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Mali steals show

Modinagar (UP): Chandrakanta Mali of Services smashed three national records en route sweeping the three gold medals in men’s 94kg, while another national mark also fell by the wayside on the penultimate day of the 65th men and 28th women Senior National Weightlifting Championships.

Odafe outburst

Calcutta: Mohun Bagan captain Okolie Odafe was involved in a brawl with a group of photographers in Durgapur, where the team are having a residential camp. According to sources, the players were at a park, on Wednesday evening, when Odafe charged at the photographers when he caught them clicking their pictures. Coach Karim Bencharifa intervened and the situation was diffused.

Two-way lead

New Delhi: GM Vaibhav Suri joined P Magesh Chandran in the lead with a victory over Anup Deshmukh in the sixth round of Parsvnath International Chess Festival, on Wednesday

Dwayne shines

Calcutta: Trinidad and Tobago’s Dwayne Bravo stole the show as he took one wicket and scored 36 off 42 balls against Combined Campuses and Colleges in a Caribbean T20 match, on Tuesday. T&T won by seven wickets. Meanwhile, Shivnarine Chanderpaul has joined Derbyshire on a two-year contract, the county has announced.

CSA consensus

Calcutta: The board of directors of Cricket South Africa (CSA) reached consensus at its special general meeting on Wednesday on the re-structuring of the Board in terms of both the recommendations of the Nicholson Committee of Enquiry and the mediation process with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee, a CSA release said.

Fan following

New Delhi: Sachin Tendulkar’s fan following on a social networking site has crossed nine million and it’s still counting. “Nine million thanks!!! Thank you for making me feel so special,” Sachin posted on his account.

BCCI meeting

Mumbai: The BCCI’s working committee will meet here on January 15, but it is not known whether the Indian team’s poor performance against England and Pakistan would be deliberated upon.