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Halep storms back to reach final

Halep storms back to reach final

Simona Halep conjured up a magnificent final-set fightback to beat Elina Svitolina in a classic Qatar Open semi-final on Friday. Top seed Halep looked to be on her way out in Doha when she trailed 4-1 in the final set but won five games in a row to win a pulsating contest 6-3 3-6 6-4. The French Open champion struck 54 winners between them in an absorbing contest.

Ashmita packs a punch at nationals

Ashmita packs a punch at nationals

Promising Assamese player Ashmita Chaliha gave ample display of her immense talent, packing a punch during her women's singles semifinal clash with Olympic silver medallist PV Sindhu at the Senior Badminton Nationals. The 19-year-old from Guwahati displayed a wide array of strokes and showed great temperament during her fighting 10-21 20-22 loss to Sindhu.

Kerala Blasters end win drought in style

Kerala Blasters end win drought in style

Kerala Blasters FC notched only their second win of the Hero Indian Super League season after a comprehensive 3-0 win over rivals Chennaiyin FC at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here on Friday (February 15). Chennaiyin, on the other hand, see their nightmare season continue after their 12th loss of the season.

Christian crushes Sixers

Christian crushes Sixers

Melbourne Renegades reached their first Big Bash League final as a dramatic chase saw them secure a three-wicket win over Sydney Sixers. It had looked as though the Sixers had done enough to progress after openers Josh Philippe and Daniel Hughes each hit 52 to help set the Renegades a target of 181. But that remained in the Renegades' sights throughout.

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