India’s Sanjeev Rajput missed out on the finals by a point in the prestigious World Cup Finals for the year’s top-ranked rifle and pistol shooters here on Tuesday.Rising Czech star Filip Nepejchal and Briton Seonaid Mcintosh took day one honours, winning the men’s and women’s 50m rifle 3 positions (3P) gold medals respectively.The seasoned Rajput, who has already secured an Olympic quota, shot 1153 to claim the ninth spot in a low-scoring qualification round. Polish shooter Tomasz Bartnik took the eighth and final qualification spot with an effort of 1154.Sanjeev would have made it through even if he had tied with Tomasz, given he had two more inner 10s than the shooter from Poland.Akhil Sheoran, the second Indian to have made the cut in the prestigious International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF) season-ending showpiece, finished 13th with a score of 1147.In the women’s 3P, India’s Anjum Moudgil also finished outside the top eight final qualifying … [Read more...] about ISSF World Cup: Sanjeev Rajput misses out on finals by a point
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Marlie Packer scored the decisive try in a scrappy England victory against France that will not live long in the memory but will go down in the history books. Rochelle Clark, 35, came off the bench at The Stoop to earn her 114th cap and level the record for an England player, held by Jason Leonard, as Packer’s late pushover try ensured a winning start to the autumn campaign. “It was amazing to get the opportunity to run on to the pitch with all the girls looking after me,” Clark said. “I am a teary anthem singer anyway but there was a bit of added emotion for me today. I was a bit nervous on the bench but I got a lot of carries.” Amy Cokayne’s first-half try seemed to have settled things until Christelle Le Duff capitalised on Fiona Pocock’s mistake with six minutes left to level matters at 5-5. Packer, however, ensured Clark’s milestone match ended on a high and though it was a forgettable performance, the result may yet prove … [Read more...] about Marlie Packer’s late try secures scrappy win for England women over France
(CNN)He's a World Cup winner and one of Spain's most celebrated footballers, but Gerard Pique hopes to avoid an own goal in his controversial $3 billion revamp of tennis' Davis Cup that began in front of a less than packed house in Madrid this week. The Barcelona defender's investment company Kosmos has signed a 25-year deal to run the new-look nations team event, but the format has attracted plenty of criticism. Instead of the traditional three-day format where one nation hosted another -- bringing a unique atmosphere and often full stadiums, especially at the highest tier -- 18 nations have assembled in Madrid with the champion crowned this Sunday. Matches are contested over the best of three sets after five sets was the norm through 2018. "It's the project of my life," the 32-year-old was quoted as saying by Goal in September. The top players had long wanted reforms to the 119-year-old competition, without a consensus as to what they should be. Read More Amid the … [Read more...] about Gerard Pique hopes to avoid own goal in $3 billion Davis Cup revamp
IMAGE: The Indian women's team will play their first tournament since playing the World Cup final in July 2017. Photograph: Jason Cairnduff/Action Images via Reuters Nearly seven months after their astounding performance in the ICC World Cup, the Indian women's cricket team will resume their rivalry against South Africa when the two sides head into the opening ODI of the three-match series at the Diamond Oval in Kimberley in South Africa on Monday. The three-match series, which is the first-round fixture of the ICC Women's Championship, will give two sides an opportunity to directly qualify for the 2021 ICC Women's World Cup. Kimberley will be the venue of the ODIs on February 5 and 7, while the series will finish with the final match in Potchefstroom on February 10.India did not get to play an international game since the 2017 World Cup, where the Mithali Raj-led side made it to the final before slumping to a heartbreaking nine-run defeat at Lord's against England to lose by 9 runs. … [Read more...] about Indian eves to take on Proteas in first ODI after 7-month break!
Ronaldo clocked 10.065 seconds in the qualifying round to break the previous record held by China's Liu Qi who had completed the race in 10.149 seconds in 2018. "Qualifying for the finals was in my mind but when I saw the score, I was surprised and happy," Ronaldo said after breaking the record. "Juniors are doing well and many more records will break in the coming years. Our team is preparing hard and the results are coming forward," Coach RK Sharma said. The medal rush continued for India as they captured 10 more medals including 4 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze after 12 on day one. The Cycling Federation of India event was dominated by the host country last year and the same story is unfolding this year. On day one, India won 12 medals including four gold medals thanks to their world-class junior teams in both men's and women's category. The 17-year-old Ronaldo dominated the final and led the race to finish at the top of the podium. Rojit Singh won the silver for India to add another … [Read more...] about Track Asia Cup 2019: Ronaldo Laitonjam creates junior Asian record as India clinch 10 medals on day two