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Happy that my best finish came at my home course, says golfer Karandeep Kochhar
Sat, Oct 21, 2017

Chandigarh golfer Karandeep Kochhar sank a total of 16 birdies during the four rounds and finished with an overall score of eight-under-280 to earn Rs 4,49, 850 as prize money. He also jumped to 25th spot in the PGTI Order of Merit.

Shubhankar Sharma defeats Patna’s Aman Raj, wins TAKE Open Golf Championship
Mon, Oct 16, 2017

Shubhankar Sharma shot a final round score of five-under-67 to win his fifth title on the PGTI circuit and took home a prize money of Rs 15 lakh.

Asian Masters Athletic Championship: Medals will help me motivate and train more, says GS Saunkhla
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

The veteran athlete won the silver medal with a jump of 6.76 M in triple jump apart from winning the bronze medal in long jump category with a jump of 2.76 M.

Three CHFA trainees set to represent India junior hockey in Malaysia
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

Besides Sukhjeet, forward Maninder Singh and defender Sanjay Kumar, both current CHFA trainees as well as part of the Indian camp in Bengaluru at present, were also named in the junior squad that takes on Japan on October 22.

Chandigarh golfer Ajeetesh Sandhu registers first victory on Japan tour
Sat, Oct 14, 2017

On Friday, Sandhu, who won his maiden Asian Tour title in the form of Yeangder TPC in Taipei last week, ended last year’s disappointment and emerged champion in the Taiyeho Club Challenge Tournament on the Japan Challenge Tour in Saitama, Japan.

Jeev Milkha Singh to Play at Home Club, says this course is a temple, has given me all
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

A regular on the Asian Tour and having played on the European Tour as well, Jeev has played only five times in the PGTI circuit since 2008.

Jeakson Singh’s family watch from the stands as he scores for India vs Colombia
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

Jeakson Singh became the first Indian to score a goal in a FIFA World Cup at any age group.

Chandigarh golfer Ajeetesh Sandhu wins maiden title on Asian Tour
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

Chandigarh golfer Ajeetesh Sandhu won his maiden title on the Asian Tour in the $500,000 Yeangder Tournament Players Championship at Taipei.

U-16 Snooker Championship: Ranveer Duggal picked for Indian squad
Mon, Oct 02, 2017

Having finished in the top four in the snooker U-18 nationals in Pune, Ranveer has been chosen in the Indian U-16 snooker team.

Milkha Singh’s wax statue unveiled in Chandigarh
Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Milkha Singh's wax statue was unveiled in Chandigarh, which will be displayed at the upcoming Madame Tussauds’ museum in Delhi.

Man Kaur, 101-yr-old athlete, denied visa for China Masters meet
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Earlier this year, Man Kaur was the only athlete to compete in the +100 category in World Masters Games in Auckland and won the 100m with a timing of one minute and 14 seconds.

Industrialist Rajinder Gupta elected Punjab Cricket Association chief
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

PCA unanimously elected Punjab industrialist Rajinder Gupta as its president and former Punjab Ranji player RP Singla as secretary of the association after its 69th annual general body meeting on Sunday.

From Canada, an NRI kid returns with a dream: To play FIFA U-17 Football World Cup in India jersey
Sun, Sep 24, 2017

Sunny Dhaliwal surrendered his Canadian passport in order to be eligible to play for India’s U-17 squad in the FIFA World Cup.

India U-17 Football Captain Amarjit Singh Kiyam’s story begins in Manipur at 3 am
Thu, Sep 21, 2017

A couple of days ago, during the team’s final days of preparation, India’s Portuguese coach Luis Norton de Matos did a snap poll among the team members to pick the captain. Amarjit won.

Dallas Mavericks can approach me again and I have my options open, says Satnam Singh Bhamara
Wed, Sep 20, 2017

With his contract with the Dallas Mavericks ending this year, Satnam Singh Bhamara is back in India and the lad from Ballo Ke village talks about his experience with the Mavericks in the Summer League and their affiliate team Texas Legends in the G League.

Chandigarh chess Player Eyes more Titles: ‘International Master title will help me get direct entry to some tournaments’
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

While his first IM norm came in 2012, the youngster had to wait till 2016 to earn his second IM norm and when FIDE, the world chess body, awarded Gusain the International Master title last month; it marked a major step in the player’s career.

Ninth Asian Age Group Championships: City swimmer wins 4×100 medley relay bronze in Tashkent
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Arora, who started swimming along with her brother Soparsh Aroraat Sector 23 swimming pool, won her first medal at the senior level when she won silver in the 50 m breast stroke at the 69th National Aquatic Championships in Rajkot in 2015.

Chandigarh golfer Saaniya Sharma wins Hyderabad tournament to end 25-month title drought
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

CHANDIGARH GOLFER Saaniya Sharma (30) ended a 25-month title drought by winning the 11th leg of the WPGT with five-over-218 in Hyderabad on Friday.

Sandhu wins Malaysian squash meet to make it 21st consecutive international victory this year
Sat, Sep 09, 2017

Top seed Sandhu scored a 3-2 (11-8, 10-12, 11-3, 9-11, 11-6) win over second seed Mohammed Syafiq Kamal of Malaysia in the final.

