3 more test positive
New Delhi: Doping menace continued unabated in Indian athletics with three more track and field competitors returning positive for steroids in the tests conducted during the National Open Championships held in Calcutta last month.
National Anti-Doping Agency (Nada) conducted tests on 93 urine samples during the September 10-13 meet, out of which three returned positive. According to sources, one of the three is most likely a gold medal winner from Haryana while the other two are from Uttar Pradesh.
Shuttlers win 4
New Delhi: Indian junior shuttlers won one silver and three bronze medals at the Asia Youth Badminton Championship held in Japan from October 5 to 9.
Calcutta: The Indian football team will play two friendlies against Malaysia in the run up to the South Asian Football Federation Cup to be held here in December. The friendlies will be held on November 13 at Indira Gandhi Athletics Stadium at Sarusajai, Guwahati and on November 16 at the Salt Lake Stadium in Calcutta.
Calcutta: Pressure piled on Mohun Bagan coach Steve Darby as the club set up a three-member technical committee to monitor the performance of the team. Chuni Goswami, Prasanta Banerjee and Satyajit Chatterjee are in the committe, which is slated to start functioning from October 17.
Manchester: Manchester United midfielder Tom Cleverley has signed a four-year deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until the end of the 2014-15 season.
India top tally
Hambantota: India bagged two gold and three silver medals to top the tally at the end of the third day of the South Asian Beach Games here.
Islamabad: The Pakistan Hockey Federation has recalled drag-flicker Sohail Abbas to the national team for the forthcoming tour of Australia where they will take part in a four-nation tournament and a super series.
MI, RCB fined
Calcutta: Mumbai Indians were fined $1500 per player and $3000 for the captain for being two overs behind the required over-rate in the CLT20 final in Chennai on Sunday. Royal Challengers Bangalore were also fined $750 per player and $1500 for the captain for being one over behind the required over-rate.
Calcutta: India beat England by seven runs in the World Indoor Cricket meet in Johannesburg, on Monday. This was India's first victory in the World Cup. According to information received here, batting first, the Aparup Chakraborty-led Indian side made 100. England managed only 93.