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Srikanth enters semis, Sindhu crashes out of Singapore Open
Kidambi Srikanth registered a hard-fought win to enter the semifinals of the men’s singles event of the Singapore Super Series even as P.V.Sindhu and B. Sai Praneeth crashed out in straight games, on Friday.

Srikanth got the better of world number 14 Hun Yu of Hong Kong 17—21, 21—14, 21—19 in a marathon quarterfinal duel that lasted an hour and three minutes, to set up a semifinal date against top seed Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia.

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Home, sweet home plate: Adnan Virk returns Canada to call Astros-Blue Jays
by Kristen Hudak
Adnan Virk will work tonight’s (April 9) game alongside analyst Eduardo Perez . They’re back on the road just two days after the duo’s Monday assignments took them across two states over the span of 15 hours for Baseball Tonight Gameday from Fenway Park and late-night Baseball Tonight back in Bristol, Conn.

Virk’s schedule Monday and Tuesday (all times Eastern):

11 a.m. Virk arrived at ESPN’s campus, then traveled with Perez ... Read More

Devvarman does it for India
The win over Korea puts the team in World Group play-off

The Indian Davis Cup team entered the World Group play-offs after notching up a historic away triumph over Korea following Somdev Devvarman’s win over Yong-Kyu Lim in the reverse singles of the Group I Asia/Oceania second round tie here on Sunday.

Devvarman prevailed 6-4, 5-7, 6-3, 6-1 in the first reverse singles to make the overall scoreline 3-1 in favour of India. With the winner already ... Read More
Royal Wahingdoh 3 (Jackiechand Singh – 37th; Babatunde Badmus – 57th; Bekay Bawar – 87th)

beat Sangbad Pratidin Bhawanipore FC 2 (Daniel Bidemi – brace -- 23rd & 74th)

AIZAWL: The wait has finally ended for Royal Wahingdoh. In a thrilling match of deciding match the 2nd Division League at the Lammual Stadium in Aizawl on Friday (April 11), the Shillong Club came back from behind as they rallied to beat Sangbad Pratidin Bhawanipore FC 3-2 to ... Read More
Abhijeet Gupta in sole lead in Dubai open
Grandmaster Abhijeet Gupta, the highest rated Indian in the fray, shot into sole lead, defeating Hatim Al-Hadarani of Yemen in the fourth round of 16th Dubai International open chess tournament on Friday.

The victory with black pieces turned out to be fourth in a row for Gupta and his clean slate helped him annex the sole lead on four points. It was a clean effort by the Indian as Hatim Al-Hadarani fell prey to some finely ... Read More
Srikanth, Sindhu and Sai Praneeth enter Singapore Open quarterfinals
P. V. Sindhu advanced to the quarterfinals with a win in the women’s singles but it was K. Srikanth, who created a flutter at the $300,000 Singapore Super Series, with a stunning victory over world No. 10 Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam on Thursday.

The 18-year-old Sindhu prevailed over Japan’s Shizuka Uchida 21-17, 17-21, 21-16 in a women’s singles match. Another Indian youngster, B. Sai Praneeth too made the last eight stage by registering a straight-game ... Read More
UP flattened by Panchal show
Group A

Individual brilliance with both bat and ball from Priyank Panchal enabled Gujarat to catch up with Uttar Pradesh in the Group A points table. Opening the innings, the 24-year-old Panchal scored his maiden half-century - 77 off 52 balls - that helped Gujarat set up an imposing total of 184. His 75-run stand for the first wicket with Rajdeep Darbar set the tone for the innings as Gujarat never took the foot off the ... Read More
Rajasthan clinch a thriller against Kerala
Mumbai: Rajasthan edged out Kerala by three wickets to notch up their second win in the Syed Mushtaq Ali National Twenty20 Championship, here on Thursday.

Captain Rajesh Bishnoi's swashbuckling 75 off 36 balls helped Rajasthan chase down a formidable target of 172 set by Kerala with one ball to spare. Rajasthan were struggling at 94/5 before Bishnoi came up with a stunning late charge.

Naresh Gehlot (42) and D D Hada (27) too chipped in with ... Read More
Srikanth scores upset win, enters quarters
Singapore: Thailand Open champion Kidambi Srikanth on Thursday got his mojo back as he stunned world number 10 Tien Minh Nguyen of Vietnam in a thrilling men's singles match to reach the quarterfinals of the $ 300,000 Singapore Super Series here.

After three first round exits in the All England, Swiss Open and India Super Series, Srikanth finally got his form back as he notched up an upset 18-21, 21-15, 21-8 win over the world championship ... Read More
Saina crashes out of Singapore Open
Saina Nehwal crashed out of the Singapore Super Series after losing to Eriko Hirose in a hard-fought three-game battle in her opening round singles match on Wednesday.

Saina lost 21-16, 15-21, 11-21 to her lower-ranked Japanese rival.

The Hyderabad-based shuttler opened up a 5-2 lead in the opening game and eventually extended it to 13-4, before wrapping it up 21-16 in style.

Saina started the second game also well as she took a 4-2 lead. But the Japanese ... Read More
Indian women's hockey heads for Ireland
New Delhi, April 9 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team will depart for Ireland Wednesday night to participate in a three-match Test series to prepare for the FIH Champions Challenge 1 in Glasgow starting April 27.

The team will play Ireland April 15, 17 and 18 in Belfast. The series will help the Indian players acclimatise ahead of the Champions Challenge 1 in Glasgow to be played from April 27 to May 4.

The 18-member team is ... Read More
Dhoni named captain of World T20 Team of Tournament
DUBAI: His side may have lost in the final but Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Monday named captain of the 2014 ICC World Team of the Tournament that figures four Indians, including star batsman Virat Kohli.

Opener Rohit Sharma and Ravichandran Ashwin are the other two Indian players who feature in the team that was announced by the ICC.

Kohli was adjudged Player of the Tournament for amassing 319 runs with the help of four half centuries, ... Read More
Bengaluru FC win; Sporting & Churchill draw
AIFF Media Team

KOLKATA: Table-toppers Bengaluru FC registered a highly significant 2-0 victory over Mohun Bagan in a round 24 encounter of the Airtel I-League at the Salt Lake Stadium on Sunday (April 6, 2014).

Thoi Singh put the visitors in front just before the interval while Sean Rooney doubled their lead in the second period. The result restores Bengaluru’s four-point lead at the top while Mohun Bagan remain in danger of relegation with 24 points from ... Read More

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