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September 29, 2018

ISL 5: ATK fail Kerala test, lose 0-2 in opener

Kolkata, Sep 29: A dominant Kerala Blasters FC (KBFC) rode on second half strikes from Matej Poplatnik and Slavisa Stojanovic to beat Atletico de Kolkata (ATK) 1-0 in the Indian Super League (ISL) season five opener at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Saturday.Poplatnik made the most of a deflection off Gerson's foot to nod home the first goal in the 77th minute with Stojanovic adding the cushion in the 86th minute after a barren first half which the away side bossed. In front of 41,202 spectators, ATK…

Roma thrashes Lazio 3-1 in Serie A

Rome, Sep 29: Roma beat cross-town rival Lazio 3-1 on Saturday to win the Italian league's Rome Derby here at the Stadio Olimpico.This victory against Lazio has re-launched Roma's ambitions in the 2018-2019 Serie A season, coming on the heels of the 4-0 win against Frosinone on Wednesday that snapped a one-month winless drought, reports Efe news. Lazio dominated the first 20 minutes, but Italy midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini opened the scoring for Roma in the last minute before first-half stoppage time, just eight…

Indian squad for West Indies series announced

Mumbai, Sep 29: Karnataka opener Mayank Agarwal and right-arm pacer Mohammed Siraj, who plays for Hyderabad in first-class cricket, are the new faces in 14-member Indian squad for the forthcoming two-Test home series against West Indies that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Saturday.Meanwhile, pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have been rested for the series, while opener Shikhar Dhawan has been dropped. "Taking stock of the recent workload, the selectors have decided to rest…

Sabalenka defeats Kontaveit to claim Wuhan Open title

Wuhan (China), Sep 29: Belarus' Aryna Sabalenka on Saturday topped Anett Kontaveit of Estonia 6-3, 6-3 to claim the Wuhan Open title, her second triumph this season following the Connecticut Open.At 20 years old, Sabalenka became the youngest player ever to clinch a title at the Premier 5 level or above, reports Efe news. With her biggest title now under her belt, Sabalenka is set to climb four spots to world No. 16 in the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings, to be issued on Monday, while Kontaveit will…

Kenya’s Kipchoge relishes Berlin marathon world record win

Nairobi, Sep 29: Berlin marathon champion Eliud Kipchoge said he will handle the pressure that comes with breaking the world record by remaining true to himself.Speaking in Eldoret, Kipchoge said he will take time off to recover after the gruelling challenge in the German capital and will not be rushing to announce his new venture until early next year. "I will handle the pressure and remain normal. I want to get back to my life and train normally," Kipchoge told Xinhua on Saturday. "It was first a…
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