That is one of the most required attributes of a sportsman, never give up. Because Sir Alex Ferguson loses the crown today, the zeal to win, the hunger for success has driven him through the past 26 years at Old Trafford. The English waited for over 70 years to have a Briton in the Wimbledon final and Andy Murray broke the spell.

Africa number one badminton ace Edwin Ekiring may have lost to Japanese Takum Ueda in the quarterfinal of the US Badminton Open in Los Angeles but he is ready to shake off the dust and move on.

Ekiring lost 21-13 and 21-12 in straight sets. He had earlier stunned Americans Arnold Setiani (2-1), Marvin Lin (21-13 & 21-13) and Indian Chetan Anand (21-18 & 21-13) prior to the defeat. Ekiring, currently 80th in the world will now finalise his preparations for the London Olympics in Ireland.

“I thank you for the support all. God Bless” he posted on his Facebook wall. In the last Olympics’ edition, he lost in straight sets to South Korean Sung Hung-shwan in the last 32 at the Beijing University of Technology Gymnasium four years ago.

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