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ISL gets official recognition 28.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
The Indian Super League has been finally granted official recognition by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), meaning there will be two national leagues in the country from 2017-18. The franchise-based league didn't have AFC recognition in its first three editions, and has been trying for it for a while now. The AFC gave its consent to the All India Football Federation's proposal through a letter signed by general secretary Dato Windsor John, a top AIFF official told PTI on Wednesday. The change would mean that the winner of the I-league will participate in the AFC Champions League qualifiers, while the next ISL champion will be eligible for an AFC Cup qualifying slot. If the 2017-18 I-League winners fail to qualify — no Indian club has so far made it — they will get an automatic berth in the AFC Cup, the continent's second-tier tournament. The AFC however specified that the arrangement was a temporary one and required the stakeholders to come up with a long-term plan. The development ...
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Bowlers shine for Bangalore 28.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Bangalore Zone bowlers complemented their batsmen's effort with a decent bowling effort to help their side gain three points from the drawn encounter against Bangalore City XI in the SA Srinivasan memorial (under-23) tournament here at the Aditya Global ground on Wednesday. In the second and final day, resuming from 28 for no loss and trailing Bangalore Zone by 435 runs, Bangalore City posted 347 for nine in the allotted 90 overs. After their bowlers struggled on the first day, Bangalore City's spirited batting effort was led by Rohith Gowda (98) and Sujith NG (59). However, a three-wicket haul from Rajat Hegde (3/77) and two wickets apiece for Vyshak Vijaykumar (2/60), Deepesh Poonia (2/76) and Adhoksh (2/86) helped Bangalore Zone walk away with innings honours. All-round show by Aditya In another tie at RSI, Aditya Somanna followed up his fine bowling performance with a gutsy 97-ball 83 to help President XI's score three points after their tie against Combined Mofussil XI ended in a draw. After ...
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BFI may rope in NBA coach Weber for men's team 28.6.2017 deccanherald.com
NBA franchise New York Knicks' assistant coach Phil Weber is likely to be named the head coach of Indian men's national team. ESPN reporter Mark Stein on Wednesday tweeted that Weber is a strong contender for the post. "Coaching sources say longtime assistant Phil Weber (Suns, Knicks, Heat, Pels) on course to be named new head coach of Indias national team," read his tweet. "India is an important market to the NBA and Weber -- whos poised to move to New Orleans front office next season -- was the leagues pick," the tweet further stated. According to a well placed source, the announcement of Weber's appointment will be made in a few days by the Basketball Federation of India. Bhaskar Sappaniambalam is the current coach of the mens team. The 55-year-old Weber, a native of Northport in New York, is in his 12th season as an NBA coach. Prior to his association with the Knicks, he spent nine seasons serving as an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns (1999-2000 to 2007-08) and guided them to three consecutive ...
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ISL gets recognition from AFC, two national leagues now 28.6.2017 deccanherald.com
The cash-rich Indian Super League has been finally granted official recognition by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), meaning there will be two national leagues in the country from 2017-18. The franchise-based league didnt have AFC recognition in its first three editions, and has been trying for it for a while now. The AFC gave its consent to the All India Football Federations proposal through a letter signed by general secretary Dato Windsor John, a top AIFF official told PTI today. So, as of now, the winner of the I-league will participate in the AFC Champions League qualifiers, while the next ISL champion will be eligible for an AFC Cup qualifying slot. If the 2017-18 I-League winners fail to qualify -- no Indian club has so far -- they will get an automatic berth in the AFC Cup, the continents second-tier tournament. The AFC however specified that the arrangement was a temporary one and required the stakeholders to come up with a long-term plan. The development comes as a good news for Bengaluru ...
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Ravi Shastri eyes post of India's head coach 27.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
As expected, former India Team Director Ravi Shastri has decided to throw his hat into the ring to become Indian cricket team's next coach, a post that has fallen vacant following the exit of Anil Kumble. The former Team Director of the side is expected to apply for the post of the head coach in a few days. The BCCI had decided to extend the deadline till July 9, apparently to invite applications from "deserving" candidates who didn't apply earlier thinking Kumble would be an automatic choice to continue in the post. "Yes, Ravi is very interested and will be applying for the coach's post very soon," a source close to Shastri said on Tuesday. It's learnt that the former India all-rounder would apply only if he gets an assurance that he would be picked for the job with a full two-year contract till the 2019 World Cup to boot. However, Shastri has denied making such a demand. The former India captain is also expected to make sure that he gets his own team of support staff, including bowling coach Bharath ...
