Nanjing: The top-seeded Indian pair of Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan crashed out of the men's doubles event of the Asia-Pacific Australian Open wild card play-off tournament after suffering an upset straight-set defeat, here on Thursday. Yuki and left-handed Divij lost 6-7, 4-6 to local pair of Mao-Xin Gong and Ze Zhang in the second round. Meanwhile, Vishnu Vardhan has pulled out of the singles event.
Vienna: Somdev Dev Varman's on-court struggle continued as he lost his sixth consecutive first-round match when he suffered a straight-set defeat against Ernest Gulbis at Erste Bank Open here on Thursday. The unseeded Indian lost to his wild-card opponent from Latvia 6-7 (6) 3-6 .
New Delhi: Simon Child, a member of the FIH World All Star team in 2009, is among the nine Kiwis who will feature in next month's Hockey India League (HIL) Players' auction for the event starting in January next.
Calcutta: Union sports minister Ajay Maken will be waving the chequered flag to herald the winner of the Indian GP on October 28 in Greater Noida.
Bhopal: Chandigarh defeated Karnataka 3-2 to enter the quarter finals of second Hockey India Senior Women National Championship, here on Thursday. Bengal pulled off a fine 9-0 victory over Tripura in Pool H. For Bengal, Pupen Cicilia Kujur topped the scorers list with six goals followed by Sonam Purty (1) and Anjali Soren (1).
Calcutta: Martin Guptill has capped a stellar year with the Black Caps to be named the Richard Hadlee Medal winner at the 2011-12 ANZ New Zealand Cricket Awards on Thursday. New Zealand Cricket chief executive David White in a release congratulated Guptill, saying he richly deserves the honour after a memorable year with the bat.
Ranchi: The ICC has given green light to the newly-constructed JSCA Stadium, in Ranchi, which is scheduled to host an India-England ODI, on January 19 next year. "The ICC has given the green light to host the ODI… The last time Jharkhand had hosted an ODI was in 2006 against England," JSCA president Amitabh Choudhary said.
Mumbai: Deccan Chargers will remain terminated from the IPL after the Bombay High Court Thursday set aside a status quo order passed by an arbitrator on cessation of its membership in the league. Hearing a petition filed by the BCCI, Justice RD Dhanuka quashed the status quo order passed by the arbitrator appointed by the High Court to resolve the dispute between the Board and the Deccan Chronicles Holdings Limited.