National Sports Day

National Sports Day being observed today

Today is the National Sports day, the Day is celebrated on 29th august every year to mark the birthday of Dhyan Chand. To celebrate the day various programs are being conducted through the country. On this occasion, President Ram Nath Kovind will give away the sports Awards this evening. A total of 29 players have been selected to receive the honours from President.

The President will confer Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, Arjuna Award and Dronacharya Award at Rashtrapati Bhawan. The Khel Ratna Award is honoured for the players spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports over a period of four years at international level. The Arjuna Awards are given to recognize outstanding achievement in National sports while the Dronacharya Award is sports coaching honour.

Ajay Jayaram

World Badminton Championships: Ajay Jayaram makes it to the last 16 of Men's Singles

At the World Badminton championships in Glasgow, another Indian Ajay Jayaram has made it to the last 16 of the Men's Singles. Jayaram defeated Mark Caljouw of the Netherlands 21-13, 21-18 to enter the quarterfinals. Three out of four Indian players have made their way into the pre-quarterfinals. 

In other men's singles pre-quarterfinals, Kadambi Srikanth will face 14th seed Anders Antonsen of Denmark today while Singapore Open champion B Sai Praneeth will next take on Chinese Taipei's Chou Tien Chen and Ajay Jayaram will clash with the Chinese Chen Long. 

Mumbai City FC

Ranbir Kapoor’s Mumbai City FC ties up with Rooter for ISL fan-engagement

  • Platform to provide expert assistance in expanding MCFC’S fan base and boost revenue-generating operations such as merchandizing and ticket sales

Ranbir Kapoor’s Mumbai City FC today announced roping in Rooter - World’s first real-time sports social platform to be its official fan engagement partner this year. For Rooter users and Mumbai City FC fans, this partnership will result in increased joy manifold.

Rafeal Nadal

Cincinnati Masters: Rafael Nadal cruises in his first match

Rafael Nadal cruised to victory in his first match since clinching a return to world number one while Alexander Zverev's 10-match win streak was halted at the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters.

Nadal, a 15-time Grand Slam champion who captured his 10th French Open crown in June, defeated Richard Gasquet 6-3, 6-4, improving to 15-0 in ATP matches against the Frenchman.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ronaldo hit with five-match ban

World Player of the Year, Cristiano Ronaldo, was banned for five-match by the Spanish football federation. He has been banned for pushing the referee after being sent-off in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona in the First Leg of Spanish Super Cup. 

Ronaldo received an automatic one-match ban for his dismissal on Sunday and an extra four games for his reaction towards referee Ricardo de Burgos Bengoetxea. He has also been fined 4,500 US dollars and has 10 days to appeal the ban.