NEWS ON AIR Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR Sports News Deepika Kumari clinches silver at 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games test event SPT India's top-ranked woman archer Deepika Kumari today clinched silver at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games test event. Athletics: Hima Das wins fourth gold in 15 days SPT Star Indian sprinter Hima Das clinched her fourth gold in a fortnight as she won the 200m race with a creditable timing in the Tabor Athletics Meet in Czech Republic yesterday. 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis C'ship begins in Cuttack SPT The 21st edition of Commonwealth Table Tennis Championship began at the Jawaharlal Indoor Stadium in Cuttack today. ISSF Junior World Cup: Anish Bhanwala claims gold medal in 25m rapid fire pistol SPT At the ISSF Junior World Cup, Anish Bhanwala today claimed gold in 25m rapid fire pistol competition to continue India's dominance in the tournament in Suhl, Germany. PV Sindhu, K Srikanth advance to pre-quarterfinals of Indonesia Open SPT Ace Indian shuttlers PV Sindhu and Kidambi Srikanth today advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the Indonesia Open Badminton tournament at Jakarta. 'Khelo India' will mentor international standard sportsmen at school level: Rajyavardhan Rathod SPT Former Sports minister and Member of Parliament Rajyavardhan Singh Rathod expressed confidence that Khelo India programme will not only create Olympic gold medalists but also mentor international standard sportsmen at the school level in the next ten years. Subhankar, Rituparna advance to pre-quarterfinals of Russia Open SPT Five Indian shuttlers, including top seed Subhankar Dey and former national champion Rituparna Das today advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of their respective singles competition at the Russian Open BWF Tour Super 100 in Russia. Inzamam-ul-Haq decides to step down as Pakistan chief selector SPT Former Pakistan skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq has decided to step down as Pakistan chief selector. Speaking at a press conference in Lahore, Inzamam said that he would not seek an extension or renewal of his contract, which is due to expire by the end of this month. Vijayveer wins his 3rd gold at Junior Shooting World Cup SPT Vijayveer Sidhu picked up his third gold medal of the ongoing ISSF Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany, combining with Rajkanwar Singh Sandhu and Adarsh Singh to clinch the men's 25m pistol event today. India to emerge much stronger in weightlifting in next 3 to 5 years: Kiren Rijiju SPT Union Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju today said that India has absolute potential to compete with China and Korea in weightlifting. India bags 2 Gold medals at ISSF Junior World Cup in Germany SPT India bagged two Gold and one Silver medal in the Women's 10-metre Air Rifle event at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany. Ghana, Guyana, Pakistan pull out of 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships SPT Ghana, Guyana and Pakistan today pulled out of the 21st Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships beginning in Cuttack on Wednesday, bringing the number of participating teams down to 12. Kohli, Bumrah retain top spots in ICC ODI rankings SPT Indian skipper Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah today retained their number one position in the ICC batsmen and bowlers' rankings for the One-Day Internationals, following the conclusion of the World Cup. Badminton: PV Sindhu to spearhead Indian campaign at Indonesia Open SPT In Badminton, Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu will spearhead the Indian campaign at the Indonesia Open BWF World Tour Super 1000 beginning tomorrow. Sindhu opens against Japan's Aya Ohori on Wednesday. India-A defeat West Indies-A by 65 runs in 2nd unofficial ODI SPT India-A defeated West Indies-A by 65 runs in the second unofficial One-Day International of the five-match cricket series in Antigua last night. Djokovic remains at world number one in ATP rankings SPT Novak Djokovic's successful defence of his Wimbledon crown ensured that the Serb remained at world number one in the latest ATP rankings released today. Indian Cricket team for West Indies tour to be announced on July 19 SPT The Indian Cricket team for next month's tour of West Indies will be announced on Friday. But, there is no clarity over the future of Mahendra Singh Dhoni ahead of the limited-overs leg beginning on the 3rd of next month. Indian youth boxers clinch 4 silver medals at Serbian Tourney SPT Indian youth boxers clinched four Silver and a bronze medal at the 37th Golden Glove of Vojvodina International Tournament held in Serbia. India win six medals on Day 2 of Junior Shooting World Cup SPT India has bagged six medals, including two Gold, on day two of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Cup at Suhl in Germany. England lift ICC Cricket World Cup SPT England lifted their maiden ICC World Cup cricket trophy beating New Zealand in a nerve-wracking final that was decided via a dramatic Super Over in London last night. Lewis Hamilton wins sixth British Grand Prix SPT Lewis Hamilton made a thrilling victory in the Silverstone circuit to win his sixth British Grand Prix, his seventh victory in ten races in 2019. Vinesh Phogat wins gold at Yasar Dogu International SPT India wrestler Vinesh Phogat has won gold in the 53kg category at Yasar Dogu International in Istanbul. Djokovic beats Federer to win fifth Wimbledon title SPT In Tennis, Serbian Novak Djokovic won his fifth Wimbledon title after defeating Swiss tennis ace Roger Federer 7-6, 1-6, 7-6, 4-6, 13-12 in a match that lasted for more than four hours. India House to be set up in Tokyo for 2020 Olympic preparations, says Kiren Rijiju SPT Union Minister of State (Independent charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju said that