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November 28, 2014

Australia pays tribute to Phillip Hughes

Melbourne, Nov 28: Cricket Australia (CA) Friday thanked the sport's community and the public for the overwhelming amount of love and support given to the family of Phillip Hughes, who died Thursday after being hit by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match at Sydney Tuesday.Around the country, members of the community are putting bats in their windows and in their front or backyards to pay their respect to Hughes. "CA recommends club (Grade/Premier and Community) and school cricket continues as scheduled this…

Australia’s women cricketers mourns Hughes’ death

Melbourne, Nov 28: The Australian women's cricket team Friday offered condolences to the family of Phillip Hughes, who died Thursday after being hit by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield match."The Australian women's cricket team players and management have been devastated by this tragic event. As members of the Australian cricket family we share the pain of losing a fine cricketer, a loveable larrikin and above all, an honourable young man. We extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip's family, friends,…

Chennai race track gets FIA Grade 2 mark

Chennai, Nov 28: The international automobile federation (FIA) has granted the Madras Motor Race Track (MMRT) here a Grade 2 license after the circuit, located on the outskirts of the city, underwent massive renovation over the past couple of years.The Grade 2 license will enable the MMRT to host races such as Indycar, World Endurance Championship, DTM and GT Racing, according to a press release from the Madras Motor Sports Club (MMSC) Friday. Plans are afoot to revamp the infrastructure at the circuit with a brand-new…

Qualifier Bava wins national ranking tennis title

Pune, Nov 28: Qualifier Haadin Bava won his maiden title here after surviving three keenly-contested sets against Shahbaaz Khan in the final of the All-India Ranking Men’s Tennis Tournament at the Solaris Club here Friday.A few weeks after triumphing in Thrissur, Kerala, the 12th standard student of Dnyan Kendra College, Mumbai, Bava laid claim to yet another trophy. Bava won 4-6, 7-6(3), 6-4 in two and a half hours. Throughout the week after making it to the main draw from the qualifiers, Bava had been playing good…

Chinese prodigy knocks out Advani in World Snooker

Bengaluru, Nov 28: China's 14-year-old Yan Bingtao broke Indian hearts by defeating title favourite Pankaj Advani 6-4 to storm into the men's semi-finals at the IBSF World Snooker Championships here Friday.In a manner of speaking, the 29-year-old Advani, who came into the tournament as holder of 12 World titles and a hot favourite, virtually gifted the match to the Chinese prodigy who bounced back after trailing 0-2 with a break of 107 in the third frame and went on to win a tight match. Bingtao takes on…
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