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Badminton: Sai Praneeth wins maiden Super Series title in Singapore

B. Sai Praneeth clinched his maiden Super Series title by downing compatriot Kidambi Srikanth 17-21, 21-17, 21-12 in the Singapore Open final on Sunday. This was Praneeth's first appearance in a Super Series final, the biggest events of the international badminton calendar. Previously, Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and Srikanth have won the coveted crown.

Until Sunday, only three other countries - China, Indonesia and Denmark - had been represented on both sides of the court.

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India beat Chile in Hockey World League final

Savita Punia's stunning display of goalkeeping helped India beat Chile in the final match of the Women's Hockey World League Round 2. The teams were locked in a 1-1 stalemate at the end of regulation time, but in the shootout, the experienced Savita ensured India emerged victorious.

Savita, who was adjudged the Goalkeeper of the Tournament, was outstanding under the bar as she denied scoring chances to Kim Jacob and Josefa Villalabeitia, which gave India a head start in the shootout. 

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Lonyangata, Rionoripo win Paris marathon

The husband wife pairing of Paul Lonyangata and Purity Rionoripo of Kenya claimed the men's and women's title respectively in the Paris marathon on Sunday.

Lonyangata won the men's event in two hours, six minutes and 10 seconds, followed by his compatriots Stephen Chebogut and Solomon Yego on the podium. Around the 35km mark, Lonyangata began to pull away from Chebogut, and held a 47-second margin when he crossed the finish line.

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Hewitt and Mola take titles at 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series Gold Coast

The second stop of the 2017 ITU World Triathlon Series saw the pace speed up in Australia for two fast and furious sprints, and it was Mario Mola (ESP) and Andrea Hewitt (NZL) who collected wins on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

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It might have taken her six years to get back on top of a ITU World Triathlon Series podium but Andrea Hewitt (NZL) now has two from two to start the year after she claimed the 2017 Jewel World Triathlon Gold Coast title in Australia on Saturday.

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Badminton: Sindhu rises to career best second spot in World Rankings

Rio Olympic silver medallist Shuttler P.V. Sindhu reached her career best world rankings, grabbing the number two position with 75759 points in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.

Sindhu, who recently clinched the India Open title defeating Carolina Marin of Spain in the summit clash, moved three places up to number two spot, superseding Japan's Akane Yamugachi and thus becoming the second Indian woman to break into the top-five of the world rankings.

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