Honours galore: Olympic and World champion Usain Bolt and American tennis star Serena Williams have been voted International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Best Athletes for the second year in a row.
Injury blow: AC Milan striker Stephan El Shaarawy will be
sidelined for ten weeks after undergoing surgery on his right foot. He had been out of action due to a fractured metatarsal on his right foot.
CFL: East Bengal were by far the better side as they cruised to an easy 3-0 win over Army XI in a Calcutta Football League match on Sunday. Lenn, Sueoka and Vashum were the scorers for Colaco&’s side.
Poll hope: BCCI vice-president Sneh Bansal is favourite to win the presidential electio n against former India captain Bishan Singh Bedi as they square off in the Delhi & Districts Cricket Association contest.
Washed out: The second one-day international between New Zealand and the West Indies was abandoned on Sunday due to persistent rain. The West Indies lead the five-match series 1-0 after winning in Auckland.
Chess delight: Grandmaster and former world junior champion Abhijeet Gupta benefitted from the late arrival of Gerogia’s Baadur Jobava to win the Al-Ain Classic International Open Chess tournament.
Shastri&’s feat: Suresh Shastri will become the first Indian umpire to stand in hundred first-class games when Hyderabad takes on Kerala in the Ranji Trophy Group C match to be held at Secunderabad.
National record: Md. Jameer Hussain of Assam shattered three national junior records en route to sweeping the three gold on offer in the men’s 94kg category in the National Weightlifting Championships.