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Manavjit wins another gold for India
Zagreb (Croatia), July 27
Manavjit Singh Sandhu today won the men’s individual trap gold by edging past Italian Erminio Frasca and Bret Erickson of the US at the 49th World Shooting Championship here.

Lanka rule on day one
Colombo, July 27
Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene scored undefeated half-centuries to give Sri Lanka the initiative after South Africa were dismissed for 169 on the first day of the opening day of the first Test today.


Sri Lanka’s Dilhara Fernando in action during the first day of the first Test against South Africa at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground in Colombo on Thursday. — AFP photo
Sri Lanka’s Dilhara Fernando in action during the first day of the first Test against South Africa at the Sinhalese Sports Club ground in Colombo on Thursday.

Harmison destroys Pak
Manchester, July 27

Steve Harmison took six for 19 from 13 overs to help England rout Pakistan for 119 on the first day of the second Test today.
The home side, in reply, reached 49 for one by tea, Marcus Trescothick caught behind for five off Mohammad Sami. Andrew Strauss was 29 not out with Alastair Cook on five at the other end.

England’s Steve Harmison salutes the crowd after taking six Pakistani wickets on the first day of their second Test at Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday. — Reuters photo

England’s Steve Harmison salutes the crowd after taking six Pakistani wickets on the first day of their second Test at Old Trafford in Manchester on Thursday.

BCCI to hold test for umpires
Mohali, July 27
In order to induct fresh faces in the BCCI panel of umpires, the working committee of the board has decided to conduct an examination in the categories of cricketers and non-cricketers.


Andre Agassi blows a kiss to the crowd after defeating George Bastl of Switzerland at the Countrywide Classic tournament in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Agassi won 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Andre Agassi blows a kiss to the crowd after defeating George Bastl of Switzerland at the Countrywide Classic tournament in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Agassi won 6-7, 6-2, 6-1 and advanced to the quarterfinals. — Reuters

EARLIER STORIES




Sania advance in doubles
New Delhi, July 27
Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek of US defeated Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia and Tetiana Luzhanska of Ukraine to enter the doubles second round of the $600,000 WTA event at Standford, USA.

Synchronized swimmers Esme Louiws and Rachel Louiws of the Netherlands compete in the preliminary duet free routine during the European Swimming Championships in Budapest
Synchronized swimmers Esme Louiws and Rachel Louiws of the Netherlands compete in the preliminary duet free routine during the European Swimming Championships in Budapest on Thursday. — Reuters

Harinder scripts victory over Canada
New Delhi, July 27
Harinderpal Singh scripted a remarkable comeback to engineer a victory for India over sixth seeded Canada in the 5-8 place play-off at the World Junior Squash Championships in Palmerston North, New Zealand, today.

Eves go down fighting
Durban, July 27
The Indian women’s hockey team suffered second consecutive defeat as they lost to South Africa 2-1 in the second Test of the four-match series.

Pak’s thrashing linked to wild beach party
Karachi, July 27
Pakistan’s humiliating 9-2 defeat to Holland in Champions Trophy hockey has evoked scathing criticism in the media with one paper linking the thrashing to a wild beach party enjoyed by the “indisciplined” players on the eve of the match.

Sports bodies will be cleansed: Virbhadra
Shimla, July 27
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said the government would not be cowed down by the threat of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to debar the state, which had enacted legislations to regulate sports bodies, from participating in national tournaments and asserted that it would take the fight to cleanse the sports bodies to the national level.

Landis tests positive for drugs
Zurich, July 27
Tour de France winner Floyd Landis’s testosterone levels were found to be unusually high in an official doping test during the race, the Phonak cycling team announced today.

Orissa girls lift title
Chandigarh, July 27
The last year’s runners-up Orissa lifted the trophy after beating the defending champions Manipur 1-0 in the final of third Junior Girls National Football Championship at the Sector 17 Football Stadium.

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Manavjit wins another gold for India

Zagreb (Croatia), July 27
Manavjit Singh Sandhu today won the men’s individual trap gold by edging past Italian Erminio Frasca and Bret Erickson of the US at the 49th World Shooting Championship here.

Manavjit shot a total of 143 points, including the 121 in team event, to win the third yellow metal for India in the prestigious tournament.

