Los Angeles to host 2028 Olympics

Los Angeles to host 2028 Olympics

Los Angeles will host the 2028 Olympics. The evaluation commission of International Olympic Committee, IOC gave the formal go ahead to its bid yesterday. Today, the full IOC will award the 2024 Games to Paris and the 2028 Games to Los Angeles. Los Angeles had originally bid for 2024, but because of the new date, it had to make changes to its host contract.The evaluation commission said that although details need to be finalised, it is confident LA can host Olympics in 2028.

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Korea Super series Badminton tournament begins today; PV Sindhu to lead Indian campaign

Korea Super series Badminton tournament begins today; PV Sindhu to lead Indian campaign

World Championship silver medalist P V Sindhu will look to continue her rampaging run when she leads Indian challenge at Korea Super Series, starting today. Olympic silver medalist Sindhu, who bettered her two World Championship bronze medals with a maiden silver at Glasgow last month, will be the cynosure of all eyes, especially in the absence of Saina and Srikanth, who decided to skip the event and prepare for next week’s Japan Open. Sindhu will open her campaign against Hong Kong’s Cheung Ngan Yi in women’s singles competition in Seoul.…

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BAI to confer first Lifetime Achievement award on Prakash Padukone

BAI to confer first Lifetime Achievement award on Prakash Padukone

The renowned Indian Badminton legend Prakash Padukone has been selected for the first life time award by Badminton Association of India. Announcing the award at Kochi, the Association President Mr Himantha Biswa Sarma said, Prakash Padukone has been selected for the award for his contributions to Badminton. The award carries cash prize of 10 lakh rupees with a citation which will be presented to him at New Delhi very soon. Padukone had won the 1980 All England, besides bagging a bronze at the 1983 World Championship in Copenhagen. He also…

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US Open: Martina Hingis, Chan Yung-Jan win women’s doubles title

US Open: Martina Hingis, Chan Yung-Jan win women's doubles title

Switzerland’s Martina Hingis and Taiwan’s Chan Yung-Jan won the US Open women’s doubles title tonight, when they rolled past the Czech partnership of Lucie Hradecka and Katerina Siniakova 6-3 6-2. It was the first grand slam title for Chan but the second in as many days for Hingis, who won the mixed doubles with Britain’s Jamie Murray on Saturday. The victory took Hingis’s career grand-slam tally to 25, including five singles titles, 13 doubles and seven mixed doubles. Hingis and Chan stormed through the draw without dropping a set and…

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Karn Sharma spins India Red to big win in Duleep Trophy

Karn Sharma spins India Red to big win in Duleep Trophy

India Red defeated India Green by 170 runs in the Duleep Trophy match in Lucknow. On the fourth and final day today, India Green, resuming at 98 for two and chasing an improbable 474-run target, were dismissed for 303 in their second innings. For India Red, leg spinner Karn Sharma took six wickets for 94 to take his match tally to 10 for 133, his best figures in first class cricket. The final Scores: India Red – 323 and 307 for 2 declared. India Green – 157 and 303.

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India win 2nd SABA U-16 Championship

India win 2nd SABA U-16 Championship

India has won 2nd South Asian Basketball, SABA, Under – 16 Championship. India defeated Bhutan by 131-50 in its last league match at Kathmandu yesterday. India remained unbeaten in its all four matches and accumulated 8 points. Bangladesh finished second and host Nepal third. The championship was played on a round robin league format. India has now qualified for 2017 International Basketball Federation, FIBA, Under-16 Asian Championship to be played in Malaysia later this year.

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US Open: Sloane Stephens wins women’s singles title

US Open: Sloane Stephens wins women's singles title

Unseeded American Sloane Stephens lifted the US Open women’s singles title. Sloane ranked 83rd completed a spectacular return from injury to beat 15th seed Keys 6-3, 6-0 in the finals. The 24-year-old was ranked as low as 957th six weeks ago went on to become only the fifth unseeded woman to win a major title in the Open era. Sloane stunned Venus Williams in the semifinal. Top seed Rafael Nadal will start as a strong favourite when he takes on South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in US Open men’s singles final…

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MR Arjun and Shlok Ramchandran in semifinals of Vietnam Open

MR Arjun and Shlok Ramchandran in semifinals of Vietnam Open

In Badminton, men’s doubles pair of MR Arjun and Shlok Ramchandran kept the Indian flag flying at the 65,000 dollar Vietnam Open Grand Prix as the fifth seeded duo entered the semifinals. Arjun and Shlok defeated Thai pair of Tinn Isriyanet and Kittisak Namdash 21-13, 18-21, 21-13 in 45 minutes. They will next take on third seeds from Chinese Taipei, Liao Min Chun and Tpesu Cheng Heng for a place in the finals. However, Lakshya Sen and G. Ruthvika Shivani lost their respective quarterfinals in Ho Chi Minh City. Lakshya…

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US Open: Kevin Anderson & Rafael Nadal to face each other in title clash of men’s singles

US Open: Kevin Anderson & Rafael Nadal to face each other in title clash of men's singles

In the US Open tennis tournament, K Anderson and Rafael Nadal have a set up a title clash of the men’s singles, winning their respective matches this morning. South African Anderson defeated P. Carreño Busta of Spain while Nadal beat Argentenian J. del Potro. In the women’s singles, the all American Final has been set up between Sloane Stephens and Madison Keys. Sloane stunned Venus Williams, while Keys defeated Coco Vandeweghe in the semifinal yesterday. Indian campaign in the tournament ended with Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Peng Shuai…

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US Open: Sania Mirza & Peng Shuai knocked out of women’s doubles semi-final

US Open: Sania Mirza & Peng Shuai knocked out of women's doubles semi-final

Sania Mirza and her Chinese partner Peng Shuai were knocked out of the US Open in the semi-final of the women’s doubles. They were defeated by the Swiss-Taiwanese duo of Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan 6-4, 6-4 in a gruelling two-hour quarterfinal. With Sania’s loss, the Indian challenge ended in the tournament. Hingis, who won the 2015 US Open women’s doubles title with Sania, will now play the winner of the other semi-final Lucie Hradecká-Kateřina Siniaková of Czech Republic. In the men’s singles, K Anderson has reached the final defeating…

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