NEWS ON AIR Website cell, IT Unit, NSD, All India Radio, New Broadcasting House, New Delhi, India ? 2006 All rights reserved. All India Radio AIR Sports News New Zealand beat South Africa by 4 wickets SPT In the ICC Cricket World Cup, brilliant knock of 106 runs in 138 balls by captain Kane Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme's quickfire of 60 in 47 balls helped New Zealand beat South Africa by four wickets in a nail-biting World Cup match in Birmingham tonight.Kane Williamson was declared Man of Injured Shikhar Dhawan ruled out of World Cup; Rishabh Pant replaces him SPT Indian batsman Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup. He has been replaced by young wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant. Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju facilitates Indian archers in New Delhi SPT Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju today felicitated the Indian archery contingent for their superlative performance at the World Archery Championships held in The Netherlands last week. Archery Association of India de-listed by world body SPT Archery's world body has de-listed the Archery Association of India (AAI) as a member and given it a month's time to either get its house in order or face suspension. FIH Series Finals: Indian Women's Hockey team defeat Fiji to enter semifinals 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.