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Tuesday , May 3 , 2011
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.Dev Varman climbs to 70th spot

New Delhi: Somdev Dev Varman gained a place to be back to career-best singles ranking of 70 in the ATP charts. However, Sania Mirza slipped a rung to 77 in the latest WTA rankings though her position in doubles rankings remained unchanged on 29. In the menís doubles rankings, Mahesh Bhupathi (5) and Leander Paes (7) retained their places.

EB triumph

Calcutta: East Bengal beat Chirag United 2-0, while Mohun Bagan got the better of Shillong Lajong 2-1, in the U-19 I-League on Monday.

Hjorth wins

Mobile: Maria Hjorth took advantage of Alexis Thompsonís collapse in a failed bid to become the youngest LPGA Tour winner, rallying Sunday to win the Avnet LPGA Classic for her fifth tour title.


London: Former British heavyweight champion Sir Henry Cooper, who famously knocked down Mohammed Ali in 1963, before becoming a cult hero for his lionhearted performances in the ring and modesty out of it, died Sunday, aged 76.

BHA league

Calcutta: SAI Training Centre beat BSF South Bengal 3-0, in the BHA league on Monday.

Results: SAI Trg Centre bt BSF South Bengal 3-0; Calcutta Customs bt CPT 2-1.


Calcutta: La Martiniere for Girls beat Loreto House 45-8 in the semi-final of the WBAWB Inter-school basketball tournament, on Sunday.

Results: Mini Div.: Loreto House bt Loreto Dharamtala 17-5; Loreto Sealdah bt BirlA HS 16-0; Jr Div.: Loreto Dharamtala bt Future Foundation 16-6; Loreto House A bt Loreto house B 15-0; Sr Div.: La Martiniere for Girls bt Loreto House 45-8; Birla High School bt Loreto Entally 23-6

ICCís reply

Karachi: The ICC has refused to act on a PCB complaint against Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland for stating that Pakistan was not doing enough to curb corruption in cricket, saying that it was matter between the two boards.

Gul recalled

Karachi: Pakistan have recalled former captain Younis Khan and pace bowler Umar Gul for the two Test series against West Indies this month.

The squad: Misbah-ul Haq (Capt), Younis Khan, Taufiq Umar, Mohammed Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Mohammed Salman, Saeed Ajmal, Abdul Rehman, Umar Akmal, Umar Gul, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Hammad Azam, Tanvir Ahmed

Dilshan plans

Colombo: Sri Lankaís newly-appointed cricket captain Tillekaratne Dilshan has chosen country over club by deciding to leave his IPL side Royal Challengers Bangalore next week to be available for the national teamís first tour game in England.

Staff reporter & agencies

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