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Category Archives: Sports

Schalke thrash Leverkusen in German Bundesliga

Leverkusen (Germany): Guido Burgstaller’s brace helped FC Schalke 04 upset Bayer Leverkusen 4-1 in their German football league match at the Bay Arena Stadium here. Schalke have now jumped from the 11th to the eighth place for the moment whereas Leverkusen remain at the 12th place in the German top division standings. Bayer Leverkusen started strongly…

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Maxwell blames fielders, bowlers for loss to Hyderabad

Mohali: Kings XI Punjab’s skipper Glen Maxwell blammed bowlers and fielders for their loss in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 26 runs here on Friday. He also said the score posted by Hyderabad was chaseable but they got few soft dismissals and that resulted in their defeat. “It was chaseable. We…

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Ecuador forward Bolanos sidelined with injury

Rio de Janeiro: Brazil football club Gremio will be without Ecuador international forward Miller Bolanos for at least three weeks due to an injury, the Porto Alegre club has said. The 26-year-old suffered a strained right adductor muscle in Gremio’s 4-1 home victory over Paraguay’s Guarani in their Copa Libertadores group match on Thursday, reports Xinhua…

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IPL: Rampaging KKR hot favourites against Hyderabad

  Hyderabad: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will be hot favourites to do the double on defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad when the two sides lock horns in an Indian Premier League (IPL) clash at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Sunday. KKR have looked to be the team to beat this season and are on a…

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After Whatmore, Uthappa on Kerala radar

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala Cricket Association (KCA) which has thrown its net far and wide and successfully roped in World Cup winning coach Dav Whatmore, has begun to look for high profile cricketers to join the state squad. A Kerala cricket administrator who did not wish to be identified told IANS that one big name is cricketer…

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Football: Bilbao beat Betis, remain on track for Europe

  Bilbao (Spain): Athletic Club Bilbao climbed back into sixth place in the Spanish football league standings with a 2-1 victory over a scrappy Real Betis side. Their 10th win in 15 matches in front of more than 34,000 fans at the San Mames Stadium here on Thursday brings Bilbao to 59 points, one more than…

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IPL-10: KKR elect to field against Daredevils

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to field against Delhi Daredevils in an Indian Premier League (IPL) 2017 game at the Eden Gardens here on Friday. Nathan Coulter-Nile replaced Darren Bravo while Sheldon Jackson came in place of Piyush Chawla for the hosts while Aditya Tare made way for Ankit…

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Sevilla pull level on points with Atletico Madrid

Seville (Spain): Sevilla FC battled to a 2-1 victory over Celta Vigo to climb to 68 points, the same number as Atletico Madrid, though the latter hang onto third place in La Liga thanks to a better goal difference. Atletico’s 1-0 home loss to Villarreal earlier this week handed Sevilla a golden opportunity to pull level…

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Sindhu advances, Jayaram bows out of Asia Championships

  Wuhan (China): Indian shuttler P.V. Sindhu defeated Aya Ohori of Japan to advance into the second round of the Badminton Asia Championships while compatriot Ajay Jayaram bowed out of the tournament going down to Chinese Taipei’s Hsu Jen Hao here on Thursday. Continuing her prime form, Sindhu outplayed the Japanese shuttler 21-14, 21-15 in a…

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