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HindustanTimes Sat,01 Nov 2014

Sports

Chandigarh teams book semifinal berths

The Chandigarh boys and girls put up a fine show on the second day of the 60th National School Games baseball tournament (for under-19 players) to enter the semifinals of their respective categories here on Wednesday

Krishan-Naresh cruise into doubles final

Krishan Hooda and Naresh Badgujar, players enrolled in Chandigarh Academy for Rural Tennis (CHART) programme, enjoyed an easy outing to enter the boys’ doubles final of the under-14 AITA Talent Series tennis tournament, being organised at the CLTA (Chandigarh Lawn Tennis Association) complex, Sector 10, on Wednesday. Making a short work of MS Karthik and Asav Kumar, the Chart trainees won 6-2, 6-1.The Hooda-Badgujar combo will now take on Sehaj Punj and Dhruv Sharma in the title clash.

Tendulkar inducted into Bradman Hall of Fame

Sachin Tendulkar added another feather to his cap on Wednesday when the Indian batting legend was inducted as one of the latest honourees in the Bradman Foundation.

Pakistan win toss, bat in 2nd Test against Australia

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat first against Australia in the second match of a two-Test series at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Thursday.

Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket: Rahul Dravid

Batting on a different wicket as member of the Target Olympic Podium Scheme initiated by the Ministry of Sports to increase India's medal tally, former captain Rahul Dravid said that Olympic sports can learn a lot from cricket and vice versa.

Virat Kohli slips to 3rd spot in ODI batsmen's rankings

Virat Kohli's recent dip in form has taken a toll on his rankings as he slipped a rung to third position in the latest ICC ODI batsmen's rankings list released in Dubai on Tuesday.

Billiards: Pankaj Advani emerges World champion

Pankaj Advani, the 29-year old from Bangalore, set a record of sorts when he defeated Peter Gilchrist 6-2 in the final of the World billiards championship (points format) at Leeds on Saturday.

Saina Nehwal, P Kashyap in French Open quarters

Indian shuttler Parupalli Kashyap continued his giant-killing spree, stunning World No 9 Tian Houwei 21-19, 21-18 in the pre-quarters of the French Open Super Series while Saina Nehwal also advanced to the quarterfinals at the Stade Pierre de Coubertin at Paris.

Sardar Singh to lead India for Oz tour

Sardar Singh will lead a 21-member Indian men's hockey squad for the four-match Test tour of Australia to be held in Perth from November 4 to 9. Post bagging gold medal at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, the tour of Australia is being organised as part of preparation for the upcoming FIH Champions Trophy 2014, to be held in Bhubaneswar December 6-14.

Deepa overcomes pain to fulfill Asiad dream

Inspirational anecdotes usually draw on incidents where extraordinary courage and resilience tame greatest of challenges and pain. Deepa’s story treads a similar course.

West Indies abandon tour over pay row, Sri Lanka step in

West Indies cricket plunged to a new low on Friday after the regional board’s payment dispute with its players spun out of control, resulting in the tour being abruptly called off.

4th ODI, Dharamsala: Virat Kohli stars as India beat West Indies by 59 runs

Virat Kohli struck a rollicking 127 as India fashioned a 59-run win over the West Indies in Dharamsala on Friday, effectively sealing the ODI series 2-1 after the visitors dramatically pulled out from the remainder of the tour over an acrimonious pay dispute with their board.

Form on the mend, Virat brushes aside criticism

'I have been scoring consistently for the past five years in all three formats, but if you fail to score in a few games people start saying that I am due for a big score,' said Virat Kohli.

Seaming track evens duel in the hills

The venue for the fourth one-dayer is famous for its fickle weather. Sunshine and rain go hand in hand in the hill stations nestled in the Dhauladhar range.

Pistorius offered cash after killing Steenkamp: Prosecutor

Oscar Pistorius offered $34,000 to the family of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp after he killed her, but the family rejected the funds because they did not want 'blood money', a prosecutor said on Tuesday at the sentencing hearing for the double-amputee athlete.
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