Bolt wants to go for four gold
Monaco: Usain Bolt wants to go for four gold medals at next summer's London Olympics, adding the 4x400 metres relay to his usual schedule of three sprint events.
The defending Olympic champion in the 100, 200, and 4x100 from the Beijing Games said Saturday that if he is fit and if Jamaica can challenge for gold, he wants a place on the long relay team too, even though he has never competed in the event at the global top level.
“If I can help to get them a gold medal, I will want to go on that team,” Bolt said.
Johor Bahru: Indian hockey team will return empty-handed from the Sultan of Johor Cup, as they lost the bronze medal match against South Korea after conceding a golden goal, on Saturday.
Hosts Malaysia scored a thrilling 3-2 win over Australia to lift the title, with skipper Noor Faeez scoring the golden goal.
New Delhi: India beat Australia 3-2, in the bronze medal play-off, to avoid the ignominy of finishing last in the 22nd Lal Bahadur Shastri under-21 women's hockey tournament, on Saturday.
London: Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp and his former chairman at Portsmouth, Milan Mandaric, will go on trial in London on tax evasion charges on January 23, Judge Leonard QC announced on Saturday.
Title for Saketh
Chennai: Hyderabad’s Saketh Sai Myneni earned his first ever ATP points when he downed eighth-seeded James Marsalek of England in straight sets to lift his maiden ITF Singles title. The 6-1, 6-4 win yielded him a cash prize of Rs 62,300 and 18 ATP points.
Sydney: Australia was celebrating as the Commonwealth Games Federation named Queensland’s Gold Coast as the host of the 2018 Games, over Sri Lanka’s Hambantota.
Australia will be hosting the Commonwealth Games for the fifth time, the only nation to ever do so.
Calcutta: Aditya Anthony and Mohammed Musthafa, who drove a Tata Grande, won the Vodafone Eastern Mountain Safari (VEMS) with 1873 penalty points at Siliguri on Saturday.
Tokyo: Ian Thorpe's comeback faced another setback on Saturday with a lacklustre performance on the first day of the World Cup short-course swimming championships in Tokyo. Thorpe clocked 49.45 seconds, finishing in 12th place among 50 swimmers and failing to qualify for the 100-metre freestyle final.
Lahore: Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria will know by the end of January next year whether he will be cleared to play for the national team again, a PCB official said on Saturday.