first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alcantara eyes revenge, men’s doubles gold vs Thai twins LATEST STORIES Nikko Huelgas.KUALA LUMPUR — Let’s not get over confident.That’s the stern reminder of triathlon top boss Tom Carrasco to the four Filipino triathletes who will try to retain the country’s double golds Monday in Putrajaya.ADVERTISEMENT Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games05:25PH boxing team determined to deliver gold medals for PH03:04Filipino athletes share their expectations for 2019 SEA Games00:45Onyok Velasco see bright future for PH boxing in Olympics02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Last SEA Games’ champions Nikko Huelgas and Ma. Claire Adorna will once again suit up along with John Leerams Chicano and Marion Kim Mangrobang, who won silver in 2015.“We are the favorites, everything is looking good, but I told the players, let’s not put our guards down,” said Carrasco after a lunch meeting with his team.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingField reports said the waters of Putrajaya is 31 degrees, which is hotter than usual.“We need to get used to it, so they had a swimming work out today (Saturday),” Carrasco added.center_img NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul View comments Huelgas and Chicano have been competing and training in Johore Bahru since June 29 and getting acclimatised should not be a big problem to them.Carrasco said the pair competed in Palembang, Indonesia and finished five minutes ahead of the Indonesians.Adorna and Mangrobang have been training in Portugal and competing around Europe, according to Carrasco.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’last_img read more

first_imgOld habits die hard. Just ten days after the Indian Weightlifting Federation borrowed Rs 1.75 crore from the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee to pay a balance fine to the international body for doping, Sanamacha Chanu has now returned a positive test.Sanamacha ChanuArguably one of India’s most successful lifters, who won a number of medals on the big stage, Chanu flunked a dope test as she tested positive for methylhexanamine, the same substance which been haunting the swimmers, wrestlers and even track-and-field athletes at home.While reams have already been written about where this ‘salt’ can be found, it is surprising how the National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) and the Indian federation did not make public the result of Chanu’s test before.It is believed that Chanu was tested on August 7 in the Capital and the result came out on September 3. However, the NDTL, which has been announcing names of sportspersons failing tests with glee, did not do so this time.On the other hand, the Indian weightlifting federation has been seeking refuge in strange technicalities.A top official of the body said on Wednesday: “All weightlifters cleared the dope test barring one and the report was given to us by NADA seven days ago.” The same official is also now seeking refuge under the fact that the ‘B’ sample of Chanu is yet to be tested.Chanu was banned in 2004 for two years after she failed a dope test just before the Athens Olympics. At that time, the substance detected was a diuretic.advertisementThis time, it is a stimulant.Even as doctors, coaches and sports medicine experts have been debating at length from where the methylhexanamine is showing up in results, it is worth taking a look at what the Indian weightlifting federation buys as supplements.Some officials connected with the sport say that it is accepted that ‘Whey protein’, fat burners, glutamine, amino acid, creatinine and more supplements are being supplied to the lifters.Earlier, the Sports Authority of India was responsible for advising and administering these to the lifters. However, the Indian weightlifting federation is now buying all this directly from a supplier. There is intrigue as to why the federation is buying its supplement requirements from a company in Modinagar, Ghaziabad.Questions are being raised as to why the supplier is not from Delhi and whether these supplements are one hundred per cent safe.At the same time, it is also clear that if any of these supplements does contain any banned substance as per the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) list, then all the lifters should be testing positive.The belief now is that people flunking dope tests and testing positive for methylhexanamine are certainly using additional supplements as well. Till 2009, this was fine as the substance was not on WADA’s banned list. However, there still seems to be a lack of literacy among several athletes on what is now banned and what is not.As per the rules, Chanu, a repeat dope offender, faces a life ban.Agreed, her ‘B’ sample is yet to be tested and she has not been heard, but what defence she has to offer will be interesting.The saving grace in this messy situation is that Chanu is not part of the Commonwealth Games squad. Chanu was not available for comment and her phone was switched off.last_img read more

