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October 27, 2017

U-17 World Cup: Spectators barred from carrying water pouches for final

Kolkata, Oct 27: Spectators for Saturdays FIFA U-17 World Cup final at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan would not be allowed to carry drinking water pouches in the galleries, police said here on Friday."We have banned carrying drinking water packets into the stands on Saturday as a minor incident happened in one of the matches earlier. However sufficient water would be available inside the stadium. The spectators can drink water at the respective counters and dispose off the packets there," Deputy…

India register best ever ISSF World Cup Final performance

New Delhi, Oct 27: Indias Sangram Dahiya got silver in men's Double Trap and Amanpreet Singh finished with bronze in the mens 50 metre Pistol to make it Indias best ever medal haul at the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) World Cup Final here on Friday.Apurvi Chandela and Md. Asab had earlier got India a medal each at the 2015 edition. Sangram and Amanpreet's efforts took India to fourth in the medal standings with an overall haul of one gold, one silver and one bronze medal. India's Jitu Rai…

We will never class ourselves as favourites: Cooper

Kolkata, Oct 27: Not withstanding his sides all-win record and spectacular display in the ongoing Under-17 FIFA World Cup, England coach Steve Cooper does not consider his team as "favourites" for the final against Spain on Saturday.Cooper says the boys have left behind the anguish of the UEFA European championships title round defeat earlier this year. "We will never class ourselves favourites. It doesn't suit our mentality. We are humble, respectful of the opposition. We treat every opposition with…

Gujarat, Patna all set for PKL-5 summit clash

Chennai, Oct 27: After three months of thrilling action, the Pro Kabaddi Season 5 has reached its culmination with the Gujarat Fortunegiants taking on defending champions Patna Pirates in the summit clash at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium here on Saturday.The Gujarat side convincingly seized their position in the finals of the league by achieving a 42-17 victory against Bengal Warriors in the first qualifier in Mumbai. Patna continued their staggering form on the back of skipper Pardeep Narwal's…

Caroline Garcia bounces back in WTA Finals

Singapore, Oct 27: French tennis player Caroline Garcia on Friday rallied from being one set down to finally prevail 0-6, 6-3, 7-5 over Danish Caroline Wozniacki in their last group stage match at the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) Finals.To secure a place in the semi-finals, Garcia needs the already-eliminated Ukrainian player Elina Svitolina to defeat Romanian Simona Halep, world No.1, in a later match, reports Efe. If that does not occur, Halep will advance as Red Group runner-up, behind Wozniacki, who has…
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