India captain Sardar Singh has been nominated by the Hockey India for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. Sardar has been the captain of national team since November 2012 and under his leadership, India reached the semi-finals of last year's FIH Champions Trophy in Melbourne after a period of 30 years.
Danish Mujtaba, V R Raghunath, Tushar Khandekar and Bharat Chetri have been recommended for the Arjuna Award. In women's category, Ritu Rani, Saba Anjum and Joydeep Kaur have been nominated for the award.
Rough 3rd round for Jeev and Bhullar
Tianjin (China): Jeev Milkha Singh and Gaganjeet Bhullar endured tough back-nines and let slip a chance to position themselves better for tomorrow's
final round in the Volvo China Open, here on Saturday. Jeev, a former champion here, was one-under through 12 holes before dropping bogeys on the 13th and 17th to finish at 73. He slipped to tied 30th on the leaderboard at two-under 214. Bhullar, who had survived the cut with a fine fightback, gave away two shots on the 16th and 18th to finish the day at 72 and one-under 215 in tied 40th place for the week.
Kapur tied 6th, four shots behind leader
Jakarta: Shiv Kapur stumbled to a crippling double bogey on the 17th hole but still gave himself a shot at the title by being tied sixth after the third round of the CIMB Niaga Indonesian Masters here today.