Deepika crashes out
* Deepika Kumari crashed out of the World Championships as Indias campaign in both recurve and compound individual events ended today on a disappointing note at Belek in Turkey. None of the Indian archers,except Rajat Chauhan in mens compound event,could go beyond the Round of 16 in the individual events in the mens and womens sections. The Indians though are in the fray in the team events. Indias best bet for a medal,Deepika suffered a disappointing 2-6 loss to Mexicos London Olympics bronze medallist Mariana Avitia in the womens individual recurve event at the Papillon Sports Center. Deepika,who had won a silver in the World Cup final in Paris last month,was able to tie her opponent in the second fourth sets but lost the first and third to go down in the prequarterfinals.
Corretja to step down
* Spains tennis federation says Alex Corretja will step down as Davis Cup captain at the end of the year. Corretja captained Spain for the past two seasons after he replaced Albert Costa,but the federation said it had not offered him a contract extension. In Corretjas first year,Spain lost in the final to the Czech Republic playing without the injured Rafael Nadal. This year,Spain fell to Canada in the first round and had to win a playoff against Ukraine to remain in the World Group.
Raikkonen unsure for Korean GP
* Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen says his availability for Sundays Korean Grand Prix will hinge on how his injured back copes with Fridays practice session. The Finn got through the previous Formula One race in Singapore with the help of painkillers and physiotherapy,and while he is in Yeongam for Sundays race,he is no certainty to compete. Asked Thursday whether or not he would race,Raikkonen said its always difficult to say until I drive. He added,however,that it would be pointless coming here if I didnt race.
Panel clears Campbell-Brown
* A Jamaican disciplinary panel gave three-time Olympic gold medalist Veronica Campbell-Brown a public warning Wednesday and cleared her to return to competition some five months after she returned a positive doping test. Campbell-Brown,one of the cornerstones of Jamaicas recent sprinting success,returned a positive test for banned diuretic at the Jamaica International Invitational meet in May. She was suspended from competition then.