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Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy beat Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy 3-0

Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy beat Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy 3-0

Hockey, Trending
2nd Hockey India Sub Junior Women Academy National Championship 2022 in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh SAI-Academy and Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy will face off against each other in the Final of the 2nd Hockey India Sub Junior Women Academy National Championship 2022 after the two teams registered comprehensive wins over their respective rivals in the Semi-Finals here on Thursday. In the first Semi-Final, SAI-Academy beat Smart Hockey Academy, Raipur 10-0. Jyoti Xaxa (9', 11', 14', 16') fired four goals, Binati Minz (21', 38') and Anjana Xaxa (27', 41') struck a brace each while Sanju Shahi (7') and Himanshi (58') contributed a goal each for for SAI-Academy. In the second semifinal, Madhya Pradesh Hockey Academy got the better of Roundglass Punjab Hockey Club Academy 3-0. Sneha Pa...
Badminton Asia Championships: PV Sindhu in second round, Lakshya Sen knocked out

Badminton Asia Championships: PV Sindhu in second round, Lakshya Sen knocked out

Badminton, Trending
Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth also progressed to the second round of the women’s and men’s singles, respectively. Double Olympic medallist PV Sindhu came from a game down to win her first round women’s singles match at the Badminton Asia Championships 2022 in Muntinlupa Sports Complex in Manila, the Philippines on Wednesday. World No. 7 PV Sindhu was made to work hard by 39th ranked Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei in the opening- match that lasted one hour and 17 minutes. The Indian ace dropped the opening game and saved a match point in the second before taking the decider. PV Sindhu won 18-21, 27-25, 21-9. Former world champion PV Sindhu will take on Singapore’s Yue Yann Jaslyn Hooi in the next round on Thursday. Earlier, London 2012 bronze medallist Saina Nehwal was also ...
Asia Cup hockey: India, Pakistan clash on opening day

Asia Cup hockey: India, Pakistan clash on opening day

Hockey, Trending
India and Pakistan have been drawn in Pool A and will face off on May 23. The Indian hockey team will renew its rivalry against Pakistan at the men’s Asia Cup 2022, which will be held in Jakarta, Indonesia from May 23 to June 1. Set to be its 11th edition, this year’s Asia Cup will feature eight heavyweights of the continent, including Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Bangladesh and hosts Indonesia, along with India and Pakistan. India are the defending champions and have won the title thrice whilst finishing as runners-ups five times. Two of the most successful teams in field hockey, India and Pakistan, have been drawn in Pool A. Japan and Indonesia are the other countries in the pool. India and Pakistan last played each other at the Asian Champions Trophy 2021, where India defeated...
Khelo India University Games: Swimmers keep Jain University on top of medals table

Khelo India University Games: Swimmers keep Jain University on top of medals table

Khelo India, Trending
The biggest upset of the day came in boxing with Muskan defeating the world youth champion Vinka in the women’s 57-60kg semi-finals. Hosts Jain University, once again, rode on impressive performances by its swimmers to maintain its lead at the top of the Khelo India University Games 2021 medals table on Tuesday. Jain University picked up four of the 10 gold medals on offer on Tuesday. Overall, eight new records were created on the day in Bengaluru. The highlight of day 4, however, came in boxing when Pandit Deendayal Upadhyaya Shekhawati University's Muskan beat youth world champion Vinka in the 57-60kg category semi-finals. Muskan won by split decision despite a late flurry by Vinka. On the penultimate day of weightlifting, Savitribai Phule University asserted its dominance, w...
Badminton Asia Championships: India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty progress to second round

Badminton Asia Championships: India’s Satwiksairaj Rankireddy-Chirag Shetty progress to second round

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The Indian pair defeated Thailand’s Apiluk Gaterahong and Natchanon Tulamok in straight games. Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto also advanced. India’s top men’s doubles pair of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty sailed into the second round of the Badminton Asia Championships 2022 at the Muntinlupa Sports Complex in Manila, the Philippines on Tuesday. Seeded third at the continental meet, the world No. 7 Indian duo took 27 minutes to defeat Thailand’s Apiluk Gaterahong and Natchanon Tulamok 21-13, 21-9 in the men’s doubles round of 32. The India Open champions will face the world No. 23 pair Akira Koga and Taichi Saito from Japan, next. Apart from Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty,  India’s mixed doubles pair of Ishaan Bhatnagar and Tanisha Crasto also advance...
Karnataka thrash Gujarat 4-0 to make it to the semis in dramatic style

