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October 29, 2013

Tendulkar sets up Lahli thriller

Lahli (Haryana), Oct 29 (IANS) The Lahli crowd could not have asked for more. Not only did Sachin Tendulkar score his final fifty in the Ranji Trophy, he also put Mumbai in a winning position against Haryana at the Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium here Tuesday. Mumbai were 201 for six at stumps on day three, needing another 39 runs on a tricky surface to secure a famous win. Tendulkar (55 not out) was the lone specialist batsman remaining with Dhawal Kulkarni (6 not out) holding fort at the other end. Haryana, who…

Casillas back to starting lineup

Madrid, Oct 29 (IANS) Iker Casillas will be back to being Real Madrid's starting goalkeeper in the Copa del Rey and the Champions League after having been reduced to a backup in the Spanish La Liga. Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti told Cadena Cope radio: "Casillas, for being such a professional, deserves the Champions League and the Copa." Casillas, captain of Real Madrid and Spain, has said he will consider leaving the Spanish club he has started for the past decade if he doesn't play more. He…

Tendulkar takes Mumbai close to famous win

Lahli (Haryana), Oct 29 (IANS) The Lahli crowd could not have asked for more. Not only did Sachin Tendulkar score his final fifty in Ranji Trophy, he also put Mumbai in a winning position against Haryana at the Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium here Tuesday. Mumbai were 201 for six at stumps on day three, needing another 39 runs on a tricky surface to secure a famous win. Tendulkar (55 not out) was the lone specialist batsman remaining with Dhawal Kulkarni (6 not out) holding fort at the other end. Haryana, who started…

Manav, Naina crowned sub-junior TT champs

Siliguri, Oct 29 (IANS) PSPB's Manav Thakkar and Andhra Pradesh's Naina were crowned the sub-junior boys' and girls' champions, respectively, at the National Ranking (East Zone) Table Tennis Championships at the Municipal Stadium here Tuesday. Top seed Thakkar beat his West Bengal rival Ronit Bhanja 4-1 while No.3 seed Naina upset No.1 Moumita Dutta, also from West Bengal, 4-3 to see that no paddler from the zone claimed the two titles. The lone exception was Udit Bhattacharya of West Bengal, who beat…

IOC boss meets Putin, discusses Sochi Games preparations

Sochi, Oct 29 (IANS) On his first official visit to Sochi as International Olympic Committee President, Thomas Bach has met Russian President Vladimir Putin and other dignitaries to discuss preparations for the Winter Games next February and inspect the sites first-hand with only 100 days to go until the opening ceremony. Bach Tuesday visited the Athletes’ Village, Main Media Centre and Fisht Olympic Stadium in the Coastal Cluster, before heading to the Mountain Cluster in the afternoon. "With only 100 days…
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