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July 21, 2017

Kuldeep, Jadeja shine in practice tie as India end Day-1 at 135/3

Colombo, July 21: Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja shared seven wickets between them as India bundled out the Sri Lanka Board President's team for 187 on the opening day. The visitors ended the day at 135/3 here on Friday.Coming back from a surgery, India opener Lokesh Rahul fired a rapid 58-ball 54 while skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Ajinkya Rahane remained unbeaten on 34 and 30 respectively. Opener Abhinav Mukund was bowled by left-armer Vishwa Fernando for a duck, in the first over of…

Reddy, Arya shine at national racing tourney

Sriperumbudur (Tamil Nadu), July 21: Hyderabads Anindith Reddy emerged as the quickest in both free practice sessions of the MRF FF1600 while Arya Singh, a 16-year-old schoolboy from Kolkata, clinched the Student Cup (Formula 1300) with two wins and a podium finish in the third round of the Indian National Racing Championship here on Friday.South African Devin Robertson, a guest driver, qualified for pole position in the Volkswagen Ameo Cup, a clear second off joint championship leaders Sandeep Kumar (Chennai) and Karminder…

Liverpool coach Klopp says Coutinho not for sale

Hong Kong, July 21: Liverpool head coach Jürgen Klopp on Friday said attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho is not for sale amid rumours of an $80 million euro ($93.25 million) move to Catalan football powerhouse FC Barcelona.According to Liverpool's official website, Klopp was asked if the Brazilian is not for sale. The German tactician replied: "Yes, that's what we can say. But that's not since this morning or yesterday, I'm not sure if it was different at any time. So, yes. "I'm…

3 college boys in ISL player draft

Mumbai, July 21: As the Indian Super League (ISL) Indian player draft unfolds here on Sunday, three college boys could realise their dreams of rubbing shoulders with the superstars of Indian and global football in the upcoming edition of the tournament, to be held later in the year.Emerging from the ambitious inaugural Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) campus football championship, Mumbai lad Umesh Perambra and Kerala duo of Ajith Sivan and Akshay Joshy have been drafted in the ISL player draft. The talented trio…

Meghalaya to launch grassroots football development programme

Shillong, July 21: A state government-backed football grassroots development programme will be launched with an exhibition match between the north-eastern players and their rest of India counterparts at the floodlit Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here on Saturday.A 'pet project' of Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, the gala event where all state government dignitaries are expected to be present, will focus on further nurturing young talent from the region which has in recent times produced a clutch of national…
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