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Monday , May 5 , 2014
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Qualifier Klizan triumphs

Munich: Martin Klizan became the first qualifier to win the Munich Open on Sunday when he overturned a one-set deficit to stun Italian top seed Fabio Fognini 2-6, 6-1, 6-2. The left-handed Slovak, ranked nearly 100 places lower than Fognini, produced some thundering forehands and deft dropshots to run Fognini ragged on his way to a second ATP title.

Carlos best

Oeiras: Argentina’s Carlos Berlocq rallied to overhaul Czech top seed and world No. 6 Tomas Berdych 0-6, 7-5, 6-1 on Sunday to win his second career title with victory at the Portugal Open. “To win this title today, I had to beat one of the best in the world. It was an honour to play and to win this final,” Carlos said.

India lose

Glasgow: The Indian women’s hockey team ended their disastrous campaign at Champions Challenge 1 with yet another 3-4 loss against hosts Scotland in the last match of the tournament, here, on Sunday. For India, Neha Goyal, Lilima Minz and Navnet Kaur were the scorers.

Phil shines

Charlotte: Phil Mickelson shot his best ever score at Quail Hollow, a nine-under-par 63, to move within two shots of leader J.B. Holmes after the third round of the Wells Fargo Championship on Saturday. Holmes (66) sank a 20-foot birdie from the fringe at the last to hit the front on 13-under 203, one stroke ahead of countryman Martin Flores (69).

Verma request

Calcutta: Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) secretary Aditya Verma urged the ICC to stop Narayanswamy Srinivasan from attending the Executive Board meeting as its first chairman next month. In a letter to ICC president Alan Isaac, Verma alleged that the parent body has kept its “mouth shut” on IPL “scams” and said it should prevent Srinivasan from attending the meetings till the final verdict is announced by the Supreme Court.

DDCA trouble

New Delhi: Delhi government’s disaster management authority (DDMA), on Sunday, served a show-cause notice on Delhi District Cricket Association for allegedly failing to comply with its directives to put in place necessary safety measures at Feroz Shah Kotla stadium during Saturday’s IPL match between Delhi DareDevils and Rajasthan Royals. The notice mentioned about a fire incident at the stadium during the match.

Giles ‘bitter’

London: Ashley Giles says he was ‘bitterly disappointed’ to miss out on the England coaching job last month and is likely to take some time out of the game. “I was confident of getting the job. I can’t go into too much detail about that process but I’m bitterly disappointed that I didn’t get the job.”

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