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May 2018

Nacho joins Spain training ahead of friendly vs Switzerland

Madrid, May 31: Real Madrid defender Nacho Fernandez on Thursday joined training with the Spanish national football team in Madrid, three days ahead of La Roja's friendly against Switzerland in preparations leading up to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Spain's coach Julen Lopetegui is still awaiting Real Madrid players Sergio Ramos, Lucas Vazquez, Isco and Marco Asensio to join the training, after they helped in the Whites' 3-1 win over Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League on Saturday, reports Efe. Arsenal…

Thiem finishes off Tsitsipas, advances to French Open 3rd round

Paris, May 31: Austrian tennis player Dominic Thiem on Thursday overcame Stefanos Tsitsipas of Greece in the second round of the French Open with a score of 6-2, 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.Thiem and Tsitsipas started the match on Wednesday but were interrupted as evening came on, with the Austrian leading two sets to one; Thiem won the fourth set when the players resumed play on Thursday, reports Efe. The world No. 8 said he felt very good about his form after winning a four-set match against Tsitsipas, whom he considered one of the…

Cilic advances to Roland Garros 3rd round

Paris, May 31: Croatia's Marin Cilic on Thursday defeated German qualifier Hubert Hurkacz of Poland 6-2, 6-2, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5 to book a place in the third round of the French Open, the second Grand Slam event, held on clay court.Cilic, the third seed, needed two hours and 50 minutes to dispatch Hurkacz, ending the Polish tennis pro's best run at a Grand Slam event, reports Efe. When the 29-year-old Cilic seemed on his way to a straight set win, he conceded his service for the only time during the match, and…

Costa, Azpilicueta react to Zidane departure from Real Madrid

Las Rozas (Spain), May 31: The sudden resignation of Zinedine Zidane as head coach of Real Madrid on Thursday interrupted a post-training press conference with two members of the Spanish national football team, who could not contain their reactions to the news.Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa and Chelsea's César Azpilicueta were fresh off the training ground in Las Rozas just north of Madrid when a reporter in the crowd broke the news of Zidane's surprise decision to leave the club just days after winning…

Injured Saha unsure of participation in Afghanistan Test

Kolkata, May 31: Recuperating from a right thumb injury, India Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha on Thursday remained unsure of his participation in the one-off Test against Afghanistan next month.Saha missed the Indian Premier League (IPL) final for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) due to the injury he picked up while playing the Qualifier 2 against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens on May 25. India take on Afghanistan in its debut Test match from June 14 in Bengaluru where Saha is the only recognised stumper…
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