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Andy Murray wins ATP World Tour Finals

Andy Murray will finish 2016 on top of the world rankings after an imperious 6-3, 6-4 victory over Novak Djokovic clinched his first ATP World Tour Finals title on Sunday.
●    The 29-year-old is the 17th man to hold the prestigious year-end number one berth since the inception of the ATP rankings in 1973.
●    He is the first player other than Djokovic, Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal to earn the honour since Andy Roddick in 2003.
●    Ruining Djokovic's bid to return to the top caps an incredible year for Murray, who has won Wimbledon for the second time, claimed a second Olympic gold medal and become a father for the first time.
●    It is Murray's fifth consecutive title and the 44th of his glittering career, and with Federer and Nadal both seemingly in decline due to injuries, the Scot will believe he can reign at the top well into 2017.
●    For Djokovic, a strangely tame loss, featuring 30 unforced errors, will spark renewed questions about the world number two's sudden decline.
●    The 29-year-old has been in a prolonged slump since winning the French Open for the first time, prompting rumours about his private life and jibes about his recent involvement with a 'spiritual guru'.

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Sindhu wins Super Series Crown

PV Sindhu on 20 November 2016 won the 700000 US dollars China Open badminton tournament. 
●    This was the first Super Series Premier title for the Indian Olympic silver medallist and two-time bronze medallist at World Championship.
●    In the summit clash that lasted for an hour and nine minutes, Sindhu defeated Sun Yu of China 21-11, 17-21, 21-11. The final was played at Fuzhou, China.
●    With this win, she also became the third non-Chinese woman to win the title. The previous two winners were Malaysia’s Wong Mew Choo (2007) and India’s own Saina Nehwal (2014).
●    Men’s Singles: Jan O Jorgensen of Denmark won the men’s singles title. In the final clash, he defeated Chen Long 22-20 21-13. This was first World Super Series title for Jorgensen in over 28 months.
●    Women’s Singles: PV Sindhu of India won the women’s singles title. This was a first World Super Series title for Sindhu.


 

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Aditi Ashok wins Hero Women's Indian Open

Teen golf sensation Aditi Ashok scripted history on Sunday.
●    she became the first Indian woman to win a Ladies European Tour title.
●    She Won by clinching the Hero Women's Indian Open.
●    The 18-year-old shot an even par-72 in the final round to win the title.
●    The Indian, carded 3 under 69 on the second day to grab the sole lead at the DLF Golf and Country Club.
●    Aditi, who started her day on Saturday in tied ninth position, had an indifferent front nine.
●    She carded a birdie on the 2nd hole. However, a dropped shot on the 6th and miss-hit into the water on the 9th, which resulted in a double bogey, added to her woes.
●    Aditi Ashok is an Indian professional golfer who has qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
●    Aditi is the first and the only Indian golfer who played the Asian Youth Games (2013), Youth Olympic Games (2014), Asian Games (2014) and Rio Olympics (2016).

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Indian wrestlers win 8 golds, 8 silvers in Commonwealth Championships

India continued their rich run in the Commonwealth Wrestling Championships by winning eight gold medals and as many silver here today.
●    India won five gold medals in freestyle through Harful, Bajrang, Jitender, Sandeep, Deepak and Arun.
●    The three gold medals in greco-roman came from Ravinder, Krishan and Sachin.
●    Results (Freestyle): Harful gold and Vikas silver in 61kg; Bajrang gold and Rahul Maan silver in 65kg; Jitender gold and Sandeep Kate silver in 74kg; Deepak gold and Arun silver in 86kg; Hitender gold and Krishan silver in 125kg.
●    Greco Roman Style: Ravinder gold and Krishan silver in 59kg; Dipak gold and Rafiq silver in 71kg; Hardeep gold and Sachin silver in 98kg.
 

