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Breno is under scanner

Berlin: Bayern Munich defender Breno, under investigation for suspected arson following a house fire, was detained early on Saturday, the Munich prosecutor's office said.

It said the 21-year-old player was detained for “fear of flight and danger of suppression of evidence.”

Breno, who was briefly admitted to hospital for smoke inhalation on Tuesday after his villa was gutted by a late-night blaze, had been under investigation since Friday when forensic officers ruled out the fire being an accident.

Series win

Calcutta: Indian women defeated Bahrain 3-1 in the last friendly to win the three-match series 2-1. For India, Kamala Devi (25th), Pinky Bompal Magar (28th) and Parmashori Devi (42nd) scored.

India had earlier defeated Bahrain 2-1 in the opening match while going down 0-2 in the second.

Aleksej best

Mumbai: Top seed Aleksej Aleksandrov of Belarus emerged champion in the 4th Mayor’s Cup International Chess Tournament by agreeing to a quick draw with India’s Deep Sengupta in the 11th and final round.

Junior boxing

Patiala: World champion Sarjubala Devi of Manipur stormed into the second round of the light flyweight category at the Youth and Junior Women’s National boxing championship. Apart from Sarjubala, Priya Gorh of Assam and Haryana's Saroj also booked their place in the second round.

Archery trials

Calcutta: The Archery Association of India (AAI) announced a prize purse of Rs 4 lakh for a four-day trial for the 17th Asian Archery Championship.

As many as 60 archers are in contention for eight places in compound section and four places in recurve section as the trial got underway on Saturday.

Maiden title

Guangzhou: Chanelle Scheepers ended an eight year title drought for South Africa here on Saturday as she won her maiden WTA title beating Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-2, 6-2.

Poor show

San Jacinto: Rahil Gangjee opened with a disastrous six-over 77 that may well have ended his chances of making the midway cut in the Soboba Golf Classic here.

Gangjee picked up just one birdie on the very first hole but that was followed by seven bogeys at the Country Club at Soboba Springs.

Daniel Chopra shot even par 71 and was tied 79, needing a good round to make the cut.

Bengal in final

Calcutta: Bengal will face Uttar Pradesh in the Rahamatulla Cup (men’s) final of the East Zone Badminton Championship, which is being held at Madhubani in Bihar. Bengal blanked Orissa 3-0 in the semi-final on Saturday. The state also entered the finals in three other categories.


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