Latest Sports Updates 17-12-2021 @ 7.00 p.m.IST

Badminton

Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen advanced to men’s singles semifinals at BWF World Championships in Spain on Friday.Kidambi Srikanth eased past Mark 21-8,21-7.Lakshya Sen overcame stiff challenge from Zhao before winning 21-15,15-21,22-20 in the quarterfinals.Two winners clash in all Indian semifinal on Saturday.In women’s singles,P V Sindhu lost 17-21,13-21 to top seed Tai Tzu Ying. Sindhu’s hopes of back to back World titles thus ended.

Hockey

India beat archrivals Pakistan 3-1 in the group game of Asian Champions Trophy on Friday.Vice captain Harmanpreet Singh scored a brace for India.

Table Tennis

India’s Hansini Rajan defeated Hend Zaza to win girls singles event at ITTF tournament in Amman.Zaza was the youngest athlete at this year’s Tokyo Olympics.

Football

Liverpool beat Newcastle 3-1 in premier league on Thursday to keep title hopes alive.Chelsea were held to 1-1 draw at home to Everton.

Tennis

Former US Open champion Juan Martin Del Potro is eyeing a comeback in February 2022.

 

By Shailesh Padhye

 

 

 

 

 

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