His close competitors Frasca and Erickson were tied at 142 each, forcing the implementation of tie-shoot. In the tie-breaker, Frasca prevailed over Erickson to get the silver as the American had to satisfy with the bronze.

Earlier, Indian men’s trap team claimed the silver medal with its consistent performance over two days.

India totalled 360 points out of a maximum 375 and finished just two points behind gold medallists Russia. The bronze went to the United States with 359 points to its credit.

Manavjit Singh Sandhu scored 121, Mansher Singh 120 and Anwar Sultan managed 119.

The Indian tally at the championship now reads three golds, one silver and two bronze medals.

Rana finishes 6th

New Delhi: Indians put up disappointing performances in the 25 m Standard Pistol event with veteran Jaspal Rana and Commonwealth Games multiple gold medal winner Samresh Jung finishing sixth and 36th, respectively at the World Shooting Championships in Zagreb, Croatia.

Jaspal shot a score of 572 with 192 (96,96) in the 150 sec, 189 (97,92) in the 20 sec and 191 (96,95) in the 10 sec series. Samresh finished with a score of 564 with 198 (98,100), 185 (90,95) in 20 sec and 181 (92,89) in the 10 sec series.

Ronak Pandit finished 50th with a score of 552 with 190 (98,92) in the 150 sec series, 187 (95,92) in the 20 sec and 175 (84,91) in 10 sec.

The gold in this event was won by Liu Guohui of China (577), silver went to Kim Jong Su of North Korea with a score of 575 (Shoot off 46) while Jakkrit Panichpatikum of Thailand won the bronze with a score of 575 (Shoot off 45).

Meanwhile, in the team event India finished fifth with a score of 1688. The gold was won by China (1715), Silver was grabbed by Russia with a score of 1711 while Ukraine won the Bronze with a score of 1706.

In the 50m 3 Position Rifle Women Elimination, Deepali Deshpande shot a score of 569 with Prone 195 (98,97), Standing 182 (89,93) and Kneeling 192 (97,95). Kuheli Gangulee scord 564 with Prone 193 (95,98), Standing 182 (91,91) and Kneeling 189 (95,94). — PTI, UNI

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Lanka rule on day one

Colombo, July 27
Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene scored undefeated half-centuries to give Sri Lanka the initiative after South Africa were dismissed for 169 on the first day of the opening day of the first Test today.

The hosts wobbled early on in their reply, losing both openers Sanath Jayasuriya and Upul Tharanga cheaply, but Sangakkara and Jayawardene then scored freely during an unbroken 114-run partnership that left Sri Lanka on 128 for two at the close.

Sangakkara, given a double let-off in the eighth over when he was dropped in the gully and then bowled off a no ball, led the assault with 59 from 66 balls that included 10 stylish boundaries.

Jayawardene, Sri Lanka’s stand-in captain, provided solid support with 55 from 76 balls as the scoring rate climbed above five runs per over, pushing South Africa on to the defensive.

South Africa failed to capitalise after winning the toss, collapsing dramatically as wickets tumbled during the two-hour afternoon session.

The collapse was inspired by fast bowler Dilhara Fernando and spinner Muttiah Muralitharan who claimed four wickets apiece.

Bowling full and straight on a pitch offering some early seam movement, Fernando dismissed openers Andrew Hall (17) and Herschelle Gibbs (19) before lunch and then helped clean up the tail in the afternoon to finish with four for 49.

Muralitharan, bowling with his left-hand heavily strapped after splitting his webbing around his thumb, made deep inroads into the middle order and then finished off the innings to claim 4-41.

AB de Villiers provided the only resistance with an aggressive 65 from 72 balls that included eight boundaries before he was the last man out as he tried to thrash late boundaries.

South Africa’s troubles began early as Hall dragged a full-length delivery onto his stumps and Gibbs was defeated by a ball that nipped back off the pitch to clip his off stump.

The tourists then became becalmed against Muralitharan who started with four consecutive maidens.

However, left-hander Jacques Rudolph, called up after injuries to skipper Graeme Smith (ankle) and Jacques Kallis (elbow), increased the tempo towards the end of the session, hitting five boundaries.

But Farveez Maharoof snared a brace of wickets straight after lunch as first Rudolph (29) and then stand-in captain Ashwell Prince (1) edged to Prasanna Jayawardene behind the stumps.

