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Man Utd beat Coventry on penalties, make FA Cup final

Manchester United survived one of the most astonishing FA Cup semi-final comebacks ever to beat second-tier Coventry City on penalties after a spellbinding clash ended 3-3 after extra-time at Wembley Stadium on Sunday.

Rediff 21 Apr 2024 11:19 pm

Tennis-Ruud defeats Tsitsipas to win Barcelona Open

Tennis-Ruud defeats Tsitsipas to win Barcelona Open Casper Ruud gained sweet revenge over Stefanos Tsitsipas as he beat the Greek fifth seed 7-5 6-3 to win the Barcelona Open on Sunday. Just seven days after Tsitsipas thumped Ruud in straight sets to win the Monte Carlo Masters, it was the Norwegian third seed who came out on top in the latest battle between the two 25-year-olds as he secured a 10th ATP title on clay. Honestly, this has been worth the wait, Ruud said after capturing the biggest title his career, with all his previous triumphs being in ATP 250 tournaments. After seven failed attempts to win a final above the ATP 250 level, Ruud was relieved to finally get over that hurdle. A lot of finals that I've lost have been tough, a bit disappointing, of course, he said. Any time you reach a final, it's nonetheless a good week, so you cant be too hard on yourself but this one has been a long time coming. Ruud also halted Tsitsipas' 10-match winning streak. The Greek gained an early break but Ruud soon got into his groove and from then on he frustrated Tsitsipas with his baseline tactics. Ruud maintained the upper hand throughout the second set, during which he did not face a break point. In the final in Monte Carlo I was always on the back foot, too far behind, and he had too much time to control the game, said Ruud. It was a bit of a tricky start (here), I got broken right away. So not the best start, but I managed to settle in and broke him back. The world number six will hope the win will boost his chances of finally winning the biggest prize in claycourt tennis, following his runner-up finishes to Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic at the French Open over the past two years.

devdiscourse 21 Apr 2024 10:28 pm

Alabamas Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail offers great value for money options

The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail gives any golfer several great reasons to visit Alabama. The trail genuinely has something for everyone, from beginner-friendly courses to Championship layouts. Its claimed to be the largest golf course construction project ever attempted and all the courseson the trail bear the handiwork of Robert Trent Jones golf, Continued The post Alabamas Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail offers great value for money options appeared first on Golf365 .

Golf365 21 Apr 2024 10:05 pm

Ruud defeats Tsitsipas to win Barcelona Open

World number six Casper Ruud defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 7-5, 6-3 to win the Barcelona Open on Sunday.

The Daily Star 21 Apr 2024 9:51 pm

Buffalo Dunes is a must play course if you are in the Garden City area

Buffalo Dunes are rightly proud of the fact that they have been consistently improving their course since it was opened in 1976. The post Buffalo Dunes is a must play course if you are in the Garden City area appeared first on Golf365 .

Golf365 21 Apr 2024 7:41 pm

Walkers Priyanka, Akshdeep qualify for Paris Olympics

kshdeep Singh and Priyanka Goswami qualified for Paris Olympics by virtue of their 18th place finish at the World Athletics Race Walking Team Championships.

Rediff 21 Apr 2024 7:30 pm

F1: Verstappen cruises to victory in China

Max Verstappen won Formula One's first Chinese Grand Prix in five years on Sunday.

Rediff 21 Apr 2024 4:15 pm

Paris Games: Panwar bags India's first quota in rowing

Balraj Panwar secured India's first Paris Olympics quota in rowing by finishing third in the men's single scull event of the 2024 World Asian and Oceanian Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regetta in Chungju, South Korea, on Sunday.

