Somdev enters quarters

Charlottesville: Somdev Dev Varman struggled past Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel in three sets to progress to the singles quarter-finals of the ATP Challenger tournament.

Paris: Little-known Pole Jerzy Janowicz continued his brilliant run at the Paris Masters on Friday, reaching the semi-finals when eighth seed Janko Tipsarevic retired when trailing 3-6 6-1 4-1.

Gurgaon: Ajeetesh Sandhu carded a sizzling six-under-66 to take a three-stroke lead over Gaurav Pratap after the second round of the DLF Masters at the DLF Golf and Country Club, here on Friday.

Sanya: Smriti Mehra negated a superb front nine with a patchy back nine as she returned a card of two-over 74 to be tied 38th on the opening day of the Sanya Ladies Open here on Friday.

Bangkok: Seenappa Chikkrangappa dropped down the leaderboard to 16th spot with a card of two-over 74, but continued to be the top Indian at the end of the second round of the fourth Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship.

New Delhi: India has nothing to boast of in terms of achievements at the world stage in athletics, but the country has topped in the number offenders caught for doping under IAAF rules.

In the latest IAAF list of dope offenders updated till October 31, a whopping 40 Indian athletes figured in the list out of 204 dope offenders all over the world.

Calcutta: Australian Ryan Harris' name was erroneously missed out of the list of the players in the IPL teams and is part of Kings XI Punjab squad, the BCCI said on Friday.

The Board said that Harris' contract with KXIP has been extended and he is with the Mohali-based team.

"Ryan Harris' name was erroneously missed out of the attached lists. He has had his contract extended and is a part of KXIP," the BCCI said in a release.

Colombo: Incessant rain has forced Sri lanka Cricket to shift the second and third one-day Internationals of on-going series against New Zealand to the central town of Kandy.

"The games would now be played at Pallekele on the same dates," SLC spokesman Rajith Fernando said.

Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board has welcomed the ICC's go-ahead to day-night Test matches, calling it a "breakthrough" decision that would add value to the game.