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CWG 2018: India clinches gold in mixed-team badminton


The high adrenaline of the mixed doubles encounter seemed to have rubbed on Kidambi Srikanth as well. The second game could be summed up when the score read 15-9. Speaking to TOI after victory, India's chief national badminton coach, Pullela Gopichand said, "I am thrilled at this victory in the mixed team event as Malaysia are a very strong team". Read More »

Yohan Blake fails to win 100m gold medal at Commonwealth Games


A packed crowd at Carrara Stadium saw Simbine blaze down the straight and crossed ahead of team mate Henricho Bruintjies in 10.03 seconds. As the equal-second fastest man in history, Blake arrived on the Gold Coast as the red-hot medal favourite, carrying the hopes of his sprinting-mad homeland of Jamaica . Read More »

Manchester City stunned by rivals Manchester United in thrilling derby


United were trailing Chelsea in the race for the Premier League title and looked to be slipping further behind as their Manchester derby at the Etihad Stadium was heading for a bore draw. He escaped a handball early on after falling in the box and could have been booked for tangling with Sterling shortly afterward. An outclassed United remained in contention after Raheem Sterling skied two golden opportunities with the goal at his mercy and an unmarked Gündogan headed straight at keeper ... Read More »

Liberated Paul Pogba is the solution for Jose Mourinho


However, United emerged from the break with renewed belief as they stunned City - Pogba scoring twice within 97 seconds to restore parity before Chris Smalling completed the comeback in the 69th minute. "I was just focused on the game and I think Paul the same because the way he played is only possible when he is focused on the game". Guardiola was sticking to his story following the derby after Raiola, who did not deny offering City the players, insisted he had not spoken with the Catalan. Read More »

Guardiola demands Man City players improve mental toughness


Paul Pogba netted twice in the space of 97 seconds to cancel out City's goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan with 55 minutes on the clock and Chris Smalling headed a 69th-minute victor. I have to think about it. "If we concede, don't give up - it's more than 90 minutes". No system can sustain that. Guardiola accepts the mental scars of Saturday's derby capitulation could weigh heavily as they seek to overturn the odds against Liverpool . Read More »

BMW M2 Competition's Official Details Leaked Online


Powered by a 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol engine shared with the larger BMW M4, the new vehicle will produce 404bhp - up from the 360bhp of the standard auto. The rest of the recently-facelifted M2's changes are carried over, comprising revised rear light clusters and adaptive LED headlamps. Inside, the seats from the current M4 Competition replace the unique M2 pews and the bigger coupe's steering wheel features with two configurable M modes, highlighting a track-focus through BMW's ... Read More »

Pogba's price has gone up after Man City heroics, says Mourinho


Pogba's first half display had done little to quell opinion that he wanted out of Old Trafford, a suspicion thrust squarely into the public domain by Pep Guardiola on Friday when the City manager claimed he had been offered the midfielder, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, in January by the pair's agent, Mino Raiola. Read More »

Geoffrey Rush 'virtually housebound' in defamation case, says lawyer


Nicholas Pullen's affidavit submitted to the Australian Federal Court in Sydney said the 66-year-old Australian actor had suffered "tremendous emotional and social hardship" since The Daily Telegraph accusation in December. She labelled the cross claim as "very unusual indeed". "It complied. Now it's being sued". She said the respondents had given no explanation as to why they were now naming a previously confidential source from the STC in court documents. Read More »

Patrice Evra congratulates Paul Pogba on sensational derby performance


Rio Ferdinand felt Manchester United's incredible comeback victory over rivals City showed the team care about playing for the shirt and could handle the intense pressure of the occasion . The commentariat will lead you to believe that Pogba has hardly ever played well for United. "I am sorry for the fans, but I don't think they can have complaints about what we have done". Read More »

Commonwealth Games: Adam Gemili pulls out of 100m final


English star sprinter Adam Gemili said he was "hugely gutted" after injury forced him out of today's 100m final at the Commonwealth Games . "I am so proud to represent Team England and it's devastating not to have a chance to compete tonight but the doctors have advised not to take part". Read More »

