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September 12, 2018

Barça management wants to play La Liga match in US, despite players’ refusal

Barcelona, Sep 12: Barcelona's club management on Wednesday said it was still interested in playing a competitive La Liga match in the United States against Girona this season, despite the continued refusal by the Spanish football players' union to go along with the plan.Barcelona spokesperson Josep Vives said there was still a long way to go before the proposed match in January against Girona becomes a reality, reports Efe news. "We are interested in playing there (in the United States) because it is a…

Ponting surprised at Maxwell exclusion from Australia squad

Melbourne, Sep 12: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is shocked over the omission of Glenn Maxwell from not only Australia's Test squad but also the preceding 'A' tour of India.Maxwell was left out for the forthcoming two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. "If I was Maxi I'd be thinking, 'why didn't you give me the chance to actually go there (to India) and push my case to get myself into the team?'" Ponting told cricket.com.au. "That's…

S. Korea to propose co-hosting 2032 Olympics with North: Sports minister

Tokyo, Sep 12: South Korea is considering making a proposal to North Korea for co-hosting the 2032 Summer Olympics Games, the country's sports minister said on Wednesday.Do Jong-hwan said South Korea is thinking of co-hosting the Olympics with North Korea for regional peace. Do made the remarks during a press meeting in Tokyo ahead of a sports ministers meeting with his Japanese and Chinese counterparts, reports Yonhap news agency. "It's a proposal of hosting the events in Seoul and Pyongyang," Do…

SC to reconsider fine punishment to Sidhu in road-rage case

New Delhi, Sep 12: The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to reconsider the quantum of punishment to former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu as he had been let off with a fine of just Rs 1,000 for causing simple injury in a 30-year-old road-rage case.Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul admitted a review petition filed by a son of deceased Gurnam Singh and issued notice to Sidhu, now a Punjab Cabinet Minister. "Permission to file the review petition is granted... issue notice restricted to quantum of…

Amalraj, Sutirtha win men, women singles titles in TT

Vijayawada, Sep 12: Anthony Amalraj had to put up a fight to win the season's first men single's title as an enterprising Sudhanshu Grover's fine run at the National Ranking (South Zone) Table Tennis Championships ended at the DRM Municipal Indoor Hall here on Wednesday.The women singles crown went to Sutirtha Mukherjee, who scored a come-from-behind victory of 4-3 over Railways' Sagarika Mukherjee. It was her first title of the season. Amalraj, who won 4-2, made good use of several seeds falling by…
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