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IAAF U-18 Worlds: Damneet grabs silver in hammer

IAAF U-18 Worlds: Damneet grabs silver in hammer

Barnala lad Damneet Singh grabbed the silver medal in the boys’ hammer throw event to give India their first medal on the third day of the IAAF World U-18 Athletics Championships. Damneet sent the 5kg chain and iron ball to a distance of 74.20m in his first attempt. This was his best effort. Mykhaylo Kokhan of Ukraine won the gold with a best throw of 82.31m while Raphael Winkelvoss of Germany took the bronze (71.78m).  


We recommended Zaheer for 150 days a year: Ganguly  

Former India captain and Cricket Advisory Committee member Sourav Ganguly on Friday said they have recommended Zaheer Khan as bowling consultant for 150 days. As per BCCI’s media release on Thursday, Khan and Rahul Dravid had been appointed “on overseas tour-to-tour basis, as per the requirement of the team”. But Ganguly said their recommendation was to appoint Khan as bowling consultant for 150 days a year, which is much more than the number of days India usually spend on tours. 

New Delhi

BCCI welcomes CSK, RR back in IPL 

BCCI today welcomed Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals back into the IPL fold. The two franchises have completed the two-year suspension, slapped on them after being found guilty of spot-fixing, and are eligible to participate in IPL’s next edition. BCCI’s acting president CK Khanna said: “IPL will be enriched by the return of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals. Both the teams have enjoyed tremendous on-field success and have a mass following.” 

Irvine (Scotland)

Lahiri shoots 5-under to make cut      

Anirban Lahiri shook off the rust and adapted himself to the conditions as rallied with a second round 67 to make the cut at the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open. Lahiri, who shot 76 on the opening day, brought around a nine-shot swing in his card with a bogey-free five-under 67. SSP Chawrasia was 1-over through nine holes and also 1-over for the tournament. Padraig Harrington moved into sole lead at 9-under, following up his 67 in the first round with a fine 4-under 68 in the second.

New Delhi

Karman shocks Liu in ITF event in China

Karman Kaur Thandi recorded the biggest win of her career by knocking out world No. 134 Fangzhou Liu to progress to the semifinals of the ITF women’s event in Naiman, China. The unseeded Indian shocked the second seed Chinese 6-4 7-6(4) in the quarterfinals.  

Bedminster (US)

Rough start for Aditi in weather-hit US Open      

Aditi Ashok had a rough start to the women’s US Open as she was two-over through 17 holes in a weather-hit first round. Aditi had some trouble with the putter as a lot of putts did not fall and she had three bogeys. She made a birdie on the 17th, just as play was stopped due to bad light. — Agencies


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