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Chandigarh-born Param Uppal to bat for Australia in ICC U-19 World Cup
Sun, Dec 17, 2017

The youngster was one of the three captains to lead Australia against Sri Lanka in the three-match series in Hobart early this year where he also smashed 210 runs, including a century

Jason Sangha, of Indian origin, the new face of Australian U-19 cricket
Sat, Dec 16, 2017

Jason Sangha, an Indian-origin cricketer, will lead the Australian team at the upcoming ICC U-19 World Cup.

India vs Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka 200 percent ready to win the series, says Thisara Perera
Wed, Dec 13, 2017

In nine bilateral ODI series between the two countries in India, the best Sri Lanka have mustered so far is a 1-1 result in 1997.

From watching Tiger Woods on Youtube to preparing for Joburg Open challenge: How Shubhankar Sharma’s world changed
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

As the only Indian golfer in the field of 240 players in the Joburg Open, Shubhankar Sharma came to the tri-sanctioned event on the European, Asian and Sunshine Tours after playing on three continents.

Chandigarh shooter Arjun Babuta wins silver in Asian Airgun Championship 2017
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Babuta, who had won a historic bronze medal in last year's ISSF Junior World Cup in Azerbaijan, missed the gold medal by a whisker as Yukun Liu of China won the gold medal with a junior world record score of 249.8 in the final.

Shubman Gill, Arshdeep Singh make it to Indian team for ICC U-19 World Cup
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

After becoming the fourth youngest player for Punjab to hit a first class century in Ranji Trophy, Mohali youngster 18-year-old Shubman Gill was named as the vice-captain of the Indian U-19 team for the ICC U-19 World Cup

Out of the box: Stories behind India’s five Gold medals at the Women’s Youth World Boxing Championships
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

Behind India's record haul of five gold medals at the AIBA World Women’s Youth Boxing Championships are stories of grit from the homes of five girls.

Haryana minister announces a cow each as prize for top boxers
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

State Animal Husbandry Minister Om Prakash Dhankar, who is also president of the Boxing Haryana Association, pointed out the “benefits” of cow’s milk for boxers.

ODI Series Against Sri Lanka: Son of Indian cricket team’s former trainer gets call-up to ODI squad
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

On Monday, as Kaul’s younger son Siddharth Kaul was named in the Indian team for the ODI series against Sri Lanka starting from December 10, it was a realisation of a long-time dream for the Kaul family and the cricketer.

India win five gold medals at AIBA Women’s Youth World Championships
Mon, Nov 27, 2017

Five girls from remote corners win gold medals at Youth Championship, helping the country record its best-ever performance

Common path to glory for Women’s Youth World Boxing Championship finalists Nitu and Sakshi Choudhary
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

Finalists Nitu and Sakshi Choudhury have grown up together and went to the same boxing club.

‘Dhakad’ Boxer Jyoti Gulia writing a script of her own
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

In stark contrast to Dangal, Jyoti Gulia had to sneak off for practice after father Maman Singh barred her from taking up boxing.

Ankushita Boro shines bright at AIBA World Youth Championship
Fri, Nov 24, 2017

Ankushita Boro's reputation gets enhanced after being assured of a medal at the AIBA World Youth Championship in Guwahati.

Krishan Hooda’s long wait comes to an end, named in Indian junior team for Qatar Asian Junior Team Cup
Thu, Nov 23, 2017

Krishan Hooda was named in the Indian junior team for the Qatar Asian Junior Team Cup to be held in Doha.

Only 14, but Pullela Gayatri Gopichand winning U-19 titles already
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

As 14-year-old Gayatri made her way to her first U-19 title with a 23-21, 21-18 over top seed Purva Barve of Maharashtra

Overcoming personal loss, Aakash Yadav shows steel at Smt Krishna Khaitan Badminton Junior tournament
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Only two days ago, Aakash Yadav, had lost his uncle, local BJP leader Shiv Kumar Yadav. He was killed by four men in Ghaziabad.

