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India’s South Africa tour still doubtful

India’s tour to South Africa at the end of this year is the most eagerly anticipated contest but the series between the top two Test sides continues to rank low on the Board of Control for Cricket in India’s priority list.

We want to win it for Rahul, says Menaria

Chennai Super Kings or Trinidad and Tobago, it would have been the same for the hosts. So said Rajasthan Royals all-rounder Ashok Menaria ahead of the first Champions League T20 semi-final at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here on Friday.

Gurbani extends lead on Day 2

Overnight leader Gurbani Singh dominated the proceedings on Day Two as well, opening up a 10-stroke lead over her nearest rival at the Usha Chandigarh Ladies and Junior Girls Golf Championship 2013 on Thursday.

IGU names team of six for Asia-Pacific seniors

The Indian Golf Union has announced a six-member national team for the Asia-Pacific seniors championship, to be held at the Montgomerie Links Golf Course in Danang, Vietnam, from November 20 to 23. The team above the age of 55 will have four players from the Noida Golf Course — Gangesh Khaitan (captain), Vijay Kumar, Nalin Kant, Brig. Ashish Dube.

Assam boys post upset win in last-8

Assam’s Betkuchi High School upset strong contenders Infant Jesus School, Goa, 1-0 in a fiercely contested quarter-final clash at the 54th Subroto Cup inter-school football in the capital.

Saina, Kohli top awardees list


World no. 4 shuttler Saina Nehwal and star cricketer Virat Kohli led the list of awardees at the Sports Illustrated India’s annual Sportsperson of the Year awards ceremony recently in Gurgaon.

A delightful plum in your mouth


Here’s a simple way to make plum liqueur at home.
3.8 kg ripe plums, pitted and cut into eighths
650 gm caster sugar, divided
700 ml good quality vodka

Proof catches the eye at practice

Proof caught the eye when the horses were exercised at Malakpet Race Course here on Thursday.

Solitaire Royale justifies belief

S. Dominic-trained Solitaire Royale was given a confident ride by Pradeep Chouhan to clinch the Civil Services Trophy, the feature event of the races held here on Thursday, edging out Yakeen close home.

Shweta takes six-stroke lead

Rookie Pune golfer Shweta Galande rode on six birdies on the back nine to produce another card of 66, and lead the penultimate round of the 9th leg of the Hero Women’s Professional Golf Tour event in Bengaluru on Wednesday.

Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party’s poster woman, Smriti Irani, has been made the Union human resources development minister, she has been embroiled in controversies.

India’s retail sector is a potpourri of formats.