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Three Canadian women win gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games Three Canadian women win gold at the 2018 Commonwealth Games
- April 09, 2018

The Indian women's hockey team had started poorly in the event by going down to lower-ranked Wales but has since recovered, beating Malaysia and now England . "I came here to the games to break the record". But that changed in the second quarter with India showing more goal in the opening exchanges and were duly rewarded when Dilpreet Singh gave direction to a SV Sunil Pass in the 16th minute to put the Indians ahead. (more...)
CWG 2018: Indian women's Table Tennis team enters final, assured of medal CWG 2018: Indian women's Table Tennis team enters final, assured of medal
- April 09, 2018

England's Sarah Davies took silver with 217 kg, while Apolonia Vaivai of Fiji lifted 216 kg for the bronze. The 23-year-old went for 211kg lift, which would have been a new Commonwealth and Games record in clean and jerk, but could not pull it off in his final attempt. (more...)
CWG: Punam, Vikas clinch gold, bronze (Weightlifting Roundup) CWG: Punam, Vikas clinch gold, bronze (Weightlifting Roundup)
- April 09, 2018

Madhurika Patkar also did her bit, winning her doubles match with Mouma Das despite losing her singles. In the next singles match, Manika was pitched against Zhou, ranked World No. The 22-year-old from Delhi did play her heart out all through, and in the final, it was she who put India one-up with an exciting 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7 win over Tianwei Feng before Mengyu Yu levelled by getting the better of Madhurika Patkar 13-11, 11-2, 11-6. (more...)
Commonwealth Games 2018, Day Four: Weightlifter Punam Yadav wins India's fifth gold
- April 09, 2018

Yadav, who hails from Dandupur village in Uttar Pradesh, was a 63kg category bronze medallist in the 2014 Glasgow Games. In the Commonwealth Championships previous year, Rahul had lifted a total of 351kg (156kg+195kg). Day 4 Once Canada's Andreanne Messier finished fourth with a total lift of 211 (95 in snatch, 116 in clean & jerk), all eyes shifted to Punam, Fiji's Apolonia Vaivai and England's Sarah Davies. (more...)
Two things Manchester United gained from Manchester Derby win Two things Manchester United gained from Manchester Derby win
- April 09, 2018

The victory over City stretched United's unbeaten run to five games and remained a gap on the table between third-placed Liverpool and fourth-placed Tottenham, which has set a tone for United to complete their campaign in a second place. But the win for Jose Mourinho's men is a step closer to securing a place in the top four, they need six more points, and also finishing in second position, Liverpool dropped points against Everton on Saturday. (more...)
Rahul's 14-ball fifty helps Punjab off to winning start Rahul's 14-ball fifty helps Punjab off to winning start
- April 09, 2018

Ravichandran Ashwin marshalled his resources admirably, restricting Delhi to 166/7 on a placid track. The surprise package, though, was Afghanistan off-spinner Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman, who finished with 2/28 in 4 overs. "Yes, it does feel good", said the opener about his record. "We were taking a lot of time because I had some elaborate plans going", he said, explaining the plans he had on his captaincy debut. (more...)
Israeli strike on Syria kills 14 killed
- April 09, 2018

Meanwhile, the Russian army also accused Israel of carrying out deadly missile strikes on a Syrian military airbase from Lebanon, Russian media reported . Iran is a staunch ally of the Syrian government, and has deployed forces and assets inside Syria, including a network of pro-government fighters it uses as shock troops in battles with Syrian rebels. (more...)
Rajnikanth warns Centre over Cauvery board Rajnikanth warns Centre over Cauvery board
- April 09, 2018

On Sunday, Rajinikanth, who is gearing up to enter politics, shared the stage with actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan in a four-hour silent protest called by the Nasser-led Nadigar Sangam (South Indian Artistes' Association). There has been opposition by political groups to conduct IPL games in the city as they demand formation of Cauvery Management Board and threaten to disrupt proceedings. (more...)
Japan names Nishino as new coach two months before World Cup Japan names Nishino as new coach two months before World Cup
- April 09, 2018

But their preparations have been thrown into chaos with Monday's announcement that Halilhodzic has been sacked and Nishino - who guided Gamba Osaka to the J-League crown in 2005 and the AFC Champions League title in 2008 - confirmed as the 65-year-old's replacement. (more...)
Mechanic has leg broken by vehicle during errant pit stop Mechanic has leg broken by vehicle during errant pit stop
- April 09, 2018

At this point, Ferrari later revealed his name is Francesco and confirmed a double break of shinbone and fibula in his left leg. Formula 1's governing body has slapped Ferrari with a 50,000 Euros fine for the pit-lane incident which injured one mechanic during Sunday's Bahrain GP. (more...)
Syria says suspected USA missiles fired at air base; Washington denies strike Syria says suspected USA missiles fired at air base; Washington denies strike
- April 09, 2018

