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Sandhu rises to tied 4th

Siem Reap: A flawless four-under 68 with three birdies in last six holes saw Ajeetesh Sandhu move up to tied fourth from tied 10th, at the halfway stage on an otherwise disappointing day for the Indians at the Handa Faldo Cambodian Classic here on Thursday.

Sandhu is now seven-under 137 and four behind joint leaders, Thailand’s Chinnarat Phadungsil (64) and Korean Kim Hyung-sung (65). Things were not so good for the other four Indians — Shiv Kapur, Firoz Ali, Himmat Rai and Sujjan Singh — all of whom missed the cut.

Cheema show

Mission Hills: Angad Cheema carded an eventful 71 which included five birdies and four bogeys in the second round to move into the tied seventh overall at the end of the second day of the Faldo Series Asia Grand final on Thursday. Cheema, is second in the under-21 category but seventh overall.

Pallavi leads

Calcutta: Pallavi Jain took one more step towards her maiden title this season as she added a fine one-over 66 in the second round of the 13th leg of the Hero WGAI Professional Golf Tour here on Thursday.

Cheetahs win

n Pune: Chennai Cheetahs beat Pune Strykers 3-1 in a World Series Hockey match on Thursday.

PHF step

Lahore: The Pakistan Hockey Federation has sacked foreign coach Michel van Den of The Netherlands and appointed former Olympians Khawaja Junaid and Akhtar Rasool as the coach and manager of the national team.

BHA league

Calcutta: CESC thrashed Police AC 4-0, while CC& FC beat Muslim Institute 3-1 in a BHA league super division match, on Thursday. Meanwhile, Khalsa Blues AC beat Belgachia United 2-0 in a first division B match.

Force India

New Delhi: Sahara Force India on Thursday announced that Internap has been selected as its official supplier of web hosting and content delivery network services in order to help the team distribute its content worldwide on computers, smartphones, tablets and other devices.

Abidal out

Madrid: Eric Abidal's season is almost certainly over and he is unlikely to represent France at Euro 2012 after his club Barcelona announced he will undergo a liver transplant.


Calcutta: United Sikkim FC edged past Kalighat MS 3-2 in a second division I-League match in Siliguri on Thursday. In another match, Vasco SC defeated Aizwal FC 2-1.

Shooter no more

New Delhi: Bhanwar Lal Dhaka, one of India’s most successful rapid fire pistol shooters, passed away following a heart attack in Jodhpur. He was 47.

Staff Reporter & Agencies