Alap Mishra enters quarters of Smt Khaitan Junior Badminton Tournament
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Alap Mishra showed top seed Jaswanth D the exit door in the boys' U-19 singles and made his way into the quarter-finals at the Smt Khaitan Junior Badminton tournament.

With father in the stands, Jayant Rana scripts comeback in Smt Krishna Khaitan Junior Badminton Tournament
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Jayant Rana stormed through the decider 21-9 to win the first round U-19 boys’ singles match at Khaitan Badminton tournament.

Junior Women’s National Boxing: Gutsy Chandigarh teenager Simran punches her way to bronze
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Simran, who currently trains at the Punjab Institute of Sports (PIS), Mohali, won the bronze in the 46 kg category.

From south-east to north-east: Edwin Iriawan back in India
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Indonesian doubles coach Edwin Iriawan, who trained the Indian Badminton team, has landed a job with Assam.

Grandmother watching, Pullela Gopichand’s son Vishnu steps into spotlight, quietly
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Pullela Sai Vishnu, 13 and son of India’s chief national coach Pullela Gopichand, is playing his second U-17 national ranking tournament.

Maini Boruah, fireman’s daughter, makes a fiery comeback in Smt. Khaitan Memorial Junior tournament
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

Down 3-8 in the second game against Janavi Sudhir, Maini Boruah won the next seven consecutive points to advance into the girls' U-17 singles third qualifying round.

Stage set for juniors to emulate PV Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

From 1991 when Viveck Goenka started the junior tournament - the first in the country - the number has now expanded to six.

Chandigarh is the place which gave me all, says Jeakson Singh
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

India’s first ever FIFA World Cup scorer plans to relive his memories in the city where he began his football journey with Chandigarh Football Academy

Evergreen Mary Kom is gold standard; wins Asian Championships
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Mary Kom has a collection of medals, including an Olympic bronze at the London Games. Yet at the age of 34, she still wants to push herself. The mother of three had not won a gold since the Incheon Games

Leading from the third shot in the final, 23-yr-old Chandigarh shooter strikes silver in Brisbane
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Anjum Moudgill proved her mettle on Wednesday by winning the silver medal with a score of 248.7 points in the women’s 10 m air rifle event at the Commonwealth Shooting Championships in Brisbane, Australia.

‘Whenever I score runs, I remember my days in Chandigarh and Mohali’
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

30-year-old Singh, who became the first Indian-born cricketer to play for Ireland in May this year, is visiting his hometown Mohali for the first time after donning Irish colours.

Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy have good technique, are becoming better: Former world champion Hariyanto Arbi
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

Indian players too have the skill to dominate world badminton for long, says former world champion Hariyanto Arbi of Indonesia.

Col CK Nayudu Trophy: 22-year-old Abhijeet Garg smashes triple ton in third game for Punjab
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

A native of Dhuri, Punjab, Abhijeet shifted to Chandigarh in 2009 at the insistence of his uncle Ashwani Garg, an advocate, and trained under Chandigarh coach Sanjiv Pathania before training under Mohali coach Sukhwinder Tinku.

Gokul Natesan becomes second Indian-origin player to be signed by NBA G-League side
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

In a week, 23-year-old Gokul Natesan has gone from developing mobile applications and software to being one step closer to realising his basketball dreams

Gaganjeet Bhullar hits Macao jackpot, eyes Tokyo Olympic Games
Mon, Oct 23, 2017

Gaganjeet Bhullar led the field on all four days at the Macao Open for his eighth Asian Tour title.

Amjyot Singh picked in NBA G League draft: ‘It is a special day for us… prayed for Amjyot’s success in the draft’
Sun, Oct 22, 2017

Amjyot led Punjab to the title in junior national basketball in 2010 apart from representing India at the U-16 level in Children of Asia Games in Russia

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.