Jayaram enters final
New Delhi: Indian shuttler Ajay Jayaram inched closer to his third international title after battling past compatriot Anand Pawar in the semi-finals of the Yonex Dutch Open Grand Prix Gold in Almere on Saturday.
The 23-year-old Jayaram overcame 14th seed Pawar 21-18, 21-18 in a 40-minute battle. Defending champion Chetan Anand crashed out lost in the quarter final to Japanese Sho Sasaki 21-19, 21-12.
Hyderabad: Ace Indian marksman Gagan Narang, who claimed four gold at the Delhi Commonwealth Games, Saturday said he does not regret missing the chance to complete his quota of six gold medals in the October 3-14 event.
“I am happy with the four medals that I won and there are no regrets over the two others that I lost,” Narang said.
Gangtok: Nepal’s top club, Manang Mashyangdi, on Saturday survived a scare before overcoming United Sikkim Sporting Club on penalties in the first pre-quarter final match of the 32nd All India Governor’s Gold Cup.
The Nepal side won 4-3 on penalties after both sides were locked 1-1 at the end of the extra time.
New Delhi: MEG Bangalore on Saturday joined title holders Churchill Brothers and Army Red in Group-I of the Durand Cup, defeating AOC Secunderabad 1-0 in the final qualifying round encounter here.
Jiten Metaei’s goal in the 12th minute earned the Bangalore team a place in the quarter final league stage.
New Delhi: Beijing Olympian and 2007 Asian Championship bronze medalist judoka KH Tombi Devi will lead a eight-member Indian judo team, four men and four women, at the Asian Games.
Men: Navjot (60Kg), Sanju Singh (66Kg), Ramashrey Yadav (73Kg), Sahil Pathania (90Kg). Women: KH Tombi Devi (48Kg), TH Kalpana Devi (52Kg), A. Anita Chanu (57Kg), Garima Chaudhary (63Kg).
Moscow: Top seeds Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi bowed out of the ATP Kremlin Cup after losing 4-6, 5-7 to Serbia’s Janko Tipsaveric and Victor Troicki here.
Atwal makes cut
Las Vegas: Arjun Atwal just about managed to make the cut with a roller-coaster three-under 68 but Jeev Milkha Singh fell by the wayside after returning a one-under 70 in the second round of the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open golf tournament here.
Castellon: The Indian trio of Jyoti Randhawa, SSP Chowrasia and Shiv Kapur turned in disappointing over-par cards in the second round to miss the cut at the Castello Masters golf tournament here.