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National Games postponed
NEW DELHI, Aug 25 — As predicted, the National Games scheduled for Manipur from October 4 to 14 have been postponed, according to Indian Olympic Association President Suresh Kalmadi here today.

BSF ride on Paul's goal
NEW DELHI, Aug 25 — Second half substitute Gauranga Paul produced a controlled effort to propel BSF, Jalandhar, to a solitary goal victory over Tollyjunge Agragami, Calcutta, and into the quarterfinal of the KBL Federation Cup Football Tournament here today.

Gurinder, Rajan
record wins

HOSHIARPUR, Aug 25 — The Punjab State Sub-Junior and Junior Badminton Championships got off to flying start at the local indoor stadium. Twenty matches were decided in the morning session and they were mostly one sided.


   NEW YORK : Olympic gold medalist and track star Dennis Mitchell speaks during a news conference regarding his suspension by the International Amateur Athletic Federation, IAAF, at the law office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges in New York on Monday.  AP/PTIMitchell to appeal against suspension
NEW YORK, Aug 25 — Dennis Mitchell, a bronze medal winner at 100 yards in the 1992 Olympics, will appeal against his two-year drug suspension at a hearing before the USA Track & Field doping hearing board in October, he has said.
Susanthika sticks
to her stand

COLOMBO, Aug 25 — Sri Lanka's ace sprinter Susanthika Jayasinghe, who was cleared by the Amateur Athletic Federation of dope charges yesterday, will be subjected to drug tests every three months, AAA officials said today.
Snooker crown for Alok
CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — Alok Kumar from Punjab, the top ranked player in the country confirmed his supremacy in the game by comfortably outclassing Dharmender Lilly, also from Punjab, in the final of the first S. Jaswant Singh Memorial Prize Money Tournament in snooker at Canon Ball here today.

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A satisfying day for Indians
TEHERAN, Aug 25 — It was a good day for the Indians as grandmasters Dibyendu Barua, Praveen Thipsay and Saravanan registered wins in the ninth round of the Asian Chess Championship here.
Paes 73rd on ATP ranking list
NEW DELHI, Aug 25 — India’s tennis ace Leander Paes yesterday moved up to his caree-high ranking of 73 on the ATP computer following his memorable exploits at the Pilot Pen International Tennis Tournament which included a dream victory over American Pete Sampras.
Anmol powers St. Kabir into final
CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — St Kabir High School, Sector 26, mauled St John’s High School, Sector 26, 5-0 to into sail the final of the Chandigarh Cadet Football Tournament (under 14 years) for the St John’s Trophy being played at the Sector 17 Football Stadium here today.
Warne likely to be back for Ashes series
SYDNEY, Aug 25 — Shane Warne is recovering more quickly than expected from shoulder surgery and should be fit for the forthcoming Ashes series, the manager of Victoria’s state team said today.

20 cricketers to be shortlisted
CHENNAI, Aug 25 — India will shortlist 20 players for the 1999 cricket World Cup by January next and their names would be submitted to International Cricket Council, board President Raj Singh Dungarpur said here today.

PSWA to set up cell for veterans
CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — More than 100 sportspersons, including 35 international and few Arjuna awardees attended the Punjab Sportspersons Welfare Association meeting held at Patiala today.

 

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National Games postponed
From K.R. Wadhwaney

NEW DELHI, Aug 25 — As predicted, the National Games scheduled for Manipur from October 4 to 14 have been postponed, according to Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President Suresh Kalmadi here today.

Fresh dates have not yet been announced. The National Games will now be held sometime next year, if at all. There is even a possibility of change of venue.

There is not much truth in what Kalmadi said that the Games had been "postponed because of incessant rains during the past 20 days and all newly built stadia are water-logged."

"Due to incessant rain, track bitumin of the synthetic track could not be laid," said Kalmadi, adding "The German engineers, who are entrusted with job of laying the track, want a minimum of 20 days free of rain curing time after the bitumin is laid. After curing also, another three weeks of rain-free period is required to lay the track."

The fact is that there is unrest prevailing in the region. The authorities find that they are not in a position to hold the Games. Also, stadia are not ready and they cannot be made operational even if there is no rain at all in the region.

