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August 2015

Nadal works on building mental toughness heading into US Open

New York, Aug 31: Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal says mental toughness had always been one of his main strengths and hopes it would be no different this year at the US Open starting here on Monday. "One of the best things during all of my career has been my mental toughness. I have not managed to achieve that consistency this season," Efe quoted the former world No.1 and two-time US Open champion as saying on Sunday. The 29-year-old, who missed last year's US Open due to a wrist injury, has a 42-14…

Delhi Dynamos to conduct ISL pre-tournament training in Sweden

New Delhi, Aug 31: Indian Super League (ISL) franchise Delhi Dynamos will conduct its pre-tournament training camp in Sweden, the team announced on Monday.Dynamos will reach the Scandinavian country later on Monday and will play three friendly games there. The second edition of ISL will begin on October 3. "Sweden is a beautiful country who play outstanding football that has shaped the structure of the game. We just hope to learn as much as we can and let this experience be the best we've ever had,"…

Archers lack mental toughness to handle crunch games: Malhotra

Kolkata, Aug 31: Indian archers have been shining on the world stage like never before -- but they have failed to achieve their true potential due to lack of mental toughness, contends the chief of the country's apex archery body.Indian archers produced some good performances at the World Archery Championships in Copenhagen, Denmark earlier this month where Rajat Chauhan opened the account with a silver in the men's compound category before the women's recurve team took another second place finish to register…

Bayern Munich defender Dante moves to Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg (Germany), Aug 31: Brazilian international Dante Bonfim Costas Santos moved from German football club Bayern Munich to league rivals Wolfsburg, both clubs confirmed.The 31-year-old centre back on Sunday agreed on a three-year deal that keeps him until June 2018 with the 'Wolves', reports Xinhua. "We want to thank Dante. Bayern experienced with him a very successful time with many great moments and titles," Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said. Dante played a minor part in Josep…

Messi, Ronaldo draw blanks in La Liga

Madrid, Aug 31: Although Spanish football clubs Barcelona and Real Madrid both won their respective games in the second round of La Liga, a little piece of history was made this weekend.Barcelona had to huff and puff their way to a 1-0 win at home to Malaga which came as the result of a 72nd minute goal from Thomas Vermaelen while Real Madrid cruised to an easy win against Betis thanks to two goals each from Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez and a header from Karim Benzema on Sunday, reports Xinhua. What was surprising is…
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