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Indian colts thump Spain 3-1 to reach semi-finals of 4-Nations tourney

Updated: Oct 28, 2016 13:21 IST      
Indian colts thump Spain 3-1 to reach semi-finals of 4-Nations tourney

Valencia [Spain], Oct.28 (ANI): The Indian junior men's hockey team produced a dominating performance as they outplayed hosts Spain 3-1 to storm into the semi-finals of the Four-Nations Invitational tournament here on Friday.

India applied pressure and pushed the hosts on the defensive from the starting hooter. They won their first penalty corner in the fifth minute and Parvinder Singh's conversion gave them a 1-0 lead.

Spain clawed their way back with a penalty corner conversion of their own in the 16th minute, by Gerard Garcia.

India kept their attacking intent alive though and kept on the offensive throughout the half. They won a host of penalty corners, midway through the half, but Alberto Carnicer in Spain's goal denied them the lead.

India once again took the lead before the half-time when Nilakanta Sharma scored a superb goal in the 30th minute.

Spain came out of halftime more organized at the back and were soon making incursions into the Indian defence right at the start of the second half. A swift counter attack by India in the 41st minute, finished by Armaan Qureshi, effectively killed off the game though, as India held on for a 3-1 win.

India, who have now climbed top of the standings after round-robin stages, will once-again take on Spain in the semi-finals of the 4-Nations Invitational Tournament on Saturday.(ANI)

Ajay Singh strikes bronze in Asian Youth Weightlifting

Updated: Jul 28, 2017 10:12 IST     

Kathmandu [Nepal], July 28 (ANI): India's Ajay Singh has clinched the bronze medal in Asian Youth and Junior Weightlifting Championships to take his country's tally to three medals in Kathmandu last evening.

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New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with the players and officials of the Indian women's cricket team that recently participated in the ICC Women's World Cup and brought laurels to the country.

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London [UK], July 27 (ANI): South Africa came out with an exemplary performance as they restricted England to 149-4 at Tea on opening day of the third Test being played at The Oval on Thursday.

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New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag and former sprint queen P.T. Usha have been named in the 12-member committee to pick this year's Khel Ratna and Arjuna awardees.

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I don't need any extra motivation: Pujara

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 19:49 IST      By: Aakash Kumar

Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 (ANI): When it comes to Test cricket, the one batsman that Team India looks upto is Cheteshwar Pujara.

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PKL Season 5 trophy unveiled with 12 captains

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 18:31 IST     

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], July 27 (ANI): The thrill of electrifying raids and dynamic tackles is just a day away, and the captains of all 12 Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) teams came together to launch the Season 5 of the league.

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New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Anurag Thakur, former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has hailed the exemplary performance of the Indian women's cricket team in the recently concluded ICC Women's World Cup, saying the team despite being unable to clinch the coveted trophy, won the hearts of 1.25 crore Indians.

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India tighten screws over Sri Lanka in Galle Test

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 17:47 IST     

Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 (ANI): India extended its dominance over Sri Lanka on the second day of the opening Test of the three-match series against Sri Lanka being played at the Galle International Stadium.

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PV Sindhu appointed as Group-I officer in Andhra Pradesh

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 17:14 IST     

Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) [India], July 27 (ANI): Rio-Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu was on Thursday issued an appointment letter for the post of Group-I officer here in Hyderabad.

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London/Melbourne [UK/Australia], July 27 (ANI): Women will feature at the honours board of The Lord's after the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) approved the decision to introduce an ODI honours boards for both men's and women's cricketers.

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Indian Railways to reward Rs 1.30 cr to Mithali & Co.

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 16:41 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The Indian Railways announced on Thursday a cash reward of Rs 1.30 crore for 10 members of Indian women's cricket team for their stellar performance throughout the recently-concluded ICC Women's World Cup.

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New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): On the surface the Indian women's team's back to back international friendlies may seem to be just another regular international fixture.

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'Confident' Indian women's team lands in Kuala Lumpur

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 16:01 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): The Indian senior women's team arrived in Kuala Lumpur today morning to play two back to- back international friendlies against Malaysia. Both the matches have been arranged by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) to provide more exposure to the team.

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SBL: OPM Punjab Sultans, Delhi Gladiators eye semi-final spot

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 15:51 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): OPM Punjab Sultans will face a do-or-die situation when they take on the Delhi Gladiators in the penultimate Group A clash of the Super Boxing League (SBL) at the Siri Fort Squash and Badminton Stadium on Friday.

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Johannesburg [South Africa], July 27 (ANI): Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova has hit back at her critics and said that her 15-month doping ban has only fueled her passion for the game.

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Galle [Sri Lanka], July 27 (ANI): Debutant Hardik Pandya carried on the onslaught started by Shikhar Dhawan and Cheteshwar Pujara as India posted a monstrous first inning-score of 600 in the opening Test of the three-match series at the Galle International Stadium here on Thursday.

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Melbourne [Australia], July 27 (ANI): Cricket Australia (CA) chief executive James Sutherland has called on the Australian Cricketers' Association (ACA) to enter into a period of intense negotiations over coming days in order to resolve the ongoing pay dispute between the two governing bodies in toto.

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Maryland [United States], July 27 (ANI): Star Brazilian striker Neymar, amid a frenzy of transfer speculation, struck a decisive goal as Barcelona edged past Manchester United at the International Champions Cup here on Thursday.

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Karachi [Pakistan], July 27 (ANI): Pakistan cricket team Head Coach Mickey Arthur has expressed the hope that the proposed upcoming tour of World XI team to the country will help bring international cricket back home.

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Vijay Goel felicitates Indian cricket eves

Updated: Jul 27, 2017 10:46 IST     

New Delhi [India], July 27 (ANI): Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel on Thursday felicitated the Indian women's cricket team for their tremendous performance in the recent ICC Women's World Cup.

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