May 26, 2018 03:51 IST Mumbai (Maharashtra) , May 26 (ANI): Anas Edathodika is someone known for his commitment and fearless attitude on the field. Since his national team debut for India, Anas has been playing a stellar role for the team in defence winning many accolades and fans. The man himself is a big fan of his colleague Sandesh Jhingan. I have been a fan of Sandesh Jhingan since long.
Southampton manager Mark Hughes has signed a new three-year contract after keeping them in the Premier League last season, the south-coast club said on Friday. The 54-year-old Welshman arrived at his former team in March on a short-term deal until the end of the campaign and was handed the task of rescuing them from the threat of relegation. Southampton said assistant first team manager Mark Bowen and first team Coach Eddie Niedzwiecki had also signed new deals.
Egypt's Ayman Ashraf equalised nine minutes from fulltime as they drew 1-1 away to Kuwait on Friday in the first of three warmup matches before they head to the World Cup in Russia next month. Fahad Al Ansari scored after six minutes for the Gulf country, but substitute Ashraf squeezed home a square pass from Mahmoud Kahraba for the 81st-minute equaliser.
Vani Kapoor is confident of winning on her international stint. For that I need to do a few things which are like my immediate goals, which I need to work on. This is my second year, on the European tour and the weather conditions are very different, that being the main part. 23-year-old Vani Kapoor was the highest ranked Indian in the Hero Indian Women's Open last year with a finish at the sixth position.
The 19-year-old smashed an unbeaten 34 off 10 balls to guide Hyderabad to 174 for seven after they were put in to bat first in the playoffs at Eden Gardens. Twice champions Kolkata could only manage 160 for nine in their chase, much to the disappointment of a packed home crowd. Things changed quickly after Rashid's throw from the deep found Rana short after the batsman had slipped while turning for the second run.
This year's clay-court slam will award prize money totalling 39.20 million euros ($45.73 million). That trumps the Australian Open and Wimbledon, though it will almost certainly be knocked off the top spot by the US Open. In 2015, the US Open at Flushing Meadows pipped Wimbledon as the most lucrative Grand Slam event, with the French Open trailing a distant fourth.
Ronaldo continued to reign supreme in Europe's top club competition, however, and goes into Saturday's final with 15 goals in 12 games this season. Ronaldo's outrageous bicycle kick against Juventus in Turin was widely hailed as the greatest goal in the competition's history. I've had an amazing season in the Champions League, said Ronaldo, who has scored a record 120 goals in the competition overall.
Sport Also in this section Beijing, May 25 Sharmila Nicollet kept herself in the title hunt with a steady 2-under 70 that brought her to 6-under for 36 holes at the Le Coq Sportif Beijing Ladies Classic. Nicollet is tied-2nd and one shot behind the leader, 16-year-old amateur Liu Wenbo, who shot a 6-under 66 on the second day. The 27-year-old is on a comeback trail and is dividing her time between China LPGA and Ladies European Tour.
A Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) official confirmed that the federation has decided to let Sushil, Sakshi, Vinesh Phogat and Bajrang Punia prepare on their own and skip the trials after receiving requests to this effect from these wrestlers. We have taken this decision in consultation with our coaches, who feel trials will put extra pressure on these wrestlers, the official said.
Some Pakistan players were seen sporting the devices during the opening day of their first Test against England at Lord's on Thursday and were cautioned by an ICC anti-corruption officer. Communication devices are prohibited within the player and match officials' area. Only match officials are allowed specific communication devices to communicate with their colleagues while they perform their duties.
Sport Also in this section LONDON, May 25 Pakistan patiently advanced to 350/8 against a toothless England attack to take control of the first Test on the second day at Lord's on Friday. England, bowled out for 184, toiled on another overcast day at the home of cricket, dropping several catches in a sloppy performance. England captain Joe Root rotated his fast bowlers in an effort to unsettle the batsmen before turning to debutant off-spinner Dom Bess.
Sport Also in this section Mumbai, May 25 Harbhajan Singh feels the neck sprain that ruled out Virat Kohli's county stint came as a blessing in disguise as he needed rest ahead of the England tour. It's good Virat is not playing county cricket because he needs rest as IPL is a very hectic tournament, said Harbhajan. After IPL, all players feel there should be a break of 15 days. He will get rest, and will be better prepared for bigger things.
Antalya, May 25 India opened their account with a silver and a bronze medal in the compound category at the archery World Cup Stage II here on Friday. The Indian women's compound team of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar and Divya Dhayal recovered from a poor start but went down nonetheless to Chinese Taipei by three points to settle for a silver medal. The women's recurve team comprising Deepika Kumari, Promila Daimary and Ankita Bhagat is also in the hunt for a bronze medal.
Trump said on Thursday that Johnson, the Galveston Giant, was the victim of what many viewed as a racially motivated injustice. Johnson, who held the heavyweight title from 1908-15, was convicted by an all-white jury in 1913 of taking a woman across state lines for immoral purposes. Today as President, I've issued an executive grant of clemency, a full pardon, posthumously to John Arthur Jack Johnson, Trump said.
Both managers, Zinedine Zidane and Jurgen Klopp, are on the cusp of history at the 63rd Uefa Champions league final at the NSC Olympiyskiy Stadium in Kiev on Saturday. If Real Madrid win their 13th European champions title, Zidane will join the ranks of the immortals. He will be the first in the Champions League era to win the title three years in a row.
Sudeva International, the owners of I-League second division club Sudeva Moonlight, has acquired ownership of Spanish fourth-tier side Olimpic Xativa for an undisclosed amount, it was revealed on Friday. Sudeva were involved in a two-horse race to buy the club along with a Colombian consortium. At the extraordinary assembly of the club earlier this month, Sudeva got 82 votes while the Colombians managed just 7, which gave the Indians 85 percent stakes in the club.
Saturday's showpiece event is the maiden U-18 Youth League final for both teams. A favourite is hard to pick, as Lajong are the only team to have maintained a 100 percent record on their way to the final. Their opponent Kerala are also unbeaten thus far, having built on a slow start to the tournament. Nonetheless, despite Lajong's commanding performance against East Bengal, the final seems evenly poised as Kerala proved equally threatening on the counter and relatively solid at the back.
It's been an eventful year so far for Jyothi Surekha Vennam, one of India's best compound archers. The off-field distraction did little to dampen Jyothi's spirits though, especially in the run-up to the ongoing World Cup in Antalya. The young archer continued her impressive form and found the cool and windy climes in Antalya much to her liking. Consequently, she was instrumental in India's compound team clinching two medals at the showpiece event at this pristine beachside town.
Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan was the hero as Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 runs here on Friday to reach the final of IPL11. Hyderabad, the champions in 2016, will face Chennai Super Kings for the big prize in Mumbai on Sunday. No one can begrudge the final cast, as the two top teams in the league will be fighting for the trophy.