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BJP calls Rahul Gandhi a 'loser'; says his 'rant was shameful' BJP calls Rahul Gandhi a 'loser'; says his 'rant was shameful'
- March 19, 2018

Continuing his attacks on Modi, he said, "Modi ji thinks he is not human but an incarnation of God". "Congress party is against technology". Taking a dig at the Congress President Rahul Gandhi , Dr Jitendra Singh said, why did the Congress Party not find fault with the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) when they continued to be in UPA Government for 10 years by winning two consecutive Lok Sabha elections. (more...)
Del Potro outlasts Federer to win Indian Wells title Del Potro outlasts Federer to win Indian Wells title
- March 19, 2018

Value-wise, my model largely agreed with the market line, making Federer a [1.36] favourite, and also backed-up my assertion that Del Potro will struggle on return , giving Federer a projected hold percentage of 89.9%. The Argentine cashed in with a well-placed forehand in the corner to tie the set, 5-all. This was the 19th time in Federer's career he had match points and failed to win and only the second time in a final. (more...)
Twitter hails 'GOAT' Roger Federer after Swiss maestro regains no. 1 ranking Twitter hails 'GOAT' Roger Federer after Swiss maestro regains no. 1 ranking
- March 19, 2018

Haase made clear he was going to make Federer fight, and broke him in the ninth game and fired an ace to take the set 6-4. That wasn't good enough for Federer, who said simply, "It's out". @rogerfederer continues to raise the bar in our sport. "Reaching number one is the ultimate achievement in tennis". Former World No.1 and Grand Slam champion Lindsay Davenport predicted Roger Federer to win Wimbledon again. (more...)
Icardi scores four goals as Inter thrash Sampdoria Icardi scores four goals as Inter thrash Sampdoria
- March 19, 2018

Mauro Icardi said scoring his 100th Serie A goal against former side Sampdoria was his "destiny" after leading Inter's 5-0 rout with a haul of four. "We showed a lot of sacrifice and team spirit to get a draw against Napoli, but with this win we can rest over the break and prepare to begin again with the right attitude". (more...)
Nidahas Trophy finals between India and Bangladesh Nidahas Trophy finals between India and Bangladesh
- March 19, 2018

Huge blow for India . Captain Shakib , however, does not want the Tigers to feel the pressure from the record book. Meanwhile, there is no stopping Rohit Sharma. The Men in Green are in deep trouble now. Dhawan takes a good catch at backward square to dismiss the batsman. Tamim Iqbal advanced, but although he sent the ball high into the Colombo night, he could not clear the field - Shardul Thakur plucking the ball above his head at long-on and expertly keeping his balance to avoid ... (more...)
Lukaku: United Will Recruit Heavily In The Summer Lukaku: United Will Recruit Heavily In The Summer
- March 19, 2018

Matic was an island of personality and quality. - Chris Hughton, meanwhile, has managed five away matches at Old Trafford in all competitions and lost all five without seeing his sides score a single goal. That is an example of personality. One of the basic things to do is to keep emotional balance, to play with that red shirt - that is a heavy one, that is a heavy shirt to wear. (more...)
For Vikings' fans, it's win or bust with Cousins For Vikings' fans, it's win or bust with Cousins
- March 19, 2018

The Vikings were two wins away from winning the Super Bowl last season, unpredictably advancing to the NFC Championship with Case Keenum under center. This year's most highly sought-after free agent? And Richardson said he was interested in staying. On Thursday, Washington wrapped up a three-year deal with linebacker Zach Brown, who led the league with 127 tackles through Week 15 before his season was cut short by injury. (more...)
Instant classic: Nevada pulls off incredible comeback to reach Sweet 16 Instant classic: Nevada pulls off incredible comeback to reach Sweet 16
- March 19, 2018

With under 30 seconds to play and the game tied at 73 Cody Martin missed a jumper but Josh Hall grabbed an offensive rebound and hit the putback to give Nevada their first lead of the game. They ended up falling to 34-2 in NCAA games in their home state, the only other loss coming in 1979. Jordan Caroline and Kendall Stephens both chipped in 13 points. (more...)
Oakland Raiders to Trade Cordarrelle Patterson to New England Patriots Oakland Raiders to Trade Cordarrelle Patterson to New England Patriots
- March 19, 2018

New England now has a plethora of speed with Patterson joining Brandin Cooks and Phillip Dorsett. Additionally, Patterson served as the team's primary kick returner. A dynamic athlete, Patterson has failed to develop as a wide receiver. Through the first few days of the free agency period, the Patriots have seen a few of their notable offensive pieces find new landing spots. (more...)
Alexander Volkov wants title shot after stopping Fabricio Werdum
- March 19, 2018

