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May 2016

England can be a surprise package at Euro: Hart

Manchester, May 31: England goalkeeper Joe Hart believes that his side can be the surprise package at Euro 2016.The England squad has several promising players, including the likes of strikers Harry Kane and Jamie Vardy who enjoyed sensational goal scoring form during the recently concluded English Premier League season, and Hart believes that they will benefit from the element of surprise in France. "I wouldn't say people would know too much about us in terms of us as a team," Hart was quoted as saying by…

Shooter Heena Sidhu invites injured shuttler Kashyap to Rio

New Delhi, May 31: Ace shooter Heena Sidhu on Tuesday consoled reigning Commonwealth Games champion shuttler Parupalli Kashyap, who will miss the upcoming Rio Olympics following a knee injury.Already out of the Indian badminton team for Rio, the 29-year-old shuttler on Sunday expressed his disappointment at being out of action for the past couple of months. "It's been a tough 2 months, but I would really like to thank all of you for your continued support. I'm finally back to moving on court but would take…

Messi, father in tax fraud trial in Barcelona

Barcelona, May 31: The trial of FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi and his father started on Tuesday over alleged tax fraud in a hearing session here but his mother, who was supposed to attend the hearing session, did not show up.Celia Cuccittini was summoned to testify on Tuesday in the case of her husband and son, whom the Spanish prosecutors want to be sent to prison for 22 months over charges of evading the payment of 4.1 million euros ($4.57 million) in taxes on profits made from the player's image rights between 2007…

Pele to auction off all his memorabilia

London, May 31: Brazil football legend Pele is all set to auction off a vast collection of memorabilia accumulated throughout his illustrious career.The three-time World Cup winner will put over 2,000 items under the hammer here next month. Pele's medals from those World Cup triumphs will be included, including the Jules Rimet trophy which was permanently awarded to Brazil after their success at the 1970 World Cup in Mexico. Potential investors can also bid for jerseys worn by Pele during his career and the ball…

All board presidents promise big things for Indian cricket

All presidents of the Indian cricket board, at least in the last two-and-a-half decades, have been making tall promises, the most important of them being the redistribution of huge sums of revenues accruing from television rights to its affiliated units (read officials) and players.New board president Anurag Thakur did not utter the routine lines of making sure IndiaÂ’s domestic cricket does not suffer from its international commitments or empty threats of forcing international cricketers to play in domestic…
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