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March 1, 2018

I-League: Aizawl aim to end on winning note

Aizawl, March 1: Defending champions Aizawl FC will host in-form Gokulam Kerala FC in their final match of the ongoing I-League season here on Friday.Aizawl have found it hard to replicate last season's title-winning form and are currently stranded sixth in the table with 21 points from 17 games. After a disappointing start in the I-League, Gokulam have bounced back in style, winning their last three matches against the title contenders Minerva Punjab FC, Kingfisher East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. If their…

Neymar to undergo right foot surgery, could miss rest of season

Rio de Janeiro, March 1: Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar Jr. is expected to miss the rest of this season as it will take up to three months to recover from a surgery on his right foot, according to Brazilian national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar on Thursday.Speaking to Brazilian media outlets upon his arrival here from Paris, Lasmar said he will operate on Saturday to repair the fractured fifth metatarsal in the 26-year-old's right foot in Brazil. "The recovery time is between two and a half and three…

Roberto Bautista qualifies for Dubai tennis championship semis

Dubai, March 1: Spaniard Roberto Bautista Agut, World No. 23, on Thursday qualified for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships semi-final for the first time in his career after defeating Borna Coric of Croatia 7-6(4), 6-4.Bautista Agut needed only one hour and 43 minutes to mark his fourth victory in five encounters over Coric, the world No. 50, reports Efe. "(It) was not easy to beat Borna (as) he's very solid. He was hitting very good serves and playing very aggressively... I didn't rest all…

India, Jordan renew support for Palestine, sign 12 agreements

New Delhi, March 1 (IANS) India and Jordan on Thursday renewed their support to the Palestinian cause as the two sides signed 12 agreements, including one on defence cooperation, following a bilateral meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and King of Jordan Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein."Both leaders renewed their support and commitment to the Palestinian cause," T.S. Tirumurti, Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs, said at a media briefing following the meeting. "His Majesty…

FIFA wants tension between Iran, Saudi Arabia not to affect football

Teheran, March 1: The president of FIFA on Thursday called for easing of tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia and not to let it affect any football events.In a meeting with Iranian Sports Minister Masoud Soltanifar, FIFA's Gianni Infantino expressed his hope that the problem of holding matches between the two countries in their respective territories would be resolved, reports Efe. The Saudi Arabian Football Federation in January 2016 prohibited Saudi clubs from playing matches against Iranian teams in Iran,…
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