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Sindhu reaches quarterfinals of Denmark Open

Odense: PV Sindhu, the two-time bronze medallist at the World Championships, secured a straight-game win over Chinese Taipei''s Tai Tzu Ying to reach the quarterfinals of the Denmark Super Series Premier here on Friday.

Odense

PV Sindhu, the two-time bronze medallist at the World Championships, secured a straight-game win over Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying to reach the quarterfinals of the Denmark Super Series Premier here on Friday. World No. 13 Sindhu, who lost thrice to Ying in the past, recorded a dominating 21-12 21-15 win over the third seed in a match lasting 34 minutes. The Hyderabadi will next take on sixth seed Chinese Wang Yihan.  

Macao

Lahiri, Chiragh tied for second at Macao Open golf  

World No. 39 Anirban Lahiri put himself in perfect position to defend his Venetian Macao Open title as he was one shot behind the leader at the halfway stage of the event after adding a four-under 67 to his first round 66 to get to nine-under 133. Also at nine-under was Chiragh Kumar (67-66) as four players were tied for second. The unheralded 23-year-old Hung Chien-yao of Chinese Taipei produced a scintillating seven-under-par 64 to snatch a one-shot halfway lead today with a two-day total of 10-under-par 132.

GALLE

West Indies on brink as Rangana Herath dazzles 

A dazzling display of spin bowling by Rangana Herath left West Indies struggling to avoid an innings defeat on Friday in the first Test against Sri Lanka, still needing another 166 to force the hosts to bat again. After taking six for 68 in the West Indies' first innings, Herath dismissed opener Kraigg Brathwaite, who fell for 34 as play drew to a close. Made to follow on after putting up 251 the first time round, West Indies face a mammoth task to save the match. 

Pune

Indian lifters sweep trophies at Commonwealth C'ship 

The Indian lifting team ended its campaign in the 2015 Commonwealth Youth, Junior & Senior Weightlifting Championships on a high after emerging triumphant in as many as five categories out of six in Pune on Friday. India bagged the top honours in senior men, senior women, junior men, junior women and youth girls categories. — Agencies

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