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India exempts import duty on goods for FIFA U17 World Cup

Sep 18, 2017
The Union government has exempted import duty on a wide range of goods and sports items for the upcoming FIFA U-17 World Cup India. The goods include all sports equipment and sports requisites, fitness equipment, team uniform, spares, accessories, first aid kits, doping control equipment and broadcast equipment and supplies.

PV Sindhu beats Nozomi Okuhara to win 2017 Korea Open Super Series

Sep 18, 2017
Sindhu defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan 22-20, 11-21, 21-18 to grab the prestigious title. The duo had already fought-out the longest match in the final of the BWF World Championship in August 2017, when Okuhara emerged victorious after a 110-minute match.

Devendra Fadnavis launches 'Maharashtra Mission 1 Million' initiative

Sep 15, 2017
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has launched the ‘Maharashtra Mission 1 Million’ initiative under which, over 10 lakh students across the state will play football. The mission was launched in an attempt to support the FIFA U17 World Cup, which is happening for the first-ever time in India and Maharashtra.

Goa to host 36th National Games

Sep 14, 2017
The National Games of India comprises various disciplines in which sportsmen from the different states of India participate against each other. The National Games were formerly known as the Indian Olympic Games. The first Modern National Games on the lines of the Olympics were held in 1985 in New Delhi.

BAI to confer first Lifetime Achievement award on Prakash Padukone

Sep 12, 2017
Announcing the award at Kochi, the Association President Himantha Biswa Sarma said, Prakash Padukone has been selected for the award for his contributions to Badminton. The award carries a cash prize of 10 lakh rupees with a citation which will be presented to him at New Delhi very soon. Padukone is the only Indian male player to reach world No.1 ranking, will be awarded a cash reward of Rs 10 lakh and a citation.

Sloane Stephens beats Madison Keys to win US Open Women’s Singles

Sep 11, 2017
Born on 20 March 1993, Sloane Stephens is an American tennis player.

Rafael Nadal wins US Open for his 16th Grand Slam title

Sep 11, 2017
Nadal defeated South Africa's Kevin Anderson 6-3 6-3 6-4 to grab the prestigious title.

FIFA U-17 World Cup song officially launched

Sep 5, 2017
In addition, the song features a host of music artists that include Sunidhi Chauhan, Neeti Mohan, Babul Supriyo, Shaan, Papon, Mika along with a rap performance by actor Abhishek Bachchan.

Amritpal Singh creates history, becomes first Indian to be signed by Australian Basketball Team

Sep 5, 2017
Earlier, Singh had been a part of the four-member Indian team of Amjyot Singh, Yadwinder Singh and Vishesh Bhriguvanshi, who were a part of the National Basketball League (NBL) Draft Combine in Melbourne, Australia in 2017.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni becomes the first wicketkeeper to have 100 stumpings in ODI Cricket

Sep 4, 2017
Dhoni surpasses Dhoni, who in recent past became the sixth Indian player to play 300 ODI matches, has surpassed former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara, who had 99 stumpings.

Hockey India sacks head coach Roelant Oltmans

Sep 4, 2017
High Performance Director David John will take charge in the interim until a suitable replacement has been decided upon.

Sri Lankan Selectors stepped down after humiliating defeat

Aug 30, 2017
Sri Lankan head for cricket team selection Sanath Jayasurya has resigned from his post along with other members following defeat against India in both test and ODI series.

Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan launches FIFA U-17 World Cup logo for Kochi venue

Aug 29, 2017
Alongside the FIFA U-17 World Cup India official emblem, the logo for Kochi venue will form a crucial link in the promotions and communications regarding the host city.

SC rejects Subramanian Swamy’s plea to direct BCCI to e-auction IPL rights

Aug 28, 2017
The Supreme Court has rejected BJP leader Subramanian Swamy’s plea that the ongoing tendering process for awarding media rights for the IPL events be stayed and e-auctioning directed.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu launches ‘National Sports Talent Search Portal’

Aug 28, 2017
Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu has officially launched the Sports Ministry’s much-awaited ‘National Sports Talent Search Portal’ that will help spot, groom, support and encourage young Indians from across the country, especially from the rural region.

Cristiano Ronaldo wins UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award

Aug 28, 2017
Ronaldo picked up the trophy for the second consecutive season and third time in total, having also received the accolade in 2013-14.

India wins South Asian Football Federation Under-15 Championship

Aug 28, 2017
Bangladesh and Bhutan captured third and fourth place in the tournament, respectively.

Lewis Hamilton wins 2017 Belgian Grand Prix

Aug 28, 2017
It is one of the most popular races on the Formula One calendar, due to the scenic and historical Spa-Francorchamps circuit being a favourite of drivers and fans.

Nozomi Okuhara wins World Badminton Championship; PV Sindhu settles for silver

Aug 28, 2017
This was a third medal for the Rio Olympics silver-medallist at Worlds, having won bronze twice in 2013 and 2014 after losing at the semifinal stage in both the editions.

England to host 2018 International Table Tennis Federation Team World Cup

Aug 25, 2017
The 2018 Team World Cup will be staged at the iconic Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park from 22 February to 25 February 2018.

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