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India's Sameer Verma goes down fighting in maiden Superseries final

Updated: Nov 27, 2016 14:48 IST      
India's Sameer Verma goes down fighting in maiden Superseries final

Kowloon [Hong Kong], Nov. 27 (ANI): National champion Sameer Verma's dream to win his first Superseries title came crashing down as he lost to local player NG Ka Long Angus in the final of the men's singles event of the Hong Kong Open Super Series Badminton tournament on Sunday.

Verma, the World No. 43, lost to Long Angus 14-21, 21-10, 11-21 in the summit clash.

The 22-year-old shuttler from Hyderabad had earlier defeated third seeded Jan O'Jorgensen 21-19, 24-22 in a contest which lasted around 45 minutes to enter his first Super Series final.

Earlier, Rio Olympic silver-medallist PV Sindhu's quest for a second successive women's singles title ended in disappointment after she went down in straight games to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying in the women's singles final.

The fourth seeded Taipei's player defeated Sindhu 21-15, 21-17 in the summit clash that lasted for 41 minutes at the Hong Kong Coliseum. (ANI)

Domingo likens `special` Rabada with pace spearhead Steyn

Updated: May 23, 2017 18:18 IST     

Melbourne [Australia], May 23 (ANI): South Africa coach Russell Domingo has lavished praise on fast bowler Kagiso Rabada by comparing him with the country's pace spearhead Dale Steyn as the 21-year-old begins a huge northern summer with the three-match ODI series against England, starting on Wednesday at the Headingley.

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Dubai [UAE], May 23 (ANI): In the wake of the recent deadly terror attack that took place at the Manchester Arena in England, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday reiterated their commitment to safety and security of all the teams participating at the Champions Trophy, beginning June 1 at the Oval.

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Stokes credits Smith for improving his game during IPL

Updated: May 23, 2017 17:22 IST     

Melbourne [Australia], May 23 (ANI): England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who was named the Indian Premier League's Most Valuable Player, has revealed that Australia and Rising Pune Supergiant captain Steve Smith played a pivotal role in helping him achieve huge success in his debut season of the lucrative T20 tournament.

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Mumbai [India], May 23 (ANI): In the wake of the recent deadly terror attack that took place at the Manchester Arena in England, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday wrote to International Cricket Council (ICC) expressing concern over the safety of its national players heading into the Champions Trophy, beginning June 1 at the Oval.

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Chelsea's Antonio Conte bags LMA `Manager of the Year` award

Updated: May 23, 2017 14:57 IST     

London [U.K], May 23 (ANI): Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has been named manager of the year and Premier League manager of the year after guiding his side's to the title glory in his first year in charge.

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has tipped former left-arm paceman Zaheer Khan for the role of the national team's fast bowling coach.

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Dubai [UAE], May 21 (ANI): Following the deadly terror attack at the Manchester Arena in England, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday said that it will look into the safety and security of all the teams participating in the Champions Trophy, which begins June 1.

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Yuki, Ramanathan crash out of French Open qualifiers

Updated: May 23, 2017 12:22 IST     

Paris [France], May 23 (ANI): Indian tennis players Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramanathan suffered contrasting defeats in their respective men's singles event to crash out of the French Open Qualifiers here last evening.

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Sangakkara to bid adieu to first-class cricket

Updated: May 23, 2017 11:23 IST     

Melbourne [Australia], May 23 (ANI): Former Sri Lankan batting great Kumar Sangakkara has announced that he will call curtains on his first-class cricket in September at the end of England's county championship season.

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Nitin Tomar emerges top buy at Pro Kabaddi League auction

Updated: May 23, 2017 04:29 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Nitin Tomar on Monday scripted history as went for a whopping Rs. 93 lakhs at the Season Five auctions of the Pro Kabaddi League.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 23 (ANI): Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma has heaped praise on young pacer Jasprit Bumrah, saying the Gujarat speedster has for sure got all the abilities to be No. 1 bowler in the world.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], May 23 (ANI): Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma, who batted at No. 4 throughout the IPL season 10, has insisted that he would be having no issues when he would open the batting for India in the upcoming Champions Trophy, beginning June 1 in England and Wales as both are two completely different formats.

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David Moyes steps down as Sunderland manager

Updated: May 23, 2017 01:19 IST     

Johannesburg [South Africa], May 23 (ANI): Sunderland manager David Moyes has resigned from his post following the club's relegation from the Premier League.

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Haryana boys break record at Asian Youth Athletics C'ships

Updated: May 23, 2017 01:02 IST     

Bangkok [Thailand], May 23 (ANI): Haryana youngsters Abhay Gupta and Sahil Silwal made history at the 2nd Asian Youth Athletics Championships by clinching the gold and silver medals respectively and breaking the championship record in the boys' discus throw competition at the Suphachalasai National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday.

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New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): Ace Indian shooter Jitu Rai failed to qualify for the finals of the men's 10m Air Pistol in the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) World Cup (Rifle/Pistol) being held at the Olympic Shooting Range in Munich, Germany on Monday.

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Ex-MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden dies at 35

Updated: May 23, 2017 00:23 IST     

London [UK], May 23 (ANI): 2006 MotoGP champion Nicky Hayden died on Monday five days after being involved in a road accident.

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National football team's preparatory camp kicks-off in Mumbai

Updated: May 23, 2017 00:07 IST     

New Delhi [India], May 23 (ANI): The National Team Camp in preparation for the forthcoming AFC Asian Cup qualifying match against Kyrgyz Republic has kicked-off in Mumbai with players for stage 1 having reported on Saturday.

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New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): Commenting on the upcoming edition of the Pro Kabaddi League, where for the first time the auction will see as many as 10 Pakistani players facing the process, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Monday stated that extending any cultural or sports association with Islamabad was not "advisable."

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Mitchell Santner attains career-best ODI ranking

Updated: May 22, 2017 17:49 IST     

Dubai [UAE], May 22 (ANI): New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner has attained a career-best 11th spot in the ICC Player Rankings for ODI Bowlers after taking seven wickets in the ongoing Ireland tri-series which also features Bangladesh.

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Karachi [Pakistan], May 22 (ANI): Suspended batsman Khalid Latif lawyer has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board's Anti-Corruption tribunal for donning a biased attitude in their ongoing probe into the Pakistan Super League (PSL) spot-fixing scandal.

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