A number of missiles hit the T4 Syrian military airbase in the Homs province early Monday morning, but no one is taking the credit for launching the missiles. An intelligence source based in the region told Reuters he did not rule out an Israeli strike on the base. On Feb. 10, an Israeli air raid targeted an ammunition warehouse at the T-4 military airport and Israel has previously targeted other "Iranian targets" inside Syria. (more...)
Jose Mourinho hints Pep Guardiola made a mistake with Paul Pogba comments Jose Mourinho hints Pep Guardiola made a mistake with Paul Pogba comments
- April 09, 2018

You could see the relief after the first goal and I'm just glad to contribute'. Mourinho's side ruined City's predicted title celebrations as a number of players stepped up to the mark and gave fans hope - including the previously mentioned Pogba and a certain Alexis Sanchez. (more...)
Arsenal defence saved by Aubameyang, Welbeck Arsenal defence saved by Aubameyang, Welbeck
- April 09, 2018

Shane Long snuck in between Petr Cech and Shkodran Mustafi to tap home from four yards out. Arsenal equalised 11 minutes later through Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, playing a one-two with Welbeck. There was an emotional tribute before the game, and after eight minutes of play, to Ray Wilkins, the former Chelsea captain and assistant manager, who died in midweek. (more...)
Danilo: Manchester United resorted to long balls to beat Man City Danilo: Manchester United resorted to long balls to beat Man City
- April 09, 2018

The mentioned trio turned into match winners as United mounted an unlikely, and stunning, comeback. And City should have had a penalty when Ashley Young somehow escaped without punishment from a knee-high lunge on Aguero inside the area that sparked an bad-tempered finale. (more...)
Canada: Tributes pour in for Humboldt crash victims, all identified Canada: Tributes pour in for Humboldt crash victims, all identified
- April 09, 2018

Assistant coach Chris Beaudry was driving his own vehicle to the game the night of the crash. "You just think about the family and the friends that they would have had and their hearts that are probably broken now", says hockey parent Jackson Coggar. (more...)
CWG 2018: Mehuli Ghosh, Apurvi Chandela clinch silver, bronze in shooting CWG 2018: Mehuli Ghosh, Apurvi Chandela clinch silver, bronze in shooting
- April 09, 2018

India now have 17 medals including eight golds in its bag. In 2014, Mehuli won two silver medals at the West Bengal junior championships before stealing the limelight at the National championships in 2017. Mehuli shot a commendable 247.2 and was tied with the Singaporean, while Apurvi settled for bronze with 225.3 points. But she shot below 10 for the first time in the competition, allowing Ghosh to claim the second spot. (more...)
Bald eagle forgets handler and lands on Mariners pitcher James Paxton instead Bald eagle forgets handler and lands on Mariners pitcher James Paxton instead
- April 09, 2018

Maybe the eagle thought Paxton was a tree. Perhaps the bald eagle, the national symbol of the U.S., wanted to show the Canadian pitcher a bit of American spirit. Paxton tried to dodge and duck the eagle, named Challenger, before a trainer ran out to the field to try and lure the bird away. "After which I assumed, 'OK, if I can get up slowly, perhaps it's going to simply relaxation on my shoulder. (more...)
Disaster! Laurel Hubbard in agony after shocking elbow injury in weightlifting final Disaster! Laurel Hubbard in agony after shocking elbow injury in weightlifting final
- April 09, 2018

Hubbard has since confirmed that she will take no further part in the competition in a sad end to her gold medal hopes. An unexpected move that resulted in her elbow giving out. While Hubbard has remained silent, her critics have circled. "And I know a lot of changes have gone through, but in the past Laurel Hubbard used to be a male champion weightlifter". (more...)
Canadians Are Leaving Hockey Sticks Out To Honour Humboldt Canadians Are Leaving Hockey Sticks Out To Honour Humboldt
- April 09, 2018

Upwards of 52,000 people contributed to the campaign, according to GoFundMe , which has verified the fundraiser's authenticity . A vigil will be held on the hockey team's home ice on Sunday night, and a makeshift stage and hundreds of chairs sit ready for the memorial. (more...)
Liverpool defender Van Dijk: We must attack Man City Liverpool defender Van Dijk: We must attack Man City
- April 09, 2018

That was tough but for the rest of the game we were so, so good. "Without any doubt (the City fans were great)". "We need to learn from it and be ready for Tuesday". "We played the same way we done all the season, we kept the same level of performance, but today it didn't work". "The players and the club have to go into the game like any other". (more...)
Mourinho Not Concerned About City's Title Party, Raises Pogba's Price Mourinho Not Concerned About City's Title Party, Raises Pogba's Price
- April 09, 2018

