Commonwealth Shooting Championships: India Continues to Dominate

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Commonwealth Shooting Championships: India Continues to Dominate  India took their gold medal count to five in four days of the Commonwealth Shooting Championships 2017, with Olympian Prakash Nanjappa and double-trapper Ankur Mittal winning the yellow metal here Nov. 3. Nanjappa led yet another Indian clean sweep at the Men’s 50 meter Pistol with World Cup Final bronze medalist Amanpreet Singh winning the silver and Jitu Rai his second bronze of the competition. Ankur Mittal added more glitter to his best-ever international year with the Double Trap gold while Shreyasi Singh…

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Star Indian Boxer Mary Kom Wins Gold at Asian Boxing Championship

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Star Indian Boxer Mary Kom Wins Gold at Asian Boxing Championship Star Indian boxer M.C. Mary Kom defeated Hyang Mi Kim of North Korea in the women’s 48kg category to clinch the gold at the Asian Boxing Championship here Nov. 8. The Olympic bronze medalist got the better of her opponent in a unanimous 5-0 verdict in the final to win her fifth gold at the Asian Boxing Championship and first in the 48 kg category. “I am really happy the way this championship has panned out. I would like…

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India Ends Commonwealth Shooting Championship Campaign on High Note

India Ends

India Ends Commonwealth Shooting Championship Campaign on High Note  India ended the Commonwealth Shooting Championships with a haul of 20 medals as Satyendra Singh and Sanjeev Rajput bagged gold and silver respectively in the mens 50 meter Rifle 3 Positions event on the concluding day of competitions here Nov. 6. India Ends : The Indian squad won a total of six gold, seven silver and seven bronze medals after a week of competition. This included a gold and silver each in Shotgun events while the rest were from the Rifle…

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India Beats New Zealand in T20 Shootout, Wins First T20 Series Against Black Caps

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India Beats New Zealand in T20 Shootout, Wins First T20 Series Against Black Caps India beat New Zealand by six runs in a thrilling finish to win the third Twenty20 Nov. 7. Chasing 68 in a series decider reduced by rain to eight overs per side, the Black Caps were restricted to 61-6. India finished at 67-5 and won the three-match series 2-1, its first victory in a bilateral engagement in this format over New Zealand. India also won the competitive one-day international series 2-1. The persistent rain and a…

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Women’s Hockey: India Beats China, Wins Asia Cup Title After 13 Years

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Women’s Hockey: India Beats China, Wins Asia Cup Title After 13 Years India created history as they edged past China 5-4 via shootouts to win the women’s Asia Cup hockey title here Nov. 5. With this, India also qualified for next year’s World Cup as Continental Champions. It was skipper Rani who scored the winning goal for India while Savita made a great save in sudden death to ensure India the 5-4 score in the penalty shootout. Earlier, it was Navjot Kaur who scored India’s lone goal in the 25th…

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Ranji Trophy Pujara Helps Saurashtra Take Massive Lead

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Ranji Trophy Pujara Helps Saurashtra Take Massive Lead  India top-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara missed out on a successive double hundred but helped Saurashtra post a commendable 570 against Gujarat in the first innings of their Group B Ranji Trophy tie here Nov. 10. Pujara (182) stitched together a 253-run stand for the second wicket along with fellow overnight centurion Snell Patel (156) as Gujarat’s 17-year-old left-arm spinner Siddharth Desai returned best figures of 4/154. Pujara, who scored 204 against Jharkhand in Saurashtra’s previous encounter, put on 69 runs with Jaydev…

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Pollution May Lead to Change of Date for Annual Airtel Delhi Half Marathon

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Pollution May Lead to Change of Date for Annual Airtel Delhi Half Marathon The alarming levels of pollution in the national capital have forced the organizers of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon – currently scheduled for Nov. 19. – to consider changing the date of the event. “There is a possibility to shift this event to a new window… we may organize the event earlier or later. We have the option of the alternative window. We will discuss with our stakeholders and see which will the best window for the…

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Delhi Dynamos Beat FC Pune City in Indian Super League Opener

Delhi Dynamos

Delhi Dynamos Beat FC Pune City in Indian Super League Opene A terrific second-half display from youngster Lallianzuala Chhangte helped the Delhi Dynamos register an impressive 3-2 victory over FC Pune City in their Indian Super League opener at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium here Nov. 22. The 20-year-old from Mizoram created the first goal for Delhi before netting one for himself on a memorable evening. Paulo Henrique Dias Da Cruz, Chhangte and Matias Mirabaje scored three second-half goals for the winners, while Emiliano Alfaro and Marcos Tebar…

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Hong Kong Open: World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying’s craft too good for PV Sindhu

PV Sindhu

Hong Kong Open: World No. 1 Tai Tzu Ying’s craft too good for PV Sindhu PV Sindhu tried to catch Tai Tzu Ying but the latter ran away the winner with a 21-18, 21-18 victory at the Hong Kong Super Series The Hong Kong Open final between PV Sindhu and Tai Tzu Ying began with the Indian mishitting her first stroke; a simple return botched with the shuttle bouncing in front of her. Caught off-guard by the error, Sindhu raised her eyebrows and shook her head. It was going to be…

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Prakash Padukone advises PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth on importance of scheduling

Prakash Padukone

Prakash Padukone advises PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth on importance of scheduling For all the giant strides India has taken on the international badminton circuit, overexertion is now becoming a concern. Prakash Padukone : Coming to the end of a stellar season in which Kidambi Srikanth won four Super Series titles, the shuttler now finds himself struggling to be fit for at the World Super Series Finals in Dubai next month. A packed schedule saw the 24-year-old playing continuously since October 18, but only until the senior national championships in Nagpur earlier…

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