Venus Williams

Venus Williams enters women's singles semifinals of US Open

In the US Open Tennis, American Venus Williams have entered the semi-finals of women's singles event in New York this morning. 

Two time winner Venus defeated 13th seeded Czech player Petra Kvitova in the quarter finals, 6-3, 3-6, 7-6. Venus has set up semi-final clash against another American Sloane Stephens. The unseeded Solane entered the last-4 stage defeating 16th seed Latvian Anastasija Sevastova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6, last night.

Sania Mirza Shuai Peng

US Open Women's Doubles: Sania Mirza-Shuai Peng reach quarter-finals

In the US Open Tennis, in the Women's Doubles event, 4th seeded Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Shuai Peng have reached the quarter-finals. The Indo-Chinese duo defeated the unseeded pair of Romanian Sorana Cîrstea and Spanish Sara Tormo 6-2, 3-6, 7-6 in a tie breaker game in the pre quarter finals, this morning.

Overnight, Maria Sharapova, who is making a comeback in a Grand Slam after serving a dope ban, was ousted in the 4th round by Anastasija Sevastova. In the Women Singles, 16th seed Latvian Anastasija defeated Sharapova, former number one, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals. Earlier, Sharapova had played superbly to upset world number two Simona Halep on the first day of the tournament. On other hand, two time US Open winner Venus Williams has reached the quarter finals.

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.