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October 8, 2014

Kerala announces cash awards for Asian Games medallists

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 8: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Wednesday awarded Indian hockey goalkeeper P.R.Sreejesh, the hero of the Asian Games final, a cash award of Rs.15 lakh and also offered him the job of a district educational officer in the general education department.Chandy visited Sreejesh at his residence in Kochi Sunday after he arrived from Incheon where the Indian hockey team beat Pakistan in the final to win the gold after 16 years. Chandy assured him that a decision on his job would be taken…

Sehwag most searched among India discards

New Delhi, Oct 8: Dashing Delhi batsman Virendra Sehwag is the most searched among cricketers, who are trying to make a comeback in the Indian team, Google announced Wednesday.Google search trends for past 30 days reflect the rising support of fans for some big stars, including Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir, who are looking for a comeback while others like Suresh Raina are looking to strengthen their position in the Indian squad. "While most of the cricket experts doubt the chances of Sehwag making a comeback to…

Raja-Martin fall in doubles quarters

Tashkent, Oct 8: Indo-French pair of Purav Raja and Fabrice Martin lost 5-7, 7-6(4), 10-7 against Adrian Menendez-Maceiras of Spain and Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazakhstan in the men's doubles quarter-finals of the Tashkent Challenger Tennis at the Olympic Tennis School complex here Wednesday.Farukh Dustov of Uzbekistan and Radu Albot of Moldova ousted top seeds Australian Rameez Junaid and Russian Konstantin Kravchuk 6-4, 6-3 in quarters. Unseeded Slovak Lucas Lacko and Croat Ante Pavic beat second seeded…

Assam school in Subroto Cup final

New Delhi, Oct 8: Kiyang Kasiya Memorial Tribal School from Assam entered the final of the Under-17 girls section of 55th Subroto Cup International Football Tournament, beating Charity School from Nagaland 2-0 in a last-four match at the Ambedkar Stadium here Wednesday.Nayanmoni and Macha Sharma were the goal scorers for the winning team. The final will be played Oct 10. In the Under-17 boys category, Sports Authority of India (SAI) from Assam sailed into the quarter-finals, beating Navrachana International School from…

‘Aim to defend our Johor Cup title’

New Delhi, Oct 8: The Indian junior hockey team, inspired by the gold-medal winning performance of the senior national team in the Incheon Asian Games, will aim to retain the Sultan of Johor Cup trophy in Malaysia Oct 12-19, coach Harendra Singh said Wednesday.The under-21 team is scheduled to leave for Malaysia Thursday to take part in the fourth edition of the only invitational junior hockey competition played at international level. India defeated Malaysia to win the tournament in 2013. "We are preparing in…
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