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July 24, 2016

West Indies reach 76/2 against India

Antigua, July 24: The West Indies continued their battle in the first cricket Test against India as they reached 76/2 in their second innings during the rain-shortened morning session of the fourth day here on Sunday.Opening batsman Rajendra Chandrika (22 not out) and veteran Marlon Samuels (39 not out) forged an undefeated 55-run stand following the dismissal of Darren Bravo (10) early in the morning. The match was halted due to rain half an hour before the end of the first session, forcing an early lunch, as the West…

Barcelona head to England for camp without new forward

Barcelona, July 24: FC Barcelona have concluded the first phase of preparations for the new football season after training for a whole week in its sports city, and will be heading on Monday to England, where the group will set camp for the second preparatory phase, which to be joined by Argentine superstar Lionel Messi.On the other hand, there are still some matters to be resolved on the club's agenda, such as signing a new forward as requested by chief coach Luis Enrique, reports Efe. Press reports noted on Saturday…

Hamilton wins fifth Hungarian F1 GP

Budapest, July 24: British driver Lewis Hamilton of Mercedes won the Hungarian Grand Prix on Sunday, beating teammate Nico Rosberg of Germany to become the new leader of the Formula One World Championship.Starting in second position, behind Rosberg in pole, Hamilton was able to overtake and win the race at the Hungaroring circuit in Budapest, reports Efe. The win is Hamilton's fifth in Budapest, his previous record of four wins being shared with retired German driver Michael Schumacher. With 25 more points --…

IOC rules out blanket ban on Russia from Rio Games

Lausanne, July 24: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Sunday decided to leave it to individual sports' federations to decide on Russian sportspersons' entry into next month's Olympics, ruling out a blanket ban on the country's Olympic body."Entry will be accepted by the IOC only if an athlete is able to provide evidence to the full satisfaction of his or her International Federation (IF)," IOC said in a statement after a meeting with its Executive Board. "The IFs should carry…

Tennis: Feliciano Lopez wins Swiss Open Gstaad

Gstaad (Switzerland), July 24: Spanish tennis player Feliciano Lopez won the Swiss Open Gstaad after beating the Dutch Robin Haase in the final 6-4, 7-5 in 77 minutes here on Sunday.Lopez finally managed to win the tournament after he lost it a decade ago, while this is the Spaniard's first title on clay and his fifth overall, reports Efe. In 2006, Lopez lost the final of the Swiss Open against the Frenchman Richard Gasquet. The Spaniard previously won the 2004 Vienna Open, the 2010 Johannesburg Open and the…
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