Don't be clowns! Smalling reveals Mourinho words for Man Utd fight-back


And Chris Smalling , so fragile in the United defense in the first half, came through with the victor in the 69th minute when he was left unmarked to meet Alexis Sanchez's free kick. That was not the end of the drama, though, as substitute Sergio Aguero had a strong claim for a penalty turned down after a challenge by Young - and moments later players from both sides clashed as tensions boiled over. Read More »

Zidane unsure if unhappy Bale will stay


How have your playing position changed from last season compared to this season? "I am not thinking about this". All of them always want to play, and all the more so in the case of a player like him. In recent games, they have shown tremendous form. We know how they play and we just have to go for a win. "But we could also have lost the game". In-form forwards Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann were both on the scoresheet as the spoils were shared in a Madrid derbi that saw ... Read More »

Ander Herrera denies intentionally spitting on Manchester City crest


However, the Red Devils said Herrera was, "mortified" following suggestions that he spat at City's crest on goal. It is understood City officials feel it was deliberate and have not ruled out a complaint to the Football Association. " It was entirely accidental and there was no intent whatsoever ", the spokesperson said. But United's revival was sparked when the Spaniard's lay-off to Paul Pogba led to the Frenchman reducing the deficit eight minutes into the second half, and 97 seconds ... Read More »

Ronaldo scores again but Madrid derby ends all square


It is not easy to reinvent yourself on the run, as he has done". Nowadays he needs it and every time it does him good. "We knew we'd have to play better in the second half and we did". "They have done an excellent job as a club (in building their squad), a better one than Paris St Germain, Manchester City and Barcelona and that's their main strength as a team". Read More »

Commonwealth Games 2018: India's schedule on Day 5 in Gold Coast


And now it was the turn of Batra to return and complete the formality, which she did easily, smartly prevailing over Yihan Zhou 11-7, 11-4, 11-7. Batra deal the knockout blow to Singapore when she made light work of Yihan 11-7, 11-4, 11-7 to give India an unassailable 3-1 lead in the tie and eventually the Gold medal. Read More »

Commonwealth Games: Singapore female paddlers stunned by India in team final


In the 48th minute, Rani made a darting run but her shot from inside the circle was impeded by an English defender which resulted in the referee awarding India a penalty stroke. Following the win, India jumped to the second spot in the Pool B with four points - same as top-placed England but behind on goal difference. Chad le Clos became the first man to win the same event at three Commonwealth Games when he led from start to finish in the 200 butterfly and finished in a games ... Read More »

Table tennis: Manika and co. stun favourites Singapore to seal historic gold


India will now take on three-time champions Malaysia in the finals on Monday. His snatch effort was a new Games record. India won the first bronze medal in the Commonwealth Games Day 4 by Deepak Bagher. Mao in the meanwhile went on to lift an incredible 211kg to reach a total of 360kg and assure himself of a gold medal. The shuttlers continued their dominant run in the Mixed Team competition. Read More »

Manu Bhaker, Punam Yadav win gold at CWG 2018

He cleared 154 kg in snatch before creating a new Commonwealth and CWG record by lifting 216 kg in the clean and jerk. India has so far won five gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze in weightlifting . Punam subsequently won her first worldwide medal at the Asian Junior Championships in 2004, and a few months later at the 2014 CWG in Glasgow, claimed bronze in the 63kg event. Read More »

Commonwealth Games 2018: Weightlifter Pardeep Singh bags silver in men's 105kg event

Earlier, the Indian women's table tennis team matched its best ever performance at the Commonwealth Games by making it to the final of the 21st edition of the multifaceted event in Gold Coast on Sunday. "It was my first time playing against Feng, the moment I knew I won against the world number four, I felt on top of the world". She played so differently, using all tricks in her book and adapting herself well to the situation. Read More »

Footage of Herrera spitting on the City crest has provoked a response


Manchester City needed three points to secure the Premier League title and first-half goals from Vincent Kompany and Ilkay Gundogan got them off to a flawless start. "We played the same way we done all the season, we kept the same level of performance, but today it didn't work". The defender has now explained what United boss Mourinho told his troops at half-time to inspire the comeback. Read More »

