Sports News SahilOnline, Leading news portal from Coastal Karnataka, bringing you latest updates from the Coast, State, Nation and the World, in Kannada, Urdu and English. Sports News Lord's Test: Bowlers shine as England secure innings win over India James Anderson and Stuart Broad joined forces to take eight wickets as England crushed India by an innings and 159 runs on the fourth day of the second Test here at the Lord's Cricket Ground on Sunday. Anderson becomes 1st bowler to take 100 wickets at Lord's England fast bowler James Anderson on Sunday became the first bowler to take 100 Test wickets here at the iconic Lord's Cricket Ground. Pakistan's Imran Nazir set to return to cricket Pakistan batsman Imran Nazir, who was out of action due to Tendinitis, is all set make a return after a gap of four and half years. Kumta's Naazim Khan, a shining example of sportsman spirit A 23-Year-Old young sportsman of the Coastal town Kumta, Naazim Khan is now a raising sportsman and a shining example of sportsman spirit for the youths in the town, by his participation and achievements in the International level Para table tennis games. PV Sindhu loses to Spain's Carolina Marin in Badminton World Championship finals Indian women's singles star PV Sindhu lost in her second consecutive final of the Badminton World Championships here on Sunday. Edgbaston Test: Heartbreak for India as England win by 31 runs India suffered a heartbreaking 31-run loss to England as skipper Virat Kohli's heroics went in vain amid yet another abject batting capitulation in a riveting opening Test at the Edgbaston on Saturday. Edgbaston Test: Eng set India 194 target; visitors at 110/5 India bowled England out for 180 on the third day of the ongoing first Test match in Edgbaston Cricket Ground, and followed up with scoring 110 runs for the loss of five wickets to leave them 84 runs away from a historic win. Mithali to lead India Blue in Women's T20 Challenger Trophy Mithali Raj will lead the India Blue team in the Senior Women's T20 Challenger Trophy, beginning August 14 in Alur, Bengaluru. Mohammad Azharuddin on Imran Khan: He has to take bold decisions for Pakistan Congress leader and former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Friday said he expected cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, whose party was eyeing to form government in Pakistan, to take bold decisions like he did while leading the neighbouring country’s cricket team. Chhetri named player of the year Inspirational captain Sunil Chhetri was on Sunday named the 2017 All India Football Federation (AIFF) Player of the Year by the national body here. Fakhar Zaman becomes first Pakistani to hit ODI double ton Left-hand batsman Fakhar Zaman has become the first ever Pakistani player to hit a double century in the one day internationals (ODIs). Pant earns maiden call-up to Indian Test team, Rohit ignored again Young wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant was today named in the 18-member Indian squad for the first three Tests against England, but senior batsman Rohit Sharma was once again ignored for the five-day format. The 20-year-old Pant has been named as the specialist wicket-keeper batsman alongside Dinesh Karthik, who had played the team's last Test against Afghanistan in the absence of an injured Wriddhiman Saha. Saha continues to be out nursing a thumb injury sustained during the IPL earlier this year. Ton-up Root dominates Indian spinners, England take series 2-1 Star batsman Joe Root continued his splendid run with a second successive century as England produced another impressive allround display to canter to a comprehensive eight-wicket win over India in the series-deciding final ODI to wrap up the three-match series 2-1, here today. Prez, PM congratulate France on World Cup win President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated France on winning the FIFA World Cup. France clinches World Cup with win over Croatia France has clinched its second World Cup title with a 4-2 win over Croatia in a dramatic final in Moscow featuring a series of firsts and a pitch invasion orchestrated by Russian protest group Pussy Riot. Mohammad Kaif retires from all form of cricket Indian cricketer Mohammed Kaif has on Friday officially retired from all forms of cricket. According to ESPN cricinfo, this came 16 years after Kaif "steered India to one of their most memorable victories in ODI history - beating England by chasing down 325 