Rail­ways win Sr hockey na­tion­als

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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.


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.


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.

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