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August 2017

Arsenal midfielder Chamberlain joins Liverpool

Liverpool, Aug 31: English Premier League (EPL) club Liverpool FC on Thursday confirmed the signing of midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal."Liverpool FC have completed the signing of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain from Arsenal," the club confirmed in a statement. Oxlade-Chamberlain made 132 EPL appearances for Arsenal during his six years in north London, and has 27 caps for the England to date. "I'm currently away with England, so I'm at St George's Park. Firstly, I'm…

U-17 World Cup: AIFF President satisfied with Salt Lake stadium

Kolkata, Aug 31: All India Football Federation (AIFF) President and Chairman of the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA U-17 World Cup Praful Patel on Thursday expressed his satisfaction after inspecting the Salt Lake Stadium which will host the final on October 28."I visited the Yuba Bharati Krirangan earlier today and it wouldn't be unfair to say that the honourable CM, the Sports Minister - Aroop Biswas and their entire team have managed to completely renovate this facility and make it truly world-class.…

Teen sensation Denis Shapovalov roars into US Open third round

New York, Aug 31: Canadian budding tennis superstar Denis Shapovalov put on a show under the lights in the US Open second round, showing loads of power, athleticism and all-court skill in a 6-4, 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) victory over eighth-seeded Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.In a late Wednesday match in Arthur Ashe Stadium that concluded just before midnight, the 18-year-old Canadian used his explosive quickness to pounce on short balls, attacked Tsonga's second serve at times and boasted more overall firepower than his…

Finland goalkeeper Jaaskelainen among ATK recruits

Kolkata, Aug 31: Two-time champions ATK on Thursday announced three more recruits for the upcoming fourth season of the Indian Super League (ISL).Former Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen put pen to paper for the city based franchise besides Indian recruits central midfielder Darren Caldeira and Nallappan Mohanraj who played for ATK in the 2015 season. Jussi has also played for English clubs like West Ham United and Wigan Athletic. He also made 56 appearances for his the Finland national team. "I…

May, Abe pledge to increase pressure on North Korea

Tokyo, Aug 31 (IANS) Japan and the United Kingdom on Thursday agreed to join forces to step up pressure on North Korea amid its constant weapons tests and to expand military cooperation with measures including joint military manoeuvres.British Prime Minister Theresa May, in her first official visit to Japan, signed a joint statement with Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe stressing the need to expand military cooperation in the face of the growing threat posed by Pyongyang's nuclear and ballistic missile programme, Efe news…
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