Huge Kolkata crowd won't put pressure on us: Germany U-17 coach

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:36

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Germany Under-17 football team coach Christian Wueck on Thursday said playing in front of an expected full house at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan will not pressurise them, rather it will be a "pleasure" to play in that atmosphere.


U-17 teams easier to manage, says German FA Vice President

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 20:14

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) German Football Association (DFB) Vice President Hans-Dieter Drewitz on Thursday said it is easier to manage U-17 teams during major tournaments than the U-20 lot due to club commitments and the players turning professional.


Neymar injury helped us win 7-1 in 2014: German FA official

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 19:50

Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) One of the reasons Germany managed to annihilate Brazil 7-1 in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semi-final was because their star forward Neymar was injured, German football association (DFB) Vice President Hans-Dieter Drewitz said on Thursday.


US Open champion Stephens heads to China

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:42

Guangzhou (China), Oct 19 (IANS) US Open tennis tournament champion Sloane Stephens will lead the charge to the year-ending WTA Elite Trophy China, along with in-form Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Elena Vesnina and Latvian Anastasija Sevastova.


Liverpool competitive team: Chamberlain

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:20

London, Oct 19 (IANS) Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain on Thursday said his club is competitive and he will have to fight for getting a regular place in the side.


Snap, Discovery Eurosport collaborate for 2018 Winter Olympics content

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:48

Cannes, Oct 19 (IANS) Snap Inc -- the parent company of photo-sharing platform Snapchat -- has signed a strategic advertising and content deal with Discovery Communications' Eurosport to develop and deliver mobile content for Snapchat platform for 2018 Winter Olympics.


Golfer Bhullar holds joint lead at Macau Open

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:44

Macau, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian golfer Gaganjeet Bhullar carded a flawless seven-under 64 to share the opening-round lead with South Koreans Yikeun Chang and Giwhan Kim at the Macau Open here on Thursday.


Manchester City should set high standards: De Bruyne

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:40

Manchester, Oct 19 (IANS) Manchester City star midfielder Kevin De Bruyne on Thursday asserted the club should maintain high standards constantly in order to win more games and titles.


Dzeko born to score, says Roma coach

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:38

London, Oct 19 (IANS) AS Roma chief coach Eusebio Di Francesco heaped praise on his star forward Edin Dzeko following his club's three-all draw against Chelsea in the Champions League tie at the Stamford Bridge here.


Bhullar to bid for 3rd Indonesia Open title next week

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 17:30

Jakarta, Oct 19 (IANS) Indian Gaganjeet Bhullar will be bidding to become the first golfer to win the Indonesia Open three times when the $300,000 full-field Asian Tour event returns next week.


Keitany bracing for New York Marathon title defence

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:46

Nairobi, Oct 19 (IANS) World marathon record holder Mary Keitany is not under pressure to improve on her personal best time as she puts her title on the line in the New York marathon on November 5.


India lose top ODI spot to South Africa

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 14:28

Dubai, Oct 19 (IANS) India lost their top One-Day International spot to South Africa in the latest team rankings released by International Cricket Council (ICC).


New Zealand aim for improved play vs President's XI (Preview)

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:50

Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) After a poor outing in the first practice match against Board President's XI, New Zealand will look for an improved performance in the second cricket match at the Brabourne Stadium here on Friday.


Mourinho should focus on Man United: Conte

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:48

London, Oct 19 (IANS) Chelsea chief coach Antonio Conte has lashed out at his Manchester United counterpart Jose Mourinho, saying the Portuguese should concentrate on himself and his club instead of advising others.