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HindustanTimes Mon,22 Sep 2014

Sports

Perth Scorchers register an exciting six-wicket win over first-timers Dolphins

On Saturday, Mitchell Marsh, who is nowadays being regarded as one of the most promising player Australian cricket has seen lately, lived up to his growing reputation by handing Perth Scorchers an exciting six-wicket win against first-timers Dolphins in their CLT20 encounter at the PCA Stadium.

Asian Games 2014 : Talk of fatigue gathers momentum amongst Indian shooters, time for NRAI to act

Air pistol shooter Heena Sidhu looked as if she had no energy left to even lift her backpack, rifle marksman Joydeep Karmakar did not hide behind the complexity of words when he said he was 'terribly jetlagged' and Shweta Chaudhary kept talking endlessly about the problem in her neck and back due to the hours spent in rigorous training on the range.

India bag 1 gold, 1 bronze on 1st day of Asian Games

World No. 5 Jitu Rai emerged victorious in the men's 50 metre pistol event to give India its first gold medal from the 17th Asian Games at the Ongnyeon International Shooting Range in Incheon, South Korea.

After twin gold in nationals, Sanjeev eyes Asian Para Games

Sanjeev Kumar has yet again proved that physical debility means little before strong will. The paralympic badminton champion from Punjab recently won the gold in the men’s singles and doubles sections of the 15th National Open para badminton championship held in Chennai.

Sardar Singh to be India's flag bearer at Asiad opening

Ending the suspense over who would be the Indian contingent's flag bearer at Friday's 17th Asian Games opening ceremony in Incheon, men's hockey team captain Sardar Singh was on Thursday bestowed with the honour.

KXIP pin hopes on home players against Hurricanes

The key to Kings XI Punjab’s success in this year’s IPL was the performance of domestic players like Manan Vohra, Sandeep Sharma and Akshar Patel. Though the likes of Glenn Maxwell and David Miller

Boxer Manoj Kumar to get Arjuna Award after winning court battle

Forced to take the legal route after being denied the honour initially, Indian boxer Manoj Kumar will be bestowed the Arjuna Award as the sports ministry has finally accepted his nomination.

Gymnast, coach booked for sexual harassment in Asian Games training camp

A gymnast and his coach who are attending a national camp for the upcoming Asian Games, have been booked for allegedly sexually harassing a woman gymnast at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Delhi, police said on Tuesday.

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.
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