Indians impress on Day I
Kuala Lumpur: It was an excellent day for Indian golfers as three of them ended the first day inside top-10 at the Malaysian Open on Thursday.
While Jeev Milkha Singh (65) was one shot off leader Charl Schwartzel, Jyoti Randhawa found his touch with a 66 to be tied third and Gaurav Ghei (68) was tied ninth.
New Delhi: Bangalore’s Viraj Madappa took the lead with a superb two-under 70 at the end of the third round of the USHA IGU Juniors at the Army Golf Club.
London: Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic will miss Sunday’s FA Cup semi-final against Tottenham and two key matches in the team’s Premier League run-in after his appeal against a charge of violent conduct was dismissed.
Patiala: Though Renjith Maheshwari bagged the gold in triple jump in the second and final leg of the Indian Grand Prix here on Thursday, he missed the London Olympics ‘B’ qualification mark narrowly.
Men’s: 800m: Ravinder Rautela (1:49.28), Pankaj Dimri (1:49.38), Ghamanda Ram (1:49.75); Long jump: Ankit Sharma (7.62m), Shamsher Pratap Singh (7.61m), Prem Kumar (7.42m); Javelin throw: Rajender Singh (74.49m), Samarjit Singh (67.56m), Arun Patel (64.86m). Women’s 400m: MR Poovamma (54.36), Ratander Kaur (55.82), K Sowjanya (56.12); 800m: S. Paulose (2:06.28); A. Srivastava (2:12.68).
Victory for duo
Mumbai: Manan Chandra and Geet Sethi were given a tough time by Devendra Joshi and Mazdi Kalyaniwala respectively before they won their ties with identical 3-2 margins in the first round in the Bombay Gymkhana Strokes Snooker Invitational Open Tournament here on Thursday.
New Delhi: The Indian women’s hockey team went down fighting 1-2 to New Zealand in their opening match of the Four-Nation Tournament in Auckland on Thursday.
New Delhi: The All India Football Federation (AIFF)’s technical director Rob Baan will be conducting a three-day workshop for coaches from Friday. Also imparting football education during the workshop will be Scott O’Donnell, technical manager for Regional and Elite Academies.
Serena to lead
London: Former world No. 1 Serena Williams will lead a U.S. Fed Cup team against Ukraine next week, team captain Mary Joe Fernandez said on Wednesday. The 13-time Grand Slam champion will be joined by Christina McHale, Sloane Stephens and Liezel Huber for the April 21-22 competition in Kharkiv, Ukraine.
Wellington: New Zealand and the West Indies will play two T20 Internationals in Florida later this year at the start of New Zealand’s tour of the Caribbean.