Nadal eyes Canadian crown

Nadal eyes Canadian crown

Monday, 12 August 2019 | AFP | Montreal

Rafael Nadal is homing in on a second straight ATP title in Canada after reaching the Montreal Masters final without hitting a shot on Saturday. The top-seeded world number two was handed an extra day of rest when Gael Monfils withdrew from their semi-final — scheduled to start just hours after...

Alisson to miss Super Cup

Sunday, 11 August 2019 | AFP | Liverpool

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker will miss Wednesday’s UEFA Super Cup against Chelsea after pulling up with a calf injury as the European champions opened their Premier League campaign with a 4-1 win over Norwich on Friday. The Brazilian fell to the floor after kicking the ball clear from a routine goal...

Dortmund see off Uerdingen in cup

Sunday, 11 August 2019 | AFP | Berlin

Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus said his team had “big plans” for the coming season after they secured a routine 2-0 win over third-division side KFC Uerdingen in the first round of the German Cup on Friday. Reus’ second-half goal set Dortmund on their way to a comfortable victory, just a...

Lyon roar past Monaco

Sunday, 11 August 2019 | AFP | Monaco

Lyon hammered Monaco 3-0 on Friday in the first game of the Ligue 1 season as former Brazil defender Sylvinho started his coaching reign in perfect style and Cesc Fabregas was shown a red card. Moussa Dembele and Memphis Depay scored either side of Fabregas’ dismissal in the first half. Midfielder Lucas...

Bajrang wins Gold at Tbilisi

Sunday, 11 August 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

India’s top two wrestlers continued their impressive run this season with Bajrang Punia defending his title at Tbilisi Grand Prix and Vinesh Phogat reaching her fourth final at Medved event. Bajrang, who had won a Gold at the same event last year as well, prevailed 2-0 over Iran’s Peiman Bibyani in...

Saina, Sindhu on collision course

Sunday, 11 August 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

India’s star shuttlers Saina Nehwal and P V Sindhu are on a collision course at next week’s World Championships in Basel, Switzerland, as they have been placed in the same half after the world governing body re-conducted the women’s singles draw. “It was determined a player had mistakenly been included in...

Messi wins UEFA’s Goal of Season award

Sunday, 11 August 2019 | IANS | Madrid

Lionel Messi has been awarded UEFA’s Goal of the Season award for his free-kick against Liverpool at Camp Nou last season. The set-piece by Barcelona’s Argentine star from 30 yards out was his second goal of the match. Messi’s second goal rounded off his team’s 3-0 win over Liverpool in the first...

Neymar on verge of PSG exit

Sunday, 11 August 2019 | AFP | Paris

Paris Saint-Germain revealed on Saturday that Neymar transfer talks are “more advanced than before” after the Brazilian was dropped for the French champions’ opening Ligue 1 match. Sporting director Leonardo confirmed to reporters that the Brazilian is near the exit door but that PSG were “not yet ready to give their...

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