Panghal in World Military Games quarters
Wuhan: World Championships silver medallist Amit Panghal reached the boxing quarterfinals at the 7th CISM World Military Games here today. Panghal beat Tunisia’s Boughanmi Bilel 4-1 in the men’s 52kg category. Deepak beat Vietnam’s Nguyen Linh Phung 5-0 in the men’s 49kg class to make the last-8 stage. Chirag beat Venezuela’s Bonilla Jhoinen 5-0 in the 56kg category. However, Sanjeet suffered a 0-5 defeat at the hands of China’s Wang Zhibao in a 91kg Round of 32. Meanwhile, wrestler Sandeep Tomar has sustained a leg injury during the training and will not be competing in the tournament.
Finch battling to be fit for Sri Lanka T20
Limited-overs captain Aaron Finch is battling to be fit for Australia's opening T20I against Sri Lanka after picking up a side strain. The top-order batsman is sitting out Victoria's ongoing Sheffield Shield clash against Western Australia in a bid to be ready for the first of three games against the Sri Lankans in Adelaide on Sunday. "It started out as a little back niggle and it's just a little tear in my side. So, hopefully not too long. It's been a week since I did it," Finch said.London
Rashid top pick, Gayle not in the Hundred draft
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan (in pic) became the first overseas player picked for the inaugural Hundred competition next year, but T20 stalwarts Chris Gayle and Lasith Malinga were among notable omissions in Sunday's draft. Rashid, the No. 1 T20 bowler, was snared by Trent Rockets for the top price of £125,000. Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc were picked up by Welsh Fire for £125,000 each. Their teammate David Warner joined Southern Brave, who also picked explosive West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell. Aaron Finch joined Northern Superchargers while teammate Glenn Maxwell was snared by London Spirit. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Superchargers), Mohammad Nabi (Spirit) and Qais Ahmed (Welsh Fire) are also in the draft. Chris Gayle and Malinga entered the draft as two of its most expensive players at £125,000 each, but neither could find a team. — AgenciesParis
Murray’s rise continues
Andy Murray was rewarded for his victory in Antwerp at the weekend with another dramatic rise in the ATP rankings as he climbed 116 places to 127.
Woods ready for action
Tiger Woods on Monday declared himself "right on schedule" after recent knee surgery as he prepares to return to competition at this week's Zozo Championship. Agencies