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  • Indian golfer Shubhankar Sharma has won his first title on the European Tour, claiming the $1.2 million Joburg Open on 11Dec.
  • With 11 holes remaining in the final round, played on 11 dec after rain curtailed play on Sunday, Sharma carried a five-shot lead over South African Erik van Rooyen.
  • Sharma, ranked 462 in the men's golf rankings, shot a final round 3 under par 69 to finish three shots ahead of South African Erik van Rooyen.
  • This is the first title win on the European Tour for the 21-year-old, who became the first Asian to win the Joburg Open in his first appearance in South Africa. With this win, Sharma has claimed one of three tickets to The Open in 2018.

  • Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or award as soccer's best player of the year for a record-equaling fifth time, moving him level with Barcelona star Lionel Messi
  • Ronaldo won the trophy awarded by France Football magazine at a ceremony held at the Eiffel Tower on 7 dec. He finished ahead of contenders Messi and Neymar, who left Barcelona in the offseason to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee of 222 million Euros ($262 million).
  • Ronaldo was shown on television receiving the award while making the sign of five with his left hand as held the trophy in his right. Messi was runner-up behind him and Neymar was third
  • "Of course, I feel happy, it's a big moment in my career," Ronaldo said. "It's something I hope to win every year."The 32-year-old Portugal forward also took home the Ballon d'Or prize in 2013 and 2014, and in 2008 when playing for Manchester United.
  • Messi won it from 2009-12 and again in 2015.Ronaldo claimed it back last year after helping Portugal win the European Championship and starring for Madrid as it won the Champions League.
  • Last season he won the Champions League once again and played a key role as Madrid won the Spanish league title for the first time since 2012.
  • "If he can score 10 times in training he will, that's what impresses me," Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. "His ambition impresses me. I'm proud to be his coach."Ronaldo is the all-time leading scorer in the history of the Champions League with 115 goals.

  • Padmini Rout emerged champions in the 44th National Women's Premier chess tournament in a nail-biting final round contest in Surat on 6 dec.
  • Four of the 12 participants Padmini, Bhakti Kulkarni, S. Meenakshi and Soumya Swaminathan were all on 6.5 points and stood a chance to claim the national title when the 11th and last round games began.
  • But instead of being bothered about the outcome of the other ties, Padmini concentrated on her match and finished on a winning note getting past Sakshi Chitlange. However, she had to wait till the completion of all the final-round games to be assured of her fourth consecutive national title.
  • Padmini thus surpassed Rohini Khadilkar and Mary Ann Gomes' feats who have won the titles three times consecutively from 1976-79 and 2011-2013 respectively.
  • She has only India's first Women's Grandmaster Subbaraman Vijayalakshmi ahead of her now who had claimed the title five consecutive times from 1998-2002.
  • Padmini was crowned champion by half-a-point by logging seven points.Bhakti, Mary Ann Gomes and Soumya scored seven each and finished in that order after Padmini.

  • It follows an investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Games hosted by Russia in Sochi.
  • The International Olympic Committee has banned Russia from competing at next year's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. But Russian athletes who can prove they are clean would be allowed to compete in South Korea under a neutral flag.
  • It follows an investigation into allegations of state-sponsored doping at the 2014 Games hosted by Russia in Sochi.Any athletes from Russia who receive special dispensation to compete will do so as individuals wearing a neutral uniform, and the official record books will forever show that Russia won zero medals.
  • The ruling was the final confirmation that the nation was guilty of executing an extensive state-backed doping program.
  • The scheme was rivalled perhaps only by the notorious program conducted by East Germany throughout the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.
  • The decision has been widely condemned in Russia, with some politicians urging a boycott of the Games, though other officials have welcomed the chance for 'clean' athletes to take part

  • There is no stopping Virat Kohli. Just a day after becoming the first captain to register a hat-trick of centuries in a three-match series, the Indian skipper scaled yet another milestone when he scored his sixth double century, the highest as a captain. He overtook West Indies great Brian Lara, who held the record previously with five double tons in Tests.
  • With a sixth double hundred, Kohli has also tied Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag for the most 200-plus scores for India in Tests. While Tendulkar had six double centuries, Sehwag had recorded four double and two triple hundreds.
  • Kohli resumed Day 2 of the third India-Sri Lanka Test on 156, and quickly reached his second double ton of the series. On Saturday, Kohli went past the 5000-run mark in Tests during the second session of day one of the third and the final Test between India and Sri Lanka at the Feroz Shah Kotla.
  • Kohli became the 11th Indian batsman to achieve the milestone and the fourth fastest in terms of innings behind Sunil Gavaskar (95), Virender Sehwag (99) and Sachin Tendulkar (103). Kohli, playing his 63rd Test took 105 innings to cross the 5000-run mark.

