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August 12, 2014

Romania to send 41 athletes to Youth Olympics

Bucharest, Aug 12: The Romanian Olympic and Sports Committee (COSR) announced Tuesday it will send 41 athletes for the Youth Olympic Games in the Chinese city of Nanjing.Romanian athletes will compete in 14 disciplines at the event: athletics, basketball, boxing, weightlifting, rowing, canoe and kayak, judo, swimming, artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, fencing, taekwondo, table tennis, and tennis, reports Xinhua. "I hope you will represent our country at top levels in this Olympic competition," COSR…

Washington, Sudeep rescue NCA

Bangalore, Aug 12 : A 230-run partnership for the third wicket between opener Washington Sundar (152 not out, 306b, 19x4, 1x6) and Sudeep Chatterjee (104, 171b, 10x4) carried National Cricket Academy to 284 for three at stumps against Haryana Cricket Association on the first day of the four-day final of the KSCA All-India invitational cricket tournament here Tuesday.Batting first on winning the toss, NCA lost two quick wickets by the 13th over before Sundar and Chatterjee got together for a double-century partnership until…

Indian shooters biggest beneficiary of government grants

New Delhi, Aug 12 : With shooters bringing laurels at major international meets, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) has emerged as the biggest beneficiary of government grants in the last three years.Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, in a reply to a query in the Lok Sabha, presented a detailed report of the funds allocated to the National Sports Federations (NSFs) in the last three years. In 2013-14, the NRAI topped the list with a grant of Rs.1,960.68 crore. NRAI was followed by the Wrestling Federation of…

Milkha delighted with Dhyan Chand recommended for Bharat Ratna

Chandigarh, Aug 12: India's legendary athlete Milkha Singh Tuesday was delighted with the news of hockey wizard late Dhyan Chand being recommended for the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian award."I am delighted to hear the news that late Major Dhyan Chand has been nominated for the Bharat Ratna by the Home Ministry," the 'Flying Sikh' said. "Major Dhyan Chand was one of the finest sportsmen from India and brought several laurels to our country in hockey. I always believed that he…

Colombian duo sign up for ISL international players’ draft

Mumbai, Aug 12: Colombian defenders Jairo Suarez and Andrés González have signed up for the international players draft for the inaugural season of the Indian Super League (ISL) that would be held in October.Suarez and González, along with 47 other international footballers, will make up for the required quota of 49 players in the central international player draft pool. The draft will take place here Aug 21. Both Suarez and González are thrilled to participate in and support the growth of…
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