Rahil hits 69, ends tied 11th
Raleigh: A late slump pulled him back but Rahil Gangjee’s two-under 69 was still enough to fetch him his best finish in a Nationwide Tour event as he signed off tied 11th in the Rex Hospital Open at the TPC Wakefield Plantation course here. The 33-year-old was in a position to challenge for a better finish with three successive birdies from ninth to 11th, at which point he was three-under. Gangjee eventually finished with a total of 10-under 274.
Margao: Churchill Brothers have strengthened their team by signing five experienced players for the next I-League season, including the Chirag United midfielder duo of Jerry Zirsanga and winger Melwyn Rodrigues. Along with them, JCT’s Sarang Singh and Jaspreet Singh have also been signed, besides young Basil Rego from Vasco Sports Club.
Manchester: Former England manager Steve McClaren made a return to English soccer on Monday when he was named manager at Championship (second division) side Nottingham Forest.
Calcutta: Bengal bowed out of the National Hockey Championship after losing their second match to Delhi 2-0, here, on Monday. Bengal lost their first match to Andhra Pradesh 5-4, on Sunday. They will now play an inconsequential match against Mumbai.
Eastbourne: Sania Mirza is one win away from making the main draw of the women’s singles of WTA Aegon International tournament as she reached the final round of the qualifiers with a 6-2, 3-6, 6-3 win over Georgia’s Anna Tatishvili, here on Monday.
Wellington: The cricket administrators of New Zealand have asked the country’s top 20 players to express their views on the leadership capabilities of Brendon McCullum and Ross Taylor, who are top contenders to succeed Daniel Vettori.
Colombo: Australia will play two Twenty20 games, five ODIs and three Tests during their tour of Sri Lanka in August-September, Sri Lanka Cricket announced on Monday.
The itinerary: Aug. 6: 1st T20, Pallekele; Aug. 8: 2nd T20, Pallekele; Aug. 10: 1st ODI, Pallekele; Aug. 14: 2nd ODI, Hambantota; Aug. 16: 3rd ODI, Hambantota; Aug. 20: 4th ODI, Premadasa, Colombo; Aug. 22: 5th ODI, Premadasa, Colombo; Aug. 31: 1st Test, Galle; Sept. 8: 2nd Test, Pallekele; Sept. 16: 3rd Test, Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo.
Calcutta: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), in a press release on Monday, confirmed that Kolkata Knight Riders and Essex player Ryan ten Doeschate was penalised for bowling an accidental high full pitched delivery during the LV= County Championship match between Essex and Gloucestershire.
Staff reporter & Agencies