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IPL 2018: Injured Kedar likely to be out for a while IPL 2018: Injured Kedar likely to be out for a while
- April 09, 2018

As injured Kedar Jadhav hit the winning runs with one ball remaining, finishing with a boundary through the covers. Jadhav, who is known to be an out-an-out agggressive player, could have proven to be handy in crunch situations as he has knack of scoring runs at a brisk pace even when the chips are down for a team. (more...)
Missiles attack air base in Homs province -Syrian state TV Missiles attack air base in Homs province -Syrian state TV
- April 09, 2018

Several pro-Assad Syrian news outlets and Lebanese outlets later indicated that Israel was likely behind the strike. An early morning strike on a Syrian government air base in the country's centre killed 14 fighters, including Iranian forces allied to the regime, a monitoring group said on Monday. (more...)
Commonwealth Games: Transgender weightlifter Hubbard pulls out with injury Commonwealth Games: Transgender weightlifter Hubbard pulls out with injury
- April 09, 2018

At Carrara Sports Arena, Hubbard was second only to Australia's Deb Lovely-Acason in terms of crowd popularity when the athletes were introduced. Hubbard claimed that she was anxious about the crowd in the Carrara venue in the event but clarified their reception as "absolutely magnificent". (more...)
Hamilton battles to third as Vettel wins again Hamilton battles to third as Vettel wins again
- April 09, 2018

He referred to his rival as a "dickhead" in initial comments to the media after the race. "Ultimately, I had a coming together with Max and it was unnecessary", said Hamilton. Verstappen began from even further back after crashing in qualifying, and was eager to get to the front as fast as possible. Hamilton started well down the grid after being forced to change his gearbox. (more...)
Mourinho: Pogba knows he hasn't been good enough Mourinho: Pogba knows he hasn't been good enough
- April 09, 2018

Vincent Kompany lost his marker and played a free-header into the net off a corner kick and the Belgian leapt in the air in celebration, thinking perhaps he had clinched the league title against his fiercest rival with the opening goal. Chris Smalling , Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez received the most criticism, and rightly so. Both Smalling and Pogba have won all nine Premier League games in which they have scored - only former Liverpool forward Ryan Babel has a better 100% record in ... (more...)
Athletes, teams honour victims of Humboldt Broncos crash Athletes, teams honour victims of Humboldt Broncos crash
- April 09, 2018

The team captain had played for the Broncos for just over four years and had served as team captain for the past 2 1/2 years, his father Kelly Schatz said. The 13-year-old Peewee A Bisons player said he can't imagine the shock of those who survived the collision. The general manager of the Saskatchewan Hockey Association is Kelly McClintock. (more...)
Jimmy Butler Reportedly Expects to Return from Knee Injury vs. Lakers Jimmy Butler Reportedly Expects to Return from Knee Injury vs. Lakers
- April 09, 2018

Butler was listed as active for Thursday's 100-96 loss to the Denver Nuggets but didn't see action. Head coach Tom Thibodeau had a more glowing review of Butler's game than the player did. There is no doubt having the tenacity of a guy like Butler back on the court will help Minnesota. "Right now, in the position we are ... we gotta realize that as a whole, we got to go out there and be the tougher team every single night, every single possession". (more...)
Jazz clinch a playoff spot with win over Lakers Jazz clinch a playoff spot with win over Lakers
- April 09, 2018

The Jazz pulled away for good when they scored on five of six possessions to open the fourth quarter, giving Utah a 94-73 lead. The Utah Jazz secured their spot in the playoffs with a comfortable 112-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers . Then, with Gobert sitting for long stretches (due to foul trouble) and the Utah offense turning it over too much, struggling to create enough quality looks or knock down the ones they got, Los Angeles pushed its way back into the game. (more...)
Virgil van Dijk issues Liverpool FC warning ahead of Man City trip Virgil van Dijk issues Liverpool FC warning ahead of Man City trip
- April 09, 2018

The Egyptian opened the scoring during the first tie at Anfield last week; which the Reds won 3-0, but was forced off through injury in the second half. "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. (more...)
Masters 2018: Patrick Reed hangs on to earn first major title Masters 2018: Patrick Reed hangs on to earn first major title
- April 09, 2018

Everyone knows you have it physically, with the talent, but do you have it mentally? "Can you handle the ups and downs throughout the round?" Tiger Woods , playing his first Masters since 2015, showed promise yet again, eventually finishing just outside the top 30 on +1. (more...)
Patrick Reed halfway home to 1st major at Masters Patrick Reed halfway home to 1st major at Masters
- April 09, 2018