Rahul smashes Kings XI to IPL victory


Ashwin opened the bowling for Punjab and gave away 23 runs in his four overs, picking up a wicket. His carnage started with a top-edged six and a couple of boundaries off Trent Boult . "166 was a competitive total", DD skipper Gambhir said. Gambhir's knock was studded with five boundaries and a six before he was run out in he 15th over. Read More »

USA officials deny reports of U.S. strike on Syria

Citing a military source, the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency said the attack had caused an unspecified number of deaths and injuries. As global officials worked to try to confirm the chemical attack, Trump directly criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin in connection with the assault. Read More »

Cauvery: SC asks Centre to draft scheme by 3 May


With Tamil Nadu's Cauvery river water sharing row with Karnataka heating up, a few IPL matches of the present season, which got underway on Saturday, might be held in Kerala. Chennai: Tamil actors Vijay, M. Nassar and Vishal take part in protest over Cauvery issue. Karnataka does not want the board to be set up as the state would then have to give up control over its dams. Read More »

Japan sack coach Halilhodzic 2 months to World Cup


The association will announce his successor at a news conference on Monday afternoon. Former Japan global Akira Nishino leaves his role as head of the JFA's technical committee to succeed him but will have only 10 weeks to prepare his players before their Group H opener against Colombia in Saransk on June 19. Read More »

Mechanic suffers broken leg after being hit by vehicle


Pitting for the second time on Sunday night, Raikkonen was given the go-ahead to leave before the mechanics on the rear left of his auto had changed the tyre. But it went all wrong when he came in for that unfortunate change of tyres. Ferrari was also fined 5,000 euros ($6,140) for the same error during practice on Friday. Read More »

Israeli aircraft were in the sky during missile attack on Syrian airfield

Syrian state media had earlier reported dead and wounded in the strike, without giving casualty figures. The base is in a strategic desert area, where Syria's main gas fields are located. Lebanon's Al-Masdar news site cited a Syrian military source as saying jets entered Syrian airspace from Lebanon's Beqa'a Valley, a route that foreign press reports say is typically used by Israel to launch strikes in Syria. Read More »

Danilo Disappointed City Lost To Long Balls


City's players looked distraught and dejected, their heads were down and the swagger which had been so prominent throughout their entire campaign had gone. "It's the first time we've lost two games in a row this season and now we have to recover, try again, come back to basics and win games". "Madrid, Barcelona , when the opponents are attacking, they look like they are taking a cup of coffee because their chance is coming". Read More »

Arsenal 3-2 Southampton: Welbeck gets last laugh


While his goalscoring exploits are much to be desired - the opener against the Saints was his first league goal since September - Welbeck proved his worth with an all encompassing performance upfront which helped Arsenal secure all three points in a match which has little relevance to Arsenal when you factor in their current Europa League ambitions. Read More »

Pogba offered to Man City? Mourinho responds to Guardiola claims


United won't win the title this season, but it will give them and Pogba some great newfound belief that they can come back and challenge Manchester City for the title next season. "My running numbers are pretty consistent throughout the year, we get them regularly but I think it was slightly higher the other night (against City)", he said . Read More »

Vigil at Gardens for Humboldt Broncos 8 pm


Scott Thomas remembered his 18-year-old son as a strong athlete - playing both hockey and baseball - and a good student. "He really loved those boys". The intersection in east-central Saskatchewan where the crash happened reopened to traffic shortly before noon on Sunday. Following news of the accident on Friday, members of the Nipawin Hawks, the team that was supposed to play the Broncos that night, were among the roughly 100 people at the church awaiting news of what had happened to the ... Read More »

Forward Conner Lukan killed in Humboldt Broncos team bus crash


But one of the team's players, who was badly injured in the crash, has given hope to at least six other people in medical need thanks to his status as an organ donor. Later, during the Jets game against the Blackhawks, fans began to cheer "Let's go Broncos" to honor the young players who died too soon. "The community was really behind the team". Read More »