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Badminton: Nehwal, Sindhu, Srikanth and Sai Praneeth advance at Australian Open

It was a mixed day for Indian shuttlers as defending champion Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu, Kidambi Srikanth and B. Sai Praneeth advanced while Parupalli Kashyap, Ajay Jayaram and H.S. Prannoy bowed out of the $750,000 Australia Open Superseries on Wednesday.

World No.15 Saina defeated fourth-ranked South Korean player Sung Ji Hyun 21-10, 21-16 in a match which lasted only 38 minutes. In another match, Rio Olympics gold medallist Sindhu edged past Japanese Sayaka Sato 21-17, 14-21, 21-18 in a 65 minutes gruelling match.

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Tyler Mislawchuk and Joanna Brown Win Canadian Triathlon Championship Titles in Ottawa

Tyler Mislawchuk and Joanna Brown were crowed the King and Queen of Canadian triathlon on Sunday at the two-day CAMTRI Sprint Triathlon Premium American Cup in Ottawa, which is also serving as the Canadian Championships.

Mislawchuk, of Oak Bluff, Man., exercised his race tactics to perfection en route to securing his first elite Canadian Championship title after diving into Ottawa’s Dows Lake with the 30 fastest men, who qualified for the championship final through Saturday’s super-sprint distance race. 

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Badminton: Kidambi Srikanth wins Indonesian Open Superseries Premier

Indian shuttler Kidambi Srikanth was at his ruthless best as he defeated Japanese Sakai Kazumasa in straight games and clinch the men's singles title at the Indonesian Open Superseries Premier on Sunday.

Srikanth made short work of Sakai 21-11, 21-19 in the final which lasted barely 37 minutes at the Jakarta Convention Centre. The Indian pocketed $75,000 for the triumph. Srikanth had stunned South Korean world No. 1 Son Wan Ho in the semi-final.

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Hockey: India thrash Pakistan 7-1 in World League clash

Penalty corner specialist Harmanpreet Singh and forwards Talwinder Singh and Akashdeep Singh scored a brace apiece as India flayed Pakistan 7-1 in a Pool B clash to storm into the quarter-finals of the Hockey World League (HWL) on Sunday.

Harmanpreet (13th and 33rd minutes), Talwinder (21st and 24th) and Akashdeep Singh (47th and 58th) ripped apart Pakistan's defence. Pardeep Mor (49th) too contributed a goal for India.

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Duffy, Brownlee win 2017 Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds

On a day where the streets were lined with thousands of spectators to watch the world's fastest triathletes compete, Bermuda's Flora Duffy and Great Britain's own Alistair Brownlee claimed victory at the 2017 Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds. Duffy's win was her second consecutive World Triathlon Series win of the season, while Brownlee returned to the WTS to race on his hometown course and earned the gold for the second year in a row.

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Earning her fourth career World Triathlon Series victory and second consecutive win of the season, Flora Duffy (BER) claimed the 2017 Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds in a near-perfect race scenario.

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