I am waiting on a title shot. With four consecutive wins in the UFC and riding a six-fight winning streak, Volkov called for a title shot. Fabricio Werdum and Alexander Volkov kept the London crowd entertained at their ceremonial weigh-ins. (more...)
EPL Highlights: Salah scores four as Liverpool thrash Watford EPL Highlights: Salah scores four as Liverpool thrash Watford
- March 19, 2018

Jurgen Klopp claimed Mohamed Salah would not like the comparison - but the Liverpool manager agrees the Egyptian bears similarities to Lionel Messi . Salah's rise to prominence has been hugely unexpected with the $50 million Liverpool paid to Roma for his services last summer raising plenty of eyebrows. (more...)
Ronaldo scores four in Madrid's rout of Girona Ronaldo scores four in Madrid's rout of Girona
- March 19, 2018

Ronaldo converted Toni Kroos' pass to open the scoring, but his effort was shortly cancelled out by Cristhian Stuani's header. The lead was cut to two within three minutes as Stuani headed home Borja Garcia's delivery and Madrid showed few signs of having learned their lesson as the Uruguayan was soon left unmarked again, this time glancing wide. (more...)
Morris, Olivier added to squad for final two Australia Tests
- March 19, 2018

That means that, if Rabada's punishment is dropped from a Level 2 to a Level 1 after the appeal, he would be able to play in Thursday's third Test against Australia at Newlands. But he made contact with Steve Smith after dismissing the Australian captain and was penalised three demerit points, which took him to the eight-point threshold which triggers an automatic two-match ban. (more...)
Kasatkina upstages Venus to reach final Kasatkina upstages Venus to reach final
- March 19, 2018

In the evening chill of a half-empty stadium Friday in the prestigious BNP Paribas Open, Daria Kasatkina and Naomi Osaka beat the odds and the expectations of most tennis fans by winning their way into Sunday's women's final. "She was playing very well". Should she win the tournament, Kasatkina would make her debut in the Top Ten. Kasatkina and Osaka will be sharing a private jet to Miami where they will be competing next, with the Russian joking that she hoped they would get there ... (more...)
Mohamed Salah 'on his way' to Lionel Messi comparisons - Liverpool boss Klopp Mohamed Salah 'on his way' to Lionel Messi comparisons - Liverpool boss Klopp
- March 18, 2018

The Egypt worldwide was not done their as he bagged a fourth goal with five minutes remaining by blasting the ball home from six-yards out after Danny Ings was denied by Karnezis to round off the scoring for the Reds . Salah jinked his way past the helpless Jose Holebas before slotting past Orestis Karnezis on his weaker right foot to get Liverpool off to the flawless start. (more...)
National Basketball Association games Saturday, scores, highlights, updates: Harden, Rockets visit Pelicans National Basketball Association games Saturday, scores, highlights, updates: Harden, Rockets visit Pelicans
- March 18, 2018

Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo did not play, as he rested at the start of a back-to-back set and a string of five games in six days. It's the first time Gentry has publicly lashed out at referees in a news conference setting since arriving in New Orleans, typically stopping short of saying anything due to NBA's strict policy of fining criticism of their referees. (more...)
Liverpool 5-0 Watford: 5 Talking Points Liverpool 5-0 Watford: 5 Talking Points
- March 18, 2018

We had a good result and clean sheet and that's most important." . While Kevin De Bruyne may be the finished article, ESPN FC's Craig Burley feels Mohamed Salah is the Premier League's player of the year at this moment in time. "That's how football should be, so I'm really happy with the performance". His haul of 36 in all competitions is the best goal record by a Liverpool player in their maiden season with the club. (more...)
LeBron James hits clutch jumper to seal win at Chicago LeBron James hits clutch jumper to seal win at Chicago
- March 18, 2018

The Cavs have canceled shootaround for the morning of the game, so there is no telling who coach Tyronn Lue will start until everyone gathers at United Center around 5 p.m. "I'm not sure exactly what it is, I just know that before coming out in the second half, he wasn't feeling well", said Drew. "You have a lot of responsibilities". (more...)
Easy victory predicted for Putin as Russians go to the polls Sunday Easy victory predicted for Putin as Russians go to the polls Sunday
- March 18, 2018

At the end of his second term in 2008 he handed power to his protege Dmitry Medvedev.Putin then served a term as prime minister - although few doubted who was really in charge - and returned as president in 2012.The run-up to Russia's last presidential election in 2012 was marked by huge protests across the country against Putin's return as head of state. (more...)
Sanchez reveals how Wenger tried to convince him to stay Sanchez reveals how Wenger tried to convince him to stay
- March 18, 2018

