Badminton: Lakshya wins Asian gold; BAI announces Rs. 10 lakh cash reward

New Delhi, July 23: India’s Lakshya Sen took just 46 minutes to beat top-seeded Kunlavut Vitidsaran 21-19, 21-18 in the final of the Badminton Asia Junior Championships on Sunday to win his maiden gold in a major tournament at Jakarta. In the process, the six-seed not only upset the Indonesian applecart but went on to
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Bengaluru, July 23: The Indian men’s hockey team thrashed New Zealand 4-0 in the third and final Test to complete a series whitewash at the Sports Authority of India centre. Rupinder Pal Singh (8th minute), Surender Kumar (15th), Mandeep Singh (44th) and Akashdeep Singh (60th) scored the goals for India. India took a 1-0 lead
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Berlin, July 23: Mesut Ozil is quitting Germany’s national team following criticism over his decision to pose for a picture with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In a series of statements posted Sunday on Twitter, the Arsenal star announced his retirement from international football. He attacked the German football federation (DFB), its president, fans and
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Chennai, July 22: Egypt players dominated proceedings in the ongoing WSF-World Junior Squash Championship here, filling all but one of the semifinals berths on offer. While the men’s semifinals will be an all-Egyptian affair, Lucy Turmel of England is the only non-Egyptian in the semis of the women’s section. As the action moved to the
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New Delhi, July 22: Muhammad Anas bettered his own 400m national record while winning gold with a time of 45.24 seconds in an event at Czech Republic. His earlier national mark is 45.31 which he clocked while finishing fourth at the Gold Coast CWG. Anas, who is training near Prague along with other quartermilers as
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Chennai, July 22: Arjun Kalyan, a 16-year old Chennai boy has done the city proud by becoming the latest International Master by achieving his third IM Norm at the 38th Benasque Chess Open 2018 held recently (14th July 2018) in Spain. From his first IM norm in August 2017 in Badalona, Spain to achieving his
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Bengaluru, July 22: The Indian men’s hockey team registered its second successive victory against New Zealand, beating the visitors 3-1 to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match Test series at the Sports Authority of India’s Bengaluru Campus here. India began the opening quarter with a structured attack. It was striker SV Sunil who
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New Delhi, July 21: Sixth-seeded Lakshya Sen caused one of the major upsets so far in the Badminton Asia Junior Championships when he toppled second-seeded Chinese Li Shifeng 21-14, 21-12 to enter the men singles semi-finals on the third day of the individual events at Jakarta. Lakskya, who ensured himself at least a bronze medal,
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Colombo, July 21: The India U-19 cricket team produced a fine all-round performance to thump Sri Lanka U-19 by an innings and 21 runs in the first Youth Test at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground. Wicketkeeper-batsman Nishan Madushka’s brilliant ton (103) and a valuable 78 from Nuwanidu Fernando went in vain as India bundled out
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Bulawayo, July 21: Fakhar Zaman became the first Pakistan player to hit a double century in one-day internationals as Pakistan crushed Zimbabwe by 244 runs to go 4-0 up in their one-day series. Zaman’s unbeaten 210 off 156 balls guided Pakistan to its highest ever ODI total of 399-1 after Pakistan won its first toss
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