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Srikanth in semis, Sindhu crashes out of Australian OpenKidambi Srikanth. AP/PTI file

Srikanth in semis, Sindhu crashes out of Australian Open

23 Jun 2017 | 3:49 PM

SYDNEY: Kidambi Srikanth continued his fine form to enter the men’s singles semifinals but Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu bowed out of the Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament here on Friday.

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Sydney, June 23

Kidambi Srikanth continued his fine form to enter the men’s singles semifinals but Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu bowed out of the Australian Open Super Series badminton tournament here on Friday.

In the all-Indian quarterfinal duel between Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth, it was the former who came out on top with a fighting 25-23 21-17 win over his countryman.

Srikanth, who had edged out world no.1 Son Wan Ho en route his title triumph at the Indonesia Open last week, will face fourth seed Yuqi Shi of China in the last four round.

However, it was curtains for Rio Olympics silver medallist Sindhu who failed to get the better of world no. 1 and top seed Tai Tzu Ying of the Chinese Taipei for the seventh time in her career.

Sindhu squandered a game’s advantage to go down 21-10 20 -22 16-21 in a thrilling women’s singles quarterfinal contest that lasted exactly an hour.

Defending champion and London Olympics bronze medallist Saina Nehwal will play sixth seeded Sun Yu of China in another women’s singles quarterfinal match later in the day. — PTI

Inconsistent India eye redemption against Pakistan

Inconsistent India eye redemption against Pakistan

23 Jun 2017 | 3:51 PM

LONDON: Bruised and battered after their shocking ouster from the title race, an inconsistent India would look for solace when they take on arch-rivals Pakistan in a 5th-8th classification match of the Hockey World League Semi-Final here on Saturday.

Another London heartbreak

Another London heartbreak

23 Jun 2017 | 1:43 AM

LONDON:India crashed out of the Hockey World League Semifinal after suffering a shocking 3-2 defeat at the hands of Malaysia in the quarterfinals here today.

Javelin thrower Davinder tests positive for marijuana

23 Jun 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:In a first of its kind case, a top national level track and field athlete has returned positive for marijuana, a drug prepared from the cannabis plant and intended for use as a psychoactive drug or medicine.

BCCI to get $405m from ICC, Afghans, Ireland get Test status

23 Jun 2017 | 1:43 AM

NEW DELHI:BCCI will be getting $405m as per the ICC’s revenue sharing model, which was agreed during the apex body’s annual conference in London.

Kohli talks but says nothing

Kohli talks but says nothing

23 Jun 2017 | 1:43 AM

PORT OF SPAIN:Following Anil Kumble’s resignation and the statement he put out on Twitter, everyone was waiting with bated breath for Virat Kohli to respond.

India start favourites

India start favourites

23 Jun 2017 | 1:43 AM

PORT OF SPAIN:Captain Virat Kohli will look to put to rest all speculations and controversies regarding Anil Kumble’s controversial exit as India gear up for the first ODI against a second-string West Indies here tomorrow.

Four Indians in quarters

23 Jun 2017 | 1:43 AM

SYDNEY:Kidambi Srikanth and B Sai Praneeth eked out thrilling victories in the men’s singles second round to set up an all-Indian quarterfinal clash at the $750,000 Australian Open Super Series here today.

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Bairstow seals England rout of South Africa

23 Jun 2017 | 1:43 AM

Jonny Bairstow made a dashing 60 not out as England thrashed South Africa by nine wickets in the first T20 International at Southampton on Wednesday.

Misfiring India lose to Malaysia, crash out of HWL Semi-Final

Misfiring India lose to Malaysia, crash out of HWL Semi-Final

22 Jun 2017 | 10:03 PM

LONDON: Fancied India crashed out of the Hockey World League Semi-Final after suffering a shock 2-3 defeat at the hands of Malaysia in a quarterfinal match here on Thursday.

Hermitage cat fur-casts winners in Confederations Cup

Hermitage cat fur-casts winners in Confederations Cup

22 Jun 2017 | 9:56 PM

SAINT PETERSBURG: A white cat named Achilles who normally keeps down mice at Saint Petersburg’s famed Hermitage museum has begun work as the official forecaster for the Confederations Cup hosted by Russia.

Afghanistan, Ireland granted Test status by ICC

Afghanistan, Ireland granted Test status by ICC

22 Jun 2017 | 9:26 PM

LONDON:In a very significant development in cricketing world, the war-torn Afghanistan today were confirmed as 'Full Member' of ICC thereby granting them Test status alongside Ireland as the 11th and 12th nation respectively.

Kohli opens up, says will never reveal dressing-room details

Kohli opens up, says will never reveal dressing-room details

22 Jun 2017 | 8:57 PM

PORT OF SPAIN: Opening up for the first time, Virat Kohli on Thursday said that he will never reveal dressing-room details, in an apparent reference to the now retired coach Anil Kumble’s statement that their partnership had become “untenable”.

Kohli and Co start favourites vs WI despite Kumble fiasco

Kohli and Co start favourites vs WI despite Kumble fiasco

22 Jun 2017 | 6:14 PM

PORT OF SPAIN: Captain Virat Kohli will look to put to rest, all the off-field controversies regarding Anil Kumble’s controversial exit, as India gear up for the first ODI against a second string West Indies, here on Friday.

Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker declared bankrupt

Former Wimbledon champion Boris Becker declared bankrupt

22 Jun 2017 | 8:48 PM

LONDON: Six-time Grand Slam champion Boris Becker has been declared bankrupt by a London bankruptcy court.

Shuttler Srikanth beats World No. 1 Ho to storm into quartersAustralian Open

Shuttler Srikanth beats World No. 1 Ho to storm into quarters

22 Jun 2017 | 12:38 PM

SYDNEY: Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth produced a rich vein of form as he bounced back from a game down against reigning World No.1 Son Wan Ho to book his place in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open Super Series here on Thursday.

Is Kohli pushing for Shastri’s return?

Is Kohli pushing for Shastri’s return?

22 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

NEW DELHI:India skipper Virat Kohli has reportedly shown interest in getting former team director Ravi Shastri back as head coach of the Indian team after the unceremonious exit of Anil Kumble.

Saina, Sindhu advance in Australia

22 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

SYDNEY:Newly-crowned Indonesia Open champion K Srikanth and defending champion Saina Nehwal progressed to the second round with contrasting wins at the Australian Open Super Series here today.

India wants to host 2032 Olympics: IOA

22 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

MUMBAI:The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) has asked the government for permission to bid for the 2032 Olympics and 2030 Asian Games as part of a drive to put the country at the heart of the international sporting community, said IOA president N Ramachandran.

Haryana’s female athlete accuses co-player of rape

22 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

BHOPAL:A 25-year-old sportswoman from Haryana has alleged that a co-player from her state raped her under the pretext of marriage during their stay at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in the Ratibad locality here from 2013 till January this year, police said today.

Lucky loser stuns Murray

Lucky loser stuns Murray

22 Jun 2017 | 1:46 AM

LONDON:The top three seeds withered in the baking Queen’s Club sunshine with five-time Aegon Championships winner Andy Murray following Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic through the exit door on Tuesday.

Farming hope-lessness

Farming hope-lessness

23 Jun 2017 | 12:41 AM
Forgetting a maestro

Forgetting a maestro

23 Jun 2017 | 12:41 AM
Classical approach all the way

Classical approach all the way

23 Jun 2017 | 12:41 AM
In the face!

In the face!

23 Jun 2017 | 12:41 AM
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