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ICYMI: Shooting gold, Paes vs Bopanna and a bronze won in hijab

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

India finish with five medals at Shooting World Cup

While five medals is India's best haul in Shooting World Cup history, a closer examination reveals that the glass is only half full. Jonathan Selvaraj reviews India's performance at the recently concluded ISSF event in New Delhi.

Read more: Indian shooters shine but chinks remain

US shooter Kim Rhode talks guns, Trump and Little Bighorn

Jitu becomes India's most successful, first-timers impress

Bindra defends ISSF changes in shooting events

Debevec slams Bindra-panel recommendations


Bopanna, Paes face off in Dubai

India's highest-ranked men's doubles player Rohan Bopanna defeated India's most successful doubles player Leander Paes in the men's doubles semifinal of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships earlier this week. It was Bopanna's second-best performance of the season. He had won the season-opening Chennai Open with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan. Bopanna/Matkowski went on to lose the final against Horia Tecau and Jean-Julien Rojer.

Read: Bopanna-Matkowski beat Paes/Garcia-Lopez in Dubai semis

Bopanna/Matkowski lose Dubai final


Sindhu seeks to slay All-England demons

On March 9, 2016, PV Sindhu was bundled out of the All-England Championships in the first round by Thailand's Porntip Buranaprasertsuk. A year later, she returns to Birmingham as one of the foremost forces in women's badminton. Since that capitulation at the hands of Buranaprasertsuk, she's won an Olympic medal, captured her first Superseries title and made her maiden entry into the year-ending Superseries Finals, where only the top eight players of the world compete. Gaurav Kalra analyses Sindhu's preparation for the most prestigious badminton tournament kicking off in England next week.

Read more: Eager to do better this time at All-England


Playing chess in a hijab, cooking in hotel rooms and winning bronze in Tehran

Harika Dronavalli, who won bronze at the Women's World Chess Championships in Tehran, says it was her best chance to win gold. In an exclusive chat with Susan Ninan, Harika shares her experience of playing a tournament which had caused a stir for making it mandatory for female players to wear hijabs.

Read more: 'This was my best chance to win gold' - Harika

Twelve-year-old Nihal Sarin becomes India's latest IM


I-League title race: Aizawl, East Bengal on course, Bagan falter

While an impressive 2-1 win away to Shillong helped East Bengal stay atop the I-League table, Aizawl also notched up a 2-0 win over Mumbai to stay within touching distance. Mohun Bagan suffered their first loss of the season at Churchill Brothers, who came back from a goal down to lift themselves off the bottom. Bagan are now six points behind East Bengal, but have two games in hand and it looks like the three-horse race for the title could well go down to the wire. Debayan Sen analyses each team's chances looking at the remaining fixtures.

Read more: Aizawl, East Bengal keep title race alive

I-League round 12: First defeat for Bagan