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December 10, 2013

Saina, Xuerui in same group at Super Series Finals

Kuala Lumpur, Dec 10 (IANS) Indian badminton star Saina Nehwal has been clubbed with Olympic champion Li Xuerui of China in the same group after the BWF Super Series Finals draws were announced at the Kuala Lumpur Badminton Stadium here Tuesday.Japan's Minatsu Mitani and Yeon Ju Bae of South Korea are the other players in Group B besides Saina, who is seeded second, and Xuerui. China's Shixian Wang, Thai Porntip Buranaprasertsuk, South Korean Ji Hyun Sung and Chinese Taipei's Tzu Ying Tai are in Group A of…

Gauri Monga favourite for Western India Golf

Pune, Dec 10 (IANS) As the Indian Golf Union (IGU) Amateur Ladies Tour bandwagon moves to the country's west, a total of 45 amateurs including all the stars will be seen in action at the Usha Western India Ladies and Junior Girls Championships beginning Wednesday.Former IGU Ladies Tour winner and rising star Gauri Monga will start clear favourite in the event, her creditable fifth place finish in the recently concluded Indian Open confirming her red hot form for the season. Prior to her headline-grabbing finish…

Hockey: Germany join Belgium in quarters, Pakistan out

New Delhi, Dec 10 (IANS) Germany made a statement why they are the defending World Champions by decimating minnows Egypt 6-0 in a Pool A clash to qualify for the quarter-finals of the Hockey Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here Tuesday.Pakistan, on the other hand, failed to qualify for the last eight after they drew Belgium 2-2 despite leading 2-0 at one point in the last Pool A clash. With two wins and a draw, Belgium (seven points) topped the pool ahead of five-time champions Germany (six…

Tennis: Adil ousts seeded Mayukh

Bangalore, Dec 10 (IANS) Wild card Adil Kalyanpur of Karnataka pulled off the first upset of the tournament when he beat seventh seed Mayukh Rawat 6-2, 6-1 and entered the last 16 round of the RT Naayan memorial Cup AITA National Series Under-16 junior tennis tournament here Tuesday.Kalyanpur, playing an attacking game, never allowed his rival to settle down and coasted to the round of 16 where he was joined by top seed BR Nikshep of Karnataka who ousted the big serving B Anirudh 6-2, 6-3. Second seed Sanil Jagitiani of…

Table toppers Bengaluru FC face Mohamedan Sporting

Kolkata, Dec 10 (IANS) Table toppers Bengaluru FC kick off the first of their reverse legs in Airtel I-League football when they take on Mohammedan Sporting at the Salt Lake Stadium here, in an afternoon kick-off, Wednesday.The last meeting between the two sides ended in a 2-1 win for Ashley Westwood’s team and the Englishman would bank on the fine away form his team have hit, to pull off a double over the Kolkata club. The Blues have made the trip to Kolkata on the back of a confidence-inducing 1-3 win at Churchill…
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