Sun, Feb 26, 2017 | updated 04:49 AM IST

7th Sub Jr Women's National C'ship: Assam Hockey crush Hockey Gujarat 12-0

Updated: Jan 06, 2017 18:15 IST

Ramanathapuram [Tamil Nadu], Jan. 6 (ANI): A dominant performance from Assam Hockey saw them hammer Hockey Gujarat 12-0 in their Pool A encounter of the 7th Sub Junior Women's National Hockey Championship at the SDAT Velumanickam Synthetic Hockey Stadium here on Friday.

In the first game of the day 3, Assam Hockey scored as early as the fourth minute via Maxima Xalxo and never eased up, taking a 5-0 lead into half time. They established their superiority further in the second half with an emphatic victory. Xalxo (4', 10', 53', 68') and Elina Tigga (34', 41', 61') scored hat-tricks for Assam Hockey. Other goal scorers were, Milka Surin (30', 46'), Munmuni Das (32'), Songita Das (51') and Purobi Phukon (55').

Sports Authority of Gujarat - Hockey Academy beat Citizen Hockey XI 15-0 in their Pool B encounter. Sanya Noronha (9', 14', 34'), Prachi Patel (12', 22', 26', 54'') and Ekta Dubey (21', 23', 47') scored hat tricks in the victory. Goals were also scored by, Khushi Patel (10'), Kashish Patel (25'), Shreya Rathod (56', 66') and Shivatika Patiyal (67').

The day's third match was played between Hockey Uttarakhand and the Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd. in Pool C.

The two teams played out a goalless stale mate in the first half and it took till the 39th minute for the first goal to be scored. It was Komal Dhami who broke deadlock for Hockey Uttarakhand via a penalty corner conversion.

In the 55th minute, the Mumbai Hockey Association Ltd. converted a penalty corner of their own, Manvi Jadhav levelling the scores. In the 63rd minute Hockey Uttarakhand's captain Swati Kumari scored the goal that would prove to be the winner as they took home the points in a highly competitive encounter.

In Pool C, Hockey Bhopal beat Telangana Hockey 9-2. Hockey Bhopal opened the scoring in the 2nd minute via Priyanka Dogra and had doubled their lead in the 4th via Kanchan Batham. Dogra complete a hat-trick in the game scoring two more goals in the 17th and 25th minute of the game. Telangana Hockey's goals were scored by Kalpana Marri (15') and Sri Latha Talari (60').

The Pool D match was played between Mumbai School Sports Association and Hockey Rajasthan, in which the former won by a narrow 1-0 margin. Sakshi Pagar from Mumbai School Sports Association scored the only goal of the match in the 6th minute as Hockey Rajasthan were unable to create opportunities, finishing on the losing side.

In yesterday's final game of the day Hockey Jammu and Kashmir beat Dadra and Nagar Haveli Hockey Association 1-0 in Pool A. In a toughly fought, highly defensive encounter, Hockey Jammu and Kashmir took the lead in the 8th minute via Ishta Sharma.

From there on there were few openings for either side as Hockey Jammu and Kashmir steered to a victory.

The remaining day will see Hockey Jammu and Kashmir taking on Hockey Coorg in their Pool A encounter. (ANI)

Pune [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Indian skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday criticised his team 'worst batting performance' following the humiliating 333-run loss in the opening Test of the four-match series against Australia here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium on Saturday.

Full Story >>

Pune [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe wrecked havoc on the Indian batters as Australia emphatically defeated India by 333 runs on the third day of the first Test here at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium here on Saturday.

Full Story >>

Karachi [Pakistan], Feb. 25 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan, while remaining keen on staging the Pakistan Super League (PSL) decider in Lahore, has insisted that the final decision in this regard would be made by the federal government.

Full Story >>

Wellington [New Zealand], Feb. 25 (ANI): Batting heroics from star batsman AB de Villiers and a clinical performance from the bowlers helped South Africa thrash New Zealand by 159 runs in the third ODI of the five-match series here at the Wellington Regional Stadium on Saturday.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): World No. 3 Rory McIlroy has responded to the criticism which he has been facing following his round of golf with U.S. President Donald Trump, saying it was no political endorsement.

Full Story >>

Karachi [Pakistan], Feb. 25 (ANI): Pakistan batsman Asad Shafiq, who is a regular feature of the Test line up, believes he can perform better as an opener in the national T20 team.

Full Story >>

London [UK], Feb. 25 (ANI): Sacked Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has said that his "dream died" after he was removed from his position, only nine months after leading the club to their maiden Premier League title in their 132-year history.

Full Story >>

Aizawl [India], Feb. 25 (ANI): Aizawl FC have bemused everyone with their dazzling display this season, especially at home where they are still undefeated, even after the tenth round of I-League.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb.24 (ANI): WBO Oriental Super Middleweight Champion Zulpikar Miamiatiali, who was set to fight WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight Champion and Indian boxing sensation Vijender Singh in the upcoming April 1 bout, has now backed out of the fight.

Full Story >>

Pune [India], Feb.14 (ANI): Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe completed a six-wicket haul before Steve Smith's half-century guided Australia to a lead of 298 runs against India at the end of the Day Two of the opening Test at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium here on Friday.

Full Story >>

Karachi [Pakistan], Feb.24 (ANI): Issuing a stern statement, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shaharyar Khan has said that the players found guilty in the recent match fixing scandal in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) will be handed over life bans.

Full Story >>

Chandigarh [India], Feb.24 (ANI): The stage is set for an exciting day of hockey as the semi-finals of the ongoing fifth edition of Hockey India League (HIL) gets underway with a clash between Kalinga Lancers and Uttar Pradesh Wizards here at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium.

Full Story >>

PV Sindhu set to be Deputy Collector

Updated: Feb 24, 2017 15:08 IST

Hyderabad [India], Feb.24 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, who is the first Indian woman athlete to win a silver medal at the Olympics , has accepted a government job which was offered by the Andhra Pradesh Government following her Rio de Janeiro triumph.

Full Story >>

London [U.K], Feb.24 (ANI): Ending months of speculation over his future with Manchester United, England captain Wayne Rooney has confirmed that he will not be leaving the Old Trafford club anytime soon.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Feb.24 (ANI): Indian shooter Pooja Ghatkar made the country proud on Friday as she clinched the bronze medal in the women's 10m Air Rifle event here at the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup.

Full Story >>

Karachi [Pakistan], Feb.24 (ANI): All-rounder and Karachi Kings player Shoaib Malik has revealed that he is trying to convince international cricketers playing in his team to visit Lahore for the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final on March 5.

Full Story >>

Mirza-Strycova ease into Dubai Open semis

Updated: Feb 24, 2017 11:12 IST

Dubai [UAE], Feb.24 (ANI): Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her partner Barbora Strycova of Czech Republic booked their place in the semi-finals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships following a straight-sets victory in their women's doubles clash here last evening.

Full Story >>

London [U.K], Feb. 24 (ANI): England swashbuckling opener Alex Hales, who has recovered from a hand fracture he sustained during the ODI series in India, could make a return to the side for the three-match series against West Indies beginning March 3 in Antigua.

Full Story >>

London [U.K], Feb.24 (ANI): Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has been sacked from his position, only nine months after leading the club to their maiden Premier League title in their 132-year history.

Full Story >>

Johannesburg [South Africa], Feb. 23 (ANI): Bulgarian tennis player Grigor Dimitrov has confirmed his intention to play at the 2017 Aegon Championship as preparation for Wimbledon.

Full Story >>