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 IPL: Chennai Super Kings to face Mumbai Indians SPT IPL table topper Chennai Super Kings will face third-ranked Mumbai Indians in Chennai on Friday at 8 PM. Badminton: Sindhu, Saina and Sameer play quarters SPT In Badminton Asia Championships, shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma will play their quarterfinal matches in Wuhan, China this evening. Shooting: India bag two gold at ISSF World Cup SPT In Shooting, India opened its medal account with gold each in 10 metres Air Rifle Mixed Team and 10 metres Air Pistol Mixed team events on the third day of ISSF World Cup in Beijing on Thursday. Six Indians storm into finals of Asian Boxing C'ships SPT Six pugilists stormed into the finals of Asian Boxing Championships in Bangkok on Thursday. Badminton: Three Indian shuttlers enter quarters of Asia C'ships SPT In Badminton, shuttlers PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma advanced to the quarterfinal of Asia Championships being held in Wuhan, China today after winning their Round 16 matches. Asian Wrestling C'ships: Divya, Manju win bronze medals SPT In Wrestling, India's Divya Kakran and Manju Kumari bagged bronze medals for the country in the women's competition of the Asian Championships in Xi'an, China on Thursday. Asian Athletics C’hips: India bag four medals on final day; finish fourth SPT India bagged four medals, including a Gold, on the final day of the Asian Athletics Championships at Doha in Qatar yesterday. 13 Indian pugilists to play semi-final bouts of Asian Boxing C’ships today SPT Thirteen Indian pugilists will play their semi-final bouts of the Asian Boxing Championships in Bangkok today. The boxers seven men and six women are assured of Bronze medals after they advanced to the last-four stage of the marquee continental championship. Indian wrestlers bag 5 medals but no gold on 2nd day in Asian Championships SPT Indian wrestlers reaped a rich-harvest of five medals in men's freestyle events but a gold medal eluded them on the second day of the Asian Championships in Xi'an, China. IPL: CSK defeats SRH by six wickets SPT In IPL, Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by six wickets in Chennai last night. Suthirta upsets Sabine, easy win for Manika at ITTF World C'ship SPT Indian qualifier Suthirta Mukherjee tamed German world number 58 Sabine Winter 4-3 while superstar Manika Batra savoured an easy win in the women's singles first round of the ITTF World Championships in Budapest on Tuesday. Badminton Asia Championships begins at Wuhan in China SPT The Badminton Asia Championships began at Wuhan in China today. Bajrang, Sakshi to lead India's challenge at Asian Wrestling Championships SPT Olympic bronze medallist Sakshi Malik and World No. 1 Bajrang Punia will spearhead India's campaign at the Asian Wrestling Championships starting in Xi'an, China on Tuesday. Services lift Santosh Trophy Football; beat Punjab 1-nil in final SPT In Football, the Services lifted the Santosh Trophy, beating Punjab 1-nil in the final at Ludhiana today. IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals defeat Kings Eleven Punjab by five wickets SPT In IPL Cricket, Delhi Capitals defeated Kings Eleven Punjab by five wickets at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in the national capital last night. Maldivian President to visit Bengaluru for IPL match today SPT Maldivian President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih is flying to Bengaluru today to attend an IPL match on the invitation of BCCI. IPL: Rajasthan defeat Mumbai by five wickets SPT In IPL Cricket, Rajasthan Royals defeated Mumbai Indians by five wickets in Jaipur this evening. Rajasthan achieved the victory target of 162 runs with five balls to spare. IPL: Punjab set a target of 164 runs for Delhi SPT The other match between Kings Eleven Punjab and Delhi Capitals at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium is underway. Asian Weightlifting Championships begin in China SPT The Asian Weightlifting Championships began in Ningbo, China today. The competition will continue till the 28th of this month. Asian Weightlifting C'ship: Mirabai Chanu to spearhead India's campaign SPT Former World Champion, Mirabai Chanu will spearhead India’s challenge at the Asian Weightlifting Championship, 2019 that begins at Ningbo, China today. Boxing: Shiva Thapa makes winning start;Lovlina, Deepak enter quarters in Asian C'ships SPT In Boxing, Shiva Thapa inched closer to adding a record fourth medal by entering the 60 kilogram pre-quarterfinals in the Asian Championships in Bangkok today. Hardik, Rahul fined 20 lakh rupees each by BCCI ombudsman SPT India cricketers Hardik Pandya and K.L. Rahul were today fined 20 lakh rupees each by the BCCI ombudsman Justice D.K. Jain for their sexist comments on a popular TV chat show. Punjab to face Services in final of Santosh Trophy SPT Santosh Trophy Football tournament, Services have entered into final defeating Karnataka via a penalty shootout 4-3 in a semifinal match played at Ludhiana on Friday evening. Djokovis and Nadal enter into Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals SPT In Tennis, top seed Novak Djokovic and 11-time champion Rafael Nadal enter into the Monte Carlo Masters quarter-finals last night. Bajrang regains top spot in world wrestling rankings SPT India's Bajrang Punia has regained the world number one spot in the men's 65-kilogram freestyle category rankings. International Hockey Federation imposes fine on Pakistan SPT The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has imposed a hefty fine of one lakh seventy-six thousand Euros on Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) for not honouring the Pro League commitments. Asian Weightlifting Championships: Indian weightlifters to make their bid to gain 2020 Olympic qualification SPT Indian weightlifters will make their bid to gain a 2020 Olympic qualification at the 10-day Asian Weightlifting Championships in Ningbo, China starting today. Rishabh, Ambati, Navdeep on standby list for ICC World Cup SPT Cricketers Rishabh Pant and Ambati Rayudu, who were excluded from India's 15-member squad for World Cup 2019, were on Wednesday named among the standbys. Historic Mujibnagar day being observed today in Bangladesh SPT In Bangladesh, the historic Mujibnagar day is being observed today. The day marks the oath taking ceremony of Bangladesh's first government in 1971 at Baidyanathtala in Meherpur. ICC World Cup: Indian squad announced SPT India announced their 15-man squad for the ICC World Cup to be played in England from 30th of next month. Virat Kohli will lead the team. Prajnesh Gunneswaran rises to career-high ranking of 80 SPT In tennis, continuing his good run, India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran achieved a career-high ranking of 80 in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday. Tiger Woods clinches his fifth Masters SPT Golfer Tiger Woods clinched his fifth Masters and a 15th major title, ending 11-year wait for a major title after overcoming career-threatening back problems. Meena Kumari Maisnam clinches gold in Boxing World Cup SPT India finished with 5 medals in the Boxing World Cup which concluded at Cologne, Germany on Saturday. Motor racing: Lewis Hamilton wins Formula One's 1,000th race SPT In motor racing, Lewis Hamilton won the Chinese Grand Prix for a record sixth time on Sunday. Paris Marathon: Ethiopian runners Gelete Burka and Abrha Milaw win 2019 race SPT Ethiopian athletes Gelete Burka (women’s race) and Abrha Milaw (men’s race) won the 43rd edition of the Paris Marathon on Sunday. India's squad for Cricket World Cup 2019 to be announced on April 15 SPT India's 15-member squad for Cricket World Cup 2019 will be announced at a press conference in Mumbai on Monday. IPL: Punjab set target of 174 runs for Bangalore; Rajasthan beat Mumbai SPT Kings Eleven Punjab posted 174 runs for 4 against Royal Challengers Bangalore at Mohali in IPL Cricket. Singapore Open: PV Sindhu bows out after losing to Japan's Nozomi Okuhara in semifinal SPT In Badminton, Olympic silver medalist PV Sindhu bowed out of the Singapore Open today. Sakshi, Pwilao enter final of Cologne Boxing World Cup in Germany SPT Reigning youth world champion Sakshi (57 kg) and Pwilao Basumatary (64 kg) have entered the final at the Cologne Boxing World Cup in Germany. Joshna Chinappa enters semifinals of Macau Open Squash SPT Third seed Joshna Chinappa moved into the semifinals of the Macau Open Squash with a convincing 11-8, 11-2, 11-9 win over fifth seed Mayar Hany of Egypt today. Cologne Boxing world cup: Four Indian women boxers confirm 4 medals SPT In the ongoing Cologne Boxing world cup in Germany, four Indian women boxers have confirmed 4 medals for the Nation in the tournament. Indian women's hockey team beat Malaysia, win series 4-0 SPT The Indian women's hockey team beat Malaysia by a solitary goal to complete a 4-0 win in the five-match bilateral series in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday. Sindhu, Saina reach second round of Singapore Open SPT In badminton, Indian shuttlers P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal sailed into the second round of the Singapore Open with straight-game wins over their respective rivals in the women's singles event on Wednesday. IPL: CSK beat KKR by 7 wickets SPT Chennai Super Kings maintained their unbeaten run at home with a seven-wicket thrashing of Kolkata Knight Riders in Chennai Tuesday night. India bow out of 2020 Olympic Qualifying tournament SPT In Football, Indian women's team bowed out of the 2020 Olympic Qualifying tournament in Mandalay on Tuesday on goal difference despite a 3-3 draw against Myanmar eves. Pele returns to Brazil after hospital stay in France SPT Football great Pele returned to Brazil Tuesday after a six-day hospital stay in France. PV Sindhu to spearhead Indian challenge at Singapore Open SPT In badminton, Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu will spearhead Indian challenge at the Singapore Open, starting on Tuesday. Lin Dan clinches Malaysia Open SPT Chinese badminton ace Lin Dan clinched the Malaysia Open in Kuala Lumpur today. After an electric performance , he beat countryman Chen Long 9-21, 21-7, 21-11.