Lindsay, Jac win

KATHMANDU: Lindsay Sulivan and Jac Tsai won the mixed doubles title at the first AIA Open Tennis Tournament here at the Nepal APF headquarters courts on Friday. The duo defeated Jitendra Pariyar and Malika Rana in straight sets of 6-4, 6-1 in the final. In veteran (above 35yrs) doubles final, Soviet Man Shrestha and Chandra Shahi came from a set down to beat Manoj Rana and Sanu Gurung 4-6, 6-3, 6-4. The remaining finals are slated for Saturday. — HNS

Perry sizzles to 61

CROMWELL: American Kenny Perry fired a nine-under 61 to seize the first-round lead at the six million dollar PGA Travelers Championship on Thursday. He also equalled the course record at the TPC River Highlands. Paul Goydos and Charles Warren shot 63 and are two shots adrift in second place. Lucas Glover, who is fresh of his US Open championship, is tied for eighth. — AFP

No one punished: Iran

GENEVA: The governing body of world football says the Iranian Football Federation has denied claims that national players were punished for wearing green wristbands. FIFA had written to Iran on Wednesday asking for clarification on media reports that several players were permanently banned for showing support for defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi. Players wore the wristbands during Iran’s June 17 World Cup qualifier against South Korea in Seoul. — AP