Monday, June 01, 2020

Sports

Bundesliga: Sancho hat-trick helps Dortmund thrash Paderborn

BERLIN:Jadon Sancho scored a second-half hat-trick as Borussia Dortmund recovered from last week's defeat to leaders Bayern Munich and returned to winning ways following a comfortable 6-1 win over bottom side Paderborn.

PTR joins the USTA in raising the standards for all tennis professionals

WHITE PLAINS (N.Y): The United States Tennis Association (USTA) today announced that the Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) has received full accreditation under the USTA’s accreditation program for organizations and institutions that certify U.S. tennis teaching professionals, according to Director of Communications & Editor of TennisPro Magazine Peggy Edwards.

HI adds more structure to gradation of tournament officials

NEW DELHI:Hockey India has decided to add more structure to the gradation of tournament officials to help improve the standards of officiating.
The Hockey India registered tournament officials which include technical delegate, umpire managers, technical officials, judges and umpires will be divided into three grades - Hockey India Grade 1, Hockey India Grade 2 and Hockey India Grade 3.

International Hockey Federation and NAGRA sign a 10-year partnership

England likely to have shortened domestic season

LONDON:The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) are reportedly trying to salvage their domestic season by giving a go ahead to a shortened County Championship for the upcoming season.

Hockey India pays tribute to legend Balbir Singh Sr

NEW DELHI:  Hockey India expressed their deepest condolences on the sad demise of Hockey Legend Balbir Singh Sr who breathed his last on Monday morning in Mohali. The triple Olympic Champion and 1975 World Cup-winning team manager had been battling for life since  May 8, 2020 when he was hospitalised, according to FIH news.

Caribbean Premier League to launch life stories films

PTR launches Online Certification

HILTON HEAD ISLAND (SOUTH CAROLINA): With a view to addressing the need for coaches to become certified during a time of social distancing, Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) developed a virtual Level 1 Certificated Tennis Instructor course.  The seven-plus hour online educational course with eight specific domains and 29 individual lessons, is available to all coaches.

PTR's move to keep tennis coaches to stay active, educated and motivated

Hilton Head Island, (South Carolina): Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) is working diligently to provide avenues for tennis coaches to stay active, educated and motivated.  Through podcasts and webinars, as well as the new, soon-to-be released online certification, PTR has been innovating!

World Archery extends hiatus on international competition until June 30

Lausanne (Switzerland): World Archery’s executive committee has extended the temporary delay of all international competition and development activities until the end of June.

Disney+ delays launch on Hotstar due to IPL postponement

NEW DELHI: Disney Plus (Disney+) has delayed its India launch via Hotstar owing to the postponement of the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket season.

Rana Sodhi and Aruna Chaudhary eulogize boxer Simranjit Kaur for historic achievement

CHANDIGARH:Simar Chakar' becomes first Punjabi boxer to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games-2020
Punjab Sports Minister Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi and Social Security, Women and Child Development Minister Mrs. Aruna Chaudhary today congratulated boxer Simranjit Kaur for qualifying for Tokyo Olympic Games-2020. The only and first woman boxer from Punjab, selected in the Indian team, now will represent India at the Tokyo Olympics.

Trials for Punjab cricket team today

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Sports Department will conduct selection trials to select Punjab Cricket Team for participation in All India Civil Services Cricket Tournament at PCA Stadium sector 63, SAS Nagar on March 13, 2020.

Trials for Punjab cricket team on March 13

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Sports Department will conduct selection trials to select Punjab Cricket Team for participation in All India Civil Services Cricket Tournament at PCA Stadium sector 63, SAS Nagar on March 13, 2020.

Rana Sodhi and Aruna Chaudhary eulogize boxer Simranjit Kaur for historic achievement

Tighter security, corona scare affect Parliament footfall

NEW DELHI: The coronavirus scare is showing its impact on the Budget Session of Parliament too. On the one hand, the security apparatus at Parliament is restricting entry of aides, personal staff and other hangers-on who are a common sight when the House is in session. On the other hand, the number of visitors to view Parliament proceedings has also come down following the widespread public fears of contracting the infection in public places.

Shivpal Singh joins Neeraj Chopra on flight to Tokyo

NEW DELHI:Shivpal Singh has become the second Indian javelin thrower after Neeraj Chopra to book a spot for the Tokyo Olympic Games. He sealed the Olympic Quota after qualifying at the ACNW League Meeting in Potchefstroom, South Africa.

Irfan Pathan stars as India Legends beat SL Legends

MUMBAI:Riding on Irfan Pathan's all-round effort, India Legends registered their second successive victory in as many matches in the ongoing Road Safety World Series, beating against Sri Lanka Legends by five wickets.

SSGS College and GGS College win men and women PU rowing

CHANDIGARH: Sri Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector-26,Chandigarh won the Panjab University Inter College Rowing (Men) Championship for the session 2019-20 with 154 points, DAV College, Sector-10,Chandigarh with 120 points and GGD SD College, Sector-32, Chandigarh with 72 points secured second and, third positions, respectively, at the Sukhna Lake here today..

Tendulkar, other netizens laud as Sir Viv turns 68

NEW DELHI: As Sir Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards turned 68 on Saturday, countless admirers of the former West Indian skipper across the world, including another batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, conveyed warm wishes to him.

Women's T20 WC: Starc cuts short SA tour, to watch wife in final

MELBOURNE:Star Australia pacer Mitchell Starc has decided to cut short his South Africa tour with the team and travel back home to watch his wife Alyssa Healy in action as Australia eves take on India in the final of the ICC Women's World Cup at the MCG on Sunday.

