Nitin Sharma

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Cashless dangal a hit, but old habit of ‘cash prize’ dies hard
Fri, Jan 13, 2017

Big colourful flex boards had each wrestler’s account number and other bank details. Those wanting to transfer money had to download the app for making payments.

I League 2017: Minerva Punjab FC to play eight matches without a sponsor
Fri, Jan 06, 2017

It will be for the first time in five years that any team from north India will feature in I League after JCT Punjab pulled out from the competition in 2011.

Punjab: Satnam Singh, father share thoughts after screening of documentary tracing journey of NBA player
Tue, Jan 03, 2017

A resident of Ballo Ke village near Barnala, the 7’2” tall Satnam was picked up by for the IMG Academy in USA in 2010 and he was the 52nd pick in the NBA Draft by the Dallas Mavericks last year.

Hockey Junior World Cup: Family of India captain celebrates his win
Mon, Dec 19, 2016

For Harjeet Singh, the last three years have also seen his elder brother Rajwinder Singh join a daily wage job in Saudi Arabia.

Ahead of Dangal release, former wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat’s biography released
Fri, Dec 16, 2016

Akhada traces Mahavir’s early days to the disappointment faced by Vinesh in Rio Olympics, where she had to exit after a knee injury.

Chandigarh’s Minerva Football Club inducted into AIFF league
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

With Chandigarh lacking an international football stadium, the team is forced to play their matches at the national level at Guru Nanak Stadium, Ludhiana.

Chandigarh youth wins Indian Golf Union amateur championship in Kolkata
Mon, Dec 12, 2016

Playing against Arjun Prasad, Kochhar won the 36-hole final 2 up with one hole to play and became the third player from the tricity in the last six years to win the coveted title, which was first won by JF Macniar in 1892.

Cuban’s revolution: The story of former India boxing coach BI Fernandez
Sun, Dec 11, 2016

Fondly known as 'Mr.Cuban' in Indian boxing circles, BI Fernandez widely credited to have revolutionised Indian boxing.

Ranji Trophy 2016: Maharashtra crash out to Karnataka
Sat, Dec 10, 2016

Like in their title-winning seasons, Karnataka were ruthless in pursuit of another crushing victory.

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Maharashtra allow a replacement for Manish Pandey
Fri, Dec 09, 2016

A team is allowed a replacement only if the opposition captain agrees to it.

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: At 34, Anupam Sanklecha shows age is just a number
Wed, Dec 07, 2016

At 34, Anupam Sanklecha might not be nursing India hopes, but this has been a point-proving season for the bowler from Ahmednagar.

Far away from Havana, former India boxing coach BI Fernandez recalls Fidel Castro’s pep talk
Fri, Dec 02, 2016

For BI Fernandez, first foreign coach to get Dronacharya award, feels Fidel Castro's legacy is that they never crumbled under US pressure.

Virat Kohli-led team India in attendance at Yuvraj Singh-Hazel Keech’s mehendi ceremony
Thu, Dec 01, 2016

With all the arrangements made by Yuvraj’s mother Shabnam Singh, the function saw Indian team-members in attendance at the reception Tuesday evening.

India’s First Blade Runner in City: ‘Being active is the biggest answer to disability’
Tue, Nov 22, 2016

From being grievously injured in the 1999 Kargil war to becoming India’s first amputee marathon runner when he ran the Delhi Half Marathon in 2009, Singh has run in 18 marathons in his running career.

Abhay Chautala chosen Haryana Olympic Association chief
Tue, Nov 15, 2016

Abhay Chautala makes a return after a 10-year-period, and Bijender Singh Lohan has been chosen as secretary general.

PGTI Championship in Kolkata: 17-year-old city golfer becomes youngest player to win the event
Sat, Nov 05, 2016

The feeling has still not sunk in. It will take some time to realise this feat and as an amateur golfer, it is a huge moment in my career.

Mohali lad named in Indian U-19 team for Sri Lanka tournament
Fri, Nov 04, 2016

Along with Sharma, Mohali youngster Shubman Gill, who had bagged the best U-16 cricketer BCCI award in 2014-15 and 2015-2016, was also named in the 15-member team, which was announced by BCCI.

