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Haryana Steelers sneak past UP Yoddha in PKL (23:12)
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Haryana Steelers edged past hosts UP Yoddha 36-29 in an inter zone challenge of the Pro Kabaddi League (IPL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.

Football: India rally to beat Mauritius 2-1 in Tri-Nation opener (22:20)
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) India came back from a goal down to edge past Mauritius 2-1 in their first game of the Tri-Nation football tournament here at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday.

Telugu Titans pip U Mumba in PKL (21:58)
Lucknow, Aug 19 (IANS) Telugu Titans overcame some nervy moments to beat former champions U Mumba 37-32 in an inter-zone challenge of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) Season 5 at the Babu Banarasi Das Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.

Manchester United thrash Swansea 4-0 (20:54)
Swansea (United Kingdom), Aug 19 (IANS) Manchester United continued their good start in the English Premier League (EPL) football season as they thrashed hosts Swansea City 4-0 on Saturday.

Dhopade leads National Challengers Chess meet (20:52)
Ahmedabad, Aug 19 (IANS) Grandmaster Swapnil Dhopade maintained his lead after beating youngster Udit Kamdar in the ninth round of the 55th National Challengers Chess Championship at the Karnavati Club on Saturday.

74th National Open Water Swimming meet in Murshidabad from August 27 (20:46)
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Competitors from Bangladesh, Spain and Thailand, alongside India, will take part in the 74th edition of the National Open Water Swimming Competition slated to get underway in Bengal's Murshidabad district from August 27, it was announced on Saturday.

Kohli hints at playing Kuldeep, Yuzvendra in 1st ODI vs Sri Lanka (20:36) IANS Photo Service
Dambulla, Aug 19 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday hinted at playing left-arm wrist (chinaman) spinner Kuldeep Yadav and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the first One-Day International (ODI) cricket match against Sri Lanka at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday.

Ghosh-Sathiyan enter Bulgaria Open final (20:32) IANS Photo Service
Panagyurishte (Bulgaria), Aug 19 (IANS) The Indian pair of Soumyajit Ghosh and G. Sathiyan defeated compatriots Anthony Amalraj and Sanil Shetty to enter the men's doubles final at the Seamaster 2017 World Tour Asarel Bulgaria Open table tennis tournament here on Saturday.

Chelsea need time to fight in Champions League, says coach Conte (20:32) IANS Photo Service
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Chelsea coach Antonio Conte reckoned that the English Premier League (EPL) title holders will need time to be competitive in European Champions League football.

Eden India-Australia ODI tickets to cost more post GST (20:22) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Ticket prices for the One-Day International tie between India and Australia next month will be hiked due to the 28 percent Goods and Services Tax (GST) being levied post July 1.

It won't be easy for Australia to beat hosts India: Ganguly (19:58) IANS Photo Service
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Former India cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly on Saturday said Australia will find it difficult to beat India at home when the visitors, without pace spearhead Mitchell Starc, come calling in September for five One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and three Twenty20s (T20Is).

Narang focused on grassroots in search of Olympic shooting medals (IANS Interview) (18:38)
By Samrat Chakraborty IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Former star shooter Gagan Narang on Saturday asserted that he is focussed on developing talent from the grassroot level through his foundation to help India maximise the shooting medal tally at the 2020 Olympics.

Will outspoken Prasad be around till 2019 World Cup? (Column: Just Sport) (18:34)
By Veturi Srivatsa
Selectors put Dhoni on notice, screamed a headline. Another one clarified that the chief selector Mannava Srikanth Prasad has only stated that if Dhoni is not delivering, then the selectors will have to look at alternatives.

Bopanna, Sania crash out of Cincinnati Masters (18:22) IANS Photo Service
Mason (Ohio), Aug 19 (IANS) Indian stars Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza crashed out of the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament after losing their respective doubles matches here on Saturday.

Valencia, Leganes open La Liga season with wins (17:46)
Valencia (Spain), Aug 19 (IANS) Valencia and Leganes share the lead in the La Liga football championship after winning their respective matches by identical 1-0 scores on the first day of the 2017-2018 football season.

Bayern overpower Leverkusen in Bundesliga season opener (17:14)
Munich, Aug 19 (IANS) Defending champions Bayern Munich started with a 3-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen at the kick-off of the 55th Bundesliga football season.

India aim to carry Test domination against Sri Lanka into ODIs (Preview) (17:10) IANS Photo Service
Dambulla (Sri Lanka), Aug 19 (IANS) Fresh from a 3-0 Test cricket series whitewash over Sri Lanka, India will aim to continue with their ruthless approach as the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series begins at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday.

Monchengladbach re-sign striker Bobadilla (17:04)
Berlin, Aug 19 (IANS) Borussia Monchengladbach have re-signed striker Raul Bobadilla from Augsburg on a two-year deal.

Boateng joins Eintracht Frankfurt (Lead) (16:20)
Frankfurt (Germany), Aug 19 (IANS) Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has inked a three-year contract with Eintracht Frankfurt, the German top division football club announced.

Will help Neymar become best in the world, says PSG coach Emery (16:04) IANS Photo Service
Paris, Aug 19 (IANS) Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery said new signing Neymar has the potential to become the best footballer in the world and he will help him in the quest.

Kyrgios ousts Nadal from Cincinnati Masters (Lead) (15:46) IANS Photo Service
Cincinnati, Aug 19 (IANS) Australia's Nick Kyrgios shocked top seed Rafael Nadal 6-2, 7-5 to enter the men's singles semi-finals of the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament.

Boateng joins Eintracht Frankfurt (15:30)
Frankfurt (Germany), Aug 19 (IANS) Ghanaian midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has inked a three-year contract with Eintracht Frankfurt, the German top division football club announced.

Man United stint helped me mature: Memphis (15:24) IANS Photo Service
Paris, Aug 19 (IANS) Lyon attacking midfielder Memphis Depay admitted on Saturday that his travails at Manchester United under former head coach Louis van Gaal and incumbent Jose Mourinho have made him a better footballer.

Gabriel joins Valencia from Arsenal (15:20)
Valencia (Spain), Aug 19 (IANS) Brazilian central defender Gabriel Paulista has joined Valencia for five seasons after the Spanish top division football club reached a transfer deal with English Premier League side Arsenal.

FC Barcelona coach condoles terror victims (15:00) IANS Photo Service
Barcelona, Aug 19 (IANS) FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has offered solidarity to the victims of the terrorist attack that took place in this city's Las Ramblas district.

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