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Badminton-South Korea stun China to win first Sudirman Cup since 2003

Badminton-South Korea stun China to win first Sudirman Cup since 2003

28 May 2017 | 3:28 PM

SYDNEY, May 28 (Reuters) South Korea stunned China to win the Sudirman Cup today, coming from 2-1 down to clinch the final 3-2 on Australia's Gold Coast and end their opponents' 12-year stranglehold on the biennial mixed team international tournament.

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Kerber hoping to avoid early exit at Roland Garros

Kerber hoping to avoid early exit at Roland Garros

28 May 2017 | 8:09 AM

PARIS, May 28 (REUTERS) Angelique Kerber could face an embarrassing first-round exit at the French Open if the world number one takes her poor claycourt form into her first round match against Russian Ekaterina Makarova today.

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Halep says ankle injury is much better

Halep says ankle injury is much better

26 May 2017 | 10:37 PM

PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) Women's title tip Simona Halep gave an upbeat injury update today having admitted a few days ago it was 50-50 whether her right ankle would recover in time for her to play at the French Open.

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Thiem can dream big at French Open after recent run of Nadal matches

Thiem can dream big at French Open after recent run of Nadal matches

26 May 2017 | 10:35 PM

By Julien Pretot PARIS, May 26 (Reuters) Dominic Thiem , the only player to beat claycourt giant Rafa Nadal on the red dirt this season, is one of the dark horses at the French Open - and the Austrian feels he deserves the tag.

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Tsonga saunters into semis in Lyon, Raonic joins him

25 May 2017 | 8:29 PM

Undated, May 25 (Reuters) Home favourite Jo-Wilfried Tsonga sauntered into the semi-finals of the Lyon Open with a 6-0 6-4 victory over Russian youngster Karen Khachanov today.

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Murray slump is a mystery, says Becker

25 May 2017 | 8:21 PM

By Martyn Herman LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) Andy Murray's wretched form ahead of the next week's French Open has left pundits including Boris Becker scratching their heads about what exactly is wrong with the world number one.

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Sudirman Cup: Denmark beats India 4-1

Sudirman Cup: Denmark beats India 4-1

22 May 2017 | 4:51 PM

Gold Coast, May 22 (UNI) Ace Indian shuttler P V Sindhu registered the only win as India was beaten by 1-4 by Denmark in their opening match of the Sudirman Cup mixed team championship here today.

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Sharapova says won't request wildcard for Wimbledon main draw

Sharapova says won't request wildcard for Wimbledon main draw

19 May 2017 | 7:45 PM

LONDON, May 19 (Reuters) Former Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova said she will not request a wildcard into this year's championships after failing to gain a high enough ranking for direct entry to the main draw.

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Two Kolkata girls named for selection trials in Chennai for India's squash squad in Asian Jr championship

Two Kolkata girls named for selection trials in Chennai for India's squash squad in Asian Jr championship

13 May 2017 | 2:02 PM

Kolkata, May 13 (UNI) For the first time two teenage girls - Tanaya Mohit Parakh and Tagyaa Parakh - from this region have been picked up for the selection camp in Chennai for trial to represent India in the Asian junior championship to be held in Jordon in August, 2017.

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Sharapova survives Lucic-Baroni test to set up Bouchard showdown

Sharapova survives Lucic-Baroni test to set up Bouchard showdown

07 May 2017 | 8:08 PM

By Richard Martin Undated, May 7 (Reuters) Maria Sharapova set up an intriguing second-round clash with outspoken critic Eugenie Bouchard in the Madrid Open by seeing off Croatian Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 4-6 6-4 6-0 today.

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Nastase to be denied accreditation for French Open

Nastase to be denied accreditation for French Open

06 May 2017 | 6:17 PM

Undated, May 6 (Reuters) Former Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase will not be given accreditation for this year's French Open, organisers said today.

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Aiming for gold at Tokyo: Gopichand

Aiming for gold at Tokyo: Gopichand

05 May 2017 | 6:45 PM

New Delhi, May 5 (UNI) National badminton coach Pullela Gopichand said today that India is constantly improving in the badminton and he is focusing on winning gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Sindhu, Saina slip in World Badminton Rankings

Sindhu, Saina slip in World Badminton Rankings

04 May 2017 | 7:44 PM

New Delhi, May 4 (UNI) India's ace badminton players P V Sindhu and Saina Nehwal have slipped one place each acccording to the latest World Badminton Rankings.

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Nastase slams 'small-minded' Wimbledon over Royal Box snub

04 May 2017 | 12:56 PM

Undated, May 4 (Reuters) Former Romanian world number one Ilie Nastase called Wimbledon organisers "small-minded" after they announced he would not be invited to the Royal Box at this year's championships.

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Shashikant, Jagtar, Rahat Mangat and Simran Pritam move into 2nd round

01 May 2017 | 10:24 PM

Chandigarh, May 1 (UNI) Top seed Shashikant Rajput of CHART (Haryana) moved into boys singles second round after beating Hardik Malik of Delhi in one sided match by considing only one game 6-1, 6-0 in the Zenlabs Ethica Limited CLTA-AITA National Series (NS) Tennis Tournament for Boy’s and Girl’s under-16 at the Sector 10 Tennis Stadium here today.

