Bhubaneswar, Jan 22: Kalinga Lancers beat former champions Delhi Wave Riders 1-0 in the second match of the fifth edition of Hockey India League at the Kalinga Hockey International Stadium on Sunday.
Sarawak (Malaysia), Jan 22: Saina Nehwal won the Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton title here on Sunday.
In the finals, the former World Number One beat Thailand’s Pornpawee Chochuwong 22-20, 22-20 in a 46-minute clash. This was her 23rd title overall and the first after undergoing a knee surgery last year.
Saina struggled to win the first game. With Chochuwong just five points away from winning the first game, Saina unleashed an array of cross court smashes to roar back into the game. After leveling for the first time in the game at 19-19, Saina sealed the game.
In the second game too, Chochuwong took an early 3-0 lead before the Indian clawed back into the game by engaging her Thai opponent in long rallies.
After levelling at eight points, Saina tried to consolidate her lead, but Chochuwong kept the pressure up on the Indian. Saina was a point away from winning the second game before Chochuwong won three points in a row to keep the game in balance at 20-20. Saina, however, held her nerves to wrap up the thrilling final in straights games.
Mumbai, Jan 21: Dabang Mumbai held two-time champions Ranchi Rays 3-3 in the opening game of the fifth edition of Hockey India League at the Mahindra Hockey Stadium here on Saturday. Continue reading “Match 1: Dabang Mumbai and Ranchi Rays share spoils”
Sarawak (Malaysia), Jan 21: Former World No 1 Saina Nehwal advanced to the finals of the USD 120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament at the Sibu Indoor Stadium on Saturday.
Saina registered an easy win in the semi-finals, winning her match against Hong Kong’s Yip Pui Yin in just two games 21-13, 21-10 in 32 minutes. She has also won all her previous matches in just two games. She will face Pornpawee Chochuwong of Thailand in Sunday’s final.
Saina took her own time to get her bearing against Yin, who raced to an early 7-5 lead and consolidated her position to reach 11-6 lead at the interval. However, Saina fought back and opened up a four-point gap a few minutes later. She went on to win the game 21-13.
In the second game, Saina continued dominating show as she won the first six points before racing into an 11-5 lead. She closed out the game 21-10 to win the match and book her place in Sunday’s final.
PV Sindhu has won the title twice, in 2013 and 2016.
Sarawak, Jan 20: Top seed Saina Nehwal advanced to the semifinals of the USD 120,000 Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Friday.
In the quarter finals, former World No 1 beat eighth seed Indonesia’s Fitriani Fitriani in straight games 21-15, 21-14 in a 40-minute contest. This was the Saina’s third win over the World No. 40.
Saina was slow to get off the mark as Indonesian quickly raced to a 4-0 lead. The Indian was trailing 6-11 at the interval. However, she soon started gathering points after the break and caught up with Fitriani at 12-12. Saina soon jumped to a 16-14 lead and then won five straight points to seal the opening game.
In the second game, Saina continued with her dominating show as she took a 4-2 lead early on and then jumped to a 9-5 advantage before entering the breather at 11-6. Yin gave a fightback after the interval and narrowed down the gap to 12-13 but Saina soon marched ahead and pocket the match.
The London Olympics bronze medalist will face Hong Kong’s Yip Pui Yin in the semifinals.
In the men’s singles, World No. 19 Ajay Jayaram found the going tough against Indonesia’s Anthony Sinisuka Ginting, who beat the sixth seeded Indian 21-13 21-8 in just 28 minutes.
This was Indian’s third defeat to the Ginting, having lost to him at Hyderabad Asia Team Championship and French Open as well.
New Delhi, Jan 20: The Indian u-17 team lost 0-1 to Tajikistan in the Valentin Granatkin Memorial Cup 2017 held at Russia. The defeat saw India finish last in the 16 team tournament with only one win (against Belarus) in five matches.
The 1st half saw a complete defensive play by both the teams. India tried to dominate possession but failed to create goal scoring opportunities. Tajikistan on the other had relied on counter attacks.With neither of the teams able to find the net, the half line score read 0-0.
