Winners of the DDF Summer SportsFest pose with the officials during the presentation ceremony.
Jakarta: PV Sindhu stormed into the final of the Indonesian Open after beating China’s Chen Yu Fei 21-19, 21-10 in the semi-final in Jakarta on Saturday. She will now face Japanese fourth seed Akane Yamaguchi in the final on Sunday. Both players will be playing for their first ever Super 1000 title. Sindhu had reached the semis
Dubai-based Indonesian Imam Adi Kusuma defeated compatriot Fahmi Mubarok to clinch the men’s singles title at the 42nd edition of the India Club UAE Open Badminton tournament. Kusuma started well and dominated the opening set easily but was taken aback by his rival Mubarok in the second.
Cancer-hit badminton star Lee Chong Wei announced his retirement on Thursday, ending a brilliant career in which he collected a swathe of honours but never won a world or Olympic title.
The UAE Pro League conducted on Thursday the draw for the 2019-20 Arabian Gulf League (AGL) and Arabian Gulf Cup AGC). The draw was held at the press conference hall at Al Nasr Club’s Al Maktoum Stadium. Arabian Gulf Cup champions Shabab Al Ahli were placed on top of Group A of the competition, while Arabian Gulf League
“Yes, not only we did we make an offer to the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to host the IPL but we are also confident of getting the reply in the affirmative from the Indian board,” said Usmani.
Robert Lewandowski scored his 30th league goal of the season on Saturday as Bayern Munich came from behind to claim a 4-2 victory at Bayer Leverkusen and move a step closer to the Bundesliga title.
World number one Novak Djokovic described the strict hygiene restrictions under which the US Open is likely to be played as “extreme” and a cap on support teams as “really impossible” on Friday.