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  • Top-ranked Chen and Marin stunned in Singapore

    SINGAPORE: World number ones Chen Long and Carolina Marin crashed out in the quarter-finals of the Singapore Open on Friday as both of badminton’s top-ranked players were unceremoniously shown the door by young upstarts. Chen was stunned in straight sets by Hong Kong’s 21-year-old Angus Ng, while Marin fell in three sets to Japan’s 18-year-old

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  • Adams secures chance to defend title at Rio Olympics

    Reuters | Apr 15, 2016, 07.59 PM IST LONDON: British flyweight Nicola Adams, the first female boxer to win an Olympic title, secured her place at the Rio Games on Friday by reaching the final in her weight division at a European qualifying event in Turkey. The 33-year-old London 2012 gold medallist outscored Norway’s Marielle

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  • Top-ranked Chen crashes in Singapore

    SINGAPORE: World number one Chen Long crashed out of the Singapore Open badminton quarter-finals Friday when he was stunned in straight sets by Hong Kong’s Angus Ng. The unseeded Ng dispatched Chen in 39 minutes, dazzling the crowd at Singapore’s Indoor Stadium with a series of cleverly disguised drop shots to take the first set

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  • IBC-2 Flight Card: IBC packs a punch, makes entry free

    PUNE: With exactly 10 days to go for the IBC-2 Fight Card bouts to begin at New Delhi’s Siri Fort Sports Complex on April 23, the much-awaited pro-boxing scene is already in the grip of some heat at the IBC Boxing Academy here, thanks to the presence of legendary coach Joe Clough and his systematic

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  • Asian Chess: Divya draws up a crown

    NAGPUR: On a day when Asian masters were busy calculating their Buchholz scores, city’s young chess queen Divya Deshmukh was in a carefree and playful mood outside the arena at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on Thursday. Having already confirmed the U-12 girls’ crown a day before the final round of the Asian Youth Chess Championship, the 10-year-old

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  • India's campaign end at Singapore Open badminton

    SINGAPORE: India’s campaign at the Singapore Open Super Series ended on Thursday after ace shuttler PV Sindhu as well as men’s and mixed doubles pairs lost their respective second round matches to crash out of the tournament here. Sindhu conceded a one-game advantage to go down 21-11, 14-21, 14-21 to China’s He Bingjiao in a

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  • India dominate under-12 chess at Asian Youth Championship

    PTI | Apr 14, 2016, 05.54 PM IST NEW DELHI: India won 3 gold, 2 silver and 3 bronze medals in Asian Youth Chess Championship which concluded in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, on Thursday. India won both the gold Medals in under 12 section with top seed Pragganananda overcoming stiff resistance from compatriot Raunak Sadhwani. In the

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  • Acting more challenging than playing cricket: Sachin Tendulkar

    MUMBAI: Following the release of the teaser of his upcoming film “Sachin The Film”, India’s batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday said acting is a more challenging task for him than playing the game which comes to him naturally. The teaser was scheduled for release on Thursday afternoon and Tendulkar shared it through his Facebook

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  • Srikanth, Jayaram move up in BWF rankings

    PTI | Apr 14, 2016, 05.58 PM IST NEW DELHI: Despite losing in the opening round of the Malaysia Open Super Series Premier, Indian shuttlers K Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram moved up the ladder in the latest BWF World rankings released on Thursday. Srikanth improved a place to reach the 13th spot, while Jayaram surged

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  • Mary Kom named AIBA ambassador for Women's World Boxing Championship

    NEW DELHI: Iconic Indian woman boxer MC Mary Kom on Thursday added another honour to her list of accolades as she was named one of the eight ambassadors for the upcoming World Championships by the International Boxing Association (AIBA). An elated Mary Kom (51kg), who has five World Championship gold medals to her credit, said

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