kashyap exited in the first round of the $350,000 Indonesia Masters World Tour Super 500 here on Wednesday. Saina, the 2012 Olympic bronze medallist, moved past Chinese seventh seed Chen Yufei 22-24, 21-15, 21-14 in an hour and nine minutes.

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CENTURION: Indian captain Virat Kohli has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent against the umpire during the third day's play of second Test against South Africa. "India captain Virat Kohli has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee and received one demerit point for breaching Level 1 of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day s play in the second Test against South Africa at Centurion on Monday," ICC said in a statement.

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NEW DELHI: The BCCI on Tuesday named Tamil Nadu wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik as replacement for injured Wriddhiman Saha for the third cricket Test against South Africa. Dinesh Karthik returned to India's Test squad after eight years. The All-India Senior Selection Committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced that Karthik will be joining the team before the third Test.

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GUWAHATI: NorthEast United FC may have won their first match under the guidance of their technical advisor Avram Grant, but they will need to be at their best to stop a desperate ATK in a ninth round Indian Super League (ISL) clash at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Friday. ATK have won just twice in eight games and can cut the gap to the play-off spots to just two points with a victory.

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