Women's T20 WC: Mithali, Virat lead wishes as India reach first final

SYDNEY:Ace cricketers Mithali Raj and Virat Kohli led the way as congratulatory messages came flowing for the Harmanpreet Kaur-led team as they became the first Indian women's side to make it to the final of the T20 World Cup.

Women's T20 WC: Request for semi-final reserve day rejected

SYDNEY:The International Cricket Council (ICC) has turned down Cricket Australia's request of having a reserve day for the semi-finals of the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup.

Shafali Verma attains top spot in T20I rankings

SYDNEY:Young opener Shafali Verma will go into the semifinals of the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup as the top ranked batter when the Indian team takes on England on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

India men achieve all-time high in FIH World Rankings

LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND):It has now been two full months since the International Hockey Federation (FIH) introduced its new match-based model for the calculation of the FIH World Rankings, and February saw various movers and shakers amongst the teams competing in the FIH Hockey Pro League.

Nominations for the Hockey India 3rd Annual Awards 2019 announced

NEW DELHI: Hockey India today released the list of nominations for the much-awaited third edition of the Hockey India Annual Awards. These awards are given in recognition of excellence in performance for the year 2019 and overall contribution to the game of hockey. The third edition of the most coveted awards in Indian hockey carries a total prize money of INR 1.30 Crore along with a trophy in each of the category. The awards will be held on Sunday, 08 March 2020 in New Delhi.

India men achieve all-time high in FIH World Rankings

LAUSANNE (SWITZERLAND): It has now been two full months since the International Hockey Federation (FIH) introduced its new match-based model for the calculation of the FIH World Rankings, and February saw various movers and shakers amongst the teams competing in the FIH Hockey Pro League.

No handshakes, only fist bumps for England players on SL tour

LONDON:England captain Joe Root has said that his teammates will not shake hands during their upcoming tour of Sri Lanka because of the coronavirus outbreak and will instead greet each other with fist bumps.

Panjab University clinch championship in dramatic fashion

BHUBANESWAR: The Khelo India University Games 2020 concluded here on Sunday with a simple but impressive closing ceremony, but not before Panjab University pipped Savitribai Phule Pune University with a last-gasp effort to be crowned champions of the inauguration edition.

Kohli fails again, furious fans call out India captain

NEW DELHI:Indian skipper Virat Kohli's poor run with the bat in the ongoing tour of New Zealand has worried Indian Cricket fans and they have expressed their concerns over his form on social media.

13th Athletic Meet organizes at Aryans Group

MOHALI: 13th Athletic Meet was organized by Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh at its Campus. Students of Engineering, Law, Management, Nursing, Pharmacy, Agriculture, B.Ed etc participated in various indoor and outdoor games organized on the occasion.

Harmilan Bains lowers PU Chitra’s 1500m record as Punjabi University rise in medal tally

As his fan, would love to see Dhoni play in T20 WC: Kapil

NEW DELHI:Former India captain Kapil Dev, who won the World Cup in 1983, said as a fan he would love to see MS Dhoni play the T20 World Cup in October but it was completely the team management's call.

Punjab will dispatch its squad for All India Athletics Championship, Selection trials on February 28

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Sports Department will conduct selection trials to select Punjab athletic team for participation in All India Civil Services Athletics Meet Championship slated from March 11 to 14, 2020 at Sports Complex, Sector-46, Chandigarh.

Punjab will dispatch its squad for All India Athletics Championship, Selection trials on February 28

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Sports Department will conduct selection trials to select Punjab athletic team for participation in All India Civil Services Athletics Meet Championship slated from March 11 to 14, 2020 at Sports Complex, Sector-46, Chandigarh.

Uttkarsh Dixit, Priyanka Thakran claim gold in contrasting styles

BHUNANESWAR:Bespectacled Uttkarsh Dixit (Punjabi University, Patiala) and Priyanka Thakran (Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak) took contrasting routes to win the men and women’s recurve archery gold medals at the Khelo India University Games 2020 here in Odisha on Wednesday.

Tsitsipas moves into 2nd round of Dubai Championships

DUBAI:Stefanos Tsitsipas has entered the second round of the ongoing Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after battling past Pablo Carreno Busta.

Shaw a natural stroke-player & knows how to get runs: Kohli

CHRISTCHURCH:India skipper Virat Kohli feels young Prithvi Shaw, who didn't have a great outing in the first Test against New Zealand, is a "very destructive" player and all that he needs to do is have a clear frame of mind to come good.

Swinging the ball was an issue for Indian bowlers, feels Manjrekar

NEW DELHI:Going into the Test series against New Zealand, a lot was spoken about the Indian pace battery with fans even expecting the Indian bowlers led by Jasprit Bumrah to make shortwork of the Kiwi batsmen. With Ishant Sharma also managing to get fit for the opening match, it was seen as a big boost for the Virat Kohli-led side. But in the end, the Indians lost the opening game by 10 wickets and the bowlers cut a sorry figure, apart from Ishant.

Sadhvi Dhuri powers Pune University to the top of the charts

BHUBANESWAR:Swimmer Sadhvi Dhuri landed a double gold while Mihir Ambre won his second title in the Khelo India University Games 2020 here on Tuesday to steer Savitribai Phule Pune University to the top of the charts with 7 gold and 14 medals.

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