first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Nur Sultan: Returning to the World Championship after eight years, double Olympic medallist Sushil Kumar lost his opening round bout to Azerbaijan’s Khadzhimurad Gadzhiyev in Nur Sultan on Friday.  Using all his experience, the wily Indian had raced to a 9-4 lead but lost seven points in a row to lose the 74 kg qualification bout. Sushil employed a four-point throw after trailing 0-2 to take lead and further consolidated it with another four-point throw, which came from a difficult position. The Azerbaijan camp challenged the throw but lost the call, giving one additional point to Sushil for a 9-4 lead at the break.  However, the second period belonged to the Junior world bronze medallist, who first pushed Sushil out and the scored of a takedown and took the lead with a gut wrench from ground position.  Time was running out but Sushil appeared to tired himself out as Gadzhiyev scored two more points with a two-point push out throw to clinch the bout. The two-time Olympic medallist will now have to wait to know his fate. If Gadzhiyev reaches the final, Sushil, will get a chance to fight for Olympic qualification as well as a bronze. Also Read |  Sushil Kumar earns World Championship ticket with win over gritty JitenderSushil is the only Indian to have won a World title when he triumphed in 2010 in Moscow. In the non-Olympic 70kg, Karan lost his Qualification round bout 0-7 to Uzbekistan’s Ikhtiyor Navruzov.Also Read | Asian Games 2018 Day 1: Bajrang Punia wins first gold for India; Sushil Kumar eliminatedBajrang Punia lost his semifinal bout against home wrestler Daulet Niyazbekov under controversial circumstances after he secured his place in the Tokyo Olympics along with debutant Ravi Dahiya at the World Wrestling Championships in Nur Sultan on Thursday. Bajrang’s frustrated coach Shako Banitidis kicked the coach’s block in anger, protesting the partisan officiating during the 65kg bout, which ended 9-9 after a nerve-wracking six minutes. Since Niyazbekov was given a bigger throw of four points in the bout, he was declared winner.  In the controversial bout, the referee gave ample time to tiring Niyazbekov to catch his breath and he was not given warning at least thrice. Instead, the home wrestler was awarded four points when they should have gone to Bajrang for effecting a throw at the edge of the circle.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Dino Babers talks about Syracuse football’s win against Western Michigan, Antwan Cordy’s injury, and his hopes for the future of the season during a weekly press conference.center_img Published on September 23, 2019 at 9:52 pmlast_img

first_img22 May 2016 England women’s team named for St Rule Trophy Olivia Winning, the Scottish women’s open stroke play champion, will team up with internationals Gemma Clews and Bethan Popel to represent England in the Nations Cup at next weekend’s St Rule Trophy. The 54-hole stroke play championship will be played over the New and Old Courses at St Andrews on 28 and 29 May. The team event is played alongside all three rounds and the best two scores from three will count. The players: Gemma Clews, 21, (Delamere Forest) tied fifth in the Welsh ladies’ stroke play and was 21st in the Scottish and 18th in the Irish versions. She won the Delamere Comboy Scratch Trophy for the third time in a row at the start of the season. Bethan Popel, 20, (Long Ashton) was runner-up in the St Rule Trophy last year and was sixth in the British women’s stroke play. This season she has tied fifth in the Welsh stroke play and been 12th in the Irish. Olivia Winning, 21, (Rotherham) won the Helen Holm Scottish ladies’ stroke play for the second time in April (pictured with the trophy, courtesy Kenny Smith). She went on to take 12th place in the Welsh stroke play, having been runner-up last year.last_img read more

first_img 200 players at the English Girls’ Championships have pledged to help grow the game of golf by introducing one friend to the sport.The aim of the campaign is for that friend to then pledge to introduce one of their friends to golf, creating a ripple effect across the country and in turn helping to boost participation levels of the sport.England Golf ambassador Charley Hull, who is currently playing at the RICOH Women’s British Open in Woburn, has backed the campaign. Charley said: “I have pledged to get one of my friends to take up golf so I can help grow the game and inspire the next generation to play. Golf is great to play with your friends – it’s a good way of spending some quality time together whilst doing exercise at the same time!”Lauren Spray, Women & Girls’ Participation Manager at England Golf said “It’s fantastic to see so many young girls pledging to help grow the game. This year is a really exciting year for golf with the sport being included in the Olympics for the first time in 112 years. With professional women such as Charley Hull and Scotland’s Catriona Matthew representing Team GB in Rio we are hoping that this will also help to inspire more women and girls all across the country to take up the game”.England Golf is working hard to tackle the challenges facing the game and create an even brighter future for golf. ‘Get into golf’ is a national campaign to get more people golfing. The campaign is designed to introduce new golfers, juniors and adults, to start playing as well as increasing the interest and participation in golf. Visit to find out about beginner courses, taster lessons and special events at clubs and ranges nationwide.Other England Golf programmes to grow participation include Golf Express, which promotes 9-hole golf to encourage busy people to play all the game in half the time. It recognises the pace of modern life and offers 9-hole formats that most golfers can conveniently fit into a busy schedule. The website offers places to play across the country through its online directory and also features special offers.England Golf is also working to attract more women and girls to golf and has just held Women’s Golf Month to draw attention to the opportunities available. These include the successful Girls Golf Rocks programme, which is run jointly with the Golf Foundation. It encourages beginners to have fun, learn a new sport, get active and play alongside friends, with the encouragement of young ambassadors from county girls’ squads.The English girls’ championships for U18, U16 and U14 age groups are taking place at The Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club. Click here for more information.Caption: Holly Haslam, Morgan Thomas, Briony Bayles, Chloe Gibbs and Bella Jay sign the pledge at the English girls’ championships. (Image © Leaderboard Photography) 28 Jul 2016 200 girls pledge to grow the game of golf last_img read more

first_imgBILL NEAL:10—The hardest losses to take are the ones you should have won!  Pitt should have beat Iowa. Matter of fact, they did beat them…in the first half.  But you gotta play that second half and Pitt didn’t show up for that part.  There’s a lot that can be said about the loss and I’m sure there will be.  No sacks. No pressure on the QB.  Predictable offense and horrible D-Back coverage. But the good news is this. They’re 3-1 and they’ve got the #1 rusher in the nation in James Conner. And a side note for ya — I met “Mr. Conner” at the Fed-Ex office in Oakland and trust me when I tell ya, he’s the beast you see on the screen. Every bit of 6’2” and 250 lbs.:09—Don’t lie. You had them written off after the death march last week in Baltimore, but last night your Pittsburgh Steelers bounced back to show the nation they are in fact the 11 and 5 playoff team I said they would be.:08—Speaking of the Steelers, and I was, all you Coach Tomlin haters, be you Black or White (Yeah, there are some of both) put the bus ticket back in your hip pocket.  He ain’t going no-where!!!last_img read more