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 Sai Praneeth advances into second round of Japan Open SPT In Badminton, Sai Praneeth stormed into the second round of men's singles of Japan Open beating Kento Nishimoto in straight games today. Table Tennis: India tops medal tally with seven gold at Commonwealth C'ships SPT In Table Tennis, hosts India completed a clean sweep, claiming all the seven gold medals at the 21st Commonwealth Championships, which concluded yesterday in Cuttack. Keshav Dutt, Prasun Banerjee chosen for Mohun Bagan Ratna SPT Two-time Olympic gold medallist Keshav Dutt and former India Football Captain Prasun Banerjee will be conferred the 'Mohun Bagan Ratna' during its annual day celebrations on the 29th of this month. Three Indian boxers enter quarters of Thailand International Tournament SPT Asian Championships silver-medallist Deepak Singh was among the three Indian boxers to enter the quarterfinals of the Thailand International Tournament in Bangkok today. India A win final one-dayer against West Indies A to clinch series 4-1 SPT In Cricket, India-A defeated West Indies-A by eight wickets in the fifth and final unofficial one-dayer, completing a 4-1 series triumph in Antigua yesterday. Tennis: Women's world rankings unchanged SPT In Tennis, the women's world rankings were unchanged today with Ashleigh Barty of Australia at number one. Badminton: India lose to Indonesia, bow out of Asia Junior C'ships SPT In Badminton, Maisnam Meiraba put up a brave effort before India bowed out of the Asia Junior Championships. BCCI announces Indian squads for West Indies tour SPT The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the three Indian squads (ODIs, T20Is and Tests) for the upcoming tour of the West Indies. Nikhat Zareen advances to 2nd round of Thai boxing tourney SPT Indian woman pugilist, Nikhat Zareen, who is a former junior world champion, today advanced to the second round of the Thailand Open International Boxing tournament in the 51 kilogram category. Indian bodybuilder Ravinder Malik clinches Mr South Asia title SPT Indian bodybuilder Ravinder Kumar Malik has clinched Mr. South Asia title. He has crowned the overall champion at 12th South Asian Bodybuilding and Physique Sports Championship in Kathmandu yesterday. P V Sindhu loses to Akane Yamaguchi in Indonesia Open final SPT In Badminton, P V Sindhu's hopes of breaking a seven-month title drought came crashing down as the Indian lost in straight games to Akane Yamaguchi in the finals of Indonesia Open BWF Tour Super 1000 tournament in Jakarta today. Hima Das wins gold in 400m race, 5th in a month SPT Indian sprinter Hima Das won a gold medal in the 400-meter race with a season-best time of 52.09 seconds at Nove Mesto in the Czech Republic today. MS Dhoni pulls out of West Indies tour, takes two-month break SPT Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today made himself unavailable for the tour of West Indies. Leander Paes, Marcus Daniell enter in semi-finals of Hall of Fame Open SPT In Tennis, Leander Paes reached the semi-finals of the ATP Hall of Fame Open with partner Marcus Daniell, edging out Matthew Ebden and Robert Lindstedt in Newport today. Maharashtra sports dept seeks Rs one cr funds for shooter Rahi SPT The Maharashtra sports department has sought funds of over Rs one crore for ace shooter Rahi Sarnobat. India's Asian Games silver in mixed relay event to be upgraded to gold SPT India are in line to get the Asian Games gold in 4x400 mixed relay as Kemi Adekoya of Bahrain, who was part of the gold winning team, has been handed a four-year ban for failing a dope test. Shooting Junior World Cup: Aishwarya Pratap Singh clinches gold in rifle 3-position event SPT In the Shooting Junior World Cup, Aishwarya Pratap Singh Tomar clinched gold with a junior world record in the final of rifle 3-position event in Suhl Germany, yesterday. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju launches AIFF Golden Baby Leagues handbook SPT Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju today launched the All India Football Federation's Golden Baby Leagues handbook 2019-20 on the sidelines of the Intercontinental Cup in Ahemadabad today. Indian Men & Women's teams win Commonwealth Table Tennis title SPT Indian men defended their crown beating England while the women blanked Singapore for their maiden title at the Commonwealth Table Tennis Championships at Cuttack today. Sanjivani Yadav handed two-year suspension for doping violation SPT India's long-distance runner Sanjivani Yadav has been handed a two-year suspension by the IAAF's Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) for a doping violation. The 23-year-old won the 10,000m bronze at the 2019 Asian Championships and 5000m bronze in the 2017 edition. Prashanth,Vardhan advance into doubles semis in Netherlands SPT Third seeded Indian pair of N Vijay Sundar Prashanth and Vishnu Vardhan advanced into doubles semi-final at the Dutch Open ATP Challenger in Amersfoort (Netherlands). Meghana Jakkampudi enters women's and mixed doubles semis at Russian Open SPT India's Meghana Jakkampudi progressed to the semifinals of the mixed and the women's doubles at the Russian Open BWF Tour Super 100 tournament, at Vladivostok (Russia) today. ICC suspends Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect SPT The International Cricket Council, ICC has suspended Zimbabwe Cricket with immediate effect over violation of global body's constitution which doesn't allow any government intervention. Sachin Tendulkar inducted into ICC Hall of Fame SPT Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar has been inducted into the International Cricket Council's Hall of Fame alongside South African pace legend Allan Donald. India squad selection meeting for West Indies tour postponed SPT The national selection panel's meeting to pick squads for the West Indies Cricket tour has been postponed to Sunday amid intense focus on skipper Virat Kohli's availability and veteran Mahendra Singh Dhoni's future. Sarabjot Singh wins India's ninth gold in ISSF Junior World Cup SPT In Shooting, extending India's domination at the ISSF Junior World Cup, Sarabjot Singh shot a 239.6 to bag the men's 10 metres air pistol gold. P.V. Sindhu enters women's singles quarterfinals of Indonesia Open SPT In Badminton, ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu has entered the women's singles quarterfinal of Indonesia Open. She defeated Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt 21-14, 17-21, 21-11 in the pre-quarter final this evening. Ramkumar Ramanathan exits from ATP Hall of Fame Open SPT In Tennis, Ramkumar Ramanathan made a second round exit from the ATP Hall of Fame Open at Newport, US today following a straight set defeat against Ugo Humbert. 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. 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. 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. 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.