Big blow to Real and Brazil

Sao Paulo: Real Madrid left-back Marcelo broke his right-foot in training with Brazil on Sunday and will be sidelined until at least the end of the year. Brazil doctor Rodrigo Lasmar said the defender's injury may require surgery. The player will return to Spain on Monday to be evaluated by Real Madrid doctors.

London: Senegal might be suspended from future Africa Cup of Nations tournaments after their fans rioted and forced the abandonment of the second leg of their qualifier against Ivory Coast at the weekend.

Calcutta: The Airlines Gold Cup final, which was scheduled to be held on Tuesday between Mohammedan Sporting Club and Mohun Bagan, after the Bidhannagar Police Commissionerate cited security concerns.

Odense: Returning to action after a break of mo-re than two months, Saina Nehwal will look to continue her impressive show when she starts her campa-ign at the Denmark Open Super Series here on Tuesday. Seeded third, Saina will face Korean Yeon Ju Bae in the first round.

London: Paula Radcliffe has had her funding withdrawn by UK Athletics after missing the London Olympics and last year's World Championships because of injury. The marathon world record holder was removed from the board's National Lottery-funded World Class Performance Programme

New Delhi: Sachin Kumar suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Vasudev Vijayraman in the first round of the boys under-16 singles on a day of upsets in the National Tennis Championship here on Monday. He lost 6-4, 3-6, 2-6.

Bhopal: Raina Yadav scored four goals as Odisha thrashed Rajasthan 14-0 in a Pool C league game of the Hockey India Senior Women National Championship here on Monday.

New Delhi: Bangladesh Cricket Board has constit-uted a three-member committee to investigate into the allegations of fixing T20 matches by umpires as claimed by a television sting operation.

Mumbai: The city police on Monday suggested enhanced security deployment at the BKC ground for the visiting England team's second warm-up game, days after the MCA wrote to the BCCI requesting it to shift the match to D Y Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai for security reasons.

Mumbai: IPL's Governing Council will meet here on Wednesday, following BCCI's month-long legal battle against Deccan Chargers over the decision to terminate the franchise for breach of contract.