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B Sai Praneeth gives India extra edge at BWF World Championships

B Sai Praneeth gives India extra edge at BWF World Championships

After experiencing a slow start to the 2017 Badminton World Federation (BWF) season, Praneeth won back-to-back titles at the Singapore Open Superseries, defeating fellow Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth, and Thailand Open.

WATCH: Virat Kohli records special message for retiring Usain Bolt; invites him to play cricket WATCH: Virat Kohli records special message for retiring Usain Bolt; invites him to play cricket

Bolt has been associated with cricket as well, he played an exhibition match with Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh in 2014.

Vijender Singh lands in Mumbai for big bout on Saturday, tweets pictures on social media Vijender Singh lands in Mumbai for big bout on Saturday, tweets pictures on social media

Vijender landed in Mumbai on Wednesday and took to Twitter to post pictures from the airport, the road and the gymnasium.

Pro Kabaddi League 2017, Day 5: As it happened... Pro Kabaddi League 2017, Day 5: As it happened...

On day 5, Gujarat Fortunegiants and Haryana Steelers played out a 27 - 27 tie in the first match. In the second match, Bengal Warriors defeated Telugu Titans 30-24.

Veer Dev Gulia bags bronze medal on opening day of Junior World Wrestling championships Veer Dev Gulia bags bronze medal on opening day of Junior World Wrestling championships

Gulia had made it to the bronze medal play-offs despite losing in the quarter-finals, as his last-eight stage opponent, Isa Shapiev of Uzbekistan, reached the gold medal round of 74kg.

PKL 2017, Day 5: Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Haryana Steelers, Telugu Titans vs Bengal Warriors – Preview, Squads, Live Streaming PKL 2017, Day 5: Gujarat Fortunegiants vs Haryana Steelers, Telugu Titans vs Bengal Warriors – Preview, Squads, Live Streaming

Placed in Zone A, Haryana Steelers began their journey in Pro Kabaddi Season 5 with a narrow defeat to U Mumba while Gujarat Fortunegiants emerged triumphant 26-20 against Dabang Delhi. 

WATCH: Shinsuke Nakamura defeats John Cena at SmackDown Live; books date with Jinder Mahal at SummerSlam for WWE title WATCH: Shinsuke Nakamura defeats John Cena at SmackDown Live; books date with Jinder Mahal at SummerSlam for WWE title

Jinder Mahal will hence face Shinsuke Nakamura at SummerSlam 2017, at the Barclays Centre, New York, on August 20.  

If Brock Lesnar loses the Universal Championship at SummerSlam, he leaves WWE, threatens Paul Heyman If Brock Lesnar loses the Universal Championship at SummerSlam, he leaves WWE, threatens Paul Heyman

Brock Lesnar is said to face a Fatal 4-way match against Roman Reigns, Braun Strowman and Samoa Joe at WWE SummerSlam, at Barclay Centre New York, on August 20. 

Sports Schedule for the day: August 2, 2017 Sports Schedule for the day: August 2, 2017

It seems to be a rather wonderful day for sports lovers. Tennis action has already kicked off early in the morning, at Washington with the Citi Open into its Round of 64 fixture. Football fans have much to rejoice with two back-t—back fixtures featuring on the Audi Cup list. And finally, with the Pro Kabaddi League to finish off the day.

Usain Bolt ready to race, and really ready to retire Usain Bolt ready to race, and really ready to retire

These events have become part and parcel of every global championship and though Tuesday’s version in east London lacked the dancing girl razzmatazz of his Rio welcome last year, it scored heavily on nostalgia as every aspect of his stellar career was raked over anew.

World Athletics Championships: Kenya plots London conquest without David Rudisha World Athletics Championships: Kenya plots London conquest without David Rudisha

Kenya`s reputation for middle and long distance running has been tarnished by failed doping tests among its elite athletes, including former three-times Boston and Chicago marathon winner, Rita Jeptoo, and Jemimah Sumgong, the first Kenyan woman to win an Olympic marathon gold medal.

Pro Kabaddi League 2017: Debutants UP Yoddha, Gujarat Fortunegiants take PKL bow with decisive wins on Day 4 Pro Kabaddi League 2017: Debutants UP Yoddha, Gujarat Fortunegiants take PKL bow with decisive wins on Day 4

In the day's first match, Fortunegiants produced a clinical performance to beat the Delhi franchise 26-20. The Zone A match witnessed Gujarat's Fazel Atrachali leading the defensive chores against his more famous Iranian raider Meraj Sheykh, who was leading the Delhi team.

Vijender Singh and Zulpikar Maimaitiali indulge in war of words ahead of August 5 showdown Vijender Singh and Zulpikar Maimaitiali indulge in war of words ahead of August 5 showdown

The Chinese No.1 boxer said he was eyeing the second belt of his professional career.

Ultimate Table Tennis: Top players vote for change in 'too long' format

Former player Kamlesh Mehta, who is now a director at 11EVEN Sports, welcomed the feedback from all quarters.

Pro Kabaddi League 2017, Day 4: As it happened... Pro Kabaddi League 2017, Day 4: As it happened...

All-in-all, a brilliant day of kabaddi. Two debutant sides unsettled the league table with their respective commendable wins over established teams. In the first match, Gujarat Fortunegiants beat Dabang Delhi, then UP Yoddha humbled Telegu Titans.

PKL 2017, Day 4 Preview: Telugu Titans face UP Yoddha, Dabang Delhi take on Gujarat Fortunegiants PKL 2017, Day 4 Preview: Telugu Titans face UP Yoddha, Dabang Delhi take on Gujarat Fortunegiants

After defeating U Mumba in the tournament opener on Friday, Telugu fell to double defending champions and Bengaluru Bulls in their next two Zone B matches at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium.