Ghosal shines: India’s Saurav Ghosal, who recorded a career-high ranking of 17 in October, has reached the quarter-finals of the Financière Banque Nationale Montreal Open, a PSA World Tour International 35 squash event.
Title for Uchimara: Japan’s Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura claimed his fourth successive world men’s all-around title at the 44th World Gymnastics C&’ships. Ryohei Kato won silver and Fabian Hambuechen bronze.
Ban lifted: The Federation of International Football Association has lifted the one-match ban against Ukrainian fans for racist crowd behaviour, Ukraine’s Football Federation said on Thursday.
Advani triumphs: In a clash between two heavyweights of cue sports, eight-time world champion Pankaj Advani overcame England’s Jimmy White in the opening round of the Ruhr Open 2013 in Germany.
Jo’s double: Brazil striker Jo scored a brace as Atletico Mineiro beat Ponte Preta 4-0 in the Campeonato Brasileiro. Marcos Rocha and Alecsandro also struck for the hosts beside the former City striker.
Pallikal peaks: Dipika Pallikal played one of the best games of her life in the opening round of the Carol Weymuller Open where she recovered from two games down to upset Australia’s No.8 seed Kasey Brown.
Hamilton fastest: Lewis Hamilton was fastest in both free practice sessions for the Korean Grand Prix at the Yeongam circuit on Friday as Kimi Raikkonen escaped a heavy crash in the opening run-out.
Archers disappoint: India’s disappointing performance in the World Archery Championships continued with both the men’s and women’s compound teams losing in the pre-quarterfinals at Belek, Turkey.
Assam in final: Betkuchi High School of Assam posted a stunning 1-0 win over defending champions Greenwood School, Nagaland to enter the U-14 final of the Subroto Cup football tournament for the first time.
Rugby for peace: Arch-rivals India and Pakistan are to play a rugby final tomorrow, with officials and captains vowing to promote peace through sports.The final is a rare sporting event between the South Asian rivals.