McDowell wins the US Open
Pebble Beach, California: Sticking doggedly to his game plan and keeping his discipline and nerve, Graeme McDowell delivered on his dad’s ambitious Father’s Day gift request — a US Open triumph at Pebble Beach. The Northern Irishman held off Tiger Woods, number two Phil Mickelson, twice champion Ernie Els and Gregory Havret of France to raise the trophy on Sunday, getting a victory hug on the 18th green from his father, Kenny.
Bindra in World Championship team
New Delhi: Olympic gold-medallist, rifle shooter Abhinav Bindra, will get to defend his World Championship title when the event is held in Munich in July-August this year. The Olympic champion in 10m air rifle was included after he shot 590 and 594 in Pune trials.
Basketball receives boost
New Delhi: Basketball in India received a shot in the arm with IMG Reliance, a joint venture between Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries and IMG Worldwide, forging a tie-up with the federation to promote the sport. The Basketball Federation of India has granted IMG Reliance commercial rights relating to the sport.
India ‘A’, West Indies ‘A’ settle for draw
Surrey: India ‘A’ bowlers found it tough to contain the West Indies ‘A’ batsmen and the Caribbeans rode on skipper Devon Smith’s ton to force a draw in the four-day match between the two sides here.
Brief score: India A: 543/8 (Pujara 208, Russell 5-97); West Indies A: 563 (Fletcher 123, Smith 170).
WI grind on as second Test heads for draw
Basseterre: West Indies ground on remorselessly to 463/4 at lunch on the fourth day of the second Test against South Africa in St Kitts on Monday.
Brief score at lunch: SA 1st inns 543/6 dec; WI 1st inns: 463/4 (Chanderpaul n.o. 163, B Nash 114)