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Squash: Dipika Pallikal beats former World No.1 to win Macau Open
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Squash: Dipika Pallikal beats former World No.1 to win Macau Open

Oct 20 2013, 10:17am CDT | by IANS

Macau, Oct 20 (IANS) India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal upstaged former World No.1 Rachael Grinham of Australia to win the Macau Open Sunday, the seventh Women's Squash Association (WSA) title of her career.

Macau, Oct 20 — India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal upstaged former World No.1 Rachael Grinham of Australia to win the Macau Open Sunday, the seventh Women's Squash Association (WSA) title of...

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Squash: Dipika Pallikal beats former World No.1 to win Macau Open

Oct 20 2013, 10:17am CDT | by IANS

Macau, Oct 20 (IANS) India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal upstaged former World No.1 Rachael Grinham of Australia to win the Macau Open Sunday, the seventh Women's Squash Association (WSA) title of her career.

Macau, Oct 20 — India's top squash player Dipika Pallikal upstaged former World No.1 Rachael Grinham of Australia to win the Macau Open Sunday, the seventh Women's Squash Association (WSA) title of her career.

It was a commendable performance from the 22-year-old, who reached the final defeating Rachael's younger sister Natalie, a former World No.2 currently ranked eighth in the WSA rankings.

There was not much to choose between the two finalists. Dipika played better in the crucial stages of the 42-minute contest, capping off a memorable week with a 12-10, 5-11, 11-7, 11-9 victory.

"It seems all the summer training is paying off now. I trained really hard on and off the court. Beating Natalie in the semifinals gave me a lot of confidence. She is the most experienced player on the circuit," World No.17 Dipika told IANS.

Dipika, the first Indian to break into the top-10, had beaten another higher-ranked player, Kasey Brown of Australia, in a New York tournament earlier in the month.

"It is time I beat the top-10 players regularly. One of the reasons I have started beating them is Ken Way," she said of the sports psychologist, who has also worked with Dipika's coach and five-time World Open winner Sarah Fitz-Gerald.

"Ken has helped me a lot. Earlier it was frustrating to come close to beating the higher-ranked players. With his help, and Sarah of course, I am playing the mental side of the game better," said Dipika.

She now heads to Shanghai for the China Open next week.

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Freddie Roach on Chris Algieri: 'He's got a good jab, that's it'

Jul 29 2014 11:45am CDT | Source: bad left hook

Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach doesn't sound impressed with Manny Pacquiao's next opponent. Chris Algieri will be the November 22 opponent for Manny Pacquiao in Macau, and while the boxing world wasn't exactly set on fire when the news was announced recently, Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach is taking it to another level of disinterest by pretty much dismissing the challenger: "His style, he's a bit of a runner. Pacquiao doesn't particularly like f ...
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What's next? Cung Le addresses UFC career prospects after Michael Bisping headliner

Jul 28 2014 3:05pm CDT | Source: MMAjunkie

Cung Le joked earlier this year that as a veteran, he’d be much better suited to one-round fights than five. But now that he’s booked for a headliner opposite Michael Bisping, he better well adjust to the extra time. “This time around, I’m going to pace myself and try not to blow my wad in the first two rounds,” Le said backstage at this past Saturday’s UFC on FOX 12 event in San Jose. “I feel really good for this fight. Nothing prom ...
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UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le fight card

Jul 27 2014 6:00pm CDT | Source: Bloody Elbow

A look at the August 23rd lineup for UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Le in Macau, which airs exclusively on Fight Pass. The next UFC event isn't until August 16th in Maine, but on August 23rd there is another dual-event day. Cung Le headlines UFC Fight Night in Macau against Michael Bisping in a five round fight, while Tyron Woodley takes on Dong Hyun Kim in the co-main. Woodley is filling in for the injured Hector Lomb ...
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Watch today’s Fight Club Q&A with Luke Rockhold and Cung Le LIVE at 5 p.m. ET

Jul 25 2014 12:52pm CDT | Source: prommanow

Cung Le and Luke Rockhold will take to the stage to answer fan questions before the men and women of UFC on FOX 12 take to the scales this evening. Cung Le will return to Macau, the site of his last fight back in 2012, to face Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 48. Le was an adviser during The Ultimate Fighter China. Le is 2-1 inside the Octagon and has earned "of the night" awards in two of those fights. Luke Rockhold holds back to back wi ...
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UFC: Has Michael Bisping Been Relegated to Fun Fights Instead of Contendership?

Jul 25 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Michael Bisping's career has been a pretty interesting one when you really look at it. He was a trailblazer in the UFC for fighters from the U.K., a winner of The Ultimate Fighter when that still meant something and a guy who spent the better part of a decade being reasonably considered as a fringe title contender. Say what one will about the quality of his opponents (largely mediocre) or his likeability (limited to most), but he did something few men will do: s ...
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Results: Zou Shiming wins handily, Rigondeaux stops opponent in first round in Macau

Jul 19 2014 3:44pm CDT | Source: bad left hook

Zou Shiming, Guillermo Rigondeaux, and the rest of Saturday's favorites won easily in Macau. This morning's "Champions of Gold" card from Macau went exactly as everyone expected it would, with no upsets and no serious challenges to any of the bigger name fighters on the bill. Notably, Zou Shiming and Guillermo Rigondeaux won as expected, as did Gilberto Ramirez and Brian Viloria. Here's a quick rundown: ...
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Guillermo Rigondeaux's Next Fight: Ranking the Best Potential Opponents

Jul 19 2014 9:48am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Guillermo Rigondeaux made a statement on Saturday evening at the Cotai Arena in Macau, blasting out the woefully overmatched Sod Kokietgym in just one round to retain his unified super bantamweight championship. The 33-year-old Cuban proved once again that he is an immense talent who is capable of producing exciting moments, but questions linger about whether or not this performance will return him to the good graces of his promoter Top Rank and the major television networks. Rigondeaux ...
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Manny Pacquiao to face Chris Algieri November 22 in Macau

Jul 18 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Bloody Elbow

Manny Pacquiao's next fight is set. Get all the details on his November clash with Chris Algieri right here. Manny Pacquiao's next opponent and PPV date are now set. On November 22, Pacquiao will return to Macau, China and HBO PPV where he will face Chris Algieri. Pacquiao comes in to this fight on a two fight win streak, having bounced back from his 2013 KO loss to Juan Manuel Marquez with wins over Br ...
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Manny Pacquiao vs Chris Algieri confirmed for November

Jul 17 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Crunch Sports

Manny Pacquiao will make the second defence of the WBO welterweight title against Chris Algieri in Macau on November 22nd.Pacquiao secured the WBO title last November when he overcame Brandon Rios having bounced back from two successive losses, while his last outing in April saw him avenge one of th... Read the rest of the articl ...
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Pacquiao returns to China for fight vs Algieri

Jul 16 2014 1:48pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

Manny Pacquiao will return to China for his next fight, taking on Chris Algieri in the gambling enclave of Macau. The scheduled Nov. 22 fight for the piece of the welterweight title held by Pacquiao comes a year after the Filipino first fought in Macau, beating Brandon Rios on a decision that snapped a two-fight losing streak. Pacquiao last fought in April when he defeated Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas. A relative unknown, Algieri got the fight with ...
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