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Mario set to join AC Milan

London: Mario Balotelli is set to return to Italy with AC Milan after a deal was agreed with Manchester City on Tuesday. The Italy striker is returning home for a fee media reports have put at $26.92 million.

Becks trains

London: David Beckham trains with Arsenal while he decides on his next move. The former England captain joined Arsene Wenger's squad at London Colney where he will want to prove he can still compete at the top level. Beckham, 37, is a free agent after leaving LA Galaxy in December after a five-year spell in America.

Fine paid

Calcutta: Mohun Bagan captain Okolie Odafe, on Tuesday, paid a fine of Rs 1,60,000 to the AIFF. The Nigerian is expected to return to action against ONGC on Friday.

IFA decision

Calcutta: The IFA, on Tuesday, turned down United SC’s request to postpone their CFL Premier Division Super Nine match against Kalighat MS.

New role

New Delhi: After her exploits on badminton court, shuttler Jwala Gutta is now making her foray into the tinsel town. She will be seen shaking a leg in a dance number for a Telugu film.

Kimi aim

London: Kimi Raikkonen set his sights on a championship challenge with Lotus after the F1 team unveiled their new car on Monday. “You can see in their history that they’ve won championships. Nothing I saw last year made me think that another championship was impossible,” he said.

Vani leads

Calcutta: Vani Kapoor grabbed a two-shot lead after the first round of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour on Tuesday at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club. Vani hit two birdies and five bogeys for a total of 75. Neha Tripathi and Smriti Mehra share the second spot with 77.

Cricket meet

Calcutta: Surojit Roy scalped four wickets to help ADV CCC beat CCD CCC by 158 runs in an Ambar Roy sub-junior (U-14 ) match on Tuesday.
Brief scores: ADV CCC 248/7 (A. Das 47; T. Singh 3/49). CCD CCC 90 (S. Roy 4/6, A. Saha 3/13). ADV CCC won by 158 runs.

CU reign

Calcutta: Romit Sengupta hit an unbeaten 81 to help Calcutta University defeat Jadavpur University by 41 runs in the final of the Ajoy Ghosh Memorial Tournament at Shantiniketan on Tuesday.

Brief scores: CU 178/9 in 41 overs (R. Sengupta 81 n.o.). JU 137 in 40 overs (S Karmakar 4/21).