Gangjee zooms to the top-10
Raleigh: Rahil Gangjee turned in a brilliant finish with four birdies in last four holes to zoom to the top-10 after the second round of the Rex Hospital Open Golf tournament on the Nationwide Tour here.
The Calcutta golfer, playing his rookie season in the USA moved to six-under 136 and tied 10th place. The card of five-under 66 was his best this season. Gangjee, who is looking to settle down at the highest levels in the game, opened with a birdie but then had a string of pars till the 11th and spoilt by one bogey on eighth.
Nyahururu: Thousands of people braved heavy rain and lengthy security checks to attend the funeral of Olympic marathon champion Samuel Wanjiru Saturday following weeks of legal wrangling amid an ongoing investigation into his death.
New Delhi: The International Olympic Committee has made it clear that the Indian government cannot interfere in the internal matters of the IOA through a legislation and has advised the national apex sports body to ensure that the proposed law does not infringe its autonomy.
Panaji: Dempo and India coach Armando Colaco, who was on a five-day tour of Denmark to study the academy and coaching at the FC Mitdjylland, was impressed with the way they have been coaching the youth.
Pune: After rain had forced footballers to train indoors on Day 1, the 25 players got down to business in Team India’s Preparatory Camp on Day 2 in Pune for the Pre-Olympic Qualifier against Qatar. Reflecting on the importance of the camp, Coach Desmond Bulpin stressed: “It’s important to prepare in the right manner for such a crucial match.”
Duo in final
Halle: The Indo-Pak pair of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi came back from a set down to beat the German pair of Christopher Kas and Philip Kohlschreiber 5-7, 6-3, 11-9 to reach the final of Gerry Weber Open in Halle on Saturday.
Air India win
Bhopal: Star-studded Air India (AI) got the better of Chhattisgarh 8-2, while Uttar Pradesh thrashed Kerala 15-1 and Chandigarh beat Rajasthan 17-2 at India's first national (men's) hockey championship here on Saturday. Chhattisgarh's Dalbeer Singh scored the first goal in the 11th minute to take the lead but AI shot back when Len Aiyappa converted a penalty corner into a goal.
London: England Test skipper Andrew Strauss and coach Andy Flower were today made Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), while opening batsman Alastair Cook was named Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.