City Club moves into the quarterfinals

BANGALORE: City Club moved into the quarterfinals with a 5-2 win over Mohammedan Sporting of the Dowlath Khan memorial knock out football tournament for the ‘C' division teams here on Wednesday.

Kaushik set the tempo for City Club with a second minute strike before John (23rd), Sai (56th) and Shoiab (62nd and 69th) added to the tally. M. Sporting scored through Raja (34th) and Akshay R (59th). City Club will now take on IISc in the quarterfinals.

Earlier, Bharat Mata downed Ambedkar with two first half goals. Ramanath (seventh) and Kemparaj (12th) found the target.

Anuradha attends camp

Triathlete Anuradha Vaidyanathan, who is the lone Asian member of the Timex World Team, attended its first camp held recently at the New York Giants football stadium in New Jersey. The camp had nearly 50 of the World's best triathletes.

Speaking of her experience, Anuradha said: “The goal of the camp was to introduce us to each other, inform us of our responsibilities as part of the Timex World Team and also to help us interact with the best advisors in sports nutrition, facilities, training and other aspects of the competitive landscape.

“The first day at camp included a welcome address by the other figureheads in the Timex product development team. The second day was an intensive set of seminars by a nutritionist and media relations people. We also did private testimonials where we introduced ourselves as being members of the team and why we were there and which races we loved the most. The third day was a photo shoot, introduction to the team code of conduct and a football game.”

“All in all, this marks the beginning of my journey into a serious shot at an Ironman titl

Golf tournament

The TAKE Solutions Corporate Golf Challenge will be held at the Eagleton Golf Resort at Bidadi on February 26 and 27.

Support for Sourav

GoSports Foundation has named the promising Sourav Saha, a promising 15-year old swimmer from Kolkata, as the beneficiary of its corporate-supported athlete programme.

The Kolkata-based Apeejay Surrendra Group has chosen to “adopt” the young swimmer under the newly launched Anand Paul Education Support Programme.

Saha, the son of a tea-vendor in Kolkata, won gold at the Junior Nationals Aquatic Championships in the 200m butterfly event and dreams of representing India at the Olympics.

The GoSports Foundation-Apeejay Surrendra Group grant will award Saha a monthly scholarship of Rs. 4,000 for a period of one year.

Thereafter, the grant will be renewed based on his performance and need at that stage.

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