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ICYMI: Top stories of the week

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Missed catching up on the latest in Indian sport? Worry not as we give you the lowdown on the top stories of the past week.

Viswanathan Anand pips three grandmasters to top spot in St Louis

Viswanathan Anand clinched the 2016 Champions Showdown in St Louis, earning $60,000.The tournament featured three other grandmasters -- Hikaru Nakamura came second, Fabiano Caruana (US) third and Veselin Topalov (Bulgaria) fourth.

Read more: Anand wins Champions Showdown in St Louis


Rohan Bopanna looks ahead to a new beginning

After enduring what he describes as one of his "worst years" on the circuit, Rohan Bopanna is hopeful of bouncing back next season in the company of a new partner, Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas. Bopanna finished 2016 without a single tournament win and his individual doubles ranking has plummeted to 28.

Read more: Bopanna eager to leave "worst year" of career behind


Saina makes a comeback post Rio but suffers a first-round loss

Saina Nehwal returned to the international circuit at the China Open after a knee surgery that took place soon after her group-stage finish at the Rio Olympics. But she suffered a first-round defeat to Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk on Wednesday.

Read more: China Open - Saina Nehwal loses first match since injury


Kean Lewis scores the 400th ISL goal

The Indian Super League saw the 400th goal since its inception and it was Kean Lewis who scored the landmark goal. ESPN looked back to the various other landmark goals that preceded it.

Read more: Fikru to Kean Lewis - ISL's landmark goals


High jump record-holder Tejaswin wins gold in triple jump

17-year-old Tejaswin Shankar, after breaking the national high jump record, further won the gold medal in the triple jump event in the 32nd Junior Nationals at the Nehru stadium in Coimbatore. However, in a goof-up that neither the AFI (Athletics Federation of India) nor the Tamil Nadu State Athletics Association were willing to claim responsibility for, no gold medal was available for Shankar.

Read more: High jump record-breaker Shankar wins triple jump too


PV Sindhu clinches China Open

Rio silver medallist PV Sindhu capped her return to form by winning the China Open on Sunday. She beat Sun Yu of China 21-11, 17-21, 21-11 in the final for her first Super Series title win. With this, she became the third Indian to win the tournament after Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth, and also the third non-Chinese player to win the women's singles event in 30 years.

Read more: Dominant Sindhu wins China Open