Sindhu, Srikanth, Sameer advance; Saina loses

PV Sindhu beat world No. 12 Busanan Ongbamrungphan 21-17 21-13 in Round 1 of the Thailand Open. Kidambi Srikanth beat Thailand’s Sitthikom Thammasin 21-11 21-11. Sameer Verma stunned world No. 10 Lee Zii Jia 18-21 27-25 21-19. Saina Nehwal lost 17-21 8-21 to former world champion Ratchanok Inthanon.

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Syed Mushtaq Ali: Haryana qualify for knockouts
Haryana beat Kerala by four runs to qualify for the knockout stage of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament with an all-win record in Group E. Haryana scored 198/6 and restricted Kerala to 194/6. Haryana topped the Elite Group E points table.

Late goal hands Churchill 1-0 win over Punjab FC
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