The India hockey team was dealt a severe blow ahead of their opening Asia Cup group league encounter against minnows Oman after skipper Sardar Singh was ruled out due to viral fever. Sardar, who was hospitalised, was discharged on Thursday but is being rested.
Woods in hunt at rain-hit Barclays
Jersey City: Unheralded American Kevin Stadler shined in the gloom of a storm-hit day, shooting a seven-under 64 to emerge the surprise clubhouse leader after the opening round of the Barclays tournament on Thursday. World number one Tiger Woods lurked three strokes back, with the opening event of the FedExCup playoffs stalled for more than six hours by heavy lightning and two rain delays.
Chowrasia cards 71 at Gleneagles
Edinburgh: SSP Chowrasia carded a one-under 71 while Jeev Milkha Singh carded one-over 73 in the first round of the Johnnie Walker Championship at Gleneagles here. Chowrasia had three birdies and two bogeys. Jeev’s 72 included four birdies and four bogeys.
Ways to promote I-League discussed
Mumbai: A meeting to finalise fixtures of I-League 7 will be held on Thursday between clubs, the AIFF and its commercial partners IMG-Reliance. A six-member marketing committee that will have representatives from the AIFF, clubs and IMG-Reliance will be held on Friday.
India archers to face Korea for gold
Wroclaw: India setup title clash with Korea in the women recurve event in the fourth stage of the World Cup. Korea advanced into the final by scoring convincing victories over the US, Italy and Russia.