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UP football team attacked on train, 7 injured

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Lucknow, Nov 7: Seven members of the Uttar Pradesh football team were attacked and wounded by unidentified assailants on board a train in Deoria district on Tuesday, police said.

The incident took place on board the Gwalior-Barauni Express near the Bhatparani railway station in Deoria.

The footballers along with their coach were returning from a state tournament in Samastipur in Bihar.

Seven persons, including Coach Vinay Gopal Srivastava, were injured in the attack. They have been admitted at the Deoria district hospital, a police officer said.

The incident took place after a brawl at the railway station when some local youth tried to gain forceful entry into the coach reserved for the sportsmen.

The youth then pulled the chain and their friends barged into the train compartment. They attacked the footballers with sticks, the officer said.

The injured include Srivastava and Anshuman Soni who are in serious condition.

Others who sustained injuries are Abhishek Prajapati, Bharti Gupta, Rajeev Sharma and two others.

Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel said a case has been lodged against unidentified persons. They were trying to arrest them, based on the leads given by the footballers.

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2nd Test: India 172/3 at stumps, trail by 154 runs vs Australia

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Perth, Dec 15: India were 172/3 at stumps on the second day of the second Test against Australia at the Perth stadium here on Saturday.

India skipper Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane were batting on 82 and 51 runs respectively when the day ended.

The visiting side still trail by 154 runs against Australia’s first innings total of 326. Resuming the second day at 277/6, the Aussies were all out for 326 shortly before lunch.

Brief Scores: India (First Innings): 172/3 (Virat Kohli 82 batting, Ajinkya Rahane 51 batting) vs Australia (First Innings): 326 (Marcus Harris 70; Ishant Sharma 4/41).

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India’s Sindhu defeats Thailand’s Intanon, storms into final

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Guangzhou (China), Dec 15: Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu defeated former world champion Ratchanok Intanon of Thailand in straight games in their women’s singles semi-final at the 2018 BWF World Tour Finals here on Saturday.

The 23-year-old Olympic silver medallist, who has not lost to World No.8 Intanon in the last two years, breezed into the final after quashing her Thai opponent 21-16, 25-23 in 54 minutes, reports Efe.

The world number six from Hyderabad – who entered the semi-finals after defeating Beiwen Zhang of the US 21-9, 21-15 on Friday – dominated the first game, winning it in 20 minutes after grabbing an initial 6-4 lead.

Intanon bounced back in the second game but Sindhu did not lose nerve and won it in a nail-biting finish to wrap up the match.

Sindhu will now play against Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in the final on Sunday.

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PV Sindhu in semis of BWF World Tour Finals

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Guangzhou (China), Dec 14: Star Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu entered the semi-finals of the BWF World Tour Finals, defeating Beiwen Zhand of US in a lop-sided women’s singles match here on Friday.

The Rio Olympic silver medallist just took 35 minutes to outplay her opponent 21-9, 21-15.

Right from the start, Sindhu dominated the proceedings and easily overpowered her opponent to advance.

In men’s singles match, Sameer Verma defeated Kantaphon Wangcharoen of Thailand 21-9, 21-18 to enter the knock-out stage.

The 45-minute match saw Sameer at his best of abilities in the first game. In the second game the Indian shuttler struggled but was proved better towards the end to bag the issue.

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