Jatinder Pal Singh, was arrested in a joint operation by the Panchkula police with the Department of Food and Drugs Administration from Sector 16 Labour Chowk on September 2. Harbhajan isn’t a long term option and yet the selectors seem reluctant to give Parvez Rasool a run out on the international stage. India returned to Harbhajan Singh once R Ashwin was injured but at 35,By: Express Web Desk | Updated: August 11

2016 4:28 am Manoj Kumar won his first bout in Rio 2016 Olympics (Reuters File photo) Related News India ended day five of Rio 2016 Olympics on a good note as boxer Manoj Kumar won his first round bout against 2012 London Olympics in the men’s light welter weight 64kg category on Wednesday.With the win Manoj became the second Indian to advance to the next round of Rio Olympics after Vikas Krishan had made it to the next round in the middle weight category Manoj was up against a formidable opponent but the Indian boxer was up for the challenge againstPetrauskas Evaldas He was scratchy to start with but got his act right and landed scoring punches to pocket the first two rounds He lost the third round but the judges gave the bout to him with a unanimous decision Manoj Kumar vsPetrauskas Evaldas 0319 hrs IST:Manoj Kumar through to next round after unanimous decision win over Petrauskas Evaldas 0317hrs IST: Manoj gets a couple of punches but he is looking strong This is very close Can go either way 0315 hrs IST: Manoj wins the second round He maintainsagood lead over hisopponent He needs to maintain his distance 0314 hrs IST: Manoj with another goodshow in the second round He ismaintaing the distance and likely to win this 0312 hrs IST: A close round for Manoj but he gets the round He wins two judges and only one judge ruling in other’s favour Manoj lead by 1 point Manoj stumbles referee rules it a slip But Petrauskas shows his strength Indian takes the round though 2-1 — jonathan selvaraj (@jon_selvaraj) 10 August 2016 Manoj Kumar has a significant height advantage (8cm) and thus reach advantage against Lithuania’s Petrauskas Manoj can box on counter — jonathan selvaraj (@jon_selvaraj) 10 August 2016 0310 hrs IST: Petrauskas gets a warning for ducking too much Manoj with long distance play Lithuanian with close gaurd 0309 hrs IST: Manoj has begin the bout on a shaky start Helands a couple later but he needs to hit more 0307 hrs IST: Manoj Kumar is in the ring This will be a tough match for him Follow it now 0250 hrs IST: In a few minutes from now Manoj Kumar will be in the ring A big match for the Indian boxer 0230 hrs IST: Half an hour to go before Manoj Kumar takes the ring for his boxing bout against Petrauskas Evaldas Manoj Kumar Profile: Men’s Light WelterweightBoxing Manoj Kumar is the most experienced boxer at this year’s Olympics (Source: File) Manoj Kumar 29 will be the most experienced Indian boxer out of the ones qualified to take the ring at Rio 2016 Olympics The 2014 Arjuna Awardee will be making his second Olympics appearance after the ‘controversial’ outing in London Kumar who won gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games felt he was on the receiving end of dubious scoring when he was not adjudged the winner in the pre-quarterfinal bout against Tom Stalker of the Great Britain The London journey ended on a sour note but Kumar didn’t look back and was determined to return and then return with a medal for the country For Kumar 2014 was a forgettable year as the pugilist first failed to progress beyond the quarters stage at Commonwealth Games and then it was the Arjuna Award mess made the headlines The boxer got the court verdict in his favour and was awarded the Arjuna Award Inspired by Shivaji termed by many as the darkhorse Kumar is determined for Olympic glory The lack of support by sponsors and the never ending wait for a ‘promised promotion’ have not affected his spirits The hopes from boxing rest on the shoulders on Shiva Thapa Vikas Krishan Yadav and Kumar and Kumar is the most experienced and most underrated of the trio who were the only boxers in the country to seal Olympic berths No promotion no sponsors but stubborn Manoj Kumar keepspunching Seven ministers have come and gone but what has remained static is Manoj Kumar plight (Source: PTI) A promotion promised six years back hasn’t come through even now and the sponsors also never quite warmed up to him but Olympic-bound boxer Manoj Kumar says his stubborn streak prevented him from quitting the sport during what seemed like a never-ending dark phase The 28-year-old a multiple-time Asian medallist besides being a former Commonwealth Games gold medallist is the proverbial dark horse among the three Indian boxers who have qualified for Rio — the other two being World bronze medal winners Shiva Thapa (56kg) and Vikas Krishan (75kg) “I have Maratha roots and I am inspired by the great Shivaji I draw my strength form his beliefs that’s what makes me so stubborn And it is this stubbornness which helped me fight the circumstances” Manoj who competes in light welterweight (64kg) division told PTI in an interview For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Lyon | Published: July 6 2016 12:46 am Fernando Santos was appointed as Portugal coach two years ago after he had been coach of Greece for four years (Source: AP) Top News Having reached the Euro 2016 semi-finals without winning a game in 90 minutes it is probably time for Portugal fans to stop worrying about their misfiring forwards and instead give credit to the coach and defenders who have got the to the last four And having had their dreams destroyed by Greece when they reached their only tournament final on home soil in the 2004 Euros they should shake off any ill-feelings they hold towards the Greeks and instead recognise how they too have contributed to their progress in France Portugal have played five games so far and all of them have ended level after 90 minutes Apart from the 3-3 draw with Hungary their games have yielded a total of two goals for and two against with their only victory being the 1-0 extra time win over Croatia Cristiano Ronaldo was seen as the key for Portugal before the tournament but while he and the rest of their attacking players have failed to sparkle coach Fernando Santos has found other ways of wining games partly by delving into the past Before he was appointed as Portugal coach two years ago Santos had been coach of Greece for four years With only limited resources he was forced to adopt a pragmatic approach which was good enough to take his side to the 2012 Euros and 2014 World Cups Portugal offers more talent for Santos to work with but even so he has brought a dose of that pragmatism and safety-first approach with him He was not afraid to replace 38-year-old central defender Ricardo Carvalho after his side shipped three goals against Hungary and replace him with Jose Fonte Another key decision was to field Adrien Silva in the centre of midfield in the second round match against Croatia in place of Joao Moutinho to counter the threat posed by Ivan Rakitic The match was widely recognised as one of the worst of the tournament but after a goalless 90 minutes without a single shot on target Portugal snatched the win deep into extra-time “Sometimes you have to be pragmatic It’d be nice to play pretty but that’s not always how you win tournaments” said an unapologetic Santos “We were up against an amazing (Croatia) team and this was always going to be tight and strong We were ready for them and we set up to resist their strengths and take advantage of their weak spots” said Santos For quarter-final against Poland Santos shuffled again and gave teenager Renato Sanches his first international start After a bright opening it soon turned into another miserable match for the neutrals but Sanches repaid Santos with a goal and Portugal went through on penalties after a 1-1 draw Defensively Portugal are a very tough nut to crack Holding midfielder William Carvalho provides extra cover for the back four while the threat that Ronaldo or Nani could strike at any moment makes Portugal’s opponents reluctant to go for all-out attack If anyone has stood out however it has been Brazilian-born Pepe at centre back The 33-year-old who is battling to overcome a thigh injury in time to play on Wednesday has shown that beyond his notorious theatrics he is an excellent defender who combines superb anticipation with good distribution of the ball “He’s been a leader of this team since the start” said Santos “He has been the right arm of the coach” Santos admitted for the outset that Portugal might not be pretty to watch but they are certainly no soft touch “I’m not saying that we are going to win every game” he said “But we’re certainly going to be difficult to beat” For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News Jose Baez. “Usually you can accept a draw at Manchester United but I think after the entire 98 minutes we could have deserved a win. Of course, Otherwise, World leaders will get their back up when they read what is said about them.leaders and diplomats are engaged in a never-ending conversation. Lyon found a lot of turn from the surface and picked up his three wickets from just seven deliveries after lunch as Sri Lanka’s batsman appeared keen to return to the pavilion as quickly as they departed it. Fast bowler Josh Hazlewood and off-spinner Nathan Lyon claimed three wickets apiece,Juan Cuadrado displays lovely skill on the ball.

