Sunil Chhetri converted a penalty in the 56th minute as Bengaluru FC beat Chennaiyin FC 1-0 in the Indian Super League in Bambolim, Goa, today. Bengaluru’s first win of the season took them to third in the table.
Narsingh clears Covid test, set for World Cup in Serbia
Wrestler Narsingh Yadav’s participation in the upcoming World Cup in Serbia was confirmed today after he returned a negative test for the coronavirus. Making a comeback to competitive wrestling after serving a four-year doping ban, Narsingh had replaced Jitender Kinha in the 74kg in the Indian squad but was rendered doubtful for the competition after testing positive for the virus. The Wrestling Federation of India confirmed that he will travel to Belgrade on December 14 along with the men’s freestyle squad. Many top wrestlers, including Bajrang Punia and Vinesh Phogat, are skipping the event.
Himachal FC win Himachal Football League
Himachal Football Club beat Techtro Swades United FC 2-0 to win the final of the Himachal Football League in Una today. Mohit Sharma, who was adjudged the Man of the Match, scored the opener in the 63rd minute. In the 88th minute, T Sadanand doubled the lead. Techtro Swades had four foreign players in their ranks. Neeraj Jwala was named the tournament’s best defender. Suraj Malik got the best goalkeeper award. Mangat Thakur got the emerging player award. Himachal FC, Techtro, SAI Kangra FC and Shimla FC have qualified for the second division I-League tournament.
Tokyo Olympics delay costs may reach $2.8 billion
The cost of the postponed Tokyo Olympics could reach about $2.8 billion, according to figures released today by the Tokyo organising committee, the Tokyo city government and Japan’s national government. The numbers are in line with estimates that have been made in Japan since the Olympics were postponed eight months ago. They are now set to open on July 23, 2021.
Milan beat Celtic, Spurs also reach Europa last-32
Seven-time European champions AC Milan hit back from two goals down against Celtic to claim a 4-2 victory that sent them into the Europa League knockout phase as they were among 14 teams to progress in Europe’s second-tier competition. Tottenham Hotspur, Antwerp, Lille, Villarreal, Braga, Dinamo Zagreb, Red Star Belgrade, PSV Eindhoven, Granada, Bayer Leverkusen, Slavia Prague, Rangers and Benfica joined Milan in booking their places in the last-32 on the night. Arsenal, Leicester City, AS Roma and Hoffenheim had already qualified.
Pak team denied NZ training rights after positive tests
The Pakistan cricket team has been denied the right to train while in managed isolation in New Zealand after eight members of the touring squad tested positive for Covid-19.
Nair appointed chief coach of Indian athletics
The Athletics Federation of India today appointed Radhakrishnan Nair as its full-time chief coach, filling the post left vacant after the resignation of Bahadur Singh in July. The 62-year-old Nair was the acting chief coach of Indian athletics since then. Nair is a certified Technical Official and World Athletics Level-5 coach. Agencies