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Pedalling to the top 27.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Aditya Mehta personifies the adage 'turning adversity into opportunity'. After he lost his leg in an accident, he went on to become Indias first para-cyclist. He has won several laurels for India and has registered his name in the Limca Book of Records twice. Laudable among his achievements is his effort to build a support system for the differently-abled, including the soldiers who were injured while fighting for the country, through the Aditya Mehta Foundation (AMF). Aditya is in the city as part of AMF's National Sports Camp. The camp will expose shortlisted soldiers to nuances of sports like cycling, badminton, tennis, shooting, swimming and body building. The Asian Games medallist spoke to Rajitha Menon about overcoming hurdles and making it big. What were the challenges you faced initially? Everything from getting a sponsor to designing my own customised limbs was a challenge. Since I was the first amputee to take to cycling, there was no one to lead the way. Where all have you cycled? I have ...
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Jawahar SC triumphant 27.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
Jawahar Sports Club (1) accumulated 33 points to emerge champions in the KSCA Group I, II Division League for the MAT Acharya Shield following their drawn final league encounter with Vijay Cricket Club here. Jawahar SC posted 318 all out in 76.3 overs, riding on KC Avinash's 115 and Shashindra's 82 in their first innings. In reply Vijaya CC were 98 for five in 28 overs when the play was called off. Both teams got two points each that took Jawahar's tally to 33. Sir Syed Cricketers finished second despite an innings and 29-run win over Bangalore Sports Club. Sir Syed Cricketers could only take their final points tally to 28, same as Rajajinagar Cricketers who too collected five points after their 10-wicket win over Chintamani Sports Association, Chintamani in their last league match. Syed Cricketers, however, finished second by virtue of having better net run rate (1.413) compared to Rajajinagar (1.334). Brief scores: Jawahar Sports Club (1): 318 all out in 76.3 overs (Jayesh Babu 44, Shashindra 82, KC ...
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Occasionals clinch title 26.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Bangalore Occasionals clinched the KSCA Group I, Division I League tournament for the Sir Mirza Ismail Shield after drawing their final game against Jawans Cricket Club. Bangalore Occasionals, needing to take just an innings lead to secure the title, did just that to top the standings with 32 points after 11 games. Vultures Cricket Club, despite trouncing The Bangalore Cricketers by an innings and 40 runs, finished runners-up on 30 points. Batting first, Bangalore Occasionals rode on Darshan Patil's unbeaten 104 and half-centuries from Mir Kayan Abbas (69), Abdul Majid (73) and Mir Kaunain Abbas (90) to post 454/6 in 90 overs. Pradeep T then grabbed (6/79) as they bowled out Jawans for 308 in 66 overs. Abhijit S slammed an even 100 for Jawans. Brief scores: Bangalore Occasionals: 454/6 in 90 overs (Mir Kayan Abbas 69, Abdul Majid 73, Mir Kaunain Abbas 90, Darshan Patil 104 n.o., Avinash D 48 n.o.; Sandesh M 3-63, Devdutt Padikkal 2-53) drew with Jawans Cricket Club: 308 all out in 66 overs (Abhijit S ...
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KAA election on hold till Oct 26.6.2017 deccanherald.com
With the administrational issues unlikely to be resolved before the scheduled date, the Karnataka Athletics Association elections could be put off till October. The elections, which were scheduled to be held at the Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) on July 1, hit a roadblock when the returning officer Ashwathaiah refused to perform his duties alleging "interference" in his work. KAA secretary Chandrashekar Rai had claimed on Saturday that the elections will not be held as planned since it was difficult for the association to bring in a new returning officer at such a short notice. Sticking to his stance on Monday, Rai said that only the AGM will be held on July 1 and the elections will not be conducted before October. Rai explained that apart from the fact that the current management can function till October according to the amended constitution of the association, many district associations are not eligible to vote as they have remained non-functional for a while. "Out of the 29 associations, only 12 ...
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DPS, South register win 26.6.2017 deccanherald.com
Gautam scored a fine century as Delhi Public School (South) romped to a 190-run win over Ryan International in the ACE inter-school tournament at Just Cricket Ground here on Monday.

Opting to bat first, DPS got off to a good start with openers Anitej (36) and Siddarth (89) putting on 76 runs in just 11.2 overs. Gautam then hammered 106 as DPS posted 246/3 in their 30 overs.

Ryan never got going in their chase, folding up for 56 in 25 overs. Ayush was the best among the bowlers with 4/10.

Brief scores: DPS (S): 246/3 in 30 overs (Siddarth 89, Gautam 106) bt Ryan International: 56 all out in 25 overs (Ayush 4-10).

Vivekananda School: 114 all out in 28.2 overs (Vishwas 53; Chinmoy 3-5, Priyal 2-11) lt to St Joseph's Boys' High School: 118/2 in 16.1 overs (Danish 63, Shivam 36).

