Mary Kom, Devendro advance to quarters

NEW DELHI: M C Mary Kom (51kg) got a bye into the quarterfinals as India made a solid start at the Ulaanbaatar Cup boxing tournament with four wins on the opening day in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Commonwealth Games and Asian Championships silvermedallist L Devendro Singh (52kg), King’s Cup gold-medallist K Shyam Kumar (49kg) and Asian youth silver-medallist Ankush Dahiya (64kg) advanced to the quarters after getting firstround byes.

Mary Kom, Devendro advance to quarters

INDIAN MEN CRUSH USA

KHANTYMANSIYSK: After a difficult start that cost them two matches, the Indian men continued with their winning ways defeating Olympiad champion United States 3.5-0.5 in the fourth round of the world teams’ chess championship. GM B Adhiban showed the way with black pieces and outwitted Varuzhan Akobian, Krishnan Sasikiran showed his golden form in crushing Ray Robson right from the opening while Parimarjan Negi showed that being out of the game for a little while hasn’t really dampened his spirits as he crushed Jeffery Xiong.

KAPUR, JEEV FOR BMW INTERNATIONAL OPEN

MUNICH: Shiv Kapur and Jeev Milkha Singh, both looking for a passage back into the European Tour, will be teeing up at this week’s BMW International Open at Golfclub München Eichenried. Both the Indians have been playing on and off in the European Tour and Kapur is looking to extend his fine form on Asian Tour to Europe. He has had a win and a Tied-2nd recently.

The field includes defending champion, Henrik Stenson and the 2017 Masters winner, Sergio Garcia.

The Spaniard is playing his first regular European Tour event since overcoming Justin Rose in a dramatic final round and play-off battle at Augusta National to win the Green Jacket and claim a maiden Major.

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