A number of IOA and national sports federations officials are of the view that Manipur is just not the right venue for a mammoth meet like the National Games.

Crores of rupees have been spent on constructing various stadia, which will not be used, as has been the case at several other places in the country.

The Sports Authority of India (SAI), which is the "guardian" of stadia in the capital, is unable to maintain them. It is now charging exorbitant rent for use by state bodies for the conduct of official meets. Sports, in the meanwhile, is suffering while SAI bosses draw their heavy salaries.

The Delhi Swimming Association (DSA) for example had obtained a court order and held its state meet at Talkatora without paying the revised rent of Rs 100,000 per pool. Talkotra has three pools, which were used by the DSA. "If we had paid at the revised rates, we would have paid Rs 90,000 for three days, said secretary Raj Kumar. "Is this the way to promote sports?" he asked.Top

 

BSF ride on Paul's goal

NEW DELHI, Aug 25 (PTI) — Second half substitute Gauranga Paul produced a controlled effort to propel BSF, Jalandhar, to a solitary goal victory over Tollyjunge Agragami, Calcutta, and into the quarterfinal of the KBL Federation Cup Football Tournament here today.

The seasoned striker, in his first match after a knee ligament surgery six months back, met enterprising medio Sane Lama’s upfield pass off a quick counter move, deftly dodged the lone defender Sukanta Laha before firing a low volley to the hapless custodian Raj Narayan Mukherjee’s right.

The 71st minute strike galvanised BSF further as they harried the Calcutta super division side’s defence then on with Gauranga Paul in the thick of action.

Tollygunje’s Nigerian stars Chibuzor and attacking medio Saeed Akinsaya could never make their presence felt in the first half when they came up with several moves but wasted them with over-elaboration at the goalmouth.

BSF, who reached the last eight last year, meet Churchill Brothers, Goa, here on August 27 for a semifinal berth.

The Ambedkar Stadium ground which had resembled a marsh during Churchill’s 7-0 rout of Langsning, Meghalaya yesterday, was quite dry under mild sunshine but was uneven and resulted in a by and large scrappy affair.

Tollygunje showed creativity early on with defensive medio dulal Biswas and speedy Gourab Sengupta and Dipankar Biswas upfront working in tandem, but poor in finish. BSF custodian Bibhas Saha’s assured presence and Chibuzor’s poor form eventually decided the outcome.

It was Tollygunje, who have made it to the national league this year, who raised visions of scoring. In the early minutes forward Gourab Sen Gupta and Dipankar Biswas cut in from the right with good inter-passing but the former shot across the goalmouth from close.

Chibuzor, who played a roving role, then flicked on for Saeed Akinsaya to powerful head goalward, but Saha was alert.

Tollygunje attacked mainly from the right, but BSF defenders Tapan Bhattacharya and Raghubir Singh came up with a number of good tackles to dispossess at the top of the box.

In the 29th minute, they almost went ahead when Dipankar made a diagonal run from the right and took a first time shot, but Saha managed to collect the ball in his second attempt.

BSF had only a feeble Abhay Mahato shot to Raj Narayan and a pile-driver from Forward D.S. Negi, deflected off a defender's back for an abortive corner, to show in the session.

But BSF, with Gauranga Pal upfront, were more purposeful on change of ends and used the space in the midfield with Mobi Singh and Prashanta Das distributing well.

Stung by the goal, Tollygunje coach Chandu Roy Chowdhury replaced Chibuzor with Biswajit Muhury after taking out Saeed Akinsaya too, but the move failed to click.

Substitute Ranjan Majhi, who replaced Saeed, came up with a better effort, but his angular left-footer just outside the box missed the upright to Saha's left by inches.Top

 

Gurinder, Rajan record wins
From Our Sports Reporter

HOSHIARPUR, Aug 25 — The Punjab State Sub-Junior and Junior Badminton Championships got off to flying start at the local indoor stadium. Twenty matches were decided in the morning session and they were mostly one sided.

Only two matches in the boys under-13 singles were well fought and Gurdaspur boys figured in both.

In the first match Rajan of Gurdaspur defeated Rajinder of Patiala 15-13, 8-15, 15-1 while Gurinder of Gurdaspur defeated Gurpreet of Ropar 15-13, 8-15, 15-8.

