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Sports News June 18 Highlights: Turkiye Defeat Georgia 3-1 In Euro 2024; Neeraj Chopra Wins Gold At Paavo Nurmi Games

The group stage of the Men's T20 Cricket World Cupis over and now we go into the Super 8s. Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir is now all set to be India's head coach and the announcement is expected to come in a day or two. In other sports, AIFF have sacked Igor Stimac as India's head coach. At the Euro 2024, Turkiye earned a 3-1 win over Georgia in their campaign opener. In tennis, Ons Jabeur and Aryna Sabalenka will not take part in the Paris Olympics 2024 in order to prioritise their health. At Halle Open, Janni Sinner was given a scare but he managed to win. Check out the highlights from the sports world on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 right here

Roberto Martinez had said that Cristiano Ronaldo is ready for Euro 2024. AP
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Sports Highlights, June 18, 2024

The group stage of the Men's T20 Cricket World Cupis over and now we go into the Super 8s. Meanwhile, Gautam Gambhir is now all set to be India's head coach and the announcement is expected to come in a day or two. In other sports, AIFF have sacked Igor Stimac as India's head coach. At the Euro 2024, Turkiye earned a 3-1 win over Georgia in their campaign opener. In tennis, Ons Jabeur and Aryna Sabalenka will not take part in the Paris Olympics 2024 in order to prioritise their health. At Halle Open, Janni Sinner was given a scare but he managed to win. Check out the highlights from the sports world on Tuesday, June 18, 2024 right here

NBA Finals: Boston Celtics Vs Dallas Mavericks

T20 World Cup: West Indies Create History

The West Indies become the first team in the history of the T20 World Cup to score the highest score in a Power Play. They racked up 92 runs in the first 6 overs.

Euro 2024: Kylian Mbappe Suffers Broken Nose

AUT Vs FRA, Euro 2024
AUT Vs FRA, Euro 2024 AP

France football team captain Kylian Mbappe seemed to have suffered a broken nose whilst in action against Austria in their Euro 2024 encounter on Monday.

NBA Finals: Boston Celtics Crowned Champions

Jayson Tatum had 31 points, 11 assists and eight rebounds as the Celtics topped the Dallas Mavericks 106-88 on Monday night to win the franchise’s 18th championship, breaking a tie with the Los Angeles Lakers for the most in league history. Boston earned its latest title on the 16th anniversary of hoisting its last Larry O’Brien Trophy in 2008. It marks the 13th championship won this century by one of the city’s Big 4 professional sports franchises. (AP)

T20 World Cup: West Indies Beat Afghanistan By 104 Runs

The Afghans are dismissed for 114 in reply to West Indies' 218/5, as Rashid Khan-led side suffered a massive 104-run defeat.

SL-W Vs WI-W, 2nd ODI Toss Update: WI-W Win The Toss

West Indies women have won the toss and elected to bat first in the 2nd ODI that is being played at Hambantota. Check the Playing XIs here - 

Wimbledon Champ Marketa Vondrousova Opens With A Win

Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova started her grass-court season by defeating qualifier Rebeka Masarova 6-4, 6-3 in the opening round of the Berlin Ladies Open. The fifth-seeded Vondrousova broke Masarova three times and completed her victory with a forehand winner. Vondrousova also beat the Spaniard to start the French Open. (AP)

T20 World Cup: Kane Williamson Uncertain About His T20I Future

New Zealand will require some time to regroup after their shock early exit from the T20 World Cup, said skipper Kane Williamson, who was non-committal regarding his return for the 2026 edition of the marquee event.

"When asked if he'd return for the 2026 edition, Williamson said: "Oh, I don't know."

Euro 2024: FRA's Kylian Mbappe Will Wear A Mask

French Federation clarify Kylian Mbappe will wear a 'mask' so that he can prepare for return available after a period dedicated to treatment".

PL 2024/25, Matchday 1 Season Fixtures Announced

McIlroy To Take Break After US Open Heartbreak

Rory McIlroy, devastated by his final-round collapse at the US Open, will be stepping away from golf for a while. The 35-year-old golfer, who was poised to win his first major title in eight years, suffered a heartbreaking defeat after dropping shots on several crucial holes.

FA Cup Gets More Breathing Room In New Agreement

The FA Cup will get more prominence in the football calendar thanks to a new six-year agreement between the FA and the Premier League. This means no Premier League matches will be scheduled during the FA Cup quarter-finals, giving the competition more focus and potentially boosting viewership.

Premier League Opening Fixtures: Ipswich To Face Liverpool

Newly promoted Ipswich Town will get a taste of the big leagues right away as they host Liverpool on the opening day of the Premier League season. Meanwhile, reigning champions Manchester City will face a tough test away to Chelsea on the following day. The season kicks off on Saturday, August 17th, with Ipswich's clash against Liverpool, followed by City's trip to Stamford Bridge on Sunday, August 18th.

Indian Shotgun Squad For Paris Olympics Announced

Trap Men: Prithviraj Tondaiman

Trap Women: Rajeshwari Kumari

Skeet Men: Anantjeet Singh Naruka

Skeet Women: Maheshwari Chauhan, Raiza Dhillon

Skeet Mixed Team: Anantjeet Singh Naruka, Maheshwari Chauhan

Golden Day For Indian Cricket

2026 Tour De France To Begin From Barcelona

The 2026 edition of the Tour de France will start from the Spanish city of Barcelona, organisers said on Tuesday.

The host city of the 1992 Olympic Games has previously hosted stages of cycling's biggest race, but never its start.

Smriti Mandhana Rises To 3rd Place In ODI Rankings

Euro 2024: Turkey Vs Georgia Lineups Announced

TURKEY XI: Gunok; Muldur, Bardakci, Akaydin, Kadioglu; Ayhan, Calhanoglu; Guler, Kokcu; Yildiz; Yilmaz.

GEORGIA XI: Mamardashvili; Kverkvelia, Kashia, Dvali; Kakabadze, Chakvetadze, Kochorashvili, Mekbavishvili, Tsitaishvili; Kvaratskhelia, Mikautadze.

Halle Open: Sinner Survives Scare On Debut As World No1

In his first grass-court match of the season, the top seed Jannik Sinner overcame an opening-round scare, rallying past Dutchman Tallon Griekspoor 6-7(8), 6-3, 6-2. 

Neeraj Chopra Currently In Action At  Paavo Nurmi Games

The reigning Olympic champion is leading after three attempts.

Neeraj's throws so far: 83.62m, 83.45m, 85,97m.

Neeraj Chopra Maintains Lead After Five Throws

Neeraj's throws so far: 83.62m, 83.45m, 85,97m, 82.21m, X, 

NEERAJ CHOPRA WINS GOLD!

Neeraj Chopra has won the gold at the Paavo Nurmi Games 2024 with a best throw of 85.97m.

Euro 2024: Turkiye 3-1 Georgia

Two second half goals help Turkiye open their Euro 2024 campaign with a victory over Georgia.

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