The Indian trio of Rahul Banerjee, Mangal Singh Champia and Jayanta Talukdar clinched the men's team recurve gold medal with a 218-214 win over the US in the final of the World Cup archery (Stage II) in Antalya, Turkey.
The Indian trio proved too good for the Americans — Brady Ellison, Richard Johnson and Vic Wunderle — and maintained the lead throughout the final to win the first gold medal of the series. At the Porec World Cup, India had settled for silver, bowing to Italy.
BRYANT PRAISES FISHER FOR HIS PLAY
Boston: Kobe Bryant has praised the impact of Los Angeles Lakers teammate Derek Fisher ahead of Thursday's pivotal Game 4 against the Boston Celtics in the NBA finals series. A tough and emotional point guard with a history of clutch performances, Fisher made five baskets in the fourth quarter to lead the Lakers to a 91-84 victory.
Sania goes down to Tanasugarn
Birmingham: Sania Mirza could not progress beyond the second round in her first tournament since marriage and went down to Thailand's Tamarine Tanasugarn in the WTA tennis tournament.
Playing in her first tournament since February, Sania went down 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to her Thai opponent in a match spread over two days.
Mithun, Ratra take ONGC into final
New Delhi: A 105 runs partnership for the fifth wicket between Mithun Manhas (not out 111) and Ajay Ratra (54) and 51 runs by Puneet Mehra helped ONGC beat DDCA President XI by 124 runs and move into the final of the Goswami Ganesh Dutt tournament.
Brief Scores: ONGC 3006 (V Sehwag 40, M Manhas 111*, A Ratra 54, P Mehra 51; R Tyagi 4-78) beat DDCA President XI 1766 (D Shorey 59; S Narwal 2-20,V Sehwag 2-24).
Bobby Rana shines
New Delhi: Bobby Rana created a new meet record in the 50 mt. butterfly strokes event in the Delhi State jr. National Championship. His timing was 29.14 as he broke the previous record of 20.49 of Rishab Pawar.
Samoa named for CWG rugby
New Delhi: Newly-crowned IRB Sevens World Series champions Samoa are named in a strong line-up of nations for the 2010 Commonwealth Games Rugby Sevens tournament in Delhi in October.
Samoa now make the sport a 16 nation tournament for the prestigious event.