Rediff 21 Apr 2024 10:51 am

Manu-mental effort behind WR score

CHENNAI/NEW DELHI: Manu Bhaker has been synonymous with Indian shooting over the last six years or so. The 22-year-old has a penchant for big scores and seems to be unstoppable when shes in the zone. Saturday was a case in point. Competing in the womens 25m pistol finals of the ongoing Olympic Shooting Trials (OST) at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting range in New Delhi, Manu was at her very best and put up a Goliath performance to post a score of 47 (maximum 50), a score which is well above the current world record. Jiin Yang of Korea is the world-record holder with 41 (scores arent officially recorded at trials). Having garnered 582 in the five-woman qualification round just 24 hours earlier, this is a step in the right direction ahead of coming challenges for Manu. She earned .60 points for her top effort. Rhythm Sangwan, the world-record holder in the event (qualifications), finished behind Manu. After a subdued show in the qualification stage, this finish could spur Rhythm ahead of the remaining trials. Esha Singh, the topper during the qualification stage, was the first one to get eliminated but she will remain on top because of Fridays returns. In the mens 25m rapid fire pistol, Anish Bhanwala climbed atop the podium with a score of 33. He finished ahead of fellow quota winner, Vijayveer Sindhu, who posted an effort of 27. Adarsh Singh was third with 23 hits.

The New Indian Express 21 Apr 2024 10:32 am

Candidates: Gukesh outwits Alireza, takes sole lead

Teenaged Indian Grandmaster D Gukesh shot into sole lead after defeating Firouzja Alireza of France in the 13th and penultimate round of Candidates' Chess tournament in Toronto on Saturday, his quest for the extraordinary placing him on the cusp of becoming the youngest ever World Championship contender.

Rediff 21 Apr 2024 10:25 am

PIX: Arsenal beat Wolves, go top of Premier League

A summary of Saturday's action in the Premier League.

Rediff 21 Apr 2024 9:14 am

PIX: Manchester City sink Chelsea to make FA Cup final

Holders Manchester City beat Chelsea 1-0 with a late Bernardo Silva goal on Saturday to reach the FA Cup final after an absorbing end-to-end Wembley semi-final left the exhausted winners still chasing a domestic double.

Rediff 21 Apr 2024 8:38 am

Il Volo may score in the Nilgiris 2000 Guineas

The Hindu 21 Apr 2024 12:32 am

WATCH: This Rory McIlroy chunk shows how tough golf can be

Golf has the uncanny ability to show up those who choose to play the sport at all levels - and even Rory McIlroy is not exempt. The post WATCH: This Rory McIlroy chunk shows how tough golf can be appeared first on Golf365 .

Golf365 20 Apr 2024 10:33 pm

Unstoppable Duplantis breaks World record for 8th time

The Swede broke his own pole vault world record with a 6.24 metres effort in the first Diamond League meeting.

Rediff 20 Apr 2024 8:58 pm

Jason Day explains thinking behind switch to Srixon irons

Jason Day has made an equipment shift in a bid to address the weakest area of his game right now. The post Jason Day explains thinking behind switch to Srixon irons appeared first on Golf365 .

Golf365 20 Apr 2024 8:39 pm

Verstappen wins first sprint race of the F1 season

Max Verstappen won the first sprint race of the Formula One season at the Chinese Grand Prix on Saturday.

Rediff 20 Apr 2024 5:19 pm

Can Gukesh maintain lead in Candidates' Chess?

Gukesh to clash with Alireza on what promises to be a photo finish

Rediff 20 Apr 2024 4:54 pm

Verstappen takes Red Bull's 100th F1 pole in Shanghai

Mexican team mate Sergio Perez qualified second fastest in a front row lockout for Red Bull, 15 years after the team took their first win at the Shanghai International Circuit with Sebastian Vettel.

Rediff 20 Apr 2024 2:48 pm

Which sport burns the most calories?