Hashim Amla added 32 with De Villiers before he was deceived by Muralitharan’s doosra and stumped.

The 33-year-old off spinner then quickly claimed the scalps of Mark Boucher (4) and Nicky Boje (5) before Fernando was recalled into the attack to dismiss tailenders Andrew Nel and Dale Steyn.

Sri Lanka’s reply started badly as pace bowler Dale Steyn trapped Jayasuriya lbw for four and Tharanga was caught behind for seven.

But Jayawardene and Sangakkara, riding their luck early on, saw-off the new ball and batted comfortably until the close.

Scoreboard

South Africa (1st innings)

Hall b Fernando 17

Rudolph c P. Jayawardene b Maharoof 29

Amla st P. Jayawardene b Muralitharan 19

Prince c P. Jayawardene b Maharoof 1

De Villiers c Kapugedera b Muralitharan 65

Boucher c Jayasuriya b Muralitharan 4

Boje lbw Muralitharan 5

Nel lbw Fernando 0

Steyn b Fernando 0

Ntini not out 0

Extras (b-4, lb-6) 10

Total (all out, 50.2 overs) 169

Fall of wickets: 1-32, 2-45, 3-78, 4-80, 5-112, 6-128, 7-148, 8-151, 9-151, 10-169.

Bowling: Malinga 10-2-38-0, Maharoof 9-1-32-2, Fernando 13-2-48-4, Muralitharan 18.2-6-41-4.

Sri Lanka (1st innings)

Tharanga c Boucher b Steyn 7

Jayasuriya lbw Steyn 4

Sangakkara not out 59

Jayawardene not out 55

Extras (nb-2, w-1) 3

Total (2 wkts, 26 overs) 128

Fall of wickets: 1-6, 2-14.

Bowling: Ntini 7-3-22-0, Steyn 6-0-30-2, Nel 6-0-32-0, Hall 5-0-34-0, Boje 2-0-10-0. — Reuters

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Harmison destroys Pak

Manchester, July 27
Steve Harmison took six for 19 from 13 overs to help England rout Pakistan for 119 on the first day of the second Test today.

The home side, in reply, reached 49 for one by tea, Marcus Trescothick caught behind for five off Mohammad Sami. Andrew Strauss was 29 not out with Alastair Cook on five at the other end.

Pakistan's total was the second lowest first-innings total in a test at Old Trafford since the very first game at the ground in 1884, when England made 95 against Australia.

Relishing a fast, rock-hard surface and pitching the ball up, Harmison removed both openers with just nine runs on the board to start the rot.

But the touring side, who had tried to prepare for Harmison by using a slab of marble in the nets to try and replicate his bounce, played almost as big a role in their own demise, continuing to go for extravagant shots on a pitch offering some sideways movement.

The last eight wickets fell in 14 overs, and for 29 runs, in a performance that bore no resemblance to Pakistan's defiant batting in the drawn first test at Lord`s. They capitulated in 38.4 overs, allowing England to begin their reply midway through the afternoon session.

The key phase of play came in four overs either side of lunch, during which four wickets -- including those of vice-captain Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf and captain Inzamam-ul-Haq -- fell for three runs.

One minute it was 90 for two and suddenly it was 93 for six.

Yousuf's dismissal, for a silky 38, sparked the collapse after he and Younis had put on 81 for the third wicket.

Yousuf, who made a double century of the highest quality in the opening test, had hit six fours when he looked to glide left-arm spinner Monty Panesar's fourth ball towards third man, instead feathering a catch behind to Geraint Jones.

Three balls later, and in the final over of the session, Younis slashed wildly and inexplicably at a short ball from Harmison and was caught in the gully by Paul Collingwood after making 44.

That made it 93 for four at lunch and Panesar struck again five balls after lunch when Faisal Iqbal (3) was caught behind, rashly attempting to cut off a ball which bounced. Panesar finished with three for 21.

Pakistan's fate was sealed when Inzamam fended a vicious Harrison lifter to gully without scoring. Scoreboard

Pakistan (1st innings)

Akmal c Trescothick b Harmison 4

Farhat c Pietersen b Harmison 0

Younis c Collingwood b Harmison 44

Yousuf c Jones b Panesar 38

Inzamam c Pietersen b Harmison 0

Iqbal c Jones b Panesar 3

Razzaq b Harmison 9

Afridi c Pietersen b Panesar 15

Sami c Strauss b Harmison 1

Gul not out 1

Kaneria run out 0

Extras (lb-2, w-2) 4

Total (all out, 38.4 overs) 119

Fall of wickets: 1-4, 2-9, 3-90, 4-90, 5-93, 6-93, 7-112, 8-113, 9-118, 10-119.

