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May 7, 2015

Return leg complicated but will fight hard: Guardiola

Barcelona, May 7: German football club Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola believes the 0-3 loss at Camp Nou against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final has made their return leg more complicated where his side will face an uphill task in overhauling the deficit.The two sides clash again for the second-leg in Munich next Tuesday. A Lionel Messi brace and a strike from Neymar sealed the tie in favour of Barcelona on Wednesday night. “It’s a shame we conceded the third goal. The return will be…

IPL Qualifier 1 ticket sales start

New Delhi, May 7: The sale of tickets for the Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 1 started on Thursday and the tickets can be bought at www.iplt20.com.Qualifier 1 will be played between the first and second-placed teams after the conclusion of the league phase of the tournament at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 19. The minimum ticket price is Rs.750, according to a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) release. Tickets of the Eliminator, to be played between the third and fourth-placed teams at the MCA…

Tendulkar with spanner tightens bolts at BMW plant

Chennai, May 7: Indian cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar's hands that sported a cricket bat for 24 years for India wielded a spanner on Thursday tightening the nuts and bolts of a BMW engine at a car plant near here.The BMW 5 series car with the engine and transmission fixed by Tendulkar will probably be the 'single car edition' or 'Sachin edition' rolled out by a car maker. "As a child I always dreamt of owning and driving a BMW car," Tendulkar said. Taking a spanner, Tendulkar first…

Sunrisers post 201/4 against Royals

Mumbai, May 7: Sunrisers Hyderabad made 201/4 against Rajasthan Royals in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Brabourne Stadium here on Thursday.For Sunrisers, Eoin Morgan was the top scorer with 63 off 28 balls, followed by opener Shikhar Dhawan's 54 off 35 balls. For Royals, skipper Shane Watson (2/36) was the pick of the bowlers.

Beijing steps up air quality control ahead of Olympics vote

Beijing, May 7: China has scaled up air quality control in Beijing to bring down the city's pollution level significantly in a bid to win hosting rights for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games.Beijing announced on Wednesday it will ban restaurants from operating outdoor barbecues, which authorities say are a major contributor to smog, in selected suburban areas, reports Xinhua. China is going all out to bring "Olympic Blue" to Beijing. 'Olympic Blue', derived from the coined phrase 'APEC…
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