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New Delhi: Ashish Nehra has had a career plagued with injuries and now he has come to a stage where he doesn't leave anything to chance, so much so that he stays from the customary game of football while the Indian team is training. "I would love to play football with the team, but I have had so many injuries in the past, so I try to keep football away from my schedule," said Nehra, who made his international ...
Karachi: Pakistan selectors on Wednesday axed seasoned opener Ahmed Shehzad and experienced pace bowler Umar Gul from the Asia T20 and World T20 squad because of poor and inconsistent form. Batsmen Sohaib Maqsood and Muhammad Rizwan have also not been included in the 15-member squad for the two T20 events in Bangladesh and India. The selectors, meanwhile, have inducted uncapped left arm pacer Rumman ...
New Delhi: Ashish Nehra has had a career plagued with injuries and now he has come to a stage where he doesn't leave anything to chance, so much so that he stays from the customary game of football while the Indian team is training. "I would love to play football with the team, but I have had so many injuries in the past, so I try to keep football away from my schedule," said Nehra, who made his international ...
England's selectors have named uncapped allrounder Liam Dawson in the squad for next month's World Twenty20 tournament in India. Dawson did enough with England Lions during December practice sessions in the United Arab Emirates to convince selectors that his slow left-arm variety is their best option as a third spinner in sub-continental conditions. He will join England in South Africa and be ...
Jose Mourinho has told friends and associates that he will replace Louis van Gaal as Manchester United manager at the end of the season, according to reports in several British newspapers on Wednesday. The Daily Mail, Daily Star, Daily Mirror and Daily Telegraph all quoted an unnamed source close to the 53-year-old Portuguese as saying his installation at Old Trafford was a "done deal". The former ...
Lionel Messi will not chase a second Olympic football gold medal at the Rio de Janeiro Games in August, Argentina coach Gerardo Martino said on Monday. Martino added he did not want the Barcelona forward, who will captain Argentina at the Centennial Copa America in the United States in June, to suffer burnout after a demanding season. He can take three over-age players in his under-23 squad to the ...
Hua Hin (Thailand): Tennis star Sania Mirza suffered a shock defeat in the women's doubles as India went down 1-2 to Japan in their second match of the Fed Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I at the True Arena Hua Hin. In the opening singles match in Pool A, World No.206 Eri Hozumi defeated 523th ranked Prarthana G. Thombare of India 6-2, 6-1 on Thursday. In the next singles match, No.307 Ankita Raina ...
London: Roger Federer will be out of action for up to a month after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in Switzerland to repair a torn meniscus, his agent at TEAM8 Tony Godsick told Reuters on Wednesday. The 17-times grand slam champion suffered the injury the day after his Australian Open run ended in the semi-finals last week. Federer has withdrawn from the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in ...
New Delhi: Ashish Nehra has had a career plagued with injuries and now he has come to a stage where he doesn't leave anything to chance, so much so that he stays from the customary game of football while the Indian team is training. "I would love to play football with the team, but I have had so many injuries in the past, so I try to keep football away from my schedule," said Nehra, who made his international ...
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss food giant Nestle has opted to end its partnership with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) because of the scandal surrounding the sport, the company said on Wednesday. "This decision was taken in light of negative publicity associated with allegations of corruption and doping in sport made against the IAAF," Nestle said in an emailed statement. ...
New Delhi: Joint world record holder Heena Sidhu won gold in the women's 10m Air Pistol event on the opening day of the Asian qualifiers at the Karni Singh Shooting Range here on Wednesday to book a ticket to the Rio Olympics. Given the expectations and pressures of performing in front of her home crowd, Heena's was a clinical performance and she topped her qualifying round as well with a creditable ...
New Delhi: International referee from India, Ashok Kumar has been selected for officiating in the Rio Olympics next year. This is the first time in the in the Indian wrestling history that a referee from India will be officiating at the Olympic Games. A total of 50 referees, including supervisors and instructors, have qualified for the Olympics. The United World Wrestling (UWW) has picked nine referees ...
Stavanger (Norway): Former world champion Viswanathan Anand played out a quick draw with Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria to finish second in Norway chess tournament, part of the Grand Chess tour.The last round did not provide the expected fireworks as Topalov just decided to play it safe with his white pieces and followed an earlier game played between Vassily Ivanchuk of Ukraine and Magnus Carlsen. The ...
Five-time chess world champion Viswanathan Anand won his maiden London Classic title after defeating British Grandmaster Michael Adams in the fifth and final round.Having drawn the first four games of the six-player round-robin tournament, Anand had to win to stay in contention for a podium finish and he was duly assisted by Adams who fought it out instead of going for a dull draw with white pieces.The ...

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