Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Ashish Talukdar of Assam gave India another medal in the Sharjah Open International Karate Championship at Sharjah today.Ashish won a bronze medal in the Junior Male -68kg Kumite event.Earlier Advik won a gold and a Silver medal yesterday. Total three medals including one gold, one Silver and one bronze won by State players for Team India in the ChampionshipAlso Read: Ishita Kashyap Wins Silver Medal in 5th South Asian Cadet Karate ChampionshipAlso Watch: Govt all set to push for the contentious Citizenship Bill in the winter session of Parliament
The Syracuse softball team posted two victories against Penn State Tuesday in a nonconference doubleheader in University Park. The Orange (27-20, 9-7 Big East) won the first game 2-0 and the second by a score of 6-1 to extend its current winning streak to four games. Published on April 27, 2010 at 12:00 pm Caira fired her third one-hitter of the season in game one, striking out 13 Nittany Lions with only two walks allowed. Next up for the Orange is a return trip to Pennsylvania to take on Pittsburgh this weekend. Syracuse plays three games against the Panthers, who currently sit fifth in the Big East. The game was deadlocked 0-0 until a two-run blast from third baseman Hallie Gibbs gave Syracuse the lead in the top of the seventh. It was her third home run in as many games. This was the Orange’s first win against Penn State (28-18, 7-7 Big Ten) since 2001. — Compiled by staff writers Michael Cohen and Mark Cooper Head coach Leigh Ross turned to Caira once again to make the start in game two for the Orange. Her dominance continued as she allowed a single hit over five innings, striking out seven while walking one. SU pitcher Jenna Caira picked up both wins for the Orange in her best performance of the season. She threw 12 shutout innings, racking up 20 strikeouts and giving up just two hits over the course of both games. Comments After a weekend series with Connecticut in which the team belted four home runs, the hot bats continued for the Orange. Gibbs and freshman Stacy Kuwik each hit two-run blasts in a four-run fifth inning that blew the game open. Gibbs now leads the team with six long balls, giving her 19 for her career. Facebook Twitter Google+ SU entered the doubleheader 1-7 against Penn State all-time and had never won at University Park.
KINGSTON, Jamaica – After defeating Cuba 12-1 in their first Olympic qualifier, the Reggae Girlz continued their winning streak last night with a stunning 7-0 win over Barbados.With their star player, Khadija “Bunny” Shaw on the field after missing the first qualifier, Jamaica remained at the top of Group B with six points and 19 goals to their stats, while conceding only one.Cheyna Matthews continued her rich form with goals in the second and 23rd minutes. Sashana Campbell added a third goal in the 33rd minute, while Trudi Carter (34th and 36th) also had a brace.Chinyelu Asher (70th) and Shaw (90th) got one apiece with the other being a sixth-minute own goal by defender Tia Brigg-Thompson.Reggae Girlz assistant coach Hubert Busby said the team played well but the performance could have been better.“It was a good game but there were lows,” he said. “Goals change matches and we could have had some more. But their ‘keeper’ had a very good game.”In the other Concacaf Women’s Olympic Caribbean Qualifiers, Cuba hammered United States Virgin Islands 6-0 in the curtain-raiser, to take second place in Group B with six points from three games, while Barbados and St Lucia have three points each. Only the group winner will advance to the final round.The Reggae Girlz will face St Lucia on Sunday at the National Stadium in Kingston, followed by the US Virgin Islands on Tuesday.