Earlier, the tournament has inaugurated by Mr Iqbal Singh Sidhu, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Hoshiarpur.

Results: (Boys singles under-13): Kleem (Sang) be Nishant (Ldh) 15-6, 15-1. Abishek (Asr) b Amandeep (Hsr) 15-6, 15-5. Harpreet (Rpr) b Remnik (Ldh) 15-11, 15-8. Rajan (Gsp) b Rajinder (Pat) 15-13, 8-15, 15-1. Vaibhav (Asr) b Shahbaz (Sang) 15-3, 15-3. Raj Kumar (Ldh) b Gurdeep Singh (Sang) 15-11, 15-12. Varun Arora (Jal) b Rajbir (Hsr) 15-1, 15-1.Nandlal (Pat) b Harsimran Singh (Hsr) 15-0, 15-5. Gurinder (Gsp) b Gurpreet (Rpr) 15-13, 8-15, 15-8.

Girls singles (under-13): Meena (Asr) b Mandeep (Ldh) 11-1, 11-2. Heena Kapoor got w/o from Monica (Hsp). Prabhsimran (Ldh) got w/o from Banni (Jal). Samreen (Asr) beat Shruti Bansal (Rpr) 11-2, 11-0. Stuti Bansal got w/o from Rajni (Asr). Vandna (Pat) got w/o Ravinder (Hsr). Harmeet (Ldh) b Pooja (Sang) 11-7, 11-2. Gorika (Hsr) b Jyoti (Asr) 11-4, 11-1. Prerna (Ldh) b Puneat (Pat) 9-11, 13-12, 13-10.Top

 

A satisfying day for Indians

TEHERAN, Aug 25 (UNI) — It was a good day for the Indians as grandmasters Dibyendu Barua, Praveen Thipsay and Saravanan registered wins in the ninth round of the Asian Chess Championship here.

While Dibyendu Barua and Praveen Thipsay scored creditable victories over GM-designate AL. Modiahki and K. Aliev, respectively, Saravanan defeated less fancied S. Mansour of Jordan.

Grandmasters R. Kasimdzhanov and Dao Thien Hai also continued with their winning spree to outwit GM Saltaev and IM Kakageldiev, respectively, to maintain their top position in the table.

Barua adopted the pritidor defence against Al Modiahki and was in trouble in the early middle game due to the weak backward pawn on ‘db’. He ultimately had to forgo that pawn to land into a pawn down queen plus bishop versus queen plus knight ending. However, Modiahki lost his way in time pressure to land into a lost king and pawn endgame.

Thipsay with white pieces faced the petroff defense from Atier, who needed a draw for his international master norm. Thipsay conducted the middlegame with precision, increasing his control gradually. Under time pressure, Thipsay unearthed a fine combination to go into a won a queen ending.

In an English opening, Saravanan won a pawn in the middlegame through a combination.He won the game in a marathon ending, lasting 73 moves and 6 hours of play.

Important results: GM R. Kasimdzhkanov (8) beat GM M. Saltaev (4.5) GM Dao Thien Hai (7) beat IM Kakageldiev (4.5) IM Al Modiahki (5) lost to GM D. Barua (6.5) GM P.M. Thipsay (5.5) beat K. Aliev (4.5) GM S. Zagrebelny (5.5) beat A. Al Rakib (4.5) S. Mansour (3.5) lost to V. Saravanan (5). Top

 

Mitchell to appeal against suspension

NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) — Dennis Mitchell, a bronze medal winner at 100 yards in the 1992 Olympics, will appeal against his two-year drug suspension at a hearing before the USA Track & Field doping hearing board in October, he has said.

"This is the blackest mark that any athlete can have on their record," Mitchell said of the suspension handed down this month by the International Athletic Amateur Federation (IAAF) for testing positive for testosterone.

"The things that have happened to me in the last few months will forever affect all parts of my life. This can never be taken away," said Mitchell at a news conference flanked by his lawyer Suja Thomas at her office yesterday.

Mitchell, 32, was given a two-year suspension by the IAAF this month for testing positive for testosterone at an out-of-competition test April 1 at his home in Gainesville, Florida.

