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December 9, 2019

ISL: Jamshedpur steal a point from Chennaiyin

Jamshedpur, Dec 9: Jamshedpur FC and Chennaiyin FC had to settle for a point each at the end of a thrilling Indian Super League encounter which ended 1-1 at the JRD Tata Sports Complex here on Monday.It was the away side who took the lead through Nerijus Valskis' fine strike in the 26th minute. However, Jamshedpur denied Chennaiyin a win by coming up with an equaliser through Issac Vanmalsawma in the 89th minute. With this draw, Jamshedpur find themselves in the fourth position with 12 points while Chennaiyin FC are…

Olympics of poor: Stage for South Asia’s sporting development

Kathmandu, Dec 9: Lying in a hospital bed in Nepals capital, a Bangladeshi athlete desperately pled his coach to take him back to contest the 400m dash he had dreamed about winning.He was one of the favourites to win the race in the 13th South Asian Games here. He had reached the semifinal in the 2017 U-18 World Championships in Kenya bewsides dismantling a 32-year-old Bangladeshi national record earlier this year. But Jahir Rayhan and a fellow Bangladeshi athlete had to be hospitalized as they began experiencing…

India end SAG campaign in wrestling with 14 gold medals

Kathmandu, Dec 9: Gaurav Baliyan and Anita Sheoran registered comfortable victories to bag gold as India completed a perfect record on the final day of the wrestling competition at the 13th South Asian Games here on Monday.With both Baliyan (men's 74kg) and Sheoran (women's 68kg) claiming gold in their respective events, India achieved a unique feat with its grapplers finishing at the top of the podium in all 14 categories -- seven gold each in men's and women's events. As per the rule, a country can…

SAG 2019: Bala Devi brace powers India to 3rd straight gold

New Delhi, Dec 9: The Indian womens team won its third consecutive gold medal at the South Asian Games after beating Nepal 2-0 in the summit clash in Pokhara, Nepal, on Monday.Bala Devi was the star of the show again as she netted a brace to guide India to a comfortable victory over the hosts in the final. The 29-year-old striker also ended as the top-scorer of the tournament, netting five goals in four matches. India went on the offensive from the very start, as the likes of Sangita Basfore and Ratanbala Devi dominated…

Football Delhi holds its first awards night

New Delhi, Dec 9: In its bid to make Delhi and NCR a vibrant football-playing region, Football Delhi, while taking various initiatives to develop the sport, organised the much-awaited awards night for the first time here on Monday.The awards were given out in 34 disciplines. Delhi's Ayush Adhikari, who displayed his talent at the 2018-19 Santosh Trophy by top scoring with 6 goals, was given the Best Player (male) award for the year 2018-19. India international and defender Dalima Chibber was adjudged the Best Player…
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