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July 5, 2018

World Cup: Uruguay’s defence to test France’s attacking prowess

Nizhny Novgorod (Russia), July 5: France's lightning quick attack will be put to their toughest test when they take on Uruguay's unbreachable defence in a FIFA World Cup quarter-final clash here on Friday.Uruguay are sweating on the fitness of star striker Edinson Cavani, who picked up a knock against Portugal in their round of 16 tie. Cavani scored a brace in that game. France will once again pin their hopes on teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe, who will be under immense pressure to uncork a backline led by Diego…

World Cup: Brazil’s Ronaldo sweeps aside Neymar criticism

Moscow, July 5: Former Brazil striker Ronaldo has brushed aside criticism of countryman Neymar for play-acting at the World Cup, saying it's "nonsense" and he is not protected by referees."There are many ways to see football and interpret it," Ronaldo told reporters. "I am against all these opinions (on Neymar acting). He is an intelligent player in his movements and on how to defend himself from being tackled. I don't think referees have been protecting him enough," Ronaldo…

IAAF rejects 51 Russian athletes’ applications for neutral status

Moscow, July 5: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has rejected the applications of 51 Russian athletes since January 2018 to get the neutral status required for performing in international competitions, the All-Russia Athletics Federation (ARAF) spokeswoman Natalya Yukhareva said Thursday.The ARAF press office reported on Wednesday that the IAAF had denied 15 athletes their admission to international competitions under the neutral status due to the insufficient time of their stay in the testing…

East Bengal rope in Quess as new investor

Kolkata, July 5: City football giants East Bengal on Thursday roped in Quess, one of Indias leading business services providers, as its investor.The two sides inked an agreement, under which the I-League outfit will now be known as Quess East Bengal FC Pvt Ltd (QEBFC). "We were thinking of few other options after our association with UB Group came to an end last month. When this company approached us with a partnership proposal, we found them the most suitable among all candidates," East Bengal Secretary…

Sleep disorder linked with brain changes found in dementia

Sydney, July 5 (IANS) A sleep disorder that causes repeated shallow or paused breathing may be associated with changes in brain structure that are also seen in the early stages of dementia.Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA), common among elderly, is a condition where the walls of the throat relax and narrow during sleep, stopping breathing, and is known to reduce levels of oxygen in the blood. It has also been linked with heart diseases, strokes and cancer. The new study suggested that the drop in oxygen may be linked to a…
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