Hindustan Times (Jalandhar)

Vinesh in team for Kazakh wrestling meet


NEW DELHI: An eight-member Indian wrestling team, including Commonweal­th Games goldmedall­ist Vinesh, will compete in the President’s Cup to be held at Astana, Kazakhstan from July 23.

“This event will be an opportunit­y for our team to get exposure before the Worlds. We will not leave any stone unturned, as we want more and more female wrestlers to qualify for Rio Games from the first qualificat­ion event (World Championsh­ips),” said WFI boss. TELUGU TITANS WIN MUMBAI: Trailing in the first half by a solitary point, Telugu Titans came up with a strong second half showing to outclass Puneri Paltan 45-24 to win second game on trot in the Pro Kabaddi League. BIANCHI’S CAR RETIRED PARIS: The No. 17 car driven by Jules Bianchi was retired from future Formula One championsh­ips out of respect to the late Marussia driver. “As F1 car numbers are personally chosen by each driver, the FIA believes it to be an appropriat­e gesture,” a statement said. COURT’S STEP ON MODI MUMBAI: The special court for Prevention of Money Laundering Act cases issued letters rogatory (LR) to Singapore and Mauritius in connection with the case against Lalit Modi. FIFA ELECTION ON FEB 26 ZURICH: Fifa will vote for a new president, to replace Sepp Blatter, at a special congress to be held on Feb. 26 in Zurich, the organisati­on said on Monday. FROOME RETAINS LEAD GAP, FRANCE: Chris Froome retained the overall lead in the Tour de France on a chaotic day for Team Sky in the 16th stage on Monday.

Plaza Molina of the Lampre team won solo after a 201-km ride from Bourg de Peage. Slovakian Peter Sagan of Tinkoff-Saxo was second and Colombian Jarlinson Pantano took third place for IAM Cycling. AGENCIES

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