Karim Benzema completes 11 years at Real Madrid

Madrid [Spain], July 9 (ANI): Real Madrid's Karim Benzema on Wednesday completed 11 years in the club. The French forward had arrived at the club on July 9, 2009.The player has developed many folds since joining Real Madrid…

‘Googly will be my most important weapon against England’, says Yasir Shah

Worcester [UK], July 9 (ANI): Pakistan spinner Yasir Shah is confident of using his 'googly' as his most important weapon in the Test series against England. The 34-year-old is hoping that the dry wickets in England will aid…

Greenwood is the best finisher: Phil Foden

Manchester [UK], July 9 (ANI): Manchester City's Phil Foden praised Manchester United's midfielder Mason Greenwood, saying the Reds teenager is the best finisher he has ever seen.The 18-year-old has played a vital role in the Red Devils' latest…

Fernandes, Rashford make me enjoy football every time, says Paul Pogba

Manchester [UK], July 9 (ANI): Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba admitted that he enjoys watching Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.Fernandes, Rashford and Martial scored one goal each while Greenwood netted tw...

New Zealand Cricket clarifies that it hasn’t offered to host IPL

Auckland [New Zealand], July 9 (ANI): New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has clarified that it has not offered to host the Indian Premier League (IPL).This clarification comes days after some media outlets reported that New Zealand had offered to…

Man Utd wants to keep best players around: Solskjaer on Paul Pogba

Manchester [UK], July 9 (ANI): Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted that the club wants to sign a new contract with midfielder Paul Pogba.The France international's current deal expires next season with the club holding an option…

Club cricketers to observe 1-metre rule once recreational cricket resumes in UK

London [UK], July 9 (ANI): As per the latest guidelines issued by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for the return of recreational cricket, amateur cricketers will be asked to maintain social distance, even when attempting a…

ISL: Goalkeeper Albino Gomes signs for Kerala Blasters FC

Kochi (Kerala) [India], July 9 (ANI): Ahead of the Indian Super League (ISL) 2020-21 season, Kerala Blasters FC signed goalkeeper Albino Gomes on Wednesday.Albino previously played for Mumbai City FC, Delhi Dynamos FC and was most recently with…

Dhaka Premier League likely to resume amid COVID-19 threat

Dhaka [Bangladesh], July 9 (ANI): The Dhaka Premier League's 2019-20 season will likely to resume at two specific hubs amid COVID-19 pandemic, as discussed in a virtual meeting between the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and several Bangladeshi crickete...

It will not be nothing: Jurgen Klopp concerned by Henderson’s injury

Brighton [UK], July 9 (ANI): Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on Thursday expressed his concern regarding Reds' skipper Jordon Henderson's injury. Henderson had scored his second goal for Liverpool against Brighton, ensuring a 3-1 win in the ongoing Prem...

Barcelona must be ready if Real Madrid slip-up: Luis Suarez

Barcelona [Spain], July 9 (ANI): As La Liga 2019-20 season comes near to its conclusion, Barcelona striker has said that the side needs to be ready if Real Madrid slip-up.Currently, Real Madrid is just one point clear of…

Premier League Golden Boot, a motivation for Salah: Jurgen Klopp

Brighton [UK], July 9 (ANI): Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said that Premier League's 'Golden Boot' is a clear motivation for striker Mohamed Salah.His remark came as Salah scored twice to help Liverpool defeat Brighton 2-1 in the…

Salah registers 100 goal involvement for Liverpool

Brighton [UK], July 9 (ANI): After scoring a brace against Brighton, Liverpool's Mohamed Salah has joined a trio of Liverpool legends in a prestigious club.The Egypt international scored twice as the Premier League champions defeated Brighton 2-1 in…

Premier League: Manchester City trounce Newcastle by 5-0

Manchester [UK], July 9 (ANI): Spirited team performance guided Manchester City to trounce Newcastle 5-0 at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.Pep Guardiola's side had the momentum from the beginning of the game and gained the lead in the…

Fernando Alonso to return to F1 with Renault in 2021

Enstone [UK], July 9 (ANI): Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso will make a racing return to Formula One with Renault in the 2021 season, partnering Esteban Ocon.The Spaniard will become the first driver to have three separate stints…

Black Lives Matter: Proteas to come up with new expression to show solidarity

Cape Town [South Africa], July 9 (ANI): 24 South African players who will be participating in an exhibition 3TC match may not wear the Black Lives Matter (BLM) logo on their shirts but they will join in the…

Sophie Devine named permanent New Zealand skipper

Auckland [New Zealand], July 9 (ANI): Sophie Devine on Thursday was confirmed as New Zealand's captain with Amy Satterthwaite being appointed the vice-captain following her return from maternity leave.Devine took up the White Ferns captaincy in an inte...

