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Leander included

New Delhi: The selectors reposed faith in Leander Paes as the 40-year-old was included in the Asian Games squad along with Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna. The selection committee announced a 12-member team, which also includes Somdev Dev Varman and Sanam Singh.

Serena wins

Los Angeles: Serena Williams came from a set down to book her place in the Stanford Classic semi-finals with a 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 win against Ana Ivanovic.

Luis hearing

Madrid: Luis Suarez’s appeal against a four-month ban for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup will be heard at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on August 8, a spokesman for his new club Barcelona said on Friday.

Sourav role

Calcutta: Sourav Ganguly has been inducted into a Mohun Bagan advisory committee, also comprising Chuni Goswami, Vece Paes, Prasun Banerjee, Satyajit Chatterjee and Manoranjan Porel, that will assist in the club’s 125 th year celebrations.

Bernie case

Munich: A bribery trial against F1 boss Bernie Ecclestone that has been threatening his hold over the motorsport may end early with a settlement, a Munich court spokeswoman said, after Ecclestone’s lawyers held talks with prosecutors.

Rugby meet

Calcutta: Bombay Gymkhana drubbed YRC 62-0, while CC&FC won 35-7 against Maharashtra State Police at the 81st All India and South Asia Rugby tournament, on Saturday.

State athletics

Calcutta: The Amway 64th State Athletics Championship witnessed five meet records on the third day of the event. Soma Karmakar (girls’ U-16 100m hurdles), Shashi Bhushan Singh (boys’ U-20 800m), Chandan Bauri, Rohit Pashi, Nabin Patoyari, and Sourav Ghosh (boys’ U-18 100-200 medley relay) and Josim Mondal (boys’ U-16 discus throw) were the record-breakers.

Staff Reporter & Agencies