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December 7, 2019

IBL: Odisha secure resounding victory to stay afloat

New Delhi, Dec 7: Odisha Warriors, reeling from successive defeats in their opening matches, scored a welcome and resounding 6-1 victory over Bengaluru Brawlers on Saturday to stay in the race for a semifinal berth in the Big Bout Indian Boxing League (IBL), approved by the Boxing Federation of India (BFI), at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium complex here.Skipper Jakhongir Rakhmanov and Naman Tanwar posted wins to place Odisha Warriors in the front. And after Simranjit Kaur pulled one back for the Brawlers, youth…

ISL: ATK end NorthEast’s unbeaten run

Guwahati, Dec 7: ATK reclaimed the top spot in the Indian Super League with an impressive 3-0 win against NorthEast United FC at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium here on Saturday.An early strike from David Williams (11') and a brace from Roy Krishna (35', 90+4') was enough for Antonio Habas' team to hand NorthEast their first defeat of the season. With the twin strikes taking his goal tally to six, Krishna also became the leading goalscorer of this season so far. With their fourth win of the…

Railways dominate women’s boxing nationals

Kannur (Kerala), Dec 7: Defending Champions Railways dominated the proceedings as 8 of their boxers, led by World Championships silver medallist Sonia Chahal (57kg) and India Open Gold medallist Bhagyabati Kachari (75kg) stormed into the final of the 4th Elite Womens National Boxing Championships at the Mundayad Indoor Stadium here in Kerala on Saturday.2016 National Champion Sonia showed her experience and composure as she faced the challenge of young boxer Ritu from Chandigarh. The lanky boxer from Haryana took advantage…

Orion’s Reyansh wins archery event on Day 6 of SFA

Mumbai, Dec 7: Reyansh Jadhav of Orion High School and Gurjeev Kohli of Arya Vidya Mandir (Bandra) reigned supreme in the archery competition of Sports For All powered by Byjus, at the University Sports Complex, Kalina here on SaturdayGurjeev clinched the Indian Bow gold while Xavier Fernandes of Sacred Heart High School (Worli) cornered the silver in the U-17 category (Boys). In the U-14 Compound, Reuyansh outclassed everybody to grab the title. Malhar Salve finished second while Dewansh Pujari had to be content with the…

Anderson returns as England announce Test squad for SA

London, Dec 7: Veteran pacer James Anderson has made a return to the England Test squad as he has been included in the team that will embark on a four-Test tour of South Africa. The first Test will start on December 26 in Centurion which will be preceded by two practice matches.Jonny Bairstow and Mark Wood are the two other players who have earned recalls to the Test squad. Bairstow was dropped for England's recently concluded Test series in New Zealand and may have to work towards finding a place in the playing XI.…