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Bengaluru FC ends runner-up at the AFC

Bengaluru FC, India's first finalist in the AFC Cup, finished as runners-up in the tournament after a 1-0 loss to Iraq's Air Force Club in the tournament's final. 
●    The match remained scoreless till half time, following which Air Force Club forward Ahmed Hammadi 70th-minute strike, his 16th of the tournament, proved to be the championship-winning goal.
●    BFC matched Air Force in physical superiority throughout the first half. 
●    Amjed Radhi squandered three chances, but provided the crucial assist to Hammadi for the goal.
●    The loss is still a huge boost for Indian football. 
●    BFC's model of professionalism is something the other Indian clubs can take a cue from. 
●    The growth rate of BFC in three years of existence has been tremendous.

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India Women's Team Win the Hockey Asian Champions Trophy

With a winning goal in the dying moments of the game, India registered a thrilling 2-1 win over China in the 4th Women’s Asian Champions Trophy hockey tournament in Singapore on Saturday.
●    Deepika found the back of the net in the 60th minute to hand India the winner, and the title. 
●    With just 20 seconds to go for the final buzzer, the striker kept her cool and triggered celebrations back home.
●    India started the game well and were in front Deep Grace Ekka’s goal in the 13th minute of match. 
●    The eves did well to keep the lead at the half-way mark but China bounced back and levelled the scoring with Zhong Mengling in the 44th minute of the match.

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India wins Hockey Asian Champions Trophy 2016

India prevailed 3-2 over Pakistan to reclaim the Asian Champions Trophy hockey title here on Sunday.
●    Goals from Rupinder Pal Singh, Yousuf Affan and Nikkin Thimmaiah helped India surmount the challenge from Pakistan.
●    This was the first time the teams were meeting in the final of a continental tournament since India dethroned Pakistan as the Asian Games champions in Incheon, South Korea in 2014.
●    India had won the inaugural edition of the Asian Champions Trophy, defeating Pakistan in 2011.
●    India went into the title contest without ace custodian P.R. Sreejesh.
●    India scored in the 18th minute off its second penalty-corner as Rupinder sent a rasping drag-flick into the left side of the net.
●    This was 167th match between the two teams. 
●    So far both teams have played over 166 matches & India has won 55 of the matches, Pakistan won 82, while 30 were drawn.

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Hamilton wins Mexican Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton won the Mexican Formula One Grand Prix.
●    This is his landmark 51st career victory.
●    The victory was the triple world champion’s eighth of the season.
●    Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton, is a British Formula One racing driver from England, currently racing for the Mercedes. 
●    He is the 2008, 2014 and 2015 Formula One World Champion.
●    After winning the British Formula Renault, Formula Three Euroseries, and GP2 championships he drove for McLaren in 2007. 
●    Hamilton's contract for the McLaren driver development program made him the youngest ever driver to secure a contract.

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Dominika Cibulkova wins WTA Finals

Dominka Cibulkova defeated top-ranked Angelique Kerber by 6-3, 6-4 to win the WTA Finals title.
●    Kerber had won their last five meetings, but now their head-to-head stands at 5-5.
●    Dominika Navara Cibulkova is a professional Slovak tennis player currently ranked world No. 5 by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA).
●    She has won eight WTA singles titles and two on the ITF tour.
●    Cibulková has reached the quarterfinals or better of all four Grand Slam tournaments. 
●    In 2016, she won the WTA Finals in her first appearance at the tournament.

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Boxing Federation of India recognized as National Sports Federation for Boxing

Government has recognized Boxing Federation of India (BFI) as the National Sports Federation (NSF) for Boxing. 
●    The step will give a boost to the sport of boxing which suffered due to absence of an NSF in the discipline since 2012.
●    BFI, which is a body formed recently, conducted its elections on 25th September, 2016. 
●    AIBA, the International Body for boxing, recognized the newly elected office bearers of BFI. 
●    After careful consideration, the government today decided to grant recognition to BFI as NSF for boxing.
●    This will help Indian boxers prepare for 2020 Olympics with more national & international exposure, and training.

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