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Johor Bahru: India ended their Sultan of Johar Cup hockey league campaign on an unbeaten note by playing out a 3-3 draw against hosts Malaysia. India play Germany in the final on Sunday.

Hong Kong: Jyoti Randhawa (67) moved to five-under 205 and tied 13th, up from overnight 20th, on the third day of the Hong Kong Open here, on Saturday. New Zealand's Michael Campbell is sharing the lead with Spanish Miguel Angel Jimenez.

Brooksville: Arjun Atwal moved within one round of making the final stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School after he turned in a creditable four-under 68 in the third round of the second stage to be tied third here. Atwal is now 11-under and lying tied third.

New Delhi: Dipika Pallikal and Anaka Alankamony recorded victories as India overcame Hong Kong 2-0 to earn a play-off for fifth place in the WSF Women's World Team squash championship in Nimes, France.

Khanty Mansiysk: Grandmaster D Harika got an easy draw against Lela Javakhishvili of Georgia in the first game of the third round of World Women's Chess Championship here.

Fujairah: International Master V Saravanan defeated Grandmaster Li Chao of China in the fourth round of Fujairah International chess tournament here. Surya Sekhar Ganguly drew with Vladislav Tkachieve of France.

Calcutta: Heptathlete Sushmita Singha Roy was adjudged the Best Athlete of the Year by the West Bengal Athletics Association.

Calcutta: The British Deputy High Commission routed Siemens 5-0, while Panchwati Resorts powered past HSBC Electronics 3-1 at the Rangers Mercantile Five-A-Side Soccer Tournament, on Saturday. In other matches, OnProcess beat Swissotel 3-2 with Wipro winning 2-1 against US Consulate. Cognizant A edged past ITC 1-0.

Calcutta: Yuvaraj Bains beat Arghya Das 6-1, 7-5, while Aayush Poddar overcame Harsh Gurnani 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to reach the final in the boys' under-18 section of the BTA Ranking Tennis Tournament, on Saturday. Roshni Sen and Shruti Gupta will meet in the girl's under-16 final.

Calcutta: Rituparna Das whipped RP Sara 22-20, 21-9 in the under-19 girls' semi-finals of the 37th Junior National Badminton Championships being held in Imphal, on Saturday. In the final on Sunday, Rituparna will meet Ruthvika Shivani, who defeated Reshma Kartik 21-13, 14-21, 21-9.

Calcutta: The BCCI has decided to extend its one-time benefit scheme to former Test opener Devang Gandhi and left-arm spinner Utpal Chatterjee. While Devang will get Rs 25 lakh, Utpal will be richer by Rs 30 lakh.

Calcutta: Alok Pratap Singh and Sayan Sekhar Mondal scalped four wickets apiece as Bengal A bowled out their Mumbai counterparts for 212 on Day One of the CK Nayudu Trophy, in Kalyani, on Saturday. Mumbai's SS Salvi scored 103. At stumps, Bengal A were 54 for one.

Brief scores: Mumbai A 212 (SS Salvi 103; AP Singh 4/48, SS Mondal 4/41). Bengal A 54/1. Match to continue


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