Rail­ways win Sr hockey na­tion­als

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Sport - Agen­cies sports­[email protected]­dus­tan­times.com

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 bl o c k a s t he f i r s t quarte r 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 t o t ake RSOB’S l ead t o 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.

KAR­NATAKA SIZ­ZLE

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. Wit h t he wi n, Kar­nat a ka 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 I ndi a ‘ 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.

CASEY LEADS

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.

MEDVEDEV SHINES

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.

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The RSPB team af­ter win­ning the men’s na­tional ti­tle on Sun­day.

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