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Sports Updates: ISL SF Sees Odisha FC Beats Mohun Bagan Super Giant In First Leg - As It Happened

April 23, 2024 brings a lot of exciting sporting action. In the Indian Premier League, Lucknow Super Giants deny Chennai Super Kings sweet revenge, as they defeat them for second time this season. In football, Inter have won the Milan Derby and will be crowned as the Serie A champions for the 20th time. Back home, the Indian Super League semi-finals Odisha FC beats Mohun Bagan Super Giant 2-1 in first leg. The Archery World Cup also began today in Shanghai, China with Indian hopes again resting on Deepika Kumari's bow. Shotgun shooter permitted to compete in national trials despite not meeting criteria. Follow all this and a lot more with scores and updates of all major sporting events today, right here

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Sports World LIVE: April 23, 2024

April 23, 2024 brings a lot of exciting sporting action. In the Indian Premier League, Lucknow Super Giants deny Chennai Super Kings sweet revenge, as they defeat them for second time this season. In football, Inter have won the Milan Derby and will be crowned as the Serie A champions for the 20th time. Back home, the Indian Super League semi-finals Odisha FC beats Mohun Bagan Super Giant 2-1 in first leg. The Archery World Cup also began today in Shanghai, China with Indian hopes again resting on Deepika Kumari's bow. Shotgun shooter permitted to compete in national trials despite not meeting criteria. Follow all this and a lot more with scores and updates of all major sporting events today, right here

Inter Milan Win Serie A

Novak Djokovic Wins Laureus World Sports Award

Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have both won laurels at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Madrid. Djokovic won the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award for a record-equalling fifth time, adding to the awards he won in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2019. The 36-year-old Serbian was recognised for his remarkable 2023 season in which he came within one set of completing a calendar-year Grand Slam.

The Rafael Nadal Foundation received the Laureus Sport for Good Award during the glittering ceremony.

Latest Football News: Leeds Pip Middlesbrough 4-3

Crysencio Summerville’s brace boosted Leeds’ hopes of automatic promotion as they edged to a 4-3 victory against Middlesbrough in a thrilling EFL Championship clash. A relentless opening saw five goals scored in the first half alone, starting with Boro going in front through Isaiah Jones just seven minutes in, but the visitors soon got their foot back in the game with goals from Summerville and Patrick Bamford in the space of 11 minutes.

An enthralling end-to-end encounter saw Emmanuel Latte Lath level on the 30 minute mark but Wilfried Gnonto restored Leeds’ advantage from a ruthless attack.

Nicolas Jackson Racial Abuse: Chelsea Threaten Criminal Charges

Chelsea have threatened to bring criminal charges against anyone found to have racially abused Nicolas Jackson in the aftermath of their FA Cup semi-final loss to Manchester City. The 22-year-old forward missed a number of chances at Wembley as his side bowed out of the cup with a 1-0 defeat and was subsequently the target of abuse on social media.

The racist comments were left on an Instagram post he had made following last week’s victory over Everton, in which he scored his 10th goal of the season.

Latest Chess Update: Kasparov Heaps Praise On Indians 

La Liga: Mallorca Lose To Sevilla, Face Relegation Threat

Mallorca remain dangerously close to the La Liga relegation zone after losing at Sevilla 2-1. Three teams go down and Mallorca are tied at fourth to last with Celta Vigo. Both teams are six points ahead of third-to-last Cadiz with four games to play. Cadiz host Mallorca next Sunday.

Latest Football News: Olympiakos Lift Youth League Title

A three-goal spree in six second-half minutes has lifted Olympiakos to a first European title for Greek football clubs as they beat AC Milan 3-0 in the UEFA Youth League final. The senior Olympiakos team can quickly make it two UEFA titles in the Europa Conference League next month. Olympiakos play Aston Villa in the semifinals.

Golfer Nelly Korda Withdraws From LA Championship 

Nelly Korda is putting her bid for a historic sixth straight victory on hold. The LGPA golfer has officially withdrawn from the JM Eagle LA Championship, which begins Thursday at Wilshire Country Club in Los Angeles. “It was not an easy decision,” Korda said in a statement posted on the LPGA Tour website.

"After the unbelievable week at The Chevron and grinding through the mental and physical challenges of four events in the past five weeks, I am definitely feeling exhausted. With so much still to come throughout 2024, I feel I need to listen to my body and get some rest, so I can be ready for the remainder of the season.”

Latest Cricket News: Narine Rules Out T20 World Cup

Former West Indies bowling all-rounder Sunil Narine, who is having a terrific Indian Premier League 2024 season, will not be reversing his retirement decision for the upcoming ICC Men's T20 World Cup in the Caribbean and USA, insisting that the "door is now closed".

