China Open: PV Sindhu’s poor run of form continues with 1st-round exit

first_imgWorld Champion PV Sindhu suffered a shock defeat to lower-ranked Pai Yu Po of Chinese Taipei in the opening round to be ousted from the USD 700,000 China Open here on Tuesday.World No.6 Sindhu, who made early exits in China, Korea and Denmark, lost 13-21, 21-18, 19-21 to world No.42 Pai in a 74-minute women’s singles match here.Sindhu lost the first game rather easily without giving any fight to her lower-ranked opponent. However, she came back strongly in the second game and played some powerful shots to take the match to the decider.In the final game, Indian shuttler was trailing at the mid-break and she tried to reduce the deficit but eventually lost the final game 19-21.Sindhu has now failed to reach finals in four straight tournaments following her gold medal at the World Championships in Basel.However, Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Ashwini Ponnappa ranked 30th, beat Canada’s Joshua Hurlburt-Yu and Josephine Wu 21-19, 21-19 to make a positive start in the mixed doubles competition.In men’s singles, HS Prannoy, who has recently recovered from dengue, faltered in the opening round, losing 17-21, 18-21 to Denmark’s Rasmus Gemke.last_img read more

ESPN Analysts Name Best One-Loss Team In Country

first_img “I think it’s Florida,” Pollack said, via 247Sports. “I’ve seen Florida mature in the passing game and the explosiveness on offense.”Herbstreit said he considers it to be a “toss-up” between Florida and Oregon, but gives the Gators the slight advantage.“I would give Florida the edge over Oregon, but it would be very close,” he explained.Finally, Galloway cited UF’s performance in its only loss–at LSU–as his primary reason for putting the Gators ahead of the Ducks.“I like this Florida team, very impressed with what they were able to do on the road at LSU,” Galloway said. “They had a lead in the second half and then gave it up. This is a defense that completely shut down Auburn. I do respect Oregon, (but) I just have more trust in the Florida defense when they’re healthy.”Interestingly, some of the one-loss teams have faced each other this season. Florida handed Auburn its only defeat, while the Tigers are the only team to beat Oregon.Georgia, Notre Dame and Wisconsin are also lurking in the CFP chase. Like the Gators, Tigers and Ducks, those three teams all must win out to have a shot to reach the Playoff. A Florida and an Auburn player battle in the trenches.GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 05: Luke Ancrum #98 of the Florida Gators in action against Prince Tega Wanogho #76 of the Auburn Tigers during the third quarter of a game at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium on October 05, 2019 in Gainesville, Florida. (Photo by James Gilbert/Getty Images)Right now in college football, there are six undefeated teams in the top 10. These six squads have set themselves up best in the developing race for the College Football Playoff.But beyond the unbeatens, there are several one-loss teams still in the hunt. If one of the schools with an unblemished record falters, they will be ready to climb up the rankings.Last night, the ESPN College GameDay crew debated which one-loss team is the best in the country. There are a few good options, but when the dust settled, the group was in agreement.Kirk Herbstreit, David Pollack and Joey Galloway all named Florida the top one-loss team.last_img read more

Environment Investigating Release of Sewage in Middleton

first_imgDepartment of Environment staff are investigating the release of sewage into Eel Creek in Middleton, Annapolis Co., west of Riverside Park. The department was notified by the Town of Middleton on March 29 that during daily water quality sampling an employee noticed a sewage pipe from Middleton’s sewer treatment plant was broken. A new pipe has been installed to contain any further release into the environment. At this time the amount of sewage released is unknown, so the province is asking residents to avoid contact with water in the area. Residents are advised not to swim in, drink from, or eat fish from water sources west of Riverside Park, including the Annapolis River. The province is reviewing plans by the town to mitigate any potential impacts to the environment. An update will be issued when more information is available.last_img read more