first_imgIndians expectedly finished in the bottom half of the results chart in the weightlifting events on the first day of the competitions in the Asian Games here on Saturday.Commonwealth Games silver medallist Soniya Chanu improved upon her CWG performance by lifting a total of 170kg (75+95) but still finished fifth in women’s 48kg category. She had lifted 167kg (73+94) in the CWG.CWG bronze medallist, Sandhya Rani finished sixth in the eight lifters field with a total of 158kg (70+88), which is seven kilogram less than her CWG effort.China’s Wang Mingjuan ran away with the gold medal with a total lift of 285kg. She created new records in both snatch and clean and jerk with efforts of 91kg and 95kg respectively.Thailand’s Pensiri Laosirikul won the silver with a lift of 192kg (83+109) while the bronze went to Chen Wei-Ling of Chinese Taipei who had a total lift of 191kg (86+105).In men’s 56kg, V Srinivasa Rao and Sukhen Dey finished eighth and 10th respectively with below par performances.Rao lifted 245kg (110+135), three kilogram less than his bronze-winning effort in the Commonwealth Games.Dey, who won a silver in the Commonwealth Games, was far below his best with a total lift of 230kg (104+126), a whopping 12 kilogram less than his CWG performance.World champion Wu Jingbiao of China won gold with a total lift of 285kg (133+152), seven kilogram less than his effort at the World Championships in Turkey in September.South Korean Cha Kum Chol, who finished third in the World Championships, expectedly won the silver with a total lift of 276kg (128+148), which is four kilogram less than his effort in Turkey.advertisementIndonesia’s Jadi Setiadi won the bronze with a total lift of 271kg (120+151).With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

first_imgA day before the grandaunt of all clashes at Mohali, Agent Viru and I discussed a matter of great national importance. With two hostile nations watching, this was too important a day to mess around with. So, in accordance with the National Security Act, we decided not to divulge any inside information and rather focus on the enemy camp. And given that I had helped Viru during an especially painful period in his career, when he found himself in the middle seat of an airplane with Ashish Nehra and Amit Mishra on either side, he put me in touch with Double Agent Akhtar, code named Double A. And within an hour, I found myself peacefully walking through the security cordon and into the Pakistan team hotel.I exited from the elevator on the fourth floor and walked down the corridor when I passed by a room with the door, probably accidentally, open. Inside, Misbah-ul-Haq was leaning over a copy of the National Geographic. My heart went out to the man, clearly the most cerebral player in the Pakistan team who, if fate had dealt a better hand, could so easily have been the Rahul Dravid of Pakistan cricket. Here he was, like our own Jammy, keeping his mind constructively occupied, I thought. A closer inspection, though, made me quickly change my opinion because what appeared to be Einstein Misbah reading about African tribes was actually just Misbah sketching underwear on natives’ pictures. Sorry, Rahul.I continued towards Room No. 420, where I was greeted by Double A, an 86 kg man-beast of pure muscle. Once I got over his imposing presence and the Manchester-meets-Rawalpindi twang, I realised that he was ranting about being overlooked after being the man solely responsible for getting Pakistan into the semi-finals. Double A claims that the kick he gave up Kamran Akmal’s backside at a team huddle had altered the wicket-keeper’s bio-mechanics, changing his style from that of a clapping toy monkey with drum cymbals for hands to that of a football goalkeeper. To Double A, this was as important to Pakistan’s World Cup campaign as the emergence of homo erectus to the evolution of humankind. “And what do they do? Fine me $2,000 for this service,” he said disconsolately. “Look at India and look at us. We have no team spirit,” Double A screamed. “I have announced my retirement and so far not one player has said that he wants to win the World Cup for me.”advertisementShahid Afridi had banned his players from watching Indian news channels for what he thought was negative coverage. In fact, he was conducting surprise raids on players’ rooms to check what channels they were watching. During one of the raids, he caught a bunch of misty eyed players glued to a Hindi news channel. Shockingly, Afridi too was hypnotically drawn to the programme on air titled Jung ke Jalwe Mein ek Maa ke Do Bete-Hindustan aur Pakistan.Double A told me that from the time they have landed in India, the team has been sending sos signals to Shoaib Malik. Several players, Afridi included, had been calling him daily, sometimes multiple times a day. While Double A had no clue, I guessed it must be because Malik was the captain when Pakistan had beaten India in Mohali in 2007. Late at night, I shared this piece of inside information with Agent Viru. “Isn’t Shoaib Malik married to Sania Mirza?” he asked. “Saaley sudhrenge nahin. They must be asking for tips on how to land Indian girls.”- The writer was formerly known as the Fake IPL Player. He will observe the 2011 World Cup through Agent Viru’s eyes.last_img read more