  • Top Indian junior and sixth seed Lakshya Sen was beaten in three games by Thailand's unseeded Sitthikom Thammasin who, thus, lifted the men's singles title in the $20,000 Tata Open India International Badminton Challenge here on Sunday.
  • Thammasin, who had knocked out former national champion and top seed Sourabh Verma in the opening round, went on to scalp Sen 15-21 21-14 21-19 in a well-contested men's singles final that lasted 80 minutes at the Cricket Club of India.
  • Earlier, in a largely one-sided all-India women's final eighth seed Ruthvika Shivani Gudde outsmarted unseeded compatriot Riya Mukherjee 21-12 23-21 in 40 minutes.
  • The men's final produced some fighting display from both the shuttlers with Sen, a losing quarter finalist in the last world junior championships, dominating the opening game before faltering in the last two after frittering away chances.
  • Almora-born Sen, a protegee of Prakash Padukone academy in Bengaluru, came out second-best to the Thai opponent in the last two games in smash power and net duels.
  • The world no. 3 junior, who won the India International Series 2017 in Hyderabad last week, took control of the opening game from 13-12 with a string of smash winners and drops even as the Thai found his smashes bulging the net.
  • But in the second game Sen let go of a 12-10 lead by allowing the Thai to reel in eight points on the trot which put Thammasin 18-12 in front. Although the Indian stopped the spree, the leeway was enough for the Thai to pocket the game and force the decider.

  • Saikhom Mirabai Chanu has lifted a new world record of 194kg - 85kg snatch and 109kg clean-and-jerk - to lift gold at the World Weightlifting Championships, becoming only the second Indian weightlifter after Karnam Malleswari to achieve that feat.
  • Thailand's Sukcharoen Thunya won the silver medal with a total lift of 193, while Segura Ana Iris bagged bronze with 182kg.
  • Chanu, participating in the women's 48kg event at the Championships held in Anaheim, USA, began with a total of 85kg and then followed up with 109kg to deliver India its second gold medal since Malleswari did the country proud in 1994 and 1995.
  • This was a far cry from her performance at the Rio Olympics last year, where she put up a very disappointing performance. Chanu could not even get an overall total in women's 48kg after failing to lift the weight in any of her three attempts in clean & jerk section.
  • In September, Chanu sealed passage to next year's Commonwealth Games after winning gold at the Commonwealth Senior weightlifting championships held in Australia.

  • Indian archers produced an impressive performance, grabbing three gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the Asian Championships on 30Nov.Two Indian boys and girls also booked quota places for the 2018 Youth Olympics.
  • 15-year-old Haryana girl Himani Kumari defeated her Mongolian opponent Bayasgalan Badamjuani 7-1 in the recurve cadet bronze play-off to bag the quota.
  • Earlier in an all-Indian cadet recurve final, 14-year-old Akash, who also belongs to Haryana, defeated Dhiraj Bommadevara of Andhra Pradesh 6-4 to bag the boys quota for the Youth Olympics in Argentina.
  • This tournament also serves as the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires.Trailing 0-4 after two sets, Akash held his nerve to win three sets and finished with three perfect 10s for a brilliant gold medal triumph.
  • Recurve senior men's team of Jayanta Talukdar, Atanu Das and Yashdev lost to their Korean rivals 1-5 to settle for a silver.India also bagged two gold medals in the non-Olympic compound discipline.
  • Abhishek Verma beat Korean rival Kim Jongho to win the gold and prevent a clean sweep of individual crowns by Korea."I did my best. Everybody prepared to get this achievement to get this medal, and right now it's just a good feeling," said Verma, who was runner-up at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon.

