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May 26, 2016

Ex-PSG striker Ibrahimovic says he knows his next destination

Paris, May 26: Former Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Thursday said he has made his choice about which football club he will move to next and admitted Italy is like his second home.The Sweden captain has left PSG after the expiration of his contract and reports suggest AC Milan are trying to bring him back in the Serie A. “I haven’t seen the newspapers, but it’s always fun to read what you write about my future,” Ibrahimovic was quoted as saying by football-italia.net.…

Bangar named head coach for Zimbabwe cricket tour

New Delhi, May 26: Former India all-rounder Sanjay Bangar was on Thursday appointed national head coach for the limited overs tour of Zimbabwe, starting June 11 while ex-domestic cricketer Abhay Sharma was named fielding coach.The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also announced that former cricketer Koka Ramesh will tour with the men in blue as administrative manager. India will play the first One-Day International (ODI) on June 11. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led young Indian brigade will take on Zimbabwe in…

Xavi says Champions League final is Atletico’s moment

Doha, May 26: Spain and FC Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez on Thursday said he thinks that this is the "moment" for Atletico Madrid, who will be facing cross-town football rivals Real Madrid in Saturday's Champions League final in Milan."I think this is the moment for Atletico," Xavi, who now plays for Qatari club Al Sadd, said in an interview with the organizers of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, according to Efe. He noted that Atletico deserve the title because of "the work they are…

Nadal claims milestone win, Djokovic advances in French Open

Paris, May 26: Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal became the eighth player in tennis history to record 200 Grand Slam match wins, beating Facundo Bagnis 6-3, 6-0, 6-3 here on Thursday.World No.1 Novak Djokovic, like Nadal, also advanced to the third round after winning in straight sets on Thursday. The Serbian withstood strong and consistent play from veteran Steve Darcis to move ahead with a 7-5, 6-3, 6-4 win. Nadal, who will celebrate his 30th birthday on June 3, improved to 200-30 lifetime at the four major…

Indian boxer Sonia storms into final at Worlds

Astana, May 26: Sonia Lather assured India at least a silver medal as she stormed into the final in the feather weight (57 kg) class at the Women's World Boxing Championships here on Thursday.The only Indian in the semi-finals in the tournament, Sonia thumped Kazakhastan's Aizhan Khojabekova 3-0 to register a memorable triumph. Sonia completely dominated the bout. Attacking from the very beginning, she timed her jabs and punches to perfection, as she did her defence. Aizhan tried her best in the final round…
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