Mexico is ready to compete for World Cup, says Ramirez

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:48

Guadalajara (Mexico), May 16 (IANS) Mexico has high-quality players with experience in international competition, putting the national team in a position to win the World Cup, said Jesus Ramirez, who coached the Mexican under-17 team to a world title in 2005.


Suwon beat Ulsan to reach ACL quarters

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 20:48

Suwon (South Korea), May 16 (IANS) Suwon Samsung Bluewings advanced to the quarter-finals of the Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL) after they overturned a first-leg deficit against fellow South Koreans Ulsan Hyundai FC on Wednesday.


IPL: Punjab opt to field vs Mumbai

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:42

Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin won the toss and opted to field against Mumbai Indians in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.


Yamaha's Rossi says ready for French MotoGP

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:56

Rome, May 16 (IANS) Yamaha's Italian rider Valentino Rossi said he is looking to race at the top of his game during the upcoming French MotoGP, in a statement released by the team on Wednesday.


Ireland's Kevin O'Brien enters ICC Test rankings

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:28

Dubai, May 16 (IANS) Kevin OBrien made the second best start in terms of rating points for batsmen from sides playing their first Test and the best by a batsman from a debutant side since the first ever Test 141 years ago, after his remarkable performance against Pakistan at Malahide in Dublin helped Ireland put up a resilient display.


Halep beats Osaka, advances to Italian Open 3rd round

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:44

Rome, May 16 (IANS) Romania's Simona Halep on Wednesday defeated Japan's Naomi Osaka 6-1, 6-0 to advance to the third round of the Italian Open, an ATP World Tour Masters 1000 clay-court tournament.


Want to win titles at Chelsea, says Hazard

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:20

London, May 16 (IANS) Star forward Eden Hazard has indicated that he will stay on at Chelsea only if the former English Premier League (EPL) champions build a squad strong enough to challenge for titles next season.


Indian women's hockey team beats China

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 16:26

Donghae City (South Korea), May 16 (IANS) Defending Champions India continued their winning performance as they beat World No.8 China 3-1 in their second round-robin match at the fifth Women's Asian Champions Trophy at the Sunrise Stadium here on Wednesday.


New coach Mancini vows to bring Italy back to top

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 15:48

Rome, May 16 (IANS) Roberto Mancini, 53, the new coach of Italy, which failed to qualify for next month's FIFA World Cup in Russia, has pledged to take the Azzurri back to the top.