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Category Archives: Sports

Sania, Bopanna advance in Cincinnati Masters

  Ohio: India’s Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna advanced in the men’s and women’s doubles categories at the Cincinnati Masters tennis tournament here on Thursday. The fourth seeded pair of Sania and her Chinese partner Peng Shuai overcame unseeded Romanians Irina-Camelia Begu and Raluca Olaru 6-3, 6-7 (1), 10-3 in the quarter-finals. Bopanna and Croatian Ivan…

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Chile midfielder Diaz joins Mexico’s Pumas

  Mexico City: Mexican football club Pumas de la Unam on Thursday announced the signing of midfielder Marcelo Diaz, hours after the seasoned Chile international parted ways with Spanish outfit Celta Vigo. Pumas confirmed the transfer by posting a video of Diaz signing a contract on social media along with the words “Welcome to Pumas”, reports…

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Striker Suarez to miss Uruguay’s World Cup qualifiers

  Montevideo: Striker Luis Suarez will miss Uruguay’s World Cup qualifiers against Argentina and Paraguay due to an injured right knee, the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) said on Thursday. The FC Barcelona striker suffered the injury during the Catalan side’s 0-2 loss to Real Madrid in the second leg of their Spanish Super Cup tie at…

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Messi hasn’t yet signed contract extension

  Barcelona: FC Barcelona vice president Jordi Mestre has said that star forward Lionel Messi has not yet signed the contract extension that runs until 2021 with the Catalan football giants. Mestre’s remarks on Thursday came on Thursday after Barcelona lost the Spanish Super Cup to Real Madrid 1-5 on aggregate, reports Efe. Mestre, speaking during…

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Real Madrid loses appeal against Ronaldo ban

  Madrid: Spain’s football federation have dismissed Real Madrid’s appeal against the five-match ban imposed on Portugese star forward Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo was penalised for pushing the referee after he was sent off during the Blancos’ 3-1 win over Barcelona in Sunday’s first leg of the Spanish Super Cup, reports Efe. The Portuguese international was “suspended…

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Umar Akmal again finds himself in the soup

  Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced that it would serve Umar Akmal with a show-cause notice even as head coach Micky Arthur brushed aside the allegations levelled against him by the middle order batsman. Akmal had on Wednesday accused Arthur of verbally abusing him in front of Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and other…

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Del Potro upsets Berdych, reaches Cincinnati 2nd round

  Basel: Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro rallied to beat the Czech Republic’s Tomas Berdych 3-6, 7-6 (7-1), 6-0 in the first round of the Western & Southern Open here. The 28-year-old Del Potro on Tuesday got off to a rough start and was broken twice in the first set, reports Efe. The 2009 US Open…

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Paes-Zverev bow out of Cincinnati Open tennis

  Basel: India tennis star Leander Paes and his German partner Alexander Zverev bowed out of the Cincinnati Open, losing their men’s doubles first round match here on Wednesday. The Indo-German pair was outplayed by the Spanish duo of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 6-2 6(2)-7 6-10 at Court 11 here. The Spanish pair will now…

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Dhanraj Pillay, Sourav Ganguly to play in charity match with Maradona

  Kolkata: Former India hockey captain Dhanraj Pillay, popular Bengali actor Abir Chatterjee and cricketers Manoj Tiwary and Deep Dasgupta are among those who have confirmed their availability for the charity match to be played here involving Argentine legend Diego Maradona, the organisers said. Mohun Bagan forward Sony Norde and the club’s former greats Chima Okorie,…

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