News 18 Nov 2018, 14:14 IST SHARE Markham (Canada), Nov 18 (PTI) India's Lakshya Sen settled for a bronze medal in the World Junior Badminton Championship after suffering a narrow defeat to top seed Kunlavut Vitidsarn of Thailand in the men's singles semifinals here.The 17-year-old from Almora, who had clinched the Asian Junior title this year, fought hard before going down 22-20 16-21 13-21 to Vitidsarn in a match that went on for an hour and 11 minutes on Saturday."I could not get into my usual rhythm, though I managed to win the first game. But he (Kunlavut) was too strong in the second. I could not play to my strong points and my opponent had all answers to my strokes," said the world junior No. 3 shuttler.Lakshya, who was the last Indian hope in the tournament, began well and in what was a touch-and-go opening game, the Indian seized the opportunity past midway and sealed the extended game in his favour.But the Thai came back strongly in the second game to level 1-1 and … [Read more...] about Lakshya settles for bronze in World Junior Championship
England completed victory in the second Test against Sri Lanka on Sunday morning and with it series victory. Jack Leach took five wickets and Moeen Ali four to guide England over the line to complete a first overseas Test series win in three years. Here, Scyld Berry - the Telegraph's cricket correspondent - delivers his verdict on each England player. You can have your say in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Rory Burns No wonder Surrey won the championship under his captaincy. He led from the front here, though only in his second Test, by initiating Operation Sweep in England’s second innings. He had not been to south Asia before - while the likes of Ben Foakes and Keaton Jennings... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for free … [Read more...] about England player ratings from second-Test win over Sri Lanka: Who came closest to top marks in Kandy?
The M20 has fully reopened after work to install a new footbridge was completed a day ahead of schedule.The motorway was due to be closed between junctions four and six until 6am on Monday morning.But Highways England announced last night that the work had finished earlier than planned.The main part of the footbridge was put in place at about 8.20am on Saturday and engineers started to work on the left hand side connection from land to the bridge.The closure caused congestion on surrounding roads.There was slow moving traffic west-bound between Ditton and Leybourne.Teapot Lane footbridge in Aylesford was removed in September, closing the motorway between Junction 4 for Leybourne and Junction 6 at Blue Bell Hill. … [Read more...] about M20 reopens 24 hours ahead of schedule
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Jimmy Butler knocked down a 3-pointer as time expired in overtime, and the Philadelphia 76ers overcame a career-high 60 points from Kemba Walker to beat the Charlotte Hornets 122-119 on Saturday night.Butler's play in the final seconds was the difference. He blocked Walker's shot and saved the ball to a teammate with 15 seconds left, setting the stage for his winning jumper from the top of the key over Dwayne Bacon.Joel Embiid finished with 33 points and 11 rebounds and Ben Simmons had 23 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists as the 76ers defeated the Hornets for the third time this season. Butler had 15 points in his third game with his new team.Walker's 60 points were the most in the NBA this season, topping Klay Thompson's 52 against Chicago on Oct. 29.Walker finished 21 of 34 from the field and had six 3-pointers. He made all 12 foul shots and had seven rebounds and four assists.CLIPPERS 127, NETS 118NEW YORK (AP) — Danilo Gallinari scored 28 points, … [Read more...] about NBA roundup: Kemba Walker scores 60 points; Sixers top Hornets 122-119 in OT
Arkansas cornerback Ryan Pulley is shown during a game against Mississippi State on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, in Starkville, Miss. - Photo by Ben Goff STARKVILLE, Miss. -- The problems for the University of Arkansas football team against Mississippi State started before kickoff Saturday, said D.J. Williams, a former All-America tight end for the Razorbacks. Williams, who works for Little Rock TV station KARK-Channel 4, said he saw Arkansas defensive backs Ryan Pulley and Kamren Curl taking photos and talking with female members of Mississippi State's spirit squad before the Razorbacks went through warmups. Arkansas Coach Chad Morris, asked in his postgame news conference about players socializing with cheerleaders, said it was unacceptable. Razorbacks senior linebacker Dre Greenlaw said he wasn't aware of any teammates talking to cheerleaders. "That's not something I would do," Greenlaw said. "I surely wasn't doing it. "Some people have got different focuses. Obviously, you could … [Read more...] about Ex-Hog points out flirting