#2: FIBA Asia Women’s Cup 2017 – India beat Uzbekistan; Australia and Japan open with victories
Bengaluru, 23rd July 2017: The FIBA Women’s Asia Cup 2017 tipped off this morning at the Sree Kanteerava Indoor Stadium in Bengaluru.

Division A

Australia down Korea

The first Division A game was a clash between powerhouse Australia and Korea. Playing for the first time in the FIBA Asia zone, Australia made an emphatic statement with a 78-54 win.

Ranked number 4 in the world, Australia got off to a slow start, allowing Korea to gain a 15-13 lead at the end of the first quarter. But from the second period onwards, Australia stifled the Koreans, forcing them to take tough contested shots. Korea managed only 3 points in the second quarter compared to Australia’s 20.

With a 33-18 lead to begin the second half, Australia cruised the rest of the way, relying on the scoring of forwards Kelsey Michelle Griffin (15 points) and Allanna Smith (13 points). Point guard Lauren Stacey Mansfield had 6 points and 5 assists.

Australia (Kelsey Michelle Griffin 15, Alanna Smith 13, Belinda Snell 11) bt Korea (Sungyoung Sim 11, Jisu Park 10, Hana Park 7) 78-54 [13-15, 20-3, 24-18, 21-18]

Japan rout Philippines

The Philippines were given a tough introduction to Division A, as they were defeated by Japan 106 – 55. The Japanese women got off to an electric start in the first quarter, opening up a 16-point lead. The lead only continued to grow as the game wore on, as the Japanese women continued to rotate the ball well, and maintain a high tempo on transition.

Evelyn Mawuli (21 points) led the scoring for Japan, and five other players also finished with scoring in double figures. Star point guard Asami Yoshida racked up five assists in the first five minutes of the game, and could afford to spend the rest of the game on the bench as the Japanese lead was never threatened.
Japan (Evelyn Mawuli 21 pts; Miyuki Kawamura 14 pts; Sakura Akaho 12 pts) bt Philippines (Gemma Miranda 17 pts; Allana May Lim 9 pts; Janine Pontejos 8 pts) 106-55 [25-11, 31-20, 31-8, 19-16]

Chinese Taipei edge past PRK

Chinese Taipei won their first game of the tournament 77 – 76 against DPR of Korea, in a thrilling finish. The game was tied at 60 going into the fourth quarter, and tied at 76 in the final minutes of the game. With seconds left on the clock, Chinese Taipei were awarded free throws for a foul committed by DPR of Korea, and managed to convert one of them.

The women from Chinese Taipei had to overcome a spirited performance from Suk Yong Ro, who had 36 points, shooting at a surreal 82%. DPR of Korea fielded a small team that played the game with a lot of intensity and at a very high tempo, forcing Chinese Taipei to play catch-up through most of the game. There were seven lead changes and five ties over the course of the game.

Chinese Taipei was led by centre Hsi-Le Bao who had a double-double, racking up 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Chinese Taipei (Hsi-Le Bao 17 pts, 10 rebs; Yu-Hao Lan 14 pts; Ping-Jen Huang 11 pts) bt DPR of Korea (Suk Yong Ro 36 pts; Hyang Ok Kim 23 pts) 77-76 [20-28, 20-16, 20-16, 17-16]

China defeat New Zealand

In their first match in the expanded FIBA Asia zone, New Zealand was blown out by team China. China’s size bothered New Zealand throughout the game. Starting at centre for China was 6-foot-7-inch Yueru Li, who was a towering presence in the paint.

China played excellent defense on New Zealand, rotating well and closing in on the NZ shooters. The paint was practically shut down by Yueru Li and backup centre Hongpin Huang. On the offensive end, China was patient, using the shot clock and finding the open shot.

Despite the absence of their first-choice centre Sun Mengran, China led from start to finish and closed out on a 77-48 win. Meng Li top scored for China with a game-high 15 points. Jillian Harmon had 14 points for New Zealand in the loss.

China (Meng Li 15, Yi Shen 14, Shuang Zhao 14) bt New Zealand (Jillian Harmon 14, Micaela Cocks 9, Antonia Edmondson 8) 77-48 [17-10, 22-14, 21-16, 17-8]

Division B

India defeat Uzbekistan

India began their quest for promotion to Division A with a flourish, beating Uzbekistan 92 – 76. The Indian women were hugely productive offensively, led by Anitha Paul Durai with 28 points. She was money from three-point land, hitting six of seven shots, and played with her heart on her sleeve, hustling on every possession.

