Asian Tour golf set to resume after 18 months: The Tribune India
The Asian Tour is set to return after an 18-month hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic after the golf tour today announced it would hold two tournaments in Thailand before the end of the year. The Tour, which ceased play in March 2020, will host the Blue Canyon Championship from November 25-28 and the Laguna Phuket Championship from December 2-5.
Lovlina earns direct entry into World Championships squad
Tokyo Olympics bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain (69kg) has been directly qualified for the next women’s world championships by the Indian federation, which has decided that the remaining team will be made up of gold medalists from the next national championships.
Mancini aims for another Nations League trophy
After tasting Euro 2020 glory, Italy manager Roberto Mancini has his eye on another trophy when the Azzurri take on Spain in the Nations League semi-final at the San Siro stadium tomorrow. Mancini led Italy to a world record 37 games unbeaten, which included the triumphant Euros campaign in June and July that culminated in a penalty shootout victory over England at Wembley. The Nations League final, which also sees France and Belgium face off in Turin on Thursday, has been moved to an October slot due to the Euros being postponed for a year amid the pandemic.
Spanish basketball great Gasol retires
Spanish basketball great Pau Gasol announced today that he is retiring from the sport after a 23-year career. The 41-year-old, who is 7ft 1in, made his professional debut in 1998 with Barca as a center before being signed by NBA team Memphis Grizzlies in 2001. He won NBA titles with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010 while being selected to the All-Star Team six times. Gasol was a talisman for Spain, helping them win Olympic silver at the 2008 and 2012 Games, as well as bronze in 2016. — Agencies