NBA: New York Knicks Trump Philadelphia 76ers

Donte DiVincenzo's go-ahead 3-pointer with 13.1 seconds left highlighted a furious late rally that propelled the New York Knicks to a crucial 104-101 win over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference quarter-finals series. Down 101-96 in the final minute, the second-seeded Knicks scored the game's final eight points to grab a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series, which shifts to Philadelphia for Game 3.

Latest Cricket News: LSG Vs CSK Tonight

Tonight's Indian Premier League 2024 match features Lucknow Super Giants in Chennai Super Kings' den, the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Given the kind of reception MS Dhoni has received all over the country this season, one can only imagine how Chennai will greet him tonight.

Before the match begins, check out three key battles that could spice up the encounter, in our report here.

La Liga: Will Barcelona Demand Real Madrid Replay? 

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has threatened legal action and could demand a replay after his side were denied a goal against Real Madrid at the weekend. Lamine Yamal thought he had scored in the 28th minute of their 3-2 La Liga loss at the Bernabeu but, after a lengthy VAR check, it was ruled the ball had not cross the line.

The Spanish competition does not use goal-line technology.

Latest Football News: AFC Champions League SFs Coming Up

The second leg of the AFC Champions League semi-finals kicks off tonight. At 11:30pm IST, Al-Hilal will take on Al Ain, with the latter leading the tie 4-2 as of now. At 3:30pm tomorrow, Yokohama FM will meet Ulsan, with the latter leading 1-0.

IPL: Warner Says DC Need To Improve With 'Both Bat And Ball' 

Even as Delhi Capitals prepare to welcome Gujarat Titans for the return leg of the fixture, their star batter David Warner admits they must pull up their socks in all departments, if they are to qualify for the play-offs.

"We've got a little bit of improving to do, both with bat and the ball. If we can minimise the totals, it would be great. And then if we bat first, try and put a big total on the board and defend it," Warner said in a media interaction.

IPL: MS Dhoni Practises Ahead Of LSG Clash - Watch

Sri Lankan Legends League: Indian Team Owner Accused Of Match Fixing

Indian national Yoni Patel, who owns a cricket team in the unsanctioned Legends Cricket League here, is set to be indicted for match-fixing along with compatriot P Akash, a Colombo magistrate's court official has said.

This was after Patel's application for bail was refused by the court last Friday and the travel ban imposed on the duo was extended by one month, the official revealed.

The Indians have been accused of trying to fix matches in the Legends Cricket League which was held between March 8 and 19 at central Kandy district's Pallekele International Stadium. A side called Rajasthan Kings defeated New York Super Strikers in the final. (PTI)

FA Cup: Man City vs Man United Final Game Time

The FA Cup final match between Manchester City and Manchester United will kick off at the traditional time of 3 PM (14.00 GMT) | 7:30 PM IST on May 25, said the Football Association at the Wembley Stadium.

ISL Final Match Venue: Home Ground Of Higher Ranked

The Indian Super League (ISL) on Tuesday said that the 2023-24 season final, scheduled on May 4, will be played at the home ground of the higher-ranked team in the league among the finalists.

Mohun Bagan pipped Mumbai City FC in a thriller on April 15 to win the League shield, with FC Goa finishing third.

Kolkata, Mumbai and Goa are therefore in contention to host the ISL final. Tickets for the match will go on sale once the venue is confirmed. (PTI)

Cricket Meets Tollywood

Asian U-20 Meet: Indian Athletes Ready To Showcase Their Potential

Promising thrower Siddharth Choudhary and middle distance runner Laxita Sandilea will look to defend their shot put and 1500m titles in men and women's group, respectively, in the Asian U-20 Athletics Championships starting here from Wednesday.

The Athletics Federation of India (AFI) has shortlisted a 60-member team, including 31 male to compete at the Asian U-20 meet that will also act as a qualifying event for the August 27-31 World U-20 Athletics Championship in Lima, Peru. (PTI)

PGMOL To Allow Nottingham Forest To Hear Var Audio Of Rejected Penalty Claims

Nottingham Forest will be given the opportunity to privately hear the VAR audio connected to three penalty claims in their match against Everton last Sunday.

Forest called on Monday for the audio between Stuart Attwell and on-field official Anthony Taylor to be released publicly.

Sources close to referees body Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) insist it has nothing to hide and will give the club the opportunity to hear the audio in private, as it would any other club making a similar request. (Stats Perform)

Police Clear Out A Migrant Camp In Central Paris; Activists Call It 'Pre-Olympics Sweep'

French police evicted migrants from a makeshift camp in Paris a few steps away from the Seine River on Tuesday, the latest operation in what aid groups call a campaign of 'social cleansing'' ahead of the Summer Olympics.

