New Delhi: Indian squash players made a confident start to their World Junior Menís Championships campaign with five players progressing to the second round, in Doha, on Sunday. Deepak Mishra, Vivek Dinodia, Abhishek Pradhan, Mahesh Mangaonkar, Vrishab Kotian advanced to the next round.
A step closer
Paris: Didier Deschamps is a step closer to becoming Franceís new coach after holding talks with French Football Federation president Noel Le Graet on Saturday.
Calcutta: Sixteen schools, including St Jamesí School and Assembly of God Church School, will vie for the under-18 inter school knockout football tournament title, which kicks off on Monday. The tournament is organised by M.P. Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School.
Leiden: Parimarjan Negi suffered a setback drawing with Sjef Rijnaarts of Holland in the second round of the Leiden International chess tournament here.
New Delhi: A misfiring India squandered chances galore and conceded a late goal to go down 1-2 to hosts Spain in the second hockey test in Santander. By virtue of this win, Spain pocketed the two-match series 1-0 after the first game ended in a 3-3 draw on Thursday.
Shiv tied 23rd
Paris: Shiv Kapur ran into rough weather early in the final round to return a card of 73 and finish tied 23rd in the Alstom Open de France Golf tournament here on Sunday.
White Sulphur Springs: Arjun Atwal may have survived the cut, but he dropped further down to tied 71st position at the end of the third round of Greenbrier Classic golf tournament here.
New Delhi: Preeja Sreedharan and Kavita Rautís Olympic dreams came crashing down after they failed to make the cut for London in the 10,000m at Santhia, Italy.
Porrentruy: Thibaut Pinot, the youngest rider in the Tour de France, presented the French with their first stage victory in this yearís edition after winning the hilly 157.5km Belfort-Porrentruy eighth stage on Sunday.
Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has played down concerns expressed by the Australian Cricketers Association (ACA) over playing late night ODIs in the UAE next month. Some former Pakistani players also criticised the ACA for its rigid stand on the Pakistan-Australia series scheduled to be held from August 28 to September 10 in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Dubai.
The ODIs are scheduled to start around 6pm local time to beat the hot weather in the Emirates at this time of the year.