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PV Sindhu Loses At BWF World Superseries Finals

New Delhi: Top Indian shuttler PV Sindhu was defeated by world No. 2 Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in aexciting women's singles summit clash of the BWF World Superseries Finals

In the prestigious season-ending tournament finale, Sindhu played her hearts out before losing 21-15, 12-21, 19-21 to Yamaguchi in an energy-sapping summit clash that lasted an hour and 31 minutes.

"It has been a good year and I ended the year with another good tournament and won a silver. I will look to play next year with the same confidence and hope to go further," Sindhu said after the match.

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Sindhu Defeats Yamaguchi, Srikanth Loses Again In BWF World Superseries Finals

New Delhi: PV Sindhu has defeated Japan's Akane Yamaguchi in straight games but KidambiSrikanth's dismal run ended with another defeat at the $1 million Dubai Super Series Finals in Dubai.

World No. 3 Sindhu, an Olympic silver medallist, thrashed World No. 2 Yamaguchi 21-9, 21-13 in just 36 minutes to top group A in women's singles at the Sheikh Hamdan Indoor Stadium here.

However, world no. 4 Srikanth suffered his third straight loss in men's singles Group B, going down 17-21, 21-19, 14-21 to All England Championship finalist Chinese Shi Yuqi in the last group stage match.

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Rohit’s Third Double Ton In Odis Helps India Rout Lanka

New Delhi: Rohit Sharma scored his third double hundred in one-day internationals to take India to a mammoth 392 for four in a must-win second game against Sri Lanka in Mohali.

Such was the pace of Rohit’s unbeaten 153-ball 208-run innings that after completing his 100 off 115 balls, he blasted his next 100 off just 36 balls.

A host of records were broken on the day that witnessedRohit reach his 16th ODI hundred en route to a double hundred. His last double hundred also came against Sri Lanka while the first one was recorded against Australia.

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Chris Gayle Hits Record Sixes In Bangladesh Premier League Final

New Delhi: West Indies batsmanChris Gayle
has smashed an unbeaten 146 off just 69 balls for Rangpur Riders in the Bangladesh Premier League final against Dhaka Dynamites in Dhaka.
He has become the first batsman to cross the 11-000 run mark in T20 cricket. Next in the list is Brendon McCullum with 8526 runs in 309 matches.

During the course of his belligerent knock, Gayle also became the first batsman to hit 20 hundreds in T20s, which was studded with 18 towering sixes and five fours. He has also scored two hundreds in T20I for West Indies.

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Maradona Says He Is Not God Of Football After Unveiling Statue

New Delhi: In an exemplary show of modesty, the Argentine legend Diego Maradonahas called himself a "simple footballer" and not the god of football.
"I am not god of football but a simple footballer. I'm happy to be here in Kolkata again," Maradona said through his interpreter.

His second visit in nine years may have been a low-key one unlike in 2008, but the legend still charmed about a thousand-odd crowd at a charity event in a north Kolkata club this afternoon.

Maradona handed out cheques worth Rs 10000 each to 11 cancer patients and flagged off an air-conditioned ambulance.

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