When it comes to shedding those extra pounds and getting fit, many turn to sports as a fun and effective way to burn calories. But with so many options available, which sport truly reigns supreme in the calorie-burning arena? Let's dive into the world of fitness and explore which sport takes the crown for torching the most calories. Understanding Calorie Burning in Sports Before we delve into specific sports, it's crucial to understand how calorie burning works during physical activity. The number of calories burned varies depending on several factors, including: 1. Intensity: The harder you work, the more calories you burn. High-intensity activities typically result in greater calorie expenditure. 2. Duration: Longer sessions generally lead to more significant calorie burning. 3. Body Weight: Heavier individuals typically burn more calories than lighter ones during the same activity. Exploring High-Calorie Burning Sports Now, let's explore some sports renowned for their calorie-burning potential: 1. Swimming: The Ultimate Full-Body Workout Swimming is often touted as one of the best total-body workouts, and for a good reason. This low-impact activity engages multiple muscle groups simultaneously, providing an excellent cardiovascular workout while being gentle on the joints. Depending on the stroke and intensity, swimming can torch a significant number of calories, making it a top contender in the calorie-burning race. 2. Running: The Classic Calorie Blaster Running is a straightforward yet highly effective way to burn calories. Whether you're sprinting on the track or tackling long distances on the road, running engages the entire body and elevates the heart rate, leading to substantial calorie expenditure. Plus, it's accessible and requires minimal equipment, making it a popular choice for fitness enthusiasts worldwide. 3. Cycling: Pedal Your Way to Fitness Whether you prefer hitting the trails or cycling indoors, biking is an excellent calorie-burning activity. It provides a low-impact cardiovascular workout while also strengthening the lower body muscles. The intensity of cycling can be easily adjusted, allowing individuals to tailor their workouts to their fitness levels and goals. 4. Boxing: Punching Away the Calories Boxing isn't just about throwing punches; it's a high-intensity, full-body workout that can torch calories rapidly. From shadowboxing to sparring and hitting the heavy bag, boxing engages the arms, core, and legs while also improving agility and coordination. Plus, it's a fantastic stress reliever! 5. Rowing: A Total-Body Challenge Rowing offers a unique combination of cardiovascular and strength training benefits, making it a highly efficient calorie burner. Whether you're rowing on water or using a rowing machine, this full-body workout engages the muscles in the arms, legs, back, and core. It's a challenging yet rewarding activity that can help you achieve your fitness goals. Factors to Consider While these sports are known for their calorie-burning potential, several factors can influence the number of calories burned during each activity: 1. Individual Fitness Level: Beginners may burn fewer calories than experienced athletes due to differences in fitness levels and efficiency of movement. 2. Workout Intensity: Pushing yourself to your limits will result in greater calorie expenditure compared to a leisurely pace. 3. Consistency: Regular participation in any sport or activity is key to maximizing calorie burn and achieving long-term fitness goals. In the quest for the ultimate calorie burner, there's no one-size-fits-all answer. The most effective sport for torching calories depends on individual preferences, fitness levels, and goals. Whether you prefer the serenity of swimming, the intensity of running, or the camaraderie of team sports like basketball or soccer, the key is to find an activity that you enjoy and can sustain over time. So lace up your sneakers, grab your swimsuit, or dust off your boxing gloveswhatever your choice, get moving and start torching those calories! Which color car is most liked? Mahindra Thar 5-door can come in at least three variants, confirmed by spy pictures Ford Mustang is celebrating 60 years, will launch a great retro car

News Track 20 Apr 2024 11:51 am

Gukesh joint leader with two rounds to go

D Gukesh rejoined the leaders thanks to a timely win over Nijat Abasov. Ian Nepomniachtchi drew while Hikaru Nakamuras back-end form meant he picked up another win. A look at the tournament with two rounds to go... What are Gukeshs chances with two rounds to go? Its looking good for the Indian teen. He was joint second and played a very neat game with black pieces against Nijat Abasov. He slowly but surely reeled the Azerbaijani opponent in. I thought it was a pretty good game, Gukesh said in the post round press conference. I felt like I was outplaying but he still had some drawing chances in the endgame. Who are his two opponents? After Fridays rest day, he faces Alireza Firouzja before closing out the tournament in what could potentially be a winner-takes-all clash with black pieces against Nakamura. Who are the other contenders? Both Nakamura, who is in a hot streak at the moment after a very sluggish start, and Nepomniachtchi, are the front-runners. But do not rule out Fabiano Caruana, not yet anyway. Saying that, all three of them have extremely difficult games coming up. More so for Nakamura whose penultimate match is against Nepomniachtchi before closing out against Gukesh. However, that means he controls his destiny. Win both games and he will become the Challenger to Ding Lirens world crown. What about the other Indians in play? The other Indians cannot realistically aim to make a play this late in the tournament. While Praggnanandhaa is 1.5 points behind the leaders, Vidit Gujrathi cannot aim to make the gap between him and the leaders. In the womens section, Vaishali is the same boat as she trails the leaders by 2.5 points. Koneru Humpy, joint third, trails Tan Zhongyi by two points. What if theres a tie at the end of 14 rounds? Because of how closely the leaders are bunched up, this could be a very real possibility. In case Gukesh ends up in a two-way tie, he will play a pair of rapid games. In case hes involved in a three-way or four-way tie, there will be a single round-robin competition to identify the winner. If theres still a tie, blitz games will be played till theres a winner.

