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May 23, 2018

Muguruza, Serena begin training for French Open

Paris, May 23: Spanish tennis pro Garbine Muguruza and United States great Serena Williams began their training on Wednesday leading up to Roland Garros, due to kick off on May 27.The 24-year-old Spaniard returns to compete in Paris, where she claimed her first French Open title in 2016, reports Efe. Serena, 36, will play her first major tournament at Roland Garros since returning to the court in 2018, months after giving birth to her daughter in September 2017. The US star has won 23 singles Grand Slam tournaments,…

Tito Rabat hospitalized after accident during test run

Barcelona (Spain), May 23: Spanish MotoGP racer Tito Rabat was on Wednesday hospitalized after he crashed his motorcycle during a tire test run at the Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya but doctors did not believe him to be injured much.The Real Avinti Racing driver lost control of his Ducati on a curve and flew off the track. The impact caused the motorbike to catch fire, reported Efe. "No broken bones. The Doctors will do more checks to discard ligament injuries on his left elbow," said his team on its official…

IPL Playoffs: Russell, Karthik help KKR to 169/7 after early collapse

Kolkata, May 23: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) rode skipper Dinesh Karthik's well-paced fifty coupled with Andre Russell's unbeaten 25-ball 49 blitz to recover from an early collapse and post 169/7 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) eliminator at the Eden Gardens here on Wednesday.Russell came in to bat when KKR were trying to stem the rot through Karthik (52; 38b; 4x4 2x6) and Shubman Gill (28; 17b; 3x4 1x6) before the latter fell with the team on 106/5 in 14.2 overs. The…

James arrives in Colombia, set to join national squad in Bogota

Bogota, May 23: Bayern Munich star James Rodriguez has arrived in Colombia and is set to join his national-squad teammates shortly for FIFA World Cup preparations.Thus far, 20 of the 35 players who made a preliminary cut for Colombia's World Cup team are in Bogota for training sessions overseen by head coach Jose Pekerman, reports Efe. James was in Medellin, Colombia's second city, on Tuesday taking part in a road-safety campaign, but the attacking midfielder is expected to arrive for training on Wednesday.…

Iniesta signs with Japan’s Vissel Kobe after leaving Barcelona

Tokyo, May 23: Spanish international midfielder Andres Iniesta has signed a deal with Japanese football club Vissel Kobe, Japan's state news agency NHK reported on Wednesday, confirming growing speculation about the player's move to the J-League after ending his 22-year-long career at FC Barcelona.Iniesta, who was set to travel to Japan later on Wednesday, could be officially introduced on Thursday at an event in Tokyo, although Vissel Kobe refused to confirm the ceremony when contacted by EFE. The two-time…
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