Karnataka thrash Gujarat 4-0 to make it to the semis in dramatic style

Football, Trending
Karnataka capped off a dramatic final game in Group B to beat Gujarat 4-0 and qualify for the semi finals of the Hero 75th National Football Championship for Santosh Trophy at the Manjeri Payyanad Football Stadium here on Monday. Services' victory over Odisha earlier in the day had upset the comfortable apple cart that was this group. The math, leading into this final group stage game was simple. Karnataka needed to win by a three goal margin to go through. For the first half an hour of the game, Gujarat were barely allowed to breathe. In the fourth minute of the game, even as the football hungry crowd was settling into the Manjeri Payyanad, Karnataka had their first crack at the goal, Sudheer Kotikela shooting wide from a tight angle. Eight minutes later, they had the lead, Sudhe...
2nd Hockey India Junior Men Academy National Championship 2022, Naval Tata Hockey Academy, Jamshedpur

2nd Hockey India Junior Men Academy National Championship 2022, Naval Tata Hockey Academy, Jamshedpur

Hockey, Trending
Raja Karan Hockey Academy, Smart Hockey Academy, Raipur, Army Boys Sports Company, Malwa Hockey Academy Hanumangarh, Naval Tata Hockey Academy-Jamshedpur and Vadipatti Raja Hockey Academy registered wins in their respective pool matches on the sixth day of the 2nd Hockey India Junior Men Academy National Championship 2022 here on Monday. In Pool B matches of the day, Raja Karan Hockey Academy beat Tamil Nadu Hockey Academy 12-0, while Smart Hockey Academy, Raipur edged past Republican Sports Club 3-2. Rahul (32', 40', 42', 53') starred with four goals, while Sandeep Singh (20',39',45) bagged a hat-trick for Raja Karan Hockey Academy. Harish Sharma (3', 36') netted twice, while Gurkirat Singh (8'), Sandeep Singh (15') and Captain Piyush (38') contributed a goal each for the winning te...
Asian Wrestling Championships: Deepak Punia wins silver as India finish with 17 medals

Asian Wrestling Championships: Deepak Punia wins silver as India finish with 17 medals

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Viky, with bronze in men’s 92kg, was India’s only other medallist on the final day of the continental meet.  Tokyo Olympian Deepak Punia won the men’s freestyle 86kg silver while Viky bagged a bronze in the 92kg category at the  Asian Wrestling Championships 2022 in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on Sunday. With the two medals on the final day of the meet, India finished with a total tally of 17 medals, one gold, five silvers and 11 bronze, at Ulaanbaatar. Tokyo medallist Ravi Kumar Dahiya won the solitary gold in the men’s 57kg weight class. Though the count surpassed last year’s haul of 14, India did win more gold medals, five, at the 2021 edition held at Almaty. Deepak Punia, a former world championships silver medallist, began his campaign with a 6-0 win over Iranian grapple...
Kartik Hantal strike helps Odisha beat Manipur

Kartik Hantal strike helps Odisha beat Manipur

Football, Trending
A first-half strike from Kartik Hantal helped Odisha claim a narrow 1-0 win against Manipur in the Hero 75th National Football Championship for the Santosh Trophy at the Manjeri Payyanaad Stadium here on Tuesday. Odisha were the better team on the night as their tenacious display meant Manipur succumbed to their first loss of the competition. Both teams came into the contest full of confidence. Manipur had thrashed defending champions Services 3-0 while Odisha had come back from 1-3 down to draw their previous encounter against Karnataka. Both coaches had mentioned prior to the game how the boys were up for the game. It was Odisha who started the brighter of the two as they tried to play the lofted through ball behind the Manipur defence. With Manipur playing a high-line, goalkeep...
AFC Champions League: Mumbai City FC hold Al Jazira for a goalless draw

AFC Champions League: Mumbai City FC hold Al Jazira for a goalless draw

Football, Trending
The draw takes MCFC on four points from four games. There are two more matches remaining in the group stage. Mumbai City FC played out a goalless draw against UAE’s Al Jazira FC in AFC Champions League 2022 group stage match at the King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on Monday. The result means Mumbai City FC are tied on four points with Al Jazira and Iraq’s Air Force Club below Saudi Arabia’s Al Shabab football club, who are on top of Group B with 10 points. However, MCFC are third in Group B as they lost their first leg to Al Jazira 1-0 last week. The draw also makes Mumbai City FC the first club from India to win four points in the AFC Champions League history. FC Goa had mustered three points from their group games last season. Both Mumbai City FC and Al...