Sports

ISMA Academy clinch overall Gatka Trophy

Punjab News Expresss
CHANDIGARH : Gatka teams from Punjab and Haryana showcased their mesmerising combative and defensive skills of traditional martial art during two-day second All India Martial Arts Festival-cum-Tournament here. The competition was organised by Martial Arts Board International in association with National Gatka Association of India (NGAI) and International Sikh Martial Art Academy (ISMAA).

Sarabjot Singh rallies to prevail over plucky Dhananjay

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH : Sarabjot Singh started shakly against Dhananjay Singh as he lost the first set by winning just one game in the boys under-16 singles quarter-final of the STA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at the Chandigarh Club courts in Sector 1 here today. 

53 men and 37 women report for junior hockey camps

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
BENGALURU : After an action-packed domestic season, which witnessed some outstanding performances in the Hockey India 7th Junior National Hockey Championships (Men and Women), Hockey India named potential players in the making for the national camp for Junior Men and Women based on their performances in the recently-concluded National Championships. 

Anurag Thakur to inaugurate Gumma Cricket Stadium

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH : The Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) announced that the newly built Gumma Cricket Stadium in Shimla District would be inaugurated and dedicated to the people of the state on June 1, 2017 at !0 am.

NADA bans top Indian athlete

Punjab News Express
NEW DELHI
 : A top Indian athlete was handed a provisional suspension by the National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) on Wednesday after testing positive for banned performance enhancing substance meldodium.

Gems Cambridge International School wins 10 Medals in State Karate Championship

Punjab News Express/Pardeep Luthra
BATALA: Gems Cambridge International School has won 10 medlas including three Gold in the Punjab State Shotokan Karate Championship,organized by the Karate Association of India (KAI) at Mall celebrations Amritsar today.

Nitin Tomar attracts highest bid in Pro Kabaddi Season 5

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH : Vivo Pro Kabaddi, India's biggest sports league, conducted a successful Player Auction, the first marquee event of Season 5 of the league, in New Delhi. Day 1 of the two-day auction netted a total price of INR 27.27 crores for 60 players selected. Twelve franchises came together, in an intense bidding war, to piece together teams that will lead them to victory.

India outplay Nepal in South Asian Basketball

Punjab News Express
MALA (MALDIVE) : India outplayed Nepal by 90-44 points to go unbeaten in the tournament and complete a historic five-peat of the 5th South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship here today.

Indian coach sends suggestions to UWW on World Wrestling Day

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH : Indian wrestling coach Arjuna Awardee Kripa Shankar Bishnoi has sent three major suggestions for the revamp of the rules of the game to the United World Wrestling (UWW) on the occasion of World Wrestling Day

Mithali Raj to lead India in ICC Women’s World Cup

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
DUBAI : The International Cricket Council (ICC) today confirmed the squads which will be taking part in the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 to be staged in the United Kingdom from June 24 to July 23.

India rout Bangladesh 142-71 in South Asian Basketball

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
MALE : Playing their third round robin encounter, defending champs India routed Bangladesh 142-71 in a lopsided affair in the 5th South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship here . India came out the gates strong and outscored Bangladesh 36-9 in the very first quarter and posted a rather insurmountable lead.

Harikrishna finishes tied 10th in Moscow FIDE Grand Prix

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
MOSCOW : Indian Grand Master Pentala Harikrishna signed off Moscow FIDE Grand Prix 2017 with a draw against GM Teimour Radjabov here at the DI Telegraph late on Sunday night.

Armaan grabs third place in Super Trofeo Asia Series

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
BURIRAM (THAILAND) : India’s dashing racer Armaan Ebrahim continued his good run in the Super Trofeo Asia Series, clinching a second successive podium despite engine problems at the Chang International Circuit hereon Sunday. 

India beat Sri Lanka by 88-61 in South Asian Basketball

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
MALE MALDIVES : Defending champions India posted their second straight win by beating Sri Lanka.by 88-61 in a fairly competitive game of the 5th South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship. The first and third quarters were particularly neck and neck, but India built double digit leads in the other two periods to stay undefeated in the competition.

Karamjot Singh selected for World Junior Judo Schools games

Pardeep Luthra/Tarlok Bagga
GURDASPUR: Karamjot Singh, a student of Wood Stock Senior Secondary School Batala has been selected to represent Indian Junior Judo team to participate in The World Schools games being organized at New Delhi by the Indian Judo Federation (IJF) and Directorate of Indian Education jointly in July.

Himal Husain wins Pavna All-India Fide rated Chess

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Second seed Himal Gusain won the 3rd Pavna All India Fide Rated Chess Tournament-2017 at Aligarh (UP) by securing 8.5 points out of nine games. Top seed International Master Himanshu Sharma of Haryana finished third with 7.5 points. The second position was bagged by Gajendra Singh of UP with 7.5 points.

Holders India off to a big win against Maldives

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
MALE (MALDIVES): India started their title defence against hosts Maldives and steamrolled to a 84-42 win on the back on centre Amritpal’s 25 points and 8 boards in the 5th South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Championship. India shot a quality 45.9% (34/74) from the field and shut down the Maldives offence who shot a mere 24.2% (16/66) from the field.

Black Sticks Women make clean sweep against India

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
HAMILTON: The Vantage Black Sticks Women have swept the five-test series against India after a 6-2 result in the final match at the Gallagher Hockey Centre in Hamilton on Saturday. Aside from a short period of Indian resistance, it was all New Zealand traffic with three goals coming in each half, reports Hockey New Zealand.

Chandigarh poised to claim Markan Trophy

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh have virtually assured to win the Punjab Inter-District Cricket Tournament for ML Markan Trophy as they were 259 for 5 at close of third day's play and were having an overall lead of 403 runs with five wickets in hand against Mohali in the final.

3 Gian Jyoti Global School students selected for World Taekwondo

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH : Three students of Gian Jyoti Global School to participate in the 2017 World Taekwondo Hanmadang (Festival) which is going to held in South Korea from July 28 to 1st August 1. According to information given by the school management, Inder Singh (Class 8th), Raman Bassi (Class 7th) and Piyush Latawa (Class 4th) of Gian Jyoti Global School will compete in their respective categories.

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