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'Errors' cost BFC dear 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
Without having access to Bengaluru FC head coach Albert Roca's mind, it's difficult to say what his plans. Why in a match as crucial as the second leg of the AFC Cup inter-zonal final against FC Istiklol of Tajikistan, did he chose to persist with their weakest link in the defence — Nishu Kumar — or why was their midfield missing when they needed it the most? Though many would argue that on Wednesday, Bengaluru were hard done by poor officiating, and rightfully so, it would be hard to pin their failure to make it a second successive final on just the officials. Having eked out a 1-0 win in the first leg in Dushanbe last month, Istiklol went into the return fixture at Sree Kanteerava Stadium knowing anything other than a loss would see them through to the final. Bengaluru, on the other hand, had to win the tie by a margin of two goals. If this wasn't a herculean task in itself, Nuriddin Davronov's early penalty left the hosts needing three goals to progress. Make or break Though replays ...
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We can win ISL if we work hard: Bengaluru FC coach 19.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
Bengaluru FC failed in their bid to reach the AFC Cup final for the second consecutive year but head coach Albert Roca is optimistic that his side can only get better in the season and can win the Indian Super League which begins next month. "There is less than a month to go for ISL. It is going to test our efforts in that and as much as we work hard, we can take the trophy from there," Roca said after his team lost to Tajikistan side FC Istiklol 2-3 on aggregate in the two-legged Inter-Zone final. Bengaluru lost the first leg 0-1 in Hisor last month and then played out a 2-2 draw here last night. Roca said he was optimistic about his side improving from hereon as the players have a never-say-die attitude. "What I see is that the team does not give up no matter what, so I am optimistic that it will only get better from here on for this team," he said. "In terms of football, we have a long road and we will have few changes as the season begins," he added. Roca said he wants his team to forget yesterdays ...
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Bengaluru FC suffer 3-2 loss to FC Istiklol of Tajikistan in AFC Cup semi final 18.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Bengaluru FC's dream of making it a second successive AFC Cup final came to a sorry end after bowing out to FC Istiklol of Tajikistan at the Sree Kanteerava stadium on Wednesday. Down to 10-men for the most part of the game, though they did manage to hold the Tajik champions to a 2-2 draw at their home turf, it was not enough as the visitors nicked the tie 3-2 on aggregate. Istiklol had registered a narrow 1-0 win over Bengaluru in the first leg a few weeks ago. The 2015 edition finalists, Istiklol, will take on reigning champions Air Force Club of Iraq in the final on November 4. Bengaluru went behind in the fourth minute to a dubious penalty decision, replays showing no contact between 'keeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu and Fathuloev Fathullo, scored by Davronov Nuriddin. But that didnt deter Bengaluru spirits and the hosts pulled one back when Rahul Bheke headed home his first goal for the club in the 24th minute. In what was a massive blow to the comeback effort, defender Harmanjot Khabra picked up a ...
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Determined Mirza takes a big stride 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Bengalurus Fouaad Mirza took a big stride in his career when he claimed a first and a second place in the CCI 1* equestrian event in his first attempt at the trials for the Asian Games at Montelibretti in Italy recently. The 25-year-old, representing Equs India team, took the first place riding a German horse Seigneur Medicott and bagged the second spot with Cocky Locky, making him the only rider from India to finish first and second in the same event. Delighted with their wards performance, the Embassy International Riding School (EIRS) founder and chairman of Embassy Group Jitu Virwani said, "It is an absolute privilege to have been able to support a fine rider like Fouaad Mirza, who has made us very proud. Fouaad was way ahead of whoever came third over there." A rider is required to compete at five CCI 1* trials either in India or overseas to earn a place in the Indian team for Eventing at the Asian Games. The Equestrian Federation of India (EFI) then takes the three best results for selecting the ...
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Top show by TVS riders 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
After successfully completing the Merzouga Rally in Morocco recently, Abdul Waheed Tanveer added another feather to his cap with a win in Group A (upto 450cc) at the Raid de Himalaya. The TVS rider had a near perfect strategy en route to his victory, while team-mate R Nataraj came in second. It has been a hugely successful year for TVS Racing so far with victories in the Dakshin Dare, Desert Storm and it just got sweeter with their riders putting on a brilliant show at the Raid de Himalaya. The Hosur-based team came close to sweeping the top three spots in Group B (upto 250cc), with Shivamogga's Rajendra RE clinching the title ahead of Imran Pasha. However, the rising star on the women's circuit, Aishwarya Pissay, the only woman rider on the team, narrowly missed out on third spot. Aishwarya, though, did have her time in the sun, triumphing in the Ladies Class. Tanveer, from Mysuru, explained that the physical demands of the Raid were tough to handle considering the fluctuating weather, but that he was ...
