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SHORT TAKE

Archers sparkle

Calcutta: Indian compound mixed pair team of Abhishek Verma and Purvasha Shende has assured itself of a medal after advancing into the final in the Archery World Cup Stage IV, being held in Wroclaw, Poland. The Indian team were adjudged winner against Russia on the basis of cumulative scores after an impasse in the shoot-off following a 154-154 tie. The US got the better of Mexico 156-152 in the other compound mixed pair semis.

Protest

Toronto: Some of the world’s top women soccer players say Fifa’s proposal to play the 2015 Women's World Cup finals in Canada on artificial turf instead of grass is discriminatory and violates human rights.

Subrata as TD

Calcutta: Former Mohun Bagan defender and coach Subrata Bhattacharya is all set to be appointed as technical director of Tollygunge Agragami, sources informed. Bhattacharya was part of the United SC coaching staff last season.

Pirates win

Patna: Patna Pirates defeated Puneri Paltan 35-27 in their opening match at home in the inaugural Star Sports Pro Kabaddi League on Thursday.

Udayjit show

Calcutta: Udayjit Bhalotia, on Thursday, showed tremendous temperament to card a one-over 72 and emerge victorious at the Tata Steel Jharkhand Juniors Challenge. He won by a comfortable three strokes over Bibek Sardar, who managed to win the Category B title.

Good day

Tromso: The Indian men and women’s registered victories over Montenegro and Austria, respectively, in the fifth round of the 41st Chess Olympiad here. The Indian men are placed joint 25th. The women jumped up to joint 19th spot.

Phelps 7th

Irvine: Michael Phelps, on a comeback trail, finished a distant seventh in the 100m freestyle final, at the US Swimming Championships, unable to recover after misjudging the turn. Reigning Olympic champion Nathan Adrian won the event.

CAB academy

Calcutta: The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) academy in Kalyani, known as the Bengal Cricket Academy, will be inaugurated on August 17, treasurer Biswarup Dey said on Thursday.