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Shuttler Lakshya Sen (in pic) clinched his maiden BWF World Tour title by winning the Dutch Open men’s singles title after beating Yusuke Onodera of Japan in the summit clash. The 18-year-old Indian rallied from one game down to defeat the world No. 160 15-21 21-14 21-15 in 63 minutes.
India thrash Kiwis 8-2 in Sultan Johor Cup
Sanjay struck twice in the Indian junior men’s hockey team’s dominating 8-2 win over New Zealand in Sultan of Johor Cup. Apart from Sanjay (17th, 22nd minutes), Dilpreet Singh (6th), Shilanand Lakra (14th), Mandeep Mor (22nd), Suman Beck (45th), Pratap Lakra (50th) and Sudeep Chirmako (51st) scored for India. Dylan Thomas (28th, 44th) notched up two goals for New Zealand. It was India’s second win in the tournament and they face Japan in their next round robin league-stage match on Tuesday.
I-League, ISL clubs and AIFF to meet AFC officials
A roadmap of the country's domestic football structure will be discussed in a meeting of the I-League and Indian Super League clubs with the officials of the All India Football Federation and the Asian Football Confederation in Kuala Lumpur here tomorrow. AIFF has invited the clubs of the country's two domestic leagues to a meeting at AFC headquarters to discuss the future of the game in the country. The officials of FSDL, the organisers of the ISL, will also be present in the meeting. Officials of Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, ATK and Minerva Punjab have reached the Malaysian capital for the meeting. — Agencies
Bangladesh hold India to 1-1 draw in SAFF U-15 Championship
India were held to a 1-1 draw by Bangladesh in their penultimate group stage match of the the SAFF U-15 Women’s Championship here on Sunday. Amisha Baxla scored in the 24th minute to put India ahead. However, the lead was short-lived as Sapna Rani equalised for Bangladesh two-minutes later. Both the teams now have seven points in the group stage. However, India finished atop by virtue of better goal difference.
Neymar limps out of Brazil friendly against Nigeria
Striker Neymar limped out of Brazil’s friendly against Nigeria in Singapore on Sunday after only 12 minutes of play. The match ended in a 1-1 draw as Midfielder John Aribo scored for Nigeria in the 35th minute, but Casemiro brought the Brazilians back on level terms in the 48th minute.
Kenya’s Kosgei shatters world marathon record
Kenyan Brigid Kosgei broke Paula Radcliffe's women's marathon world record when she ran two hours, 14 minutes, four seconds at the Chicago Marathon on Sunday. Kosgei set a blistering pace from the start to shatter the previous record of 2:15:25 which Briton Radcliffe set in 2003. Kenyan Lawrence Cherono sprinted past Ethiopian Dejene Debela to win the men's race. Cherono clocked an unofficial two hours, five minutes, 45 seconds to add to his Boston Marathon title.
Sanchez injured in Chile’s, draw against Colombia
Chile forward Alexis Sanchez injured tendons in his left ankle during their 0-0 draw with Colombia and is returning to his club Inter Milan for further tests, the Chilean Football Federation said on Sunday. He will miss Chile’s friendly against Guinea on Tuesday. The 0-0 draw was Chile’s fifth game without a win under coach Reinaldo Rueda. Agencies
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