The Indian men’s kabaddi team suffered a shock 27 – 18 loss at the hands of Iran in the semi-final in the 2018 Asian Games.The men’s team, who are seven-time gold-medallists and also the world champions, will have to settle for a bronze medal.It is the first time in the history of the Asian Games that India would come back home without a gold in the men’s kabaddi. They had also lost 23-24 against South Korea in the grpoup stage, but bounced back to beat Thailand 49-30 in their fourth and final Group A match. They had beaten Bangladesh 50-21 and Sri Lanka 44-28 before losing to South Korea.There was good new from the Indian women’s kabaddi team, who entered their third successive final at the Asian Games with a dominating win over Chinese Taipei in the semifinals.The Indian team, which won the gold medal in the last two editions of the Asian Games, continued its impressive run by defeating Chinese Taipei 27-14 in the last four contest.INDIAN Womens Kabaddi Team captain Payel Chowdhury speaking on their emphatic win over Chinese Taipei (27-14) to reach Women’s Team Finals #AsianGames #AsianGames2018 pic.twitter.com/tYIF9D5so5 Doordarshan Sports (@ddsportschannel) August 23, 2018The Indian women’s team which won the World Cup thrice in 2012, 2013 and 2014, will face either Iran or Thailand in the finals.India had topped Group A to qualify for the semifinals. The women’s team defeated Sri Lanka 38-12 before trouncing Indonesia 54- 22 in their final group match. The Indians had beaten Japan 43-12 and Thailand 33-23 in their earlier group matches.advertisement(With inputs from Agencies)
If the first two rounds of the 2016 NCAA Tournament weren’t the most exciting in the event’s history, they’re certainly in the running. We saw a 15-seed knock off the national title favorite. We saw numerous buzzer-beaters – including one from half-court. We saw a 12-point comeback in just 44 seconds. And we witnessed historic dominance from one conference – the ACC.Now, we’re onto the Sweet 16 – where the insanity seems to have settled. In fact, Gonzaga – winner of the West Coast Conference – is the only school from a non-power league left. That being said, the Bulldogs are dangerous.Here’s an updated look at the bracket. All four No. 1 seeds remain – though many have tough matchups this week. One week from now, we’ll know which teams will be participating in the Final Four.Here’s the schedule for games on Thursday and Friday. Elite Eight contests will be played Saturday and Sunday.Thursday:(2) Villanova vs. (3) Miami: 7:10 PM ET on CBS(2) Oklahoma vs. (3) Texas A&M: 7:37 PM ET on TBS(1) Kansas vs. (5) Maryland: 9:40 PM ET on CBS(1) Oregon vs. (4) Duke: 10:07 PM ET on TBSFriday:(1) Virginia vs. (4) Iowa State: 7:10 PM ET on CBS(6) Notre Dame vs. (7) Wisconsin: 7:27 PM ET on TBS(10) Syracuse vs. (11) Gonzaga: 9:40 PM ET on CBS(1) North Carolina vs. (5) Indiana: 9:57 PM ET on TBSIt’s been a historic year. Are there more surprises in store?
APTN National NewsDesnethé-Missinippi-Churchill River is one of the largest ridings in Canada.It’s bigger than the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.There are more than 43,000 eligible voters in the riding and more than half are Metis or First Nation.The incumbent is Conservative Rob Clarke.As APTN’s Larissa Burnouf reports, the election is shaping into a bitter battleground between the Liberals and Conservatives.