Bowling: Hoggard 9-1-30-0, Harmison 13-7-19-6, Mahmood 6-1-33-0, Collingwood 3-0-14-0, Panesar 7.4-3-21-3.

England (1st innings)

Trescothick c Akmal b Sami 5

Strauss not out 29

Cook not out 5

Extras (b-8, w-1, nb-1) 10 Total (1wkt, 15 overs) 49 Fall of wicket:1-30.

Bowling: Sami 6 -1-16-1, Gul 6-1-16-0, Razzaq 2-0-5-0, Kaneria 1-0-4-0. — Reuters

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BCCI to hold test for umpires
Tribune News Service

Mohali, July 27
In order to induct fresh faces in the BCCI panel of umpires, the working committee of the board has decided to conduct an examination in the categories of cricketers and non-cricketers. 
The candidates, who had played 25 first class matches and are less than the age of 40 years as on June 1, 2006, would be eligible to appear in the cricketers category and rest of the players/umpires on the state panels are eligible in the non-cricketers category.  

Mr M.P. Pandove, honorary joint secretary, BCCI, said the examination for the non-cricketers category would be held on August 20 at 3 p.m. at the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), Ferozeshah Kotla Grounds, New Delhi.  He further said the candidates recommended by state associations have also been advised to bring original date of birth certificates with them.

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Sania advance in doubles

New Delhi, July 27
Sania Mirza and Bethanie Mattek of US defeated Alla Kudryavtseva of Russia and Tetiana Luzhanska of Ukraine to enter the doubles second round of the $600,000 WTA event at Standford, USA.

Mirza and Mattek registered a facile 6-1, 6-3 win over their opponents in the opening round of the Tier II event yesterday.

The Indo-US duo are next up against giant killers Serbian Jelena Jankovic and Shikha Uberoi, the US-based Indian, who overwhelmed top seeds Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia and Ai Sugiyama of Japan 6-3, 6-4.

Sania had reached the finals last week’s Tier III WTA event at Mason alongside Poland’s Marta Domashowska and attained her career best 31st doubles ranking.

Bhupathi-Haggard lose in first round

Mahesh Bhupathi and his new partner Chris Haggard of South Africa failed in their first outing together as they lost to a wildcard duo in doubles opening round of the $925,000 ATP event at Kitzbuhel in Austria.

Bhupathi-Haggard went down to Phillip Kohlschreiber of Germany and Stefan Koubek of Austria 4-6, 6-3, 8-10 in the clay court tennis tournament yesterday.

Kohlschreiber and Koubek will next play Juan Ignacio Chela of Argentina and Luis Horna, who defeated third seeds Czech duo of Frantisek Cermak and Leos Friedl 6-3, 2-6, 10-8. — PTI

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Harinder scripts victory over Canada

New Delhi, July 27
Harinderpal Singh scripted a remarkable comeback to engineer a victory for India over sixth seeded Canada in the 5-8 place play-off at the World Junior Squash Championships in Palmerston North, New Zealand, today.

With the tie locked at 1-1, Harinder quickly went two games down against David Letourneau before he started his fightback.

With a 0-3 deficit in the third, most players would have given up hope but Harinder came up with an outstanding display keeping the ball to a good length and hitting nicks at will.

He levelled the match at 2-2 and quickly raced to a 5-1 lead in the decider before sealing the victory. There were a few ‘50 shot’ rallies with Harinder waiting patiently for his opponent’s error.

Earlier, Naresh Kumar had to level the scores after Sandeep Jangra went down to Canadian top seed Keith Pritchard. Although he lost the second game, Naresh was mentally stronger and won against Dave Glass in four games.

The victory now ensures that India, seeded seventh at the event, play for fifth place against Germany tomorrow. The Germans defeated Hong Kong 3-0 in the corresponding tie.

