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Japan Open: Pranaav-Sikki lose in mixed doubles semis

Japan Open: Pranaav-Sikki lose in mixed doubles semis

Tokyo, Sep 23 (UNI) The Indian challenge at the ongoing Japan Open came to an end as Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy suffered a narrow loss in the semi-finals of the mixed doubles here today. The Indian pair, who had earlier won the Syed Modi International Badminton Championships at the beginning of the year, lost 21-14, 15-21,19-21 to Japan's Takuro Hoki and Sayaka Hirota. 19th ranked Chopra and Sikki started on a good note to win the first game but riding on home condition, the local duo made a comeback in the next two games. Earlier, Olympic silver medallists PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal had crashed out in the second round on Thursday while Kidambi Srikanth and HS Prannoy were defeated in the quarter-finals yesterday. On the other hand, Parupalli Kashyap had failed to qualify for the main draw on Tuesday. UNI XC-KU SHK 1621

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Meghalaya Sports minister inspects international Multi-Sports Stadium

16 Aug 2018 | 10:47 PM

Shillong, Aug 16 (UNI) Meghalaya Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Banteidor Lyngdoh has
recently visited the site for construction of International Multi-Sports Stadium and Football
Stadium at Ampati in South West Garo Hills to inspect and review the progress of construction
in connection with the National Games 2022.

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Vengsarkar backs Rishabh Pant for third Test

16 Aug 2018 | 10:33 PM

London, Aug 16 (UNI) Dilip Vengsarkar, the former India batsman and selector, has backed
Rishabh Pant to make his Test debut in the third Test at Trent Bridge.

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Churchill Brothers to take on Goa Velha in Vedanta Women’s Football League opener

16 Aug 2018 | 10:31 PM

Panaji, Aug 16 (UNI) Debutants Churchill Brothers Football Club will take on Goa Velha Sports Club in the opening match, as the 2nd edition of the Vedanta Women’s Football league kicks off on Friday at the Duler Stadium in Mapusa.

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20 Punjab cops to represent India in Asian Games

16 Aug 2018 | 8:51 PM

Chandigarh, Aug 16 (UNI) As many as 20 officers of Punjab Police would represent India and showcase their skills in various sports in the Asian Games to be held from August 18 in Jakarta (Indonesia).

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India under-15 women beat Nepal 2-1 to secure berth in SAFF final

16 Aug 2018 | 8:17 PM

Thimphu, Aug 16 (UNI) India U-15 women’s national squad progressed to the final
of the SAFF U-15 Championship after defeating Nepal 2-1 in the semi-finals at the
Changlimithang Stadium in Thimphu, Bhutan, on Thursday.

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