Kejelcha misses world record
Ethiopia’s Kejelcha just misses world indoor mile record Ethiopia’s Yomif Kejelcha, twice a world indoor 3,000m champion, missed the world indoor mile record by onehundredth of a second on Saturday in a dominating victory at the Millrose Games in New York. The 21-year-old captured the feature event in the 112th edition of the US indoor classic in 3mins 48.46secs, with Kenya’s Edward Cheserek a distant second in 3:53.29. But Kejelcha fell agonizingly short of his target, the mile indoor world record of 3:48.45 set by Morocco’s Hicham El Guerrouj on February 12, 1997 at the Flanders indoor meet in Ghent, Belgium.
Keshav stars in US Club’s inter-club golf title win
The United Services Club on Sunday scripted an amazing comeback to win the play-off against Willingdon Sports Club Gymkhana and clinch the 23rd Grover Vineyards Inter-Club Golf Championship in Mumbai. After dominating Day One and the first half of the second and final day, Willingdon were clear leaders at 29 points while US Club trailed by seven points at 22. US club dominated the foursomes to come from behind and level the scores at 34 all to take the game to playoffs. Keshav Mishra of USC completely dominated Kushal Thakker of WSC in the playoffs to help USC win.
Belarus reach Fed Cup semis, beat Germany 3-0
Aryna Sabalenka won the opening reverse singles to send Belarus to the semifinals of the Fed Cup on Sunday. Sabalenka cruised past Laura Siegemund 6-1, 6-1 to give Belarus an insurmountable 3-0 lead over host Germany in the best-of-five series on an indoor hard court at the Volkswagen Halle in Braunschweig. The ninth-ranked Sabalenka hit 18 winners compared to five for her opponent to help Belarus avenge losing to Germany 3-2 last year in Minsk.
Tsonga wins Open Sud de France crown
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga beat PierreHugues Herbert 6-4, 6-2 in an all-French final of the Open Sud de France in Montpellier on Sunday, winning his 17th career title and denying his countryman a first. The 33year-old Tsonga was out for seven months last year following a left-knee injury. His previous title was in October 2017 at the European Open in Antwerp.
George’s 45 tops Harden’s 42 in MVP-caliber matchup
Paul George outgunned James Harden in a matchup of MVP candidates, and the Oklahoma City Thunder erased a 26-point deficit to escape with a 117-112 win over the host Houston Rockets on Saturday. George finished with a game-high 45 points plus 11 rebounds. Harden totaled 42 points, his 29th consecutive game with at least 30.