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October 26, 2019

Indian paddlers win 7 medals in Oman Jr and Cadet Open

Muscat, Oct 26: India's young paddlers continued their medal rush on the world stage, grabbing as many as seven medals, including one gold and one silver, in the Oman Junior and Cadet Open here late on Friday night.The India B team in the cadet girls' competition were the country's top performers in this ITTF Premium Junior Circuit event, clinching gold. Led by Kavya Sree Bhaskar and Nilishma Sarkar, they took on the mighty Chinese Taipei 1 in the title round and came out triumphant. Kavya Sree led from the…

AFC to expand Champions League, Women’s Asian Cup

Kuala Lumpur, Oct 26: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) said on Saturday that it will expand the AFC Champions League to include 40 clubs at the start of the 2021 season. The AFC Women's Asian Cup will also be expanded to 12 teams from eight in the last edition held in Jordan."From the 2021 season, the AFC Champions League will be expanded to 40 clubs with an extra group of four being added in both the east and west zones and further growing the reputation of one of the richest continental club competitions in…

Military Games: N Korea pip China in women’s football final

Wuhan (China), Oct 26: North Korea beat hosts China 2-1 in the final of the women's football event at the Military World Games here on Saturday."Congratulation to the North Korean team. The match represented the highest level of Asian women's football," Chinese head coach Zhao Zhengchun said after the match. North Korea broke the deadlock in the 51st minute when Kim Yun-mi converted an easy goal after China's goalkeeper Peng Shimeng failed to hold on to the ball. The hosts found the equaliser…

Oz MotoGP qualifiers postponed due to unsafe conditions

Phillip Island (Australia), Oct 26: Wind became the unwitting protagonist at the Australian MotoGPs Phillip Island circuit on Saturday, with the top MotoGP class qualifying session getting postponed on a day when Spaniards were running riot on the track.The leaders were Spain's Marcos Ramirez in Moto3 qualifier 2, Jorge Navarro in Moto2 of the same round, while Marc Marquez was looking to win the MotoGP free practice 4, Efe news reported. Spain's Maverick Vinales (Yamaha) had been the fastest in all the free…

England dethrones New Zealand to reach Rugby WC final

Yokohama (Japan), Oct 26: England on Saturday pulled off a big upset as it prevailed over defending champions New Zealand 19-7 to book a place in the 2019 Rugby World Cup final.New Zealand, a four-time world champion, were trailing 0-10 at the end of the first half at Yokohama's International Stadium. The All Blacks, who were one of the main contenders to take the throne once again, failed to rally after the intermission, Efe news reported. Against the odds, England made the final for the fourth time in the hunt…
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