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April 5, 2018

CWG: Lifters Mirabai Chanu, Gururaja strike medals; gymnasts delight, women’s hockey team shocked

Gold Coast, April 5: Weightlifters S. Mirabai Chanu and Gururaja sparkled to deliver a gold and a silver, respectively, for India, while the table tennis teams and the badminton teams advanced to the knockouts but women's hockey team shocking loss was a wake-up call on the opening day of the 21st edition of the Commonwealth Games here on Thursday.Mirabai, the reigning world champion, delivered a power-packed performance in the women's 48-kg category, leaving the competition far behind by setting Games and…

AFC Cup: Bengaluru FC get past Aizawl 3-1 to maintain perfect record

Guwahati, April 5: Goals from Daniel Segovia, Rahul Bheke and Daniel Lalhlimpuia ensured Bengaluru FC maintained a perfect start to their Group E campaign of the AFC Cup with a 3-1 win over Aizawl FC at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here on Thursday.Trailing after an early setback, Albert Roca's boys kept their calm and went about staging an assured comeback that now sees them with six points from two games. The Spaniard underlined the faith he had in the squad that has been getting more than just the job done for the…

Star India gets BCCI Media Rights for Rs 6,138.1 crore for 5 years

Mumbai, April 5: Star India on Thursday bagged the Indian cricket board's international and domestic media rights for the period April 15, 2018-March 31, 2023 for Rs 6138.1 crore.The average per match cost for Star India, which overcame bids from Reliance Industries Limited, and Sony Pictures Networks India Private Limited during the online auction, is Rs 60.13 crores. "Star India is excited to continue its deep association with Team India and Team @BCCI to bring this amazing sport of Indian cricket to over a…

Artistic gymnastics: Yogeshwar, Rakesh in finals

Gold Coast, April 5: Yogeshwar Singh qualified for the men's artistic gymnastics individual all-round final, while Rakesh Patra topped the rings apparatus qualifying competition in the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Thursday.Yogeshwar finished 21st with 75.300 points. Yogeshwar secured 12.450 points in floor exercise, 12.750 in pommel horse, 12.350 in rings, 13.050 in vault, 12.300 in parallel bars and 12.400 in horizontal bar. Ashish Kumar, a 2010 CWG medallist, finished 25th respectively in the qualifiers with…
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