Australia must adapt to low, slow Caribbean pitches: Finch

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 14:14

Georgetown (Guyana), June 9 (IANS) Opener Aaron Finch has said Australia need to quickly come to grips with the slow, low Caribbean pitches but has backed them to bounce back during the remainder of the tri-nation series.


West Indies focused on correcting mistakes: Bowling coach

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 14:10

Georgetown (Guyana), June 9 (IANS) Bowling coach Roddy Estwick says the West Indies are aware of where they went wrong in their last game against Australia and will have to pull together in order to correct those issues.


Barcelona to start pre-season preparations on July 19

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 13:48

Barcelona, June 9 (IANS) FC Barcelona's 2016-17 pre-season will open on July 19, when the Spanish football champions will undergo physical and medical tests at Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper here, ahead of the start of the training camp the following day.


Leverkusen's Kramer rejoins Monchengladbach

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 13:36

Berlin, June 9 (IANS) German football club Borussia Monchengladbach has signed midfielder Christoph Kramer from Bayer Leverkusen in a five-year contract.


England defender Smalling confirms readiness to debut in Euro

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 13:28

Paris, June 9 (IANS) England defender Chris Smalling has said that he is ready to participate in their first match in the Euro football championship against Russia next Saturday despite leaving the training pitch while pressing ice on his left knee.


Messi focuses on Panama match

Thu, 06/09/2016 - 13:06

Buenos Aires, June 9 (IANS) Still buzzing after the victory in the the team's 2016 Centennial Copa America opening match against Chile, Argentine fans expect soccer star Lionel Messi to play in the upcoming match against Panama on Friday.


Sharapova banned for two years

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 21:02

London, June 8 (IANS) Russian star Maria Sharapova was banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Wednesday after a failed drugs test.


Rio-bound shooter Heena's training costs hiked to Rs 1 crore

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 21:00

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) The Sports Ministry on Wednesday hiked the financial assistance for Rio-bound shooter Heena Sidhu from Rs 75 lakh to Rs one crore under the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme for training and other support till the quadrennial extravaganza.


Sharapova banned for two years for dope use

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 20:54

London, June 8 (IANS) Russian star Maria Sharapova was banned for two years by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) on Wednesday after a failed drugs test.


Italy are solid, have a clear vision: Del Piero

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 19:58

Turin, June 8 (IANS) Former Italy striker Alessandro Del Piero believes the present team has a clear vision and he would not be surprised if they win the forthcoming Euro 2016 despite not being the proclaimed favourites.


Getting used to conditions quickly will be India's challenge: Bangar

Wed, 06/08/2016 - 19:42

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Ahead of their departure for the brief limited overs tour to Zimbabwe, newly-appointed head coach Sanjay Bangar on Wednesday said getting accustomed to the local conditions quickly in the African nation will be the first challenge for the young Indian brigade.