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Faulty Colin shoots a 20-year low

Newport: Europe’s successful 2010 Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie departed from the scene of his team's triumph in dejected mood on Friday.

The eight-time European No.1 had his worst regular European Tour showing for 20 years as he plummeted out of the Wales Open at Celtic Manor 15 over par, sharing bottom place in the field.

His rounds of 78 and 79 gave him his worst aggregate since the 1991 Benson and Hedges International.

Atwal fails

Dublin: Arjun Atwal shot a lacklustre one-over 73 to be tied 67th after the opening round of the PGA Tour's Memorial Golf Championship here.

Atwal sent down three birdies against four bogeys.

Poor show

Maryland: Rahil Gangjee opened with a two-over 73 on the first day of the Melwood Prince George’s County Open here. He finish at 73 in tied 111th place.

Rohana in lead

Pune: Sri Lankan Anura Rohana fired a four under 67 to jump to the top spot after round three of the PGTI Players Championship here Friday.

Transfers

Panaji: Dempo have roped in the strike duo of Koko Sakibo and Joy Ferrao and defender Rowilson Rodrigues for the upcoming season. Salgaocar have signed Mohun Bagan’s Edeh Chidi. They also roped in Ishfaq Ahmed, Biswajit Saha, Dada Nabeel, Mehrajudding Wadoo and Kartik Kisku.

Boxing

New Delhi: Santosh Harijan (52kg), Kuldeep Singh (75kg), Manpreet Singh (91kg) and Paramjeet Samota (+91kg) clinched wins to enter the second round of the Giraldo Cordova Cardin Memorial Boxing Tournament in Havana.

Assistance

New Delhi: Sports minister Ajay Maken has sanctioned an ex-gratia assistance of Rs 2 lakh to a former national hockey player, Barbara J Francis from National Welfare Fund for Sportspersons .

TT coach

New Delhi: The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) has recommended former Swedish star Anders Johansson’s name to the Sports Authority of India (SAI) for the post of foreign coach.

Gillespie role

Calcutta: Jason Gillespie has been appointed an assistant coach for Australia A’s tour of Zimbabwe this month, Cricket Australia said in a media release on Friday.

Iqbal award

Mumbai: Left-arm slow bowler Iqbal Abdulla of Kolkata Knight Riders won the 2011 “Citibank Rising Star Award” for the best under-23 player of the recently conlcuded IPL-IV.


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