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Smooth sailing for seeds in All India Junior Ranking Badminton

CHANDIGARH: Seeded players had a smooth sailing in the Yonex-Sunrise All India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament 2018 here today. In the girls under-19 singles round of 64, top seed Aakarshi Kashyap, second seed Malvika Bansod, third seed Gayatri Gopichand Pullela and fourth seed Ashwini Bhat K. recorded easy wins.

Ramkumar goes down fighting; Jeevan in doubles semis in Taipei Challenger

CHANDIGARH: Despite firing as many as 13 aces sixth seed Ramkumar Ramanathan of India could not survive the challenge of qualifier Frederico Ferreira Silva of Portugal in the singles second round match in the $ 150,000 ATP Challenger Kaohsiung OCE Open in Chinese Taipei.

Ajay, Naresh,, Kaavya and Vanshika move into finals

CHANDIGARH: CLTA trainee top seed Kayva Sawhney  sailed into finals of girls under-18 singles in the  CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls under-16 and 18 at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

Kohli, Mirabai named for Khel Ratna

NEW DELHI:  The Sports Ministry on Thursday approved the names of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli and ace weightlifter Saikhom Mirabai Chanu for the country's highest sporting honour -- Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna -- ard, which will be given away by President Ram Nath Kovind at a specially organised function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on Tuesday.

Ramkumar wins; Gunneswaran goes down fighting

CHANDIGARH: Sixth seed Ramkumar Ramanathan of India defeated Maximilian Neuchrist of Austria in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the $ 150,000 Kaohsiung OCE Open in Chinese Taipei. The match lasted just one hour and two minutes in which Ramkumar unleashed six aces and committed four double faults. Maximilian fired three aces and committed same number of double faults. He saved five out of eight break points while Ramkumar saved two break points out of two.

Kaavya Sawhney and Suryanshi Tanwar in semifinals

CHANDIGARH: Top seed CHART trainee Kaavya Sawhney advanced into semifinals in the girls under-18 singles of the CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls under-16 and 18  at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

Punjab Basketball Association honours Scott William Flemming

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Basketball Association today honoured  Senior Director operations NBA India Scott William Flemming  at the Guru Nanak Stadium in Ludhiana. USA Colleges Basketball coach, who was in Ludhiana to teach basketball to the Punjab youth, was presented a shawl and memento by the PBA.

Karnataka, Haryana and Punjab keep their winning spree

BENGALURU: Hosts Hockey Karnataka, Hockey Haryana and Hockey Punjab secureD their second consecutive wins while Hockey Odisha and Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu played out a 2-2 draw on the second day of the 3rd Hockey India 5-a-side Senior National Championship 2018 (Men)  here today.

Ramkumar wins in singles; loses in doubles first round

CHANDIGARH: Sixth seed Ramkumar Ramanathan of India defeated Maximilian Neuchrist of Austria in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 in the first round of the $ 150,000 Kaohsiung OCE Open in Chinese Taipei. The match lasted just one hour and two minutes in which Ramkumar unleashed six aces and committed four double faults. Maximilian fired three aces and committed same number of double faults. He saved five out of eight break points while Ramkumar saved two break points out of two.

India won one gold two silvers in Asia-Pacific Masters Games-2018

CHANDIGARH: Shuttlers Haroon Rasid of Chandigarh and Ram Lakhan of Punjab returned with silver medals in the Asia Pacific-2018 concluded at Penang in Malaysia on September 15 last, stated Mr Sanjeev Rana, manager of the Indian contingent. Suchitra Misra from Delhi won gold in her category. Haroon participated in the category of plus 40 single and reached the final where he was defeated by the local shuttler.

Anti-Doping leaders urge WADA to postpone Russian reinstatement

COLORADO SPRINGS (USA): International Anti-Doping Leaders called on the World Anti-Doping Agency to postpone its decision on Thursday to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) until such time as the country can prove it has fulfilled the WADA Roadmap, according to a media released issued by USADA Communications.

Krishan and Sushant move into boys U-18 as well as U-16 quarters

CHANDIGARH: CHART trainee Krishan Hooda moved into quarter-finals in boys under-18 and  Under-16 of the CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls under-16 and 18  at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

Asia Cup: Hong Kong to field against India

Asia Cup: Hong Kong to field against India

Rani Feels Indian Women Hockey Looking at Bright Future

AMRITSAR: Shining Hockey star and present Captain of Indian Women Hockey team, Rani Rampal today visited historic Khalsa College campus here. She was accorded a warm reception by the management and staff and the budding hockey players of Khalsa Hockey Academy.

US basketball coach Scott Fleming trains 250 youth of Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Director of NBA India and Profession coach of US Colleges Scott Fleming today gave valuable tips to 138 boys and 104 girls of Punjab in the training programme in Ludhiana. 

Knight Riders retain Hero CPL title after cruising past Warriors

TAROUBA (TRINDAD AND TOBAGO): Trinbago Knight Riders sealed a third Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) title with a commanding eight-wicket victory over Guyana Amazon Warriors at the Brian Lara Academy.

Sukhpreet, Shashikant, Naresh and Kaavya move into next round

CHANDIGARH: CLTA trainee  Sukhpreet Singh Jhoje advanced into pre-quarterfinals. in the boys under-18 singles of the CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls under-16 and 18  at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

Jitin Chetry, Sukhpreet Jhoje and Parveen qualify for moved main draw

CHANDIGARH: CLTA trainees Jitin Kumar Chetry, Sukhpreet Singh Jhoje and Parveen Kumar qualified for the main draw in the boys under-18 singles of the CLTA-AITA Super Series Tennis Tournament for Boys and Girls under-16 and 18  at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

MPCA hand out 9-wicket thrashing to Punjab

CHANDIGARH: A brilliant  unbeaten second wicket century partnership between Aryaman Birla (45) Rameez Khan (69) paved the way for Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association to hand out a nine-wicket drubbing to host Punjab in the 50-over each side match at the IS Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali today.

Raja-Junaid win doubles title in Istanbul Challenger

CHANDIGARH: Purav Raja of India, partnering and Rameez Junaid of Australia won the doubles title after beating second seeded pair of Timur Khabibulin of Kazakhstan and Vladyslav Manafov of Ukraine in the final of the $ 75,000 Istanbul Challenger in Turkey.  The final lasted 106 minutes as Raja-Junaid emerged winners by 7-6(4) 4-6 10-7. The winners received a cash award of $ 4,650 and 90 points.

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