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Improved Man City Difficult To Catch, Admits Mourinho

London(AFP): Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted his side have little chance of catching Premier League champions Manchester City next season unless the standards set by Pep Guardiola's side slip. Second-placed United trail City by 16 points with four games of the league season to go after Guardiola's men kept up their chase of a series of Premier League records...

Sania To Become Mother In October

New Delhi(PTI): Indian tennis star Sania Mirza and her cricketer husband Shoaib Malik are expecting their first child, due in the month of October this year. The couple celebrated their eighth marriage anniversary a few days back on April 12. The 31-year-old Indian tennis superstar, who is out of action due to a jumper knee issue since October 2017, tweeted a...

Aditi Ashok Tied 9th At Los Angeles, Eyes Season’s First Top-10 Finish

Los Angeles(PTI): India's Aditi Ashok made a superb charge on the back nine with two birdies and an eagle 2 on a Par-4 at the Hugel-JTBC Los Angeles Open to close in on her first top-10 finish of the season. Aditi, playing her second season, shot 2-under 69 to move to T-9 after the third round yesterday. She had rounds...

Leg-Spinners Have Stolen Thunder In IPL: Kapil Dev

Mumbai(PTI): Wrist spinners have become the toast of the Indian Premier League (IPL) so much so that a successful off-spinner like Ravichandran Ashwin, too, has been keen to try bowling leg breaks, feels cricket legend Kapil Dev. "Everybody has a different bowling attack, depending on which pitch they are playing. But what we have come to know from the first...

World Cup Of Tennis In One Week Is Horrible Idea: Anand Amritraj

New Delhi(PTI): The proposed World Cup of tennis in one week is a "horrible idea" since it will take away the charm of home and away ties which allows countries like India to host players such as Rafael Nadal, contends former India captain Anand Amritraj. The ITF Board of Directors unanimously endorsed the proposal to create a season-ending World Cup...

HC Asks Mobile Company CMD To Appear In Dhoni’s Contempt Plea

New Delhi(PTI): The Delhi High Court today directed a top mobile company official to be present before it in a contempt case filed by ace cricketer M S Dhoni alleging that the firm was using his name by projecting him as its brand ambassador despite the termination of the agreement between them way back in December 2012. Justice V Kameswar...

India’s Table: Manika To The ‘Four’; India Emerge As Top TT Nation For First Time

Gold Coast(PTI): Manika Batra's sensational run at the Commonwealth Games culminated with a fourth medal in as many events while India emerged as the best table tennis nation with a record eight medals including three gold. Batra teamed up with G Sathiyan to collect the mixed doubles bronze, beating compatriots Sharath Kamal and Mouma Das 11-6 11-2 11-4 to claim...

India Glitters At CWG, 8 gold Medals Claimed On Bumper Day

Gold Coast, Apr 14 (PTI) From the boxing ring to the shooting range to the athletics arena, it was India shining on the penultimate day of the 21st Commonwealth Games where the country claimed its biggest single-day haul of the ongoing edition, ensnaring eight gold medals across five disciplines. The boxers picked up three, the shooters added one, the wrestlers...

CWG: England Defeats India Tamely By 6-0 To Take Bronze In Women’s Hockey

Gold Coast(PTI): Indian women hockey team suffered a humiliating 0-6 defeat in the bronze medal match against England to finish fourth at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast on Saturday. India could convert none of the five penalty corners and their defence line-up cracked under pressure in the final quarter to go out of the tournament on an embarrassing note. India...

Fame & Shame: Anish, Bajrang Shine After Needle Pricks India Again

Gold Coast(PTI): Their gold medal tally surpassed the previous edition with 15-year-old shooter Anish Bhanwala becoming the youngest contributor to it but India had loads to be embarrassed about on a day when two track and field athletes were ordered out of the Commonwealth Games for breaching the event's 'No Needle policy' here. There was ecstasy and agony in equal...

Babita Phogat Settles For Silver At CWG

Gold Coast(PTI): Defending champion Babita Phogat (53kg) settled for a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games after being out-manoeuvred by Canada's Diana Weicker in the summit clash here today. Babita, who claimed a silver in the 2010 edition before a gold in Glasgow, failed to break through her rival's defences, going down 2-5 in the contest. Her medal opened India's account...

Sizzling Jitu Shoots Gold, Young Mehuli Claims Silver In CWG

Gold Coast(PTI): Jitu Rai underlined his status as one of India's premier shooters by winning the 10m air pistol gold medal before Mehuli Ghosh settled for the women's 10m air rifle silver by forcing a shoot-off with a perfect final shot of 10.9 in the Commonwealth Games today. The World Championship silver medallist Rai shattered the Games record in the...

Solanki, Kaushik In Boxing Quarters Of CWG

Gold Coast(PTI): The debutant duo of Gaurav Solanki (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (60kg) advanced to the quarterfinals, continuing Indian boxers' fine preliminary run at the Commonwealth Games here today. While Solanki eased past Ghana's Akimos Annang Ampiah 5-0, Kaushik staved off some early resistance from Trinidad and Tobago's Michael Alexander to win 4-0. Solanki was the first to take the ring...

Record-Breaking Jitu Wins Gold, Mitharval Bags Bronze

Gold Coast(PTI): Indian shooting ace Jitu Rai claimed the gold medal in men's 10m air pistol event by creating a new games record while compatriot Om Prakash Mitharval bagged a bronze at the 21st Commonwealth Games here today. World Championship silver medallist Rai shot 235.1 to comfortably finish top of the podium. Mitharval, who had established a new qualification record with...