Cup berth: India on Friday earned their first wrestling World Cup berth on the back of their best-ever sixth-place finish in men’s free-style event at the World Championships in Budapest. India finished with 23 points.
Murray setback: Andy Murray is unlikely to play again this season after pulling out of next week’s Thailand Open to undergo minor back surgery. Murray has been bothered by a disc problem in his lower back.
Bolt’s decision: Usain Bolt has left open the possibility of carrying on beyond the Rio 2106 Olympic Games. The six-time Olympic gold medallist said earlier the 2016 Games could mark his last competitive appearance.
Sethuraman wins: In Kocaeli, S P Sethuraman came back into the reckoning (5.5 points) for the top honours by defeating Duda Jan-Krzysztof of Poland in the seventh round of the World Junior Chess Championship.
Bolt&’s view: Usain Bolt says he would probably only run the 200m if he decides to compete at next year’s Commonwealth Games. The Jamaican champion hopes to participate, but will discuss it with his coach first. Brand ambassador: Virat Kohli will soon be appointed brand ambassador of the country’s second largest para-military force, the Border Security Force, tasked with guarding India’s borders.
Gangjee wins: Kolkata&’s Rahil Gangjee cantered to a comfortable six-stroke win at the Players Championship in with a solid final- round showing, scoring an impressive tournament total of 13-under 275.
Football League: On Saturday, in the Calcutta Football League, minnows Peerless and Aryan . Peerless shone in a draw against Mohun Bagan while Aryan have defeated United SC in their last match.