Atletico chief Cerezo says Vrsaljko has proven quality

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 14:40

Madrid, July 19 (IANS) Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has said that the capital football club has contracted Croatian Sime Vrsaljko for his proven quality and great projection, while he praised the right-back's speed and individual skills.


Mumbai City sign goalkeeper Netto, defender Goian for ISL

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 14:28

Mumbai, July 19 (IANS) Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Mumbai City FC on Tuesday announced the signing of Brazilian goalkeeper Roberto Volpato Netto and Romanian defender Lucian Goian for the third edition of the football tournament later this year.


Milan coach Montella says it's hard to let striker Bacca go

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 14:20

Milan, July 19 (IANS) AC Milan chief coach Vincenzo Montella praised his striker Carlos Bacca, who expressed his desire to join another football club competing in the UEFA Champions League, admitting that "it is difficult" to let the Colombian leave.


Napoli president denies striker Higuain has asked to leave club

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 14:12

Milan, July 19 (IANS) Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis denied that Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain has asked to leave the football club, with Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta also confirming there's "no negotiations" for the Argentine.


Neymar-led Brazil begin training for Olympics

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 14:12

Teresopolis (Brazil), July 19 (IANS) FC Barcelona star Neymar and the other members of the Brazilian men's football team began gathering here to prepare for the Olympics starting in Rio de Janeiro from August 5.


Indian women's hockey team loses US tour opener

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 13:38

Manheim (Pennsylvania), July 19 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team went down fighting 2-3 to their US counterparts in the opening match of their pre-Olympic tour here on Tuesday.


Brazil name 462-strong Olympic squad

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 13:28

Rio de Janeiro, July 19 (IANS) Brazil will field 462 participants at next month's Rio Olympics, its largest ever Games squad, local officials have said.


Nigeria pick Le Guen as national football coach

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 13:26

Lagos, July 19 (IANS) Nigeria's football federation has recommended French coach Paul Le Guen to their executive committee as the new technical adviser for the national men's team.


France captain Lloris in tears at tribute to Nice victims

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:16

Nice, July 18 (IANS) France's football team captain Hugo Lloris was in tears at the national tribute held on Monday in Nice, in honour of the 84 people killed and more than 300 wounded in the attack last Thursday.


IOC to carefully study WADA's report against Russia

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 22:14

Lausanne, July 18 (IANS) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Monday announced that it will carefully study the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)'s report against Russia.


CAB treasurer unhappy over age bar on BCCI office bearers

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 21:24

Kolkata, July 18 (IANS) Terming the Supreme Court's order barring people above 70 years from becoming a BCCI office bearer as "discriminatory", Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) treasurer Biswaroop Dey on Monday hoped for the reconsideration of the verdict.


SC bars government ministers, officials from BCCI

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 21:20

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) No minister or government official can be an office-bearer of the national cricketing body, the Supreme Court said on Monday in a major setback to the BCCI while it also accepted the Lodha Committee recommendation of one state-one vote for representation at the BCCI.


Expecting double digits in medals in Rio: IOA chief

Mon, 07/18/2016 - 21:06

New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Indian Olympic Association (IOA) President N. Ramachandran said on Monday that he expects India to reach double digits in the medals tally at the upcoming Rio Olympics.