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Batsmen score in TNCA-Villupuram DCA matches

Chennai: J Nazar’s unbeaten 92 helped Captain CC beat Valavanur CC by 10 wickets in a TNCA-Villupuram DCA First Division league match on Friday. Brief scores: First Division: Valavanur CC 128 in 25.2 ovs (Saravanan 3/5) lost to Captain CC 129/0 in 10.2 ovs (Nazar 92 n.o.); Ammu CC 294/9 in 50 ovs (Anbu 57, Periyannasamy 70, Srinivasan 43; Thirunaukarasu 3/35) bt Mailam Engg 169 in 38.4 ovs (Thirunaukarasu 62,

Carrom: Dilli Babu emerges State champion

  Chennai: D Dilli Babu (Chennai) won the India Cements 58th Tamilnadu State Carrom Championship 2016-17. In the singles finals, Dilli Babu defeated K Ramesh Babu 25-16; 25-05. In the women’s section, P Jayashree (Chennai) defeated M Parimala Devi (Chennai) 21-17; 9-23; 17-15. Veteran (above 50 years) Men Singles: Surendra Babu (Chennai) bt R Balakottaiah (Chennai) 25-5; 24-13 Veteran (above 50 years) Women Singles Asha Padmanabhan (Chennai) bt Maheshwari Jagadesan

Federer ready for historic Wimbledon bid

London: Roger Federer believes his decision to skip the clay court season will pay rich dividends when he gets to crunch time in his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title. Having won the Australian Open during an unexpectedly strong start to the season, Federer opted to miss the French Open and the tournaments leading up to Paris so he would stay fresh for Wimbledon. The 35-year-old knew he had

Chennai gears up for Kabaddi action

New Delhi/Chennai: Kabaddi action in India is set to resume in Hyderabad with the fifth season Pro Kabaddi League commencing 28 July, with Telugu Titans beginning their title charge against the newly-drafted Tamil Thalaivas while U Mumba take on State rivals Puneri Paltan on day one. The latest edition will see significant changes in terms of league format and additional competition. The inclusion of four new teams makes Kabaddi’s premier

Basketball: St Peter's, St Joseph's are champs

Chennai: St Peter’s and St Joseph’s bagged the boys and girls titles in the fifth Kamatchi Sundaram memorial inter-school basketball tournament for the JIT Trophy here. The results (final): Boys: St Peter’s 60 (Immanuel 15) bt Velammal 59 (Sang 22 points). Third place: MCTM 49 (Dinesh 28) bt NSN MHSS 38 (Bala 20). Girls: St Joseph’s 32 (Nivedha 12) bt Vidyodaya 19 (Renukadevi 10). Third place: HLC 40 (Tara 18)

DCA Gopu tournament: Fine Star face Seshadri MCC

Chennai: Fine Star CA will meet Seshadri MCC in the final of the eighth Tiruvallur DCA Gopu memorial T20 cricket tournament here. The scores (semifinals): Standard 116 for eight in 20 overs (R Vivek 25, R. Jesuraj four for 14) lost to Fine Star CA 117 for five in 13.1 overs (P Shijit Chandran 37, Akash Sumra 28, M Mathivanan three for 27). Seshadri MCC 100 in 19.1 overs (R Magesh 48, R Sathish Kumar

Velammal International, St Patrick's triumph

  Chennai: St Patrick’s and Velammal International (Panchetti) won the Velammal Nexus-Kreeda Cup cricket tournament at Chennai and Tiruvallur respectively. The scores (finals): At Chennai: Santhome 85 in 19.5 overs (J Ajay Chettan 28, K Aravind three for 11) lost to St Patrick’s AIHSS 89 for two in 15.4 overs (M Vishal 28 , IS Akash 25 n.o.). Man of the Match: K Aravind (St Patrick’s). At Tiruvallur: Jaya Jaya

Mallya's F1 team may drop India from Force India

London: Fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya owned Force India Formula 1 team could be rebranded as “Force One” after its top official Otmar Szafnauer hinted at a name change for the Silverstone-based outfit to attract more global sponsors. The tainted businessman, who is wanted in India for unpaid loans in connection with the defunct Kingfisher Airlines, himself had earlier said that he was considering a name change. The first possible step

Leander in semi-finals of Antalya Open

Antalya: Leander Paes and his Canadian partner Adil Shamashdin entered the semi-finals of the ATP 250 Antalya Open while Indian pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja lost a hard-fought quarter-final, here yesterday. The fourth seeded Indo-Canadian brushed aside unseeded Carlos Berlocq of Argentina and Joao Sousa of Portugal in straight sets 6-1 6-2 makingh it to the last four. However Raja-Sharan pair gave a tough fight to second seeded

Nation Aquatic C'ship: Utkarsh, Sanjiti set record

Pune:  Maharashtra’s Utkarsh Ghor and Sanjiti Saha created two national records on the opening day of the 34th SubJunior National Aquatic Championship here. Utkarsh, who won two gold medals for his state, had the rare distinction of breaking two records on the same day, when he swam a fast race to beat his own record of 34.88 secs set in the morning (heat for final event) clocking 34.30 Secs. He