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Shuttler Srikanth lone Indian survivor at Japan Open

Updated: Sep 22, 2016 15:04 IST      
Shuttler Srikanth lone Indian survivor at Japan Open

Tokyo [Japan], Sept.22 (ANI): Ace Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth has emerged as the lone survivor at the ongoing Japan Super Series after beating fellow countrymen Ajay Jayaram in the men's singles event here on Thursday.

The eighth-seed advanced to the quarter-finals after Jayaram retired hurt while lagging 21-16 in the second round.

Srikanth will next face Marc Zwiebler of Germany for a place in the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, H.S Prannoy suffered a major setback as he knocked out of the tournament after going down 16-21, 19-21 against second-seed Viktor Axelsen of Denmark in the one-sided clash that lasted 44 minutes. (ANI)

Umar Akmal accuses head coach Arthur of abuse

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 12:55 IST     

Karachi [Pakistan], August 17 (ANI): The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is likely to issue a show cause notice to out-of-favour middle-order batsman Umar Akmal for going to the media with a complaint that head coach Mickey Arthur abused him and had barred him from practicing at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).

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ICC U-19 World Cup: Windies to take on Kiwis in opener

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 12:01 IST     

Dubai [UAE], Aug 17 (ANI): Defending champion West Indies will take on hosts New Zealand in the opening day of the next year's ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup, which runs from January 13 to February 3.

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Mirza advances, Paes crashes out of Cincinnati Masters

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 11:31 IST     

Cincinnati [U.S.A.], Aug 17 (ANI): Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Peng Shuai showcased a splendid performance as they booked their place in the quarter-finals of 2017 Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati following a straight-set victory in the women's doubles clash here on Thursday.

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Nadal cruises, Ramanathan bows out of Cincinnati Open

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 10:26 IST     

Cincinnati [U.S.A.], Aug 17 (ANI): Fifteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal continued his quest to regain top spot as he trounced Richard Gasquet of France in straight sets to romp into the third round of the 2017 Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati here on Thursday.

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India outplay Austria 4-3 to end European tour on high

Updated: Aug 17, 2017 09:57 IST     

Amstelveen [Netherlands], Aug 17 (ANI): The Indian men's hockey team registered a sensational 4-3 win against Austria in their final encounter of the Europe Tour here last evening.

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Mumbai [India], Aug 16 (ANI): The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators on Wednesday took a jibe at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for deliberately misconstruing the apex court's order to bar CEO Rahul Johri and the legal team from attending the Special General Meeting (SGM) held on July 26.

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Excited to play as India's vice-captain: Rohit Sharma

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 17:48 IST     

Dambulla [Sri Lanka], Aug 16 (ANI): Indian opener Rohit Sharma, who has recently been appointed as the vice-captain of the limited-overs team, on Thursday said he is excited with the prospect of stepping onto the field in his new role when the national side head into the five-match ODI series, beginning August 20 in Dambulla.

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'Aunt' Venus gearing up for Serena's child, US Open

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 15:42 IST     

Johannesburg [South Africa], August 16 (ANI): Seven-time Grand Slam Champion Venus Williams has revealed that she has been preparing well for the fourth major of the season - U.S. Open - as well to become a new aunt with his younger sister Serena due to give birth to her first child next month.

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Birmingham [U.K], Aug 16 (ANI): West Indies coach Stuart Law has backed the Jason Holder-led side to exploit the weaknesses in the England side and prove the critics wrong when the two sides meet each other in the three-match Test series, beginning tomorrow at Edgbaston in Birmingham.

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Serena sets sights on `outrageous` Australia Open comeback

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 12:54 IST     

Johannesburg [South Africa], Aug 16 (ANI): Former world number one Serena Williams, who is expecting her first child next month, has revealed that she has set herself the most `outrageous` goal of making a comeback at the Australian Open in January.

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ICC hires international security company for Pakistan

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 11:25 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], Aug 16 (ANI): The International Cricket Council (ICC) has employed a security company for a three-year period in their bid to resume the international cricket in Pakistan.

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Paes-Zverev suffer first-round exit in Cincinnati

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 10:27 IST     

Cincinnati [U.S.A.], Aug 16 (ANI): Indian tennis ace Leander Paes and his German partner Alexander Zverev were knocked out of the 2017 Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati after going down in the opening round of the men's doubles event here on Wednesday.

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Melbourne [Australia], August 16 (ANI): Former wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist has suggested Australia to hand over gloves to Peter Handscomb to squeeze in an extra spinner in the upcoming two-Test series against Bangladesh.

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Ranatunga slams Sri Lanka board post whitewash against India

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 06:08 IST     

Johannesburg [South Africa], August 16 (ANI): Following Sri Lanka's Test series whitewash against India, former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has said that the Dinesh Chandimal-led side could not be faulted for the drubbing and blamed the country's cricket board for the same.

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Liverpool secure easy win over Hoffenheim in CL first leg

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 04:16 IST     

Sinsheim [Germany], August 16 (ANI): Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a magnificent goal on his European debut as Liverpool defeated Hoffenheim 2-1 which put them on the brink of Champions League group stage place at the Hein-Neckar Arena on Tuesday.

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Milos Raonic latest to withdraw from Cincinnati Masters

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 02:05 IST     

Johannesburg [South Africa], August 16 (ANI): Milos Raonic of Canada has been forced to withdraw from the ATP Cincinnati Masters with a left wrist injury, thus joining the list of high-profile absentees at the US Open tuneup.

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Sharapova given wildcard for US Open

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 01:53 IST     

Johannesburg [South Africa], August 16 (ANI): Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova will be playing her first Grand Slam after coming back from the 15-month doping back after receiving wildcard for the US Open which begins August 28.

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CSA, ECB agree compensation package for Ottis Gibson

Updated: Aug 16, 2017 01:32 IST     

London [UK], August 16 (ANI): Ottis Gibson, who is set to replace Russell Domingo as South Africa head coach, will remain with England throughout the three-match Test series against West Indies.

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Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 16 (ANI): Left-arm Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga will lead the side in the upcoming five-match ODI series against India.

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Dubai [UAE], Aug 15 (ANI): Openers Shikhar Dhawan and Lokesh Rahul have attained career-high positions in the ICC Test Player Rankings after figuring in an important partnership that helped India defeat Sri Lanka by an innings and 171 runs to complete a 3-0 rout of the home side.

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