Lakshya Sen beat 15th seed Kenta Nishimoto 22-20,15-21,21-18 to reach pre-quarterfinals at BWF World Championship in Huelva,Spain.12th seed Indian Kidambi Srikanth also advanced after 15-21,21-18,21-17 win over Li Feng.In women’s singles,P V Sindhu had it easy against Martina.Men’s doubles pair of Satwik SaiRaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty also made it to next round.
Olympic bronze medallist Indian team were held 2-2 draw by Korea in Asian Champions Trophy hockey event in Dhaka.India squandered 2-0 lead to allow Korea to come back into the match.
Arsenal striker Pierre Emerick Aubameyang has been dropped as the team captain after disciplinary breach last week.He will also be not available for Wednesday’s premier league home game against West Ham.
Indian Sports Ministry has approved sailors proposal to train overseas ahead of next year’s Asian Games.
Simone Bikes has been named as Time Magazine’s 2021 athlete of the year.
By Shailesh Padhye