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It's do or die for Bengaluru 17.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
Bengaluru FC will take on FC Istiklol in the second leg of the AFC Cup inter-zonal final, aware that they need a win by a no less than a two-goal margin to make it to a second successive AFC Cup final on Wednesday. The tie is poised on a knife-edge after Bengaluru went down 0-1 in the first leg a few weeks ago. If they are to have any shot at revenge against the reigning champions Air Force Club of Iraq, who have booked their place in the final for the second year running, Albert Roca's team will have to turn up in full force against the Tajikistan side that is known to hit on the counter. Moreover, with both the teams finishing runners-up in the last two editions, they will be motivated by the prospect of playing the final in front of their home support this time around. "For sure it's a big game and we can't put a step wrong," said Roca on the eve of the game. "It's difficult to get to the AFC Cup final. We need to have a balance tomorrow, more than we used to have in previous games. You know how ...
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Bangalore Literature Festival to return with something for everyone 17.10.2017 Hindu: Cities
Novelists and historians will brush shoulders with film stars and cricketers at the sixth edition of the Banaglore Literature Festival (BLF), scheduled to be held in the city on October 28 and 29. The...
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Yash, Arjun emerge champs 16.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
The Meco Motorsports FMSCI National Rotax Karting Championship concluded here on Sunday at Meco Kartopia, with Bengaluru's Yash Aradhaya and Arjun Rajiv clinching the Junior Max and Micro Max tittles. Mumbai's Aaroh Ravindra won the Senior Max championship in style. The fifth and final round of the championship saw drivers in all the three classes put up a strong show with just a few hundredths of a second separating the top. Yash won the Junior Max title by being in top form all through the season. He claimed 432 points to pip Chirag Ghorpade (PBC Racing; 423 points) to the post. Young Shahan Ali Mohsin (Sport; 405) took the third place on the podium The city lads dominated the Micro Max category, claiming all the three podium places. In a closely contested championship, Arjun Rajiv (Birel Art India) emerged victorious with 416 points. Ruhaan Alva (Birel Art India; 408 points), who claimed the maximum number of pole positions during the season, took the second place while MR Rishon (Birel Art India; ...
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Bheke makes his presence felt 16.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
For a few who know North Koreas 4.25 SC, it was a surprise that the team could not make it past Bengaluru FC in the inter-zonal semfinal of the AFC Cup this season. Yes, they conceded three goals in the first leg and barely looked threatening in the final third. But a team that had been on a menacing force at home — scoring seven goals and conceding just one in two home games — there were hopes that the North Korean side could turn the table on Bengaluru. And the manner in which the game progressed at the May Day stadium in Pyongyang, it seemed like the North Koreans were out with a plan. Lettting O Hyok-Chol and Kim Kuk-Born bombard the flanks, the thought was clear — set up goal scoring chances for their target men Kim Yu-Song and Rim Chol-Min inside the Bengaluru box. Though this plan worked to some extent, especially from the right where Bengalurus Nishu Kumar was taken for a run, nothing could find the desired result. While goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu ran away with all the ...
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Young Sujan bags grand double 16.10.2017 deccanherald.com
Sujan Bharadwaj claimed a grand double, winning titles in the boys' junior and sub-junior categories in the Dr MS Ramaiah Memorial State-ranking table tennis tournament at the Malleswaram Association here on Monday. In the Junior final, Sujan overwhelmed Krishna S 11-3, 11-9, 11-8, 11-8. He then powered past Aakash KJ 11-9, 11-6, 11-4 to wear the Sub-junior crown. In the Junior girls' final, Yashaswini G brushed aside Aditi P Joshi 11-5, 11-4, 11-6, 14-12 to win the title. Though Kalyani put up a brace fight, she was no match for an in-form Yashaswini. She was stretched the distance in the opening set, but that didn't seem to bother Yashaswini much as she raced ahead to take a 3-0 lead in no time. Later, in the fourth game, though Kalyani once again came close to getting something out of the tie, Yashaswini held her nerves to win the fourth set 13-11 and pocket the title. Results: Boys: Junior: Final: Sujan Bharadwaj bt Krishna S 11-3, 11-9, 11-8, 11-8. Semifinals: Krishna S bt Rathin Kalose 12-10, 7-11, ...
