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Osaka Secures Olympic Qualification for Japanese Men and Women

Osaka Secures Olympic Qualification for Japanese Men and Women

Japan experienced a double celebration in Osaka as both the men’s and women’s teams secured their spots as the final regional qualifiers for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Triumphing in the Asia Rugby qualification tournament, both teams, having previously participated in the inaugural Olympic rugby sevens in Rio 2016 and as hosts in Tokyo 2021, are poised to make a triumphant hat-trick appearance in the French capital next year. The women’s team secured their qualification first with a 21-14 victory against China, followed by a thrilling comeback from the men’s team, who matched the scoreline to beat Hong Kong China ...

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Master Kohli skillfully crafts a 'flawless portrait' to surpass Tendulkar.

Master Kohli skillfully crafts a ‘flawless portrait’ to surpass Tendulkar.

After matching Sachin Tendulkar’s milestone of 49 ODI centuries against South Africa on his 35th birthday earlier this month, Virat Kohli secured his place as cricket’s contemporary batting maestro by achieving a record 50th one-day international hundred during India’s World Cup semi-final triumph over New Zealand on Wednesday. Having equaled Tendulkar’s feat against South Africa, Kohli set the new record at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium with a stellar innings of 117. Tendulkar, India’s cricket legend, had achieved his 49th century in his 451st innings, a record long thought to be insurmountable. However, Kohli needed only 279 matches to surpass his idol. ...

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Tigers Showcase Remarkable Performances on Day One of Midseason Invitational.

Tigers Showcase Remarkable Performances on Day One of Midseason Invitational.

Baton Rouge, La. – The LSU swimming and diving team wrapped up the first day of the Art Adamson Invitational in Bryan-College Station with an array of standout individual and team performances during Wednesday night’s opening session at the Rec Center Natatorium. The day kicked off with LSU swimming preliminaries at 9:30 a.m. CT, followed by diving prelims at noon CT. Notably, 11 swimmers advanced to the ‘A’ final in the evening session. Among them, distance specialist Jacob Pishko set the stage with the second-fastest time in program history for the 500-yard free. Pishko’s remarkable performance placed him just behind ...

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Archery Compound Open Mixed Team Event at the 2023 Asian Para Games: Rakesh Kumar and Sheetal Devi Clinch Gold

Archery Compound Open Mixed Team Event at the 2023 Asian Para Games: Rakesh Kumar and Sheetal Devi Clinch Gold

In a remarkable display of skill and precision, India’s Rakesh Kumar and Sheetal Devi secured the gold medal in the compound open mixed team archery event at the Asian Para Games 2023 in Hangzhou, China, on Thursday. Facing a tough challenge from China’s Lin and Ai, the Indian duo emerged victorious with a score of 151-149. This victory not only secured India’s 18th gold medal in the Games but also stands as the inaugural gold in archery for the nation at this prestigious event. GOLD🥇 in 🏹Archery Rakesh Kumar & Sheetal Devi take top spot in the Compound Mixed Team ...

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The newly formed British women's cycling squad has set its sights on the Tour de France Femmes, boasting a budget commensurate with its lofty aspirations.

The newly formed British women’s cycling squad has set its sights on the Tour de France Femmes, boasting a budget commensurate with its lofty aspirations.

A burgeoning addition to the British cycling scene in the coming year will be the newly established women’s cycling outfit, Hess Cycling. Fueled by the vision of Swiss entrepreneur Rolf Hess, the team is poised to secure a British Continental race license, anticipated to be granted in the ensuing weeks. Previously operating under a Luxembourg license, the squad is poised to emerge as one of seven women’s Continental teams on the British circuit in 2024. “This marks the genesis of our quest to position Hess Cycling at the forefront of professional women’s cycling in Britain,” declared Hess in a statement ...

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Sidhartha Babu Triumphs at Asian Para Games 2023, Sets New Record in Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1 Event, Securing Gold Medal

Sidhartha Babu Triumphs at Asian Para Games 2023, Sets New Record in Mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1 Event, Securing Gold Medal

At the 2023 Asian Para Games in Hangzhou, China, India’s Sidhartha Babu achieved a remarkable feat by clinching the gold medal and setting a new Games record in the mixed 50m Rifle Prone SH1 event. Babu’s outstanding performance in the finals garnered him an impressive 247.7 points, securing not only the top spot but also a coveted spot in the 2024 Paris Para Olympics. Meanwhile, Avani Lekhara concluded in 8th place in the same event’s finals. With Babu’s victory, India’s gold medal count at the Asian Para Games has now reached an impressive 17. 🔫SIDHARTHA BABU CLINCHES GOLD WITH NEW ...

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Al Michaels Earns Every Ounce of Trust

Al Michaels Earns Every Ounce of Trust

In the midst of a recent sports event, a fervent outcry arose. This time, the focal point was the venerable Al Michaels, a broadcasting legend whose iconic “Do You Believe in Miracles?” call is etched in history. However, in an unexpected turn, Michaels made a call that seemed out of sync with his usual style and insight. Just a week ago, he seemed momentarily perplexed by Christian Kirk’s touchdown, which shattered a 24-24 deadlock, securing a victory for Jacksonville over New Orleans. Michaels’ words at the moment were, “Kirk takes the ball all the way, to about the 1-yard line… ...

