Thiago wants to leave Bayern for new challenge

Thiago wants to leave Bayern for new challenge

Sunday, 05 July 2020 | Agencies | Munich

Bayern Munich’s Spain midfielder Thiago Alcantara is set to leave the Bundesliga side in the close season because he wants a new challenge, the club’s CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has said. The 29-year-old, who joined Bayern in 2013 from Barcelona for 25 million euros ($28.12 million), has since played 230 games and...

England batsman Pope says absence of fans won't affect intensity during first Test against Windies

England batsman Pope says absence of fans won't affect intensity during first Test against Windies

Saturday, 04 July 2020 | PTI | Southampton

England middle-order batsman Ollie Pope says the absence of spectators in the first Test against the West Indies starting here on July 8 will not lessen the team's intensity. The three-Test series will be played behind close doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The second and third Test will be held...

Recreational cricket to return in England on July 11

Recreational cricket to return in England on July 11

Saturday, 04 July 2020 | PTI | London

London, Jul 4 (PTI) The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the resumption of recreational cricket from July 11 after Prime Minister Boris Johnson gave the green light. The ECB's announcement on Friday night came after Johnson made a U-turn after his earlier suggestion that teas and dressing rooms...

Liverpool honoured 4 nothing

Liverpool honoured 4 nothing

Saturday, 04 July 2020 | AFP | Manchester

City sent a warning shot of their intentions to take the title back next season with a commanding performance against the newly-crowned champions’ Jurgen Klopp admitted Manchester City are the one side capable of “smashing” his newly-crowned Premier League winners after Liverpool’s first match since becoming English champions ended in a...

Singles

Saturday, 04 July 2020 | Agencies

Bremen's Bundesliga future on edge Bremen: Werder Bremen's Bundesliga future remained in doubt after being held to a 0-0 draw by second-division Heidenheim in the first leg of their relegation-promotion playoff. Bremen, which finished third from bottom in the top division, will have to do without captain Niklas Moisander for the...

Hamilton fastest in Austrian practice races

Saturday, 04 July 2020 | AP | Spielberg

Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton posted the fastest time in the first two practice sessions for the season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Friday. The British driver twice finished ahead of his Mercedes teammate Valtteri Bottas on the 4.3-kilometer (2.7-mile) Red Bull Ring circuit in Spielberg nestled at the foot of...

Challenging to bowl Smith, ABD: Kuldeep

Saturday, 04 July 2020 | PTI | New Delhi

Australia’s Steve Smith and retired South African swashbuckler AB de Villiers are the two batsmen, India’s leg-spinner Kuldeep Yadav finds most challenging to contain. Yadav, who went through a prolonged lean patch in 2019, said both the batsmen have unique abilities. “Smith plays me mostly off the back foot. He plays the...

Sam Curran tests negative for virus

Saturday, 04 July 2020 | PTI | Southampton

 England all-rounder Sam Curran on Friday tested negative for coronavirus, making him eligible to return to training, the country’s cricket board announced. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said the 22-year-old will return to training in a day or two. Curran, who went into self-isolation in his hotel room at the...

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