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 Delhi Capitals beat Mumbai Indians by 37 runs in IPL SPT In Indian Premier League, Delhi Capitals beat hosts Mumbai Indians by 37-run in their opener last night. Sultan Azlan Shah Cup: India, South Korea round-robin match ends in a draw SPT In Men's Hockey, a second round-robin match between India and South Korea ended in a draw with a score of one goal each, in the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup at in the Malaysian city of Ipoh yesterday. Mandhana, Jhulan continue to top the charts in ICC Women's ODI Rankings SPT Indian duo of Smriti Mandhana and Jhulan Goswami continue to top the batting and bowling charts in the latest ICC Women's ODI Player Rankings. India clinch SAFF Women's C'ship for fifth time SPT In football, India has clinched the SAFF Women's Championship for the fifth time in a row, defeating hosts Nepal 3-1 in the final at Biratnagar. India bag 368 medals at Special Olympics World Games SPT India has bagged 368 medals - 85 Gold, 154 Silver and 129 Bronze at Special Olympic Games in Abu Dhabi. Our correspondent reports that the eight-day extravaganza finally drew to a close in a spectacular ceremony on Thursday evening. India crash out of Asia Mixed Team Badminton Championships SPT India crashed out of the Asia Mixed Team Badminton Championships at Hong Kong after losing 2-3 to Chinese Taipei today. Prajnesh makes it to Miami Masters main draw SPT In Tennis, India's number one singles player, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, has made it to the main draw of the Miami Open, his second straight Masters appearance. Global superstars to perform at Closing Ceremony for Special Olympics, Abu Dhabi SPT Some of the biggest names in world music will perform at the spectacular Closing Ceremony for Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019. Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch unveiled SPT Organisers of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics today unveiled a cherry-blossom shaped torch for the Games as the city prepares for the famed flower season to begin in coming days. BWF badminton rankings: Lakshya, Riya break into top 100 SPT Young Indian shuttlers Lakshya Sen and Riya Mookerjee today broke into the top-100 among Men’s and Women’s singles players in the latest World Badminton Rankings. Deal signed to host T10 league for five years in Abu Dhabi SPT In Cricket, there are two short formats so far, that is, ODI and T-20. Now, brace for T-10. The Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi will be the new home of T10 cricket for the next five years, starting with the 2019 season. Prithviraj Tondaiman on course for final in ISSF Shotgun World Cup SPT In shooting, India's Prithviraj Tondaiman shot two perfect rounds of 25, to stay on course for the men's trap finals at the ISSF Shotgun World Cup being held at Acapulco, Mexico. Yesterday was the first day of qualifying in the men's trap event. Afghanistan record maiden Test win, beat Ireland by 7 wickets SPT Afghanistan's cricket team on Monday recorded its maiden Test win, beating Ireland by seven wickets in a one-off game at Dehradun in Uttarakhand which has been Afghanistan's home for a while. India bags 188 medals at Special Olympics World Games SPT India has so far won a total of 188 medals at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu Dhabi. PCB pays over Rs 11 cr as compensation to BCCI after losing case in ICC SPT The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has paid 1.6 million US dollars, equivalent to over eleven crores in Indian currency. ATP Rankings: Prajnesh Gunneswaran rises to career-best 84th position SPT In Tennis, the breakthrough run at the Indian Wells has propelled India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran to career-high rank of 84 in the latest men's rankings of the Association of Tennis Professionals(ATP). Gopi Thonakal qualifies for World Athletics Championships SPT In marathon, India's Asian champion Gopi Thonakal has qualified for the World Athletics Championships to be held in the Qatari capital Doha in September-October this year. Kohli, Bumrah retain top spots in ICC ODI rankings SPT Indian skipper Virat Kohli and pacer Jasprit Bumrah have retained top positions in the latest ICC ODI rankings. Shi Yuqi defeats Praneeth in summit clash of Swiss Open SPT India's B Sai Praneeth lost to Shi Yuqi of China in the men's single final clash of Swiss Open Badminton tournament in Basel today. India thrash Sri Lanka by 5-0 in 5th SAFF Women's C'ship SPT Defending champion India will take on Bangladesh in the semi final of 5th South Asian Football Federation, SAFF Women's Championship on Wednesday. India's Irfan KT qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics SPT India's Irfan KT today qualified for next year's Tokyo Olympics. He made the cut after finishing fourth at the Asian Race Walking Championship at Nomi in Japan. FIFA to make public the vote for 2023 Women's World Cup SPT India will take on Sri Lanka in their final Group-B match of the 5th South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women's Championship at Biratnagar in Nepal this afternoon. Special Olympics: India bags 70 medals SPT In Special Olympics, India have bagged 70 medals including 18 golds, 22 silver and 30 bronze, so far, at Abu Dhabi. On the second day yesterday, Team Bharat clinched a whopping 55 medals, including 14 gold. Sai Praneeth enters semifinals of Men’s Singles in Swiss Open World Tour Super 300 SPT In Badminton, B Sai Praneeth today entered the semifinals of Men’s Singles in Swiss Open World Tour Super 300 at Basel, Switzerland. Nepal defeats Bangladesh in 5th SAFF Women's Championship SPT Nepal has defeated Bangladesh in 5th South Asian Football Federation, SAFF Women's Championship. 