Premier League: Liverpool defeat Brighton 3-1

Brighton [UK], July 9 (ANI): Mohamed Salah's brace helped Liverpool defeat Brighton 2-1 in the ongoing Premier League on Wednesday (local time) at the Falmer Stadium.Liverpool, who has already secured the Premier League title, got its first goal…

Southampton Test: Rain plays spoilsport, England end day one at 35/1

Southampton [UK], July 8 (ANI): Rain played a spoilsport on the day one of the first Test between England and West Indies as the cricketing action resumed after a hiatus of 116 days here at the Ageas Bowl…

Rohit, Rahane eagerly waiting to get back on field as international cricket resumes

New Delhi [India], July 8 (ANI): As the international cricket returned to action on Wednesday, Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane expressed their desire to get back on the field and resume cricket. "So nice to see…

David De Gea has been best goalkeeper in world for a decade: Solskjaer

Manchester [UK], July 8 (ANI): Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has heaped praise on David De Gea saying that the Spaniard has been 'the best goalkeeper in the world over the last nine or 10 years'."He's had…

Fans celebrate Sourav Ganguly’s birthday in Siliguri

Siliguri (West Bengal) [India], July 8 (ANI): The cricket lovers of Siliguri on Wednesday celebrated former Indian skipper and the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sourav Ganguly's 48th birthday by cutting a cake.While celebrating...

Kiren Rijiju calls for corporate -govt partnership to make sports a career option in India

New Delhi [India], July 8 (ANI): Union Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju on Wednesday stressed for the need of corporate-government partnership to make sports as a career option in India and to start the process…

Hee-chan Hwang signs 5-year contract with RB Leipzig

Leipzig [Germany], July 8 (ANI): RB Leipzig on Wednesday announced that Hee-chan Hwang has signed a five-year contract with the club.Hwang is making a move from FC Salzburg. He first played for Salzburg in January 2016, before spending…

Chelsea’s hunger to get ‘whole three points’ led to victory over Crystal Palace, believes Tammy Abraham

London [UK], July 8 (ANI): Chelsea's Tammy Abraham believes that his side's hunger to get 'whole three points' was the reason behind their victory against Crystal Palace."We played them at the start of the season and it was…

Southampton Test: England, Windies cricketers take a knee to show solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement

Southampton [UK], July 8 (ANI): England and West Indies cricketers took a knee to show their solidarity against racism and support the 'Black Lives Matter' movement before the start of the first Test of the three-match series here…

Arteta ‘extremely proud’ of Arsenal players after 1-1 draw against Leicester City

London [UK], July 8 (ANI): Despite failing to clinch three points from a game against Leicester City, Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta said he is "extremely proud" of his side's performance during the match."I think for long periods of…

‘He has lifted everyone!’: Solskjaer hails Bruno Fernandes

Leeds [UK], July 8 (ANI): Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hailed Bruno Fernandes saying that since joining the club, the 25-year-old has "lifted everyone". "I think it's gone both ways. Bruno has come into the club,…

South Africa re-appoints Hilton Moreeng as women’s team head coach

Cape Town [South Africa], July 8 (ANI): Cricket South Africa (CSA) on Wednesday announced the re-appointment of Hilton Moreeng as the head coach of the Proteas women's team on a three-year deal.Moreeng led the South African side to…

We deserved to win: Martinez after Arsenal witness 1-1 draw against Leicester City

London [UK], July 8 (ANI): After being restricted to a 1-1 draw by Leicester City, Arsenal's Emiliano Martinez said his side "deserved to win"."It was quite difficult to be honest, we were controlling the game in the first…

Sourav Ganguly showed us the way to move forward without fear: Sreesanth

New Delhi [India], July 8 (ANI): Indian pacer S Sreesanth on Wednesday wished Sourav Ganguly on his 48th birthday and said that the former skipper showed the team the way to move forward without fear.The 37-year-old bowler also…

Lydia Williams signs contract with Arsenal

London [UK], July 8 (ANI): Arsenal on Wednesday announced that Australia international Lydia Williams has joined the club, making a move from Melbourne City FC.After signing a contract, Williams said it is amazing to be a part Arsenal…

Southampton Test: England win toss, elects to bat first against West Indies

Southampton [UK], July 8 (ANI): England won the toss and elected to bat first against West Indies in the first Test of the three-match series here at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday.England's bowler Stuart Broad and Chris Woakes…

‘Don’t shout back at us that all lives matter’: Michael Holding’s powerful message on racism

