Railways win Sr hockey nationals
GWALIOR: The Railway Sports Promotion Board, led by Chinglensana Singh Kangujam, came up with a scintillating performance to dethrone defending champions Punjab with a 3-2 win in the final of the 9th Senior National Men Hockey Championship 2019 here on Sunday.
Both teams were slow off the block as the first quarter remained goalless. It the defending champions Punjab, who made the first breakthrough in the 23rd minute through Rupinder Pal Singh. However, RSPN struck back in the third quarter as Harsahib Singh scored two open goals in the 35th and 43rd minute. Dilpreet Singh added another goal in the 57th minute to take RSOB’s lead to 3-1. Though Ramandeep Singh got one back for Punjab in the 60th minute it was not enough.
In the bronze medal match, Petroleum Sports Promotion Board beat Punjab & Sind Bank 4-1.
HISAR:Karnataka registered their second straight victory as they beat Coorg 3-0 in a 9th Senior Women National Championship 2019 (A Division) on Sunday. With the win, Karnataka remained in the second spot in their pool with six points. For Karnataka, HR Anjali (23’), captain Leelavathy M J Mallamada (28’) and SR Avinashree (38’) were the scorers. In Pool B, Madhya Pradesh Academy secured a 3-1 win over Bhopal.
INDIA ‘A’ WIN
GORAKHPUR: The India ‘A’ women’s hockey team came back from a goal down to beat France ‘A’ 3-2 in the second match of the series here on Sunday. Mariana Kujur (19th minute), Lalremsiami (30th) and Mumtaz Khan (34th) scored to eke out the win for the hosts.
LAW TAKES TITLE
MELBOURNE: Briton David Law produced a sparkling eagle on the 18th hole to snatch a onestroke victory at the Vic Open in Barwon Heads, Australia, and claim his maiden European Tour title on Sunday.
The 27-year-old Scot’s six-under 66 at 13th Beach Golf Links left him with an 18-under total of 270, one ahead of local duo Wade Ormsby and Brad Kennedy.
SANFRANCISCO: Paul Casey opened a three-stroke lead over Phil Mickelson after the third round of the Pebble Beach Pro-Am on Saturday, a cushion the Englishman hopes will be enough to prevent his American rival from winning the storied tournament a fifth time. Teeing off as part of a four-way tie for the lead, Casey jumped clear with a five-under 67 at Spyglass Hill that give him a 15-under total of 200.
Mickelson, meanwhile, carded 70 at host course Pebble Beach for a 12-under total, within striking distance of matching Mark O’Meara’s record five wins at the event.
SOFIA: Big-hitting Daniil Medvedev stole the show at the Sofia Open on Saturday as he punched his way to an emphatic 6-2, 6-4 victory over former world number six Gael Monfils to set up a final clash against Hungarian Marton Fucsovics.
World number 47 Fucsovics battled past Italian giant-killer Matteo Berrettini 5-7 7-5 6-3 to progress to his second ATP final.
▪ The RSPB team after winning the men’s national title on Sunday.