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December 10, 2015

Shuttler Srikanth loses to Axelsen in Superseries Finals

Dubai, Dec 10: Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth lost his second successive game of the BWF Superseries Finals as he was beaten by Viktor Axelsen of Denmark 13-21, 18-21 in a Group B clash which lasted for 37 minutes at the Hamdan Sports Complex here on Thursday.In the opener, Srikanth matched stroke to stroke against Axelsen, who led from the start but the Indian crawled back into the contest first getting to 8-10 and then managing to draw level. However, world No.6 Axelsen just exploded into life after 10-10 and brought…

Pity that people didn’t praise our series-winning show: Kohli

Mumbai, Dec 10: India Test skipper Virat Kohli on Thursday said it was a real disappointment for him to see people in the country looking for weaknesses and areas of criticism and not speak about the kind of good cricket the team played against South Africa in the just concluded Test series.The hosts defeated the Proteas by 337 runs in the fourth and final Test to win the series 3-0 at the Ferozeshah Kotla in New Delhi on Monday to end the visitors’ nine-year unbeaten run on foreign soil. After losing both Twenty20…

Didn’t want to scare myself with funky hairstyle: Dravid

Kolkata, Dec 10: Indian batting legend Rahul Dravid says he never had any crazy hairstyles because he did not want to get up in the morning and "scare myself" by looking at the mirror.“If I had those marks on the side (of the head), cut in a funny way, I might have frightened myself when I used to wake up in the morning,” Dravid said in a video posted on his Facebook page on Wednesday when asked by a fan as to why he never sported a funky hairdo. The present India Under-19 head coach also said he…

Injured Australia pacer Starc set to miss World T20

Adelaide, Dec 10: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc has decided to undergo surgery on his ankle and is likely to miss the World Twenty20 in India starting in March.Starc has a long-term issue with bone spurs in his right ankle and decided to take the opportunity to have an operation to resolve the problem. He was recently sidelined by a foot injury sustained against New Zealand during the Test series. "Mitchell met with specialists late last week to get an opinion on his recent foot injury and ongoing right ankle…

Japan Warriors beat UAE Royals 24-21 to record first IPTL win

New Delhi, Dec 10: Legendary Japan Warriors won their first match of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) with a 24-21 margin against OBI UAE Royals here on Thursday.It was the Kobe-based team’s first win in six matches but still kept them at the bottom of the five-franchise league. The standings are headed by defending champions Indian Aces who has won three of the four matches. Former World No.1 Ana Ivanovic gave Royals a four game advantage in the opening set of the contest in the women’s singles…
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