India clinch gold in Antalya
Calcutta: India’s men’s recurve team comprising of Rahul Banerjee, Mangal Singh Champia and Jayanta Talukdar defeated the United States 218-214 to win gold at the World Cup Archery (Stage II) in Antalya on Thursday, according to a media release.
Inter net Rafa
Milan: Inter Milan signed Rafael Benitez as its new coach on a two-year contract. The Serie A champions on stated Thursday that the former Liverpool manager was signed until June 30, 2012.
Johannesburg: Fifa president Sepp Blatter formally announced his intentions on Thursday to seek re-election for another four-year term.
Calcutta: Orissa and Uttarakhand will play in quarterfinal league of the U-19 National Football Championship for Dr B. C. Roy Trophy here on Thursday.
Johannesburg: Organizers abruptly cancelled a news conference on Thursday with Caster Semenya, the world 800-meter champion at the center of a gender dispute. The sport’s governing body said her “procedure” had not yet been completed.
New Delhi: Hockey India president Vidya Stokes on Thursday questioned the validity of a meeting called by the Indian Women’s Hockey Federation on Saturday.
Calcutta: The ICC has decided to increase the number of teams taking part in the World T20 qualifiers from six to 16, according to a media release. Meeting in Jakarta, the ICC development committee has designed the new-look tournament to comprise the six nations that currently enjoy ODI/T20I status plus 10 qualifiers from regional Twenty20 events.
Leicester: The first day’s play of the four-day match between India A and West Indies A at Grace Road, Leicester was called off due to rain.
Karachi: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi issued a stern warning to his teammates, saying he would not brook any indiscipline. “In the training camp I spoke to Shoaib and also Malik and explained to them the new set of rules that we expected them to follow in the team,” he said.
Calcutta: Town thrashed Customs by 3-6 runs to enter the semi-finals of the A.N.Ghosh Trophy on Thursday. Chasing a target of 430, Customs were all out for 123.
Brief scores: Town 429/5 in 79 ovs (Gitimoy Basu 145, Tirtha Roy 101). Customs 123 in 39 ovs (Md Sami 4/33). Town won by 306 runs.