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Badminton Asia C'ship: Sindhu in next round, Jayaram bows out

Badminton Asia C'ship: Sindhu in next round, Jayaram bows out

27 Apr 2017 | 4:10 PM

Wuhan (China), Apr 27 (UNI) Rio Silver medalist PV Sindhu advanced into the second round of the ongoing Badminton Asia Championship while compatriot Ajay Jayaram bowed out of the here today.

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'Cheater' Sharapova should not be allowed to play again: Bouchard

'Cheater' Sharapova should not be allowed to play again: Bouchard

27 Apr 2017 | 2:38 PM

Undated, Apr 27 (Reuters) Canadian Eugenie Bouchard has lashed out at the WTA for giving Maria Sharapova the chance to compete in tournaments after serving a 15-month doping ban and said the Russian is a "cheater" who should never be allowed to play again.

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Murray advances in Barcelona Open after Tomic pulls out

Murray advances in Barcelona Open after Tomic pulls out

26 Apr 2017 | 4:57 PM

 BARCELONA, Apr 26 (Reuters) Andy Murray has advanced to the third round of the Barcelona Open without playing a stroke after opponent Bernard Tomic withdrew today.

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Serena says accidentally spilled news of her pregnancy

Serena says accidentally spilled news of her pregnancy

26 Apr 2017 | 12:59 PM

Undated, Apr 26 (REUTERS) Serena Williams had no intention of sharing her pregnancy with the world last week but spilled the beans when she accidentally uploaded the "20 weeks" photo of herself on Snapchat, the world number one said.

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Serena thanks unborn baby after returning to world number one

Serena thanks unborn baby after returning to world number one

24 Apr 2017 | 8:10 PM

LONDON, Apr 24 (REUTERS) Serena Williams returned to the top of the WTA world rankings today and immediately shared the news with her unborn baby.

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Australian Open venue to get new stadium

23 Apr 2017 | 9:49 AM

Undated, Apr 23 (REUTERS) A new multi-purpose 5,000-seater stadium is to be built at Melbourne Park as part of efforts aimed at keeping the Australian Open grand slam tennis tournament at its current site, Victoria state treasurer Tim Pallas said today.

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Praneeth, Srikanth jump 8-8 places up in World Badminton Ranking

Praneeth, Srikanth jump 8-8 places up in World Badminton Ranking

20 Apr 2017 | 5:56 PM

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) India's star shuttler B Sai Praneeth after being crowned the title of Singapore Open recently and runners-up Kidambi Srikanth have jumped up eight-eight places up in the latest World Badminton Rankings released today.

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Kashyap, Dani crashes out of pre quarters

Kashyap, Dani crashes out of pre quarters

20 Apr 2017 | 5:17 PM

Changzhou (China), Apr 20 (UNI) Shuttler Parupalli Kashyap crashed out of the China Masters Grand Prix Gold after getting beaten in the pre-quarterfinals by third seed Qiao Bin of China here today.

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Fit-again Murray eyes first Monte Carlo final

Fit-again Murray eyes first Monte Carlo final

19 Apr 2017 | 2:45 PM

Undated, Apr 19 (Reuters) World number one Andy Murray has recovered from an elbow injury and is keen to reach the final of the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time, the Briton said ahead of his opening match against Gilles Muller in the second round today.

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Team India under 16 will play in Egypt

19 Apr 2017 | 1:51 PM

Kolkata, Apr 19 (UNI) The All India Football Association today announced that India under-16 squad will play two matches as part of the India-Egypt Friendship Cup 2017 in Cairo, Egypt.

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Players have potential to achieve more at important events: Gopichand

Players have potential to achieve more at important events: Gopichand

18 Apr 2017 | 9:34 PM

Hyderabad, Apr 18 (UNI) Chief National Coach for Indian Badminton Pullela Gopichand today heaped praises on Sai Praneeth after being crowned newly Singapore Open title and P V Sindhu who recently won the India Open expected more consistency from the players and aim for more important tournaments like All England and World Championship.

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Praneeth crowned champion of Singapore Open title

Praneeth crowned champion of Singapore Open title

16 Apr 2017 | 10:42 PM

Singapore, Apr 16 (UNI) Indian shuttler B Sai Praneeth was crowned the champion of Singapore Open title beating his compatriot K Srikanth in the final here today.

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Viraj Sagar Das elected as new Chairman of UP Badminton Association

16 Apr 2017 | 7:52 PM

Lucknow, April 17 (UNI) As a mark of tribute to it's former Chairman Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta, who passed away recently, Uttar Pradesh Badminton Association in it's annual general meeting held here today unanimously elected his son Viraj Sagar Das as the new Chairman.

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Singapore Open: PV Sindhu advance to second round

Singapore Open: PV Sindhu advance to second round

12 Apr 2017 | 4:30 PM

Singapore, Apr 12 (UNI) Indian Open champion and fifth seeded PV Sindhu today entered the second round of the ongoing Singapore Open Superseries tournament.

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Will meet Bhupathi-Paes and try to solve it: Goel

Will meet Bhupathi-Paes and try to solve it: Goel

11 Apr 2017 | 6:58 PM

New Delhi, Apr 11 (UNI) Sports Minister Vijay Goel today indicated that he would meet with ace tennis stars Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes and try to solve their differences over exclusion of Paes from the Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan on April 6 at Bengaluru.

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