Being a drag-flicker is like an artist drawing new lines, says Rupinder Pal Singh
Thu, Nov 03, 2016

Rupinder emerged as the leading scorer with 11 goals in the Asian Champions Trophy at Kuantan, Malaysia.

Ranji Trophy 2016: Gautam Gambhir & Co denied six points as Odisha tail wags
Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Delhi skipper Gautam Gambhir was at his wit's end, trying everything he could to bargain a breakthrough.

Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Milind Kumar’s hundred puts Delhi in total command
Sun, Oct 30, 2016

Milind Kumar scored his second first-class century as Delhi declared at 495/8 and reduced Odisha to 109/4 on Day 3.

Ranji Trophy: Gautam Gambhir reminds he’s not finished
Sat, Oct 29, 2016

Gautam Gambhir, 35, scored his 39th first-class century and surpassed 14,000 runs in first-class cricket .

Ranji Trophy 2016: Delhi stall Odisha’s fightback in Group B
Fri, Oct 28, 2016

The day started with Sumit Narwal utilising the conditions before Vikas Tokas did not let Delhi miss the injured Pradeep Sangwan and Navdeep Saini.

Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar follow Vijender Singh’s suit
Wed, Oct 26, 2016

After a long absence, Akhil Kumar and Jitender Kumar are set to make a return to the boxing ring by turning professional.

India vs New Zealand: No surface tension, says curator Daljit Singh
Sun, Oct 23, 2016

Daljit Singh, who is the Pitches Committee chairman, is keen on producing the stage for the first run-fest of the series as India play New Zealand in Mohali.

PCA not inducting former players into executive panel, say ex-Punjab cricketers
Sat, Oct 22, 2016

As per the Supreme Court order on the recommendations of the Lodha committee, the state associations should have players and former players as their members.

Fight pays off, wrestler Geeta Phogat is DSP now in Haryana Police
Thu, Oct 20, 2016

Haryana Cabinet also cleared Tohana mountaineer Ram Lal Sharma’s appointment as sub-inspector.

Double delight for Aakarshi Kashyap at Krishna Khaitan Memorial Junior Ranking tournament
Mon, Oct 17, 2016

Chhattisgarh girl Aakarshi Kashyap clinches under-17 and under-19 crowns; Maharashtra’s Aman Farough wins boys title.

Badminton players should take up yoga early in careers: Yuva Dayalan
Wed, Oct 12, 2016

As a national level badminton player, Yuva Dayalan was once ranked number two in the mixed doubles category in India.

Bricks as goalposts to all-India title, Bhiwani girls score memorable win
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

It did not take Bhiwani Government School much time to hit the headlines - the school team finished second in the state school games in 2008.

Women’s Professional Golf Tour: Aiming to finish season on a high, says Amandeep Drall
Sat, Oct 08, 2016

“Winning my fourth title of the year and to be on the top of the Order of Merit is special for me. The DLF Course is among India’s toughest golf courses and the greens were playing rough." said Drall.

Khali brings wrestling to Haryana, govt waives entertainment tax
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

In a bid to promote the sport in Haryana, Khali will be organising two such events at Gurgaon and Panipat on October 8 and October 12.

International Thailand Open: Chavvi Kohli defeats Thai fencer, wins gold medal
Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Targeting a medal in next year’s Asian Fencing Championship, says Chavvi Kohli, currently ranked ninth in U-19 Asian Rankings

Chandigarh shooter Arjun Babuta shoots bronze at Junior World Cup
Wed, Sep 21, 2016

Indian shooting coach Daleep Singh Chandel, under whom too Arjun trains, believes that the youngster’s consistency is the key for his success.

Indian youngsters are very good, country needs more tennis clubs, says Spanish coach Antonio Martinez
Tue, Sep 20, 2016

Antonio Martinez saw the Spanish team excel over India and the coach believes that it’s hard work makes Spanish players excel.

World University Shooting Championship: 22-year-old Chandigarh girl wins gold in 10 M Air Rifle event
Sat, Sep 17, 2016

Vinita Bharadwaj also took part in the 2013 edition of the World University Games held in Russia.

Chandigarh girl wins silver medal, all set for another event to be held in Poland today
Fri, Sep 16, 2016

The qualification round of the event saw Moudgill shoot a score of 585 and the Chandigarh shooter was placed fifth ahead of the finals.