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Ashish confident

New Delhi: Commonwealth and Asian Games medallist Ashish Kumar is confident that gymnastics can fetch India three medals in the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, starting on Wednesday. Ashish, who bagged a silver and a bronze in the men’s floor exercises and vault in the 2010 Games, said: “In the events that got me silver and a bronze respectively, I will try to convert them into two gold medals,” he said.

Dwyer view

New Delhi: As in cricket, India are a formidable hockey side in their own den but if the erstwhile giants of the game want to play in their second consecutive Commonwealth Games final they will need to overcome challenges away from home, feels Australian legend Jamie Dwyer.

Victory for Caroline

Istanbul: Caroline Wozniacki overpowered second-seeded Roberta Vinci 6-1, 6-1 Sunday to win the Istanbul Cup final and clinch her first WTA title of the year. Top-seeded Wozniacki needed only 67 minutes against the 24th-ranked Italian.

Mayer triumphs

Hamburg: Leonardo Mayer upset top-seeded David Ferrer of Spain 6-7 (3), 6-1, 7-6 (4) on Sunday in the Hamburg Open to win his first ATP title.

Kristoff wins

Nimes: Norway’s Alexander Kristoff claimed his second Tour de France victory when he won a bunch sprint to take Sunday’s 15th stage after the peloton reined in the day’s breakaway in the final straight.

Walcott update

London: Arsenal’s Theo Walcott will miss the start of the Premier League season but should be back in full training by the end of August and playing again soon afterwards, Arsene Wenger said.

Gourcuff coach

Paris: Frenchman Christian Gourcuff was named the new coach of Algeria on Saturday, replacing Vahid Halilhodzic who took them to the second round of the World Cup in Brazil last month.