Sandhu fires 65, makes lower


Tenerife (Spain): Ajeetesh Sandhu carded a 6-under 65 in Round 2 of the Canary Islands Open to move to Tied-48th at a 6-under 136. Shubhankar Sharma carded a 71 to get within the cut-line of 4-under, and Gaganjeet Bhullar had a 67 to be safe at 6-under. SSP Chawrasia was 6-under and in line to qualify for the weekend rounds.

Virat-Anushka donate Rs2 Cr for Covid relief

New Delhi: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli and his wife Anushka Sharma have donated Rs2 crore towards a fundraising campaign to aid India’s Covid-19 relief. “…Anushka and I have started a fundraiser on Ketto, with the funds going towards ACT Grants,” Kohli said in a video message. The campaign, which aims to raise a total of Rs 7 crore, was launched on Friday on the platform Ketto in association with a Bengaluru-based NGO.

Zverev beats Nadal

Madrid: Alexander Zverev earned his third straight win against Rafael Nadal — and the first-ever on clay — to reach the Madrid Open semifinals. The German rallied from 2-4 in the first set to win 6-4 6-4. He next faces Dominic Thiem, who beat John Isner 3-6 6-3 6-4. In the women’s section, Ashleigh Barty will play Aryana Sabalenka in the final tomorrow.

Saina’s hopes of 4th Oly in a row practically over

New Delhi: The Malaysia Open, one of badminton’s last two Olympics qualifying events, has been postponed beyond the qualification cut-off date, dealing a mortal blow to the hopes of Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth. After the May 25-30 event was postponed due to a Covid-19 surge in Malaysia, Saina and Srikanth have only the Singapore Open to make a bid for Tokyo, but they can’t make enough points there to rise in Race to Tokyo rankings.

Barca aim to pass Atletico

Barcelona: After staging a stunning revival to rein in leaders Atletico Madrid, Barcelona can finally go top of La Liga when they host Atletico tomorrow. Atletico lead the standings with 76 points after 34 games heading into the game away to Barca, who are on 74. Agencies



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