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 Saina Nehwal crashes out after losing to Carolina Marin SPT In Badminton, Indian campaign in the Malaysia Masters ended today as Saina Nehwal crashed out losing to Carolina Marin of Spain in the semifinal, 16-21, 13-21 at Kuala Lumpur today. Australian Open: Serena Williams powers into fourth round, defeating Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska SPT Serena Williams today powered into the fourth round of the Australian Open, defeating Ukrainian Dayana Yastremska Harvik Desai’s maiden ton guides Saurashtra to record-breaking win in quarters SPT In Cricket, Harvik Desai hit his maiden first-class century to help Saurashtra pull off the highest run chase in Ranji Trophy history, beating Uttar Pradesh by six wickets to enter the semi-finals in Lucknow today. Khelo India youth games finals in all categories of Football, Basketball being played today SPT In Khelo India, youth games finals in all categories of Football and Basketball are being played today. Dhoni's unbeaten 87 guides India to a historic ODI series win in Australia SPT Mahendra Singh Dhoni struck an unbeaten 87 to guide India to a historic ODI bilateral series win against Australia. Visitors beat the hosts by seven wickets in the decisive third match in Melbourne today. Khelo India Youth Games: Maharashtra touch 200 medals to stay on top; Haryana overtake Delhi SPT In Khelo India Youth Games in Pune, Haryana made the big move yesterday, while hosts Maharashtra touched a new milestone of 200 medals. India para-powerlifter fails dope test, banned for 4 years SPT Indian para-powerflifter Vikramsingh Adhikari has been handed a four-year ban by the International Paralympic Committee for a second anti-doping violation. Harayana and Maharashtra dominated in Boxing at Khelo India SPT In Khelo India Youth Games in Pune, Harayana and Maharashtra dominated in Boxing today. PM Modi congratulates India's youngest ever Grandmaster, D Gukesh SPT Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated India's youngest ever Grandmaster D Gukesh. Sharapova defeats Wozniacki to reach Australian Open 4th round SPT Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova today defeated defending champion Caroline Wozniacki to reach the Australian Open fourth round after an epic three-set match. Khelo India youth games: Dev Javia bags Gold Medal in Tennis. SPT In Khelo India youth games, today's first gold medal went to Dev Javia of Gujarat. Maharashtra is still leading medal tally. BCCI, ECB announce schedule for upcoming India-England women's home series SPT The Board of Control for Cricket in India and England & Wales Cricket Board today jointly announced the schedule for the upcoming India-England women's home series. Khelo India: Maharashtra all set to register a clean sweep in Kho Kho SPT In Khelo India Games, Maharashtra is all set to register a clean sweep in Kho Kho. Vinesh Phogat becomes first Indian athlete to be nominated in Laureus World Comeback of Year Award SPT Ace Indian female wrestler Vinesh Phogat has become the first Indian athlete to receive a nomination in the prestigious Laureus World Comeback of the Year Award. India takes on Australia in final ODI at Melbourne tomorrow SPT In cricket, India take on Australia in the third and final ODI at the Melbourne Cricket Ground tomorrow. Khelo India: Maharashtra continues to top Medal Tally SPT Home state Maharashtra is still leading in Medal tally of Khelo India Youth Games with 177 Medals including 64 Gold. Australian Open: Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep to play their second-round matches in Melbourne SPT In Australian Open Tennis, both the top seeds in Singles - Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep of Romania - will play their second-round matches in Melbourne today. Khelo India: Delhi dominate in judo by winning 12 gold medals SPT In Khelo India Games youth players were seen in action on the ground of Basketball, Boxing, Hockey, Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Table Tennis and Volleyball. Federer reaches 3rd round of Australian Open, beats Dan Evans SPT In Tennis, defending champion Roger Federer reached the third round of Australian Open for a 20th straight year, beating Britain's Dan Evans 7-6, 7-6, 6-3 in Melbourne today. Australian Open: Indian challenge in Men's doubles ends SPT In Australian Open, Indian challenge in Men's doubles ended with the exit of Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan in opening rounds. Saina, Srikanth begin new season at Malaysia Masters SPT In Malaysian Masters Badminton, Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth are among the seven Indian shuttlers who will play their first-round matches in Kuala Lumpur today. Indian challenge at Australian Open begins in Melbourne today SPT In Tennis, the Indian challenge at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season, kicked off in Melbourne this morning. Khelo India: Srihari Nataraj bags 7 Gold medals SPT Karnataka swimmer Srihari Nataraj has emerged as the most prolific gold medal winner at the Khelo India Youth Games. Khelo India Youth Games: Maharashtra stays ahead in medals tally SPT In Khelo