Hundred one not out: ‘Happy to be among the six international athletes chosen for the sports award’
Thu, Sep 07, 2017

After Asian Championships, Kaur will start preparing for next year’s world masters athletics championships to be held in Spain. “By god’s grace, she is mentally and physically ready for the events. Her mantra is to eat well and rest well,” Singh added.

Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur goes on an award winning spree
Sun, Sep 03, 2017

The cricketer was handed a cheque of Rs 21,000 by CSR Reddy, DGP, Punjab, and president of Chandigarh Golf Association, in the presence of DP Azad’s sons Sanjiv DP Azad and Munish DP Azad.

Gaurav Bidhuri falls short against USA’s Duke Ragan in Boxing World Championships semi-final
Fri, Sep 01, 2017

Gaurav Bhiduri showed his attacking approach but failed to land clean punches against Duke Ragan in the bantamweight (56 kg) semifinal at World Championships in Hamburg as USA boxer denied India its first ever final spot with a 5-0 win.

Boxing World Championships: Gaurav Bidhuri secures medal, makes father’s dream come true
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

When Gaurav Bidhuri became only the fourth Indian boxer to reach the semi-finals of the World Championships, assuring himself of a medal after a 3-0 win over Tunisian Bilel Mhamdi in Hamburg, it brought back memories of all the quarter-final losses for the senior Bidhuri.

After good show in South Africa tri-series, Kaul eyes national call-up
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Kaul, whose brother Uday Kaul is a wicket-keeper batsman for Punjab, has also been training under gold medallist Abhinav Bindra’s mental trainer Dr Amit Bhattacharjee for six months.

The Harmans of Moga: Dreams of cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur’s village
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

In small homes and swelling cricket academies, in her native Punjab town and its neighbouring villages, the star of the Indian women’s team at the World Cup, Harmanpreet Kaur, is firing many a dream. The Indian Express captures some.

Take Solutions Masters 2017: City golfer finishes third, his best on the Asian tour since 2011, climbs to 58th spot
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

Ajeetesh Sandhu fired a third round score of four-under-68 to set up his final round score of six-under-66, which included seven birdies, to finish third in the event on Sunday, his best result on the Asian Tour since 2011.

Rinku Hooda bags silver at World U-20 Para Athletics Championships
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

At the age of three, Rinku Hooda’s left arm was trapped in a paddy-sowing machine. For a long time, the youngest of the five siblings looked consigned to helping father Rohtash on the 12-acre farm in the village Dhamar near Rohtak.

World hockey junior champ Gurjant breaks into senior team
Sun, Jul 30, 2017

Gurjant is among six uncapped players, who would be playing in the five-match Europe tour which would be his maiden opportunity to don the senior colours.

CWG gold medallist Manoj Kumar moves Haryana High Court seeking appointment as DSP
Sat, Jul 29, 2017

Manoj Kumar’s elder brother and coach Rajesh Kumar first approached the Kaithal administration about the former’s appointment in May 2012 before submitting an application to the Chief Minister Window on September 17, 2015.

‘Harmanpreet’s knock of 51 in World Cup final as important as her century against Australia’
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

While India’s semi-final record scorer Harmanpreet Kaur Bhullar scored a half-century and stitched together a 95-run partnership for third wicket with Poonam Raut, India lost the final for the second time.

Para-athlete Sharad Kumar shines after heartbreak
Mon, Jul 24, 2017

Born in Kodarkatta Purantola village in Motihari tehsil of Bihar, Sharad contacted polio in his left leg at the age of two. With father Surender Kumar being a farmer who was keen for his son to study, he was enrolled in St Paul’s School in Darjeeling, where he took up high jump in his later years.

ICC women’s World Cup final: Chandigarh’s women cricketers can’t wait for excitement today
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

When Indian women’s team was in Chandigarh last year, the city's women cricketers got a chance to bowl to the likes of Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur and other Indian players in the nets, they also got a chance to celebrate Holi with the Indian team.

Karam Jyoti Dalal leaves Rio Paralympics heartbreak behind
Sun, Jul 23, 2017

After false throws at the Paralympics, discus thrower wins bronze at World Championship. Dalal won the medal with a season-best throw of 19.02m in the F55 category. She is the third Indian medallist after Sundar Singh Gurjar and Amit Saroha.

Aadil wins world title in junior golf
Sat, Jul 22, 2017

Earlier in May, Aadil Bedi had won the Amateur Championship in Singapore. The youngster, who trains under coach Jesse Grewal, also trains under USA coach Bob Byman, a PGA tour member.

ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Harmanpreet Kaur scripts her story
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

As a kid, Harmanpreet would often accompany her father to the Guru Nanak Stadium right opposite their house to play cricket with the local boys. The youngster would also pursue hockey and athletics at her Government School teams.

Harinder Pal Sandhu can break into top-50 and even top-25, says Saurav Ghosal
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

Saurav Ghosal, who achieved his career-best rank of 15 in December 2013, had reached the final of the Asian Squash Championships in Chennai in March this year before losing to Max Lee of Hong Kong. Ghosal incidentally lost the 2014 senior nationals final to Sandhu.