  • Italy legend Gianluigi Buffon eased some of his World Cup heartache by winning the Serie A Best Player of the Year award at the Gran Gala del Calcio Awards in Milan.
  • "The failure to participate in the World is the biggest disappointment in my career together with some (lost) Champions league finals," said the 39-year-old Juventus goalkeeper at Monday night's ceremony.
  • "I'm happy and proud. I never thought I'd get this kind of trophy, and I'll hold on tight to it because I've never won best youngster!"Napoli's Maurizio Sarri was named the best coach in the Italian football awards.
  • Buffon quit international football last month as four-time champions Italy sensationally missed out on their first World Cup finals in 60 years after a playoff defeat to Sweden on 27 Nov.
  • "Italy-Sweden was the biggest disappointment of my life," he told Sky Sports Italia."But we need to move on, the season must end in the best way and with Juventus there are so many goals to be achieved."
  • Buffon won a tenth Serie A title with Juventus, as well as a third Italian Cup title as well as helping the Turin side reach the Champions League final for the second time in three years.And he left the door open on a future return for the national side.

  • The cheetah is renowned for being the world's fastest mammal, but is also one of its most endangered species.
  • Organisers of the environmentally friendly Formula E racing series recently set up a race between one of their cars and a tame cheetah to highlight the impact of climate change on the African predator.
  • With an acceleration of 0-100kph (62 mph) the cheetah is about as quick off the line as the Techeetah team's racing car, and their French driver Jean-Eric Vergne - winner of July's Montreal E-Prix - agreed to take on an apparently tame four-footed opponent in a drag race.
  • Video provided by Formula E shows the cheetah taking a lead off the line but eventually losing narrowly to the car, which has a top speed of 225kph (139 mph) compared to the animal's maximum of about 112kpm (70mph).
  • According to the World Wildlife Fund the cheetah is endangered due to a loss of habitat, reduced prey and direct persecution. It is listed as 'vulnerable' in the International Union for Conservation of Nature's Red List of threatened species, which says only about 6,700 remain in the wild.
  • A graphic at the end of the short film, which was shot on a landing strip in a remote part of South Africa's Western Cape, assures viewers no animals were abused or mistreated in the production.

  • With the wicket of Suranga Lakmal, Ravichandran Ashwin not only helped India equal their largest win in terms of runs with an innings and 239 runs victory, the off-spinner reached the personal milestone of 300 wickets becoming the fastest to the mark in 54 matches, surpassing Dennis Lillee's record of 56 matches during day four of the second India vs Sri Lanka Test at Nagpur on 27 Nov.
  • Interestingly, Ashwin broke Lillee's record that was set exactly 36 years ago, the very same day. Ashiwn returned with a match haul of eight wickets - 4 for 67 in the first innings and 4 for 63 in the second.
  • Ashwin also completed 50 Test wickets in 2017 calendar year. After the match, Ashwin said that he would like to double the tally. "I really hope I can go on to double these 300 wickets," said Ashwin. "We are a bit more blessed than the other greats. We have technology to help. We have help with our fitness," he added.
  • Virat Kohli walked away with the Man-of-the-Match award for his fifth Test double hundred. India now lead the three-match series 1-0 with the final Test beginning in Delhi from December2
  • Quickest to 300 wickets in terms of matches:Ravichandran Ashwin – 54,Dennis Lillee - 56 Muttiah Muralitharan – 58,Sir Richard Hadlee – 61,Malcolm Marshall – 61,Dale Steyn - 61 Shane Warne – 63.

  • Gopi Thonakal became the first India man to win Asian Marathon Championship after he achieved the feat in the 16th edition of the prestigious event on Sunday.
  • Gopi Thonakal clocked 2 hours, 15 minutes and 48 seconds to clinch the gold. Andrey Petrov of Uzbekistan bagged the silver with a timing of 2:15:51s, while Byambalev Tseveenravdan of Mongolia won bronze by clocking 2:16:14s.
  • The 29-year-old from Wayanad district of Kerala had won the New Delhi Marathon in 2.15.37 earlier this year. He was 28th in the London World Championships in August with a timing of 2:17:13.
  • In the Rio Olympics last year, he had clocked his personal best of 2.15.25 while finishing 25th.

