Dhoni becomes the third Indian after Sachin Tendulkar (664) and Rahul Dravid (509) to breach the 500 match barrier in international cricket. ( Report )

Rohit Sharma’s elegant unbeaten century made it a walk in the park for  India  as it cruised to a seven-wicket victory against  England  to clinch the three-match T20 International series 2-1, here, on Sunday. (Report)

Rohit Sharma - with his three T20I hundreds - joined New Zealand's  Colin Munro  as the leading century-maker in the format. (Report)

Toeing the lines of the national team — which has made the Yo-Yo test as the main parameter for selection — Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s home state,  Jharkhand,  has also made the test compulsory for all its players across age groups. ( Report )

The Law Commission of India on Thursday submitted a report to the government, saying that since it is impossible to stop illegal gambling, the only viable option left is to “regulate” gambling in sports.. ( Report )

The  Supreme Court  has reserved its order finalising the Constitution for the Board of Control for Cricket in India ( BCCI)  while prima facie indicating that it may modify some of the key recommendations of the Justice R.M.  Lodha Committee  to reform cricket administration in the country. ( Report )

The indications from the Supreme Court on Thursday that some of the Lodha reforms would be diluted have left Justice (Retd.) R.M. Lodha “disappointed.” ( Report )

Following Friday’s TNCA mail to the CoA regarding outstation players participating in the TNPL, the latter has sent a mail (on Saturday) to the TNCA and other BCCI members, reiterating its position mentioned in the two previous communications. ( Report )

Richard Symmonds — a vending machine supervisor in Harrogate — made it to the history books, playing an unbeaten knock of 343 against Darley 2nd XI in a local match last Saturday. Sportstar brings you his story. ( Interview )

Refuting all claims of softening of bans on former skipper  Steve Smith  and his deputy  David Warner  for their involvement in ball tampering in the Cape Town Test,  Cricket Australia  dismissed the reports as “purely speculative”. ( Report )

Kapil Pandey, the coach of India chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, reveals how he trained his lad ahead of the England tour. ( Interview )



Spain will be seeking a new head coach after the RFEF confirmed Fernando Hierro will not be staying in the post after Russia 2018. (Report )

A stunning strike from Kevin de Bruyne and a Fernandinho own-goal steered Belgium to a 2-1 win over Brazil in their FIFA World Cup quarterfinal clash. ( Report )

France moved into the semifinals of the World Cup with a remarkably straightforward defeat of a subdued Uruguay on Friday. (Report)

Harry Maguire and Dele Alli scored for England in an easy 2-0 win against Sweden to enter the semifinals. (Report)

Croatia  reached the World Cup semifinals for the second time in its history with  Ivan Rakitic  again the hero in a 4-3 penalty shoot-out victory over  Russia.(Report)

The world's most expensive footballer, Neymar, continues to be a divisive genius. He has come in for a lot of flak during the FIFA World Cup 2018 for his diving theatrics .

Video Assistant Referees, an extra set of eyes – 35 in case of this FIFA World Cup – a common feature across the Bundesliga and Serie A for some years, have made their World Cup debut in Russia. ( Report )

The biggest legacy of the 2018  World Cup  could well be the implementation of the Video Assistant Referee system. There are critics, yes, but there are many who feel  football  is much better for it. Like former  India  captain I.M. Vijayan. (Report)

Juventus icon Gianluigi Buffon has agreed to prolong his career by joining Paris Saint-Germain. (Report)

Reports linking Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus have led the Italian giant to release a statement. ( Report )


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LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 03: Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates match point against Dudi Sela of Isreal during their Men's Singles first round match on day two of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 3, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)


Rafael Nadal  put Alex de Minaur  firmly in his place with a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win in the third round of  Wimbledon  on Saturday. ( Report )

Three-time champion  Novak Djokovic  silenced a raucous Centre Court crowd as he came back to beat home favourite  Kyle Edmund  4-6, 6-3, 6-2, 6-4 in the third round of  Wimbledon  on Saturday. (Report)

Fifth seed  Juan Martin del Potro  beat Benoit Paire 6-4, 7-6(4), 6-3 on Court Two to reach the  Wimbledon  fourth round for the fourth time on Saturday. (Report)

Women's top seed  Simona Halep  crashed out in the third round of Wimbledon on Saturday when she was beaten 3-6, 6-4, 7-5 by Taiwan's  Hsieh Su-wei.(Report)

Alexander Zverev suffered the indignity of being bagelled in the final set on Court No.1 as world number 138 Gulbis triumphed 7-6 (7-2) 4-6 5-7 6-3 6-0. (Report)

The duo of  Divij Sharan  and  Artem Sitak  beat Julio Peralta and Horacio Zeballos 6-7, 4-6, 6-3, 7-6, 6-4 to enter the pre-quarterfinals of the men’s double event in the  Wimbledon  here on Saturday. (Report)

Rohan Bopanna and his French partner Edouard Roger-Vasselin crashed out of the Wimbledon Championships after they retired mid-way from their second round contest against Frederik Nielsen Joe Salisbury on Friday. (Report)



Colombia's Fernando Gaviria, wearing the overall leader's yellow jersey, celebrates on the podium after winning the first stage of the 105th edition of the Tour de France cycling race.


Colombian Fernando Gaviria snatched the lead of the  Tour de France  when he won the opening stage as favourites  Chris Froome  and  Nairo Quintana  were involved in separate incidents and lost time on Saturday. (Report)

Sebastian Vettel  won an incident-packed British Grand Prix to pull eight points clear in the  Formula One  drivers' standings, as championship rival  Lewis Hamilton  recovered brilliantly from an opening-lap collision with Kimi Raikkonen to finish second. (Report)

Kevin Durant  will remain with the  Golden State Warriors  after signing a new contract with the NBA champions. (Report)

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) on Tuesday announced a 524-member contingent of athletes for the August 18-September 2 Asian Games in Indonesia where they will vie for medals in 36 disciplines. (Report)

The  Indian Olympic Association  dropped the entire  triathlon  team - ahead of the Asian Games - for furnishing “misleading information” by the national federation. (Report)

Rani will lead the Indian women's hockey team at the  Asian Games  in Indonesia next month, it was announced. (Report)

The Indian High Commission has finally issued visas to the  Pakistan squash  contingent, allowing the team to participate in  World Junior Squash Championships  to be held in Chennai from July 17 to 29. (Report)