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Lyon win Girls’s Champions League

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TURIN: Lyon received the Girls’s Champions League on Saturday after beating Barcelona 3-1 to be topped queens of Europe for a record-extending eighth time.

First-half objectives from Amandine Henry, Ada Hegerberg, and Catarina Macario have been sufficient to take the title from pre-match holders Barca, who pulled one again by way of captain Alexia Putellas simply earlier than half-time.

The expectation was excessive amongst Barca followers, who descended in massive numbers on the Allianz Stadium in Turin to look at a workforce who’ve been tipped to finish Lyon’s dominance of the ladies’s recreation in Europe.

Nonetheless, they couldn’t come again from going three objectives down within the first 33 minutes.

“I’m tremendous completely happy to have scored as a result of it helped us settle in to the match. It can stay engraved in my reminiscence,” mentioned Henry after her blockbuster end.

“I’m not used to scoring however this may give me much more confidence and extra need to maintain taking part in.”

The harm was performed in a whirlwind opening interval by which Lyon confirmed their European pedigree and for giant tracts steamrollered Barca.

Henry opened the scoring within the sixth minute with a phenomenal strike which got here out of nowhere, the France icon choosing up the ball means out earlier than letting off a rocket which Sandra Panos may solely grasp at in useless.

From there Lyon kicked into gear and Hegerberg had her 59th purpose in 60 Champions League appearances within the twenty third minute when she calmly nodded in Selma Bacha’s cross from shut vary.

Ten minutes later Barca’s heads have been spinning after a baffling defensive mix-up left Macario with a tap-in to make it three from virtually on the purpose line.

Barca seemed lifeless and buried however Ballon d’Or holder Putellas dragged her workforce again into it 4 minutes earlier than the break when she saved Caroline Graham Hansen’s miscued cross by lashing dwelling a low first-time end.

Patricia Guijarro thought she had lower the deficit to only one in probably the most spectacular means doable when she launched an audacious shot from simply after the half-way line which crashed again out from the underside of the bar.

From there Barca have been the higher workforce however lacked the killer contact, with Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic volleying an amazing likelihood extensive with seven minutes remaining highlighting a wastefulness which ultimately price them their European crown.

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LPL 2022: 9 Pakistani cricketers picked, Imad amongst costliest picks

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The gamers’ draft for the 2022 version of the Lanka Premier League (LPL) was held on Tuesday. Varied franchises picked 9 cricketers from Pakistan.

Galle Gladiators bagged all-rounder Imad Wasim for $60,000. He’s among the many costliest gamers.

In the meantime, Asif Ali was bagged by Colombo Stars for $50,000, Faheem Ashraf ($50,000) by Galle Gladiators, and veteran batter Shoaib Malik for $40,000 by Jaffna Kings.

Jaffna additionally obtained the providers of Shahnawaz Dahani for $25000 whereas Galle Gladiators bagged Azam Khan for a similar worth.

Rising batter Haider Ali went to Dambulla Giants for $25000. In the meantime, pacer Usman Shinwari and Sarfaraz Ahmed had been picked for $15000 respectively by Kandy Falcons and Galle Gladiators.

The 2022 Draft included a complete of 353 gamers, together with 173 Sri Lankan first-class gamers, Worldwide and ex-Worldwide gamers, and 180 overseas gamers.

The five-team competitors will finish on August 21, 2022, and can happen in Colombo and Hambantota.

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Shikhar Dhawan to guide India in West Indies ODIs as Kohli, Rohit, Bumrah rested

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India have named a younger 16-member squad for the upcoming three-match ODI collection in West Indies.

Shikhar Dhawan is ready to guide the aspect, with Ravindra Jadeja named vice-captain. India will play three ODIs in Trinidad, beginning 22 July.

A number of key members of the ODI squad, together with common captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah amongst others, have been rested for the collection.

Deepak Hooda has been rewarded for his spectacular exhibiting within the current T20Is and finds a spot within the squad. Shubman Gill returns to the ODI setup for the primary time for the reason that tour of Australia in 2020.

With Rishabh Pant rested, Ishan Kishan and Sanju Samson would be the designated wicket-keepers. The spin trio of Jadeja, Yuzvendra Chahal and Axar Patel shall be tasked with main the bowling assault within the absence of senior quick bowlers.

India have opted to area a younger, inexperienced tempo assault for the collection. Shardul Thakur, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj and Arshdeep Singh full India’s fast-bowling unit. Of the 5, probably the most capped is Shardul Thakur with 19 ODIs whereas Avesh Khan and Arshdeep Singh are but to make their ODI debut.

India squad: Shikhar Dhawan (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Deepak Hooda, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wk), Sanju Samson (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Prasidh Krishna, Mohammed Siraj, Arshdeep Singh

After the completion of the ODI collection, India are set to play West Indies in 5 T20Is in what shall be thought-about to be essential preparation for the T20 World Cup later this 12 months.

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Lacking mountaineers Shehroze Kashif, Fazal Ali traced

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SAKARDU: Pakistani mountaineer Shehroze Kashif’s father Salman Kashif on Wednesday mentioned that his son and Fazal Ali, who had gone lacking whereas descending the summit of Nanga Parbat, have been traced.

The mountaineer duo had individually summited the Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest peak on the planet, on Tuesday. Shehroze claimed the title of the world’s youngest mountaineer to scale the Nanga Parbat.

The mountain is taken into account essentially the most deadly and hardest.

Salman mentioned that Shehroze had been seen shifting in the direction of the third camp from the fourth camp.

“Each Shehroze and Fazal are shifting in the direction of camp three,” Salman mentioned.

He, nonetheless, complained that “nobody” helped his son and Fazal and each of the mountaineers are returning on their very own.

Earlier, Salman had mentioned that contact had been misplaced along with his son on his return from Nanga Parbat.

In an emotional video message, Shehroze’s father appealed to the federal government to launch a search operation to hint the mountaineer.

“He [Shehroze] is simply 20-years-old. He has made huge achievements and introduced a very good title to Pakistan,” Shehroze’s father mentioned in a shaky voice.

“Is that this the payback on this nation?” he requested.

In the meantime, Gilgit-Baltistan Dwelling Secretary Iqbal Hussain had earlier confirmed misplaced of contact with the 2 mountaineers.

The official had mentioned that the mountaineer duo went lacking between camps 3 and 4, positioned on an altitude of seven,000-8,000 metres whereas descending the summit. He mentioned that the GB authorities launched a rescue operation shortly after, whereas different floor rescue groups have been additionally alerted.

He had mentioned that helicopters can be deployed if the climate permitted.

Sharif Sadpara goes lacking from Broad Peak

In the meantime, one other Pakistani mountaineer, Sharif Sadpara, went lacking after falling off a “very excessive altitude”, different climbers accompanying him on the summit of Broad Peak mentioned.

Dilawar Sadpara, who was with Sharif on the hunt, mentioned that the lacking mountaineer misplaced steadiness resulting from a powerful gust of wind after they summited the Broad Peak.

He mentioned that Sharif fell on the facet in China’s territory. The mountaineer mentioned that discovering Sharif by means of floor is unattainable, subsequently a search operation needs to be launched by means of a helicopter.

Sources mentioned that Sharif, Dilawar and Imtiaz Sadpara have been on a mission to summit Broad Peak and K2.

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