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Asia Badminton C'ships: Sindhu, Saina, Sameer Verma enter quarters

Asia Badminton C'ships: Sindhu, Saina, Sameer Verma enter quarters

Wuhan, Apr 25 (UNI) Indian shuttler PV Sindhu, Saina Nehwal and Sameer Verma entered to the quarterfinal of Asia Badminton Championships 2019 on Thursday after winning their Round 16 matches in their respective categories.

Fourth seed, Sindhu defeated Indonesia's Choirunnisa 21-15, 21-19 to advance to the next round, while Saina Nehwal defeated Korea's Kim Ga Eun 21-13, 21-13.

Sindhu will face World No 17 China's Cai Yanyan in the quarters, while ninth ranked Saina, will take on World No 4 Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in the next round.

Meanwhile, In men's singles, Sameer Verma just took 43 minutes and defeated World No 16 Hong Kong's Ka Long Angus 21-12, 21-19 in two straight games.

In mixed doubles category, the Indian campaign ended as the pair of Utkarsh Arora and Karishma Wadkar were knocked out of the tournament after losing 10-21, 15-21 to Hafiz Faizal and Gloria Emanuelle Widjaja of Indonesia in the second round.

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England confirm white ball series against Australia in September

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Asian Handball Federation reschedules five continental tournaments

14 Aug 2020 | 2:51 PM

Beijing, Aug 14 (Xinhua) The Asian Handball Federation (AHF) has rescheduled five continental championships due to the uncertainty over the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Jordi Cruyff to coach Chinese Super League side Shenzhen FC

14 Aug 2020 | 1:24 PM

Beijing, Aug 14 (Xinhua) Chinese Super League (CSL) side Shenzhen FC has appointed Dutchman Jordi Cruyff as head coach, the club announced on Friday.

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Djokovic confirms his participation in US Open

14 Aug 2020 | 10:31 AM

Washington, Aug 13 (Xinhua) World number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia confirmed on Friday that he will return to New York this month for the Western & Southern Open and US Open.

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