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China's Xu Xin wins ITTF World Tour Grand Finals

China's Xu Xin wins ITTF World Tour Grand FinalsHangzhou , Dec 10  : Top seed Xu Xin won the men's singles title at the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) World Tour Grand Finals here, beating Chinese teammate Wang Hao.

Xu, 22, won the Sunday's final in four straight games (11-8, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7) and thus reversed the decision of one year ago when he had suffered defeat at the hands of Wang Hao at the quarter-final stage in London, Xinhua reports.

It is Xu's first major title of his career. He collected $104,000 for this milestone victory, and Wang Hao earned $52,000.

In the women's doubles final, Singapore's Feng Tianwei and Yu Mengyu, who qualified for the year-ending tournament only after Romanian pair Daniela Dodean and Elizabeta Samara pulled out, defeated second-seeded Cheng I-Ching and Huang Yi-Hua of Chinese Taipei 11-13, 11-13, 11-8, 11-4, 11-3, 5-11, 11-2.  (IANS)


Premier League set to introduce famous WC 'vanishing spray' next season

Richard ScudamoreLondon, July 31 - Premier League is set to add the Vanishing spray in the next season, after its success at the 2014 World Cup.

The spray was used to draw bordering lines for free-kicks, corner-kicks and defensive walls.  Read more »

Everton signs Romelu Lukaku for record breaking 28m pounds

Romelu LukakuLondon, July 31 - English football club Everton has signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in a record breaking 28 million pound deal.

The club is aiming to challenge its city rival Liverpool with this transfer.  Read more »

Greame Smith praises team for regaining top spot in Test

Graeme SmithJohannesburg, July 31 - South Africa's former captain Graeme Smith has praised the team for regaining the top spot in the ICC Test ranking.  Read more »

It will be tough for us on day five: Shikhar Dhawan

shikhar dhawanSouthampton: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan has admitted that his team is in a tough position in the third Test against England and will find it difficult to save the match on the final day Thursday.  Read more »

F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone attempts to settle bribery trial

Bernie-EcclestoneLondon, July 30 : Lawyers of the Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the F1 boss was ready to pay 25 million euros to a German bank to resolve the bribery case against him.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »