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May 2017

Wenger signs new two year contract with Arsenal

London, May 31: Arsene Wenger is set to remain as coach at Arsenal for two more years, the club's official website announced on Wednesday.Wenger, who has been with the club since 1996, met on Monday with director Stan Kroenke and agreed to extend his contract for two years, reports Efe. "Our ambition is to win the Premier League and other major trophies in Europe. It's what the fans, players, staff, manager and board expect and we won't rest until that is achieved," Kroenke said. "Arsene…

After warm-up wins, India ready to defend Champions Trophy title

London, May 31: With a few players emerging from a disappointing Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign and injuries, defending champions India, who have unmatched pedigree on paper, are all set to defend their title in the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in England and Wales from June 1-18.After winning two warm-up games against New Zealand and Bangladesh, the Indian team, who have retained several players from the victorious 2013 side, is high on confidence and will be looking to continue their form throughout the…

East Bengal, Mohun Bagan likely to attend June 7 AFC meeting

Kolkata, May 31: In what would be a sharp U-turn from their previous stance, city football giants East Bengal and Mohun Bagan are likely to attend the June 7 meeting at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) headquarters in Kuala Lumpur involving all stakeholders to discuss the future roadmap of Indian football.Both the clubs had joined hands in their tirade against Football Sports Development Limited (FSDL), organisers of the Indian Super League (ISL), and threatened to disrupt the cash-rich league if their demands of…

Thiem, Goffin reach third round at French Open

Paris, May 31: Austria's Dominic Thiem, sixth seed, and Belgium's David Goffin on Wednesday reached the third round at the French Open tennis tournament.The Austrian beat Italian Simone Bolelli 7-5, 6-1, 6-3 in two hours and 23 minutes, while Goffin struggled in a 6-2, 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 win over Ukrainian Sergiy Stakhovsky, reports Efe. Thiem will play the winner of the match between American Steve Johnson and Croatian Borna Coric, and the 26-year-old Belgian will face either Croatian Ivo Karlovic or Argentine…

Ostapenko beats Puig, through to third round of French Open

Paris, May 31: Latvia's Jelena Ostapenko on Wednesday defeated Puerto Rican Monica Puig to go through to the third round of the French Open tennis tournament.Ostapenko defeated Puig 6-3, 6-2 in a match which lasted around one hour, reports Efe. The Latvian is set to play against Ukraine's Lesia Tsurenko, who scored a 6-2, 6-2 win over Russian Ekaterina Makarova.
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