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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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UFC Video: Watch how Luke Rockhold reacts cageside as Michael Bisping bloodies up Cung Le

Nov 4 2014 9:59am CST | Source: Bloody Elbow

Luke Rockhold was mic'd up as he was cageside to watch Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le. As UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Rockhold approaches, Zuffa has released the latest edition of Full Blast. On this edition, they filmed a mic'd up Luke Rockhold as he was cageside in Macau last August. Watch the clip above for Rockhold's reaction as he witnessed his future opponent in Michael Bisping bloody up his friend and ...
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Video: UFC Fight Night 55's Luke Rockhold: 'I'll finish Bisping in one round'

Nov 3 2014 6:30pm CST | Source: MMAjunkie

Filed under: News, UFC, Videos We have a good old-fashioned grudge match on our hands this week, and it’s a fight that has roots years ago. But in August, Luke Rockhold (12-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) made his way to Macau to check out the UFC Fight Night 48 main event between Michael Bisping (25-6 MMA, 15-6 UFC) and Cung Le. Bisping won that fight with a fourth-round TKO, and made sure Rockhold knew he was up for ...
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Video: Luke Rockhold mic'd up for Michael Bisping Macau massacre over Cung Le

Nov 3 2014 4:00pm CST | Source: MMAmania.com

What does Luke Rockhold think of Michael Bisping after watching "The Count" dismantle Cung Le last August in Macau? Let's just say the former Strikeforce middleweight champion doesn't expect to see a second round when he throws down against the British banger this Friday night (Nov. 7, 2014) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 55 on Fight Pass. Hear what else Rockhold had to say about Bisping with hi ...
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UFC rescinds Cung Le's suspension, but fighter undecided on next step

Oct 21 2014 4:50pm CDT | Source: MMAjunkie

For the first time since it began independently testing fighters for performance-enhancers and drugs of abuse, the UFC has taken back a suspension it issued for a failed drug test. The promotion today announced it has rescinded the one-year suspension of middleweight Cung Le (9-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC), less than one month after the UFC announced the fighter tested positive for elevated levels of human growth hormone followin ...
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Manny Pacquiao's pro basketball debut not so great

Oct 20 2014 6:00am CDT | Source: bad left hook

Manny Pacquiao should probably stick to boxing. Among Manny Pacquiao's many focus-draining interests and jobs in life -- boxer, Congressman, lover -- he is also now some level of professional basketball player and coach, as he's with KIA Sorento of the Philippine Basketball Association. Pacquiao's love of Kurtis Blow's favorite sport is well-known, and has in the past been talked about during his c ...
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Pacquiao vs Algieri: Fight Month Coverage

Oct 20 2014 5:00am CDT | Source: bad left hook

Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KO) returns to the ring to face Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KO) in a welterweight title clash in Macau on November 22, live on HBO pay-per-view. Manny Pacquiao will face Chris Algieri in Macau on November 22, with HBO pay-per-view broadcasting the fight, and the three-part "24/7" series spotlighting the fight will premiere on November 8, right after the Hopkins-Kovalev card on HBO. Now that w ...
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Pacquiao vs Algieri 24/7 premieres November 8

Oct 20 2014 3:43am CDT | Source: bad left hook

We're just over a month away from Pacquiao-Algieri, so let the hype train get rolling. Manny Pacquiao will face Chris Algieri in Macau on November 22, with HBO pay-per-view broadcasting the fight, and the three-part "24/7" series spotlighting the fight will premiere on November 8, right after the Hopkins-Kovalev card on HBO. Now that we've got that little factoid of TV scheduling out of the way, let ...
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Michael Bisping vs. Cung Le Full Fight Video from UFC: Macau

Oct 12 2014 10:59am CDT | Source: Bloody Elbow

Watch the entire fight between Michael Bisping and Cung Le, which headlined UFC: Macau last August. As UFC: Sydney approaches, Zuffa has released Michael Bisping's most recent bout where he dominated and stopped Cung Le when they headlined UFC: Macau last August. Following the fight, the UFC announced that Le tested positive for HGH, a somewhat contested result which he is planning to appeal. You can watch the entire bout above, which earned Bisping an ...
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Yuta Sasaki vs. Leandro Issa set for UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil

Oct 11 2014 4:57am CDT | Source: Bloody Elbow

Top Japanese prospect Yuta Sasaki faces fellow Asian MMA staple Leandro Issa at UFC Fight Night 58 this December. After a highly impressive UFC debut in Macau, Yuta Sasaki (18-1-2) now has his 2nd Octagon appearance set for December 20th. As officials announced, the 25-year-old Japanese prospect will face a fellow staple of Asian MMA scene in Leandro Issa (12-4) at UFC Fight Night 58. The card will be held in Barueri, Brazil, and will be headlined by a middleweight bout betw ...
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As public rallies around Cung Le, UFC releases full Fight Pass video of his bloody loss to Michael Bisping

Oct 10 2014 11:49am CDT | Source: MMAmania.com

I'm (usually) not one of those conspiracy guys, but something wicked this way comes... Not long after Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) suspended Cung Le for a failing a drug test at UFC Fight Night 48, experts in the drug testing field came forward to poke holes in the promotion's overseas procedures, supporting claims from the Strikeforce import that he was not using Human Growth Hormone (HGH) to gain a competitive advantage. It's not about whether ...
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