Six Indians enter Round 2 at US Open
Updated: Jul 07, 2016, 11:43 IST
EL MONTE (US): Indian shuttlers made a resounding start to their campaign at the US Open with as many as six men’s singles players, including Canada Open winner B Sai Praneeth, making it to the second round of the $120,000 (Rs 81 lakh) Grand Prix Gold tournament here.
Praneeth, who clinched his maiden Grand Prix title at Calgary last week, defeated Sweden’s Henri Hurskainen 21-13,21-12. HS Prannoy spanked USA’s Calvin Lin 21-7, 21-6, RMV Gurusaidutt brushed aside local shuttler Phillips Jap 21-8, 21-13 while young shuttler Pratul Joshi outclassed Canada’s Kevin Barkman 21-13, 21-13.
AUSSIE CRICKETERS DOCKED FOR GAMBLING
MELBOURNE: Three Australian cricketers have been sanctioned over gambling-related breaches of Cricket Australia’s anti-corruption code.
CA said that female players Hayley Jensen and Corinne Hall, both with state and domestic Twenty20 contracts, and men’s Futures League competitor Joel Logan were charged for “placing, accepting, laying or entering into any bet in relation to the result, progress, conduct or any other aspect of any match.”
TENDULKAR’S KNEE SURGERY
LONDON: India’s retired legend Sachin Tendulkar has undergone a knee surgery at a hospital here. Tendulkar posted a picture of his left leg, covered in a black cast, on his facebook page and commented that he hopes to recover soon. “Some injuries trouble even after retirement, but I will be back very soon doing the things I enjoy. Had a knee operation & resting,” the iconic batsman wrote.
YASIR TAKES FOUR WICKETS IN DRAW
TAUNTON: Yasir Shah took four wickets but Pakistan were denied victory as their England tour opener against Somerset ended in a draw. Leg-spinner Shah, given a three-month drugs ban after he tested positive for a masking agent, took four for 107 in 32 overs.