World Badminton Championship

India to field biggest contingent at World Badminton Championship

India will be fielding the biggest contingent at the World Badminton Championship to be held at Glasgow, Scotland, with four shuttlers qualifying in both men's and women's singles competition. 

In the men's singles competition, Sameer Verma will be competing along with K Srikanth, B Sai Praneeth and Ajay Jayaram. In women's section, Rituparna Das and Tanvi Lad have also qualified behind Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu. The World Championship will be held from August 21 to 27.

Ravichandran Ashwin

INDVSL: Ashwin breaks Richard Hedley's 36 years old record

In the first Test between India and Sri Lanka, Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has made a great record. Galle Test reached the strongest position from Indian stand and this is Ashwin's 50th Test of career. On the second day, India's Ravichandran Ashwin broke the 36-year-old record of New Zealand's highest wicket-taker, Sir Richard Hadlee, after 50 Tests.

Ashwin got one wicket in the first innings of the first test match by Sri Lankan wicket keeper Nirosho Diiquela. Overall, now Ashwin has 276 wickets in Test career. In the same period, New Zealand's Headley took 262 wickets.

Kylie Masse

Kylie Masse wins 100m backstroke world gold in record time

Kylie Masse of Canada stormed to women's 100m backstroke gold in a new world-record time at the world aquatics championships in Budapest. On Tuesday, the 21-year-old clocked 58.10 seconds, breaking Gemma Spofforth's previous mark of 58.12 seconds from the 2009 championships.

Kathleen Baker of the United States took silver, at 0.48 seconds back, while Emily Seebohm of Australia brushed off a cold to claim bronze, 0.49 seconds behind.

Boxer Sachin Siwach

Boxer Sachin Siwach wins Gold at Commonwealth Youth Games

In Commonwealth Youth Games, world youth champion Sachin Siwach was the lone Indian boxer to clinch a gold medal in Bahamas. Siwach, who won a world youth gold last year, defeated Welsh boxer James Nathan Probert 4-1 in the final to claim the gold in the light flyweight (49kg) category.

Among the girls, Jony was the lone Indian to claim a medal after she settled for silver in the lightweight (60kg) category. Jony lost 2-3 to Australian Ella Jade Boot in the summit clash. 

ICC Womens World Cup Final

ICC Women's World Cup final: India lose to England by 9 runs

Indian eves lost to England by a narrow margin of nine runs in the ICC Women's World Cup final at Lord's in London last night. Chasing a target of 229, Indian middle-order collapsed like a pack of cards, being bowled out for 219 in 48.4 overs. 

The last seven wickets fell for a mere 28 runs in 6.5 overs. At one stage, India were well placed at 191 for 3. Opener Poonam Raut was top scored with 86, while Harmanpreet Kaur contributed 51. Earlier, Natalie Sciver's 51 and Sarah Taylor's 45 laid the foundation for England's decent total of 228 for 7. For England, it was their fourth Women's World Cup.