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May 2016

Juventus cannot celebrate just yet: Allegri

Turin, May 1: Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has warned his side against celebrating their Serie A success as they still have the Coppa Italia final to play against heavyweights AC Milan."Winning a fifth consecutive Scudetto is a wonderful feeling, especially as it was an extraordinary comeback that began after defeat to Sassuolo on October 28," Allegri was quoted as saying by football-italia.net on Saturday. "Winning 24 out of 25 games is something remarkable and everyone who worked for this success…

India to tour West Indies in July-August

New Delhi, May 1: India will tour West Indies for a four-match Test series in July-August after the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) resolved their differences with their Carribbean counterparts to end a year-long impasse."The BCCI and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) have resolved outstanding issues arising out of the abandonment of the tour of the West Indies team to India in 2014," the BCCI said in a statement on Saturday. "With this understanding, bilateral series as part of the Future…

Uruguay shortlists 35 footballers for Copa America

Montevideo, May 1: Uruguay head coach Oscar Tabarez unveiled a preliminary list of 35 footballers on Saturday for the 2016 Centennial Copa America.Forward Luis Suarez (Barcelona), defender and captain Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid) and striker Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain) are among the star-studded squad, reports Xinhua. All the players called upon by Tabarez for the 2016 Centennial Copa America, which will take place in the United States from June 3 to 26, have previous experience with the national team apart from…

Indian eves enter AFC U-14 final

Dushanbe (Tajikistan), May 1: The Indian U-14 women's football team edged out their Iran counterparts 4-3 in the semi-finals of the AFC U-14 Regional Championship here on Saturday.The Indians will face Bangladesh in the finals on Sunday. Coming on the back of a hefty 9-0 win over Nepal, the Indian eves wasted little time and took the lead in the ninth minute when Sunita Munda punished Iran for some poor defending. Two minutes later, Sunita once again popped up in the 18 yard box and scored to give India a two-goal…

Safarova wins first title of season at Prague Open

Prague, May 1: Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic claimed her first tennis title of the year by coming back to beat Samantha Stosur of Australia 3-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the Prague Open final here on Saturday.Safarova, second seed and 16th in the world rankings, entered the final by beating fellow Czech Karolina Pliskova, while Stosur enjoyed a walkover after Russia's Svetlana Kuznestova withdrew due to injury. It was 29-year-old Safarova's first title of the season since she was stopped at the first round five times…
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