India swept International Hockey Federation (FIH) annual awards on Wednesday.India claimed top honours in all categories.Harmanpreet Singh and Gurjit Kaur won player of the year award in men and women categories respectively.Sreejesh and Savita Punia won best goalkeeper of the year in respective categories.Graham Reid and Sjoerd Marijne won award for best coaches in men’s and women’s section.
India’s Pinki missed out on a medal at World Championships after losing the bronze medal bout in 55kg to Jenna Burkert 2-5 on Tuesday.Sarita Mor stunned world champion Linda Morais in 59kg.She advanced to semifinals at World Championships.Anshu Malik also reached last four in 57kg to keep Indian medal hopes alive on Wednesday.
Germany unveiled logo for UEFA Euro 2024 on Tuesday in a light ceremony.
Spanish NBA great Pau Gasol announced retitement from basketball after career spanning more than two decades.He earned two NBA titles and one World Championship gold.
Eighth season of Pro Kabaddi league will start on December 22.
By Shailesh Padhye