SPORTS

Runner covered 100 km every day for 100 days

Chennai: Samir Singh, 44, a Mumbai-based ultra marathoner, pushed himself to extreme endurance and ran 100 kilometres per day for 100 days. He covered 9,964.19 kilometres and fell short of 35.19 km which was all tracked by his Garmin. On day 96, he had gastrointestinal problems and was hospitalised. He fell sick again on day 99 and reached what he did. Hailing from Kanaheda, a village in Mandsaur district of

Sports meet in Chennai on 24 August

Chennai: Punjab Association Chennai will conduct the 35th Gill Memorial Sports and 19th PN Dhawan’s Cultural Festival at Rajaratnam Stadium on 24 August. Additional Director General of Police (Special Task Force), Sandeep Rai Rathore and Assistance Commissioner of GST and Central Excise, R Natarajan will be the chief guests at the event. Principals, staff members and students of Anna Adarsh, Gill Adarsh, MGR Adarsh, Padma Adarsh and PN Dhavan Adarsh

Intercollege tourney: Jeppiar inst emerges winner

Chennai: Jeppiar Inst emerged the winners of basketball (men) and Sella Maris (women) categories in the intercollegiate tournament organised by SSN Institution here recently. In the badminton (men) SSNCE A emerged winners, while St Joseph’s CE won women category. Loyola won tennis (men) and MOP Vaishnav (women). The inauguration ceremony took place on 18 August and was presided over by chief guest Akilan Pari, Indian Basketball team captain and Dr

Gujarat Fortunegiants defeats Puneri Paltan

Lucknow: In a battle of heavyweights, Gujarat Fortunegiants defeated Puneri Paltan 35-21 in the fi fth Pro Kabaddi League here. Fazel Atrachali scored nine tackle points to lead his team to victory and also created the record of scoring most points in Pro Kabaddi League Season 5. Gujarat now top the table in Zone A with 41 points after 10 matches. Puneri Paltan suffered only their second defeat of the

Formidable India ready to increase Lankan misery

Pallekele: India will once again be expected to be at their ruthless best when they take on a Sri Lanka, which has hit nadir in both form and confidence, in the second one day international, here tomorrow. After a lop-sided 3-0 Test series victory, the script did not change much in the opening ODI, where India steamrolled the opposition by nine wickets. Such has been Sri Lanka’s performance that supporters

Barca seeking 8.5 mn euros from Neymar

Barcelona: Barcelona are seeking at least 8.5 million euros ($10 million) from Neymar for breach of contract, t h e club said today as the bitter fallout rumbles on from h i s world record 222-million-euro move to Paris Saint- Germain. In this lawsuit, the club demands the amount already paid as a bonus for the renewal of his contract for breach of contract, 8.5 million euros in damages, and

Big win for Chennai Strikers

Ahmedabad: Chennai Strikers and Bengaluru Buddies won their respective ties against Hyderabad Hustlers and Gujarat Kings at the Indian Cue Masters League here, inching closer to secure a place in the semi finals. Strikers’ player Pankaj Advani and Vidya Pillai first beat Lucky Vatnani and Amee Kamani in the mixed doubles snooker, before Advani trounced Amir Sarkosh in the icon match. Pillai teamed up with Pandu Rangaiah to defeat Amee

TNCA: Hi-Five for Parthasarathy

Chennai: Parthasarathy Sundaram’s five wicket haul for GE T&D Sports and Recreation Club helped his team defeat Sir M Ct M Old Boys Sports Association by four wickets in a league match of the TNCA cricket tourney being played here. Scores IV-DIVISION ‘A’ City Central League 137 in 46.3 overs (S. Deepakraja 45, C. Velmurugan 3 for 24, B. Jaffer Sailm Sadiq 3 for 48) lost to BSNL Chennai Telephones

Promising players come to limelight in TNPL

Chennai: The second season of TNPL witnessed fall of the dominant of Tuti Patriots as Chepauk Super Gillies lifted the trophy with a massive win. There were a lot of exponential talent on show this year. The likes of Washington Sundar, S Anirudha and Sai Kishore have emerged as stand-out players of the tournament. They have become game-changers and look to maintain their confidence going to the upcoming fixtures. Here

5th M A Krishnaswamy Memorial chess tourney held

Chennai: In all, 414 players participated in the fifth M.A. Krishnaswamy Memorial Inter School Chess Tournament in the city. The Categories Under 8, 10, 12, 14 & 16 Boys & Girls of Chennai District Players recently conducted at Shri Krishnaswamy Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Anna Nagar. The tournament was well organized by Chennai District Chess Association and Krishnaswamy Educational Trust. Prizes were distributed by Arun K B (Director, Krishnaswamy Group

Spanish swimmer's astonishing tribute

Budapest: Spanish swimmer Fernando Alvarez paid an incredible personal tribute to the victims of the Barcelona terror attack, right at the start of his race. Instead of diving in with the rest of his competitors, Alvarez stood on the blocks and waited for one minute before taking to the pool. Having been rejected in his call to the International Swimming Federation to hold a minute in silence, Alvarez took matters