Bopanna, Qureshi miss ATP title
New Haven: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi will have to wait for their first ATP title, after they lost the final of the Pilot Pen Tennis tournament 4-6, 5-7 to Wimbledon finalists Robert Lindstedt and Horia Tecau. Bopanna and Qureshi earned 150 ranking points each and shared $19,150 as prize money. This was for the third time this season that Bopanna and Qureshi failed to cross the final hurdle.
Rieti: Kenyas David Rudisha has set a world record in the 800m for the second time in a week. He clocked one minute, 41.01 seconds in the two-lap race at the Rieti Grand Prix, on Sunday, shaving 0.08 seconds off his mark set last weekend in Berlin.
Paris: China made a clean sweep of all the five titles at the World Badminton Championships that concluded on Sunday. Chinas Chen Jin clinched the mens singles while Lin Wang won the womens singles. In mens doubles, Cai Yun and Fu Haifeng won in three tough games, while Du Jing and Yu Yang easily won the womens doubles. The mixed crown was annexed by Zheng Bo and Ma Jin.
Rosario: India, ranked lowest among the 12 participating teams, start their campaign in the Womens Hockey World Cup against defending champions Netherland, on Monday. India finished 11th out of 12 countries in the last edition in Spain in 2006, and are coming into the tournament with their confidence high after beating China for the bronze medal in the Asian Champions Trophy, in Busan, South Korea last month.
New Delhi: The BCCI Disciplinary Committee probing the alleged financial irregularities by suspended IPL chairman Lalit Modi, on Sunday, fixed six more hearings till September 28, after both sides agreed to the schedule and procedure of the proceedings. The BCCI, in a statement said, both sides would furnish evidence and be subjected to cross examination on September 13 to 15 and September 26 to 28.
Jyoti tied 8th
Perthshire: Jyoti Randhawa turned in a blemish free three-under 69 to rise to tied eighth spot, after the penultimate round of the Johnnie Walker Golf Championship. Jeev Milkha Singh, lay at the tied 32nd position after a steady two-under 70 left him three-under 213 overall.
Calcutta: Tamil Nadu Police beat Bombay Gymkhana in the All India & South Asia Rugby Tournament, being held at CC&FC, on Sunday. The other winners of the day were Delhi Hurricanes, Armenians and Army Green.