England batsman Bell not ready to retire

Published on Aug 28 2015 // Sports
England right-handed batsman Ian Bell on Friday said he still has the “hunger and desire” to play top-flight cricket.Bell, 33, hinted he could quit cricket after winning the Ashes last week for the fifth time. But he has had a word with coach Trevor Bayliss and captain Alastair Cook and now...

India’s 20km walker Kaur finishes 37th at Worlds

Published on Aug 28 2015 // Sports
Khushbir Kaur, India’s national record holder in the women’s 20 kilometre walk, finished a disappointing 37th at the World Athletics Championships here on Friday. Khushbir completed the race in one hour, 38 minutes and 53 seconds. She crossed the five km mark in 23 minutes and 21:36 seconds...

Arsenal working 24×7 on transfers: Wenger

Published on Aug 27 2015 // Sports
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on Thursday said the English football club is working “24 hours a day” on transfers before the summer window shuts on August 31. The ‘Gunners’ have roped in goalkeeper Petr Cech from arch-rivals Chelsea but potential targets such as French striker...

Uruguayan footballer shot during theft

Published on Aug 27 2015 // Sports
Uruguayan footballer Alexis Viera suffered serious injuries after being shot in the chest during a robbery in Colombia, doctors have said. The 36-year-old, a goalkeeper for Depor in Colombia’s second division, underwent emergency surgery and was in intensive care on Wednesday, reports Xinhua news...

Playing for Brazil harder than any football club’

Published on Aug 27 2015 // Sports
French club Lyon’s Brazilian right-back Rafael da Silva has opined that playing for Brazil is harder than any other club team because mistakes cannot be made at that level. The Brazilian international recalled on Wednesday a mistake he made in the final at the 2012 Summer Olympics against Mexico,...

Indian eves to start Junior Asia Cup campaign against North Korea

Published on Aug 27 2015 // Sports
India will face North Korea in the opening match of the 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup to be played in Changzhou, China from September 5 to 13. The 18-member Indian squad — led by Rani Rampal — are placed in Pool A which also includes China, Malaysia and Singapore. Navjot Kaur will act...

Sports Ministry approves financial assistance for shooter Abhinav Bindra

Published on Aug 26 2015 // Sports
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on Wednesday said it has approved financial assistance to shooter Abhinav Bindra from National Sports Development Fun (NSDF) for his visit to Germany during the period from Sept 1 to 11. Bindra will visit the country for stock personalization of rifle, ammunition...

West Ham footballer Sakho arrested for alleged death threats

Published on Aug 26 2015 // Sports
West Ham’s Senegalese striker Diafra Sakho has been arrested on suspicion of making death threats and intimidating his former girlfriend, the London police said. The 25-year-old Sakho, who was previously questioned in the British capital earlier in August for a similar case, was released on bail...

FIFA rejects Guyana’s appeal against decision on SVG striker

Published on Aug 26 2015 // Sports
Football’s world governing body, FIFA, has rejected an appeal by the Guyana Football Association (GFF) after its Disciplinary Committee turned down a protest that St. Vincent and the Grenadines used an ineligible player during a World Cup Qualification match in June. FIFA has cited its decision...

England batsman Root rested for T20 and ODIs vs Australia

Published on Aug 25 2015 // Sports
In-form England batsman Joe Root has been rested for the One-Day International (ODI) series and the one-off Twenty20 International match against Australia, bbc.com reported on Monday. The 24-year-old was England’s leading run-scorer during their 3-2 Ashes Series win. The T20 match will be played...

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