India House would be set in Tokyo with all facilities for the Indian players as a part of preparations of Tokyo Olympics 2020. Intercontinental Cup 2019: India lose 2-5 to North Korea SPT The Indian football team was defeated by North Korea in their Intercontinental Cup match in Ahmedabad. The Koreans thrashed India 5-2 yesterday. Unstoppable Vijender Singh wins 11th pro bout SPT Boxer Vijender Singh remained an unstoppable force, clinching a Technical Knockout over Mike Snider on his debut in the US professional circuit at Newark in US. Pardeep Singh creates new Commonwealth record in clean & jerk category SPT Pardeep Singh created a new Commonwealth record in the clean and jerk category on the way to a gold medal as Indian weightlifters continued their impressive run on the last day of the Commonwealth Championships in Apia (Samoa) today. India wins three gold medals in Yasar Dogu Ranking series SPT India has secured three Gold Medals in the Yasar Dogu Ranking series wrestling tournament being held in Turkey. Table Tennis: G. Sathiyan, Anthony Amalraj win bronze at World Tour Platinum Australian Open SPT In Table Tennis, the Indian pair of G. Sathiyan and Anthony Amalraj won the bronze at the World Tour Platinum Australian Open after they went down 12-14, 9-11, 8-11 to top seed Korean pair of Jeoung Youngsik and Lee Sangsu in Geelong near Melbourne today. Deepika Kumari fourth in qualifications of Tokyo Olympic test event SPT In Archery, former world number one Deepika Kumari finished fourth in the women's recurve qualifying round at the Tokyo Olympic Games test event today. Cricket: India A beat West Indies A by 65 runs SPT In Cricket, Shreyas Iyer made a match-defining 77 before the bowlers, led by left-arm pacer Khaleel Ahmed, guided India-A to a 65-run win over West Indies-A in the low-scoring first unofficial ODI at Antigua. Prannoy, Sourabh to face each other in US Open quarterfinals SPT In the US Open badminton tournament, HS Prannoy and Sourabh Verma set up an all-Indian clash against each other in the men's singles quarterfinals. Lifter Ajay Singh wins gold at Commonwealth Championships SPT Indian weightlifter Ajay Singh has won Gold in 81 kg category at the Commonwealth Championships in Apia, city of Samoa today. Over 2000 sporting talents identified for support under Khelo India Scheme SPT A total number of two thousand 437 sporting talents have been identified for support under the Khelo India Scheme. ICC World Cup: England beat Australia by 8 wickets to enter Final SPT In the ICC Cricket World Cup, England stormed into the final after beating defending champions Australia by eight wickets in the second semifinal at Birmingham last night. Indian Weightlifters win four gold in Commonwealth C'ships in Samoa SPT In Weightlifting, Youth Olympics gold medallist Jeremy Lalrinnunga smashed three records in a power-packed performance but failed to register a clean and jerk lift on day three at the Commonwealth Championships in Apia, Samoa today. India draws blank in women's skeet event of ISSF Shotgun World C’ship SPT In Shooting, the likes of Saniya Sheikh Khan and Areeba Khan produced below-par scores as India drew a blank in the women's skeet event of the ISSF Shotgun World Championship in Italy today. US Open: Lakshya Sen stuns P Kashyap to enter second round SPT In Badminton, Lakshya Sen stunned senior compatriot Parupalli Kashyap to enter the second round, while HS Prannoy and Sourabh Verma also advanced in the men's singles competition of the US Open in Fullerton, USA today. Wimbledon: Men's Singles semi-final line up drawn SPT The Men's Singles semi-final line up of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, the third Grand Slam of the season at London, has been decided. Commonwealth C'ships: Rakhi Halder, Davinder Kaur win gold medals on second day SPT Rakhi Halder and Davinder Kaur won a gold medal each in the senior women's section as Indian weightlifters continued their impressive show on the second day of the Commonwealth Championships in Apia Samoa today. Dutee Chand bags Gold medal in 100-metres event at World Universiade SPT India's Dutee Chand has clinched a Gold medal in the 100-metre dash event at the World Universiade at Napoli in Italy. Commonwealth Weightlifting C'ship: India win 13 medals on opening day SPT India won 13 medals on the opening day of the Commonwealth Weightlifting Championship in Apia, Samoa today. Serena Williams reaches 12th Wimbledon semi-final SPT Seven-time American champion Serena Williams today reached her 12th Wimbledon women's singles semi-final in a hard fought 6-4, 4-6,6-3 victory over unseeded compatriot Alison Riske. Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Kei Nishikori enter men's singles quarter-finals SPT In Wimbledon Tennis, the world number one Novak Djokovic, Second-seeded Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Kei Nishikori have entered the Men's singles quarter-finals. Hima Das clinches gold in Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland SPT Star Indian sprinter Hima Das won her second international gold in women's 200m with a top finish at the Kutno Athletics Meet in Poland on Sunday. Arun, Mehul rally to enter last 16 at squash meet SPT Arun Sharma fought back from the brink to defeat his Maharashtra state-mate Tejas Sathare in five games and enter the men's pre-quarterfinals of the All India Squash Open tournament in Mumbai. Australia's Kavanagh to conduct camp for Indian defenders SPT Two-time World Cup-winning Australian Hockey player, Fergus Kavanagh has been roped in to conduct a seven-day camp with Indian defenders at the Sports Authority of India Centre in Bengaluru. Canada Open: India's Parupalli Kashyap loses final to China's Li Shi Feng SPT In Badminton, former Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap's impressive run at the Canada Open Super 100 tournament came to an end after he lost a three-game thriller to China's Li Shi Feng in the men's singles summit clash in Calgary.