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Chain Singh wins Bronze at Incheon Asian Games

Army marksman Chain Singh shot a total of 441.7 points to help India grab another Bronze medal in the 50M 3-position rifle shooting event at the 17th Asian Games today. With this the Indian medal tally in shooting reaches 9, one more than what we went back home in 2010 at Guangzhou, China.


Trezeguet nets as FC Pune City beat local rivals

FC Pune City today registered a convincing 2-0 win against I League side Pune PC at the Marmurdi grounds in a friendly match as part of the preparations for the inaugural ISL. The Pune Franchise of the Indian Super League netted the ball beautifully through their attacking strikers Ivan Bolado and David Trezeguet.


Shooters win India a Silver at Asian Games

The Indian Shooting contingent at the 17th Asian Games, currently underway at Incheon, South Korea, won their first Silver medal today, when the Men’s 25M Centre Fire Pistol Team, comprising of Pemba Tamang, Gurpreet Singh and Vijay Kumar finished second with an overall score of 1740 in the final. The Chinese team shot 1742 to take the Gold while hosts South Korea settled for the Bronze medal, just a point behind India. This was India’s eighth medal from the Shooting range in seven days of competition. Their tally from the sport now stands at one Gold, one Silver and six Bronze medals.


Dottin helps Windies level T20 series with New Zealand

Deandra Dottin underlined her all-round value to West Indies Women, spurring them to a seven-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second Twenty20 International on Thursday here and drawing them level in the series.


India's shooters win another Asiad Bronze

The Indian Women’s Double Trap Shooting Team comprising of Shagun Chowdhary, Shreyasi Singh and Varsha Varman, continued to pile on the medals for the Indian shooting contingent, when they shot their way to a Bronze medal on Day six of the 17th Asian Games, underway at Incheon, South Korea. The trio shot a combined score of 279 in the finals here today to finish behind hosts South Korea, who won the Silver medal with a score of 314. The Gold was won by the Chinese team who finished with a score of 315, to eclipse the World Record in the event. This was India’s sixth Bronze in as many days from the Shooting range and seventh medal overall. Jitu Rai, had won the only Gold for India thus far, in the 50m Pistol event on the opening day of the Games.


Abhinav Bindra Shoots India to Bronze in Swansong

Abhinav Bindra, India’s only individual Olympic Gold medalist, helped his country to a couple of more Bronze medals on Day 4 of competition at the 17th Asian Games at Incheon, Korea, in what was his last professional performance for his country at the highest level. The Indian ace, who had announced yesterday that this would be his last Asian Games, first teamed up with compatriots Ravi Kumar and Sanjeev Rajput in the 10M Air Rifle Men’s Team Finals to finish third with an overall score of 1863, more than 3 points clear of the fourth placed team from Iran. Hosts South Korea bagged the Silver with a score of 1867.6 while World Champions China won the Gold medal, finishing with a score of 1886.4. Having qualified in fifth position with a score of 625.4 for the eight man individual finals, Bindra then settled for another Bronze medal, when he shot a 187.1, not enough to prevent a Chinese 1-2 for the top positions. World Champion Yang Haoran won the Gold in the event while Cao Yifei won the Silver.


Rahi Sarnobat, Heena Sidhu & Anisa Sayyed Win Asiad Bronze

The Indian Women’s pistol trio of Rahi Sarnobat, Heena Sidhu and Anisa Sayyed, helped the shooting contingent bag its fourth medal in three days at the 17th Asian Games being played at Incheon, South Korea, when they joined forces to win the Bronze medal in the 25M Pistol Women’s Team event. The troika ended up with a total score of 1729, to finish in third position behind China who came in second with 1747. The Gold medal was won by hosts South Korea who logged a total of 1748 points.


Jitu Rai fires India to First Gold at Incheon

Fresh from his Silver medal at the World Championship 10 days back, Jitu stormed to Gold in Incheon, making it 6 medals in a row in 6 competitions in World Shooting since June.


West Indies sweep series courtesy of 4 run win in 4th ODI

Purposeful bowling led by Anisa Mohammed spurred West Indies Women to a four-run victory over New Zealand Women in a cliffhanger finish and a clean sweep of their One-day International series on Friday here.


USA Women hammer Mexico again

The U.S. Women's National Team capped off its two-game set against Mexico with a 4-0 victory at Sahlen's Stadium. Amy Rodriguez, Megan Rapinoe, Tobin Heath and Alex Morgan each scored a goal in the USA's final tune-up match for the 2014 CONCACAF Women's Championship starting in mid-October.


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