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Manipal University gets Well-equipped Sports Science and Research Centre 16.10.2017 New Kerala: Business India
Bangalore : In few years from now, Manipal University will become one of the best sports medicine centres in the country. A well-equipped Centre for Sports Science, Medicine and Research under School of Allied Health Sciences was formally inaugurated by Dr Ranjan R Pai, Chairman and MD, MEMG Bengaluru here at the indoor sports complex, Marena on October 13, 2017.
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Bengaluru: Activist claims she was attacked by mob for complaining about illegal cow slaughter 16.10.2017 Scroll.in
She said she suspected that the police were involved in the activity, too, though officers rejected her allegation.
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BTC moves to hike membership 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
In perhaps the biggest development so far in the licence issue, the Bangalore Turf Club (BTC) has decided to approach the government to seek its nod for the increase in the club's membership. With the government denying the renewal of licence, racing activities had come to a standstill in the City since August 31. After many attempts from the club to convince Chief Minister Siddaramiah turned futile, the BTC authorities seem to have finally decided to agree to the demands of the government. "We the managing committee have adopted a resolution to increase the membership. As per the rules, we must first get the government's approval to amend the articles of association. We will be submitting the resolution in a day or two," said Harimohan Naidu, BTC chairman, on Sunday. While the government's approval is a must, the final call to increase the membership lies in the hands of the members of the club. "We will first wait for the government's response. In case the government approves it, I will call for an ...
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Warm welcome for Sanjeev, Hendry 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
He may not be in the spotlight as much as India's first goalscorer at a FIFA tournament -- Jeakson Singh -- but Sanjeev Stalin can't be denied a spot in folklore after providing the assist as India struck against Colombia in their Group A game at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup. The moment celebrated by millions is something that will not be forgotten in a rush and Sanjeev believes it was his communication with Jeakson that led to the goal. "Jeakson and I had great communication between us and that is what eventually led to that goal being scored. It was the best moment of our lives," Sanjeev said. Sanjeev and the other Bengalurean in the Indian team, Hendry Anthony were felicited in Murphy Town on Sunday. Despite a herculean effort to equalise against the South American powerhouse, India went on to lose the game 2-1. But it is all about the goal for Stalin. "It was hard to lose the game but that goal will definitely strengthen Indian football. It was something we now consider our 'luckiest minute'." Despite ...
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Kiran, Neha triumphant 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
A gritty Kiran George rallied from a game down to beat Harshit Aggarwal and lift the men's title at the All-India senior ranking badminton tournament here. After a sluggish start, the Kerala lad bounced back to defeat his higher-ranked opponent in three games 15-21, 21-19, 21-19 at the Karnataka Badminton Association (KBA) on Sunday. Both players were neck-and-neck at 7-7 in the first game, after which Air India's Harshit showed great recovery skills to pull away. Unforced errors began creeping into Kiran's game and Harshit was in no mood to relent, taking the first game 21-15. But the 17-year-old Kiran didn't let the disappointment of the first game deter him and kept pace with Harshit, who began doing all the running in the second. A couple of missed smashes by Harshit gave Kiran a 19-16 lead and he didn't relinquish it, forcing the tie into a decider after a 21-19 win in the second. With neither player willing to give a quarter, it was even stevens at 18 apiece in the third game. Unfortunately for ...
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Karnataka consolidate 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
R Samarth and K Gowtham slammed centuries in contrasting fashions as Karnataka strengthened their hold on the Group 'A' encounter against Assam here at the SDNRW stadium on Sunday. Samarth essayed a classy 123 (297m, 234b, 10x4) while Gowtham scored a whirlwind unbeaten 147 (203m, 158b, 10x4, 6x6), his maiden first class ton, to help the hosts take a handsome lead of 282 runs after they finished the second day at 427/6. Assam, who endured a disappointing day at office on Saturday, were left with a humungous task of avoiding innings defeat. Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal (38), after putting together a stand of 109 of 128 balls, will look to pile more misery on the visitors when they resume Karnataka's innings on the third day. Resuming from 77/0 in response to Assam's 145 all out, the eight-time champions showcased a fine example of collective batting effort. Assam seemed to have created a small opening when right-arm medium pacer Arup Das (3/101) dismissed Mayank Agarwal (31) and Abhishek Reddy (0) in the ...
