Beijing loss still rankles Nehwal
New Delhi: Saina Nehwal’s bronze medal in the London Olympics has sent India into a state of frenzy, but her shocking quarter final defeat at the Beijing Games still rankles shuttle queen Saina Nehwal. “I’m very happy that I won a medal but I can’t forget that match. It is very difficult to forget that because I could have reached the semifinals in my first attempt and I lost it,” Saina said.
Montreal: Sania Mirza and her American partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands registered a straight-set victory over Julia Goerges of Germany and Czech Republic’s Kveta Peschke 7-6 (1), 6-3 to enter the second round of the Rogers Cup here.
Sodhi, Rao in
New Delhi: Defending double trap champion Ronjan Sodhi and skeet shooter Arti Singh Rao have been selected to represent India in the ISSF World Cup Shotgun finals, to be held in Maribor, Slovenia from September 20-26.
Calcutta: Sourav Kothari defeated Laxman Rawat 83-33, 66-17, 76(55)-1, 31-88 (62), 96(54)-8, 113(65)-8, 56-58(46), 56-55 to win the Shyam Shroff Open at Mumbai on Friday.
Calcutta: East Bengal, on Friday, wrote a letter to IFA, saying they will take a decision on the Tolgay Ozebe issue in an executive committee meeting on Tuesday. IFA had requested the club to return Tolgay’s ‘token’ and asked the club to reply by Friday. But, East Bengal could not hold the meeting due to unavoidable circumstances.
Calcutta: PK Anil Kumar scored a brace to help Mohun Bagan beat Southern Samity 3-1 in a practice match on Friday.
Calcutta: Baruipur High School thrashed Entally Academy 5-0 in a Pankaj Gupta Memorial hockey tournament match on Friday. In another match, Khalsa English High School blanked Kanaipur Sree Guru HS 4-0.
Lahore: Pakistan are keen to play at Mohali during their upcoming tour of India where they will play three ODIs and two T20 matches.