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Top-ranked Halep hoping to keep dream alive at WTA Finals

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Simona Halep is still coming to terms with her rise to the top of the world rankings at the start of the month but is trying not to let the euphoria of the achievement distract her at the eight-woman WTA Finals which starts on Sunday. Halep became the first Romanian to reach the summit of the women’s rankings when she beat French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko in the semi-finals of the China Open in Beijing, a feat she feels is the high point of her career to date. “The dream came ...

Kohli hails India’s new spin duo ahead of NZ ODI series

Saturday, 21 October 2017

India captain Virat Kohli has praised new spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal and is tempted to play them together in India’s one-day series opener against New Zealand in Mumbai on Sunday. Left-arm wrist spinner Yadav and right-arm leg break bowler Chahal have established themselves as India’s first-choice attacking combination, keeping veterans Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja out for the third consecutive limited-overs series. Yadav and ...

Pakistani cricket player reports UAE bookie to anti-corruption unit

Saturday, 21 October 2017

A Pakistani cricket player has reported a bookie to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) anti-corruption unit. The player and his team were part of the ODI series game against Sri Lanka which took place in the UAE on Friday. Pakistan won by seven wickets. The bookie’s offer was made on Wednesday, reported an article published in Dawn. According to the article, the player instantly reported the incident to the PCB. Dawn cited official sources speaking to Wisden India news as saying that the ...

Into the gym: First Saudi female head of sports should get women exercising

Friday, 20 October 2017

Saudi Arabia’s appointment of its first female head of sports should attract more women into gyms and on to sports pitches in a nation where women are not allowed to exercise with men, female sports organisers said on Friday. US-raised Princess Reema bint Bandar last week became the first female president of the Saudi Federation for Community Sports that manages sports-related activities for both men and women in the  kingdom, local media reported. Her appointment came amid a series ...

Wenger: Arsenal’s Wilshere will get Premier League game time

Friday, 20 October 2017

Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere will get a chance to prove himself in the Premier League, manager Arsene Wenger said after the midfielder impressed in Thursday’s 1-0 Europa League victory over Red Star Belgrade. Wilshere, who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth before sustaining season-ending leg injury in April, returned to action for Arsenal in their Europa League opener against FC Cologne in September. The England international has been in good form in his three Europa League ...

De Bruyne expects Manchester clubs to fight out for league title

Friday, 20 October 2017

Manchester City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne believes his club and rivals Manchester United currently have the edge over their opponents but says it is too early in the Premier League to choose title favorites. Both Manchester clubs remain unbeaten in the league with City atop the standings on 22 points and United two points behind after eight league games, followed by Tottenham Hotspur and Watford in third and fourth respectively. City and United have shown dominant all-round performances to ...

Mohamed Salah rejects offer of luxury villa as reward for sending Egypt to World Cup

Friday, 20 October 2017

Liverpool’s Egyptian star Mohamed Salah has turned down the offer of a luxury villa for firing Egypt to the World Cup.The Egypt superstar instead asked the Egyptian businessman behind the gesture to make a donation to his home village, the Mirror Online reported quoting the Liverpool Echo.Sources in Egypt told the paper that Salah was contacted by Mamdouh Abbas, the former president of Zamalek club, after the dramatic 2-1 victory over Congo at the World Cup 2018 Qualifier earlier this ...

Berdych cuts season short with back problem

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Czech Tomas Berdych is the latest player to end his season early after announcing he would miss tournaments in Vienna and Paris because of a back injury. The 32-year-old world number 18 still had a remote chance of qualifying for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals for an eighth time. “I have been playing with back pain since Wimbledon and in my last match in Beijing I felt like it was getting worse,” Berdych said on his twitter account. “I was advised by my medical team ...

Manager Koeman backed by Everton board despite poor start

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Manager Ronald Koeman says he has the full support of Everton’s board despite an underwhelming start to the Premier League campaign. After spending over 100 million pounds in the transfer window, Everton, who finished seventh in the league last season, are 16th with two wins in their opening eight league games and they have yet to record a victory in the Europa League group stage. Koeman believes he has no reason to worry about his job just yet after holding talks ...

Former African footballer of the year Madjer to coach Algeria

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Former African Footballer of the Year Rabah Madjer has been appointed Algeria’s new coach after Spaniard Lucas Alcaraz was fired on Wednesday, the country’s football federation has said. The 58-year-old returns for a third spell after being away from coaching for more than a decade, working instead as a television analyst. He was in charge of Algeria from April 1994 to July the following year, and then again for nine matches from July 2001 to May 2002. His last coaching job was in ...

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