  • Theirs was the story that made Dangal a superhit film. After Geeta and Babita on whom the movie was based, and their cousin Vinesh, another Phogat girl is on the rise. And according to brother Rahul, Ritu Phogat is ruthless, merciless and the most menacing of the sisters when she is on the mat. At times, even off it.
  • On 25 nov, Ritu won silver in the 48kg category in the ongoing World U-23 Wrestling Championship being held in Bydgoscz, Poland. This was India's first silver in the prestigious championship. Earlier, Indian women have managed to win only a bronze.
  • Ritu lost the final to Evin Demirhan of Turkey in a thrilling bout. Both wrestlers were tied at 4 points each at the end of two rounds. But the Turkish girl was declared the winner since Ritu had received a caution point during the match.
  • "It is a mixed feeling. On one hand, I am happy to win the silver; but missing out on the gold, after being so close, is disappointing. It was even-stevens at 2-2 after the first round, but in the second the Turkish girl went ahead 4-2 after I received a caution point against my name. Although I managed to draw level towards the end, the caution point went against me," Ritu told
  • Ritu had received a walkover in the first round and straightaway got a place in the quarterfinals, where she defeated Miglena Georgieva Selishka of Bulgaria by a 4-2 margin. In the semis, she defeated China's Jiang Zhu 4-3 in a closely fought encounter.

  • Sumit Nagal's sensational campaign at the ATP Bengaluru Open culminated in a superb fashion as he lifted his maiden Challenger level title with a three-set win over Briton Jay Clarke, here on 25Nov.
  • Unseeded 20-year-old Nagal defeated his British opponent 6-3, 3-6, 6-2 in the summit clash of the USD 100,000 hard court event, earning crucial 100 ATP ranking points.
  • Nagal, who is ranked 321, is likely to gain more than 80 places on the ATP ranking list when the new rankings will be issued on 27 Nov.
  • The effort won Nagal a decent prize purse of USD 14,400 and more importantly he will now be ranked close to 225 which will be his career-best rank.
  • The tournament has been a big breakthrough for Nagal, who toppled India's best singles players Yuki Bhambri and other international established players such as Slovenia's Blaz Kavcic, who is ranked 102 in the world.
  • India hosted only two Challenger level events this year and both were won by home players. Bhambri had won the USD 50,000 Pune Challenger last week.

  • India wrestler Ritu Phogat (48kg) settled for the silver medal in the Under-23 Senior World Wrestling Championship at Poland.
  • The 23-year-old, who had won the gold medal at the Commonwealth Wrestling Championship last year, lost against Turkish wrestler Demirhan in the gold medal bout to settle for a silver
  • In the quarter-final, Ritu defeated Bulgarian Wrestler Selishka 4-2 points before defeating Chinese Wrestler Jiang Zhu 4-3 points in the semi-final.
  • Ritu had won the National championship in Indore this month. She also won a bronze medal at the Asian Championships in May this year.

  • Switzerland's University of Basel handed tennis star Roger Federer his newest title an honorary doctorate from the institution's faculty of medicine.
  • At its annual graduation ceremony, dubbed the 557th Dies Academicus, the 36-year-old Federer, holder of 19 Grand Slam singles titles, was presented with his award on 24 Nov, reports Xinhua news agency.
  • Switzerland, as well as for his function as a role model athlete, who encourages many people around the world to be physically more active and thus contributes to the promotion of health."
  • In the citation, Federer's engagement with children in Africa was mentioned through his foundation which supports more than 300,000 children in southern Africa, for which he has a special affinity due to having a South African mother.
  • Federer was unable to take part in the ceremony in person, but expressed his appreciation with a short greeting in which he said having the honorary doctorate made him "just as happy as a Grand Slam title".
  • In addition to Federer, those honoured included the president of the Swiss National Bank, Thomas Jordan, and the children's musician Andrew Bond.

  • New Zealand selected its first transgender Commonwealth Games athlete on 24Nov when weightlifter Laurel Hubbard was named in the squad for next year's edition in the Gold Coast.
  • Hubbard, 39, who was born Gavin and has previously competed as a male, will represent her country in the women's over 90kg category, the New Zealand Olympic Committee said.
  • Officials said earlier this year that Hubbard had met International Olympic Committee (IOC) guidelines on transgender athletes.
  • These included recording a reduced level of testosterone in the 12 months leading up to her first competition.Hubbard, who keeps a low public profile, has not commented on her groundbreaking selection.