The New Indian Express 20 Apr 2024 10:41 am

WATCH: Amateur golfer suffers the most heartbreaking lip-out ever caught on camera

The lip-out is one of golf's most soul-destroying occurrences. The post WATCH: Amateur golfer suffers the most heartbreaking lip-out ever caught on camera appeared first on Golf365 .

Golf365 20 Apr 2024 12:31 am

Gymnast Dipa fails to qualify for Olympics in vault

Dipa Karmakar claimed a creditable fourth place in the women's vault final at the FIG Apparatus World Cup.

Rediff 19 Apr 2024 9:50 pm

Rory McIlroy to play with limited edition TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper

Rory McIlroy has hinted he may use the retro-styled TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper. The post Rory McIlroy to play with limited edition TaylorMade BRNR Mini Driver Copper appeared first on Golf365 .

Golf365 19 Apr 2024 9:30 pm

Shooting: 'Nobody knows who will go for Olympics'

Legendary pistol marksman Jaspal Rana has expressed grave concerns over the delay in naming the Indian shooting contingent for the Paris Olympics.

Rediff 19 Apr 2024 8:21 pm

Lando Norris Takes Pole as Rain Causes Chaos in Chinese GP Sprint Qualifying

McLaren's Lando Norris pipped the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton to pole position on Friday for the Chinese Grand Prix sprint race as rain played havoc with qualifying in Shanghai.

News18 19 Apr 2024 2:40 pm

Runner Shalu cleared of doping after DNA test...

The National Anti-Doping Agency's appeals' panel has exonerated middle-distance runner Shalu Chaudhary of doping charges and lifted her four-year ban after DNA testing revealed that her urine sample had either been tampered with or contaminated at the time of collection.

Rediff 19 Apr 2024 11:44 am

Big blow! Bad weather in Dubai costs Punia, Sujeet

In a huge setback for the Indian wrestling contingent at the Asia Olympic Qualifiers in Bishkek, two of the country's best wrestlers, Deepak Punia and Sujeet Kalakal, will miss the continental event as they could not report for the weigh-in on time as their flight arrived late in the Kyrgyzstan capital owing to bad weather in Dubai.

