Samui: Manav Jaini overcame two double bogeys and two bogeys as he birdied no less than eight times for a card of two-under 69 that lifted him to tied seventh at the end of the third round of the Queen’s Cup, here, on Saturday. Anirban Lahiri, who dropped three bogeys on front nine, ended with an eagle for his 70 that placed him tied 20th at even par 213.
Aztenbrugg: Jeev Milkha Singh and Gaganjeet Bhullar made the cut narrowly, while SSP Chowrasia bogeyed two of his last three holes to miss the cut at the Lyoness Open, on Friday.
Jeev was tied 62nd and Bhullar 66th, respectively. Jeev double bogeyed the ninth and then had four bogeys between 10th and 14th, but a birdie on 18th ensured he was in by two shots. Bhullar had just two birdies against six bogeys and a double bogey but still got inside on the line.
Colombo: Anand Pawar and PC Thulasi made it to the men’s and women’s singles finals, respectively, in the Sri Lanka Open International Badminton Challenge, here, on Friday. In the semi-finals, Pawar defeated Dinuka Karunaratna 21-12, 15-21, 21-11 while Thulasi thrashed Supanida Katethong 21-13, 21-8.
Fernandao no more
Sao Paulo: Fernandao, the swashbuckling striker who led Internacional to Copa Libertadores and World Club Cup triumphs in 2006, has died in a helicopter crash in central Brazil, on Saturday. He was 36. The helicopter crashed with five people on board and none survived, according to news reports.
Montreal: Formula One, in another cost cutting move, is looking to drop one practice session and trim Grand Prix weekends from four days to three. While the proposal has yet to be approved, team technical directors said on Friday following practice at the Canadian Grand Prix that they were aware of the plan.
2019 Asian Games
Hyderabad: IOA president N. Ramachandran categorically denied claims of secretary general Rajeev Mehta that India would be bidding for the 2019 Asian Games, following the withdrawal of original hosts Vietnam, stating that matter was not discussed at all. “The IOA has not discussed it at all, so it would not be fair for me to discuss this,” Ramachandran said.