first_imgPutting up a splendid all round show, India scored a comfortable 16-run win over the West Indies in the one-off Twenty20 international to begin their Caribbean tour on a resounding note here on Saturday.It is India’s first win over the West Indies in T20 format as they had lost the previous two encounters at Lord’s and Kensington Oval.After being invited to bat on a tricky Sabina Park Oval strip India recovered from a top-order collapse to post a competitive 159 for six and then restricted the hosts to 143 for five.Host skipper Darren Sammy had asked second-string India to bat under helpful conditions for the pacers and he himself did all the damage with four wickets as the visiting batsmen struggled to adjust to the bounce of the pitch.India owed their recovery to top-scorer S Badrinath (43) and Rohit Sharma (26) as they combined for a 71-run stand for the fifth wicket after the visitors were reeling at 56 for four inside nine overs.Yusuf Pathan (15 off 6) and Harbhajan Singh (15 off 7) hit some lusty shots towards the end to help India cross the 150-run mark.Indian bowlers then complimented the good batting effort from the middle-order with a disciplined performance.Harbhajan Singh (2/25) took two wickets while Praveen Kumar (1/27), R Ashwin (1/30) and Munaf Patel (1/35) contributed in the win with a wicket apiece.For the West Indies, Darren Bravo hit a-run-a-ball 41 and Christopher Barnwell sparkled with a 16-ball unbeaten 34 but that only reduced the defeat margin for the hosts.- With PTI inputsadvertisementlast_img read more

first_imgHaving been in the ugly world of drugs and done all that in college, director Anurag Kashyap says he does not want to revisit those days ever again.The 38-year-old filmmaker who rose to prominence with his controversial award-winning film, Black Friday, has said that although the drug culture is very much part of the film industry, he has no intention to be part of it again.”I have been there and done that. I have come out of it. I did it for various reasons. Many in the industry do drugs but sooner or later everyone realises it. I have survived and I don’t want to go back,” Kashyap told PTI.The director, who recently got married to his girlfriend of three years, Kalki Koechlin in a low-key ceremony in Ooty said that both of them wanted a simple, quite wedding.”We invited only 25 people, just family and very close friends. We did it for ourselves and so didn’t want to involve a lot of people. We were together for three years. We were as good as married so the next step for us was to get married,” he said.Kashyap was also all praise for his wife but said that initially Koechlin didn’t care at all for him.”Kalki is beautiful in a different way. She is intelligent. What I liked most about her was that she didn’t give me any importance,” he said.Kashyap, whose latest production Shaitan, is out in the theatres said that he had no creative say in the film and it is the director, Bijoy Nambiar’s baby.advertisement”Shaitan is Bijoy’s baby. I am just the financier. I decided to produce the movie only for Bijoy and not Kalki. I knew Bijoy is a great filmmaker,” he said.– With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