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Sanjit Luwang, Jyoti Gawate wins Bengaluru marathon 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
With barely anyone to challenge him for the most part of the race, Sanjit Luwang won the fourth edition of the Bengaluru marathon on a cool and breezy Sunday morning here. A havaldar in the 12 Assam regiment, Luwang clocked two hours, 24 minutes and 56 seconds to win the full marathon. Karan Singh of the Army Sports Institute (ASI) won the silver medal in two hours, 28 minutes and 22 seconds while Patle Beniram was third in two hours, 32 minutes and 17 seconds. Leading the race that had about 2000 starters, the Army athletes set the tone as they broke away from the pack after the initial two kilometres to surge ahead. While Luwang held a slender lead over the rest, it was not until the 21-kilometre mark at the 29-year-old, who switched to marathon two years back, shifted gears to extend the lead and stamp his authority over the race. "It was an easy race," said Luwang who pocketed the winners purse of Rs one lakh. "I had a small lead in the beginning, but the others kept pace with me. Half way through ...
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Bengaluru marathon: rain dampens marothon spirit 15.10.2017 Deccan Herald - News
When the fourth edition of the Bengaluru marathon gets underway on Sunday, the organisers will once again have their fingers crossed as thousands of running enthusiasts will hit the roads hoping to make the most of the opportunity. After the initial two years saw them deal with issues varying from traffic, rude onlookers and bad lighting, the third edition last year went smoothly without any glaring glitch. And if one thought, with a major change to the course, this year could be easier, then the persistent downpour over the past week has made life difficult for the people behind this road race. "This (rain) was something unexpected. But we are trying are best to get the course ready for tomorrow," the race director Nagaraj Adiga said on the eve of the race. "We have 4-5 teams busy pumping the water out fromwater logged areas, chopping of branches, cleaning the course and so on. Even if it rains tonight we can get the course ready by the time of the race. But if rains during the race, we cant do much," ...
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Bowlers put Karnataka in control 14.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
Karnataka's near-perfect bowling display saw them dominate proceedings on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy tie against Assam here at the SDNRW stadium on Saturday. Put into bat, Assam failed to measure up to the test of Karnataka bowling and were skittled for 145 in two sessions. On a day when everything went Karnataka's way, Shreyas Gopal and K Gowtham were the standout performers. The hosts expectedly went in with two spinners at the expense of a batsman and the decision was vindicated. Shreyas was impressive with his variations and the leg-spinner returned with figures of 3/43. If Shreyas rattled the top order, Gowtham made sure there was no late burst from Assam to finish with 4/20. It appeared that the visitors had no plan or purpose and barring skipper Gokul Sharma (55, 114b, 4x4, 2x6), who received a reprieve off the very first ball he faced, none of the batsmen put price on their wickets. In contrast, batting appeared smooth when Karnataka began their response. The classy R Samarth (47, ...
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Rahul's exclusion quite baffling 14.10.2017 Deccan Herald - Sports
Long before he became a selector himself, Mohinder Amarnath, sometime in 1988, called the then national selectors a "bunch of jokers" for the apparent raw deal meted out to him. KL Rahul is too sophisticated to say anything that nasty but he would be hurting no less after the right-hander was cruelly axed for the three-match ODI series against New Zealand starting October 22. It wasn't too long ago that the senior national selection committee chairman MSK Prasad, whose panel seems to have perfected the art of bizarre selections, had termed Rahul as "too good a player to sit out (of the playing 11)". Just a couple of days ago, the three-member panel was left embarrassed when Ashish Nehra, who was included for the T20Is against Australia because of the value he adds to the side in terms of skills and mentoring, announced his retirement from the game. One of the reasons Nehra, 38, gave for quitting the game was that there was no big event in the next eight months or so. As if the selectors weren't aware of ...
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