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Olympic champion Schooling apologises to Malaysians

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 19 (Reuters) Singapore's Olympic champion Joseph Schooling has apologised to Malaysians for saying he was going to teach their swimmers a lesson at the South East Asian Games, which open today in Kuala Lumpur. The 22-year-old, who won the city-state's first Olympic gold in the 100 metres butterfly in Rio last year, had told local media it would be "nice to go to Malaysia's backyard and teach them a thing or two". "If I offended anyone, I do apologise... that wasn't my intention," Schooling said on his arrival in the Malaysian capital today. "I'm really sorry for my comments and I definitely didn't mean it that way." Schooling won nine gold medals at the last SEA Games in Singapore two years ago but will race in fewer events this year. "I'll do my best in all of them. I'm just going to do my best and let the outcome speak for itself. We have two days to prepare so hopefully we'll put on a good performance in the Games," he added. "It's definitely not like training for me. Every race my dad likes to say race fast and that actually holds a lot of ground. There are a lot of great swimmers in the South East Asian region so I gotta be the best as I can to make my country proud." The 29th version of the biennial SEA Games continue until August 30. REUTERS AD1327

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23 May 2018 | 11:15 PM

After won the match KKR captain Dinesh Karthik said, "We were initially under the pump,
so good on us to come back.

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23 May 2018 | 11:03 PM

Earlier, Andre Russell's late blitz of 25-ball-49-run and captain Dinesh Karthik's half
ton helped Kolkata Knight Riders to score 169/7 against Rajasthan Royals.

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Kolkata Knight Riders wins by 25 runs against Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens

23 May 2018 | 10:37 PM

Kolkata, May 23 (UNI) Following is the final scorecard of second VIVO IPL 2018 Playoff
match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) played at
Eden Gardens here on Wednesday.

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CM Biren lauds PM for approving Ordinance on Sports University

23 May 2018 | 10:19 PM

Imphal, May 23 (UNI) The ordinance for setting up the country’s first National Sports University in Manipur on the lines of the Bill introduced in Lok Sabha in August, 2017 has been passed.

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KKR score 169/7, Rajasthan Royals need 170 runs to win at Eden's eliminator play

KKR score 169/7, Rajasthan Royals need 170 runs to win at Eden's eliminator play

23 May 2018 | 9:20 PM

Kolkata, May 23 (UNI) Andre Russell's late blitz of 25-ball-49-run and captain Dinesh
Karthik's half ton helped Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) to score 169/7 against Rajasthan
Royals (RR) in the IPL Eliminator play at Eden Gardens here on Wednesday
When the score was looking to be under 150 in 20 overs cricket with 4/51, Chennai
man Dinesh Karthik held the willow steadily for KKR and partnered 55 runs in 5th
wicket with Shubhman Gill (28) and he made 52 runs from 38 balls.

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