NEWS ON AIR http://newsonair.nic.in/Default.aspx Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR Sports News ICC World Cup: England beat Afghanistan by 150 runs http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364977 SPT In the ICC Cricket World Cup, England beat Afghanistan by 150 runs in a league match in Manchester Tuesday night. FIH Series Finals: Indian Women's Hockey team defeat Fiji to enter semifinals http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365090 SPT India thrashed lowly Fiji 11-0 to storm into the semifinals of the FIH Women's Series Finals hockey tournament in Hiroshima, Japan today. Gurjit Kaur slammed four goals, including a hat-trick. Naomi Osaka, Novak Djokovic continue as World No. 1 in latest WTA, ATP rankings http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365061 SPT Japan's Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic of Serbia continue as World Number ones in the latest WTA and ATP rankings announced today. The rankings were announced ahead of Wimbledon which is just two weeks away. Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out of at least next two World Cup games http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365021 SPT Pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been ruled out of India's, at least, next two World Cup games after developing a niggle in his left hamstring during the clash against Pakistan at Manchester. Archery World Championships: Indian men's recurve team bags Silver Medal http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=365000 SPT The Indian men's recurve team today bagged a silver medal in the Archery World Championships at Den Bosch in The Netherlands. Women's FIFA World Cup: Netherlands and Canada enter Round-of-16 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364991 SPT In Football, the Netherlands and Canada have entered the Round-of-16 from Group-E at the Women's FIFA World Cup being held in France. FIH Series Finals: India defeats South Africa 5-1 in title clash http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364931 SPT In the FIH Men's Series Finals, India defeated South Africa by five goals to one in a summit clash at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar this evening. Cricket World Cup: Aaron Finch hits century; Sri Lanka needs 335 runs for victory http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364936 SPT In the ICC Cricket World Cup, chasing a victory target of 335 runs, Sri Lanka were 148 for 1 in 23.2 overs against defending champions Australia in London a short while ago. Archery World Championships: Indian compound women's team win bronze http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364957 SPT Jyothi Surekha Vennam produced a stellar show to help India clinch two bronze medals in the compound women's section of Archery World Championships in the Netherlands today. FIH Women's Series Finals: India beats Uruguay 4-1 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364902 SPT In FIH Women's Series Finals, India comfortably beat Uruguay 4-1 in its first Pool-A match at Hiroshima in Japan this evening. Indian junior women's hockey team mauls Belarus Development team 6-0 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364958 SPT Chetna scored a brace as India's junior women's hockey team produced an inspired performance to record a 6-0 win over Belarus' Development team today. India static at 101st in FIFA rankings http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364909 SPT The Indian football team remained static at 101st place in the FIFA rankings issued today. FIH Men's Series Hockey Finals: India defeat Japan by 7-2 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364888 SPT In FIH Men's Series Hockey Finals, India defeated Japan by seven goals to two in a semifinal match at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar this evening. ICC Cricket World Cup: England defeat West Indies by 8 wickets http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364895 SPT In ICC Cricket World Cup, England defeated West Indies by 8 wickets at Southampton last night. Kothari storms into final of international billiards meet http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364870 SPT India's Sourav Kothari stormed into the final of the Pacific International Billiards with a thrilling win over Dhvaj Haria in Melbourne yesterday. FIH Hockey Series Finals: India to take on Japan today http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364866 SPT In hockey, Indian men's team will take on Japan in the second semifinal of the FIH Series Finals tournament at Bhubaneshwar today. The match will begin at 7:15 PM Indian time. Australia fight back to edge Brazil 3-2 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364864 SPT In the Fifa Women's World Cup Football, Australia fought back to beat Brazil 3-2 in Group C play at Montpellier, France last night. Indian junior men’s hockey team loses 1-3 to Spain http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364862 SPT Indian junior men's hockey team lost 1-3 to hosts Spain in a group stage game at the 8-Nations U-21 Invitational tournament, in Madrid yesterday. Cricket World Cup has major potential to change the world, says Pompeo http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364858 SPT US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has described the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as one of the most important global events of the day, saying that the tournament, which captures the attention of billions and billions of people, has a major potential to change the world. ICC World Cup: India, New Zealand share points as match washed out due to rain http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364609 SPT In the ICC Cricket World Cup, India were forced to split points after their match against New Zealand was called off without a ball being bowled due to persistent rain at Trent Bridge in Nottingham today. Cancer-hit Malaysian Badminton star Lee Chong Wei announces his retirement http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364838 SPT Cancer-hit Malaysian Badminton star Lee Chong Wei announced his retirement today, ending a career in which he bagged a swathe of honours but could not win a World or Olympic title. Indian team for Senior Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships announced http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364827 SPT Gymnastics Federation of India today announced the Indian team for the Senior Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships to be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia from 19th to 22nd of this month. FIH Men's Hockey series finals: Japan defeat Poland 6-2 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364793 SPT In FIH Men's Hockey series finals, Japan defeated Poland 6-2 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar this evening. Indian men's archery team secure Olympic quota for 2020 Tokyo Games http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364805 SPT Indian men's archery team secured the Olympic quota for the 2020 Tokyo Games by storming into the quarterfinals of the World Championships with a 5-3 win over Canada in the Netherlands today. Rishabh Pant brought in as cover for Shikhar Dhawan in India's World Cup squad http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364785 SPT Young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant today brought in as cover for the injured Shikhar Dhawan in India's World Cup squad. FIH men's hockey series finals: Mexico defeats Uzbekistan by 4 - 3 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364621 SPT In FIH men's hockey series finals, Mexico defeated Uzbekistan by 4 - 3 goals at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar this morning. United States claim biggest ever Women's Fifa World Cup win http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364734 SPT In Football, the United States recorded the biggest-ever victory in the Fifa Women's World Cup last night when they crushed Thailand, 13-nil in a Group-F match at Reims in France. Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of World Cup due to thumb fracture http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364704 SPT In-form senior India opener Shikhar Dhawan was today ruled out of at least two World Cup matches after his left thumb was found to have a hairline fracture. Indian men, women archery teams one win away from securing Olympic quota http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364719 SPT In archery, Indian men's recurve team put up a solid show at Den Bosch in Netherlands today to go past Norway 5-1 and storm into the pre-quarterfinals at the World Archery Championships. They are just one win away from securing an Olympic quota. Viswanathan Anand to spearhead Indian challenge at Grand Swiss Chess Tournament http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364720 SPT Former world champion Viswanathan Anand will spearhead the Indian challenge at the Grand Swiss Chess Tournament to be held in the Isle of Man from 10th to 21th October. FIFA Women's Football World Cup: Netherlands to face New Zealand, Chile to play Sweden http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364698 SPT In the FIFA Women's Football World Cup underway in France, the Netherlands will face New Zealand, Chile will play Sweden and the US will meet Thailand today. Novak Djokovic tops ATP rankings http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364677 SPT Rafael Nadal might have won a 12th Roland Garros title on the weekend, but he remains well behind Novak Djokovic, a semi-finalist in Paris, in ATP rankings released today. Yuvraj Singh's fans react, extend best wishes to him via social media on his retirement http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364659 SPT Soon after cricket star Yuvraj Singh announced his retirement, Twitter was flooded with best wishes and praise with legendary Sachin Tendulkar leading the way. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju extends best wishes to Yuvraj Singh for his future endeavours http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364684 SPT Sports minister Kiren Rijiju today lavished rich praise on Yuvraj Singh, saying the just-retired India all-rounder will forever remain a cricketing icon. Haryana, Maharashtra dominate 3rd day of Youth men's & women's national boxing ch'ship http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364676 SPT Haryana and Maharashtra dominated the third day of the 3rd Youth men's and women's national boxing championship in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand with eight pugilists from the two states progressing to the quarterfinals. Indian men's Archery team to win two matches to secure Tokyo Olympics berths http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364675 SPT The Indian men's team, which finished 11th in the qualification round of the Archery World Championships in the Netherlands on Monday, will have to win two matches to secure Tokyo Olympics berths. French Open: Rafael Nadal lifts Men's Singles title for 12th time http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364605 SPT In Tennis, world number two Rafael Nadal has lifted the French Open Men's Singles title for the 12th time. Hamilton wins 7th Canadian GP after Vettel penalty http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364646 SPT Lewis Hamilton secured a record-breaking seventh win at the 2019 Canadian Grand Prix yesterday after Sebastian Vettel was penalised for dangerous driving. India announces U-19 squad for Tri-nation ODI series in England http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364637 SPT In Cricket, all-India Junior Selection Committee today announced the squad for the upcoming U-19 Tri-nation ODI series to be played against England and Bangladesh. IOA General Secretary meets Sports Minister; discusses IOC ban http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364582 SPT Indian Olympic Association Secretary General Rajeev Mehta today held discussions with new Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju regarding the International Olympic Committee's ban on India from hosting global events and increased assistance for athletes. ICC World Cup: England set victory target of 387runs for Bangladesh http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364255 SPT Chasing a victory target of 387 runs set by hosts England, Bangladesh were 127 for 2 in 23 overs in the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup in Cardiff a short-while ago. USA defeat Mexico 9-0 to register 2nd win in FIH Series Finals http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364597 SPT The United States continued its fine form and spanked Mexico 9-0 to register its second consecutive win at the FIH Series Finals Hockey Tournament in a Pool-B match in Bhubaneswar today. French Open: Dominic Thiem beats Novak Djokovic in semi-final http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364497 SPT World number one Novak Djokovic's bid to hold all four Grand Slam titles at the same time was ended by Dominic Thiem in the French Open semi-final this evening. India defeat Thailand 1-0 in King's Cup tournament; finish third http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364591 SPT Indian football team defeated hosts Thailand 1-0 and finished third in the King's Cup tournament in Buriram, Thailand today. Indian Women's Hockey team leaves for FIH Women's Series finals http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364583 SPT The Indian Women's Hockey team left for Hiroshima today to take part in the FIH Women's Series Finals, which is part of the Olympic Qualifying pathway. ICC turns down BCCI's request to allow Dhoni to continue wearing army insignia on his gloves http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364536 SPT International Cricket Council yesterday turned down the BCCI's request to allow Indian player Mahendra Singh Dhoni to continue wearing the army insignia on his wicket-keeping gloves. FIFA Women's World Cup: France defeats South Korea 4-0 http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364562 SPT France beat South Korea 4-0 in the opening match of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup in Paris yesterday. Indian archers bag four berths for Tokyo Paralympics http://newsonair.nic.in/Main-News-Details.aspx?id=364560 SPT Indian archers secured two quota places each in the recurve and compound sections for next year's Tokyo Paralympics after dishing out superb performances at the World Para Championships in the Netherlands today.