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July 22, 2016

Kohli hits double ton as India reach big total (Lunch Report)

North Sound (Antigua), July 22: Virat Kohli completed a superb double century as India posted 404/4 at lunch on the second day of the first Test at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium here on Friday.The Indian skipper was unbeaten on 200 at the break, with 24 boundaries studding his 281-ball stay in the middle. The maiden double century for the Delhi lad, it was also the first double hundred by an Indian captain overseas. Ravichandran Ashwin gave the Indian skipper able support from the other end with a patient half-century.…

Allardyce appointed England football team coach

London, July 22: Sam Allardyce was on Friday appointed the chief coach of the England football team, the Football Association announced.The respected 61-year-old has signed an initial two-year contract and takes up the position with immediate effect following a successful spell retaining Sunderland’s status in the English Premier League. Allardyce’s first match in charge will be a friendly fixture at Wembley Stadium on September 1. “I am extremely honoured to be appointed England manager,"…

Harika to compete in Chinese Chess League

Shanghai, July 22: Following her success at the Fide Grand Prix in Chengdu where she emerged victorious in a field that included the world’s top 12 players, India’s Harika Dronavalli is now set to embark on a new challenge when she competes in the highly competitive Chinese Chess League which starts here on Saturday.The young Guntur lass will represent Shandong Club, one of the 12 teams that will be fighting for top honours. The A division League features China’s top players and foreign stars, including…

Even without Pogba, Juventus have top class squad: Allegri

Melbourne, July 22: Star midfielder Paul Pogba may leave Juventus for Manchester United, but the Italian club's manager Massimiliano Allegri remained convinced he will have one of the best squads in Europe this season regardless of the Frenchman's future.Juventus' off-season is set to be dominated by questions about Pogba's future, with the 23-year-old midfielder widely expected to join Manchester United. But while many Juve fans will fear losing Pogba, Allegri is adamant the five-time reigning Serie A…

Dumoulin drops out of Tour de France after breaking wrist

Saint-Gervais-les-Bains (France), July 22: Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin was forced to abandoned the Tour de France cycling tournament after breaking his wrist during the penultimate stage.The team Giant rider, who won two previous stages in this year's edition of the Tour, suffered a fall 60 kilometres from the finish line and broke his left wrist on Friday, reports Efe. Dumoulin initially tried to continue in the race, but found himself too impaired by the injury to complete the stage.
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