first_imgThe International Cricket Council (ICC) on Wednesday suspended the six umpires caught in a TV sting, which alleged that they were willing to fix Twenty20 matches, pending the completion of an inquiry against them.”The International Cricket Council (ICC) and its relevant Full Member Boards have agreed not to appoint any of the umpires named in a sting operation recently conducted by India TV to any domestic or international cricket matches pending the outcome of the ongoing investigations into the allegations made,” the governing body said in a statement.”The officials named are not contracted by the ICC and those Boards who employ and nominate the umpires directly will conduct the investigations as a matter of urgency,” it added.The channel had shown video clips purportedly taken by their undercover reporters in which the umpires were shown to be allegedly willing to give certain decisions in exchange for money.Sri Lanka Cricket chief executive Ajith Jayasekara said that they are studying the tapes of the sting operation and the local anti-corruption unit will work with the ICC in the investigations.The channel showed video clips, purportedly taken by their undercover reporters in which the umpires were shown to be allegedly willing to give certain decisions in exchange for money.The six umpires, who are purportedly shown in the TV sting willing to fix matches, were Nadeem Ghauri and Anees Siddiqui of Pakistan, Nadir Shah of Bangladesh, and Gamini Dissanayake, Maurice Winston and Sagara Gallage of Sri Lanka.All of them have denied the allegations, insisting that they were trapped by the channel.Rajat Sharma, Chairman and Editor-in Chief of news channel India TV, stood by the channel’s expose and said it was open to any inquiry or public scrutiny of their journalistic work if the authenticity of the tapes is in question.advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgSuhani Singh’s rating: Untitled Document Tweets about “#marykom”Movie VideosIn conversation with the cast of Mary KomWe caught up with Priyanka Chopra who’s awaiting the release of her next Mary Kom to find out about her experience while shooting for the film.PhotosPriyanka Chopra launches ‘Mary Kom doll’ in New DelhiPriyanka Chopra, who is garnering praises for her power packed performance in her upcoming film Mary Kom, visited the capital to launch the ‘Mary Kom’ doll as part of the film’s promotion.If you are not aware of the venerated Manipuri boxer Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom aka MC Mary Kom, then don’t boast of your ignorance. Kom’s amazing exploits certainly merit a feature film, given her inspiring journey from Kangathei, a small village in Manipur, to winning a bronze medal at the London Olympics in 2012. But art director Omung Kumar’s directorial debut isn’t the one to do justice to her many achievements.Kumar and his writer Saiwyn Quadras have, unsurprisingly, taken many creative liberties in a bid to tell her tale engagingly. In this case, the decision to place emphasis on fiction over fact doesn’t work. If there is anything that we have learned about Kom through this biopic, it is that she uses Iodex to relieve her sore muscles after a hard workout. She enjoys Havmor ice-cream. And that she discovered she was pregnant using the Prega News kit. As much as a biopic, Mary Kom is a dull endorsement extravaganza.The film starts off with Mary Kom (Priyanka Chopra) wincing with labour pains as her husband, Onler (newcomer Darshan Kumar), struggles to take her to the hospital on a night when curfew has been imposed in Imphal. It’s scary to see the World Champion helpless, battling for her life and those of her unborn kids. But Mary Kom isn’t the film which concerns itself to look at the volatile environment in the state whose citizens have been struggling to live under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). So cut off the film is with Manipur’s reality, that it could have unfolded in any state with a rural backdrop. Instead the film jarringly goes back to her childhood and later to her teenage years in which Mary Kom is shown getting into fights with boys, which for the filmmakers is a sign of her boxing aspirations. In real life, compatriot Dingko Singh, who won a gold medal at the Asian Games in 1998, was her main inspiration.advertisementThe sloppy first half showcases her life at random intervals, never allowing viewers to know and connect with Mary Kom. That partially happens in the better paced second half, in which she attempts to return to boxing after marriage and motherhood, shuttles between being a mother to twins and a sportswoman and fights the bureaucratic ways of the officials of the national boxing federation.Rohit Khilnani’s review | Koel Purie’s review | Faheem Ruhani’s review | Saurabh Dwivedi’s reviewComing back to the first half, the most significant aspect to take is that her father (Robin Das) is not game for her taking up boxing. “Who will marry you?” he asks worried that her face will be bruised. It’s a statement that resonates as it says a lot about how society still doesn’t see it as a woman’s sport. (It was only introduced in the Olympics in 2012.) One of the key moments in Kom’s real life, which is thankfully retained in the film, is that her father discovered her secret life in the ring only after he read about it in the newspaper. Kom is reprimanded. But Mary Kom has achieved what she has including being a five-time world champion because she is stubborn, temperamental, forthright and, a rebel with a cause.Chopra does a good job of bringing out these aspects of Kom’s personality. Yes, the physical transformation is there but there’s more to it than simply building the biceps. She shines when she has to demonstrate Mary Kom’s state of mind when she puts her rising career on hold to bring up her twins. But a decent performance doesn’t make a film. Mary Kom’s storytelling is all over the place. One of the weakest parts of the film is the way Mary Kom’s relationship with Onler is shown. Quadras is not the only one to blame. Chopra and Kumaar score negative points on chemistry.This is a one-woman show with the supporting characters having little to contribute. Sunil Thapa as Chopra’s coach M Narjit Singh, who after Onler is the most instrumental man in Mary Kom’s life, fails to make an impression. Thapa’s Singh is always grouchy even when cheering his star student. The fights, which should be the shining moments in the film, are not gripping, thanks to patchy editing. The one in climax is particularly lengthy and overtly mawkish, repeatedly cutting from the hospital room to the ring to annoying effect. Omung Kumar and writer Saiwyn Quadras think that giving filmi tropes such as “angry young man” and “estranged father-son relationship” a gender spin are enough to lure the viewers. That’s lazy, more so because its subject is one of the most hardworking sporting stars of the country. (Mary Kom will contest in the upcoming Asian Games after giving birth to her third child last year.)advertisementFor a sports biopic running at what seems a reasonable length of 2 hours 3 mins, there’re innumerable moments of restlessness in the film. Mary Kom doesn’t have enough to pack a punch.last_img read more

