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Sports World As It Happened: MC Mary Kom Resigns As India's Chef De Mission For Paris 2024

India lost their fourth consecutive match to hosts Australia in the five-match hockey Test series in Perth. Harmanpreet Singh and Co need to pull up their socks to bolster their confidence ahead of the Paris Olympic Games. Meanwhile, after the third game was abandoned due to rain, the United States are hosting Canada for the fourth time in their T20I series. Back home, Lucknow Super Giants went down against Delhi Capitals in match 26 of Indian Premier League 2024. Catch the highlights of all the sporting action from around the world for 12 April 2024, here

File photo of Indian boxing legend MC Mary Kom.

Sports World Highlights, April 12, 2024

India lost their fourth consecutive match to hosts Australia in the five-match hockey Test series in Perth. Harmanpreet Singh and Co need to pull up their socks to bolster their confidence ahead of the Paris Olympic Games. Meanwhile, after the third game was abandoned due to rain, the United States are hosting Canada for the fourth time in their T20I series. Back home, Lucknow Super Giants went down against Delhi Capitals in match 26 of Indian Premier League 2024. Catch the highlights of all the sporting action from around the world for 12 April 2024, here. (Cricket News | Football News)

Football Recap

Gianluca Scamacca struck twice as visiting Atalanta upset Liverpool 3-0 in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals on Thursday. In the other tie involving a PL team, West Ham were defeated 2-0 by German giants, Bayer Leverkusen. In an all-Italian matchup, Gianluca Mancini headed in a winner off a corner kick from Paulo Dybala to upset AC Milan 1-0 at San Siro.

In the UEFA Europa Conference League, Ollie Watkins and captain John McGinn scored early in each half to secure a 2-1 win for Aston Villa over Lille for manager Unai Emery, who claimed the Europa League on four occasions — three times with Sevilla and once with Villarreal.

FIDE Candidates Chess Tournament, Round 7

ACC Men's Premier Cup 2024 Action Kicks-off Today

Harry Kane's Children 'Safe' After Accident In Munich

Bayern Munich striker Harry Kane's three eldest children have been taken to hospital with minor injuries after being involved in a three-car crash in Germany. A spokesperson for Kane said to the BBC, "They are fine and only went to hospital for a routine check-up."

There Is No Ego In T20s: Jasprit Bumrah

While working relentlessly on his variations to stay ahead of batters, Jasprit Bumrah is ready to sacrifice his ego of a pacer and is willing to explore options such as slower balls to avoid being a "one-trick pony". Bumrah claimed five wickets for 21 runs to play a big role in Mumbai Indians' seven-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bengaluru on Thursday, and now occupies joint top spot in bowling chart with Yuzvendra Chahal (10 wickets). (PTI)

Vinesh Accuses WFI Chief Of Trying To End Her Olympic Dream

World Championships medallist Vinesh Phogat on Friday accused the Wrestling Federation of India president Sanjay Singh of trying to stop her from competing in the Olympic Qualifiers by creating logistical hurdles for her support staff, saying she is also fearful of being trapped in a doping case. The 29-year-old Phogat, who won 53kg bronze medals in the 2019 and 2022 World Championships besides a gold in the 2018 Asian Games (in 50kg), would be eyeing an Olympic quota in the 50kg category in the Asian qualifying tournament next week in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. (PTI)

Jamal Musiala Heading To Man City In The Summer?

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World's Second-fastest 10K Woman To Make Bengaluru Debut

Emmaculate Anyango Achol, the world's second-fastest 10K woman runner, will headline the 16th edition of TCS World 10K Bengaluru, scheduled for Sunday. The World Athletics Gold Label Road Race is a USD 210,000 prize money event featuring some of the world's most accomplished road and track and field athletes. And among the star attractions this year is Kenya's Anyango, who clocked an excellent 28:57 in Valencia while finishing behind her teammate Agnes Ngetich, who posted a world record 28:46. (PTI)

Mary Kom Steps Down As Paris Chef De Mission 

Indian boxing legend MC Mary Kom has stepped down as the chef-de-mission of the national contingent for the upcoming Paris Olympic Games 2024 citing personal reasons. Confirming the development, Indian Olympic Association president PT Usha has said that a replacement would be named after necessary consultations.

ACC Premier Cup: Nepal Bowling First Against Malaysia

The ACC Premier T20I Cup has kicked off today in Al Amerat, Oman. In the third match of the day, hot favourites Nepal are taking on Malaysia. Nepal skipper Rohit Paudel lost the toss and was asked to bowl first by Malaysia captain Virandeep Singh.

The Malaysian openers have made a fine start to their innings, rattling off 30 runs without loss in the first three overs. Muhammad Amir (14 not out) and Virandeep (15 not out) are at the crease currently.

Rohit Sharma Not Ready To Retire Yet

Expressing his strong desire to lift the 2027 ODI World Cup after narrowly missing out in the 2023 edition, India skipper Rohit Sharma has quashed speculation about his retirement, saying that he plans to "continue for a few more years".

"I haven't really thought about retirement. But, I don't know where life takes you. I am playing well at the moment and I am thinking of continuing for a few more years. I really want to win that World Cup," Rohit said in YouTube show 'Breakfast With Champions', which also had British pop singer Ed Sheeran in attendance.

