Hockey News Hockey Asian Champions Trophy: India-Pakistan joint winners after rain washes out final

first_imgNew Delhi: The India vs Pakistan Men’s Asian Champions Trophy hockey final was set-up as a mouth-watering clash between two arch-rivals. However, nature decided to play spoilsport as heavy rain resulted in both teams being declared joint winners.Read More |OnePlus 6T launch: Watch live stream in India; expected features, price and moreThe final was being played after Malaysia and Japan played out a thrilling match for the third place shoot-out. With both teams tied 2-2 at regulation time, the match went into penalty shoot-outs and Malaysia edged out the Asian Games gold medal winners 3-2.The match was scheduled to begin at 10:40 PM IST but then, heavy rain lashed Muscat. The heavy rain flooded the pitch. There were pools of water on the hockey track and this prompted the tournament director to abandon the final after discussions with both teams. This is the first time that teams shared the trophy in the Men’s Asia Cup Hockey tournament.Read More | Look before you leap into higher learning destinationsIndia and Pakistan had played the final on four occasions in this tournament, with India winning in 2011 and 2016 while Pakistan won the tournament in 2013 and 2015. Although the tournament ended with a damp squib, India will be mighty proud of their achievements, having gone through the tournament undefeated. For all the Latest Sports News News, Hockey News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


Walker leads Fontana boys

first_imgWalker was 11-for-20 from the field, 7-of-18 from beyond the arc, and 5-of-6 from the line. He took eight rebounds and had four assists, a steal and a blocked shot. A.J. Moore scored 13 points for Fontana. Donte Godlock added 11. Troy Beverly was Los Altos’ No. 2 scorer with eight points. Griffin scored on three consecutive possessions to get Los Altos a tie at 48 with 2:24 left in the third quarter, but Walker scored on a short jumper, fed Godlock for a layup, and Moore made a steal and took it in for a layup to give the Steelers a six-point lead. Los Altos never got within five after that. FONTANA – Sophomore guard Demetrius Walker rained in 34 points, 21 from 3-point range, overcoming 25 points around the basket by senior forward A.J. Griffin as Fontana High School fended off Los Altos 68-62 in a CIF-Southern Section Division II-AA boys basketball wild-card game Wednesday. Fontana, 16-12 and the No. 4 team out of the Citrus Belt League, advances to a Friday road game with ninth-seeded Torrance (21-6), champion of the Freeway League. Los Altos, an at-large team out of the Miramonte League, finishes 13-14. Walker, the highly touted underclassman declared “the next LeBron James” by Sports Illustrated while in eighth grade, apparently was an unknown entity to the Conquerors, who failed to contest most of Walker’s early shots. He scored 18 points as Fontana took a 29-22 lead. “Demetrius has really worked on his shooting,” Fontana coach Ryan Smith said. “He may not have made five threes all last season.” center_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more