first_imgFor the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too MANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas continued its sporting excellence after nabbing the UAAP Season 81 general championship, marking the third straight year that it won the accolade.Rev. Fr. Jannel Abogado OP, the director of UST’s Institute of Physical Education and Athletics, and Gilda Kamuz, the department secretary, received the trophy during the closing ceremonies of Season 81 Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew The Tigers tallied seven golds, six silvers, and four bronzes during the whole season and it was their second-place finishes that set them apart from the whole league.Ateneo and National University also had seven gold medals apiece but lagged in the other podium finishes, while La Salle had four golds.The Blue Eagles had three silvers and four bronzes while the Bulldogs had two second place finishes and a single third place finish.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Tigers amassed a total of 279 points to claim the title for the 43rd time.UST also took its fifth general championship in the juniors’ division and 20th overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDe La Salle was at second in the general championship race while Ateneo was at third.UST’s 43 titles in the seniors’ division and 20 in the juinors’ division are the record in the UAAP. Beermen Kelly Nabong, Ronald Tubid fined, suspended over ‘Spider Man’ incident Duterte wants probe of SEA Games messlast_img read more

first_imgHyundai Motor India plans to launch 2-3 new models every year till 2020 as a part of its efforts to further consolidate its position in the country.The auto major, which is the second largest car maker in India, eyes 1 per cent growth in its market share each year during the period.Currently, the maker of various popular models like i20 and Creta , Hyundai has over 16 per cent market share in the overall passenger vehicle segment.”In the last two years we have launched seven models. We plan to launch 2-3 new models, including full model changes, every year continuously till 2020,” Hyundai Motor India MD & CEO BS Seo told PTI here. ALSO READ:Hyundai develops sports car N50 to boost sagging profitsThe company is targeting one per cent increase in its market share every year for the next five years, he added.As part of its long term strategy in the country, the company is also developing models like a multipurpose vehicle (MPV), a small SUV and full model changes for its sedans Elantra and Verna.He however did not share launch details of the upcoming models.ALSO READ:Comparison: Mahindra TUV300 vs Ford EcoSport vs Renault Duster vs Hyundai i20Commenting on the company’s strategy in lieu of rival Suzuki planning to launch over 15 new models in India by 2020, Seo said: “Hyundai is also watching the market very closely.”When asked about plans to set up a new manufacturing plant in the country, Seo said: “Nothing is confirmed as yet.”advertisementALSO READ:Hyundai to increase Creta output to 7,000 units a monthHe added that the automaker, which currently sells 10 models in the country, would continue to introduce products with latest technology and design in the Indian market.”We will keep bringing great products into the Indian market continuously to satisfy the customers here. We want to be the most loved and trusted company in the Indian market,” Seo said.Hyundai inaugurated its first dealership here in Leh, thus strengthening its sales network in the state.ALSO READ:Hyundai Creta First Drive: Middle Class Dreams”Jammu & Kashmir is a significant market for Hyundai in northern India and this dealership will help us to strengthen our presence in this region,” Seo said.last_img read more

