Canada and Kazakhstan faced for the fourth time in Fed Cup World Group II playoff held in Montreal, according to Sports.kz. Yaroslava Shvedova (51st) has lost to Bianca Andreescu (188th) in two sets - 6:7 and 4:6. As a result, the overall scoring of Canada vs. Kazakhstan match is 3:1 for Canada leading the team into World Group II next year.
Kazakhstani boxer Kanat Islam (23-0, 19 KOs) has revealed in an exclusive interview with WorldBoxingNews.net the date of his next fight, Kazinform has learned from Sports.kz. "I have been in professional boxing for five years. This is not a short time. In this period, I had 23 fights and won all of them, plus 19 of them are won by knockout. Now, I am currently ranked highly by the organizations and it's time for me to become the world champion," Islam told World Boxing News. In his words, he arrived to the US from Kazakhstan only a few days ago. "My vacation has come to the end. Now, I'm in my promoter Nelson Lopez's training base in Florida, USA. I started to train and at the end of May, I will have my 24th fight. Hopefully, an opponent will be known this week. This year is important for me because on September 9, a great evening of professional boxing will be held in Kazakhstan.
Real Madrid booked their spot in the semi-finals of the Champions League after recording a 4-2 victory over Bayern Munich in the second leg of their quarter-final at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night, Kazinform has learned from Soccer24. Ten-man Bayern led 2-1 after 90 minutes to force extra-time after Real Madrid's success by the same scoreline at the Allianz Arena last week, but Cristiano Ronaldo's second of the night in the 105th minute effectively decided the tie. Ronaldo then completed his hat-trick in the second period of extra-time as the Portugal international registered his 100th goal in the Champions League, before substitute Marco Asensio made it 4-2 on the night late on. Leicester City earned a 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid but it was not enough for the Foxes to avoid bowing out of the Champions League at the quarter-final stage.
The passage of atmospheric fronts will cause rain to continue in most of Kazakhstan on Tuesday, April 18. In the southeast of the country, thunderstorms are expected. According to Kazhydromet, in Zhambyl region wind is expected to increase to 15-20 m/s gusting to 23 m/s. Patchy fogs. In North-Kazakhstan region, wind gusts will reach 25 m/s. Fog will blanket the region at night. In Akmola, Kyzylorda, Pavlodar, East Kazakhstan, Kostanay, and South-Kazakhstan regions, 15-20 m/s wind is expected. It will be foggy in East Kazakhstan and Kostanay regions. Tuesday will be foggy also in Aktobe, Karaganda, and Almaty region.
Dimash Kudaibergenov has finished second in Hunan TV's I am a Singer 2017 losing out to Sandy Lam of Hong Kong. Video of Kazakh's performance in the grand finale of popular Chinese song contest has been published on YouTube. Dimash sang a duet with Chinese singer Shang Wenje. Kudaubergenov performed a potpourri of four of Michael Jackson's songs: The Way You Make Me Feel, Dangerous, Billie Jean, and Earth song.