Jeev Milkha Singh may not play next month's Royal Trophy at the Black Mountain Golf Club in Hua Hin as he is struggling with a back injury. The pro, who was speaking at a promotional event, said, "I have committed to the Royal Trophy but I can only take a decision after the MRI is done on December 21 and 22. I am positive but if the doctor says that I need rest then I will have to give it a miss."
However, on a positive note, he added, "The pain has gone down dramatically and I need to start strengthening it soon as when I begin hard practice, my back should be able to withstand the work."
Haryana declared winners
New Delhi: Haryana were declared the winners of the Monnet 11th National Women's Boxing Championships at Thrissur on Friday. Haryana won the title a total of 32 points as they won 3 gold and a silver medal. Kerala and Manipur stood second with 17 pts each.
Manipuri boxer L Sarita Devi was crowned as the 'Best Boxer' of the Championships.
In the 81kg and above category KC Lekha of Kerala who was making a comeback after her marriage defeated Kavita Chahal of Haryana on points 8:2 to win the gold. The home crowd got their money's worth when Kerala's Princy Joseph got he better of D Narmadha of Tamilnadu by RSC in the first round.
In the 64 kg category Aruna Mishra of All India Police defeated Minu Basumatary of Assam on pts 7:2.
Saptarshi stuns Deep Sengupta
New Delhi: Petroleum Sports Promotion Board’s Grandmaster trios G N Gopal, Parimarjan Negi and Neelotpal Das taken the lead with perfect scores after second round matches of the ongoing 48th National Premier Chess Championship here at K R Mangalam World School, GK-II on Friday.
Cricket, kabaddi stay on for Incheon Asiad
Mumbai: India can look forward to two games in which they can excel at the 2014 Asian Games — cricket and kabaddi, following the decision to retain these sporting disciplines in the Games sports programme. The Olympic Council of Asia announced that cricket has been retained for the 17th Asiad in Incheon.