Results: Sandeep Jangra lost to Keith Pritchard 2-9, 2-9, 9-6, 8-10; Naresh Kumar b Dave Glass 9-2, 1-9, 9-3, 9-2; Harinderpal Singh b David Letourneau 2-9, 2-9, 9-5, 9-2, 9-4. — PTI 

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Eves go down fighting

Durban, July 27
The Indian women’s hockey team suffered second consecutive defeat as they lost to South Africa 2-1 in the second Test of the four-match series.

Even after dominating the match for most of the time at the Stellenbosch Hockey Stadium, Cape Town, India yesterday spoilt many an opportunity to trail the series 2-0.

South Africa took the lead in the second minute after being awarded a penalty corner as striker Henna du Buisson guided the ball past Indian goalkeeper Helen Mary.

India scored the equaliser in the 25th minute. The ball was hit hard from a penalty corner variation and skipper Jyoti Sunita Kullu deflected it into the goalpost from the right.

South Africans exhibited excellent team work to shoot home the winner in the 28th minute.

A penalty corner variation, which saw the ball change five sticks, gave Sharne Wehmeyer the opportunity to lead South Africa to 2-1 victory. — PTI

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Pak’s thrashing linked to wild beach party
Samiul Hasan

Karachi, July 27
Pakistan’s humiliating 9-2 defeat to Holland in Champions Trophy hockey has evoked scathing criticism in the media with one paper linking the thrashing to a wild beach party enjoyed by the “indisciplined” players on the eve of the match.

“Instead of resting in their team hotel and preparing for the match by focusing on the Dutch, senior Pakistan players spent the day swimming and enjoying on a Barcelona beach,” a report in mass circulation Jang newspaper said.

“As a result, the players were drained, tired and focusless,” it said.

Three-time Champions Trophy winners Pakistan conceded the first of the nine goals in the 38th second before suffering their worst defeat in the tournament’s history on Tuesday. The drubbing ended Pakistan’s hopes of reaching the final of the tournament, being staged at Terrassa, Spain, and left them struggling to avoid relegation.

“The attitute of (goalkpeeper) Salman Akbar was embarrassing and unsporting when he threw his gloves in the wash basin and then kicked the door of the locker room after he was replaced after the first half (in which he conceded four goals),” the newspaper commented.

“The (senior) players are a bunch of indisciplined characters who are totally out of chief coach Asif Bajwa’s control,” it added.

The team’s thrashing by the Netherlands has given a new dimension to the goings-on in Pakistan hockey, passing through testing times after PHF president Tariq Kirmani revealed that secretary Musarratullah Khan had resigned from his post.

However, Khan has been asked to continue till a new secretary is appointed in September. Khan is accused of human trafficking on European tours besides manipulating hockey affairs to protect his position in the federation as well as in International Hockey Federation (FIH).

Insiders say senior players Sohail Abbas and Waseem Ahmed had fallen out with Khan in 2004 which eventually forced them to hang their boots only to wear them again earlier this year.

A total of 45 Punjab Hockey Association clubs have threatened to boycott PHF activities if Khan was allowed to quit his post while Sindh Hockey Association (SHA) has urged Tariq Kirmani to immediately announce Khan's successor before the secretary caused more damage to the sport. — PTI

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Sports bodies will be cleansed: Virbhadra
Tribune News Service

Shimla, July 27
Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said the government would not be cowed down by the threat of the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) to debar the state, which had enacted legislations to regulate sports bodies, from participating in national tournaments and asserted that it would take the fight to cleanse the sports bodies to the national level.

He said the law enacted to bring transparency in the functioning of sports bodies and maintain their democratic character would not be withdrawn at any cost.

Talking to mediapersons here today, he said it was shocking that the IOA was opposing the government’s measure to ensure that elections to the sports bodies were held regularly and in a transparent manner. Further, to make certain that sports associations were not hijacked by anyone by manipulations, life members and patrons had been denied voting right under the act.

The government was not bothered by who controlled a particular sports organisation but its only concern was to ensure the office-bearers were elected through democratic process and that accounts were maintained properly.

He said there had been instances where constitution had been changed to control the associations in perpetuity. Citing the example of the state cricket association, which was headed by Anuraag Thakur, son of former Chief Minister P.K. Dhumal, he said over 60 life members, mostly from Punjab, were inducted in the 24-member state body and given voting rights.

