Badminton National Camp from September 7th, Saina, Kashyap Included



Saina Nehwal hitting a ball with a racket


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Twenty-six badminton players will be allowed to train at the Pullela Gopichand academy on the outskirts of Hyderabad as part of an expanded national camp from September 7 to 27, the Sports Authority of India (SAI) said in a statement on Sunday.

The expansion had been proposed by the Badminton Association of India (BAI) and national coach Pullela Gopichand keeping in mind the Thomas and Uber Cup which starts on October 3, SAI added.

National players already part of the camp are — Men’s singles player Sai Praneeth, P Kashyap and Kidambi Srikanth, Women’s doubles pair Sikki Reddy and Ashwini Ponappa and women’s singles player Saina Nehwal along with seven coaches, four support staff and three sparring partners.

Pre-empting the need for preparation of the Thomas and Uber Cup, SAI had held a meeting with all stakeholders on August 27 requesting a proposal on

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William & Mary to Cut Swimming & Diving After 2020-21 Season

William & Mary University made the decision to cut men’s and women’s swimming & diving, among five other sports, after the 2020-21 academic year, the school announced in a letter on Thursday. The school will also be cutting Men’s and Women’s Gymnastics; Men’s Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field; and Women’s Volleyball.

“So many of us who work in intercollegiate athletics do so with a singular purpose: to impact the lives of our student-athletes,” Athletic Director Samantha K. Huge said in a statement. “On most every other day, we are working tirelessly to enhance their experience at William & Mary, and that is why today is so difficult to know that our decision — while necessary — is devastating for our students.

“As a department, we simply can no longer continue on an unsustainable financial trajectory. We will do everything that we can for the impacted student-athletes and coaches, and

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2020 NBA Mock Draft: Obi Toppin goes to Warriors at No. 2 ahead of LaMelo Ball to Hornets

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Georgia

• Fr

• 6’5″

/ 225 lbs

Projected Team

Minnesota

PROSPECT RNK

5th

POSITION RNK

1st

PPG

19.1

RPG

5.2

APG

2.8

3P%

29.4%

We’ve gone from the biggest no-brainer for No. 1 in almost 20 years (Zion Williamson) to a more wide-open chase. I’m going to stick with Anthony Edwards here because I think Minnesota has a decent chance of trading the pick, and the team that tries to get up to No. 1 might do so for the upside of Edwards and Edwards only. He’s the only prospect in this draft worth trading up for; I’m just not seeing the enticement with LaMelo Ball, James Wiseman or Obi Toppin. Edwards, who played on a bad team but put up solid numbers (50% 2-point shooting in addition to the averages above) projects as a reliable scorer at the next level. There is a belief that he was actually

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Alex Scott thrilled at return of Lucy Bronze to WSL with Manchester City

Alex Scott is thrilled at the return to English football of Lucy Bronze, the “superstar” to whom she has felt like a “proud sister”.

Bronze rejoined Manchester City this week after leaving Lyon following the conclusion of her contract.

The 28-year-old returns having won three Champions League titles during her three years away.

Lucy Bronze, who has 70 England caps, returned to Manchester City after leaving Lyon (John Walton/PA)

In 2019 she was named UEFA’s women’s player of the year, and awarded the silver ball at the World Cup in France – a third successive tournament in which she helped England reach the semi-finals.

Fellow right-back Scott, who was also involved in the previous two, the 2015 World Cup and Euro 2017, told the PA news agency regarding Bronze: “We are friends and always have been.

“We formed this good partnership when she broke into the England team and

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