NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “(Sanchez’s) choice for the counterattack for the second goal is the kind of choice that a player like Marcus (Rashford) is still too nervous to make,” Mourinho said. “So he will bring us this extra maturity and class.”United was already cruising when the England international Lingard, who has been in fine form this season, raced through and drilled home in the 89th. The Belgium striker Lukaku tapped the fourth into an empty net during injury time.United advanced to the fifth round with second-tier Sheffield Wednesday, which beat lackluster Reading 3-1 in the night’s other game.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Read Next Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Jesse Lingard and Romelu Lukaku added late goals in southwest England at modest Huish Park, which has a capacity below 10,000.“He is a fantastic player,” Herrera said of Sanchez. “We are going to enjoy him, our fans are going to enjoy him and we are really happy for him.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNear the end of the first half, Sanchez threaded a pass through for Rashford, who lost possession before regaining it and dinking the ball over onrushing goalkeeper Artur Krysiak.United netted from a clinical break in the 61st. Released by Juan Mata, Sanchez teed up Herrera to score and in doing so earned the praise of his new coach Jose Mourinho. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ Manchester United’s Alexis Sanchez, centre, controls the ball, during the FA Cup, fourth round soccer match between Yeovil Town and Manchester United at Huish Park, in Yeovil, England, Friday Jan. 26, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)YEOVIL, England — Alexis Sanchez set up two goals on a lively debut as Manchester United won 4-0 at fourth-tier side Yeovil in the FA Cup fourth round on Friday.The Chile forward, who joined from Premier League rival Arsenal on Monday, created goals for striker Marcus Rashford and midfielder Ander Herrera before coming off with around 20 minutes remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Cavs guard Dwyane Wade excused for ‘personal matter’ LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH
For the Indian shooting fraternity, the scenes witnessed at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Ranges here on Sunday came as a very positive sign.Wherever you looked, there were budding shooters filing their entries for the rifle and pistol events at the 54th National Shooting Championships, which get underway on Monday.By the end of the day, even the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) officials in charge of the events were struggling to keep a count of the number of entries, but estimated the total number of participants in the 14 categories to be around 1350. This would bring the total number of participants at the Nationals, including the ongoing shotgun events, to an unprecedented 1600.The first events in the rifle and pistol leg of the championships on Monday will be the men’s free pistol and the women’s air pistol. The 50m men’s event will feature 150 competitors, with the leading contenders for the crown being Commonwealth Games triple gold medallist Omkar Singh, Amanpreet Singh and veteran Samaresh Jung. Jaspal Rana, who is coming out of retirement after four years for a shot at Olympic glory, will also compete in the event. The shooters have been divided into two squads – or ‘ details’ – owing to the total number of firing points at each range being 80. This will force the competition to be spread out over two days.Speaking to Mail Today after training at the Tughlakabad ranges, Omkar said he was overwhelmed by the number of talented shooters coming through the system. ” It is truly amazing to see the level of interest that the youngsters and their parents are showing in shooting. Mind you, they haven’t just turned up for the Nationals, they have qualified through the All India GV Mavalankar tournament and the qualification cut- offs there were quite high. It just goes to show the kind of interest shooting has got after Abhinav Bindra’s gold at the Beijing Olympics. Who knows, someday we might even overtake cricket,” Omkar joked.advertisementHowever, Omkar, who won a silver medal at the Sydney ISSF World Cup last year in air pistol, believes the youngsters still have a way to go to match the level of the senior pros. ” You never know in shooting, but I think the medals will be shared between the handful of seniors who have been competing at this level for some time now – people like Samaresh, Amanpreet, Deepak Sharma and myself.That’s because the experience of having competed in a variety of conditions under pressure is crucial in a mental sport like shooting. If it is as windy and cold as it was today, the people who haven’t got the experience might hit a mental block,” he said.The weather, however, will play no part in the women’s air pistol, to be held at the indoor 10m range. Commonwealth and Asian Games medallist Heena Sidhu will be the favourite, but is expected to get stiff competition from Annu Raj Singh, Anisa Sayyed and Sushma Rana. The other name to watch out for in a field of 207 will be that of Anam Mirza, the younger sister of tennis superstar Sania.The women are divided into three details, though the event is expected to be wrapped up on Monday itself.SANIYA WINS SKEET Another Saniya stole the limelight at the shotgun ranges on Sunday. Eighteen- year- old Saniya Shaikh struck gold in women’s skeet, beating multiple- time national champion Arti Singh Rao in a field which had only four competitors.Saniya seized the initiative in the very first round with a 23 and then held her nerve through the next two for a score of 66, five ahead of the misfiring Arti.”It feels great to win my second senior national title, especially because the last time I won in 2008, Arti was not competing. To beat her is amazing,” she said.Saniya, a class XII student in Meerut, also won her sixth successive junior gold, since she is the only competitor in the country in this category.The men’s event saw very low scores in this usually high- scoring event, with Delhi’s Man Singh leading the way after Day 1 with a score of 71 out of 75.Mairaj Ahmad Khan of Chhattisgarh (70) lies tied second with Smit Singh of Punjab, while four shooters are tied for third with scores of 68. The last two rounds of qualification and the final take place on Monday, where the shooters will be hoping for the wind to drop.