His United side had handed out City's first league defeat at the Etihad since December 2016 when Chelsea won there and the victory leaves them in a powerful position to finish second in the league. After the match, the United boss explained his only focus is to finish in the top for, and went some way to achieving that goal with all three points against City, having demanded better from his side after being behind. (more...)
Reed fends off Fowler for Masters title Reed fends off Fowler for Masters title
- April 09, 2018

Patrick successfully defeated competitors Rickie Fowler and 2015 champion Jordan Spieth in his first major championship victory. They have two children together. This was until " Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour", a book by golf writer Shane Ryan, revealed Reed was accused of cheating in tournaments and stealing from his teammates . (more...)
KKR vs RCB: Kolkata opt to bat first KKR vs RCB: Kolkata opt to bat first
- April 09, 2018

Royal Challengers Bangalore have never won the league as they have finished runners-up twice however only won three matches last year finishing last on the ladder so they will be keen to bounce back this year. Brendon McCullum took 14 runs off Vinay Kumar's first over but Quinton de Kock threw it away at the other end when he reverse-scooped Piyush Chawla to short third-man in the next. (more...)
Jazz clinch playoff spot with 112-97 victory over Lakers Jazz clinch playoff spot with 112-97 victory over Lakers
- April 09, 2018

The Jazz now sit as the four seed in the West and would have home court in the first round, but if they can win out - against Golden State and Portland this week, no easy task - they will finish with the three seed. As the regular season nears its end, Los Angeles was playing without Kyle Kuzma (sprained left ankle), Lonzo Ball (left knee contusion), Brandon Ingram (concussion protocol), Isaiah Thomas (right hip surgery) and Loul Deng (sprained left ankle). (more...)
Ferrari mechanic suffers leg fractures after Raikkonen pit incident Ferrari mechanic suffers leg fractures after Raikkonen pit incident
- April 09, 2018

The Finn was forced to come to a halt in the pit lane because of rules that prohibit a auto taking to the track with tyres of different compounds - with one old soft tyre and three new super-softs fitted. More than that I don't know. In an interview immediately after the race, Raikkonen reacted to the incident by saying: "I don't know what shape he is in. (more...)
Commonwealth Games 2018: Jitu Rai wins India's second gold in shooting
- April 09, 2018

He kicked off by creating a CWG record in the qualification round of the 50m pistol event with 562 points and went on to bag gold, scoring 194.1 points in the final, which was an additional record. Coming in at third place after silver medalist Kerry Bell of Australia (233.5) was Mitharwal with 214.3. He lifted 200 kg in clean and jerk and scored 352.Sonal Mao of Samoa got the Gold Medal, who scored a total of 360. (more...)
Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone hails Antoine Griezmann after derby leveller Atletico Madrid's Diego Simeone hails Antoine Griezmann after derby leveller
- April 09, 2018

I still think he's an important player". "I'm happy with the match and how we performed because we clearly deserved more". "In the first half they were better, but we then started to link up better in midfield and attack". Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has rubbished reports claiming a move to Barcelona is already in place but says he wants his future sorted before the World Cup in Russian Federation later this year. (more...)
PDP reacts to Arewa pastors' visit to Buhari PDP reacts to Arewa pastors' visit to Buhari
- April 09, 2018

At a press briefing yesterday in Abuja , the forum's Chairman, Alhaji Nasiru Danu, and spokesman of the forum, Jock Alamba, expressed support for President Buhari's position on the tenure extension, warning that nothing should be allowed to truncate his second term bid. (more...)
Gary Neville sends message to 'good lad' Man United star Gary Neville sends message to 'good lad' Man United star
- April 09, 2018

And United legend Gary Neville believes Pogba makes United a better team and called on the 25-year-old to repay the faith shown in him with big performances. Pogba's season has been interrupted by harm and the French worldwide hasn't scored a league objective for United since November, however he made amends in some fashion with these objectives early within the second half to wrestle management of the sport away from Metropolis. (more...)
Commonwealth Games 2018: India's schedule on Day 5 in Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018: India's schedule on Day 5 in Gold Coast
- April 09, 2018

India had lost 87-96 to Cameroon on the opening day, before being thrashed by England 54-100 in their last two Pool B matches. That's why it's important not to think too much. In the 21st Commonwealth Games , Indian players made Sunday a six-medal day and making it a Super Sunday. The 23-year-old went for 211kg lift, which would have been a new Commonwealth and Games record in clean and jerk, but could not pull it off in his final attempt. (more...)

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