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Jeev hits 3-under, ends 17th

Tokyo: Jeev Milkha Singh carded his best of the week, three-under 67, but still ended 17th at the Golf Nippon Series JT Cup at the Tokyo Yomiuri Golf Club here on Sunday. Jeev's earlier rounds were 71, 71 and 69 and finished with a total of two-under 278.
This was Jeev’s sixth event in Japan and also his best during the season in Japan and ended 91st on the Money List.

Poor show

La Quinta: Arjun Atwal suffered a dramatic fall over the last three holes, dropping four shots to plummet to tied 109th after the fourth round of the Final Stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School, here. Atwal carded 76 and after first three rounds of 74, 64 and 70.

Phatlum best

Calcutta: Thailand’s Pornanong Phatlum presented herself an early birthday present by winning the Hero Women’s Indian Open for a record third time while 14-year-old amateur Aditi Ashok was the best-placed Indian with a tied eighth-place finish, in Gurgaon, on Sunday.

Sandeep up

New Delhi: Sandeep Sharma advanced to the pre-quarter finals of 75 kg division after defeating Joongwon Kim of Korea on a mixed day for the Indians in the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships, in Yerevan, Armenia.

Billiards

Calcutta: Manish Jain won BRC State Billiards Championship on Sunday. He defeated Akram Khan 150-120, 151-110, 120-150, 150-123.

Patel wins

Greater Noida: India’s Aditya Patel won the season-ending JK Racing Asia Series race after a brilliant overtaking move in the dying moments while 16-year old South African Aston Hare claimed the championship as Sidvin Festival of Speed concluded, here, on Sunday.

Marathon

Chennai: Ismail Ssenyange of Uganda won the Wipro Chennai Marathon, on Sunday. Ssenyange clocked 2 hours, 36 minutes and 22 seconds to cross the distance. In the women’s category, Indresh Dhiraj emerged victorious with a time of three hours, 29 minutes and 39 seconds.

Title for Anna

Khanty Mansiysk: Anna Ushenina of Ukraine claimed the women’s World Championship crown, defeating Antoaneta Stefanova of Bulgaria in the first set of tie-break games here.

Akram refusal

Karachi: Citing his busy schedule, Wasim Akram has declined an invitation from the PCB to hold a training camp for the fast bowlers in Lahore this month. “I would love to work with some of the younger fast bowlers. Unfortunately, my professional commitments leave me with little time,” Akram said.