MOSCOW: The “B’’ samples of two Russian women’s weightlifting medallists from the 2008 Beijing Olympics have come back positive for steroids, Russian state news agency Tass reported on Tuesday. Marina Shainova, who won silver in the 58-kilogram class, and Nadezhda Evstyukhina, bronze medallist in the 75-kg division, were among 10 Russian medallists from Beijing who reportedly tested positive last month in IOC reanalysis of their stored samples.
SYDNEY: Saina Nehwal entered the second round of women’s singles but PV Sindhu suffered an upset defeat in the opening round to crash out of the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series on Wednesday. In men’s singles, India’s Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma made the second round with contrasting victories, but qualifier RM V Gurusaidutt lost in first round.
WOODS TO SKIP US OPEN
OAKMONT (US): For the third time in the past six years, the US Open will go on without three-time champion Tiger Woods. Woods said on his website Tuesday that he is not ready for tournament competition and will skip the US Open next week at Oakmont, along with his Quicken Loans National the following week at Congressional.
“While I continue to work hard on getting healthy, I am not physically ready to play in this year’s US Open and the Quicken Loans National,” he said.
BOPANNA IN QUARTERS
S-HERTOGENBOSCH (NETHERLANDS): Rohan Bopanna opened his grass court season with new partner Nicolas Mahut with a 6-1 6-4 win over Robin Hasse and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez in the Ricoh Open.
PUSA IN RAGHUBIR FINAL
NEW DELHI: Aditya Kaushik’s 116 and Parvinder Awana’s 3/54 helped Pusa Youngsters beat Collage Sports by 7 wickets to enter the final of Lala Raghubir cricket at Modern School grounds.