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Chennai Strikers win courtesy Pankaj Advani

Chennai: The Chennai Strikers overcame their opening day setback to score a big victory on Sunday, beating Delhi Dons 4-1 in the Indian Cue Masters League here at the Rajpath Club in Ahmedabad. Chennai’s Icon player and India’s super star Pankaj Advani notched up two sweet victories, the first in the mixed snooker doubles in the company of Vidya Pillai and the second in the Icon match, the snooker singles,

Saravanan's cameo helps Chepauk win TNPL

Chennai: Sathish (23 not out, 16b, 2×6) and Saravanan (23 not out, 10b, 1×4, 2×6) gathered a hectic 52 runs in just 22 balls for an unbeaten fifth wicket as Super Gillies dethroned Albert Tuti Patriots in the summit clash of the Indian Cements-TNPL. After winning the toss, the confident Tuti elected to bat first. But they were in for a surprise early. Washington Sundar lofted one off the very

Bulgarian Grigor Dimitrov clinches Cincinnati Open

Ohio: Grigor Dimitrov clinched the biggest title of his career and enjoyed a huge confidence boost ahead of the U.S. Open by beating Nick Kyrgios 6-3 7-5 to win the Cincinnati Open. With three of the ‘Big Four’ players nursing injuries and Rafa Nadal knocked out in the quarter-finals by Kyrgios, Bulgarian Dimitrov grasped his chance with both hands, winning his first Masters 1000 series event under a broiling hot

I've learnt so much out of failures: Dhawan

Dambulla: That Shikhar Dhawan becomes a whole different force when it comes to ICC events is a fact that can hardly be contested. In the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, he amassed two centuries and a fifty. Come the 2015 World Cup, he repeated that feat and also came up with big contributions in the 2017 edition of the Champions Trophy that concluded in June. Between the said events, however, he

TNCA: Splendid ton by Jerish

Chennai: A Jerish’s unbeaten century for Coimbatore helped his team defeat Karur by 149 runs in a league match of the TNCA – inter districts U-19 tournament. COIMBATORE Coimbatore 285 for 7 in 50 overs (A. Jerish 142 (b134, 15×4, 2×6), C. Sathyanarayanan 62, M.R.T. Aadhithya 31, S.K. Tendulkar 3 for 34) beat Karur 146 for 7 in 50 overs (P. Logeshwaran 50 not out, B. Nishanth Kumar 3 for

Lankan fans hold up team bus on displeasure

Dambulla: A section of Sri Lanka spectators held up the team bus and voiced raucous displeasure at the performance of players and administration following the nine-wicket loss against India in Dambulla. A group of about 50 fans had stood in the vicinity of Sri Lanka’s parked bus, shouting slogans and hooting, until police stepped in and cleared the gathering. The incident had delayed Sri Lanka’s departure from the venue by

Bronze for Bharadwaj in Junior Shotgun World Cup

New Delhi: Teenager Shapath Bharadwaj today won a bronze medal in the double trap event while Lakshay Sheoran and Manisha Keer combined to win a bronze in the mixed team trap competition at the ISSF Junior Shotgun World Cup in Porpetto, Italy. The 15-year old Bharadwaj, from Meerut, shot a 48 in the final to finish behind gold-medal winning Briton James Dedman and Finland’s Miki Ylonen. Dedman, in fact, smashed

Puneri Paltan edge out Patna Pirates

Lucknow: Patna Pirates suffered a narrow 42-47 defeat at the hands of Puneri Paltan as all the good work done by Pardeep Narwal came to a naught in the VIVO Pro Kabaddi yesterday. Narwal scored a staggering 19 points but the defence failed his team. For Paltan, Rajesh Mondal scored 10 points as they capitalised on a solid first-half performance. Paltan had a good first half as they didn’t give

Lankan coach slams his batsmen after collapse

Dambulla: Sri Lankan interim coach Nic Pothas has blamed the team’s batsmen for the embarrassing nine-wicket loss to India in the first ODI of the five-match series yesterday. The hosts collapsed from 139 for one and were bowled out for 216 runs, which India chased down with 21.1 overs to spare. “We were 139 for 1. Then we were 77 for nine. To lose nine wickets in 19 overs is

Neymar slams Barca after PSG home debut

Paris: Paris Saint-Germain’s world record signing Neymar launched a scathing attack on his former club’s directors, saying “Barca deserve much better”. The people in charge at the Catalan giants are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca, Neymar told reporters after scoring twice on his home debut as PSG thumped Toulouse 6-2 in Ligue 1 yesterday. “I want to speak the truth, I’m very sad

Double for Dakshineshwar

Chennai: Tamilnadu’s Dakshineshwar Suresh won a memorable double, claiming the singles and doubles titles in the Adidas-MCC Junior National clay court tennis championship here. He beat fourth-seeded Abhimanyu Vannemreddy of Delhi 6-2, 6-4 in the final. Akansha Bhan, the top-seed, won the girls title, with a comprehensive 6-0, 6-3 win over Karnataka player Shivani Manjanna, the 11th seed. The lanky Dhakshineswar showed a great degree of consistency and maturity against