at Lord's in the NatWest Series final." He began his two-decade-long first-class career in 1997-98. ODI: India outclass England by 8 wickets India beat England by 8 wickets in the first One Day International (ODI) at Trent Bridge here. Croatia on fire after beating England in World Cup Tears and cries of joy, hugs and chants, firecrackers and flares--Croatia was on fire on Wednesday after their victory against England set up a first-ever appearance in a World Cup final. Ricky Ponting bats for Australia to bounce back ahead of 2019 Cricket World Cup Australia still have the best depth of any cricket nation, former skipper Ricky Ponting has said while backing them to turn around their poor one-day international form in time to defend their World Cup title in England and Wales next year. Wimbledon 2018: Kevin Anderson knocks out Roger Federer, reaches semis Eight-time champion Roger Federer was sensationally knocked out of Wimbledon on Wednesday, surrendering a two-sets lead and a match point at the hands of South African giant Kevin Anderson. Mandzukic sends Croatia into first World Cup final Mario Mandzukic scored in the 109th minute as Croatia came from behind to beat England 2-1 after extra time on Wednesday and reach their first World Cup final, where they will face France on Sunday, and send the Balkan nation into raptures. Umtiti header sends France into World Cup final Samuel Umtiti's 51st-minute header sent an impressive France into the World Cup final with a 1-0 win over Belgium in an absorbing first semi-final on Tuesday. Samuel Umtiti heads France into World Cup final as Belgium fall short Samuel Umtiti heads France into World Cup final as Belgium fall short Finch likely to take over as Australia's ODI captain Australia coach Justin Langer has hinted that the current T20I skipper Aaron Finch is likely to be appointed as the captain of the one-day international (ODI) team as well. Dipa Karmakar wins gold at the Gymnastics World Cup Ace gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who missed the Rio Olympics bronze medal by a whisker, took the women’s vault gold medal and claimed the fourth place in balance beam in the Mersin World Challenge Cup here on Sunday. FIFA WC: France beats Uruguay to enter semis Putting an end to Uruguay's golden run, Raphael Varane and Antoine Griezmann on Friday helped France secure a 2-0 victory to advance to the semi-finals of the ongoing 21st edition of FIFA World Cup. England level T20I series with 5-wicket win over India England levelled the T20International (T20I) series at 1-1 after Alex Hales struck 12 runs off the final over to register a five-wicket win over the visitors on Friday, with the final game in Cardiff on Sunday to be the decider in the series. FIFA World Cup 2018: Belgium shock Brazil to set up semi-final with France Neymar's Brazil crashed out of the World Cup on Friday, failing to erase the pain of their humiliation on home soil four years ago as Belgium beat them 2-1 to set up a semi-final against France. Bangladesh all out for 43 in 1st Test against West Indies West Indies took complete control of the first test after bowling out Bangladesh for 43, the lowest score in its history, on Wednesday. Kemar Roach claimed a remarkable five wickets in 12 balls before the home batsmen piled on Bangladesh’s agony by reaching 201-2 at the close of play, Kraigg Brathwaite hitting an unbeaten 88. Earlier, the tourists posted the lowest total since India was dismissed for 42 in 1974. It was also the second shortest first innings of all time, lasting just 18.4 overs. Rahul Dravid inducted into ICC Hall of Fame Former cricketer and India U-19 cricket team head coach Rahul Dravid was formally inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame here on Sunday (local time). FIFA WC: Cavani's double knocks Portugal out Uruguay forward Edison Cavani scored one goal in each half to help his team brush aside Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal 2-1 in their round of 16 encounter at the ongoing 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup at the Fisht Olympic Stadium here on Saturday (local time). Injured Bumrah ruled out of England T20 series Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been ruled out of the upcoming three-match T20I series against England due to a fractured left thumb. Germany crash out of World Cup at group stage for first time in 80 years Champions Germany were sent crashing out of the World Cup after