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Mukesh Kumar takes the halfway lead at Kolkata Classic

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
KOLKOTA : Seasoned campaigner Mukesh Kumar grabbed the halfway lead at the Kolkata Classic 2017 courtesy his second round of four-under-68. The man from Mhow was ahead by one at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) as his total read seven-under-137. 

Pakistan take 2-1 series lead against Vantage Black Sticks Men

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
WAIRARAPA (NEW ZEALAND) : Pakistan captain Abdul Haseem Khan led from the front with a first half double as the Vantage Black Sticks Men went down 2-1 in front of a vocal crowd at the Trust House Hockey Wairarapa complex.

FIBA World Cup 2019 logo unveiled

Punjab News Express
SHANGHAI : The official logo of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 was unveiled at an official ceremony in Shanghai, China on Tuesday. The logo draws its inspiration from the Beijing Opera, one of the most symbolic cultural icons of China. It showcases the legends of the strongest with the colourful facial make-up of the actors symbolising characteristics such as wisdom, persistence, power and perfection - the exact qualities the participating players and national teams at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 will need in order to succeed. 

Minerva Punjab FC colts stun India U-17 World Cup team

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH : Champions of AIFF Youth League for two consecutive years Minerva Punjab FC shocked India U-17 World Cup team in a highly dominated encounter at the Trinity Football Ground, Benolim in Goa. The win comes no surprise to all the Minerva fans.

USACA constitution still does not incorporate all ICC Board's requirements

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
INDIANAPOLIS : The International Cricket Council (ICC) confirmed that the constitution which suspended United States of America Cricket Association (USACA), has sent to its members ahead of a Special General Meeting (SGM) on April 8 does not incorporate all of the requirements laid down by the ICC Board and does not therefore fully satisfy one of the express conditions of membership reinstatement previously imposed by the ICC, informs Erick N Parthen, USA Project Manager.

Indian cricket team reached at Dharmshala

Punjab News Express/Vijyender Sharma
DHARMSHALA: Indian cricket team, led by skipper Virat Kohli, arrived a at Dharmshala four days before the first ever test match to be played at the picturesque HPCA stadium . The 32 member contingent of the Indian cricket team landed at Kangra Airport, Kangra . Chief Coach of Indian team Anil Kumble and coach Sanjay Bangar, too, accompanied the team to Dharamshala, where the fourth and deciding test match of the India-Australia test series would be played from March 25.

Minerva FC invited to play against Indian U-17 and U-15 teams

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH : Minerva Punjab Football Club colts- The Champions of AIFF U-16 Youth League / Nike Premier Cup for 2 consecutive years (2016 and 2017) added another feather to their caps as they become the only team from the country to be invited to play two friendly matches against India U-17 World Cup team and India U-15 team scheduled to be played on March 22 and March 24,respectively at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Fatorda, Goa. 

Preeti overcomes a spirited challenge from Neha

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH : Preeti of Punjab recorded a hard-fought win against spirited Neha from Delhi in the women's fourth round match in the 48 kg category of the second edition of three-day Bharat Kesri Dangal at War Heroes’ Memorial Stadium in Ambala Cantonment.

Chikka, Chiragh call the shots in round one of Kolkata Classic

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
KOLKATA : Established names and former PGTI Order of Merit champions Chikkarangappa and Chiragh Kumar called the shots in round one of the Kolkata Classic 2017 with matching scores of four-under-68 at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC). 

Pujara gains No.2 slot; Jadeja pips Ashwin to top ICC Test bowler's chart

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DUBAI : Indian players continued to rule the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Test rankings as Ranchi double-centurion Cheteshwar Pujara gained four spots to a career-best No.2 spot while his teammate Ravindra Jadeja consolidated his stay on top of the bowler's list after pushing fellow tweaker Ravichandran Ashwin to the No.2 spot.

PU yogis win overall third position in Kurukshetra

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : Panjab University secured overall third position in the All-India Inter-University Yoga (Men and Women) Championship which was organised by Kurukshetra University from March 16 to 19. 

Ankur Khanna appointed CFO of ICC

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
DUBAI : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the appointment of Ankur Khanna to the post of Chief Financial Officer. Khanna will join the ICC at the end of March leaving Air Asia India where he has held the post of CFO for the last twelve months. 

Ravinder and Kanwaljeet adjudged the best athletes

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CHANDIGARH : Gold medalist in 400 metres and 200 metres Ravinder Singh of Faculty of Education was declared the best athlete in the boys category of the 4th Desh Bhagat University Annual Athletic Championship in Mandi Gobindgarh.

India eye Test win as Sharma, Jadeja keep pressure on Aussies

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RANCHI : Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets in quick succession to put the pressure firmly on Australia as the visitors posted 83/4 at lunch on the fifth day of the third Test here on Monday.

Carroll claims her first ISSF World Cup gold

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
ACAPULCO (MEX) : The United States’ 22-year-old Ashley Carroll competed in front of her parents in the second World Cup stage of the season, surviving a six-way shoot-off to enter the final and finishing atop the women’s trap podium.

India ride on Vijay, Pujara to post strong 193/2 at lunch on Day 3

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RANCHI : India rode on Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay's dogged display to post 193/2 at lunch on the third day of the third cricket Test here on Saturday.

Kshitij Kaul clinches Delhi NCR Cup 2017

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
NEW DELHI : Local lad Kshitij Naved Kaul clinched The Delhi NCR Cup 2017 after a scintillating final round of four-under par 68 for a gross of two-under par 286 here at the prestigious Delhi Golf Club.

Yuki Bhambri upsets 7th seed Miximilan in Pingshan Open

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH : Indian Yuki Bhambri registered a hard-fought three-setter mild upset victory as he overcame a stiff resistance from seventh seed Miximilan Marterer of Germany in the quarterfinal of the $75,000 Challenger Men’s Tennis Tournament (Pingshan Open) in China on Friday. The closely-fought quarter-final contest continued for two hours and eight minutes.

Raja-Sharan pair lose in q-final

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH : Indian pair of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan went down fighting to Marcus Daniell of New Zealand and Marcelo Demoliner of Brazil 2-6, 3-6, 4-10 in the double quarter-final round match in the $ 150,000 ATP Challenger Men's Tennis Tournament (BMW of Dallas Irving Tennis Classic) in Texas on Friday.

Smith remains steady as Jadeja strikes

Punjab News Express
RANCHI : Left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja struck crucial blows for India even as Australia rode skipper Steven Smith's steady batting to post 401/7 in their first innings at lunch on the second day of the third cricket Test here on Friday.

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