Sports

Liverpool

Riyad Mahrez missed a late penalty to let Liverpool off the hook and cost Manchester City a momentum-boosting victory as the hotly-anticipated encounter at Anfield finished in a 0-0 draw. A frantic start saw Liverpool take the fight to City and the trio of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino gave the reigning Premier League champions plenty to worry about over the opening 20 minutes.     Source:- independent.co.uk  

Asia Cup Cricket

NEW DELHI: Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the first Asian wicket-keeper to register 800 dismissals in international cricket. Dhoni reached the milestone during the Asia Cup 2018 final between India and Bangladesh at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Be it under-arm flicks without looking at the stumps or whipping the bails off in a flash, the 37-year-old has proved time and again that he is arguably the best gloveman in the Business.   Source:- timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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Centuries from openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan helped India crush Pakistan by nine wickets in the Super Four match of the Asia Cup in Dubai on Sunday. Dhawan smashed 114 from 100 balls, while Rohit stroked an unbeaten 111 from 119 balls as India cruised to 238 for one in 39.3 overs, to register a comprehensive victory with 63 balls to spare.     Source:- rediff.com

Manchester City FC vs Huddersfield Town FC

Sports clubs and sporting mega stars are big business. They collect billions through endorsements and TV deals and it sometimes seems like the fans are being left behind while clubs and players cash in. But the advent of social media means that players and clubs can now reconnect with supporters on a global scale. One great example of this power for good was when Barnsley FC reached out to a fan it thought was suffering

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Grade school Royson once openly rooted for the boxer Sonny Liston to shut up the caustic Cassius Clay. And when Clay did what he predicted, whipped Liston and then changed his name to Muhammad Ali, and adopted the teachings of the Nation of Islam and the Black Muslims, I sided with the fools who refused to respect his choice.     Source:- thestar.com

Player of the year

MONACO (Reuters) – Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was voted Player of the Year for last season by European soccer body UEFA on Thursday, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah with Lionel Messi fifth. The 32-year-old helped Real Madrid win the Champions League for a third season running and then led Croatia to the World Cup final.   Source:- thestar.com.my

Neeraj Chopra

Swapna Barman, heptathlon At 21, the first Indian to win a heptathlon gold at the Asian Games. It’s considered to be one of the most difficult track and field events, and an excruciating toothache made competing even more difficult for her. She appeared in the stadium with a heavily taped jaw and chin to reduce the pain.     Source:- bbc.co.uk

F1

Clinical and flawless, Sebastian Vettel’s win at the Belgian Grand Prix was reminiscent of some of the German’s untouchable victories during his championship-winning years at Red Bull. He has narrowed the points gap to Lewis Hamilton, who was left expressing not a little concern at the pace Ferrari were able to demonstrate on a circuit where he and Mercedes have previously been so dominant.     Source:- theguardian.com

BCCI

New Delhi: The Committee of Administrators (CoA) issued a directive on Thursday that effectively withdrew all functioning powers of the current set of BCCI office bearers while dissolving all the committees. With new BCCI constitution coming into effect, the CoA termed the old ‘Constitution’ as “extinguished”.   Source:- firstpost.com

Ben stokes

Trent Bridge, some green grass, a first autumnal chill in the air plus the sudden appearance of news reporters who seldom show so much interest in Test cricket. Everyone knows what to expect. Ben Stokes’s every move, every grimace and smile will be minutely monitored; so, too, the reception he receives when he comes out to bat.   Source:- theguardian.com