3 Indian advance to quarterfinals of Swiss Open Badminton tournament SPT In Badminton, three Indians progressed to the quarterfinals of Swiss Open tournament being held in Basel, Switzerland. India to host U-17 Women's Football World Cup in 2020 SPT India will host the Under-17 Women's Football World Cup in 2020. Sri Lanka defeat Maldives 2-0 to enter semifinals of SAFF women's c'ship SPT Sri Lanka and Defending Champion India have also entered in the semi final of 5th South Asian Football Federation, SAFF Women's Championship. Kamalpreet Kaur wins gold in women's discus throw event SPT In Athletics, Kamalpreet Kaur grabbed the spotlight by winning a gold medal in the women's discus throw event. India bags five medals, including two gold in Asian Youth Athletics C'ships SPT India bagged five medals, including two gold, on the opening day of the Asian Youth Athletics Championships in Hong Kong today. India's competitions at Special Olympics World Games SPT India will be competing in Badminton, Powerlifting, Swimming, Table Tennis, Football, Basketball, Handball and Roller Skating in the Abu Dhabi Special Olympics on Friday. Dipa Karmakar qualifies for vault finals in Artistic Gymnastics World Cup SPT India's Dipa Karmakar has made it to the Vault Finals after finishing third in the qualifying round of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup at Baku in Azerbaijan. Badminton: Nine Indians enter Swiss Open quarts at Basel SPT In Badminton, nine Indian shuttlers, including Subhankar Dey, B Sai Praneeth and Riya Mookerjee, have stormed into the quarterfinals of the Swiss Open at Basel. Lakshya Sen storms into quarters of China Masters SPT Asian junior champion Lakshya Sen stormed into the men's singles quarterfinals of China Masters Badminton tournament with an easy straight-game victory over Ha Young-woong of South Korea on Thursday. Bangladesh, Nepal enter semis of 5th SAFF Women's Championship SPT Bangladesh and host Nepal have entered the semi-finals of 5th South Asian Football Federation, SAFF Women's Championship. Indian Wells: Roger Federer beats Kyle Edmund to reach quarters SPT Roger Federer beat British number one Kyle Edmund to reach the quarter-finals at Indian Wells. Australia beat India by 35 runs, clinch series 3-2 SPT Australia Wednesday defeated India by 35 runs in the final ODI at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi to clinch the five-match series 3-2. Black Ball Squash Open: Joshna storms into quarters SPT India's Joshna Chinappa extended her impressive run in the Women's Black Ball Squash Open with a fighting win over sixth seed Sarah-Jane Perry in Cairo. India beat Maldives by 6-0 in 5th SAFF Women's Championship SPT Defending champion India on Wednesday defeated Maldives by 6-0 in the 5th South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) Women's Championship. ICC T20 Rankings: Rahul gains a spot, Kuldeep drops a notch SPT Indian opener KL Rahul's two impressive knocks in the recently concluded two-match T20 Cricket series against Australia helped him climb to fifth in the latest ICC Rankings for T20 batsmen in Dubai on Tuesday. Zinedine Zidane re-appointed as coach of Spanish football club Real Madrid till 2022 SPT Zinedine Zidane has been re-appointed as the coach of Spanish football club Real Madrid till 2022. Indian campaign ends in Indian Wells Masters Tennis tournament in United States SPT The Indian campaign has ended in the Indian Wells Masters Tennis tournament at California in the United States. India granted permission to wear caps in memory of fallen soldiers: ICC SPT The International Cricket Council (ICC) said India was granted permission to wear camouflage military caps in the third ODI against Australia as a tribute to the country's armed forces, a gesture which Pakistan has objected to. Australia beat India by 4 wickets in 4th ODI SPT In Cricket, Australia has levelled the five-match series 2-2, against India, winning the fourth ODI by four wickets at Mohali last night. Visitors chased down the victory target of 359 runs with 13 balls to spare. One gold, four silver medals for India at Finland boxing tourney SPT Kavinder Singh Bisht in the 56kg-category struck gold while Shiva Thapa in the 60kg category and three others claimed silver medals to end a fine Indian campaign at the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament in Helsinki, Finland on Sunday. Prajnesh Gunneswaran stuns Nikoloz Basilashvili at Indian Wells SPT In tennis, Indian qualifier Prajnesh Gunneswaran achieved the biggest win of his career when he stunningly knocked world number 18 Nikoloz Basilashvili out of the Indian Wells ATP Masters event in the USA. Dhoni rested for remaining Australia ODIs SPT Former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been rested for the remaining two One-day Internationals of the ongoing five-match series against Australia. Six Indian boxers enter semis of Finland tournament SPT Six Indians have entered the semifinals of the 38th GeeBee Boxing Tournament at Helsinki in Finland.