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India’s Olympic silver medallist shuttler PV Sindhu on Sunday exacted sweet revenge of her World Championship heartbreak as she defeated Nozomi Okuhara of Japan in a thrilling summit clash to clinch the women’s singles title at the Korea Open Super Series.

The 22-year-old Indian overcame eighth seeded Okuhara 22-20, 11-21,

Oh, Rafa, how easy you make winning look like

Rafa Nadal has long been king of the Paris clay but he was just as dominant on New York hardcourt on Sunday as he collected Grand Slam title number 16 with a clinical demolition of Kevin Anderson in the US Open final. The Spaniard insists nothing comes easy to him on any court but scanning his list of grand slam final triumphs one would be hard-pressed to find anything more comprehensive than this 6-3 6-3 6-4 victory on the Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Maria sparkles on return

Maria Sharapova proved she will be someone to contend with for the US Open crown after the Russian wild card outlasted second seed Simona Halep 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 on Monday to get the year’s final grand slam off to an electrifying start.

Still shaking off the rust from a 15-month doping ban and a string of nagging injuries, the 30-year-old Sharapova needed all her skill, determination and two hours and 44 minutes to snatch victory in front of a packed Arthur Ashe stadium.

There is no one who can replace Dhoni till 2019 WC

The jury is still out on whether Mahendra Singh Dhoni should be a part of 2019 World Cup squad but Virender Sehwag strongly feels that the Indian team is “yet to find suitable replacement” of the former skipper.

“I don’t think anyone can replace Dhoni at this point of time. Rishabh Pant is good but he would also need time to replace him. But that can only happen after 2019. It’s then when we should think about Dhoni’s replacement. Till then let Pant gain experience,” Sehwag told PTI during an exclusive interview.

The greatest comedy ever

Billy Wilder’s 1959 hit Some Like It Hot,  about two musicians who after witnessing a murder dress up in drag to hide from gangsters, has topped the list of the greatest comedies  ever made in a critics’ poll by BBC. The black and white film featured Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon in the lead roles. More than 250 film critics from over 50 countries participated in the poll conducted by BBC Culture. Each critic ranked their top 10 favourite comedies with films from across the world including Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood (Nigerian film industry) being nominated.

Close-In: A fitting question

The Indian Test cricket team is truly on the right path to prove that they are the best cricket side in the world. They demolished Sri Lanka in a most emphatic manner.  A series win overseas is a remarkable achievement and winning eight Test match series in a row is very creditable.

Their next Test match encounter will be away versus South Africa later in the year. Thereafter, India will need to maintain their form in 2018 as they will be travelling to England and Australia and wins there would make them one of the greatest sides ever to play Test cricket.

I am leaving FC Barcelona

Neymar’s record-breaking ¤222 million  ($263 million) transfer to French side Paris Saint-Germain moved a step closer on Wednesday when Barcelona said he had informed them of his intention to leave. His move to PSG has been heavily flagged in European media but has yet to be completed. “The player Neymar Jr, accompanied by his father and agent, has informed FC Barcelona this morning of his decision to leave the club in a meeting held at the club’s offices,” Barcelona said in a statement.

Eves snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in final

The Indian women’s cricket team let slip a historic title triumph with nerves getting the better of it in a tense summit clash against England, leaving Mithali Raj’s giant-slaying side with the runners-up tag for a second time in the ICC World Cup, at Lord’s on Sunday.

It was an anti-climactic result for India since they were well on course for a memorable triumph, sitting pretty at 191 for three in 42.5 before a batting collapse saw them bowled out for 219 in 48.4 overs.

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title

Roger Federer won a record eighth Wimbledon title and became the tournament’s oldest champion on Sunday with a straight-sets victory over injury-hit Marin Cilic who dramatically broke down in tears midway through the final. Federer claimed his 19th Grand Slam title 6-3, 6-1, 6-4 and at 35 is Wimbledon’s oldest men’s winner of the modern era, succeeding Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1976. However, the Swiss superstar’s 11th Wimbledon final, and 29th at the majors, will also be remembered for the moving sight of the

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