For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Paris: India’s Kidambi Srikanth and Parupalli Kashyap were both ousted in the opening round of the men’s singles event at the French Open in Paris on Wednesday. While Srikanth fought hard for 55 minutes against second seed Chou Tien Chen of Chinese Taipei before losing 15-21 21-7 21-14, Kashyap was no match for Hong Kong’s Ng Ka Long Angus, losing 11-21 9-21. Another Indian male shuttler Sameer Verma to suffered the same fate as he lost 22-20 18-21 18-21 to Japan’s Kenta Nishimoto in the first round. Shubhanker Dey now remains the lone Indian in the men’s singles contest, having progressed to the second round where he will be up against Shesar Hiren Rhustavito of Indonesia. India’s challenge, however, came to an end in the opening round of the mixed doubles event with the ouster of the pairs of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa and Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N Sikki Reddy. While Rankireddy and Ponappa lost 17-21 18-21 against fourth seed Seo Seung Jae and Chae Yujung of Korea, Chopra and Reddy combination was shown the door by England’s Chris Adcock and Gabriellle Adcock 13-21 18-21. It was a mixed outing for India in the men’s doubles event as Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty progressed to the second round but it was curtains for the other Indian pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy. While Rankireddy and Shetty defeated Netherlands pair of Robin Tabeling 21-16 21-14, Attri and Reddy lost 19-21 22-20 15-21 against England’s Ben Lane and Sean Vendy. Also Read | Saina Nehwal, Kidambi Srikanth Exit Denmark Open Badminton There was bad news for India in the women’s doubles event as well as the pair of Ashwini Ponappa and N Sikki Reddy lost 21-16 13-21 17-21 against fifth seed Lee So Hee and Shin Seung Chan of Korea.
Published on March 18, 2017 at 6:45 pm Comments No. 1 seed Syracuse’s (19-15, 10-8 Atlantic Coast) season ended as fifth-seeded Mississippi (22-13, 10-8 Southeastern) defeated the Orange, 85-80, in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament. Our beat writers, Connor Grossman and Paul Schwedelson discuss the loss, Boeheim’s infamous preseason proclamation and recap the season. Facebook Twitter Google+
GAA PUNDIT Joe Brolly has launched an astonishing attack on Donegal – comparing the regime to a recent Russian space programme which saw cosmonauts locked away from all contact with the outside world for 500 days.And the Co Derry man has leapt to the defence of Kevin Cassidy after the All Star was dropped from the county panel this week for giving away internal information on the team to the author of a book.Said Brolly: “Kevin Cassidy is a fine young man. Warrior on the field, altar boy off it. He teaches severely disabled children at the ‘Little Angels’ school, is married and has twin baby daughters. It goes without saying that he is a terrific Donegal man, having spent the last decade fighting for the cause. “You can tell a man by the way he plays his football, which in Kevin’s case is all that needs to be said. Now, at 30 years of age, his freshly minted All-Star gleaming on his mantelpiece in Gweedore, he has been banished from the Donegal squad, becase of some details he gave to Declan Bogue about Donegal’s year.“The idea behind Declan’s book “This is our Year,” was to get the inside track on all nine Ulster counties from either a player or manager. The result is an honest and interesting book, which prompted Eugene McGee to reflect that he was: “Astonished at the frankness and sincerity of the players.”Brolly went on to discuss how an American footballer employed ‘trash talking’ as an on-field tactic and that the Donegal team had discussed it.And he insisted: “The point is that Kevin tells the author that they discussed trash talking as a group and it’s value in certain circumstances. You don’t say! “Gaelic football is a community game. Ten All-Ireland medals are not worth the loss of one good man. Jim and Rory have acted foolishly. They have spoiled the chemistry of the group.”The RTE pundit referred to the recent Russian space programme and how cosmonauts were locked away for more than a year from the outside world. This, he said, cannot be done in a community-based GAA game.JOE BROLLY IN ASTONISHING ATTACK ON DONEGAL was last modified: November 12th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)