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Voice of the Commonwealth - The Global Influencer

Voice of the Commonwealth - The Global Influencer

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John Hunter, the Putting Poet of Congleton, pens new verse for Astbury Golf Club’s centenary

ENGLAD - From the Lake District of William Wordsworth to Thomas Hardy's Wessex Heights, some of our greatest poems have been inspired by the English countryside. Now a modern-day lyricist has come up with a new composition influenced by a more mundane location: his local golf course. To put things in a fair way, John Hunter has captured the beauty of the impeccably manicured greens at Astbury Golf Club in a special poem to mark its centenary. John teed off his literary game at the age of 71, publishing a book of more than 40 short poems. No subject was out of bounds,...

‘CEO involved in team selection’: KKR captain Shreyas’ remark raises questions

INDIA - Was it a Freudian slip? Kolkata Knight Riders captain Shreyas Iyer’s comment at the post-match presentation, after his team beat Mumbai Indians, was enough to raise eyebrows. “CEO is also involved in team selection,” Shreyas said. KKR beat a listless Mumbai Indians by 52 runs on Monday to keep their playoffs hopes alive marginally. It was a win-or-bust game and the two-time IPL champions made five changes to their...

Thailand crush Singapore 5-0 for first SEA Games football win

SINGAPORE - Thailand scored their opening goal just before the break, when Phuket-born Ben Davis slotted home a penalty. Ironically, Davis played for Singapore as a youth international before switching his allegiance to Thailand and playing for English club Oxford United. The War Elephants went two ahead soon after half-time, when Worachit Kanitsribampen found the net in the 47th minute. Ekanit Panya put the tie beyond Singapore with two more...

Sevens star Ruby Tui named in Black Ferns squad.

NEW ZEALAND - Black Ferns Sevens star Ruby Tui is in line for a test debut after being named in the first Black Ferns squad of the year on Wednesday. Tui has been included in a 31-strong squad named by the new coaching staff comprised of Wayne Smith, Whitney Hansen and Wesley Clarke for next month’s Pacific Four Series against Australia, the USA and Canada. With Olympic gold and silver medals, a Commonwealth...

Liverpool survives scare at Villarreal to move into Champions League final

ENGLAND - Jurgen Klopp said reaching a third Champions League final in five years with Liverpool felt just as special as the first after his team saw off a spirited fightback from Villarreal on Tuesday to keep their quadruple hopes alive. Trailing 2-0 from the first leg of their semi-final, Villarreal sparked hopes of a remarkable turnaround in the return at the Estadio de la Ceramica after Boulaye Dia finished...

Canelo vs Bivol Australia time: How to watch fight live!

AUSTRALIA - Mexican boxing star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez challenges reigning WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The date and time when the fight airs live stream on DAZN in Australia is Sunday, May 8 at 10 am AEST. The first in history undisputed super middleweight king “Canelo” Alvarez (57-1-2, 39 KO) is looking to become a two-time light heavyweight champion, previously claiming the WBO 175-pound...

Punjab Kings tower over Gujarat Titans, climb to No. 5 spot 

INDIA - Gujarat Titans won the toss against Punjab Kings and decided to bat first — becoming the first team to do so in a night game in this edition of the Indian Premier League. But the move didn’t pay off as Punjab Kings rode on Kagiso Rabada’s four for 33 and Shikhar Dhawan’s unbeaten 62 (53b, 8x4, 1x6) to beat Titans by eight wickets at the D.Y. Patil...