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Sania Mirza gives birth to baby boy

Sports power couple Sania Mirza and Shoaib Malik welcomed their first child, a baby boy.

“Excited to announcee: Its a boy and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumduliah,” former cricket captain tweeted.

Sania has largely kept away from the Tennis field and been rather active posing pictures on social media, through different stages of her pregnancy.

She even got a photoshoot done with baby bump, showcasing how much she enjoyed the phase.

Shaoib on the other hand kept busy with cricketing responsibilities.

Though the rumours were rife in the initial stages, Shaoib had denied them categorically until later months.

Sania had said earlier that the baby would have names of both father and mother, contrary to the tradition of the child carrying the father’s surname.

Sania herself did not change her surname after marriage and continues to carry her father’s name Mirza.


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Rape charges : Cristiano Ronaldo omitted from Portugal squad for upcoming matches

Following rape accusation, the soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo, has been left out of Portugal’s squad for upcoming friendlies against Poland and Scotland.

Portugal is set take on Poland on 11 October and Scotland three days later.

Ronaldo is accused of raping a woman, Kathryn Mayorga, in  a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009. Her suit says he raped her while she repeatedly screamed “no” and “stop” several times.

Back then, Mayorga says, the 33-year–old star took advantage of her fragile emotional state and coerced her into signing a settlement and nondisclosure agreement in 2009. She claims to have received $3,75,000 in exchange for her silence. She filed a suit on Friday, 29 Sept, to render the agreement void.

Las Vegas police said on Monday, they have reopened the criminal investigation last month.

Ronaldo denied allegations and in a live Instagram post on Friday said the woman’s claims to be fake.

In a more vehement denial and irk over the scandal he later said “Rape is an abominable crime that goes against everything that I am and believe in. Keen as I may be to clear my name, I refuse to feed the media spectacle created by people seeking to promote themselves at my expense.”

Mayorga’s lawyer said she was emboldened to speak out because of the #MeToo movement.

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Kerala athlete Jinson Johnson bags Arjuna Award

New Delhi : After doing the country and specially Kerala proud at recently concluded Asian Games 2018, Jinson Johnson has bagged the prestigious Arjuna Award on Monday.

The award committee met in Delhi and selected Jinson for the award.

Arjuna Awards are given by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for exemplary achievement in sports.

Johnson proved his mettle at the multi-sporting carnival in Jakrata and Palembang in both 1500m and 800m category winning gold and silver.


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SC opens Punjab minister Sidhu’s road rage case; Could face jail

New Delhi : The Supreme court will reopen a 1998 road rage case against Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, in which a man died following a parking lot brawl. The apex court has sent the cricketer-turned politician a notice, asking him to show cause why it should not convict him with a harsher sentence.

The move comes on the back of plea, submitted by the victim’s family, against Sidhu being let of with just a nominal fine of Rs 1,000.

On 27 December, 1998, Sidhu and his friend, Rupinder Singh Sandhu, got into an argument with the victim, Gurnam Singh, over parking space in Patiala. The two allegedly hit Gurnam after dragging him out of his car.

The trial court acquitted Sidhu however, the Hariyana High Court held him guilty and handed out a three-year jail term.

Sidhu then approached Supreme Court where the bench suspended the sentence and granted him bail, thus making him eligible to contest bypolls in Amritsar.

Earlier this year, a bench headed by Justice Chalemeswar and Sanjay Kishan Kaul let the two off with a fine of Rs 1,000, for lack of concrete evidence that the victim died “by the single blow” .

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Sacked Sikh cop in Pakistan seeks Navjot Singh Sidhu’s help for reinstatement

Pakistan’s first Sikh police officer Gulab Singh has sought Navjot Singh Sidhu’s intervention to regain lost post, according to reports.

Gulab has also requested for repossession of his house in Dera Chahal in Lahore.

Former Indian cricketer and Punjab cabinet minster, Sidhu, is currently in Pakistan to attend prime minister-designate  Imran Khan’s swaring-in ceremony.

Gulab reportedly learnt of Sidhu’s visit and thought it fitful to seek help to “restore the pride of another Sikh.”