suffering a stunning 2-0 defeat by a tenacious South Korea on Wednesday that saw them eliminated in the first round for the first time in 80 years. Ali takes four as England skittle Australia for 205 Moeen Ali took four wickets as England dismissed Australia for just 205 in the fifth one-day international at Old Trafford on Sunday. India stun Argentina 2-1 in Champions Trophy hockey India stunned Olympic champions Argentina 2-1 to register their second consecutive victory in the final edition of the Champions Trophy hockey tournament here on Sunday. Tahir rested from Proteas ODI squad against Sri Lanka South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir has been rested ahead of five-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka starting next month. Kabul Express set for 'Test' run in and against India Statistically, it's a classic David vs Goliath showdown but contextually, it's the beginning of a historic new chapter in international cricket as world No.1 India take on a war-ravaged-but-resilient Afghanistan in their first ever Test match, here tomorrow Sunil Chhetri scores a brace as India beat Kenya to win Intercontinental Cup Inspirational Indian captain Sunil Chhetri scored a brace to put himself on par with Lionel Messi and lead the home side to Intercontinental Cup title triumph with a 2-0 win over Kenya in the summit clash here on Sunday. French Open: Nadal wins record 11th title World No. 1 and Spaniard tennis star Rafael Nadal outclassed Dominic Thiem of Austria in the men's final match of French Open to lift a record 11th Roland Garros title here on Sunday. Women's Asia Cup: Bangladesh pip India to win maiden title Indian women faced abject humiliation after Bangladesh beat the six-time champions by three wickets to win their maiden Asia Cup trophy here today... Rain curtails Afghanistan's first training session ahead of Test debut Rain played spoilsport on Afghanistan's first practice session ahead of its historic Test debut against India as the minnows were forced to wind up its nets 45 minutes ahead of the scheduled time, here today Dominant Indian women crush Pakistan by 7 wickets A dominant India sailed into the final of the women's Asia Cup Twenty20 tournament with a seven-wicket drubbing of arch-rivals Pakistan in their last round-robin match here on Saturday. Virat Kohli among world's highest-paid athletes: Forbes India cricket captain Virat Kohli is among the world's highest-paid athletes, according to a Forbes' compilation topped by American boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. Rampaging Rashid takes Afghanistan to series sealing win Rashid Khan today produced another magical spell of spin bowling as Afghanistan wrapped up a six wicket win over Bangladesh to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match T20 series. Indian football star Sunil Chhetri surprised by fans' reaction on Twitter India football captain Sunil Chhetri on Sunday admitted that he never thought his emotional video on social media seeking support for the national team would create so much impact and has thanked star cricketer Virat Kohli for his backing. Ben Stokes to miss Scotland ODI, start of Australia series due to hamstring injury England all-rounder Ben Stokes had been ruled out of the one-day international against Scotland next weekend and the "first part" of the five-match series against Australia with a torn hamstring, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced Sunday. India's first national sports university to be set up in Manipur After the Union Cabinet on May 23 approved an ordinance to set up the country's first national sports university in Imphal, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the ordinance on Friday. Pakistan collapse gives England early edge in second Test Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed was left pondering his decision to bat first after a collapse handed England the advantage on the first day of the second Test at Headingley on Friday. I am innocent, will challenge suspension: Weightlifter Sanjita Chanu Indian weightlifter Sanjita Chanu today said she will challenge the provisional suspension imposed on her for allegedly failing a dope test, insisting that she is innocent. Dinesh Karthik in line to replace injured Wriddhiman Saha for India-Afghanistan Test Dinesh Karthik is likely to get a shot at Test redemption -- as a replacement for the injured wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha -- for the one-off historic encounter against Afghanistan in Bengaluru from June 14. Nepal, Scotland among teams inducted in ICC ODI rankings The ICC on Friday included Nepal, Netherlands, Scotland and the UAE in their ODI rankings list apart from the 12 existing countries. India thrash Chinese Taipei 5-0 in tournament opener Captain Sunil Chhetri led from the front with a hat-trick as hosts India flexed their muscles and outplayed Chinese Taipei 5-0 to begin their campaign on a rousing note in the four-nation Intercontinental Cup here tonight. Vikas Gowda, India's only male Commonwealth Games gold medallist discus thrower, retires Top discus thrower Vikas Gowda today retired after competing at the highest level for more than 15 years, during which he became the first and only Indian male to win a Commonwealth Games medal in the discipline. We are in a tough group in Asian Cup, says Gurpreet Singh Sandhu Indian football team goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu on Wendnesday said that his side have been placed in a tough group in next year’s Asian Cup and the players will have to give their best to make an impact in the tournament. ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: The countdown begins Today marks a year to go until the greatest celebration of cricket, the ICC Cricket World Cup, gets underway when hosts England take on South Africa at The Oval in London on May 30, 2019. Pro Kabaddi League 2018 Auctions: Fazel Atrachali first player to enter 1 crore club  Iran's Fazel Atrachali on Wednesday became the first player in the history of Pro Kabaddi League to enter the 1 crore club after he was fetched by U Mumba, in the auctions here. BCCI set to increase selectors’ salaries The BCCI has decided to reward the three national selectors with increased remuneration besides doubling the fees of umpires, scorers and video analysts. Messi warms up for World Cup with hat-trick against Haiti Lionel Messi warmed up for next month's FIFA World Cup with a hat-trick as he inspired Argentina to a morale-boosting 4-0 win over Haiti in a pre-tournament friendly here. Banned Warner, Bancroft sign up for Northern Territory comp Australian batsmen David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have signed up for a limited overs tournament in Northern Territory in July as they look to return to cricket in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal which saw them banned from the national team. Wriddhiman Saha suffers thumb injury, doubtful for India vs Afghanistan Test A thumb injury to India's Test wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha has made him a doubtful starter for the one-off Test against Afghanistan starting in Bengaluru from June 14. Loris Karius: Police investigate death threats to Liverpool goalkeeper Police are investigating death threats made to Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius after two of his mistakes played a major part in the English Premier League side's 3-1 Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid. CEAT awards: Virat Kohli, Rashid Khan, Harmanpreet Kaur bag top honours India skipper Virat Kohli has emerged as the International Cricketer of the Year at the CEAT Cricket Ratings awards which were presented here on Monday. Being dropped from ODIs gives more time to prepare for England Tests: Ajinkya Rahane Ajinkya Rahane is an eternal optimist, who is ready to find a silver lining in everything, including his rejection from India's limited-overs team. AB de Villiers' retirement a blow to South Africa's World Cup bid: Ottis Gibson Coach Ottis Gibson admitted on Monday that the retirement from international cricket of AB de Villiers was a blow to South Africa's hopes of winning the Cricket World Cup next year. BCCI Decides To Wait and Watch on Pitch-Fixing Sting he BCCI on Sunday reacted cautiously to a sting operation which alleged pitch doctoring in three Test matches featuring India, saying it would consider action against implicated former cricketer Robin Morris only if he is found guilty in an ongoing ICC probe. Overwhelmed by response to Fitness Challenge: Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Saturday said that he was overwhelmed by the positive response to his ‘fitness challenge’ campaign Hockey India names 48 players for Senior Women's National Camp Hockey India on Saturday named 48 players for the senior women national camp to be held from May 28 to June 9 at the Sports