German Open: Arvind Bhat continued his good form by progressing to the men’s singles quarter-finals of the German Open Grand Prix Gold badminton event, beating Malaysian Daren Liew 21-14, 21-12.
Marketing deal: Rafael Nadal has signed a deal with the sports marketing agency owned by Ronaldo. Nadal’s Goramendi Siglo XXI has agreed to allow Ronaldo’s 9ine non-exclusive image rights for contracts in Brazil.
Final: South Africa will aim to break their title drought when they lock horns with two-time champion Pakistan in the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup final at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Saturday.
England third: England made 247/9 in reply to Australia&’s score of 246/7 which they made in their fifty overs to to win by one wicket and clinch third place in the U-19 World Cup being held in the United Arab Emirates
Kapur shines: At Centurion, Shiv Kapur picked up after a slow start as he notched up six birdies on his last 12 holes to come back with a first-round card of five-under 67 that placed him inside the top 10 of the Tshwane Open.
Perez fastest: Sergio Perez took Force India to top in pre-season testing in Bahrain on Thursday. He clocked a best time of 1min 35.290sec with Valtteri Bottas continuing Williams’ promise with the second-best time.
Asia Cup: Bangladesh and Afghanistan fight it out in Dhaka on Saturday to stay alive in the Asia Cup after suffering defeats in their opening matches. Senior Bangladesh paceman Mashrafe Mortaza is out with a side strain.
Pay hike: Sri Lanka Cricket, which had had a bitter dispute with its players over payments last year, announced a seven per cent hike for them across all categories, announcing the names of 17 contracted players.
Powell’s fate: Sprinter Asafa Powell will know his fate in April when the Jamaica Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel announces its decision on his dope consumption. His attorney has requested a light penalty.