The UFC Fight Night is set to kick off in the UFC Apex Arena at Las Vegas, Nevada on October 24. The card features Paulo Costa Vs Marvin Vettori in the main event. Both Costa and Vettori are coming off a loss against Middleweight champ Israel Adesanya. Notably, Grant Dawson Vs Rick Glenn (Co-main event) and Alex Caceres Vs Choi-Seung-Woo are some of the other fights in this stacked card.
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India's only top-ranked fencer, Bhavani Devi, has won the Charlellville National Competition in France in the Individual women's sabre event. Meanwhile, the 28-year-old on October 18 tweeted, ''Many thanks to coach Christian Bauer, Arnaud Schneider, and all teammates.'' Reportedly, she also started preparing to take part in the 2022 Asian Games. Earlier, she had created history by becoming India's first fencer to compete in the 2020 Tokyo… read-more
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Indian soldiers participated in friendly games of Kabaddi, American Football, Soccer, and Volleyball with American soldiers on October 16. This is a part of the 17th edition of the India-US joint training exercise "Ex Yudh Abhyas 21," which began on October 15 at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson in Alaska. These sporting activities allowed the troops to get to know one another better, which would be useful in future activities.
India defeated Nepal 3-0 to win their eighth SAFF Championship trophy on October 16, and Sunil Chhetri equaled the legendary Lionel Messi with his 80th international goal. This is Igor Stimac's first championship as head coach of the Indian football team, who has been chastised for his club's inability to win enough games. The final was India's 12th in 13 seasons, demonstrating the Blue Tigers' dominance in this regional event.
Amid the buzz about who'll lead as Team India coach in the T20 after Ravi Shastri's final endeavor as the coach, which will commence from October 17, media reports suggested batting-legend Rahul Dravid would replace him. However, the BCCI hasn't made any official statement. "Look, I mean our goal is to win the World Cup, I've no idea regarding what is happening on the coaching front," said Virat Kohli.
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Former Indian cricketer Ajit Agarkar on October 16 said that the India-Pakistan match is the most anticipated clash in the World Cup. He emphasized that the match between both countries always brings a tidal wave of emotions. Remembering the 2017 T20 World Cup win, he said, "The entire tournament (2007 T20 World Cup) was dream tour for us. We never thought a bunch of youngsters could achieve such a feat".
Former Indian cricket team captain, Rahul Dravid will take over the position of head coach of the Indian cricket team, and replace Ravi Shashtri, after the T20 World Cup in UAE. Reportedly, BCCI wants Dravid to take up the responsibility till 2023. Bowling and fielding coaches' tenure will also end after the T20 World Cup. "Dravid is the best choice for the Indian team at the moment.", said BCCI.
Dhoni's Super Kings beat Morgan's Knight Riders by 24 runs, winning their 4th IPL title on October 15. KKR was off to a great start, but after Iyer and Gill departed, the game started favouring CSK. Chennai Super Kings came back stronger this season, as compared to the previous one. CSK's opener, Ruturaj Gaikwad finished the tournament with 636 runs, becoming the youngest to win the Orange Cap in IPL.
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MS Dhoni has become the first skipper to lead 300 matches in the T20 format on October 15. He triumphed the feat while leading Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League’s finale against Kolkata Knight Riders. Daren Sammy comes second in the list with 208 matches, followed by Virat Kohli as he has lead team India and Royal Challengers Bangalore in 185 matches.
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During an engagement with Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on October 14, Bhavana Patel, silver-medalist at Tokyo-Paralympics 2020, said that "more" has to be done for para-athletes since existing programs for endeavoring government jobs for athletes is impervious. She stated that the Gujarat government's sports initiatives do not include para-athletes. "I have one more request. Those who win gold, silver, or bronze in national events,… read-more