India Youth Games today, Odisha beat Haryana 4-2 in the Boys Under-21 hockey final in a penalty-shootout in Mumbai. India beat Australia by 6 wickets; level 3 match ODI series 1-1 SPT India beat Australia by six wickets in the 2nd ODI at Adelaide today to level the three-match series 1-1. Novak Djokovic begins seventh Australian Open title bid with easy win SPT Novak Djokovic of Serbia began his bid for a record seventh Australian Open title easily in Melbourne today. India crash out of AFC Asian Cup with 0-1 defeat to Bahrain SPT India crashed out of the AFC Asian Cup with a heartbreaking 0-1 defeat at the hands of Bahrain, who scored in the stoppage time, in their final Group A match at Sharjah today. Shakil Ahmed sets world record in indoor rowing SPT Asian Cup gold medallist Shakil Ahmed has added one more feather to his cap when he set up a world record in indoor rowing by completing one lakh metres in above-40 years category in Kolkata. Australian Open: Prajnesh loses in straight sets SPT Prajnesh Gunneswaran’s maiden Grand Slam appearance ended in disappointment after American Frances Tiafoe defeated the Indian in straight sets in the opening round of the Australian Open in Melbourne today Khelo India Youth Games: Akshata wins gold medal SPT Akshata Basvani Kamati of Karnataka has won a gold medal in the Under-21 age 71-kilogram category in weightlifting at the Khelo India Youth Games being held in Pune. Bengaluru Raptors win Premier Badminton League title SPT Bengaluru Raptors have won their first ever Premier Badminton League title. Vijay Shankar replaces Pandya for ongoing ODI series in Australia SPT Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar replaces the suspended Hardik Pandya for India's ongoing ODI series in Australia and tour to New Zealand. AFC lauds Indian team for its commendable show in Asian Cup SPT Asian Football Confederation General Secretary Dato Windsor John today commended the Indian team for its impressive performance in the Asian Cup so far. Abhinav Shaw becomes youngest gold medallist in shooting SPT At the Khelo India Youth Games in Pune today, ten year old Abhinav Shaw became the youngest gold medallist in shooting. Australian Open: 1st of four Grand Slams of season begins in Melbourne SPT In Tennis, the main draw of the Australian Open, the first of the four Grand Slams of the season, begins in Melbourne from today. Khelo India: Semis of Boys U-21 hockey to be played today SPT In the Khelo India Youth Games, the semi-finals of Boys Under-21 Hockey will be played in Mumbai today. Australia beat India by 34 runs to win 1st ODI SPT Australia have won the first One-day International of the three-match series. Dhoni joins elite list of Indian cricketers to score ten thousand runs SPT The seasoned Mahendra Singh Dhoni today became the fifth player to score ten thousand runs for India in One-day International Cricket, adding another feather to his illustrious cap. Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul suspended pending inquiry into comments on TV show SPT Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul were today suspended pending an inquiry into their comments on women during a TV show. PBL: Bengaluru Raptors storm into final with 4-2 victory over Awadhe Warriors SPT In Premier Badminton League, Bengaluru Raptors stormed into the final with a 4-2 victory over Awadhe Warriors in Bengaluru today. Khelo India: Maharashtra dominates for 5th consecutive day SPT Maharashtra players dominated the Khelo India Youth Games for fifth consecutive day yesterday at Pune. They bagged medals in athletics, judo, wrestling and weightlifting. Virat Kohli, Ravi Shastri receive honorary membership of Sydney Cricket Ground SPT India skipper Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri today received the honorary membership of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for their contribution to the sport of cricket. India to take on Australia in 1st game of three-match ODI series tomorrow SPT India will take on Australia in the first game of the three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against Australia in Sydney tomorrow. Bavleen Kaur takes J&K to new heights in gymnastics SPT Budding gymnast Bavleen Kaur from Jammu and Kashmir stole the limelight at the Khelo India Youth Games in Pune today after she took home three gold and two silver medals. IWF president named as Chef de Mission for Tokyo Olympics SPT President of the Indian Weightlifting Federation (IWF), Birendra Prasad Baishya, has been named Chef de Mission for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Harendra Singh removed as Indian men's hockey team coach SPT Indian men's hockey coach Harendra Singh was sacked today from the position and offered the task of helming the junior squad by the national federation. Mary Kom attains number one position in AIBA rankings SPT M C Mary Kom has attained number one position in the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) latest world rankings. Asia Cup: India play their football match against UAE SPT India play their second group stage football match in their Asia Cup campaign against the hosts United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi.