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Two wins in a row for Tuti Patriots

Chennai: Albert Tuti Patriots made it a walk-in-the-park in their encounter with Ruby Trichy Warriors as they comprehensively beat the fort town team by 10 wickets at the match held at the NPR College Ground at Natham on Wednesday. Washington Sundar once again rose to be the hero for Patriots as he continued his contribution with both bat and ball. After opting to bat first, Trichy openers Bharat Shankar and

Learnt a lot from Dhoni: Washington Sundar

Chennai: Washington Sundar scored an unbeaten 49 to help Tuti Patriots defeat Tiruchi Warriors last night. Speaking to the media about his IPL stint, Sundar said, “It was very good. I played with a lot of star players like (MS) Dhoni, Steven Smith and (Ben) Stokes. I learnt how to approach different situations both on and off the field. I learnt a lot from them and I am finding that

'Natham has the fastest wicket in TNPL'

Chennai: Before going against Ruby Trichy Warriors tomorrow, promising pacer of defending champions Albert Tuti Patriots Aswin Crist spoke to the media about the first match and the recent training session with Brett Lee. Q) Talk us through the previous game as it could have gone either way. A) The Dindigul Dragons played well, especially R Vivek. At the closing stage, he threatened to take the game away with his

Akshdeepnath scores a century

Chennai: Akshdeepnath’s splendid ton helped Triplicane Sports Club defeat Parry’s Sports and Recreation Club in a II Division ‘A’ match being organised by Tamilnadu Cricket Club. Scores: II-DIVISION ‘A’ Parry’s Sports and Recreation Club 325 for 7 in 50 overs (S. Santosh Shiv 102, Punit Singh Bisht 56, Vision Panchal 50, S. Siddharth 31, Prashanth K Varma 3 for 44) lost to Triplicane Sports Club 329 for 6 in 49.5

Madurai's bad run continues

Chennai: It was a hard day in the field for Madurai Super Giant as Dindigul Dragons spared no time in chasing an average target of 118. Subramania Siva stormed to 84 of just 41 deliveries, enabling Dindigul to wrap the game up in just 10.3 overs. The match took place at the NPR College Ground, Natham and Madurai choosing to bat raced on to 21 in the first two overs.

Top teams in fray for Murugappa hockey

Chennai: The 91st edition of the MCC-Murugappa Gold Cup Hockey Tournament will be held from 27 July to 6 August at the at the Mayor Radhakrishnan Stadium in Egmore. 10 teams are sorted into two pools. The tournament will be played on a league-cum-knockout basis.  The top two teams from each pool will qualify for the semi-finals on 5 August and the finals will be played on 6 August under

Vijaykanth son buys Chennai cue sports team

Chennai: “My mission is to promote sports. I want to ensure today’s youngsters take up games to lead a healthy life,” said Vijay Prabhakaran, son of actor and DMDK chief Vijayakanth. The owner of Chennai Smashers, the defending champion in Badminton Premier League that features P V Sindhu, has now acquired the team Chennai Strikers in Cue Slam, Indian Cue Masters League that involves big names in billiards and snooker.

Spain suspends football Prez Villar after arrest

Madrid: Spain’s highest sports authority has suspended the president of the Spanish Football Federation a week after his arrest in an anti-corruption investigation. The Higher Council of Sport removed Angel Maria Villar from the federation presidency today, pending the outcome of the investigation which has landed him in prison without bail and rocked Spanish soccer. Council president Jose Ramon Lete says Villar and vice president Juan Padron, also arrested last

Intuition tells Neymar will stay in Barca: Pique

Washington: Barcelona defender Pique remains convinced that Neymar will stay at Camp Nou, but said Tuesday his opinion was based on “intuition” rather than inside knowledge. “It’s a personal opinion from the conversation that I had with him and my intuition,” Pique said at a press conference on the eve of Barcelona’s International Champions Cup friendly against Manchester United in the US capital. “But it’s not official,” he added. “And

Mumbai FC retains Goian for ISL 4

Mumbai: Mumbai City FC has retained central defender Lucian Goian to strengthen the team’s defence for the next two seasons of the Indian Super League, including the fourth season. Goian was considered as one of the top three defenders due to his wealth of experience and strong performance in the last season. He will join Amrinder Singh and Sehnaj Singh, who were also retained by Mumbai City FC for the

1st Test: India 115 for 1 at lunch against Lanka

Galle: Electing to bat, India reached 115 for one at lunch on the opening day of the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka at Galle International stadium, here today. India lost Abhinav Mukund (12) to paceman Nuwan Praddeep but Shikhar Dhawan (64) and Cheteshwar Pujara (37) ensured the visitors reach lunch without losing any more wicket. Brief Scores: India 1st innings: 115 for 1 in 27 overs. (S Dhawan 64