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Olympic Qualifiers: Banyana Banyana Grapple with DR Congo in Away Match

Olympic Qualifiers: Banyana Banyana Grapple with DR Congo in Away Match

In the first-leg of the 2024 CAF Women’s Olympic qualifier at the Stade Des Martyrs on Wednesday, Banyana Banyana and DR Congo shared the honors, settling for a 1-1 draw. DR Congo dominated the early stages, launching relentless attacks that were met with commendable saves from visiting goalkeeper Kaylin Swart. The persistence paid off when Grace Mfwamba netted the opener in the 48th minute. The South African senior women’s team, sponsored by Sasol, faced an uphill battle in search of an equalizer. Thembi Kgatlana displayed commendable efforts, but the reward remained elusive. At halftime, coach Desiree Ellis’ squad trailed 0-1. ...

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Is Virat Kohli in a good position to compete in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics?

Is Virat Kohli in a good position to compete in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics?

India’s bid to host the 2036 Olympic Games received a significant boost, thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recognition of the nation’s efforts. Cricket, after a hiatus of 128 years, has reclaimed its spot on the grand stage of multi-sport events. The 141st IOC Session in Mumbai witnessed the reinstatement of cricket into the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic lineup. Virat Kohli stands as the quintessential face of cricket, even in regions where the sport is either unfamiliar or just beginning to gain traction. In a momentous turn of events, the IOC Session concluded in Mumbai with a tale of bat ...

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Alarming Display: Startling Jordan Chiles' Fall Raises Global Gymnastics Worries

Alarming Display: Startling Jordan Chiles’ Fall Raises Global Gymnastics Worries

The Pan American Games are in full swing, and Jordan Chiles has been leading Team USA towards victory. The 2020 Olympic champion has been dominating the competition, clinching medals of every hue. Among her achievements are a gold in the team event, a silver in the vault, and a bronze in the all-around. However, on October 25, 2023, after a string of impressive victories, Jordan Chiles faced a moment of despair. The charismatic gymnast, known for her infectious enthusiasm, suffered a harrowing fall from the bars, sending shockwaves through the global gymnastics community. Fans around the world took to social ...

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2023 Pan American Games: USA's Welterweight Boxing Prodigy Nears Historic Triumph

2023 Pan American Games: USA’s Welterweight Boxing Prodigy Nears Historic Triumph

Since its inclusion in the 2012 London Olympics, women’s boxing has experienced exponential growth. The upcoming Paris 2024 Games will mark a significant milestone as an equal number of male and female athletes vie for boxing honors. A total of 248 boxers will qualify for this prestigious event in the City of Light. Meanwhile, a standout American boxer is making waves at the 2023 Pan American Games. Morelle McCane finds herself on the verge of making history. McCane boasts the #1 ranking in her division in the USA and holds the #6 spot internationally. In a decisive match at the ...

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India TV Sports Digest for October 25: The Day's Hottest 10 Trending Stories

India TV Sports Digest for October 25: The Day’s Hottest 10 Trending Stories

India TV Sports Update for October 25: South Africa’s cricket team continues its scorching run in the World Cup, successfully defending every total they’ve set in the tournament. Meanwhile, Australia is set to face the underdogs Netherlands in their 5th match of the competition. Here are today’s top 10 sports highlights. In a high-scoring match in Mumbai, South Africa maintained their dominance in the World Cup 2023, defeating Bangladesh with a 149-run victory, led by stellar performances from Quinton de Kock, Heinrich Klaasen, and the Proteas’ bowlers. Australia is gearing up to take on the Netherlands in their fifth tournament ...

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Game 3 of the Constellation Cup: Diamonds vs. Silver Ferns - Updates, Scores, and Highlights.

Game 3 of the Constellation Cup: Diamonds vs. Silver Ferns – Updates, Scores, and Highlights.

Former Diamonds sharpshooter and Fox Netball commentator Cath Cox is optimistic that Australia can overcome their recent struggles against New Zealand and potentially secure a series sweep against the Silver Ferns. This hinges on whether shooter Grace Nweke is eased back into full game play. Nweke recently made a comeback after recovering from a knee injury that had sidelined her since the World Cup in South Africa back in July. In the match against the Diamonds in Brisbane, she took to the court for two quarters, contributing to the Ferns’ performance in their 55-46 loss. Despite the loss, New Zealand ...

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Son Accused of Wellington Woman's Murder: Investigation Underwa

Son Accused of Wellington Woman’s Murder: Investigation Underwa

In a heartbreaking turn of events, Irene Katsougiannis, a beloved piano tutor and netball coach at Queen Margaret College, was found lifeless in her Miramar residence earlier this week. Authorities have identified her son, Soterios Katsougiannis, as the prime suspect in this grim case. Tragically, Soterios passed away overseas in Hong Kong, as per information obtained by RNZ. A homicide inquiry has been initiated to uncover the circumstances surrounding the 62-year-old’s demise. Law enforcement has disclosed that the individual responsible was known to Irene and departed New Zealand on Sunday, subsequently meeting his own demise in Hong Kong. Local authorities ...

