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Usain is available for CWG

Kingston: Usain Bolt has made himself available for the Jamaican relay teams at next month’s Commonwealth Games. Bolt has not competed at all this season due to injury and has asked for a medical exemption from the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association to miss this weekend’s national trials and be considered for the relay teams only in Glasgow.

Oscar case

Johannesburg: One of the three psychiatrists who assessed Oscar Pistorius was hospitalised after allegedly suffering a heart-attack just days before the Paralympian’s murder trial resumes.
The illness is, however, unlikely to delay the re-opening of the trial due on Monday with prosecution and judiciary officials saying the case would proceed as scheduled.

Shaw signing

London: Manchester United signed Luke Shaw from Southampton on Friday for a fee thought to make the left-back the most expensive teenager in football. British media said Shaw cost around £30 million pounds, eclipsing the £25.6 million United paid to Everton for Wayne Rooney in 2004.

Sunil doubtful

New Delhi: India captain Sunil Chetri’s participation in the Indian Super League still remains doubtful as the organisers of the tournament are unlikely to extend the June 30 deadline set for signing India players under the central player pool draft.
Chetri’s Bengaluru FC is yet to take a call on loaning out its player for the central player pool draft.

Football meet

Calcutta: Thirty teams will participate in the third edition of the Keventer Cup, it was announced on Friday. The 19-day inter-school tournament, organised by the Debanjan Sen Foundation, will start from July 7.

The tournament will be launched on July 5 with a game between the East Bengal under-19 side and the FPAI XI.

The teams are divided into six groups of five teams each and the matches will be played over five venues. The semi-finals and final will be played at The Heritage School.

Support

Calcutta: The prolonged mess in the terminated Indian Amateur Boxing Federation (IABF) could finally be resolved with the AIBA-approved Boxing India getting the support of 26 state units on Friday. It was also decided that the IABF elections will be held on July 9.

Veer bags gold

Mumbai: Veer Chotrani bagged the gold medal in the 21st Asian Junior Individual Squash Championship, in Kish Island, Iran on Friday. Veer defeated compatriot Yash Fadte 8-11, 13-11, 11-9, 11-9 in the under-13 final.

Cueists shine

Sharm el-Sheikh: Pankaj Advani and Kamal Chawla made it to the last-16 stage of the 6-Red Snooker Championship, here, on Friday. However, Brijesh Damani, Sourav Kothari and Faisal Khan lost their respective matches. While Advani thrashed Fung Kwok Wai 4-1, Kamal also defeated Chuchart Trairattanpradit 4-1.

A first

London: British racer Katherine Legge has become the first female driver and the 11th in total to be confirmed for the all-new electric FIA Formula E Championship after signing for the newly rebranded Amlin Aguri team.

Bhullar hits 70

Koln: Gaganjeet Bhullar shot two-under 70 in the second round of the BMW International Open to card a total of seven-under 137 on Friday. He was provisionally tied 18th.

Washout

Leicester: Inclement weather washed out the second day’s play of India’s opening tour fixture versus Leicestershire. India were comfortably placed at 333 for four at the end of first day with Shikhar Dhawan, Gautam Gambhir and Cheteshwar Pujara scoring half-centuries.

Warne view

Calcutta: England captain Alastair Cook has got only worse after the team’s Ashes drubbing last year and should quit Test captaincy or take a break from the game, said Shane Warne. “Mate, you need to improve tactically or England need someone else in the job. And I am not the only one saying it,” Warne wrote in his column for a British newspaper.

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