Gagan earns ticket to 2012 Games
New Delhi: World No.2 Gagan Narang became the first Indian to qualify for 2012 London Olympics, after shooting bronze in the 10-metre air rifle event, while compatriot Abhinav Bindra failed to qualify for final round in the 50th World Championship in Munich. Narang shot 597 to finish fifth in qualification round and make it to the final round, where he shot a score of 102 that helped him bag the bronze in a strong field of 128 shooters.
Sao Paulo: Bruno Fernandes das Dores de Souza (25), the goalie of Brazil’s most popular soccer club, Flamengo, has been charged with murder of a former lover, who claimed to have had his child.
Guadalajara: Guadalajara Chivas inaugurated their new $150million stadium on Friday with a 3-2 exhibition victory over Manchester United.
Buenos Aires: Argentina and Brazil have agreed to play two friendly matches annually, using only players based in the local leagues.
Baltimore: Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has left his club’s US tour early because of a family illness.
New Delhi: Rebutting allegations of financial irregularities in the Commonwealth Games, Organising Committee (OC) chairman Suresh Kalmadi said there was total transparency in all the deals and “every pie is accounted for”.
Southport: Morgan Pressel has set a new course record 7-under 65 at Royal Birkdale to get back up among the leaders in the British Women’s Open golf tournament.
Bandar Seri Begawan: Anirban Lahiri fired a five-under 66 to share the sixth place after the penulminate round of Brunei Open golf tournament.
West Virginia: Arjun Atwal (68) and Jeev Milkha Singh (69) remained in fray for weekend action after grabbing a share of the 42nd spot at the end of the Greenbrier Classic tournament’s second round.
SSP bows out
Killarney: Shiv Kapur (76) and SSP Chowrasia (78) missed the cut in the second round of the European Tour’s 3 Irish Open.
Los Angeles: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi scored their second come-from-behind win to progress to the semi-finals of the ATP Farmers Classic.