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 Women's World T20: India to take on Ireland in their 3rd Group-B in Guyana today SPT India will take on Ireland in their third Group-B match of the ICC Women's World T20 Cricket in Guyana today. The match will begin at 8.30 PM IST. Sindhu, Sameer & Srikanth enter pre-quarterfinals of Hong Kong Open SPT In Badminton, PV Sindhu, Sameer Verma, Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy on Wednesday advanced to the pre-quarterfinals of the Hong Kong Open at Kowloon, Hong Kong. Prerna Bhambri, Zeel Desai bow out of International Tennis Federation SPT Prerna Bhambri and Zeel Desai bowed out of the International Tennis Federation Meet on Wednesday, losing to their opponents in hard-fought three-setters in Muzzafarnagar, Uttar Pradesh. World Women's Boxing Championships to be held tomorrow SPT The World Women's Boxing Championships will be held in the national capital Delhi tomorrow. Tennis: Kevin Anderson decimates Kei Nishikori 6-0, 6-1 in ATP Finals SPT South African Kevin Anderson handed Japan's Kei Nishikori a humiliating 6-0, 6-1 thrashing at the ATP Finals at London's O2 Arena yesterday. Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah maintain top positions in ICC ODI rankings SPT India captain Virat Kohli and premier fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah maintained their top positions respectively in the latest ICC ODI rankings published today. Novak Djokovic crushes John Isner in ATP Finals opener SPT In Tennis, world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia defeated big-serving American John Robert Isner 6-4, 6-3 in London on Tuesday to launch his bid for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title in style. Tennis: Sumit Nagal beat Jay Clarke in Bengaluru Open SPT Defending champion Sumit Nagal on Monday began his campaign at the Bengaluru Open Tennis with a bang by defeating last year's finalist Briton's Jay Clarke in the opening round. India clean sweep T20 series against West Indies SPT India beat West Indies by six wickets to complete 3-0 clean sweep in T20 series. In a thrilling match in Chennai last night, Shikhar Dhawan's 92 runs and Rishabh Pant's 58 guided India to victory on the last ball of the match. Indian challenge ends at World Women Chess Championship SPT Indian challenge ended at the World Women Chess Championship with grandmaster D Harika bowing out following a defeat against former champion Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia in the second set of tie-break games here. India beat Pakistan in ICC Women's World T20 SPT Veteran Mithali Raj smashed a aggressive half century to guide India to an easy 7-wicket victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the ICC Women's World T20 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana last night. India beat West Indies by 6 wickets in 3rd T20 SPT India today beat West Indies by six wickets to complete 3-0 clean sweep in T20 series. World champion shuttler Kento Momota wins China Open SPT World champion Kento Momota won badminton's Fuzhou China Open today to add another title to his already spectacular season. India to take on Pakistan in ICC Women's World T-20 tonight SPT In Women's Cricket, India will take on Pakistan in their second Group match of the ICC World Twenty-20 at the Providence Stadium in Guyana today. Wrestler Bajrang Punia achieves World No. 1 rank in 65 Kg category SPT Star Indian wrestler Bajrang Punia today touched a new high in his career by achieving the number one rank in the world in the 65kg category. Harika settled for second draw with Alexandra Kosteniuk in 3rd round of World Chess Championship SPT Indian Grandmaster D Harika settled for a second straight draw with former champion Alexandra Kosteniuk of Russia in the third round of the World Women's Chess Championship at Khanty Mansiysk (Russia) today. Hockey India names 33-member core group for women's national camp SPT Hockey India today named a 33-member core group for the women's national camp beginning in Bengaluru on Monday. India beat New Zealand by 34 runs in ICC Women's world T-20 SPT India beat New Zealand by 34 runs in the opening match at the ICC Women's world T-20 tournament in Guyana last night. Manu-Saurabh win mixed event gold with junior world record SPT Indian pair of Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary have won Gold medal creating a world record in the 10 meter air pistol mixed team junior event at 11th Asian Airgun Championships in Kuwait. Umesh, Bumrah, Kuldeep rested for final T20I against West Indies SPT Pace duo of Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah and spinner Kuldeep Yadav have been rested while Punjab seamer Siddarth Kaul has been included in the squad for the third T20I against West Indies to be played at Chennai on Sunday. Bajwa shoots historic skeet gold at Asian Shotgun Championship SPT In the 8th Asian Shotgun Championship in Kuwait, Angad Vir Singh Bajwa has won a gold with a world record score in the men's skeet final. He became the first Indian skeet shooter to win a continental or world level event. India beat West Indies by 71 runs in 2nd T20 SPT India beat West Indies by 71 runs in the second Twenty-20 international in Lucknow on Tuesday, taking a 2-0 lead in the 3-match series. PV Sindhu enters second round of Fuzhou China Open SPT Star Indian shuttler PV Sindhu cruised past Evgeniya Kosetskaya of Russia in the opening round of the Fuzhou China Open on Tuesday. Rafael Nadal withdrawn from November's season-ending ATP Finals in London SPT Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from November's season-ending ATP Finals in London due to ankle injury. China Open Masters