Clijsters back at the top
Miami: Belgium’s Kim Clijsters, coming off her fourth title in five years at Luxembourg, moved back into the WTA world No. 1 ranking here on Monday after a one-week absence. Clijsters took the top spot back from compatriot Justine Henin-Hardenne, whose reign lasted a week. The two will have to settle matters for the year at the season-ending WTA Tour championships which begin in one week at Los Angeles.
1. Kim Clijsters (Bel) 6596 pts; 2. Justine Henin-Hardenne (Bel) 6461; 3. Serena Williams (US) 4400; 4. Lindsay Davenport (US) 3057; 5. Jennifer Capriati (US) 2746; 6. Venus Williams (US) 2507; 7. Amelie Mauresmo (Fra) 2440; 8. Elena Dementieva (Rus) 2340; 9. Anastasia Myskina (Rus) 2305; 10. Chanda Rubin (US) 2180
Chandigarh: Kapil Dev inaugurated the Chandigarh Cricket Academy, established under the area developing programme of the BCCI on Monday.
A committee has selected talented cricketers in the under-17 and under-19 age-groups.
The selected players will be provided coaching and other sports material by the academy to promote cricket.
Ronaldo to star
Rio de Janeiro: World Cup hero Ronaldo is to star in a film in Brazil in which he plays a hugely successful footballer, the website Terra has reported.
The 27-year-old Real Madrid star will appear in the film ‘A summer show’ in the company of popular Brazilian youth television presenters Luciano Huck and Angelica.
The opening scenes will be filmed in November in Curitiba where Brazil will play Uruguay in their 2006 South American World Cup qualifiers.
Manager faces ban
London: Blackburn manager Graeme Souness is facing a three-match touchline ban after his bust-up with Southampton No.2 Dennis Rofe in Sunday’s Premiership defeat. Souness could also be fined £ 50,000 by the Football Association after it studies the referee’s report into the fracas which saw police, stewards and staff intervene. Blackburn’s board will study the video although the club insisted his job was not under threat. The board are aware that Souness is missing 3 centre-halves in Craig Short, Lorenzo Amoruso and Markus Babbel.
Greek fan stabbed
Athens: A young Greek football supporter was stabbed during violent clashes between rival fans ahead of a league derby match between Olympiakos and AEK Athens, police said.
The man remains in a critical condition following the incident which broke out several minutes before the match at AEK.
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