Gran Canaria (Spain): India’s Ajeetesh Sandhu finished strongly with three birdies in the last six holes for a 4-under 66 that placed him tied-16th even as half the field was yet to finish the first round at the Gran Canaria Lopesan Open here. Of the other three Indians in the fray, only SSP Chawrasia had finished but had a disappointing day at 4-over 74. Shubhankar Sharma and Gaganjeet Bhullar were yet to finish.
Aditi drops down to T-43 with late bogeys
Los Angeles: India’s Aditi Ashok got off to a modest start at the HUGEL-Air Premia LA Open here with a 1-under 70 and was placed tied-43rd. Aditi looked set for a much better score but two late bogeys spoilt a card that was 3-under through 14 holes.
Bangladesh reach 474/4 on Day 2 after Mominul century
Pallekele: Captain Mominul Haque completed a century beside newcomer Najmul Shanto as their 242-run partnership lifted Bangladesh to a commanding 474/4 against Sri Lanka after two days of the first Test today. Shanto, who started the day at 126, was out for 163 soon after lunch to end their third-wicket stand. Mominul reached his 11th Test century in the morning session and was out, too, before tea.
Nadal in quarterfinals of Barcelona Open
Barcelona: Rafael Nadal needed three sets to beat Kei Nishikori as he reached the quarterfinals at the Barcelona Open. Nadal beat the Japanese 6-0 2-6 6-2 at the clay-court tournament.
Benzema scores twice as Madrid beat Cadiz
Madrid: Karim Benzema scored two goals and set up another to lead Real Madrid to a 3-0 win over Cadiz in the Spanish league. Agencies