Parimarjanshares third spot

Baku: With two victories and a draw, Parimarjan Negi sharing the third spot at the end of the third round of the Baku Open, being held to mark the Independence Day of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Asian champion, Negi, now has 2.5 points, half-a-point behind leaders 20-year-old Azerbaijani Eltaj Safarli (2620) and Turkish GM Baris Esen (2588).

Negi with 2.5 points is tied with four others, including Rauf Mamedov (2634), Gadir Guseinov (2613), top-seed Ukraine Anton Korobov (2705), Ehsan Maghami Ghaem (2573).

Tehran: India kept alive their chances of advancing to the quarter finals after holding Syria to a goalless draw in the AFC under-16 championship here on Tuesday.

London: England striker Wayne Rooney, who has not played for a month after suffering a severely gashed thigh against Fulham, is likely to return for Manchester United this week.

Rooney's leg was badly cut in an accidental clash with Fulham forward Hugo Rodallega at Old Trafford on August 25 but he could play against Newcastle United in the League Cup on Wednesday or against Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Saturday.

Calcutta: St Paul's High School defeated St Anthony's High School 2-0 while St Aloysius High School got a walkover from Calcutta Boys School in the inter-school football matches, organised by St Lawrence High School.

Zagreb: Croatia champions Dinamo Zagreb have ordered defender Domagoj Vida to pay a 100,000 euro ($129,200) fine for opening a can of beer on the club's bus en route to a game.

"It was the most expensive beer Vida has ever had," the Jutarnji List newspaper joked.

Calcutta: Nalini Singh Siwach took the honours on a tough opening day which saw very few birdies being hit as she led the field with a card of 76 at the sixth leg of the Hero-WGAI Women's Pro tour event here on Tuesday.

Nalini, winner last week, was one shot cleat of Neha Tripathi and Smriti Mehra, who shot 77 each.

New Delhi: A seven-member women's team led by Olympian Geeta Phogat will represent India at the 2012 World Senior Female Wrestling Championship, that gets underway in Edmonton, on Wednesday.

While Geeta will spearhead the country's challenge in the 55kg weight category, Babita Kumar will lead the fight in 51kg section.

Calcutta: Reema Malhotra will replace Gouhar Sultana, who is suffering from a viral attack, in the Indian squad for the Women World T20 tournament, which is scheduled to start on Wednesday. India will start their campaign against Australia on Thursday.