Bayern deny reports of Kovac’s departure

Bayern deny reports of Kovac’s departure

Saturday, 18 May 2019 | AFP | Munich

Bayern Munich denied reports on Friday that coach Niko Kovac is to be sacked regardless of whether he wins the Bundesliga title, and that Mark van Bommel is being lined up as his successor. Despite being on course to win a league and cup double in the next week, Kovac has...

Roland Garros-bound Federer limps out of Italian Open

Roland Garros-bound Federer limps out of Italian Open

Friday, 17 May 2019 | AFP | Rome

World number three Roger Federer pulled out of the Italian Open before his quarter-final match on Friday with a right leg injury. Federer, a four-time Rome finalist, had been due to meet Greek eighth seed Stefanos Tsitsipas for a place in the semi-finals. The Swiss 20-time Grand Slam winner was playing in...

Game for number 4 at World Cup? Rahul says anything for team

Game for number 4 at World Cup? Rahul says anything for team

Friday, 17 May 2019 | PTI | ​​​​​​​New Delhi

He has not said it in as many words but reserve opener KL Rahul dropped enough hints that he could seamlessly settle into the key number four position, a conundrum the Indian team is carrying into the World Cup. Despite much debate and discussion around the batting position, who would bat...

India 'sleeping giant' of women's cricket, says Australia coach

India 'sleeping giant' of women's cricket, says Australia coach

Friday, 17 May 2019 | PTI | Melbourne

India are the "sleeping giants" of women's cricket with the resources they have at their disposal, feels Australia coach Matthew Mott. The interest in women's cricket in India has been on the rise ever since they finished runners-up in the 2017 World Cup in the United Kingdom. India also entered the semi-finals...

Rahul could be an option at number 4: Vengsarkar

Rahul could be an option at number 4: Vengsarkar

Friday, 17 May 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Former great bats for KL’s inclusion in starting line-up & says he has technique to succeed in Eng Former captain Dilip Vengsarkar feels trying out K L Rahul at No 4 is an option India can explore in the World Cup since he has the technique and temperament to succeed...

Aamir included in World Cup squad

Friday, 17 May 2019 | PTI | Karachi

Experienced left-arm pacer Mohammad Aamir was on Thursday included in Pakistan's World Cup squad after their bowlers were taken to the cleaners by England recently. The thrashing by English batsmen in a T20 International and two ODIs has alarmed the selectors, who were initially not keen on picking Aamir for the...

Biggies start with win in Rome

Friday, 17 May 2019 | AFP | Rome

Australian firebrand Nick Kyrgios was disqualified from the Italian Open after an expletive-laden rant on Thursday as defending champion Rafael Nadal swept into the third round along with top seed Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer. Kyrgios grabbed the headlines when he suffered a spectacular meltdown on Court Three against Norwegian qualifier...

Singles

Friday, 17 May 2019 | Agencies

PSG & Utd eyeing Lewandowski transfer  Paris: Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has received offers from both Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United, according to a report in German football magazine Kicker on Thursday. Kicker reported that Lewandowski, whose current deal at Bayern runs until 2021, was unhappy with the club's...

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Globe Trotting

19 May 2019 | Agencies | Sunday Pioneer

Left, TMC urge EC to ensure free, fair polling

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer

Didi’s nephew sends defemation notice to PM

19 May 2019 | Saugar Sengupta | Sunday Pioneer

MoD rejects Vice Admiral Bimal Verma's petition

19 May 2019 | PNS | Sunday Pioneer