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HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

Sports

T20 fever ready to grip tricity fans again

The action and razzmatazz of cricket’s shortest version will be on display at the PCA stadium when it hosts the group-stage matches of the Champions League T20 tournament from September 18 to 28.

Litmus test awaits grapplers

Incheon will be a different ballgame vis-à-vis Glasgow as far as wrestling is concerned. The 14-member Indian contingent had clinched 12 medals, including five gold at last month’s Commonwealth Games, but the same cannot be expected at the Asian Games.

Yuki falls tamely, India lose to Serbia in Davis Cup playoff

Filip Krajinovic denied India a place in the Davis Cup World Group by defeating Yuki Bhambri in the decisive reverse singles on Monday to clinch the playoff 3-2 for Serbia.

Olympic body finds new way of appeasing favourites

An athlete toils for years to be part of events such as the Olympic and Asian Games. But for bureaucrats and politicians it’s a cakewalk. The modus operandi is simple — they use clout to get their names included in the Indian Olympic Association’s delegates’ list through the national sports federations (NSFs), following which all their expenses are taken care of.

Burden of expectations on young shooters

If there is one sport which has evolved over the past decade, leaving every other discipline behind in India, it is shooting. Be it the global body — the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) — which has dramatically changed the format to make it more viewer friendly.

Narrow win for United Singhs

The United Singhs registered their third win in the ongoing World Kabaddi League by defeating Royal Kings USA 59-53 at Prithipal Hockey Stadium in Punjab Agricultural University, here on Sunday.

Champion swimmer Poncha now hopes to make it big in golf

After beating adversity to becomea champion swimmer, Rehan Poncha now wants to make it big in another sport - golf - hoping to play amateur qualifiers from next year before turning professional.

Khalsa Warriors edge past Punjab Thunder in thriller

Khalsa Warriors defeated Punjab Thunder 59-57 in a nail-biting match, which went right down to the wire, in the World Kabaddi League at Prithipal Hockey Stadium in Punjab Agricultural University on Saturday.

CFHA lads drub MBCT to register maiden victory

The team of Chandigarh Football and Hockey Academy (CFHA) thrashed MBCT, Bassi Pathana, 6-1 to register their first win in the 13th ONGC SN Vohra Memorial sub-junior (under-14) hockey tournament, being played at the Sector-18 stadium, on Monday.

Contrasting wins for Surjit and BUSH hockey academies

Surjit Hockey Academy, Jalandhar, and BUSH Academy, Khadoor Sahib, registered contrasting wins on the second day of the 13th ONGC SN Vohra Memorial sub-junior (under-14) hockey tournament, being played at the Sector-18 stadium, on Sunday.

Rohit Sharma ruled out, India look to continue winning run

India were dealt a blow ahead of the third one-dayer against England in Nottingham on Saturday as opener Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the remainder of the tour because of injury.

Djokovic, Serena, Murray sail through on New York breeze

Novak Djokovic reached the third round of a Grand Slam for the 25th consecutive time while Serena Williams racked up her 80th US Open win as the top seeds eased into the third round.

For Gurkiran, it is all about balance

The usual story of any athlete follows a definitive plot: He takes up a particular sports discipline as a hobby, develops a keen interest for the game over a period of time and finally seals it as his profession.

It's a good format to come back into form: Dhoni

MS Dhoni heaved a sigh of relief after his team turned its fortunes around with a 133-run win in the second ODI against England in Cardiff on Wednesday.

Paes, Sania win respective US Open doubles matches

Leander Paes and Sania Mirza won their respective doubles matches to advance to the second round of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows in New York.
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