Lovlina Borgohain's promising run continues as second medal assured for India; PV Sindhu outperforms Akane Yamaguchi
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On Day seven of Tokyo Olympics 2020, Anirban Lahiri ended round two of men's golf on a disappointing note, managing just a T-20 position. AFP
Striker Gurjant Singh scored twice as India men's hockey team, who had already qualified for quarter-finals, romped past Japan 5-3 in their final pool game. AP
On the other hand, India women's hockey team kept their last-eight hopes alive, with a 1-0 win over Ireland. Navneet Kaur's late winner was the difference in the game. AP
Boxer Lovlina Borgohain confirmed India' second medal at Tokyo 2020 when she beat Chinese Taipei's Nien-Chin Chen in the quarter-final of the women's welterweight category. AFP
Ace Indian shuttler PV Sindhu booked her place in the women's singles semi-finals with a convincing 21-13, 22-20 win over Japan's Akane Yamaguchi. She will play her last-four clash on Saturday. AP
In another disappointing outcome for hosts fans in badminton, Nozomi Okuhara bowed out of women's singles badminton following a 13-21, 21-13, 21-14 loss to China's He Bingjiao in a last16 clash. AP
Novak Djokovic's Golden Slam dream ended after he lost to Germany's Alexander Zverev by scores of 1-6, 6-3, 6-1 in the men's singles semi-finals. Zverev will face Russian Olympic Committee's Karen Khachanov in the gold medal clash. AP
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SHENZHEN, China (AP) — China's government was eagerly anticipating the return of a top executive from global communications giant Huawei Technologies on Saturday following what amounted to a high-stakes prisoner swap with Canada and the U.S. Meng Wanzhou, 49, Huawei’s chief financial officer and the daughter of the company’s founder, reached an agreement with U.S. federal prosecutors that called for fraud charges against her to be dismissed next year. As part of the deal, known as a deferred pro
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Taiwan's main opposition party elected former leader Eric Chu as its chairman on Saturday with a pledge to renew stalled talks with China, which has ramped up military and political pressure against the island Beijing claims as its own territory. Chu, 60, a former mayor of New Taipei City, beat Kuomintang (KMT) incumbent Johnny Chiang and two other contenders in the chairmanship election, though he will not take over immediately. The KMT was trounced in presidential and parliamentary elections last year, having failed to cast off the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) accusations a vote for them was no more than a vote for China.