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October 7, 2017

U-17 World Cup: Germans ride on Awuku’s late strike

Fatorda (Goa), Oct 7: Noah Awuku scored a late winner as Germany defeated a spirited Costa Rica 2-1 in their Group C match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup at the Fatorda Stadium here on Saturday.Awuku (89th minute) scored right at the end to hand the Germans a rather unconvincing victory in the first match of their campaign. Prior to that the Costa Ricans seemed to have done enough to grab a well earned draw with Andres Gomez's (64th) second half equaliser cancelling out a first half goal from German striker Jann-Fiete…

Ranji Trophy: Chopra’s triple ton lifts Himachal to 729/8 on Day 2

New Delhi, Oct 7: Rising batsman Prashant Chopra brought up his maiden triple ton to guide Himachal Pradesh to a mammoth 729/8 declared in their first innings against Punjab on the second day of the Ranji Trophy 2017-18 Group D opener at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamsala on Saturday.Chopra (338) added 61 runs to his tally on the day, clobbering the Punjab bowlers 44 times to the fence and twice over it. Earlier, veteran Paras Dogra (99) missed out on his ton, after falling prey to pacer Sandeep…

Commitment of India Under-17 team can’t be faulted

Few would have put money on India beating the United States or even sharing points with them in their FIFA Under-17 World Cup opener at Delhis Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Friday.All the same all the Indians who turned up to witness the match and those watching on television must have had goosebumps when the national anthem was played before the kick-off. Some critics thought India were no match to the Americans and the charitable ones saw the teenagers as game triers. The Indians had their share of moments, showing plenty…

U-17 World Cup: Brazil down Spain in Group D opener

Kochi, Oct 7: Brazil defeated Spain 2-1 in a Group D match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup football tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium here on Saturday.Spain had taken the lead in the 5th minute through an own goal by Brazil's Wesley. The South American champions however, recovered to strike back through Lincoln (25th) and Paulinho (45'+1). Brazil, who have won this tournament thrice, now have three points from one match. Spain enjoyed the better start in the battle of the two title…

Indian paddlers shine at Serbia Open Junior and Cadet Open

Belgrade, Oct 7: Indias new generation of table tennis players continued making waves on the world circuit, with the junior boys clinching the gold medal in the Team Event of the Serbia Open Junior and Cadet Open here on Saturday.Earlier, Manav Thakkar claimed two silver medals and Manush Shah and Archana Kamat won a silver and a bronze each to make it a true bonanza for the Indians. The Indian team, featuring Manav, Manush and Ishaan Hingorani, beat the US-Canadian team of Sharon Alguetti, Gal Alguetti and Jeremy Hazin…
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