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NFL Plans to 'Promote' Flag Football Participation in the 2028 Summer Olympics.

NFL Plans to ‘Promote’ Flag Football Participation in the 2028 Summer Olympics.

In a thrilling development for football enthusiasts, the International Olympic Committee’s decision to include flag football as an official sport in the 2028 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles was met with resounding approval. The NFL wasted no time in expressing their intent to support and encourage their top-tier players to participate in this historic event. During the fall league meetings in New York, NFL executive vice president Peter O’Reilly affirmed that the league would collaborate closely with vital stakeholders, including the NFL Players Association and the national governing body, USA Football, to establish a clear pathway for players to ...

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Rangers Secure 2-0 Lead Against Astros; Phillies Triumph Over Arizona

Rangers Secure 2-0 Lead Against Astros; Phillies Triumph Over Arizona

In Game 1 of the NL Championship Series, Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Jose Alvarado sealed a 5-3 victory against the Arizona Diamondbacks, marking a strong start in their quest to return to the World Series after last year’s loss to the Astros. Meanwhile, in a gripping showdown, the Texas Rangers outlasted the defending champions, the Houston Astros, with a final score of 5-4. This win gives the Rangers a 2-0 series lead in the AL Championship Series. The Astros showed resilience, narrowing the gap with home runs by Yordan Alvarez and Alex Bregman, but Rangers’ pitcher Nathan Eovaldi’s exceptional performance, ...

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Sleek, Agile, and Innovative: Unveiling the Flag Football Squads in Aberdeen and Elgin, Envisioning Olympic Glory

Sleek, Agile, and Innovative: Unveiling the Flag Football Squads in Aberdeen and Elgin, Envisioning Olympic Glory

Flag Football Makes its Olympic Debut in Los Angeles 2028: Aberdeen and Elgin Athletes Dare to Dream As flag football gains momentum in the UK, earning a coveted spot in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, local players from Aberdeen and Elgin are setting their sights on Olympic glory. The non-contact variant of American football is experiencing explosive growth across Scotland, with teams sprouting up in various regions. Notably, Aberdeen Oilcats’ own Gary Elliott and Fort William-native Liam Harper proudly represented Great Britain in this year’s European Championships, showcasing the talent brewing in the north and north-east. This weekend, Aberdeen will ...

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Cricket in the Olympics A Significant Boost for the Sport's Growth and Commercial Prospects

Cricket in the Olympics A Significant Boost for the Sport’s Growth and Commercial Prospects

Cricket Officially Included in 2028 Los Angeles Olympics: A Game-Changer for the Sport’s Global Appeal and Commercial Impact After 123 years, cricket has secured its place in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics, signifying its return to the Summer Games. Historically confined to Commonwealth countries, cricket has now gained an unprecedented opportunity to transcend boundaries and expand its international presence. With an estimated fan base of 2.5 billion and a substantial TV revenue, cricket has long held the second position globally, trailing only football. Yet, the majority of these numbers have been anchored in India, highlighting the need for a more ...

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New York Liberty Stay in the Game, Defeat Las Vegas Aces 87-73 in 2023 WNBA Finals

New York Liberty Stay in the Game, Defeat Las Vegas Aces 87-73 in 2023 WNBA Finals

Jonquel Jones Sparks Liberty’s Comeback with 27-Point Performance, Forces Game 4 in WNBA Finals 2023 In a stunning turn of events, the New York Liberty soared to victory against defending champions, the Las Vegas Aces, with an 87-73 triumph on Sunday night, breathing new life into their championship dreams. Liberty’s standout star, Jonquel Jones, emerged as the driving force behind their resounding success, delivering an impressive 27-point performance that prevented a series sweep. Adding to the Liberty’s firepower, Breanna Stewart contributed 20 points and secured 11 rebounds. With the Aces leading 2-1 in the best-of-five series, the basketball world now ...

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Beloff, Buccilli, Murphy, Sanford Enshrined in Meriden's Hall of Fame.

Beloff, Buccilli, Murphy, Sanford Enshrined in Meriden’s Hall of Fame.

From left: Meriden Hall of Fame Inductees – Jay Dennis Murphy, Enrico Buccilli, and Marvin Beloff – alongside state Reps. Michael Quinn and Hila Santiago, and Meriden Mayor Kevin Scarpati at the 47th annual Meriden Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held at the Meriden Public Library on Sunday, Oct. 15. Maria Louise Sanford was also posthumously honored. (Photo: Nicole Zappone, Record-Journal)” MERIDEN — The Meriden Public Library’s Community Room buzzed with excitement on Sunday, as residents and the loved ones of the new inductees gathered to commemorate the 47th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Marvin Beloff, Enrico Buccilli, Jay ...