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March 13, 2016

Mark Clattenburg to referee Atletico Madrid-PSV tie

Madrid, March 13: Englishman Mark Clattenburg was on Sunday appointed to referee Tuesday's football clash between Atletico Madrid and PSV Eindhoven in the second leg of the European Champions League knockout stage at the Vicente Calderon here.Clattenburg did not referee any match for any of the two teams in this edition of the Champions League, reports Efe. The first leg between the two teams ended in a goalless draw at the Philips Stadion. On the other hand, Romanian referee Ovidiu Hategan will be at the helm of…

Recognition by Hockey India will motivate us: Ritu Rani

Bengaluru, March 13: Having qualified for the 2016 Olympics after a wait of 36 years since the 1980 Moscow Games when women's hockey was introduced, the Indian team and support staff will be felicitated.In recognition of this achievement, Hockey India (HI) will give a cash prize of Rs.1 lakh each to all team members and support staff at the HI awards to held here on March 26. "It's a very big achievement for women's hockey in India. Till now, the gold in the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester was…

China claims bronze in World Junior Speed Skating

Changchun (China), March 13: Chinese men's junior team won a bronze medal at men's team pursuit competition on Sunday, the fifth medal China won in the World Junior Speed Skating Championships 2016.The Chinese team clocked three minutes and 59.11 seconds, losing to South Koreans and Canadians by 4.64 seconds and 0.82 seconds. The medal was the second surprise Chinese men's juniors had brought to spectators at home with the first surprise being the silver they won on Saturday at the men's team sprint,…

China orders breakthrough in military theory

Beijing, March 13 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping on Sunday ordered framing of a "military theory that is up-to-date, pioneering and unique" to support its strong and dynamic armed forces."A sound military theory is a key part of combat effectiveness. A strong army must have a sound theory as its guide," Xinhua quoted the president as saying. He urged military academics to link theoretical research with military practice.

Juventus’ Marchisio bellows war cry against Bayern

Turin, March 13: Italian midfielder Claudio Marchisio has said Bayern Munich "are a formidable team" but he is not willing to rate his club Juventus below the German giants ahead of their Champions League pre-quarter-final clash.Bayern host the Italian champions in the second leg on Wednesday at the Allianz Arena after being held to a 2-2 draw at Turin, Italy, despite being up 2-0. The two away goals scored, nevertheless, put them in the box seat to advance to the last eight stage. Juventus have been in prime…
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