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Karachi: Soon after being re-appointed as Pakistan Twenty20 captain, flamboyant all-rounder Shahid Afridi urged his players to shed of any "fear" of losing and play their "natural" game.In his first message after being given the responsibility by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) till the 2016 World T20, Afridi, who has played 381 ODIs and 74 T20 internationals, told reporters here that he was up for ...

The Messi-Neymar combo is back

2014-09-16 13:28:40

Barcelona: One of the most disappointing aspects of Barcelona's failure to win major silverware last season was the lack of on-field chemistry between Lionel Messi and Neymar. Four-times World Player of the Year Messi and Brazil forward Neymar had injury troubles during 2013-14 but when they were fit, Barca fans, expecting the emergence of a lethal partnership scoring entertaining goals at will, ...
Mohali: A cracking knock from Glenn Maxwell helped Kings XI Punjab overcome a poor start to their chase and win the battle of first-timers against Hobart Hurricanes by five wickets in the Champions League T20 here today.Kings were reduced to 51 for four in the chase of 145 before Maxwell hammered 43 runs off 25 balls to turn things around for the home team. Thereafter, captain George Bailey (34 runs ...
South Africa could lose their top spot on the International Cricket Council (ICC) Test rankings table if Australia thrash Pakistan in an upcoming series between the two nations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). South Africa reclaimed the number one spot in Test cricket following a dramatic 1-0 series win in Sri Lanka in July. It came after they had lost their top ranking spot to Australia earlier ...
One thing that has stood out during the early stages of Luis Enrique's stint as Barcelona coach is the faith he is placing in recent graduates from the club's famed "La Masia" academy.At least in the opening weeks of the season, Luis Enrique is relying on home-grown talent more than his predecessor Gerardo Martino did and the latest to be given their debut in the first team was 19-year-old midfielder ...

Mumbai FC rope in Ljungberg

2014-09-18 16:49:35

New Delhi: Mumbai City FC Thursday announced the signing of the former Sweden and Arsenal footballer Freddie Ljungberg as their marquee player for the inaugural season of the upcoming Indian Super League (ISL).Boasting a wealth of experience having plied his trade at clubs such as Arsenal, West Ham United and Halmstads BK, Ljungberg, through his presence, will bolster the midfield options of ...
New Delhi: Sania Mirza, fresh from her US Open mixed doubles success, will have to inspire a relatively young Indian tennis team to win medals in the 2014 Asian Games starting Friday in the South Korean city of Incheon. Sania along with Leander Paes and Rohan Boppana had earlier decided to skip the Asian Games to improve their rankings in the professional circuit and make the cut for the year-ending ...
Bangalore: Indian tennis legend Leander Paes says he aspires to exit from the game just like global icons Pele and Mohammad Ali who bid adieu to their respective sports when they were at the pinnacle of their careers.A much fitter and leaner Paes, 41, says winning a medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics would give him such opportunity. "That (winning a medal at Rio) would give me a chance to go on a high ...
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