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JSW Sports looking to invest in upcoming leagues; hockey, IPL also on the cards 26.6.2017 HBL: Companies
“We are constantly evaluating on how to scale up the revenues of our existing teams. We are also looking to unlock value and monetise through various associations to take sports to the next level.”
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Anil, Usha triumph 25.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
Alva's Moodbidri's Anil Kumar and Vidyanagar Sports School, Bengaluru's R Usha bagged the gold in the men's and women's events respectively in the Deccan Athletic Club's KA Nettakallappa memorial road races, sponsored by Deccan Herald and Prajavani, here on Sunday. In the men's 12-km race, Anil, who faced a stiff challenge from Mysuru's Chetan and Bengaluru's Nanjudappa in the early part of the race, eventually finished first in 42 minutes and 8.43 seconds. For Anil, a second year pre-university student, it was his maiden gold at the Nettakallappa races. Chetan bagged silver in 42:8.50 and Nanjudappa settled for bronze in 42:8.60. Participating in the event for the fourth time, Usha clocked 24:58 to emerge champion in the women's 6 km run. In the 2014 edition in Ballari, Usha had bagged the bronze. NITTE Sports Club's Suma came a distant second in 25:12 while Vidyanagara Sports School Malleshwari Rathod clinched bronze in a time of 25:13. In the boys' 2.5 km contest, local lad S Tejas, a trainee of the ...
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KAA elections postponed 24.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
Just two days after the nominations were filed, the Karnataka Athletics Association's elections were put off indefinitely due to administrational lapses. The elections, to be held at the Annual General Body Meeting on July 1, had to be put off after returning officer Ashwathaiah refused to perform his duties on Friday, alleging "intereference" in his work. In a letter to KAA secretary Chandrashekar Rai, the returning officer -- who holds the right to scrutinise the nominations and conduct polls -- also said that he would not go ahead with any procedure related to the elections due to lack of transparency at the athletics body. Ashwathaiah has blamed Kolar District Athletic Association vice-president R Satyanarayana for his move. Addressing the media on Saturday, Rai said that the next course of action will be taken only after an executive member meeting. ""Elections cannot happen now. At such a short notice, nobody will accept to be a returning officer. We office bearers now need to decide and call for ...
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Top seeds Aakarshi, Lakshya in semifinal 24.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
Chattisgarh's Aakarshi Kashyap enjoyed a great outing at the 16th Union Bank All-India Junior Ranking Badminton Tournament at the Karnataka Badminton Association courts making it to the last-four of both the under-17 and the under-19 categories on Saturday. In the under-19 girls singles, Aakarshi beat Uttar Pradesh's Amolika Singh 21-17, 19-21, 21-11 in the quarterfinals. In the semis, Aakarshi will take on fourth seed Ashmita Chaliha of Assam. In the under-17 quarters, Aakarshi beat Aashi Rawat of New Delhi 21-17, 21-12. On Sunday, she will take on Samiya Imad Farooqui of Telangana for a place in the final. Meanwhile in the boys' section, top seed Lakshya Sen of Uttarakhand continued his fine form to notch up a 21-17, 21-16 win over Nikhilshyam Sriram of Karnataka in the under-19 singles. He will take on another Karnataka shuttler Rahul Bhardhvaj in the semifinal on Sunday. Bhardhvaj beat Jaswanth D of Andhra Pradesh 21-13, 21-12 in his quarters tie. Results (All quarterfinals) Boys: U-19: Lakshya Sen ...
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Karan does star turn for Tumkur 24.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
Karan bagged a five-for as Tumkur Zone defeated Shimoga Zone by 53 runs in the KSCA inter-mofussil U-23 tournament match here at the Alur (3) ground. Batting first, Tumkur rode on handy contributions from Nirmith S (41) and Punith A (33) to post 198 all out in 49.5 overs. With a small total to defending, Tumkur needed someone to step up and Karan did just that. His 5/20 saw Shimoga being bowled out for 145 in 37.4 overs. Brief scores: At Alur (3): Tumkur Zone: 198 all out in 49.5 overs (Nirmith S 41, Punith A 33, Achal M Jain 26 n.o.; Abhyudhaya 3-37, Deepak NJ 3-47) bt Shimoga Zone: 145 all out in 37.4 overs (Jayanth Bhat 30, Manoj 27; Karan 5-20, Yuvaraj 2-15). At Alur (1): Mangalore Zone: 190 all out in 42 overs (Vikram PS 32, Pawan Raj 71, KS Devaiah 34; Darshan MB 2-40, Sai Shiv Narayan 3-34, Arun K 2-25) lt to Mysore Zone: 191/5 in 40.2 overs (Kishan S Bedare 61 n.o., Ashun Kumar Shetty 54, SJ Nikin Jose 47 n.o.; KS Devaiah 2-36, Sahas Rai 2-49). At Alur (2): Raichur Zone: 104 all out in 23.5 overs ...
