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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
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.
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.
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