Sports

Shuttler Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open

Punjab News Express
SYDNEY : Indian star P.V. Sindhu was knocked out of the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament following a tough quarter-final battle with World No.1 Tai Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei here on Friday.

USACA expulsion baseless by ICC setting a dangerous precedent

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INDIANAPOLIS : The International Cricket Council, while confirming full membership to Afghanistan and Ireland, has voted unanimously to expel USACA following a Board recommendation in April and a recent Dispute Resolution Committee hearing before the Honourable Michael Beloff QC, which concluded last week. 

Ireland and Afghanistan get full ICC membership; USACA expelled

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LONDON : Afghanistan and Ireland were today confirmed as Full Members of the International Cricket Council (ICC) after a unanimous vote at the ICC Full Council meeting at the Oval. Both will now be eligible to play Test cricket following a Membership Committee recommendation that the respective Full Member applications from each met the newly approved membership criteria and should be put forward for approval.

ICC thinking of scrapping Champions Trophy

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI : Pakistan may not get a chance to defend their Champions Trophy title with the International Cricket Council (ICC) debating the prospect of replacing the tournament with two expanded World Twenty20 events over a four-year cycle.

3000 Youth march with the HP Olympic Games Torch as it arrives in Kullu

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Youth from the scenic hills and valleys of Kullu welcomed the HP Olympic Torch with great enthusiasm. The torch run, which began in Shimla on 17th June, crossed Joginder Nagar and Kullutoday. The torch run is a precursor to the Himachal Pradesh State Olympic Games, which are scheduled to be held at Hamirpur from June 22nd – 25th June.

FILA and Western and Southern Open sign partnership

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CINCINATTI (USA) : The Western & Southern Open and iconic sportsstyle brand FILA announced today a new partnership making FILA the “Official Apparel and Footwear Provider of the Western & Southern Open.”

India play Malaysia in q-finals of Hero Hockey World League Semi-Final

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LONDON : The Pool phase of the Men’s Hero Hockey World League Semi-Final drew to a close on Tuesday, revealing the teams that will line up in the event quarter-finals on Thursday.

Namdharis draw with UP 5-5; Haryana beat Karnataka

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LUCKNOW: Day six of the Hockey India 7th Senior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men) ‘A’ Division rounded off with the final pool fixtures played out, with teams looking forward to continuing into the next round.

Pakistan and Malaysia boost quarter-final hopes

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LONDON: The fifth day of the Men’s Hero Hockey World League Semi-Final in London was a crucial one for Pakistan and Scotland, who both recorded important wins to boost their chances of reaching the event quarter-finals. Argentina and The Netherlands were also winners in the race to finish top of the Pools at the Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Bowlers failed India, reckons off-spinner Harbhajan

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LONDON : Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh on Tuesday blamed the bowlers for India's dismal show in the Champions Trophy final cricket match against Pakistan at The Oval here.

CT 2017: Pakistan team gets hero's welcome back home

Punjab News Express
LAHORE : Pakistan players were accorded a hero's welcome upon returning home as hundreds of supporters stayed up late to welcome the just-crowned ICC Champions Trophy winners.

India, England and Netherlands recorded second successive wins

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LONDON: Hosts England (pool A) and strong contenders India (pool B) recorded victories in their respective pool matches in the Men’s Hero Hockey World League Semi-Final at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park here today. England, India and The Netherlands all claimed second victories in this World Cup qualification event.

China’s No.1 boxer Zulpikar Maimaitiali set to challenge Vijender Singh

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NEW DELHI : Talks have taken a positive turn between SECA Worldwide, promoters of Chinese No.1 boxer and WBO Oriental Super middleweight champion Zulpikar Maimaitiali and IOS Boxing Promotions, promoter of WBO Asia Pacific Super middleweight champion Vijender Singh for the biggest showdown in Asia. 

Napa Valley Cricket Club to tour Vancouver

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NAPA (CALIFORNIA) : The Napa Valley Cricket Club (NVCC) will tour Vancouver, this coming weekend, for their first ever international tour. The trip to British Columbia will be the club's fifth tour in their short six-year history with previous tours to Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Diego, and Phoenix. 

Chandigarh boy Arnav Aggarwal tops PSPB trials

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CHANDIGARH: Sixth class student of Gurukul Global School, Manimajra, Arnav Aggarwal, topped the Petroleum Sports Promotion Board Table Tennis trails (PSPB) held at Ajmer (Rajasthan) on June 10 and 11.

IMA Sangrur holds a CME on Addiction- current trends in Punjab state

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SANGRUR: An educational seminar on Addiction and Rehabilitation was held on 17th June 2017 in Sangrur. IMA Sangrur and Karuna Neuropsychiatry Hospital, Sangrur hosted this CME. Almost all IMA member doctors of the city contributed in this didactic session. History, clinical features, demographic variables and treatment related important aspects were briefly discussed for the overall well-being of the patients.

Nitin Mukesh hat-tricks as Odisha beat Patiala 4-2

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LUCKNOW: Railway Sports Promotion Board eked out a narrow 1-0 win against Namdhari XI in Pool A opening match in the Hockey India 7th Senior National Hockey Championship 2017 (Men) ‘A’ Division here today.

Argentina, Netherlands, England and India triumph

Punjab News Express
LONDON: The men’s Hero Hockey World League Semi-Final competition got underway at the London’s Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre on Thursday, with Olympic champions Argentina, European champions the Netherlands, hosts nation England and Asian giants India all claiming victories.

2019 IWF Junior and Youth World Championships allotted

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CHANDIGARH: The International Weighlifting Federation (IW2019 IWF Junior and Youth World Championships allottedF) Executive Board allocated two of its major events - the 2019 IWF Junior and Youth World Championships - at its meeting held in Tokyo.

Abhay Mohan and Manveer Singh toil to win

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CHANDIGARH: Abhay Mohan and Manveer Singh were given tough fight by their respective rivals before emering winners in the boys under-16 singles quarter-finals of the STA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Club courts in Sector 1 here today.

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