Ke­jelcha misses world record

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES SPORT -

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.

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