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Indian shooters finish 2nd at junior World Championships (22:14)
Suhl (Germany), June 27 (IANS) India ended their campaign at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) Junior World Championship (Rifle/Pistol) with a creditable second place in the medals tally and an overall haul of three gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

Shuttler Verma crashes out of Chinese Taipei Open (21:06)
Taipei, June 27 (IANS) Defending champion from India Sourabh Verma faced an early exit after being defeated by Malaysian Lee Zii Jia in the first round of the men's single event at the Chinese Taipei Open badminton tournament here on Tuesday.

Kumble-Kohli matter was not handled properly: Ganguly (21:00) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday said the controversy involving ex-national team coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli could have been handled a lot better by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Vijender to fight next pro bout in August (20:52) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Indian boxing star Vijender Singh will meet WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion Zulpikar Maimaitali in a double title fight at the NSCI Dome here on August 5.

Nice's Baysse to seal deal with Malaga for three seasons (19:06) IANS Photo Service
Malaga (Spain), June 27 (IANS) French defender Paul Baysse has passed a medical test with Malaga and is set to seal a three-year deal to move from France's Nice to the Spanish football side, sources close to the negotiations confirmed to Efe on Tuesday.

Dutch international Karsdorp to undergo medical with Roma (19:06)
Rome, June 27 (IANS) Dutch international Rick Karsdorp arrived here on Tuesday to undergo a medical test with Italian football club A.S. Roma.

Telangana woman selected for US cricket team (With Images) (19:04)
Hyderabad, June 27 (IANS) Telangana's Sindhuja Reddy has been selected as a member of the US women's national cricket team.

Bhavesh Patel elected All India Chess Federation Joint Secretary (19:02)
Chennai, June 27 (IANS) Gujarat State Chess Association Secretary Bhavesh Patel was unanimously selected Joint Secretary of the All India Chess Federation (AICF) during its Central council meeting here.

Shuttler Srikanth now eyes World Championship (19:02) IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, June 27 (IANS) After winning two back to back Superseries titles, Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has now set his eyes on the upcoming World Championship in August.

Chile will enter Confederations Cup final: Vidal (18:52) IANS Photo Service
Kazan (Russia), June 27 (IANS) Star Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal asserted on Tuesday that his team will overcome Portugal in the Confederations Cup semi-final and meet reigning World Cup champions Germany in the title clash.

Ronaldo can play for any EPL club, says former teammate Meireles (18:22) IANS Photo Service
Porto, June 27 (IANS) Portuguese football star Cristiano Ronaldo's former teammate Raul Meireles has said any English Premier League (EPL) club would be the Real Madrid star's ideal destination if he decides to leave Spain.

Shastri to apply for India coach: Reports (18:14) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Former India skipper Ravi Shastri has reportedly decided to throw his hat into the ring as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) hunts for the next India head coach following the controversial exit of leg-spin legend Anil Kumble.

Malinga faces disciplinary action over media comments (17:24) IANS Photo Service
Colombo, June 27 (IANS) Veteran Sri Lanka fast bowler Lasith Malinga will face a disciplinary inquiry from the national cricket board for "repeated breaches" of the terms of his contract.

Dhanraj Pillay to be conferred East Bengal club's Bharat Gaurav award (16:52) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Former India hockey skipper Dhanraj Pillay will be conferred East Bengal football club's highest honour -- Bharat Gaurav -- on its foundation day ceremony on August 1, the club's assistant general secretary Shanti Ranjan Dasgupta said.

Smith advises struggling de Villiers to quit ODI captaincy (16:50) IANS Photo Service
Johannesburg, June 27 (IANS) Former South Africa skipper Graeme Smith has advised a struggling AB De Villiers to focus on limited overs cricket and give up the One-day International (ODI) captaincy to fully concentrate on his batting.

Mission XI Million Football Festival held in Aizawl (16:40) IANS Photo Service
Aizawl, June 27 (IANS) Around 7,500 children from close to a hundred schools participated in the Mission XI Million Festival of football here on Tuesday.

Vivo extends IPL sponsorship contract by five years (16:38) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) Chinese mobile manufacturer Vivo on Tuesday extended the title sponsorship contract with the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) by five more years, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced here.

WWE to telecast Mae Young Classic tourney (16:16) IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, June 27 (IANS) The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) network on Tuesday confirmed the telecast of the first-ever Mae Young Classic women's tournament, which will feature India's Kavita Devi.

Bumrah rises to second in T20I rankings; Kohli leads batting chart (15:42) IANS Photo Service
Dubai, June 27 (IANS) Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah rose to the second spot in the International Cricket Council (ICC) Twenty20 International (T20I) rankings for bowlers while skipper Virat Kohli retained the top spot among the batsmen.

Ganguly in BCCI's new 7-member Special Committee (15:24) IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) Former India skipper Sourav Ganguly was on Tuesday named in the seven-member Special Committee formed by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to identify the critical points in implementation of the Lodha Committee reforms.

Golf Club 'apologises' to member for asking Meghalaya guest to leave (14:38)
New Delhi, June 27 (IANS) The Delhi Golf Club on Tuesday said it has apologised to a member whose guest from Meghalaya was asked to leave the club for wearing a Jainsem, a traditional dress worn by Khasi women, and that disciplinary action against the erring staff "is in process".

United ex-star Giggs hints at bit role for Rooney (14:26) IANS Photo Service
London, June 27 (IANS) If Wayne Rooney can accept a bit-part role as opposed to the mainstay he was at English football giants Manchester United a few years back, the English forward could have a future at the club, former United star Ryan Giggs said.

Record numbers attend Spanish La Liga matches for season (13:50)
Madrid, June 27 (IANS) The 2016-17 season in the Spanish La Liga set a new record in fans turning up at stadiums to watch the matches, the organising body of Spanish football has confirmed.

Real Madrid defender Llorente joins Real Sociedad (13:28)
Madrid, June 27 (IANS) Spanish football club Real Sociedad has confirmed the signing of Real Madrid defender Diego Llorente on a five-year deal.

Fiorentina owners put club up for sale after complaints from fans (13:28)
Rome, June 27 (IANS) The owners of Fiorentina put the Italian football club up for sale after criticism from the team's fans, according to an official statement.

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