India's ace shuttler Saina Nehwal stormed into the quarterfinals of the Swiss Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament with a straight game win over of Petya Nedelcheva of Bulgaria in Basel.
Saina, who is the defending champion and top seed here, took exactly half an hour to get the better of Nedelcheva 21-15 21-10.
By virtue of this win, Saina, who reclaimed World No 2 position yesterday, took a 6-2 head-to-head lead over 23rd ranked Nedelcheva.
India fight for pride
Ipoh (Malaysia): Young Indian side led by Danish Mujtaba will hope to beat hosts Malaysia in the final round robin league encounter of Sultan Azlan Shah hockey on Saturday. India with three points from four matches at the best can qualify for a third-place play-off.
Greater Noida: G. Manisha produced India's best performance in the road race competition of the Hero Asian Cycling by finishing sixth in the 71km race. Manisha's time of one hour, 49 minutes and 58 seconds was seven seconds behind podium finishers. Yao Pang of Hong Kong won.
Ministry works on ties
New Delhi: Sports Minister Jitendra Singh held a meeting with SAI and different wings of armed forces with the purpose of forming an alliance among all the bodies and work together.
Tehlan powers ONGC
New Delhi: Mayank Tehlan's 76 and Parveen Gupta's 6/33 helped ONGC beat Little Master in DDCA League. Lokesh Rathor's 6/25 powered Rajdhani, Kirti Anand's 6/14 helped Patel Nagar & Vivek Mishra's 4/43 helped Subhania win their games.