Today : Thursday - Sep 18, 2014, 01:06am (GMT+5.5)
All News  
Top News
National News
International News
Business News
Sports News
   » Cricket
   » Football
Entertainment News
Sci - Tech
Politics News
Health & Fitness
Gulf News
::| Latest News
News in Pictures

Seemingly unfazed at being ousted from the Asian Athletics Association, scam-tainted Suresh Kalmadi on Monday said losing the presidential re-election bid to Qatar’s Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad has actually given him a chance to work at the “grassroots” level.
“I have no issues today and I congratulate Mr Al-Hamad for being elected as President. I am rather relieved that I will be able to work at the grassroots level in athletics,” Mr. Kalmadi said after losing the vote during the ongoing AAA Congress in Pune.

Sports News

Mehta sparkles with 134 break at National snooker

Wednesday - Feb 01, 2012, 11:29am (GMT+5.5)
[+] Text [-]

Pune - Defending champion Aditya Mehta (PSPB) recorded a break of 134 on the second day of the 78th National Snooker Championship here Tuesday as he lined up for a berth in the knock-out stage with a second consecutive win.

Playing against qualifier Yogesh Sharma of Maharashtra, the Mumbai-based Mehta was tentative at the start when Sharma attempted escapes to keep his opponent at bay in the first frame.

There was slow progress before table opened up and Mehta was able to pot better colour balls than Sharma to take the frame 68-55. Again, Sharma tried to find escapes in the second frame, but once Mehta found a clear line he went on to clean the reds before taking the frame 71-3.

Not getting locked in snooks, Mehta, who has been playing on the pro Tour in England this season, dished out an amazing 134 table clearance to post his second win in the league 68-55, 71-3, 134-0.

Last year's runner-up, Alok Kumar, also of PSPB, scored his first win with a 3-0 decision against Lalsanzela of Mizoram in Group B. Alok had just one notable break, a 50, in the third frame before he won 68-40, 50-11, 76-39.

Qualifier Brijesh Damani won back-to-back matches, including one against No.3 seed Neeraj Kumar of Railways. Earlier, Bengal cueist Damani had beaten Sajan Bopanna of Karnataka 3-0.

Meanwhile, Kamal Chawla of Railways and four-time champion Pankaj Advani of PSPB recorded easy wins in their second league matches. Chawla defeated Anand Raghuvanshi of Maharashtra 71-34, 53-47, 59-14, while Advani blanked Dhawal Mackwana of Gujarat 83-36, 75-20, 67-26, including a break of 56 in the first frame.

The results (league):

Group A: Sunil Kumar (HP) bt Sumesh Turki (J and K) 3-0; Aditya Mehta (PSPB) bt Yogesh Sharma (Mah) 3-0.

Group B: Bharat Sisodiya (MP) bt Lalsangzela (Miz) 3-1; Alok Kumar (PSPB) bt Lalsanzela (Miz) 3-0.

Group C: Brijesh Damani (Ben) bt Sajan Bopanna (Kar) 3-0; Bhadresh Panchal (Guj) bt Aamir Hussain (Ben) 3-2; Damani bt Neeraj Kumar (Rlys) 3-0.

Group D: K Venkatesham (Rlys) bt Pratik Jain (MP) 3-0; IH Manudev (Kar) bt M Yogesh Sharma (Kar) 3-0.

Group E: Himanshu Jain (AP) bt Anuj Sharma (Goa) 3-0; Kamal Chawla (Rlys) bt Anand Raghuvanshi (Mah) 3-0.

Group F: Rajat Khaneja (Chd) bt Nikhil Ootam (Mah) 3-1; Pankaj Advani (PSPB) bt Dhawal Mackwana (Guj) 3-0.

Group G: Divya Sharma (Har) bt Dhruv Varma (Pun) 3-2; Manan Chandra (PSPB) bt Rishit Jain (Del) 3-2.

Group H: IV Rajeev (AP) bt Varun Madan (Del) 3-2; Ahsan Ul Haq (Ori) bt Sukumar Barman (Asm) 3-0; Rafath Habib (Rlys) bt Varun Madan (Del) 3-0; Rajeev bt Ahsan Ul Haq 3-0.
Group I: Lucky Vatnani (AP) bt J Varun Kumar (TN) 3-1; Amarnath Sharma (Meg) bt Mridul Das (Asm) 3-2; Vatnani bt Rupesh Shah (PSPB) 3-1; Varun Kumar (TN) bt Sharma 3-0.