He said he failed to understand why the IOA should have any objection to a law which ensured a level playing field in election to sports bodies and made it mandatory to get the accounts audited. 

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Landis tests positive for drugs

Zurich, July 27
Tour de France winner Floyd Landis’s testosterone levels were found to be unusually high in an official doping test during the race, the Phonak cycling team announced today.

The Swiss-based team said on its website that it was notified by the International Cycling Union (UCI) yesterday of “an unusual level of testosteron/epitestosteron ratio in the test made on Floyd Landis after stage 17 of the Tour de France.”

The US rider will ask for a counter analysis in the coming days, it added. The B sample test will be again carried out by France’s national anti-doping laboratory at Chatenay-Malabry.

The test was done on the evening of his victory in the 17th stage of the Tour de France to Morzine when he managed to claim the mountainous stage victory after a 130km solo breakaway.

The 30-year-old American regained the yellow jersey two days after winning in Morzine and won the race overall in Paris on July 23.

The news comes as mystery surrounded the whereabouts of the American champion after he withdrew from two races in the Netherlands and Denmark the day after cycling’s world governing body UCI announced a rider on the Tour had failed a doping test.

The ANP Dutch news agency said Landis pulled out of a race in Chaam yesterday evening after medical advice but this reason for not appearing was not confirmed by race organisers. — AFP

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Orissa girls lift title
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 27
The last year’s runners-up Orissa lifted the trophy after beating the defending champions Manipur 1-0 in the final of third Junior Girls National Football Championship at the Sector 17 Football Stadium.

The first jolt for Manipur came in the 44th minute when Orissa’s left winger Rashmita Podh got the pass from her captain Sradhanjali Sahoo and pushed it in the net with quite ease. Despite getting a number of chances, Manipur failed to score.

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 BRIEFLY

Indian girls claim bronze
New Delhi:
India had to be content with a bronze medal in the junior girls’ team event at the 12th Asian Junior Table Tennis Championship at Kitakyushu, Japan, when they lost to China in the semifinal on Thursday.
The Indian eves went down 3-0 to the Asian powerhouses while the junior boys team finished fifth at the event. The boys team had bowed out of the championship after losing to Japan at the quarterfinal stage. — PTI

Jeev tied 30th
Shizuoka:
A birdie bang on the last hole gave Jeev Milkha Singh a one-under card on the first day of the golf tournament, Omazaeki, at the par-71 Shizuoka Country Hamaoka Course and Hotel here on Thursday. The one-under 70 placed the Indian in tied 30th place.
The leader was Soushi Tajima, who shot six-under 65. Tajima, who was just one under after 12 holes, went on a birdie spree with five birdies on the last six holes. — PTI

Relief for Aziz
Karachi:
Striker Tariq Aziz got some relief after the world body (FIH) permitted the Pakistan Hockey Federation to lift the ban on him and allow him to play in domestic tournaments.
However, Aziz’s six-month ban from international hockey will continue till September 30 and he will miss the World Cup in Germany, according to a report published in the daily Dawn on Thursday. Aziz had been banned for six months from all levels of hockey for deliberately hitting an Australian player during the Commonwealth Games final in Melbourne in March this year. — PTI

McBride retires
Chicago:
Brian McBride, the only US footballer to score in more than one World Cup, has announced his retirement from international football.
McBride’s decision brought an end to a 13-year international career that included appearances in the World Cup in 1998, 2002 and 2006. He produced 30 goals in 95 matches for the United States to become the second-leading scorer in team history. — AFP

Zagallo dismissed
Sao Paulo:
Former coach and player Mario Zagallo has been dismissed as Brazil’s technical coordinator, the Brazilian Soccer Confederation said.
Zagallo, who was an assistant coach to Carlos Alberto Parreira at the World Cup, lost his job because of a “reformulation in the structure of Brazil’s technical staff,” CBF said on its website on Wednesday. — AP

Boxing meet
NEW DELHI:
The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has awarded the 4th World Women’s Boxing Championship to the Amateur Boxing Federation of India (IABF), which will be held in Delhi from November 17 to 24.
IABF secretary-general Col P K Muralidharan Raja, announcing other details here on Thursday, said the Indian sub-junior team would take part in the AIBA World Cadet Boxing Championship in Istanbul, Turkey from August 3. — OSR

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