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Furste brace powers Kalinga Lancers to maiden Hockey India League title

Captain Moritz Furste's penalty corner brace powered Kalinga Lancers past Dabang Mumbai 4-1 in the final to clinch their maiden title in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Chandigarh Hockey Stadium on Sunday.

Furste also had a big hand in Glenn Turner's deflection field goal in the 18th minute that gave Kalinga the 2-0 lead and the veteran German (30th and 59th minutes) scored either side of Affan Yousuf's goal in the 33rd minute as Kalinga atoned for their poor show in last edition's final loss to Jaypee Punjab Warriors.


Gopi T and Monika Athare secure podium finish at New Delhi Marathon 2017

Gopi T and Monika Athare won the 2nd edition of IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon 2017 on Sunday in Delhi; both finished their full marathon in 2:15:37 and 2:39:08 respectively. All four races were flagged off by Sachin Tendulkar, Face of the event from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.

Sachin Tendulkar, Face of the event said, “The positive thing about having this marathon is getting everyone more engaged, more involved and lead a better healthy lifestyle. There is so much enthusiasm among the people of Delhi who participated. "There were some special kids who were taking part on wheelchair. Hats off to their commitment and their grit. They were looking to break their own records and that is really inspiring. In spite of these huge challenges, they were willing to go out and show the spirit."This is something for all of us to learn. All in all the response has been good and it is all about leading a better lifestyle. I hope that with the support of the people, this event gets bigger and bigger.


Usain Bolt, Simone Biles adjudged Sportspeople of the Year at Laureus 2017

After glittering year for both athletes, Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt and American gymnast Simone Biles won the Sportsman and the Sportswoman of the Year titles at the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony here.

Bolt won the 100, 200 and 4x100 metres relay gold medals at the Rio Olympics, which saw him come out on top during Tuesday's ceremony, beating fellow contenders Lebron James, Andy Murray and Cristiano Ronaldo.


7 Things You Need to Know About Sports Scholarships at College

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If you are looking to apply for college scholarships for high school juniors, you need to know a few facts. Sports scholarships are awarded by coaches based on the needs of their program. And they follow a process of awarding college athletic scholarships. The guidelines to get recruited are as follows;

Create a list of the Schools

Compile a list of schools you would like to attend. Mind your athletic talent, your academic level and then decide your school preferences. Always select a broad range of schools then shortlist them as you go through the application process.


Murray and Hall claim the first victories of the World Cup season in Cape Town

A first ever for the sport of triathlon in South Africa; that is what happened – in a nutshell – on Saturday when Richard Murray, Henri Schoeman and Wian Süllwald took the top three spots at the Cape Town Triathlon ITU World Cup. On the women’s side, Great Britain’s Lucy Hall won her first ever ITU World Cup race on an amazing sprint finish against her training partner Jessica Learmonth.

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