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The Hyderabad Hotshots led by icon player Saina Nehwal clinched the inaugural Indian Badminton League (IBL) title by defeating Lucknow-based Awadhe Warriors 3-1 at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI). Saina, the duo of Goh V. Shem and Lim Khim Wah, and Ajay Jayaram won their respective matches to bring home the world's richest badminton league trophy.

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Vodafone Indian Badminton League 2013 final will be the clash of Indian titans Saina Nehwal and young sensation P.V. Sindhu as Awadhe Warriors will take on Hyderabad Hotshots in the final on Saturday at Mumbai.

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Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh has said that without maintaining discipline and directions they cannot achieve any goal. He also congratulated the team members for attempting a very prestigious and difficult mission. He flagged off the off 18 members NCC Mount Everest Mountaineering Expedition-2013 in New Delhi.

The officials of Rio de Janeiro have denied the rumors of delaying the city's 2016 Olympic preparations. According to the local daily Estado de S.Paulo the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had identified "serious concerns" in an internal document.

Contending that international sports meets need the participation of Jamaican athletes, a senior sports official of the Caribbean island nation has rejected the possibility of Jamaica being banned from the Olympics in the wake of a doping scandal. "I don't think it's a possibility at all. What would London have been without Jamaica? What would 2012 have been without our athletes? It's not going to happen," said Warren Blake, president of the Jamaica Athletics Administrative Association.

Double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi was conferred India's highest sporting honour - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna - in a dazzling ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Saturday. Virat Kohli's meteoric rise in world cricket too was recognised as he received the Arjuna Award.

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World No.12 Indian star shuttler P.V. Sindhu had to face an early exit from $200,000 Japan Open Super Series, when she was beaten by Japanese qualifier Akane Yamaguchi in straight games in 32 minutes in the 2nd round of the tournament at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium. Yamaguchi, beat Sindhu 21-6, 21-17 to move into women's singles quarterfinals. However, Sindhu's compatriots H.S. Prannoy, K. Srikanth and Ajay Jayaram advanced to quarterfinals of the series beating their rivals respectively.

Suresh Kalmadi's 13-year run as the Asian Athletics Association (AAA) president ended Monday after he lost his re-election bid 18-20 to Qatar's Dahlan Jumaan Al-Hamad in a closely fought battle on the first day of the continental body's two-day Congress.

The third edition of JP Sports Formula One Grand Prix Motor race is set to begin at the Buddha International Circuit in Greater Noida from October 25, officials said. The state government has cleared the proposal of the three-day event from JP Sports International Limited late Tuesday.

To scale Mount Everest, the expedition team of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) got green signal for its mission. Union Home Secretary R.K Singh flagged off (SSB) expedition to Mount Everest at a function here on Tuesday. It is noted that a 10-member SSB expedition team will scale Mount Everest between 22 to 25th of next month through the Nepal route.