  • Virat Kohli's legendary status in world cricket grew further when the Indian captain smashed his 50th International century, which steered his side to safety in the first Test against Sri Lanka
  • True to his aggressive demeanour and style, Kohli got to his 18th Test hundred with a flat and powerful six over extra cover off pacer Suranga Lakmal and let out a big roar, going down on his knees to celebrate the moment much like former England batsman Kevin Pietersen.
  • In the list of most number of centuries, Kohli sits at number eighth behind Brian Lara (53), Mahela Jayawardene (54), Hashim Amla (54), Jacques Kallis (62), Kumar Sangakkara (63) Ricky Ponting (71) and iconic Sachin Tendulkar (100), who is the only cricketer to get 100 international hundreds.
  • With 18 Test hundreds to his name, Kohli has now gone ahead of Dilip Vengsarkar (17) but is still behind Mohammed Azharuddin (22), Virender Sehwag (23), Sunil Gavaskar (34), Rahul Dravid (36) and Tendulkar (51).
  • The Indian skipper also joined South African great Hashim Amla as the fastest batsman to hit 50 centuries in international cricket in 348 innings.The second in the list is Sachin Tendulkar (376 innings), who is followed by Ricky Ponting (420) and Brian Lara (465).
  • The Indian skipper, whose previous best at Eden Gardens was 45, survived an LBW decision on 72 against his first innings nemesis Suranga Lakmal and got it overturned by taking a DRS call.

  • Henri Kontinen and John Peers brushed aside top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Marcelo Melo 6-4, 6-2 to retain their ATP Finals doubles crown on 19 Nov.
  • The Finnish-Australian pairing came into the match with a 3-1 head-to head record against their opponents, winning the past two meetings in Washington and Shanghai, although they lost this year's Wimbledon semi-final.
  • A single break of serve in the fifth game of the first set was enough for Kontinen and Peers to take the opener 6-4 against their Polish-Brazilian opponents.
  • In the second set, Kontinen and Peers broke in the first game to establish an iron grip on the match at London's O2 Arena and repeated the feat in the fifth game and there was no way back for Kubot and Melo.
  • The number two seeds impressed on serve, winning 89 percent of points on first serve throughout the match.Kontinen and Peers won a total of 63 points against 42 for their opponents in a one-sided contest.

  • Three more records fell on Day 3 of the 33rd National Junior Athletics Championships at the Acharya Nagarjuna University athletics ground here.
  • Delhi's Amoj Jacob created history when he broke 11-year-old national record in junior boys' U-20 400m event.With his timing of 46.59s, Amoj bettered a decade old record of 46.99s of Virender Pank that was created in 2006.
  • Haryana's Harsh Kumar (46.99s) also bettered the meet record while Gaurav (47.62s), also from Haryana, bagged the bronze.
  • Amoj, who started his career as a junior champion, had competed with the seniors at the IAAF Worlds Championships in August this year and was part of 4X400m Indian relay team.
  • After the race he said, "I wanted to check my timings, so this was an important championship for me. I want to run under 45 seconds next year. The experience from the World Championships has helped a lot."
  • Meanwhile, Poonam Jakhar from Haryana broke her own national record in the girls' U18 hammer throw. She bettered her previous national record of 54.66m to 58.23m.
  • Maharashtra's Sneha Jadhav (51.69m) won the silver while Medha M (51.08m) of Tamil Nadu bagged the bronze medal.

  • Believe it or not! A 20-year-old South African batsman Shane Dadswell on Saturday scored a record 490 runs for his club NWU Pukke against Potch Dorp 1st in a 50-over game.
  • Dadswell, who celebrated his 20th birthday today, took just 151 balls to pile up the massive score as he smacked an astonishing 57 sixes and 27 fours. His teammate Ruan Haasbroek also contributed an unbeaten 104 off 54 balls, with the help of 6 sixes and 12 fours, as they powered NWU Pukke to a mammoth 677 for 3 in 50 overs.
  • 570 of the massive total in the innings came through boundaries - 63 sixes and 48 fours. Expectedly, Pukke batsmen added huge stands during the innings 194, 204 and 220 for the first three wickets.
  • The bowlers of Potch Dorp 1st were taken to cleaners, quite obviously, with four of them conceding more than 100 runs and other two slammed for more than 90 runs

  • Double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar, returning to the mat after three years, strolled to a national gold medal without breaking a sweat - quite literally.
  • Sushil was declared the winner in the 74kg category in the National Wrestling Championship in Indore on Friday after three wrestlers, including the finalist, Praveen Rana, gave him walkovers.
  • During the quarterfinal and semifinal matches, Sushil's opponents came to the mat, touched his feet and then he was declared the winner.
  • The referee, in fact, applauded the gesture of the two wrestlers, saying, "Dekhiye, yehi humari parampara hai (Look, this is our tradition)."
  • Finalist Rana, who was sent to the 2016 Rio Olympics by the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) after the Narsingh-Sushil controversy, cited a thigh injury and gave Sushil a walkover in the final.
  • Sushil's quarterfinal opponent was Parveen, who was representing Haryana's B team, while his semifinal rival was Sachin Rathi of Uttar Pradesh. He was competing in the nationals after 2008 and taking part in a competitive tournament after three years.

