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Eight teams enter Super League in Chandigarh Bridge Open Championship

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH: Eight teams -- three from Delhi, two from Haryana, one each from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan and hosts Chandigarh Bridge Association (CBA) team have qualified for the final Chandigarh Open Bridge Championship Super League here today..

10 qualify for World Youth Athletics Championships

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HYDERABAD: Hammer throwers Damneet Singh and Medha grabbed all the attention as they eclipsed the meet records in their respective section on second day of 14th National Youth athletics championships here on Saturday evening. 

Six sharing lead in U-13 Open Chandigarh Chess

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CHANDIGARH: Shishir Lamba, Pratyaksh Goel, Agaaz Bansal, Aditya Malhotra, Arnav Khushwaha and Ishaan Narang were jointly leading with three points apiece in the under-13 open category of the Chandigarh Under-13 (Open and Girls) Chess Championship at St. Xavier's Senior Secondary School, in Sector 44-C here today.

UP’s Aggarwals and city’s Steel Strips lead

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CHANDIGARH : The team Agarwals of Uttar Pradesh and Team Steel Strips were leading the pack on the opening day of the three-day national-level Chandigarh Open Bridge Championship commenced at Hotel The Lalit here today.

Minerva Punjab Colts thrash J&K Banks in U-18 I-League

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NEW DELHI : Minerva Punjab FC U18 squad reached Delhi yesterday to take on J & K Bank in the opening encounter of the U18 I-League Rest of India Zone C qualifying Round being held at Ambedkar Stadium, New Delhi. 

Warm-up matches will help to iron out any deficiencies: India captain Mithali Raj

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DUBAI : The schedule for the practice matches ahead of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 was announced today with just over two months to go for the eight-team tournament which will be played in England and Wales from June 24 to July 23.

Shamim Khan, Angad Cheema are halfway leaders at Pune Open

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
PUNE : PGTI Order of Merit leader Shamim Khan of Delhi and Panchkula’s Angad Cheema emerged halfway leaders at the Pune Open 2017 after both shot second round scores of three-under-68 at the Poona Club Golf Course on Friday. The duo led the field by one stroke at five-under-137. 
The cut was set at two-over-73 with 54 professionals making it to the money rounds. 

Seema, Gurindervir post national marks

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
HYDERABAD : The opening day of 14th National Youth Athletics championships, which commenced at G.M.C. Balayogi Stadium in Gachibowli here, witnessed national youth records being bettered in two events.

Punjab and Patiala beaten in National Women Hockey

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ROHTAK : Hockey Punjab and Patiala lost their opening group matches in the Hockey India 7th Senior National Championships 2017 (Women) ‘A’ Division at Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex here today. 

Defending champ Harendra Gupta in tied second spot

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
PUNE : The opening round of the Pune Open 2017 was characterized by windy conditions and the resultant high scores. While Sudhir Sharma of Greater Noida took pole position courtesy a resolute four-under-67, the trio consisting of defending champion Harendra Gupta of Chandigarh, Bengalurean Khalin Joshi and KPS Sekhon, another Chandigarh golfer, were in tied second at three-under-68. 

Harika starts Reykjavik campaign with easy win

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REYKJAVIK : India’s Grandmaster Harika Dronavalli began her campaign at the Rejkjavik Open in style, easily beating local lad Magnus Magnusson at the Herpa Concert Hall here late on Wednesday night.

Hard-fought wins for Riya Bhatia and Sowjanya

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CHANDIGARH: Eighth seed Riya Bhatia and Sowjanya Bavisetti, both of India marched into singles second round with hard-fought first round victories in the $ 15,000 ITF Women's Tennis Circuit in Cairo (Egypt). Qualifier Shweta Chandra Rana made here exit.

30 teams for Chandigarh Open Bridge

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CHANDIGARH : Chandigarh Bridge Association (CBA)is hosting its annual national level Chandigarh Open Bridge Championship at The Lalit Hotel here from from April 21 to 23.

BCCI firm on Sreesanth's life ban

Punjab News Express
KOCHI : Tainted Indian speedster S. Sreesanth has got a shocker from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) with the apex body reiterating that the life ban imposed on him will stay.

IPL-10: Delhi elect to bat vs KKR

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NEW DELHI : Delhi Daredevils won the toss and elected to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 match at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium here on Monday.

Anura Rohana and Harendra Gupta share lead

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KOCHI : While overnight leader Harendra Gupta of Chandigarh hung on to the lead with a quiet 72 on day three, he was joined at the top by Sri Lankan Anura Rohana who carded a splendid 67 that catapulted him four places from his overnight tied fifth position. The duo was two shots clear of the rest at nine-under-207. 

Jitin, Uddayvir, Vrinda and Rahat win titles

Punjab News Express/Balbir Singh
CHANDIGARH : Jitin K Chetry (boys under-14), Uddayvir Singh (boys under-16), Vrinda Sharma (girls under-14) and Rahat Mangat (girls under-16) claimed singles titles in their respective categories in the STA-AITA Talent Series Tennis Tournament at Chandigarh Club in Sector 1 here today.
The boys under-14 and under-16 and girls under-14 were decided in three sets each while in contrast Rahat Mangat did not drop even a single games to Pawandeep Kaur in the girls under-16 singles final. Rahat clinched the crown by 6-0,6-0.

Minerva Punjab FC face Mohun Bagan in Ludhiana

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CHANDIGARH : Minerva Punjab Football Club face off against Kolkata giants Mohun Bagan in their final home encounter of the ongoing Hero I-league 2017 tomorrow at 7 p.m at the Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana. 

ISSF rejects false allegations of Luciano Rossi

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MUNICH : The Inernational Shooting Sports Federation has categorically denied the allegations of ISSF Vice President Luciano Rossi that ISSF Secretary General Franz Schreiber and Vice President Gary Anderson had discussed the use of laser guns with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) “as possible future of the shooting sports.” 

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