HONG KONG: Beng aluru FC entered the quarterfinals of the AFC Cup football, beating Kitchee SC 3-2 at the Mong Kok Stadium here on Wednesday. Two goals from skipper Sunil Chhetri (31st and 33rd minute) and a winner from Daniel Lalhlimpuia (51st) sent Ashley Westwood’s boys through.
BALE TAKES DIG
MADRID: Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale took a dig at rivals Atletico Madrid, saying none of its players will make it into the Real team. The two Madrid giants are set to battle it out in the Chamipions League final on Saturday. “No Atletico player would feature in Real’s team,” he said.
JOSHNA, DIPIKA IN QF
HONG KONG: Joshna Chinappa and Dipika Pallikal recorded wins to reach the quarters of the PSA HKFC International here. Joshna beat Egyptian qualifier Salma Hany 11-8, 11-7, 6-11, 11-8 while Dipika beat Malaysian Low Wee Wern 11-1, 11-3, 11-3.
ATHLETE TESTS POSITIVE
MADRID: A Spanish athlete tested positive in a reanalysis of doping samples from the 2008 Beijing Games, the Spanish Olympic Committee said. The committee did not name the athlete or his or her sport. The IOC said last week that 31 athletes could be barred from Rio after their samples came back positive in retests.
HEENA MISSES FINAL
MUNICH: Heena Sidhu missed out on qualifying for the final of women’s 10m air pistol by just one point on the final day of the ISSF World Cup on Wednesday. Heena finished 12th out of 104 shooters with a score of 384.
NEW DELHI: The third stage of the Afriquia Merzouga Rally, run through the deserts of Morocco, faced some disruptions on Wednesday, according to the race website. Indian rider CS Santosh was 18th in the overall standings after the second stageon Tuesday, where he finished 21st.