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Terry set to return vs Stoke

London: John Terry is closing in on a first-team return and could be involved at Stoke this weekend, interim manager Rafael Benitez has revealed. Terry, who has been out since November with a knee problem, could take his first step towards a first team comeback.


Zurich: Fifa has ordered Bulgaria and Hungary to each play a World Cup qualifier in an empty stadium after fans aimed racist and anti-Semitic abuse at opposing teams.

Magesh in lead

New Delhi: P. Magesh Chandran outplayed Kirill Kuderinov to emerge as sole leader with 4.5 points after the fifth round in the Parsvnath International chess festival on Tuesday. Sushant Banerjee won the Category ‘B’ tournament with eight points.

Meena shines

Modinagar: Meena Kumari swept all the three gold medals in the women’s 58kg category in the 65th Men and 28th Women Senior National Weightlifting Championships on Tuesday. Kumari won the snatch (80kg), clean and jerk (106kg) and total lift (186kg).

NRAI turmoil

New Delhi: NRAI on Tuesday expressed fears that the organisation could soon plunge into a state of financial instability if it fails to prevent the “losses” it has been “incurring” over the years.

Trophy treat

Jaipur: Amit Pabuwal has designed world’s biggest and heaviest sports trophy which would be given to the winner in the inaugural edition of CEO Cup Golf tournament. “It is 21 inch tall trophy that weighs 8.6 kg and is embellished with diamonds and rubies,” said Pabuwal.

Rory sponsor

London: Rory McIlroy has parted company with his first corporate sponsor Jumeirah ahead of confirmation of a deal that will make him the new face of Nike. He is poised to rubber-stamp a 10-year deal as much as $250 million.


Pretoria: Former South Africa spinner Paul Harris, 34, will retire from all formats of cricket at the end of the 2013 season.

Court case

New Delhi: Sahara has moved Bombay High Court against Maharashtra Cricket Association for “wrongful termination of agreements” regarding various rights in respect of Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune and it had got an interim relief against MCA’s move to cover the name of the stadium.

Sahara claimed it had fulfilled its part of obligations on the agreements signed with MCA. The MCA had terminated the agreement on the ground of default in payments.