Thomas said Mitchell will contest the validity of the test on two grounds.

"Experts will look at whether or not the test itself was correct," Thomas said of the two urine samples. "And two, if the test was correct what could have caused the testosterone to epitestosterone (another natural substance) level to increase (above the allowable ratio of 6:1)."

The three-member doping hearing board can vote by a simple majority that Mitchell is not guilty and he would be free to resume competing again.

Right now Mitchell says he is finding it hard simply running again.

"When this first started I was still going out to the track every day and working hard and hoping that this thing was a big dream," Mitchell said.

"But now it has become this nightmare. It is now even hard for me to go out and actually train hard because this is always in the back of my mind. I don’t feel that purity that track and field used to bring to me anymore," said Mitchell, who last competed as part of the winning US 400-metre relay team at last month’s Goodwill Games.

As the president of the USATF’s athletes advisory committee, the athletes’ voice in the national governing body, Mitchell has been a leading advocate in getting drugs out of his sport.

His current situation goes against all that he has stood for he said.

"My dedication to this sport and to society would not and could not allow me to do such a thing," said Mitchell.

"This is both morally and ethically unacceptable to me. I have throughout my career thought that the only way to succeed was through hard work and dedication to yourself and god. I would have never in my wildest dreams thought this would happen to me." Top

 

Susanthika sticks to her stand

COLOMBO, Aug 25 (UNI) — Sri Lanka's ace sprinter Susanthika Jayasinghe, who was cleared by the Amateur Athletic Federation (AAA) of dope charges yesterday, will be subjected to drug tests every three months, AAA officials said today.

"We have decided to do drug tests on Susanthika every three months since she is the only Sri Lankan athlete ever to be accused of consuming steriods and being suspended on two occasions", AAA president Ariya Kannangara said.

The AAA also proposed to conduct random drug tests on athletes at major domestic athletic meets, he said.

Susanthika, silver medallist in the world athletic meet in Greece last year in the 200 metres and the current Asian champion in the 100 and 200 metres, was suspended in April after she tested positive for nandrolone, a performance-enhancing drug, in a random test.

Press reports here said Susanthika, Sri Lanka's only medal hope in next year's Olympics, would take part in next month's Commonwealth Games in Malaysia, though her name was not in the original list of competitors from the island.

The AAA announced last night that Susanthika had been cleared of all charges following a communication they had received from the International Amateur Athletic Federal (IAAF).

Susanthika stuck to her stand and said she was not surprised by the AAA's decision. "From the beginning, I knew I was a pawn in a dirty game, but I knew that the true picture will surface soon".

The athlete, who had earlier accused a senior sports ministry official of making sexual advances to her, said she was framed in the dope scandal.

"The people who fixed me have not stopped yet and they are out for my blood. I am sure they will strike again," she said.

She thanked her lawyers and the press for saving her and said the sports ministry and the AAA should not try to take the credit for it.

She said she was not in a good frame of mind to train for the Commonwealth Games because she had not been allowed to enter the sports stadium here for training during her suspension.Top

 

Snooker crown for Alok
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — Alok Kumar from Punjab, the top ranked player in the country confirmed his supremacy in the game by comfortably outclassing Dharmender Lilly, also from Punjab, in the final of the first S. Jaswant Singh Memorial Prize Money Tournament in snooker at Canon Ball here today. The tournament was held under the auspices of the Haryana Billiards and Snooker Association. Alok Kumar picked up the first prize of Rs 11,000.

Lilly started briskly by executing fine potting and controlling the cue-ball. He built up a marginal lead and maintained it till the end and picked up the first frame 59-42. This seemed to be a wake-up call for Alok who came back with a bang and hit break of 45 points in the second frame and two breaks of above 20 points in the third frame and won them with convincing margins of 98-15, 82-39.

In the fourth frame both resorted to accurate safety play and Lilly built up a slender lead of nearly 20 points in the beginning but let Alok off the hook by missing a crucial pot leaving Alok with a nice opening which he accepted gladly. He not only covered the lead but also won the frame 65-41.

In the fifth and the sixth frames both started with safety play but the tremendous match experience of Alok gave him the upper edge to outsmart his opponent with match winning scores of 53-6, 84-39. In the final frame Alok cleared the table with a break of 45 points.