Badminton tournament will begin today in Fuzhou SPT The China Open Masters Badminton tournament will begin today in Fuzhou. Subhankar Dey wins SaarLorLux Open Badminton tournament in Germany SPT In Badminton, Subhankar Dey has won the SaarLorLux Open at Saarbrucken in Germany. Karen Khachanov lifts Paris Masters Men's Singles title SPT In Tennis, Karen Khachanov has lifted the Paris Masters Men's Singles title with a stunning win over world number two Novak Djokovic. SaarLorLux Open Badminton: Subhankar to face Rajiv Ouseph in Men's Singles final SPT In Badminton, India's Subhankar Dey will face fifth-seeded Rajiv Ouseph of Britain in the Men's Singles final of the SaarLorLux Open at Saarbrucken in Germany tonight. South Africa beat Australia by six wickets in 1st ODI SPT South Africa beat Australia by six wickets in the first one-day international in Perth today. They were bowled out for just 152 in 38.1 overs with Nathan Coulter-Nile (34) and Alex Carey (33) the only ones to offer any resistance. Tennis: Kei Nishikori replaces injured Juan Martin del Potro in ATP Finals SPT In Tennis, Kei Nishikori will compete in the ATP Finals in London following the withdrawal of Juan Martin del Potro due to a right knee injury. Novak Djokovic beats Roger Federer to enter Paris Masters Final SPT In Tennis, Novak Djokovic defeated Roger Federer in a thrilling three-setter last night to seal a place in the Final of the Paris Masters. Bangladesh beat Pakistan 3-2 in penalty shoot-out to win SAFF U-15 C'ship SPT In football, Bangladesh beat Pakistan 3-2 in the penalty shoot out to win the SAFF Under-15 Championship in Lalitpur, Nepal today. India register 1-0 win over Nepal in SAFF U-15 Championship SPT India registered a 1-0 win over hosts Nepal in a third-place playoff to return with a bronze medal from the SAFF U-15 men's Championship in Kathmandu on Saturday. ICC ODI Rankings: Chahal Breaks into top-10; Kohli Consolidates top spot SPT In Cricket, India leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal broke into the top-10 of the ICC rankings following ODI series against the West Indies. Team India, Virat Kohli maintain top position in ICC Test rankings SPT Skipper Virat Kohli and Indian cricket team both maintained their top positions in the latest ICC Test rankings published yesterday. India's Ramkumar Ramanathan enters men's doubles quarterfinals of Shenzhen Challenger Tennis tournament SPT India's Ramkumar Ramanathan advanced to the men's doubles quarterfinals of the Shenzhen Challenger Tennis tournament in China today with compatriot Saketh Myneni. Sri Lanka's bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa suspended by ICC and charged with match-fixing SPT Sri Lanka's bowling coach Nuwan Zoysa was today suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and charged with match-fixing, compounding the crisis that has gripped the game in the island nation. Rituparna Das enters pre-quarters at Macau Open SPT Rituparna Das is the lone Indian surviving at the Macau Open World Tour Badminton Super 300 tournament, progressing to the pre-quarterfinal of the women's singles in Macau City today. Novak Djokovic begins his bid with 7-5, 6-1 win in Paris Masters Tennis SPT Novak Djokovic began his bid for a record-extending fifth Paris Masters Tennis title with a 7-5, 6-1 win against Joao Sousa in the second round yesterday and lent a helping hand to a spectator in the process. Pankaj Advani wins second leg of Aisan Snooker Tour in Jinan, China SPT Nineteen-time world champion Pankaj Advani today sent out a strong message before the upcoming world championships by winning the second leg of the Asian Snooker Tour in Jinan, China. Grandmaster B Adhiban finishes 3rd in Isle of Man International Chess tournament beating Michael Adams of England SPT Grandmaster B Adhiban finished tied third at the Isle of Man International tournament after beating highly-regarded Michael Adams of England in the ninth and final round in Isle of Man, United Kingdom. Saketh Myneni, Sumit Nagal & Sasi Kumar Mukund qualify for singles main draw International Challenger tournament SPT In tennis, Saketh Myneni, Sumit Nagal and Sasi Kumar Mukund, have qualified for the singles main draw of the 75,000 Dollar Shenzhen International Challenger tournament in China. India beat West Indies by 224 runs in 4th ODI SPT India defeated the West Indies by 224 runs in fourth ODI on Monday in Mumbai to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. India, Pakistan declared joint winners of Asian Champions Trophy SPT In Men's Hockey, India and Pakistan were declared joint winners of the Asian Champions Trophy at Muscat in Oman last night. Indian paddler Raegan settles for silver at Egypt Open SPT Fourth seed Raegan Alburquerque failed to clear the final hurdle, going down fighting to China's Ding Shixian 8-11, 12-10, 11-13, 9-11, 11-13 in the Junior Boys Table Tennis final at the Egypt Open in Sharm El Sheikh. Tennis: Divij Sharan India's new number one doubles player SPT Divij Sharan on Monday became India's new number one doubles player, overtaking veteran Rohan Bopanna by moving to 38 in the latest ATP Tennis rankings. Fourth ODI between India and West Indies to be played in Mumbai today SPT In Cricket, the fourth One-day International of the 5-match series between India and the West Indies will be played at the Cricket Club of India, CCI in Mumbai today. Babos and Mladenovic soar to Singapore final clash in WTA tennis SPT In Tennis, the Hungarian-French pair of Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic played a masterclass to upset world number one Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova of Czechoslvakia in the WTA Finals doubles decider today.