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India lose to USA in women’s U-23 football tournament

New Delhi: The Indian women’s football team suffered a 1-4 defeat against the USA in its last match of the three-nation U-23 tournament at Helsingborg, Sweden. Meanwhile, the Indian U-17 women’s football team suffered a 1-3 loss against Chile in its second match in the four-nation tournament in Aquileia, Italy.

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Aditi rallies to make cut at Women’s PGA

Indian golfer Aditi Ashok made two birdies in the last three holes to make the cut at the Women’s PGA Championship here. Aditi shot a 1-under 71 to be tied-54th after the second round at 3-over. In Gee Chun shot a 3-under 69 to increase her lead to six strokes at the Major. Meanwhile, in Cromwell, USA, Anirban Lahiri missed the cut at the Travelers Championship. It was the third straight missed cut for Lahiri. In Prague, India’s Diksha Dagar overcame a double-bogey to make the cut at the Czech Ladies Open.


Gill retires from Safari Rally Kenya with engine problems

Gaurav Gill was forced to retire from the Safari Rally Kenya with engine problems. The JK Tyre-backed driver, who was returning to the global stage after a gap of three years, was a strong contender for the podium finish in WRC2. However, his car came to a halt after fine sand, known as ‘fesh-fesh’ in rallying circles, led to engine damage.


China not to take part in Chess Olympiad

China will not be taking part in the 44th Chess Olympiad to be held at Mamallapuram from July 28. Replying to a question on the sidelines of the Candidates tournament, world No. 2 and China’s top player Ding Liren said the team will take part in the Olympiad.


Nitin remains on top in Chennai Open chess

Indian International Master Nitin Senthilvel settled for a draw with compatriot and fellow IM Ravichandran Siddharth in the ninth round to stay on top of the standings with eight points in the 13th Chennai Open International Grandmaster Chess Tournament. The draw saw Nitin’s lead being cut to half-a-point.


Kvitova beats Ostapenko to claim Eastbourne crown

Twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova geared up for this year’s tournament in style as she sailed past former French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko 6-3 6-2 to capture the WTA 500 Eastbourne International crown. It was a 29th career title and the first in more than a year for the 32-year-old Czech.


England strike late to seize control of Headingley Test

England’s bowlers struck three times in quick succession late on Day 3 to take control of the final Test against New Zealand at Headingley and stay on course for a 3-0 series sweep. The tourists were on 168/5 and led England by 137 runs.


Armstrong takes 50m backstroke gold

American Hunter Armstrong won gold in the men’s 50m backstroke at the World Championships after compatriot Justin Ress was disqualified despite touching the wall first for being fully submerged at the finish. Canada’s 15-year-old Summer McIntosh won the 400m medley title. Agencies

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