Earlier, in the semifinal match Alok humbled Munish Srivastva in straight five frames 64-38, 69-33, 58-20, 63-42, 87-33. Alok played with clinical accuracy and did not allow Munish to get settled. Every shot was played on its merit by Alok and all the openings which came on the way were fully cashed whereas Munish was many times quite tentative in playing even simple shots and in order to hit big breaks he could not avail off the opportunities that came across.

In the second semi-final, Dhermender Lilly was made to fight for every point by Sidharth Anand in a dramatic battle of nerves which was extended to full nine frames before Anand gave in with a score 51-62, 73-52, 24-75, 89-16, 30-61, 54-32, 19-32, 18-72 and 52-20. The match could have gone either way and both kept the audience spell bound with sparks of fine potting but eventually luck played a role in Lilly's victory.Top

 

Paes 73rd on ATP ranking list

NEW DELHI, Aug 25 (PTI) — India’s tennis ace Leander Paes yesterday moved up to his caree-high ranking of 73 on the ATP computer following his memorable exploits at the Pilot Pen International Tennis Tournament which included a dream victory over American Pete Sampras.

Paes who beat Sampras before having got past the two-time French Open champion Sergi Bruguera of Spain and Swiss Marc Rosset in the earlier rounds, moved up 27 places from his last week's ranking of exact 100.

The 25-year-old Indian, however, went on to lose in the quarterfinals to Goran Ivanisevic of Croatia, but his showing here earned him enough points to break into the top 100 again.

The Davis Cup star had been ranked 98 a year ago, but slipped below 130 after he concentrated more on his doubles game with compatriot Mahesh Bhupathi, neglecting his singles standings.

He made a significant breakthrough in his six-year-old professional career by capturing his first ATP tour title at Newport, Rhode Island, last month on grass.

Paes had already been assured of direct entry into the year’s last grand slam, the US Open, which starts from August 31.Top

 

Anmol powers St. Kabir into final
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — St Kabir High School, Sector 26, mauled St John’s High School, Sector 26, 5-0 to into sail the final of the Chandigarh Cadet Football Tournament (under 14 years) for the St John’s Trophy being played at the Sector 17 Football Stadium here today.

The credit for such a big victory for star-studded St Kabir High School goes to Anmol Kapoor, a right striker who not only scored a hat-trick but was also instrumental in other goals. The two other goals were scored by left winger Harsh Deep Singh and right half Jagjit Singh.

St Kabir lads dominated the proceedings from the kick off and scored the opening goal in the fifth minute when right striker Anmol Kapoor dribbled passed two defenders and also beat the rival goal-keeper with his powerful kick to put his team into the lead.

He followed it with the second goal in the eight minute on getting a pass from his team mate left winger Harsh Deep Singh and beat the rival custodian with an angular kick. He again made a solo effort in the 15th minute to added his third goal and completed his hat-trick, the second of the tournament. The half time score was 3-0.

After resumption, St. John’s High School lads got two scoring chances to reduce the margin but failed in all corners. St. Kabir lads scored their fourth and fifth goals in the 40th and 55th minutes through left winger Harsh Deep Singh and left half Jagjit Singh, respectively.

In another semifinal encounter, Guru Nanak Public School, Sector 36 were defeated by St. Soldier’s International School, Sector 28.

Both teams played a defensive game which lead to a barren first half.

After the water-break, St. Soldier’s players changed their tactics and began making dangerous moves. One such excellent move was made by their left out Surinder Singh who dodged three defenders and raced towards the rival goal area and beat the goalkeeper with an angular shot in the 35th minute and scored the first goal for St. Soldier’s. Thereafter they mounted more pressure and right striker Angand succeeded in scoring a goal in the 39th minute with his powerful kick on a cross floated by right winger Surinder Singh and made it 2-0. Guru Nanak Public School, players missed two sitters in the dying minutes.

The final will be played tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Sector 17 Football Stadium here.Top

 

Warne likely to be back for Ashes series

SYDNEY, Aug 25 (Reuters) — Shane Warne is recovering more quickly than expected from shoulder surgery and should be fit for the forthcoming Ashes series, the manager of Victoria’s state team said today.