A second attempt at signing the Chilean by the Cityzens was hijacked by their neighbours, and Sanchez completed his jump over the Emirates' walls, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan going the other way. "He was very fond of me, he would not let me go", Sanchez told ChilevisiĆ³n . "I think it would be my family's dream", the 29-year-old said to Chilevision in what the broadcaster described as Sanchez's first interview with national media in Chile since 2009. (more...)
Last ball six steals T20 series win for India Last ball six steals T20 series win for India
- March 18, 2018

Premadasa stadium in Colombo . Next man in Karthik exploded immediately, hitting the first ball he faced for a six and plundering 22 runs off that over from Rubel Hossain to turn the match on its head. Mahmudullah scored 21 while skipper Shakib Al Hasan got out on 9. Bangladesh: Shakib Al Hasan (c), Mushfiqur Rahim, Tamim Iqbal, Mahmudullah, Rubel Hossain, Sabbir Rahman, Soumya Sarkar, Nazmul Islam, Liton Das, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Mehidy Hasan, Imrul Kayes, Ariful Haque, Nurul ... (more...)
Lionel Messi scores a beauty before showing off jazzy new celebration Lionel Messi scores a beauty before showing off jazzy new celebration
- March 18, 2018

Coutinho, the club's record signing, struck the woodwork for a second time as he tried to lob Kepa after latching onto a clever lofted pass from Paulinho , who then smacked a curling shot of his own against the upright. That was a rare moment of genuine attacking threat from the hosts in the second half, though, as they saw the game out having done their damage during a drastically contrasting first-half display. (more...)
Furious Jose Mourinho accuses Manchester United players of hiding and disobeying orders Furious Jose Mourinho accuses Manchester United players of hiding and disobeying orders
- March 18, 2018

Mourinho had hinted before the game that many of his stars are now under-performing and, tellingly, Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez were both left out of his starting line-up. They seemed to grow in confidence despite the minutes ticking away as if they were playing with nothing to lose now that they're in a comfortable position in the Premier League . (more...)
UFC London results: Full winners, analysis and reaction from Werdum vs. Volkov
- March 18, 2018

I don't want to be obsessed with the belt. Is it a risk? Gustafsson, who fought longer than his harder-hitting opponent, stopped the Brit with a damaging knee to the body early in Round 2. It's just a matter of opportunity. The obvious strategy for Alexander Volkov is to keep his fight on the feet. "A small detail can change everything in the fight". (more...)
The Roots SXSW show cancelled following reported bomb threat The Roots SXSW show cancelled following reported bomb threat
- March 18, 2018

Organizers made a decision to cancel the event as fans were queuing outside to see a concert, after receiving a threat claiming that a bomb had been planted in the venue. A major South by Southwest show was canceled Sunday night just before it was supposed to start at 8 p.m., said fans who were turned away at the venue's door with guards telling them it was canceled for security reasons. (more...)
Nidahas Trophy Final, India vs Bangladesh in Colombo Nidahas Trophy Final, India vs Bangladesh in Colombo
- March 18, 2018

India meets Bangladesh in Nidahas T20 Series on 18th March at Colombo Stadium. Bangladesh openers Tamim Iqbal (15) and Litton Das (11) started off in a whirlwind fashion but Washington forced the latter to play a slog sweep and the ball ballooned for Raina to complete a lovely catch. (more...)
Manchester United advance into semi final of FA Cup Manchester United advance into semi final of FA Cup
- March 18, 2018

The visitors failed to threaten before half-time and were punished as Romelu Lukaku's header gave United a 37th-minute advantage. Look, I can not say much more . "A team of XI when you don't have a minimum of six or seven players wanting to play and wanting to have the responsibility of having the ball and the desire to play". (more...)
Southampton book FA Cup semi-final spot as Wigan crash out Southampton book FA Cup semi-final spot as Wigan crash out
- March 18, 2018

Hughes was appointed after Southampton sacked Mauricio Pellegrino after a run of one win in 17 Premier League fixtures. The Southampton fans were already celebrating when Cedric Soares broke clear of the Wigan defence in second-half injury-time to double the lead. (more...)
Raptors rally past Pacers in fourth 106-99 Raptors rally past Pacers in fourth 106-99
- March 18, 2018

Ranking 6th in three-point percentage, in needs to be respected from deep, not feared. IN got 22 points from Darren Collison and a season-high 20 from Al Jefferson but Myles Turner left the game in the late first half with a sprained left ankle and didn't look right when he returned in the second half. (more...)
Mark Cavendish avoids serious injury following dramatic crash Mark Cavendish avoids serious injury following dramatic crash
- March 18, 2018

Mark Cavendish 's annus horribilis continued as he crashed out of Milan-San Remo after colliding with a bollard on the approach to the final climb of the Poggio. The 2018 road race route is relatively flat and is widely tipped to finish in a bunch sprint, which gives Cavendish a strong chance of coming away with a medal. (more...)

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