first_imgcricket SHARE SHARE EMAIL Sri Lanka Sri Lanka skipper Angleo Mathews won the toss and elected to bowl against defending champions India in a Group B fixture of the ICC Champions Trophy at the Oval, here today.Sri Lanka have made three changes with Mathews, Danushka Gunathilaka and Thisara Perera making their way into the playing XI. They come in place of Upul Tharanga, Chamara Kapugedara and Prasanna Seekkuge.India have fielded an unchanged side which beat Pakistan in the previous match.Teams:India: Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav and Jasprit Bumrah.Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (C), Niroshan Dickwella, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Kusal Perera, Asela Gunaratne, Thisara Perera, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga and Nuwan Pradeep. COMMENT SHAREcenter_img Published on India June 08, 2017 COMMENTSlast_img read more

first_imghockey SHARE COMMENT October 21, 2017 Published oncenter_img SHARE SHARE EMAIL A dominant India continued their unbeaten run in the tournament and thrashed arch-rivals Pakistan 4-0 to sail into the final of the 10th men’s Asia Cup hockey tournament here today.The sixth ranked India, who just needed a draw to seal a place in tomorrow’s summit clash, produced a superlative performance after the change of ends to pump in four goals — three field strikes and one through penalty corner.Satbir Singh (39th minute), Harmanpreet Singh (51st), Lalit Upadhyay (52nd) and Gurjant Singh (57th) were the scorers for India.By virtue of this win, India not only topped the Super 4 stage with seven points, but also continued their domination over Pakistan.It was India’s fourth win over Pakistan this year, having beaten them twice in the Hockey World League Semi-finals in London and once in the pool stages here.The defeat knocked Pakistan out of the final race and India will now play either Korea or Malaysia, who play later in the day, in the final.Contrary to the result, the Indians were slow to get off the blocks, while Pakistan were the better side in terms of possession in the first two quarters.Pakistan had three chances via penalty corners to take the lead in the first quarter, but wasted all.The Indians secured the first penalty corner in the final minute of the opening quarter, but Harmanpreet messed up the opportunity.After Ramandeep Singh’s shot was saved by Pakistan goalkeeper Amjad Ali in the 23rd minute, India defended well to deny their rivals from another short corner.Minutes later, Harmanpreet hit the cross bar from India’s second penalty corner as both the teams failed to break the deadlock at half time.But India looked more organised after the change of ends and dominated the proceedings in the final two quarters.Satbir gave India the lead in the 39th minute after receiving a fine back stick pass from Lalit.Minutes later, Harmanpreet’s effort from India’s third set piece was saved by Amjad Ali.The Indians created chances in the final few minutes of the third quarter but Pakistan custodian Amjad Ali was upto the mark to keep Pakistan in the hunt.India wasted two more penalty corners in a span of two minutes as Amjad Ali made multiple saves to deny their opponents.India pressed on the gas in the final 10 minutes and scored three goals in a span of six minutes to run away with the game.While Harmanpreet Singh scored his seventh goal of the tournament from India’s sixth penalty corner, Lalit made it 3—0 a minute later by pouncing on a loose ball inside the D.India added salt to Pakistan’s wounds when Gurjant slotted home three minutes from the final hooter after receiving a precision pass from Akshdeep Singh from the right flank. COMMENTSlast_img read more

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Berlin: Goncalo Paciencia scored twice in the first half as Eintracht Frankfurt beat Bayer Leverkusen 3-0 on Friday to deny the visitors the chance to move top of the Bundesliga.The Portuguese forward fired Frankfurt ahead inside five minutes as he latched on to a Danny Da Costa pass and held off two defenders to stroke the ball under Lukas Hradecky. Paciencia won a penalty on the quarter-hour when his shot was blocked by the hands of a sliding Aleksandar Dragovic, rolling home the spot-kick to double the lead for the hosts.Eintracht goalkeeper Frederik Ronnow, deputising for the injured Kevin Trapp, kept Leverkusen at bay with a string of stops from Karim Bellarabi, Lucas Alario and Kai Havertz.Leverkusen were awarded a penalty midway through the second half for an apparent handball by Djibril Sow but the decision was correctly overturned following a VAR review.Dutch striker Bas Dost wrapped up the victory for Frankfurt 10 minutes from time as he brushed off Dragovic to net his third league goal of the season.Eintracht moved level with Leverkusen as part of a cluster of six teams on 14 points, two adrift of leaders Borussia Moenchengladbach.Marco Rose’s Gladbach go to Borussia Dortmund on Saturday while second-placed Wolfsburg travel to RB Leipzig.Defending champions Bayern Munich will attempt to bounce back from a 2-1 loss at home to Hoffenheim when they visit Bavarian neighbours Augsburg. Bayer Leverkusenbundesligaeintracht frankfurt First Published: October 19, 2019, 8:03 AM ISTlast_img read more

