Marquez seals 10th straight win in Indianapolis

first_imgCatalan rider Marc Marquez continued to make history on Sunday evening has he secured his 10th consecutive Moto GP win in Indianapolis. The next Grand Prix is in the Czech Republic next weekend. 1. M. Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) ESP2. J.Lorenzo (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) ESP3. V.Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) ITA4. D.Pedrosa (Repsol Honda Team) ESP5. P.Espargaro (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) ESP6. B.Smith (Monster Yamaha Tech 3) GBR7. A.Dovizioso (Ducati Team) ITA8. C.Crutchlow (Ducati Team) GBR9. S.Redding (Go and Fun Honda Gresini) GBR10. H.Aoyama (Drive M7 Aspar) JAP Jorge Lorenzo came home in second place, while Dani Pedrosa and Pol Espargaro finished fourth and fifth respectively. 10/08/2014 He was joined in the top five places by four fellow Spaniards, with only the Italian Valentino Rossi, in third position, managing to deny Spain total domination. Sport EN Three Britons then made up the majority of the rest of the top 10 – Smith , Crutchlow and Redding – with the Italian Dovizioso and the Japanse rider Aoyama finishing seventh and 10th. Race result: Upd. at 21:10 CESTlast_img read more


Juventus confirm signing of Palermo striker Paulo Dybala

first_img Dybala, who was also linked with Barcelona after expressing his desire to play with Lionel Messi, will join Juve in the summer and is contracted to the club until 2020.  CEST On top of that, Juve have agreed to pay up to eight million euros more in variables, depending how Dybala performs during his five-year deal with the Serie A champions.  04/06/2015 Sport ENcenter_img Upd. at 22:46 Juventus confirmed the signing of Palermo’s Argentine striker Paulo Dybala on Thursday for a price of 32 million euros, which will be paid over four years.  The 21-year-old has been one of the stars of the Italian season, scoring 13 goals and creating 10 more for Palermo.last_img read more


Can Luis Enrique expect to sate the Catalonian appetite whipped up by this season’s unprecendented treble?

first_img CEST Upd. at 21:50 At the turn of the year, things were looking bleak at Camp Nou. Real Madrid appeared to have a fairly commanding grip on the league title, while the tough hand dealt in the Champions League did anything but promise Catalan success in European competition. A previous El Clasico defeat in December did little to ease tensions, with Enrique’s dismissal at that point of the campaign certainly not considered impossible. Inexperience was a possible saving factor in Enrique’s first campaign in charge of his former club, but bizarrely the Spaniard could find himself haunted by the unprecendented success of his debut season. Simon Harrison 09/06/2015 After dropping three points at the Anoeta, Barça stuttered into life and gained considerable momentum, casting aside opponents, with only Malaga capable of registering a La Liga win against Enrique’s men after that dark day in the Basque country. Internal issues were forgotten, nor did FIFA’s decision to impose a transfer embargo upon Barça seem to matter anymore when the personnel at Enrique’s disposal were performing with such primal efficiency. Luis Suarez’s eligibility contributed towards the Catalonian construction of one of the most lethal offensive tridents seen for some years in world football. Enrique’s brand of football has proven to be less pure in terms of passing style, but has produced the goals and fighting spirit required to win trophies. Lionel Messi, Suarez and Neymar Jr’s chemistry has been a pleasure to watch, with the Barça coach deserving plaudits for tightening things up on the defensive side too. For the moment, the former player is one of the heroes of the season, with Josep Maria Bartomeu rewarding his efforts with a new contract and making signings based on the collective opinions of the coaching staff. Should Bartomeu fail to be re-elected as president for the next term, however, these signs of faith would rapidly become hollow. When Luis Enrique took the managerial reigns at Barcelona in May 2014, a target of three trophies would not have appeared realistic to even the most optimistic of his supporters. Only now will the former Celta Vigo boss have had the opportunity to sit back and think, after a hectic week which has included winning the Champions League trophy, hours of celebrations and a contract renewal. When things were not going according to plan during his first year in charge, those who criticised Enrique would always be able to look at their fixture lists and see that Barcelona were still technically in with the chance of a mind-boggling treble. Now that the Spanish coach has already played a huge part in such a fantastic achievement, both the players, staff and fans know what the Blaugrana are capable of. The question is no longer of whether Barça can win the treble, they are now expected to, with the fashion and style in which they do it now a definite point of scrunity. The next treble simply has to be better.last_img read more