Authority of India, Bengaluru, ahead of the Spain Tour and FIH Women's World Cup. Japan wins badminton’s Uber Cup for first time in 37 years Top-seeded Japan beat host Thailand in Saturday’s final to capture its first Uber Cup women’s team badminton championship since 1981. World Cup 2018: Mexico will reach the final and win it, says Hector Moreno Mexico head to the World Cup in Russia with a clear objective, to reach the final and win it, defender Hector Moreno said. Watson fires CSK to third IPL title Chennai Super Kings completed a fairy tale comeback from disgrace to glory, clinching their third IPL title after imposing all-rounder Shane Watson single-handedly hammered Sunrises Hyderabad into submission with a blazing hundred in the final here today Delhi to host shooting meet after Nipah virus scare forces venue shift The Nipah virus threat in Kerala has prompted the national shooting federation to shift the 18th Kumar Surendra Singh Memorial Championship to Delhi. Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1 to win Champions League Gareth Bale scored twice including an incredible overhead kick after coming off the bench as Real Madrid defeated Liverpool 3-1 in the Champions League final in Kiev. AB de Villiers retires from international cricket Former South Africa captain and batting mainstay A B de Villiers today announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket, saying that he has run “out of gas“. Lionel Messi wins fifth European Golden Shoe award Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi has been confirmed to pick the prestigious fifth European Golden Shoe award of his career after finishing the campaign as top La Liga goal scorer. Seven young Indian golfers qualify for Asian Games Seven young golfers, including Diksha Dagar and Aadil Bedi, have qualified to represent India at the 18th Asian Games, scheduled to be held in Indonesia in August. Ashwin's leadership is helping Mujeeb evolve: KXIP coach Hodge Leadership plays an important role in a player's development and young Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman's improved performance has a lot to do with playing under the wings of Ravichandran Ashwin, Kings XI Punjab chief coach Brad Hodge insisted today. Hyderabad wins third consecutive match; leads table Captain Kane Williamson led from the front with a solid fifty as Sunrisers Hyderabad shrugged off initial wobble to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by five wickets in their IPL match in Kolkata on April 14. Calm Shreyasi strikes gold in double trap Shreyasi Singh shot her way to a career-best show to win the gold medal in the women’s double trap while there was a bronze each for Om Mitharval and Ankur Mittal in the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Wednesday. Cricket for communal harmony: Muslim United Club to organize tournament in Karwar The Muslim United Club of Karwar will be organizing Uttar-Kannada district level overarm tennis ball cricket tournament in Maladevi ground, Karwar from 13th April to 22nd April 2018. Brilliant Manu nails gold, Heena wins silver Manu Bhaker was in a league of her own as she shattered two records en route to adding the Commonwealth Games gold medal. Mangaluru Premier League cricket tourney to kick-off from 30 March in Riyadh Mangaluru/Riyadh: Mangaluru Cricket Association Riyadh to Host MPL (Mangaluru Premier League) T-15 Cricket tournament for the very first time in Riyadh, starting from March 30, 2018. Bizarre ways of ball tampering: Mint, zipper, teeth and now sandpaper Teeth, zipper, mint and add sandpaper to it now, the desperation to extract reverse swing in unfavourable conditions has driven international teams to find bizarre ways to tamper the ball. 'Cruel betrayal': Cricket's heart broken in Australia over ball-tampering Being Australia's cricket captain is widely seen as the second most important job in the country behind the prime minister. Many would argue it holds even more prestige. BIFA to represent Karnataka 7 team in All India Senior National Football 7 tourney Bhatkal Inter Football Association (BIFA) is all set to start its journey in the national level games as it will be representing Karnataka State in All India Senior National Football 7 championship 2018 'Bhatkal Sports Academy' to be launched soon issued a press release recently here announcing the launch of its desirous project of new sports academy by next few weeks in Bhatkal. India beat South Africa by 