Rediff 19 Apr 2024 11:02 am

Focus on Vinesh; Deepak & Sujeet race against time

CHENNAI: Deepak Punia (86kg) and Sujeet Kalkal (65kg) will need loads of luck if they wish to book Paris Olympics tickets this time as their transit at the Dubai International Airport got delayed by a few more hours on Thursday evening. Stranded at the airport since Tuesday, the duo has to reach Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan before weigh-in on Friday morning. The weigh-in starts at 8am. However, their flight which earlier was scheduled to take off by midnight got delayed by a couple of hours. The new schedule, if not changed, means they could now reach Bishkek by 7 in the morning. This gives them only an hour to clear the immigration and complete other formalities before rushing to the venue hosting the Asian Olympic Games Qualifier. The Day One of the event on Friday will see bouts in freestyle followed by women wrestling and Greco-Roman competitions on Saturday and Sunday, respectively. Now they are in serious trouble. The flight has been rescheduled umpteen times in the last two days. Another delay could force them to miss the weigh-in and the qualifier, a source from the Wrestling Federation of India told this daily. The duo was training in Russia and landed at the Dubai Airport on Tuesday. Unfortunately, they got stuck at the facility as unprecedented rain caused havoc in the Emirate. We are trying to keep them in good spirits. Weight is not an issue for Sujeet but Deepak is slightly overweight and was planning to reach Bishkek a couple of days before the event to shed extra kilos. Let's hope for the best, added the source Sujeet's father-cum-coach Dayanand Kalkal looked optimistic and said, A wrestler needs proper rest, diet and training before any big event but both Sujeet and Deepak couldn't get it. The first goal is to take off for Bishkek then attend the weigh-in. If he (Sujeet) manages to reach in time then I am confident he can make it to the final. Only Antim Panghal (53kg) has earned an Olympic quota for India so far with 17 more places up for grabs in wrestling for the marquee event. 'Bright chance' Meanwhile, it is learnt that the WFI made sure that wrestler Vinesh's foreign coach, physiotherapist and sparring partner also got an accreditation each for the event. Vinesh, whose pet weight category is 53kg, will compete in 50kg at the qualifier. WFI president Sanjay Kumar Singh is already in Bishkek. Chances of Vinesh and Anshu Malik (57kg) are bright as a few good wrestlers in their respective weight categories have already qualified for the Games through the 2023 World Championships. We are expecting them to reach the final and book Paris tickets, said the WFI source. Vinesh had competed in two weight categories (53kg & 50kg) at the selection trials raising eyebrows as a few of her competitors from both divisions lodged complaints against her with the WFI and United World Wrestling, the world governing body of the sport. If she qualifies and competes, this will be Vinesh's third Olympics. She had to be stretchered off the mat after getting injured during a bout in the 2016 Rio Games. She failed to make it to the medal round in the next Games in Tokyo. Last year, she along with Bajrang Punia and Sakshi Malik launched a huge protest against former WFI chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh accusing him of sexual harassment.

The New Indian Express 19 Apr 2024 8:03 am

Paris Olympics menu: More French, local, less meat

Lionel Plasmans, who owns the farm, said it was an honour to be providing potatoes to the Olympics.

Rediff 19 Apr 2024 12:07 am

WATCH: Amateur golfer uses ball tracer to hilariously show shot end up back where it began

Had to track that one. The post WATCH: Amateur golfer uses ball tracer to hilariously show shot end up back where it began appeared first on Golf365 .

Golf365 18 Apr 2024 10:17 pm

Vinesh gets what she demanded after public spat

WFI obtains accreditation of Vinesh Phogat's coach and physio for Asia Olympic qualifier

Rediff 18 Apr 2024 9:07 pm

Why Tony Finau went with a second driver over a 3-wood at The Masters

Tony Finau has taken a slightly different approach to his bag setup for the Masters choosing to play with two dedicated drivers in his bag. The post Why Tony Finau went with a second driver over a 3-wood at The Masters appeared first on Golf365 .

Golf365 18 Apr 2024 8:07 pm

'Not Swayed by Other People's Comments', Says Lewis Hamilton Over Noise Surrounding Ferrari Switch

Hamilton said he isn't affected by the comments floating around pertainingto his switch to the Italian giants next year and added that he had to endure criticism before when he left McLaren to join Mercedes in 2012 too.

News18 18 Apr 2024 6:48 pm

'Never Been A Reason To Leave...Happy With The Team': Max Verstappen Reaffirms Allegiance with Red Bull Racing

The Dutchman Verstappen is signed with Red Bull until 2028 but suggested earlier in the season that he would consider leaving if the team parted company with long-time mentor Helmut Marko.

News18 18 Apr 2024 6:41 pm

'There Has Never Been a Reason to Leave': Max Verstappen Has no Plans to Leave Red Bull

Max Verstappen is signed with Red Bull until 2028 but suggested earlier in the season that he would consider leaving if the team parted company with long-time mentor Helmut Marko.

News18 18 Apr 2024 3:31 pm

Long jumper Sreeshankar out of Olympics with injury

Murali Sreeshankar has been ruled out of Paris Olympics after sustaining a knee injury during training.

Rediff 18 Apr 2024 3:00 pm

Charles Leclerc Says Ferrari Will be Closer to Dominant Red Bull in Shanghai

Formula One is back in China for the first time in five years with a packed programme including a Saturday sprint race.

