Haryana’s Palak Gulia bags Olympics quota place
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New Delhi, April 14 Reigning Asian Games champion Palak Gulia bagged the 20th Paris Olympics quota place in shooting for the country, clinching the bronze medal in the women's 10m air pistol event at the ISSF Final Olympic Qualification Championship (Rifle and Pistol) in Rio de Janeiro today. The 18-year-old from Jhajjar, Haryana, who had won an individual gold and a team silver in the 10m air pistol event at the Hangzhou Asian Games, overcame a slow start in the 24-shot final, displaying nerves of steel to climb steadily up the leaderboard and eventually end up scoring 217.6. Armenia's Elmira ..read more
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Stefanos Tsitsipas eases to 3rd title in Monte Carlo
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Monte Carlo, April 14 Stefanos Tsitsipas made short work of Norwegian eighth seed Casper Ruud as he seized a third Monte Carlo Masters title in four years with a 6-1 6-4 victory today. Tsitsipas dominated proceedings against fellow 25-year-old Ruud from the onset, cruising through six consecutive games to wrap up the opening set in 36 minutes. The second set was a much closer affair but Tsitsipas proved too strong for Ruud, as the Greek became the first player in the professional era to win his first three Monte Carlo finals in straight sets. 1 Tsitsipas became the first player in the profess ..read more
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Up in smoke: Tiger Woods shoots 10-over, Scottie Scheffler grabs control
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AUGUSTA, April 14 Scottie Scheffler birdied his final hole to emerge from a packed leaderboard and grab a one-shot lead over Collin Morikawa after the third round of the Masters while Tiger Woods shot the worst round of his Major championship career on Saturday. Scheffler, who used a back-nine eagle to get his round back on track, carded a 1-under 71 on a firm and fast layout to reach 7-under and in position to win a second Masters. Morikawa, who is seeking the third leg of the career Grand Slam of golf's four Majors, was alone in second place after a 3-under 69 that was one shot off the day's ..read more
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Arsenal, Reds slip in title race
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LONDON, April 14 Arsenal were stunned by two late Aston Villa goals as they lost 2-0 at home to hand the initiative in the Premier League title race to defending champions Manchester City. Villa substitute Leon Bailey tapped home from close range in the 84th minute before Ollie Watkins' sublime finish three minutes later sent Gunners fans streaming for the exits. Real, Barca get wins Barcelona: Real Madrid and Barcelona ground out road wins in the Spanish league while resting starters for their respective Champions League clashes against Manchester City and PSG. League leaders Madrid won at M ..read more
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Nepal batter Dipendra Singh Airee hits six sixes in an over
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Dubai Nepal all-rounder Dipendra Singh Airee smashed six sixes in an over to become the third batsman to ever achieve the feat in a T20 International. The 24-year-old joined India's Yuvraj Singh and West Indian Kieron Pollard after a sizzling knock against Qatar in the ACC Men's Premier Cup match in Al Amerat on Saturday. Fatorda Goa dismantle Chennaiyin, remain in race for 2nd spot FC Goa remained in contention for a second-place finish in the league stage of the ISL after scoring a clinical 4-1 win over Chennaiyin FC. With this victory, the Goan side rounded off their league campaign with 45 ..read more
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Asian Championships: Anju, Harshita win silver, Sarita Mor loses in quarters
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Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan), April 14 The gold medal continued to elude Indian wrestlers at the Asian Championships with Anju and Harshita settling for silver medals even as Sarita Mor was eliminated after a shock defeat in her opening round here today. Competing in a highly-competitive 53kg weight category, Anju, who had outclassed Vinesh Phogat in the selection trials, logged back-to-back wins by technical superiority against Philippines' Aliah Rose Gavalez and Sri Lanka's Nethmi Ahinsa Fernando. She faced some resistance from China's Chun Lei before prevailing 9-6 in the semifinal. In the final, A ..read more
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Candidates Chess Tournament: D Gukesh back on top after easy win against Vidit Gujrathi
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Toronto, April 14 India's D Gukesh bounced back with a finely crafted game to outwit compatriot Vidit Gujrathi and regain his joint lead with Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia after the eighth round of the Candidates chess tournament here. On a day when R Praggnanandhaa played out a draw with Firouza Alireza of France, Hikaru Nakamura sealed his supremacy in the all-American duel against Fabiano Caruana to come back into the reckoning for top honours. Nepomniachtchi faltered in the early stages to allow tailender Nijat Abasov to get away with an easy draw. With six rounds still to come, Gukesh and ..read more
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IPL 2024: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Lucknow Super Giants by eight wickets
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Kolkata, April 14 Kolkata Knight Riders beat Lucknow Super Giants by eight wickets in their IPL match here on Sunday. Opener Phil Salt struck a magnificent 89 off 47 balls while captain Shreyas Iyer was also unbeaten on a run-a-ball 38 as KKR chased down the target of 162 with 26 balls to spare. Earlier, LSG posted 161 for 7 in their 20 overs after being invited to bat. Nicholas Pooran top-scored with a 32-ball 45 while captain KL Rahul contributed 39. For KKR, Mitchell Starc took three wickets while Vaibhav Arora, Sunil Narine, Varun Chakravarthy and Andre Russell got one each. Brief Scores ..read more
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‘Aaj gaadi tera bhai chalayega’: Rohit Sharma turns Mumbai Indians team bus driver
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Chandigarh, April 14 Mumbai Indians (MI) former captain Rohit Sharma turned to be the team's bus driver ahead of their match against the defending champions Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2024 outside the Wankhede Stadium. It happened when the Mumbai Indians team were returning back to their hotel after an evening practice session. The atmosphere was electric as fans cheered wildly, capturing the moment on their phones. Even Rohit's teammates couldn't contain their laughter, joining in the fun and clicking pictures themselves. Rohit Sharma be like: Aaj Gadi tera bhai chalayega ? Jokes apart ..read more
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IPL 2024: Royal Challengers Bengaluru eye step-up from under fire bowlers against Sunrisers Hyderabad for elusive victory
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Bengaluru, April 14 Royal Challengers Bengaluru's (RCB) IPL campaign that began in cheerfulness has melted into chaos, and their bowlers require a drastic transformation in mindset against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for them to register an elusive win here on Monday. The Royal Challengers have players of repute and elite coaches with lofty pedigree but none of their plans have worked so far, evidenced by the team's 10th place in the standings with a solitary win from six matches. The RCB's trundling run in this IPL is directly linked to their bowlers' ineffectiveness. They showed a distinct lac ..read more
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