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Army XI qualify for semis

Calcutta: Army XI entered the last-four by virtue of having a better goal difference after South Central Railway were held to a 2-2 draw by Indian Overseas Bank in a Beighton Cup match on Thursday. The other semi-finalists are Indian Oil, Punjab National Bank and Air India.

New chief

London: Cyril Abiteboul became the youngest Team Principal in F1 on Thursday with Caterham naming the 35-year-old as successor to Malaysian entrepreneur and co-owner Tony Fernandes.

Kimiko wins

Pune: Fifth seed Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan beat Yi-Miao Zhou of China 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to reach the quarter finals of the WTA Indian Open Challenger on Thursday.

Divij-Raja up

Loughborough: The Indian pair of Divij Sharan and Purav Raja entered the semi-finals of the ATP Challenger event here with a 6-3, 6-3 win over Niels Desein of Belgium and Peter Torebko of Germany.

Milestone

London: Steven Gerrard is set to become the sixth England player to win 100 caps after being named in Roy Hodgson's squad to play Sweden in a friendly in Stockholm next Wednesday.

EB trials

Calcutta: Striker Andrew Barisic will be arriving for trials at East Bengal, possibly on November 16. The 26-year-old’s current club is Arema Indonesia.

Soccer meet

Calcutta: Concentrix thrashed Apeejay 7-1 while Genpact edged past Entacoal 1-0 in the Rangers Mercantile 5-a-side soccer tournament on Thursday. In other matches, HSBC Electronics beat ATOS 3-0 while Panchwati Resorts defeated US Consulate 3-0.

Basketball

Calcutta: Khalsa High School defeated St Anthony High School 27-18 while La Martiniere for Boys beat Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan 34-23 in the inter-school basketball league matches, at the WBBA courts, on Thursday.