SPORTS UPDATE

India bow out of AFC U-19

Amman: India bowed out of the AFC U-19 Women’s Championship China 2015 Qualifiers after suffering a 1-3 loss to Jordan here. All of Jordan’s three goals came of counter-attacks as the Indians were slow to recover after the high line of defence was beaten. Rasha Khawaled (8th minute), Nour Ayoub (56th) and Lama Alomari (70th) scored for Jordan while Pyari Xaxa pulled one back for India in the 30th minute. (PTI)

Lee Chong fails dope test: Report

KUALA LUMPUR: Badminton’s world No. 1 Lee Chong Wei has failed a doping test, a top Malaysian sports official said on Saturday. Lee, who has been temporarily suspended pending a hearing by the Badminton World Federation’s doping panel, faces a potential two-year ban from competition. Badminton Association of Malaysia deputy chairman Mohamad Norza Zakaria confirmed Saturday that a test carried out on Nov. 5 in Oslo, Norway, on the B sample had backed up the positive finding of the A sample from a doping control at this year’s World Championships. Mohamad declined to identify the player, however a senior Malaysian sports official confirmed to The Associated Press that it was 33-year-old Lee. The official did not give his name because he was not authorized to reveal Lee’s identity to the media. (AFP)

Pinki replaces Mary Kom, Priyanka in for Sarita for Worlds

New Delhi,: Pinki Rani replaced an injured M C Mary Kom, while Priyanka Choudhary came in for the suspended Sarita Dev in the Indian squad announced today for the Women’s World Boxing Championships to be held at Jeju, South Korea from November 13 to 25. Sarita is currently serving a provisional ban, which was imposed on her by International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) for not accepting the bronze medal in the Asian Games at Incheon earlier this year. A 16-member senior women’s team, consisting of 10 boxers, three coaches, one doctor, one physiotherapist and a manager will form the squad in the upcoming tournament. (PTI)

India bag 13 medals in Rapid event in Asian Youth Chess

New Delhi: Putting up a dominating show, India bagged 13 medals, including four golds, out of a possible of 18 in the Rapid event on the opening day of the Asian Youth Chess Championships, here on Saturday. Tamilnadu trio of R Vaishali, M Mahalakshmi and Srija Seshadri won the yellow metal for the hosts in Under-14, Under-16 and Under-18 girls’ categories respectively while Maharashtra youngster Mohammad Nubairshah Shaikh secured the fourth gold in Under-16 Open section. India also pocketed four silver and five bronze medals. Iran with one gold, two silver and one bronze finished second while Philippines occupied third spot with a solitary gold in the Rapid event. (PTI)

Sandhu shocks Ghosal to win maiden national title

Mumbai: Playing an attacking brand of squash, Harinder Pal Sandhu shocked defending champion and 13-time winner Sourav Ghosal to clinch his maiden men’s title in the Senior Nationals at the Cricket Club of India here on Saturday. Third seed Sandhu looked in top flight as he took a commanding 2-0 lead and was 6-2 up in the third when Ghosal, ranked 18th in the world, led a comeback to take the third and fourth games and forced a decider. (PTI)

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