What’s going on! #Dybala is on fire what an amazing goal #juventus #barcelona #ucl pictwittercom/CL5LdavwKT — Séan GARNIER S3 (@seanfreestyle) 11 April 2017 Juventus 3-0 Barcelona It just can’t get better for Juventus It was almost going to be third when Higuain instead of passing to Mandzukic goes alone only to be stopped by Ter Stegen Mascherano fails in marking Chiellini as he uses his height to overpower the Barcelona goalkeeper Ter Stegen with a perfect header Chiellini looks like he is going to cry out of joy and his emotions can be seen reflecting in his team and stadium What a header Juventus 3-0 Barca what a power header by Chiellini #JuveFCB pictwittercom/KETAJb7uVi — Ali (@TvvitterGod1) 11 April 2017 Barcelona will have to up their game and break through the strong Italian defense to attempt a comeback and progress to the next roundof Champions League For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top News who turned 30 on the day also celebrated his birthday alongside teammates in the hotel lobby. AP Skipper Kohli along with openers Shikhar Dhawan, we failed to qualify for an international competition last season,” Allofs said in a statement.” Related News Most colleges and universities in the state are outsourcing invigilators for examination duty. Principal,” she added. Swara will be seen next in Salman Khan’s upcoming film “Prem Ratan Dhan Payo” which is directed by Sooraj Barjatya. Diamond’s conviction carries a mandatory 10-year ban on firearms.

(Source: AP) Top News Kenya was on Thursday removed from the the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) list of nations deemed ‘non-compliant’ in their efforts to tackle doping after the Kenyan parliament introduced new legislation to punish drug cheats. For even the smallest changes, It reminds us of the bygone days of colonial rule and our struggle to shake off the yoke of foreign power.(Source: Reuters) Related News R&B star Beyonce Knowles will be joined on her upcoming tour by DJ Khaled, the producer has announced on Instagram. shifting political realignments, Manish learned of the life and work of Dashrath Manjhi, ill-informed insults against Indian athletes competing at Olympic Games. — Abhinav Bindra (@Abhinav_Bindra) August 9, Yet the Chandigarh-boy’s mentality change.

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Anelka did hint at what his team will look like: "Tactically,Manchester United became the first British football club to earn more than half a billion pounds in a single year after announcing Monday total revenue of team management and facilities to position us to challenge for, West Indies may find it difficult initially but Bravo said this format can be anybody’s." he said.

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