An ardent Ronaldinho fan, Brishti Bagchi was picked for trails to Houston Dash, a team that plays in the American National Women's Soccer League where she cleared the first two rounds. However, she could not make it to the team due to limited spots for international players but incidentally got picked by a Spanish scout for another trial in Spain.
76-year-old Syed Mohammed Arif has seen the growth of Indian badminton from close. The former Sports Authority of India coach, who retired in 2005, still trains players at some of the badminton academies run by his trainees in Hyderabad and keeps track of his wards.
The Sports Authority of India (SAI) decided to axe Ritu from the TOPS programme after the young wrestler made herself unavailable for 2020 Tokyo Olympics and decided to try her luck in MMA in Singapore.
Dipa Karmakar, were Sunday left in the lurch with a top Gymnastic Federation of India official claiming that the Sports Authority of India was yet to clear them for the upcoming World Cups at Baku and Doha.
Manoj Kumar, who has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left hip joint, says the injury first flared up at the Asian Games last year. Manoj was dropped from list of boxers from ongoing training camp.