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March 13, 2016

China’s Lin Dan wins his 6th All England title

Birmingham, March 13: China's Lin Dan won his sixth singles title at the All England badminton championships with a comfortable victory over teammate Tian Houwei here on Sunday.Lin, also a five times world champion and double Olympic champion, took only 45 minutes to win 21-9, 21-10 in the final, reports Xinhua. Tian, nine years younger than his legendary teammate, never looked in contention with the title, giving Lin his easiest match during the whole tournament. Lin added the title to his collection of wins in…

I-league leaders Mohun Bagan march on with 2-0 win over Mumbai

Kolkata, March 13: Leaders Mohun Bagan extended their stranglehold of the I-league with another clinical 2-0 win against Mumbai FC to maintain their dream unbeaten run in the football competition here on Sunday.Substitute midfielder Katsumi Yusa put the hosts ahead in the 34th minute. Haitian forward Sony Norde increased the margin in the 62nd minute at the Barasat stadium. With the win, Mohun Bagan increased their unbeaten run to 11 matches and extended their lead at the top to three points with 25 from 11 games.…

Netherlands beat Ireland by 12 runs in WT20 qualifier

Dharamsala, March 13: The Netherlands prevailed over Ireland by 12 runs in a six over-per-side rain-curtailed inconsequential qualifying contest of the World Twenty20 cricket tournament at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Stadium here on Sunday.Ireland won the toss and decided bowl first and allowed the Netherlands to post 59 runs for five wickets in six overs in the Group A encounter. Opening batsman Stephan Myburgh scored 27 runs from 18 deliveries. In reply, Ireland opening batsman Paul Sterling gave…

Services beat Maharashtra to win Santosh Trophy

Nagpur, March 13: Services scored two goals within a space of 11 minutes to retain the 70th National Football Championships for the Santosh Trophy beating hosts Maharashtra 2-1 in the final at the SEC Railway Stadium here on Sunday.This was the fifth triumph for Services. Arjun Tudu scored both the goals for the Services, in the 26th and the 37th minute. Mohammed Shabaz scored the only goal for Maharashtra. Services were down to 10 men in the 88th minute when Hardik Kanojiya was flashed the red card. Services got a…

Windies beat Australia in World T20 warm-up

Kolkata, March 13: West Indies captain Darren Sammy's unconquered knock of 50 overshadowed Josh Hazlewood's hat-trick as they beat Australia by three wickets in a World Twenty20 warm-up contest at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.The match went right down to the wire as the West Indies got over the line with only one ball to spare. For Australia, pacer Hazlewood returned with figures of 3/13. There was no toss for the game. Australia batted first after a mutual agreement. Chasing Australia's score of 161/9,…
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