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Arundhati falls inthe final

New Delhi: India shuttler Arundhati Pantawane’s brilliant run at the Czech International Open came to an end after she went down in straight-games to fourth seed Kristina Gavnholt in the finals on Sunday.

Unseeded Pantawane suffered a 10-21, 18-21 defeat against local player Kristina in a 40-minute women’s singles match.

Rahil’s 1-under

Texas: Rahil Gangjee shot one-under 71 in the third round of the WNB Classic on the Nationwide Tour but slipped to tied 45th place, down four places from his overnight position here.

But Daniel Chopra had a fine day with a 66 that saw him move up to tied eighth, up from overnight 31st. B J Staten took a two-shot lead with a third round score of 67.

Atwal slides

Las Vegas: Arjun Atwal’s slide continued in the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospital for Children Open despite a third round two-under 69. Atwal is now eight-under for three rounds, but he still dropped to tied 51st, down from 37th.

Nick Watney carded seven-under 64 for a share of the third round lead. He shared the lead with Kevin Na (66).

Poor show

Nagoya: Jeev Milkha Singh finished a disappointing week with a card of two-over 74 for a total of nine-over 297 to finish tied 49th in the Coca Cola Tokai Classic at the Miyoshi Country Club here on Sunday. Korea’s Bae Sang-Moon took the title by one after overcoming a hat-trick of bogeys on seventh, eighth and ninth.

Savic ban

London: Low-ranked Serbian David Savic has been banned for life for match-fixing offences, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Saturday.       

Savic, ranked 659 in the ATP standings, was also fined $100,000 after being found guilty of three violations under the Uniform Tennis Anti-Corruption Program including “contriving or attempting to contrive the outcome of an event”.              

Ashish to lead

New Delhi: Asian Games bronze medallist Ashish Kumar will lead a four-member team, including a woman, in the 43rd World Artistic Gymnastic Championship. to be held in Tokyo from October 7.

The Gymnastic Federation of India announced the team, which has Deepa Karmakar as the lone woman gymnast.

Alok Ranjan and Rakesh Patra are the other members of the side.

Razzaq named

Karachi: Pakistan selectors Sunday named experienced all-rounder Abdul Razzaq the captain of the Pakistan squad for the Super Sixes tournament to be held in Hong Kong later this month.

Razzaq will lead a strong seven member team for the Hong Kong event.

Besides Razzaq, the selectors also accommodated other national team players, Umar Akmal, Sohail Khan, Sohail Tanvir, Yasir Shah, Hammad Azam and newcomer Sharjeel Khan in the Super sixes squad.


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