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Coaches barred

Mumbai: In what appears to be a case of misunderstanding, India’s boxing coaches at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games have been barred from occupying ringside seats during bouts due to the termination of IABF from the AIBA.

Ashwini aim

New Delhi: Keen to make an impression a year after her doping ban ended in July 2013, Ashwini Akkunji is eyeing a medal in the individual 400m hurdle at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Farah fit

London: Double Olympic and world champion Mo Farah confirmed he will be fit to take part in this month’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after recovering from abdominal pains.

Pak football

Karachi: Pakistan will play a football series in India next month, the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) said on Wednesday. “The Pakistan team will visit India from August 16 to 21 and play matches on the 17th and 20th,” PFF secretary Colonel Ahmed Yar Lodhi said.

Allegri coach

Rome: Former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri has been appointed as the new manager of Juventus following Tuesday’s shock resignation of Antonio Conte, the Serie A club said on Wednesday.

Asafa third

Lausanne: Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell wasted no time getting back into the thick of the action a day after his doping ban was reduced, running a modest 10.30sec in the 100m at the Lucerne meeting on Tuesday. He finished third behind Julian Forte, who won in 10.23, and Antoine Adams of St Kitts and Nevis, second in 10.29.

Tony shines

Oyonnax: France’s Tony Gallopin claimed the 11th stage of the Tour de France thanks to late attacks in a nervous finale on Wednesday. German John Degenkolb was second and Italian Matteo Trentin took third place.

Table tennis

Calcutta: The Inter-School Table Tennis Championship, organised by the BTTA, will begin from July 19. Twenty-four schools will be participating in this competition.

Golf meet

Calcutta: Neha Tripathi and Ankita Tiwana of Delhi displayed some fine form to lead the field on the first day of the ninth leg of Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour 2014. Both Ankita and Neha finished the first round with an identical score of even par 72.