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Event Notes: Krrish Delhi Smashers To Take On Pune Pistons In Inaugural IBL Opener

Indian Badminton League teams Krrish Delhi Smashers, which is led by Jwala Gutta, and the Pune Pistons, featuring Ashwini Ponnappa, "will lock horns" in the tournament opener of the inaugural IBL on Wednesday. The opening ceremony will start at 6:30pm, which will "have regular song and dance shows before the high-profile clash between Delhi and Pune begins" at 8pm (PTI, 8/13). ... Motorsports governing body FIA has "received a proposed 2014 calendar from the World Rally Championship promoter, but the governing body insists no firm decisions have been taken on which rallies are in and out for next season." FIA Rally Dir Jamo Mahonen said, "We all know about the economic situation in Greece. But no decisions on the calendar have been taken -- what we have is a proposal" (AUTOSPORT, 8/13). ... The Asian Tour will return to Vietnam in September with a $500,000 event to be held Sept. 19-22 in Hanoi (AFP, 8/13).