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PV Sindhu claimed silver, and created history, after losing 21-19, 12-21, 15-21 against Spains Carolina Marin in the womens badminton singles final at Rio Olympics on Friday. She became the first Indian woman to win an Olympic silver and also, at 21, the youngest individual Indian medallist.As Marin sank to her knees sobbing after her win, Sindhu walked up to her, bending to offer a congratulatory handshake before the two embraced. It encapsulated the thrilling, closely fought contest with both players extracting the last ounce of will and tenacity from the other.Im really proud since my aim was to win a medal at the Olympics. I also want to congratulate all those who lost a medal by a point. Its been a great week for me and Im really happy about it, Sindhu said. Badminton has been really doing well in India for the past few years and Im sure we will win more medals in the future. I didnt think I would make it to the finals and when I did I told myself that I can do it.In the third game there were simple errors from my side. In a match one has to win and the other has to lose. I guess it was Marins day today. I played my best and Im happy to settle for silver, Sindhu said.Sindhu fought back from a six-point deficit to take the first game. A beautiful drop shot from Marin had the Indian trailing 2-4 before dispatching a down-the-line smash to widen the gap 9-5. The more attacking player of the two, Sindhu, landed another one wide to fall behind 9-13 as coach Gopichand wore a tense, studied look. A couple of unforced errors by the Spaniard had the Indian closing in at 13-15 before the reigning world champion sent a body smash to go up 17-15 before calling for the courts to be swabbed. Following a protracted rally of close to 50 shots, Marin ballooned a return wide with Sindhu holding up a clenched fist in a show of measured celebration. A wayward return from Marin when trailing 19-20 had her dropping a game for the first time at this Olympics and Sindhu shrieking in triumph.Racing to a 4-0 lead early in the second game, Marin sent a smash wide to hand Sindhu a point. The gap was widening and the crowd was turning restive, willing the Indian to mount a comeback similar to the one in the first game. But the Spaniard was putting away winners with ease and, though Sindhu managed to pick up three points at 9-18 down, the deficit was too large. A deft drop shot from Marin had her sealing the second game and stretching the match into a decider.Showing some incredible footwork in the final game, Marin leapt to smash one beyond Sindhus reach to extend her lead to 9-4. A brilliant backhand from Sindhu at 9-6 before Marin sent one wide had the Indian breathing down the Spaniards neck. Another Marin smash had her now leading 12-10 before Sindhu slapped one into the net at 17-14. 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Spiller left Week 3s 27-20 loss to the New York Jets with a thigh injury, but fully practiced with the team all week and expects to be ready to go on Sunday. MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- Brad Kaaya picked on Pittsburghs secondary with his arm, and even caused problems with his legs.Kaaya passed for 356 yards and four touchdowns, ran for another score and Miami snapped a four-game losing streak by beating Pittsburgh 51-28 on Saturday.This is like the home stretch, Kaaya said. This should provide us with some good momentum going forward, to stop the bleeding.Never accused of being overly mobile, Kaaya sent the Miami sideline into celebration with a 12-yard run -- the longest of his career. But most important to Miami were these Kaaya numbers: 13 straight completions to start the game, a career-high 32 completions in 47 attempts, no interceptions and getting sacked only once by a Pittsburgh defensive front that came in averaging 3.5 per game this season.So many really good things happened, I dont really know where to start, Miami coach Mark Richt said. The bottom line is we got a great victory in front of our home crowd, and Im very thankful.Stacy Coley and David Njoku each caught two touchdown passes and Ahmmon Richards finished with 144 yards receiving for Miami (5-4, 2/3 Atlantic Coast Conference). Mark Walton ran for 125 yards, the last 55 of those coming on a touchdown with 2:12 left for the Hurricanes -- who avoided becoming the first Miami team to lose five straight in the same season since 1977.It definitely gets us back on track, Miami defensive back Corn Elder said.Nathan Peterman threw for 274 yards and two touchdowns for Pitt (5-4, 2-3). Quadree Henderson had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown for the Panthers, who have dropped two straight.Pitt had two costly third-quarter turnovers, a fumble deep in its own territory that Miami turned into a touchdown and then an interception in the end zone.Anytime you get two turnovers -- we had two in the third quarter which were critical -- you have a hard time winning the football game, Pitt coach Pat Narduzzi said. We gave them momentum in the third quarter. Two turnovers iin bad territory, you just cant do it.ddddddddddddKaayas four TD passes tied a career-best, and marked the first time he had that many against an ACC opponent.James Conner had a rushing touchdown for the Panthers, but was held to 40 yards on 12 carries. George Aston and Jester Weah had touchdown catches for Pitt, which led 21-20 in the second quarter before getting stopped on 10 of its next 11 drives.I feel like I didnt make enough throws on my part, Peterman said. I think that was certainty a big part of it. I have got to be better. Its a tough loss. We have to go back and realize we got beat and realize where we can get better.Pitts previous two ACC losses this season were by a combined four points. The 23-point margin was Pitts biggest loss since a 56-28 defeat against Georgia Tech on Oct. 25, 2014.THE TAKEAWAYPittsburgh: The Panthers had a surprising amount of trouble getting to Kaaya. Pittsburgh -- which came in averaging 3.5 sacks per game -- sacked him only once, thwarted by a Miami offensive line that yielded 18 during the four-game losing streak. ... When teams throw for more than 332 yards against Pitt this season, theyre 4-0. When they dont, theyre 0-5. ... Pitt lost starting defensive tackle Tyrique Jarrett midway through the second quarter.Miami: The Hurricanes came into the day with seven scoring drives this season of 10 plays or more. They had four on Saturday, three of those being touchdowns. ... Kaayas 13-for-13 start left him one shy of tying Miamis school record for consecutive completions, set in 1986 by Vinny Testaverde against Oklahoma.FINALLYOn his fifth try, Richt got his 150th career win. Hes the 10th active FBS coach with that many.UP NEXTPittsburgh: Visits Clemson on Nov. 12, in the Panthers final road game of the regular season.Miami: Visits Virginia on Nov. 12, looking for a win that would secure bowl-eligibility. Wholesale Jerseys  Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Authentic Jerseys From China Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys ' ' '


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