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November 2016

Golfer Vani takes lead on day 1 of Hero women’s Tour

Noida, Nov 30: Delhi golfer Vani Kapoor carded one over 73 to take the lead on day one of the 17th leg of the Hero women's Professional Tour at the Noida Golf Club here on Wednesday.Trailing her in second position is Vaishavi Sinha with a score of two over 74 in the Rs.6,00,000 event, which will culminate on Friday. Vani had a unusual start carding a birdie less on her front nine, with a double bogey on the 8th hole. She dropped a shot on the 12th hole in her back nine, but a eagle on the 17th helped her to control…

WFI announces PWL 2 schedule

New Delhi, Nov 30: The Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) on Wednesday announced the dates of the second edition of the Pro Wrestling League (PWL) which has been rescheduled to January 2-19 next year.The PWL, which was held in front of packed stadiums during its inaugural edition last year, was originally scheduled to be held next month. But the government's ongoing demonetisation drive forced the WFI to postpone the tournament. The capital will be the host city for all the matches of the PWLs second edition. The…

Golfer Atwal seeks memorable Panasonic Open debut

New Delhi, Nov 30: Veteran golfer Arjun Atwal will be aiming to turn the corner when he makes his debut at the $400,000 Panasonic Open India starting at the picturesque Delhi Golf Club (DGC) here on Thursday.Atwal -- placed 70th on the Asian Tour Order of Merit -- needs a top-10 finish at the DGC to break into top-60 on the final money list, which is the cut-off mark for players to retain their full playing rights on the region's premier Tour for 2017. Atwal had earned a two-year exemption when he claimed his eighth…

ISL: Goa, Chennaiyin play for pride

Margao, Nov 30: Bottom-placed FC Goa and defending champions Chennaiyin FC, both with no chance of qualifying to the Indian Super League (ISL) football semi-finals, will play for pride in their final group stage match here on Thursday.Goa are at the bottom with 11 points from 13 matches and even if they win their last game against Chennaiyin FC they will finish below all teams. It will be a league to forget for Goa coach Zico. Chennaiyin, with two more points than Goa are just placed above them in the standings.…

Jennings, Dawson to replace injured Hameed, Ansari for India Tests

London, Nov 30: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) on Wednesday named opener Keaton Jennings and spinner Liam Dawson as replacements for injured Haseeb Hameed and Zafar Ansari for the remaining two Tests against India.England were jolted by a series of casualties during their ongoing tour with 19-year-old opener Hameed fracturing his little finger during the third Test in Mohali and left-arm spinner Ansari suffering from a back injury. Hameed, who is set to return home for surgery on his finger, battled through the…
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