2016 Kabaddi World Cup: Japan hammer USA 45-19

 October 9, 2016   kridangan

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In their opening encounter in Group B, Japan showcased their superiority as they recorded an easy 45-19 win over USA. Japan were making their debut in the World Cup but looked like experienced campaigners as they made little work of a hapless USA side. It was the US defence that proved their Achilles’ heel once […]

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Rio Olympic Update: Kento Momota Out of Badminton

 April 9, 2016   R K Gupta

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World no.2 in BWF rankings Kento Momota of Japan will miss his Rio Olympic qualification berth for reasons not related to badminton. A recent India Open champion and singles bronze medalist at World Championships in Jakarta last August, Momota has admitted to gambling at an illegal Casino in Tokyo in May 2015. Illegitimate gambling is […]

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Carli Lloyd Supreme in USA team

Carli Lloyd Supreme in USA’s Emphatic Victory Over Japan in 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup

 July 6, 2015   R K Gupta

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Japanese women could not realize their dreams of back-to-back victories in FIFA World Cup tournaments. They had won on penalties against USA in 2011 at Germany to emerge as a brand new champion against some odds. The two teams had played top-quality football in the 2011 final, where USA led twice but the Japanese fought […]

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women World Cup Final

Japan Enter Second Successive World Cup Final with Laura Basset’s Gift of an Own Goal

 July 2, 2015   R K Gupta

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England’s World Cup dream lay shattered in one of the cruelest ways. With 30 seconds left and the match poised at 1-1, Japan’s Nahomi Kawusumi unleashed an excellent curling ball for some of her colleagues to tap it into the goal but in trying to clear that cross, England’s Laura Basset sliced it into her […]

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Japan Women FIFA World Cup

Japan Through to Round-of-Sixteen on a Fascinating Day’s Play in Women’s FIFA World Cup

 June 14, 2015   R K Gupta

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Defending champions Japan were the first to cruise through to the Round of 16 of the women’s FIFA World Cup on Friday, June 12, 2015. Though the defeated Cameroon 2-1, the world champions had to fight hard, despite taking an early 2-0 lead against their Group C opponents at BC Place stadium in Vancouver. In […]

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BWF Super-series

Kento Momota and Ratchanok Intanon are New Singles Champions of BCA Indonesian BWF Super-series Premier

 June 8, 2015   R K Gupta

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In what transpired to be fateful tournament for top-ranked badminton stars, the BCA Indonesia Open threw up some new champions on the final day. In the course of one week, the tournament saw major world stars falling like nine-pins and Jan O Jorgensen, who was the lone survivor until Saturday, also fell on last day […]

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Thomas Cup

Historical Japanese Victory in Thomas Cup but Chinese Women Defend Uber Cup

 May 27, 2014   R K Gupta

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Thomas Cup for men and Uber Cup for women are the world’s most prestigious team championship events in badminton. While Thomas Cup was first staged in 1948-49, the inaugural Uber Cup was held 1956-57. Since 1984, these events have been held at common venues biennially among member nations of the Badminton World Federation, the international […]

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