Southampton [UK], July 8 (ANI): Former West Indies pacer Michael Holding on Wednesday gave a powerful message related to the 'Black Lives Matter' movement and talked about how education can help to eradicate the menace of racism from…

Juventus must remain calm despite suffering defeat: Maurizio Sarri

Milan [Italy], July 8 (ANI): Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri does not want the team to dwell on the defeat suffered against AC Milan as he stressed that his side 'must remain calm'. AC Milan secured a 4-2 win…

Cyclists to resume training from July 15: CFI chairman

New Delhi [India], July 8 (ANI): Cycle Federation of India chairman Onkar Singh has said that the cyclists will resume training from July 15 in Patiala. Singh said he had requested the Sports Authority of India (SAI) regarding…

Ganguly names 5 players he would pick from current Indian Test team in his side

New Delhi [India], July 8 (ANI): Former skipper and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has named five Indian cricketers from the current the lot he would have wanted in his Test team.In 2000, the match-fixing scandal engulfed the Indian…

Southampton Test: After 116-day hiatus, rain further delays start of cricket

Southampton [UK], July 8 (ANI): After a hiatus of 116 days, rain further delayed the start of international cricket and now an early lunch (5 pm IST) will be taken in the first Test between England and West…

Eric Dier faces four-match ban for confronting fan

New Delhi [UK], July 8 (ANI): Tottenham's Eric Dier has been slapped four-match ban by the Football Association (FA) for climbing into the stands to confront a supporter during a FA Cup match.The incident took place on March…

Ganguly’s contribution to cricket will be admired by generations: Suresh Raina

New Delhi [India], July 8 (ANI): Indian cricketer Suresh Raina on Wednesday wished Sourav Ganguly on his 48th birthday and said that the former skipper's contribution to cricket will be admired by the generations to come.Ganguly had led…

Birmingham Bears cancel Australia’s Chris Green’s T20 Blast deal

Warwickshire [UK], July 8 (ANI): Birmingham Bears have cancelled Australian all-rounder Chris Green's contract for this year's T20 Blast as coronavirus continues to rage.The off-spinning allrounder set to captain the Bears but now Warwickshire County ...

Patience and perseverance key to success in any sport, says Kothajit Singh

New Delhi [India], July 8 (ANI): Indian hockey team defender Kothajit Singh Khadangbam said that his biggest learnings from the lockdown were to value the importance of patience and believing in oneself in every situation.Kothajit utilised the time…

Ben Stokes to have ‘major impact’ on the field: Sachin Tendulkar

New Delhi [India], July 8 (ANI): Ahead of his first Test match as a captain, former India legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar has rated England all-rounder Ben Stokes 'highly' and said he is going to have 'major impact' on…

‘Happy birthday to undisputed Dada of Indian cricket’: Yuvraj Singh wishes Sourav Ganguly

New Delhi [India], July 8 (ANI): Former India all-rounder Yuvraj Singh on Wednesday wished and current CCI president Sourav Ganguly on his 48th birthday, saying his former captain is the undisputed 'Dada' of the Indian cricket.Yuvraj made his…

Pakistan players have adapted to English conditions: Azhar Ali

Worcester [UK], July 8 (ANI): Ahead of the Test series against England, Pakistan Test skipper Azhar Ali on Wednesday said the squad has adapted to the challenging English conditions and is in positive shape.Pakistan players have started their…

AICF secretary Chauhan lashes out at Raja after chief selector’s resignation

New Delhi [India], July 8 (ANI): Bharat Singh Chauhan, the secretary of All India Chess Federation (AICF) has lashed out at PR Venketrama Raja for alleging that he prompted the resignation of chief selector R B Ramesh.Ramesh had…

Serie A: AC Milan register three goals in five minutes to outclass Juventus

Milan [Italy], July 8 (ANI): AC Milan registered three goals in a span of five minutes to defeat Juventus 4-2 in the ongoing Serie A 2019-20 season.As a result of this loss, Juventus has dropped points for the…

Sachin Tendulkar inaugurates plasma donation center at Seven Hills Hospital

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], July 8 (ANI): Former India legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday inaugurated a plasma donation center at Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.India has reported a spike of 22,752 ...

Hope our off-field partnership keeps going strong like our on-field ones: Sachin leads birthday wishes as Sourav Ganguly turns 48

New Delhi [India], July 8 (ANI): Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday wished his playing days opening partner Sourav Ganguly as he turned 48 today.Tendulkar and Ganguly have stitched together 8,227 runs in 176 innings for Men…

West Indies need luxury of having runs on the board, says Brian Lara

New Delhi [India], July 8 (ANI): Former West Indies batsman Brian Lara has said that the side from the Caribbean will need the luxury of having runs on the board if they are to defeat England.Lara said that…