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May 2016

Will quit coaching if I don’t get interesting offer: Pellegrini

Manchester, May 31: Outgoing Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has said he might quit football coaching if he does not have an interesting offer next.The 62-year-old has managed top sides like Real Madrid and Malaga and was key to City’s success in the recent years. But he will be replaced by Pep Guardiola at City next season. “If I don’t have a really interesting option, I will stop until I find one. If I have to stop (completely), I will stop. It can be now, (until) December, one year or…

Golfer Chawrasia biggest draw at Louis Philippe Cup

Bengaluru, May 31: S.S.P. Chawrasia will be the biggest name in action when the fifth edition of the Louis Philippe Cup Pro Golf League starts at the Karnataka Golf Association course here on Wednesday.The Kolkata golfer will represent the Take Chennai team in the tournament which will be held from June 1-4. Having qualified for the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Chawrasia will be giving it his best before the quadrennial sporting extravaganza in August. He arrived here in the wee hours of Tuesday after playing a tournament in…

Saina enters second round of Indonesia Super Series

Jakarta, May 31: India’s ace shuttler and former World No.1 Saina Nehwal held her nerve to see off a strong challenge from Chinese Taipei’s Pai Yu Po and win her first-round women’s singles tie at the $9,00,000 Indonesia Super Series Premier badminton tournament here on Tuesday.The three-time champion came back after losing the second game to register a 21-11, 19-21, 21-15 win over World No.23 Yu Po in a contest which lasted for an hour and three minutes. Right from the outset, Saina played some…

Ntini replaces Whatmore as Zimbabwe’s interim coach

Harare, May 31: Ahead of the limited overs series against India, Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) on Tuesday made sweeping changes by sacking coach Dav Whatmore and skipper Hamilton Masakadza and named former South Africa pacer Makhaya Ntini and Graeme Cremer as interim coach and captain of the side.The cricket body cited the team's poor performance in the ICC World Twenty20 as the reason for sacking Whatmore and Masakadza. Zimbabwe failed to make it out of the preliminary stage in the tournament. Whatmore, who was handed a…

Kyrgios slams Pat Cash’s advice to quit ‘distracting’ social media

Paris, May 31: Enigmatic Australian tennis player Nick Kyrgios has laughed off suggestions he should quit social media to focus on his game after Australian great and Wimbledon winner Pat Cash urged the young star to take his match preparation more seriously.Cash, the 1987 Wimbledon winner, is the latest in a long line of high-profile Australian sportspeople to tee-off at the up-and-coming tennis player, but Kyrgios has refuted suggestion that his social media habits are distracting him from tennis, reports Xinhua.…
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