Federer’s win over Murray was “one of the best” of his career

first_img EFE Seven-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer claimed his semi-final win over home favourite Andy Murray on Friday was “one of the best matches” of his career.  “I’m not thinking about the game last year, I’m just happy to be in another final. However, the fact it’s against Novak, the world number one, makes it more special.” The Swiss beat the Briton in three sets (7-5, 6-4, 6-4) to set up a final with Novak Djokovic on Sunday afternoon.  CEST “It’s great to play against Novak. He’s a great tennis player and he’s had a lot of success in his career, especially recently. He’s become a tough rival, complicated to beat,” Federer continued.  The 14-time Grand Slam winner will take on Djokovic, who saw off the Frenchman Richard Gasquet in straight sets earlier in the day.  “I enjoy playing a lot and I train hard to be be able to play in these type of games. It’s a huge game, against Andy at Wimbelon, but it’s only a semi-final. Now I have to work on the final to complete two marvellous weeks,” he added.  10/07/2015 Upd. at 21:52 “I played really well from the start. I saved a break point in the first game and then my service game got going. I think it was one of the best games of my career,” a delighted Federer said after securing the win. last_img read more


Yaya Toure: I can play until I am 40 years old

first_img He was linked with Inter Milan and a reunion with his former City boss Roberto Mancini there. But Toure said: “He is one of the great coaches but my contract is with City. “I’ve been at City for about five years now and people will always criticise what I’m doing. But I’m a professional and I always try to do my best. Sometimes it isn’t easy but in football it’s a part of the game. There are always stupid things around me. I always try to focus even though sometimes you can be disturbed. “I have always known for 32 years that I can play until I’m 40 because I know my quality and that’s all.” CEST “Football for me is everything. I can be sure that I know my job very well and sometimes when I hear some people who think they know football better than us I don’t want to respond. 23/07/2015 Yaya Toure says he will be staying at Manchester City despite speculation to the contrary. “There was too much speculation about me leaving. Even though the manager was saying I was happy and staying at the club, people still speculate. It’s clear that I have my contract at City and I want to see out my contract. “The target of the club is to reach that kind of level of Real Madrid and Barcelona. The manager and the chairman are working really hard but the market is not so easy, looking from afar at how many clubs are selling players. The Ivorian midfielder also thinks signing players like Raheem Sterling will help City catch up with the likes of Real Madrid and Barcelona.  Upd. at 21:26 “Now I am looking forward. I always want to do my best for the club and help my team-mates, and the manager because he has a lot of trust and confidence in me. “If he does that will make it possible (to reach the level of Madrid and Barcelona) because this year is a massive challenge for us. After last season we need to bounce back for our fans and make them proud.” Sport EN “It’s wonderful because I think we have signed some great players in Sterling and Delph. We welcome them and we hope they will give us a massive boost,” he said. “We are a young squad and we have a couple of young players coming through. What we have to do is keep working hard and believe the chairman can do something to bring quality players to the squad.  “The most important thing is for the club to try to improve. You have to understand, if you want important players you have to be winning and doing well. And if we are doing well, then it’s a sure thing a couple of good players will come.last_img read more


Rafa Benitez: Madrid find Barcelona dominance hard to manage

first_img CET Upd. at 21:58 “The question is Barcelona winning, and that is difficult to manage for Real Madrid. They have to keep winning, but even if they do Barcelona are still doing well and that is a really big problem for Madrid.” Sport EN Rafa Benitez says Barcelona winning is “difficult to manage” for Real Madrid. “He’s a winner, he’s very competitive, he wants to win and he wants to score goals, so that is the positive side. I think it’s fine. “No, I think that he was quite happy with the way that we were training because we were training with the ball,” he told BT Sport. “So for players, and we have top-class players here, they like and enjoy training with the ball. He also thinks Cristiano Ronaldo was happy with his training methods, despite reports to the contrary. 17/02/2016last_img read more


Aleix Vidal insists Alaves transfer is not a backwards step

first_img IN SPORT.ES The Catalan winger thanked Alaves for taking a chance on him in his presentation on Monday and promised to try and repay their faith in him.  He added that “90 per cent of the reason for coming to Alaves is to enjoy myself again.” CEST 29/07/2019 SPORT.escenter_img Upd. at 21:56 Aleix Vidal: “Ir al Alavés no es un paso atrás, sino un paso más” “It only took a 15-minute call with Sergio Fernández to know what I needed was to return to a club like this,” he explained. “A humble club like Almeria.”  Ex-Barcelona wide man Aleix Vidal insists his move to Alaves is not a step back in his career after joining the Basque club from Sevilla. last_img read more


