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March 22, 2018

Bale hat-trick fires Wales to 6-0 win over China

Nanning (China), March 22: Gareth Bale scored a hat-trick in the China Cup football tournament as Wales romped to a 6-0 win over China in Ryan Giggs first game in charge of the European nation here on Thursday night.Real Madrid forward Bale became Wales' leading scorer with 29 goals, surpassing the legendary Ian Rush in the process. Liverpool legend Rush scored 28 goals from 73 games beteen 1980 and 1996. Bale has so far played 69 games since his debut in 2006. There are 40 FIFA ranking places between Wales and China…

Russia to seek humane solution of homeless pets during FIFA World Cup

Moscow, March 22: Russian Sports Ministry has vowed to ensure that the problem of homeless pets in big cities that will host FIFA World Cup matches will be resolved in a humane way, Deputy Sports Minister Pavel Novikov said at a meeting of the State Dumas ecology and environmental protection committee on Thursday."I would like to say that this problem is not the main one during preparations for hosting the World Cup for us, because it does not have a direct bearing on sports, if you don't mind my saying so. But…

Australia eves beat India by 6 wickets in T20 tri-series opener

Mumbai, March 22: Continuing their winning run from the bilateral ODI series, Australia defeated Indian women by six wickets in the opener of the T20 tri-series here on Thursday.Chasing a modest 153, the tourists rode on opener Beth Mooney's 32-ball 45 and valuable contributions from Elyse Villani (39) and skipper Meg Lanning (35 not out) to romp home with 11 balls to spare. Veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami (3/30), however, gave the hosts a ray of hope with two early wickets but failed to receive any help from the other…

BWF optimistic of fixed-height service rule

Beijing, March 22: The Badminton World Federation (BWF) is optimistic that the experimental service law can help make service judging "simpler and more objective" amid some players' complaints.BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund said on Thursday on its official website that, after testing the fixed-height (1.15 metres) service at two events so far, the world-governing body has received initial feedback from technical officials which has been positive and informative, reports Xinhua news agency. "Feedback…

Argentina to test World Cup readiness against rebuilding Italian squad

Manchester, March 22: Argentina's national football team will gauge its level here on Friday night in a pre-World Cup friendly against an Italian squad in rebuilding mode after failing to qualify for the FIFA World Cup in Russia.It will be the first of two friendlies over a period of five days for FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and the rest of head coach Jorge Sampaoli's men, who will take on Spain on Tuesday night at Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, reports Efe. Argentina's new call-ups…
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