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16 countries to compete in Red Bull Reign world finals

NEW DELHI:  Red Bull Reign, the ultimate 3-on-3 streetball tournament, will culminate in a world final with sixteen countries sending teams to Toronto on August 31.

Hard-fought wins for Irfan Husain and Teertha Macherha

CHANDIGARH: Calvin Golmei of CLTA advanced into pre-quarterfinals in the men’s singles of the CLTA-AITA National Ranking Tennis Championship at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

Arun Kumar and Suriya win gold in 5000m races

CHANDIGARH: Arun Kumar of Rail Coach Factory of Kapurthala and Suriya of Southern Railway cornered glory by winning the men's and women's 5000 metres race, respectively, in the 85th All-India Railway Athletics Championship, being organised by Central Railway Sports Association at Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune on Tuesday.

Leander/Erlich lose to Rajeev/Salisbury in doubles first round

CHANDIGARH: Wild card pair of Leander Paes and Jonathan Erlich of Israel were beaten  by second seeded pair of Rajeev Ram (USA)  and Joe Salisbury (Great Britain)   in straight sets 6-2, 6-3 in the doubles first round match of the $ 717,955 Winston-Salem Open ATP  250 Tour in USA today.

Pak's Hassan Ali weds Indian girl in Dubai

NEW DELHI:  Pakistan pacer Hassan Ali has started a new phase of life by tying the knot with Indian national Shamia Arzoo.

Durand: East Bengal, Mohun Bagan favourites but eyes on Real Kashmir

KOLKATA:  East Bengal and Mohun Bagan will be hot favourites to set up the season's first derby in the 129th Durand Cup final, but all eyes will be on trouble-torn Real Kashmir who will look to continue their fairytale run in the competition when the semifinals get underway on Wednesday.

Five cricket players on the rise in 2019

There is no argument that cricket is an international sport that is popular all over the world. That is why it is not a surprise that many young people strive to become a professional cricketer. The title of the article speaks for itself: today we decided to focus on five cricket players that are on the rise in 2019.

Indian men thrash Japan to enter Test Event final

TOKYO:  After a 1-2 loss against New Zealand in their second match of the Olympic Test Event, the Indian men's hockey team booked their place in the final by defeating Japan 6-3 in their final round-robin clash held at the Oi Hockey Stadium on Tuesday.

Dananjaya, Williamson reported for suspect bowling action

COLOMBO:  Sri Lanka spinner Akila Dananjaya and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson have been reported for suspected action following the first Test between the two teams ended on Sunday in Galle.

Danni Wyatt scripts history with a ton in WCSL

NEW DELHI: Danni Wyatt has scripted history as she became the first ever English player to score a ton in the Women's Cricket Super League (WCSL). Playing for Southern Vipers, Wyatt scored 110 off 60 balls.

Yuvraj reveals how Akhtar checked on injured batsmen

NEW DELHI:  Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar had questioned English debutant Jofra Archer's sportsmanship after his ferocious bouncer struck Australia batsman Steve Smith during the second Ashes Test which ended in a draw. Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh came up with a cheeky response to Akhtar's reaction.

Ishant, Umesh help India continue dominance in tour game

ANTIGUA:  After Cheteshwar Pujara, it was the turn of Ishant Sharma and Umesh Yadav to announce their return to Test cricket after a long hiatus as both picked up three wickets each to bundle out West Indies A for 181 before India extended their lead to 200 runs at stumps on Day 2 in the three-day practice match at the Coolidge Cricket Ground in Antigua.

Balaji/Vardhan just miss the bus in doubles final

CHANDIGARH: Indian pair of N Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan fought a spirited battle before being pipped by Andre Begemann of Germany and Florin Mergea of Romania in the doubles final of the €46,600  ATP Challenger in Meerbusch in Germany on Sunday.
Both the first sets were decided in tie-breaker and the match tie-breaker was involved to settle the deadlock. Begermann/Mergea clinched the issue in their favour by 7-6 (1), 6-7 (4), 10-3 in oe hour and 47 minutes, despite commiting five double faults and releasing a solitary ace.

Bopanna/Sharan lose in doubles first round

CHANDIGARH: American wild card duo of Nicholas Monroe and tennys Sandgren took just 54 minutes to eliminate the challenge of Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan in straight sets 6-3, 6-3 in the first round doubles match in the $717,955 Winston Salem Open ATP250 in South Carolina on Sunday.

Cricketer Praveen Kumar's father-in-law falls to death

MEERUT:  Anil Kumar, the father-in-law of former Indian cricketer Praveen Kumar, accidentally fell from his three-storey residence in Meerut and later succumbed to his injuries.

Aditi Bhatt and Maisnam Meiraba win singles titles

CHANDIGARH: Aditi Bhatt of Uttrakhand claimed two titles in the Yonex-Sunrise 28th Krishna Khaitan Memorial All-India Junior Badminton Tournament at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Sector 3, Panchkula.

AIG Ashish Kapoor wins two gold in tennis during World Police Games

CHANDIGARH: Assistant inspector general (AIG) in Vigilance Bureau Punjab, Ashish Kapoor won gold medals by trouncing his opponents in both singles and doubles titles in Tennis events during the World Police and Fire Games (WPFG) – 2019 held at Chengdu, China.

Capt Amarinder Singh approves names of five sportsmen

CHANDIGARH, AUGUST 17: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has approved the names of five eminent sportspersons to be members of the Governing Council of Punjab Institute of Sports (PIS).

Maisnam, Sathish , Unnati Bisht and Tasnim in semi-finals

CHANDIGARH: Top seed Maisnam Meiraba, second seed Sathish Kumar, seventh seed Sankar Muthusamy S. and 15th seed Rohan Gurbani stormed into the boys under-19 semi-finals of the Yonex-Sunrise 28th Krishna Khaitan Memorial All-India Junior Badminton Tournament at the Tau Devi Lal Sports Complex in Sector 3, Panchkula.

Balaji,Vardhan topple top seeds Jebavy/Middelkoop in doubles semis

CHANDIGARH: Playing percentage tennis Indian pair of N Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan toppled top seeded pair of Roman Jebavy of Czech Republic and Matwe Middelkoop of Netherlands in straight sets 7-6 (2), 6-3 in the doubles semi-final of the  €46,600  ATP Challenger in Meerbusch in Germany. The match for a final berth lasted one hour and 12 minutes.

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