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March 11, 2016

Kolkata police assure elaborate security for Pakistan

Kolkata, March 11: The city police has assured the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) of putting in place elaborate security arrangements for the visiting Pakistan team and the World Twenty20 matches to be played at the Eden Gardens, an officer said on Friday."We are ready with all the security arrangements and have conveyed to the CAB that we will provide elaborate security for the matches at the Eden with special focus on the Pakistan team," said the officer. The city police led by its chief Rajeev Kumar on…

Benitez appointed new Newcastle coach

Newcastle, March 11: English football club Newcastle United on Friday announced the appointment of Rafael Benitez as the club's new manager.Benitez joined United on an initial three-year deal. He replaces the sacked Steve McClaren who won just six of 28 league games in charge. Newcastle are just one place off the bottom of the table, with only 24 point from 28n matches. McClaren's future was a source of constant speculation since Newcastle lost 1-3 against Bournemouth Saturday, their third successive league…

Torres, Tiago, Savic absent from Atletico squad to face Deportivo

Madrid, March 11: Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone on Friday called 19 footballers for the La Liga game this Saturday against Deportivo La Coruna at the Vicente Calderon stadium, with the absence for injury of Fernando Torres, Stefan Savic and Tiago Mendes.Torres has not yet recovered from a right knee injury sustained last Sunday against Valencia, Savic will be sidelined for the fourth encounter following a muscle injury and Mendes continues his recovery from a fractured tibia, reports Efe. The call includes:…

Nadal represents the ideal of what a sportsman should be: Enrique

Barcelona, March 11: Catalan football giants Barcelona's head coach Luis Enrique on Friday praised Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal who is accused of doping, and said that the Spanish champion represents "the ideal of what a sportsman should be"."I have more chances of doping to train than Nadal," said the Barcelona coach in a press conference on the eve of the La Liga clash with Getafe, joking that the Spaniard has only one problem: "The team he supports (Real Madrid)." Enrique was…

Maharashtra ta face Services in Santosh Trophy final

Nagpur, March 11: Hosts Maharashtra beat Tamil Nadu by a solitary goal in the semi-final to book a summit clash with defending champions Services in the 70th National Championship for the Santosh Trophy at the SEC Railway Stadium here on Friday.After a barren first half, Tamil Nadu defender Prem Kumar deflected the ball into his own net as he tried to intercept a Shakti Singh cross from the right. Maharashtra were even reduced to 10-men in injury time of the second half but eventually it didn’t matter. Playing with…
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