Lucknow: Saina Nehwal is the top seed in wom-en’s singles for the Syed Modi International India GP Gold , starting here from Tuesday. In men’s singles, Taufik Hidayat got the top billing while P. Kashyap is seeded second. The other star attractions for the event are Ashwini Ponnappa, P Kashyap, PV Sindhu and Saurabh Verma.
New Delhi: Dipika Pallikal entered the second round of the World Open Squash Championship with a 13-11, 11-9, 11-9 win over Malaysia’s Delia Arnold in Grand Cayman Island in the Caribbean.
Calcutta: Ishaque Eqbal beat Snehashish Mukherj-ee 6-4, 6-2 while Richie Aga-rwal defeated Rohit Ramp-uria 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 in the men’s singles matches of the Calcutta Gymkhana Grass Court tennis tournament on Monday. In other matches, Abhinanshu Borthakur beat Parikshit Somani 6-2, 6-3 and Manoj Sewa got past Robin Das 6-2, 7-5.
Liverpool: Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini will serve a three-match ban after accepting a char-ge of violent conduct for an apparent headbutt aga-inst Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross during a Premier League game on Saturday.
New Delhi: Determined to defend the title, the Indian hockey team left for Doha on Monday to participate in the Asian Champions Trophy to be held from December 20-27. Captain Sardar Singh said: “We have very good team which is full of youngsters. We have shown is Melbourne what this team is capable of. There is a new found energy and confidence among the boys.”
Bangkok: Adrian Sutil says he is not desperate for a drive with Sahara Force India. “In five years, I was in this team, they know how good I am,” he said.
Dhaka: Bangladesh have agreed in principle to tour Pakistan early next year and become the first team to play international cricket there since March 2009.
Calcutta: Sanjib Sanyal took six wickets to help Mohun Bagan bundle out Wari for 53 runs in a First Division League match.
Wari 53 (S. Sanyal 6/28) vs Mohun Bagan
Port Trust 231/5 (A. Hazra 131, J. Roy 83) vs Aikya Sammilani.
Tapan Memorial 509/4 (R. Saini 169, B. Rahaman 109) vs Dalhousie
Young Bengal 191/3 (B. Koushik 83) vs Kumartuli.
Bhowanipore 307 (S. Paul 83, S. Khan 4/75) vs Taltala Ekata Sangha.
Eastern Railway 249 (A. Ghosh 68, A. Dutta 3/47) vs Netaji Subhas Institute.
Suburban 241/8 (S. Dutta 51, M. Irfan 3/63) vs Ballygunge United
Monoharpukur Milan Samity 191 (T. Roy 61, P. Narang 3/50) vs YMCA.
Customs 222/6 (M. Choubey 69 batting) vs Police AC.
Paikpara 368/8 (R. Tewatia 84, D. Rex 62, I. Alam 3/102) vs Rajasthan.
Bhukailash 338 (A. Ganguly 116, S. Mullick 68, A. Kuswa 4/68) vs George Telegraph
Shambazar 445/8 (K. Ghosh 142, P. Joshi 128) vs Sporting Union.