 Before dawn on an unusually cold April morning, around 30 teenage boys and young men from West Africa were awakened by police and urged to pack their tents and belongings. Most of them were underage and in the process of seeking residency papers. (AP)

Football: Unai Emery Extends Aston Villa Contract

Aston Villa manager Unai Emery has committed to the club until at least 2027 after his contract was extended.

The Spaniard’s existing deal still had two years to run but he has agreed terms for an additional 12 months, the PA news agency understands.

Villa are also keen to sit down with the 52-year-old in the summer and discuss a new longer-term contract. (Stats Perform)

CSK Vs LSG Toss Update

Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul has won the toss and opted to bowl against Chennai Super Kings at Chepauk.

FA Cup: Ten Hag Calls Reactions To Man United's Semifinal Win "A Disgrace"

After limping into the FA Cup final, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag came out fighting on Tuesday.

His team was roundly criticized for blowing a 3-0 lead against second-tier Coventry on Sunday and needing a penalty shootout to advance to the final. (AP)

Shotgun Shooter Permitted To Compete In National Trials Despite Not Meeting Criteria

The National Rifle Association of India, which is fighting a court battle to uphold its selection criteria in the ongoing trials for Paris Olympics, seems to have bent the rules for one marksman recently, allowing him to participate despite lower-than-requisite scores. 

Trap marksman Karan missed the National Rifles Association of India's (NRAI) criteria for shotgun selection trials by two points but was allowed to compete, while several others, who shot identical scores during last year's National Championships, were not considered. (PTI)

CSK Vs LSG - CSK Are 135/3 After 15 Overs

Ruturaj Gaikwad is batting with command and authority despite his side losing three wickets. With Shivam Dube at the crease and the last five overs, expect fireworks at Chepauk. Another wicket here, could we see 'MSD' at the stadium? Let's wait and watch.

TCS World 10K: New Starting Point, Meticulous Arrangements In Place

The 16th edition of the TCS World 10K Bengaluru will have a new starting point this time, the organisers said while detailing the meticulous arrangements in place for the race on Sunday.

This year over 28000 registered participants will start the race from Cubbon Road outside the Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw Parade Ground.

The pre-race venue for all runners is Rajendra Sinhji Army Officers Institute (RSAOI) and the post-race engagements will be held at the Manekshaw Ground, said organisers on Tuesday. (PTI)

ISL Semifinal: Odisha FC Beats Mohun Bagan Super Giant 2-1 In First Leg

Odisha FC clinched a crucial 2-1 win over Mohun Bagan Super Giant in Bhubaneshwar. Goals from Carlos Delgado and Roy Krishna gave Odisha the victory. They now head to the second leg in Kolkata on Sunday with a one-goal advantage.

Manvir Singh scored the only goal for Mohun Bagan in the third minute.

Boxing: Gervonta Davis Tells Ryan Garcia- Consider Retirement

After his stunning victory against Devin Haney on Saturday night, Ryan Garcia received an unexpected suggestion from his former rival, Gervonta Davis. Davis urged Garcia to consider retiring from boxing. Garcia's remarkable performance, which saw him knock down Haney three times and win by points, surprised the boxing world.

LSG Defeat CSK At Chepauk

Lucknow Super Giants deny Chennai Super Kings sweet revenge, as they defeat them for second time this season by six wickets.

Marcus Stoinis smashed an outstanding century to trump Ruturaj Gaikwad's effort as Lucknow Super Giants beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in an IPL match on Tuesday. Stoinis remained unbeaten 124 off 63 balls with 13 fours and six sixes as LSG completed a record run chase at the Chepauk in 19.3 overs. This was also highest individual score in IPL in a run-chase.

Playoffs NBA 2024: NBA Playoff Opener Highlights Home Court Advantage with 11-0 Record

The start of the title series couldn't be more convincing: with 11 games played, home teams have secured 11 wins. This marks the NBA's first such streak without any away wins since 2013.

The Cavaliers, Knicks, and Nuggets have already taken a 2-0 lead against the Magic, Sixers, and Lakers, respectively, after playing their first two games in front of their home fans. Additionally, the Wolves, Celtics, Clippers, Bucks, and Thunder have been strong at home, each taking a 1-0 lead against the Suns, Heat, Mavericks, Pacers, and Pelicans, respectively.

Good night!

From bow to ball, we've covered all the sporting action today. We hope you've enjoyed it. Stay tuned for more updates across different sporting disciplines.

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