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Harry may rope in Beckham

London: New Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp is considering making a move to bring David Beckham to the London Premier League club. The 37-year-old former England captain is leaving the Los Angeles Galaxy after six seasons next month in search of a new challenge. Redknapp told the BBC he’s sure Beckham “could still play in the Premier League,” adding: “I’ve not discussed it with the chairman so we’d have to look at that.”

Roma win

Milan: Roma won 1-0 at struggling Pescara in the Italian league on Sunday to mark a happy return for coach Zdenek Zeman to the club he steered to promotion as Serie B winners last season. Mattia Destro gave Roma the lead in the fifth minute and could have added to his tally but missed several clear chances. Elsewhere, Fiorentina’s run of five successive victories ended after twice coming from behind to draw 2-2 at Torino.

Rohan wedding

Bangalore: Rohan Bopanna on Sunday married Supriya Annaiah at his hometown of Kodagu, some 200 km away from here. The wedding was attended by Mahesh Bhupathi, wife Lara Dutta, Somdev Dev Varman and Aisam-ul Haq Qureshi.

Boxing meet

Guwahati: Reigning national and youth World Champion Sarjubala Devi powered her way to the second round of the senior women’s national boxing championship after inflicting a crushing 29-7 defeat on Neetu on the opening day of the tournament, here Sunday.

Perera best

Calcutta: Sri Lanka’s Mithun Perera won the 11th Tata Open after firing a final round of one-under-70 in Jamshedpur on Sunday. Perera, who totalled 11-under-274 for the tournament, finished one stroke ahead of Delhi’s Vinod Kumar.

Poor finish

Chennai: Maintaining a clean slate with four wins for a total of 19 points, West Zone won the Inter-Zonal one-day (under-19) title defeating East Zone by 10 wickets, here on Sunday. Openers Jay Bista (81 not out) and Vijay Zol (71 not out) remained unbeaten as West made 165 without loss in 24.4 overs in reply to East zone's 159 for nine in 50 overs. South Zone finished as runners-up with nine points.

Shakib injured

Khulna: Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib-al Hasan will miss the first two one-day Internationals against the West Indies after suffering a shin injury, a team official said on Sunday. Shakib had an MRI scan after the fourth day of the second Test on Saturday and was diagnosed with a stress reaction of the right tibia. “We have decided that he will take no further part in the second Test match and will miss the first two one-day matches in Khulna,” team physio Vibhav Singh told reporters before the second Test finished.