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August 26, 2014

Barcelona extend contract of Javier Mascherano

Madrid, Aug 26: FC Barcelona announced Tuesday that the Spanish football giants have reached an agreement Tuesday to extend the contract of Argentinean midfielder, Javier Mascherano until the summer of 2018.The move ensures the continuity of the Argentinean, who can play in central midfield, but has spent his recent seasons with Barcelona in defence, reports Xinhua. It also means the club has ensured the future of an important player both on and off the ground for the next year and a half when they will not be able to…

Sixth suspect to appear in court for violence in Ligue 1

Paris, Aug 26: A sixth suspect in the Bastia football fan violence on the first match day of the new season's Ligue 1 was arrested by the local police Monday and appeared Tuesday afternoon in a criminal court.The top-flight French league opening match between Bastia and Olympique Marseille, resulting in a 3-3 draw in Corsica Aug 9, was marred by violent incidents on the sidelines of the Armand Cesari stage Bastia, before and after the game, reports Xinhua. Forty four force members were wounded and eight of them were…

Bolt’s maiden India trip next month

Bangalore, Aug 26: It's cricket, not athletics that would be bringing sprint sensation and multiple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt on his maiden trip to India next month.The Jamaican star will be here in Bangalore, Sep 2, to play a charity cricket match, organised by PUMA, with India discard Yuvraj Singh here at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. Both Bolt and Yuvraj are brand ambassadors of PUMA. "Puma brings Usain Bolt down for a one-of-a-kind cricket face-off between two sporting legends. For the first time ever,…

Bengaluru Bulls snatch exciting win

Bangalore, Aug 26: A successful last second tackle by Manjeet Chillar earned Bengaluru Bulls a dramatic 27-26 victory against Telugu Titans in the Star Sports Pro Kabaddi tournament, here Tuesday and kept the hosts in the reckoning for a semi-final berth in the Pro-Kabaddi League.With the scores tied at 26-all, Chillar led a tackle on Deepak Hudda to fetch the Bulls one point and with that the victory. The Titans, who had done extremely well to turn back a 10-17 half-time deficit, finished their league engagements with 42…

Saina, Srikanth advance in World Championships

Copenhagen, Aug 26: Leading Indian shuttlers Saina Nehwal and Kidambi Srikanth lived up to their reputations and notched up wins in their respective categories in the World Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena here Tuesday.After receiving a first round bye, the seventh-seeded Saina needed only 31 minutes to beat Russian Natalia Perminova 21-11, 21-9 in the women’s singles second round to take an unbeaten 2-0 record in career meetings. The Olympic bronze medallist totally dominated the first game and then won…
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