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Sindhu goes past Blichfeldt to enter Indonesia Open quarters

JAKARTA:  Ace Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu advanced to the quarter-finals of the ongoing $1,250,000 Indonesia Open BWF World Tour Super 1000 tournament after defeating Denmark's Mia Blichfeldt in her second round match on Thursday.

Surinder Mahajan appointed manager of Junior Indian badminton team

CHANDIGARH: National badminton coach Surinder Mahajan of Chandigarh has been appointed manager of the Indian junior team which will participate in the Junior Asian Badminton Championship to be in Suzhou, China, from July 20 to 28.

Panchkula official centre for Pro Kabaddi League Season 7

PANCHKULA: With a aim to lifting the Pro Kabaddi League title for the first time in their history, Haryana Steelers on Wednesday announced Tau Devi Lal Stadium, Sector 3, Panchkula as their official centre for the seventh season of the competition. The JSW Sports-owned franchise also named the experienced defender Dharmaraj Cheralathan as their Team Captain for the upcoming season.

Ramkumar rallies to win in singles and Leader in doubles

CHANDIGARH: Down by one set, Indian qualifier Ramkumar Ramanathan took two hours and five minutes to dispose of the challenge of Sergiv Stakhosky of Ukraine in three-setter by 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-2 in the first round singles match in the $583,585 ATP Tennis Tournament on grass in Newport, Rhode Island on Tuesday.

Stokes asked umpire to take off four overthrows during WC final

LONDON: Amid the furore over umpires call to give an extra run when a throw struck Ben Stokes' bat in the World Cup final, it has now come to light that the all-rounder had asked the umpires to take away the four overthrows which ultimately proved to be decisive in England's win over New Zealand.

Ramkumar rallies to win in singles and Leader in doubles

CHANDIGARH: Down by one set, Indian qualifier Ramkumar Ramanathan took two hours and five minutes to dispose of the challenge of Sergiv Stakhosky of Ukraine in three-setter by 5-7, 7-6 (6), 6-2 in the first round singles match in the $583,585 ATP Tennis Tournament on grass in Newport, Rhode Island on Tuesday.

'WC 2019 final best white-ball game of all time'

LONDON:  England became the World Cup champions for the first time in cricket history after defeating New Zealand in a pulsating final which ended in a nail-biting Super Over at Lord's.

26-17: Count WC champions England will never forget

LONDON: England became the World Champions for the first time in cricket history after defeating New Zealand in what can be termed as the most-epic matches in white-ball cricket to be ever played.

Triple title for Arnav and double delight for Deevanshi in Chandigarh TT

CHANDIGARH: Pelf of Learning Path School and Arnav Aggarwal of Gurukul Global School won the sub junior girls and boys singles category (Under 15 years) by defeating Neha of Manav Mangal High School and Samarth (Gurukul Global School) in the first Chandigarh State Ranking Table Tennis Tournament at the  Government School  Table Tennis Hall in Sector 50 here today.

Kiran More, Pravin Amre and Sunil Joshi among advisers appointed by USA Cricket

INDIANAPOLIS: With support from its new partner American Cricket Enterprises (ACE), USA Cricket is excited to announce the addition of a group of coaching advisors to assist with the senior men’s team over the next few months following the recent departure of head coach Pubudu Dassanayake.  Coach Dassanayake has decided to step aside to allow the new coaching advisors to flourish.

NVCC to hosts its annual World Series cricket match on July 20

NAPA (CALIFORNIA): The Napa Valley Cricket Club (NVCC) will host its eighth annual “World Series of Cricket” match on  July 20 from 10 a.m at the Napa Valley Expo in downtown Napa. The match marks the halfway point in the clubs 2019 season and will be played on the Midway Green, on the western side of the Expo.

Kohli feels IPL-style knockouts an option for WC

NEW DELHI:  Virat Kohli after his teams ouster from the 2019 World Cup on Wednesday to New Zealand at Old Trafford spoke about how it was a case of being eliminated after just 40-45 minutes of poor batting. And the India skipper believes that having an Indian Premier League (IPL) style knockouts in the showpiece event could actually be an option as that would give the top team after the group stages two bites at the cherry.

Those 45 minutes

NEW DELHI:  Before the India-New Zealand semi-final clash, all the cricket pundits, including former spinner Daniel Vettori, believed that the only way Black Caps could have won against the Men in Blue was to play aggressive cricket in the first 10 overs, both with bat and ball.

Yuvi to Pant's rescue as KP slams his 'pathetic' dismissal

MANCHESTER: Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen was left utterly disappointed with the way Rishabh Pant gave away his wicket in the first semi-final against New Zealand which India lost by 18 runs at the Old Trafford.

India were so close, yet so far: Akhtar

NEW DELHI:  Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar believes India's was a great fightback, courtesy M.S. Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja despite their top-order collapse as the Men in Blue fell just short of crossing the line against New Zealand in the first semi-final of the ongoing World Cup.

If only India had couple more bits and pieces cricketers: Vaughan

NEW DELHI:  Unrelenting in his war of words with Sanjay Manjrekar, former England skipper took another dig at the ex-India batsman by saying more "bits and pieces" cricketers would have helped Virat Kohli and Co. in getting past New Zealand in the first World Cup semifinal.

Federer, Nadal set up blockbuster Wimbledon semifinal

LONDON:  Swiss legend Roger Federer rallied from a set down to defeat Kei Nishikori 4-6, 6-1, 6-4, 6-4 and set up a showdown in the Wimbledon semifinals against arch-rival Rafael Nadal, a contest that will be their first at the Cathedral of Tennis since the epic 2008 men's singles final.

Punjab CM recommends Hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior for Bharat Ratna

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he would recommend the name of Hockey legend and 3-time Olympics gold champion Balbir Singh Senior for Bharat Ratna.

There were too many gentlemen in my team: Ganguly

MANCHESTER:  Former skipper Sourav Ganguly has revealed that there were "too many gentlemen" in the team when he captained India and joked that's why his side struggled with mental battles against tough opponents such as Australia.

Stage set for Neymar Jr's Five World Final

NEW DELHI: The best five-a-side football teams in the world are on their way to Brazil to battle for glory at the Red Bull Neymar Jr's Five World Final 2019 on Friday and Saturday.

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