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Nadal is doubtful

Toronto: Rafael Nadal will miss two US Open warm-up events due to a wrist injury that has put his status in doubt for a title defence at the year’s final Grand Slam. Nadal, who suffered the injury during practice, will have to wear a cast on his right wrist for two-to-three weeks, forcing him to withdraw from next week’s Rogers Cup in Toronto and the following week’s Cincinnati Open.

Julio no more

Buenos Aires: Argentine Football Association president Julio Humberto Grondona died in hospital on Wednesday at the age of 82.

Morgan livid

London: France midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin has reacted angrily on social media after being told he will not be allowed to leave Southampton. Schneiderlin tweeted: “6 years of an amazing journey #saintsfc DESTROYED in 1 hour !!!”

Scolari role

Sao Paulo: Luiz Felipe Scolari was named coach of Gremio on Tuesday only three weeks after leading Brazil to their most embarrassing World Cup result, a record-equalling 1-7 defeat against Germany.

Ronnie future

London: Brazilian legend Ronaldinho could be moving in on a move to the Premier League after Queens Park Rangers registered an interest in the playmaker.

EB elections

Calcutta: The office-bearers of East Bengal were re-elected for a term of three years without contest, the club announced on Wednesday. Kalyan Majumdar will remain the general secretary while Pronab Dasgupta was again chosen as the president by the executive committee. Also, the club will celebrate its foundation day on Friday.

Noble gesture

Calcutta: The West Bengal Badminton Association handed over a cheque of Rs. 50,000 to shuttler Ranjoy Das, who is suffering from cancer. Ranjoy was a junior state champion in 2010 and represented the senior state team in 2011.