Shaun Graf said he expected the leg spinner would be back in action by the start of the domestic Sheffield Shield competition in October.

"We’re certainly trying to set that as his first game," Graf said. "If he can make it back by then that would be a bonus but we’ve got another game after that against New South Wales in early November.

"That’s most probably the more realistic one that we’d be looking at because that gives him an opportunity to still prepare himself for the first Test, which is in late November."

News of Warne’s recovery comes less than a month after the world’s most successful wrist spinner said there was a slim chance he might never bowl again.

Warne, 28, has 313 Test wickets but is in danger of being worn out after being Australia’s most used bowler in recent years.

He has already been ruled out of the tour to Pakistan starting next month.

England arrive in Australia in late October and the first of five Tests starts in Brisbane on November 20. Top

 

20 cricketers to be shortlisted

CHENNAI, Aug 25 (PTI) — India will shortlist 20 players for the 1999 cricket World Cup by January next and their names would be submitted to International Cricket Council, board President Raj Singh Dungarpur said here today.

A preparatory camp for these players will be held in April, Dungarpur said adding that the final team would reach England at least a fortnight before the World Cup for practice and acclamatisation.

He expressed satisfaction with the on-going preparatory camp for 22 probables for the World Cup.

Dungarpur, who spent more than three hours assessing the routines said he was "satisfied" with the work of all those involved in the camp — coach, consultant, doctor, physio and the probables,

"I am impressed with the involvement of past cricketers such as S. Venkataraghavan and K. Srikkanth, who on their own came forward to give tips to the players," the board President told reporters here.

He said Anshuman Gaekward, who had shown success as a coach, had brought about togetherness amongst his wards and the players had adjusted themselves to the new methods of batting, bowling, fielding and throwing taught by Bobby Simpson.Top

 

PSWA to set up cell for veterans
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — More than 100 sportspersons, including 35 international and few Arjuna awardees attended the Punjab Sportspersons Welfare Association meeting held at Patiala today.

Mr Jaipal Singh, President of the association, said three more units in Patiala, Punjab State Electricity Board, (PSEB) and Diesel Component Works, Patiala, had been set-up and were functioning smoothly. However, in other districts of Punjab, the district-level units will be constituted soon.

It was also decided that women sportspersons will be appointed office-bearers of the Punjab Sportspersons Welfare Association (PSWA) in its various district-level units also to give due representation to the women. A separate cell in the PSWA will be created for the welfare of veteran sportspersons to take up their cases at various levels.

Mr Arvind Khanna, Secretary, Punjab Olympic Association and Chairman of the PSWA, thanked sportspersons of Punjab for their support to the association.

Arjuna awardees Pargat Singh (hockey), Tara Singh (weightlifter) and international basketball player Amrit Pal Singh Pali have assured full support and cooperation to PSWA.

Mr Sarjit Singh Shina, an international athlete from Railways, who is away to the USA for participating in the masters sports meet has been unanimously elected secretary of PSWA while Mr Baljit Singh a national volleyball player from PSEB, Patiala, has been nominated treasurer.Top

 

Basketball meet from Aug 27
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — The Basketball Coaching Centre, Sector 16, will organise the Chandigarh Inter-School Basketball Tournament for girls under 17 years at the Sector 16 Government Model Senior Secondary School here from August 27 to 29, Ms Paramjit Kaur, basketball coach, has said.

The city cagers born on or after January 1, 1982 are eligible to take part in the tournament. The players should bring their age proof certificates from their respective schools.

Interested schools teams should contact K.S. Bharati, secretary, Chandigarh Basketball Association, or Ms Paramjit Kaur, basketball coach, BCC, Sector 16, Chandigarh (telephone-672707 on August 26. Top






Nangal Khilarian score win
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — Five more teams, including hosts Nangal Khilarian, Jian, Sarangwal, Jandiala and Mehna entered the last 16 stage in the 18th Punjab Rural Junior Football Tournament being held at Nangal Khilarian village, 20 km from Hoshiarpur, today.

