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Federer & Murray up

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Toronto: Andy Murray got his North American hard court season off to a solid start with a 6-2, 6-2 second-round win over Australian Nick Kyrgios, at the Rogers Cup, on Wednesday. In another match, Roger Federer thrashed Peter Polansky 6-2, 6-0 to enter the third round.

Deepika shines

Calcutta: Deepika Kumari topped the qualification round in the recurve section of the Archery World Cup Stage IV in Wroclaw, on Wednesday. She shot 454 to top the women’s recurve ranking round. Led by Tarundeep Rai’s fifth place finish, the men’s team put up a consistent show with Jayanta Talukdar (seventh) and Atanu Das (eighth) in the recurve team qualification round.

Warriors lose

Calcutta: Hosts Dabang Delhi defeated Bengal Warriors 46-36 in a Star Sports Pro-Kabaddi League match at the Thyagraj stadium, here, on Wednesday. Nitine Madane scored maximum points for the Warriors.

India win

New Delhi: The Indian men’s hockey team edged out Bangladesh 2-1 in the opening Test of the three-match series in Dhaka on Wednesday. India scored through Gurjinder Singh and Harjeet Singh.

Vijay misses

New Delhi: Vijay Kumar has missed out on a berth in his pet event — rapid fire pistol — for the upcoming Asian Games. Vijay, though, will be part of the centre fire pistol team.

Rugby meet

Calcutta: Army Red thrashed CC&FC 42-14, while Delhi Hurricanes edged past 13-12 over Bombay Gymkhana at the 81st All India Rugby tournament, at the CC&FC, on Wednesday.

Judokas excel

New Delhi: The Indian junior team performed admirably at the recently concluded Asian Judo Open Cadets Championship, at the Taipei City. The judokas won three gold, two silver and four bronze medals.

Poor show

Tromso: India witnessed a bad day in office as the men’s team suffered a 1.5-2.5 defeat at the hands of Cuba, while their fifth seeded female counterparts were shocked by Serbia by an identical margin in the fourth round of the 41st Chess Olympiad.

Golf tourney

Calcutta: Bibek Sardar and Kunal Naidu, on Wednesday, shot identical rounds of four-over 75 to share the top spot on the leaderboard at the end of Round I of the Tata Steel Jharkhand Juniors Challenge, played at the Golmuri Club Golf Course.

No-biting clause

Barcelona: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has declined to include a ‘no biting’ clause in Luis Suarez’s contract. Bartomeu refused to talk in hypotheses over what course of action Barca would take if Suarez did bite a fourth opponent.

Boya upbeat

Calcutta: Mohun Bagan’s Camero-onian striker Pierre Boya arrived in the city on Wednesday evening. The 30-year-old is set to join practice from Thursday itself. “I am looking forward to the new challenge,” said Boya.

U-16 soccer

Calcutta: A Nijwm Muchahary goal in second half injury time helped the AIFF U-16 Regional Academy boys record a 1-0 win over the U-17 Academy Boys of Dutch Eredivisie newcomers FC Dordrecht in The Netherlands on Wednesday.