Coach Visic rotated his team throughout the game, and there were bright performances all round: Jeena Skaria chipped in with 12 points and Shireen Limaye had 10 rebounds. Last minute call up Grima Merlin was very effective off the bench with 17 points, many of which were scored in transition.

India (Anitha Paul Durai 28 pts; Grima Merlin 17 pts; Jeena Skaria 12 pts) bt Uzbekistan (Elvira Salavatova 15 pts; Elena Khusnitdinova 14 pts; Natalya Koneva 13 pts) 92 – 76 (19 – 9, 24 – 21, 26 – 23, 23 – 23)

Singapore outclass Fiji

The other Division B games took place in Koramangala Indoor Stadium, starting with the game between Singapore and first time participants Fiji. Singapore outmatched Fiji in all departments, ending with a 103-38 win. Jayne Sarah top scored for Singapore with 21 points.

Singapore (Jayne Sarah En Min Tan 21, Jacqueline Jia Jia Chu 17, Cheryl Poon 17) bt Fiji (Bitila Sigani Tawake 8, Tiyana Anne Kainamou 7) 103-38 (35-9, 25-12, 18-9, 25-8)

Lebanon lose to Kazakhstan

The last s followed by the game between Kazakhstan and Lebanon. Lebanon shot the ball poorly (29% FGP) and was outrebounded 35 – 51. Eventually, the game finished 62 – 54 in favour of Kazakhstan, for whom Tamara Yagodkina top scored with 22 points and Zalina Kurazova had a double-double (14 pts, 11 rebs).

Kazakhstan (Tamara Yagodkina 22 pts; Zalina Kurazova 14 pts, 11 rebs; Nadezdha Kondrakova 11 pts) bt Lebanon (Rebecca Akl 18 pts; Lama Moukaddem 10 pts; Chirine El Charif 9 pts) 62 – 54 (15 – 13, 14 – 11, 21 – 13, 12 – 17)



Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal and Shaheed E Azam Bhagat Singh Foundation organized Sadbhawna Diwas – 2017. They celebrated 21 years of NGO’S Humanitarian Journey, with the star cast of Mubarakan. The star-cast of the movie namely, Anil Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Ileana D’cruz and Athiya Shetty were spotted in the capital.

The spectators were also delighted to enjoy the live performance of Raftaar, Sukh-E and Ashok Masti. The gig filled everyone with zealous enthusiasm. Team Mubarakan was like an icing on the cake in the celebration. Moreover, one of the main reasons of the celebration was the work done by the NGO. The efforts put by Jitendra Singh Shanti (President), Women wings NGO, Hanuman Lakhotiya(President Of NGO) was extraordinary.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Sewa Dal is a reputed NGO of East Delhi is undertaking various activities of social services of mankind and for the needy sections of the society.  This organization is involved in the old age care, health, disability, ambulance/hearse van service, welfare, cultural, patriotic, social and motivational work.

Shaheed E Azam Bhagat Singh Foundation works in the area of Dalit welfare, education & literacy, environment, health & nutrition, etc. The NGO works towards the promotion of sustainable development.

The eve was one of the rare opportunities to witness your favorite stars dance in full power. Team Mubarakan danced their heart out and entertained the audience. Raftaar, Sukh-E and Ashok Masti also energized the mood and delighted everyone out there. It was one of the most exciting celebrations that the capital witnessed.


Union Minister Vijay Goel and Cricketer Gautam Gambhir told the importance of nutrition for a healthy lifestyle at Fit India Conclave

New Delhi, Vijay Goel (Union Minister, youth and sports, Govt. Of India) and cricketer Gautam Gambhir told about the importance of nutrition in our lives, discussions about the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle in the FITINDIA Conclave.
On this occasion, Union Minister Vijay Goel said that today many citizens of our country need to be aware of fitness. Ministry is constantly trying for it. I am going to give a slogan to the country “Stay Fit India”. If we educate the citizens of the nation about the fitness, then the country will be the most prosperous. Mr. Goel also said that soon there will be a law in the country regarding nutrition which is going to stop doping in our country. In addition, Goel also said that we get the maximum number of players from Villages, Slum and backward areas. Being fit For Delhi; we will soon be organizing rural games in whole of Delhi.
Vijay Goel also highlighted the yoga as well. Mr. Goel said that Yoga is very important for physical and mental development & Nutrition has a very big role in this development.
At FIT INDIA Conclave, Gautam Gambhir, the player of the Indian cricket team, said, “What we eat, it makes a different role in our lives.” Nutrition is a big part of my career in cricket. The right nutrition makes a lot of difference to our health. If you have a Trained Fitness Trainer then your chances of getting sick are greatly reduced. During the Fit India conclave organised by Glanbia, Mr. Avik Sanyal, Country Head of Glanbia, said that there is a great need to make India’s people aware about the fit for which we will work together with the government in people’s health related programs. On this occasion, Mr. Sam Bedi, Regional Director of Glanbia said that we are organizing Fit India program under our corporate social responsibility in other cities of the country, In which the importance of nutrition for the people to be healthy is being explained, Which aims to keep people healthy and to protect themselves from diseases.



