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Sindhu enters Hong Kong Open semis

Hong Kong:  India’s star shuttler P.V. Sindhu won a tough three-set battle to defeat Xiaoyu Liang of Singapore and enter the semi-finals of the Hong Kong Open badminton tournament here on Friday. The Olympic silver medallist faced a tough challenge at the Hong Kong Coliseum before scripting a 21-17, 21-23, 21-18 win in one hour

Shuai advances to WTA Elite Trophy semis

Zhuhai (China): Chinese tennis player Zhang Shuai defeated Timea Babos of Hungry to reach the semi-finals of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Elite Trophy here on Thursday. The world no. 28 defeated her Hungarian opponent 7-6 (2), 6-4, reports Efe. The 12th seed Chinese player topped the second group to be the first qualifier in

India to face Pakistan in U-18 Asia cup hockey semis

Dhaka: With a final berth at stake, the traditional rivalry between India and Pakistan will take centre stage as the two teams take on each other in the semi-finals of the Under-18 Asia Cup hockey tournament here on Thursday. The two teams have already tasted success in the competition as India lifted the cup in

Paes-Begemann in semis of Winston-Salem open

Winston-Salem (US):  Indian tennis player Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann stormed into the semi finals, defeating top seeds Lukasz Kubot and Nenad Zimonjic in straight sets of the ATP Winston-Salem Open here on Friday. The Indo-German duo outplayed the Polish-Serbian combine 6-4, 6-4 in their quarterfinal match. Paes and Begemann will now

Spain’s Muguruza advances to Cincinnati semis

Cincinnati: Spain’s tennis player Garbine Muguruza advanced to the women’s singles semi-finals of the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Hungarian qualifier Timea Babos. The fourth-seeded Spaniard on Friday afternoon did not drop her serve once and converted three of the nine break-point chances she created to take the

US women beat Japan to enter basketball semis

Rio de Janeiro: The ambitious Japanese women’s basketball team failed to make history at the Olympics as they lost 110-64 to the powerhouse United States in a quarter-final match here. The Asian champions, aiming for a medal finish, battled in every corner of the court in the first half on Tuesday before they were beaten

Shuttler Sindhu enters Olympic semis

Rio de Janeiro: Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu caused a huge upset, stunning World No.2 Wang Yihan of China in straight games to enter the semi-finals of the women’s singles category at the ongoing Rio Olympics. Faced with a much higher rated opponent, the 21-year-old from Hyderabad scripted a 22-20, 21-19 victory over the former World

Olympic football: Nigeria beat Denmark, to face Germany in semis

Salvador (Brazil): John Obi Mikel and Aminu Umar sent Denmark packing while getting Nigeria into the semi-finals of the Olympic men’s football tourney with a solid 2-0 victory that puts them on the road to a collision with Germany. Chelsea midfielder Obi Mikel grabbed the lead for Nigeria 16 minutes into the match at Fonte

Rio Olympics: Sania-Bopanna go down in mixed doubles semis

Rio de Janeiro: The Indian duo of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna went down fighting in the semi-finals of the mixed doubles tennis event to the US team of Venus Williams and Rajeev Ram at the Rio Olympics here. The Indians won the first set quite comfortably before squandering the lead and going down 6-2,

Olympic football: Nigeria beat Denmark, to face Germany in semis

Salvador (Brazil): John Obi Mikel and Aminu Umar sent Denmark packing while getting Nigeria into the semi-finals of the Olympic men’s football tourney with a solid 2-0 victory that puts them on the road to a collision with Germany. Chelsea midfielder Obi Mikel grabbed the lead for Nigeria 16 minutes into the match at Fonte

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