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Saina recovers in time to advance

other Updated: Dec 14, 2012 23:37 IST
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Saina Nehwal looks all set to cap a remarkable year on a high as she entered the semifinals of the BWF World Super Series Finals with a fine 21-7, 21-18 win over Juliane Schenk of Germany, here on Friday.

Saina had her back against the wall after two back-to-back losses in Group 'B' but the London Olympics bronze-medallist made a remarkable comeback. Saina, who finished runner-up in the tournament last year, now faces China's world No.2 Li Xuerui in the semifinal.

Kapur, Chowrasia tied ninth
Nusajaya, Malaysia: Shiv Kapur and SSP Chowrasia continue to be the top Indians at five-under to be at tied ninth, but neither got to start their second round as rain again played spoilsport at the $2 million Iskandar Johor Open.

Arunachal lifter breaks natl record
New Delhi: Arunachal weightlifter Jimjang Deru created a national record, breaking Sukhen Dey's mark by lifting a total of 193 kg (snatch 86 kg & clean and jerk 107 kg) in the ongoing Youth National Weightlifting Championship.

Delhi half marathon crosses Rs. 4 cr mark
New Delhi: The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon crossed the Rs. 4-crore mark when it raised Rs. 4.04 crore as charity from the event that was held on September 30.

The charity event, held in collaboration with Concern India Foundation, was a hit and surpassed last year's mark of Rs. 3.30 crore.

Hall to coach United Sikkim FC
Gangtok: Australian Nathan Hall has taken over as the new head coach of United Sikkim FC for the remaining I-League 2012-13 season. United Sikkim are presently in a relegation tussle in the 12th position of the I-League table with four losses, five draws and one victory.

Hall's first assignment will be this weekend's clash against Mumbai FC in Pune.

Chillers and Vishwa in summit clash
New Delhi: Resident's Premier League II, final leauge matches:

Chillers Cricket Club defeated Times Tornados by 21 runs in the semifinals of the Resident's Premier League II on Friday. They will take on Vishwa Falcons in the final, who got the better of Yamuna Rockers. Final will be played on December 16.