Asian Games Sports 

India win three medals in sailing at Asian Games

Jakarta: India clinched three medals in sailing with Varsha Gautham and Sweta Shervegar clinching silver in the 49er FX Women’s event and Harshita Tomar claiming bronze in the Open Laser 4.7 at the 18th Asian Games here on Friday. Varun Thakkar Ashok and Chengappa Ganapathy Kelapanda won bronze with a total of 53 after race 15 in the 49er men’s event. The 20-year-old Varsha and 27-year-old Sweta combined to produce a total score of 40 after 15 races to finish second at the Indonesia National Sailing Centre. 16-year-old Harshita totalled 62…

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Asian Games Sports 

Sindhu, Saina were phenomenally good: Gopichand

Chief coach Pullela Gopichand’s dreams have come true as PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal won silver and bronze medals at the Jakarta Asian Games. Hyderabad: It was a dream come true, literally, for chief coach Pullela Gopichand. It could have been a flawless script in women’s singles. Nevertheless PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal returned with Asian Games silver and bronze medals respectively. It was one of the memorable moments as the two sporting legends displayed their medals proudly along with a beaming coach at the Academy here on Thursday. A gold…

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Sai Karteek Reddy Sports 

Karteek marches into semis of ITF Hyderabad tennis tournament

Hyderabad: State’s Ganta Sai Karteek Reddy had the measure of Kabir Hans 6-1, 7-5 in the boys quarterfinals of the Raja Narsimha Rao memorial ITF Juniors Hyderabad under-18 Tennis Tournament held at LB Stadium here on Wednesday. In the girl’s quarters, Sandeep Singh Rao shocked second seed Shivani Amineni 6-3, 6-3. Results (Quarterfinals) Boys: Megh Bhargav Patel (1) bt M Theertha Shashank Macheral 6-0, 6-1; Sai Karteek Reddy Ganta (5) bt Kabir Hans 6-1,7-6(6); Denim Yadav bt Anurah Agarwal 6-1, 6-4; Nishant Dabas bt Bikramjeet Singh Chawal (USA) retired due to illness…

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Venkateshwar Reddy Sports 

SATS chairman lauds medal winners at Asiad

Hyderabad: Chairman, Sports Authority of Telangana State (SATS), A Venkateshwar Reddy, who is in Jakarta cheering Indian contingent at Asian Games 2018, met the medal winning athletes on Sunday and appreciated their efforts. Venkateshwar Reddy met Mohammad Anas, who won silver in the 400m race and Hima Das, the sprint sensation who won silver in the 400m women’s category and congratulated them. India had also won a bronze through Govindan Lakshmanan in the 10,000 metres event. However, it was later disqualified after finding Lakshmanan crossed the lane. SATS chairman said that…

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 St Michael Sports 

Double delight for St Michael’s School in football tournament

Hyderabad: St Michael’s School emerged champions of the under-16 and under-14 categories of the 8th Subramaniam Memorial Inter-school Football Tournament held on Sunday. In the under-16 category, St Michael defeated Pallavi Model School, Alwal 5-4 on penalties. For St Michaels, Mohit, Revanth, Aryan, Pruthvi and Rohan hit the target while for Pallavi School, Varun, Shreyas, Rithvik and Udbhan scored for the losing outfit. In the under-14 category, St Michael overcome the challenge of Pallavi Model School, Bowenpally in the penalty shootout with a 3-1 win. In the under-18 category, Bhavan’s Sainikpuri…

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Mithali Sports 

We are looking for consistency: Mithali Raj

The Indian ODI captain says Lanka series will be a challenging one Hyderabad: She is 35 years but Mithali Raj says age doesn’t matter as long she keep herself fit. As the veteran of 194 internationals gets ready for the Sri Lanka one-day series, the Indian captain says she has a true love with batting. “The day I bat well, I’m in happy mood and when I don’t, even in the nets, I sulk. What motivates me to play and score runs at the highest level is that I challenge myself…

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Vihari Sports 

‘I know how much Amma has sacrificed for me’

The former Hyderabad skipper, who moved to Andhra three years ago, has made his way into the Virat Kohli’s team with his consistent performances with the willow in the last three years. Hyderabad: From playing ‘gully cricket’ in the small lanes of Jayanagar in New Bowenpally in Hyderabad to his inclusion in the Indian team Gade Hanuma Vihari had to work really hard to reach this stage of his career. The former Hyderabad skipper, who moved to Andhra three years ago, has made his way into the Virat Kohli’s team with…

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HCA Sports 

No end to HCA impasse

The players are nervous, tentative and groping in the dark as the infighting in the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has taken the game to a dead end, literally. Hyderabad: There seems to be no light at the end of the tunnel even as the new domestic season is fast approaching with the commencement of Vijay Hazare one-day tournament from September 16. The players are nervous, tentative and groping in the dark as the infighting in the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) has taken the game to a dead end, literally. This perhaps…

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Asian Games Sports 

‘India is the team to beat in this Asian Games’

Fresh from their successful outing in the Champions Trophy, the Sreejesh-led squad believe they can retain the gold Hyderabad: There is an air of confidence. The PR Sreejesh-led hockey team has reasons to belief they can retain the gold that India won in Incheon Asian Games four years ago. Fresh from their successful outing in the Champions Trophy where they lost to Australia in the final, the Harendra Singh coached team has the ability to rise to the occasion in this Asian Games which will be held at Jakarta and Palembang,…

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India Sports 

Former Indian cricket captain Ajit Wadekar dead

Mumbai: Former cricket captain Ajit Wadekar, who led India to their first overseas wins in England and West Indies, passed away on Wednesday after prolonged illness. He was 77 and is survived by his wife Rekha, two sons and a daughter. He breathed his last at the Jaslok Hospital in South Mumbai. The aggressive batsman was a trailblazer in Indian cricket despite a mere 37 Test appearances, leading India to triumphs in England and the West Indies in 1971. Wadekar scored 2,113 runs in his Test career, including one hundred. He…

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