Moscow: Goals by Viktor Faizulin and Roman Shirokov gave Fabio Capello’s Russia a winning start in their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 2-0 victory over Northern Ireland in Group F on Friday.
New Delhi: NCC Bengal thrashed Utkramit Madhya Vidyalaya, Jharkhand 5-0 to seal their place in the quarter finals of the under-14 category in the Subroto Cup, on Friday.
In another match, visiting Estequlal High School, Kabul City, were held to a 1-1 draw by Football Academy H.S. Sambalpur.
Calcutta: Mohun Bagan and United SC on Friday won their respective matches to book semi-final berths at the Himachal Pradesh Youth Football Festival. While Bagan thrashed SAI Football Academy 13-0, United beat Nahan Football Academy 3-0.
Calcutta: Mohammedan Sporting signed batsman Safi Ahmed from Town Club in the CAB inter-club transfers on Friday.
Mumbai: Cueist Aditya Mehta registered a win over Jimmay White in the first round of UK PTC3, being played at Sheffield, on Friday. With a lead score of 4-1, Mehta defeated White in a brisk match.
Bhullar tied 6th
Selangor: Gaganjeet Bhullar moved to tied sixth with a round of two-under 70, even as Thailand’s Thaworn Wiratchant surged into a three-shot lead after the third round of the Worldwide Holdings Selangor Masters gold tournament here on Friday.
Amsterdam: Shiv Kapur landed two eagles in his opening round of three-under 67 to be placed tied 11th after the first round of the KLM Open here. His teammate SSP Chowrasia carded a one-under 69 and was tied 31st after the opening day.
Calcutta: Sandip Dhandharia defeated Nilansu Haldar 26-63, 60-40, 21-54, 61-33, 60-26 while Shyam Jagtiani beat Ankit Kariwala 71-51,67-54,38-66,31-72,63-27 in the East Zone snooker matches at the Hindusthan Club on Friday.
Istanbul: On a disappointing day for India, the men’s team bowed out of medal contention after conceding another draw, while the women were tamed 1-3 by Russia in the ninth round of the 40th Chess Olympiad here. The Indian men were held by the Georgians.
Monza: Lewis Hamilton had the fastest time in Friday’s second practice session at the Italian Grand Prix, as championship leader Fernando Alonso endured more problems with his Ferrari.
Staff Reporter & Agencies