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SINDHU SCALES CAREER-BEST WORLD NO. 2 RANKING

Rio Olympics silver medallist P V Sindhu jumped three places to achieve a career-best world number two ranking in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released today. The 21-year-old shuttler from Hyderabad became only the second Indian woman after Saina Nehwal to break into the top-five of the world rankings by earning 75759 points. She superseded Japan’s Akane Yamugachi ... Read More »

SINDHU CONQUERS MARIN TO BAG MAIDEN INDIA OPEN TITLE

India’s Olympic 2016 silver medallist P.V. Sindhu overcame her Rio Games conqueror Carolina Marin of Spain in straight games to win her maiden India Open Superseries badminton title at a packed Siri Fort Sports Complex here on Sunday. The match-up between Sindhu and Marin was a repeat of the 2016 Rio Olympic final which saw the Spaniard taking away the ... Read More »

SINDHU TO TAKE ON SOUTH KOREA’S JI HYUN IN SEMIS

Rio Olympics silver-medallist P.V Sindhu will aim to book her place in the summit showdown of the India Open World Super Series when she takes on Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea in the last-four contest here at the Siri Fort Sports Complex later today. Yesterday, PV Sindhu showed nerves of steel to beat her compatriot Saina Nehwal 21-16, 22-20 ... Read More »

INDIA NEED 87 RUNS TO WIN 4TH TEST

Mathew Wade trying to make a big score against India but its not done. Ashwin, Jadeja and Umesh Yadav took 3 wickets each to break the Australian Team batting break its line at 137. It could have been all but over for Australia had Ashwin held on to a easy catch at slip but it was not to be. Umesh ... Read More »

BEING NO.1 IS NOT REALLY IMPORTANT : ANGELIQUE KERBER

German tennis star Angelique Kerber, who has surged back to the world number one ranking by virtue of Serena Williams’ injury, has said that the top spot is not really important for her. Williamson was forced to withdraw from the recently-concluded Indian Wells due to a knee injury and her absence handed the pinnacle position back to Kerber. However, two-time ... Read More »

FEDERER SURGES TO NO.6 POST INDIAN WELLS TRIUMPH

18-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer has climbed up four places to the sixth spot in the latest ATP rankings after lifting his fifth Indian Wells Masters title. As a result, Federer leapfrogged arch-rival Rafael Nadal, who got eliminated at the hand of the Swiss maestro in the fourth round in California. Federer on Sunday once again displayed why he ... Read More »

Pitch didn’t offer much turn: Steve Smith

Australia captain Steve Smith observed that the JSCA Stadium track did not offer any spin like the first two Test matches where the ICC rated the strips as “poor” and “below average” respectively. Asked about the pitch, centurion Smith said: “The ball didn’t spin here. In the first two Tests, the ball spun. The bounce was consistent and there wasn’t ... Read More »

HI BRINGS ON BOARD FOUR SCIENTIFIC ADVISORS

Eager to produce good results in major intermnational events, including World Cups and 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Hockey India has roped in four scienific advisors from abroad to work with the fitness aspects of the senior and junior national teams. While Australia’s Scott Conway has taken charge as the new scientific advisor of the senior men’s team at the national camp ... Read More »

NADAL, DJOKOVIC, FEDERER EASE THROUGH INDIAN WELLS MASTERS THIRD ROUND

Fourteen-time grand slam champion Rafael Nadal has entered the third round of the ATP Indian Wells Masters after a straight sets victory over Guido Pella from Argentina. Launching his campaign after a first-round bye, Nadal defeated Pella 6-3, 6-2 in a match that lasted for over 80 minutes on Sunday. Meanwhile, World No. 2 Novak Djokovic opened his defence of ... Read More »

SAINA’S GALLANT FIGHT ENDS IN AGONY AT ALL ENGLAND CHAMPIONSHIP

Indian ace Saina Nehwal crashed out of the All England Championship after her gallant fight against World No. 3 Korean Sung Ji Hyun ended with a narrow 20-22 20-22 loss in the women’s singles quarterfinals of the Super Series Premier event here. World No. 10 Saina blew 17-12 and 9-6 leads in the two games to go down fighting against ... Read More »

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