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January 16, 2015

Shuttlers Sindhu, Jayaram enter Malaysia Masters semis

Kuching (Malaysia), Jan 16: Indian shuttlers P.V. Sindhu and Ajay Jayaram rose to the occasion to beat their respective last eight opponents and enter the semi-finals of the $120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold here Friday.However, it was the end of the road for reigning Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap, Aditya Prakash and B. Sai Praneeth who floundered their chances to lose in their respective pre-quarter matches at the Stadium Perpaduan Kuching. Women's singles second seed Sindhu took just 36…

National Billiards: Advani, Sitwala set up final clash

Kolkata, Jan 16: Twelve-time World Champion Pankaj Advani and Dhruv Sitwala posted contrasting wins to set up the final face-off in the Senior National Billiards Championship at the Bengal Rowing Club here Friday.Advani had a minor shock as he lost two frames but overcame the setback to win the encounter 4-2 beating Siddharth Parikh of Railways. Leading 2-0, the 29-year-old came across a hurdle in the third frame when Parikh registered a 107 break on the way to a 114-150 win, but Advani came back strong to clinch the…

Indian junior women’s boxing team wins 8 medals

Belgrade, Jan 16: The Indian junior women’s boxing team punched their way to the top perch in the ongoing fourth Nations Cup, winning eight medals including three golds, three silvers and two bronze here Friday.Russia and Kazakhstan were second and third, respectively, on the medals tally. Sandeep Jajodia, president of Boxing India, joyfully stated that the medal tally shows there is no dearth of talent in India and thanked the winners for placing the country in a prominent position in the world of sports.…

Falcao needs to prove himself: Van Gaal

London, Jan 16: English football club Manchester United's coach Louis van Gaal has said out-of-favour Colombian striker Radamel Falcao needs to prove himself at the club.“He has to prove himself. We have made a deal and everything is clear. It's not the end of the year so he has a chance,” Van Gaal was quoted as saying by dailymail.co.uk Friday. The Dutch coach also revealed that Falcao’s heavy wages did not guarantee him a place in the side. 'If a player cost 95 million pounds or 5,000…

Jubin sends Shetty packing in national TT

Puducherry, Jan 16: Haryana paddler Jubin Kumar sent reigning national champion and No.3 seed Sanil Shetty packing in the men’s singles pre-quarterfinals of the 76th Senior Nationals at the Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium here Friday. Jubin won 4-3 (7-11, 9-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-9, 11-8).No.2 seed Devesh Karia of Gujarat lost to qualifier Raj Mondal from West Bengal, who beat him 4-1. Earlier, another former national champion Anthony Amalraj bowed out in the second round, losing to eighth seed Sushmit Srirarm after…
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