ACC Premier Cup: Malaysia Set Nepal 144-Run Target

Malaysia skipper Virandeep Singh (72 not out off 57 balls; 4x4, 4x6) bats through the innings, as his team posts a total of 143 runs for the loss of three wickets in their stipulated 20 overs. Nepal have a number of explosive batters in their line-up, so the asking rate shouldn't be a much of an issue for them in match 3 of ACC Premier Cup 2024.

Hockey: India Lose 1-3 To Australia In 4th Test

India continued their disappointing performance in the crucial tour Down Under, losing 1-3 against Australia to suffer their fourth successive defeat in the five-match men's hockey Test series, in Perth. Contrary to the final result, it was a much-improved performance from the Indians but the Kookaburras were simply too strong.

All the four goals in the match, which started 40 minutes late due to lightning, came from penalty corners.

Fan Whips Player After Saudi Super Cup Final

A fan at the Saudi Super Cup final lashed an Al-Ittihad player with a whip during a confrontation moments after the match, Associated Press reports. The incident occurred after Al-Ittihad's 4-1 loss to Al-Hilal in the final played at Abu Dhabi's Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium.

A video circulating on social media shows striker Abderrazak Hamdallah throwing water from a bottle at the fan, who responds by pulling out a long whip and lashing at the Moroccan twice — appearing to hit the player's back the second time.

Augusta Masters: Tiger Woods Faces 23 Holes On Day 2

Tiger Woods faces the prospect of completing 23 holes in one day as he looks to keep his hopes of a record-equalling sixth Masters title alive. Woods was among the 27 players who were unable to finish their first rounds yesterday at Augusta National after bad weather meant the start of play had been delayed by two and a half hours.

The 15-time major winner managed to complete 13 holes in one under par to lie six shots off the pace set by former US Open champion Bryson DeChambeau, with pre-tournament favourite Scottie Scheffler just a shot behind following a flawless 66.

TT: Manika-Sathiyan Lose In Oly Qualifiers QFs

The Indian duo of Sathiyan Gnanasekaran and Manika Batra have gone down to Malaysia's Choong Javen and Lyne Karen in the quarter-finals of the World mixed doubles Olympic qualification table tennis tournament (stage 2) in Havirov, Czech Republic. The Malaysians won 4-1 (11-9, 11-9, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8) over their opponents from India, who needed to win three matches to qualify for the Paris Games in this category having got a bye in the first round.

ACC Premier Cup: Nepal Beat Malaysia By 5 Wickets

A fairly straightforward chase for Nepal, resulting in a five-wicket win in their opening game at ACC Premier Cup 2024. Rohit Paudel's side hunted down Malaysia's target of 144 runs with five wickets and four balls to spare. Dipendra Singh Airee, who picked up two wickets and scored an 11-ball 20, is the Player Of The Match.

Billie Jean King Cup: India Pip South Korea 2-1

India have picked up their third win in the Billie Jean King Cup, defeating South Korea 2-1 in their Asia Oceania Group-1 tie in Changsha, China. With the victory, India have moved up to the second spot in Pool A after three wins and one loss.

I-League: Gokulam Kerala End Season With Win

Gokulam Kerala have ended their I-League season on a high, with a 6-1 thrashing of TRAU FC at the EMS Stadium in Kozhikode. A first-half blitz was enough to neutralise an already relegated TRAU FC.

With the win, Gokulam Kerala have moved to the third spot in the table and will finish there, if Real Kashmir do not beat Namdhari tomorrow. TRAU have ended their campaign at the bottom of the table.

Asian Wrestling C'ships: No Medals For Indian Men On Last Day

Indian wrestlers could not add to the country's medal tally on the final day of the men's freestyle competition at the Asian Championships in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, after Akash Dahiya and Anirudh Kumar lost their bronze medal bouts and three others fizzled out before the medal round in their respective categories.

T20I Series: USA Set Canada 160-Run Target

Batting first in the fourth game of the five-match T20I series, the United States have set Canada a target of 160 runs. Opener Steven Taylor top-scored with a 24-ball 39, while lower-order batter Harmeet Singh stayed unbeaten on 34 off just 17 balls. USA lead the series 2-0, of which the third game was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to rain.

Sinner Vs Tsitsipas at Monte Carlo Masters Semis

Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner overcame strong resistance from Holger Rune to reach the Monte Carlo Masters semi-finals for the second straight year and set up a meeting with two-time champion Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Rune saved two match points in the second-set tie-breaker before Sinner came out on top with a 6-4, 6-7 (6), 6-3 win. The match was a repeat of last year's semi-final when Rune beat Sinner at the clay-court tournament. (AP)

IPL: DC Win Their Second Match Of Season

Indian Squad For Last Boxing Olympic Qualifiers

Men: Amit Panghal (51kg), Sachin Siwach Jr. (57kg), Abhinash Jamwal (63.5kg), Nishant Dev (71kg), Abhimanyu Loura (80kg), Sanjeet (92kg), Narender Berwal (+92kg)

Women: Ankushita Boro (60kg), Arundhati Choudhary (66kg).

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