28 runs in first T20I India defeated South Africa by 28 runs in the opening twenty20 international to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series here today. Virat is best batsman in world cricket: Shastri India’s head coach Ravi Shastri feels that the sheer impact of Virat Kohli’s brilliance makes him “world’s best batsman” at the moment. Arrows rally to hold Vasco 2-2 in I-League Young guns from Indian Arrows showed a lot of heart as they rallied twice holding defending defending champions Aizawl FC to a creditable 2-2 draw in an I-League encounter, here today. Imran Tahir claims racial abuse by Indian fan South African spinner Imran Tahir has alleged that he was racially abused by an Indian fan during the fourth ODI against India in Johannesburg on Saturday, prompting the country’s board to launch an investigation. South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee said the tweaker was abused while he was carrying out his duties as the 12th man in the match that India lost by five wickets. IPL Player Auction 2018: Expected Good Bid But Not Such Huge Amount, Says Jaydev Unadkat Overwhelmed by "surreal" bidding for him during the IPL auction, it took Jaydev Unadkat some time to believe that franchises were so willing to break their banks to grab a fast bowler. Unadkat was training with his Saurashtra teammates in Rajkot for the upcoming Vijay Hazare Trophy and asked team physio to inform him when his name comes up for bidding during the IPL auctions. Asadullah outclassed Lion to lift 'YMSA NGT-Bhatkal Trophy' championship title in the final A dominant Asadullah Sports Association stamped their authority with a crushing 5-wicket win over Lion Sports Center in the final match of the YMSA NGT-Bhatkal T20 Trophy at taluka stadium, Bhatkal on Sunday. YMSA NGT-Bhatkal T20 Trophy: Asadullah thrashes ANFA; to meet Lion in the final Team Asadullah managed to knock ANFA by 2 wickets in the semi-final to meet Lion in the final at taluka stadium, Bhatkal on Saturday afternoon. YMSA NGT-Bhatkal T20 Trophy: Lion enters into finals after defeating Azad by 2 wickets Lion Sports Center (LSC) made its way into finals after defeating Azad Youth Club (AYC) by 2 wickets in the semis played at YMSA stadium, Bhatkal. YMSA NGT-Bhatkal T20 Trophy: ANFA beat USFA by 27 runs In the super eight league of YMSA NGT-Bhatkal T20 Trophy, ANFA knocked USFA by 27 runs making straight its way into semis in the tournament played at Taluka stadium, Bhatkal. YMSA NGT-Bhatkal T20 Trophy: Team Asadullah enters into semis after thrilling win over Manki NSA Team Asadullah Sports Association (ASA) was fruitful in entering into semis after knocking Manki NSA by 10 runs in YMSA NGT-Bhatkal T20 Trophy being played at Taluka stadium here at Bhatkal. YMSA NGT-Bhatkal T20 Trophy: Abdullah-Mudassir records highest partnership of 118* as Azad massacred Moonstar Abdullah Bette and Mudassir Beary completely massacred the Moonstar’s bowling attack at taluka stadium on Wednesday, in which Abdullah and Mudassir scored 37 runs off 25 balls and 62 off 40 balls respectively to hand their team a 10 wickets victory. YMSA NGT-Bhatkal T20 Trophy: Ikrama's all-round performance guides Lion to an easy win over Sunshine Bhatkal: All-rounder Ikrama Motia inspired Lion Sports Center by smashing rollicking 68 of 29 deliveries with 4 boundaries and 6 sixes, while in the bowling, he claimed 3 wickets giving just 10 runs against team Sunshine in the YMSA NGT-Bhatkal T20 Trophy, Bhatkal. YMSA NGT-Bhatkal T20 Trophy: 3 time man of the match Hameed sails ANFA to a 13-run victory over Azad Youth Club Man of the match, Abdul Hameed Gawai was a star performer of the match claiming 3 wickets of Azad Youth Club, was successful again in inspiring ANFA to register a victory by 13 runs in YMSA NGT-Bhatkal T20 Trophy played at YMSA stadium, Bhatkal. YMSA NGT-Bhatkal T20 Trophy: Despite Zaid's 77, Asadullah Association fails to restrict Lion Sports Center from reaching target Despite Zaid Kazia's 77, Asadullah Association lost to Lion Sports Center by 2 wickets in the league match of YMSA NGT-Bhatkal T20 Trophy, Bhatkal. YMSA NGT-Bhatkal T20 Trophy: Nasrullah's hittings, Zakwan's bowling guide Moonstar to knock USFA by 13 runs Efficient players of Moonstar, Nasrullah Askeri hit rollicking 99 of 59 deliveries smashing 13 boundaries and 4 sixes, while Zakwan claimed 4 wickets giving 29 runs helping their team to knock USFA by 13 runs in YMSA NGT-Bhatkal T20 Trophy, Bhatkal.