Group J: Sumit Talwar (Chd) bt Deepak A (Kar) 3-2; Vinayak Agarwal (UP) bt AR Arjun (Kar) 3-0; Sourav Kothari (PSPB) bt Agarwal 3-0.

Group K: Vipin Premi (UP) bt Rahul Bhargava (Raj) 3-1; Vijay Nichani (TN) bt Pushpinder Singh (Rlys) 3-1; Shivam Arora (Mah) bt Premi 3-0.

Group L: Shoaib Khan (Ben) bt Rupesh Chauhan (HP) 3-0; Durga Prasad (Rlys) bt Akshay Kumar (UP) 3-2; Prasad bt Devendra Joshi (PSPB) 3-1; Shoaib Khan (Ben) bt Akshay Kumar 3-2.

Group M: Senthil (TN) bt Valney Gomendis (Goa) 3-0; Shahbaaz Adil Khan (PSPB) bt Shankar Rao (AP) 3-0; Senthil bt Kamal Rohmetra (J and K) 3-0.

Group N: Gunjan Patel (Guj) bt Imran Ganj (TN) 3-1; Sundeep Gulati (Del) bt Rishabh Pandya (Mah) 3-0; Lalrina Renthlei (Miz) bt Patel 3-1.

Group O: Siddharth Parikh (Rlys) bt Shyam Jagtiani (Ben) 3-0; Hasan Badami (Mah) bt Rushabh Jain (Mah) 3-2; Dhvaj Haria (Guj) bt Shyam Jagtiani (Ben) 3-0.

Group P: Rovin D'Souza (Mah) bt Anupam Jha (Bih) 3-0; R Girish (Rlys) bt Faisal Khan (Rlys) 3-2; Manish Jain (Ben) bt D'Souza 3-1.


Rating (Votes: )   

blog comments powered by Disqus

Other Articles:
I've been dropped, not rested: Haddin (1st Feb, 2012)
Sutil gets 18-month suspended sentence for nightclub brawl (1st Feb, 2012)
Gary Glitter could earn thousands of pounds from Super Bowl royalties (1st Feb, 2012)
London Tube workers reject £500 Olympics 'bonus' (1st Feb, 2012)
Lamar Odom jealous of Kourtney’s pregnancy (1st Feb, 2012)
Hockey squad picked on performance not reputation: Nobbs (31st Jan, 2012)
Former NBA star Yao Ming eyeing film business (31st Jan, 2012)
Madrid officially launches bid for 2020 Olympics (31st Jan, 2012)
Egypt, England eye title at U-21 Squash World Cup (31st Jan, 2012)
Australian Open champ Djokovic eyeing ‘clean sweep’ of all Grand Slam titles (31st Jan, 2012)
Inter Milan to visit Indonesia in May (31st Jan, 2012)
Diehard fan wants Djokovic’s sweaty shirt returned (31st Jan, 2012)
Glasgow is Britain's lone potential candidate for 2018 Youth Olympics (31st Jan, 2012)
Bundesliga side Cologne sign Bochum striker Jong Tae-Se (31st Jan, 2012)
Hero MotoCorp to sponsor Olympic hockey qualifiers (31st Jan, 2012)
Ace forward Rajpal axed from hockey squad for Olympic qualifiers (31st Jan, 2012)
ANZ Stadium, MCG in running for 2015 World Cup final venue (31st Jan, 2012)
Relegation threatened Chirag United face Mohun Bagan in I-League (31st Jan, 2012)
Maken hopes Paes would win another Olympic medal (31st Jan, 2012)
East Bengal look to level with Dempo in I-league (31st Jan, 2012)
Advani survives scare in National Snooker Championship (31st Jan, 2012)
Greatest match of my life: Djokovic (30th Jan, 2012)
Schumacher set for ultimate lap says ex-rival Gerhard Berger (30th Jan, 2012)
Hardliners delivering body-blows to resurgence of women’s boxing in Pak (30th Jan, 2012)
Australian Open finals against Nadal my greatest ever: Djokovicvine, says Brad Pitt (30th Jan, 2012)

Contact Us | Advertise with Us | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer | Terms of Use