In keenly-contested matches on a slushy ground, Nangal Khilarian outclassed Chak Kataroo 3-0, while Jian beat Noorpur Brahman by a solitary goal. In another match of the day, Sarangwal blanked Langeri 4-0 and Mehna defeated Meghowal 1-0. Jandiala ousted last year's semifinalists Bharta 3-0. Top

 

Police meet results
From Our Correspondent

YAMUNANAGAR, Aug 25 — Kurukshetra district defeated Panchkula 3-1 in football here today in the 21st Ambala Range Police Sports Competition on the second day at the Tejli Sports Complex.

In basketball Yamunanagar defeated Ambala 37-12 while in kabbadi Kaithal beat Ambala 40-15. In volleyball Ambala defeated Panchkula whereas Yamunanagar defeated Kurukshetra.

Mr Sheel Madhur, Superintendant of police, Yamunanagar, said nearly 250 policemen were participating in the meet.Top






School taekwondo

CHANDIGARH (BOSR): The first Inter-School Taekwondo Championship will be held at the Sector 8 DAV Senior Secondary School here on August 30, according to Mr Rajiv Saluja, organising secretary of the championship. Interested players should contact organisers.Top


 

Women sports meet
Tribune News Service

CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — The Haryana Government has decided to organise a state-level women sports meet at Gurgaon from September 9 to 11, instead of August 26 to 28.

This was disclosed by Mr Ram Saroop Rama, Minister of State for Sports, here today.

He said a 125 member-contingent would participate from every district of the state in the disciplines of athletics, handball, kabaddi, volleyball, basketball, gymnastics, hockey and kho-kho. As many as 10 girls up to 16 years from each district would be participating in athletics and kabaddi and 14 in hockey. Top





Punjab triathlon squads
From Our Sports Reporter

SANGRUR, Aug 25 — The following players have been selected to represent Punjab in triathlon in the National Games to be held at Manipur in October, Gurbagat Singh Sandhu, honorary secretary, Punjab Triathlon Association has said. The trials were conducted yesterday at PAP Grounds, Jalandhar.

Teams (men): Danesh Rajoria, Harman Preet Bawa, Gurmeet Singh, Amandeep Singh, Surinder Pal Singh, Levan Kumar. (Individual): Parminder Pal Singh, Harmail Singh, Kamaljit Singh, Harmanjeet Singh.

(Women) — Harpreet Kaur, Ravinder Kaur. (Team) Puneet Chechi, Sweta Choudhary, Sony Walia, Jaswinder. Coaches: Karan Singh and M.S. Sidhu.
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UT sportswing
By Our Sports Reporter

CHANDIGARH, Aug 25 — The Chandigarh Sports Department has started a sportswing in hockey and volleyball in the girls' section and kabaddi in the boys' section at three schools from this session.

According to a press note from the department hockey wing of 16 girls will be allotted to the Sector 16 Government Girls Senior Secondary School while volleyball girls wing has been given to the Sector 26 Government Model High School. The kabaddi wing for boys will be given to the Government Senior Secondary School, Dhanas in which 12 girls and 12 boys will be given seats in both disciplines.

A diet of Rs 10 per head per player will be provided to the player of the sports wing after evening training session.

The selection trials for players for these sportswings will be held on September 3 at 9 a.m.

The District Sports Officer of the department will supervise the trials at all venues and the principals of the schools concerned will also be a member of the selection committee.Top




Kyrgyzstan upset Pak

BANGALORE, Aug 25 (PTI) — Kyrgyzstan beat Pakistan 2-1 in a group six match of the Asian Youth (under-19) championship here today.

Kyrgyzstan went into the lead through a goal scored by Drobeta Alexse in the 35th minute off an Ivanov Sergey pass. Segrey tackled defender Nasar Iqbal and passed it to the left of Drobeta, who slotted the ball home.

The winners led 1-0 at half time.

Pakistan equalised in the 52nd minute through captain Zulfikar Ali off a Qadir Ahmed pass.

Kekerkiril headed the winning goal for Kyrgyzstan in the 83rd minute off a corner kick by substitute Djamshedov Ros.

With this win, Kyrgyzstan have nine points from four matches, while Pakistan has six points.

India already has nine points from three matches and all they need is a draw in the final match of the league against Bhutan to qualify for the next stage of the tournament to be held at Thailand.Top

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