Promising paddler Sutirtha Mukherjee led Indian girls to a gold medal finish while the boys had to settle for a silver in the team championship of the Slovak Junior Open at Senec, Slovakia. Indian girls defeated Serbia ‘A’ 3-2 in a close summit-clash while Czech Republic ‘A’ boys brushed aside Indian challenge 3-1 to claim gold in the boy’s event.
Arrows to stay
kolkata: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has agreed to let Pailan Arrows stay in I-League 7 after a meeting in New Delhi on Saturday. This follows Arrows and the AIFF settling pending payments for last season. “Whatever little differences we had with the AIFF have been soretd out quite amicably,” said Apurba Saha, chairman Pailan Group.
Narayan plays draw
mumbai: Untitled Indian player SL Narayan surprised Grand Master Zubarev Alexander by holding the Ukrainian to a draw in the 6th Mumbai Mayor International Chess Tournament here on Saturday. Narayan has 3.5 points in his kitty.
pune: Services were off to a winning start as they defeated Goa 28-0 in their first league match of Pool C in the senior national hockey tournament here on Saturday. In the other match Sports Authority of India edged past Bihar 9-0, while Namdhari XI defeated Sashastra Seema Bal 8-2 to register third consecutive win in Pool F.
New delhi: Basketball Federation of India (BFI) will host the South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) men's qualifying round at Thyagaraj Indoor Stadium here from June 2-4. India will take Nepal on June 2 followed by clash against Afghanistan on June 4. The three teams will be competing to qualify for the FIBA Asia Championship to be held in Manila, Philippine from August 1-11.
Abhijeet to lead
New delhi: Seeded seventh, Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta will spearhead the Indian challenge at the Grand Europe Albena Chess tournament that gets underway here. As many as 28 Grandmasters are registered for the tournament.