Subrata is out for 3 months
Calcutta: Pune FC suffered a huge jolt just two days before the start of the I-League with their number one goalkeeper Subrata Paul being ruled out of action for three months due to a knee injury.
The 24-year-old Paul, who was stretchered out during Pune FC’s Federation Cup encounter against East Bengal in Calcutta after a collision with the opposition striker, will need surgery to his left knee. Paul suffered an ACL rupture after falling, which turned out to be serious.
New Delhi: Saina Nehwal suffered a 19-21, 13-21 defeat to Tzu Ying Tai of Chinese Taipei in the second round of the Denmark Open Super Series, at Odense, on Thursday. However, Jwala Gutta and V Diju notched up a 21-16, 21-19 victory over Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier of England in the second round of mixed doubles.
New York: After four consecutive years of rain-postponed men’s finals, the US Open is looking into changing its schedule as soon as next year and could become the first Grand Slam to switch permanently to a Monday finish.
Berne: Smoking will be completely banned at stadiums during Euro 2012 in Poland and Ukraine, the Uefa said on Thursday.
Kandy: Indian girls, Gurbani Singh and Gauri Monga totalled 304 to finish second behind Malaysia in the international team competition here at the Sri Lankan Ladies Amateur golf championships.
New Delhi: Omkar Singh bagged a bronze while the men’s and women’s teams won a silver each in the 10m Air Pistol events at the fourth Asian Airgun Championship in Kuwait.
Top seed out
New Delhi: Top seed Snehadevi Reddy bowed out after Andhra girl Nayanika Reddy rallied to beat her 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in the under-16 girls singles event of the Fenesta Open National Tennis Championships on Thursday.
Yeoju (Korea): Anirban Lahiri was the only Indian to return with a sub-par round on the opening day of the CJ Invitational here on Thursday. Lahiri shot 71 and was tied 23rd.
Calcutta: The ICC Twenty20 International (T20I) team and player rankings will be launched at the International Cricket Council headquarters in Dubai on Monday.
Karachi: Pakistan’s leg-spinner Danish Kaneria will have to wait for a few more days to find out if he gets the clearance to be considered for national selection again after the Sindh High Court reserved its judgement on his petition on Thursday.
Staff Reporter & agencies