  • UFC, the world's leading Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) organization has officially announced the signing of Bharat 'Daring' Khandare (5-2-0, fighting out of Maharashtra, India). With this addition to the world's most elite roster of MMA athletes, Khandare becomes the first ever Indian born fighter to fight in the UFC.
  • Making his debut at UFC FIGHT NIGHT® SHANGHAI: BISPING vs. GASTELUM presented by General Tire on November 25th, Khandare will face off against Chinese national, Liu Pingyuan (10-5, fighting out of China).
  • Fighting in the bantamweight division, Khandare is the second fighter of Indian origin to enter the UFC, but the first to be born in India. Born in Maharashtra, the 28-year-old trains out of Superhuman Gym, in his hometown.
  • Rapidly gaining fans, he will soon have the support of not just the growing number of UFC supporters in India but will be welcomed by loyal fans around the world.
  • "We're very pleased to announce that Bharat Khandare has been signed by UFC." Kevin Chang, Vice President UFC Asia Pacific said "Bharat will now compete against the most skilled MMA athletes in the world, all who are at the pinnacle of the sport.
  • Bharat is the first Indian born athlete to be signed to the world's leading MMA organization. We look forward to welcoming more athletes from Asia as we continue to grow our presence here
  • We are looking forward to seeing fans from India and all around the world support him in his promising UFC career. He will make his debut at UFC Fight Night Shanghai on November 25th, a historic event for the UFC and now a historic moment for all Indian fight fans around the world," Chang added.

  • Shagun Chowdhary on 16 Nov. bagged a national champion crown when she won the women's trap event at the 61st National Shooting Championship.
  • Representing ONGC, Chowdhary, the first Indian woman trap shooter to win an Olympic berth, overcame the challenge from Punjab's Rajeshwari Kumari to prevail 41-38 in the final.
  • Defending champion Shreyasi Singh, representing Bihar, finished third with a final round score of 29 on day two of the competitions.
  • The day began with Shreyasi leading the qualification round. She went on to top the list of qualifiers with a score of 72, while Chowdhary, with 67, qualified third and Rakeshwari shot 62 to qualify in fourth place for the six- woman final.
  • N Nivetha of Tamil Nadu, who was also one of the finalists in the senior women's trap, won the Junior Women's title in the same event shooting 37.
  • She got the better of Shefali Rajak of Madhya Pradesh in a shoot-off after both had ended the final on the same score.Delhi's Soumya Gupta came in third with 26 to claim the bronze medal

  • India centre Amritpal Singh continued his meteoric rise by becoming the first Indian national to be injected into the starting line-up of a National Basketball League (NBL) team.
  • Playing for the Sydney Kings against Melbourne United, the 26-year-old was on the floor for 14 minutes and was a perfect three-for-three from the field to finish with 7 points. Singh also posted a block and a rebound in the 90-108 loss on November 11.
  • "I was pleasantly surprised when I found out [that I would be starting]. I have been working hard in training and really gelling with my teammates. I thank Sydney Kings' coaching staff and will keep making the most of the opportunities that come my way," Singh said.
  • Singh has played all 9 games so far this season and notably leads the squad in field goal percentage (71%), highlighting his efficiency.
  • His 14 minutes versus United were his highest after the 11 minutes against Adelaide 36ers back on October 21. This shows the Kings' growing reliance on the big man from Punjab.
  • Kings will next face Illawarra Hawks on Thursday, November 16 (1am IST) followed by the Adelaide 36ers on November 18.
  • Thereafter, Amritpal will be returning to national duty for the all-important 2019 FIBA Basketball World Cup qualification (Asia) vs Lebanon on November 23 (away game) followed by the home game vs Syria on November 26 at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru.

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