Sports News 23/6/2017
Will never reveal dressing-room details, say Virat Kohli
“I have total respect for him as a cricketer and what he has achieved for the nation,” says Virat Kohli, Opening up for the first time, Virat Kohli on Thursday said that he will never reveal dressing-room details, in an apparent reference to the now retired coach Anil Kumble’s statement that their partnership had become “untenable.” Kumble stepped down a couple of days back due to differences with the India captain.
Indian cricket team gets a surprise visit from Dwayne Bravo
The Indian team is all set to lock horns with West Indies in the five-match ODI series beginning on Friday. The visitors have included Rishabh Pant and Kuldeep Yadav while Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested for this bilateral series. The Indian team is all set to lock horns with West Indies in the five-match ODI series beginning on Friday. While Virat Kohli’s men sweat it out in the nets, Dwayne Bravo and Darren Bravo made a visit to them. Dwayne shares a good relationship with some of the Indian players. He had previously played under former Indian skipper MS Dhoni in Chennai Super Kings.
Olympic Day 2017: Abhinav Bindra, India’s golden boy
On the occasion of International Olympic Day, TOI Sports is recapping some of the glorious Indian moments at the Summer Games over the years. In this instalment, relive Abhinav Bindra’s historic gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. At the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Abhinav Bindra made history by winning a gold medal in the 10m Air Rifle event and ended India’s excruciating wait for an individual gold medalist at the Summer Games. It was also India’s first Olympic yellow medal since 1980 when its men’s hockey team returned home on a high.
Sathiyan reigns supreme
G. Sathiyan lived up to his top billing by dismissing unheralded Arjun Ghosh in the men’s final while second seed Sutirtha Mukherjee brought giant-slayer Sreeja Akula’s run to an end to pocket women’s title at the 11Even Sports National-ranking (Central Zone) table tennis championship, at the Abhay Prashal indoor sports complex on Thursday.
Kidambi Srikanth beats Sai Praneeth in an all-Indian quarterfinal at Australian Open Super Series
Kidambi Srikanth continued his fine run as he got the better of countrymen Sai Praneeth in an all-Indian quarterfinal match at the Australian Open Super Series. Srikant, who was in his third quarterfinal in the last five tournaments that he has participated in, made it to semis with 25-23, 21-17 win in a match that lasted for 45 minutes.
Improving Federer beats Zverev to reach Halle quarters
Top seed Roger Federer beat Germany’s Mischa Zverev 7-6(4), 6-4 to advance to the last eight of the Halle Open on Thursday as the 18-time Grand Slam champion sharpens his grasscourt game ahead of Wimbledon. Federer, who skipped the entire claycourt season after winning the Australian Open and claiming titles at Indian Wells and Miami this year, will next play defending champion Florian Mayer who beat Frenchman Lucas Pouille in three sets.
A clash for control of Group B
Germany and Chile clash for control of Group B at the Confederations Cup on Thursday with die Mannschaft’s head coach Joachim Loew talking up the South American champion. “They have shown in the past few years that they belong to the elite of world football,” said the German boss ahead of the encounter here. “Chile have fantastic individual players and are flexible tactically like few other teams, they can switch things around several times during a match.”
England vs South Africa 2nd T20I Preview: South Africa seek to return to winning ways
After being hammered in the first T20, the South African side will look to get their campaign back on track in the ongoing three-match T20 series. The first match saw the Proteas deliver a lacklustre performance despite getting starts from AB De Villiers and Farhaan Behardien. While chasing England piled on the misery as they romped home comfortably with more than five overs to spare.
Indian woman wrestler Kavita Dalal to be part of WWE’s Mae Young Classic tournament
Indian woman pro-wrestler Kavita Dalal aka ‘Hard KD’ has been selected for World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) 32-competitior Women’s tournament, The Mae Young Classic. Kavita, a former weightlifter, is student of former WWE heavyweight champion Dalip Singh Rana Singh aka ‘The Great Khali’ and trains in Khali owned Jalandhar-based wrestling promotion Continental Wrestling Entertainment (CWE). Kavita shot to fame after her video, in which she wrestled in ‘Salwar Kameez’ in CWE against a woman wrestler named B B Bull Bull, went viral on social media.
PSB knocks out Air India
In the clash of two of the most organised institutional teams on the domestic circuit, Punjab & Sind Bank managed to knock out a star-studded Air India 3-2 in the penalty shootout and enter the semifinals of the men’s National hockey championship ‘A’ division here on Thursday. With the teams tied 1-1 at the end of regulation time in the quarterfinal, PSB came back after missing the first two shots to find the target thrice while Air India paid the price for waywardness despite being stronger on field for a large part of the match. The likes of Armaan Qureshi, Mohd. Umar, Mohd Raheel, Arjun Sharma hit wide and out of position often.
Sergio Garcia 1 stroke off lead at BMW International Open
Sergio Garcia opened his first event in Europe since his Masters win by shooting a 6-under 66 to lie one stroke off the lead at the BMW International Open midway through Thursday’s first round. Thomas Detry (65) was in the lead, with Joost Luiten (66) tied with Garcia. Garcia opened with six birdies on the Eichenried course while Detry had a bogey on the first hole but recovered with six birdies and an eagle.
Rory McIlroy looks to regain momentum at Travelers
Rory McIlroy hopes his disappointing showing at last week’s US Open will have knocked off the rust that built up while he recovered from injury and make him better prepared for this week’s Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut. McIlroy has played just a handful of tournaments this year after battling through a rib injury, which he said was not a factor in him missing the cut at Erin Hills after shooting an ugly first-round 78.
Srikanth has the measure of Son again
K. Srikanth and B. Sai Praneeth eked out thrilling victories in the men’s singles second round to set up an all-Indian quarterfinal clash at the $750,000 Australian Superseries here on Thursday. Srikanth, who had edged out Son Wan Ho in the semifinals of Indonesia Open last week, again had an upper hand against the World No. 1 Korean, beating him 15-21, 21-13, 21-13 in a 57-minute clash.
Sky name formidable line-up to support Chris Froome on Tour
Chris Froome will have the benefit of a formidable Team Sky support crew as the Briton seeks a fourth Tour de France victory next month. The British outfit confirmed its rider lineup on Thursday for the race, which starts in Dusseldorf on July 1, with specialist climbers Michel Landa and Mikel Nieve from Spain and Colombia’s Sergio Henao all included.
Olympic Day: For these Kerala athletes, chasing their dreams proved costly
During the state-level school athletic meets, the fastest boy or girl is the title we all hear about – or wait to hear about. For the next few hours, visuals of a tired, panting yet smiling young runner will be flashed across television channels. But despite this brief tryst with fame, very few of our young athletes reach great heights.
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