He send the request across in an e-mail to the minister.

Gulab was terminated from service for allegedly disobeying rules, giving interviews to foreign media houses and refusing to join the duty despite being summoned repeatedly by his department.

He was later forcibly evicted from his house in Gudwara Dera Chaha, which he claims, was in his family’s possession since partition.

India had earlier condemned the ‘mistreatment’ of the Sikh officer.


Barcelona drops Paul Pogba interest

Barcelona have dropped their interest in Paul Pogba, accepting that the Frenchman will not severe ties with Mancestr United in this transfer window.

Meanwhile Jose Mourinho has come out and called Pogma a “monster” after his excellent display against Leicester City last night.

“Pogba was a monster,””We though maximum(he would play) 60 minutes, but he managed more than 80” Mourinho said.


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Russia’s “psychic” Cat Predicts Winner of Opening Game Right : World Cup

A Russian cat reputed to have psychic powers made a perfect prediction by pointing out the right winner of the first game on Thursday.

Achilles spends the day catching mice at St Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum plumped for his home nation Russia that went on to beat Saudi Arabia in the tournament opener.

The feline pundit got into spotlight by predicting a number of results correctly in the Confederations Cup held in Russia last year.

Achilles is deaf and was presented to world’s media for his first prediction of the tournament.

The Prediction Ritual
Achilles was offered two bowls of food with flags of two nations over each. He initially hesitated for a moment from eating bowl with the Russian flag but eventually pawed forward for his motherland.

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French Open 2018 Men’s Title : Rafael Nadal Beats Dominic Thiem

Rafael Nadal defeated Dominic Thiem to claim his 11th French Open title and his 17th grand slam title.

It was Nadal’s seventh win in 10 matches against the 24-year-old Thiem, who has been the only player to beat Nadal on clay over the past few years.

32-year-old collected the trophy from the great Australian champion Ken Rosewell with tears tricking down his cheeks.

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CWG 2018 : Keralites Irfan and Rakesh Sent Home For Syringe Violation

Gold Coast : Indian race walker KT Irfan and triple jumper V Rakesh Babu were ousted in disgrace from the Commonwealth Games after the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) court  pronounced them  guilty of breaching the event’s strict No-Needle policy.

“Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodu are being with immediate effect not permitted to participate in the Games. The accreditation of Rakesh Babu and Irfan Kolothum Thodi has been suspended with effect from 09:00 hours on april 13, 2018. Both athletes were removed from the Games village,” the CGF President Louse Martin said in a statement.

The duo will depart Australia on fist flight available, Martin added.

Others barred in the incident are Commonwealth Games Association of India, General Team Manager, namdev Shirganoker and Athletics Team Manager Ravinder Chaudhry.

Athletes are barred from using syringes unless with prior declaration made to the medical commission or a declaration is made within 24 hours of usage.

The CGF confirmed there was no doping offence involved.

The CGF Federation Court relied on testimonies given by cleaner manager at the Games and Australia Anti-Doping Authority Principal Investigator.

Irfan’s denying knowledge of how a needle appeared in the cup in Bedroom 2 and Rakesh’s claiming ignorance of the syringe found in his bag in the same room were observed as “unreliable and evasive” by the court.

All the four paragraphs in the ruling referred to norms related to declaration of needle usage.

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Messi Bags Hat-Trick : Barcelona v Leganes

Lionel Messi fired scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 win over Leganes on Saturday.

Messi opened the scores with a fine free-kick. Five minutes later, he  struck his second and sealed the win in the closing stages with his 39th goal of the season.

Nabil EI Zhar pulled a goal back for 14th-placed Leganes in the 68th minute. However Barcelona kept all the points after Messi hit his third with three minutes left.

The killer third arrived in the 86th minute. Dembele opened up the Leganes defence with a clever pass to Messi and after the ball fired off his chest flying over Ceullar for his third LaLiga hat-trick of the season.

Closest challengers Atletico Madrid take on Arch rivals Real Madrid on Sunday but Barca now is set unstoppable with seven games away from completing the first unbeaten LaLiga season in history.