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January 5, 2015

S.Shrikrishna wins national sub-junior billiards title

Kolkata, Jan 5: Tamil Nadu's S. Shrikrishna clinched the sub-junior billiards title, defeating top seed Ishpreet Chadha of Maharastra at the National Billiards & Snooker Championship here Monday.The final scoreline read 326 (54, 55) - 283 (52). From the outset, the 14-year-old Shrikrishna played an attacking game. Starting off from a cannon, he made the first break of 54 points. However, after a few visits, Ishpreet countered and made a break of 52 points, but once again Shrikrishna exhibited excellent shots…

Messi not happy with Barcelona coach Enrique

Barcelona, Jan 5: Barcelona star striker Lionel Messi has confronted the club’s board of directors and coach Luis Enrique, who he sees as a “master of the dressing room”.The Argentine, who had the confrontation Sunday, is reportedly irritated by the excessive authoritarianism of the coach. Messi did not attend the open training session Monday due to an upset stomach but the signs are that the relationship is not working, reports as.com. In addition, Spanish daily El Mundo Deportivo also revealed bad…

Copa del Rey offers chance of redemption for top teams

Madrid, Jan 5: Atletico and Real Madrid will renew their rivalry in the Copa del Rey Wednesday night in a game made even more attractive by the possible return of Fernando Torres to the Atletico side.The Madrid derby is the most attractive of the eight last first leg matches of the competition which will be played over three days this week and it gives Real the chance to bounce back after Sunday's defeat against Valencia ended their excellent run of 22 consecutive wins, reports Xinhua. Real coach Carlo Ancelotti…

Tennis: Wawrinka cautious, but optimistic

Chennai, Jan 5: World No.4 and top seed here at the Aircel Chennai Open Stanislas Wawrinka hedged his bets on retaining the title that he won last year prior to winning the Australian Open.This being the first tournament of the season, the 29-year-old Swiss was obviously cautious about his chances, though he said he was as ready for the challenges ahead as he could be. "I am ready for the new year. Everything is going well for me for this new season so far. I will try to do my best and see what I can do…

HC refuses to interfere in Sarita Devi’s ban

New Delhi, Jan 5: The Delhi High Court Monday declined to interfere in the one-year ban imposed on boxer L. Sarita Devi by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) and the refusal of Boxing India (BI) to appeal against it.A division bench of Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice R.S. Endlaw disposed of a plea observing that no appeal has been filed by BI against AIBA order and the court cannot direct it to file an appeal. "As no appeal against the order passed by AIBA on Dec 17, 2014 has been filed to revoke…
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