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Bhupathi, Knowles in final

New Haven (US): Second seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles survived a scare from Italians Simone Bolelli and Andreas Sippi before notching up a three-set win to advance to the finals of Pilot Pen tennis tournament.

The Indo-Bahamian pair beat Bolleli and Sippi 6-3, 5-7, 10-7 to set up a clash with fourth seeds Brazilians Marcelo Melo and Andre Sa.

 

Chakvetadze in title round

New Haven (Connecticut): Top-seeded Anna Chakvetadze of Russia reached her second final of the season here beating France's Amelie Mauresmo 6-3, 3-6, 6-1 at the $600,000 WTA and ATP hard-court event.

In a match featuring 16 double faults and multiple unforced errors on Friday, the 21-year-old Russian just proved too strong for her 29-year-old opponent.

 

Badri to lead

Calcutta: Tamil Nadu batsman Subramaniam Badrinath has been skipper of the 15-member India A squad which will play two three-day matches against a visiting Australia ‘A’ side next month, says A Staff Reporter.

India A squad: Subramaniam Badrinath (Captain), Parthiv Patel (vice-captain), Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Mohammed Kaif, Cheteshwar Pujara, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Sreesanth, Vinay Kumar, Sudeep Tyagi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohnish Parmar, Sahil Kukreja, Amit Mishra.

 

Missing runs

Melbourne: Sixty years after Sir Don Bradman ended his Test career with a batting average of 99.94, a cricket statistician Charles Davis claims that he has found the “missing” four runs that would take the Australian legend’s average to 100. Davis said he has found the Sir Don’s missing runs in some previously undiscovered Test statistics after extensive research.

 

Atwal out

Moscow (Pennsylvania): Arjun Atwal missed the cut at the Northeast Pennsylvania Classic by two strokes after carding a one-over 71 in the second round of the Nationwide Tour event. The Orlando-based golfer signed off with a total of one-over 141 after picking up a birdie against a couple of bogeys in the second round.

 

Digvijay wins

Calcutta: Digvijay Singh bagged his first PGTI title with a win at the PGTI Players Championship at Coimbatore Golf Club on Saturday, says A Staff Reporter.
His one-over 73 in the final round took his tournament total to five-under 283 and helped him finish one stroke ahead of Rahul Ganapathy.

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