SPORTS BRIEFS – Taipei Times

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Taiwan leaves Denmark

Taiwanese star and world number 2 Tai Tzu-ying fell out of the quarter-finals of the women’s singles at the Denmark Open in Odense on Friday. Tai lost 10-21, 22-20, 21-16 to Thailand number 7 Ratchanok Intanon. She was the first of the Taiwanese shuttles to fall in the matches of the day, followed by world number 40 Pai Yu-po, who lost her quarter-finals in singles to Chinese Han Yue 21-17, 16-21, 21-16. In the men’s singles quarter-finals, world number 4 Chou Tien-chen lost 25-23, 21-12 to Chinese Shi Yuqi. In the men’s doubles quarter-finals, world number 24 of Lu Ching-yao and Yang Po-han lost to world number 1 pair of Fajar Alfian and Muhammad Rian Ardianto of Indonesia 21-12, 21-15 in a fast 36 minutes, followed by Lee Yang and Lu Chen who lose 18-21, 21-19, 21-13 against Malaysian Ong Yew Sin and Teo Ee Yi.

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The Taiwanese wins silver

Taiwanese Yang Yung-wei on Friday won the silver medal in the final under 60 kg at the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in the United Arab Emirates. World No. 1 Yang knocked out four opponents to advance to the final against 19-year-old Giorgi Sardalashvili of Georgia. The 25-year-old Taiwanese failed to defend his title in Abu Dhabi after succumbing to Sardalashvili, who won the Malaga Junior Champions Cup in May. Yang was gold medal at the Antalya Grand Slam in April and the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam in November last year. He is next to compete in the Tokyo Grand Slam in December.


Niemann sues Carlsen

Hans Niemann is seeking $ 100 million in a lawsuit in the United States alleging that world champion Magnus Carlsen, and others destroyed his career with false accusations of cheating, raising a controversy that shocked the world. of chess since last month. The 19-year-old grandmaster filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri in St Louis against Carlsen on Thursday, which suggested Niemann cheated during his upset victory over Carlsen at the Sinquefield Cup. Carlsen, and others worked together to vilify and vilify Niemann after his Sinquefield Cup win. Niemann says tournaments banned him, games were canceled, and reputable chess schools would not hire him for the charges.

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Lowry leaves to buy the putter

Irishman Shane Lowry, the 2019 Open champion, surprised shoppers at a golf shop on Thursday after accidentally breaking his putter during the PGA CJ Cup. Lowry broke his putter during the opening round and was forced to do his shopping trip as the trailers of the course equipment had already left the camp. “I was taking my putter out of my bag and when it came out it fell off. I tried to lift it with my foot and took it right where the graphite meets the steel on those rods and it broke in half, “he said.” I enjoyed lifting Matt Fitzpatrick off the ground to laugh. Lowry used a lob wedge as a putter before his agent retrieved a putter from a club member’s bag to complete the round. After that, he drove an hour to Bluffton, South Carolina at a PGA Tour supermarket. “Clients were doing a couple of double takes. It was fine. Never a dull moment,” he said.

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