first_imgFormer French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko secured her first WTA title in over two years on Sunday with a 6-4, 6-1 rout of Julia Goerges in the Luxembourg final.Ostapenko, 22, broke second seed Goerges four times to clinch a third career title — her first since winning in Seoul in September 2017. Victory will move the Latvian, currently ranked 63rd, back into the top 50 next week.’It was a great week!’@JelenaOstapenk8 surely enjoyed the #WTALuxembourg— WTA (@WTA) October 20, 2019 Ostapenko, who claimed a shock triumph at Roland Garros in 2017, lost to US teen phenom Coco Gauff in three sets in last week’s Linz final.BENCIC CELEBRATES WTA FINALS QUALIFICATION WITH TITLESwiss ace Belinda Bencic fought back from a set down to beat home star Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 on Sunday and lift the Kremlin Cup.The victory came a day after the 22-year-old clinched the final slot at the season-ending WTA Finals in Shenzhen, a tournament boasting record $14 million prize money..@BelindaBencic + = #KremlinCup— WTA (@WTA) October 20, 2019 It is the first time that Bencic has reached the WTA Finals where she will line up against Ashleigh Barty, Karolina Pliskova, Simona Halep, Bianca Andreescu, Naomi Osaka, Petra Kvitova and Elina Svitolina.Earlier this season Bencic won the WTA event in Dubai and reached the final at the Mallorca Open. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. belinda bencicJelena Ostapenkokremlin cupLuxembourg Open First Published: October 20, 2019, 11:06 PM ISTlast_img read more

first_imgBournemouth: Manchester United’s mini-revival came to a crashing halt as Joshua King’s strike on the stroke of half-time earned Bournemouth a 1-0 win in treacherous weather conditions on England’s south coast.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men had not won away from home since March until 10 days ago, but three consecutive wins on the road at Partizan Belgrade, Norwich and Chelsea to book a place in the League Cup quarter-finals in midweek hinted at a turning point for the Norwegian. Instead, the failings that have characterised their season were back in evidence as a lack of goal threat and one moment of slack defending inflicted a fourth Premier League defeat in 11 games.The visitors had started the brighter as both sides struggled to cope in the howling wind and rain.Daniel James whistled a long-range effort just wide, whilst Anthony Martial saw appeals for a penalty waved away.Bournemouth struck their decisive blow just before the break when King, who started his career in England at United after being recommended to Alex Ferguson by Solskjaer, came back to haunt his former employers.The Norwegian acrobatically lifted the ball beyond Victor Lindelof and bamboozled Aaron Wan-Bissaka before firing past David de Gea.United enjoyed plenty of possession in the second period to try and find a route back into the game, but even with Martial back to partner Marcus Rashford in attack, they lacked a cutting edge.Andreas Pereira tested Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale with a dipping effort from the edge of the area, but it was not until Solskjaer threw on two teenagers in Mason Greenwood and Brandon Williams in the final 10 minutes that the visitors really ramped up the pressure.Greenwood came closest to an equaliser when he hit the post with his first touch before Scott McTominay’s shot was too close to Ramsdale, who collected at the second attempt.Bournemouth held out for a third consecutive clean sheet and just their third victory over United in their history to move above the Red Devils into sixth in the Premier League table. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. bournemouthJoshua KingManchester UnitedPL First Published: November 2, 2019, 8:40 PM ISTlast_img read more