Well known for his distinctive lyrics, live poetry and electric performances the prominent singer Babbu Maan is back. His latest song “Baarish Ke Bahane” seems like a perfect pick for all in this monsoon. The song is the outcome of the collaboration of Babbu Maan, Dj Sheizwood and Shweta Khanduri who are totally rocking in it.
The song that was launched a couple of weeks ago on YouTube and other music platforms has become a massive rage and is being heard on loop among the youth. The song has already created a buzz out there.
The only music producer and DJ of India who has produced and remixed more than 101 rocking music albums in just 7 years have made a comeback through this song. The specialized DJ who introduced house music in India on being asked about to comment on actors who sing said, “People should do the job that they are meant to do. They should not do other’s job.” When asked about the experience while working with Shweta he said, “We extremely loved working with her and looking forward to working with her more in near future.”
The actress Shweta Khanduri who is prominent in this latest hit on being asked about her future collaborations said, “You’ll next see me in a comedy film soon but I can’t reveal the name for now.”
The song “Baarish Ke Bahane” can be clearly seen adding to that glory and fun of monsoon as people are loving it. Watch the song to feel the spirit of rain and add to the excitement of this rainy season.



Wunderbar Films cordially invites you to attend the Press Conference & to share with you the uniqueness of their latest film

‘VIP 2’
(Velaiilla Pattadhari 2)

To be addressed by:
  • Kajol
  • Dhanush
  • Soundarya Rajnikanth (Director)

Time: 12:30 pm
Date: 24th July 2017 (Monday)
Venue: PVR Plaza, H Block, CP

You are requested to send correspondents/ photographers/ camera crew for the Press Conference.


Sathiyan upsets world No. 8 as Dabang Smashers T.T.C. take control over  DHFL Maharashtra United

New Delhi, 22 July 2017: Dabang Smashers T.T.C. took a commanding 8-4 lead over DHFL Maharashtra United after four matches with some solid display in the 10th tie of the CEAT Ultimate Table Tennis (UTT) at the Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi on Saturday.

World No. 110 G Sathiyan put Dabang Smashers T.T.C. ahead with a stunning 2-1 (11-3, 11-9, 7-11) win over Hong Kong world No. 8 Wong Chun Ting in the men’s singles (Foreign v Indian), the day’s opening match.

Sathiyan ran away with the opening game and then rallied back to clinch the second. Wong Chun Ting, however, came back strongly to win the third and bag a point for his team.

North Korea world No 19 Kim Song I extended Dabang Smashers TTC’s lead to 4-2 with a 2-1 (11-2, 11-5, 9-11) victory over Pooja Koparkar in the women’s singles (Foreign v Indian).

In-form Kim Song I dominated the Indian world No 279 in the first two games but the Maharashtra lass rallied to win the third game to hand her side a second point.

Next up was mixed doubles (Foreign/Indian pair), and Dabang Smashers T.T.C.’s Anthony Amalraj/ Tetyana Bilenko registered a 2-1 (11-8, 11-4, 4-11) win over Harmeet Desai/ Liu Jia to further their team’s lead to 6-3.

China-born Ukraine international Kou Lei, ranked No. 28 in the world, pulled off a thrilling 2-1 (11-10, 11-9, 5-11) win over Wong Chun Ting in the men’s singles to give Dabang Smashers T.T.C. a commanding 8-4 lead over DHFL Maharashtra United after four matches.

At the end of four matches – DHFL Maharashtra United 4-8 Dabang Smashers T.T.C.
MS – Wong Chun Ting lost to G Sathiyan 1-2 (3-11, 9-11, 11-7)

WS – Pooja Sahasrabudhe lost to Kim Song I 1-2 (2-11, 5-11, 11-9)

MD – Harmeet Desai/ Liu Jia lost to Anthony Amalraj/ Tetyana Bilenko 1-2 (8-11, 4-11, 11-4)

MS – Wong Chun Ting lost to Kou Lei 1-2 (10-11, 11-9, 5-11)

Pratik S. Gore
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