News18 18 Apr 2024 2:42 pm

Chess: Gukesh slips to second; Praggnanandhaa loses

D Gukesh played out a creditable draw against top seed Fabiano Caruana but slipped a rung to the joint second position.

Rediff 18 Apr 2024 11:33 am

Why Parisians are unhappy with upcoming Olympics

Many locals grumble that it will mostly be an inconvenience.

Rediff 18 Apr 2024 11:01 am

Shooters set for all-important Olympic trials

CHENNAI: Indian shooters have been spot on in the ongoing Olympic cycle. The talented bunch, especially the rifle and pistol shooters, have navigated numerous competitions, including gruelling national trials, to be in a position of strength. But their job is far from over. The top-five shooters in the two disciplines will be involved in a series four in total of Olympic Shooting Trials (OST), with the opening two trials (T1) kicking off on Thursday at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges in New Delhi. The magnitude of these four trials cannot be understated. It's now or never for the 37 shooters who'll be in contention. There's bound to be some form of pressure as they eye Olympic dreams. All of them have earned their spots and they'll be hoping for one final push. With Indian shooting at its competitive best, the series could potentially produce some record scores along the way. Former national rifle high performance director, Deepali Deshpande, is someone who'll be monitoring the shooters up close. I'm really excited. Even before the last Olympics, we had trials but it was not so consequential as there were several factors (international competitions, etc) involved and the shooters would have more or less secured their berths before entering the trials, she said. All four rifle events are very competitive and I'm excited to see how the shooters perform. It might not be exciting for the shooters but for us, it's interesting to see how far Indian shooting has come. There's no sure-shots as everyone is equally talented. It can be anybody's day, she added. Sift Kaur Samra (50m rifle 3 positions), Akhil Sheoran (World No 1 in men's 50m rifle 3 positions), Divyansh Singh Panwar (men's 10m air rifle), Manu Bhaker (pistol), Mehuli Ghosh (women's 10m air rifle), to name a few, are some of the familiar names who would feature during the trials. Palak, who became the 20th shooter to grab a quota recently, has been included to take part in the women's 10m air pistol trials. Manu, meanwhile, will be competing in two trials (air pistol, sports pistol). As many as six shooters including Sift and Akhil train under Deepali. The former Asian Games silver medallist is confident that they will step up. They all look really ready. I have seen their training and all their previous matches too, they all look set. Let's see how they perform on that particular day, Deepali noted. All the 37 shooters have already ticked the right boxes to come this far. Deepali, who has been coaching at the elite level for many years, said she just tries to help her shooter maintain focus. To be very honest, I don't say much to them at this moment. They know what needs to be done. I just observe them and if I see any weak part, then I try to point that out. I try to help them keep their focus. According to the selection policy, the top 3 OST scores along with Quota Bonus Point (points earned for winning an Olympic quota) will be considered before picking a team for the Paris Games. The top-two from each discipline will eventually make the cut. With quota on the line, there's bound to be nerves. However, Deepali felt that shooters are used to this environment. When we see it from the outside, we have a very different perspective. For shooters, this is like any other domestic trials. These trials carry a lot of weight, but these shooters have been involved in these kinds of situations several times. They have been involved in close battles. So it's not that different. They cannot come to this level if they do not have this thought process (entering a competition like any other match). For them, it's more about excellence and giving their best. If it's any consequential match, they do the same. New format The format will be different during the Paris Games. The qualification and finals will be held across two days. Earlier, the two would be held on the same day. This tweak is not new for Indians. For national competitions, this (new format) has happened several times. On occasions the number of participants were so huge that the events were held across three days. So, this is not new for Indian shooters. The last two trials (T3 & T4) will be held in Bhopal next month. The likes of Sift will be hoping to get a headstart.

The New Indian Express 18 Apr 2024 10:47 am

Real edge Man City in penalties; Bayern down Arsenal

Real Madrid beat holders Manchester City in an edge-of-your-seat 4-3 shootout victory to reach the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Rediff 18 Apr 2024 9:20 am