BWF is set to ring in changes
Bangkok: The Badminton World Federation on Friday announced changes to Olympic doubles rules, following a match-throwing scandal at the London Games, but said it would take no further action against coaches.
The BWF said that all pairs finishing second in their groups would be placed into a second draw to determine who they face in the knockout phase. It said the new system will be introduced for the Rio Olympics.
New Delhi: RMV Gurusaidutt and K. Srikanth notched up contrasting wins to enter the semi-finals of the Macau Open Grand Prix Gold in Macau on Friday. While Gurusaidutt sailed past Yan Kit Chan 21-11, 21-14, Srikanth beat Nan Wei 16-21, 21-19, 21-19.
Hong Kong: Captain Gangesh Khaitan was Team India’s top performer with a six-over 78 in the first round of the Asia-Pacific Seniors Amateurs tournament at the Discovery Bay, here. Khaitan was lying tied 13th as the Indian team was placed fifth after the opening round.
Jeev hits 71
Tokyo: Jeev Milkha Singh added a second successive one-over 71 to be two-over 142 at the midway stage of the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup, on Friday.
Atwal tied 31st
La Qunita: Arjun Atwal sparkled with a flawless eight-under 64 to take his total to six-under 138 at the Nicklaus Tournament Course for a share of the 31st spot after the second round of the PGA Tour Qualifying School.
Srinagar: The crisis in Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) deepened on Friday as the treasurer of the body, Manzoor Wazir tendered his resignation following the ongoing feud between valley-based players and chief coach Bishan Singh Bedi.
Calcutta: The international cricket community will come together in support of the global fight against HIV and AIDS on World AIDS Day on December 1, as part of the ICC's Think Wise partnership, which has been run in collaboration with UNAIDS and UNICEF since 2003.
Calcutta: Bengal’s Jhulan Goswami and Mandira Mohapatra have been included in the 30-member list of probables for the ICC Women’s World Cup, to be played in India from January 31 to February 17.
Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, Amita Sharma, Sulakshana Naik, Jhulan Goswami, Reema Malhotra, Punam Raut, Gouher Sultana, Ekta Bisht, Archana Das, S. Shubhalaxmi, Rasanara Parwin, Anuja Patil, N. Niranjana, Mona Meshram, Sunitha Anand, M.D. Thirushkamini, Latika Kumari, Nishita Pharasi, Veda Krishnamurthy, Shweta Jadhav, Ritu Dhrub, Moksha Chaudhary, Kavita Patil, Poonam Yadav, Karuna Jain, Mandira Mohapatra, Anagha Deshpande, Nishu Chaudhary, Sushma Varma
Staff Reporter & Agencies