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Dhoni inaugurates TNPL 2 at Chennai

Chennai: Chepauk stadium, Chennai Super Kings players walking in yellow, whistlepodu theme song in the background — these elements are enough to put a broad smile on any Chennaiite’s face. The TNPL 2 opening ceremony managed to do exactly that, with CSK greats gracing the occasion at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Saturday. MS Dhoni, Matthew Hayden, L Balaji, Subramanium Badrinath, Anirudha Srikkanth, Mohit Sharma, Pawan Negi and C Ganapathy,

Sundar helps Tuti patriots win in TNPL

Chennai: Albert TUTI Patriots pulled off a momentous win at the opening game of the India Cements Ltd Tamilnadu Premier League (TNPL), against Dindigul Dragons at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on Saturday. Washington Sundar’s all-round show and Aushik Srinivas’s on field athletics made sure that the Dindigul team could not raise their head. Electing to bat first, Albert TUTI Patriots got off to a fine start averaging a run rate

India gets silver, bronze in World para athletics

London: India’s Sharad Kumar and Varun Bhati won silver and bronze respectively in the High Jump event at the World Para Athletics Championship. Sharad and Bhati participated in the T-42 category of men’s high jump event. Sharad cleared a personal best height of 1.84m to win the silver while Bhati — a Rio Paralympics medallist leaped 1.77m to earn a podium finish. The gold medal was won by United States’

WC: Indian women look to make history

History beckons the Indian women’s cricket team when it takes on England in the ICC World Cup final here tomorrow, aiming to cap a fairytale run with a maiden title triumph and put some past demons to rest. The Mithali Raj-led squad has been living a dream so far in the tournament, the biggest moment of which has been the 36-run win over six-time champions Australia in the semifinals. And

Inside story of why Chennai Open was shifted

Chennai: The news of the Chennai Open, the only ATP tournament to be held in India,  being  moved to Pune from this year onwards has shocked sport-lovers in and around city. IMG-Reliance, the rights holders of the tournament along with Government of Maharashtra and Maharashtra State Lawn Tennis Association (MSLTA), announced  this on Wednesday, and revealed that Pune will be the new city to host the 2018 edition. The reason

Sachin thanks Kamal for supporting kabaddi

Chennai: Batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar has expressed concern over the high prevalence of obesity among the population in the country and exhorted the youth to take to sporting activity to stay healthy. ‘It is important for people to stay healthy and there is no better way than taking up some sporting activity,’ he said at a function here to unveil the jersey of Chennai Thalaivas which is making its debut

India Cements will continue to sponsor CSK

Chennai: India Cements and CSK are like bread and butter. Any mention of the company will always invoke memories of the yellow jersey-clad heroes of Chepauk. With CSK set to return amid huge fanfare and India Cements managing director, N Srinivasan’s brainchild, the TNPL, proving to be a huge hit within the State, the company is riding high. Even their stocks have been bullish, being on the upswing. India Cements

Good show by SRM

Chennai: SRM University defeated Panimalar Engineering College in the women’s section of Sunder Memorial State-level volleyball tournament being played here. Result: Women: SRM University bt Panimalar Engineering College (25–20, 25-21), 2 – 0. Men: Indian Bank bt Customs (26 – 24,33 – 35, 31 – 33, 25 – 13,15 – 8), 3 – 2.

Double ton by Yash

Chennai: A splendid double hundred by Yash helped Kancheepuram defeat Vellore in the TNCA inter-districts U-16 Tournament (quarter finals) on the second and final day yesterday. Thanks to their first innings lead, few teams emerged winners. Scores Coimbatore Thiruvallur 168 in 86 overs (S Sourav 38, R Rajagiri 39, P Lithish Kumar 47, P Nirmal Kumar 5 for 41) lost to Coimbatore 183 for 9 in 83 overs (N D

Winning start for Maharashtra United

Chennai: Maharashtra United made a winning start to their campaign in Ultimate Table Tennis as they beat Stag Yoddas 15-12 in a thrilling contest at a packed Nehru Indoor Stadium in Chennai on Saturday. Harmeet Desai of Maharashtra United pulled off a stunning 3-0 (11-6, 11- 10, 11-9) win over Greek world No. 19 Panagiotis Gionis (Oilmax Stag Yoddhas) in the men’s singles (Foreign v Indian) to set the pace

Portugal Paddler Freitas aims to do well in UTT

Chennai: Portugal’s top table tennis player Marcos Freitas says doing well in big tournaments like the Olympics, World or European championship matters more than world ranking. The world number 14, here to represent Dabang Smashers TTC in the inaugural Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT), which begins today, said, performances in the big events matter the most. Numbers (ranking) don’t bother me too much. My aim is to keep improving and work