India vs Ireland: 2nd T20I Preview- Momentum the key for India as the Irish…

first_imgAdvertisement 5uw45NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsc669Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Ep3( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3w1bWould you ever consider trying this?😱iCan your students do this? 🌚68bRoller skating! Powered by Firework Image Courtesy: Indian ExpressAdvertisement The sunny Dublin basks in the spotlight as it gears for the second and final T20I of the series. While India continue their preparation for their next destination, Gary Wilson and co. would hope to dampen India’s spirit with a victory over the Blues.Advertisement Virat Kohli could not have asked for a better start as the performance in the previous game almost ticked off all the boxes. With Rohit Sharma seemingly getting rid of his demons from the IPL and Shikhar Dhawan continuing his fine form, the skipper has very less to worry when it comes to the opening duo.The Men in Green failed to pose a threat last time around and genuinely struggled against the Indian spinners, who have found their rhythm quickly on the European shores.Advertisement Key Players:Kuldeep Yadav: The left-arm chinaman bamboozled the Irish batsmen with his leg-breaks and wrong’uns. Expect the spinner to do more of the same.James Shannon: The Ireland opening batsman was the only Irish to offer resistance en route scoring almost half of Ireland’s entire total. With Paul Stirling on the other end, these two are Ireland’s best hope to counter India’s lethal pace attack. Where to watch: Hindi Commentary: Sony Six, English Commentary: Sony Ten 3, Internet Live Stream: Sony Liv.Read Also:Cricket: Suspended Steve Smith makes a spectacular return to competitive cricket in CanadaCricket: Ravichandran Ashwin speaks out on his county stint   Advertisementlast_img read more


Cricket: Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar return as India announce squad for final 3 ODIs

first_imgAdvertisement 2aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs247zWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Egh8v( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5996Would you ever consider trying this?😱39tfyCan your students do this? 🌚8swRoller skating! Powered by Firework (Photo Courtesy: India Today)Advertisement The selection committee met on Thursday to pick the Indian squad for the final 3 ODIs vs Windies. India’s frontline pacers, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar returned to the squad while Mohammad Shami faced the axe.Advertisement Shami, who was India’s most expensive bowler in Guwahati, bettered his performance in the 2nd ODI, bowling crucial yorkers to take the game to the final over. But his improved performance wasn’t enough for him to retain his place in the side.Meanwhile, Kedar Jadhav, who exited Asia Cup midway due to an injury was expected to be back in the squad. Despite his unbeaten 41 off 25 for India A in the Deodhar trophy today, he doesn’t find a place in the squad.Advertisement India ran out convincing winners in the 1st ODI thanks to centuries from Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. But the visitors hit back strong in the 2nd ODI putting up a solid performance to salvage a tie.The remaining three matches will be played in Pune, Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium) and Thiruvananthapuram on October 27, 29 and November 1.Squad: Virat Kohli (cap), Rohit Sharma (vice-capt), Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Rishabh Pant, MS Dhoni (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey.Also Read:Chairman of selectors does a “Pitch Puja” to ensure India wins – the match ends up getting tied instead Advertisementlast_img read more


Subhankar Dey wins 2018 SaarLorLux Open

first_imgAdvertisement cc3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsu9Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E9olc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) grzWould you ever consider trying this?😱3Can your students do this? 🌚buqxwRoller skating! 64qwSee more on YT⬇️⬇️⬇️See moreoxlBody tricks that only special people can do pt-19jkkbukHow though? 🤔😂#AdrenalineJunkiesasz0yA visualization of how Karma works 225363soPowered by Firework India’s Subhankar Dey ousted Rajiv Ouseph of England 21-11, 21-14 in the finals of the SaarLorLux Open at Saarlandhalle in Saarbrucken on Sunday. This is the 59th ranked’s first title in 2018.Advertisement Subhankar Dey clinched the 2018 SaarLorLux OpenSubhankar overcame Belgium’s Elias Bracke 21-19, 15-21, 21-7 in the opening game. The 25-year-old followed it up with 21-18, 21-18 win over Italy’s Fabio Caponio and caused a major upset when he triumphed over former World No. 1 Lin Dan 22-20, 21-19 in straight sets. In the quarterfinals and semifinals, his destiny would collide with England’s Toby Penty and China’s Ren Pengbo respectively. The Kolkata-born player shrugged both of them 21-16, 21-9 and 21-18, 11-21, and 24-22.Earlier in the competition, Harsheel Dani bowed out to France’s Lucas Corvee 16-21, 18-21 in the second round and Pratul Joshi succumbed to Canada’s Jason Ho-Sue 9-21, 16-21 in the first round. 8th seed Parupalli Kashyap made it to the quarter finals where France’s Toma Junior Popov eked him out 16-21, 18-21.Advertisement In the Women’s’ Singles event, Prashi Joshi bowed out to #1 seed Gao Fangjie 6-21, 12-21 in the first round. Anura Prabhudesai succumbed to Bulgaria’s Linda Zetchiri 12-21, 13-21 in the first round Denmark’s L Kjaersfeldt got the better of Saili Rane 21-14, 21-9 in the quarterfinals.Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more