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Champions League: Sergio Aguero hat-trick helps Manchester City trounce Moenchengladbach

Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as coach Pep Guardiola maintained his 100 percent record at the club with a commanding 4-0 victory against Borussia Moenchengladbach in their rearranged Champions League Group C opener on Wednesday. City immediately took control of the game, which was postponed on Tuesday due to heavy rain, and Aguero gave them the lead in ... Read More »

Javelin thrower Devendra Jhajharia wins gold at Rio Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO: India’s Devendra Jhajharia bettered his own world record to win gold in the men’s javelin throw F46 event at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Devendra won gold in the javelin event at the 2004 Athens Paralympics with a record throw of 62.15 metres, becoming only the second gold medallist at the Paralympics for India, and improved upon it ... Read More »

Deepa Malik becomes first Indian woman to win medal at Paralympics, bags silver in shotput

India’s Deepa Malik created history by becoming the first ever woman from the country to win a medal at the Paralympics on Monday. Deepa bagged a silver medal in the shotput F-53 event. Her throw of 4.61m was the best in her six attempts. With the win, she confirmed India’s third medal from the Rio Paralympics. She will receive a cash award of Rs 4 crore under Haryana ... Read More »

Stan Wawrinka stuns Novak Djokovic to clinch US Open title

NEW YORK: Stan Wawrinka became the oldest US Open men’s champion in 46 years when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to claim a third Grand Slam title on Sunday. Wawrinka, the 31-year-old third seed, triumphed 6-7 (1/7), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 after almost four hours of high intensity tennis. He even held his nerve when the final threatened to ... Read More »

U.S. Open: Djokovic to Face Wawrinka in Final

The U.S. Open’s most unusual match had a predictable winner: Novak Djokovic, who is back in another Open final. Djokovic, the top seed, defeated Gaël Monfils 6-3, 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 on Friday in a match of odd tactics, aching shoulders, ice towels, deep-tissue massages, a soda break and lots of sweating on a hot, humid New York afternoon. The victory ... Read More »

Rio Paralympics 2016: India’s Mariyappan Thangavelu wins gold, Varun Singh Bhati the bronze in high jump

In a historic moment for India, Mariyappan Thangavelu won the gold medal while compatriot Varun Singh Bhati clinched the bronze in the men’s high jump T-42 event on Saturday at the Rio Paralympics. The 20-year-old Thangavelu made a leap of 1.89m, while Bhati jumped his personal best of 1.86m to finish third. USA’s Sam Grewe bagged the silver medal. India’s other medal prospect Sharad ... Read More »

Rio Paralympics 2016: Brazil president booed at opening ceremony

Brazilian president Michel Temer was booed as the 2016 Paralympic Games opened in Rio de Janeiro to a backdrop of colour, music and a powerful message of inclusivity. Thousands of performers were involved either side of the two-hour procession of competing countries at the Maracana. Competition begins on Thursday, when Britain’s Dame Sarah Storey can become the most successful female ... Read More »

Konjuh, 18, in 1st Slam QF after upsetting Radwanska at Open

NEW YORK (AP) — Trying to serve out the biggest victory of her career, 18-year-old Ana Konjuh was startled — right along with everyone else under the roof in Arthur Ashe Stadium — by a piercing noise coming from the U.S. Open arena’s sound system during a ball toss. The Croatian recoiled, let the ball drop and put her left ... Read More »