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Easy win for Dindigul against Trichy

Chennai: Dindigul Dragons kept Ruby Trichy Warriors at bay by defeating them by 23 runs on Saturday to keep their campaign alive in the second edition of Tamilnadu PremierLeague. Skipper Ashwin Venkataraman was the star for Dindigul, who registered second victory of the season. In a must-win, Dindigul Dragons held their head high and batted first after winning the toss. Openers Ganga Sridhar Raju and Subramania Siva did not provide

Neelanand sets sight on 2020 Olympics

Chennai: R Neelanand of Tamilnadu, one of the promising stars from Tamilnadu Sailing Association recently won two back-to-back Regatta championships held in Telangana. News Today met with the 13 year-old rising star. He first started talking about how he embarked upon sailing. “My brother is autistic. Thus, to help him, my parents took him to sailing classes as he would not get hurt in water. I tagged along with him

No hooray in Bolt's last hurrah!

London: The immortalised Usain Bolt left the scene a mortal after all. When the world was about to exhaust its stock of superlatives of all manner to adorn the Jamaican sprint king, athletics’ greatest pantomime villain, Justin Gatlin, came to its ‘rescue’ by gatecrashing Bolt’s farewell competitive dash in 100m. At the end of one of the most anticipated World Championships 100m final, the scoreboard at the Olympic Stadium flashed

I enjoy my game, says Thalaivan

Thalaivan Sargunam was instrumental in Chepauk Super Gillies overcoming Lyca Kovai Kings in a legaue match of the TNPL 2 played at MA Chidabaram Stadium here yesterday. Speaking about the match, the opener said, “Our start was great and it was a good wicket to bat on”. Excerpts of his interview: Q) Was it like curbing your natural instincts because you were not attacking as much? A) Yeah, that was

Chennai Gillies get the better of Kovai

Chennai: A responsible knock from Thalaivan Sargunam saw Chepauk Super Gillies beat Lyca Kovai Kings in a league match of the TNPL 2 played at MA Chidambaram stadium here Saturday. Winning the toss, Lyca Kovai Kings chose to bat and started off well scoring close to seven runs per over. Kovai opener L Suryap Prakash was playing well, hitting boundaries at regular intervals. But he did not get good company

Gerard's magic helps Barca defeat Real Madrid

Miami: Gerard Pique delivered Barcelona’s match winner over Real Madrid as El Clasico Miami lived up to the hype. The Spanish international steered in a Neymar freekick in the 50th minute to seal a 3-2 win for the Catalan giants in front of 66,014 at the Hard Rock Stadium. Lionel Messi, who put in a superb 64-minute performance, opened the scoring after just three minutes and when Ivan Rakitic doubled

Biggest overseas victory for India against SL

Chennai: R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took India to victory by picking three wickets each as India wrapped up their mega 304-run win against Sri Lanka halfway through the final session of Day 4 after setting them a improbable target of 550. This was the biggest victory overseas for the Indian team in terms of runs. India declared after playing a little more than six overs into the morning, having

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