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Fresh protest in Sabarimala        Rahul Gandhi Challenges PM Modi For Debate On Rafale Deal        New bill likely to be introduced in Parliament to rechristen names of Bombay, Calcutta and Madras High Courts        TM Krishna 'celebrates democracy' at Delhi concert        Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits        Sri Lanka president Sirisena holds all-party meeting talks to end political crisis        Pankaj wins grand double, extends world title tally to 21        England win second Test against Sri Lanka by 57 runs        Smriti Mandhana becomes second-fastest Indian woman to reach 1000 T20I        It is quality of cricket rather than sledging that wins matches: Shastri on new Aussie approach        India in Australia: Kohli promises to not start arguments, only finish them        At Least Two Killed, Eight Injured In Blast In Karachi        Centre's New Move May Escalate Feud With RBI Ahead Of Board Meet: Report        'Gaja' crosses coast, rainfall pounds TN, 22 dead        Sabarimala board to move SC, buy time to implement order        Sabarimala board to move SC, buy time to implement order        Sindhu crashes out; Srikanth, Sameer enter quarterfinals of Hong Kong Open        No more chopping and changing till World Cup: Ravi Shastri        Air India eyes Rs 800 cr from sale of over 70 properties        Intel India opens design house costing Rs 1,100 cr at B'luru        
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Sports News
Japan Open 2018: Indian campaign ends with Kidambi Srikanth’s defeat in quarter-finals
 
(Tokyo, Sep 14, 2018):The Indian campaign came to an end at the Japan Open 2018 after Kidambi Srikanth crashed out in the quarter-finals of this Super 750 tournament in Tokyo, Japan on Friday. The seventh seeded men’s singles shuttler squandered a one-game lead to go down 21-19, 16-21, 18-21 to World No. 33 Lee Dong Keun in a gruelling encounter that lasted 1 hour 18 minutes.

Srikanth showed his comeback skills when he erased a 2-4 deficit in the early stages of the opener to jump to a 9-5 lead. Even though the Korean did manage to claw his way back into the game afterwards, the determined Indian was able to keep him away before closing out the first game.

The second game turned out to be competitive in the initial stages and the two were locked at 5-5. It was then where the complexion of the match changed. Srikanth’s unforced errors allowed the Korean to grab the next seven points and surge ahead to 12-5. Lee did not relent from thereon as he was able to take the second game and level the match.

In the decider, the two were evenly poised until 14-14. Lee steadily kept on increasing the lead after that with measured play while Srikanth’s mounting error count and lack of patience did him in.

It was still a good performance from the World No. 8 Indian, who has been having a very quiet season after his career-best 2017. The highlights of 2018 so far for the Guntur-born shuttler have been a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games and a semi-final finish at the Malaysia Open.

At the Japan Open, he managed to avenge his Asian Games defeat to Wong Wing Ki Vincent. Besides, he was also the best-performing Indian at this Super 750 tournament after PV Sindhu and HS Prannoy both exited the event in the second round.

Hopefully, this will give him a huge boost of confidence before next week’s mega Super 1000 tournament in China.


Pankaj wins grand double, extends world title tally to 21
England win second Test against Sri Lanka by 57 runs
Smriti Mandhana becomes second-fastest Indian woman to reach 1000 T20I
It is quality of cricket rather than sledging that wins matches: Shastri on new Aussie approach
India in Australia: Kohli promises to not start arguments, only finish them
Sindhu crashes out; Srikanth, Sameer enter quarterfinals of Hong Kong Open
No more chopping and changing till World Cup: Ravi Shastri
Mitchell Starc released from IPL contract ahead of Ashes, WC
World Championships: Older, wiser, stronger Mary Kom attempts to win 6th global title
India to host Italy on grass in Kolkata
It won't be easy for Mary Kom, says High Performance Director Nieva
Preparing for Australia tour by watching videos: Shami
3rd T20: Dhawan, Pant take Ind to victory, series win
FC Goa beat Kerala Blasters 3-1 in ISL
Harmanpreet Kaur’s record century headlines India’s big win over NZ in opener
Mumbai City end NorthEast United’s unbeaten run
Chelsea beat BATE 1-0 in Europa League
Srikanth enters pre-quarterfinals of China Open
Kohli's 'leave India' response to cricket enthusiast creates controversy
Luck assists Bengaluru FC in 2-1 win over Kerala Blasters FC
KERALA NEWS
Sabarimala protests: Arrests up to 2061, Kerala HC warns police
 Thiruvananthapuram, OCT 27: As the number of people arrested for allegedly being involved in violent  
Vijayan urges UAE Keralites to back salary challenge
Sabarimala row: Protests against SC verdict continue
Balabhaskar's wife Lakshmi shifted to ICU
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Death toll rises to 76 in California fire as Trump visits
 (Chico, Nov 18, 2018):Nearly 1,300 people remain unaccounted for and the death toll from the
Sri Lanka president Sirisena holds all-party meeting talks to end political crisis
At Least Two Killed, Eight Injured In Blast In Karachi
US, China see rival visions for entwined Asia-Pacific region
NATIONAL NEWS
Rahul Gandhi Challenges PM Modi For Debate On Rafale Deal
 (Ambikapur, Nov 18, 2018):Stepping up attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress Presid
New bill likely to be introduced in Parliament to rechristen names of Bombay, Calcutta and Madras High Courts
TM Krishna 'celebrates democracy' at Delhi concert
'Gaja' crosses coast, rainfall pounds TN, 22 dead
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