Sports

Pankaj, Marina Devi and A Kadheeja B lift gold medals

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Pankaj (MDU Rohtak), H. Marina Devi (Mangalore University) and A Kadheeja B.(Periyar University) lifted gold medals in their respective categories in the All India Inter University Powerlifting (Men and Women) Championship being organized by Panjab University, Chandigarh at the P.U. complex here today.

Harbhajan takes a jibe at Pune track post India's 333-run loss

Punjab News Express
PUNE: Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh, who predicted a 4-0 verdict in favour of India in the run-up to the four-match Test rubber against Australia, on Saturday blamed the pitch for the home team's 333-run loss in the opening match at the Maharastra Cricket Association Stadium here.

Sriram Balaji completes a double in Jorhat

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Winning 90 per cent service games (nine out of 10) top seed N.Sriram Balaji prevailed over his doubles partner and second seed Vishnu Vardhan in straight sets 6-2, 7-6 (1) in the singles final of the $ 15,000 ITF Men's Futures Tennis Tournament at the Jorhat Tennis Club (Assam) today. 

Punjab Steelers go down fighting to Haryana Gold

Punjab Nesw Express/Balbir Singh
CHENNAI: Haryana Gold took on the Punjab Steelers looking for their very first win of the season. Punjab won the tip off and both teams exchanged empty possessions to start the game.

Chandigarh Varsity lift three golds in Varsities Powerlifting

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh University claimed three gold medals, including one in the women's category, in the All India Inter University Powerlifting (Men and Women) Championship being organized by Panjab University, Chandigarh here today.

Player, Goalkeeper, Rising Star, Coach and Umpire Awards presented

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: The male and female Player, Goalkeeper, Rising Star and Coach of the Year Awards were presented to the winners in a star-studded Hockey Stars 2016 Awards ceremony here today.

Balaji and Mukund face stiff resistance in Jorhat

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Top seed N.Sriram Balaji and third seed Sasi Kumar Mukund faced stiff resistance from their respective opponents in the singles second round match in the $ 15,000 ITF Men's Futures Tennis Tournament at Jorhat Tennis Club in Assam.

Crockrell helps Punjab Steelers down Mumbai Challengers

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHENNAI: Trailing by 15 points Punjab Steelers staged a smart rally with Dermaine Crockrell’s 51 points to defeat Mumbai Challengers by 125-123 in the UBA Pro Basketball League Season 4 at the Satyabhama University here today.

Delhi Capitals snatch exciting 107-99 win against Haryana Gold

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHENNAI: Delhi Capitals handed the Haryana Gold their third loss of the season as they withstood Haryana’s late game charge to win 107-99 in the UBA Pro Basketball League Season 4 at the Satyabhama University here today.

Gurvinder Kaur adjudges Best Athlete

Punjab News Express/Pardeep Luthra
BATALA: The 49 th Annual sports and athletic meet of R. R, Bawa DAV college for girls was held under the patronage of Dr. Neeru Chadh, principal of the college in which MR. H.S Randhawa, head sports department, Guru Nanak Dev University was the chief guest while Mr S.P Marwaha, chairman of local Management committee presided over the meet.

Champa Maurya to represents India in Asian Canoe Slalom Chammpionship

Punjab News Express/Pardeep Luthra
BATALA: Ms. Champa Maurya, a student of R. R Bawa DAV college for girls had been selected to represent the country ( India ) team in the 10th Asian Canoe Slalom championship, being organized at Thailand from February 24 to 26.

Punjabi Varsity beat Anna Varsity in Inter-Varsity B'ball

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Punjabi University, Patiala were crowned champions after beating Anna University, Chennai 78-54 [18-14, 23-15, 19-08, 18-17] in the final of the UBAU All India Inter-Zonal University Basketball Championship for Men 2017 at the Sector 42 Sports Complex here today. 

Siddharth scores close win against Tejas

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: While seeded players, including top seed N.Sriram Balaji and second seed Vishnu Vardhan, had a smooth sailing in their first round singles matches, Siddharth Vishwakarma huffed and puffed before snatching a close win against Tejas Chaukulkar in the $ 15,000 ITF Men's Futures Tennis Tournament at Jorhat Tennis Club in Assam. Both players had made it to the main draw through qualifying..

ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Nissan Trophy Tour launched

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
DUBAI: With 100 days to go before the first ball is bowled in the eighth edition of the ICC Champions Trophy, the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Nissan Trophy Tour was launched in the backyard of the International Cricket Council headquarters at the ICC Academy on Tuesday, 21 February. 

Harbhajan to lead Punjab in Vijay Hazare Trophy

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh has been appointed captain of the :Punjab team in the Vijay Hazare Trophy. The 16-member team was selected by the Senior Selection Committee of Punjab Cricket Association which met under the chairmanship of Bhupinder Singh Sr. at I.S. Bindra PCA Stadium in Mohali.

Punjab ensure final berth in Col Nayudu Trophy

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Resuming at overnight 179 for 5 Vidarbha were bowled out for 246 in 82 overs conceding a huge 234 runs lead to Punjab on first innings in the semi-final of the Col CK Nayudu Trophy in Nagpur.

Anna and Punjabi Varsities set up title clash in AIU Championship

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Anna University, Chennai and Punjabi University, Patiala have set up a summit clash after beating University of Madras, Chennai and Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi by 98-85 [25-26, 24-22, 32-14, 17-23] and 87-62 [23-16, 14-12, 32-19, 18-15], respectively, in the semi-finals of the All India Inter-Zonal University Basketball Championship for Men 2017 at the Sector 42 Sports Complex.

Minerva Punjab FC prevail over Churchill Brothers

Punjab Newsw Express/Balbir Singh
GOA: Minerva Punjab FC secured a crucial away victory in a hostile territory as they pipped Churchill Brothers by 4-5 in a nine-goal thriller in the I-League at the Tilak Maidan in Goa today.

Ajeetesh Sandhu retains title in style with playoff win over Khalin Joshi

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
HYDERABAD: Chandigarh’s Ajeetesh Sandhu continued his love affair with the city of Hyderabad as he won the Golconda Masters, a Rs. 40 lakh event, for the second year running at the picturesque Hyderabad Golf Club (HGC) on Sunday.

Haryana to recruit 600 new coaches

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Government would soon recruit 600 new coaches to enable sportspersons in the State to perform better.

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