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Enhancing efficiency 24.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Supplements
Technology in sports is an ever-growing phenomenon. Even as different games evolve, the influence of technology cannot be overlooked. Football, which embraced the goal-line technology in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, has made further progress on the scientific front with the adoption of Video Assistant Referees (VARs) in the ongoing Confederation Cup in Russia. Tennis is not far behind. After the success of the Hawk-Eye system, which was first introduced at the 2007 Australian Open, the racquet sensors were a big hit with Rafael Nadal giving it a thumbs up. Similar to the above mentioned sports, technology has revolutionised cricket as well. In fact, cricket is, in a way, has been a front runner in incorporating technology into the game. From TV referrals to decide run-outs to using Snickometer and Hawk-Eye systems to adjudge caught and lbw decisions, cricket has been setting example for other sports. The latest entrant in this direction is the bat sensor has drawn plenty off attention. The recently concluded ...
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Was Diageo aware of diversion of funds by Mallya before USL takeover? 24.6.2017 Latest News
The 'King of good times' has given Diageo a good hangover
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Lakshya, Amudhan make progress 23.6.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Top seeds continued to have field day at the 16th Union Bank All-India junior-ranking badminton tournament at the Karnataka Badminton Association courts here on Friday. In the under-19 category, top seed among the boys, Lakshya Sen of Uttarakhand posted a comfortable 21-17, 21-14 win over Maharashtra's Aman Farogh Sanjay to move into the pre-quarterfinals of the tournament. Meanwhile Abi Amudhan S of Karnataka beat 10th seed Dhruv Rawat of Uttarakhand 16-21, 21-11, 21-18 to book his place in the last 16. Results (prefix denotes seedings): U-19: Boys: 1-Lakshya Sen (Utr) bt Aman Farogh Sanjay (Mah) 21-17, 21-14; 11-Abhishek Saini (har) bt Aditya Gupta (TS) 14-21, 21-17, 21-10; 5-Swarnaraj Bora (Asm) bt Sanjay Thakur (MP) 21-15, 22-24, 21-13; Nikhilshyam Sriram (Kth) bt Veda Vyas Sai Anumula (AP) 21-18, 21-19; 3-Jaswanth D (AP) bt Sai Pratheek Krishna Prasad (Ktk) 19-21, 21-9, 21-14; 15-Adithya Bapineedu G (TS) bt Aniruddha Mayekar (Mah) 21-12, 21-11; 8-Rahul Bhardhvaj B (Ktk) bt Akash Thakur (Bhr) 21-10, ...
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Ashwini for KAA top post 22.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
Former India international Ashwini Nachappa will contest for the post of president and secretary of the Karnataka Athletics Association (KAA) in the elections to be held here on July 1. Dr G Parameshwara, the current president, who had put his name for the top post again, withdrew on Thursday, the last day to file the nominations. Parameshwara, president of KAA since 2004, was not eligible to contest as he had already completed 12 years in the post. The KAA in 2015 had amended its constitution, in line with the Sports Code, and according to the changed rule, a president could hold office for a maximum period of 12 years with or without a break. Also contesting for the president's post against Ashwini, who currently heads the Bangalore Urban District Athletics Association (BUDAA), will be HT Mahadev, secretary, Hassan District Athletics Association. For the secretary's post, Rajavelu, from the Shimoga District Athletics Association, will be Ashwini's opponent. Sources said that the incumbent KAA ...
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Sachin spurs Engrades CC 22.6.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
A fine bowling effort from Sachin Shinde spurred Engrades Cricket Club to a thumping 140-run victory over Wilson Garden Cricket Club in the KSCA Group I, Division III league tournament for the Nassur Memorial Shield here. Half-centuries from Pradeep G (72) and Mahesh K (54) were instrumental in Engrades putting up a comeptitive 270 for nine in 50 overs. Suraj Reddy BN topped the wicket charts for Wilson Garden, returning figures of four for 59. It was then Sachin who came to the fore during Wilson Garden's run-chase and ripped through their batting by taking six for 25. Wilson Garden ended at 130 all out from 33.5 overs to crash to a big defeat. In another game, BEL Colony Recreation Club rode on brilliant bowling efforts from Kishan R and Daniel Sequeria to register a thumping ten-wicket victory over Young Lions Club. Kishan (4/46) and Sequeria (4/18) bagged eight wickets between them to bundle out Young Lions for 84 in 23.1 overs. Santosh BM then slammed an unbeaten 52 as BEL RC knocked down the target ...
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