NEW DELHI - India's Vijender Singh outpunched Tanzania's Francis Cheka to defend his WBO Asia Pacific Super Middleweight title at the Thyagaraj Stadium here on Saturday. Undefeated in seven professional bouts so far, the 31-year-old Indian took just three rounds to retain his unbeaten streak since turning professional. Vijender started dominating from the first round after defending the early punches from his opponent to lead 3-1 before...
DUBAI - Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu lost her second match of the Group B of the BWF Superseries Finals to Chinese Sun Yu here on Thursday. Rio Olympic Games 2016 silver medallist Sindhu went down 15-21, 17-21 against World No.6 Sun at the Hamdan Sports Complex. This loss has jeopardised Sindhu's chances of qualification to the semi-finals. The 22-year-old Indian had beaten Akane Yamaguchi of Japan in the opener...
MACAU - Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and B. Sai Praneeth lost their respective matches in straight sets to crash out of the $120,000 Macau Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here on Friday. Saina lost 21-12, 21-17 in just 35 minutes to Zhang Yiman of China in the quarter-finals of the women's singles competition. There was disappointing news for Indian fans in the men's singles as well with Praneeth losing his quarter-final clash...