First Indian Woman To Break Into Top 25 Of World Table Tennis Singles Rankings
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First Indian Woman To Break Into Top 25 Of World Table Tennis Singles Rankings

Indian table tennis player Manika Batra has risen to a career-high world ranking of No. 24 in the women's singles division, marking the first time in history that an Indian woman has cracked the top 25. She has now tied Sathiyan Gnanasekaran's record for India's highest singles rank. Batra was incredibly proud and determined to see her efforts pay off in time for the forthcoming Olympics. With a strong showing in the Saudi Smash event, where she defeated top-ranked opponents like Wang Manyu and Nina Mittelham to get to the quarterfinals and become the first Indian woman to do so in a WT

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Daniil Medvedev Secures A Hard-Fought Triumph In Italian Open
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Daniil Medvedev Secures A Hard-Fought Triumph In Italian Open

Defending champion Daniil Medvedev faced a tough challenge against qualifier Hamad Medjedovic in the Italian Open, ultimately prevailing 7-6 (7/5), 2-6, 7-5 after nearly three hours of play. Medvedev, expressing dissatisfaction with his performance despite winning, said, "I'm not really pleased." He believed he had a good start to the game, but as it went on, his performance deteriorated. He stressed the importance of improving his performance in the upcoming round against Tommy Paul. There have been multiple upsets in the event, with top seeds like Andrey Rublev and Novak Djokovic losi

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Praggnanandhaa Beats Carlsen But Remains Third In Superbet Chess
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Praggnanandhaa Beats Carlsen But Remains Third In Superbet Chess

In the Superbet rapid and blitz chess tournament, Wei Yi of China increased his lead by a significant 2.5 points, while R. Praggnanandhaa of India scored another impressive win over Magnus Carlsen. On the first day of the blitz, Yi scored seven victories and an amazing 20.5 points, putting him in the lead to win the first leg of the Grand Chess Tour. With only eighteen points, Carlsen is well behind, mainly because Praggnanandhaa keeps winning against him. A fierce competition for the crown is anticipated as Praggnanandhaa maintains a solid 14.5 points. Arjun Erigaisi (14 points) and

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France’s Periault Wins Gold At Yokohoma To Secure An Olympic Berth
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France’s Periault Wins Gold At Yokohoma To Secure An Olympic Berth

France's Leonie Periault triumphed at the Yokohama World Triathlon Championship Series, securing her Olympic spot with a commanding win. Periault finished 36 seconds in front of American competitor Taylor Knibb in second place and 40 seconds ahead of fellow Frenchwoman Emma Lombardi, who took home the bronze. In the series, 29-year-old Periault won her second gold medal of her career with a winning time of 01:52:28. She and 22-year-old Lombardi will proudly represent France at the next Games. Knibb had already guaranteed her place after finishing in the top eight of the Paris test event

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Tabilo Beats Djokovic In A Huge Upset At The Italian Open
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Tabilo Beats Djokovic In A Huge Upset At The Italian Open

Alejandro Tabilo of Chile stunned world number one Novak Djokovic with a stunning 6-2, 6-3 victory in just 67 minutes to secure a career-defining win at the Italian Open. Following a water bottle blow to the head two days earlier, six-time tournament champion Djokovic appeared off balance. Tabilo took advantage of Djokovic's out-of-character performance, breaking him four times while preserving an unbreakable defence and not giving up a break point. After Fernando Gonzalez defeated Roger Federer in 2007, Tabilo became the first Chilean to defeat the world's top player. Tabilo, who ranke

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Rudy Gobert Named Defensive Player Of The Year For The Fourth Time
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Rudy Gobert Named Defensive Player Of The Year For The Fourth Time

Rudy Gobert had an incredible season with the Wolves and matched a record by winning his fourth NBA Defensive Player of the Year title. Due to the birth of his child, he was unable to attend Game 2 against the Nuggets. However, he was present as his team won 106-80, their fourth straight playoff road game. Gobert emphasised the importance of being present for his son's birth while expressing gratitude for his team's performance and support. He clinched the prestigious title with 72 first-place votes, sharing the record for most victories with Dikembe Mutombo and Ben Wallace. The 31-year

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Yuzevendra Chahal Creates History To Reach 350 Wicket Mark In T20 Cricket
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Yuzevendra Chahal Creates History To Reach 350 Wicket Mark In T20 Cricket

Yuzvendra Chahal, representing Rajasthan Royals, achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first Indian cricketer to reach 350 wickets in T20 cricket during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL). This feat was accomplished when he dismissed Delhi Capitals' captain, Rishabh Pant, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi. Earlier in the tournament, he made history by becoming the first bowler to achieve 200 wickets in the IPL. His accomplishment placed him sixth among spinners and eleventh overall among T20 cricket's highest wicket scorers. Chahal is still a key player for the Ra

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Rafael Nadal To Make Rome Return Against The Qualifier
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Rafael Nadal To Make Rome Return Against The Qualifier

Rafael Nadal will play a qualifier in the Italian Open's opening round on his return to the clay courts in Rome, beginning yet another phase of his continuing injury recovery. The 22-time Grand Slam champion, who is renowned for his supremacy on clay, is aiming for a record-tying tenth victory in Rome. If he advances, the ninth-ranked player in the world, Hubert Hurkacz, might face him in the next round. Also looming in Nadal's section of the draw are defending champion Daniil Medvedev and last year's runner-up, Holger Rune. Nadal has a long history in Rome; he last won here in 2021 bef

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Indian Team’s Jersey For T20 World Cup Revealed In ‘Flying’ Style
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Indian Team’s Jersey For T20 World Cup Revealed In ‘Flying’ Style

On Tuesday, India's official kit partner, Adidas, unveiled the country's T20 jersey intriguingly. Fans were most eager to see Team India's T20 shirt at the T20 World Cup, presumably after knowing who was included in the 15-man roster and who wasn't. The video showcases Rohit Sharma,  Kuldeep Yadav, and  Ravindra Jadeja at the scenic Dharamsala stadium, where a helicopter was seen carrying the new blue-orange jerseys. The updated attire features tricolour stripes on a v-shaped neckline, blending blue on both front and back, with saffron hues on the sleeves. Additionally, it proudly displa

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Indian Men’s And Women’s 4x400m Relay Teams Qualify For Paris Olympics
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Indian Men’s And Women’s 4x400m Relay Teams Qualify For Paris Olympics

The Indian men’s and women’s 4x400m relay teams secured spots in the Paris Olympics by finishing second in their respective heats at the World Athletics Relays. The men's team, which included Muhammad Anas Yahiya, Muhammad Ajmal, Arokia Rajiv, and Amoj Jacob, finished in 3:03.23, while the women's team, which included Rupal Chaudhary, MR Poovamma, Jyothika Sri Dandi, and Subha Venkatesan, finished in 3:29.35. They qualified after placing second behind Jamaica and the US, respectively. The women's qualification came as a bit of a surprise considering the attention that has been paid

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