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
Kevin De Bruyne scored twice and teed up Raheem Sterling for Manchester City’s other goal as Arsenal crumbled to another humiliating 3-0 home defeat on Sunday.
Centuries from Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope powered West Indies to an eight-wicket win over India after chasing down a target of 288 in the first one-day international on Sunday.
Marseille lost goalkeeper and captain Steve Mandanda to an ankle injury as their six-match winning run in Ligue 1 was snapped on Saturday following a 1-1 draw at struggling Metz.