In the 59th minute Tajikistan were reduced to 10 men when its captain was sent off. Playing a man down, Tajikistan committed men into defense and made it hard for the Indian boys. The lone goal of the match came in the 80th minute when U Sharipov gave Tajikistan the lead. The Indian boys pressed hard for the equalizer but failed to score and the full time score read 1-0 in Tajikistan’s favour.
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Sarawak, Jan 19: Saina Nehwal and Ajay Jayaram moved into the quarterfinals of Malaysia Masters Grand Prix Gold Badminton tournament at Sibu Indoor Stadium on Thursday.
Former world number one Saina defeated Hanna Ramadini of Indonesia in straight games 21-17, 21-12 in 42 minutes. Sixth seed Jayaram dismissed Chinese Taipei’s Hsueh Hsuan Yi 21-12, 15-21, 21-15.
However, there was disappointment in Men’s doubles for third seed Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy, as the duo were upset by the unseeded Indonesian pair of Hendra Arpida Gunawan and Markis Kido 17-21, 21-18, 12-21.
Results involving Indians:
Mens’s Singles: Ajay Jayaram dismissed Chinese Taipei’s Hsueh Hsuan Yi 21-12, 15-21, 21-15
Womens’s Singles: Saina Nehwal beat Hanna Ramadini 21-17, 21-12
Mens’s Doubles: Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy lost to Hendra Arpida Gunawan and Markis Kido (Indonesia) 17-21, 21-18, 12-21, Law Cheuk Him & Lee Chun Hei Reginald (Hong Kong) beat Arjun & Ramchandran Shlok 21-14, 21-17
Womens’s Doubles: Aparna Balan & Prajakta Sawant lost to Chiang Kai Hsin & Hung Shih Han (Chinese Taipei) 18-21, 14-21.
Mixed Doubles: Manu Attri and Jwala Gutta lost to Tontowi Ahmad & Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja (Indonesia) 18-21, 10-21, Yong Kai Terry Hee & Wei Han Tan (Singapore) beat Prajakta Sawant & Yogendran Khrishnan 21-17, 21-17
Bengaluru, Jan 18: Star striker C K Vineeth’s hat-trick helped defending champions Bengaluru FC thrash Mumbai FC 3-0 in a match of the Hero I-League played at Sree Kanteerava stadium here on Wednesday.
Vineeth scored the first goal in the dying moments of the first half, as hosts entered the break with a 1-0 lead. In the 57th minute the Keralite doubled the lead, before scoring his third goal of the match in the 65th minute.
After today’s match, BFC maintained their top position in the points table with nine points from three matches, while Mumbai FC slipped from third position to fifth.
Bengaluru FC will next play Kingfisher East Bengal on 22nd of this month at Barasat stadium, Kolkata. On the other hand, Mumbai FC will host Aizawl FC at Cooperage stadium also on same day.
Bengaluru FC – 3 (CK Vineeth 45’+1’, 57’, 65’) beat Mumbai FC – 0
Hero of the Match – CK Vineeth
Goa, Jan 18: Kingfisher East Bengal beat Churchill Brothers FC Goa 2-0 in a Hero I-League 2016-17 third round match at the Tilak Maidan, Vasco on Wednesday.
Haokip put the visitors ahead in the 31st minute. In the dying moments of the first half, Ugandan defender Bukenya doubled the lead, as the Kolkata side went into half-time with a 2-0 lead.
After today’s match, East Bengal are third in the points table with seven points from three matches, while Goa side is second from the bottom after suffering its third straight defeat.
Kingfisher East Bengal will host Bengaluru FC at the Barasat stadium on 22nd of this month. While, Churchill Brothers FC Goa will next play DSK Shivajians at Balewadi stadium, Pune on 21st of January.
Churchill Brothers FC Goa – 0 lost to Kingfisher East Bengal – 2 (Haokip 31′, Bukenya 45’+1′)
Hero of the Match – Lalrindika Ralte