The expected challenge from Rory McIlroy never materialized, his hopes fading after he missed an eagle putt on the second which would briefly have drawn him level with Reed at the top of the leaderboard. He managed to find his second shot among the azaleas on the 13th to escape with par . "Then it was time to just stay patient, let the golf course give me what I know it can give on a Sunday". (more...)
Truck collides with bus carrying Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team Truck collides with bus carrying Humboldt Broncos ice hockey team
- April 09, 2018

A forward from Alberta is among the 15 people killed after a collision between a truck and a bus carrying the Humboldt Broncos junior hockey team in Saskatchewan. Team president Kevin Garinger says that while the junior hockey team's season is over, the organization wants to ensure the crash does not mark the end of the franchise. (more...)
Marko Praises Gasly after Amazing Fourth Place Finish in Bahrain Marko Praises Gasly after Amazing Fourth Place Finish in Bahrain
- April 09, 2018

Toro Rosso boss Franz Tost was equally impressed and complimentary of Gasly's impeccable Sunday drive. "The fact we've brought so much performance is really, really encouraging", he said. "[From] my first lap I commented how much better the auto felt, so that was really encouraging". "We've really made a huge step forward". But the 2016 GP2 champion felt the biggest difference from the Australian GP was done to set-up changes. (more...)
CWG 2018: Jitu Rai clinches gold in 10M air pistol CWG 2018: Jitu Rai clinches gold in 10M air pistol
- April 09, 2018

Jitu got 235.1 points in the finals, while Om Prakash got 214.3 points. Australia's Kerry Bell won silver with 233.5. He equalled the Commonwealth Games ( CWG ) record on his way to qualifying for the final. A CWG gold medalist in 50m air pistol event four years ago in Glasgow, Rai won India's eighth gold in the Commonwealth Games, second in shooting. He lifted 152 kg in snatch and 200 kg in clean and jerk to register a total of 352 kg. (more...)
Benches clear, Diamondbacks manager ejected in chaotic scene in St. Louis Benches clear, Diamondbacks manager ejected in chaotic scene in St. Louis
- April 09, 2018

Lovullo went out to argue the call, and that's when things quickly got out of hand. Both benches cleared, but the situation did not escalate. After some pushing and shoving and umpire deliberation, Lovullo was sent to the clubhouse while Molina continued catching for the rest of the inning. (more...)
Commonwealth Games 2018: India Women's Table Tennis Team Wins Maiden Gold Commonwealth Games 2018: India Women's Table Tennis Team Wins Maiden Gold
- April 09, 2018

If you think too much, then it becomes complex", explained Bhaker as she analysed her brilliant performance. "I had been working on my technique for a long time". India got 10 m Air rifle Bronze medal by Ravi Kumar. As the athletics events begins at the ongoing Commonwealth Games , Nigeria's Fadekemi Olude, a race-walker, finished with a time of 1:49:31secs, a few minutes behind Australia's Jane Kara Saville Games record of 1:32:46secs set in 2006. (more...)
Amid gold flurry, Vikas settles for bronze Amid gold flurry, Vikas settles for bronze
- April 09, 2018

Vikas faltered in his final two attempts in clean and jerk, aiming for a 200kg lift that would have fetched him a silver. In the last edition of Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow in 2014, the sturdy Indian weightlifter lifted a total of 333 kg and clinched a silver medal but this time out, he had to settle for the third place even after lifting more weight. (more...)
Kyle Busch edges brother Kurt for Stage 2 win at Texas Kyle Busch edges brother Kurt for Stage 2 win at Texas
- April 09, 2018

Harvick would trim Busch's lead, but couldn't completely close the gap. He led a race-high 116 laps and took control late in the third stage after charging past teammate Erik Jones on a restart. He also had a third-place finish in the No. 18 Toyota. Truex, second to Harvick at the time, finished last in the 37-car field. Busch pulled ahead after the Lap 312 restart and stayed in front the rest of the way. (more...)
Hornets hire Mitch Kupchak as general manager Hornets hire Mitch Kupchak as general manager
- April 09, 2018

The 63-year-old Kupchak replaces Rich Cho, who was sacked earlier this season. Kupchak-who was a standout as a player for the Tar Heels in the mid 70's-previously helped guide the Los Angeles Lakers to four National Basketball Association championships during his 17-year tenure. (more...)
Commonwealth Games: Punam Yadav wins 5th weightlifting gold medal for India Commonwealth Games: Punam Yadav wins 5th weightlifting gold medal for India
- April 09, 2018

That being said, this is the first Gold for India's Women's Team in Table Tennis at the Commonwealth Games . It was the country's first gold medal in the women's team table tennis event in Games history. Khushbir finished the competition in 1 hour, 39 minutes and 21 seconds. England's Sarah Davies took silver with 217 kg, while Apolonia Vaivai of Fiji lifted 216 kg for the bronze. (more...)

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