first_img Adam ColeAJ StylebayleyBecky Lynch First Published: November 5, 2019, 1:06 PM IST Monday Night Raw followed close on the heels of the mayhem WWE NXT had unleashed on Friday Night SmackDown following WWE Crown Jewel. As a build-up to the upcoming WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view slated to be held on November 24, the NXT invasion continued and two big Survivor Series matches were confirmed. WWE NXT champion Adam Cole, interestingly, was once again given the spotlight in the main event as he faced off against a dejected Seth Rollins, fresh from his loss at Crown Jewel.The evening saw an unhappy Seth Rollins making his way to the ring to address his future in wrestling. He admitted knowing that a few fans were actually happy with his losing the title to Bray Wyatt, and said he does not care about it. Furthermore, he said he did not know what is next for him. Triple H was soon out and reminded Rollins that every time he felt lost, his path crossed with Triple H. The segment saw him warning Rollins that he is either with him or against him, to which four members of the Undisputed Era emerged from the ring and hopped on to the ring apron. The OC came out to chase them off, but Dominik Dijakovic and Damian Priest showed up to blindside AJ Styles, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows. Undisputed Era too joined in until a slew of mid-carders from Raw ran out to chase off the NXT crew. Rollins caught up with Triple H backstage and said he wanted Adam Cole for the NXT championship, a request Triple H agreed to.The evening also saw Becky Lynch cut a backstage promo with Charly Caruso where she revealed that at Survivor Series she will be facing both SmackDown women’s Champion Bayley and WWE Next women’s champion Shayna Baszler. The latter emerged and a verbal brawl ensued between the two.Another interesting development was Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman giving an in-ring promo where Heyman revealed that his client has a no-cut contract and that he has been absorbed into the Raw roster. Heyman revealed that Lesnar would commit a felony against Mysterio if someone does not give them his whereabouts.Later Lesnar threatened Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler, following which Mysterio emerged and beat down the WWE champion with a pipe. Later Mysterio laid down a challenge for the WWE Championship at Survivor Series, which Lesnar accepted.Here’s what else happened on Monday Night Raw:Natalya and Charlotte Flair defeated The Kabuki Warriors in a non-title match via submission.Buddy Murphy defeated Cedric Alexander via pinfall after Murphy’s Law.Zelina Vega and Andrade defeated Carolina and Sin Cara via pinfall.Rusev defeated Drew McIntyre via disqualification after Bobby Lashley hit him with a crutch shot and Randy Orton hit him with an RKO. Richochet ran out to make the save for Rusev.The OC defeated Humberto Carrillo and The Street Profits via pinfall.The Viking Raiders defeated The East Hampton Polo Boys via pinfall.The evening also saw Seth Rollins defeat Adam Cole (c) via disqualification after Kyle O’Reilly reached under the bottom rope and grabbed the leg of Rollins.Following the match the Undisputed Era kept on beating down Rollins until members of the Raw roster ran out to save him. This brought out the rest of the NXT roster as well and a massive brawl erupted. Ricochet hit a Shooting Star Press onto wrestlers to end the final segment. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.last_img read more

first_img Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Manchester City players were left fuming in the dressing room after watching replays of Liverpool’s controversial opening goal in a 3-1 loss at Anfield on Sunday, midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has said.Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold appeared to handle the ball inside his own box in the sixth minute but instead of a City penalty the hosts broke and 22 seconds later Fabinho drilled in a spectacular goal from outside the box. The goal was checked by VAR and allowed to stand as Liverpool went on to clinch the victory and move nine points clear of City in the Premier League title race.”We saw the incident again in the dressing room afterwards and for me, obviously, it’s a penalty – but if you ask a Liverpool player they would say, ‘You can give it but it’s maybe a 50-50 situation,'” Gundogan told reporters.”It takes a tough mentality to fight against that and unfortunately they scored the second straight after.”City are aiming to become the first team since Manchester United in 2009 to win three consecutive Premier League titles but now occupy fourth spot in the table.Last season, City recovered in the second half of the campaign to erase Liverpool’s 10-point lead at the top and Gundogan wants the same level of commitment from his teammates.”We have to accept it, but there is a long way to go. Last season in January we were quite far behind and able to turn it around,” Gundogan added. AnfieldFabinhoilkay gundoganjurgen klopp First Published: November 11, 2019, 8:44 AM ISTlast_img read more